- Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Ben’s Lighthouse will sponsor a free after-school program at Newtown Middle School for all local seventh and eighth grade students, on Mondays from 2:15 to 3 pm, from February 4 to March 16.
The program will offer students the opportunity to tell stories, like favorite memories or achievements, by talking about the importance of life lessons, lessons learned, and sharing influences in their lives. According to Ben’s Lighthouse, the program’s goal is to create and publish a paperback book with all of the shared stories.
- 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.
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
More than 90 students had signed up to participate in the Friday, December 12, after school KanJam tournament at Newtown Middle School by the time the bell rang to dismiss school for the day.
NMS physical education teachers Matt Memoli, Joe LaRosa, and Ken Kantor were quick to ready the gym for the tourney before students filed in to hear the rules for the after school event.
- Friday, December 19, 2014
Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the first quarter marking period of the 2014-15 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.
Eighth Grade Honor Roll
- Friday, November 21, 2014
A group of eighth grade students have been picking up garbage, and are challenging other students and community members to join them.
The group, which calls itself The Eco Cleaners, is comprised of Claire Dubois, Elizabeth Salley, Alexia Tavar, Alisa Redzepi, and Brianna Lovely.
- Thursday, November 20, 2014
Eighth graders at Newtown Middle School had many chances to learn from professionals on Friday, November 14, when the school held its annual Career Day.
The event was organized by school counselors Susan Connelly and Tina Broccolo.
Each year eighth grade students rotate between classrooms to hear from multiple professionals who visit the school to talk about their careers. The presenters shared experiences with the students during three half-hour sessions.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Before Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts offered an “Internet Safety for Parents of Teens & Tweens” presentation at C.H. Booth Library during the evening of Wednesday, October 29, he gave presentations for Newtown Middle School students.
“I don’t think that even an hour goes by that we don’t use the Internet,” said NMS Principal Thomas Einhorn before he introduced Mr Driscoll to students, “and it is really important for you to know how to safely do so.”
- Friday, November 7, 2014
Newtown Middle School’s Labels Are For Jars club started preparing for October 31 more than a week before the date arrived.
Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, students in the club sorted candy into small black pouches with the words, “Happy Valentober… Spread the love… Tell someone you love them” written on red labels.
- Friday, October 31, 2014
Newtown Middle School announced the top three winning creations from this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest this week.
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
Newtown Middle School’s 2014-15 Student Council officers were elected on Friday, October 10.
Voting took place in classrooms after contenders for the four positions gave speeches in the middle school’s auditorium.