Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we move closer to the end of the year, I wanted to provide information related to our final exam schedule. Final exam days are scheduled for Thursday, June 11, Friday, June 12, Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16. Attached you will find the final exam schedule for all students. Buses will depart the high school at our regularly scheduled early dismissal time – 12:02 p.m.
Newtown High School’s 2015 commencement ceremony for our graduates will be held on Tuesday, June 16th beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the O’Neill Center, Western Connecticut State University. Students will receive 6 tickets for family members to attend. This was changed from previous years based on a warning from the facility manager last year that we were well exceeding the room occupancy (3,000) and thus violating mandated fire codes. Unfortunately, and to ensure the ceremony is allowed to be held, we had to limit the number of tickets this year. We have approximately 459 graduates, which means more than 3,200 family members with tickets will be in attendance, as well as faculty and administration.
We are currently looking into the possibility of broadcasting the ceremony via cable and/or Youtube. This would enable friends and other family members the opportunity to share in our graduates’ special night. We will send further details as we get closer to the ceremony, as well as a special communication regarding student behavioral expectations for the final days of school and graduation.
Dr. Lorrie Rodrigue