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  • Reading Choices From NHS, NMS, And Reed

    The Newtown High School Book Club had its first meeting on Monday, September 30, to talk about its current book, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Huddled around a table in the school’s library/media center, students assigned club officers and discussed the book and more.

  • New Beginnings At The Bus Stop

    It is a paradox of human relations that the ones we hold closest to our hearts thrive when we loosen our grip. Given what we know about child development and education, it is easy for parents to see the sense of it. But Tuesday morning, as children headed out to the bus stops, this small “letting go” for the coming school year may have, for many, proved to be a most difficult moment of surrender. Newtown is no longer a town where people can find consolation by telling themselves that things always turn out for the best.

  • Reed Students Conduct A ‘Science Expo’

    For a portion of the day on Thursday, May 30, some of the Reed Intermediate School’s sixth grade classrooms had science experiments on display for other Reed students to witness.

    Reed sixth grade teacher Georgia Smith said she was very impressed by what the students were capable of accomplishing during the school’s first “Science Expo.”

    “A lot of this was done at home,” said Ms Smith. “We gave them the criteria and they ran with it.”

  • BOE Recognizes Top Students, Retiring Employees

    The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.

    "Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."

    The students who achieved grade point averages that rank them in the top five percent of the 2013 NHS graduating class were greeted with applause before the school board and members of the public present for the meeting.

  • School Board Hires NMS, Reed Principals

    Following an executive session Wednesday, May 29, the Board of Education voted to hire Thomas Einhorn to be principal at Newtown Middle School and Anne Uberti to be principal at Reed Intermediate School for the 2013-14 school year.

    According to a release from the school district, Mr Einhorn is currently the acting principal of Hall High School in West Hartford, and was a special education teacher at Sedgewick Middle School, also in West Hartford, before that.

  • School Board Advised Of Accidental Leak Of Confidential Records

    The Board of Education was notified at its May 7 meeting that a letter was recently sent home to roughly 800 parents to advise them that their student’s information was accidentally shared with a single parent in September.

  • School District Implements Budget Freeze

    The Board of Education was informed at its meeting on Tuesday, May 7, the district has implemented a budget freeze for the current spending year.

    With the end of the current fiscal year approaching, Acting Superintendent of Schools John Reed and district Business Director Ronald Bienkowski explained why the school district has implemented a budget freeze that will only allow costs that are considered “musts” to go through.

  • Monroe PD Orders Extra Security Precautions At Chalk Hill School Monday

    MONROE – Students at the temporary Sandy Hook School facility and two other neighboring Monroe schools were put on a "controlled lockdown," Monday, May 5 after Harrison, New Jersey Police notified the local officers that a carjacked vehicle was suspected to possibly be in the vicinity.

    Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed notified Sandy Hook School parents Monday afternoon that on the advice of the Monroe Police Department, recess was held indoors today at the Chalk Hill School, where the Sandy Hook children currently attend classes.

  • Board Sets May 6 As Reed’s First Day As Superintendent

    The Board of Education voted at its meeting on Tuesday, April 9, to have former Newtown Superintendent of Schools John Reed begin his term as acting interim superintendent on May 6, when Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson will begin a vacation.

    The motion came following an executive session that included Dr Robinson and the board’s attorney Floyd Dugas.