The Connecticut Spokebenders, a wheelchair basketball team that is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, is set to visit Newtown High School on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm, to hold a basketball game.
The event will be open to the public and was set up by NHS student Charlotte Gray as part of her Junior/Senior Project this semester.
After many rehearsals, Newtown High School’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and choruses took the stage Wednesday, May 22, to perform the world premiere of Samuel R. Hazo’s Glorificare, under the guidance of the composer.
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 Transition Program is in need of student employment internship sites for the 2013-2014 school year.
The program allows students with disabilities to learn vocational skills while earning school credit. Employers commit to having an unpaid student intern two days per week, for a total of six hours, during one semester.
Onsite support (job coaching) for the student will be provided when necessary.
The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) held a highlight night on May 15 at Newtown High School to celebrate the shared experiences this year between students from Newtown and abroad.
NICE, a kindergarten through grade 12 international education initiative of the Newtown Public Schools, promotes both overseas travel and study for its students and faculty as well as hosting students and faculty from other countries in order to create a better understanding of the importance of international relations.
Newtown High School junior Jonathon Schwartz, 17, got to experience the glitz and glamour befitting a Hollywood red carpet event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, where the young filmmaker received an award on April 26 for Outstanding History Short presented at the 2013 Connecticut Student Film Festival (CTSFF).
Jonathon accepted the accolade on behalf of a group of Newtown High School students who made a historical documentary entitled Crushed: The Lone Trail of a Vietnam War Veteran.