- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:12 am
An estimated 700 spectators gathered in the gymnasium at Newtown High School on Saturday, March 7, to cheer on ten Winter Percussion and 30 Winter Guard units at Newtown’s 18th Annual Winter Extravaganza.
Competing in its first home show, the NHS Winter Percussion unit was awarded the first place trophy in the Marching Class division with the score of 79.15.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project is sponsoring a Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School Parent Forum on “Responsible Use of Social Media” on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown High School’s Room B150, from 7 to 8 pm.
“Responsible Use of Social Media” will share information on effects social media can have on youth, including negative effects.
- Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:04 am
In its first combined Winter Percussion and Winter Guard “Home Show,” Newtown High School will host a total of ten Winter Percussion ensembles and 30 Winter Guards this Saturday, March 7.
Doors open at noon, and the competition will kick off at 1 pm, with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion in Marching Band Class 2A.
NHS seniors Daniel Romeo, Trevor Palmer, Noelle Violette, and Michael Ziluck, will be honored during the scheduled awards ceremony.
- Monday, March 2, 2015
Delegation members visiting Newtown from China with the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) arrived at Newtown High School during the evening on Monday, February 23.
The delegation is visiting until Wednesday, March 4, and includes one administrator, one teacher, and 21 students from two schools, Dongchang Middle School and Liaocheng Middle School, in Liaocheng, China.
- Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:32 am
Newtown High School students were busy working after school on Wednesday, February 18, to prepare for the upcoming musical production of City of Angels.
City of Angels is a musical about a novelist trying to turn a book into a screenplay, and it shows both the plot of the writer’s attempt to create a screenplay and the plot of the fictional film being creating.
- Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:25 am
In the Winter Percussion’s first competition of the season, Newtown High School scored a 78.45 and walked away with the first place trophy in the Marching Percussion 2A division, defeating host New Milford High School on Saturday, February 21 in a USBands event.
- Monday, February 23, 2015
A “lock-in open” status at Newtown High School has been lifted, according to emails sent to district parents, following an investigation this morning, Monday, February 23.
- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:56 am
Students and family members gathered in Newtown High School’s cafetorium on Tuesday, February 3, to celebrate 23 students who have completed graduation requirements.
A reception, with food provided by the high school’s culinary department, was held along with the ceremony.
NHS Guidance Director Cathy Ostar introduced the event and thanked everyone who helped make the evening possible, including the parents of the graduates.
- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:55 am
Yale University’s Whiffenpoofs, a male a cappella group, performed for Newtown High School students during two assemblies on Wednesday, February 4.
NHS Principal Laurie Rodrigue said when introducing the group, the Whiffenpoofs are the most well-known and celebrated collegiate a cappella group.
“We are so very honored to have them with us,” said Dr Rodrigue, who also thanked the high school’s PTSA for supporting the program.
- Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:24 am
Newtown High School student artists have work on view until February 18 in the Jerry’s Artarama-sponsored “Teen Visions 2015, A Connecticut High School Art Exhibit,” hosted at Sacred Heart University’s Art & Design Gallery.
Students who have art in the exhibit are Zoe Brodskey, Haley Kean, Courtney MacDonald, Catherine Menousek, Emily Radatovich, Helena Rezikoff, Brandon Rodriguez, Rory Staack, and Michael Triantafilidis.