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  • Host Families Sought For NHS Chinese Guest Teacher

    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.

  • Letters Spark Concern At NHS, Responsible Party Found

    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.”

  • WIN, Students Complete Holiday Basket Drive

    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.

  • Ingersoll Automotive Donates Laptops To NHS

    Todd Ingersoll, president of Ingersoll Automotive, visited Newtown High School on Wednesday, November 5, to donate ten new laptops to the school.

    The visit was one in a number of others in the effort to deliver technology to students who otherwise would not have access to computers at home. This was the third annual donation to NHS and other schools in the local area.

    With the ten new laptops, Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury has donated 30 laptops in the last three years to NHS.

  • NHS Band & Guard Wraps Up Its Season

    Drum Major Rachael Fuchs and Color Guard Captain Caitlin “CJ” Jones celebrated their final senior performance of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard show “Arachne” at MetLife Stadium, November 15.

  • ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Coming To NHS

    Newtown High School will present Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23. Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one-night-only engagement, problems ensue.

    The school announced the production on Friday, November 14.

  • NHS To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

    Newtown High School is set to host its fall drama, Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23.

    Lend Me a Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig, is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one night only engagement, problems ensue.

    Ticks are general admission and will be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $7 for students and faculty, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors.

  • NHS Band & Guard Competing At National Championships This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard are headed for the USBands National Championships on Saturday, November 15.

    Competing in Class V Open, the competing bands will take the field at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., with Newtown slated to compete at 8:27 pm.

    The National Championship features the best of the best from across the United States. Newtown Band Director Kurt Eckhardt said he believes his band could be in the top five.

  • NHS Celebrates Visiting Veterans On 11/11

    Newtown High School celebrated Veterans Day with a luncheon offered to visiting veterans followed by an assembly in the school’s auditorium.

    The assembly had a number of speakers share their thoughts on Veterans Day and highlighted the veterans for their service.

  • Teenagers Feel The Influence Of Technology For Better Or Worse

    Now, more than ever, teenagers not only enjoy but depend on the benefits of technology. While the majority of the nation utilizes technology, teenagers have specifically grown up in a world of iPhones, MacBooks, and Netflix.

    Newtown High School students and teachers recently weighed in on how local teens use the Internet and technology.

    “I mainly use the Internet on my phone to go through Twitter or Facebook when I’m bored during free period or on the bus,” junior Jessica Petersen said.