Meet America’s Top Young Scientist Today

15-year-old Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

CLASSROOMS WORLDWIDE INVITED TO MEET AMERICA’S TOP YOUNG SCIENTIST DURING DISCOVERY EDUCATION LIVE STREAM EVENT WHAT:               On Tuesday, March 8, Discovery Education will host a unique, live-streamed event featuring 15-year-old Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. This live stream event will provide inspiration to students about how they can make a […]

Anti Semitic Hate Crimes at Day Middle School

Setti Warren, Newton Override

February 26, 2016 Dear Newton Community, As you may now be aware, two incidents of anti-Semitism occurred this year at Day Middle School. The District, the Mayor’s Office, and Newton Police are working together to investigate these incidents. Newton Public Schools are committed to creating a learning environment that is safe, welcoming, and supportive for […]

$50,000 College Scholarships from The Village Bank

$50,000 College Scholarships from The Village Bank

$50,000 in college scholarships will be awarded by The Village Bank For the 18th consecutive year, The Village Bank’s Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation will award scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors. Announcement of this year’s awards, which will total $50,000, was made today by Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village […]

Passing of former NSHS student

Newton North High School, NNHS

Dear Newton North families, I am saddened to report that yesterday Raquel Askenazi, a former student from Newton South, passed away. At this point, it appears to be a tragic, accidental death. Raquel attended South as a freshman and sophomore and would have been a senior this year. Our school staff are aware of Raquel’s […]

2nd Bomb Threat at NNHS

Newton North High School, NNHS

Dear Newton North Community, Unfortunately, Newton North has again been targeted with a bomb threat. The call was received at 1:20 pm. We have learned from public safety officials that within the past hour, multiple Boston schools also received automated bomb threats. We take any threats to the security of our students very seriously. To […]

Teachers APPLY for Entrepreneurship Educator Award

Teachers APPLY for Entrepreneurship Educator Award

Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) opened its third annual Entrepreneurship Educator Award application process, a scholarship program designed to reward teachers who are dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. Any educator for grades 1-12, in the classroom or any other educational setting, who teaches entrepreneurship is eligible to apply for […]

Free LGBTQ Middle School Program

Free LGBTQ Middle School Program

A free program for LGBTQ middle-schoolers is coming to Newton. The Nexus program is open to all LGBTQ and allied youth in sixth through eighth grades. Nexus balances social events with educational programs. “As you likely know, it is well-documented that youth are exploring their gender identity and sexual orientation at younger ages, and support […]

New Newton North High School Principal

Henry Turner, principal of Bedford High School, New North North High School Principal

February 13, 2016 Dear North Community: It has been a great pleasure to work with various stakeholders in the North community on the principal search process. The members of the community involved in the process did a terrific job throughout the entire search and I am grateful for their commitment to ensuring that the school […]

Benefits of Late Start for High School

High School Start Time Working Group

Later Start Time Redu­­ces Disciplinary Incidents  and Tardiness Among High School Students St. Lawrence University Study First Longitudinal Confirmation of Start Time Delay Benefits   Pam Thacher,; Serge Onyper,; Ryan Deuel, St. Lawrence,, (315) 229-5806; or Bill Johnson, Halstead Communications, 610-216-9808,   A recent study suggests that delaying high school start […]

Housemaster is Now Dean at NNHS/NSHS

Newton North High School, NNHS

To the Newton North and Newton South communities, We are writing to announce a change of terminology for Newton’s high schools:  The “Housemaster” title in each school will be replaced with “Dean.” We are making this change because we believe that the words we choose to describe ourselves indicate our values and beliefs.  The usage […]