Tag Archives: Schools


New school nearly finished

PROSPECT — The new Prospect Elementary School is ready to make its public debut. Punch-list items are the only things left to be done at the new school at 75…


Pilot program aims to prepare students

NAUGATUCK — The number of students not prepared to enter kindergarten has school officials concerned. Board of Education Curriculum Director Caroline Messenger said of the 194 students registered to enter…


Club sparks interest in robotics

NAUGATUCK — Fourth-graders at Hop Brook Elementary School watched in anticipation last week as their robot rolled its way down a hallway. After traveling about 10 feet the robot made…


Commissioner talks education in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK — Andrew Avenue School Principal Taran Gruber wishes he had more time in the school day to implement enrichment programs, such as a robotics club or even guitar lessons,…


Teaching a passion for Foley Award winner

NAUGATUCK — This year’s Raymond K. Foley Award recipient is passionate about being able to work with students every day. “I just love what I do,” Naugatuck High School marketing…


NHS celebrates decision day

NAUGATUCK — For longtime friends Abby Karbowicz and Bianca Rigoli, the decision for both to attend Southern Connecticut State University was a coincidence. “It kind of happened that way,” Karbowicz…


Voters to decide budget, appropriation

Referendum forced on Region 16 spending plan REGION 16 — Voters will have the final say on the proposed Region 16 school budget and a supplemental appropriation next week. The…


Grants open door to innovation

NAUGATUCK — The inability to sit still in class may lead to a detention for some students. For Hillside Intermediate School sixth-grader Jay Barth it led to a $3,500 grant….


Committee plans for Phase 2

NAUGATUCK — A committee looking into the long-term needs of the borough’s school system is moving forward with a plan to build a new grades 5-to-8 complex at the site…


Board sends budget to district meeting

Petition in the works to force referendum on school spending plan REGION 16 — The fate of a Region 16’s proposed $40.5 million 2015-16 school budget now rests in the…