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, pthacher@stlawu.edu; Serge Onyper, sonyper@stlawu.edu; Ryan Deuel, St. Lawrence, rdeuel@stlawu.edu, (315) 229-5806; or Bill Johnson, Halstead Communications, 610-216-9808, johnson@halsteadpr.com.   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 […]

Williams Elementary School Online Auction

Williams Elementary School Online Auction

The Williams PTO Camp & Snow Auction Is Officially Open! No need to wait any longer…You can bid now! Place Your Bid. Whether you’re looking for day camps or overnight camps or maybe looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support the […]

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, […]