The Rebel Crier

February 10, 2023

In This Issue

  • Let the Buses Through!
  • Student Course Registration
  • Athletics Spring Registration is Open
  • Internet & Social Media Safety Session for Parents/Guardians
  • DECA Updates & Online Store
  • National Honor Society Blood Drive
  • Students In Action-Un merveilleux moment au Québec!
  • Community Updates- NF Library and NF Baseball
  • News Worth Repeating

Let the Buses Through!

Our school bus drivers work hard to get the vast majority of NFHS students to school safely and on-time every day.

If you are dropping off your child in the morning, please remember that the right lane is for buses only. Cars should stay in the left lane all the way until the drop-off zone.

Remember to let your students out all the way along the drop-off zone- this will greatly help the flow of traffic and help students be on time for class at 7:15.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Student Course Registration Portal Closes on Sunday!

The PowerSchool Portal is now open for students to input their course selection requests for the 2023-2024 school year! It will be open now through Sunday, February 12th.

Information and resources for this process are always available on the NFHS School Counseling website. Also, check out last week's Rebel Crier to see some highlighted new courses!

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Library News!

See the latest from the NFHS Library.

Most importantly, volunteers are needed for the NFHS Academic Decathlon Competition that will be held at the high school on Sat., Feb. 25.

If you can support us by volunteering to be a judge that day, please respond to for more information.

Community members are encouraged!

Internet and Social Media Safety Presentation Coming in March

On March 13 we will hold a presentation by Scott Driscoll for parents/guardians to help navigate the world of social media with your teens.

Scott Driscoll spent most of his 29-year career in law enforcement as a youth officer with a local Connecticut police department, building a rapport with youth in the community and in the school system.

While serving on a federal task force combatting crimes against children, he conducted undercover investigations of crimes committed by people using computers and the Internet. Scott’s work reinforced his desire to inform people how they can protect themselves from the potential dangers of technology in an ever-increasingly-connected world.

Scott founded Internet Safety Concepts in 2007 with the goal of educating people with a clear message: if we don’t consider safety while we are online and using other technology, we can put ourselves and others in danger.

DECA Updates & Online Store

On Thursday January 26th, New Fairfield DECA hosted Mr.Rebel. Thank you to all of our participants. Our 3 finalists were Cross Mollica, Dylan Gangi and Matt Ferrell. Mr.Rebel 2023 was awarded to Cross.

Stay tuned for more events coming this spring. And remember to check out our school store website to order and support DECA.

National Honor Society Blood Drive

NHS is sponsoring a blood drive for NFHS students and staff.

See details below!

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Students In Action- Un merveilleux moment au Québec!

Mdme. Edel took NFHS French students on an amazing trip to Quebec last weekend!

Students had a great time exploring French-Canadian cuisine, culture, and history while braving low temperatures!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, 2/12: Student registration CLOSES in PowerSchool
  • February 20-22: No School for Students
  • March 9-10: Parent Conferences
  • Monday, 3/13: Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Guardians, 6:30pm MHHS

Download the New Fairfield Library February Program Guide!

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News Worth Repeating

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

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!