- Thursday, September 12, 2013
UPDATE (Thursday, September 12, 2013; 3:15 pm): Organizer Lissa Sheridan has announced that comfort dog Spartacus will not be attending Day of Kindness at NHS. Aggie and Maggie, who had already been announced, will be joined by Brady, Haley, Jessie, Nessa and Kodi from Newtown Therapy Dogs.
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- Thursday, September 5, 2013
Newtown High School applied technology teacher Tom Swetts is hoping to raise money to improve the NHS auditorium before he retires at the end of this school year.
When he started working at the school 19 years ago, Mr Swetts said he was asked to create a five-year plan for maintaining the auditorium. Since then, Mr Swetts said the auditorium has been placed lower on the district’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) each year.
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
The Newtown High Class of 1993 has set its 20-year reunion for October 12, from 7 pm until 11 pm at the Inn at Newtown.
The cost is $35 per person, which needs to be sent to Gordon Wong either via PayPal (at email@example.com) or mailed to 411 South 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19147. Checks should be made out to Newtown High, Class of 1993.
Payment will be needed by September 15.
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
Newtown High School opened its doors a week early for the incoming Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 21, for a day of icebreakers, tours, questions and answer sessions, and opportunities to voice any concerns the freshmen might have about their four years of high school.
Members of both NHS’s faculty as well as current students who participate in the Link Crew program, which started at NHS three years ago, led small groups of students on tours around the school, both welcoming them and easing any of their fears about high school.
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course.
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Newtown High School's Class of 2013 graduated Saturday, June 22, following commencement exercises at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center.
While lining up in the shade outside, in preparation of graduation, members of the 2013 class hugged, laughed, and adjusted the caps and gowns of those around them.
As NHS Senior Class President Rachel DiVanno said during her speech, "Our class, the graduating class of 2013, is more than just simply the best."
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
Amid a rush of loud music and flashing disco lights students danced Saturday, June 8, at the Best Buddies prom.
“Everybody is dancing without inhibition,” said parent Laura Nowacki. “It’ a special night.”
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
To the Editor:
The Newtown High School Library Media Center would like to publicly thank our community volunteers for the many hours they contributed this past school year.
Our volunteers are Roberta Ahuja, Barbara French, and Mark Malia.
Their services have been invaluable, and we gratefully acknowledge their commitment to our school.
Tiffany Cotroneo, Liza Zandonella and Lee Brownell
- Friday, June 7, 2013
The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.
"Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."
The students who achieved grade point averages that rank them in the top five percent of the 2013 NHS graduating class were greeted with applause before the school board and members of the public present for the meeting.
- Thursday, June 6, 2013
Newtown High School Art Club members recently oversaw the design and construction of a mosaic created in response to the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. By Tuesday, May 27, members of the club proudly held up the completed work during a club meeting.
“It helped to do something to remember it,” said club member Halle Wilson.