What many students and residents undoubtedly had felt all along was to be confirmed today (Friday) by a state television station: New Milford High School is a "cool school."

NMHS students were to rally this morning (Friday) as WFSB Channel 3's "Cool Schools" crew visited from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Eyewitness News morning team anchor Mike Hydeck was scheduled to be at the school to help produce features every seven minutes in clips and live shots throughout the Channel 3 morning news show.

"The kids will show up at 4:30 a.m., and at 5 a.m. we'll go live with WFSB," New Milford High School Student Council advisor Daisy Norlander said Wednesday. "The news team has been at the school shooting segments on our observatory, our Cut, Paste & Copy club, and the Key Club, through which the students give back to the community."

Those feature segments were to be run along with the live cuts to the school's Friday rally.

The school band, dance team, cheerleaders and boys' and girls' cross country teams were slated to appear in the live segments.

The new Green Wave mascot was scheduled to make a cameo appearance.

And between live shots for television, the kids were to participate in various types of pep rally contests.

"The Student Council has taken the ball and run with organizing this," Ms. Norlander said. "[Student Council member] Ashley Hunter has done a phenomenal job. She's really been outstanding in the effort she's put in."