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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project is sponsoring a Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum on “Responsible Use of Social Media” on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown High School’s Room B150, from 7 to 8 pm.
“Responsible Use of Social Media” will share information on effects social media can have on youth, including negative effects.
Reed Intermediate School sixth grade students who were named as the top students in the National Geographic Bee challenge for their clusters competed against each other in the school’s final competition on Thursday, January 15.
After 11 rounds and a final championship round, Anika Ledina was named as the school’s champion.