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  • Student Arrested On Three Charges After Knife Incident

    Police report that an incident that involved the threatening display of a knife occurred among a group students who were working summer jobs at Newtown High School.

    There were no injuries, police said.

    The unidentified youth who displayed the knife reportedly was a boy.

    Police said that at about 12:20 pm on Wednesday, July 24, they were dispatched to the school on a report that a person there had pulled a knife on another person.

  • Police Probing NHS Field Vandalism

    Police received a report at about 9:30 am on July 25 that someone had vandalized a rear athletic field at Newtown High School, so they went there to investigate.

    The probe indicated that someone had used some type of vehicle to rip up some turf and damage an irrigation system, police said. The damage is estimated at $1,000 in repair value.

    Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of who vandalized the property to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.

  • Newtown High School Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls

    The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. 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.

  • NHS Class Of 2013 Graduates

    Newtown High School's Class of 2013 graduated Saturday, June 22, following commencement exercises at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center.

    While lining up in the shade outside, in preparation of graduation, members of the 2013 class hugged, laughed, and adjusted the caps and gowns of those around them. 

    As NHS Senior Class President Rachel DiVanno said during her speech, "Our class, the graduating class of 2013, is more than just simply the best."

  • Best Buddies Prom Brought Dancing And Fun

    Amid a rush of loud music and flashing disco lights students danced Saturday, June 8, at the Best Buddies prom.

    “Everybody is dancing without inhibition,” said parent Laura Nowacki. “It’ a special night.”

  • A Thank You To Newtown Students

    To the Editor:

    This Thursday has been declared “Thank You Thursday” by Newtown High School’s Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC). PAC would like the entire school to take an opportunity to say thank you to someone who has impacted them in a positive way. This is my thank you to Newtown students.

  • BOE Recognizes Top Students, Retiring Employees

    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.

  • NHS Art Club Creates Mosaic In Response To 12/14

    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.

  • NHS Peer Leadership Conducts Bone Marrow Registry Drive

    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.

  • Host Family Needed For NHS Mandarin Teacher

    Newtown High School and the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) is seeking a host family for Mandarin teacher Xiaofeng Wang.