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C.H. Booth Library is Calling All Young Artists for New Book

C.H. Booth Library is Calling All Young Artists for New Book

Calling all young artists and illustrators. Submit your best art and writing work to be included in a new book. The deadline is August 30th.
Sandy Hook School Shooting Online Chats Result in Firing of New York Teacher

Sandy Hook School Shooting Online Chats Result in Firing of New York Teacher

The teacher is now suing the Bedford School District.
West Haven Playground Will Honor Memory of Charlotte Bacon

West Haven Playground Will Honor Memory of Charlotte Bacon

This is the 13th playground built in Connecticut
Newtown Board of Education Honors 15 Retirees, Retracts Non-Renewal Notices

Newtown Board of Education Honors 15 Retirees, Retracts Non-Renewal Notices

12 Newtown teachers will keep their jobs next year
Congrats Newtown High School Students!

Congrats Newtown High School Students!

Four Newtown students receive leadership training
Newtown School Officials Tackle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Newtown School Officials Tackle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Counselors work with middle and high school students
Plans for New $50 Million Sandy Hook Elementary School Unveiled

Plans for New $50 Million Sandy Hook Elementary School Unveiled

New school will replace the former building, which is where a gunman killed 26 people.
Congratulations Newtown High School Student Hannah Grant

Congratulations Newtown High School Student Hannah Grant

Cited for math and science skills

"Teacher Morale is at an All-Time Low" Newtown Teachers Claim

18 teaching positions eliminated next year
Community Invited to Get Update on Sandy Hook School Project Tonight

Community Invited to Get Update on Sandy Hook School Project Tonight

The design team and construction company will be on hand, along with Newtown officials, to provide information and answer questions.
New Principal of Newtown High Coming From Pomperaug

New Principal of Newtown High Coming From Pomperaug

Dr. Lorrie Rodrigue has been principal of the Region 15 high school for the past six years.
Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to Hold Youth Summit This Saturday

Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to Hold Youth Summit This Saturday

The theme of this weekend’s event is gun violence prevention and will address issues like mental health, healing and advocacy through the arts.
Katherine Bowen, Manhattan College Valedictorian, Making Newtown Proud

Katherine Bowen, Manhattan College Valedictorian, Making Newtown Proud

Bowen is a standout student athlete who has also given back to her community.
Newtown Has 16th Best High School in CT, U.S. News Says

Newtown Has 16th Best High School in CT, U.S. News Says

U.S News & World Report just released its 2014 high school rankings, and districts from the greater Hartford area and Fairfield County grabbed most of the top ranked spots across the state.
BOE Letter: Vote Yes for Education in Newtown

BOE Letter: Vote Yes for Education in Newtown

"We believe this budget to be fiscally responsible while taking into account both the needs of our schools and declining enrollment."
NMS Principal Anthony Salvatore Announces Retirement

NMS Principal Anthony Salvatore Announces Retirement

An educator for 35 years, Salvatore was the assistant principal at Sandy Hook School before moving to Newtown Middle School in 2012.
Search On for Next Newtown High Principal

Search On for Next Newtown High Principal

Focus groups will be held this month, and an online survey has been set up.
Database: Newtown High School Classified as 'Excelling'

Database: Newtown High School Classified as 'Excelling'

Database and interactive map show which Connecticut schools are excelling and which are in need of review, according to the state.