Before voting to schedule Newtown High School’s graduation ceremony for June 17 and Newtown Middle School’s moving up ceremony for June 16 at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center, the Board of Education discussed recommendations at its April 1 meeting that will be passed on to the Legislative Council for a Charter Revision Commission.
What a wonderful experience! Newtown can be proud of its young people.
We as senior citizens were delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Peter Pan at the high school and the lovely dinner that preceded it.
We were met at the door by several young people from the student government, eager to talk with us and escort us to the cafeteria for our dinner sponsored by the PTSA. We sincerely wish to thank our hosts.
Smarter Balance Assessment is a misnomer; especially if you are a junior in high school. Like the amazing plate spinners seen in the circus, many of our juniors balance heavy course loads, extracurricular activities, and jobs while determining a post secondary life path. The last thing they need is an extraneous plate added to the stage. But that is what our state and district have chosen to do.