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  • Wesley Learning Center Marks 20th Anniversary

    Wesley Learning Center is celebrating its 20th year of offering church-affiliated educational programs this year, and Director Rahnna Peck has been there from the start. Since opening in 1993, Ms Peck said she has seen the enrollment grow and decline in as...

  • Rose Ceremony Welcomes New Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Students

    Following school tradition, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s newest and youngest students were welcomed Wednesday, September 4, for the first day of school at the Dodgingtown school with a Rose Ceremony. Seventh grade teacher Leslie Lew greeted stu...

  • NHS Teacher Raising Funds To Help Restore School Auditorium

    Newtown High School applied technology teacher Tom Swetts is hoping to raise money to improve the NHS auditorium before he retires at the end of this school year. When he started working at the school 19 years ago, Mr Swetts said he was asked to create a f...

  • Cub Scout Pack 170 Slates Ice Cream Social

    Cub Scout Pack 170 invites all boys entering first through fourth grade, and siblings, to an ice cream social slated for Thursday, September 12, at Treadwell Park in the pavilion, located at 39 Philo Curtis Road, Sandy Hook, from 6 to 7:30 pm. The event is...

  • An Educational Summer For Three NMS Teachers

    Newtown Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher Susan Lang has been applying for grants through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) off and on for a few years, but this year she convinced a few of her fellow teachers to also apply. Ac...

  • Family Dinner & Fun Night Returning

    The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc., whose commitment is to “educate, empower, and embrace,” joins with Newtown Prevention Council to invite the community to celebrate family unity on Friday, September 27. The groups will present the annual Family Dinner & Fun Night from 6 to 8:30 pm that night, at Reed Intermediate School. The event offers an evening of good food, entertainment and family bonding. It brings busy families together and allows time to unite with friends and neighbors as well.

  • 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 ...