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  • School Board Votes On Charter Revision Recommendations

    Before voting to schedule Newtown High School’s graduation ceremony for June 17 and Newtown Middle School’s moving up ceremony for June 16 at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center, the Board of Education discussed recommendations at its April 1 meeting that will be passed on to the Legislative Council for a Charter Revision Commission.

  • NHS Student Earns Gold Medal In Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    When Katherine Jennings learned her ceramic and glass “Kat,” a cat-shaped pitcher, earned her a Gold Medal award from the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards she was excited.

    Katherine, a junior at Newtown High School, said this week, “I was just so surprised that I won… It was very exciting.”

    She first learned about her accomplishment through an e-mail from her art teacher Carol Pelligra.

  • NHS Slates College And Post-Secondary Options Fair

    Newtown High School’s annual College & Post-Secondary Options Fair has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, in the school’s gymnasium.

  • A Wonderful Experience

    To the Editor:

    What a wonderful experience! Newtown can be proud of its young people.

    We as senior citizens were delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Peter Pan at the high school and the lovely dinner that preceded it.

    We were met at the door by several young people from the student government, eager to talk with us and escort us to the cafeteria for our dinner sponsored by the PTSA. We sincerely wish to thank our hosts.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ Being Staged This Weekend At Newtown High School

    Victoria Madden, front center, has taken on the role of Peter Pan in Newtown High School’s musical production of Peter Pan.

  • NHS Students Busy On A Range Of Elective Projects

    Newtown High School students have been busy working on a range of projects in many elective courses recently.

    With spring approaching, students taking greenery courses have been planting seedlings, preparing to distribute a variety of plants in the coming months.

    “Right now is the busy season,” said Business Education and Applied Technology Department Chair Erik Holst-Grubbe. “So right now they are hanging [plants] like mad.”

  • Schools And Chartwells Marking National Nutrition Month

    To mark National Nutrition Month, celebrated throughout March, Chartwells School Dining Services is offering educational tools and differing food options at Newtown’s schools.

    According to Chartwells Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, to mark National Nutrition Month this year, Chartwells is “promoting the health benefits of yogurt.”

  • ‘Peter Pan’ Soaring Toward Next Weekend’s Showings

    Newtown High School junior Victoria Madden was practicing her “flying” techniques after school on Monday, March 10.

    Victoria is set to play the lead in the high school’s upcoming production of Peter Pan in the March 20 to 23 showings of the musical.

    Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who lives in a land called Neverland and never grows up.

  • SBAC Test Is One Plate Too Many For NHS Juniors

    To the Editor:

    Smarter Balance Assessment is a misnomer; especially if you are a junior in high school. Like the amazing plate spinners seen in the circus, many of our juniors balance heavy course loads, extracurricular activities, and jobs while determining a post secondary life path. The last thing they need is an extraneous plate added to the stage. But that is what our state and district have chosen to do.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ Flies Toward March 20–23 Showings

    Newtown High School students involved in the high school’s upcoming production of Peter Pan have been rehearsing for the March 20 to 23 showings of the musical.

    Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who lives in a land called Neverland and never grows up.

    Performances will be Thursday to Saturday, March 20 to 22, at 7 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at 2 pm. Ticket prices are TBA.