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9/11 Update

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Today, we had a moment of silence in honor of the anniversary of September 11, 2001. My cousin, Joseph Patrick Henry, was a fireman with Ladder #21 and was killed on 9/11. There are so many personal stories that so many of us can share, but I thought I would share a link to an article about Joey published four years ago. 9/11 has had a lasting effect on my family as I am sure that it has on many of yours. Additionally, I wanted to share a video that was created by our students years ago to honor Brad Fetchet and Jack Dempsey, former NCHS students.

As a reminder, New Canaan High School's annual Open House will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2016. Open House is co-sponsored by the school and the Parent Faculty Association (PFA). This evening provides an opportunity for you to become acquainted with the high school's Program of Study and to meet your child’s teachers. The evening's format does not allow for individual parent-teacher conferences, but such meetings may…

9/7 Weekly Update

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Dear NCHS Family,

I hope that everyone had a great week at New Canaan High School. It appears the weather is going to break and we will finally have some cooler weather.


Open House:



NCHS Open House/Freshman Parent Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 13. Please see my Open House letter here.


The Freshman Parent Orientation starts at 6:30 pm followed by Open House for all grades - arrival at 7:00 pm, class visit schedule starts promptly at 7:15 pm. Please see the schedule NCHS Open House Schedule and map


Homecoming Dance:

This year the Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the Student Coalition, will be on Saturday September 29th from 7-10 p.m and have a “Footloose” theme and is a Sadie-Hawkins! The ENTIRE school is encouraged to attend this event that supports fund raising for our senior class.

If girls do not want to ask a boy - no worries - groups can come together .. all are welcome... just come and have some fun!


Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria starting next week and…

Opening Week Update - Weekly Update

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Dear NCHS Family,

Welcome Back!!! New Canaan High School students came back to school with so much enthusiasm. The Class of 2022 was welcomed into the school and we look to the Class of 2019 to become positive leaders for other classes around the school.

This week the administration and support staff met with each of the classes to welcome them back into the school.  We also visited all of the classrooms. Students seemed excited and ready to tackle the new year.

We held class meetings for all grades and have addressed appropriateness of decorations on seniors’ cars. Please support us and take a look at your child’s car to ensure there is nothing inappropriate or offensive written on the car. While we love school spirit, we want to make sure that we do not offend anyone.

New Canaan High School will continue to communicate regularly with all stakeholders through a variety of different mediums. We will still continue to publish our Weekly Update, and have an active twitter feed. In …

6/15 Weekly Update

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Dear NCHS Family,


This will be our last regular edition of the Weekly Update for the 2017-2018 school year. We are proud of another great year of learning and wish all families a wonderful summer!

Good luck on the exams, which begin today, click on this link to see the schedule.


Wellness and Enrichment:


Back by popular demand! After a successful launch during midterms, NCHS will once again be offering Wellness-Enrichment activities for students and staff to destress, refocus, and maximize their performance (and fun) during the finals testing period. The full menu of offerings will be included next week, but the NCHS community can look forward to seeing yoga, walking, recreational activities, quiet study areas, and everyone’s favorite - the friendly dogs! Thanks to everyone involved in planning and coordinating these activities for all.


Please click here to see all of the activities.



If the weather is uncooperative for scheduled outdoor activities, the auxiliary gym will be used as a bac…