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Originally delivered on 9/25/2022 8:03 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, Sep 26 - 30

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The Week of September 26
Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, September 26
Rosh Hashanah (No School)
Tuesday, September 27
9:30a 12th Grade Networking: The College Process & Senior Year Essentials
Thursday, September 29
9:30a 11th Grade Networking: The College Roadtrip
Wednesday, October 5
Yom Kippur (No School)
Friday, October 7
9:30a New to New Canaan Parent Coffee
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We ❤ NCHS Faculty and Staff!
Please help the PFA raise $75,000 to fund projects and events

PFA funds are used to sponsor teacher appreciation events like an ice cream or coffee truck, faculty and staff luncheon and flowers for our wonderful nurses on Nurse Appreciation Day. Please help us continue these special traditions of recognition for the wonderful people who support our children!

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12th Grade Networking: The College Process and Senior Year Essentials
Tuesday, Sep 27 | 9:30 am

Please join Sue Carroll, coordinator of the College and Career Center, and Cynthia Rivera, from the Guidance Counselor department, to hear a review of the exciting year ahead and how you can help your students as they make their post high school plans. You don't want to miss this important and informative meeting which will be recorded. Please contact 12th Grade Networking Chairs Jenn Hladick and Amy Ravenisi with any questions.


Supplemental Essay Workshop
Tuesday, Sep 27 | 7:00 pm

The PFA is funding a follow-up to the hugely successful College Essay Workshop last spring. Mindi Trimble will be running a Supplemental Essay workshop on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm via Zoom.  All seniors are welcome!


11th Grade Networking: The College Roadtrip
Thursday, Sep 29 | 9:30 am

Please join us as we hear from our College and Career Center Coordinator, Susan Carroll, as well as guidance counselors Ann Vernon and Dan Farina as they speak about the various ways to research colleges and plan your upcoming road trips. They will also discuss what is new in the college admissions landscape and the college admissions timeline. Q&A will be addressed at the end. Please contact 11th Grade Networking Chairs Mary Lydon and Kristin Reed with any questions.


NCHS Club Fair
Friday, Sep 30 | 2nd Block

For the first time in two years, the Club Fair is back live and in-person!  On Friday, September 30 all freshman, sophomores and students new to the school will come to the cafeteria during the second block of the day to learn about the variety of student-run clubs and organizations at NCHS. 

Student leaders of the more than 50 clubs active this year will be stationed around the cafeteria to talk about their clubs and encourage new memberships.  If your child plays a sport, is involved in theater or dance or has an after-school job, the clubs will work with their schedule.

Clubs offered include the following categories:  Interscholastic Academic Competition, Cultural and Personal Awareness, Interests and Hobbies, Philanthropy/Service and Leadership Opportunities.  Please encourage your high schooler to find a club that interests them and get involved! 

*The Club Fair is only open to NCHS students.*

NCHS Library Volunteers Needed!

Please consider volunteering in the HS Library/Media Center this year! It's a great way to interact with students and get a feel for what's going on at NCHS.

The shifts are 95 minutes long every two weeks. The shift entails assisting at the circulation desk and shelving materials.  Past experience is not necessary. 

Please contact Liz Orelup if you are interested in volunteering in the library.

Counseling News

The College and Career Center is up and running for the new school year! Please visit our School Counseling page and follow the College and Career Center on Twitter (@nchscolcar) and Facebook (@NCHS College and Career Center) for the latest news on college admissions, financial aid and youth employment.

Colleges Visiting NCHS

College visits have begun. Seniors who wish to attend college visits and hear first-hand the latest news from colleges in which they may be interested must register for the visits on Naviance and ask for permission from the faculty to miss class. 

Students who are unable to meet with the reps should stop by the CCC before the visit time and fill out a form indicating their interest in the visiting school. Attendance is taken at these sessions which will be conducted in person or via  Zoom. 

The visit schedule may be viewed through Naviance and on the School Counseling page of the NCHS website. 

NC Rams All Sports Booster Club

The NC Rams All Sports Booster Club supports all New Canaan High School athletic programs. We raise and distribute funds to provide necessary athletic program components which are above and beyond those provided by the NCHS athletic budget and assures equity of resources for all CIAC-recognized sports. Each year, the Club funds additional coaches for every team, raising the skillset and abilities of all athletes.

More than 70% of all NCHS students participate in school athletics in any given year. For these students, athletics are an integral part of the educational process. Through athletic participation, students learn teamwork, work ethic, time management and a responsibility to others.


Shop at 84 Sports & Help Renovate the Dome
September 29 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get a little, give a little to Renovate the Dome! Shop at 84 Sports on September 29 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM) to receive 10% off your purchase (5% off Goat and Yeti) and 84 Sports will donate another 10% toward the transformation of the NCHS planetarium into an immersive theatre.

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