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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After many rehearsals, Newtown High School’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and choruses took the stage Wednesday, May 22, to perform the world premiere of Samuel R. Hazo’s Glorificare, under the guidance of the composer.
The Newtown High School Transition Program is in need of student employment internship sites for the 2013-2014 school year.
The program allows students with disabilities to learn vocational skills while earning school credit. Employers commit to having an unpaid student intern two days per week, for a total of six hours, during one semester.
Onsite support (job coaching) for the student will be provided when necessary.