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  • Newtown Guard And Percussion Home Show Attracts Hundreds

    An estimated 700 spectators gathered in the gymnasium at Newtown High School on Saturday, March 7, to cheer on ten Winter Percussion and 30 Winter Guard units at Newtown’s 18th Annual Winter Extravaganza.

    Competing in its first home show, the NHS Winter Percussion unit was awarded the first place trophy in the Marching Class division with the score of 79.15.

  • Recovery Project Slates NHS/NMS/Reed Parent Forum

    The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project is sponsoring a Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum on “Responsible Use of Social Media” on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown High School’s Room B150, from 7 to 8 pm.

    “Responsible Use of Social Media” will share information on effects social media can have on youth, including negative effects.

  • Winter Percussion And Winter Guard ‘Home Show’ Saturday

    In its first combined Winter Percussion and Winter Guard “Home Show,” Newtown High School will host a total of ten Winter Percussion ensembles and 30 Winter Guards this Saturday, March 7.

    Doors open at noon, and the competition will kick off at 1 pm, with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion in Marching Band Class 2A.

    NHS seniors Daniel Romeo, Trevor Palmer, Noelle Violette, and Michael Ziluck, will be honored during the scheduled awards ceremony.

  • Drug Sweep At The High School

    For 40 minutes last Friday morning a dozen K-9 narcotics teams toured the parking lots and hallways of Newtown High School. They were there by special invitation of the school’s administration, the Newtown Prevention Council, and the Newtown Police Department. Despite advance notice of the day’s “drug sniff” by the police dog teams, enough evidence was collected to support the arrests of three students and the issuance of an infraction to a fourth on drug-related charges.

  • Sacrificing Freedom For Security

    To the Editor:

    I am writing to you and my fellow residents in Newtown, especially those on the Police Commission and the Board of Education, so that you may know that students are citizens with Constitutional Rights.

  • Visiting Chinese Delegates Arrive At Newtown High School

    Delegation members visiting Newtown from China with the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) arrived at Newtown High School during the evening on Monday, February 23.

    The delegation is visiting until Wednesday, March 4, and includes one administrator, one teacher, and 21 students from two schools, Dongchang Middle School and Liaocheng Middle School, in Liaocheng, China.

  • NHS Prepping For ‘City Of Angels’

    Newtown High School students were busy working after school on Wednesday, February 18, to prepare for the upcoming musical production of City of Angels.

    City of Angels is a musical about a novelist trying to turn a book into a screenplay, and it shows both the plot of the writer’s attempt to create a screenplay and the plot of the fictional film being creating.

  • Newtown’s Strong Showing In Winter Percussion/Guard Show

    In the Winter Percussion’s first competition of the season, Newtown High School scored a 78.45 and walked away with the first place trophy in the Marching Percussion 2A division, defeating host New Milford High School on Saturday, February 21 in a USBands event.

  • Three Arrests, One Infraction Issued After NHS Drug 'Sniff' Friday

    A 40-minute drug sweep at Newtown High School the morning of February 27 resulted in the arrest of three students and the issuing of an infraction to a fourth, according to a press release from Newtown Police Department.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Sandy Hook resident Diana Baxter, author of a series of romance/suspense novels (DuBois Manor, Windswept, and the soon to be released Tainted Glass) centered around a fictionalized version of an actual mansion in North Carolina, has been invited to take part in a two-day book signing in that Southern mansion. “The mansion is rented out for venues, and twice a year they hold this huge tourism event,” Diana tells me. After the event manager read copies of the book, our local author was invited to the Winter Gala.