Education

School Slates Fall Family Festival

Published: October 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
Fraser Woods Montessori School has scheduled its Fall Family Festival, which is open to the public, for Saturday, November 9, from 10 am until 3 pm. The day will begin with a 5K run at 8 am on the Fairfield Hill campus, followed by a kids fun run and myriad fall festival events on the school grounds

Scarecrows On Display Until Sunday, October 27

Published: October 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
Entries in this year's Newtown Middle School My Favorite Scarecrow Contest are on display through this Sunday, October 27. This year marks the 17th year eighth grade student groups have been challenged to create a larger-than-life scarecrow, designed to frighten away a demon of their choice, that

Scarecrows To Go On Display Saturday

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
This year's Newtown Middle School My Favorite Scarecrow Contest will be on display and open for voting from this Saturday, October 19, until Sunday, October 27. This year marks the 17th year eighth grade student groups have been challenged to create a larger-than-life scarecrow, designed to frigh

Newtown Continuing Education Courses Open

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program. Further information is also available at www.newtowncontinuinged.org...

Patriot's Pen Essay Competition Open To Local Students

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Commander James Rebman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #308 recently announced the kick-off of this year's VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Local middle school students in sixth through eighth grade can compete in the VFW's annual essay competitio

Reading Choices From NHS, NMS, And Reed

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Newtown High School Book Club had its first meeting on Monday, September 30, to talk about its current book, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Huddled around a table in the school's library/media center, students assigned club officers and discussed the book and more. The group's first order of b

Three NHS Students To Perform At Carnegie Hall

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Three Newtown High School students, members of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO), are gearing up to perform as part of a Carnegie Hall concert set for December 5. The event is called "Tim Janis - The American Christmas Carol," and tickets for it went on sale October 11. Tickets

Band & Guard Earn 'Bests' At Freedom Cup Competition

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Competing against 19 marching bands from around the Northeast, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard, under the direction of Kurt Eckhardt, was awarded Best Percussion, Best Music, and Best Guard at the USBands Regional Freedom Cup, held outside Philadelphia October 11 to 13. Judges score

'Tweens And Teens: Discuss, Explore Issues Rarely Talked About

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Florida-based nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms will be offering "MOVE: Focus" on Saturday, November 2, from 9 am to 6:30 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church. "MOVE: Focus" is a one-day workshop led by professional counselors where attendees will explore issues that are rarely talked abou

Open Mic For Newtown Youth

Published: October 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
Young adult poets, jugglers, singers, comics, musicians and other entertainers are all invited to share their share your talents at Saturday Night Open Mic, an event being planned for Newtown Youth (grades 6-12) at Newtown Congregational Church on Saturday, October 26. Microphones, keyboard, guitar
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