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  • A KanJam Session At NMS

    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.

  • NMS First Quarter Honor Roll

    Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the first 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

  • Internet Safety Presentation Offered At NMS

    Before Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts offered an “Internet Safety for Parents of Teens & Tweens” presentation at C.H. Booth Library during the evening of Wednesday, October 29, he gave presentations for Newtown Middle School students.

    “I don’t think that even an hour goes by that we don’t use the Internet,” said NMS Principal Thomas Einhorn before he introduced Mr Driscoll to students, “and it is really important for you to know how to safely do so.”

  • NMS Labels Are For Jars Club Celebrates ‘Valentober’

    Newtown Middle School’s Labels Are For Jars club started preparing for October 31 more than a week before the date arrived.

    Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, students in the club sorted candy into small black pouches with the words, “Happy Valentober… Spread the love… Tell someone you love them” written on red labels.

  • Winning NMS Scarecrows Announced

    Newtown Middle School announced the top three winning creations from this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest this week.

  • NMS Student Council Elected

    Newtown Middle School’s 2014-15 Student Council officers were elected on Friday, October 10.

    Voting took place in classrooms after contenders for the four positions gave speeches in the middle school’s auditorium.

  • Scarecrows On Display At NMS

    Newtown Middle School students set up entries in this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest this past weekend. They are on display now through this Sunday, October 26, on the Queen Street school’s front lawn.

    Each year, prior to Halloween, groups of eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a “larger than life” scarecrow not only with a theme, but also with the durability to survive inclement weather.

  • NMS Scarecrows Returning To Queen Street This Weekend

    Entries in this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest began appearing on the front lawn of Newtown Middle School yesterday afternoon. Officially, however, the contest opens today, when students put more of their sculptures on view at 11 Queen Street. 

    Each year, prior to Halloween, groups of eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a “larger than life” scarecrow not only with a theme, but also with the durability to survive inclement weather. 

  • School Clubs Planning For The Year Ahead

    With the 2014-15 school year underway, school clubs have begun meeting and planning activities for this school year. Each school has a few clubs in particular that seem to grow larger every year and do not fail to allure members.

    Newtown High School’s Best Buddies club has more than 150 students, according to Jill Gonski, advisor to the club. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Under Construction: Newtown Middle School Scarecrows Returning October 18

    Each year as the leaves turn color and the air cools, residents of Newtown can begin expecting to see scarecrows scattered across the Newtown Middle School lawn.

    This year is no exception. The 18th annual My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest is already underway, with students planning and constructing their entries for the big unveiling on October 18.