- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Music played over the loudspeakers at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School on Wednesday, June 17, just moments before the last bell rang for the 2014-15 school year.
And that was when some of the school’s fourth grade students began to dance.
According to staff, students danced in their classrooms while the song “Happy” played.
By the time “Uptown Funk” was being played, the fourth graders formed a dance line.
- Thursday, June 11, 2015
Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter marking period of the 2014-15 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.
Eighth Grade Honor Roll
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Within a week of a Facility and Enrollment Study Committee report presentation, the Hawley Elementary School community delivered a sharp response to the idea of closing the school.
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A facility and enrollment study, presented by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, June 2, recommends closing Hawley Elementary School due to declining enrollment.
While Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, cost estimates were also provided for the closure of the middle school.
“This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy,” said Dr Erardi.
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015
After Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented configurations during the Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday, June 2, for closing a school in the district, he said the Facility and Enrollment Study Committee endorses closing an elementary school.
Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, but cost estimates were also provided if Newtown Middle School were closed.
"This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy," said Dr Erardi.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
A line of nets was set up outside at Newtown Middle School on Tuesday, May 5, for a volleyball tournament fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
It was the third annual “Volleyball for Heart Event,” and it had teams of seventh and eighth grade students go up against each other in seven-minute games.
The event was held after school, and NMS physical education teacher Ken Kantor, who organized the event, explained the rules of the tourney while surrounded by the seventh and eighth grade participants.
- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:18 pm
A joint effort by the Newtown Middle School’s Interact Club and its Student Council collected food items from March 23 to April 30 at the school to donate to the FAITH Food Pantry, a non-ecumenical offering for town residents located at St John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook.
The Interact Club also visited the FAITH Food Pantry on May 6 to donate the collection, tour the facility with food pantry Co-Chair Barbara Krell, and help sort the donated items.
- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm
The 16th Annual Newtown Night Of Jazz brought the district’s four jazz ensembles together to perform for the community during the evening of Thursday, May 7, at Newtown High School.
The Reed Intermediate School’s Jazz Ensemble performed under the guidance of Directors Robert Nolte and Phil Beierle, the Newtown Middle School Jazz Band performed under the guidance of Director Mark Mahoney, and the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Bands were directed by Kurt Eckhardt.
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
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.
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Board of Education will be sending a letter to state officials in support of funding school-based health care centers, like the one recently opened at Newtown Middle School, in the state’s proposed budget.
As Chair Keith Alexander explained during his board’s Tuesday, April 21, meeting, the letter was drafted by school board Secretary Kathy Hamilton.