Education

School Board Celebrates NHS Unified Theater Program

Published: September 14, 2018 at 06:00 am
The Newtown High School Unified Theater program was celebrated at the Board of Education’s September 4 meeting.

Newtown Scholarship Association Invites Public To Wine, Whiskey, And The World Fundraiser

Published: September 13, 2018 at 08:55 am
The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) board of governors invites the public to “take flight” and join them Saturday, September 29, at their Wine, Whiskey, and the World annual fundraising blast. “Our donors and volunteers look forward to this event every

St Rose Welcomes Students To 2018-19 School Year

Published: September 07, 2018 at 07:15 am
The 2018-19 school year began on August 29 for St Rose of Lima School, and Principal Bardhyl Gjoka said the day was filled with smiles. “Our morning began greeting the children outside as they arrived by bus and car. Their

A Celebratory Picnic Welcomes SHS Families Back To School

Published: September 07, 2018 at 07:15 am
The Sandy Hook Elementary School PTA hosted a picnic the evening of August 30 to welcome students and family members to the 2018-19 school year.

Superintendent Proposes Special Education Self Study

Published: September 07, 2018 at 07:00 am
In response to parent concerns expressed at the August 14 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue presented a proposal for a special education self-study at the board’s meeting on September 4.

Schools To Dismiss Three Hours Early September 6

Published: September 06, 2018 at 07:49 am
The Newtown Public School District has announced there will be a three hour early dismissal on Thursday, September 6, due to expected temperatures.

Wesley Learning Center Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary

Published: September 01, 2018 at 07:30 am
Wesley Learning Center is marking its 25th anniversary this year. The Sandy Hook preschool opened at Newtown United Methodist Church for the 1993-94 school year, and Director Rahnna Peck recently reflected on the history of the school.

High School TAP Earns Grant For Mindfulness Program

Published: August 27, 2018 at 07:00 am
The Board of Education learned at its meeting on August 14 about a new grant earned by the The Afterschool Program (TAP) at Newtown High School. TAP Co-Directors Cathy Ostar and Tim DeJulio explained that the $5,000 SEL (Social/Emotional Learning) Innovation Award For Teachers grant will support a new mindfulness program.
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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
33% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3