- Friday, August 28, 2015
Marc Mero, a former WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, will share a message of hope and inspiration with Newtown school district and community members at Newtown High School on September 9, at 7 pm.
The event will be held in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, and it is open to the public.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Teachers and district staff kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Monday, August 24, at a convocation held at Newtown High School.
Town board members and elected officials were also in attendance at the event, which highlighted teachers and district staff.
“Welcome everyone,” said Board of Education Vice Chair Laura Roche near the start of the event. “On behalf of the Board of Education, I’d like to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year.”
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
A mural designed and created by this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program students has been completed at Newtown High School.
The mural was completed by the end of the program’s six-week term. The program, which is provided by a grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board based in Waterbury, offers students who apply 20 hours of work a week for six weeks throughout the summer.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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- Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:56 am
As part of this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program students have been working to beautify Newtown High School throughout the program’s six-week term.
According to program supervisor and NHS teacher Janice Gabriel, the 13 youths in the program have been “great.”
Ms Gabriel, who is overseeing the program for the first time, said it is “changed up a bit” each year.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am
A “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” community forum has been set by the school district for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.
According to a release for the event, the one-hour community forum is designed for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents, and will be interactive for those in attendance.
Discussion topics will include instruction, enrichment, assessment, safety, and personalized learning.
- Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:00 am
The following students made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School for the 2014-15 school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication.
- Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:10 am
The Newtown High School cafetorium was filled with parents and high school seniors as the REACH Mentor Hall of Fame Ceremony took place Thursday, June 4.
- Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:58 am
Newtown High School Principal Lorrie Rodrigue welcomed all in attendance on Wednesday, June 3, to the first evening dedicated to honoring and awarding students.
NHS seniors were awarded scholarships and honors during the evening on Wednesday, and NHS underclassmen were honored and awarded scholarships during the evening on Thursday, June 4.
Dr Rodrigue said the Wednesday event was a “very, very special” culmination for the seniors, who were only roughly two weeks away from graduating that evening.
- Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:39 am
Newtown Scholarships Association (NSA) held its Third Annual Awards Reception at The Dana-Holcombe House on Thursday, June 11.
Students being awarded scholarships met with NSA members and school district educators and administration during the reception.
According to the NSA, all of the awards are need based.
NSA Awards Chairperson Stephanie Gaston said the NSA was able to award 58 scholarships for $105,000 this year to high school graduates.