• With NEASC Visit Underway, BOE Hears Update

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, shared a brief update with the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, October 6, about this week’s visit to Newtown High School by representatives for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

    “I remain very positive that the end result will be a celebration within that building,” said Dr Erardi, after explaining the NEASC representatives had arrived on Sunday, October 4.

  • Joseph P. Grasso Music Festival Set For This Saturday

    The Newtown High School Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard will host the 19th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Music Festival Saturday, October 10, at the high school’s Blue & Gold Stadium.

    Gates open at 5 pm and the show begins at 6 pm.

    Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Admission is free for children under 5 years old. The event is the largest fundraiser for the NHS Marching Band & Guard program.

  • NHS Grad To Be On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Thursday

    Newtown High School 2015 graduate Alec Hersh is set to have his appearance on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire air this Thursday, October 1.

    Alec is now a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn.

    He auditioned for the chance to be on the show last spring, and filmed his participation with the game show on Friday, July 31. He and his friends, Alec said, and family have been waiting to watch the episode ever since.

  • Marching Nighthawks Take First In Division

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took first place in its division at a competition at Norwalk’s Brien McMahon High School on Saturday, September 19.

    The Marching Nighthawks band and guard performed this season’s program, “Pharaoh's Legacy,” taking top honors in Best Music and Best Overall Effect.

  • Marc Mero Delivers Hope And Inspiration Presentations At NHS

    Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero offered presentations for students during the day and an evening presentation for parents and community members on Wednesday, September 9, at Newtown High School.

    The Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the NHS PTSA arranged the presentations, which shared a message of hope and inspiration.

  • Marching Nighthawks Fall Preview: ‘Pharaoh’s Legacy’ To Be Show Theme

    Members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard participated in the Newtown Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7, but the parade is just one of many events the students will participate in this coming season.

    “We have a show that has an Egyptain theme to it, and we have called it ‘Pharaoh’s Legacy,’” said Band Director Kurt Eckhardt.

    Each year, Mr Eckhardt said, when it is time to choose a show’s theme, he said he listens to a variety of music.

  • Community Forum On Parent Partnership Slated

    A Community Forum titled “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” has been scheduled by the Newtown Public Schools for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm at Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall, 12 Berkshire Road.

    The event will be a one-hour community forum for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents.

  • Former WWE Wrestling Champion To Share Keys To Happiness And Success At NHS

    Marc Mero, a former WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, will share a message of hope and inspiration with Newtown school district and community members at Newtown High School on September 9, at 7 pm.

    The event will be held in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, and it is open to the public.

  • Teachers Welcomed At 2015 Convocation

    Teachers and district staff kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Monday, August 24, at a convocation held at Newtown High School.

    Town board members and elected officials were also in attendance at the event, which highlighted teachers and district staff.

    “Welcome everyone,” said Board of Education Vice Chair Laura Roche near the start of the event. “On behalf of the Board of Education, I’d like to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year.”

  • New Mural Completed At NHS

    A mural designed and created by this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program students has been completed at Newtown High School.

    The mural was completed by the end of the program’s six-week term. The program, which is provided by a grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board based in Waterbury, offers students who apply 20 hours of work a week for six weeks throughout the summer.