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  • A Winning Therapy Dog At Reed

    One therapy dog that has been continuously offering support at Reed Intermediate School since students returned to school following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012, was honored recently by being nominated for an online competition.

    Kona, a therapy dog owned by Sandy Cornell, was announced as the winner of a Pets Best Insurance’s online “Books and Barks” contest on September 29. Kona received the most votes out of eight contenders.

  • Dancing With Pilobolus At Reed

    As Nile Russel worked with students in a gymnasium at Reed Intermediate on Thursday, October 2, Matt Del Rosario was also surrounded by students in the school’s library/media center.

    Both Mr Russel and Mr Del Rosario are with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and were visiting the school on Thursday as part of the a program through the After School Arts Program (ASAP).

  • 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.

  • A District Of Distinction

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, conducted his first Parent/Community Forum September 18 in a packed lecture hall at Newtown High School. The evening’s topic was a question brimming with engagement and hope: What must take place for your son/daughter to have their absolute best school year? Our initial response to the question was not a direct answer but a general observation: How far we have come in how we communicate with our school officials over the past three years.

  • NHS Principal, Reed Assistant Principal— School Board Fills Administrative Positions

    The Board of Education unanimously hired Lorrie Rodrigue of Oxford to fill the position of principal at Newtown High School and Jill Bontatibus Beaudry of Newtown for the assistant principal position at Reed Intermediate School during its meeting on Tuesday, May 20.

  • Drama Club Ready For Two-Show Production Of ‘Willy Wonka’

    The Reed Intermediate School Drama Club will perform its upcoming musical production of Willy Wonka this Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10.

    The Friday performance is at 7 pm, and the Saturday is at 6 pm.

    The play will be performed at the school, 3 Trades Lane.

    Tickets are $8 for general seating and will be available at the door prior to each performance.

    Gina DeCesare and Sharon Vetrano are directing the play.

  • 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.

  • Reed Crowns Geography Bee Champion

    Reed Intermediate School sixth graders who made it through preliminary tests into the school’s Geography Bee faced off on Tuesday, January 14. Cole Morelli emerged as the school champion.

    Reed sixth grade teacher Maura Drabik introduced an assembly of students to the school’s cafetorium for the event, and explained the proceedings and background of the National Geographic Geography Bee at Reed.

    Each sixth grade student participating in the Geography Bee represented his or her cluster.

  • Newtown VFW Names Patriot Pen Winners

    The Newtown VFW Post #308 named its winners for the Patriot Pen essay contest during several recent presentations.

    Last week, VFW Post #308 representatives also announced the winner of the Patriot Pen Voice of Democracy Award as Newtown High School senior Brittany Pearson. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school seniors. As the award winner in Newtown, Brittany’s entry will go on to the state level of the competition.

  • What Will Newtown’s Community Leaders Be Doing On 12/14?

    Prior to an open press conference conducted by several elected Newtown officials and community leaders to discuss issues around the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, those individuals sat down with The Newtown Bee for an exclusive video interview with the hope that it would be an opportunity for them to speak directly to residents, readers, and visitors to NewtownBee.com.