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  • Night Of Jazz Brings District Ensembles Together

    The 16th Annual Newtown Night Of Jazz brought the district’s four jazz ensembles together to perform for the community during the evening of Thursday, May 7, at Newtown High School.

    The Reed Intermediate School’s Jazz Ensemble performed under the guidance of Directors Robert Nolte and Phil Beierle, the Newtown Middle School Jazz Band performed under the guidance of Director Mark Mahoney, and the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Bands were directed by Kurt Eckhardt.

  • Argentina Celebrated By NHS Spanish Students

    Ballroom and Latin dance instructor Deb Linley and her son Richard Linley danced together near the end of the school day on Friday, April 24, when the annual Newtown High School Argentina Day was held.

  • NHS Wrestling Team: ‘The Most Successful Team’

    Near the start of its meeting on Tuesday, April 21, the Board of Education held a Celebration of Excellence to honor the Newtown High School wrestling team.

    NHS Athletic Director Gregg Simon introduced the wrestling team to the board, and said, “I’ve been involved with athletics at the high school for the last 25 years, so I think I can say with certainty that this is the most successful team in the history of Newtown High School.”

  • NHS Senior Prom 2015

    A number of 2015 NHS Senior Prom attendees huddled together on Friday, April 24, to take a group “selfie.”

  • Share Your Prom Photos With The Bee

    Students attending the Newtown High School Senior Prom tonight are invited to share some of their favorite photos with The Newtown Bee for publication in a future print edition and/or for an online photo slideshow.

    Send photos to Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck, at Eliza@thebee.com, with the subject line “Prom 2015,” by Tuesday, April 28, at 10 am.

  • On The Lookout For Bunnies At Fairfield Hills

    For the fifth year, kids and parents counted “bunnies” along trails at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Campus on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, for this year’s Bunny Watch.

    The Bunny Watch was a fundraiser for and organized by the Newtown High School’s senior Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald. The event raised money for the group to attend World Finals, which will be held at Michigan State University May 20–23.

  • Bunny Watch At Fairfield Hills Continues Saturday

    Brothers Jack, left, and Charlie and mom Alison Langenus met the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 3, during an antique tractor-pulled wagon ride at this year’s Bunny Watch.

  • Newtown Students Perform At UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival

    Newtown students and jazz bands earned recognition while attending and participating in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival on March 14.

  • Delegation From France Welcomed At NHS

    Newtown High School and members of the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) welcomed 23 students and two teachers visiting with a delegation from Lycée Alain, Newtown’s sister school in France, on Wednesday, March 25.

    The delegation arrived in the country just a few hours before entering the high school’s cafetorium, where host families through NICE, NICE members, and NHS teachers were waiting to greet the students and teachers.

  • Bunny Watch Returning To Fairfield Hills April 3-4

    The annual Bunny Watch event at Glander Field, off Mile Hill South at Fairfield Hills, is set for this Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4.

    The Bunny Watch will run from 10 am until 4 pm on both days, rain or shine.