- Friday, January 2, 2015
For Newtown’s public schools 2014 was an eventful year. Students raised money for causes and charities, completed projects, and demonstrated a range of abilities throughout the year.
The start of 2014 had Newtown Middle School students testing their knowledge in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, on January 9. After a number of rounds, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As Head O’ Meadow Principal Barbara Gasparine walked into her school’s cafetorium on Tuesday, December 23, she asked students in Karen Dreger’s second grade class whether they were ready to sing.
“Yeah!” the students responded.
The group was one of the first classes to enter the cafetorium for Tuesday’s holiday sing-along, which was organized and led by music teacher Cynthia Holberg.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.
Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
For the first year, said Head O’ Meadow Elementary School art teacher Donna Perugini, her school’s annual art show included works created by kindergarten students, thanks to the addition of full-day kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
Head O’ Meadow Elementary School joined other schools and organizations around the world on Wednesday, May 7, when staff, students, and administrators at the school gathered in the school’s cafetorium to exercise.
“Is everybody ready to move today?” asked physical education teacher Steve “Coach” Dreger before leading the gathered school community, with the help of a few chosen students, through exercises.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Students in the Newtown Public School’s Music Department are preparing for upcoming spring concerts scheduled for each school.
The following is a recent listing released by the school district of the 2013 Spring Concert dates. Note some concerts are set to be presented at locations other than the school that will be performing.
The Newtown High School Composers’ Concert will kick off the spring concert season Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7 pm at NHS.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
To mark National Nutrition Month, celebrated throughout March, Chartwells School Dining Services is offering educational tools and differing food options at Newtown’s schools.
According to Chartwells Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, to mark National Nutrition Month this year, Chartwells is “promoting the health benefits of yogurt.”
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Head O’ Meadow students in Carol Howard’s first grade class recently studied the Olympics, and thanks to school security guard Mike Kaylor, the students were introduced to a piece of Olympic history.
When studying the Olympics, Ms Howard said the students wrote about what sport they would chose to practice, who they would practice with, and what healthy foods they would eat.
Student Rachael Albrecht said she wrote about snowboarding and would “eat a lot of good food” to stay healthy for it.
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has scheduled parent forums at Reed Intermediate School and Head O’ Meadow Elementary School.
The Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum, called “I Know I Can Because I Am,” will be conducted on Monday, February 10, in two sessions, one from 9:15 am until 10:15 am in Reed’s cafetorium, and one from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Reed’s media center.