Hawley Elementary School third and fourth grade students and their parents visited different stations set up in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, March 4, for the school’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night.
The event was sponsored by the school’s PTA and overseen by Hawley math/science specialist Jenna Connors.
“I hope this is the first of many,” said Ms Connors, with groups of people at each station around the room.
The Friday evening performance of Newtown High School’s "City of Angels" has been cancelled, due to the anticipated weather, according to Newtown High School. The musical production opened for audiences on Thursday, March 19, and is running through Sunday, March 22. "City of Angels" is a musical about a novelist trying to turn a book into a screenplay, and it shows both the plot of the writer’s attempt to create a screenplay and the plot of the fictional film being creating.
St Rose of Lima School, located at 40 Church Hill Road in Newtown, is set to hold a pre-school and kindergarten Open House for parents and prospective students on Thursday, March 26, from 9 am to 10:30 am.
Faculty, administrative staff, current parents, and admissions representatives will be available to conduct guided tours and provide information about the kindergarten and pre-school programs during the event.
St Rose of Lima pre-school opened it’s doors in 2000 and since 1989, St Rose of Lima School has offered a full-day kindergarten.
Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program.
Further information is also available at newtowncontinuinged.org.
Newtown High School’s musical production of "City Of Angels" is set to open for audiences on Thursday, March 19, and continue through Sunday, March 22. "City of Angels" is a musical about a novelist trying to turn a book into a screenplay, and it shows both the plot of the writer’s attempt to create a screenplay and the plot of the fictional film being creating. "City of Angels" will be performed Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21, at 7 pm; and Sunday, March 22, at 2 pm. Tickets are $14 for students and senior citizens, and $18 for adults.
The following students made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course. To make the Honor Roll, NHS students must meet the same requirements, but their overall grade average must be more than 85, and the student must receive a grade of 80 or higher in each course.
St Rose of Lima School fourth grade students had projects on display in the school’s Gathering Hall on Thursday, February 26.
The projects are part of the school’s round of the Connecticut Invention Convention, and four student finalists, selected by judges at St Rose, will go on to the state level of the Invention Convention.
Projects completed by students ranged in purpose, but all of the students, according to teacher Aly Giammattei, were tasked with solving something that “bugs them.” Ms Giammattei said the lesson on inventions started with the students learning about how inventions solve problems.
Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
Newtown Middle School students rehearsed in their first full run-through of their upcoming production of "Shrek The Musical Jr" on Monday, March 9. “I’m really impressed with their memorization and dedication,” said Co-Director Lesli Allen as students took their places for the first run-through. Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 27, at 7 pm; Saturday, March 28, at 2 and 7 pm; and Sunday, March 29, at 2 pm. A free special showing of the musical is being planned for Thursday, March 26, at 2:30 pm.