- Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:09 am
Ballroom and Latin dance instructor Deb Linley and her son Richard Linley danced together near the end of the school day on Friday, April 24, when the annual Newtown High School Argentina Day was held.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Near the start of its meeting on Tuesday, April 21, the Board of Education held a Celebration of Excellence to honor the Newtown High School wrestling team.
NHS Athletic Director Gregg Simon introduced the wrestling team to the board, and said, “I’ve been involved with athletics at the high school for the last 25 years, so I think I can say with certainty that this is the most successful team in the history of Newtown High School.”
- Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:05 am
Following a season of highlights, the 18 members of the Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard spent their spring break traveling to Dayton, Ohio, to compete among the best in the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships, which took place at the Dayton University Arena April 16-18.
For 12 of the girls, it was the last time they would be competing as a member of the NHS guard, and it was a bittersweet moment as they traditionally kissed the famed Tunnel Wall, which leads the guard into the Dayton Arena.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
A number of 2015 NHS Senior Prom attendees huddled together on Friday, April 24, to take a group “selfie.”
- Friday, April 24, 2015
Students attending the Newtown High School Senior Prom tonight are invited to share some of their favorite photos with The Newtown Bee for publication in a future print edition and/or for an online photo slideshow.
Send photos to Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck, at Eliza@thebee.com, with the subject line “Prom 2015,” by Tuesday, April 28, at 10 am.
- Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm
Police said Monday, April 20, they are continuing their criminal investigation into a reported threat of violence against Newtown High School, interviewing multiple suspects and multiple witnesses in seeking to learn more. The particular nature of that threat was unclear.
Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde said, “We are actively pursuing all leads, and several officers are part of this investigation.”
- Friday, April 10, 2015
For the fifth year, kids and parents counted “bunnies” along trails at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Campus on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, for this year’s Bunny Watch.
The Bunny Watch was a fundraiser for and organized by the Newtown High School’s senior Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald. The event raised money for the group to attend World Finals, which will be held at Michigan State University May 20–23.
- Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:05 am
Brothers Jack, left, and Charlie and mom Alison Langenus met the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 3, during an antique tractor-pulled wagon ride at this year’s Bunny Watch.
- Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:12 am
Newtown students and jazz bands earned recognition while attending and participating in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival on March 14.
- Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:11 am
Newtown High School and members of the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) welcomed 23 students and two teachers visiting with a delegation from Lycée Alain, Newtown’s sister school in France, on Wednesday, March 25.
The delegation arrived in the country just a few hours before entering the high school’s cafetorium, where host families through NICE, NICE members, and NHS teachers were waiting to greet the students and teachers.