The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) celebrated International Education Week, recognized nationally from November 16 to 20, with different lessons, exercises, and events at a number of district schools.
Newtown High School,Newtown Middle School,Reed Intermediate School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School,Middle Gate Elementary School, and Hawley Elementary School are all marking International Education Week, according to NICE.
The Newtown High School’s annual induction ceremony for its National Honor Society was conducted November 10 at Edmond Town Hall.
The annual ceremony includes lighting candles to represent and highlight the four pillars of the National Honor Society— scholarship, service, leadership, and character, which are all character attributes the students are expected to have and continue to represent.
In a crowded multistate field of 14 Class V marching bands, and with a mere fraction of one point separating the top three winners, the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took top Connecticut honors, brought home the division’s coveted Best Music Award, placing third Saturday, November 7, at the USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Marching Band & Guard’s performance marks the first time Newtown has placed in the top three at the National Championships.
Technically, the long completed Newtown High School addition is not yet complete.
According to Public Building and Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell, a pesky leak that has confounded school maintenance and plant personnel, contractors, and consultants alike continues to occasionally drip pools of water into the rear cafetorium area of the addition.
Pictured from left, Woodwind Captain Julia Radko, Color Guard Captain Sara Coleman, Drum Major Nick Randle, Drum Major Sarah Spillane, Color Guard Captain Cammy Gaudett, Drum Major Rachel Williams, and Brass Captain Sarah Lyon at the USBands New England States Championship in New Britain on Saturday, October 31.