New Milford High School News Blast

November 2018

The Conference Scheduling Link is LIVE!

Click on the button below if you wish to schedule conferences with your child's teacher(s). Appointment times are available on Monday, 11/5 from 2:30-4:30 pm or Tuesday, 11/6 from 1:00-8:00 pm.

Sophomores Participate in NAMES Program to Combat Bullying

On October 30th, Sophomore students participated in a powerful program about name calling and other mean-spirited behavior. The program was presented by student leaders in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League. The NAMES program (Names Can Really Hurt Us) focuses on creating a safe space to discuss differences and diversity, and empowering students to consider the roles all individuals play in the act of mean-spirited behavior as a target/victim, an ally, a bystander, or the aggressor.

Special Presentation

On Wednesday, November 7 (A Day) NMHS will host a presentation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut called HEAT (Heroin Education Action Team) for all students. This program was recommended by NMPD and aims to increase understanding of the heroin/opioid abuse epidemic and how we can work together to combat this growing problem. This presentation was originally scheduled for 5/21 last year but was cancelled as a result of the days lost to the storm. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Period 2: Grades 11 & 12
  • Period 3 (@ 10:28 a.m.): Grades 9 & 10

For more information about HEAT click here

FRESHMAN Foundations Program

The Freshman Counselors have begun to visit Freshman Advisories to present our Freshman Foundations Program. Topics will include how quarter, semester, and final grades are computed, credit requirements, extra help options, and an introduction to our Naviance program.

Naviance is the website vehicle all students use for college and career exploration. The parent and student will each receive their own registration code to enable access to the website. We will also be assisting freshman to set up an individual College Board account. Students will need this account to acquire their PSAT scores and schedule SAT exams in their junior and senior years. Parent registration codes will be emailed home with a Naviance link.

Green Wave Spirit Soars during HOMECOMING WEEK 2018!

Green & White Day, America Day, Jersey Day, Senior togas, dancing, cheering, Pep Rally tug of wars, and FOOTBALL - NMHS had it all during Homecoming/Spirit Week 2018! Students decked out in true Green Wave style to celebrate the Homecoming tradition.
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Attention SENIORS: On-Site Decision Days for UNH & WCSU

The University of New Haven will be at NMHS for an On-Site Decision Day on Tuesday, 12/4, with appointments available from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

See your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Shaffer in the College & Career Center for more information. Participation requires pre-registration before 11/15.

Western Connecticut State University will be at NMHS for an On-Site Decision Day on Wednesday, 12/5, with appointments available from 8:00 AM to 1:45 PM.

See your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Shaffer in the College & Career Center for more information. Participation requires pre-registration before 11/15.

Missed Senior Planning Night?

Click on the buttons to see the presentation by Guidance, or to see what's new in Naviance.

Couldn't make Financial Aid Night?

Thank you to all those who attended the NMHS Financial Aid Night presentation, and we hope that you found it informative and helpful. For those of you who were unable to attend, click on the button below to view the Financial Aid Presentation given by Julie Savino, Executive Director of Financial Aid at Sacred Heart University with over 25 years of experience.

College Essay Assistance

Literacy Volunteers of New Milford continue to be available to assist our seniors with college essay writing. Print and complete this parental permission form and return it to Mrs. Shaffer in the College & Career Center in order to set up an appointment to work with a volunteer.

Senior Workshops Continue

Offered every A-day during Advisory in the College & Career Center. For help with:

  • College Applications
  • Naviance
  • College/Career Search
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Sign up in Naviance (click HERE).

From your Home Page: Go to the "Colleges" tab, then scroll down under "Visits".

SENIORS: College Application Tips!

  1. Do not request transcripts until you have applied to your colleges.
  2. Do send your SAT and ACT scores to your colleges as soon as possible, up to 2 weeks before you have applied.
  3. Speak to your teachers in person, before you request a Letter of Recommendation in Naviance.
  4. Seniors can now access transcripts in the portal. Click on elocker, eportfolio, and there it is!

Upcoming Events

Fri., 11/2 - Varsity Football - 7:00 pm

Fri., 11/9 - Varsity Football (Senior Night) - 7:00 pm

Fri., 11/16 - Spanish Honor Society TALENT SHOW - 7:00 pm

Thu., 12/6 - Drama Fall Play - “Game of Tiaras” - 7:00 pm

Fri. 12/7 - Drama Fall Play - “Game of Tiaras” - 7:00 pm

Thu., 12/13 - Jazz Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, & Orchestra Concert - 7:00 pm

Thu., 12/20 - Chorus Concert - 7:00 pm

Important Dates to Remember


11/5 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

11/6 - 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm


11/7 - 1st Quarter Grades Close

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11/6 - No School for Students (Election Day)

11/12 - No School (Veteran’s Day)

11/21-11/23 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Activity Day

11/14 - Activity Day

College Visits for SENIORS and JUNIORS

Admissions Reps from the following colleges and universities will be visiting the College & Career Center in November & December. Visit Naviance online to register to meet with a Rep, and/or check for additions and/or changes to the schedule.

11/1 - Lesley University - 12:00 pm

11/2 - University of Rochester - 8:00 am

11/7 - Nichols College - 11:00 am

11/7 - Becker College - 11:30 am

11/8 - Keene State College - 8:00 am

11/9 - Western New England University - 10:00 am

12/12 - University of Hartford - 10:00 am

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