• 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.

  • 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.