- Thursday, August 22, 2013
Reflecting on their summer vacation with The Bee recently, Newtown High School rising senior Jordan Trager and rising junior Kristina Tollkuci both smiled when describing what made this summer special for them.
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
With two unanimous votes, the Board of Education hired an interim assistant principal for Newtown High School and an acting assistant principal for Sandy Hook Elementary School during its meeting on Tuesday, August 20.
- Friday, August 2, 2013
Police report that an incident that involved the threatening display of a knife occurred among a group students who were working summer jobs at Newtown High School.
There were no injuries, police said.
The unidentified youth who displayed the knife reportedly was a boy.
Police said that at about 12:20 pm on Wednesday, July 24, they were dispatched to the school on a report that a person there had pulled a knife on another person.
- Friday, August 2, 2013
Police received a report at about 9:30 am on July 25 that someone had vandalized a rear athletic field at Newtown High School, so they went there to investigate.
The probe indicated that someone had used some type of vehicle to rip up some turf and damage an irrigation system, police said. The damage is estimated at $1,000 in repair value.
Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of who vandalized the property to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth 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.
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Newtown High School's Class of 2013 graduated Saturday, June 22, following commencement exercises at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center.
While lining up in the shade outside, in preparation of graduation, members of the 2013 class hugged, laughed, and adjusted the caps and gowns of those around them.
As NHS Senior Class President Rachel DiVanno said during her speech, "Our class, the graduating class of 2013, is more than just simply the best."
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
Amid a rush of loud music and flashing disco lights students danced Saturday, June 8, at the Best Buddies prom.
“Everybody is dancing without inhibition,” said parent Laura Nowacki. “It’ a special night.”
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
To the Editor:
This Thursday has been declared “Thank You Thursday” by Newtown High School’s Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC). PAC would like the entire school to take an opportunity to say thank you to someone who has impacted them in a positive way. This is my thank you to Newtown students.
- Friday, June 7, 2013
The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.
"Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."
The students who achieved grade point averages that rank them in the top five percent of the 2013 NHS graduating class were greeted with applause before the school board and members of the public present for the meeting.
- Thursday, June 6, 2013
Newtown High School Art Club members recently oversaw the design and construction of a mosaic created in response to the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. By Tuesday, May 27, members of the club proudly held up the completed work during a club meeting.
“It helped to do something to remember it,” said club member Halle Wilson.