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  • Reed School Celebrates ‘Danny Appreciation Day’

    Reed Intermediate School students were dressed less casually than normal on Friday, January 23, in honor of a Massachusetts boy the students learned about through a video online.

  • Reed Students Share Heart Maps

    With family, friends, and their fellow students surrounding them, Reed Intermediate School students in Valerie Pagano-Hepburn and Georgia Smith’s sixth grade cluster shared stories and “heart maps,” on Friday, December 19.

    Students took turns reading their stories before students, then gave their parents the heart maps, which were wrapped like presents and framed.

  • A Winning Therapy Dog At Reed

    One therapy dog that has been continuously offering support at Reed Intermediate School since students returned to school following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012, was honored recently by being nominated for an online competition.

    Kona, a therapy dog owned by Sandy Cornell, was announced as the winner of a Pets Best Insurance’s online “Books and Barks” contest on September 29. Kona received the most votes out of eight contenders.

  • Dancing With Pilobolus At Reed

    As Nile Russel worked with students in a gymnasium at Reed Intermediate on Thursday, October 2, Matt Del Rosario was also surrounded by students in the school’s library/media center.

    Both Mr Russel and Mr Del Rosario are with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and were visiting the school on Thursday as part of the a program through the After School Arts Program (ASAP).

  • 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.

  • A District Of Distinction

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, conducted his first Parent/Community Forum September 18 in a packed lecture hall at Newtown High School. The evening’s topic was a question brimming with engagement and hope: What must take place for your son/daughter to have their absolute best school year? Our initial response to the question was not a direct answer but a general observation: How far we have come in how we communicate with our school officials over the past three years.

  • NHS Principal, Reed Assistant Principal— School Board Fills Administrative Positions

    The Board of Education unanimously hired Lorrie Rodrigue of Oxford to fill the position of principal at Newtown High School and Jill Bontatibus Beaudry of Newtown for the assistant principal position at Reed Intermediate School during its meeting on Tuesday, May 20.

  • Drama Club Ready For Two-Show Production Of ‘Willy Wonka’

    The Reed Intermediate School Drama Club will perform its upcoming musical production of Willy Wonka this Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10.

    The Friday performance is at 7 pm, and the Saturday is at 6 pm.

    The play will be performed at the school, 3 Trades Lane.

    Tickets are $8 for general seating and will be available at the door prior to each performance.

    Gina DeCesare and Sharon Vetrano are directing the play.

  • 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.

  • Reed Crowns Geography Bee Champion

    Reed Intermediate School sixth graders who made it through preliminary tests into the school’s Geography Bee faced off on Tuesday, January 14. Cole Morelli emerged as the school champion.

    Reed sixth grade teacher Maura Drabik introduced an assembly of students to the school’s cafetorium for the event, and explained the proceedings and background of the National Geographic Geography Bee at Reed.

    Each sixth grade student participating in the Geography Bee represented his or her cluster.