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  • Reed School Honors Veterans

    “We are here to pay tribute to those great people who went to war so we can live free,” said Reed Intermediate School (RIS) student Rushil Jerfy, introducing the November 11 Veterans Day Program at the school, Tuesday morning. Rushil then led the fifth and sixth grade students, staff, and honored guests — veterans representing four of the five military branches — in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Mission: Wolf Visits Reed School

    Reed Intermediate School fifth graders were silently assembled around the school’s gymnasium as three wolves, lead by handlers, entered on Monday, October 13.

    Mission: Wolf is a nonprofit educational wolf sanctuary in Colorado, according to its website, missionwolf.org, and its traveling ambassadors have provided its outreach program worldwide.

  • Dancing With Pilobolus At Reed

    As Nile Russel worked with students in a gymnasium at Reed Intermediate on Thursday, October 2, Matt Del Rosario was also surrounded by students in the school’s library/media center.

    Both Mr Russel and Mr Del Rosario are with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and were visiting the school on Thursday as part of the a program through the After School Arts Program (ASAP).

  • A Winning Therapy Dog At Reed

    One therapy dog that has been continuously offering support at Reed Intermediate School since students returned to school following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012, was honored recently by being nominated for an online competition.

    Kona, a therapy dog owned by Sandy Cornell, was announced as the winner of a Pets Best Insurance’s online “Books and Barks” contest on September 29. Kona received the most votes out of eight contenders.

  • School Clubs Planning For The Year Ahead

    With the 2014-15 school year underway, school clubs have begun meeting and planning activities for this school year. Each school has a few clubs in particular that seem to grow larger every year and do not fail to allure members.

    Newtown High School’s Best Buddies club has more than 150 students, according to Jill Gonski, advisor to the club. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Longtime Newtown resident Pete Samoskevich was surprised on Saturday by his family and friends with a celebration of his 80th birthday. Pete, known best around town on the ball diamonds and working at Sunoco, continues to be a presence in town, entertaining anyone who will talk with him. Happy Birthday, Petey!

  • Interact Clubs Donate To 12/14 Organizations

    With the money raised by the sale of 100 trees in the holiday season, the Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School Interact Clubs are set to donate $125 to each of 20 foundations in memory of the children who lost their lives 12/14.

  • NHS Principal, Reed Assistant Principal— School Board Fills Administrative Positions

    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.

  • Drama Club Ready For Two-Show Production Of ‘Willy Wonka’

    The Reed Intermediate School Drama Club will perform its upcoming musical production of Willy Wonka this Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10.

    The Friday performance is at 7 pm, and the Saturday is at 6 pm.

    The play will be performed at the school, 3 Trades Lane.

    Tickets are $8 for general seating and will be available at the door prior to each performance.

    Gina DeCesare and Sharon Vetrano are directing the play.

  • Reed Drama Club Preparing For ‘Willy Wonka’

    The Reed Intermediate School Drama Club has been busy preparing for its upcoming musical production of Willy Wonka, set for performances on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10.

    “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of your imagination,” sang student Will Crebbin, who will portray “the greatest candy maker of all time,” Willy Wonka, during a rehearsal on Tuesday, April 29.

    The Friday performance is at 7 pm, and the Saturday is at 6 pm.