Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

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Board awards contract for program

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education turned to a familiar Beacon Falls company to run a before and afterschool program at the new Prospect Elementary School. The…

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Region 16 conducting preschool screenings

REGION 16 — Region 16 has announced the preschool screening date for the 2015-16 school year. Beacon Falls and Prospect children who will turn 4 years old by Dec. 31,…

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Search policy put to use

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School was placed into a modified lockdown Jan. 13 as Connecticut State Police with six canines searched the campus for illegal drugs and other…

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Board OKs new electives

BEACON FALLS — Upper classmen at Woodland Regional High School will have new elective courses to choose from next school year. The Region 16 Board of Education unanimously approved adding…

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Long River implements new schedule

PROSPECT — When Long River Middle School students returned following winter break this month, a new schedule greeted seventh- and eighth-graders. The new schedule reinstated a 20-minute flex period at…

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Officials, community discuss full-day K

PROSPECT — The conversation on implementing full-day kindergarten in Region 16 continued last week as school officials took the discussion to the community. About a dozen parents and teachers attended…

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Scholarships available

The Connecticut Community Foundation is offering scholarships to students who live the surrounding area, including Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Prospect. Students can apply online at www.conncf.org/students. The deadline for students…

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Voters choose Rybinski to fill vacancy

BEACON FALLS — Voters elected Democrat David Rybinski Tuesday night to fill a vacancy on the Region 16 Board of Education. Rybinski defeated Republican Michael Krenesky by a vote of…

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Candidates vie for vacant BOE seat

BEACON FALLS — A special town meeting will be held to fill a vacancy on the Region 16 Board of Education. Voters will choose between Republican Michael Krenesky and Democrat…

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Student charged with texting inappropriate photos

BEACON FALLS — A student at Woodland Regional High School was arrested Monday after allegedly sending inappropriate photos to another student. According to a press release, Connecticut State Police responded…