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  • Former WWE Wrestling Champion To Share Keys To Happiness And Success At NHS

    Marc Mero, a former WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, will share a message of hope and inspiration with Newtown school district and community members at Newtown High School on September 9, at 7 pm.

    The event will be held in the school’s auditorium, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, and it is open to the public.

  • Teachers Welcomed At 2015 Convocation

    Teachers and district staff kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Monday, August 24, at a convocation held at Newtown High School.

    Town board members and elected officials were also in attendance at the event, which highlighted teachers and district staff.

    “Welcome everyone,” said Board of Education Vice Chair Laura Roche near the start of the event. “On behalf of the Board of Education, I’d like to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year.”

  • New Mural Completed At NHS

    A mural designed and created by this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program students has been completed at Newtown High School.

    The mural was completed by the end of the program’s six-week term. The program, which is provided by a grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board based in Waterbury, offers students who apply 20 hours of work a week for six weeks throughout the summer.

  • Summer Youth Employment Program Students Working To Beautify NHS

    As part of this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program students have been working to beautify Newtown High School throughout the program’s six-week term.

    According to program supervisor and NHS teacher Janice Gabriel, the 13 youths in the program have been “great.”

    Ms Gabriel, who is overseeing the program for the first time, said it is “changed up a bit” each year.

  • ‘Parent Partnership’ Community Forum Set

    A “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” community forum has been set by the school district for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.

    According to a release for the event, the one-hour community forum is designed for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents, and will be interactive for those in attendance.

    Discussion topics will include instruction, enrichment, assessment, safety, and personalized learning.

  • NHS Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

    The following students made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School for the 2014-15 school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication.

  • REACH Newtown Commemorates And Thanks Its Graduating Mentors

    The Newtown High School cafetorium was filled with parents and high school seniors as the REACH Mentor Hall of Fame Ceremony took place Thursday, June 4.

  • NHS Holds Awards Nights For Seniors And Underclassmen

    Newtown High School Principal Lorrie Rodrigue welcomed all in attendance on Wednesday, June 3, to the first evening dedicated to honoring and awarding students.

    NHS seniors were awarded scholarships and honors during the evening on Wednesday, and NHS underclassmen were honored and awarded scholarships during the evening on Thursday, June 4.

    Dr Rodrigue said the Wednesday event was a “very, very special” culmination for the seniors, who were only roughly two weeks away from graduating that evening.

  • Newtown Scholarship Association Holds Annual Awards Reception

    Newtown Scholarships Association (NSA) held its Third Annual Awards Reception at The Dana-Holcombe House on Thursday, June 11.

    Students being awarded scholarships met with NSA members and school district educators and administration during the reception.

    According to the NSA, all of the awards are need based.

    NSA Awards Chairperson Stephanie Gaston said the NSA was able to award 58 scholarships for $105,000 this year to high school graduates.

  • NHS Scholars Luncheon Highlights Students And Inspiring Teachers

    The first Scholars Luncheon was held at Newtown High School on Friday, June 12, after school.

    The event, which was held in the school's cafetorium, brought students in the top five percent of the graduating Class of 2015 together with an educator that inspired them during the course of their educational career.