Daily Notices - Thu., Dec. 20


Library Hours
The Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28.

Youth Empowerment Program
Freshman and lower students are invited to apply for the Youth 2 Youth empowerment program. Work with Norwich Youth and Family Services to plan an conduct community projects focused on drug and alcohol prevention and abuse. Students will meet biweekly starting in January. For more info attend the informational session 2:20-3 p.m., Thu. Jan. 10 in room 7101. For more information contact Mrs. Savage in room 7101.

Pet Supply Drive
Support NFA Animal Advocates Club with a donation of pet food, toys, and other supplies. Bring donations to the dog house boxes in each House Office before Fri., Dec. 21. 

Annual Historically Black College Tour
April 14-19 (Spring Break). Open to all students - accepting applications until filled.
Visit Howard University, Morgan State, NC A&T State, Winston Salem State, Shaw University and UNC (Chapel Hill). 
Cost - $325 (includes transportation and hotels.) $100 deposit required. Visit the Diversity Department for an application and more information.

Financial Aid Workshops for Seniors
Learn more about financial aid and paying for college. Topics to include: paying for college, sources and types of financial aid, and how to complete the FAFSA. Held in the Career Resource Center (Rm 1102).

  • Thu., Dec. 20: D, E, and A Channels

Registration is required. Visit the Career Resource Center to get a pass or email Mrs. Lauzier at lauzierk@nfaschool.org. If you are unable to attend a scheduled time visit the CRC to set up an appointment.

Poet Laureate
Ms. Roberts is now accepting submissions for 2019 Poet Laureate. To apply, send 3 peoms to robertsk@nfaschool.org by February 8, 2019. A panel of judges will then select the winning poet. The winner will represent NFA at a Poetry Workshop in March with former Rhode Island Poet Laureate Lisa Starr and an evening performance at the Arts Cafe Mystic celebrating the Poets Laureate from eastern CT high schools. The chosen poet will also receive $100.

Writer's Ink
Writer's Ink will be publishing their first literary and art magazine in January. All students are eligible to submit writing, photography, and artwork by the following deadline: January 11, 2019. Email submissions to Ms. Roberts, robertsk@nfaschool.org, or Ms. Cholewa, cholewaa@nfaschool.org. Writer's Ink meets Tuesdays after school in room 2135. 

Military Students Scholarship
10th and 11th-grade students from military families are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Provost's Pre-College Summer Scholarship at the University of Southern California - a 4-week summer program for college credit. Deadline: Jan. 18.
Applicants must be the son or daughter of an active US military service member, reservist, or guard. For more info visit the Career Resource Center (1102) or your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • 2019 New England Red Sox Service Scholarship Program: $1,000 scholarship (Feb. 8 deadline)
  • Saint Anthony's Chapel Scholarship: Scholarship varies (April 8 deadline)
  • Chelsea Groton Bank Scholarship: $500 scholarship (April 15 deadline)

Scholarships awarded to a graduating high school senior pursuing accepted into any college, or university in the fall of 2019. 

See Mrs. Lauzier in the Career Resource Center (1102) for more information on how to apply.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Community Leadership Workshop
Attention 9th-grade leaders: NFA is looking for 9th-grade student representatives to participate in the 2019 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Community Leadership Workshop, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Jan. 12 at Wesleyan University. The free, one-day experience is focused on leadership and community service and connects students with other local high school students and leaders in the community. Up to five freshmen from NFA will be selected to attend. 

To apply, submit a typed essay to Mrs. Lauzier in the Career Resource Center. For more information visit your Guidance Counselor the Career Resource Center, 1102.

FOR SENIORS ONLY- FREE Dining in the Brickview
Enjoy delicious, student-created entrees and outstanding customer service in the Brickview. Check in with Ms. Martin in the Bradlaw House Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays before 10 am. If student reservations are remaining, you can sign up and receive a Brickview invitation to eat for FREE that day (good for you and a "plus one").  

You can not sign up other students, and you can not make a reservation for a future date.  

Questions? Email Mrs. Farinha at farinhal@nfaschool.org.

Yearbook 2019 Update
Don't forget to get order your 2019 Yearbook! 175 color pages that tell the story of the year... Order now at nfaschool.org/yearbook.

Also available - the Yearbook supplement ($10.00). This booklet will include senior activities: Senior Prom, Coronation Court, Athletic Awards, Class Night, Student Art Awards, and Graduation. Order today!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Fitzgerald in room 7223 or fitzgeraldc@nfaschool.org.

Graduation Information
Attention Seniors: In early 2019, we will be placing the order for your cap and gown. At that time you will also confirm the spelling of your legal name for your diploma. Participation in the June graduation ceremony requires the wearing of the traditional cap, gown, and tassel.

The cost of your graduation cap and gown has been added to your Power School account in the amount of $29. Payment must be made by April 30, 2019. You may bring payment to Ms. Martin in the Bradlaw Office at any time before April 30. Payment may be made by cash, money order, or check payable to NFA. Those students on free or reduced lunch may see their guidance counselors for financial assistance.

Norwich & Preston Late Bus
Late buses are now available for Norwich and Preston. Sign up in Student Affairs before 1 p.m. to take the bus.

Norwich Late Bus -- Mon., Tue., and Thu.; pick-up 4:45 p.m.
Preston Late Bus -- Mon. through Thu.;  pick-up 4 p.m.

Lost and Found
Lost items found on campus are sent to Project Outreach - Room 7101 (except electronics). Electronic items are sent to Campus Safety. Check with PO more than once if you have lost something. Label your belongings - labeled items are easy to return.

FREE After School Snack and Dinner
A free Grab-and-Go Snack is available to all NFA Students from 2:10-2:30 p.m. each day in the cafeteria.

Free dinner is available from 4 - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the back cafeteria for all NFA students age 18 and younger. The dinner complies with Connecticut State meal requirements. Students sign in to participate and eat dinner in the cafeteria. No grab-and-go or takeout.

For more information, contact Director of Student Affairs Mr. Iovino in Tirrell or email him at iovinoj@nfaschool.org.

UK & Ireland Trip
Summer 2019 - see Ms. Serra in room 8105 for more information.

Galapagos Island Trip
June 2019 - see Mrs. Seng in Shattuck or email sengm@nfaschool.org.



Thu., Dec. 20

  • SAB: 2:15 p.m. - Room 2201.
  • French Club: 2:20 p.m. - Room 7123.

Thu., Jan. 3

  • Girls Lacrosse and Field Hockey: 2:20 p.m. - Atrium.

Mon., Jan. 7

  • Student Art Association: 2:20 p.m. - Room 8226.


Athletics: To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org 

Percussion Ensemble Concert: 7 p.m., Thu., Dec. 20 - Slater Auditorium.