- Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:42 am
On Monday, November 24, Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, superintendent of the Newtown school district, responded to the report from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), released Friday, November 21, saying that his first thoughts go directly to the victims’ families.
“How can I offer any kind of assistance to families?” he asked.
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
Following a day that brought back fears for many in the community, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, held a meeting at Newtown High School for local residents on Wednesday, October 1.
In a release that came just before the meeting, Dr Erardi explained Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated approximately at 10:45 am that morning, following a phoned in bomb threat.
- Friday, September 19, 2014
After hearing several presentations and visiting site locations, the Board of Education unanimously approved a grant-funded school-based health clinic for Newtown Middle School.
- Friday, August 29, 2014
As teachers headed back to school in Newtown this year they are better equipped to respond to specific students in need after participating in the first phase of Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training sponsored by The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized, evidenced-based program that has been shown to save lives, expand knowledge of mental health and treatments, increase services provided, and reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges.
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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.