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  • Concussion Discussion: NHS Sports Programs Are Ahead Of The Game

    Over the past decade, an increasing public awareness about treating and preventing concussions, especially among younger rec league, school, and college athletes, has brought the issue out of emergency rooms and into living rooms. It now concerns not just coaches, but whole communities.

    Weeks before UConn’s starting quarterback Casey Cochran made national headlines announcing he was leaving the team because of repeated concussions, the Newtown High School sports department scheduled a student-parent forum on concussions.

  • School Clubs Planning For The Year Ahead

    With the 2014-15 school year underway, school clubs have begun meeting and planning activities for this school year. Each school has a few clubs in particular that seem to grow larger every year and do not fail to allure members.

    Newtown High School’s Best Buddies club has more than 150 students, according to Jill Gonski, advisor to the club. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard Takes Second Place At Trumbull Classic

    TRUMBULL — The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard increased its previous Musical Arts Conference (MAC) competition score by eight points to take second place at the Trumbull Classic, held on Saturday, September 27, at Trumbull High School.

    In what many consider the first “real” competition of the season, performed outdoors on school’s football field under clear skies, Newtown gained ground on rival Norwalk High School and is now just four points behind the defending National Open Class champions.

  • First Time This Season— NHS Marching Band & Guard Perform ‘Arachne’

    Lightening and heavy rain forced the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard indoors for the past two Saturday afternoons, but last Saturday, September 13, the band finally had the opportunity to perform their new show “Arachne,” a tale of black widow spiders spinning their web of intrigue.

  • Convocation Ceremony Kicks Off New School Year

    School district faculty and staff filed into the auditorium at Newtown High School on Thursday, August 21, for a convocation ceremony to mark the near-beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

    Representatives of local boards and the Newtown Police Department were also in attendance, including members of the Board of Education and First Selectman Pat Llodra.

  • Newtown High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Released

    The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course.

  • Host Families Needed For NHS Chinese Guest Teacher

    Newtown High School World Language Department Chair Paula Greenfield has announced that host families are still being sought for NHS Chinese guest teacher Amanda Zhang, who is set to arrive on August 1.

    Ms Zhang is 34 years old and has a master’s in education and a certificate in English proficiency, according to Ms Greenfield.

    Host families receive a stipend of $150 a month to supplement spending on food. Host families are expected to provide room and board for a year or for part of a year.

  • Summer Jobs Begin For Youth Employment Program Hires

    Students in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program began their work for the summer of 2014 on Monday, July 7.

    A grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board provides the program, according to Peg Ragaini, the school to career coordinator at Newtown High School. Students apply for a position in the program and are placed into a position to work 20 hours a week for six weeks throughout the summer.

  • NHS Class Of 1984 Reunion Set For July 19

    The Newtown High School Class of 1984’s 30th Reunion event has been set for Saturday, July 19, at Michael’s at The Grove, 42 Vail Road, in Bethel. 

    Classmates, friends, faculty at NHS at the time are invited to attend.

    Tickets are on sale for $62 per person, and include a buffet dinner, dessert, DJ, and dancing in a casual summer party atmosphere, according to an announcement.

  • NHS CTIA Students Reflect On Student Innovation Expo

    Nearly a month after participating and earning the top title in their category at the Connecticut Student Innovation Expo in Hartford, Newtown High School Connecticut Innovation Academy (CTIA) students were still excited about the product they created this school year.