Newtown High School

  • Patriots Coming To Town, Young Athletes Encouraged To Register For Free Clinic With Current & Former Players

    Current and former New England Patriots football players be at Newtown High School to instruct youth residents ages 6-14 in free football clinic, “Football For You,” on Saturday, May 18. The clinic will run from 11 am to 3 pm.

    The event will feature a Patriots-themed activity zone open to the public. There will be a ceremony honoring the community of Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • High School Students Say PeaceJam Was ‘Life Changing’

    “Better than Christmas” and “life changing” were some of the phrases used by Newtown High School students who attended PeaceJam New England on April 6 at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

    The ten students who attended the conference were all members of the Newtown Junior Action Alliance (NJAA). The NJAA is affiliated with the Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change.

  • Spring Break Means Carnival Time At NHS

    Botsford Fire Rescue, with Marenna Amusements, will present its annual spring carnival at Newtown High School the evenings of April 18-19 and also from 2 to 10 pm on Saturday, April 20

  • NHS Global Voice Group Slates Volleyball Fundraiser

    Newtown High School’s Global Voice club has set a volleyball tournament on Tuesday, April 30, at 2:30 pm to help fundraise for the AIDS Walk in New York City, scheduled for May 19.

    The tournament will be held in the NHS gymnasium, and participating teams will be charged $5 per participant. Eventgoers will be charged $2 to watch the game. Winning teams will be awarded prizes.

    According to Global Voice, all proceeds from the event will go towards the AIDS Foundation.

  • Providing Food For Shelters— The High School Feeds The Need

    Since September a group of Newtown High School students, with the help of faculty and administration, has been putting time and energy into creating a program that has provided thousands of meals for area homeless shelters.

  • Argentina Day At Newtown High School

    The Newtown High School Spanish 4 students participated in an Argentina Day on Thursday, April 4.

    The day included studying the country in the school’s library/media center, eating food from Ortega’s Restaurant in Danbury in the school’s lecture hall, and learning the basics of the tango from resident Deb Linley in the school’s gymnasium.

    At the end of the day a dance contest was held.

  • NICE Welcomes Delegates From French Sister School

    As Newtown High School French teacher Jennifer Davidson pointed out during a student panel discussion on Monday, March 25, a visit from a delegation of students and teachers from France this week marked the first time a group of students from Europe have visited the high school through the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE).

    “It is a big step forward for NICE and for NHS,” said Ms Davidson.

  • NHS Graduation, NMS Moving Up, Dates Discussed

     Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson informed the Board of Education Tuesday, March 19, that the dates for the Newtown Middle School Moving Up Ceremony and the Newtown High School graduation have been set with Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center.

    Also during the meeting, the school board moved to acknowledge the last day of school for the 2012-13 calendar be June 21, and that no days will be removed from the scheduled April break, if there are further school cancellations.

  • NHS Drama To Present ‘How To Succeed… ’ This Weekend

    Performances of the Newtown High School production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying are set to take the stage in the high school auditorium March 21, 22, and 23 at 7 pm each night, and a 2 pm performance is set for March 24.

    How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is a musical about an ambitious young man who climbs the corporate ladder with the help of a book.

  • NHS Transition Students Visit A Bead Of Roses

    A Bead of Roses, a bead store at 274 South Main Street, hosted Newtown High School and Brookfield High School Transition program students on Monday, March 11.

    The Transition program offers 18- to 21-year-olds vocational and independent living skills. And part of the program, according to Transition coordinator Noel Macfadyen, has the NHS group partner up with Transition students from Brookfield, Bethel, and New Milford.