Coginchaug Regional High School

135 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7215

Coginchaug Regional High School

Message from the New Principal

Coginchaug Regional High School Parents and Students, 

I am privileged and honored in being named the new principal of Coginchaug Regional High School.  While I have only recently begun my official work in Region 13, I have had the opportunity over the past several weeks to learn about the high school and its numerous achievements.   I feel fortunate to be joining an outstanding group of students, an amazing faculty and the Durham and Middlefield communities. 

Over the first few months of school, I plan to build upon Mr. Donald Gates' efforts to make the high school a warm and inviting place for students to learn.   My goal will be to introduce myself to as many people as possible and begin to learn more about each of our students.  Throughout the remainder of the year, I will be working with our assistant principal, Mr. Patrick Gustafson, our teachers, counselors, coaches, and the myriad of support staff to ensure we provide the best possible high school experience.
I look forward to welcoming you back to school in August and if you find yourself at the high school over the summer, please stop by and introduce yourself.  In the meantime, please accept my best wishes for a restful and relaxing summer vacation!

Brian Falcone
Coginchaug Regional High School

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CRHS's Core Values, Beliefs, and Expectations

The mission of Coginchaug Regional High School is to ensure that each student graduates prepared to successfully meet the demands and challenges of a constantly changing world by committing to high academic standards and meaningful, innovative learning opportunities in a supportive safe environment that promotes collaboration, self-reliance, ethical behavior and civic engagement.

21st Century Academic Expectations for Lifelong Learning

All graduates of Coginchaug Regional High School will demonstrate high academic standards through the ability to:

  • read critically for a variety of purposes.
  • communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • compute and estimate mathematically.
  • apply reasoning and scientific concepts to make responsible decisions.
  • access and process information responsibly, legally, and ethically.
  • produce quality work.

Social and Civic Expectations

All graduates of Coginchaug Regional High School will demonstrate adherence to the Core Ethical Values through the ability to:

  • collaborate and cooperate.
  • practice productive habits of mind.
  • achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Regional School District 13's Core Ethical Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Kindness
  • Courage

The Coginchaug faculty believes that:

  • All students are able to learn and should be challenged to meet high standards for academics and behavior.
  • Failure represents an opportunity for growth and learning.
  • All students have the right to an education appropriate to their learning style.
  • Academics, arts, sports, music, and clubs all play an integral role in developing an educated student.
  • The classroom should be an engaging and safe environment.
  • Students should be invested in the life-long learning process.

Approved by faculty May 14, 2012

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