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  • NHS Class Of 2013 Graduates

    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."

  • Best Buddies Prom Brought Dancing And Fun

    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.”

  • Thanks To The Volunteers

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Tiffany Cotroneo, Liza Zandonella and Lee Brownell

  • BOE Recognizes Top Students, Retiring Employees

    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.

  • NHS Art Club Creates Mosaic In Response To 12/14

    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.

  • High School’s Health Fair ‘Best One Yet’

    A dauntless bicycle rider, hula hoops, jump rope, and video games highlighted Newtown High School’s annual health fair, held in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, May 22.

    The physically interactive assembly, which focused on promoting health and fitness, was heralded by Newtown District Health Coordinator Judy Blanchard as “our best one yet,” due in part to the activities and attractions that accompanied the informational displays.

  • NHS Students Prepare For Junior/Senior Project Presentations

    Students in this semester’s Junior/Senior Project course at Newtown High School rehearsed their presentations on Monday, May 20.

    Project are to be officially presented before a volunteer panel of judges over a course of three evenings, May 28, May 30, and June 3.

  • NHS Peer Leadership Conducts Bone Marrow Registry Drive

    Newtown High School’s Peer Leadership group sponsored a Bone Marrow Registry program on Thursday, May 23.

    Throughout the day Jennifer St Peter, account executive with the Rhode Island Blood Center, was available to assist in registering and collecting cheek cell samples from potential donors, ages 18 to 60, in the auditorium of the high school.

    By just after 11 am, Ms St Peter said four people had already registered, and she was expected much more to register during the high school’s lunch waves.

  • Connecticut Spokebenders Game, Fundraiser Set

    The Connecticut Spokebenders, a wheelchair basketball team that is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, is set to visit Newtown High School on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm, to hold a basketball game.

    The event will be open to the public and was set up by NHS student Charlotte Gray as part of her Junior/Senior Project this semester.

  • NHS Senior Prom 2013

    Roughly 450 students, including dates, attended this year’s Newtown High School senior prom, held at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury on Friday, May 17.

    Before students headed to Danbury for the main event, photos were snapped around town by parents and friends.