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Education

  • Campers Get Cooking With Culinary Arts Program

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 19, 2017, Saturday
    Parks & Recreation, Sharon Martovich, Summer Culinary Arts camp

    Students in the Summer Culinary Arts camp through Newtown Parks & Recreation spent the week of July 31 to August 4 learning how to make a long list of recipes under the guidance of instructor Shar...Read Full Article

  • Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Campers’ End Of Summer Celebration

    Alissa Silber
    Education
    August 19, 2017, Saturday
    camp, Carrie Reilly, Harvest Feast, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

    After a summer filled with art, cooking, nature, and merriment, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School (HVWS) had its annual Harvest Feast to wrap up the last week of camp on Friday, August 11. For s...Read Full Article

  • Creating In Minecraft At Camp

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 19, 2017, Saturday

    Newtown Parks and Recreation campers in Coding In Minecraft spent time between July 31 to August 3 learning about creating modifications and items in the computer game, Minecraft. Instructor Doris ...Read Full Article

  • P&R Day Camps Come To A Close

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    carnival day, day camp, Dickinson Memorial Park, Newtown Parks & Recreation, Treadwell Memorial Park

    The last day of Newtown Parks and Recreation day camps, August 11, at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Memorial Park were celebrated with a carnival day at both camp locations. The day before, Au...Read Full Article

  • Interim Assistant Principal Hired For High School

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    Aaron Blank, auditorium, Board of Education, David Roach, Dr Lorrie Rodrigue, Keith Alexander, NHS

    The Board of Education unanimously appointed Reed Intermediate School physical education teacher Aaron Blank at its meeting on August 15 as interim assistant principal at Newtown High School. After...Read Full Article

  • Rearranging Reed’s Library To Accommodate Readers

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    library, Pia Ledina, Reed, Reed Intermediate School

    In her roughly five years as Reed Intermediate School’s library/media specialist, Pia Ledina said she has “been watching kids become readers.” Often that includes watching students become frustr...Read Full Article

  • New District Staff Welcomed

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    Assistant Superintendent of Schools Jean Evans Davila, Interim Superintendent of Schools Lorrie Rodrigue, new staff, Newtown Public Schools, orientation

    New members of the Newtown Public Schools district staff were welcomed August 14, at the start of a weeklong orientation. Interim Superintendent of Schools Lorrie Rodrigue, Assistant Superintendent...Read Full Article

  • School Board Hires An Interim NHS Assistant Principal

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 16, 2017, Wednesday
    Aaron Blank, Board of Education, David Roach, Dr Lorrie Rodrigue, Keith Alexander, Newtown High School, NHS

    The Board of Education unanimously appointed Reed Intermediate School physical education teacher Aaron Blank as Newtown High School interim assistant principal, at its meeting on August 15 . After ...Read Full Article

  • ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Focus Of This Summer’s Dance Camp

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 12, 2017, Saturday
    Dance Camp, Little Dance Company, Maureen Capalbo, Newtown Parks & Recreation

    As young girls pretended to sleep, then wake, the Little Dance Company owner Maureen Capalbo offered instructions and directions on July 28, the final day of the weeklong Newtown Parks & Recreatio...Read Full Article

  • Make & Take Chocolate At C.H. Booth Library

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    August 12, 2017, Saturday
    C.H. Booth Library, Kim Larkin, Klassic Kreations, Make & Take Chocolate, Young Adult Librarian Kim Weber

    When C.H. Booth Library Young Adult Librarian Kim Weber asked the group of students at the August 2 “Make & Take Chocolate for Teens” presentation in the library’s Meeting Room how many of t...Read Full Article