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Seniors – A letter is being sent to all colleges explaining our situation. We are asking for some leniency in deadlines. If you experience any difficulty or complications in the college application process, please contact Mrs. LatowickiTags: Sandy Hook Elementary, Seniors
On Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and Thursday, June 7, 2012, Newtown High School conducted our Annual Awards Assemblies. Following is a list of award recipients: Read the rest of this entry »
Seniors will have their final opportunity to pick up their t-shirts and their prom tickets on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the cafeteria during lunches.Tags: Seniors
Spanish III students in Mr. Kelso’s class led reviews of irregular verbs in the present subjunctive using acronyms and numerous examples.
The Class of 2014 came together for the April social with one their favorite games of Asteroids. The students bonded and enjoyed many laughs as they took part in this event. The winner of our Asteroid game was Matt Mossbarger, who outstandingly defeated his opponents and was the last one standing. The MVP was Ridhi Sahani, who had great game play and sportsmanship.Tags: Sophomores
The Newtown Prevention Council and Parent Connection are presenting an evening with John Morello on April 11, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Newtown High School Cafetorium. Earlier in the day, Mr. Morello will be presenting to the eighth grade and sophomore classes.
The show, entitled Dirt, is one of the most popular theatrical shows for young people. “Through his raucous character study drawn from personal pain, actor and comedian John Morello gives voice to those who feel unheard and gives hope to those who feel isolated that they are not alone.” Touching on issues such as drugs, bullying, and personal choices, the presentation has garnered high praise as “a new weapon in the war against bad choices: laughter. Gloriously irreverent laughter.” (The New York Times).
Although the daytime student presentations are closed to the public, community, parents and students are encouraged to come to the FREE evening presentation. The presentation will be appropriate for middle school through adult audiences.
For further information, please contact Judy Blanchard (firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 426-2798).
The Newtown High School Chapter of Best Buddies took advantage of the wonderful weather last week to create sidewalk chart artwork.
Congratulations to the Newtown High School Girls Basketball team for their incredible comeback win over Hillhouse High School in the CIAC Class LL State Tournament Semi-finals at Sheehan High School on Friday, March 9, 2012. The Nighthawks battled back from a fifteen point fourth quarter deficit to stun the three-time defending state champions 65-60 in front of a large, loud Newtown crowd that made it feel like a home game. The girls basketball team will play Mercy High School for the Class LL State Championship on either Friday, March 16, 2012 or Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Mohegan Sun Arena.Tags: Basketball
The Connecticut Association of Schools’ Bandjam contest was held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Darien High School. Eight top bands from around the state competed and Newtown’s very own Smokebomb Mondays won first place! Smokebomb plays ska music that combines reggae, jazz, blues and punk. They do both cover and original songs. The band has seven members, Liam Reynolds, Jonah McKeown, Harrison Buzzi, Pat Milano, Danny Bittman, Tim Eames, and Matt Spencer. All are sophomores and many have been playing together in the jazz band since 5th grade. The grand prizes for winning included (3) hours of professional recording studio time, gift cards from Sam Ash Music Stores, and an appearance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on the New Haven Green Elm Street Stage on Saturday June 25, 2011, where they will perform a 30 minute set in the afternoon. In addition, special outstanding musicianship awards were given to a handful of the musicians, including Smokebomb’s drummer, Matt Spencer. Smokebomb will be performing at the teen center this Friday night.
The Annual Football Weight Lifting Challenge took place this past weekend at Masuk High School in Monroe, Connecticut. Newtown High School placed sixth overall out of twenty-five area teams. In the 200-225 pound weight class, Lou Fenaroli took first place in the bench press with a lift of 295 pounds, first in the power clean with a lift of 275 pounds, and third in the squat with a lift of 425 pounds. His total weight lifted also earned him second place honors in his weight class. In the 220+ pound class, Mac Morlock placed second in the power clean with a lift of 305 pounds and second in the bench press with a lift of 315 pounds. Congratulations to the team. Your performance at the Challenge is a clear indication of the dedication and discipline that you have demonstrated in the weight room!
Congratulations to Gavin Scallon from Mr. Grady’s homeroom for winning this week’s Basketball Shootout Intramurals contest. After a single round Gavin was the only one to make his first shot…enough to secure breakfast for his homeroom!
It was a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who came to support their reps! The junior class will participate next week.Tags: Intramurals
Feb 26 2011
The Newtown Prevention Council would like to know your opinions so we can better serve Newtown and its residents. Our focus is to stop substance abuse before it starts and address the substance abuse needs in our community. Here is your chance to evaluate the NPC and suggest program ideas, concerns, and needs you may have that have not been previously addressed. If we don’t know about them, we cannot help, so please let us know through this survey! Please fill out the survey by March 4, 2011 . We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please contact Kim Killoy, Grant Coordinator, Newtown Prevention Council, at 203.610.2358. Click here to access the survey.
Mrs. Judy Blanchard, Health District Coordinator, spoke to Mrs. Lombardo’s Junior Health classes about making positive decisions by teaching the benefits of abstinence within healthy relationships. Students learned about the consequences and risks associated with not protecting themselves. The lesson is part of the Growth and Development unit in the Health Curriculum.Tags: Juniors
Parents: You can find a copy of the letter regarding Open House here: Open House Letter Fall 2010
The Newtown Fire Marshal, Newtown Deputy Fire Marshal, and Newtown Chief Building Inspector approved Stair 4 this afternoon. There will be no delay in the opening of school. School WILL start on September 1, 2010.
Aug 27 2010
Furniture and equipment for the expansion have been arriving. Once the rooms are complete, it will be moved into the classrooms.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Public Secondary Schools has responded to our Five-Year Progress Report. You can read it here: NEASCJuly2010Tags: NEASC
The site contractor will be shutting down the EXIT SIDE only of the existing front entrance with only the entrance side available for access in and out. The updated parking/access plan is here: Site Access July 7 2010
Newtown High School Choral Parents is hosting a multi-family tag sale this Saturday, March 20, 2010 in the high school cafeteria from 9 am to 3 pm. The sale will raise funds for the upcoming choral students’ trip to Quebec in April. A large assortment of household items, books, tools, toys, and sports equipment will be on sale, plus baked goods and free coffee.Tags: Chorus
Liz Anderson and Stephen Mais, students in Mary Ann Snieckus’ Photography 1 course, recently applied their skills to Portrait Photography. Models for the sessions consisted of 3-year-old members of the NHS preschool program and their NHS ‘buddies’ – students in Stephanie Gacso’s Child Development course. A Class Photograph and a few children’s portraits were taken as a part of this collaborative effort between the three groups of students. Smile!
When schools are closed or there is a delayed opening, families are notified through the ConnectEd system via telephone, cellular phone, and email (based upon the settings that you have for a Community Outreach message). If you would like to receive text message notification of school closings and delays, you may use one of the following media services:
The Spring SAT Review course will begin on Tuesday February 16th or Saturday February 20th depending on which session preferred. The cost is $175 which includes the practice book. Both sessions will be held in B236. Students may sign up with Mrs. Schiffer in guidance.
Tuesday/ Thursday dates are: February 16, 18, 23, 25, March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30, April 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, and 29 and will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday dates are: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, and (30th) ad will be held from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Since the SAT will be given on the 1st of May, Friday, April 30th is a suggested last date. This date can be changed to accommodate students once the course begins.
Please see Mrs. English in the English department or Mrs. Sherman in the Math department if you have any questions or concerns.
Kyle Lyddy (Newtown High School graduate who is assisting Coach Quinn with the Newtown High School Boys’ Basketball teams this year) is going to be selling copies of his book From My Seat at the Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball games Tuesday, December 22, 2009, from 5:15pm-9pm at the high school. The book is about his behind the scenes look at the UCONN men’s basketball team from his perspective as manager of the team for the past four years. Cost is $20. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Newtown High School Boys’ Basketball program.