• SHACK Winter Session Registration Open

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) winter ten-week session of classes will begin on March 11 and runs through May 25. Registration is by mail or in studio during studio hours (check website). Class cost is $150 per student per session plus an $25 ...

  • Robinson To Be Cited As ‘Outstanding Superintendent’

    The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education confirmed this week that Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson will receive its Outstanding School Superintendent award at its 15th Annual Awards Dinner, set for March 9.

  • Fraser Woods Montessori School To Present ‘Random Hacks Of Kindness Junior’

    Fraser Woods Montessori School is set to present Random Hacks of Kindness Junior. The event, which will take place on Saturday, May 4, offers elementary school students in fourth through eighth grade from across Connecticut the opportunity to explore the power of computing by dev...

  • Illinois Teen Raises Money For Newtown Memorial Fund

    Andrew Ernest, a senior at Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill., presented roughly $10,000 for the Newtown Memorial Fund to Newtown representatives on Monday, February 18. The money was raised over one month through efforts made at his high school, according to Andrew, who said he felt a need to deliver the donation in person.

  • Sandy Hook Volunteer Honored With Scouting’s Highest Adult Award

    MILFORD — David Barrett of Sandy Hook was recognized along with six other volunteers with the Silver Beaver award at the Connecticut Yankee Council’s Annual Recognition Dinner in January. The Silver Beaver is the highest adult award that can be presented by the local council.

  • Mad About Mardi Gras

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) hosted Fat Tuesday Mask & Merry Making fun on February 12.

  • Echeverria Takes First In Chase School’s Annual Oratory Competition

    WATERBURY — Newtown resident Tim Echeverria, a seventh grade student at Chase Collegiate School, took first place in the school’s annual Declamations project, held on January 25. A signature event in the School’s Public Speaking Program, Declamations are formal speeches presented by middle school students to their entire class, parents, and other guests. Students distil a research paper on pioneers of the sky, land, and sea into a three-minute speech.

  • Authors And Illustrators Spend A Day Visiting Newtown Elementary Schools

    Books were lined up on tables at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, on the morning of Tuesday, February 12. Each book was written, illustrated, or both by one of the 12 authors and illustrators that visited the school district for that day.

  • NHS Holds Midyear Graduation Ceremony

    For 20 Newtown High School students, Tuesday, February 5, marked graduation from high school. An event was held in the school’s cafetorium to recognize the students during a midyear graduation ceremony. Family, friends, teachers, and administrators were in attendance to see the students as they finish one accomplishment and look forward to many more.

  • Sandy Hook School Effort To Send ‘Thanks’ Beyond Town Borders

    Since its inception at Sandy Hook School in 2006, the local Valentines For Troops effort has mailed many letters to troops serving abroad, with 5,000 letters written in 2012 alone. This year Sandy Hook School did something different.