Education

Art With Heart: Chill & Spill Training Opportunity For Adults Who Work With Tweens & Teens

Published: September 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
Chill & Spill is a therapeutic curriculum and hands-on approach developed by Seattle-based Art with Heart that teaches creative expression as a tool to reach reluctant youth, as well as to engage groups. The program also helps youth increase self-awareness and manage difficult emotions; encouraged c

Open House At The Little Red School House

Published: September 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown Historical Society will host its Annual Children's Day at The Little Red School House on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, October 6, from noon until 2 pm. Costumed docents will conduct "class" inside the schoolhouse for ages 5-10, and then recess activ

Sponsors Sought For NHS March Production Of 'Peter Pan'

Published: September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's March musical production may be months off, but NHS Choral Director Jane Matson has her sight set on the "second star to the right," with hopes that sponsors can be found to cover costs. Ms Matson said sponsors are needed as soon as possible for the school's planned pr

Academic Opening Celebration, With A Wish For Peace

Published: September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
Fraser Woods Montessori School students and families gathered together with teachers and staff on Thursday, September 12, to celebrate the beginning of the school year. This year marks 12 years that the Fraser Woods Montessori School has held community gatherings to start the year with a w...

A Kind Act Repeated: Students Plant Mums In Memory Of 12/14 Victims

Published: September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
For her eighth birthday in April, then second grade St Rose of Lima School student Ryann Heim planted flowers with her class near a statue on the school's grounds to honor the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook School on 12/14. It was the first time Ryann...

Children's Author Audrey Penn Visits Newtown

Published: September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
Award-winning children's author Audrey Penn, creator of The Kissing Hand book series, visited Newtown for a pair of programs on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. For her first stop, Ms Penn visited Sandy Hook School, currently housed in Monroe's Chalk Hill Middle School, on Friday. She

PeaceJam Event Being Planned For Newtown Youth

Published: September 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Everything is coming together, according to Sarah Clements, a Newtown High School student and Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) Chair for the Newtown PeaceJam, Transforming Tragedy event being planned for Sunday, October 6. It will be at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane. Jr NAA is affi

Rose Ceremony Welcomes New Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Students

Published: September 12, 2013 at 12:00 am
Following school tradition, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s newest and youngest students were welcomed Wednesday, September 4, for the first day of school at the Dodgingtown school with a Rose Ceremony. Seventh grade teacher Leslie Lew greeted stu...

Wesley Learning Center Marks 20th Anniversary

Published: September 12, 2013 at 12:00 am
Wesley Learning Center is celebrating its 20th year of offering church-affiliated educational programs this year, and Director Rahnna Peck has been there from the start. Since opening in 1993, Ms Peck said she has seen the enrollment grow and decline in as...
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