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  • Tim Green Offers Reading Advice And Inspiration At Reed And NMS

    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.

  • School Board To State: Support School-Based Health Centers

    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.

  • Newtown Students Perform At UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival

    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.

  • ‘Shrek The Musical Jr’ Next Weekend At NMS

    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.

  • Middle School Students To Present ‘Shrek The Musical Jr’

    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.

  • Recovery Project Slates NHS/NMS/Reed Parent Forum

    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.

  • Art Enrichment Student Works On Display At Mine Art Gallery

    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.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Sponsor After-School Program At NMS

    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.

  • 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.