Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

Officials want to convert computer lab into auditorium

PROSPECT — The days of Long River Middle School students using the school’s computer lab to do work online are over. Now, officials are hoping to repurpose the lab so…

Town, school officials take precautions to protect against EEE

Local officials are taking precautions to protect people against Eastern equine encephalitis, a virus spread by mosquitoes that has killed three people in the state this year. On Tuesday, state…

Issues persist at school playground

BEACON FALLS — School officials have started locking the gate to the playground at Laurel Ledge Elementary School again after a child fell from the playscape, which officials believe someone…

Region 16 shows growth in SAT performance

PROSPECT — In the four years since the state of Connecticut adopted the SAT as the standard to measure English language arts and math proficiency in high school, Region 16’s…

Region 16 celebrates golden milestone

PROSPECT — When Priscilla Cretella moved to Beacon Falls, there was talk about dissolving the regional school district the town formed with Prospect. Rather than join a committee that was…

Region 16 announces guidelines for free, reduced meals 

PROSPECT — Region 16 announced its policy for determining eligibility for free or reduced-price meals under the national school lunch and school breakfast programs. The income guidelines (pictured in the…

Region 16 celebrating 50th anniversary

PROSPECT — Region 16 is holding a celebration on Friday to mark the school district’s 50th anniversary. The celebration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Long River Middle…

Change made to sixth-grade schedule 

PROSPECT — Administrators have slightly changed the schedule for sixth-grade students at Long River Middle School. Previously, sixth-graders had four core classes — language arts, science, social studies and math…

Region 16 officials investigating after porn link sent to students

PROSPECT — Region 16 officials are investigating an incident involving a link to pornography being sent to several groups of students via Schoology, a web-based management system used by the…

Honor roll: Long River Middle School

The following students were named to the honor roll at Long River Middle School for the fourth term of the 2018-19 school year. High honor  Grade 8 Kenneth Arnold April…