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FALLS VILLAGE — Thomas Guskey of the University of Kentucky told an audience of Region One School District parents, school board members, teachers and administrators — and at least one student — that American grading practices compare unfavorably to those of other countries for a simple reason.

A single grade, whether expressed as a letter grade or a percentage, “requires integration of diverse information,” such as academic performance, the learning process itself and the progress the student has made.

Trying to boil all that information down...

Falls Village

Budget work ends, no increase for Region One

FALLS VILLAGE — The proposed Region One spending plan for the 2018-19 school year is flat at $15,777,308 (zero percent increase). The budget document is available on the Region One website, www.region1schools.org.
The public hearing on the proposed spending plan is Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The regionwide referendum vote on the Region One budget is Tuesday, May 1, with voting at town halls in the six regional towns.

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School costs down for FV

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Finance got a look at the Board of Education’s proposed spending plan for 2018-19 on Monday, March 12.
The total for the Lee H. Kellogg School is $1,894,877, an increase of $54,506 or 2.96 percent.
The town’s share of the Region One budget will be down in 2018-19, at $1,177,359, a decrease of $135,498 (10.32 percent).

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Pohl to leave HYSB

FALLS VILLAGE — Nick Pohl, executive director of the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB) since 2010, is leaving for a position at Concordia College. His last day is March 30.
Pohl replaced Cynthia Bianchi in 2010. During his tenure, the agency moved to new offices on the campus of Housatonic Valley Regional High School and expanded the range of services it offers children and families in the Region One School District.

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‘King and I’ a hit for HMTS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society’s presentation of “The King and I” was a smash hit, with packed houses on all three nights (March 15 to 17) and a sold-out performance on Thursday, March 15.
The show was one of the three most popular in the high school theater troupe’s history (after “Chicago” and “South Pacific”).
The director was Michael Berkeley; Theatre Society founder Lori Belter was the production stage manager and assistant director. 

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Students embrace school safety

FALLS VILLAGE — Students gathered at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) on Wednesday, March 14, to honor the victims of the shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month and to discuss school safety.
Assistant Principal Ian Strever thanked the approximately 80 students for attending. He said the purpose of the gathering was not political.
“It’s about school safety,” he said. “It’s all about us paying more attention to each other.”

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No increase in Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The proposed Region One School District spending plan for the 2018-19 school year is flat at $15,777,308 (a zero percent increase).
The draft proposal, dated Feb. 27, was discussed at a joint meeting of the Region One Board of Education and the All Boards Chairs committee on Monday, March 5.
There are some faculty reductions: part-time teaching positions in English, German and physical education. 
There is also a reduction of one full-time special education position via retirement.

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Orders up!

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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