- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Entries in this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest began appearing on the front lawn of Newtown Middle School yesterday afternoon. Officially, however, the contest opens today, when students put more of their sculptures on view at 11 Queen Street.
Each year, prior to Halloween, groups of eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a “larger than life” scarecrow not only with a theme, but also with the durability to survive inclement weather.
- 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.
- Saturday, October 4, 2014
Each year as the leaves turn color and the air cools, residents of Newtown can begin expecting to see scarecrows scattered across the Newtown Middle School lawn.
This year is no exception. The 18th annual My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest is already underway, with students planning and constructing their entries for the big unveiling on October 18.
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
Between Tuesday, September 9, and Wednesday, September 10, seventh grade students in three clusters had the opportunity to visit C.H. Booth Library.
According to Language Arts teacher Kristin Norden, the students left from Newtown Middle School to visit the library by 7:30 each day, and workshops centered around having the students familiarize themselves with using the library’s resources, like research tools, downloading eBooks, and applying for interlibrary loans.
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the fourth quarter marking period of the 2013-14 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.
Eighth Grade Honor Roll
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
With the money raised by the sale of 100 trees in the holiday season, the Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School Interact Clubs are set to donate $125 to each of 20 foundations in memory of the children who lost their lives 12/14.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter marking period of the 2013-14 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.
Eighth Grade Honor Roll
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
As students arrived at Middle Gate Elementary School on Wednesday, June 18, for the final day of the 2013-14 school year, music teacher Tina Jones stood waiting to greet students who were dropped off by parents.
With her arms wide open, as if ready to hug each of the students, Ms Jones sang, “Happy last day of school.”
For some students she had a cheer at the ready.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Students in the Newtown Public School’s Music Department are preparing for upcoming spring concerts scheduled for each school.
The following is a recent listing released by the school district of the 2013 Spring Concert dates. Note some concerts are set to be presented at locations other than the school that will be performing.
The Newtown High School Composers’ Concert will kick off the spring concert season Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7 pm at NHS.
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Newtown Middle School Jazz Band traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, March 7, to participate in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival with the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Jazz Bands, kicking off a busy month for jazz students at the middle school.
This was the third year the middle school Jazz Band participated in the festival, and the Blue Band and Gold Band participated in the festival for the second time this year.