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  • NHS To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

    Newtown High School is set to host its fall drama, Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23.

    Lend Me a Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig, is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one night only engagement, problems ensue.

    Ticks are general admission and will be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $7 for students and faculty, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors.

  • NHS Band & Guard Competing At National Championships This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard are headed for the USBands National Championships on Saturday, November 15.

    Competing in Class V Open, the competing bands will take the field at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., with Newtown slated to compete at 8:27 pm.

    The National Championship features the best of the best from across the United States. Newtown Band Director Kurt Eckhardt said he believes his band could be in the top five.

  • NHS Celebrates Visiting Veterans On 11/11

    Newtown High School celebrated Veterans Day with a luncheon offered to visiting veterans followed by an assembly in the school’s auditorium.

    The assembly had a number of speakers share their thoughts on Veterans Day and highlighted the veterans for their service.

  • Teenagers Feel The Influence Of Technology For Better Or Worse

    Now, more than ever, teenagers not only enjoy but depend on the benefits of technology. While the majority of the nation utilizes technology, teenagers have specifically grown up in a world of iPhones, MacBooks, and Netflix.

    Newtown High School students and teachers recently weighed in on how local teens use the Internet and technology.

    “I mainly use the Internet on my phone to go through Twitter or Facebook when I’m bored during free period or on the bus,” junior Jessica Petersen said.

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard Place Second In USBands ‘Music In Motion’ Power Regional

    Competing against 30 of the best marching bands in the East, Northeast, and Southeast circuits, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard not only reached their goal of making it into the finals of the USBands “Music in Motion” power regional, but they came within just two points of first place Saturday, November 1.

    The event was held at the stadium of the US Navy-Marine Corps Academy in Annapolis, Md.

  • Pep Rally Tops Spirit Week At NHS

    Following Spirit Week at Newtown High School and ahead of the NHS football team taking on Brookfield that night, a pep rally gathered students into the stands at Blue & Gold Stadium near the end of the school day on Friday, October 24.

    Students filled the stadium and dotted the athletic field with school colors, as Friday was also Blue & Gold Day during Spirit Week.

  • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony At NHS

    Newtown High School students were inducted into the Newtown Chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony on Thursday, October 23.

    When Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, spoke near the start of the event, he said he hoped the inductees and their family members could pause from the busy schedule of the day to “revel in the moment.

  • NHS Junior/Senior Project Student Creating A Room For New Haven Students

    When Newtown High School senior Sydney Allen began reaching out to businesses on October 7 for help supporting her Junior/Senior Project, she did not know what the response would be.

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard Receive Cadets Award Of Excellence

    For the second year in a row, the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard received the prestigious Cadets Award of Excellence at the USBands New England Championship, held Saturday, October 25, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain.

    Awarded to the school that is determined to be the best in show for creativity and showmanship, the Cadets Award of Excellence can be given to any competing band, regardless of size or class level.

  • School Board Changes Its Plan For NHS Auditorium Project

    After reviewing new information, the Board of Education, during its meeting on October 21, voted to change its previously approved plans for a proposed Newtown High School auditorium renovation.

    During its meeting on October 7, the school board voted to request a special appropriation for the project, and authorized the Public Building & Site Commission to have oversight of the renovation.