With the news that Newtown High School Assistant Principal Paul Jones has been hired to be the next principal at Watertown High School, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, reflected on all the recent changes to the district’s leadership.
Mr Jones was voted by the Watertown Board of Education to start as Watertown High School’s principal on July 1 during a special meeting held on Monday, June 9.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody in Newtown who helped us reach our goal of competing at the Odyssey of the Mind World Final Competition at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa last week. We are grateful to everyone who watched a bunny, made a pet rock, bought a spontaneous poem, had a face painted or simply threw their spare change into our jar! The support shown to us was fantastic.
The Board of Education honored both Newtown’s retiring educators and students within the top five percent of the graduating Class of 2014, including valedictorian Anne Beier and salutatorian Amisha Dave, at its meeting on Tuesday, June 3.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, announced each retiring teacher or administrator before they were greeted by Board of Education members and handed a gift by school board Chair Debbie Leidlein.
Study tour chaperones for the recent Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) delegation visits to China, France, and Spain resoundingly said this week the trips all were wonderful experiences.
Some of the students who traveled to the three countries also chimed in to share their favorite parts of the experiences.
The Newtown High School Peer Leadership group is set to host a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive on Thursday, May 29, from 8 am until 2 pm, in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road.
The event is open to the public.
The drive will be offered through the Be The Match Donor Registry. Be The Match is the largest registry in the world providing a means for thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases or leukemia to find a match.
The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course.
The Board of Education unanimously hired Lorrie Rodrigue of Oxford to fill the position of principal at Newtown High School and Jill Bontatibus Beaudry of Newtown for the assistant principal position at Reed Intermediate School during its meeting on Tuesday, May 20.