Category Archives: Schools

Obstacles couldn’t stop NHS graduates

NAUGATUCK — As Raymond Lucarelli looked over his fellow Naugatuck High School graduates from the Class of 2019 seated on the football field last Tuesday evening, the salutatorian asked his…

Woodland grads urged ‘to be the hope’  

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School Class of 2019 Valedictorian Bayan Galal learned many lessons from her parents — Egyptian immigrants who came to the United States to build…

School district announces summer food program

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Public Schools is participating in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals to children 18 years old and younger during the summer months. The…

Police charge teens after fight following graduation

NAUGATUCK — Police say they arrested three teenagers after a group got into a fight after the Naugatuck High School graduation ceremony Tuesday night. Officers and security personnel who broke…

Officials postpone NHS graduation ceremony

NAUGATUCK — School officials postponed Naugatuck High School’s graduation ceremony from Monday to Tuesday due to rain in the forecast. The ceremony is now 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high…

Board eliminates new aide position

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education voted last month to eliminate a newly-created instructional aide position. The 2019-20 budget for the region, which is comprised of Beacon Falls…

School board makes math lab permanent

PROSPECT — The math lab at Woodland Regional High School is now a permanent fixture at the school. The Region 16 Board of Education May 22 approved making Carissa Richardson…

Graduation ceremonies set for NHS, WRHS

Graduation ceremonies for Naugatuck High School and Woodland Regional High School are set for next week. The Naugatuck High School Class of 2019 will graduate June 10 on the turf…

Hard work pays off for adult ed grads

NAUGATUCK — When Ashley Rymer-Chase’s husband died last year, she needed to find a way to provide for herself and her 3-year-old daughter. Rymer-Chase, a 24-year-old Naugatuck resident, had one…

Region 16 board gives superintendent good grade, raise

PROSPECT — Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin received a glowing performance evaluation from the Board of Education to go along with a raise. The school board evaluated Yamin…