Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news

Vandals strike at school playground

BEACON FALLS — School officials have started locking the gate to the playground area at Laurel Ledge Elementary School following a few vandalism incidents. Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael…

Survey shows vaping on the rise among teens

NAUGATUCK — Layne Bartek was introduced to vaping at his bus stop when he was an 11-year-old Hillside Intermediate School sixth-grader. The second time was when another student offered it…

Drivers suffer minor injuries in crash involving school bus

BEACON FALLS — Officials say there were no students on board a school bus when it was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Bethany Road on Monday morning. Region…

Capital projects on the horizon in Region 16

PROSPECT — With a major capital project in the books, the Region 16 Board of Education is looking ahead to several projects on the horizon, including the possibility of installing…

Elks running scholarship contest

The Elks National Foundation announced the start of the 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. The scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Male and…

Forum brings candidates, students together

BEACON FALLS — Politicians and students came together last Thursday at Woodland Regional High School to share ideas and debate important issues. Woodland hosted an information forum for gubernatorial and…

Scores show gains for Naugatuck, Region 16 students

Results from last spring’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests showed Naugatuck and Region 16 students in grades three to eight are making gains overall in math and English language arts….

Region 16 announces guidelines for meals programs

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

Slideshow: Back-to-School Picnic

The Laurel Ledge Elementary School PTO hosted a Back-to-School Picnic Aug. 22 at the school in Beacon Falls. The picnic, which included games, crafts, food and music, celebrated the end…

Heat prompts early dismissal at schools  

NAUGATUCK — Classes in the first week of school will be shorter for many schools in the area after excessive heat prompted school officials to dismiss school early. The National…