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  • NHS Students Busy On A Range Of Elective Projects

    Newtown High School students have been busy working on a range of projects in many elective courses recently. With spring approaching, students taking greenery courses have been planting seedlings, preparing to distribute a variety of plants in the coming months. “Right now is the busy season,” said Business Education and Applied Technology Department Chair Erik Holst-Grubbe. “So right now they are hanging [plants] like mad.” During the spring, Mr Holst-Grubbe said people can contact the school for information about purchasing plants from the greenery program.

  • Winter Guards Compete At Musical Arts Conference

    For the first time this season, the Newtown Junior Winter Guard beat the Bethel Junior guard to bring home gold at the Saturday, March 8, Musical Arts Conference (MAC) competition at Shelton High School. Scoring a 66.3, the fifth and sixth graders from Reed Intermediate School improved their score by more than two points from the previous competition to best Bethel by 0.2 points. Instructor Bob Findley, along with Juniors coaches and Varsity members Nina Bonvini, Makenzie Casey and Kayleigh Granville, were all smiles after their performance of “Groovin’ Girls,” a 1960s/1970s themed show that features dance along with flag and rifle work.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ Flies Toward March 20–23 Showings

    Newtown High School students involved in the high school’s upcoming production of Peter Pan have been rehearsing for the March 20 to 23 showings of the musical. Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who lives in a land called Neverland and never grows up. Performances will be Thursday to Saturday, March 20 to 22, at 7 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at 2 pm. Ticket prices are TBA.

  • Sandy Hook Cub Scout Ventures To DC To Report To The Nation

    Edwin Tout, a fourth grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a Pack 170 Webelos Den 5 member, was one of nine scouts chosen from across the country that represented the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, DC, February 22 to 27, to present the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Report to the Nation to top US officials. The report is designated in the Boy Scouts of America’s congressional charter and highlighted the organization’s achievements in 2013, according to the Boy Scouts of America.

  • NMS Students Learn How Reed Project Created A Well In Liberia

    When roughly 100 students made their way into the Newtown Middle School auditorium on Thursday, February 20, their former Reed Intermediate School teachers were waiting for them to deliver a message: children in Liberia are drinking clean water thanks to them. As the students entered, many shared hugs with their former teachers — Valerie Pagano-Hepburn, Georgia Smith, Petrice DiVanno, and Lil Martenson — before sitting down for a presentation. “We brought you here because we have something very exciting to share with you,” said Ms Pagano-Hepburn.

  • Head O’ Meadow Students Study The Olympics

    Head O’ Meadow students in Carol Howard’s first grade class recently studied the Olympics, and thanks to school security guard Mike Kaylor, the students were introduced to a piece of Olympic history. When studying the Olympics, Ms Howard said the students wrote about what sport they would chose to practice, who they would practice with, and what healthy foods they would eat. Student Rachael Albrecht said she wrote about snowboarding and would “eat a lot of good food” to stay healthy for it.to school security guard Mike Kaylor, the students were introduced to a piece of Olympic history. When studying the Olympics, Ms Howard said t...

  • Newtown High School Second Quarter Honor Roll Released

    The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course. To make the Honor Roll, NHS students must meet the same requirements, but their overall grade average must be more than 85, and the student must receive a grade of 80 or higher in each course.

  • Newtown High School’s Winter Extravaganza Hosted 30 Winter Guards

    The three divisions of the Newtown High School Winter Guard hosted 30 other color guards competing at the Winter Extravaganza Saturday, March 1, at NHS. The event was kicked off with an exhibition of the 28-member Newtown Winter Percussion and its show “Stress.” Band Director Kurt Eckhardt had nothing but praise for the parents who came together to put the Winter Extravaganza together and ran the event smoothly, from check in to staging to food prep and service to sales and escorting. He especially thanked Event Chairperson Cheryl Engels, whose daughter Lauren is on Varsity, saying, “Enough thank you cannot come your way!”

  • Newtown Middle School Students Preparing For ‘Grease’

    The Newtown Middle School’s musical production of Grease: School Version is set to run March 14 through 16. Students continued to work after school for the production this week. The school version is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences of the musical, which follows the story of teenagers in 1959 through romances and high school. Grease: School Version is set to be performed on March 14 at 7 pm, March 15 at 7 pm, and March 16 at 2 pm.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    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 newtowncontinuinged.org.Zumba — Burn up to 500 calories in one hour while shaking the body to rhythms of merengue, salsa, hip/hop and more. Zumba is for all fitness levels and no dance experience is required. Zumba is for all fitness levels. The eight class course will be offered on Mondays, starting March 10, from 6 pm to 7 pm for a $94 fee.Piloxing — Piloxing is a fitness program that blends the Pilates, boxing, and dance into a high-energy interval workout. In a 55-minute class, experience the power, speed, and agility of boxing; and muscle-sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. The eight class course is offered on Mondays, starting March 10, from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm; $94...