- Thursday, November 14, 2013
A group sat at one of the tables at a breakfast to honor veterans on Monday, November 11, at Sandy Hook School. From left are Earl “Poppy” Tesch, Mr Tesch’s granddaughter Hannah Busillo, Graham Sturges, Graham’s grandfather Harry Ortiz, Larry Young, Mr Young’s grandson Andrew Stango, and Jennifer Busillo.
- Monday, October 14, 2013
Newtown Prevention Council (NPC) heard a summary last month of the 2013 Youth Survey Report by Archie Swindell of Quantitative Services. The news received during the September 19 was mixed. The survey found that local youth are smoking less… tobacco, that is. Marijuana is another thing.
- Monday, September 30, 2013
The Newtown Board of Education is inviting the community to participate in the superintendent search process.
The board is asking community members to attend a focus group to provide input about the strengths, challenges, and leadership qualities desired in the next superintendent. The Community focus group is scheduled for Monday, October 7, at 6:30 pm Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
After the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School, Victorinox Swiss Army Director of Marketing Renee Hourigan said the Monroe-based company wanted to help the Newtown Public Schools somehow.
“There was an overall desire to make a gesture of some kind,” said Ms Hourigan, who explained, at first, multiple options were presented to the school district.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
The Town of Newtown and the Newtown Public School District have partnered to offer a series of informational meetings for the public to answer questions about the referendum scheduled for Saturday, October 5. The referendum is to authorize the town government to spend money which has been granted by the State of Connecticut. The referendum question reads:
- Friday, April 19, 2013
A message for the community was released by the Newtown Public Schools Security Committee this week. In the message the committee stressed it continues to engage in conversations about the enhancement of safety and security in the school community.
“Our collective goal is to provide the highest level of security while still fostering a positive and productive learning environment for students and faculty,” the message read.
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
Newtown and the Newtown Public Schools have, for the fifth time and fourth year in a row, been awarded the “Best Communities for Music Education 2013” distinction along with other communities by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.
Of the more than 14,000 school districts in the nation, 307 were awarded the honor this year.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Newtown Public Schools will have a two-hour delay, and no morning kindergarten, Tuesday, March 19, due to inclement weather, according to the school district.
- Friday, March 8, 2013
The school district announced the Newtown Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather Friday, March 8.
- Friday, February 15, 2013
Books were lined up on tables at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, on the morning of Tuesday, February 12. Each book was written, illustrated, or both by one of the 12 authors and illustrators that visited the school district for that day.