Vice Principal Amy Winston shares reminders for May

Reminder: The NNHS parking lots are NOT drop-off zones for students. Please do not enter the parking lots in the morning for live drop-off. This is not safe for you, the faculty, or your students. Please follow all parking/driving signage around the school including the one-way entrances and exits to the parking lots. The Newton Police have been alerted to a number of unsafe scenarios that have occurred recently during drop-off and there will be more consistent and frequent monitoring of the situation. Please remember that student safety is our top priority.

The NNHS Library and the Newton Free Library are preparing for the final exam period in June. Both locations are putting in place plans to support successful studying and exam preparations.

At NNHS, on exam days, the library will be open for silent study. The cafeteria will be the social space on campus.

TeenStudyNights_June2017.pdf At Newton Free Library: Teen Study Nights @ the Library, June 15, 19, 20 & 21: The Library will remain open late (until 11 pm) during finals this year. Don’t stress! Stop by the auditorium, we’ll have some fun study breaks, like coloring, hula hoops and snacks. We’ll also have extra supplies on hand, like paper, hi-lighters, easels and more. Every night we’ll also have food, like pizza and ice cream. Visit the library’s website for a complete schedule: www.newtonfreelibrary.net/teens

Math MCAS is quickly approaching on May 16 and May 17. The block schedule is attached: SpringWeirdSchedules.pdf . As soon as I have information from transportation regarding exact bus route times, I will send it along. Busses will run twice each morning: once for testing students to arrive before 7:50 and once for all other students to arrive for class.

Midterm Comments for term #4 will be posted on May 9. We postponed the date since term 3 was extended due to snow.

The NNHS Administrative team is working with the transportation department to tweak and improve bus schedules for next year. The first, and most exciting, change is that the busses will depart NNHS at 3:40pm on Mondays next year (after X Block, like Thursdays.) This will ensure that ALL students will be able to access both extra help and club activities that occur during X Blocks on Mondays. Exact bus schedules will included in the summer information booklet that is posted in August.

Students: Looking for student ambassadors! Please consider joining the Peer Mentor Program. This program is a club that provides leadership positions! Students will help orient newt students on their first day OR provide a student shadow for the first three blocks of one of their school days. Once or twice a month, you will receive an email asking you to come in at 7:30 to greet a new student in the main office. You will be asked to walk the new student to his/her first class and answer any questions they may have. If it's a prospective student, they will shadow you (sit in on your classes) for the first three blocks of your day. As a Peer Mentor you receive a P/F grade, one credit, and it does transfer over onto your transcript. If you have any questions about this program feel free to reach out Mrs. Slawski (slawskik@newton.k12.ma.us), Lily Winton, or Rebecca Arango. Applications available in your House Office or in your School Counselor's Office.