The Newtown High School Peer Leadership group is set to host a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive on Thursday, May 29, from 8 am until 2 pm, in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road.
The event is open to the public.
The drive will be offered through the Be The Match Donor Registry. Be The Match is the largest registry in the world providing a means for thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases or leukemia to find a match.
The Board of Education unanimously hired Lorrie Rodrigue of Oxford to fill the position of principal at Newtown High School and Jill Bontatibus Beaudry of Newtown for the assistant principal position at Reed Intermediate School during its meeting on Tuesday, May 20.
A combined class reunion dinner for the Newtown High School classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962 will be held at The Inn at Newtown on Saturday, June 21.
The reunion committee members are Terry (Madsen) Qubick, representing the Class of 1962, firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-470-1067; Joel Kunkel (Class of 1961), email@example.com or 203-261-5753; and Linda Mortensen (Class of the Class 1960), firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-619-8030.
Contact a committee member if interested in attending this reunion.
The Festivals of Music event held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at York University welcomed 150 musicians and singers from Newtown High School last week who had traveled to the area April 24 to 27 via a ten-hour bus trip, where the students performed in a North American high schools competition and took home First Place awards in all five categories they entered.
Newtown High School Spanish 4 students participated in the school’s annual Argentina Day on Thursday, April 10.
For the day, students studied the history of Argentina in the school’s computer lab, illustrated stories they read about Argentina in the library, ate Argentinean food in the Lecture Hall, and learned how to tango in the gymnasium.
A still from a video created by the Newtown High School Best Buddies chapter promotes ending the use of the “R-word,” by pledging to do so at r-word.org. The video is called Best Buddies and was posted to YouTube by Tech Team Newtown High School.
Students in the Newtown Public School’s Music Department are preparing for upcoming spring concerts scheduled for each school.
The following is a recent listing released by the school district of the 2013 Spring Concert dates. Note some concerts are set to be presented at locations other than the school that will be performing.
The Newtown High School Composers’ Concert will kick off the spring concert season Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7 pm at NHS.
The Newtown Middle School Jazz Band traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, March 7, to participate in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival with the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Jazz Bands, kicking off a busy month for jazz students at the middle school.
This was the third year the middle school Jazz Band participated in the festival, and the Blue Band and Gold Band participated in the festival for the second time this year.
After a multiyear hiatus from competition, the Newtown High School Winter Percussion reemerged this year and scored an impressive 90.1 at last Saturday’s Musical Arts Conference (MAC) Championships held at Stamford’s Westhill High School to take fourth place in a field of seven of the best Percussion Marching A ensembles in the tri-state area.