Sunday Night Reminder - May 15, 2022
Monday, May 16, begins an E week with Wednesday classes E-H.
Summer @ NFA!
Our summer programming has been finalized. Programs available in art, dance, basketball, STEM, and more! To see a complete listing and to register, visit
Senior students and parents!
Prom and trip tickets are now on sale – and you must register for brunch (even though it’s free). Information on these and all senior events can be found here. That page will be updated regularly, and please check your email regularly for additional updates about all senior-related events and activities. 
Class of 2023 Prom Royalty - VOTE NOW!
Submit your vote for the Class of 2023 Upper Prom Royalty. Nominations run Fri., May 13, through Friday, May 20, at 12 pm. To find the voting ballot, log in to your student portal and look under the "Notices & Updates" sections of your dashboard.
Upper Prom tickets are on sale!
The Upper Prom, which is for NFA 11th graders, is this Saturday, May 21, from 7 to 10 pm. The prom will be held on the front lawn of the NFA campus. If inclement weather, it will take place in Alumni Gym. Tickets are $25 and are available every day during the lunch channel on the first floor of Tirrell. Students must have their student ID to purchase tickets. Outside guests are allowed, but a permission form must be filled out. See Mrs. Howe on the first floor of Allis House to get the form. 
Return your library books!
Please return your Edwin H. Land Library books! All library books are due back on Tuesday, May 31.
Seniors: make sure your library books have been returned to clear all debts. Overdue books have no fine. Only damaged or lost books must be paid for.
Rock your crocs!
Members of the Ice Skating Club will be selling Croc Jibbitiz Monday, May 16, during E channel in the Tirrell Lobby. Buy one for $2 or three for $5 to rock your crocs and support the club!
Fishing Club meets Monday
The Fishing Club will meet tomorrow, May 16, at 2:20 in room 8126. We can discuss another fishing trip to Mohegan Park and possibly practice some fly casting. Questions?

Christian Fellowship meets Tuesday

The NFA Christian Fellowship will meet Tuesday, May 17, from 2:20 to 3:15 in room 2013. All are welcome!
It’s a cake-off!!
The GSA is having a Cake Off (a cake decorating contest) open to all GSA members, friends, and allies! The event is on May 19 from 2:30 to 4 pm. We invite you to compete in teams of two or three. Winners will receive a TBD prize! Each team needs to bring their own cake, cupcake, a slice of cake, etc (we'll provide all of the decorating supplies). If you are interested in participating, email Dr. Sears ( or Ms. Bishop ( by Monday, May 16.
Dance Showcase on 5/20 
The NFA Dance Program presents its “Musical Icons” Dance Showcase Friday, May 20, at 7 pm in Slater Auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, children, and students. Tickets will be sold at the door and will be first-come, first-serve. Please email Ms. Caldeira for questions
Dance Team meeting on 5/23
An information meeting for the Dance Team will take place Monday, May 23, from 2:30 to 3 pm in Norton Gym. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to attend. Questions?
Summer reading info!
All students are encouraged to read over the summer for fun and prizes through the Library Summer Reading Program! The more books you read, the more prizes you get!
Students enrolled in honors, AP or college-credit courses have required summer reading and assignments. Students with required summer assignments are also eligible for prizes if they read additional books and submit a book review.
Log in to your Student Portal for more information on required summer reading assignments and the Library Summer Reading Program. Remember, the more you read, the more prizes you receive!
2022 Yearbooks
The 2022 Yearbook will be distributed in June before we get out of school. A limited number of books are still available to order. If you’d like to order, visit Books are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also, the senior supplement is still available for sale. The price is $10 and can be purchased directly by seeing Mrs. Fitzgerald in room 7223.
Be a Project Outreach Coordinator for next year! 
Project Outreach is accepting applications for student coordinators for the Project Outreach Program next year. This is an integral leadership position within the program. Coordinators help to develop and plan many of the community service projects that we implement in the community and on campus. This is open to all students. For an application or for more information, please contact Mrs. Savage at or stop by the Project Outreach office room 7101. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 20.
Project Outreach Volunteer Opportunities
Here are the latest ways you can get involved and give back to your community!
Saturday, May 21 –  Flag placing in Yantic Cemetery on Lafayette Street – 10 am until done. Place flags on the graves of war veterans. The rain date is Sunday, May 22.   
Wednesday, June 1 – Family Night at Norwich Senior Center, 5 to 7:45 pm
Saturday, June 25 - ROSE ARTS FESTIVAL in front of NFA on Chelsea Parade, Various positions and times between 9 am and 7 pm, sign up for the times that work for you, and sign up early for a t-shirt. 
Summer volunteer opportunities are coming soon! See Mrs Savage in room 7101 to sign up and for more information. 
Important dates
Here are dates for important end-of-the-year events. More information to come:
  • May 21 – Upper Prom
  • May 27 – Senior Trip
  • June 4 – Senior Prom
  • June 7 – Class Night
  • June 8 – Athletic Awards
  • June 16 – Graduation
Sick? Stay home!
As COVID numbers begin to increase again in our community, please do not come to school if you don’t feel well – particularly if you traveled during spring break. Also, coming to school and going home is not medically excused. Questions can be directed to our Medical Center staff. Thank you for your cooperation. 
News from the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center 
Visit the Anne Mitchell College & Career Center, Room, 1221
Open hours: 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 am – 2:00 pm, Fri.
Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email
Three Rivers Application Day
Need help completing your Three Rivers application? NFA and Three Rivers have partnered together to plan an In-Person Application Day. A representative from the Three Rivers Admissions Office will be on campus in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center on May 18 from 9 to 11 am to assist students with the Three Rivers application from start to finish. Interested in attending? Contact Mrs. Lauzier in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center for more details.
Summer Jobs at Strawberry Park Information Table
Strawberry Park is looking to hire for part-time positions this summer! Representatives from Strawberry Park will be on campus to hand out applications and answer questions about job openings on Monday, May 9, during E Channel in the main lobby of Tirrell.
Mohegan Sun Part-Time Employment Session
Are you 16 or older? Are you looking for a part-time job? Mohegan Sun is currently hiring for various positions. Attend the Mohegan Sun Part-Time Employment Session, May 17, C channel, in Slater Auditorium. Learn more about the employment opportunities available. Must sign up in advance to attend. Sign up in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center.
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applicants! SYEP participants will receive a minimum wage to work approximately 75 hours during July and August, pending funding. More than a summer job, this is an employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including worker safety training. Additionally, participants will be provided with support like bus passes, required clothing/tools, and case management.  Students must meet mandated eligibility requirements based on income. Applicants are then chosen based on their interest and enthusiasm for work, appropriate job assignments, and vocational interest. Interested in applying? Please complete the Youth Employment Interest Form, once complete you will be contacted by a staff person. 
The Rose Court Leadership Competition
The Rose Court Leadership Competition is open to all genders while honoring tradition through personal characteristics. All candidates must exemplify pride in community involvement, intellect, and leadership. Interested in applying? Visit:
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STOPit App
Students, if you haven't done so, please download the STOPit app to your phone. You can find STOPit for both iOS and Android. Once you've downloaded it, installation is easy. Just search for Norwich Free Academy, select your class and you are good to go. There are no codes to enter! STOPit is a fully anonymous app where you can report any type of behavior or actions that warrant attention from an adult.