- Thursday, October 9, 2014
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.
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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.
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
During the 2013–14 school year, Sandy Hook School third and fourth grade students had the opportunity to talk, via Skype, with two flight engineers aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and on Friday, September 10, one of the astronauts visited the school, offering presentations and visits with students during the morning.
- Thursday, September 4, 2014
A back-to-school picnic was held for Sandy Hook School students and family members during the evening on Thursday, August 28.
The event celebrated the start of the new school year just days before and offered an opportunity for school community members to mingle.
The event was held at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, where Sandy Hook School is housed, and by the start of the event, students were playing on the school’s playground while chairs, tents, and tables were being set up by parents.
- Friday, August 15, 2014
Geralyn Hoerauf of Diversified Project Management told the Public Building and Site Commission (PB&S) at its meeting on Tuesday, August 12, the Phase 3 Site Work package for the Sandy Hook School building project has been approved by the state.
“The team went up to the state on Friday, August 8,” said Ms Hoerauf. “The state did approve the package. It did authorize us to go to bid for site improvements. [Consigli Construction] is working as we speak for the bid packages.”
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members have approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 12 Dickinson Drive.
The new school would replace the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished last year following the December 2012 massacre there.
IWC members unanimously approved the permit at a special meeting on Monday, July 28.
Before the IWC’s approval, IWC member Anne Peters said, “a huge amount of energy and effort has gone into this application.”
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) this week conducted a public hearing on the wetlands protection aspects of the town’s proposal to construct a new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 12 Dickinson Drive to replace the school that the town demolished last year, following the December 2012 massacre there.
The July 9 hearing was sparsely attended, drawing four members of the public. None of those four people had any comments or questions on the construction proposal.
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Sandy Hook School parents, teachers, and students said “Thank You BERRY Much, Monroe!” at the 40th Annual Monroe Strawberry Festival, held June 14 and 15 on the Monroe Green.
The annual event is hosted by the Monroe Congregational Church.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
In two sessions, students at Sandy Hook Elementary School took part in their school’s Field Day, held on Thursday, June 12.
By the time the third and fourth grade students had made their way out to the back field at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, mud was forming. The younger grades participated in their Field Day later in the day.
- Friday, June 6, 2014
“There was never one ah-ha moment.”
That observation from architect Barry Svigals of Svigals + Partners came during an interview ahead of a community information meeting revealing the latest Sandy Hook School developments set for Thursday, June 5, after the print edition of The Newtown Bee went to press.