NHS News Update - 3/10/2023

Good afternoon,

The countdown to spring is on! In just over one week it will officially be spring! Below you will find information about recent and upcoming events happening in our school community:

Attention Junior Parents! SAT Testing Day - Juniors will be taking the SAT in school on the morning of Thursday, March 23. Students will need to arrive at school that morning with a fully-charged, district-issued chromebook. In preparation for the SATs, juniors will be completing the pre-administration this Tuesday, March 14th. Juniors should also bring their fully-charged, district-issued chromebook on Tuesday.

Community Service Graduation Requirement - 18 hours of community service are required for graduation. Students submit a log of their service hours via the Class of 2023 grade level Classroom. The community service log is found under the Classwork tab. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions. 

School Counseling -  Later this month, the school counselors will be working with the freshmen during Advisory. We will facilitate a discussion about the successes and challenges of the year along with planning for the future. 

News from the CCRC - Our second career panel, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, will take place in the auditorium on March 15th during flex. We are excited to introduce our students interested in this career path to professionals in the field!

Attention Freshman Parents! iReady Midyear Assessment Scores - iReady midyear test results were distributed to freshmen students in social studies class this week. iReady is a computerized, adaptive test that assesses students’ reading skills. Freshmen initially took the iReady test in October to provide teachers with a baseline of their reading skills and took the test again recently to assess progress in meeting grade level reading standards.

Info for Senior Parents - Parents of seniors should have received an email last week from senior class advisor Kyle Brennan with information about prom, class dues, GradNite and more. Here is a copy of the information if you didn't receive it

Senior Class Chipotle Fundraiser - The Class of 2023 will host its final Chipotle fundraiser Monday, March 13, from 4-8 p.m. at Chipotle in Southbury. Here's the flyer with instructions on how to help benefit the senior class.

Graduation is 3 1/2 months away!  A celebration for our seniors GradNite plans are underway with a lot of fundraising coming up.  Your help is needed in making this happen & raising funds - please get involved today!

  • Meetings - 3/13 and  3/28 from 7 - 8pm in Agriscience bldg room 453 
  • Collage Workshop - 3/21 from 7 - 8:30 pm in Agriscience bldg room 426
  • Attention Seniors!  Do you understand the raffle tickets?  Want to earn more?  Find out how
  • Villarina's Pasta fundraiser - Our goal is to sell at least 350 meals - can you help us reach that goal? Please see the ordering information and the order form
  • Woodbury Brewing Musical Bingo Night fundraiser - Thursday, April 20th - we are looking for prizes and donations for our event.  Please contact us if you can help in any way. Click here for more information.   
  • LaBonnes's Cash for Charities - Continue sending in your receipts to the main office!    
  • Email: NonnewaugGradNite@gmail.com Website: NHSGradNite.com Instagram : NHSGradNite2023  and Facebook : NHSGradNite

Prom Wishlist - This year's prom will be held Friday, May 19, from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Tickets will go on sale later this month during lunch waves. The Senior Class Council in charge of planning prom has put together an Amazon wishlist of supplies sought for the event for those interested in donating.

Sophomore Class Panera Fundraiser - The Class of 2025 is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, March 24th at Panera in Southbury from 4-8PM- click here for more information.

NHS Drama Club Presents The Wizard of Oz Musical - Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide. There are three scheduled performances: Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1st, at 7pm in NHS Auditorium.

To Purchase a ticket, click on the links below:

Thursday Night

Friday Night

Saturday Night

Last Call! Support Our Robotics Team - There is still time to help support our Robotics Team! Help Team Beta raise crucial funding--without spending a cent thanks to Ion Bank Foundation’s Annual Community Awards Program.  Account-holders are given an opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit organization. Between now and March 15th, the foundation will donate $25 for each vote received. Please consider taking a few minutes to cast a vote. Additionally, if you know anyone else outside the school community who has an Ion account and might be interested in supporting the team, please pass the word on to them as well. Here’s the link to vote: https://cap.ionbank.com/CAP/Vote.aspx?ID=87 You just need to fill out your name, address, etc., then hit "SUBMIT". That's it! 

“Under the Bough” Districtwide Poetry Contest - All students are encouraged to write an original poem about nature. Students can submit their poems using this form. Poems that are too long or contain visuals, can be submitted to Mrs. Heller or brought to the main office to be put in her mailbox. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 6th. Winners, chosen by the Woodbury Poet Laureate, Sandy Carlson, will be announced and prizes will be awarded on April 23.

Athletics - Spring is in the air and all are excited to get outside and watch our Chiefs in action.  Spring sports start for most teams on 3/18.  Please sign up on FamilyID right here: Spring Registration

NHS Chief Advocate - The staff of the NHS Chief Advocate, which consists of 24 reporters and six editors, continues to cover all aspects of the Nonnewaug community. We encourage you to browse the Chief Advocate to learn more about all of the great programs and activities in our school community. You can also follow the Chief Advocate on Facebook and Instagram for more regular updates and additional features.



Pamela Sordi, Principal - psordi@ctreg14.org 

Nicole Lewis, Assistant Principal - nlewis@ctreg14.org 

Declan Curtin, Dean/Athletic Director - dcurtin@ctreg14.org