- Friday, February 21, 2014
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.
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Newtown High School hosted the 14th Annual Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 8.
According to a release for the event, more than 600 students, judges, volunteers, and community members attended the fair this year.
- Friday, February 14, 2014
With an eye toward the Winter Guard International (WGI) championships in Dayton, Ohio, in early April, the Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard competed in its first WGI Regional Championship in Salem, Mass., on Saturday, February 8.
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
A gathering and ceremony was held on Tuesday, February 4, in Newtown High School’s cafetorium to honor students who have completed graduation requirements midyear.
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Board of Education unanimously selected former Ridgefield High School principal Jeffrey Jaslow to be the interim principal at Newtown High School, effective February 19, during its Tuesday, February 11 special meeting.
Mr Jaslow retired after 36 years at Ridgefield High School in 2012. According to his resume he spent 15 years as a biology teacher, 15 years as an assistant principal, and six years as the school’s principal.
“Welcome aboard,” BOE Chair Debbie Leidlein said after the unanimous vote.
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard and guard parents have scheduled three upcoming events.
- Monday, February 3, 2014
The Newtown High School Guidance Department is scheduled to host a postsecondary planning night for juniors and their parents Wednesday, February 5, at 7 pm, at the school. This night will begin in the main auditorium and will include multiple workshops to cover the “what, when and how” of postsecondary planning.
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
A visiting delegation from China was greeted at a morning pep rally at Newtown High School on Monday, January 27.
The delegation’s visit is overseen by the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE).
The delegation, which includes students and educators from Liaocheng, China, lined up across the floor of the high school’s gymnasium for the assembly.
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A Parent Forum, hosted by the Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project, on “Depression vs Normal Teen Behavior: How To Know the Difference” is scheduled Tuesday, February 4, in two sessions at Newtown High School.
The first session will run from 9 until 9:45 am, and the second session will be held from 6 to 7 pm, both in the NHS Main Office Conference Room.
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Newtown High School has scheduled an orientation night for eighth grade students and parents for Wednesday, February 12, at 7 pm, starting in the NHS auditorium.
Attendees are invited to arrive early to take tours of the school. The NHS HAWKS Honor Society members will be available to give tours of the building beginning at 5:30 pm. Attendees are asked to allow at least 45 minutes for a tour.