Newtown High School students who recently earned awards and honors from the 26th Annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit and Awards Ceremony stood together on Monday, January 26. From left are Mike Triantafilidis, Baxter Hankin, Sarah Braga, Emily Brinkmann, and Halle Wilson. Elliot Gregory was not present for the photo.
The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course.
For Newtown’s public schools 2014 was an eventful year. Students raised money for causes and charities, completed projects, and demonstrated a range of abilities throughout the year.
The start of 2014 had Newtown Middle School students testing their knowledge in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, on January 9. After a number of rounds, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.
HARTFORD—Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by State Department of Education (SDE) Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith, today announced the recipients of a new Arts in Education grant program designed to strengthen arts instruction by facilitating partnerships between schools and artists and arts organizations.
Governor Malloy announced the grant program, making a total of $250,000 available with individual awards up to a maximum of $50,000, in August.
Newtown High School teacher Carol Skolas’s Art Portfolio students had tape in hand and many of their works before them on Wednesday, December 10, as they prepared the pieces for exhibit at C.H. Booth Library.
The artwork, entirely created by NHS students, will be on display at the town library, 25 Main Street, during library hours in the building’s meeting room from Saturday, December 13, to Friday, December 19.
With their final presentations due to be given over the course of three evenings in January, students in this semester’s Newtown High School Junior/Senior Project course practiced for their upcoming presentations.
The Newtown High School World Language Department has announced a need for host families for NHS Chinese guest teacher Amanda Zhang.
Ms Zhang will need a new host family starting January 1, according to NHS World Language Department Chair Paula Greenfield.
Ms Zhang shared a brief description of herself that includes she has been married for eight years and has a 6-year-old daughter. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and traveling. She has been teaching for 11 years.
Following a number of letters sent to Newtown High School students in recent days, the school announced Monday night, November 24, the responsible individual has been determined and measures are being taken.
According to the school the letters, which were received in the mail, contained personal information and “sexually explicit comments.”
Quickly packing canned goods into boxes Friday, November 21 was Danielle Sampson, one of many Newtown High School students helping prepare packages for roughly 80 families in need before Thanksgiving.
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Mandy Monaco oversaw assembly of food and goods packages readied for pick-up Friday at Newtown United Methodist Church hall. The many WIN-terns helped unload cars as more goods arrived, or made sure that each care package was filled.