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  • 2013-14 School Year Ends With Smiles

    As students arrived at Middle Gate Elementary School on Wednesday, June 18, for the final day of the 2013-14 school year, music teacher Tina Jones stood waiting to greet students who were dropped off by parents.

    With her arms wide open, as if ready to hug each of the students, Ms Jones sang, “Happy last day of school.”

    For some students she had a cheer at the ready.

  • Superintendent To Form School Culture And Climate Panel

    After hearing a presentation by the Newtown Federation of Teachers at the Board of Education’s May 20 meeting, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, said this week he plans to form a culture and climate committee in the school district.

    At the school board’s May 20 meeting, federation members voiced concerns regarding a range of topics, and Dr Erardi suggested at the meeting that a committee be formed.

    The concept for the panel has grown in the last week, according to the superintendent.

  • Classrooms Open, Buses Roll For The 2013-14 School Year

    Students across the district stepped onto buses for the first time of the 2013-14 school year Tuesday, August 27, while teachers and school staff waited to welcome them.

    “By all reports, people were exceedingly pleased,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed on Wednesday, in a video interview with The Bee. 

  • Newtown Kids Are Welcomed Back To The District's Schools

    Students across the district stepped onto buses for the first time of the 2013-14 school year Tuesday, August 27, while teachers and school staff waited to welcome them.

    At Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, school faculty and staff waited inside the school’s main entrance, at the ready to offer greetings and assistance to classrooms.

    “Welcome back to school,” one staff member said as students stepped off the first round of buses at the school.