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  • Sandy Hook Fourth Graders Present Art Night

    Artwork created by fourth grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School was on display for the school’s Student Art Show on Thursday, May 7.

    According to Sandy Hook School art teacher Leslie Gunn, who oversaw the evening event, each fourth grade student at the school had a sculpture, a diorama made with a clay piece, an acrylic painting, and a printmaking piece on display for the event.

  • Sandy Hook School One School, One Read Begins

    To kick off its One School, One Read three-week event, Sandy Hook Elementary School hosted Danny Rodrigue, stage name Danny Magic, on Friday, March 13.

    According to Sandy Hook School language arts consultant Cynthia McArthur, a One School, One Read committee read about 20 books before selecting this year’s book, which will be read by the entire school community over the next three weeks.

  • Literacy Night Celebrated At Sandy Hook School

    Inside different rooms at Sandy Hook School during the evening of Thursday, March 12, a number of “camps” were set up for the school’s Literacy Night.

    Parents and students made their way through different camps throughout the evening, participating in prechosen camps from a list of options.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Due to an expected winter storm, the Friday evening performance of City of Angels, at Newtown High School, has been canceled. Pre-purchased tickets can be used at any of the other performances this weekend.

  • Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Visits Sandy Hook School

    Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Kathy Gombos told her entire student body seated inside the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, January 13, “We are all very excited…”

    A few moments later Sandy Hook School math/science specialist Kris Feda introduced Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to the assembled students. Ms Feda explained that Mr Nye has made science his career and shared some highlights from his work.

  • Year In Review: Planning, And Breaking Ground, For A New School

    2014 was a positive planning year for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Consigli Construction oversaw the demolition of the old Sandy Hook School in the fall of 2013, and by 2014 plans for the new building were taking shape, following community input and work between the town and design team, led by Svigals + Partners.

  • SHS Fourth Graders’ Winter Concert

    Before the Thursday, December 4, evening Winter Concert performance by Sandy Hook School’s fourth grade students kicked off at Newtown High School, the students rehearsed earlier in the day.

  • Partnership And Communication Essential, Says Superintendent, In Response To Lanza Report

    On Monday, November 24, Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, superintendent of the Newtown school district, responded to the report from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), released Friday, November 21, saying that his first thoughts go directly to the victims’ families.

    “How can I offer any kind of assistance to families?” he asked.

  • School Clubs Planning For The Year Ahead

    With the 2014-15 school year underway, school clubs have begun meeting and planning activities for this school year. Each school has a few clubs in particular that seem to grow larger every year and do not fail to allure members.

    Newtown High School’s Best Buddies club has more than 150 students, according to Jill Gonski, advisor to the club. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Sandy Hook School Evacuated

    UPDATE (11:55 am): According to an SHES parent, parents have been notified of the evacuation, and buses will be departing from the school at noon. Some parents have reportedly opted to pick up their children, but all children will be dropped off at their home, following regular bus routes.

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    According to a school district spokesperson, a “low to no level threat was received” this morning regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School.