Woodland Regional High School

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Woodland Regional High School
Woodland Hawk.png
135 Back Rimmon Road
Beacon Falls Coordinates: 41°25′33″N 73°04′58″W / 41.42584°N 73.08276°W / 41.42584; -73.08276, Connecticut
Type Public Secondary
Established 2001
Principal Kurt Ogren
Faculty 73 (2008-2009 school year) [1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 795 (2010-11 school year) [2]
Color(s) Black and Vegas Gold
Mascot Harry the Hawk

Woodland Regional High School is a high school located in the western part of Beacon Falls, Connecticut, near the town line shared with Oxford.

The school is operated by Regional School District 16. The school mascot is Harry the hawk. Students from the towns of Beacon Falls and Prospect in grades 9 through 12 attend the school.

Graduation requirements[edit]

In order to graduate, students must meet several requirements. Each student must accumulate 25 credits, including:

  • 4 credits of English
    • 9th Grade Humanities - World Cultures
    • 10th Grade Humanities - American Literature
    • 11th Grade Humanities - American Literature and Composition or Advanced Placement English Language and Composition
    • 12th Grade Humanities - Two-part class: World Literature and English Language and Composition
  • 3.5 credits of History
    • 9th Grade Humanities - World Civilizations
    • 10th Grade Humanities - United States History I
    • 11th Grade Humanities - United States History II or Advanced Placement United States History
    • 0.5 credit in Civics
  • 3 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of Science, one of which must be Biology
  • 0.5 credit of Fine Arts
  • 0.5 credit of Applied Technologies
  • 1.5 credits of Physical Education/Health (0.5 credit for three years)

Of the 25 credits needed for graduation, 16 are core/mandatory and 9 are elective. Every student must be registered for 7 credits each semester. For students planning on attending college, three years of the same world language are strongly recommended.

In order to receive credit, the student must have a final grade of 70 or above. If not, Summer School Mastery is available in some subject areas.

There are 6 other graduation requirements:

  • 40 hours of community service, documented by the Guidance Office
  • Four years of Advisory (successfully passed all four years)
  • Completion of a Freshman Exhibit
  • Completion of a Sophomore Exhibition
  • Completion of a Junior Interview
  • Completion of a Senior Project, which is considered a 0.5 credit course.[3]

Levels of courses[edit]

Woodland offers several different levels in most core courses: Core, College Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement. Woodland offers many Advanced Placement courses, which, upon passing a standardized test at the end of the course, can earn a student college credits. These courses are:

Media center[edit]

The Media Center at Woodland gives students access to an estimated 6,000 books, periodicals dating to 2001, 44 computers with internet, and other media. Only about one-third of the books are fictional, and all books can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time without an overdue fee until the end of the year.[5]

Extracurricular activities and clubs[edit]

Woodland offers numerous extracurricular activities and clubs. Among these are the Woodland Regional Student Government, Quiz Bowl, Model United Nations, WRHS Media, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Ski Club, Yearbook Staff, National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Woodland Experimental Theater (WET), Math Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Gay–Straight Alliance, and Woodland for Women Worldwide.[6] The Student Government has its own constitution and is similar to a parliamentary legislature.[7]

Hawk Headlines:: JOURNALISM[edit]

Hawk Headlines is the media production organization within Woodland. Students may take journalism classes to become involved with the group. The Journalism Department is headed by a faculty advisor and its productions include the school newspaper, The Hawk Headlines, the school website, and radio webcasts. Hawk Headlines produces live broadcasts of home football, volleyball, and basketball games as well as various podcasts on its website. In 2012, the program decided to make a large change and switched a lot of their production to be online. The publication attends the Columbia University Conferences every year and has consistently taken home awards for its online and print publications.[8]


The Woodland Hawks are members of the Naugatuck Valley League (NVL), which is a 14-team conference. The Hawks are members of the Copper Division in league football play but switched over to the Brass Division in every other sport effective in the fall of 2009 due to the expansion of the NVL. Woodland is also a member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), which is the main governing body of Connecticut high school sports. Woodland began participating in varsity athletics in its second year of existence, 2002.

Sports offered[edit]

There are 22 sports teams at Woodland which participate in three seasons: fall, winter, and spring.

  • Football (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Girls' Volleyball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Boys' Soccer (Varsity, JV)
  • Girls' Soccer (Varsity, JV)
  • Girls' Swimming (Varsity)
  • Boys' Cross Country (Varsity)
  • Girls' Cross Country (Varsity)
  • Boys' Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Girls' Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Boys' Indoor Track (Varsity)
  • Girls' Indoor Track (Varsity)
  • Boys' Swimming (Varsity)
  • Cheerleading (Varsity)
  • Dance Team (Varsity)
  • Weightlifting (Varsity)
  • Baseball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Softball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Boys' Outdoor Track (Varsity)
  • Girls' Outdoor Track (Varsity)
  • Boys' Tennis (Varsity)
  • Girls' Tennis (Varsity)
  • Golf (Varsity)


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