• Future Educators Awarded Scholarships In Memory Of Those Lost

    The memories of those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on 12/14 continue to live on through family, friends, and community members. Now, future educators are honoring the 20 students and six educators thanks to a partnership between We Are Newtown and Newtown Scholarship Association to provide scholarships to four graduating Newtown High School students. The first four recipients of the new scholarship, one of eight established this year in response to 12/14, were announced on June 15 during a ceremony at Newtown Youth Academy.

  • NMS Eighth Grade Moves Up And On

    Despite the steady rain and gray skies, there was a celebratory mood at the Newtown Middle School’s Moving-Up Ceremony for graduating eighth grade students, which took place Tuesday, June 18, at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neil Center.Despite an afternoon thunderstorm that brought inclement weather a couple hours before the scheduled 6 pm start, spirits remained high, as the 450 eighth-graders being honored took refuge from the wet weather.The large auditorium was abuzz with the excited chatter of family members and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the eight grade students transition from NMS to Newtown High School.The ceremony opened with two lines of students proceeding through black curtains into the O’Neill Center to “Pomp and Circumstance,” before a large enthusiastic crowd, which nearly filled the expansive bleachers. After filing into their seats positioned in the center of the auditorium, the students received a standing ovation from...

  • Brotherly Devotion In The Form Of A Diploma

    There was a surprise waiting for one member of the Henry Abbott Technical High School graduating Class of 2013. It took the impressive form of Newtown High School 2010 graduate and United States Navy Seaman Dustin Hanson, who walked out on stage Monday, June 17, to hand his younger brother, Dylan Hanson, a diploma.The event took Dylan and most members of the audience completely by surprise. When the announcement came that a “special guest” was being invited up to the stage to present the next diploma, clapping stopped and a hush fell around the Henry Abbott Technical High School gymnasium, where the ceremony was held. A few moments later, echoes of clapping and enthusiastic hooting roared up from the audience as Dustin emerged onto the stage, wearing his Naval uniform...

  • Reed Students Conduct A ‘Science Expo’

    For a portion of the day on Thursday, May 30, some of the Reed Intermediate School’s sixth grade classrooms had science experiments on display for other Reed students to witness. Reed sixth grade teacher Georgia Smith said she was very impressed by w...

  • NMS Releases Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

    Newtown Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter marking period of the 2012-13 school year. The following seventh and eighth grade students earned their place on the list.

  • Best Buddies Prom Brought Dancing And Fun

    Amid a rush of loud music and flashing disco lights students danced Saturday, June 8, at the Best Buddies prom. “Everybody is dancing without inhibition,” said parent Laura Nowacki. “It’ a special night.”

  • NHS Students Recognized At Awards Night Ceremonies

    Newtown High School held two annual awards nights to recognize students who earned awards and scholarships this school year. An awards night for NHS seniors was held on Wednesday, June 5, and an underclassmen awards night was held on Thursday, June 6. Duri...

  • BOE Recognizes Top Students, Retiring Employees

    The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting."Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."

  • Teacher And Former Student To Skydive For Newtown June 14

    For Newtown High School 2012 graduate and current Southern Connecticut State University student Danielle Ford and Newtown Middle School technology education teacher Don Ramsey, June 14 will include “an adventure for a healing community.”The adventure will be in the form of skydiving from more than 10,000 feet in the air over the crystal blue inlets of Newport, R.I., at 1 pm. Residents and supporters are invited by Danielle and Mr Ramsey to be there for their landing at Skydive Newport, 211 Airport Access Road, Middletown...

  • NHS Art Club Creates Mosaic In Response To 12/14

    Newtown High School Art Club members recently oversaw the design and construction of a mosaic created in response to the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. By Tuesday, May 27, members of the club proudly held up the completed work during a club meeting.