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  • Newtown High School’s Winter Extravaganza Hosted 30 Winter Guards

    With instructor Janos Pergely, standing right, are the award-winning Newtown Varsity Winter Guard members. From left are, back row, Makenzie Casey, Sarah Coleman, Bridget O’Donnell, Caitlin Jones, Nina Bonvini, Courtney Datin, and Sarah Braga; middle row, Aileen Decker, Sierra Toomey, Lauren Engels, Kayleigh Granville, and Emily Brinkman; row, senior Hannah Godbout and captains Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Paige Thanasoulis, and Camryn Gaudett.

  • NHS Art Creations To Go On Display At National K–12 Ceramic Exhibition

    Two Newtown High School students will have their ceramic pieces displayed during the Annual National K–12 Ceramic Exhibition, which will be held in Wisconsin March 19 to 22.

    Hannah Godbout’s “Angler Fish” and Dawson Stout’s “Sea Tea” were both selected from submissions from around the country to be part of this year’s exhibit, which will be put on display at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.

  • 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.

  • NHS To Host Winter Guard Home Show Saturday

    Newtown High School will welcome more than 30 winter guards this Saturday, March 1, for what promises to be the largest NHS Winter Guard Extravaganza Home Show Newtown has sponsored in recent memory.

    The Winter Extravaganza will kick off at 3 pm with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion, followed by some of the best color guards in the tri-state and New England, including Alter Ego and the University of Connecticut.

  • 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.