High School Start Time Working Group scenarios

High School Start Time Working Group

High School Start Time Working Group scenarios presented and published The High School Start Time Year End Report, presented to Newton School Committee on June 20, has been posted online. The report includes results from the spring surveys and scenarios. A timeline also has been posted for next steps in the fall. Please visit http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2553 for more information.

NNHS: One School, One Question

NNHS One School, One Question

One School, One Question For fall 2016, NNHS will be exploring “one question” instead of “one book.” The question, developed by students and faculty together, is “Why do people put themselves in other people’s shoes, and what can we learn from that?” Our goal is for the exploration of this question to support our continued […]

“Oliver!” named Best Musical in the State

Special thanks to the wonderful Newton North Staff below. Bradley Jensen - Director/Choreographer/English Teacher Ruth Talvacchia- Costumes Teacher/Coordinator Michael Barrington-Haber-Technical Theatre Teacher/Technical Director Jay Zawacki- Asst. Technical Director/Lighting Teacher Dan Fabrizio-Asst. Program Director/World Language Teacher Awards won Best Hair and Make-up Design Best Acting Ensemble Best Dance Ensemble Best Musical Production

“Oliver!” named Best Musical in the State by Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild More than 50 students and Theatre Ink staff from Newton North attended the Music Theatre Awards at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston this week after being nominated in many areas of production including best musical. Theatre Ink is excited to announce that “Oliver!” […]

Brian Turner Leaving FA Day as Principal

FA Day Middle School

There were rumors flying around last month that Brian Turner would be leaving F. A. Day as principal largely due to the handling of the swastikas found twice in and around the school. Not reporting this to the police in a timely way is the point of contention. Brian Turner did really great things for […]

West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Prevention

West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Prevention

West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Prevention: Mosquito and tick-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Lyme disease occur in Newton residents. Take steps to avoid getting sick! Mosquito repellant not only works for mosquitoes, but helps repel ticks as well. Use a repellant with DEET, and follow label instructions for concentrations appropriate for children. […]

Theatre Pre-College Scholarship at Marist College

Theatre Pre-College Scholarship at Marist College

Summer Pre-College Program Scholarship Opportunity This is one of those opportunities I want to pass along to you because it’s a good one and I’m not getting paid to promote anything. As you may know, my daughter Morgan attended the Summer Pre-College program last year at Marist College. The course was such a positive experience […]

Racist Controversy at Newton North High School

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Good Morning, As we enter the last month of our school year, I would like to thank the entire NNHS community for their trust in and support of me this year. I am grateful for your willingness to work with me in a spirit of cooperation. Every school year contains predictable rhythms as well as […]

Newton High School Students Ace AP Exams

Newton High School Students Ace AP Exams

More than 90 percent of students in the Newton high schools receiving scores of 3-5 on the AP exams. Tests Taken: 1,585 Scores: 1 – 22 2 – 80 3 – 287 4 – 497 5 – 699 Percent Score 1-2: 6.4 Percent Score 3-5: 93.6 This data is for 2014-2015 school year and sourced […]

Lead in Water at Newton Elementary School

Lead in Water at Burr Elementary

Dear Newton Community, On Tuesday, we wrote to inform the Newton Community about the recent water testing conducted by the City of Newton in the school district buildings. For the past 14 years, in compliance with state mandates, the City of Newton has sampled the water for lead and copper in two school buildings per […]

Teachers Union Want Access to Anti-Semitic Investigation

Teachers Union Want Access to Anti-Semitic Investigation

From The Newton Patch: Newton Teachers Association President Michael Zilles sent a letter to City Solicitor Donnalyn B. Lynch Kahn, requesting the full report without redaction, the Boston Globe reported. The union representing Newton school teachers has filed a formal request for the complete report about the investigation into how two incidents of anti-Semitic speech at […]