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  • Year In Review: Transitions Changed The Face Of Newtown’s School Administration In 2014

    The lineup of Newtown’s administrative team changed in 2014.

    At the start of the year, the Board of Education was conducting a search for a new superintendent of schools. On January 10, five members of the school board were ready to head to Southington to conduct a site visit with that district’s then-superintendent, Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.

    The visit was part of the interview process, as BOE Vice Chair Laura Roche told The Bee.

  • 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.

  • Schools To Run On A Two Hour Delay Thursday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay, due to anticipated road conditions caused by the weather, on Thursday, December 11. 

  • Schools To Run On A Two Hour Delay Tuesday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay, due to anticipated icy road conditions, on Tuesday, December 9. 

  • Newtown Schools Announce Winter Concerts Schedule

    The school district has released the 2014-15 Winter Performance Schedule for concerts and events for each of the public schools.

    According to Director of Music and Newtown High School’s Fine Arts Department Chair Michelle Hiscavich, the concerts are free and members of the public are welcome to attend.

    Hawley Elementary School’s third and fourth grade chorus is slated to hold its concert on December 3 at Reed Intermediate School at 7 pm; snow date December 4.

  • Schools Closed Wednesday, Due To Weather

    The Newtown Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, November 26, due to anticipated weather.

    The school disctrict announced the decision Tuesday on its website, www.newtown.k12.ct.us, sharing that all Newtown Public Schools will be closed for Wednesday. 

  • Parent Community Forum Slated For September 18

    On Thursday, September 18, at 7 pm, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, will be facilitating an hour conversation focusing on the following question: What must take place for your son/daughter to have their absolute best school year?

    The Parent Community Forum will be held in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.

    The conversation will include curriculum, instruction, safety, parent partnership, and school communication, according to the district.

  • 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. 

  • Convocation Ceremony Kicks Off New School Year

    School district faculty and staff filed into the auditorium at Newtown High School on Thursday, August 21, for a convocation ceremony to mark the near-beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

    Representatives of local boards and the Newtown Police Department were also in attendance, including members of the Board of Education and First Selectman Pat Llodra.

  • Schools Closed Friday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 14, due to the weather, according to the school district.