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  • PeaceJam Event Being Planned For Newtown Youth

    Everything is coming together, according to Sarah Clements, a Newtown High School student and Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) Chair for the Newtown PeaceJam, Transforming Tragedy event being planned for Sunday, October 6. It will be at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane. Jr NAA is affiliated with Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change. According to the website set up for the event, “The Newtown Foundation, PeaceJam New England and the Jr Newtown Action Alliance have come together to offer Newtown Middle and High School students the opportunity to explore how one experience or event does not define who you are, or who you will become. Tragedy does not need to lead to despair. Instead, it can be transformed into the fuel for reaching toward new levels of positive change in your life and in your actions.”

  • Day Of Kindness Saturday At NHS

    On Saturday, September 14, the Newtown High School Kindness Club will host a Day of Kindness. The free event is aimed at local youth, but is open to residents of all ages. The Day of Kindness will run from noon to 4 pm at NHS’s cafetorium, 12 Berkshi...

  • Wesley Learning Center Marks 20th Anniversary

    Wesley Learning Center is celebrating its 20th year of offering church-affiliated educational programs this year, and Director Rahnna Peck has been there from the start. Since opening in 1993, Ms Peck said she has seen the enrollment grow and decline in as...

  • Rose Ceremony Welcomes New Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Students

    Following school tradition, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s newest and youngest students were welcomed Wednesday, September 4, for the first day of school at the Dodgingtown school with a Rose Ceremony. Seventh grade teacher Leslie Lew greeted stu...

  • Family Dinner & Fun Night Returning

    The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc., whose commitment is to “educate, empower, and embrace,” joins with Newtown Prevention Council to invite the community to celebrate family unity on Friday, September 27. The groups will present the annual Family Dinner & Fun Night from 6 to 8:30 pm that night, at Reed Intermediate School. The event offers an evening of good food, entertainment and family bonding. It brings busy families together and allows time to unite with friends and neighbors as well.

  • NHS Teacher Raising Funds To Help Restore School Auditorium

    Newtown High School applied technology teacher Tom Swetts is hoping to raise money to improve the NHS auditorium before he retires at the end of this school year. When he started working at the school 19 years ago, Mr Swetts said he was asked to create a f...

  • Cub Scout Pack 170 Slates Ice Cream Social

    Cub Scout Pack 170 invites all boys entering first through fourth grade, and siblings, to an ice cream social slated for Thursday, September 12, at Treadwell Park in the pavilion, located at 39 Philo Curtis Road, Sandy Hook, from 6 to 7:30 pm. The event is...

  • An Educational Summer For Three NMS Teachers

    Newtown Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher Susan Lang has been applying for grants through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) off and on for a few years, but this year she convinced a few of her fellow teachers to also apply. Ac...

  • NHS Class Of 2017 Welcomed During Orientation

    Newtown High School opened its doors a week early for the incoming Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 21, for a day of icebreakers, tours, questions and answer sessions, and opportunities to voice any concerns the freshmen might have about their four years of high school.

  • 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...