The Rebel Crier
January 13, 2023
In This Issue
- PTO Pajama Handbag Bingo Fundraiser
- Be on time to school!
- Students in Action
- Snowy Splendor Semi-Formal Details
- New Building Pics (with working link this week!)
- News Worth Repeating
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! www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948ACAF23A2FDCE9-pajama
Be On Time to School!
If you are driving your students to school in the morning, please be sure you are on campus by 7:00 to ensure that your student isn't late to their first class of the day. If you have a senior who drives and they are consistently tardy to school, that they should also arrive by 7:00 to allow time to walk up the hill to class!
Students In Action
Fashion students held a newspaper fashion show. Groups of students designed outfits for multiple themes including athleisure, hipster, bridal, prom, steampunk and beach.
Progress On Our New Building!
The link was not operating in last week's newsletter, so here it is again!
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!
2023-2024 Course Selction Starts Soon!!
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
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.
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.
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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