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  • A Busy Month For NMS Jazz Students

    The Newtown Middle School Jazz Band traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, March 7, to participate in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival with the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Jazz Bands, kicking off a busy month for jazz students at the middle school.

    This was the third year the middle school Jazz Band participated in the festival, and the Blue Band and Gold Band participated in the festival for the second time this year.

  • Newtown Middle School Releases Second Marking Period Honor Rolls

    Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter marking period of the 2013-14 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.

    Eighth Grade Honor Roll

  • ‘Grease: School Version’ Ready To ‘Tell Me More’

    The Newtown Middle School’s musical production of Grease: School Version is set to run this Friday, March 14, through Sunday, March 16.

    Students continued to work after school for the production this week, and a free Senior Tea was held Thursday afternoon for senior citizens.

    The school version is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences of the musical, which follows the story of teenagers in 1959 through romances and high school.

  • Newtown Middle School Students Preparing For ‘Grease’

    Students in the upcoming Newtown Middle School musical production of Grease: School Version rehearsed after school on Monday, March 3.

  • NMS Students Learn How Reed Project Created A Well In Liberia

    When roughly 100 students made their way into the Newtown Middle School auditorium on Thursday, February 20, their former Reed Intermediate School teachers were waiting for them to deliver a message: children in Liberia are drinking clean water thanks to them.

    As the students entered, many shared hugs with their former teachers — Valerie Pagano-Hepburn, Georgia Smith, Petrice DiVanno, and Lil Martenson — before sitting down for a presentation.

  • NMS’s Literary Magazine Cited For Excellence

    Newtown Middle School’s literary magazine, Opus Optima, has been selected by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the rank of “Highest Award” in the 2013 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines.

    The 2013 edition of Opus Optima is the first edition of the publication to earn the award since its 1996 edition.

    “This is just such a wonderful award,” said NMS art teacher Claudia Mitchell.

  • NMS To Stage ‘Grease: School Version,’ March 14-16; Seniors Invited For Tea & Theater

    Newtown Middle School students have been rehearsing after school for the school’s upcoming musical production of Grease: School Version.

    The school version is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences of the musical, which follows the story of teenagers in 1959 through romances and high school.

    Grease: School Version is set to be performed on March 14 at 7 pm, March 15 at 7 pm, and March 16 at 2 pm.

  • NHS Slates Eighth Grade Parent Night For February 12

    Newtown High School has scheduled an orientation night for eighth grade students and parents for Wednesday, February 12, at 7 pm, starting in the NHS auditorium.

    Attendees are invited to arrive early to take tours of the school. The NHS HAWKS Honor Society members will be available to give tours of the building beginning at 5:30 pm. Attendees are asked to allow at least 45 minutes for a tour.

  • NMS’s Mean Green Machines Looking Toward The Future

    Newtown Middle School students in the Lexus Eco Challenge group The Mean Green Machines recently met with their school principal and Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed to discuss future plans for their group’s project.

    Team members of the Mean Green Machines are Nicole Germak, Romy Gold, Daniel Grosso, Dylan Sock, Joshua Dunn, and Cassidy Kortze.

  • NMS Geography Bee Yields A School Champion

    After Newtown Middle School students faced off in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee on Thursday, January 9, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.

    “This is our 2014 Newtown Middle School Geography Bee,” announced NMS social students teacher Andrew San Angelo at the start of the event.