Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

Love of learning drives Region 16 teacher of the year

BEACON FALLS — On her fifth birthday, Michele LoRusso’s kindergarten teacher at Gilmartin Elementary School in Waterbury gave her a copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book.” Thirty-five years later, she…

Changes on the horizon for alternative education program

PROSPECT — Woodland Regional High School’s alternative education program will have a new home and expanded hours next school year. The Helping All Woodland Kids Succeed (HAWKS) alternative program started…

Slideshow: WRHS Class of 2018

The Woodland Regional High School Class of 2018 graduated June 22. –PHOTOS BY CITIZEN’S NEWS

Opportunity, responsibility lie ahead for WRHS Class of 2018

BEACON FALLS — Emotions ran the gamut as the members of Woodland Regional High School’s Class of 2018 came together for their final night as high school students. “This is…

School board fills new administrative position

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week appointed Brian Fell as Woodland Regional High School’s athletic director/dean of discipline. Fell, who is an assistant principal and the…

Board takes next step toward armed guards in schools

PROSPECT — The concept of armed security guards in Region 16 schools is a step closer to reality. School officials have drafted a new policy to cover armed guards. The…

Region 16 board gives school chief new deal

REGION 16 — Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin has a new, three-year contract. The contract, which was approved by the Board of Education last week, runs from July…

Mural preaches kindness

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School students unveiled the school’s “Be Kind” mural during a brief ceremony May 25. Students in the school’s “Kindness Krew” built the mural, which was…

Student charged after fight at middle school

PROSPECT — Police arrested a Long River Middle School student in May following a fight at the school. Police reported two male students got into a fight during lunch time…

‘Helping Hands’ event back for encore

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School’s DECA chapter organized its first “Helping Hands” event last year as way to help a local family and assist the fledgling club to…