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  • Local Odyssey Of The Mind Teams To Head To World Finals

    Following the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, held on April 6 in Bristol, five of Newtown’s participating teams will be heading to the World Finals in Michigan, set for May 22 through 25. Odyssey of the Mind is the largest intellect...

  • Reed Students: ‘One Person Can Make A Difference’

    Reed Intermediate School students in Maura Drabik and Todd Stentiford’s cluster presented their “One Person Can Make a Difference” project on Wednesday, April 10, in the school’s cafetorium. During the presentation parents and invit...

  • High School Students Say PeaceJam Was ‘Life Changing’

    “Better than Christmas” and “life changing” were some of the phrases used by Newtown High School students who attended PeaceJam New England on April 6 at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The ten students who attended the...

  • A Presidential Response To Middle Gate’s Complimentary Quilts

    Just over a month after students in Middle Gate fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class completed their “Complimentary Quilts 2013” project, Ms Baron received a letter from President Barack Obama. For the Complimentary Quilts 2013 projec...

  • Sandy Hook Memorial Woodland Created In Israel

    Jewish National Fund Director of Major Gifts Ella Newman presented a plaque to Newtown Board of Education representatives John Vouros and William Hart during family services at Congregation Adath Israel on April 5. The plaque announced the establishment of...

  • Janet Robinson Receives Outstanding School Superintendent Award

    STORRS — Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson received the Outstanding School Superintendent Award from the Neag School of Education Alumni Society of the University of Connecticut at its 15th Annual Awards Dinner, on March 9. Dr Robinson was sel...

  • Japanese Student Fellows Visit Newtown

    Two students from Yamaguchi, Japan, visited Newtown from March 17 until April 4 through the Japan Society’s Junior Fellows program. During their stay, both students studied aspects of Newtown High School that they will use to create research projects.

  • Providing Food For Shelters— The High School Feeds The Need

    Since September a group of Newtown High School students, with the help of faculty and administration, has been putting time and energy into creating a program that has provided thousands of meals for area homeless shelters. The pilot program called Fee...

  • Storyteller Shares Baseball History With Sandy Hook School Students

    International storyteller Rochel Coleman visited Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday, April 3, and shared the story of “Cool Papa Bell,” otherwise known as James Thomas Bell. To prepare the students for the story, Mr Coleman taught the as...

  • Argentina Day At Newtown High School

    The Newtown High School Spanish 4 students participated in an Argentina Day on Thursday, April 4. The day included studying the country in the school’s library/media center, eating food from Ortega’s Restaurant in Danbury in the school’s ...