Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

Police charge student after photo with airsoft gun sent to classmate

PROSPECT — Police charged a 13-year-old Long River Middle School student after authorities say the student sent a photo of himself, from the neck down, holding an airsoft gun to…

Electrical issue leads to early dismissal for Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School students were evacuated and dismissed early on Monday following an electrical issue at the school. A small transformer in an electrical room short-circuited,…

Region 16 board sends budget to voters

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved sending a roughly $40.73 million budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a vote at a district meeting….

Students find knife on playground

BEACON FALLS — Two kindergarten students found a folding knife on the playground at Laurel Ledge Elementary School earlier this month, leading school officials to start locking the gate again…

Region 16 facing complex AC project at middle school

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School is the only one of Region 16’s four schools that isn’t fully air conditioned, and it’s likely to stay that way in the short…

Region 16 budget goes to hearing

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education will hold a hearing on its 2019-20 budget proposal Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Woodland Regional High School in…

Long River student issued juvenile summons

PROSPECT — Police referred a 12-year-old Long River Middle School student to Waterbury Juvenile Court following an incident involving another student at the school on March 22. Police said the…

Superintendent presents options to add world language at elementary schools

PROSPECT — As the Region 16 Board of Education puts the finishing touches on its 2019-20 budget proposal, officials are weighing a couple of options to introduce world language at…

Vandalism issues persist at Laurel Ledge

BEACON FALLS — Recent acts of vandalism at the playground area at Laurel Ledge Elementary School led school officials to lock the gate to the playground at night and on…

Honor roll: Woodland Regional High School

The following Woodland Regional High School students made the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year: High honor Grade 12 Luke Allen Jillian Bachleda Hana Bojka…