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  • Broadway, Movie Star Visits RIS’s ‘Annie Jr’ Cast Members

    A sign was set up at Reed Intermediate School on Thursday, May 14, welcoming Broadway and movie actress Lilla Crawford and Tony Award-winning producer Van Dean to the Trades Lane school.

    Mr Dean, who is also executive producer and co-founder of Broadway Records, said he arranged the meeting after learning that Reed students were then preparing to perform Annie Jr, and to continue his efforts of supporting students in the community following the events of 12/14.

  • Night Of Jazz Brings District Ensembles Together

    The 16th Annual Newtown Night Of Jazz brought the district’s four jazz ensembles together to perform for the community during the evening of Thursday, May 7, at Newtown High School.

    The Reed Intermediate School’s Jazz Ensemble performed under the guidance of Directors Robert Nolte and Phil Beierle, the Newtown Middle School Jazz Band performed under the guidance of Director Mark Mahoney, and the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Bands were directed by Kurt Eckhardt.

  • Storyteller Visits Reed School

    Storyteller Eshu Bumpus visited with students at Reed Intermediate School on Monday, May 4, sharing stories and storytelling advice.

    During one of his presentations of the day, Mr Bumpus was introduced by Reed media specialist Pia Ledina to students gathered in the school’s Library Media Center.

    Ms Ledina told the students that Mr Bumpus is a professional storyteller who performs at festivals and more and he was there to work with the students during a workshop about storytelling.

  • ‘Annie Jr’ Being Staged Friday And Saturday At Reed

    With Reed Intermediate School’s musical production of Annie Jr set to take the stage this Friday, May 8, at 7 pm, and Saturday, May 9, at 6 pm, Director Sharon Vetrano said on May 5, the students and everyone involved in the production are excited.

    “They are absolutely amazing,” said Ms Vetrano before a run-through rehearsal started on Tuesday. “They worked so incredibly hard.”

    The plot of Annie Jr follows a young orphan girl as she searches for a family.

  • Reed Students Preparing To Perform ‘Annie Jr,’ May 8-9

    With only a small number of rehearsals left before Reed Intermediate School students in this year’s musical production of Annie Jr take the stage, Director Sharon Vetrano spoke to the students on Tuesday, April 28, sharing advice and more before the day’s rehearsal.

    The plot of Annie Jr follows a young orphan girl as she searches for a family.

    The performances are set for 7 pm on Friday, May 8, and 6 pm on Saturday, May 9.

  • Reed Students Preparing To Perform ‘Annie Jr,’ May 8-9

    C.J. Hoekenga, left, and Quinlyn Kessler, right, rehearsed their parts of Warbucks and Annie during a rehearsal on Tuesday, April 21, for Reed Intermediate School’s upcoming musical production of Annie Jr.

  • 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.

  • Reed Student Advances To State Level Of National Geographic Bee

    Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

  • 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.

  • 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.