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  • School Board Celebrates Former Reed Students For Science Project

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced a “neat celebration” during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, August 18.

  • School Supporters Create Newtown Education Foundation

    Residents Kristen Bonacci, Aaron Carlson, and Casey Ragan are behind an effort to launch a Newtown Education Foundation to support the local learning environment.

    The Newtown Education Foundation’s mission is to “enrich the learning experience for our students by promoting innovation and creativity through collaboration with the community,” according to a press release.

    As the co-founders, Ms Bonacci, Mr Carlson, and Ms Regan announced the foundation on Wednesday, August 26.

  • Schools To Implement A New System For Monitoring Visitors

    When the new school year begins, Newtown Public Schools will be equipped with a new visitor management system, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced this week in a letter to parents and staff.

  • Supt. Erardi’s Contract Extended

    The Board of Education voted to increase the superintendent of schools’ contracted salary by three percent and to extend his contract by one year at its special meeting on Wednesday, June 24.

    The decision came among a series of votes on agenda items before the board heard from the public regarding the possibility of closing Hawley Elementary School due to declining enrollment for the 2016-17 year. The board later voted not to close a school for the 2016-17 school year and to continue its discussion about the best use of district facilities.

  • NHS Scholars Luncheon Highlights Students And Inspiring Teachers

    The first Scholars Luncheon was held at Newtown High School on Friday, June 12, after school.

    The event, which was held in the school's cafetorium, brought students in the top five percent of the graduating Class of 2015 together with an educator that inspired them during the course of their educational career.

  • NMS Moving Up Ceremony Celebrates And Honors Students

    As Newtown Middle School Principal Tom Einhorn said during his school's Moving Up Ceremony on Monday, June 15, held at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center in Danbury, the evening was being held to "congratulate and recognize our students."

  • The 'Outstanding' NHS Class of 2015 Graduates

    Around 5:30 Tuesday, June 16, mortarboards were in the air and a collective roar of applause grew inside the O’Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University as the Newtown High School’s Class of 2015 officially became high school graduates.

  • Forum Conducted For Incoming Kindergarten Parents

    Standing on the stage at Reed Intermediate School, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, estimated on Monday, April 27, that he was addressing the parents of the Newtown High School graduation Class of 2028.

    The evening presentation was held as a forum for parents of incoming kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year.

    Administrators, district teachers, Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, and school board member John Vouros were present.

  • Education By A Thousand Cuts

    To the Editor:

    At this late stage of the education budget review process, everyone is focused on the cost of transportation, gasoline, heating oil, medical plan savings, etc. Long forgotten by the Superintendent and the BOE is the $2.6M of resources requested by school principals that were denied in January.

  • Community Forum On School Budget Slated For Tuesday

    With a community forum on the 2015-16 school budget set for this Tuesday, March 10, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said this week he is hoping for a good turnout for the forum and for the April referendum.

    The one-hour community forum, called “All-School Parent Conversation Focused On Teaching, Learning, And the Proposed 2015-16 Spending Plan,” will start at 7:30 pm, and it will take place in the Lecture Hall at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road.