- Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:12 am
Newtown students and jazz bands earned recognition while attending and participating in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival on March 14.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:55 am
- Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:35 am
Newtown Middle School students rehearsed for the upcoming production of Shrek The Musical Jr on Monday, March 16.
Shrek The Musical Jr will be performed on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm, and Saturday, March 28, at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, March 29, at 2 pm. All performances will be at the middle school, 11 Queen Street.
Tickets are $10 per person and started selling on March 9.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
Jackson Mittleman, center, set to play Shrek in the middle school's upcoming musical production Shrek The Musical Jr, with fellow castmates during rehearsal on March 9.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project is sponsoring a Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum on “Responsible Use of Social Media” on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown High School’s Room B150, from 7 to 8 pm.
“Responsible Use of Social Media” will share information on effects social media can have on youth, including negative effects.
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Newtown Middle School students competed in the final school round of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday, January 13.
After six rounds and a final championship round, Jackson Hebner was named as the school’s champion.
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Newtown Middle School art teacher Arlene Spoonfeather estimated that 30 eighth grade art enrichment students currently have 45 pieces on view at Mine Art Gallery, 117 Church Hill Road.
The exhibit opened for family and friends of the students on Saturday, January 10, during an afternoon private showing that had the space filled with people looking at the works and speaking with the artists.
- Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Ben’s Lighthouse will sponsor a free after-school program at Newtown Middle School for all local seventh and eighth grade students, on Mondays from 2:15 to 3 pm, from February 4 to March 16.
The program will offer students the opportunity to tell stories, like favorite memories or achievements, by talking about the importance of life lessons, lessons learned, and sharing influences in their lives. According to Ben’s Lighthouse, the program’s goal is to create and publish a paperback book with all of the shared stories.
- Friday, January 2, 2015
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.
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
More than 90 students had signed up to participate in the Friday, December 12, after school KanJam tournament at Newtown Middle School by the time the bell rang to dismiss school for the day.
NMS physical education teachers Matt Memoli, Joe LaRosa, and Ken Kantor were quick to ready the gym for the tourney before students filed in to hear the rules for the after school event.