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  • Concerned About Mental Health Screening In Schools

    To the Editor:

    The Signs of Suicide depression screening test that is about to be implemented in the Newtown High School causes me serious concern, and it should alarm other parents as well.

  • Departing Principal Reflects On Six Years At NHS

    When Charles Dumais first arrived in the Newtown school district in January 2008, he was the fifth principal to take the helm at Newtown High School in four years.

    “There were kids that were graduating that year for whom I was the fifth principal,” said Mr Dumais, while reflecting on his last six years spent at NHS.

    Mr Dumais was chosen to be the new superintendent in Amity Regional School District #5 and is set to assume his new responsibilities on March 1.

  • NHS Hosts Southern Connecticut Science And Engineering Fair

    Newtown High School hosted the 14th Annual Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 8.

    According to a release for the event, more than 600 students, judges, volunteers, and community members attended the fair this year.

  • NHS Varsity Winter Guard Participates In First Regional Championship

    With an eye toward the Winter Guard International (WGI) championships in Dayton, Ohio, in early April, the Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard competed in its first WGI Regional Championship in Salem, Mass., on Saturday, February 8.

  • Ceremony At NHS Honors Graduating Students

    A gathering and ceremony was held on Tuesday, February 4, in Newtown High School’s cafetorium to honor students who have completed graduation requirements midyear.

  • Something Beautiful

    To the Editor:

    On Thursday, January 30th, I attended the "Say Something Beautiful" assembly at Newtown High School.  The program, for the freshman and sophomores, was meant to help foster a more caring high school community.

  • School Bd. Selects Interim Principal For NHS

    The Board of Education unanimously selected former Ridgefield High School principal Jeffrey Jaslow to be the interim principal at Newtown High School, effective February 19, during its Tuesday, February 11 special meeting.

    Mr Jaslow retired after 36 years at Ridgefield High School in 2012. According to his resume he spent 15 years as a biology teacher, 15 years as an assistant principal, and six years as the school’s principal.

    “Welcome aboard,” BOE Chair Debbie Leidlein said after the unanimous vote.

  • NHS Varsity Winter Guard Slates Upcoming Events

    The Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard and guard parents have scheduled three upcoming events.

  • NHS To Hold Postsecondary Planning Night For Juniors

    The Newtown High School Guidance Department is scheduled to host a postsecondary planning night for juniors and their parents Wednesday, February 5, at 7 pm, at the school. This night will begin in the main auditorium and will include multiple workshops to cover the “what, when and how” of postsecondary planning.

  • NHS Welcomes Visiting Chinese Delegation

    A visiting delegation from China was greeted at a morning pep rally at Newtown High School on Monday, January 27.

    The delegation’s visit is overseen by the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE).

    The delegation, which includes students and educators from Liaocheng, China, lined up across the floor of the high school’s gymnasium for the assembly.