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  • First Selectman: SHES 'Students And Staff Are Safe'

    Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra has issued a statement in response to the bomb scare called in to Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning:

  • SHS Students Find Astronaut Acquaintance Is A Down-To-Earth Guy

    During the 2013–14 school year, Sandy Hook School third and fourth grade students had the opportunity to talk, via Skype, with two flight engineers aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and on Friday, September 10, one of the astronauts visited the school, offering presentations and visits with students during the morning.

  • Design Elements Presented: School Board Updated On SHS Progress

    Blues, greens, tans, and grays made up the primary colors of the proposed interior and exterior materials for use in the new Sandy Hook Elementary School that were presented to the Board of Education at its meeting September 16. The update came after the materials had already been presented to the Public Building & Site Commission.

  • A Special School Preview For Kindergarteners

    Kindergarten students across the district had a taste of the school year on Friday, August, 22, when they experienced riding on a school bus for the first time in their public school careers.

    At Hawley Elementary School, students were greeted by their teachers, parent volunteers, and Principal Christopher Moretti. The children visited their classrooms, where they could color and make themselves familiar with the spaces. 

  • P&Z Approves Sandy Hook School Project

    Following an hourlong public hearing on July 31, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members unanimously approved redevelopment plans for the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 12 Dickinson Drive, off Riverside Road.

    The new school would replace the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished last year following the December 2012 massacre there.

    The P&Z’s zoning approval marks a major local hurdle for the construction project.

  • Local Residents Join Anti-Christie Protest In Greenwich

    Dave Stowe, vice chairman of Newtown Action Alliance, joined more than 50 Newtown, Sandy Hook, and area residents in Greenwich on Monday, July 21, where at least an additional 150 people gathered to protest the appearance of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Gov Christie was fundraising in the Bell Haven area of Greenwich for Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

  • Two Sessions Slated On SHS Project

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are scheduled to conduct a public hearing on the zoning aspects of the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 31, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    The new school would replace the former Sandy Hook School at 12 Dickinson Drive, which the town demolished last year, following the December 2012 massacre there.

  • Sandy Hook School Proposal Starts Land Use Review

    The town Public Building & Site Commission (PBSC) has submitted a combined construction application for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School to the municipal land use agency, including an application to the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) and an application to the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z).

    The project proposed for 12 Dickinson Drive would be constructed at the site of the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished in 2013 after the December 2012 massacre at the school.

  • Boards Preview SHS Renderings

    Ahead of an expected June 5 town presentation on the plans for Sandy Hook Elementary School, representatives of Svigals + Partners unveiled some of the first renderings of the new building during a Public Building & Site and Board of Education joint meeting Wednesday, May 14.

  • Newtown School Concert Dates

    Students in the Newtown Public School’s Music Department are preparing for upcoming spring concerts scheduled for each school.

    The following is a recent listing released by the school district of the 2013 Spring Concert dates. Note some concerts are set to be presented at locations other than the school that will be performing.

    The Newtown High School Composers’ Concert will kick off the spring concert season Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7 pm at NHS.