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  • NHS To Try A ‘Morning Traffic Experiment’

    In a post to the high school blog, dumais.us/newtown/blog, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais announced a “Morning Traffic Experiment,” as the post was titled, early Tuesday, November 19.

  • Lions Club And VNA Provide Pediatric Eye Screenings With Dr Young

    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.”

  • NHS Staging ‘Noises Off’ This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17.

    By Tuesday, November 12, both student directors for the play, Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson, had everything under control as the first full dress rehearsal of the play began.

    Noises Off, Brittany explained, “is about a director and his troupe of actors who are putting on a show called Nothing On, so it is a play within a play.”

  • ‘Noises Off’ At NHS

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, written by Michael Frayn, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17.

    NHS students Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson are directing the production.

    Show times for the production are at 7 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; a matinee performance will be held at 2 pm on Sunday.

  • ‘Noises Off’ At NHS

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, written by Michael Frayn, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17.

    NHS students Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson are directing the production.

    Show times for the production are at 7 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; a matinee performance will be held at 2 pm on Sunday.

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard USBands ‘Champs’

    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.

  • Three NHS Students To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Three Newtown High School students, members of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO),  are gearing up to perform as part of a Carnegie Hall concert set for December 5.

  • Reading Choices From NHS, NMS, And Reed

    The Newtown High School Book Club had its first meeting on Monday, September 30, to talk about its current book, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Huddled around a table in the school’s library/media center, students assigned club officers and discussed the book and more.

  • Band & Guard Earn ‘Bests’ At Freedom Cup Competition

    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. 

  • Grasso Festival Highlights Local Marching Bands And Guards

    It was “standing room only” on Saturday, October 5, as Newtown High School hosted the 17th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival, which featured nine competing bands and the 123-member Newtown Marching Band and Guard in exhibition.

    Thirty graduating Newtown High School seniors and their parents were saluted after the musicians and color guard performed in their final “Home Show” to a packed and appreciative crowd.