Jake Auchincloss and his White Male Privilege

EMILY's List sends out mailer criticizing two Dems on abortion

From Boston. com Jake Auchincloss, a Newton city councilor and a former Marine, was repeatedly the subject of both veiled and direct criticism from his peers during the virtually held debate — most notably toward the end of the event, when fellow 4th District candidate Ihssane Leckey suggested he should drop out after violating a […]

Zoom Session for NSHS AP Chinese Class Crashed by Anti-Asian Racists

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Dear Newton North Community, Yesterday a group of intruders joined a Zoom session during a Newton South AP Chinese class and proceeded to spew vile, hate-filled images and speech directed at our students and teacher. The actions were racist and hate-filled. This incident is an attack on our Asian community, Newton South and Newton Public […]

Newton Schools Closed Until April 6th

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March 15, 2020 Dear NPS Families, As you likely heard, Governor Baker announced earlier this evening that all schools in Massachusetts will now be closed until Monday, April 6th. We know how disruptive this is to everyone’s lives, yet we recognize the need to adhere to these guidelines to support the safety of our city […]

Hello Dolly! Musical at Newton North High School

Hello Dolly! Musical at Newton North High School

Newton North High School’s Theatre Ink Proudly Presents… “HELLO, DOLLY!” Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman and Book by Michael Stewart March 19,20,21 at 7:30 PM March 22 at 2:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center HELLO, DOLLY!, the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater […]

Incidents Regarding the Use of the N word at NNHS

NNHS Black History Month and N word Incidents

Dear Newton North community, Over the past few weeks, we have learned that several North students have been sharing social media posts of individuals using the N-word.  Additionally, we have received reports of students using this word in the hallways as well. These incidents have been or are being investigated and responded to in accordance […]

Second Church Nursery School has spots for next year!

Second Church Nursery School has spots for next year!

Second Church Nursery School, the #1-rated preschool in Newton, is still accepting applications for a limited number of spaces for the 2020-2021 school year. In the heart of West Newton, SCNS is dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating, and welcoming environment for children ages 3-5. Our classes are special places that emphasize learning through play […]

Letter from Newton Schools Superintendent

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

Dear NPS Families, I hope you have enjoyed the summer. It is a great pleasure to welcome both our returning families and those new to our schools. The start of a school year is a wonderful time for anyone involved in education because it represents a new beginning. It is an opportunity to share our […]

Thoroughly Modern Millie: Community TALK BACK

My daughter in 12th grade tells me that the Leadership class is studying racism against Asian Americans and that my posts on Newton North High School’s musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, is a big part of that curriculum. I’m glad. This conversation is long overdue. I wanted to share the videos I shot of the Community […]

Massachusetts Has the Best School Systems in America

Massachusetts Has the Best School Systems in America

Massachusetts Has the Best School Systems in America according to a Wallet Hub study. In order to determine the best school systems in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key measures of quality and safety. The data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to median […]

NNHS Seeking Host Families for China Exchange Students

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Dear Newton North Parent, NNHS is still desperately looking for host families for two high-school aged Chinese exchange students this fall. Please help us out! Students have excellent English and are excited to take part in American family life. They enroll in classes at NNHS for the duration of their hosting dates (September 2, 2017 […]