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  • NHS Peer Leadership Conducts Bone Marrow Registry Drive

    Newtown High School’s Peer Leadership group sponsored a Bone Marrow Registry program on Thursday, May 23.

    Throughout the day Jennifer St Peter, account executive with the Rhode Island Blood Center, was available to assist in registering and collecting cheek cell samples from potential donors, ages 18 to 60, in the auditorium of the high school.

    By just after 11 am, Ms St Peter said four people had already registered, and she was expected much more to register during the high school’s lunch waves.

  • Connecticut Spokebenders Game, Fundraiser Set

    The Connecticut Spokebenders, a wheelchair basketball team that is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, is set to visit Newtown High School on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm, to hold a basketball game.

    The event will be open to the public and was set up by NHS student Charlotte Gray as part of her Junior/Senior Project this semester.

  • NHS Senior Prom 2013

    Roughly 450 students, including dates, attended this year’s Newtown High School senior prom, held at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury on Friday, May 17.

    Before students headed to Danbury for the main event, photos were snapped around town by parents and friends.

  • International Student Group Reflects On Its Growth

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) held a highlight night on May 15 at Newtown High School to celebrate the shared experiences this year between students from Newtown and abroad.

    NICE, a kindergarten through grade 12 international education initiative of the Newtown Public Schools, promotes both overseas travel and study for its students and faculty as well as hosting students and faculty from other countries in order to create a better understanding of the importance of international relations.

  • Newtown High School Third Quarter Honor Rolls

    The following are the students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter marking period at Newtown High School this school year. Students earn recognition on the High Honor Roll by being enrolled in five or more classes with a minimum of four courses in areas of study other than independent study and related work experience, have an overall average of 90 or more for the marking period and the student must receive a grade of 85 or higher in each course.

  • NEASC Kickoff Dinner At The High School

    A dinner was held in the Newtown High School cafetorium on Monday, April 29, as a kickoff for the high school’s preparation for its New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) scheduled 2015 visit.

    Before that visit, which could come at any time in 2015, a NEASC Steering Committee will be working toward completing a self-study and preparing the school. NEASC is a regional accrediting association that establishes standards for all levels of education.

  • NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo To Be ECA Principal

    Newtown High School staff were notified on Tuesday, April 30, that NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo will take on the duties of principal/director of the Area Cooperative Educational Services’ Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) in New Haven.

    “And that e-mail was pretty hard for me to write,” said Mr Hiruo on Friday, May 3.

    While Mr Hiruo said he is excited for the next step in his career, he will also have many people to miss in Newtown.

  • Newtown High School Receives The 2013 Top AFS School Award

    Newtown High School has been selected to receive the 2013 Top AFS School award from AFS-USA, a leader in international high school student exchange.

  • NHS Grad Fundraising While Protecting Her Former Hometown

    NEW YORK CITY — Beth Bogdan, the senior director of artistic relations for Republic Records, usually spends her days handling itineraries, calendars, and travel issues for “a certain number of artists on the label,” she said earlier this week.

  • Great Newtown Reunion Hosts Seeking Sponsors

    The excitement bubbling among three organizers of this summer’s Great Newtown Reunion was palpable before they even reached the front room of the Dana Holcomb House March 12. Wendy Lee Hewitt, who graduated Newtown High School in 1974, Sharon Dest Pacenka .representing the Class of ’77. and classmate Una Lucey settled into comfy armchairs for a chat with The Bee, eager to get the word out about the planned communitywide celebration set for July 27.