Newtown High School

  • The 'Outstanding' NHS Class of 2015 Graduates

    Around 5:30 Tuesday, June 16, mortarboards were in the air and a collective roar of applause grew inside the O’Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University as the Newtown High School’s Class of 2015 officially became high school graduates.

  • NHS Junior/Senior Project Students Ready Themselves For Final Presentations

    With their final presentations due either during the evening of June 1 or June 2, students in this semester’s Newtown High School Junior/Senior Project course practiced on Tuesday, May 26.

  • ‘City Of Angels’ Earns Three Musical Theater Awards

    WATERBURY — Newtown High School’s musical production of City of Angels, which ran March 19-22, received three awards at the Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards, which was held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on June 1.

    The award winners were announced during the gala. The NHS production had been nominated for 14 awards.

  • NHS Guidance Dept Cited By School Counselors Association

    A special celebration was held in the Guidance Department at Newtown High School on Wednesday, May 27, marking the Award of Outstanding Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program from the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA).

    Before the celebration, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, May 19, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, offered his congratulations to NHS Principal Lorrie Rodrigue and NHS Guidance Director Cathy Ostar.

  • NHS NewTek Program Collecting Technology To Recycle

    Along with its repair business, Newtown High School’s NewTek program has been collecting technology devices to recycle as part of a new effort.

  • NHS Production Of ‘City Of Angels’ Nominated For State Musical Theater Awards

    Newtown High School’s musical production of City of Angels, which ran March 19-22, has received 14 nominations for the Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards.

    According to Jane Matson, the production’s director and the high school’s choral director, a gala will be held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on June 1. The award winners will be announced during the gala. Newtown students are among the multiple performers scheduled for the event.

  • NHS Chess Club Hosts Annual Open Tournament

    With players lined up on either side of a table inside the school’s cafetorium, the Newtown High School Chess Club started its annual Open Chess Tournament on Thursday, May 14.

    Chess Club Advisor Steve Malary explained the rules of the tournament ahead of the tournament’s start. Dr Malary also shared the possible prizes, which were all donated by local businesses, before the tournament began.

  • NHS Unified Theater To Perform ‘The Pages That Bind Us,’ Saturday And Sunday

    The after-school Unified Theater program at Newtown High School is set to perform an original show, written by the students involved, called The Pages That Bind Us, this Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31.

    Janice Gabriel, who co-advises the program with Alysia Caffrey, said the show was created by having students separate into groups to write scenes based on a fairy tale theme. Each group of students wrote a scene for the show, according to Ms Gabriel.

  • NHS Marrow Donor Registry Drive Slated

    Newtown High School’s Peer Leadership Club has scheduled its annual Marrow Donor Registry Drive, for ages 18 to 44, for Tuesday, June 2, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm. The event will take place in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road.

    The drive will be offered through the Be The Match Donor Registry. Be The Match is the largest registry in the world providing a means for thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases or leukemia to find a match.

  • Night Of Jazz Brings District Ensembles Together

    The 16th Annual Newtown Night Of Jazz brought the district’s four jazz ensembles together to perform for the community during the evening of Thursday, May 7, at Newtown High School.

    The Reed Intermediate School’s Jazz Ensemble performed under the guidance of Directors Robert Nolte and Phil Beierle, the Newtown Middle School Jazz Band performed under the guidance of Director Mark Mahoney, and the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Bands were directed by Kurt Eckhardt.