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  • School Supporters Create Newtown Education Foundation

    Residents Kristen Bonacci, Aaron Carlson, and Casey Ragan are behind an effort to launch a Newtown Education Foundation to support the local learning environment.

    The Newtown Education Foundation’s mission is to “enrich the learning experience for our students by promoting innovation and creativity through collaboration with the community,” according to a press release.

    As the co-founders, Ms Bonacci, Mr Carlson, and Ms Regan announced the foundation on Wednesday, August 26.

  • Teachers Welcomed At 2015 Convocation

    Teachers and district staff kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Monday, August 24, at a convocation held at Newtown High School.

    Town board members and elected officials were also in attendance at the event, which highlighted teachers and district staff.

    “Welcome everyone,” said Board of Education Vice Chair Laura Roche near the start of the event. “On behalf of the Board of Education, I’d like to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year.”

  • Schools To Implement A New System For Monitoring Visitors

    When the new school year begins, Newtown Public Schools will be equipped with a new visitor management system, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced this week in a letter to parents and staff.

  • ‘Parent Partnership’ Community Forum Set

    A “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” community forum has been set by the school district for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.

    According to a release for the event, the one-hour community forum is designed for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents, and will be interactive for those in attendance.

    Discussion topics will include instruction, enrichment, assessment, safety, and personalized learning.

  • Teachers & District Community Members Honored With Profiles In Professionalism Award

    From left is Marabeth Pereira, Valerie Pagano-Hepburn, Linda Baron, Nathalie DeBrantes, Tracey Jaeger, Gail Maletz, Joanne Didonato, Gino Faiella, Jason Edwards, Nadia Papalia, Gail Maletz, and Steven Richardso, who were named the 2014-15 Profiles in Professionalism Award honorres during the May 5 Board of Education meeting.

  • District Announces 2014-15 Profiles In Professionalism Honorees

    The school district announced on Thursday, April 30, the honorees who have been chosen for the district’s 2014-15 Profiles in Professionalism award.

    This is the first year the award will honor local educators, school personnel, and parents. Nominations for the award were submitted to the district’s central office.

    The individuals will be honored during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, May 5, which is set to start at 6:30 pm at Reed Intermediate School’s library.

  • Upcoming Newtown Public School Concerts

    The Newtown Public Schools Music Department has released the dates for its scheduled upcoming concerts.

    All concerts are free to the public.

    The first concert, set for April 22 at 7 pm in the NHS cafetorium, will continue the Newtown High School Music Department’s tradition of presenting a NHS Composers Concert. This is the second annual Composers Concert held by the school, and it will feature student work from the school’s music theory and music technology programs.

  • Incoming Kindergarten Parents Introductory Event For Newtown Public Schools

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda in partnership with elementary school principals will hold a one-hour parent forum on Monday, April 27, starting at 7 pm, in Reed Intermediate School’s cafetorium.

    The design of the gathering, according to a release from the district, is to share information with all incoming kindergarten parents on student readiness, parent partnerships, and teacher expectations.

  • Early Dismissal Friday For Newtown Public Schools

    All Newtown Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Friday, March 20, due to the anticipated weather, as announced by the school district around 7 am on Friday.

  • String Fest Offered Glimpse Of Newtown’s Orchestra Program

    Many were seated inside Reed Intermediate School’s cafetorium for the evening presentation of the Newtown Orchestra String Fest on Tuesday, February 24.

    The districtwide concert was performed by orchestra students in grades 5 to 12. The public was welcome to attend, and most attendees were parents or siblings of the orchestra students.