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  • NHS Class Of 2017 Welcomed During Orientation

    Newtown High School opened its doors a week early for the incoming Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 21, for a day of icebreakers, tours, questions and answer sessions, and opportunities to voice any concerns the freshmen might have about their four years of high school.

  • Classrooms Open, Buses Roll For The 2013-14 School Year

    Students across the district stepped onto buses for the first time of the 2013-14 school year Tuesday, August 27, while teachers and school staff waited to welcome them. “By all reports, people were exceedingly pleased,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed...

  • Local Girl Scouts Collecting For ‘Bedtime Bundles’

    Newtown Girl Scout Troop 50859 members Maria Ringes and Diana Kirkman, both students at Immaculate High School, are hoping to provide “Bedtime Bundles” for children who stay overnight at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. The collection ...

  • Family Picnic At Dickinson Park For Incoming Fifth Graders

    Incoming fifth grade Reed Intermediate School students, family members, and friends were welcomed at Dickinson Park on Monday, August 26. The event was coordinated by the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and was held to offer the school&rsq...

  • ‘City Of Bones’ Fans Hold Pre-Premiere Party At Booth Library

    Cassandra Clare fans of all ages congregated at C.H. Booth Public Library on Tuesday, August 20, to celebrate the upcoming release, on August 21, of the City of Bones film, based on the author’s book of the same name. City of Bones ...

  • Newtown Kids Are Welcomed Back To The District's Schools

    Students across the district stepped onto buses for the first time of the 2013-14 school year Tuesday, August 27, while teachers and school staff waited to welcome them. At Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, school faculty and staff waited inside the school’s main entrance, at the ready to offer greetings and assistance to classrooms. “Welcome back to school,” one staff member said as students stepped off the first round of buses at the school. Transportation Manager and Co-Owner of All-Star Transportation Richard Dufour reported a “great morning” by 10:30 am. Mr Dufour said there was a slight delay at the high school at the start of the morning, but overall the first day of the 2013-14 school year was much better than the previous school year.

  • Dr. Reed's Request To Parents: Do Not Show Up, Call During 'Lock-Ins'

    "ALL CHILDREN ARE SAFE," was both a direct message and the overarching theme of an extensive memo sent to parents late last week by Interim School Superintendent Dr. John Reed. The letter was also posted on social networks and provided to The Newtown Bee on August 24. After welcoming remarks and revealing his own excitement as the new school year begins, Dr. Reed quickly moves into several major points - all involving the safety of students.

  • Harvest Feast Finalizes Waldorf School Summer Camp

    After weeks of preparation, a harvest feast was held Friday, August 16, to mark the end of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School summer camp. The summer camp at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School was offered for students between the ages of 3 and 12.

  • Two Students Presented VFW Scholarships

    Newtown VFW Post 308 Senior Vice Commander Brendan Dlouhy announced Newtown High School 2013 graduates Kate Rebman and Mark Todd as recipients of $500 scholarships during a short ceremony on Monday, August 19.  “We’re very proud of the ess...

  • French Students Visit Newtown For Summer Vacation

    Reflecting on their summer vacation with The Bee recently, Newtown High School rising senior Jordan Trager and rising junior Kristina Tollkuci both smiled when describing what made this summer special for them. After participating in a study tour ...