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  • NHS Staging ‘Noises Off’ This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17.

    By Tuesday, November 12, both student directors for the play, Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson, had everything under control as the first full dress rehearsal of the play began.

    Noises Off, Brittany explained, “is about a director and his troupe of actors who are putting on a show called Nothing On, so it is a play within a play.”

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard USBands ‘Champs’

    For the third year in a row, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard walked away from the USBands New England States Championships proudly as the Connecticut State Champions Class V Open division, besting four other Connecticut bands and also taking the second place trophy for all of New England with a season-high score of 91.975.

  • Band & Guard Earn ‘Bests’ At Freedom Cup Competition

    Competing against 19 marching bands from around the Northeast, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard, under the direction of Kurt Eckhardt, was awarded Best Percussion, Best Music, and Best Guard at the USBands Regional Freedom Cup, held outside Philadelphia October 11 to 13.

    Judges scored Newtown 81.2, the school’s best showing thus far in US Bands competition.

    Percussion instructor Dave Brush, who joined the staff this year, was elated. 

  • Three NHS Students To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Three Newtown High School students, members of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO),  are gearing up to perform as part of a Carnegie Hall concert set for December 5.

  • Reading Choices From NHS, NMS, And Reed

    The Newtown High School Book Club had its first meeting on Monday, September 30, to talk about its current book, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Huddled around a table in the school’s library/media center, students assigned club officers and discussed the book and more.

  • Grasso Festival Highlights Local Marching Bands And Guards

    It was “standing room only” on Saturday, October 5, as Newtown High School hosted the 17th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival, which featured nine competing bands and the 123-member Newtown Marching Band and Guard in exhibition.

    Thirty graduating Newtown High School seniors and their parents were saluted after the musicians and color guard performed in their final “Home Show” to a packed and appreciative crowd.

  • 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.

  • NHS Students Earn ‘Hunger Action Hero’ Award

    Newtown High School seniors Sonya Stanczyk and Matt Baldino have been awarded the 2013 Student Hunger Action Hero Award, which recognizes those who have helped the Connecticut Food Bank.

  • NHS To Seek Variance For Electric Entrance Sign

    The Board of Education unanimously approved, during its Tuesday, October 1, meeting, to seek a zoning variance from the Planning and Zoning Commission for an electric sign to be placed at Newtown High School’s entrance.