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FALLS VILLAGE — The avid readers of Lee H. Kellogg School celebrated their reading habits on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 21 and 22.

Teacher Eileen Gargan said that over the summer vacation of 2018, 61 (out of 63) students read 847 books.

For the summer of 2019, all 67 LHK students read a whopping 1,072 books.

 Gargan said Kellogg was one of eight Connecticut elementary schools to win the governor’s “Summer Reading Challenge.” 

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the school had a Books, Bingo and Bites celebration. 

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Parents warned of Internet perils

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FALLS VILLAGE — In response to a sexting incident at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in which inappropriate photographs were forwarded to a large number of students, Erin Curry from the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau, HVRHS Principal Matt Harnett and Lt. David Rice of the Connecticut State Police led a presentation and discussion of technology and children on Feb. 22 at the high school.

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Grant enabled library to purchase children’s books

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FALLS VILLAGE — The D.M. Hunt Library recently received a grant that allowed the library to buy 49 new children’s books.
Hunt Librarian Erica Joncyk said the Libri Foundation of Eugene, Ore., provided a two-to-one matching grant of $500. The library raised $250, so it was able to purchase $750 worth of books for $250.
“I’m tickled because it’s been hard to increase our budget,” Joncyk said. “We’ve been getting by with what he have.”
The titles run the gamut from picture books for very young children, to books for children just learning to read, to juvenile and young adult titles.

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HVRHS student of the week: Meghan Riley

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — “Drawing teaches you to pay attention to things you wouldn’t normally see,” explains junior Meghan Riley, and this budding artist extends that concept to her entire world.
The art of translating three-dimensional figures into two-dimensional works of art has taught her about proportion, scale, shading and the many nuances and subtleties that enrich our lives.

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Celebrating National FFA Week

Housatonic Valley FFA
A Year in Review

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Regional band, chorus tour schools

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Band and Chorus had busy days Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 15, with shows at the elementary schools in Kent, Cornwall and Sharon on Monday and North Canaan, Falls Village and Salisbury on Wednesday, plus a show Wednesday night at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Quiz Bowl season gets strong start

FALLS VILLAGE — The Lee H. Kellogg School’s Quiz Bowl Team placed third in the Charter Oak Scholastic Open on Jan. 29. The inaugural academic competition was held at the Middlesex Middle School in Darien and drew teams from as far away as Boston.
The Kellogg team was captained by eighth-grader Emily Hennessey and included Riley Simmons, Julie Horowitz and Olivia Wadsworth.

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Housatonic Valley Regional student of the week

Alexa Curtiss

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE —  One of the marks of a good education is the ability to speak passionately and extensively about a meaningful topic.
Senior Alexa Curtiss is headed to college in Boston next year to augment her education about child psychology, but she is already knowledgeable and articulate when it comes to that subject, and in particular the psychology of bullying.

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Chocolate event a melting pot of fun for the village

FALLS VILLAGE — The Chocolate in the Village party Feb. 18 at the D.M. Hunt Library raised just over $2,000 for the library.
Hosted by The Friends of the David M. Hunt Library, the event is in its fifth year.
Cheerful young ladies served baked goods, candy and savory dishes, mostly produced by local community members and businesses.
Bruce Paddock of Berkshire Trivia emceed a lively round of trivia, Joshua Stone provided the music and Betsy Howie used skill and humor in running the live auction.

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Day imparts love of the printed word

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — It wasn’t only the excellent baked goods that enticed community members to visit the Lee H. Kellogg School last Wednesday, Feb. 8 (although the cherry Danish was certainly enticing).
The real draw that day was the annual Read Aloud event sponsored by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. Every year, adults come to area schools and read books purchased for the library by the chamber. The national program is designed to help children learn to love reading.

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Other options for holiday tree lighting are in the air

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen gave a provisional endorsement to the Recreation Commission to develop a plan for a permanent town Christmas tree on the Town Farm property (site of the town pool). The decision was made during the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb.9.
Margaret Caiati, appearing for the commission, said the idea is to draw attention to the Town Farm property and its possibilities for hiking, cross-country skiing, sledding parties and so on.

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