$5k College Scholarships from Hood for New England Athletes (Girls and Boys) Who Volunteer

Hood Milk Scholarships athletes ILoveNewton MA High School college

The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship presented by Hood Milk is open to seniors enrolled in a high school in one of the six New England states. Seniors must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2012 and meet the following criteria: * Minimum of a 3.0 GPA * Participated […]

Newton North High School: A Walk Down Mural Lane

Getting nostalgic and want to have a keepsake of these memories? You are in luck! Click here to purchase.  This gorgeous coffee table book that depicts the old Newton North High School is $85 and was lovingly photographed by Newton photographer, Sharon Schindler. She also has more images available. Here’s a sampling: Old Newton North High […]

New Funnel Playground Toy at Peirce Elementary: Temple and Dartmouth Street

Funnel Ball playground equipment game like basketball Newton ILoveNewton Peirce Elementary School

This new Funnel Ball makes shooting baskets much easier. You just aim for the big funnel at the top. This was the Class Gift from Peirce’s Class of 2011 5th Graders and was recently installed. The next time you drive by the 4-square courts along Temple Street take a look … it’s the tall blue […]

The Transformation of Newton North High School: A Photograph Exhibit by Sharon Schindler

Newton North High School New and Old Sharon Schindler Photographer I Love Newton MA

It’s gone, but you can still see it here! Please join us for the Opening Reception of a photograph exhibit on the old but beloved Newton North High School. Photography is by local acclaimed photographer Sharon Schindler. Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00-8:30 pm Location: New Art Center, Main Gallery, 61 Washington Park Exhibit […]

School Committee Recommendations from Current School Committee Member Kurt Kusiak

Newton Political Races Alderman School Committee Kurt Kusiak

Kurt Kusiak is my Dad Friend and neighbor and, because I have zero interest in politics of any ilk, I turn to him like my personal Godfather to vote his slate. Perhaps I am just lazy and bad with names such that I can’t keep track of so many people and their agendas. On the […]

MCAS Results for Newton Public Schools

MCAS Test Results Newton Massachusetts Newton Public School I Love Newton MA

The MCAS results are in and the results are impressive as usual. Here’s an assortment of information. The big story about the MCAS is the Newton North Junior who caught the MCAS error. Here are the links including a letter from Day Middle School’s principal Brian Turner as an example of how Newton Public Schools handles the test results.

The Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines): A Great Resource for Parents

Navigating the Rocky Road of Adolescence Free Newton Freedman Center I Love Newton MA

The Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines) was established at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs. Are you familiar with their great programs for families including playgroups, adult/child music classes, parent support groups, and parenting classes? Check them out!

Best Books About Newton, MA That Make Great Gifts!

Newton North High School Coffee Table year book Sharon Schindler I Love Newton MA

Old Newton North High School is officially demolished, but fond memories are preserved thanks to the gorgeous images taken by photographer Sharon Schindler. This coffee table book makes a great gift to any Newton North graduate, young or old. To see more images from the book or to purchase a copy, please click on the image of book.

Massachusetts Fourth-Graders: High Math Scores Compare Favorably Internationally!

Newton MA MCAS standardized test scores highest in country

Two states, Massachusetts and Minnesota, sought to have their schools’ test results broken out separately. Both reported results outpacing the rest of the nation. In the most impressive showing, Massachusetts fourth-graders scored roughly as well as those in high-performing Taiwan and Japan…

High Schools That Send The Most Kids to Ivy League: Newton North and Newton South (WSJ)

Newton North High School Massachusetts Wall Street Journal Best High School Pragmatic Mom

The Wall Street Journal looked at the freshman class at 10 highly selective colleges (i.e.e Ivy League), counted them up, and ranked the high schools — private day and boarding, public, and magnet — by the number of kids sent. While you would expect elite boarding schools like Andover and Philips Exeter to do well, Newton South High School and Newton North High School both make the list sending in 23 or 6% of its class and 25 or 4% of its class respectively.