The Board of Education honored both Newtown’s retiring educators and students within the top five percent of the graduating Class of 2014, including valedictorian Anne Beier and salutatorian Amisha Dave, at its meeting on Tuesday, June 3.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, announced each retiring teacher or administrator before they were greeted by Board of Education members and handed a gift by school board Chair Debbie Leidlein.
Study tour chaperones for the recent Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) delegation visits to China, France, and Spain resoundingly said this week the trips all were wonderful experiences.
Some of the students who traveled to the three countries also chimed in to share their favorite parts of the experiences.
The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third 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.
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.
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.