Woodland held their 15th annual Fine Arts Night on Thursday, November 19th. Woodland chorus, drama, composition and band performed as well as student artwork was on display in the Fine Arts hallway. Photo Credit: Amber Kolb and Veronica Dergachev
From the Desk of Michael P. Yamin, Superintendent of Schools Date: June 17, 2015 Subject: 2016 Region 16 Teacher of the Year Regional School District #16 continues to participate in the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year program. It is an opportunity for participating school districts to annually recognize and acknowledge teaching excellence.
Story by Carly Erickson and Veronica Dergachev Usually, your traditional elementary school is grades Pre-K through fifth grade. But, in Prospect, there are two elementary schools. Algonquin, the older of the two schools, has grades Pre-K through third, and Community has grades fourth and third. But, instead of the students transitioning from one school
The Region 16 Budget for the 2015-2016 school year was recently passed, bringing changes to schools across Region 16. The most prominent changes being made within the region will include a full day Kindergarten program at both Prospect Elementary and Laurel Ledge Elementary. A talented and gifted program and enrichment program will also being coming
Over the course of the winter, Region 16 students have been out of school seven times due to dangerous weather conditions. All the snow days, have pushed the last day of school to June 23rd. As of right now, students will still have five days of spring vacation in April. But students cannot be in
By Katie Minutillo and Tina Vlamis Woodland Regional High School was locked down on January 13, 2015 as six highly trained canines roamed the hallways searching for illicit drugs. The search was authorized by the Region #16 Board of Education “to eliminate the presence of illegal drugs and other contraband from its schools.” The Board
The Board of Education has recently approved that AP classes are now going to weigh more than honors classes. On January 31, 2013 student council proposed a resolution that advanced placement classes should weigh more than honors classes. All college prep and core classes have a weight of 1.0, but honors and AP classes weigh
Never arrive hungry. Count your appetizers. Limit ‘tastes’ while cooking. Divert your attention. Pace yourself. These are just some of the suggestions for staff members looking to be successful in Region 16’s “Maintain Don’t Gain” Competition. The competition is designed to encourage staff members to maintain their current weight while exercising at least three days
On April 20th 1999, Rachel Scott was the first victim killed at the Columbine High School tragedy. She was 17 years old. In the midst of an awful experience it is hard to have a positive outlook, it is even harder to try and inspire others. However, Rachel’s father was able to do just that.
On the first day back at school after summer break it is not unusual to see an unfamiliar face in the hallway. There are always new students and sometimes a few new teachers. And this year was no exception. Among these new faces in the halls on the first day was the new superintendent of
In November, Region 16, published their first issue of the The Region 16 Insider. The goal of this insider, which goes out to all residents in Prospect and Beacon Falls, is to keep the community informed about what is going on throughout the Region 16 school district. The region is hoping to get the Winter