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  • NHS Class Of 1984 Reunion Set For July 19

    The Newtown High School Class of 1984’s 30th Reunion event has been set for Saturday, July 19, at Michael’s at The Grove, 42 Vail Road, in Bethel. Classmates, friends, faculty at NHS at the time are invited to attend. Tickets are on sale for $62 per person, and include a buffet dinner, dessert, DJ, and dancing in a casual summer party atmosphere, according to an announcement.

  • St Rose School Students Participate In Field Day

    Seventh grade students at St Rose of Lima School were waiting at each station of the school’s Field Day on Monday, June 16. It is tradition at the school for the seventh graders to oversee the stations. New to this year’s field day were basketball and hockey stations, where participating students lined up to take their turns scoring. Across the field, at the school students also tested their aim by running to meet a moving soccer ball and kick it into the net.

  • School Board ‘Celebration’ Cites Students, New Administrator, And GE Capital Expert

    Following an executive session on Monday, June 30, the Board of Education announced the unanimous selection of James Ross as Newtown Middle School’s new assistant principal. Mr Ross, who has been teaching seventh and eighth grade math at NMS since 2008, was welcomed by school board Chair Debbie Leidlein and applause from the audience after the unanimous vote. CABE Student Leadership Award winners, the Newtown High School Odyssey of the Mind team and General Electric team member Joni Capoccitti were also honored.

  • NHS CTIA Students Reflect On Student Innovation Expo

    Nearly a month after participating and earning the top title in their category at the Connecticut Student Innovation Expo in Hartford, Newtown High School Connecticut Innovation Academy (CTIA) students were still excited about the product they created this school year. This was the second year in a row that NHS students earned top recognition at the expo. Last year’s class placed first in Outstanding Web Design, Outstanding Expo Booth, Outstanding Presentation, and Overall Mobile Application Development. In addition, last year’s team tied for first in the Design Document/ White Paper category.

  • Sandy Hook School Annual Awards Ceremony

    With blankets and towels folded beneath them, Sandy Hook School students sat behind Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School on Monday, June 16, for the school’s annual awards ceremony. Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos told the students the event was to celebrate each of the students and their accomplishments throughout the 2013-14 school year.

  • Hawley’s Awards Ceremony Honored Students, Surprised Retiring Teachers

    Most of Hawley Elementary School’s awards ceremony, held Tuesday, June 17, may have focused on the school’s students, but a special surprise for school’s retiring teachers and principal was held until the end of the event. Fourth grade students at the school walked into the school’s gymnasium for the event wearing shirts that had the number “14” on the back, marking the students as soon-to-be-alumni. Along with learning about C.H. Booth Library’s summer reading program thanks to a representative of the library, students also were honor with a range of awards.

  • Many Students Honored At Head O’ Meadow Awards Assembly

    Head O’ Meadow’s Math Olympiads, athletes, and geography program participants were among some of the students honored during the school’s awards assembly, held on Tuesday, June 17. “Congratulations boys and girls. That was an excellent, great accomplishment,” Head O’ Meadow Principal Barbara Gasparine said to the students who earned recognition in the school’s Math Olympiads program. When it was time for Head O’ Meadow parent Kristen Mattera, who oversees the school’s geography program, to announce the program’s participants, she named students who passed a number of the program’s tests, naming different countries, regions, and landmasses.

  • Middle Gate Awards Assembly Hosts Former Student

    Newtown High School 2014 graduate and the recipient of this year’s Middle Gate PTA Scholarship Bethany Dubois spoke to students at Middle Gate’s awards assembly on Wednesday, June 18. “I was sitting in this very gym,” Bethany said, looking around her, “…eight years ago.” Bethany told the assembled third and fourth grade students about how she was nervous when she first came to Middle Gate in third grade, after moving from New Jersey. Looking back, Bethany said she had no need to be nervous, because she found, “by far, Middle Gate kids are the nicest people I have ever met.”

  • NMS Students Cited At Award Ceremonies

    Newtown Middle School held its culminating awards ceremony in two sessions on Friday, June 13, due to the weather forcing the event inside. For the second session, eighth grade students at the school found a space on the bleachers or on set-up chairs in the school’s main gymnasium. A number of selected students sang the national anthem to begin the event. Students were recognized with awards they earned during the 2013-14 school year during the assembly, for completing achievements during the year, and for participating in different efforts, like being morning announcers at the school.

  • NYFS Hosting Annual Safety Town Program For Students Entering Kindergarten

    Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc., will again be offering a week long program for children entering kindergarten called “Safety Town” in July. Safety Town is a national program that was developed in 1964 to teach young children important information on traffic safety, fire safety, water safety, bus safety, bicycle safety, awareness of medicine and poison, and awareness of strangers. All safety topics will be taught in collaboration with local community and health agencies. Cost is $25 per child for the one-week program, and financial assistance is available.