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  • NJWC Collecting For Its Backpack Program

    The Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) has announced the return of its Annual Back-to-School Backpack Program, which provides backpacks and school supplies to students in need. NJWC works with Newtown Social Services, which has about 85 students in n...

  • Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Openings Available

    With the summer halfway over, Newtown Parks & Recreation is pleased at the attendance at this summer’s camps and activities thus far. According to RoseAnn Reggiano, assistant director of recreation, attendance for this year’s roundup of sum...

  • State Approves $100,000 For Security Upgrades For Children’s Adventure Center

    HARTFORD — The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at the Children’s Adventure Center (CAC). Children’s Adventure Center Board of Directors Chair M...

  • Wooden Train Playscape Arrives At Children’s Adventure Center

    The sound of a bell being tolled rang out across the playground at Children’s Adventure Center on Tuesday, July 23. It marked the arrival of a wooden train playscape, which is the culmination of many fundraising efforts. Sitting at the helm of the ne...

  • NMS Releases Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls

    Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the fourth quarter marking period of the 2012-13 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.   E...

  • To Air During Kids Week— Resident Quizzed On ‘Jeopardy’

    During Kids Week on Jeopardy!, a trivia quiz television show, rising Newtown Middle School eighth grader Thomas Hurley will have his first television debut aired on July 31, at 7 pm. Thomas said he had the idea to audition to be a contestant after...

  • Newtown High School Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls

    The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in a...

  • School District Hires New Supervisor Of Special Education

    The Newtown Public School District announced on Monday, July 15, it hired Sandy Rodriguez as supervisor of special education. Ms Rodriguez comes to Newtown from the Stratford Public Schools with 12 years of experience, encompassing work as an outplacement facilitator and as a psychologist in both the school and clinical settings.

  • Pat Llodra Honored With A Scholarship Fund

    Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra was honored with a scholarship fund named after her by the Women’s Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University during a ceremony held on June 30.  Both Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Senator Richard Blumentha...

  • More Flexibility Sought For School Districts For Statewide Standardized Testing

    HARTFORD— Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, announced Wednesday, July 10, the intention to seek the US Department of Education’s authorization to provide Connecticut school...