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  • Summer Jobs Begin For Youth Employment Program Hires

    Students in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program began their work for the summer of 2014 on Monday, July 7.

    A grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board provides the program, according to Peg Ragaini, the school to career coordinator at Newtown High School. Students apply for a position in the program and are placed into a position to work 20 hours a week for six weeks throughout the summer.

  • NHS CTIA Students Reflect On Student Innovation Expo

    Nearly a month after participating and earning the top title in their category at the Connecticut Student Innovation Expo in Hartford, Newtown High School Connecticut Innovation Academy (CTIA) students were still excited about the product they created this school year.

  • The Class Of 2014 Faces The Future

    This is the season when, after years of having their heads filled with ideas, ranks of graduates put on caps and gowns and contain their excitement long enough to hear a succession of speakers offer a few final insights before they step out into the future. Whatever the horizon looks like from beneath the mortarboard this year, two things are certain: the future is brighter with a college education and a college education is now so expensive that its financial obligations are likely to be a part of that future for a long time to come.

  • NHS Class Of 2014 The 'Best Class' That 'Cannot Be Defined'

    With shining white and blue graduation gowns draped around them, members of the Newtown High School Class of 2014 entered the Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center on Tuesday, June 17.

  • Valedictorian And Salutatorian Credit Supportive Families For Success

    Newtown High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian both credit their families with support and encouragement throughout their academic years.

    Class of 2014 Valedictorian Anne Beier and Salutatorian Amisha Dave were both honored, along with other top students in their graduating class, at the Board of Education’s June 3 meeting.

    By June 4, both girls admitted to already pondering the speeches they will deliver before their fellow graduates at the 2014 NHS graduation commencement ceremony, set for June 17.

  • NHS World Language Honor Societies Host Night Of Inductions

    Newtown High School students were inducted into a number of world language honor societies — the Chinese Honor Society, the Société Française, the Societa’ Onoraria Italica, the Societas Latina, and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica — during an evening program on Wednesday, May 21, at NHS.

  • Newtown High School ‘Time To Taco ‘Bout Jazz’ Event Well Attended

    While students performed music on the stage at Newtown High School during the evening of Saturday, June 7, attendees at the “Time To Taco ‘Bout Jazz” event ate dinner or listened.

    The event was hosted by and held as a fundraiser for the NHS Gold Jazz Band. It helped raise money to cover the cost of NHS Gold Jazz band members recording a professional CD.

    Food from Mexicali Rose was served during the night, and $15 was charged at the door, children 5 and under cost $5 to attend.

  • Newtown High School To Eliminate Nonpermanent School Records Of 2007 Graduates

    Newtown High School has announced, in accordance with state regulations, which address the retention and disposal of student records, it will be eliminating materials in the records of 2007 graduates that are not part of the permanent records.

    Permanent records consist of academic transcripts, basic biographical information, and record of immunizations, according to the school.

  • Newtown High School Awards Nights Honored Seniors And Underclassmen

    Newtown High School Interim Principal Jeffrey Jaslow was the first to congratulate the assembled students Wednesday, June 4, during the school’s Annual Awards Night for Seniors.

    The high school annually holds two nights to highlight both seniors and underclassmen who earn awards and scholarships. During both nights, students were announced as award recipients by either representatives of the award or representatives of the school district or schools.

  • Superintendent Looking Toward 2025; NHS Assistant Principal Hired As Principal In Watertown

    With the news that Newtown High School Assistant Principal Paul Jones has been hired to be the next principal at Watertown High School, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, reflected on all the recent changes to the district’s leadership.

    Mr Jones was voted by the Watertown Board of Education to start as Watertown High School’s principal on July 1 during a special meeting held on Monday, June 9.