The Rebel Crier

January 6, 2023

In This Issue

  • Western Regional Music Honorees
  • Gearing up for 2023-2024 Course Selection
  • Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Guardians Coming Soon!
  • See updated pictures of the new NFHS
  • Last Chance for Yearbook Ordering
  • Poetry Competition
  • NF Public Library Program Guide
  • News Worth Repeating

Congrats to our Western Region Music Honorees!

Congratulations to our Western Region honored musicians! They will be performing with peers from around Western Connecticut next weekend in Greenwich.

Vocalists (from left to right), Vito Carlucci, Nicholas Eklund, Blu Arbesman, Christian Eklund, Sarah Bollacke, and Chloe Petzold are joined by bass clarinetist Frankie Colao-Pineyro

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2023-2024 Course Selction Starts Soon!!

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.

Stay tuned for more information and the release of the updated Program of Studies in the near future!

Students interested in discussing honors, AP, or ECE level courses should begin having conversations with their teachers now.

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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Progress On Our New Building!

See the presentation linked here for recent photos from the construction site for the new NFHS buiding!

Things are really shaping up, and we are on schedule to open for the start of the 2023-24 school year!

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.

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, 1/11: Symphonic Band & Concert Choir Concert, 7pm
  • 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

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!