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  • Brotherly Devotion In The Form Of A Diploma

    There was a surprise waiting for one member of the Henry Abbott Technical High School graduating Class of 2013. It took the impressive form of Newtown High School 2010 graduate and United States Navy Seaman Dustin Hanson, who walked out on stage Monday, June 17, to hand his younger brother, Dylan Hanson, a diploma.The event took Dylan and most members of the audience completely by surprise. When the announcement came that a “special guest” was being invited up to the stage to present the next diploma, clapping stopped and a hush fell around the Henry Abbott Technical High School gymnasium, where the ceremony was held. A few moments later, echoes of clapping and enthusiastic hooting roared up from the audience as Dustin emerged onto the stage, wearing his Naval uniform...

  • Reed Students Conduct A ‘Science Expo’

    For a portion of the day on Thursday, May 30, some of the Reed Intermediate School’s sixth grade classrooms had science experiments on display for other Reed students to witness. Reed sixth grade teacher Georgia Smith said she was very impressed by w...

  • NMS Releases Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

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

  • Best Buddies Prom Brought Dancing And Fun

    Amid a rush of loud music and flashing disco lights students danced Saturday, June 8, at the Best Buddies prom. “Everybody is dancing without inhibition,” said parent Laura Nowacki. “It’ a special night.”

  • NHS Students Recognized At Awards Night Ceremonies

    Newtown High School held two annual awards nights to recognize students who earned awards and scholarships this school year. An awards night for NHS seniors was held on Wednesday, June 5, and an underclassmen awards night was held on Thursday, June 6. Duri...

  • BOE Recognizes Top Students, Retiring Employees

    The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting."Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."

  • NHS Art Club Creates Mosaic In Response To 12/14

    Newtown High School Art Club members recently oversaw the design and construction of a mosaic created in response to the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. By Tuesday, May 27, members of the club proudly held up the completed work during a club meeting.

  • Troop 50050 Plants Flower Garden At Dickinson Park

    Girl Scout Juniors Troop 50050 planted a perennial flower garden near the entrance sign to Dickinson Memorial Park on Friday, May 31. The girls completed requirements to earn a Bronze Award by planting the garden. Sitting in the front is Katherine Trammel. In the back row from left ...

  • NMS Releases Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

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

  • Scouts Clean Trails At Audubon Center

    On Saturday, May 4, scouts from Sandy Hook’s Pack 170 and Southbury’s Pack 61 joined forces to perform trail cleanup at the Audubon Center, Bent of the River, in Southbury. Bent of the River is a historic 700-acre sanctuary on East Flat Hill Ro...