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  • 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.

  • NHS Hosts Annual Health Fair

    A range of participating organizations and representatives gathered at booths inside Newtown High School’s gymnasium on Wednesday, May 21, for the school’s annual health fair.

  • NHS Peer Leadership Hosts Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive

    Throughout the day on Thursday, May 29, people stopped by Newtown High School to participate in the school’s Peer Leadership-hosted Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive.

    The event is an annual one for the group, and Peer Leadership co-advisor Vivian Sheen said people should “keep an eye out” for the group’s next drive.

    The drive ran from 8 am until 2 pm and was open to the public. Ms Sheen said about 20 people registered during the drive.

  • NHS Students Preparing For Junior/Senior Project Presentations

    Newtown High School students in this semester’s Junior/Senior Project Program rehearsed on Monday, May 19, for their upcoming presentations before an evaluation panel.

  • NICE Delegation Members Reflect On Foreign Visits

    Study tour chaperones for the recent Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) delegation visits to China, France, and Spain resoundingly said this week the trips all were wonderful experiences.

    Some of the students who traveled to the three countries also chimed in to share their favorite parts of the experiences.