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  • NHS Counseling Office Schedules ‘Financing College’ Presentation

    The School Counseling Office at Newtown High School is sponsoring an evening presentation titled “Financing College,” on Wednesday, October 8, at 7 pm, in the lecture hall of the high school, 12 Berkshire Road. The program will be conducted by Charles Wareham, a financial advisor for LPL Financial in Hartford. The event is not a sales presentation, but will provide information that will benefit students and parents.

  • Victorinox Donates To Reader’s Workshop

    After the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School, Victorinox Swiss Army Director of Marketing Renee Hourigan said the Monroe-based company wanted to help the Newtown Public Schools somehow. “There was an overall desire to make a gesture of some kind,” said Ms Hourigan, who explained, at first, multiple options were presented to the school district...

  • Singing Peace Around The World

    Fraser Woods Montessori School students gathered outside the school on Friday, September 20, to sing, continuing a worldwide acknowledgement of this year’s International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21. Fraser-Woods Montessori School student sang “Light a Candle for Peace” at 11 am, as students, faculty, staff, and school family members joined hands in a circle on the school’s back field...

  • Students Learn Lobbying Skills

    When Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) scheduled a trip to Washington, D.C., along with gun violence victims and family members, for September 17 to 19, the Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) group at Newtown High School also planned to go. Newtown Action Alliance is a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reduce gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change. Jr NAA is led by teens. Looking back on the trip this week...

  • Open House At The Little Red School House

    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 activities will take place outside. Docents will teach and organize colonial games, such as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races, and Tug of War. In the event of rain, class will still be held, but outside events will be cancelled.

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

    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 coping skills, as well as social and emotional learning (SEL); and provides a “heal the healer” opportunity for youth care professionals. Adults who directly deal with teens and would like to be trained in this creative way to aid in their mental health are invited to participate in a workshop being offered at Newtown Congregational Church. Sessions are planned for Friday, October 4, from 3 to 7 pm, and Saturday, October 5, from 8:30 until 5:30 pm.

  • Children’s Author Audrey Penn Visits Newtown

    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 then visited C.H. Booth Library on Saturday. As Sandy Hook School Library Media Specialist Yvonne Cech wrote to parents in a handout, “Today, your child had the wonderful opportunity of meeting the author of the beloved classic children’s book The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn!”

  • NHS Club Hosts First Day Of Kindness

    Residents of all ages were welcomed on Saturday, September 14, inside Newtown High School’s cafetorium for the NHS Kindness Club’s Day of Kindness. The event, organized by NHS Kindness Club advisor Lisa Sheridan, gathered Stars of Hope, Newtown...

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

    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...

  • Academic Opening Celebration, With A Wish For Peace

    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...