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  • NHS Student Film Gets The Red Carpet Treatment

    Newtown High School junior Jonathon Schwartz, 17, got to experience the glitz and glamour befitting a Hollywood red carpet event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, where the young filmmaker received an award on April 26 for Outstanding History Short presented at the 2013 Connecticut Student Film Festival (CTSFF). Jonathon accepted the accolade on behalf of a group of Newtown High School students who made a historical documentary entitled "Crushed: The Lone Trail of a Vietnam War Veteran."

  • Authors/Illustrators Visit Schools Ahead Of Saturday Presentation For Residents

    Authors and illustrators arrived in the school district on Friday, May 17, a day before a scheduled “Turning the Page, New Stories for Newtown” presentation for all Newtown residents at Newtown Middle School. The Saturday, May 18, communit...

  • Middle Gate Fourth Graders Bring Historical Figures To Life

    As parents and student visitors arrived inside Middle Gate Elementary School fourth grade classrooms on Friday, May 3, students were posed, in costume, and waiting to be tapped on the shoulder — an action that sparked the start of many speeches for the school’s Living...

  • Poetry Workshop Inspires Students, Parents, Community

    Members of a poetry workshop put some of the finishing touches on a book, still to be created, during a final meeting of the group on Monday, May 13. The workshop started meeting six weeks ago, and was co-taught by Fairfield University Professor and Newtow...

  • Reed’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’ To Be Staged This Weekend

    Reed Intermediate School is set to stage its musical production of The Wizard of Oz this weekend, on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at 7 pm. Students have been busy after school preparing for the production. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 each. 

  • Students’ Film Gets The Red Carpet Treatment

    Newtown High School junior Jonathon Schwartz, 17,  got to experience the glitz and glamour befitting a Hollywood red carpet event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, where the young filmmaker received an award on April 26 for Outstanding History Short presented at the 2013 Connecticut Student Film Festival (CTSFF). Jonathon accepted the accolade on behalf of a group of Newtown High School students who made a historical documentary entitled Crushed: The Lone Trail of a Vietnam War Veteran. The team consisted of Matt Lindell, Tim Kelly, Briana Man, Alexa Reyes, Alex Lapinski, Mitchell Roberts, Brooke Newton, Abi Kuligowski, and Jonathon Schwartz...

  • NHS Class Of 1988 Slates A Reunion

    The Newtown High School Class of 1988 will host its 25th Class Reunion on Saturday, July 27, from 7 to 11 pm, at Capellaro’s Grove in Bethel.

  • Car Wash This Saturday To Raise Money For Dover Donuts

    The Dover Donuts, an Odyssey of the Mind Team of Reed Intermediate School students, are set to hold a car wash this Saturday, May 11, from 10 am until 2 pm. The event will help the team members raise money to cover the costs associated with attending the ...

  • A Surprise Award For One Newtown High School Teacher

    As Newtown High School social studies teacher David Foss was just starting one of the afternoon class periods on Tuesday, May 7, a few visitors and colleagues interrupted his lesson plans. Central Connecticut State University Professor of History Matt Wars...

  • The Learning Experience Of Newtown Hopes To Grant A ‘Wish’

    The Learning Experience (TLE) of Newtown has been fundraising through different efforts since September to help fund a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The effort started at the corporate level of TLE, and the Newtown center pledged to grant a wish...