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  • NHS Slates Eighth Grade Parent Night For February 12

    Newtown High School has scheduled an orientation night for eighth grade students and parents for Wednesday, February 12, at 7 pm, starting in the NHS auditorium.

    Attendees are invited to arrive early to take tours of the school. The NHS HAWKS Honor Society members will be available to give tours of the building beginning at 5:30 pm. Attendees are asked to allow at least 45 minutes for a tour.

  • NHS Parent Forum On Depression And Teen Behavior; Two Sessions, February 4

    A Parent Forum, hosted by the Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project, on “Depression vs Normal Teen Behavior: How To Know the Difference” is scheduled Tuesday, February 4, in two sessions at Newtown High School.

    The first session will run from 9 until 9:45 am, and the second session will be held from 6 to 7 pm, both in the NHS Main Office Conference Room.

  • NHS Junior/Senior Projects Show Creativity

    Newtown High School students who took the first semester’s Junior/Senior Project course presented their projects over two nights, January 7 and January 9, at the school.

    Each semester the high school offers students the opportunity to undertake a self-directed project of their choosing, which concludes with the presentation before the judges. During the course, each student works with a mentor to investigate his or her project.

    Projects are then officially presented before a volunteer panel of judges.

  • Student Creates A Website For NHS’s GSA Club

    The Newtown High School Gay Straight Alliance’s new website was created by NHS senior and club member Bethany Dubois as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

    “I’ve been loosely involved with GSA since I was a freshman, and this year this is part of my Girl Scout Gold Award project,” she said.

    Girls working toward their Girl Scout Gold Award project, Bethany said, have to choose an issue that is important to them and create a project based on that.

  • School Board OKs New NHS Graduation Requirements

    After Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda recommended a course of dealing with upcoming state high school graduation requirements, the Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, January 7, to increase requirements for the graduating classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020.

     During the school board’s December 3 meeting, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais outlined possible needs and ways to meet the state’s 2020 graduation requirements.

  • Security Precautions At The High School

    To the Editor:

    The Newtown High School has installed new protocols regarding students and visitors entering the building. Although some of these new procedures might be unnecessarily over cautious (drop boxes in vestibule for items to be delivered to students and adults surrendering car keys to security), hopefully these new steps will deter someone with bad intentions from committing violence in the school.

  • NHS Holds ‘Winter Concert Showcase’

    As Newtown’s Director of Music Michelle Hiscavitch said while welcoming Newtown High School students to the school’s auditorium on December 20, the day’s event was “a snapshot” of what the high school’s music department has to offer.

    The “Winter Concert Showcase” was held during the part of the day’s schedule for the school’s Connections program.

    Music students, under the guidance of teachers, performed a range of music for the packed auditorium.

  • Savings Bank Helps Feed The Need

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  • Newtown VFW Names Patriot Pen Winners

    The Newtown VFW Post #308 named its winners for the Patriot Pen essay contest during several recent presentations.

    Last week, VFW Post #308 representatives also announced the winner of the Patriot Pen Voice of Democracy Award as Newtown High School senior Brittany Pearson. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school seniors. As the award winner in Newtown, Brittany’s entry will go on to the state level of the competition.

  • Schools Participate In ‘An Hour Of Code’

    During Computer Science Education Week, observed December 9 to 15, Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School students have been writing code.

    “The movement across the nation is to get 10 million students to do an hour of code during that week,” explained NHS’s computer technology teacher Kristin Violette on Friday, December 6.