• NMS DonorsChoose Project Raising Funds For Google Chromebooks

    Newtown Middle School art teacher Leigh Anne Coles is hoping the public will help her with a project that will benefit NMS students.

  • Annual Scarecrow Contest Returning To NMS In October

    Roughly 70 students gathered in an art room at Newtown Middle School on Tuesday, September 8, to learn more about entering into the 19th annual My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest.

    Each year NMS eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a “larger than life” scarecrow that can withstand the elements. Students and community members cast their votes for their favorites in dollar donations, with the money generated split among the three top vote-getters and donated to the charity of the winners’ choice.

  • Marc Mero Delivers Hope And Inspiration Presentations At NHS

    Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero offered presentations for students during the day and an evening presentation for parents and community members on Wednesday, September 9, at Newtown High School.

    The Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the NHS PTSA arranged the presentations, which shared a message of hope and inspiration.

  • New 3D Printer Expands Possibilities At C.H. Booth Library

    The new 3D Afinia 800 printer that arrived at the C.H. Booth Library, Wednesday, August 26, is the library’s newest addition to a growing collection of items geared toward attracting patrons who view the library as a place for learning, as much as a space for reading. Purchased through funds generated at the April 2015 Library Board of Directors gala fashion show, this printer is the second 3D printer at the library for use by the public.

    The first printer, also made by Afinia, was purchased a year ago, and funded by an anonymous donation.

  • One Teacher’s Goal: To ‘Learn With Moxie’

    When Newtown Middle School technology education teacher Don Ramsey arrived at his summer vacation destination this summer, he had one agenda item: learn with moxie.

    “I’m the type of person that likes to see new places and meet people I have never met before,“ said Mr Ramsey, roughly a week before school began for the 2015-16 school year. “And I had a particular interest in learning about Native Americans and their plight since that was an area I had never really learned about.”

  • Newtown Middle School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

    Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the fourth 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

    Isabella Hope Ackilli, Shanna Elizabeth Adam, Sonia Ahmaripour, John Stephen Albanesi, Sasha Kendall Allen, Christopher Alvarez, Michael Samuel Arena, Sean Arnold, Eirenie Athanasoulis, John Auerbach.

  • Newtown Middle School Honors Students During Awards Ceremonies

    During two assemblies ceremonies at Newtown Middle School on Tuesday, June 16, students were announced and honored with awards.

  • NMS Students Create Art For The School-Based Health Center

    Five Newtown Middle School students recently presented gifts of their artwork to the NMS School-Based Health Center to decorate the center’s reception area.

    The students also shared a letter about the work that explained the art was created to “inspire and lift the spirits of students.”

  • NMS Moving Up Ceremony Celebrates And Honors Students

    As Newtown Middle School Principal Tom Einhorn said during his school's Moving Up Ceremony on Monday, June 15, held at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center in Danbury, the evening was being held to "congratulate and recognize our students."

  • School Year Ends With Cheer

    Music played over the loudspeakers at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School on Wednesday, June 17, just moments before the last bell rang for the 2014-15 school year.

    And that was when some of the school’s fourth grade students began to dance.

    According to staff, students danced in their classrooms while the song “Happy” played.

    By the time “Uptown Funk” was being played, the fourth graders formed a dance line.