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  • Summer Jobs Begin For Youth Employment Program Hires

    Students in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program began their work for the summer of 2014 on Monday, July 7.

    A grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board provides the program, according to Peg Ragaini, the school to career coordinator at Newtown High School. Students apply for a position in the program and are placed into a position to work 20 hours a week for six weeks throughout the summer.

  • Host Families Needed For NHS Chinese Guest Teacher

    Newtown High School World Language Department Chair Paula Greenfield has announced that host families are still being sought for NHS Chinese guest teacher Amanda Zhang, who is set to arrive on August 1.

    Ms Zhang is 34 years old and has a master’s in education and a certificate in English proficiency, according to Ms Greenfield.

    Host families receive a stipend of $150 a month to supplement spending on food. Host families are expected to provide room and board for a year or for part of a year.

  • NHS Class Of 1984 Reunion Set For July 19

    The Newtown High School Class of 1984’s 30th Reunion event has been set for Saturday, July 19, at Michael’s at The Grove, 42 Vail Road, in Bethel. 

    Classmates, friends, faculty at NHS at the time are invited to attend.

    Tickets are on sale for $62 per person, and include a buffet dinner, dessert, DJ, and dancing in a casual summer party atmosphere, according to an announcement.

  • NHS CTIA Students Reflect On Student Innovation Expo

    Nearly a month after participating and earning the top title in their category at the Connecticut Student Innovation Expo in Hartford, Newtown High School Connecticut Innovation Academy (CTIA) students were still excited about the product they created this school year.

  • Newtown’s Fabulous and Caring Teachers

    To the Editor:

    On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, my oldest daughter graduated from Newtown High School. She has attended the Newtown public schools since our move to Sandy Hook in 2004. She started in 3rd grade at Sandy Hook School and moved through Reed Intermediate and Newtown Middle until the high school commencement last week. In looking back over the decision to move to Newtown I am confident I made the right decision because of the fabulous, caring teachers in this system that impacted Ryanne in such encouraging ways.

  • Host Families Sought For NHS Chinese Guest Teacher

    Newtown High School World Language Department Chair Paula Greenfield has announced that host families are being sought for NHS Chinese guest teacher Amanda Zhang, who is set to arrive on August 1.

    Ms Zhang is 34 years old and has a master’s in education and a certificate in English proficiency, according to Ms Greenfield.

    Host families received a stipend of $150 a month to supplement spending on food. Host families are expected to provide room and board for a year or for part of a year.

  • Class Of 2014 Proclaimed 'The Best Class Ever'

    Salutatorian Amisha Dave told her graduating classmates, “2014 is officially the best class ever.”

  • Valedictorian And Salutatorian Credit Supportive Families For Success

    Newtown High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian both credit their families with support and encouragement throughout their academic years.

    Class of 2014 Valedictorian Anne Beier and Salutatorian Amisha Dave were both honored, along with other top students in their graduating class, at the Board of Education’s June 3 meeting.

    By June 4, both girls admitted to already pondering the speeches they will deliver before their fellow graduates at the 2014 NHS graduation commencement ceremony, set for June 17.

  • Newtown High School Awards Nights Honored Seniors And Underclassmen

    Newtown High School Interim Principal Jeffrey Jaslow was the first to congratulate the assembled students Wednesday, June 4, during the school’s Annual Awards Night for Seniors.

    The high school annually holds two nights to highlight both seniors and underclassmen who earn awards and scholarships. During both nights, students were announced as award recipients by either representatives of the award or representatives of the school district or schools.

  • Superintendent Looking Toward 2025; NHS Assistant Principal Hired As Principal In Watertown

    With the news that Newtown High School Assistant Principal Paul Jones has been hired to be the next principal at Watertown High School, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, reflected on all the recent changes to the district’s leadership.

    Mr Jones was voted by the Watertown Board of Education to start as Watertown High School’s principal on July 1 during a special meeting held on Monday, June 9.