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Originally delivered on 5/1/2022 8:05 pm

SUBJECT: Ram-O-Gram, May 2022

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

MAY 2022
Principal Bill Egan NCHS

Dear NCHS Family,

We are in the home stretch, with seven weeks left as we sprint to the finish line! May is always a busy month with so many fantastic events happening. Please mark your calendars with the following important events and dates. 

We kick off the month with the NCHS Orchestra Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. The concert will feature works by the three B’s, Brahms, Bowie, and The Beatles! AP Exams are being administered from May 2nd thru May 13th. Sleeping, studying, and time management are essential during this time period.

We look forward to celebrating our seniors at Senior Prom on Friday, May 13th, at the Stamford Marriott, beginning at 7:00 pm, followed by Post Prom 2022 at Waveny House from 12:00 am - 4:00 am. Please click here if you are interested in donating to the post-prom. 

The school-wide picnic is back by popular demand. On Monday, May 16th, students and staff will celebrate the year with lunch, games, and spending time with friends. Fingers crossed for a sunny day! 

We’re excited for our two hundred and seventy-six seniors participating in the Senior Internship Program from May 17th thru June 14th. The program provides an excellent opportunity for the students to grow and learn in a real work environment. 

Please remember to visit and NCHS Theater for all athletic schedules and upcoming theater events. I hope you get an opportunity to see and support all of the exciting happenings at NCHS. 

All the best,

Bill Egan, Principal

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

NCHS PFA May General Meeting
Wednesday, May 11 | 9:30am

We are hosting our final PFA General Meeting (in person!) on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:30am in the Wagner Room. We will be voting on the proposed slate for next year as well as the 2022-2023 budget followed by a parent coffee and Q&A session with Principal Egan. We hope to see you there!

To view the proposed slate for next year’s executive board please click HERE and to view the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year please click HERE.


10th Grade PFA Networking

Post-High School Planning...Getting started!

Friday, May 20 | 9:30am

Join the school counselors to discuss what to expect junior year. We will review programs and research tools offered this year to sophomores and talk about how to get started on the post-high school planning process moving forward. 

Questions? Contact 10th Grade Networking Chairs Mary Lydon and/or Kristin Reed.    


Post Prom 2022

Last Call for Post Prom Donations

THANK YOU to our generous corporate sponsors and to those families who have contributed to Post Prom. To date, we have 57% participation. Our goal is 100% participation but we'd be really happy with 75%! 

If you haven't yet, please donate TODAY to keep our kids safe on this special night. 

Donate Now!
We ❤ NCHS Faculty and Staff!

Many thanks to Jen Richardson and Allison Wolter for hosting a spectacular Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for our faculty and staff and many thanks to Elizabeth Cosco for decorations that brought the Wagner Room to life! 

We were thrilled to be able to host the event in person this year and so grateful to have the opportunity to show our faculty and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children and their education.

Advanced Placement Exams
May 2 - May 13

Students who are currently enrolled in AP courses and have registered to test will be sitting for Advanced Placement examinations from May 2 to May 13, 2022. The times and locations of exams are posted throughout the school and have been emailed to students. 

For questions, students should contact Ms. Lindsay Reihl or Mrs. Erica Schaedler in the counseling office. If students and parents want to see which colleges offer credit for AP exams, you can access this information directly at:

Military Academies Information Session
Wednesday, May 4 | 7:00PM

Is your child Interested in learning more about our nation’s military academies? The 2022 Military Service Academy Night will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 7 p.m. To register, visit:

Senior Internship Program
Monday, May 16 | 8:30 AM

The Senior Internship Program will have a LinkedIn presentation via webinar on May 16th at 8:30 AM for all seniors participating in the Internship Program. Information will be emailed directly to seniors. May 17th is the first day of the senior internships.

2022 SAT and ACT Testing Dates

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
Summer Jobs 2022

Please remind your students that there are many jobs posted on the job board in the College and Career Center. Students must be at least 16 years old for most of them. We encourage your kids to check out the job board. The early bird catches the worm!

April BOE Meeting Highlights
  • The 2022-2023 school calendar was approved. 
  • Assistant Superintendent Bill Tesbir provided a Special Education Program update. Prevalence of IEPs are up, as are mental health concerns; these were already rising but were pandemic-exacerbated. Since 2017, IEPs have increased to 527 from 476.
  • Superintendent Dr. Bryan Luizzi shared a budget update. The season is complete and the 2022-2023 budget has been approved by the Town Council. 

Please refer to the NCPS website for complete Board of Education meeting minutes. Next BOE meeting: 5/2/22

NCHS Choir Spring Performances: May 7 and May 11

There are two chances to see New Canaan High School Choirs perform this month! 

  • Saturday May 7, the Madrigal Ensemble and Bella Voce will sing at the May Fair at 10:50am at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
  • Wednesday May 11, the NCHS Choir Program will be back at St. Mark'sat 7:00pm to present our free spring concert, TRIBUTE, open to everyone. We'll celebrate spring with an evening of gratitude, respect and admiration, honoring our musical community, the senior class and those lost this past year.

For more information, visit the NCHS Choir website or follow New Canaan High School Choirs on Facebook and Instagram @NCHSchoir.

NC Cares Presents Nurturing Resilience in Kids

A Conversation with Rebecca Comizio, MA, MEd

Thursday, May 19 | 9:30am

In partnership with New Canaan Country School and Darien/Norwalk YWCA, Rebecca Comizio, MA, MEd, and co-author of The Resilience Workbook for Kids will present strategies and tips for teaching our children how to cope in the face of obstacles and hardships.

Pre-registration is required. Please click HERE to register.

EVENT LOCATION: New Canaan Country School

What is Feeding 500?

Feeding 500 is a student-run charity dedicated to eradicating homelessness and poverty within Fairfield County. We have partnered with Open Doors, a non-profit organization located in Norwalk, which addresses food and housing insecurity. 

Composed of over 85 New Canaan High School students and students from surrounding schools, Feeding 500 has raised over $40,000 for Open Doors, yet your support is still critical. To donate or for more information, please visit or contact Oliver Tuff at

Open Doors has become a staple in Fairfield County by providing emergency shelter and food. Open Doors provides street outreach, shelter case management, and affordable housing opportunities to get the most in need back into housing. Utilizing a Housing First approach, Open Doors recognizes that housing is the first step to regaining stability. 

Mark Your Calendars!
Wednesday, May 11
9:30a PFA General Meeting
Friday, May 13
7:00p Senior Prom & Post-Prom Party
Friday, May 20
9:30a 10th Gr: Post High School Planning
Monday, May 30
No School (Memorial Day)
Friday, June 17
Half Day / Last Day of School
See the Full Calendar
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