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  • NMS Student An Author, Thanks To Online Writing Course

    Through an online travel blogging and social media course called Wandering Educators, Kathryn Blanco is now a published author. Kathryn, an eighth grade student at Newtown Middle School, is listed along with her fellow students from the course as one of th...

  • Authors And Illustrators To Visit Newtown During Children’s Book Week

    During Children’s Book Week, May 13–19, authors will visit schools on Friday, May 17, and give a “Turning the Page, New Stories for Newtown” presentation at Newtown Middle School for residents on Saturday, May 18. C.H. Booth Library’s Children’s Librarian Alana Bennison said she first heard from Robin Adelson, the executive director for the Children’s Book Council, Inc, in January. Ms Adelson told Ms Bennison that she had been approached by author Tony DiTerlizzi, who created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black....

  • NHS Odyssey Of The Mind Team Flocking Together Toward World Finals

    With participation in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind before them, one Newtown High School team has been “flocking” residents to raise money to make it to Michigan. Following the

  • HRRA Representatives Visit Middle Gate

    “Good morning and happy Earth Week,” said Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) Director Cheryl Reedy, greeting students at Middle Gate Elementary School on April 22. Ms Reedy and HRRA Assistant Director Jen Iannucci visited with stude...

  • Revolutionary Event, Random Hacks of Kindness To Be Hosted At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Students at the Newtown’s Fraser Woods Montessori School are looking to give hacking a benevolent and altruistic reputation by partaking in a program associated with Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK). The event is scheduled to run from 8:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 4, at the Montessori school. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 30...

  • Newtown Public Schools Security Committee Message Released

    A message for the community was released by the Newtown Public Schools Security Committee this week. In the message the committee stressed it continues to engage in conversations about the enhancement of safety and security in the school community. “...

  • Children's Adventure Center Preschool Planning Open House For April 27

    The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC) Preschool, at 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook, is planning a communitywide open house on Saturday, April 27, to showcase a newly restored playground and new Sunshine Room. The event will run from 11 am until 2 pm, rain or shine. CAC is promoting “a get to know us” event, with families invited to enjoy horseback rides, watch a puppet show, sing and dance to fun music, and enjoy all of the fun playground activities. Lots of parking is available, and a nutritious lunch will be served for everyone.

  • High School Students Say PeaceJam Was ‘Life Changing’

    “Better than Christmas” and “life changing” were some of the phrases used by Newtown High School students who attended PeaceJam New England on April 6 at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The ten students who attended the...

  • A Presidential Response To Middle Gate’s Complimentary Quilts

    Just over a month after students in Middle Gate fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class completed their “Complimentary Quilts 2013” project, Ms Baron received a letter from President Barack Obama. For the Complimentary Quilts 2013 projec...

  • Local Odyssey Of The Mind Teams To Head To World Finals

    Following the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, held on April 6 in Bristol, five of Newtown’s participating teams will be heading to the World Finals in Michigan, set for May 22 through 25. Odyssey of the Mind is the largest intellect...