St Rose of Lima School is scheduled to hold an Open House on Sunday, January 26, from 1 to 3 pm. The event will include guided tours of the pre-school and kindergarten through eighth grade school; meeting faculty, school administration members, current parents and students; visiting classrooms and other instructional rooms; and learning about the school’s curriculum, including foreign languages, art, music, technology, physical education and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. Additionally, New Family Registration for the 2014-15 school year will take place in the school library during the Open House hours.
Fraser Woods Montessori School will host its January Open House for parents of prospective students from 6:30 to 8 pm on Thursday, January 30, at the school, 173 South Main Street. For this open house, Fraser Woods will present a parent education experience known as The Montessori Journey. It is designed to show parents exactly what children experience in the Montessori classroom at all levels from early childhood through middle school. Faculty, administrative staff, and the director of admissions will be available to conduct guided tours and provide information about the school’s four- or five-day toddler and preschool programs as well as full-day kindergarten through eighth grade programs and a new parent and child program, Little Bears for children 18 months to 3 years and a caregiver.
After Newtown Middle School students faced off in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee on Thursday, January 9, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner. “This is our 2014 Newtown Middle School Geography Bee,” announced NMS social students teacher Andrew San Angelo at the start of the event...
Sophie Ackert, a member of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA), said this week that the group is hoping for more people to take part in its “Green Post-It Project.” The project, she said, was begun by Jr NAA members to help people “realize that even small acts of kindness can mean a lot.” Sophie explained that people are asked to participate by writing notes on green-colored Post-It notes. Participants are then asked to place the note or notes somewhere in their community for others to find...
Artwork created by five students at Newtown High School is featured in the 2014 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards show, on display at the Tilpe Gallery, at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School in West Hartford. The works by Rebecca Ainley, Hannah Godbout, Katherine Jennings, Abigail Kohler and Isabella Saraceni will remain on view until January 29. The show is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state. According to NHS art teacher Carol Pelligra the pieces were juried from over 1,200 entries from throughout the state. Ms Pelligra said each of the students who have work featured in the show are “remarkable kids, and they all worked so hard.”
Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the first quarter marking period of the 2013-14 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list. Ei...
As Newtown’s Director of Music Michelle Hiscavitch said while welcoming Newtown High School students to the school’s auditorium on December 20, the day’s event was “a snapshot” of what the high school’s music department has to offer.
Newtown High School has announced the names of its students who have made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first quarter marking period of the 2013-14 this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course. To make the Honor Roll, NHS students must meet the same requirements, but their overall grade average must be more than 85, and the student must receive a grade of 80 or higher in each course.
The Newtown High School Counseling Department is sponsoring a College Financial Aid Night in the school’s cafetorium on Wednesday, January 8, beginning at 7. The event is designed to help parents and students answer any questions they might have about financing a college education, completing the FAFSA form, and more.
The Booth Library Creative Writing Group for Young Adults will offer Fiction this winter. Students in grades 6-8 who love to write will be led by Wally Wood, teacher, author and Newtown resident, with assistance from Linda Strange, a a committed volunteer assistant in the Creative Writing program and teacher in Waterbury. All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing short stories in progress as well as one-on-one communication between adults and young people. The writing group is a great opportunity for young writers to hone their skills and develop their own technique. The prompts and exercises will focus on building characters, describing place, creating situations, and developing a story’s framework. The group will meet from 6 to 8 pm on six Tuesday evenings: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11; February 18 will be a make-up date if necessary. There is a limit of ten students in grades 6-8. There is no fee. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions, and preference is given to Newtown students and residents.