• Next For NICE: Diwali Show And Dinner This Saturday

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) and the Indian Association of Western Connecticut is set to present a Diwali Show and Dinner on Saturday, November 9.

    A Diwali cultural show is set to run from 4 to 6 pm, followed by a Diwali dinner from 6 to 8. DiWali, also known as the festival of lights, is a Hindu holiday that is also celebrated across India.

    The event will be held at Newtown high School, 12 Berkshire Road.

  • NHS Chinese Teacher Meets Holocaust Survivor

    Newtown High School Chinese teacher Xiafeng “Fosfor” Wang visited with a Holocaust survivor recently thanks to a connection between the survivor and his Newtown host Rita Frost.

  • NICE Prepares For 2013-14 School Year Endeavors

    Students set to travel to China, France, and Spain this year through Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) programs had a chance to meet in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall on Tuesday, September 24.

    According to NICE Program Coordinator Tim Dejulio, the day was held to offer a chance for the students to meet each other and bond together. To facilitate that, ice breaker questions were handed out for students to answer in groups.

  • A Life-Changing Program

    To the Editor:

    To all those involved in the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) program:

     Hello! My name is Kevin Rovelli, and I am a Newtown High School Class of 2011 alumnus. I participated in the NICE program as a host for two Chinese students and as a member of NHS’s first student delegation to travel to Liaocheng. I am writing this email to all of the educators involved in the NICE program to express my gratitude for their dedication and hard work that make this program a success.

  • French Students Visit Newtown For Summer Vacation

    Reflecting on their summer vacation with The Bee recently, Newtown High School rising senior Jordan Trager and rising junior Kristina Tollkuci both smiled when describing what made this summer special for them.

  • 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).