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  • ‘Peter Pan’ Soaring Toward Next Weekend’s Showings

    Newtown High School junior Victoria Madden was practicing her “flying” techniques after school on Monday, March 10.

    Victoria is set to play the lead in the high school’s upcoming production of Peter Pan in the March 20 to 23 showings of the musical.

    Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who lives in a land called Neverland and never grows up.

  • NHS Students Busy On A Range Of Elective Projects

    Newtown High School students have been busy working on a range of projects in many elective courses recently.

    With spring approaching, students taking greenery courses have been planting seedlings, preparing to distribute a variety of plants in the coming months.

    “Right now is the busy season,” said Business Education and Applied Technology Department Chair Erik Holst-Grubbe. “So right now they are hanging [plants] like mad.”

  • SBAC Test Is One Plate Too Many For NHS Juniors

    To the Editor:

    Smarter Balance Assessment is a misnomer; especially if you are a junior in high school. Like the amazing plate spinners seen in the circus, many of our juniors balance heavy course loads, extracurricular activities, and jobs while determining a post secondary life path. The last thing they need is an extraneous plate added to the stage. But that is what our state and district have chosen to do.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ Flies Toward March 20–23 Showings

    Newtown High School students involved in the high school’s upcoming production of Peter Pan have been rehearsing for the March 20 to 23 showings of the musical.

    Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who lives in a land called Neverland and never grows up.

    Performances will be Thursday to Saturday, March 20 to 22, at 7 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at 2 pm. Ticket prices are TBA.

  • Newtown High School Second Quarter Honor Roll Released

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

  • Newtown High School’s Winter Extravaganza Hosted 30 Winter Guards

    With instructor Janos Pergely, standing right, are the award-winning Newtown Varsity Winter Guard members. From left are, back row, Makenzie Casey, Sarah Coleman, Bridget O’Donnell, Caitlin Jones, Nina Bonvini, Courtney Datin, and Sarah Braga; middle row, Aileen Decker, Sierra Toomey, Lauren Engels, Kayleigh Granville, and Emily Brinkman; row, senior Hannah Godbout and captains Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Paige Thanasoulis, and Camryn Gaudett.

  • NHS Art Creations To Go On Display At National K–12 Ceramic Exhibition

    Two Newtown High School students will have their ceramic pieces displayed during the Annual National K–12 Ceramic Exhibition, which will be held in Wisconsin March 19 to 22.

    Hannah Godbout’s “Angler Fish” and Dawson Stout’s “Sea Tea” were both selected from submissions from around the country to be part of this year’s exhibit, which will be put on display at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.

  • Concerned About Mental Health Screening In Schools

    To the Editor:

    The Signs of Suicide depression screening test that is about to be implemented in the Newtown High School causes me serious concern, and it should alarm other parents as well.

  • NHS To Host Winter Guard Home Show Saturday

    Newtown High School will welcome more than 30 winter guards this Saturday, March 1, for what promises to be the largest NHS Winter Guard Extravaganza Home Show Newtown has sponsored in recent memory.

    The Winter Extravaganza will kick off at 3 pm with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion, followed by some of the best color guards in the tri-state and New England, including Alter Ego and the University of Connecticut.

  • Departing Principal Reflects On Six Years At NHS

    When Charles Dumais first arrived in the Newtown school district in January 2008, he was the fifth principal to take the helm at Newtown High School in four years.

    “There were kids that were graduating that year for whom I was the fifth principal,” said Mr Dumais, while reflecting on his last six years spent at NHS.

    Mr Dumais was chosen to be the new superintendent in Amity Regional School District #5 and is set to assume his new responsibilities on March 1.