When roughly 100 students made their way into the Newtown Middle School auditorium on Thursday, February 20, their former Reed Intermediate School teachers were waiting for them to deliver a message: children in Liberia are drinking clean water thanks to them.
As the students entered, many shared hugs with their former teachers — Valerie Pagano-Hepburn, Georgia Smith, Petrice DiVanno, and Lil Martenson — before sitting down for a presentation.
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has scheduled parent forums at Reed Intermediate School and Head O’ Meadow Elementary School.
The Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum, called “I Know I Can Because I Am,” will be conducted on Monday, February 10, in two sessions, one from 9:15 am until 10:15 am in Reed’s cafetorium, and one from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Reed’s media center.
Reed Intermediate School sixth graders who made it through preliminary tests into the school’s Geography Bee faced off on Tuesday, January 14. Cole Morelli emerged as the school champion.
Reed sixth grade teacher Maura Drabik introduced an assembly of students to the school’s cafetorium for the event, and explained the proceedings and background of the National Geographic Geography Bee at Reed.
Each sixth grade student participating in the Geography Bee represented his or her cluster.
The Newtown VFW Post #308 named its winners for the Patriot Pen essay contest during several recent presentations.
Last week, VFW Post #308 representatives also announced the winner of the Patriot Pen Voice of Democracy Award as Newtown High School senior Brittany Pearson. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school seniors. As the award winner in Newtown, Brittany’s entry will go on to the state level of the competition.
The Newtown High School Book Club had its first meeting on Monday, September 30, to talk about its current book, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Huddled around a table in the school’s library/media center, students assigned club officers and discussed the book and more.
Incoming fifth grade Reed Intermediate School students, family members, and friends were welcomed at Dickinson Park on Monday, August 26.
The event was coordinated by the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and was held to offer the school’s newest students a chance to meet with friends while making some new ones. Families were asked to bring a picnic lunch to eat under the park’s pavilion, on a spread-out blanket, or elsewhere at the park.
The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.
"Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."
The students who achieved grade point averages that rank them in the top five percent of the 2013 NHS graduating class were greeted with applause before the school board and members of the public present for the meeting.
Following an executive session Wednesday, May 29, the Board of Education voted to hire Thomas Einhorn to be principal at Newtown Middle School and Anne Uberti to be principal at Reed Intermediate School for the 2013-14 school year.
According to a release from the school district, Mr Einhorn is currently the acting principal of Hall High School in West Hartford, and was a special education teacher at Sedgewick Middle School, also in West Hartford, before that.