Under the guidance of instructor Tim McGuire, students in Newtown Continuing Education’s Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 worked on Wednesday, July 22, to create computer games.
Mr McGuire said the camp, which has been offered before, drew 15 students this year, and a number of them were returning campers from previous years or from other computer camps offered this summer. The camp ran from July 20 to July 24.
Newtown’s Public Building and Site Commissioners (PBSC), who oversee most of the community’s public capital projects, unanimously selected Smith Edwards McCoy Architects of Hartford to design the Newtown High School auditorium renovation. The firm has a portfolio that includes a new performing arts center for Hartt School at the University of Hartford that was converted from a crumbling abandoned auto dealership.
Sandy Hook Promise, the national non-profit led by several families that lost a loved one in the Sandy Hook School shooting, recently donated $47,000 to help fund a year-long, four-phase resiliency program for members of the emergency response communities and their families.
The program is organized by the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team and run by HEART 9/11, a group of 9/11 first responders that has helped other first responders, families, and communities heal and rebuild following tragedies.
On August 1, motorist Brian Dinse, 22, of Guilford, who was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck on the Exit 11 off-ramp for westbound Interstate 84, became involved in an accident, state police said.
There were no injuries. State police said they charged Dinse with driving under the influence and with failure to maintain position in the travel lane.
State police released Dinse for a court appearance after he posted a $500 nonsurety bail.
The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30.
The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.
The following students made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School for the 2014-15 school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication.