Odyssey of the Mind

  • On The Lookout For Bunnies At Fairfield Hills

    For the fifth year, kids and parents counted “bunnies” along trails at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Campus on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, for this year’s Bunny Watch.

    The Bunny Watch was a fundraiser for and organized by the Newtown High School’s senior Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald. The event raised money for the group to attend World Finals, which will be held at Michigan State University May 20–23.

  • Bunny Watch At Fairfield Hills Continues Saturday

    Brothers Jack, left, and Charlie and mom Alison Langenus met the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 3, during an antique tractor-pulled wagon ride at this year’s Bunny Watch.

  • Bunny Watch Returning To Fairfield Hills April 3-4

    The annual Bunny Watch event at Glander Field, off Mile Hill South at Fairfield Hills, is set for this Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4.

    The Bunny Watch will run from 10 am until 4 pm on both days, rain or shine.

  • Bunny Watch Rides Returning To Fairfield Hills

    Newtown High School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald, is set to host the annual Bunny Watch on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Complex.

    This is the fifth year the Bunny Watch will be held to raise funds for a high school Odyssey of the Mind Team to attend the World Finals. This year’s event will be held at Michigan State University, May 20-23.

  • School Board ‘Celebration’ Cites Students, New Administrator, And GE Capital Expert

    Following an executive session on Monday, June 30, the Board of Education announced the unanimous selection of James Ross as Newtown Middle School’s new assistant principal.

    Mr Ross, who has been teaching seventh and eighth grade math at NMS since 2008, was welcomed by school board Chair Debbie Leidlein and applause from the audience after the unanimous vote.

    Before coming to Newtown in 2008, Mr Ross worked in Norwalk and Bethel as a math teacher.

  • Bunny Watch 2014 Underway

    Newtown High School Odysey of the Mind team members and volunteers gathered together on Friday, April 18, at the start of this year's Bunny Watch, which runs from 10 am until 4 pm on April 18 and April 19. From left are Ryan Fitzgerald, Jesse Sailer, Hannah Fitzgerald, Quinn Fitzgerald, Julia Weiland, Nick Weiland, Sydney Chiarito, and Owen Walsh.

  • Bunny Watch 2014 Preparations Underway

    For the fourth year in a row, Newtown High School Odyssey of the Mind team members are gearing up to offer the annual Bunny Watch, a fundraiser for the group to attend the World Finals of the problem-solving competition.

  • Local Odyssey Of The Mind Teams Compete In State Competition

    Local Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the state level of the competition on Saturday, March 29, in Bristol. Some local teams are now busy fundraising to cover the expected costs of attending the upcoming world finals. A number of teams took the time this week, however, to reflect with The Bee on the Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Mother Nature had to stick her tongue out at us one last time this season, on Monday morning. A coating of sleet and giant snowflakes were not what I wanted to see, but I’m hoping that is the last of the wintry weather. The daffodils and crocuses poking up through the soil around town are giving me hope that spring truly is imminent.

  • Ballots And Baked Goods

    Odyssey of the Mind team mom Heather Almeter with her daughter, Arline, at Newtown Middle School earlier this afternoon. Mrs Almeter’s son, Aidan, is a member of a team that will be heading to Odyssey of the Mind world finals later this month.