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.
New school district staff hired ahead of the 2018-19 school year attended a week-long orientation at Reed Intermediate School August 13 to 17. The week included presentations, activities, and a bus tour of the town.
Following the release of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)’s ranking of “What Colleges Look for in High School Students” in May, Certified College Counselor and Newtown resident Dana Roth shared her perspective in August to help students applying to colleges this fall.
Parents can take photos on the first day of school in Newtown, August 27, of their children to submit to The Newtown Bee for possible publication in the August 31 print edition of the paper or online at newtownbee.com.
The auditorium at Newtown High School was nearly full August 22 as district faculty and staff were welcomed back for the 2018-19 school year. This year’s convocation included welcoming new staff members, honoring educators for accomplishments, and highlighting ways teachers support students.
The Newtown Marching Band & Color Guard fall season is underway following the unit’s August 13 to 24 band camp. Band and color guard students, in seventh to twelfth grade, found their rhythm during the two-week band camp, which had
Newtown Parks & Recreation’s day camps at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Memorial Park came to a close on August 10, following two days of celebratory fun and a “great summer,” according to Parks & Recreation Assistant Director of The