Newtown High School

  • NHS To Present ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’ This Weekend

    Newtown High School’s Black Box production of Starting Here, Starting Now is set to open for performances this Thursday, May 2, and run through Sunday, May 5.

    Performances on Thursday and Friday are 7 pm, and the Saturday and Sunday performances are at 2 pm. Tickets for the event will cost $10.

  • A Look At What’s Next For Gun Safety

    The public is invited to attend a presentation by Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and activist for the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence; Elliot Fineman, president and CEO of National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC); and Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV).

  • Spreading Smiles Through Dance: A Special Event For The Community, May 11 At NHS

    Newtown High School junior Ridhi Sahani has collaborated with fellow dancers from Newtown, along with dancers from Monroe, to create “Spreading Smiles,” a special performance to be offered on Saturday, May 11, at the high school.

    “My goal in putting together this performance is to bring comfort and happiness to people in our community,” Miss Sahani said via email to The Newtown Bee. “After all that we have been through, I want to spread smiles the way I know how to, through dance.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.