- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Following an executive session on Monday, June 30, the Board of Education announced the unanimous selection of James Ross as Newtown Middle School’s new assistant principal.
Mr Ross, who has been teaching seventh and eighth grade math at NMS since 2008, was welcomed by school board Chair Debbie Leidlein and applause from the audience after the unanimous vote.
Before coming to Newtown in 2008, Mr Ross worked in Norwalk and Bethel as a math teacher.
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Newtown High School Odysey of the Mind team members and volunteers gathered together on Friday, April 18, at the start of this year's Bunny Watch, which runs from 10 am until 4 pm on April 18 and April 19. From left are Ryan Fitzgerald, Jesse Sailer, Hannah Fitzgerald, Quinn Fitzgerald, Julia Weiland, Nick Weiland, Sydney Chiarito, and Owen Walsh.
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Newtown High School Odyssey of the Mind team members are gearing up to offer the annual Bunny Watch, a fundraiser for the group to attend the World Finals of the problem-solving competition.
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Local Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the state level of the competition on Saturday, March 29, in Bristol. Some local teams are now busy fundraising to cover the expected costs of attending the upcoming world finals. A number of teams took the time this week, however, to reflect with The Bee on the Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind.
- Friday, April 4, 2014
Mother Nature had to stick her tongue out at us one last time this season, on Monday morning. A coating of sleet and giant snowflakes were not what I wanted to see, but I’m hoping that is the last of the wintry weather. The daffodils and crocuses poking up through the soil around town are giving me hope that spring truly is imminent.
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Odyssey of the Mind team mom Heather Almeter with her daughter, Arline, at Newtown Middle School earlier this afternoon. Mrs Almeter’s son, Aidan, is a member of a team that will be heading to Odyssey of the Mind world finals later this month.
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Dover Donuts, an Odyssey of the Mind Team of Reed Intermediate School students, are set to hold a car wash this Saturday, May 11, from 10 am until 2 pm.
The event will help the team members raise money to cover the costs associated with attending the World Finals of the Odyssey of the Mind competition in Michigan later this month.
Following the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, held on April 6 in Bristol, five of Newtown's participating teams made it to World Finals in Michigan, set for May 22- 25.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
With participation in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind before them, one Newtown High School team has been “flocking” residents to raise money to make it to Michigan.
Following the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, held on April 6 in Bristol, five of Newtown’s participating teams made it to World Finals in Michigan, set for May 22–25.
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Following the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, held on April 6 in Bristol, five of Newtown’s participating teams will be heading to the World Finals in Michigan, set for May 22 through 25.
- Friday, March 29, 2013
A bouncy house was set up, tickets were ready, and a number of “bunnies” were starting to arrive by 10 am on Friday, March 29, for the first day of this year’s Bunny Watch, near Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills campus.
The Bunny Watch has been held annually for the last couple of years as a fundraiser for local Odyssey of the Mind teams. The event is set to be open from 10 am until 4 pm on both Friday, and Saturday, March 29.