Filmmaker and Bethel native Reid Davenport, 22, came to Reed Intermediate School on Thursday, March 28, and met with two clusters of fifth graders.
Mr Davenport has cerebral palsy, a condition which reduces his ability to regulate his motor functions. His recently completed documentary, Wheelchair Diaries: One Step Up, focuses on accessibility in Europe for people with physical disabilities.
Reed Intermediate School students in Valerie Pagano-Hepburn and Georgia Smith's cluster were surrounded by hearts, stories, and friends and family members on Thursday, January 24, when a recently completed project was celebrated.
After meeting in a floor-level Professional Learning Community, Ms Pagano-Hepburn said the idea was formed to use "heart maps" to help students explore the art of memoir writing.
Ms Pagano-Hepburn said students chose things they are passionate about then added them to a heart, which was later framed.
Reed Intermediate School sixth grade teacher Maura Drabik introduced the assembled school in the school's cafetorium on Monday, January 14, to the conclusion of the National Geographic Geography Bee at Reed.
Each sixth grade student participating in the Geography Bee on Monday represented his or her cluster. The students, Ms Drabik explained, had to pass a number of rounds in their cluster to be named to the championship round.
In light of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, several agencies are be offering open forums for parents, caregivers, nd educators on how to help children and their families. Other organizations will be offering special programs to help children and adults work though what they are thinking and feeling. Residents are reminded that all of Newtown’s clergy have opened their doors for those who are seeking spiritual guidance, whether or not one is a regular attendee of any house of worship.