Tag Archives: Western Elementary School


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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

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…

Robbery leads to lockdown

NAUGATUCK — A robbery shortly before noon Thursday on Rubber Avenue led to a precautionary lockdown of Western Elementary School. According to police, a man was robbed at about 11:30…

Laura Main

New principals in place for Western, Hop Brook

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education hired two new elementary school principals last week after interviewing four finalists. Kathryn Taylor, an administrative intern in the borough school system, will take…

Western Elementary School Principal Melissa Cooney, right, poses for a picture with Tara Fitzgerald, who won a ride to school in a police cruiser, and Naugatuck Police Det. Sean Simpson on the first day of school in August. Cooney will be leaving Western School to become principal at Cross Street Intermediate School at the end of the school year. –FILE PHOTO

BOE taps Cooney to lead Cross Street School

NAUGATUCK — One borough educator will be graduating from elementary school to intermediate school. The Board of Education recently announced that Western Elementary School Principal Melissa Cooney will be taking…

Western Elementary School teacher Michelle Baker greets students during Teacher's Night at McDonald's on Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck. Ten teachers worked at McDonald's from 5-8 p.m. June 2 to raise money for the school. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the school.