• NHS Students Earn Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards

    A number of Newtown High School students have earned honors for their works submitted for the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit and Awards Ceremony. As announced by the Connecticut Art Education Association, Inc, and the Hartford Art Schools, the 26th Annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit and Awards Ceremony features award-winning works from students in seventh through twelfth grades from throughout the state, according to a release from the Connecticut Art Education Association. The exhibit is on view at Hartford Art School’s Silpe Gallery in Taub Hall through February 6. The Connecticut Regional Art Awards, an affiliate of The Alliance For Young Artists & Writers, recognizes the achievements of talented young artists, according to the release.

  • Eighth Grade Parent Night Set At NHS

    Newtown High School has scheduled an evening orientation event for eighth grade students and their parents for Wednesday, February 11. The event will begin at 5, when tours will be offered by NHS HAWKS Honor Society members. Tours will run every 15 minutes and will last approximately 45 minutes. The evening will also include an electives fair, showcasing electives available to freshment; and presentations by the school's athletic director, faculty members and department heads.

  • Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delay on Friday, January 30, due to the weather, as announced by the school district.

  • Schools To Run On A Two Hour Delay Wednesday

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delayed start on Wednesday, January 28. The district announced the decision on Tuesday, January 27, around 5:30 pm.

  • No School Tuesday Due To Anticipated Weather

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed, Tuesday, January 27, due to anticipated weather. The announcement came around 2:30 pm on Monday, January 26.

  • Schools To Dismiss Early Monday

    Newtown Public Schools will run on an early dismissal on Monday, January 26, due to anticipated weather. The district announced the decision on Sunday, January 25.

  • Reed Conducts National Geographic Bee Competition

    Reed Intermediate School sixth grade students who were named as the top students in the National Geographic Bee challenge for their clusters competed against each other in the school’s final competition on Thursday, January 15. After 11 rounds and a final championship round, Anika Ledina was named as the school’s champion. Students who participated in the geography bee final competition round at Reed with Anika were Zack Majeski, Lenie Urbina, Patrick Boyle, Katie Ballard, Jackson Morris, Christopher MacNamara, and T.J. O’Connell.

  • NMS Students Face Off In National Geographic Bee

    Newtown Middle School students competed in the final school round of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday, January 13. After six rounds and a final championship round, Jackson Hebner was named as the school’s champion. To participate in the geography bee — which was held after school ended before family, friends, and teachers in the school’s auditorium — students competed in their clusters against their fellow students. As NMS social studies teacher Shari Oliver explained, the “ten amazing students” all competed against roughly 95 other students to be named as their cluster’s champion.

  • ‘Global Game’ Presents Montessori Middle Schoolers With World Problems

    Middle school aged students at Fraser Woods Montessori School surrounded a table set up with a map of the world and game pieces on Wednesday, January 14, to discuss a current world issue. Responding to the January 7 killings at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine offices in Paris, students were charged with focusing on free speech and its importance by creating their own political drawings. As the school year continues, the students are presented with more world problems to discuss and/or solve in the form of a “Global Game,” thought up by head of humanities and Dean of the Middle School Wendy Musk.

  • Kidologie Establishes Scholarship For Graduating 2015 NHS Senior

    The Newtown based company, Connectologie, LLC, recently announced the creation of a $2,500 Kidologie Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating 2015 Newtown High School senior. Funds for the scholarship will be raised from admission ticket sales at the company’s 3rd Annual Kidologie Gets Ready For Summer event, taking place at Reed Intermediate School on Sunday, March 15.