- Sunday, March 22, 2015
Hawley Elementary School third and fourth grade students and their parents visited different stations set up in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, March 4, for the school’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night.
The event was sponsored by the school’s PTA and overseen by Hawley math/science specialist Jenna Connors.
“I hope this is the first of many,” said Ms Connors, with groups of people at each station around the room.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:19 am
State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.
According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:57 am
There was bouncing, laughing, hugging, and dancing happening at Hawley Elementary School on Friday, February 20. As staff members announced over the school’s loudspeaker, Hawley’s first “Feel Good Friday Dance Party” was underway.
- Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:03 am
A day before participating in the regional event in a National Basketball Association competition, Hawley Elementary School fourth grade students Alex Moore and Bella Gerace shared their excitement.
Both students had participated in the schoolwide competition of the NBA-sponsored FIT Dribble Swish & Dish program, in December, and had qualified for the regional event by earning the best performances at the school.
- Friday, January 2, 2015
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.
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As students, staff, and a few parents filed into the gymnasium for a Kindness Assembly at Hawley Elementary School, Tuesday, December 23, a slide show of artwork by various students in grades K through 4 flashed on the screen set up on the stage. Colorful drawings depicted each student’s vision of what kindness means to him or her.
“Kindness looks like friends playing,” was scrawled across one drawing. “Kindness is sharing,” another child wrote, an expression that was echoed by many of the other artists.
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Hawley Elementary School physical education teacher Doug Michlovitz explained what students would be challenged to do for a National Basketball Association competition on Tuesday, December 16.
It was the second day that Mr Michlovitz was showing students the NBA-sponsored FIT Dribble Swish & Dish competition.
- Thursday, December 18, 2014
During a report from Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) Executive Council members, the Board of Education learned of a new strategic plan for the program at its meeting on December 16.
NICE Executive Council members Tim DeJulio, Liz Ward-Toller, and Jen Davidson explained goals and objectives for the program along with presenting the strategic plan.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014
After performing during a school assembly on Monday, December 1, Hawley Elementary School third and fourth grade students ventured to Reed Intermediate School on Tuesday, December 2, for their final rehearsal before the school’s December 3 concert for friends and family.
“My goal was to create a fun, upbeat, and warming winter concert that blended traditional winter songs with some new ones,” said Hawley music teacher Brian Kowalsky on Tuesday.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.
Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.