Category Archives: Schools

Focus on math pays off

NAUGATUCK — Three years after implementing a strategic plan for borough schools that put a focus on improving math scores, the data shows it’s working. The percentage of borough students…

Board hires new curriculum director

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved hiring Michele Raynor as the district’s new director of curriculum, instruction and assessments. Raynor started in the district,…

Attrition opens up jobs for staff cut

REGION 16 — Eight Region 16 staff members were laid off due to the 2017-18 school budget. As of last week, all but one of them had new jobs in…

NHS Class of ’62 holding reunion

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Class of 1962 is planning its 55th reunion. The reunion is scheduled for two nights in September. The cost is $40 per person, and…

Board approves transfer with eye on 18-19 budget

REGION 16 — As the 2016-17 fiscal year came to a close, school officials made a financial move with an eye on the 2018-19 budget. Last week, the Region 16…

Schools announce summer registrations

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Public Schools announced the times for registering students over the summer for the 2017-18 school year. Parents of students entering grades kindergarten through eight can register at…

Program aims to ensure no child left hungry

NAUGATUCK — When Naugatuck Public Schools started participating in the summer meals program seven years ago, 367 lunches were served over 10 days at one location. By 2013, the program…

Enthusiastic about education

Burns named Naugatuck’s teacher of the year NAUGATUCK — After 16 years teaching in Naugatuck schools, Jodie Burns hasn’t lost any energy or enthusiasm for the job. “When I come…

A teacher of many talents

Region 16 taps Amato as teacher of the year BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School English teacher James Amato likes to maintain a mystique around his age within the…

Slideshow: NHS graduation

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Class of 2017 graduated June 14 on Veterans Field at the school.