Sunday Night Reminder - Sun., April 21

We are Wildcats. At NFA, respect and responsibility go hand-in-hand.

We are a unified community: see or hear something; say something, and we will respond.

Welcome back from vacation! Commit yourself to work hard for the next six weeks as we approach the “last stretch” of the school year. Check your attendance and your grades; work with your teachers to keep yourself on track for a strong ending to this school year and effective planning for next. Begin to plan for a productive summer. If you need help, see your school counselor or stop by the CRC.



Graduation Date
Graduation will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Senior Survey
All seniors MUST complete the Senior Survey in Naviance by April 26. The survey is required to be considered for NFA scholarships and for NFA to send your final transcript. To access the survey, click the Naviance icon on you MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard. Find the survey under Important To-Do's and Tasks and/or What's New.

Senior Page
Information for graduating seniors is now available on your MyNFA>Students Portal Dashboard and to parents on the MyNFA>Parents landing page. There find information about Graduation, Wed., June 12; Senior Activities & Pricing; Guidance Information; and Alumni Welcome.

Check back frequently as this information is sometimes updated.



Manufacturing Video Challenge -- VOTE NOW
Students in Mr. Zagurski’s class have participated in the Manufacturing Video Challenge. The video with the most public votes wins. Watch the video and vote HERE. Voting ends April 24, and you can vote as many times as you wish. Share this with your parents and friends!

After School Guidelines
After school, every student should have a specific reason to be on campus and a specific supervised place to be, especially until the arrival of the late bus at 4:45 p.m.  

Students are welcome in both the library and the cafeteria after school; these are supervised areas. Wandering around campus is not an option. If you stay after school for a teacher or activity, when you leave that teacher’s room or activity, if you intend to remain on campus to wait for the late bus and/or dinner program (begins 4:30 p.m.), please be in the cafeteria or the library.  

If you have questions, please discuss with your house principal.

Playshop ----Urinetown: The Musical
Pronounced “You’re in Town,” this musical comedy,  a satire of modern life takes aim at the legal system, municipal politics and bureaucracy, corporate greed and mismanagement, capitalism and social irresponsibility. Also, it parodies the genre of the Broadway musical itself.

7 p.m., April 25, 26, and 27 - Slater Auditorium. $10 adults, $5 students, children, and senior citizens.

Read last week’s article in the New London Day and watch a video clip interview with the cast and Director, Mr. Trostler.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week
This week is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week. Campus and community events include the following:

  • Enter to win a prize with your candy gram trivia card - Tue., April 23 - Tirrell Lobby during lunch.
  • Wear purple and teal on Friday, April 25 and sign up in the cafeteria you will receive a free Never Give Up Bracelet and be entered to win a Dunkin gift card.
  • Take the First Step - Suicide Awareness & Prevention walk - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sat., April 27 - Fontaine Field. Sponsored by NFA Prevention Council, the Norwich Prevention Council, and Norwich Youth & Family Services.

Questions? Contact Project Outreach Coordinator Jodi Savage at

Career Resource Center (CRC) News -- Visit the CRC, Room, 1102

  • Check Daily Notices for a list of college recruiter visits this week.
  • Scholarship Opportunities:
    • Eva Virginia Smith Scholarship: Scholarship varies (April 23 deadline)
    • Quinlan Family Award: Scholarship varies (April 23 deadline)
    • Faith Trumbull Chapter DAR Scholarship (April 30 deadline)
    • Peter Gallan Post 104 Scholarship (May 1 deadline)
    • Norwich Rotary Scholarships (May 1 deadline)
    • Preston Parks and Recreation Award (Preston residents only)(May 3 deadline)
    • Canterbury Lion's Club (Canterbury residents only)(May 17 deadline)
  • Norwich Youth and Family Services Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Three Rivers Community College Application Day - Tue., April 23. Review your application for the Fall 2019 Semester.

If you have questions about any of the above opportunities or need a pass, see Mrs. Lauzier in the Career Resource Center or email

NFA Prize Exams
Win prizes, recognition, awards, and honor. Compete in many different areas of academic and school life. Through April 26, NFA Prize Exams take place in the various areas and on the dates and times listed on this schedule. Learn more information about each opportunity from your subject area teachers.

Get Involved --  Join . . . Attend. . . Participate

  • Check Daily Notices in your NFA email account every day for notice of all that is happening on campus.  
  • Volunteer opportunities including Reading Buddies or office runner, 2019/2020 Project Outreach  Student Coordinators, 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk, and much much more.
  • Learn the details about Mountain Biking Club, Student Art Association, Class of 2021, Fishing Club, SAB, and much, much more.

Next Week, Apr. 29 - May 3, is Spring Spirit Week
Here’s a sneak peek at what lies ahead. Plan now for a terrific week!

  • Mon.. 4/29 - Mismatch Monday (crazy outfits - school appropriate)
  • Tue., 4/30 - Autism Awareness - "Celebrate Your DIFFABILITY Day" (everyone wears blue).
  • Wed., 5/1 - Holiday Day
    • 9th Grade - St. Patrick's Day
    • 10th Grade - Halloween
    • 11th Grade - Valentine's Day
    • 12th Grade- 4th of July
  • Thu., 5/2 - Future Day (college or career)
  • Fri., 5/3 - Red and White Day



For the Athletics Schedule, go to

Mon., April 22

  • No School Sachem Campus

Thu., April 25

  • A Channel, 11th-Grade Honors Program, Presentation: Stress and Its Impact on the Body and Mind, by Lisa Bragaw from Zen and Now, Ensemble Room
  • 7 p.m., Playshop presents Urinetown - The Musical (pronounced, "You’re in Town"), Slater Auditorium

Fri., April 26

  • C Channel, 10th-Grade Honors Program, Presentation:  RJ Evans - Turning Your Passion Into a Career, Ensemble Room
  • 7 p.m., Playshop presents Urinetown - The Musical (pronounced, "You’re in Town"), Slater Auditorium

Sat., April 27

  • 7 p.m., Playshop presents Urinetown - The Musical (pronounced, "You’re in Town"), Slater Auditorium



Mon., Apr. 29 - Fri., May 3

  • Spring Spirit Week - see above

Mon., April 29

  • 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Pre-registration AP Exams, Ensemble Room

Tue., April 30

  • Early Dismissal-Students (11:55 a.m.)

And, of course, you are not alone. If you have questions, many adults are here to help – parents, teachers, house principals, school counselors, student assistance personnel, coaches, advisers, staff – you name it -- NFA adults want you to succeed. Let them help you.

Have a good, safe week!