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  • Newtown High School Connections Students Learn About NUSAR

    Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) members visited Newtown High School on Friday, March 28, to offer a demonstration of what the volunteer group does and the types of equipment it uses.

    NUSAR Chief Mike McCarthy said the high school students were offered a tour of one of NUSAR’s rescue vehicles, learned safety precautions followed by NUSAR, and learned the different types of tools and gear used for underwater searches.

  • NICE Students And Educators To Travel This Month

    As the dates for multiple trips through the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) program approach, both Newtown High School students and NICE program instructors are preparing.

    Students and teachers will be traveling to China, Spain, and France during the school’s break in April. The group going to China will be traveling April 10 to April 21, the group traveling to Spain, April 8 to 19, and the group going to France will be traveling April 8 to 16.

  • NHS Slates College And Post-Secondary Options Fair

    Newtown High School’s annual College & Post-Secondary Options Fair has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, in the school’s gymnasium.

  • NHS Student Earns Gold Medal In Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    When Katherine Jennings learned her ceramic and glass “Kat,” a cat-shaped pitcher, earned her a Gold Medal award from the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards she was excited.

    Katherine, a junior at Newtown High School, said this week, “I was just so surprised that I won… It was very exciting.”

    She first learned about her accomplishment through an e-mail from her art teacher Carol Pelligra.

  • A Wonderful Experience

    To the Editor:

    What a wonderful experience! Newtown can be proud of its young people.

    We as senior citizens were delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Peter Pan at the high school and the lovely dinner that preceded it.

    We were met at the door by several young people from the student government, eager to talk with us and escort us to the cafeteria for our dinner sponsored by the PTSA. We sincerely wish to thank our hosts.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ Being Staged This Weekend At Newtown High School

    Victoria Madden, front center, has taken on the role of Peter Pan in Newtown High School’s musical production of Peter Pan.

  • 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.”

  • Schools And Chartwells Marking National Nutrition Month

    To mark National Nutrition Month, celebrated throughout March, Chartwells School Dining Services is offering educational tools and differing food options at Newtown’s schools.

    According to Chartwells Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, to mark National Nutrition Month this year, Chartwells is “promoting the health benefits of yogurt.”

  • ‘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.

  • 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.