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  • NICE Announces Hosting Opportunities

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) team is actively planning delegation visits for winter and spring of 2014. Students and educators from China, France, and Spain will visit Newtown this year, according to NICE, and the organization is seeking families interested in hosting a student and/or educator in their home during the delegates’ stay in Newtown. The Chinese delegation is scheduled to visit January 24 through February 22. The French delegation will visit in March, with dates to be announced. The Spanish delegation will visit between April 26 and May 6...

  • NHS To Try A ‘Morning Traffic Experiment’

    In a post to the high school blog, dumais.us/newtown/blog, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais announced a “Morning Traffic Experiment,” as the post was titled, early Tuesday, November 19. “Morning traffic at Newtown High School is replete with challenges — parents dropping off students, student drivers, buses, commuters accessing I-84, two traffic lights, and a traffic control officer who tries to coordinate it all. It has been suggested that, even with all of the challenges, traffic conditions might be smoother without a traffic control officer directing the flow of traffic on Route 34 at the high school entrance,” Mr Dumais wrote...

  • Lions Club And VNA Provide Pediatric Eye Screenings With Dr Young

    A group of Lions Club and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) volunteers along with optometrist Dr Joseph Young, of Village Eye Care on Church Hill Road, provided pediatric eye screenings on Monday, November 4, for preschool students at Newtown High School and at Head O’ Meadow...

  • Fraser Woods Open House November 21

    Fraser Woods Montessori School will host its November open house for parents of prospective students from 10 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, November 21, at the school, 173 South Main Street.  Faculty, administrative staff, and the director of admissions ...

  • Veterans Day Assembly At St Rose Of Lima School

    St Rose of Lima School welcomed nine military veterans on Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day. As the gathered students waited for the assembly to begin, each student held a small flag. When the veterans walked through the Gathering Hall doors, a line of six students met to accompany them. “God Bless America” played as the students and veterans began their walk down the room’s middle aisle. All students respectfully rose from their seats, applauded the veterans as they passed, and then stood saluting until the song finished...

  • Veterans Day Celebrated By Newtown Schools

    Across the school district on Monday, November 11, students marked Veterans Day in different ways. Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Middle Gate Elementary School held breakfast events for visiting veterans, while Newtown High School offered a luncheon. Head O’ Meadow, Sandy Hook School, Middle Gate, and Newtown High School also held assemblies for students to learn more about Veterans Day from veterans and to honor those in attendance who have served the country. Hawley Elementary School, Reed Intermediate School, and Newtown Middle School left the choice of how to mark the day up to individual classes or clusters...

  • NHS Staging ‘Noises Off’ This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17. By Tuesday, November 12, both student directors for the play, Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson, had everything under control as the first full dress rehearsal of the play began. Noises Off, Brittany explained, “is about a director and his troupe of actors who are putting on a show called Nothing On, so it is a play within a play...

  • Newtown Middle School Student Council Collecting For WIN

    Food items have already started piling up for the Newtown Middle School Student Council’s food drive to collect for the Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) yearly Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. According to Nadia Papalia, one of the advisors for the Student Council, the middle school’s collection will be open until November 22. Along with middle school students being encouraged to bring in donations to their homerooms, Ms Papalia said members of the community can also drop donations off at the school’s main office with a note for the donation to go to her...

  • Kids Walk For Dogs Saturday, November 16

    The 3rd Annual Kids Lend a Paw (KLAP) dog walk has been set for Saturday, November 16, at Fairfield Hills. Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Maddie Stites began Kids Lend a Paw three years ago to raise money to support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Through bake sales and the two past dog walks, Maddie said she has raised roughly $2,000. This year Maddie hopes to raise $1,000 at the November 16 KLAP kids dog walk.

  • Annual Grandparents Day At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Fraser Woods Montessori School held its annual Grandparents Day on Friday, October 25, to celebrate the family and friends of the school’s students. Head of School Myriam Woods welcomed all in attendance during an opening reception in the school’s gymnasium, which followed refreshments being offered in the school’s commons...