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  • Newtown VFW Names Patriot Pen Winners

    The Newtown VFW Post #308 named its winners for the Patriot Pen essay contest during several recent presentations.

    Last week, VFW Post #308 representatives also announced the winner of the Patriot Pen Voice of Democracy Award as Newtown High School senior Brittany Pearson. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school seniors. As the award winner in Newtown, Brittany’s entry will go on to the state level of the competition.

  • Schools Participate In ‘An Hour Of Code’

    During Computer Science Education Week, observed December 9 to 15, Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School students have been writing code.

    “The movement across the nation is to get 10 million students to do an hour of code during that week,” explained NHS’s computer technology teacher Kristin Violette on Friday, December 6.

  • NHS CAPT Scores Among Top In The State

    The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.

  • Music Mentoring Program Kicks Off Second Year At NHS

    Newtown High School sophomore Dawson Goodrich, right, helped Sandy Hook School fourth grader Michael Spanedda during the first day of this year’s High school Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) program.

  • Ingersoll Automotive Donates Laptops To NHS

    Since last year when Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury began a program designed to give back to the community during the holiday season, roughly 115 laptops have been donated to area high schools.

    On Monday, November 18, Todd Ingersoll, president of Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury, stopped by Newtown High School to donate ten laptops that will be used by students who otherwise would not have access to the technology.

  • NHS To Try A ‘Morning Traffic Experiment’

    In a post to the high school blog, dumais.us/newtown/blog, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais announced a “Morning Traffic Experiment,” as the post was titled, early Tuesday, November 19.

  • NHS To Try A ‘Morning Traffic Experiment’

    In a post to the high school blog, dumais.us/newtown/blog, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais announced a “Morning Traffic Experiment,” as the post was titled, early Tuesday, November 19.

  • Lions Club And VNA Provide Pediatric Eye Screenings With Dr Young

    A group of Lions Club and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) volunteers along with optometrist Dr Joseph Young, of Village Eye Care on Church Hill Road, provided pediatric eye screenings throughout the week of Monday, November 4, for preschool students.                  

    Following the event, Dr Young said it was “wildly successful.”

  • NHS Staging ‘Noises Off’ This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17.

    By Tuesday, November 12, both student directors for the play, Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson, had everything under control as the first full dress rehearsal of the play began.

    Noises Off, Brittany explained, “is about a director and his troupe of actors who are putting on a show called Nothing On, so it is a play within a play.”