Sandy Hook School

  • Bringing The Big Top Indoors At SHS

    The National Circus Project’s Greg Milstein and Lou Beekhuizen shared a presentation with Sandy Hook Elementary School students on Friday, October 2.

    Mr Milstein is the National Circus Project’s executive director and Ms Beekhuizen, also known as “Little Lou,” is its staff director.

    “We are so happy to be back here again today,” Mr Milstein said near the start of the presentation, referring to a previous visit to the school.

  • School Board Approves Phase 6 Of SHES Project

    Geralyn Hoerauf of Diversified Project Management presented the sixth phase of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School building project before the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, September 1.

    “As you might recall, every time we submit a phase to the State of Connecticut, we have to have that phase of construction documents and budget approved first by the Public Building and Site Commission as the building committee then you bring them to the Board of Ed,” said Ms Hoerauf.

  • Dylan’s Wings Of Change To Launch ‘Wingman’ Program Pilots

    After the tragic death of their 6-year-old son Dylan in the Sandy Hook School shooting, Nicole and Ian Hockley established Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation dedicated to the memory of Dylan that is committed to helping children with autism and other related conditions achieve their full potential.

  • Sandy Hook Students Plant At The Victory Garden

    Sandy Hook Elementary School students ventured with parents and Math/Science Specialist Kris Feda to the Victory Garden in Fairfield Hills on Wednesday, June 3, to plant and work on rows overseen by the school community.

    Both Reed Intermediate School and Sandy Hook School have two rows at the Victory Garden. An after school group from Reed visits the garden weekly, when planting is seasonal, with Reed teacher Dawn Ford, who was also present to help the Sandy Hook School students on June 3.

  • Sandy Hook School Holds Awards Assembly

    Student accomplishments made throughout the 2014-15 school year at Sandy Hook Elementary School were celebrated on Monday, June 15, during the school's annual awards assembly.

    "We're going to celebrate some of our fourth graders," said Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos near the start of the event, "and everyone, and their really hard work."

    The 2014-15 school year, Dr Gombos said, was a "great year" and the school community is ready for the summer.

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  • Sandy Hook School Spring Concert Assembly Held

    Ahead of the chorus’s Spring Concert held on Thursday, May 14, Sandy Hook School’s fourth grade students sang during an assembly on Wednesday, May 13.

    Under the direction of Sandy Hook School music teacher Maryrose Kristopik, students performed songs both on their recorders and by singing.

    Songs performed by the students included the Sandy Hook School song, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Saints on Parade,” Everybody Smiles,” and “I’m Flying.”

  • 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.