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Teachers at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) are not happy about the new schedule planned for the high school for the 2017-18 school year.

Damon Osora (English department chair), Nur Abdulhayoglu (science department chair), John Lizzi (social studies teacher) and Vance Cannon (library media specialist) met with The Lakeville Journal on Friday, Feb. 17.

The current schedule has a mix of 50-minute and 70-minute periods, eight in all. It includes time for the Personalized Learning Portfolio groups introduced in fall 2016, for intervention and/or enrichment time...

Falls Village

Covered Bridge repairs planned for 2018

Representatives from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) previewed plans for repair of the historic 19th-century covered bridge over the Housatonic River on Feb. 2.  

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Creating a kinder world, one etiquette class at a time

As part of EdAdvance, one of Connecticut’s Regional Education Services that sponsors continuing and adult education courses, Housatonic Valley Regional High School will welcome Karen Thomas, a certified expert in courtesy, conduct and conversation. She will share her mastery of manners in two courses this spring: “Advanced Business Decorum” will be offered in March and “Dining Debonair” in April.

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The new grading system, explained

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Parents of students at the Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) — and the other schools in the region — can expect to see some changes in how their children are assessed and how those assessments are reported.
At a meeting for parents at the school Thursday, Jan. 26, LHK Principal Jennifer Law and a group of teachers explained the changes to a group of seven parents.

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A new way to teach children in Region One

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FALLS VILLAGE — Region One Assistant Superintendent Pam Vogel said the shift to new grading practices in Region One will emphasize mastery of subjects rather than day-to-day activities.
Vogel took a few minutes to chat with The Lakeville Journal on Friday, Jan. 20.
She said there is a nationwide problem of students leaving high school unprepared for college or a career, to the point where many colleges and universities must offer remedial instruction in basic subjects.

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Rich world captured in show at D.M. Hunt

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FALLS VILLAGE — Sarah Martinez showed a visitor her new art studio on Sunday, Jan. 15. Most of the lights had yet to be installed, but on a relatively sunny afternoon, the space was nice and airy and bright.
Martinez, who lives in an iconic stone house in the village with her husband, Brook (who is the music teacher at the Lee H. Kellogg School), and two small children, said she outgrew the room she was using in the house.

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Stage abuzz for ‘Drowsy Chaperone’

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FALLS VILLAGE — Rehearsals are underway for the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
The show stars Griffin Harney as “Man in Chair.” The star described the character: “He’s obsessed with old musical theater.”
Harney and co-directors Lori Belter and Michael Berkeley worked on the opening scene on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).

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2016 real estate market: Highs and lows in sales

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The real estate market had unexpected highs and lows, according to area brokers, but it was generally strong. And they all are looking forward to what Graham Klemm of Klemm Real Estate called “a robust 2017.”

“In the build-up to the election there was a lot of anxiety,” he said. “Election years are never great for real estate. But the stock market was strong and interest rates were low in 2016; and the stock market is even stronger and interest rates are still low, so the foundation is very good for a robust 2017.”

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Videographer Veden lets his subjects tell the story

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FALLS VILLAGE – Look around at any event in Falls Village. Chances are you’ll see the slight figure of Eric Veden holding a small Sony video camera, moving in and out of the sidelines of whatever is going on.
Or quite possibly you won’t notice Veden, who does everything possible to stay out of the limelight.

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State funds, old trees and the former firehouse

FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen took a look at the coming year during a quick regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9.
First Selectman Pat Mechare reported that the movement in state government to consolidate health districts had stalled after considerable blow back from towns. She said consolidation is not on the Legislature’s agenda, and that’s a good thing for Falls Village.

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