The Rebel Crier

January 20, 2023

In This Issue

  • Students in the new school!
  • National Spanish Exam Information
  • Spanish Club Meeting
  • Program of Studies Available
  • PTO Pajama Handbag Bingo Fundraiser
  • Fine Arts Booster News & Fundraiser
  • Snowy Splendor Semi-Formal Details
  • Reminders for Parents/Guardians of Seniors
  • Internet/Social Media Safety Presentation in March
  • News Worth Repeating

Students in the New School!

The first students have taken a tour of their high school home for next year! Three groups of students from our Architecture and Engineering and Interior Design programs took a tour of the new building on Friday. The students were excited to see the future of their education!

The students walked the building with Mr. D'Amico along with project managers from O&G and learned about the design and layout of the building, and have many of their questions answered. We look forward to bringing more classes to the construction site this semester as well as having some 'open' tours for students.

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Spanish Club

Spanish Club will meet on Thursday January 26th in room 204 at 2:15.

2023-2024 Program of Studies Now Available

Course selection for the 2023-2024 school year is beginning soon! Grade level assemblies will be happening during Rebel block the week of January 24th to talk about the process with current students.

Students will be choosing their courses in PowerSchool the week of February 6th.

Click here or on the image to the left to access the Program of Studies.

Fine Arts Booster News

FAB News: The second issue of the Fine Arts Boosters of New Fairfield "Rebel Notes" is published and packed with information as well as links to what is happening in the arts in New Fairfield!

Stay connected and updated; click on this link or on the image to the right for the full newsletter:

The next FAB meeting will be this coming Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm via zoom:

Check out the newsletter for more info!

PTO Handbag Bingo Fundraiser

Join the NFHS PTO for a truly FUN-draiser on 1/29.

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas for handbag bingo!

Proceeds benefit NFHS students through scholarships, support for innovative programs and more!

Sign Up Here!
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Reminders for Parents/Guardians of Seniors

Seniors who have dues balances should think about getting those paid before other costs start coming due. Here are upcoming events and deadlines for seniors:

  • Sun. 1/22 - Last day to submit photo contest submissions by 12 NOON Photo Contest Submission Form
  • Fri. 1/27 - Last day to purchase a yearbook and guarantee reservation Purchase Your Yearbook Here
  • Fri. 2/3 - Last day to design and submit your yearbook ad for your student Purchase Your Family Ad For Seniors Here
  • Fri. 2/17 - Last day to purchase semi-formal tickets from Ms. Randlett, Mrs. Forzaglia and Mrs. McDermott - cash, check or Venmo (Danielle-McDermott-3 with a note that says Semi-Formal and the students name)
  • Sat. 2/25 - Winter Semi-Formal 7P - 11P (no tickets will be sold at the door)
  • Sat. 5/20 - Senior Prom @ Anthony's Ocean View (more details forthcoming)
  • Late May/Early June - Senior Class Trip (more details forthcoming)
  • 1-2 days before graduation - grad rehearsal, senior BBQ, yearbook distribution & signing, grad walk
  • Fri. 6/16 OR Fri. 6/23 - Graduation (official date to be determined)
  • Graduation Night - post grad party at Quassy (more details forthcoming)

Students In Action

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.

See the flyer below for more information.

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, 1/18: Program of Studies Night, 6:30pm
  • Friday, 1/20: End of Semester One
  • Wednesday, 1/25: Early Dismissal (Data Day)
  • Wednesday, 2/8: Talent Show, sponsored by Tri-M, 7pm
  • Saturday, 2/25: Winter Semi-Formal Dance, 7pm
  • Monday, 3/13: Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Guardians, 6:30pm MHHS

News Worth Repeating

Yearbooks-Time is Running Out!!

Yearbook sales 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.


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!

Town of New Fairfield Lifeguards Needed!

New Fairfield needs lifeguards this summer!

See the posting linked here for more information.