• Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

    Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

    Do you like all things beer related?  The Rotary Club of Newton is hosting Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, March 1 from 1-4 pm at the American Legion Post 440 at 295 California Street in Newton. The festival will feature craft beer and food vendors offering tasting samples.  “Mini-seminars” will be held throughout […]

  • NNHS Once Upon a Mattress

    NNHS Musical: Once Upon a Mattress

    Theatre Ink Proudly Presents Directed and Choreographed by Brad Jensen New Music by Jeanine Tesori Music by Mary Rodgers | Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer | Lyrics by Marshall Barer March 12th, 13th, 14th, 2015, at 7:30PM March 15th at 2PM in the Performing Arts Center “If you thought you knew […]

  • Creative Arts and Sciences Fundraiser

    Creative Arts and Sciences Fundraiser

    SAVE THE DATE!! CASC (Creative Arts and Sciences Committee) will be holding a citywide fundraiser on Friday, April 10, 7 – 10 PM at Newton South High School. Join past, present, and future chairs and members, NPS faculty and staff, and the larger Newton community. “Spring Into Swing” will feature vocalist Semenya McCord and a […]

  • EverPresent: Photo & Video Organization

    EverPresent: Photo & Video Organization

    Guest Blog: Make 2015 the year you organize your photos and videos Photos and videos are often a source of stress when they should be a source of enjoyment.  80% of families never download new photos and videos from their phones and cameras.  There are over 1 trillion older photos, slides, albums and home movies […]

  • Dr. Anthony Rao on parenting boys

    FREE Lecture by Dr. Anthony Rao on Parenting Boys

    Boyhood Decoded: A Discussion with Dr. Anthony Rao Learn how to understand your young son and what he needs to be confident, happy and healthy Do you want to better understand your son? Are you curious about the trends facing young boys in today’s fast-paced, highly-competitive world? Are you wondering how to communicate with your […]

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

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Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

Do you like all things beer related?  The Rotary Club of Newton is hosting Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, March 1 from 1-4 pm at the American Legion Post 440 at 295 California Street in Newton. The festival will feature craft beer and food vendors offering tasting samples.  “Mini-seminars” will be held throughout […]

NNHS Once Upon a Mattress

NNHS Musical: Once Upon a Mattress

Theatre Ink Proudly Presents Directed and Choreographed by Brad Jensen New Music by Jeanine Tesori Music by Mary Rodgers | Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer | Lyrics by Marshall Barer March 12th, 13th, 14th, 2015, at 7:30PM March 15th at 2PM in the Performing Arts Center “If you thought you knew […]

Dog Walker Position with Wicked Happy Dogs!

Dog Walker Position with Wicked Happy Dogs!

Wicked Happy Dogs is looking for another amazing full time hike leader to join our pack! You all know the level of skill and professionalism we require of our walkers so I thought who better to ask than our own clients!  Please spread the word and if you know someone who is interested have them […]

Creative Arts and Sciences Fundraiser

Creative Arts and Sciences Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE!! CASC (Creative Arts and Sciences Committee) will be holding a citywide fundraiser on Friday, April 10, 7 – 10 PM at Newton South High School. Join past, present, and future chairs and members, NPS faculty and staff, and the larger Newton community. “Spring Into Swing” will feature vocalist Semenya McCord and a […]

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

PARCC Assessment Update for Newton Public Schools

February 4, 2015 Dear Families: As most of you know, students in Massachusetts have been tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics since 1998 using MCAS.  Over the next couple of years, MCAS will very likely be phased out and replaced by a different type of assessment designed to assess student proficiency with […]

FREE Gem Curriculum for Teachers

FREE Gem/Rock Curriculum for Teachers

Third through fifth grade teachers have a new colorful way to engage and excite students about geology, minerology and gemology through GIA’s new GemKids for Schools curriculum. From volcanoes spewing lava to digging for hidden jewels, students can roll up their sleeves to discover science lessons hidden deep within the Earth. Best of all, this […]

EverPresent: Photo & Video Organization

EverPresent: Photo & Video Organization

Guest Blog: Make 2015 the year you organize your photos and videos Photos and videos are often a source of stress when they should be a source of enjoyment.  80% of families never download new photos and videos from their phones and cameras.  There are over 1 trillion older photos, slides, albums and home movies […]

Bike Camp for Children with Disabilities in Concord

Bike Camp for Children with Disabilities in Concord

Bike Camp for Children with Disabilities Now Accepting Applications Hosted by Emerson Hospital During April School Vacation Emerson Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies is hosting a bike camp for children and adults with disabilities during April school vacation week – April 20-24, 2015. Held in conjunction with Lawrence Academy, RJ Bradley Bike and […]

Arsenal Center for the Arts Feb Vacation

Arsenal Center for the Arts Feb Vacation

FEBRUARY VACATION FUN FOR KIDS! Art, Theatre and Music Workshops for Children at the Arsenal Center Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts has February Vacation covered with Monster Mash from February 17 – 20: Art, Theatre and Music Workshops for children in grades K-5.  Friday afternoon showcase concludes the program. Visual Art workshops: Morning or Afternoon: […]

Short Film Challenge at NewTV for Students

Short Film Challenge at NewTV for Students

NewTV is holding a one-week short film challenge. The top three films will be screened at a special NewTV event and during the Newton Festival of the Arts in May and the first place winners will receive a special prize. Short Film Challenge at NewTV During the week of February 15-22, 2015, NewTV will be hosting […]

Dr. Anthony Rao on parenting boys

FREE Lecture by Dr. Anthony Rao on Parenting Boys

Boyhood Decoded: A Discussion with Dr. Anthony Rao Learn how to understand your young son and what he needs to be confident, happy and healthy Do you want to better understand your son? Are you curious about the trends facing young boys in today’s fast-paced, highly-competitive world? Are you wondering how to communicate with your […]

Massachusetts Is the Best State at Controlling Bullying

Massachusetts Is the Best State at Controlling Bullying

How does Massachusetts rate on controlling bullying at school? WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst States at Controlling Bullying. To identify the areas of the U.S. where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub analyzed 42 states and the District of Columbia across nine key metrics, ranging from bullying incident rates online and […]