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  • Sandy Hook School One School, One Read Begins

    To kick off its One School, One Read three-week event, Sandy Hook Elementary School hosted Danny Rodrigue, stage name Danny Magic, on Friday, March 13.

    According to Sandy Hook School language arts consultant Cynthia McArthur, a One School, One Read committee read about 20 books before selecting this year’s book, which will be read by the entire school community over the next three weeks.

  • Valentines For Troops Sent Overseas

    Sandy Hook Elementary School’s PTA Valentines For Troops committee had already made efforts to pack letters, toiletries, chocolate, and Girl Scout cookies provided by Newtown VFW Post 308 together in packages by the time students entered the school’s lecture hall on Tuesday, February 10.

  • Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Visits Sandy Hook School

    Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Kathy Gombos told her entire student body seated inside the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, January 13, “We are all very excited…”

    A few moments later Sandy Hook School math/science specialist Kris Feda introduced Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to the assembled students. Ms Feda explained that Mr Nye has made science his career and shared some highlights from his work.

  • Year In Review: Planning, And Breaking Ground, For A New School

    2014 was a positive planning year for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Consigli Construction oversaw the demolition of the old Sandy Hook School in the fall of 2013, and by 2014 plans for the new building were taking shape, following community input and work between the town and design team, led by Svigals + Partners.

  • Year In Review: Service, Achievement, And Progress In Newtown's Schools

    For Newtown’s public schools 2014 was an eventful year. Students raised money for causes and charities, completed projects, and demonstrated a range of abilities throughout the year.

    The start of 2014 had Newtown Middle School students testing their knowledge in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, on January 9. After a number of rounds, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.

  • Mental Health Needs Persist Two Years After School Shooting

    (AP) Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse... Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist.

    “Here it is two years later, and it’s still hard to deal with. But God, you didn’t want to know me two years ago,” said Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook mother who happened to be inside the school that day with her three daughters, all of whom survived.

  • 227 CT Gun Deaths Later, Newtown Families Continue Their Campaign

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are giving fellow senators pins that show how many people in their state have been killed by guns since Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago.

    The senators’ own pins bear the number 227.

    Mr Blumenthal said he and Mr Murphy are distributing the pins to pressure Congress to act on gun control.

  • SHES Site Work Ramping Up As State Delivers $5 Million In Grant

    After clearing trees and stumps from the footprint of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School, site work to make the new foundation area stable will commence in the coming days according to a Consigli Construction spokesperson.

    At the same time, the State of Connecticut has scheduled the next installment of an approved $50 million in funding by awarding the latest round of grants requested to cover costs related to the construction project.

  • Veterans Day Celebrated In The Elementary Schools

    Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.

    Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.

  • Consigli Breaks Ground On Sandy Hook School

    Consigli Construction Co., Inc has broken ground for Newtown’s new 87,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Sandy Hook Elementary School. With offices in Hartford, Consigli was selected as construction manager to build the new $50 million school, which will accommodate 500-plus students from prekindergarten through fourth grade.

    “There has been a tremendous outreach to allow everyone impacted to have a voice,” said First Selectman Pat Llodra, “and the beginning of construction will be a turning point in the community.”