Newtown High School’s musical production of City of Angels, which ran March 19-22, has received 14 nominations for the Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards.
According to Jane Matson, the production’s director and the high school’s choral director, a gala will be held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on June 1. The award winners will be announced during the gala. Newtown students are among the multiple performers scheduled for the event.
With players lined up on either side of a table inside the school’s cafetorium, the Newtown High School Chess Club started its annual Open Chess Tournament on Thursday, May 14.
Chess Club Advisor Steve Malary explained the rules of the tournament ahead of the tournament’s start. Dr Malary also shared the possible prizes, which were all donated by local businesses, before the tournament began.
The after-school Unified Theater program at Newtown High School is set to perform an original show, written by the students involved, called The Pages That Bind Us, this Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31.
Janice Gabriel, who co-advises the program with Alysia Caffrey, said the show was created by having students separate into groups to write scenes based on a fairy tale theme. Each group of students wrote a scene for the show, according to Ms Gabriel.
Newtown High School’s Peer Leadership Club has scheduled its annual Marrow Donor Registry Drive, for ages 18 to 44, for Tuesday, June 2, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm. The event will take place in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road.
The drive will be offered through the Be The Match Donor Registry. Be The Match is the largest registry in the world providing a means for thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases or leukemia to find a match.
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.
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.
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.”
Following a season of highlights, the 18 members of the Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard spent their spring break traveling to Dayton, Ohio, to compete among the best in the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships, which took place at the Dayton University Arena April 16-18.
For 12 of the girls, it was the last time they would be competing as a member of the NHS guard, and it was a bittersweet moment as they traditionally kissed the famed Tunnel Wall, which leads the guard into the Dayton Arena.
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.