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  • School Clubs Planning For The Year Ahead

    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.

  • Under Construction: Newtown Middle School Scarecrows Returning October 18

    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.

  • Newtown Middle School Releases Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll

    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

  • A Busy Month For NMS Jazz Students

    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.

  • ‘Stuck For Buck’ For Pennies For Patients

    Newtown Middle School students had the opportunity last month to attempt to stick technology education teacher Don Ramsey to the wall with duct tape during lunch waves, as part of a fundraiser by the school’s Interact Club for Pennies for Patients.

  • NMS Technology Education Exhibition

    Newtown Middle School fourth rotation architectural models and other projects were on display for a Wednesday, April 2, technology education exhibition.

    The event opened up the technology education room for parents and family members of students with projects on display to visit.

    NMS technology education teacher Don Ramsey said he invites students to specifically bring younger siblings to the middle school for the exhibition events to give the younger students an idea of what they will be working on at the middle school.

  • Newtown Middle School Releases Second Marking Period Honor Rolls

    Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the second 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

  • ‘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.

  • 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.