Newtown High School

  • NHS Senior Prom 2013

    Roughly 450 students, including dates, attended this year’s Newtown High School senior prom, held at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury on Friday, May 17.

    Before students headed to Danbury for the main event, photos were snapped around town by parents and friends.

  • International Student Group Reflects On Its Growth

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) held a highlight night on May 15 at Newtown High School to celebrate the shared experiences this year between students from Newtown and abroad.

    NICE, a kindergarten through grade 12 international education initiative of the Newtown Public Schools, promotes both overseas travel and study for its students and faculty as well as hosting students and faculty from other countries in order to create a better understanding of the importance of international relations.

  • Newtown High School Third Quarter Honor Rolls

    The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third 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.

  • High School Students, Families Invited To ‘RoadTrip Nation’ Presentation

    The Newtown High School Career Center with the financial assistance of the PTSA is sponsoring RoadTrip Nation, an education program on PBS, on May 30, at 7 pm, in the high school’s cafetorium.

    RoadTrip Nation has a philosophy about the integration of personal growth, careers, and the contribution one can make to the world, according to the high school.

  • Bone Marrow Registry Drive To Be Held At NHS

    The Newtown High School Peer Leadership club has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Thursday, May 23, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, in the main lobby of the school, 12 Berkshire Road.

    The drive is open to the public, but is limited to people 18 years old or older.

    The drive is set as a registry event for possible donors to have a cheek swab to eventually determine them as a match to those in need of bone marrow.


  • Students’ Film Gets The Red Carpet Treatment

    Newtown High School junior Jonathon Schwartz, 17,  got to experience the glitz and glamour befitting a Hollywood red carpet event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, where the young filmmaker received an award on April 26 for Outstanding History Short presented at the 2013 Connecticut Student Film Festival (CTSFF).

    Jonathon accepted the accolade on behalf of a group of Newtown High School students who made a historical documentary entitled Crushed: The Lone Trail of a Vietnam War Veteran.

  • Danbury Community Orchestra Premieres NHS Student’s Original Composition

    Nearly 18 months after he first began writing it, Newtown High School senior Alex Lampel had the pleasure of hearing his original orchestral symphony performed by a 100-piece orchestra at Western Connecticut State University’s Ives Concert Hall. Under the direction of Stephen Michael Smith, Alex’s work, Chromatic Metamorphosis, was brought to life on Sunday, May 5, as part of the orchestra’s final concert for the season.

  • A Surprise Award For One Newtown High School Teacher

    As Newtown High School social studies teacher David Foss was just starting one of the afternoon class periods on Tuesday, May 7, a few visitors and colleagues interrupted his lesson plans.

    Central Connecticut State University Professor of History Matt Warshauer and Central Connecticut University Assistant Professor John Tully, who is also the president of the Connecticut Council for Social Studies, visited the school on Tuesday to surprise Mr Foss with the John H. Stedman Passion for the Social Studies Teaching Award.

  • NEASC Kickoff Dinner At The High School

    A dinner was held in the Newtown High School cafetorium on Monday, April 29, as a kickoff for the high school’s preparation for its New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) scheduled 2015 visit.

    Before that visit, which could come at any time in 2015, a NEASC Steering Committee will be working toward completing a self-study and preparing the school. NEASC is a regional accrediting association that establishes standards for all levels of education.