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  • REACH Newtown Commemorates And Thanks Its Graduating Mentors

    The Newtown High School cafetorium was filled with parents and high school seniors as the REACH Mentor Hall of Fame Ceremony took place Thursday, June 4.

  • NHS Holds Awards Nights For Seniors And Underclassmen

    Newtown High School Principal Lorrie Rodrigue welcomed all in attendance on Wednesday, June 3, to the first evening dedicated to honoring and awarding students.

    NHS seniors were awarded scholarships and honors during the evening on Wednesday, and NHS underclassmen were honored and awarded scholarships during the evening on Thursday, June 4.

    Dr Rodrigue said the Wednesday event was a “very, very special” culmination for the seniors, who were only roughly two weeks away from graduating that evening.

  • Newtown Scholarship Association Holds Annual Awards Reception

    Newtown Scholarships Association (NSA) held its Third Annual Awards Reception at The Dana-Holcombe House on Thursday, June 11.

    Students being awarded scholarships met with NSA members and school district educators and administration during the reception.

    According to the NSA, all of the awards are need based.

    NSA Awards Chairperson Stephanie Gaston said the NSA was able to award 58 scholarships for $105,000 this year to high school graduates.

  • NHS Scholars Luncheon Highlights Students And Inspiring Teachers

    The first Scholars Luncheon was held at Newtown High School on Friday, June 12, after school.

    The event, which was held in the school's cafetorium, brought students in the top five percent of the graduating Class of 2015 together with an educator that inspired them during the course of their educational career.

  • The Genius Of Newtown

    Spring is a season of celebration in Newtown’s schools. The goals set by educators and the educated last September finally come within grasp as May warms into June. The achievements are logged, the achievers listed, bands play, choruses sing, performers take their bows, and awards are bestowed. It all culminates with the Newtown High School graduation ceremonies, which took place this week on Tuesday afternoon at the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University.

  • 2015 Relay For Life Joined Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters At NHS

    The 2015 Relay For Life event drew survivors, caregivers, and supporters to the Newtown High School Blue & Gold Stadium on Saturday, June 13.

    Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, and by walking laps around the track and participating in the event, local supporters did their part to raise money for the cause.

  • The 'Outstanding' NHS Class of 2015 Graduates

    Around 5:30 Tuesday, June 16, mortarboards were in the air and a collective roar of applause grew inside the O’Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University as the Newtown High School’s Class of 2015 officially became high school graduates.

  • NHS Junior/Senior Project Students Ready Themselves For Final Presentations

    With their final presentations due either during the evening of June 1 or June 2, students in this semester’s Newtown High School Junior/Senior Project course practiced on Tuesday, May 26.

  • ‘City Of Angels’ Earns Three Musical Theater Awards

    WATERBURY — Newtown High School’s musical production of City of Angels, which ran March 19-22, received three awards at the Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards, which was held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on June 1.

    The award winners were announced during the gala. The NHS production had been nominated for 14 awards.

  • NHS Guidance Dept Cited By School Counselors Association

    A special celebration was held in the Guidance Department at Newtown High School on Wednesday, May 27, marking the Award of Outstanding Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program from the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA).

    Before the celebration, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, May 19, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, offered his congratulations to NHS Principal Lorrie Rodrigue and NHS Guidance Director Cathy Ostar.