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  • NMS Announces Assistant Principal’s Retirement

    Through an email to parents Thursday, March 27, Newtown Middle School Principal Thomas Einhorn announced that NMS Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore is retiring.

    Dr Salvatore has worked in the Newtown school district for 15 years, as an assistant principal at Reed Intermediate School, and assistant principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and as the assistant principal at NMS.

    The Newtown Board of Education has yet to discuss and accept Dr Salvatore’s retirement request.

  • Exemplary Service

    (The following letter to Dr Thomas Einhorn, principal of the Newtown Middle School, has been received for publication.)

    Dear Dr. Einhorn,

    On behalf of the Newtown Parent Connection, I would like to commend several members of your staff for their exemplary service.

  • ‘Grease: School Version’ Ready To ‘Tell Me More’

    The Newtown Middle School’s musical production of Grease: School Version is set to run this Friday, March 14, through Sunday, March 16.

    Students continued to work after school for the production this week, and a free Senior Tea was held Thursday afternoon for senior citizens.

    The school version is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences of the musical, which follows the story of teenagers in 1959 through romances and high school.

  • Schools And Chartwells Marking National Nutrition Month

    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.”

  • Newtown Middle School Students Preparing For ‘Grease’

    Students in the upcoming Newtown Middle School musical production of Grease: School Version rehearsed after school on Monday, March 3.

  • NMS Students Learn How Reed Project Created A Well In Liberia

    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.

  • NMS’s Literary Magazine Cited For Excellence

    Newtown Middle School’s literary magazine, Opus Optima, has been selected by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the rank of “Highest Award” in the 2013 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines.

    The 2013 edition of Opus Optima is the first edition of the publication to earn the award since its 1996 edition.

    “This is just such a wonderful award,” said NMS art teacher Claudia Mitchell.

  • NMS To Stage ‘Grease: School Version,’ March 14-16; Seniors Invited For Tea & Theater

    Newtown Middle School students have been rehearsing after school for the school’s upcoming musical production of Grease: School Version.

    The school version is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences of the musical, which follows the story of teenagers in 1959 through romances and high school.

    Grease: School Version is set to be performed on March 14 at 7 pm, March 15 at 7 pm, and March 16 at 2 pm.

  • Police Investigate Suspicious Incident Near The Middle School

    Police are investigating “a suspicious incident,” in which a man, who was driving a dark-colored sedan near the intersection of Glover Avenue and Main Street, stopped and unsuccessfully offered a ride to a lone 13-year-old boy who was walking home from Newtown Middle School on the afternoon of Monday, February 10.

    There were no injuries in the incident.

  • NHS Slates Eighth Grade Parent Night For February 12

    Newtown High School has scheduled an orientation night for eighth grade students and parents for Wednesday, February 12, at 7 pm, starting in the NHS auditorium.

    Attendees are invited to arrive early to take tours of the school. The NHS HAWKS Honor Society members will be available to give tours of the building beginning at 5:30 pm. Attendees are asked to allow at least 45 minutes for a tour.