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New Teachers Make Their Mark (The Final Part of a Three-Part Series)

Emily Marker, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Ashli Mackey teaches academic and social support classes and she co-teaches sophomore English and math. Prior to coming to NFA, she was a literacy teacher in Hartford and worked with those with literacy gaps. She loves the diversity...

Something For Everyone at the Activity Fair

Baylee Wicken, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Student Life

On Tuesday, October 27, the Class of 2019 gathered in the Norton Gym to learn about the wide variety of clubs that NFA offers. According to Cranston house principal, Diane Giarratona, the purpose of the activity fair is, “t...

Community Service for Athletes

Aleysha Rivera-Bocachica, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Sports, Student Life

The stereotypical jock supposedly does not care about anything except sports. But students at NFA shatter this stereotype with the Varsity N Club. The Varsity N Club is an organization of responsible student athletes who can be...

New Teachers Make Their Mark (Part Two in a Three-Part Series)

February 8, 2016

Filed under Student Life

As the start of another school year came and went, these new teachers at NFA have made their mark. December Heffernan '93  is the Sachem campus' new guidance counselor.  She was a social worker at Woodstock Academy for four...

New Teachers Make Their Mark (Part One in a Three-Part Series)

Emily Marker, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Student Life

Being a new teacher at any school can be stressful, but could you imagine being a new teacher at a high school with over 2,000 students, multiple buildings, and two campuses?  There are 16 new teachers at NFA adjusting to li...

NFA’s Amnesty International Program is Making a Difference

Shea Gendron, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Student Life

Amnesty International is a global movement of fighting injustice and promoting human rights. Amnesty holds events such as the Write for Rights event, and encourages donating to American Friends of Kenya. The organization's...

Local Restaurant Draws in NFA Students

Josh Blinderman, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Feature, Student Life

Shem Adams always envisioned a place where teenagers could get a break from school before starting their homework.  Therefore, in 2011, he opened a small sandwich shop named Philly's on Sherman Street in Norwich, Connecticut....

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