- Thursday, March 27, 2014
Cole Morelli was named Reed Intermediate School’s National Geographic Geography Bee champion after multiple rounds of the competition at the school in January.
Now the sixth grader has learned he passed a test to place him in the semifinals of the 2014 Connecticut State Geographic Bee, which will be held at Central Connecticut State University on Friday, April 4.
After taking the test Cole said this week, “I felt pretty confident that I was going to pass.”
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
To mark National Nutrition Month, celebrated throughout March, Chartwells School Dining Services is offering educational tools and differing food options at Newtown’s schools.
According to Chartwells Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, to mark National Nutrition Month this year, Chartwells is “promoting the health benefits of yogurt.”
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
When roughly 100 students made their way into the Newtown Middle School auditorium on Thursday, February 20, their former Reed Intermediate School teachers were waiting for them to deliver a message: children in Liberia are drinking clean water thanks to them.
As the students entered, many shared hugs with their former teachers — Valerie Pagano-Hepburn, Georgia Smith, Petrice DiVanno, and Lil Martenson — before sitting down for a presentation.
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has scheduled parent forums at Reed Intermediate School and Head O’ Meadow Elementary School.
The Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum, called “I Know I Can Because I Am,” will be conducted on Monday, February 10, in two sessions, one from 9:15 am until 10:15 am in Reed’s cafetorium, and one from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Reed’s media center.
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
Reed Intermediate School sixth graders who made it through preliminary tests into the school’s Geography Bee faced off on Tuesday, January 14. Cole Morelli emerged as the school champion.
Reed sixth grade teacher Maura Drabik introduced an assembly of students to the school’s cafetorium for the event, and explained the proceedings and background of the National Geographic Geography Bee at Reed.
Each sixth grade student participating in the Geography Bee represented his or her cluster.
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Newtown VFW Post #308 named its winners for the Patriot Pen essay contest during several recent presentations.
Last week, VFW Post #308 representatives also announced the winner of the Patriot Pen Voice of Democracy Award as Newtown High School senior Brittany Pearson. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school seniors. As the award winner in Newtown, Brittany’s entry will go on to the state level of the competition.
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
As a fundraiser for both the Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School Interact Clubs, donated trees will be sold starting Saturday, December 7, for $40 each.
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Newtown High School Book Club had its first meeting on Monday, September 30, to talk about its current book, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Huddled around a table in the school’s library/media center, students assigned club officers and discussed the book and more.
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
Incoming fifth grade Reed Intermediate School students, family members, and friends were welcomed at Dickinson Park on Monday, August 26.
The event was coordinated by the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and was held to offer the school’s newest students a chance to meet with friends while making some new ones. Families were asked to bring a picnic lunch to eat under the park’s pavilion, on a spread-out blanket, or elsewhere at the park.
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
For a portion of the day on Thursday, May 30, some of the Reed Intermediate School’s sixth grade classrooms had science experiments on display for other Reed students to witness.
Reed sixth grade teacher Georgia Smith said she was very impressed by what the students were capable of accomplishing during the school’s first “Science Expo.”
“A lot of this was done at home,” said Ms Smith. “We gave them the criteria and they ran with it.”