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  • Combined Reunion For NHS Classes Of 1960–62

    A combined class reunion dinner for the Newtown High School classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962 will be held at The Inn at Newtown on Saturday, June 21.

    The reunion committee members are Terry (Madsen) Qubick, representing the Class of 1962, teraruba@att.net or 203-470-1067; Joel Kunkel (Class of 1961), jwklerkim@earthlink.net or 203-261-5753; and Linda Mortensen (Class of the Class 1960), mortensen23@aol.com or 860-619-8030.

    Contact a committee member if interested in attending this reunion.

  • NHS Students Travel To Toronto For Festivals Of Music

    The Festivals of Music event held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at York University welcomed 150 musicians and singers from Newtown High School last week who had traveled to the area April 24 to 27 via a ten-hour bus trip, where the students performed in a North American high schools competition and took home First Place awards in all five categories they entered.

  • NHS Students Dance, Learn About Argentina

    Newtown High School Spanish 4 students participated in the school’s annual Argentina Day on Thursday, April 10.

    For the day, students studied the history of Argentina in the school’s computer lab, illustrated stories they read about Argentina in the  library, ate Argentinean food in the Lecture Hall, and learned how to tango in the gymnasium.

  • NHS Best Buddies Promote ‘Spread The Word To End The Word’ Though A Video

    A still from a video created by the Newtown High School Best Buddies chapter promotes ending the use of the “R-word,” by pledging to do so at r-word.org. The video is called Best Buddies and was posted to YouTube by Tech Team Newtown High School.

  • First Newtown High School Composers’ Concert Slated April 23

    This Wednesday the Newtown High School Music Department will inaugurate a new tradition by presenting the first NHS Composers’ Concert, according to music teacher Chris Lee.

    The event will take place on April 23 at 7 pm in the high school cafetorium, and will feature student work from the school’s music theory and music technology programs.

  • A Busy Month For NMS Jazz Students

    The Newtown Middle School Jazz Band traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, March 7, to participate in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival with the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Jazz Bands, kicking off a busy month for jazz students at the middle school.

    This was the third year the middle school Jazz Band participated in the festival, and the Blue Band and Gold Band participated in the festival for the second time this year.

  • NHS Percussion Competes At Musical Arts Championships

    After a multiyear hiatus from competition, the Newtown High School Winter Percussion reemerged this year and scored an impressive 90.1 at last Saturday’s Musical Arts Conference (MAC) Championships held at Stamford’s Westhill High School to take fourth place in a field of seven of the best Percussion Marching A ensembles in the tri-state area.

  • Winter Guard Attends World Championships

    For the first time since being moved up to the Scholastic Open class level from National Scholastic A, the Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard tossed, spun and danced their way into the semifinals of the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships held over a three-day competition in Dayton, Ohio, last week.

    The 16-member Varsity team departed just after midnight on Wednesday, April 2, for the WGI championships.

  • School Board Discusses Staffing Levels For 2014-15

    The Board of Education unanimously voted to have “reduction in force” notifications shared with nontenured staff in the district who may or may not have their positions renewed for the 2014-15 school year, during its meeting on Tuesday, April 8.

    According Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda, a state statute requires that school district staff be notified by May 1 if their contract will not be or will potentially not be renewed for the following school year.

  • Newtown High School Connections Students Learn About NUSAR

    Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) members visited Newtown High School on Friday, March 28, to offer a demonstration of what the volunteer group does and the types of equipment it uses.

    NUSAR Chief Mike McCarthy said the high school students were offered a tour of one of NUSAR’s rescue vehicles, learned safety precautions followed by NUSAR, and learned the different types of tools and gear used for underwater searches.