The Rebel Crier

October 7, 2022

In this Issue

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • PSATs Next Wednesday
  • NF Pride Decals from PTO
  • CHET Competition
  • NF Community News- Library Calendar and Blood Drive

A Note from Mr. D'Amico

Now that we are a week into October, the school year is no longer "new"! Our new students are becoming more comfortable with the rigors and freedoms of high school, and our returning students are finding new ways to get involved, find leadership opportunities, and discover more about who they are and who they want to be!

Next week, we will have all 9-11 grade students take the PSAT in school. For 11th grade students, this is the best practice for the SATs that they will take beginning in the Spring, and can also open the door to scholarship opportunities for college-bound students. Other students should also do their best on the test so that they can use this benchmark to measure their college readiness and set goals for the coming years of school.

We also have parent/teacher conferences next Wednesday and Thursday. Use the button after this note to go to the webpage to sign up.

Today we had our Club and Activity Fair, and not only did every student have a chance to learn about the rich after-school offerings we have at NFHS, we've already received proposals from students who want to create new groups to meet their interests! Click here for a full listing of our Clubs and Activities, and talk about them with your student to see what they might be interested in.

This week, a big shout-out to Coach Schwarz and his staff who not only have our Rebels off to a winning start on the field, but who also have our players getting off to a great academic start to the year. NFHS Football players have been using "Rebel Pride Charts" weekly to keep up with their schoolwork and earn recognition for it by the team.

Enjoy the long weekend, and I hope to see you at Homecoming in two weeks!

Parent/Teacher Conference Signup

Use this link to book a conference with the teachers.

PSAT & Rebel Kickstart Parent Letter

Important information about the PSAT for grades 9, 10, & 11 on October 12, 2022. Seniors will participate in the Rebel Kickstart Program provided by school counselors

PTO Decal Fundraiser

The New Fairfield High School PTO is offering decals for your cars that can show off your NF pride along with the graduating year of your kids! See the flier linked below. Please note they can be customized for an extra charge. Any and all questions can be sent directly to the PTO email address

Decal Order Form

Please do not forget to join the NFHS PTO if you haven't already done so.

Thank you for your continued support! Our membership form is attached but if you should have trouble retrieving it, we have copies in the HS Main office for your convenience.

PTO Membership Form

The CHET Dream Big! Competition

The Dream Big! Competition is an exciting program offered by Connecticut’s Office of the Treasurer (OTT). The competition gives Connecticut parents and guardians the opportunity to win money toward their child’s future education. This year’s competition features more prizes than before, including three grand prizes of $25,000.

Students in Action

News Worth Repeating

Homecoming News

Homecoming is around the corner. See the Homecoming update below from Mrs. McDermott and the Student Council. Please encourage your students to participate in Homecoming Week events!

  • Hall decorating will take place on 10/21 from 2-5.
  • Spirit Week will be 10/24 and carry over through 10/31.
  • Pep Rally will be the last part of the school day on 10/28.
  • The football game will be 10/28 starting at 6:30 and the dance will follow the game.

We had to make the dance Friday night for a variety of reasons and therefore we have the game starting earlier, the dance starting later and therefore ending later. The dance will run 8:30-11.

The attire for the dance is what students choose to wear. It can be casual or semi formal and each student can decide for themselves. Rostered football players, cheerleaders and band members will have to be into the dance by 9:30, all other students by 9.

Ticket prices remain unchanged from year's past ($20 in advance, $25 at the door). Students will be allowed to bring out of school guests this year and will need to fill out the necessary paperwork in advance to do so.

Rostered football players, cheerleaders and band members will receive a lower priced ticket as a result of their required attendance at the game. There will be places in school for players, cheerleaders and band members to change if they want.

In addition, there will be an added semi formal dance in February/March that hasn't happened in the last several years.

More information on all of the above will follow shortly as we have just finished our class board elections for all grades and can get student council up and running for the year.

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbook sales have begun!

(Deadline is January 27, 2023)

Order yours today!

This is a special alumni edition that will include dedications to every single grade since 1976.


Purchase a Yearbook

  • Personal ads are also open for senior parents to dedicate messages with photos to their child.
  • 1/4 page ad. $75.00 ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • 1/2 page ad. $150.00 (8 1/2 x 5 1/2")
  • Purchase a Personal Ad ( deadline is December 31, 2022)

*If you are a graduate of New Fairfield High School and own a business in town or a surrounding town, please email me, Karyn Randlett. I am collecting a list of alumni with local businesses for a special AD section of the yearbook.


Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday 10/12: PSAT for Grade 9, 10, & 11 (In School)
  • Wednesday 10/12: Afternoon/Evening Conferences
  • Wednesday 10/12: Morning Conferences
  • Thursday, 10/27: Volley For a Cure- NFHS Gym
  • Friday, 10/28: Homecoming Game and Dance
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