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  • Broadway, Movie Star Visits RIS’s ‘Annie Jr’ Cast Members

    A sign was set up at Reed Intermediate School on Thursday, May 14, welcoming Broadway and movie actress Lilla Crawford and Tony Award-winning producer Van Dean to the Trades Lane school.

    Mr Dean, who is also executive producer and co-founder of Broadway Records, said he arranged the meeting after learning that Reed students were then preparing to perform Annie Jr, and to continue his efforts of supporting students in the community following the events of 12/14.

  • Night Of Jazz Brings District Ensembles Together

    The 16th Annual Newtown Night Of Jazz brought the district’s four jazz ensembles together to perform for the community during the evening of Thursday, May 7, at Newtown High School.

    The Reed Intermediate School’s Jazz Ensemble performed under the guidance of Directors Robert Nolte and Phil Beierle, the Newtown Middle School Jazz Band performed under the guidance of Director Mark Mahoney, and the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Bands were directed by Kurt Eckhardt.

  • Storyteller Visits Reed School

    Storyteller Eshu Bumpus visited with students at Reed Intermediate School on Monday, May 4, sharing stories and storytelling advice.

    During one of his presentations of the day, Mr Bumpus was introduced by Reed media specialist Pia Ledina to students gathered in the school’s Library Media Center.

    Ms Ledina told the students that Mr Bumpus is a professional storyteller who performs at festivals and more and he was there to work with the students during a workshop about storytelling.

  • ‘Annie Jr’ Being Staged Friday And Saturday At Reed

    With Reed Intermediate School’s musical production of Annie Jr set to take the stage this Friday, May 8, at 7 pm, and Saturday, May 9, at 6 pm, Director Sharon Vetrano said on May 5, the students and everyone involved in the production are excited.

    “They are absolutely amazing,” said Ms Vetrano before a run-through rehearsal started on Tuesday. “They worked so incredibly hard.”

    The plot of Annie Jr follows a young orphan girl as she searches for a family.

  • Forum Conducted For Incoming Kindergarten Parents

    Standing on the stage at Reed Intermediate School, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, estimated on Monday, April 27, that he was addressing the parents of the Newtown High School graduation Class of 2028.

    The evening presentation was held as a forum for parents of incoming kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year.

    Administrators, district teachers, Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, and school board member John Vouros were present.

  • Reed Students Preparing To Perform ‘Annie Jr,’ May 8-9

    With only a small number of rehearsals left before Reed Intermediate School students in this year’s musical production of Annie Jr take the stage, Director Sharon Vetrano spoke to the students on Tuesday, April 28, sharing advice and more before the day’s rehearsal.

    The plot of Annie Jr follows a young orphan girl as she searches for a family.

    The performances are set for 7 pm on Friday, May 8, and 6 pm on Saturday, May 9.

  • Reed Students Find ‘One Person Can Make A Difference’

    Reed Intermediate School sixth grade student CJ Demers portrayed Henry Ford for his project on Wednesday, April 8, when all students in his cluster shared a historical figure they deemed as having made a difference in the world.

  • Reed Students Preparing To Perform ‘Annie Jr,’ May 8-9

    C.J. Hoekenga, left, and Quinlyn Kessler, right, rehearsed their parts of Warbucks and Annie during a rehearsal on Tuesday, April 21, for Reed Intermediate School’s upcoming musical production of Annie Jr.

  • Tim Green Offers Reading Advice And Inspiration At Reed And NMS

    Tim Green, a former NFL player, a lawyer, and an author, visited Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Middle School on Thursday, April 3, sharing stories and reading inspiration with students at each school.

    “It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce to you, Mr Tim Green,” said library/media specialist Pia Ledina before students situated in the school’s cafetorium.

  • Reed Students Portray Historical Figures During ‘Wax Museum’ Presentation

    Sixth grade students in Michelle Holda-Vaccaro and Lil Martenson’s cluster were situated throughout the school’s cafetorium on Tuesday, March 31, dressed as “wax museum” characters.

    As a reading project, Ms Holda-Vaccaro explained, the students read and researched famous people who had made a positive influence on the world. While working on the projects, Ms Holda-Vaccaro said the students learned about credible sources and how to write a speech.