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  • NICE Welcomes Japanese Delegates

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) welcomed two Japanese delegates from Jiyu Gakuen, a prominent kindergarten through college private school located in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, August 3 to 4.

    Within its 25-acre campus, Jiyu Gakuen, founded in 1921 (with its original building complex designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), educates 900 boys and girls from ages 4 to 22. Koichi Sarashina, vice director of Jiyu Gakuen, and Kenta Harigaya, an English teacher, visited Newtown.

  • Host Family Needed For NHS Mandarin Teacher

    Newtown High School and the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) is seeking a host family for Mandarin teacher Xiaofeng Wang.

  • International Student Group Reflects On Its Growth

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) held a highlight night on May 15 at Newtown High School to celebrate the shared experiences this year between students from Newtown and abroad.

    NICE, a kindergarten through grade 12 international education initiative of the Newtown Public Schools, promotes both overseas travel and study for its students and faculty as well as hosting students and faculty from other countries in order to create a better understanding of the importance of international relations.

  • NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo To Be ECA Principal

    Newtown High School staff were notified on Tuesday, April 30, that NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo will take on the duties of principal/director of the Area Cooperative Educational Services’ Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) in New Haven.

    “And that e-mail was pretty hard for me to write,” said Mr Hiruo on Friday, May 3.

    While Mr Hiruo said he is excited for the next step in his career, he will also have many people to miss in Newtown.

  • Japanese Student Fellows Visit Newtown

    Two students from Yamaguchi, Japan, visited Newtown from March 17 until April 4 through the Japan Society’s Junior Fellows program. During their stay, both students studied aspects of Newtown High School that they will use to create research projects.

    Seventeen-year-old Moe Fujikawa stayed with NHS junior Emily Berube’s family, and 16-year-old Ayumi Miyamoto stayed with NHS junior Lee Cummings. The visit was arranged through the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE).

  • NICE Welcomes Delegates From French Sister School

    As Newtown High School French teacher Jennifer Davidson pointed out during a student panel discussion on Monday, March 25, a visit from a delegation of students and teachers from France this week marked the first time a group of students from Europe have visited the high school through the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE).

    “It is a big step forward for NICE and for NHS,” said Ms Davidson.

  • NICE Hosts Reflect On The Fifth Year Of Welcoming Guests From China

    In February, a delegation 31 students and ten educators from Liaocheng, China, representing sister schools through the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE), visited Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School. Members of the delegation stayed with host families during the visit. The delegates also visited local sites, including Yale University in New Haven and New York City.

  • NICE Hindi Language And Cultural Program Upcoming

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) is set to offer its Hindi Language and Culture Program again this year, starting on March 11.
  • March NICE Night Set: "Ratatouille" & Cookie Decorating, March 6

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) has set the date for its fifth NICE Night of the 2012-13 academic year.

    The Wednesday, March 6, NICE Night, a free community event, will include the showing of Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille, rated G. The movie is about a rat, named Remy, who is determined to become a renowned French chef in Paris.

    A cookie decorating lesson will be offered at 4:30 pm in the NHS cafetorium, and eventgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to eat at the event. The movie will be shown at 5.

  • Chinese Delegation Welcomed In Newtown

    A delegation of 31 students and ten educators from Liaocheng, China, were recently welcomed at Newtown schools. The group was in town for a ten-day visit.