Superintendent’s Community Read

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

Superintendent’s Community Read Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm Join Superintendent David Fleishman for a community discussion.  Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by New York Times columnist and best selling author Frank Bruni is the selected title.  The event will be held at the Newton South Library and will feature a panel […]

College Admissions Book Talk

College Admissions Book Talk

Dear Newton Families, As many of you know, college admissions has become an increasingly frenetic and pressured process. While our high schools in Newton have developed a college planning philosophy designed to support students and families, the energy, angst and resource devoted to the process can push some students and their families to the brink. […]

Newton Out-of-Assigned School District Policy

Newton Out-of-Assigned School District Policy

  The Newton Public Schools considers applications for student transfers to schools outside of their home district. It is the goal of the school system to grant to the degree possible requests for out-of-assigned district placements. Impact on enrollment, staffing and space availability now and in the future are key considerations. Out-of-assigned district placements for […]

Newton Inspires: A FREE Evening of Ideas and Community

Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community

Bestselling Authors, Seafood Entrepreneur, Worldwide Travel Executive, Business Startup Guru, and Fundraising Visionary Headline … Newton Schools Foundation presents the fifth annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community, Monday, November 9, 7-9:45 p.m. at Newton South High School. The program, featuring 18 of Newton’s most accomplished and interesting personalities, is free to Newton […]

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents of Pre-Teens & Teens

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents of Pre-Teens & Teens Your teenager may no longer need your help dressing up as a super-hero, but it’s important to continue to be involved in your teen’s Halloween plans. Here are a few important safety tips and ideas from Day Middle School’s Nurse Gayle’s Newsletter: Find out where your teen […]

Update on Carbon Monoxide at Franklin School

Update on Carbon Monoxide at Franklin School

October 9, 2015 Dear Newton Community, As many of you are aware, we decided to close Franklin Elementary School early this morning. The decision was made because there was a release of carbon monoxide in the boiler room. It appears that the release was due to errors made by the heating contractors in the process […]

FREE Teen Depression Webinar

FREE Teen Depression Webinar

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free, 1-hour Teen Depression webinar (with additional 15 minute Q&A) on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Designed for parents, teachers, school counselors and staff, youth workers, and other caring adults, the webinar covers: How to distinguish between depression and teen angst What you […]

$20,000 College Scholarships through Coca Cola

$20,000 College Scholarships through Coca Cola

This year’s Coca-Cola scholarship application is now available online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org. We are looking for 150 high school seniors who are socially-conscious and servant-minded leaders to be a part of our 28th class of scholars! These students will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a network of alumni who have become a powerful […]

College Essay Writing Workshops

College Essay Writing Workshops

Newton Free Library: College Essay Writing Workshops   Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, 1:00 pm, Druker Auditorium Students, whether you accomplished a lot on your college essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, these workshops are for you. Students will work in small groups […]

New Angier School Close to Completion

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

September 2015 Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful summer. It is a great pleasure to welcome both our returning families and those new to our schools. The start of the school year is a wonderful time for anyone involved in education because it allows us to develop new goals, build new relationships […]