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hawkeyeThe Newtown High School student newspaper is unveiling their new website shortly and invites readers to submit news and information for publication on the site.  Please submit your work to Mr. Kenney. Want to take a look at the site (still under construction)? Check it out here.

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Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding academic performance in the second quarter of this year: Read the rest of this entry »

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Congratulations to the following students for their impressive academic performance in the second quarter of this year: Read the rest of this entry »

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Hannah Godbout’s Angler Fish and Dawson Stout’s Sea Tea Teapot, have been chosen to represent Newtown High School at the 17th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition which will take place at NCECA 2014, 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The17th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is the premier juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The NCECA conference is the preeminent ceramic event in the US annually, gathering professionals from universities, colleges, museums, art galleries and the ceramic arts world to a host city to view exhibitions, demonstrations, talks and other ceramic events. For that week, the host city is the world capital of ceramics. There were a total of 1154 entries into this show, and only 150 were chosen.

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Class 2

1st Place- “Binge Drinking” by Chris Lafky (11) and James Carney (11)

2nd Place- “Cocaine” by Nick Roche (11), Conrad Morris (11), and Trevor Lopez (11)

3rd Place- “Distracted Driving” by Kelly Coughlin (11) and Sarah Lynch (11)

Class 3

1st Place- “Enhancement Drugs” by Matt Mossbarger (12), Virgil Procaccini (12), Tommy Shaker (11)

2nd Place- “Farewell Mr. Dumais” by Eliza Eggleston (11), Kailee Dunnigan (11) and Geralyn Klein (11)

3rd Place- “Depression” by Nicole Connolly (11) and Lauren Tripodi (11)

Class 7

1st Place-“The Perfect Student” by Hannah Schwartz (11) and Hannah Delia (11)

2nd Place- “Cyberbully” by Kylie Gallagher (11) and McKayla Kuligowski (11)

3rd Place- “Binge Drinking” by Erik Street (11), Matt Perun (11), and Will Dalton (11)

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The Fifth Annual Poetry Out Loud semi-final competition took place today (Wednesday, February 19, 2014) and among stiff competition we’re pleased to announce the following eight students as finalists: Miranda Wakeman, Hope McMoran, Caelan Ritter, Amy Anyoha, Jenna Siroky, Sonya Stanczyk, Kirsten Linegar, and Abigail Kohler. These eight students will recite two poems in the final, which will be Monday, February 24, 2014, from 2:15pm – 4:00pm in the NHS Lecture Hall. Please come and support! Congratulations to all who performed!

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To date we have had seven snow days. According to the school calendar, the last day of school is now June 18, 2014. Two more closings will bring the end of the school year to June 20, 2014. Additional closing days will be taken from the April break starting with April 17, April 16, etc.

 

 

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Tenth grade is going by very quickly. In just a few short months sophomores will become upperclassmen. Eleventh grade is a very busy year that requires focus and careful planning. Therefore, we have planned a Tenth Grade Informational Program for sophomores and their parents and are now offering it at three different times for your convenience!

Session 1 – Afternoon – Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm in the Lecture Hall

Session 2 – Evening – Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the Cafetorium

Session 3 – Morning – March 6, 2014 from 8:30am – 9:30am in the Lecture Hall

This is the same presentation offered at three different times so you can choose to attend whatever one works best for you. Topics to be covered include upcoming important dates, career center services, Naviance, standardized testing, and a to-do list for sophomores.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student’s counselor at 203.426.7651 or through the NHS website

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wrestleSWCCongratulations to Newtown High School Wrestling for their second place finish at this weekend’s SWC Championship Meet! Twelve of the 14 varsity wrestlers in the top three places were Newtown wrestlers – with three champions, Anthony Falbo (152 lbs), Forest Speed (170 lbs), and Greg LaRussa (182 lbs). Second place went to Ed Lovely (113 lbs), Matt Gonzalez (120 lbs), James Leuci (132 lbs), Andy Hubina (195 lbs), and Ryan Wagner (220 lbs). Third place finishers were Thomas Leuci (106 lbs), Luca Crudo (120 lbs), Mike Long (138 lbs), and Logan Walsh (145 lbs). New Milford capture the first place spot by just one match! Come cheer them on next Saturday at Trumbull High School as they wrestle in Connecticut State Class LL Championship. Good luck Hawks!

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Due to the inclement weather last week, the Newtown High School English department has rescheduled the Poetry Out Loud semi-final for this Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  In order to least impact class time, students have been assigned a class period for each student to compete.  Please see the list below and go to the Lecture Hall prepared to recite your poem during that class period.

Class 2 Poets:
Amy Anyoha
Sarah Clements
Bethany Dubois
Bridget Duero
Kiera Elkow
Cassie Erikson
Sarah Ficks

Class 3 Poets:
(Lunch Wave 1)
Max Galassi
Kole Giovannone
Stephanie Haas
Kendyl Harmeling
Abigail Kohler
Kirsten Linegar

(Lunch Wave 2)
Kyle Mangold
Hope McMoran
Brianne Moulder
Tess Murray
Jessica Nguyen
Brittany Pearson

(Lunch Wave 3)
Jared Pearson
Caelan Ritter
Dale Shearin
Emily Sippin
Jenna Siroky
Sonya Stanczyk

Class 4 Poets:
Sam Svensson
Tristan Villamil
Miranda Wakeman

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If you missed the eighth grade parent orientation there will be an abbreviated makeup session at the high school on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:00am in the lecture hall.

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build_OnThe Newtown High School Global Voice club is holding a fundraiser in the A-wing cafeteria from March 3, 2014 – March 7, 2014. We will have a jar of candy, and for $1, you can place a guess as to how many candies there are. The person with the closest guess will win the candies! All profits will benefit the BuildOn Foundation, which builds schools in poverty-stricken countries.

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Teacher recommendations for academic classes for the 2014-2015 school year are in PowerSchool. Please review the recommendations in preparation for course selection.

Tenth and eleventh graders will select their courses in Counselor Workshop beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2014.

Ninth graders are asked to make an appointment with the counselor they will work with through senior year. The counselors are assigned alphabetically by the student’s last name. The counselor breakdown is:

  • Students with a last name beginning with A work with Mrs. Cathy Ostar
  • Students with a last name beginning with B – De work with Mrs. Lauren Marti
  • Students with a last name beginning with De – He work with Mr. Bret Nichols
  • Students with a last name beginning with Hi – L work with Mrs. Ana Mendes
  • Students with a last name beginning with M – O work with Mr. Jeff Tolson
  • Students with a last name beginning with P – So work with Ms. Deidre Croce
  • Students with a last name beginning with Sp – Z work with Mrs. Jan English

Students have until March 21, 2014 to edit course requests. If there are questions about recommendations, please speak with the recommending teacher. If there are questions about course planning or graduation requirements, please contact your school counselor. If it is decided an override is necessary, the forms are available in the School Counseling Office. No overrides will be processed after March 28, 2014.

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snowmanThe Newtown Public Schools are CLOSED today – Friday, February 14, 2014.

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Newtown High School Mathematics Teacher Eugene Hall’s Interest Connection group Volunteer Firefighting welcomed Newtown Hook and Ladder Co. # 1 on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Chief Ray Corbo, accompanied by fellow members Mike McCarthy, Dan Tomascak, Mike Easter, Matt Villamana, and Ben Payne, went over membership requirements for the fire company in the classroom. Afterward the group of fifteen students went outside to view the impressive fire apparatus Truck 114 and Rescue 113. Thank you so much to Hook and Ladder for making it a successful event.

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002Congratulations to Isabella Saraceni and Katherine Stawiasz for being selected as recipients of the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Outstanding High School Visual (Isabella) and Performing Arts (Katherine) Award.

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003Congratulations to Matt Mossbarger and Anna Northrop for being selected as Newtown High School’s CAS-CIAC Scholar Athletes for 2013-2014. In addition to be exemplary students and outstanding athletes, recipients of this award must exhibited outstanding school and community service and possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline, and courage. They must also demonstrate high personal standards which serve as a model to others. Congratulations Matt and Anna!

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photoStudents at Newtown high School make great choices everyday and we want to recognize them! As part of School Climate at NHS, tickets are given by staff to students who demonstrate HAWKS behavior (Have Respect, Act Responsibly, Work with Honesty and Integrity, Keep High Expectations, Support the Community). Students are then responsible to put their tickets in a jar located in the main office. All students who earn a ticket are sent home a postcard to recognize the choices they have made. Additionally, a drawing is made each week, and winners earn a HAWKS water bottle.

Congratulations to Amanda Kahn and thank you to all students who continue to display exemplary HAWKS behavior.

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