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  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program. Further information is also available at newtowncontinuinged.org.

  • NHS ‘Financing College’ Presentation Set For October 8

    The School Counseling office at Newtown High School is sponsoring an evening presentation called “Financing College” on Wednesday, October 8, starting at 7 pm. The program will be conducted by Charles Wareham, a financial advisor with Valark Financial Services in Hartford. According to a release from NHS, the presentation will not be a sales presentation, but will offer “high value information that will benefit you.”

  • NHS Student To Serve As National Poetry Ambassador

    Newtown High School junior Ashley Gong has been selected to be one of this year’s five National Student Poetry Ambassadors. Ashley has known about her achievement since July, but had to keep it a secret until it was announced. That announcement came during a visit to Washington, D.C., September 17-20, during which First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reading, which was the first event the five National Student Poetry Ambassadors took part in, kicking off their year as ambassadors. The National Student Poets Program is the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. The five young poets were appointed by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to showcase the essential role of writing and the arts in academic and personal success.

  • St Rose Cuts Ribbon On New Outdoor Learning Center

    The entire school community and invited guests gathered outside St Rose of Lima School on Friday, September 26, to celebrate the opening of the school’s new solar-powered outdoor classroom kiosk. Just over two years before the ceremony, James Walsh, chairman a parish committee working on the project, spoke during an August 2012 Board of Selectman meeting. He told the board that General Motors had offered to partner in developing the sustainable solar canopy pilot, and that the standalone structure would serve as a satellite classroom designed to teach students about environmental sustainability, as well as generating solar power that will help lower the electric usage at the school. The project also included learning gardens.

  • Fraser Woods Montessori School Blazing Trails For Learning

    When picking up his daughter from summer camp one day this past summer, Fraser Woods Montessori School parent Ryan Knaggs had an idea. There was a circle of stumps, up a small but slightly steep trail and beneath trees on the school’s property, and the students were using the stumps as chairs while listening to school teacher and summer camp instructor Christine Mitchell. It occurred to Mr Knaggs that with a little “natural work” the space could be transformed.

  • Joining The International Day Of Peace

    Students and school faculty and staff began to assemble on the lawn behind Fraser Woods Montessori School just before 11 am on Friday, September 19, to continue a worldwide acknowledgement of this year’s International Day of Peace. Before the younger grades were brought outside, middle school-aged students began forming a large circle, holding flags with “World Peace” written on them. The event is a tradition at the school ant at Montessori schools around the world.

  • NMS Seventh Graders Visit Booth Library

    Between Tuesday, September 9, and Wednesday, September 10, seventh grade students in three clusters had the opportunity to visit C.H. Booth Library. According to Language Arts teacher Kristin Norden, the students left from Newtown Middle School to visit the library by 7:30 each day, and workshops centered around having the students familiarize themselves with using the library’s resources, like research tools, downloading eBooks, and applying for interlibrary loans.

  • Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition Open To Local Students

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 and its Ladies Auxiliary recently announced that the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition is open for local students through Friday, October 29. The program was started in 1947, and the national program provides students in sixth through eighth grade the opportunity to express democratic ideas and principles. This year’s theme is “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” Essays will be read by three local residents, who will be reading essays and judging on knowledge, theme and clarity, without knowing the names of any of the authors. The Newtown VFW Post-sponsored winner will go on to compete for the VFW District 1 title, and will have a chance to continue to a national title.

  • Superintendent Collects ‘Big Bets’ At Parent/Community Forum

    For the first scheduled Parent/Community Forum facilitated by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, parents and community members were seated in nearly every seat in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall on September 18. The night was held to focus on the question, “What must take place for your son/daughter to have their absolute best school year?” “I think it is really essential that the most important partnership for any district that is going to claim to be a district of distinction — and that’s what this district could be — has to be a very strong partnership with parents,” said Dr Erardi. The superintendent also said each of the concerns and suggestions brought up during the forum would be “synthesized” and shared with the full Board of Education, a number of board members were present for the event. Dr Erardi explained he had set three easels near the front of the room for parents to add their top “Big Bets,” or priorities, under three different categories.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings in a number of classes being offered this autumn season. NCE has scheduled classes that cover everything from computer basics and using the Internet to illustration and finances. One class begins this week, while the others are scheduled to begin early next month.