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The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

 

There are myriad opportunities for students to broaden their horizons during their time at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, and few students take advantage of them as fully as North Canaan’s Victor Flores. 

The son of two parents from El Salvador, he has an innate awareness of global culture, and his participation in our China trip last year built upon the understanding that he has developed over the...

Falls Village

Science building debuts – at Housy

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FALLS VILLAGE — It was years in coming but the day finally arrived. The new Science and Technology Building (in the former agricultural education wing) was inaugurated at an open house at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Sunday, June 5.
The event was hosted by the fundraising organization that helped make the renovation possible: The 21st Century Fund, which is part of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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Relay for Life: Community of survivors

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FALLS VILLAGE —Several hundred team members arrived throughout the day and evening last weekend, June 4 and 5, as people from around the region came to the fourth annual Housatonic Valley Relay for Life.
The focus of Relay for Life is to raise money for cancer research by the American Cancer Society. But the 18-hour shared experience of the relay has become a source of strength for those who are fighting and have survived the disease, for their caregivers and for everyone who has lost a loved one.

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Exploring the history of Memorial Day

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FALLS VILLAGE — The sun started to come out about 9:15 a.m., just in time to create a nice humid glow for the Memorial Day program in Falls Village on Monday, May 30.
“It’s a little gloomy,” said First Selectman Pat Mechare in opening the ceremonies, “but the meaning of Memorial Day remains the same.”

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Mill rate stands at 20.5

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FALLS VILLAGE — Budget season ended Tuesday, May 24, with the Board of Finance voting to raise the mill rate one mill, from 19.5 to 20.5, for the fiscal year 2011-12.
Combined with $133,876 from the town’s general fund, $24,000 the finance board subtracted from the Board of Education’s spending plan prior to the town meeting vote, plus $9,000 the school board has since found in additional savings, the mill rate increase will cover the cost of increased tuition at Housatonic Valley Regional High School this year.

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Long live the (prom) king and queen

Jacob Foley and Brianna Ongley, both from North Canaan, were the king and queen at the junior prom May 7 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The tradition of choosing prom royalty was only recently revived after a hiatus of many years.

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FFA Open House

Getting friendly with Georgia
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FALLS VILLAGE — A crowd of some 800 people turned out Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19, for the Agricultural Science and Technology Open House at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
On Thursday morning, seniors Arielle Betti of Cornwall and Alyssa Haddon of Falls Village were working with a very patient cow named Georgia, a 3-year-old Holstein from Laurel Brook Farm in East Canaan.
Georgia needed steady nerves for the onslaught of small, amateur fingers grasping her nether milking-type regions.

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Housatonic student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
The culture of Housatonic Valley Regional High School is rich with tradition. From its programs to the building itself, the school bestows the gift of education upon future generations and depends upon those students to pass that gift to subsequent classes.
Were it not for student leaders such as Sharon’s Hunter Prindle-Nelson, this week’s student of the week, beloved programs and events would fade like our yellowing yearbooks.

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Housatonic students excel at Envirothon in Old Lyme

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FALLS VILLAGE — Student teams from Housatonic Valley Regional High School took first and second place in the Connecticut Envirothon at Rocky Neck State Park in Old Lyme on Thursday, May 19.
The Agriscience team from Housatonic took first place, with top honors in the aquatics, forestry and wildlife categories. Team members include seniors Ryan Long and Emily Studer, junior Emma Okell and sophomores Becket Harney and Brian Saccardi.

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There’s still time to sign up for the Relay for Life June 4 & 5

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FALLS VILLAGE — Teams have already formed for the Housatonic Valley of Connecticut Relay for Life event, set for the weekend of June 4 and 5. But there’s still time for newcomers to sign up for the fourth annual relay, one of many that will be held across the nation to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Incoming principal sees positives as he gets to know Housatonic H.S.

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FALLS VILLAGE — Matthew J. Harnett, the incoming principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), said he is not worried about stepping into a job that has been the focal point of considerable controversy since August 2010.
That was when HVRHS Principal Gretchen Foster and Vice Principal Mary Ann Buchanan resigned — within a few days of each other and only a few weeks before the school year started.

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