PTSO announces open leadership positions for upcoming year

Thank you to the over 450 parent volunteers who have contributed their time and talent to the school community over the past year. You are invited to join the PTSO leadership team for 2020-2021. All are welcome and encouraged, whether an experienced volunteer or a newcomer. Interested?  Please contact Co-Presidents Valerie Pontiff and Patty McCabe by sending an e-mail to The list of open positions follows below:

Parent Volunteer Leadership Opportunities for 2020-2021

Sustainability students revitalize recycling at North

The sustainability classes taught by Ms. Anndy Dannenberg (biology) and Ms. Kathryn Teissier (world language) are working with School Council to revitalize and promote recycling at Newton North. Changes in the international market for recycled American goods are pushing Newton citizens, including students, to reassess their current recycling habits and learn new guidelines.

Support GELF scholarships for international travel

Please consider supporting students’ international travel by donating to, or volunteering for, the benefit of the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF). GELF is a financial aid fund that enables Newton North and Newton South students who could not otherwise afford to travel to take part in international travel experiences through the schools. There are several ways to get involved:

9th graders will view "End of the Line" by Improbable Players on February 4

The Improbable Players will perform "End of the Line," a show about the continuum of addiction, including vaping, for the entire freshmen class on Tuesday, February 4, during C2. One of the most powerful aspects of the show is the Q&A at the end. Every performer is in recovery; each one speaks about his/her narrative and answers questions honestly and directly. As always, the students will be reminded that their counselors and other counselors will be available. 

Adults and teens gather at Just Think Expo to learn about community resources

The NNHS PTSO’s 10th annual Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo on January 7, 2020, featured local non-profits and, in the evening, teen-friendly attractions that drew middle schoolers, high schoolers, and parents/guardians. Thank you to all the exhibitors (see list here), volunteers, and speakers who worked together to help create this year’s expo!


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