The Rebel Crier

December 16, 2022

In This Issue

  • Revised School Calendar
  • Students In Action
  • MLK Essay Contest
  • Reminder: Parent/Guardian Scheduling Survey
  • Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
  • Reminder: Free Meals Ending
  • Community Events

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to our friends and neighbors in the New Fairfield Jewish Community!

The Festival of Lights is celebrated this year from Sunday, December 18 through Monday, December 26

Revised School Calendar

Students In Action

MLK Essay Contest from Senator Murphy's Office

Students are invited to participate in Senator Murphy’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Students from elementary, middle, and high schools from across Connecticut can participate in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by submitting essays that reflect on Dr. King’s dream, their own aspirations, and the importance of what Dr. King means to them.

Submissions are open and must be received by Saturday, January 7th at 11:59pm. Essays can be submitted online via the Google Form or mailed to Senator Murphy's Hartford Office.

Essay instructions can be found via this link. Once you click the link, you will need to download the files.

If you have any further questions, please contact Erin McBride at 860-549-8463 or email at

Reminder: Parent/Guardian Feedback Needed!

The NFHS Scheduling Committee is seeking feedback from parents/guardians regarding our daily bell schedule. We are examining our current "A/B Block" schedule and looking into possible changes and other alternatives to be sure our schedule best meets the needs of our students.

If you haven't already, please take this short survey, which will help guide decisions about possible changes moving forward.

Survey Link

Survey will close on Sunday, December 18.

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors- Updated Weekly!

The scholarship list linked below is updated weekly by the NFHS College and Career Center throughout the school year. We include a variety of mostly local and state as well as some nationally based scholarships. The list will expand after the holidays as we add in local scholarships offered by local civic organizations. There is a brief summary for each scholarship with instructions on how to apply. Applications may be accessed on- line or completed on paper applications provided by local sponsors, and criteria vary based on the sponsor. Individual applications for local (mostly New Fairfield) scholarships will be available in the College and Career Center. Please read the instructions for each scholarship carefully and pay attention to submission dates.

Scholarship Opportunities Link
Free Meals End This Month

The free meal program ends at the end of this month. Please see the letter linked here for information about how much lunch will cost beginning on January 2, 2023 and information for applying for free or reduced lunch.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, 12/23: Early Dismissal, start of holiday break
  • Tuesday, 1/3: Return from holiday break
  • Wednesday, 1/11: Symphonic Band & Concert Choir Concert, 7pm
  • Friday, 1/19: End of Semester One

News Worth Repeating

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.


Photos of NFHS Events

LEGACY EVENT PHOTOS (Including SPORTS) can be found by clicking on the link below:

Enter online code: 3582E23

Follow NF Athletics on Twitter!

Looking for real-time information and news about our athletic teams? Follow our Athletics programs on the official Twitter account of the Rebels! Follow @NFsports!