• SHACK Winter Session Registration Open

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) winter ten-week session of classes will begin on March 11 and runs through May 25. Registration is by mail or in studio during studio hours (check website). Class cost is $150 per student per session plus an $25 ...

  • Hawley Reading Lounge Now Open, Artwork Unveiled

    Artwork created by Newtown High School National Honor Society Art Committee members was unveiled at Hawley Elementary School on Thursday, February 21, as part of a celebration to highlight the opening of the school’s new Reading Lounge.

  • One Hundred Ways To Celebrate

    One hundred pennies, 100 gummy bears, 100 chocolate kisses, 100 marshmallows, 100 doilies wound into rose buds — Middle Gate School students’ art projects all added up to 100.

  • Raising Funds To Bring Newtown To St Patrick’s Day Parade

    New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is less than a month away, and one resident is raising money to bring members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard, representatives of the local fire companies and police department, and teachers and administrators to...

  • Robinson To Be Cited As ‘Outstanding Superintendent’

    The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education confirmed this week that Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson will receive its Outstanding School Superintendent award at its 15th Annual Awards Dinner, set for March 9.

  • Fraser Woods Montessori School To Present ‘Random Hacks Of Kindness Junior’

    Fraser Woods Montessori School is set to present Random Hacks of Kindness Junior. The event, which will take place on Saturday, May 4, offers elementary school students in fourth through eighth grade from across Connecticut the opportunity to explore the power of computing by dev...

  • Echeverria Takes First In Chase School’s Annual Oratory Competition

    WATERBURY — Newtown resident Tim Echeverria, a seventh grade student at Chase Collegiate School, took first place in the school’s annual Declamations project, held on January 25. A signature event in the School’s Public Speaking Program, Declamations are formal speeches presented by middle school students to their entire class, parents, and other guests. Students distil a research paper on pioneers of the sky, land, and sea into a three-minute speech.

  • Illinois Teen Raises Money For Newtown Memorial Fund

    Andrew Ernest, a senior at Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill., presented roughly $10,000 for the Newtown Memorial Fund to Newtown representatives on Monday, February 18. The money was raised over one month through efforts made at his high school, according to Andrew, who said he felt a need to deliver the donation in person.

  • Sandy Hook Volunteer Honored With Scouting’s Highest Adult Award

    MILFORD — David Barrett of Sandy Hook was recognized along with six other volunteers with the Silver Beaver award at the Connecticut Yankee Council’s Annual Recognition Dinner in January. The Silver Beaver is the highest adult award that can be presented by the local council.

  • Mad About Mardi Gras

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) hosted Fat Tuesday Mask & Merry Making fun on February 12.