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Mohegan Elementary School's History

Mohegan Elementary School is located in the "Mohegan" or Uncasville section of the Town of Montville. Mohegan is a name attributed to the northeastern corner of Montville. The City of Norwich forms Montville's northern border. Montville is also bordered by the Town of Salem to the west, the Thames River to the east, and by the towns of Waterford and East Lyme to the south.

The Mohegan section of Montville was settled by the Mohegan-Pequot Indians. Members of this tribe migrated to Connecticut from upstate New York in the 17th century. The Mohegan-Pequots settled in Eastern Connecticut just before the colonists. Many of the Mohegan descendants continue to reside in this area of the community and have received their primary education at Mohegan Elementary School. The tribal descendants received federal recognition and have reestablished their reservation on 255 acres in Mohegan where they operate the Mohegan Sun casino.

Mohegan Elementary School was opened in 1959 as a K-8 grade school for students who occupied the lands that had formerly comprised the Mohegan Reservation and its immediate surrounding area. The school was expanded in 1966 to accommodate the growth of the community. Mohegan Elementary School became a K-6 grade school in 1963. With the opening of Tyl Middle School in 1992, Mohegan then became a K-5 grade school. Present enrollment is approximately 340 students.

Events

  • August 2019
    • MonAug26 Kindergarten Visitation 1:45 PM
    • WedAug28 Welcome Back! First Day of School
  • September 2019
    • MonSep02 Labor Day - No School
    • TueSep10 Back to School Night 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • FriSep13 Half Day
  • October 2019
    • FriOct04 Half Day of School

    • MonOct14 Columbus Day - No School
    • ThuOct24 Fall Picture Day
  • November 2019
    • TueNov05 No School - Staff Development
    • MonNov11 Veteran's Day - No School
    • MonNov25 Half Day - Parent / Teacher Conferences
    • TueNov26 Half Day - Parent / Teacher Conferences
    • WedNov27 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • ThuNov28 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • FriNov29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

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