Litchfield News




Region 6 Special Board of Education Meeting
Monday, July 24 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Wamogo HS Auditorium
During the 2016-2017 school year the Region 6 Board of Education began an important process to address security in our schools. This work included reviewing exterior entrances, planning for new access locks, and consideration of security cameras in the halls of WAMOGO.
While this facility-based work continues during the 2017-2018 year the Board is holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017, in the WAMOGO auditorium. This meeting will be solely for consideration of formal approval of a district policy for the Director of Security to carry a concealed weapon. This matter, brought forward last year, is under consideration based on the geographic distance and location of our four schools. The travel between sites, the isolation of buildings, coupled with potential response time should a crisis arise led for this recommendation. This is considered a preventative measure for additional security and not in direct response to any threats.
It is acknowledged that the topic of an approved concealed weapon in a school could be polarizing and it is important for the Board to hear from community members on the matter.  The meeting is being held in the summer to limit potential distractions to our mission of educating our children and also allow for the district administration to plan accordingly.
Should you have further questions about this meeting please do not hesitate to contact Christopher G. Leone, Superintendent of Schools at 860.567.7400 or via email at
Region 6 Student Records, Special Services Records
and Health Records to be Destroyed
In keeping with State and Federal regulations on confidentiality, Regional School District No. 6 school officials plan to destroy student records, special service records of students belonging to the 2009 graduating class and the health records, except immunization records, of those students belonging to the 2009 to 2010 graduating classes. Confidential records are destroyed six years after they become irrelevant to the provision of education services or after graduation. The destruction is scheduled to take place on August 1, 2017. Anyone interested in receiving his or her records or those of their children should make the request in writing to Pamela Lazaroski, Interim Principal, Wamogo High School, 98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.
NCCC receives $6,000 Grant
to Help Student’s Needs
Northwestern Connecticut Community College is pleased to announce the award of a $6,000 grant from the Keroden Endowed Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc. This start-up grant has been awarded to support both the campus Food for Thought student food pantry and the NCCC Student Emergency Fund; providing assistance to food insecure students and students facing emergency needs.  Click here for details.

Gilbert Library
Summer Story Hour
Mondays ~ 2:30 p.m.
ending Monday, August 14
Gilbert Library
38 Main Street, Northfield
Join us on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. for stories and crafts geared for Pre-K thru 1st grade children. The Gilbert Library has many of the books on the Summer Reading lists from Litchfield's Center, Intermediate, Middle and High School. For more information please call the library at 860-283-8176 or email
Come check us out!
The library is open Mondays 2-7 pm
Wednesdays 2-7 pm
and Fridays 2-5 pm

Summer Series Story and Music Time
(Ages 0-4)
Tuesdays ~ 10:00 a.m.
Morris Public Library
The Morris Public Library is offering a Summer Series Story and Music Time for ages 0-4 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. during the summer months.
Play games, sing songs, read a story, do a craft with our children’s coordinator Ms. G.
Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.
The Library is located at 4 North Street, Morris, CT.
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales
For ages 5-12
A Live Action Story with Sciencetellers
Saturday, July 22 ~ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Ahoy! People don't just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don't miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

A Civil War Experience
(For ages 8-14)
Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2017
9:00 a.m.. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield History Museum
Embark on a journey back in time with the Litchfield Historical Society's summer adventures for history-lovers!
During the week-long Civil War Experience, participants will assume the identities of soldiers who fought with the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and learn about life during wartime while playing games and making crafts.
Enroll in Miss Pierce's Academy
(For ages 8-14)
Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield History Museum
Girls and boys at Sarah Pierce’s Litchfield Female Academy studied both decorative arts and academic subjects.
During the week-long Miss Pierce's Academy participants will earn their diploma as they create works of art, master dancing, and play games – just like a student from the 1800's!
Space is limited
To register your child, call (860) 567-4501
You can also register online here.
For more information about this or other programs,
Litchfield Historical Society - BZ page
 Nature's Architects
For ages 5-12
with Animal Embassy
Saturday, August 5 ~ 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Be amazed by the talents of a diverse group of Animal Ambassadors that build complicated structures. We'll study the architectural feats of nest building, burrow making and web spinning as well as how structures created by some animals help others to survive. In nature, many creatures contribute to the success of others by building homes and creating places to rear their young.

We'll explore how we too can help our wild neighbors by building bird boxes and frog ponds. We will meet live Animal Ambassadors such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mandarin Duck, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinian Horned Frog, an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine, and a Flower Mantis world!
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Kindergarten Social
For children entering kindergarten
Friday, August 18  ~ 10:30 a.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
All kindergarteners and their parents are invited to a special story hour for children getting ready to enter kindergarten. Ease the anxiety of the first day by hearing stories and songs about school. Join OWL's Children's Librarian Mrs. Shaia and Center School's Librarian Mrs. Moore for this fun event.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

"Comedy...with a Drip"
For ages 5-12
with Casey Carle
Saturday, August 19 ~ 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
A unique program fusing high energy entertainment, highly crafted showmanship and artistic achievement, BubbleMania is loaded with in-the-moment improvisation and quick wit, big band swing music, a bit of audience participation and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities of spherical liquids. Casey's show grows from intricate, fog-filled bubble art forms and jazz inspired, choreographed routines to eventually "trapping" people inside bubbles!
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Reunion for LHS Classes of 1975 & 1976
Wendy (Protzmann) Simoncelli and her husband, Jim, attended a reunion of the Litchfield High School classes of 1975 and 1976 on Saturday. BZ photos
The Litchfield High School classes of 1975 and 1976 held a reunion at the Litchfield Inn on Saturday night. More than 100 graduates and guests attended.
Organizers of the reunion were Wendy (Protzmann) Simoncelli, Kathleen (Torrant) Sherill, Linda Wagner, Kathy Ungerleider, Anna Rubens, Jean (Keller) Evangelisti, Peter Carpenter, Laura Wooden, JoAnn Pol and Mary (Dwan) Sweeney.
Below, Frank Keller, left, Scott Kilborn, center, and Dave Murphy chat during the reunion.
Litchfield High School Class of 2017 says goodbye (06-23-17)
Litchfield High School's Class of 2017 stands on the stage of the Warner Theatre in Torrington during commencement exercises on Thursday. Click here for BZ article.
Wamogo says farewell to the Class of 2017 (06-22-17)
The Wamogo Regional High School Class of 2017 sits on the stage in the school's James M. Eisenhaure Auditorium during commencement exercises on Wednesday. Click here for BZ article.
Last Day of School at the Litchfield Center School
Thursday was the last day of school at the Litchfield Center School. A continuing tradition is when the teachers and staff members wave goodbye to the buses as they take the students home. BZ photos
EdAdvance Summer Food Program
Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer. 
For further site details, please dial Infoline @ 2-1-1. To learn more about EdAdvance’s Summer Food Programs, please call 860.567.0863.
About USDA Summer Food Service Programs
The USDA Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) were created in 1968, to ensure that children in low-income areas could receive nutritious meals during summer months when school is not in session. Summer Feeding provides meals to educational, community based, recreational, or social activities already established in the area. SFSP provides free, nutritious meals during school vacations. The program is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Learn more at