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Originally delivered on 4/24/2022 8:05 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, April 25 - 29

POST PROM IS BACK! Please donate to support this special event for our seniors!


To view upcoming PFA events, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter or view the full calendar on the PFA website.

Safe Driving Week: April 25 - 29

Let's Keep Our Teen Drivers Safe!

With a special focus on keeping our teen drivers safe, this important week-long initiative includes impactful, interactive activities including distracted driving simulators and a Fatal Vision Goggles Challenge that will drive home safety messages to bring awareness to and help prevent the riskiest of teen driving. 

The week concludes with an assembly featuring Chris Sandy from Choices Matter. Chris Sandy is a motivational speaker specializing in alcohol awareness. He shares his powerful story of being charged and convicted of vehicular homicide by DUI and serving 8 ½ years in prison for his crime.

12th Gr PFA Networking:

College Ready? What to Expect and Tips for the Transition

Tuesday, April 26 | 9:30 am

Gregg Sloane, Teen Talk Counselor at NCHS, will share advice on how to prepare our seniors for independent living as well as prepare parents for the upcoming transition. Gerald Gjertsen of Lampert, Toohey, and Rucci will also discuss all the legal documents employed when a child turns 18 and enters college.


NCHS Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

We are excited to be hosting an in-person Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, April 29th! Please consider signing up to cook, provide drinks, volunteer your time or donate for this event.

Click HERE to volunteer for the day of and/or click HERE to provide food and drinks. 

Thank you in advance for helping make all the employees at NCHS feel our deep appreciation for all they do for our children!

Donate Here!
Post Prom 2022

Final Countdown to Donate to Post Prom

THANK YOU to those families who have contributed to Post Prom. To date, we have 56% participation. Our goal is 100% participation! If you haven't yet, please donate TODAY to keep our kids safe on this special night. 

We Need Night Of Volunteers

Calling all night owls! The Volunteer Coordinators need parents to help with the the Night of the Event Shift from 11:15PM - 4:00AM. Please email Lisa Brawn directly to sign up.

Donate Now!

The 35th Annual Senior Art Show April 28 – June 3, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

re-stART marks a very special experience for a group of New Canaan High School seniors. Each student will have their artwork on display in the NCHS High School Art Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the creative accomplishments of NCHS senior art students and consists of eight one-person retrospectives and 3 single works from seniors in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, digital media and film. 

The NCHS senior art show allows students to generate a one-person exhibit that is entirely their own creation. The student responsibilities include creating a themed title and poster/logo for the exhibit, planning and creating the exhibit, generating publicity, and selecting, curating and hanging their work for the show.

Estella Trygg along with Larson Riccoboni were the student coordinators, Natalie Frank and Sumner Pellegrini DePaul both contributed to the poster/logo design, and Jack Marshall, Luke Tullier, in collaboration with NCHS Film students, created the exhibition videos. The following students are featured in the show: Eliana Bukai, Natalie Frank, Richard Hernandez, Faith Hibbert, Jack Marshall, Sumner Pellegrini DePaur, Larson Riccoboni, Alexandra Schauer, William Stallings, Estella Trygg, and Luke Tullier.

The NCHS senior show is unique in that it challenges each student to present their work as a one-person “retrospective” that can be drawn from any artwork they have created throughout their high school years. The organization of this exhibit is meant to draw attention to each student’s individual portfolio and distinctive artistic style creating their personal voice. The challenge of evaluating and choosing one’s own work is exciting and demanding to these artistically talented students. Many of our seniors are planning to pursue their artistic talents at the college level next year.  

The senior exhibition will also give three seniors an opportunity to have their work purchased for the NCHS Fritz Eager Foundation for Art Education Art Collection. The purchased works of art will then be on permanent display throughout the high school and the NCPS district offices. Students also have the opportunity to earn a “Body of Work” award given to students whose entire exhibited portfolio is cohesive and original. This art collection began in 1969 in the memory of New Canaan High School art student Fritz (Frederick) Eager. The Fritz Eager selection committee is composed of high school administrators and professional artists.

Advising students on the planning and organizing of the event were their art teachers Kimanne Core, Jennifer Sinski, and Maggie Pennoyer.

Left to Right (back): Natalie Frank, Richard Hernandez, Jack Marshall, Sumner Pellegrini De Paur, William Stallings. 
(front): Estella Trygg, Larson Riccoboni

Careers in Trades and Public Safety Expo
Thursday, April 28 | 7:00 PM

The College & Career Centers at Fairfield Warde & Ludlowe High School along with Wakeman Boys & Girls Club invite students in grades 8-12 to attend our Careers in the Trades & Public Safety Expo. This career event offers an opportunity for students to learn more about career paths that do not require a traditional 4-year degree. Come meet with employers and learn about trades and public safety jobs.

Students will be able to meet with industry professionals as well as career/tech schools and community colleges about various certificate and A.S. degree programs and learn about in-demand jobs, training & skills required, and how to get hired in the field. Participating industries include: Public Safety/Fire Service; Construction; Healthcare; Beauty; Electrical; and Carpentry. 

EVENT LOCATION: Wakeman Girls & Boys Club, 385 Center Street, Southport, CT 

2022 SAT and ACT Testing Dates

For 11th graders who missed the 3/29 testing date, SAT makeup exams will be held from 4/26 - 4/28 at NCHS. Please contact Larry Sullivan with any questions.

Students may register for the SAT test at and for the ACT test at

ACT Dates
SAT Dates
June 11*
May 7*
July 16
June 4*
September 10*August 27

October 1*

*Offered at NCHS

Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, April 25
12:00a Safe Driving Week (All Grades)
Tuesday, April 26
12:00a Safe Driving Week (All Grades)
9:30a 12th Gr: College Ready? What to Expect and Tips for the Transition
Wednesday, April 27
12:00a Safe Driving Week (All Grades)
Thursday, April 28
12:00a Safe Driving Week (All Grades)
See the Full Calendar
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