BRIDGEWATER-ROXBURY-WASHINGTON — The first cohort of the Agriscience students, 2019 seniors of Region 12 and several other town and school officials signed a beam that will hang over the Agriscience entrance at Shepaug Valley School. The Region 12 team worked alongside O&G Construction to create the opportunity for the students, staff and community to make their mark on a steel beam that will be part of the structure of the new addition to Shepaug.
Vice Chairwoman Michelle Gorra and the Region 12 Board of Education shared the story of an initial conversation on a soccer field to transform into the opening of the 20th agricultural school in Connecticut at Shepaug Valley School.
Superintendent Megan Bennett spoke of the beam being a beacon, “calling new learners, innovators, leaders, and pioneers to agricultural education.” Principal Kim Gallo shared her appreciation for current and future students as well as the community members who showed support, patience and see the vision for Shepaug.
The agriscience build and renovated science labs at Shepaug Valley School are currently on schedule and on budget. Shepaug Valley School will open its doors to agriscience students on August 29.
First Selectmen Curtis Read of Bridgewater, Barbara Henry of Roxbury and Mark Lyon of Washington and board of education members attended the event.