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  • NMS Elects Student Council Representatives

    Newtown Middle School students voted for the school’s 2013-14 Student Council after contenders for the different council positions gave prepared speeches on Friday, October 4. Competing for the position of president were Michael Arther, Cathy Hyeon, Allie Paynter, and Justice Zoto. Vying for the position of vice president were Robert DiSibio, Harrison Farah, Ben Talbot, and Sophia Zimmerman. Contenders for the position of treasurer were Lucy Draper, Hana Rosenthal, and Will Stenz. Students who ran for spokesperson were Taylor Clark-Paivo, Angela Fiorella, and Angella Kousidis...

  • Scarecrows To Return To Queen Street

    This year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Contest will mark the 17th year of the annual event, according to Newtown Middle School art teacher Claudia Mitchell. Each year eighth grade student groups are challenged to create a larger-than-life scarecrow, designed to frighten away a demon of their choice, that can withstand inclement weather...

  • Grasso Festival Highlights Local Marching Bands And Guards

    It was “standing room only” on Saturday, October 5, as Newtown High School hosted the 17th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival, which featured nine competing bands and the 123-member Newtown Marching Band and Guard in exhibition. Thirty graduating Newtown High School seniors and their parents were saluted after the musicians and color guard performed in their final “Home Show” to a packed and appreciative crowd...

  • Glenna Orr Visits St Rose School

    St Rose of Lima School students were visited by author Glenna C. Orr on Tuesday, September 24. Ms Orr is also a reading specialist who has two masters degrees and has taught school in five states and in the Department of Defense school system in Germany, according to a biography. She serves as a board member for the Reading is Fundamental group of Northern Virginia. She is also the director of Kind Kids, Inc, a nonprofit organization based out of Arlington, Va., that focuses on instilling volunteerism in community activities while promoting reading for kids. Ms Orr’s books all promote the Kind Kids focus on community volunteerism...

  • NHS Chinese Teacher Meets Holocaust Survivor

    Newtown High School Chinese teacher Xiafeng “Fosfor” Wang visited with a Holocaust survivor recently thanks to a connection between the survivor and his Newtown host Rita Frost. Mr Wang has been a part of the NHS World Language Department since August of 2012. As part of the international guest teacher program sponsored by The College Board, Asia Society, and Hanban, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, Mr Wang is on a short-term stay from China to enhance NHS’s Mandarin program and support the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) as it helps to bring cultures and language to the Newtown schools...

  • NICE Prepares For 2013-14 School Year Endeavors

    Students set to travel to China, France, and Spain this year through Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) programs had a chance to meet in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall on Tuesday, September 24. According to NICE Program Coordinator...

  • Students Plan A Tree Nursery At NFA Preserve

    The Newtown Forest Association (NFA) is working with parent Nancy Dunn and a group of eighth grade students on a science project, the Holcombe Hill Tree Nursery, which will establish a pilot tree nursery behind the Holcombe Hill Preserve. On October 5 at 10:30 am at the 55 Great Hill Road preserve, the Holcombe Hill Tree Nursery project will see roughly 15 trees planted there. Previously donated saplings will have a chance to grow until they are ready to be transplanted on the NFA’s parcels throughout Newtown...

  • NHS Students Earn ‘Hunger Action Hero’ Award

    Newtown High School seniors Sonya Stanczyk and Matt Baldino have been awarded the 2013 Student Hunger Action Hero Award, which recognizes those who have helped the Connecticut Food Bank. Since the start of the 2012-13 school year, Newtown High School students, with the help of faculty and administration, have been putting time and energy into creating a program that has provided thousands of meals for area homeless shelters...

  • Michaelmas Festival At The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School hosted its annual Michaelmas on Friday, September 27. This year marked the school’s 20th anniversary of celebrating its play. According to the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, the Michaelmas Festival is done every September to honor St Michael, an iron sword-bearing mythical dragon-slayer. The school explains that Michael’s legend symbolizes autumn resurgence and striving to overcome inner dragons like doubt, greed, laziness, and fears for the future...

  • Facing Parenting With Faith And Courage

    Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. invites all parents and caregivers to attend what organizers say will be an unforgettable new program: "Facing Parenting with Faith and Courage," by Norm Bossio. Insight and wisdom come with years of experience, and Mr Bossio has a remarkable way of sharing his while enlightening and motivating parents and caregivers who face parenting with the challenges of today’s world. On Tuesday, October 8, at 7 pm, Mr Bossio will speak at Newtown Middle School.