Newtown High School applied technology teacher Tom Swetts is hoping to raise money to improve the NHS auditorium before he retires at the end of this school year.
When he started working at the school 19 years ago, Mr Swetts said he was asked to create a five-year plan for maintaining the auditorium. Since then, Mr Swetts said the auditorium has been placed lower on the district’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) each year.
In recent budget cycles, Newtown High School has prioritized needed preparations for an anticipated 2015 New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) visit, including additional teaching positions.
Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais said on Friday, August 30, the date of that visit has finally been announced.
The Newtown High Class of 1993 has set its 20-year reunion for October 12, from 7 pm until 11 pm at the Inn at Newtown.
The cost is $35 per person, which needs to be sent to Gordon Wong either via PayPal (at firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed to 411 South 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19147. Checks should be made out to Newtown High, Class of 1993.
Newtown High School opened its doors a week early for the incoming Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 21, for a day of icebreakers, tours, questions and answer sessions, and opportunities to voice any concerns the freshmen might have about their four years of high school.
Members of both NHS’s faculty as well as current students who participate in the Link Crew program, which started at NHS three years ago, led small groups of students on tours around the school, both welcoming them and easing any of their fears about high school.
Newtown VFW Post 308 Senior Vice Commander Brendan Dlouhy announced Newtown High School 2013 graduates Kate Rebman and Mark Todd as recipients of $500 scholarships during a short ceremony on Monday, August 19.
“We’re very proud of the essays that they wrote,” said Mr Dlouhy.
Through the VFW Post 308’s efforts, Mr Dlouhy said it both furthers veterans causes and supports the community.
Reflecting on their summer vacation with The Bee recently, Newtown High School rising senior Jordan Trager and rising junior Kristina Tollkuci both smiled when describing what made this summer special for them.
With two unanimous votes, the Board of Education hired an interim assistant principal for Newtown High School and an acting assistant principal for Sandy Hook Elementary School during its meeting on Tuesday, August 20.
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.