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A panel representing nonprofits and the state Legislature spoke at Housatonic Valley Regional High School about the opioid problem on Friday, April 13. 

The discussion was sponsored by the Northwest Corner Prevention Network. The panelists were Julie Schamberg, community grants director at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation; John Simoncelli, executive director at Greenwoods Counseling Referrals in Litchfield; Maria Coutant-Skinner, executive director at the McCall Center for Behavioral Health in Torrington; and state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64).

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Cars were lined up along Route 7 on Friday, March 9, for the very popular annual fundraising lasagna dinner at the Lee H. Kellogg School, hosted by students in grades seven and eight. Lasagna was provided by the Falls Village Inn; desserts were donated by community members.
 

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Falling in love again with ‘The King and I’

FALLS VILLAGE — Young generations might be more familiar with music and plots from popular cartoon movies but it’s hard to imagine that they haven’t also grown up knowing (and perhaps loving) the classic songs and story of “The King and I,” one of the most enduring and beloved works by composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II.

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Homegrown and far-flung student experiences

FALLS VILLAGE — It was busy at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Thursday morning, Feb. 22.
The FFA held its annual breakfast at 7 a.m., with pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit and real maple syrup.
State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) attended, and signed a proclamation of the state Legislature honoring FFA Week.
Ohler also met 16-year-old Guo Xixiang, a student from Shandong Experimental High School in China, who was with her student host, FFA member Alexa O’Connor of North Canaan.

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Getting to know ‘The King and I’

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society (HMTS) presents the “The King and I” at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Martinez will leave HVRHS at end of year

FALLS VILLAGE — Jose Martinez, principal of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), will be leaving the school as of June 30, 2018, the end of the school year.
Martinez made his announcement at a special meeting of the Region One Board of Education on Thursday, Feb. 22.
Martinez is in his fourth year at HVRHS.
He told the board he will focus on the school’s accreditation process this spring.

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Soup, snow and poems raise funds for Hunt

FALLS VILLAGE — As the snow began to fall on Saturday evening, Feb. 17, more than 80 people were already inside at the David M. Hunt library for A Midwinter’s Night in the Village.
There was lots of food and drink — including a toothsome Thai carrot soup from Rita Delgado.
Julia Panev, using Garth Kobal’s Polaroid Snap camera, took photos of party-goers and attached them to Hunt library bookmarks.

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Here comes ‘The King and I,’ March 15-17

FALLS VILLAGE — Dean Saccardi and Abby Dodge, playing Lun Tha and Tuptim respectively, worked on their duet, “I Have Dreamed,” during a rehearsal of “The King and I” at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 15.
The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society production opens Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m. at the high school. Additional shows are Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, 2 and 7 p.m.

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The real numbers on HVRHS NYP grades

FALLS VILLAGE — The numbers are in for the second grading period at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), and there are five student athletes out of 106 who are ineligible to participate in sports because of their grades.
HVRHS Principal Jose Martinez made the announcement on Monday, Feb 19.
There has been considerable controversy this month about changes in grading practices and the impact on students who also participate in extracurricular activities — especially sports teams.

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Student inventors work to solve life’s problems

FALLS VILLAGE — Anyone who has ever slipped on ice while shoveling snow will appreciate Lee H. Kellogg school sixth-grader Logan Dean’s “Snow B Sandin’” invention.
It’s a lime spreader with a shovel blade attached to the front. Simply put some sand in the spreader and start moving snow. The sand provides much-needed traction.
This was one of 26 entries in the Invention Convention on display, along with eight Science Fair projects, at the school Tuesday evening, Feb. 6.

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HVRHS will keep 6 AP classes

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, voted to keep the current six Advanced Placement courses at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), in biology, environmental studies, physics, calculus, English literature and statistics.
An English 12H and a CP statistics class, as alternatives to AP in those subjects, will be added as long as there is no impact on the budget. 

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