Category Archives: Schools

School board opts not to request surplus funds

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education last week decided against moving forward with a plan to set aside surplus funds to cover the possible loss of a state grant. The…

Student enrollment dips slightly in borough

NAUGATUCK — Enrollment in the borough’s public schools is down slightly this year. Districtwide, enrollment is down 29 students overall from the beginning of last year, according to an enrollment…

NHS announces open house

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School is holding an open house Thursday night for parents. The open house begins at 6 p.m. with a presentation in the school’s auditorium. Following the…

Woodland collecting supplies for Texas school

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School is collecting school supplies to help a high school in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, lined paper, pens and…

School staff rides to support teacher

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School staff members came together to ride for one of their own. On Saturday, a group of 23 took part in the Smilow Cancer Center’s Closer…

Program provides lessons on healthy eating

NAUGATUCK — Healthy choices are on the menu at Hop Brook Elementary School as a new program this year aims to convince students to fall in love with healthy food…

Directing dreams at Naugatuck High

NAUGATUCK — As teens streamed through the halls on Tuesday, Justin Zeigler handed out high-fives, Mardi Gras beads and granola bars. At lunch, he blasted pop music from his “party…

Improvement plan in place for special ed

REGION 16 — Region 16 administrators credited a special education improvement plan with programmatic changes that have reduced the district’s prevalence rate and special education budget. “I think we are…

Provision allows for free meals at two schools  

NAUGATUCK — All students at Andrew Avenue Elementary School and Salem Elementary School will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge this coming school year because the school district is…

Teachers added due to enrollment increase

REGION 16 — An increase in student enrollment led to the addition of a kindergarten and fourth-grade teacher in Region 16, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect. The…