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  • First Time This Season— NHS Marching Band & Guard Perform ‘Arachne’

    Lightening and heavy rain forced the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard indoors for the past two Saturday afternoons, but last Saturday, September 13, the band finally had the opportunity to perform their new show “Arachne,” a tale of black widow spiders spinning their web of intrigue.

  • Convocation Ceremony Kicks Off New School Year

    School district faculty and staff filed into the auditorium at Newtown High School on Thursday, August 21, for a convocation ceremony to mark the near-beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

    Representatives of local boards and the Newtown Police Department were also in attendance, including members of the Board of Education and First Selectman Pat Llodra.

  • Newtown High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Released

    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.

  • Host Families Needed For NHS Chinese Guest Teacher

    Newtown High School World Language Department Chair Paula Greenfield has announced that host families are still being sought for NHS Chinese guest teacher Amanda Zhang, who is set to arrive on August 1.

    Ms Zhang is 34 years old and has a master’s in education and a certificate in English proficiency, according to Ms Greenfield.

    Host families receive a stipend of $150 a month to supplement spending on food. Host families are expected to provide room and board for a year or for part of a year.

  • Summer Jobs Begin For Youth Employment Program Hires

    Students in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program began their work for the summer of 2014 on Monday, July 7.

    A grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board provides the program, according to Peg Ragaini, the school to career coordinator at Newtown High School. Students apply for a position in the program and are placed into a position to work 20 hours a week for six weeks throughout the summer.

  • NHS Class Of 1984 Reunion Set For July 19

    The Newtown High School Class of 1984’s 30th Reunion event has been set for Saturday, July 19, at Michael’s at The Grove, 42 Vail Road, in Bethel. 

    Classmates, friends, faculty at NHS at the time are invited to attend.

    Tickets are on sale for $62 per person, and include a buffet dinner, dessert, DJ, and dancing in a casual summer party atmosphere, according to an announcement.

  • NHS CTIA Students Reflect On Student Innovation Expo

    Nearly a month after participating and earning the top title in their category at the Connecticut Student Innovation Expo in Hartford, Newtown High School Connecticut Innovation Academy (CTIA) students were still excited about the product they created this school year.

  • Newtown’s Fabulous and Caring Teachers

    To the Editor:

    On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, my oldest daughter graduated from Newtown High School. She has attended the Newtown public schools since our move to Sandy Hook in 2004. She started in 3rd grade at Sandy Hook School and moved through Reed Intermediate and Newtown Middle until the high school commencement last week. In looking back over the decision to move to Newtown I am confident I made the right decision because of the fabulous, caring teachers in this system that impacted Ryanne in such encouraging ways.

  • Host Families Sought For NHS Chinese Guest Teacher

    Newtown High School World Language Department Chair Paula Greenfield has announced that host families are being sought for NHS Chinese guest teacher Amanda Zhang, who is set to arrive on August 1.

    Ms Zhang is 34 years old and has a master’s in education and a certificate in English proficiency, according to Ms Greenfield.

    Host families received a stipend of $150 a month to supplement spending on food. Host families are expected to provide room and board for a year or for part of a year.

  • Class Of 2014 Proclaimed 'The Best Class Ever'

    Salutatorian Amisha Dave told her graduating classmates, “2014 is officially the best class ever.”