The Rebel Crier

May 26, 2023

Memorial Day

This weekend, we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation and our freedoms. In these times where it sometimes seems that we face insurmountable differences, it is important to remember those who put themselves in harm's way for the good of their nation, communities, and families.

In This Issue

  • Junior Awards Honorees
  • National Spanish Exam Honorees
  • NFHS Teacher, Staff, and Paraprofessional of the Year
  • Class of 2024 Portrait Scheduling and Fall SAT information
  • Final Exam Schedule
  • Class of 2023 Graduation Guide

Junior Awards

Congratulations to the following juniors, who were recognized for academic, service, and personal excellence! Several of the college book awards come with scholarship opportunities if students are accepted and choose to attend the respective institution.

Ed Advance Regional Healthcare Shadowing Program Recognition

Recipients: Brenna Casey, Brady Cheneski, Madison Follen, Emily Matera, Ryan Rodriguez, Jillian Ryan, Emily Wiebke, and Zoe Zheng

NFHS Math Department

  • Math Special Recognition
    Recipients: Zachary Hubert and Hailmah Imeri

  • High Math Score on SAT School Day:
    Recipients: Brady Cheneski

  • Most Improved Math Score on SAT School Day:
    Recipients: Gavin Sedito and Christopher Mango

NFHS Science Department

  • Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award
    Recipient: Zachary Hubert

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal
    Recipient: Brady Cheneski

  • Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement
    Recipients: Lachlann Cunningham and Douglas Conrad

  • Rochester Institute of Technology Medals
    Computing: Recipient: Zachary Hubert
    Humanities and Social Sciences: Recipient: Kofi Aurelian
    Science and Math: Recipient: Michael Giannone
    Women in STEM: Recipient: Brenna Casey

Saint Bonaventure University Bonnie Scholarship Award

Recipient: Danielle Browne

Clarkson University Leadership Award

Recipient: Caitlyn Rea

Clarkson University Achievement Award

Recipient: Maryanne Pepin

Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award

Recipient: Nicholas Eklund and Sarah Bollacke

Columbia University Club of Fairfield County Book Award

Recipient: Ryan Rodriguez

Cornell University Alumni Book Award

Recipient: Julissa Tomaino

Dartmouth College Book Award

Recipient: Kylie Pardalis

Endicott College Book Award

Recipient: Danielle Diehl

Gettysburg College Book Prize

Recipient: Brennan Hearty

Harvard University Alumni Association Book Award

Recipient: Brady Cheneski

Sacred Heart University Book Award

Recipient: Bridget Mangan

Saint Michael’s College Book Award

Recipients: Raymond Malanga and Katherine Contreras

Smith College Book Award

Recipient: Halimah Imeri

University of Vermont Citizen Scholar Book Award

Recipient: Michael Gasperino

Western New England University Book Award

Recipient: Emily Matera

National Spanish Exam Medalists

Congratulations to our New Fairfield High School National Spanish Exam medal winners for 2023.

Pictured from left to right are:

Anne Johnston - Gold Medalist

Sara Braun - Bronze Medalist

Ryan Rodriguez - Silver Medalist

Brady Cheneski - Silver Medalist

Jaylene Rosal - Gold Medalist

Madison Walsh - Honorable Mention

Teacher, Staff Member, and Paraprofessional of the Year

Congratulations to some of the fantastic adults who work hard everyday to engage our students in meaningful learning and a positive experience at NFHS! Our honorees this year are:

  • Teacher of the Year: Mr. Brian Moffitt
  • Staff Member of the Year: Mrs. Grace Smyth
  • Paraprofessional of the Year: Mrs. Susan Chernyk

Pictured at left: Mr. D'Amico congratulates Mrs. Smyth and Mr. Moffitt at the NFPS Celebration of Excellence.

Class of 2024 Senior Portrait Scheduling

From the NFHS Yearbook Staff:

Below, please find the link to schedule your Class of 2024 student's senior portrait session.

SENIOR PORTRAIT LINK for Class of '24 Seniors

Weekend SAT Dates

If your Class of 2024 junior is interested in taking the SAT this upcoming August through December, follow this link to information about dates and registration.

Many colleges and universities are now test-optional for admissions, but not all. SAT scores can also potentially qualify admitted students for increased merit aid.

Final Exam Schedule

Final exams for Grades 9-11 will begin Wednesday, June 14, 2023. The high school will run a modified, early release schedule on these days. The first exam each day will run from 7:30am - 9:30am. The second exam each day will run from 9:40am - 11:40am. The final exam period schedule is below.

Wednesday, June 14: Blocks Red 1 and Blue 1

Thursday, June 15: Blocks Red 2 and Blue 2

Friday, June 16: Blocks Red 3 and Blue 3

Monday, June 19: Blocks Red 4 and Blue 4

Tuesday, June 20: Make-up Exams*

* Buses will not be available for the make-up exam day on Monday, June 19. Transportation must be provided by the family.

Students are required to be in-school only for scheduled exams and will be dismissed after the second exam of the day. A study hall will be provided for all students who choose to remain in school during unscheduled blocks.

Students who are unable to attend an exam due to an extenuating circumstance must notify the school and also notify the teacher(s). Administration must approve any absence from exams. The student and teacher must work out a makeup schedule.

Graduation Guide

For Class of 2023 families:

Please use the link below for a guide to upcoming graduation events, including the SEE Fair, graduation walk and rehearsal and details for the June 16th graduation ceremony.

Class of 2023 Family Graduation Guide

Community News

Big picture

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, June 6: Singamajig
  • Wednesday, June 7: Band Jam
  • Tuesday, June 13: SEE Fair, 5pm, NFHS
  • June 14, 15, 16, 19: Final Exams
  • Friday, June 16: NFHS Graduation 5pm

Photos of NFHS Events

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

Enter online code: 3582E23

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