Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news


School board issues RFP for program

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education is searching for a provider to run a before and afterschool program at the new Prospect Elementary School when it opens…


BOE seeks compromise on easement

BEACON FALLS — The Region 16 Board of Education has granted the town of Beacon Falls a conditional easement at Woodland Regional High School for local equestrians. The board, which…


Region 16 expands technology

REGION 16 — Region 16 wants to reinforce and expand its students’ technological skills by integrating new media tools, both inside and outside the classroom. This school year, Region 16,…


Parents air concerns at forum

PROSPECT — Parents spoke out last week on the loss of flex time at Long River Middle School and the impact the change has had on their children. A new…


Staff get glimpse of new school

PROSPECT — Excitement was in the air Monday as staff from Algonquin and Community schools got their first look at their soon-to-be new home away from home. Dozens of staff…


Common Core concerns

School chief speaks to parents’ issues with standards REGION 16 — As Region 16 shifts its curriculum to adjust to the Common Core State Standards, Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin…


Rachel’s Challenge coming to Region 16

REGION 16 — Rachel’s Challenge will be in Region 16 for four days this week. Rachel’s Challenge is a series of programs and strategies that equip students and adults to…


Story spawns senior project

BEACON FALLS — When Woodland Regional High School senior Alicia Rafferty was first introduced to the children’s book, “A Thirst for Home,” the story immediately captured her. The story tells…


Parents want flex time back

REGION 16 — A scheduling change implemented at Long River Middle School this year has parents concerned that their children are being overburdened. Melissa O’Neil, a parent from Prospect, presented…


Fair to highlight careers in art

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School art teacher Christopher Misuraca wants students to know there are viable career options in the arts and he’s working to spread the word….