Education

Schools Participate In 'An Hour Of Code'

Published: December 12, 2013 at 12:00 am
During Computer Science Education Week, observed December 9 to 15, Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School students have been writing code. "The movement across the nation is to get 10 million students to do an hour of code during that week," explained NHS's co

Sandy Hook Students Dance With Joffrey Ballet School Visitors

Published: December 09, 2013 at 12:00 am
Representatives of the Joffrey Ballet School visited with Sandy Hook School students on Monday, December 2. During multiple presentations in Monroe's Chalk Hill Middle School's gymnasium, students danced along with the visitors as they presented Giles Andreae book Giraffes Can't Dance...

Song Of Kindness Resonates With RIS Singers

Published: December 08, 2013 at 12:00 am
Reed Intermediate School sixth grade chorus and concert choir members crowded onto risers in the practice room at their school on November 26, for the first of multiple sessions of music teacher Michelle Tenenbaum's fifth and sixth graders to meet with the Connecticut-based indie rock band Alterna

Music Mentoring Program Kicks Off Second Year At NHS

Published: December 05, 2013 at 12:00 am
During the first day of this year's High School Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) program, founder and Newtown High school senior Grace Clark said the program has grown since it began last year. "We had, I believe, 113 last year, and this year we have over 200 [students],"

Newtown Schools Announce Winter Concert Dates

Published: December 02, 2013 at 12:00 am
Students in the Newtown Public School's Music Department are tightening strings, tuning instruments, and readying vocal chords for soon-to-be performed Winter Concerts scheduled for each school. The following is a listing, released recently by the school district, of the 2013 Winter Concert dates.

Newtown Schools Announce Winter Concert Dates

Published: December 02, 2013 at 12:00 am
Students in the Newtown Public School's Music Department are tightening strings, tuning instruments, and readying vocal chords for soon-to-be performed Winter Concerts scheduled for each school. The following is a listing, released recently by the school district, of the 2013 Winter Concert dates.

Newtown Connections In A Hawaiian Classroom

Published: December 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Elizabeth O'Brien, a former Newtown resident who now lives and works in Hawaii, received an email from a co-worker on Tuesday, November 19. The co-worker had attended a conference over the previous weekend, and met Scarlett Lewis, the mother of 12/14 victim Jesse Lewis. Ms Lewis recently published

Newtown Connections In A Hawaiian Classroom

Published: December 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Elizabeth O'Brien, a former Newtown resident who now lives and works in Hawaii, received an email from a co-worker on Tuesday, November 19. The co-worker had attended a conference over the previous weekend, and met Scarlett Lewis, the mother of 12/14 victim Jesse Lewis. Ms Lewis recently published

NICE Announces Hosting Opportunities

Published: November 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) team is actively planning delegation visits for winter and spring of 2014. Students and educators from China, France, and Spain will visit Newtown this year, according to NICE, and the organization is seeking families interested in hosting a stud

Ingersoll Automotive Donates Laptops To NHS

Published: November 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
Since last year when Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury began a program designed to give back to the community during the holiday season, roughly 115 laptops have been donated to area high schools. On Monday, November 18, Todd Ingersoll, president of Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury, stopped by Newtown
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