Tag Archives: Western Elementary School

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Heart transplant recipient returns to school

NAUGATUCK — Second-grader Olivia Thompson pushed her wheelchair with pride into the rear entrance of Western Elementary School on Thursday morning. She joked with staff and Principal Brenda Goodrich before…

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A heart for the holidays

Borough girl recovering following transplant surgery NAUGATUCK — On the day before Thanksgiving, a young borough girl received something she had been waiting months for — a new heart. Olivia…

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Hearts and thoughts with borough girl

NAUGATUCK — Western Elementary School second-grader Gracie Hossein walked up to a table in the hallway of the school last Friday morning and dumped a bag of loose change into…

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Board OKs new hires to combat class sizes

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education last week approved two new teaching positions to reduce class sizes at Salem and Western elementary schools. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Christopher Montini presented…

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Update given on roof projects

NAUGATUCK — Controller Bob Butler updated the Board of Education last week on the status of two upcoming school construction projects. Butler said the roof at Hillside Intermediate School needs…

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Schools need roofs

NAUGATUCK — An elementary school on the borough’s west side may soon go green. Education officials are considering placing solar panels on Western Elementary School as part of a roof…

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Back to where it all began

Career comes full circle for new Western principal NAUGATUCK — Western Elementary School’s new principal will be headed back to the place her career started 18 years ago. Brenda Goodrich,…

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Western principal submits resignation

NAUGATUCK — Western Elementary School Principal Laura Main will resign after this school year. Newtown resident Main tendered her resignation during a special Board of Education meeting April 24. Board…

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Western students help Orange school

  NAUGATUCK — When a water pipe burst at Peck Place Elementary School in Orange, the school lost more than a place to hold class. Hundreds of books and piles…

Naugatuck High School students Preston Bogan, left, as the Scarecrow, and Alex Hernandez, as Dorothy, rehearse their lines from Wizard of Oz Feb. 4 at the high school. The drama clubs from the high school and Western Elementary School have team up to present the Wizard of Oz Feb. 21 and Feb 22 at Naugatuck High. –LUKE MARSHALL
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Dramatic collaboration

Naugatuck High, Western students to present the Wizard of Oz NAUGATUCK — High school students, elementary school students and a musical. Oh, my! The Naugatuck High School and Western Elementary…