C.J. Hoekenga, left, and Quinlyn Kessler, right, rehearsed their parts of Warbucks and Annie during a rehearsal on Tuesday, April 21, for Reed Intermediate School’s upcoming musical production of Annie Jr.
Tim Green, a former NFL player, a lawyer, and an author, visited Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Middle School on Thursday, April 3, sharing stories and reading inspiration with students at each school.
“It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce to you, Mr Tim Green,” said library/media specialist Pia Ledina before students situated in the school’s cafetorium.
Sixth grade students in Michelle Holda-Vaccaro and Lil Martenson’s cluster were situated throughout the school’s cafetorium on Tuesday, March 31, dressed as “wax museum” characters.
As a reading project, Ms Holda-Vaccaro explained, the students read and researched famous people who had made a positive influence on the world. While working on the projects, Ms Holda-Vaccaro said the students learned about credible sources and how to write a speech.
Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project is sponsoring a Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum on “Responsible Use of Social Media” on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown High School’s Room B150, from 7 to 8 pm.
“Responsible Use of Social Media” will share information on effects social media can have on youth, including negative effects.
Reed Intermediate School sixth grade students who were named as the top students in the National Geographic Bee challenge for their clusters competed against each other in the school’s final competition on Thursday, January 15.
After 11 rounds and a final championship round, Anika Ledina was named as the school’s champion.
For Newtown’s public schools 2014 was an eventful year. Students raised money for causes and charities, completed projects, and demonstrated a range of abilities throughout the year.
The start of 2014 had Newtown Middle School students testing their knowledge in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, on January 9. After a number of rounds, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.
With family, friends, and their fellow students surrounding them, Reed Intermediate School students in Valerie Pagano-Hepburn and Georgia Smith’s sixth grade cluster shared stories and “heart maps,” on Friday, December 19.
Students took turns reading their stories before students, then gave their parents the heart maps, which were wrapped like presents and framed.
“We are here to pay tribute to those great people who went to war so we can live free,” said Reed Intermediate School (RIS) student Rushil Jerfy, introducing the November 11 Veterans Day Program at the school, Tuesday morning. Rushil then led the fifth and sixth grade students, staff, and honored guests — veterans representing four of the five military branches — in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.