Incoming 9th Grade Student + Parent Orientation

1/21/2022 3:16 pm


Incoming 9th Gr Student & Parent Orientation



Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

NCHS Auditorium


6:30 - 6:45 PM

Welcome Message     William Egan, Principal

Introduction                 Larry Sullivan, Assistant Principal – Administrator for the Class of 2027

Athletics                      Jay Egan, Athletic Director


6:45 - 8:30 PM

Schedule to Learn About Our Academic Programs

Meet representatives from all of our departments and learn about ninth grade course offerings available in each of the core academic and elective disciplines. Students and families will have the opportunity to meet our School Counselors in the Cafeteria throughout the evening.

Refreshments courtesy of the NCHS PFA will be available in the Cafeteria.

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10th Grade: Creating a College Testing Plan

1/21/2022 3:16 pm


NCHS Counseling Department presents:


Creating a College Testing Plan
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 9:30am


Learn the differences between the ACT and the SAT and how to plan for either.  This meeting will take place via Zoom and will be recorded.    


EVENT LOCATION: Click HERE for Zoom link | Passcode 989354

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2023 PFA General Meeting with Saxe PTC

1/6/2022 5:04 pm


Join us for the first PFA General Meeting of 2023 on January 11th at 9:30am. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Luizzi will be our guest speaker to give an update on the current school year as well as to discuss the 2023-24 budgeting process and answer general questions from the group.



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9th Gr Networking: Freshmen FAQ Answered!

10/6/2022 12:16 pm


Calling all Freshman Parents! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for an informal coffee and conversation at Waveny House while enjoying the fall colors. It will be great to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones! Members of the NCHS Administration, including Principal Bill Egan, Grade Level Principal Kristi Carriero, and Guidance Counselors Lindsay Riehl and Lori Keen (as well as veteran PFA members) will also be on hand to field questions about life at NCHS. You won’t want to miss this special event!



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It's Spirit Week

10/6/2022 12:16 pm


Spirit Week kicks off on Monday with a different theme for each day! This week of fun is capped off with a pep rally, bonfire and the Homecoming dance. Go Rams!

Monday, October 10 - Costume Day

  • Seniors - Y2K
  • Juniors - Wild West
  • Sophomores - Sports Jersey Day
  • Freshman - Soccer Moms and BBQ Dads

Tuesday, October 11 - Anything But A Backpack

  • What will you put your computer and books in? (Restrictions will apply)

Wednesday, October 12 - Pink Wednesday!

  • On Wednesdays we wear PINK to support breast cancer awareness.

Thursday, October 13 - Turn Back The Clock

Dress for your assigned decade:

  • Freshmen -1950s
  • Sophomores - 1960s
  • Juniors - 1970s
  • Seniors - 1980s

Friday, October 14 - Red and Black Day!!

  • Pep Rally during school day
  • Bonfire 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Bring cash for food and drink sales.)

Saturday, October 15 - Homecoming Dance

  • 7:00 -10:00 pm Gym
  • Only sneakers, vans, socks may be worn on the gym floor; NO heels or black sole shoes.
  • Tickets on sale at My School Bucks $15; price will go up to $20 on the 10th. 
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance - $20 cash only.


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10 Gr Networking: Teen Driving - Roadmap to Safe Driving

10/6/2022 12:12 pm


Grab your 10th grader and join us for an instructive seminar featuring a panel discussion on teen driving. Our experienced panel includes representatives from Lewis School of Driving, the New Canaan Police Department, and Brown,Thayer and Shedd Insurance Company. We will discuss how to be successful on the driving test, safety on the roads, tips on keeping your insurance rates down, what to do in the event of an accident, and more.


Please contact 10th Grade Networking chairs Meaghan Kupchak and Meg Saunders with any questions. This is for 10th graders and their parents. 




Watch the video of the event.




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Financial Aid Night 2022

10/6/2022 12:11 pm


The School Counselors invite you to join them at Financial Aid Night. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially if your child is a member of the Class of 2023. 


For more information, please contact NCHS School Counselor Lori Keen.




To watch the video recording of the event, please click HERE.




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PFA October General Meeting

10/6/2022 12:08 pm


New Canaan CARES and the NCHS PFA present “Are you Smarter than your Cell Phone?” with Dr. Frank Bartolomeo. Numerous studies have found a strong link between social media use and increased risk for depression, anxiety and loneliness. Join us to discuss how to talk to your teenager about social media, and how to gain insight into your child's experience, mood, and interaction with others in the digital world.



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New to New Canaan Parent Coffee

10/6/2022 11:43 am

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12th Gr Networking: College Process Follow-Up & Senior Year Essentials

9/21/2022 8:47 pm

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12th Gr Networking: College Decisions & Senior Interships

9/21/2022 8:47 pm


Our seniors have started to submit their college applications—now what? NCHS is lucky to welcome Ann Fleming Brown, Director of Admissions for Evaluation at Union College, to provide us with an overview of the College Admissions process (i.e. what happens after you submit the application?) as well as advice for how to manage acceptances and rejections as they come in, and how to make the important decisions that brings. Ms. Brown is extremely knowledgeable and will provide invaluable advice so bring your questions!

Heather Bianco, NCHS Senior Internship Coordinator, will also be on hand to explain the Senior Internship Program.



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9th Gr Networking: Welcome to High School

9/13/2022 8:52 pm

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New to NC Pizza Lunch

9/13/2022 8:50 pm

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Senior Year Overview

9/13/2022 8:48 pm

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NCHS Open House

9/7/2022 4:37 pm


We look forward to seeing everyone at NCHS Open House! Below find some key information for the evening:

  • Freshmen parents will meet with administration beginning at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.
  • All grade levels will begin class meetings at 7:00 pm.  
  • Drop in during your students' assigned or free period to meet the PE and Health Ed teachers:
    •  9th Grade Health Education teachers will be in Room 201
    • 10th Grade Health Education teachers will be in Room 202
    • Physical Education teachers will be in the Main Gymnasium.
  • Support classes and classes that meet for less than a full block will be a drop-in to meet the teacher. (i.e ACES//Writing Center/Math Center/Learning Center)
  •  Parents should only attend the full Science class; minis do not need to meet.  
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PFA September General Meeting

9/1/2022 7:37 am


Please join us for the first NCHS PFA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. This meeting is the first of six general meetings that we host in conjunction with the administration and faculty.


Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends and visit with Principal Bill Egan! Coffee and refreshments will be served.



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Freshman T-Shirt Distribution

8/29/2022 10:38 am

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Two New to New Canaan High School Events

8/17/2022 3:14 pm


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10th Grade Networking: Post High School Planning

5/16/2022 1:21 pm

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May General Meeting - Last One of This School Year!

5/6/2022 12:29 pm


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.



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Thank You NCHS Faculty & Staff!

4/29/2022 12:00 am

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College Ready? What to Expect & Tips for the Transition.

4/21/2022 11:35 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.


Tips for Transitioning to Freshman Year (presentation slides)



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Safe Driving Week (All Grades)

4/21/2022 11:34 am


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.

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High School: What's Next! A Look Ahead.

4/7/2022 12:00 am



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Spring Break: April 8 - April 15

4/6/2022 6:00 am

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