- Thursday, March 6, 2014
With instructor Janos Pergely, standing right, are the award-winning Newtown Varsity Winter Guard members. From left are, back row, Makenzie Casey, Sarah Coleman, Bridget O’Donnell, Caitlin Jones, Nina Bonvini, Courtney Datin, and Sarah Braga; middle row, Aileen Decker, Sierra Toomey, Lauren Engels, Kayleigh Granville, and Emily Brinkman; row, senior Hannah Godbout and captains Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Paige Thanasoulis, and Camryn Gaudett.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Newtown High School students involved in the high school’s upcoming production of Peter Pan have been rehearsing for the March 20 to 23 showings of the musical.
Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who lives in a land called Neverland and never grows up.
Performances will be Thursday to Saturday, March 20 to 22, at 7 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at 2 pm. Ticket prices are TBA.
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Newtown High School will welcome more than 30 winter guards this Saturday, March 1, for what promises to be the largest NHS Winter Guard Extravaganza Home Show Newtown has sponsored in recent memory.
The Winter Extravaganza will kick off at 3 pm with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion, followed by some of the best color guards in the tri-state and New England, including Alter Ego and the University of Connecticut.
- 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.