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FALLS VILLAGE — Ten people were inducted into the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the high school.

Ed Kirby introduced John O’Hara (Class of 1947).

O’Hara fondly recalled his high school days, where he excelled at basketball. And he remembered playing his last basketball game as a serviceman in Korea, as the Korean War was winding down.

He was accidentally knocked out by his team’s center when the latter was going for a rebound.

Undeterred, O’Hara suited up...

Falls Village

Suarez on America’s future, April 27

FALLS VILLAGE — You heard him as host of “Talk of the Nation” on NPR, watched him as a senior correspondent on the PBS Newshour. Now Ray Suarez will bring his unique expertise on American issues — demographics, race and religion — to The Salisbury Forum on Friday, April 27, when he speaks about “Getting Ready for the Next America: The Fight Over Who We’ll Be.”

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Mapping a career path

FALLS VILLAGE — Friday the 13th (of April) was Science Day at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. A group of speakers, sponsored by the Northwest Corner’s Mad Gardeners, spoke to the students about their science careers, ranging from the National Park Service to cartography to the relationship between plants and wildlife.
Elizabeth Schrang, program administrator for the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust in Kent, spoke candidly about her education and career path. She earned a B.S. degree in environmental science from Dickinson College.

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The five Ws and an H

Students in the journalism program at the Salisbury School visited The Lakeville Journal in Falls Village on Tuesday, April 10, during the newspaper’s weekly deadline day. With the paper’s full staff on hand, the students asked questions of the reporters and editors about writing, researching and doing interviews. The staff shared tips and lore such as including the five Ws and an H in every article near the top. (Those are who, what, when, where, why and how.)

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Unanimous choice: Strever to head HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Ian Strever will be the new principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School starting July 1.
Strever, the current assistant principal, succeeds Jose Martinez, who is retiring.

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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. 
FALLS VILLAGE — Goalies are a unique breed in sports. It takes a special kind of individual to stand as the last line of defense, as ready to accept responsibility for a loss as to share credit for a victory. 

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Parents voice concerns about Region One system

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of about 35 people met at the Center on Main in Falls Village on Wednesday evening, April 4, to discuss their dissatisfaction with the new grading system and schedule at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
Organizers Denise Cohn of Falls Village and Lynn Harrington of Kent led the meeting, with Cohn handling the bulk of the presentation.
The centerpiece of the discussion was the results of an online survey of parents. (The survey is still open, at www.regiononecommunity.com. The results are also available.)

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Region to vote on $15 million spending plan on May 1

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education has sent a $15 million spending plan to referendum after a public hearing on Thursday, April 5, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
The public hearing was attended by about 10 people. 
The primary complaint about the spending plan was about the phasing out of German at HVRHS. The plan calls for a part-time teacher to teach German 2, 3 and 4 and 5 combined, but no German 1.

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Books are beasts

FALLS VILLAGE – The David M. Hunt Library has an exciting art show by students at Lee H. Kellogg school. BOOK ART is sculptures created from books donated by the library. Recycling the old books and turning them into art, Chris Hanley’s seventh- and eighth-grade students folded the pages into a variety of patterns, revealing abstract and figurative shapes 
In some cases, paint, ribbon and other ornamentation were added.
The artists wrote brief descriptions of their works.

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Moore resigns from Region One board

FALLS VILLAGE — Jonathan Moore, the Region One Board of Education member from Kent, has resigned from the board. Moore’s resignation letter was read by the Region One board chairman, Bob Whelan, at the regular board meeting Monday, April 2, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Moore was the current vice chair of the board.
Moore’s letter was dated March 29. He wrote he had been considering a resignation for some time, and explained why.

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HVRHS German students earn honors on exam

FALLS VILLAGE — Four world language students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the upper levels of the 2018 National German Examination (NGE), offered by the American Association of Teachers of German.

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