• NMS Eighth Graders Learn About Different Careers

    Thanks to 23 visitors on Friday, November 13,Newtown Middle School eighth graders learned about different careers.

    The annual day allows eighth grade students to rotate between classrooms to hear from multiple professionals from the community. The presenters spoke with students, shared experiences, and discussed their careers with students during three half-hour sessions.

    The event was organized this year by Sue Connelly and Leslie Allen.

  • NMS Student Council Elected

    The Newtown Middle School held its Student Council elections on Friday, October 30, and by the end of the day the school's council president, vice president, treasurer, and spokesperson were announced.

    Candidates for president were John Godino, Adam Guerin, Rylee Harrell, and Pam Lalli. Vice president candidates were Sawyer Findley, Jordan Gomes, Rushil Jerfy, Anna Romano, and Nate Wheeler. Treasurer candidates were Richie Gairing, Catie Gregory, Remi Pimentel, and Evan Wologodzew. Spokesperson candidates were Tyler DiMartino, Ava Schwartz, Mikey Sereday, and Lauren Yoder.

  • Newtown Middle School Students Chosen As Winners For Bus Safety Poster Contest

    Newtown Middle School eighth grade students Aliya Hafiz and Jack Wojtowicz have been selected as winners in the sixth to eighth grade category in a Connecticut School Transportation Association (COSTA) poster contest that was held in conjunction with National Bus Safety Week, recognized October 19 to 23.

    The students were challenged to create posters to promote school bus safety, and this year’s theme was “Bully-Free Zone!” Three winners are announced for each of the three divisions of the contest.

  • NMS Student Council Works To Beautify School Grounds

    Members of this year’s Student Council at Newtown Middle School spent time after school on Monday, October 26, to rake, plant mums, and set up decorations as part of the group’s annual Fall Beautification Day.

    Nearly 30 students joined in the effort on Monday, and Student Council advisors oversaw the after school event.

    One group of students worked to put lettering in one of the school’s signs to read, “Fall into a good book, bring a friend.”

  • NMS Scarecrows Going Up This Weekend

    This year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest entries are scheduled to go on display at Newtown Middle School this weekend, starting the evening of October 23, on the front lawn of the school, 11 Queen Street.

  • Fundraising Campaign For NMS Chromebooks Still Running

    An online fundraising campaign on DonorsChoose.org, is still running to fund the purchase of Google Chromebooks for art student use at Newtown Middle School.

  • NMS Scarecrows Coming October 23

    Newtown Middle School students have one more working weekend before their creations for this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest go on view for the public on the front lawn of the school, 11 Queen Street.

  • NMS Art Students Paint For Great Pumpkin Race

    Newtown Middle School Art Enrichment students worked on Monday, October 12, to paint pumpkins for the 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Races, a Newtown Lions Club event set for Saturday, October 17, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

    The pumpkins were donated and brought to the school by the Lions Club, and will be put on display during the event.

  • NMS Student Council Readying For Fall Food Drive

    Newtown Middle School’s Student Council is gearing up for its 2015 Student Council Food Drive.

    The group collects items each year for Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) and its annual Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. Other local schools also collect for the campaign.

    On Monday, September 28, the council members briefly discussed the upcoming collection, before another meeting on Monday, October 12, will really set the collection for the middle school.

  • ‘Empowering Smart Online Choices,’ Tuesday Evening

    The school district’s PTAs, PTSA, and the Newtown Prevention Council are sponsoring a presentation by Scott Driscoll for local parents on Tuesday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Newtown Middle School.

    The presentation is called “Empowering Smart Online Choices,” and it will be held in the middle school’s auditorium.