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  • Alexandra Juch Appointed by the Canaan (Falls Village) Board of Education as Principal of Lee H. Kellogg School.

    Posted: 05/10/2018

    FALLS VILLAGE —On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Falls Village Board of Education formally selected Alexandra Juch as its new principal, effective July 1, 2018. Mrs. Juch has served as the Interim Principal at Lee H. Kellogg School for the 2017-2018 school year. From 2010-2017, she was a media specialist at North Canaan Elementary School.  Mrs. Juch has worked with staff to create the School-Community Partnership meetings during this past school year. She has also been an active participant in the Falls ...

  • Recognizing "Those Who Contribute to HVRHS" at the May Board Meeting

    Posted: 05/09/2018

    From left to right, Lori Belter, Karen Davenport, Sam Herrick, Kim McLeod, Liam O'Reilly, and Board Chair Bob Whelan.  Each of the individuals in the picture above were recognized and honored by the Region One Board of Education at their meeting on Monday, May 5, 2018 for their contributions to HVRHS.

  • 2018/19 Budget Q & A

    Posted: 05/07/2018

    If we had a surplus last year, why is the budget not reduced for 2018-19? Should we expect to have a surplus of $500,000 in the 2018-19 year? We anticipate our surplus to be $275,000 in this current year. This is because of the unbudgeted revenue for the Special Education grant, which we were advised by the state in May 2017 not to expect. Why did the consultant fees in the Pupil Services’ line increase from $27,000 to $40,000? This line item is entirely for Special Education professionals (named “consu...

  • Proposed 2018/19 Budget

    Posted: 05/07/2018

    On April 6, 2017, the 2017-2018 Budget was approved at a Public Hearing and sent to a referendum in May 2017 that was approved by voters of Regional School District No.1. The 2017-2018 budget represented: An increase of 1.83% At the time that the budget was being developed, there was no revenue expected from the State for the Special Education Excess Cost Placement Grant (ECS).The State of Connecticut, which did not have a budget, was considering eliminating the ECS and reallocating the funds to the mun...

  • College Admissions and Mastery Based (Proficiency Based) Transcripts

    Posted: 05/04/2018

    Great Schools Partnership Empowering the next generation of citizens, workers, and leaders College Admissions 74 New England Institutions of Higher Education State that Proficiency-Based Diplomas Do Not Disadvantage Applicants Over the past decade, the movement to adopt  proficiency-based approaches  to teaching, learning, and graduating has gained momentum throughout New England and the country, as more educators, parents, employers, and elected officials recognize that high ed...

  • Mastery Based Learning and Colleges: What are colleges and universities looking for today?

    Posted: 05/04/2018

    From Nancy Davis Griffin, VP of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs for the University of Southern Maine Q and A: August 15, 2017 Nancy has worked in higher education for over 35 years. She’s worked directly in admissions as a Dean and a Director, and now she oversees admissions, financial aid, and a variety of other student services. She connects with admissions and prospective students on a daily basis. How are applicants with non-traditional transcripts viewed by your institution and college ...

  • Our Job is to Educate

    Posted: 05/04/2018

    Our Job is to Educate Over the past several months, many questions have arisen regarding some of the changes that are taking place in the schools. Most of the questions referenced either the high school schedule or the grading practices. It may seem like the schedule discussion was light years ago, but it was in February and March of 2017 that we held three large public meetings about both the schedule and grading practices. These two areas are closely tied together, so we addressed these topics at the ...

  • Updated 2017/18 Estimated Expenditures

    Posted: 05/03/2018

    With the purpose of providing a more accurate picture of the Region's 2017/18 estimated expenditures, we have updated the Proposed 2018/19 Budget column entitled, "2017/18 Est. Expend."  Click  here  to see the latest edition of the budget.  We are publishing this document in order for our constituents to know the actual expenditures for the current year, 2017/18.  It is an administrative function to track expenses.  It is both legal and appropriate to publish these documen...

  • School-Community Partnership Meeting, May 29

    Posted: 05/01/2018

    With the end of the year approaching, the Leadership Team of HVRHS is developing procedures to address some of the questions about how grades of NYP (Not Yet Proficient) will be handled at the conclusion of the school year.  As we embrace a standards-based instructional model, our grades must reflect the learning of students, and they should certify that the student has mastered course outcomes and standards. Therefore, additional efforts will be made to allow students to demonstrate...

  • Region One Board Approves Ian A. Strever as New Principal of Housatonic Valley Regional High School

    Posted: 04/13/2018

    Falls Village, CT (April 13, 2018) -  After serving as Assistant Principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for more than seven years, Mr. Ian Strever has been selected to become Principal of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The position will be vacated by Dr. Jose Martinez at the end of this school year. A selection process established by the Region One Board included approval from teachers, administrators and board members. “The Board of Education would like to thank the teac...