Smarter Balance Assessment is a misnomer; especially if you are a junior in high school. Like the amazing plate spinners seen in the circus, many of our juniors balance heavy course loads, extracurricular activities, and jobs while determining a post secondary life path. The last thing they need is an extraneous plate added to the stage. But that is what our state and district have chosen to do.
The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second 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.
With instructor Janos Pergely, standing right, are the award-winning Newtown Varsity Winter Guard members. From left are, back row, Makenzie Casey, Sarah Coleman, Bridget O’Donnell, Caitlin Jones, Nina Bonvini, Courtney Datin, and Sarah Braga; middle row, Aileen Decker, Sierra Toomey, Lauren Engels, Kayleigh Granville, and Emily Brinkman; row, senior Hannah Godbout and captains Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Paige Thanasoulis, and Camryn Gaudett.
Two Newtown High School students will have their ceramic pieces displayed during the Annual National K–12 Ceramic Exhibition, which will be held in Wisconsin March 19 to 22.
Hannah Godbout’s “Angler Fish” and Dawson Stout’s “Sea Tea” were both selected from submissions from around the country to be part of this year’s exhibit, which will be put on display at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.
Newtown High School will welcome more than 30 winter guards this Saturday, March 1, for what promises to be the largest NHS Winter Guard Extravaganza Home Show Newtown has sponsored in recent memory.
The Winter Extravaganza will kick off at 3 pm with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion, followed by some of the best color guards in the tri-state and New England, including Alter Ego and the University of Connecticut.
With an eye toward the Winter Guard International (WGI) championships in Dayton, Ohio, in early April, the Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard competed in its first WGI Regional Championship in Salem, Mass., on Saturday, February 8.