NNHS Bomb Threat: Response from Superintendent

Newton North High School, NNHS

January 22, 2016   Dear Newton Community, As many of you are aware, there have been a multitude of threats to schools across the state over the past week, including Newton North. Fortunately, nothing hazardous was found at any of the schools but it is most troubling that we have to address such threats in […]

NNHS Principal Candidates

Newton North High School, NNHS

Dear Newton North Families, I am writing to announce the finalists for the principal position at Newton North. The process is moving forward in a timely manner, and we are hopeful that North will have a new principal within the next couple of weeks. In recent weeks, the Selection Advisory Committee, consisting of teachers, parents, […]

Rethinking The High School Start Time: A Community Forum 

High School Start Time Working Group

Can’t wake up your teen for school? Tired of grumpy, groggy kids? Concerned about the impact of limited sleep on your student? There is a lot of evidence that delaying the start time for high school can improve the physical and mental health of students, reduce tardiness, and improve learning in school. Newton is in […]

NNHS Nothing Unusual Found

Newton North High School, NNHS

I am writing to follow up on our earlier communication regarding an incident at Newton North High School this morning.  As I reported earlier, at approximately 10:40 AM a threatening phone call was received in the main office. The building was then placed in “Shelter in Place.” While in Shelter in Place, the exterior doors […]

MCAS vs PARCC

MCAS vs PARCC

MCAS and PARCC Reporting on Student Performance: “…helpful feedback is goal-referenced; tangible and transparent; actionable; user-friendly (specific and personalized); timely; ongoing; and consistent.” From Seven Keys to Effective Feedback,Grant Wiggins, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, September 2012, Vol. 70 MCAS PARCC Schools received preliminary scores in July, allowing administrators and curriculum specialists to do […]

Update on NNHS Principal Search

Newton North High School, NNHS

The following information has been provided by the superintendent’s office: A Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) is being formed. Taking into account Newton North’s needs, the committee will craft interview questions, choose candidates for interviews, and recommend finalists to Superintendent Fleishman, who will ultimately appoint the new principal. The time commitment for the SAC will be […]

Newton Schools Snow Policy

Newton Schools Snow Policy

December 7, 2015   Dear Families, I hope you are enjoying the beautiful December weather. However, it is time to provide you with some important information regarding school closings and delayed openings, due to inclement weather. The decision to close or delay school is made by me, in consultation with the Police Department and the […]

Newton Schools Foundation Annual Appeal

Newton Schools Foundation

Newton Schools Foundation What is life?       Does function follow form? How should energy be harnessed?   Do my choices matter? A group of Newton 10th graders is exploring these questions through the DaVinci Program, launched this year at Newton South High School. Your donation to Newton Schools Foundation can help even more students participate in […]

NNHS Principal Search Update

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

November 20, 2015 Dear North Families: As you are aware, Mark Aronson is serving as Interim Principal for the school year, and will be retiring in June. I am grateful for Mark’s long-standing dedication and commitment to Newton North and feel fortunate that we have had an Interim Principal that is highly skilled and widely […]

Later Start Time for Newton High Schools?

Newton North High School, NNHS

November 20, 2015 Dear Newton Community, Addressing the health and wellness of all Newton students continues to be an important goal for our system. Our schools use a number of strategies and programs that are appropriate for each age group. At the high school level, we are well aware of the stress felt by many […]