Election Handled as Crisis in Newton Schools

Aaron Sorkin

Dear Families, Over the past 48 hours, I have heard from principals and faculty who have reported a wide range of student reaction to the election results. One veteran middle school guidance counselor wrote the following to me, “I spoke to many students yesterday who had varying issues resulting from the election results. Never in […]

BC Admissions Speaking at Newton Inspires

BC Admissions Speaking at Newton Inspires

What Do High School Students Share with College Admission Counselors? Boston College Admission Official to Speak at Newton Inspires Nov. 14 David Weber, associate director of undergraduate admission at Boston College, will discuss the college admission process and answer your questions at Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community on Monday, November 14. Now in […]

Day Middle School Principal Search

Day Middle School Principal Search

Dear Day Families, As you are aware, Mark Aronson is serving as interim principal for the school year, and will be retiring in June. We are so fortunate to have an interim principal who is highly skilled and widely respected. I know Mark will continue to do everything possible to support Day through the end […]

Apply: Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Opens Entry Period for 2017 Scholarship Awards High School Seniors Running Their Own Business are Encouraged to Apply Now The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through December 18, 2016.  High school seniors […]

Later School Start Community Forum

late school start

Dear Families, Last year, I shared information with you about the important work Newton is doing to examine the impact of high school start times on students. Since Newton began its work, several other districts across the state have begun to investigate whether a change in high school start time is right for their district. […]

NNHS, NSHS National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

NNHS, NSHS National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

These are the 27  Newton North High School and Newton South High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! Congratulations! Newton North High School Seth A. Freedman Adlai J. Hess Isabella L. Jackson-Saitz Nalini Khurana Jacob Kolodney Blake R. Krantz Iris Liao Emily R. Moss Devin M. Perlo Amanda R. Powers Jordan E. Rensing Nicholas A. Scott […]

Charter School Question: Rep Alice Peisch

Charter School Question: Rep Alice Peisch

Come hear Rep. Alice Peisch’s view on November Ballot Question #2, Lifting Charter School Cap — RSVP by 9.30.16 Join Representative Alice Peisch  House Chair of the Joint Committee on Education for coffee & a discussion about her support for lifting the charter school cap  8:30 – 9:30 am Friday, October 7, 2016 16 Glen […]

Confederate Flag Issue at NNHS

Racist Incident at NNHS

Dear North Community, I write to you to share an update on the work we are doing at North in response to the Confederate flag incident on Tuesday. The incident has elicited strong emotions and reactions from our students and staff and we are working together as an administration and faculty to identify productive and […]

Troubling Racist Incident at NNHS

Racist Incident at NNHS

September 28, 2016 Dear North Families, I am writing to you regarding a deeply troubling incident that took place at our school yesterday. As you may have heard or seen on social media, yesterday a car drove around the circle on Tiger Drive waving a large Confederate flag from the window. The incident was immediately […]

Newton and the Opioid Epidemic

Newton and the Opioid Epidemic

No Regrets: Newton and the Opioid Epidemic, Thursday, October 6, 7pm – 9 pm, Newton North High School (457 Walnut St) Mayor Setti D. Warren and Rep. Kay Khan invite you to Save the Date for this fall program sponsored by Newton PATH.  The program features If Only, a short film by James Wahlberg and interactive […]