The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.
Since last year when Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury began a program designed to give back to the community during the holiday season, roughly 115 laptops have been donated to area high schools.
On Monday, November 18, Todd Ingersoll, president of Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury, stopped by Newtown High School to donate ten laptops that will be used by students who otherwise would not have access to the technology.
A group of Lions Club and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) volunteers along with optometrist Dr Joseph Young, of Village Eye Care on Church Hill Road, provided pediatric eye screenings throughout the week of Monday, November 4, for preschool students.
Following the event, Dr Young said it was “wildly successful.”
For the third year in a row, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard walked away from the USBands New England States Championships proudly as the Connecticut State Champions Class V Open division, besting four other Connecticut bands and also taking the second place trophy for all of New England with a season-high score of 91.975.
Competing against 19 marching bands from around the Northeast, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard, under the direction of Kurt Eckhardt, was awarded Best Percussion, Best Music, and Best Guard at the USBands Regional Freedom Cup, held outside Philadelphia October 11 to 13.
Judges scored Newtown 81.2, the school’s best showing thus far in US Bands competition.
Percussion instructor Dave Brush, who joined the staff this year, was elated.