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Originally delivered on 6/1/2022 6:02 am

SUBJECT: Ram-O-Gram, June 2022

JUNE 2022
Principal Bill Egan NCHS

Dear NCHS Family,

It’s a busy and exciting time as we approach the end of the school year. Students and faculty begin to wrap up projects and prepare for final assessments. I feel grateful and fortunate to be the principal of an outstanding learning community where students strive to do their best. They never cease to amaze me with their talents, hard work, and dedication. Thank you all for another successful school year! 

I want to thank our hard-working, caring faculty and staff, who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding, and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich, engaging, well-rounded experiences and knowing that education is about wonder, curiosity, and skills needed to succeed. For these and a million other things, I am genuinely grateful.

On Thursday, June 16th, we will celebrate the Class of 2022! The graduation ceremony begins at 10:30 am in Dunning Stadium, with gates opening an hour before.  This can be an emotional time for seniors and their families as they experience “one last time at NCHS” - one last time in a favorite class, after a final game, a final broadcast, a final concert, a final performance, or final club activity. My wish for the class of 2022 is to savor those “lasts” and cherish the time with classmates, faculty, staff, and families before they head to their next adventures.

Finally, I would like to thank the PFA and our parents, who are truly the best! They are always generous with their time and resources. They continually look for ways to enhance our school and programs. We are privileged and appreciative to partner with them.  

Wishing you all a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing our returning NCHS learning community in August. To those families leaving us for new places, I wish you all the best!!  


Mr. 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.

Snacks for Final Exams

The PFA wants to help students be at their best during final exams. We will be offering free snacks in between exam sessions on each exam day. Please click HERE to use the Sign Up Genius to donate snacks and/or volunteer to staff the tables. 

Contact Stephanie Mashia, Meghan McDonough, or Meg Saunders with any questions. 

Kiwanis Scholarship Deadline June 3

The Harold S. Kenny Scholarship is a one-time grant in aid, presented annually to an outstanding New Canaan High School (NCHS) senior. Selected from all the applicants, the grant winner shall be a student who has continually shown the following characteristics: 

  • Has demonstrated consistent ACADEMIC EFFORT throughout his/her NCHS career. 
  • Has been actively involved in COMMUNITY and VOLUNTEER SERVICE to others. 
  • Has demonstrated CHARACTER, RESPONSIBILITY and CONSIDERATION  for others in daily life. 
  • Has financial needs. 

Click HERE for a link to the application which is available on the NCHS School Counseling page under Senior Scholarship information. The application deadline is June 3rd.  

Senior Reception
Monday, Jun 13 | 5:00 PM

The Senior Internship Reception will be June 13th from 5pm to 6pm in the NCHS auditorium. All seniors who participated are expected to attend. Parents, Internship Hosts, and mentors are also invited to attend the end of year presentation.

Senior Exit Survey

Please remind your seniors to complete the exit survey on Naviance. And if your child has gotten off the waitlist and changed where they will attend college in the Fall, please let the registrar, Mrs. Granite, know or update your list in Naviance so that your child's final transcript can be sent to the correct school.

2022 SAT and ACT Testing Dates

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

SAT Dates
June 11
June 4*
October 16*
July 16August 27
September 10*October 1*
December 10*November 5*

December 3
*Offered at NCHS
PSAT Fall Sign Ups

The PSAT will be offered at New Canaan High School on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Juniors will register for the test online beginning September 7th. Registration instructions will be sent home this summer, and the fee is $40.00.

School Counselors recommend that all members of the Junior class take the PSAT as preparation for the SAT that is usually taken the following spring. This PSAT test is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Program for Juniors and is the only date the PSAT will be offered at NCHS.

New Age Film Festival
Congratulations to the NCHS Choirs!

The New Canaan High School Choral Program has had an impressive year as they sing back into performances, competition and individual honors. Congratulations to all of the students!

2021 - 2022 NCHS Choral Accomplisments

Oct 2021- 2 students selected for the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Choir
Nov 2021- 7 Students selected for the American Choral Director's Association Honor Choirs in Boston
Dec 2021- Performance at St. Mark's Church, celebrating the music of Latin American composers and poets
Jan 2022- 16 students selected for the Connection Western Region Honor Choir
Feb 2022- Collaborative performance for the community with the NCHS Band and Orchestra
Mar 2022- 14 students selected for the Connecticut All-State Choir
May 2022- Tribute performance at St. Mark's Church, celebrating our senior class and those who have enhanced our musical community, especially remembering those lost in the last year.
- We also received First Place Mixed Choir and Top Choir Overall trophies at the Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival in New Jersey

The FOOD PACK is back!

Our goal is to pack 250,000 meal bags and we need your help!! Rally friends, neighbors, school teams and clubs, church groups, family - this event is open to all!

WHAT: Please join SLOBS and Pura Vida by packing meals for those impacted by the war in Ukraine, as well as others who are food impoverished worldwide. 

WHEN: June 24 - 26, 2022 

WHERE: New Canaan High School cafeteria

HOW:  Click HERE to sign up for a packing shift or go to

Juneteenth Community Celebration
Sunday, Jun 19 | 4:00 PM

Please join us for a community picnic welcoming all ages! Bring your own food! Come celebrate together with fun activities and live music! Dancing highly encouraged. The event will be hosted on the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society Lawn.

Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, June 16
10:30a NCHS Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 17
Half Day / Last Day of School
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