Fundraiser for Puerto Rico planned in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Celebration

On Wednesday, October 11, students will be collecting money at the entrance of Little Theater as they gather for activities marking Newton North's fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. In addition, there will be a table on Main Street for money collection during all lunch blocks from October 11-26. The money collected during this schoolwide fundraiser will be sent to the Boston Foundation; they will channel the funds to different humanitarian organizations supporting Puerto Rican hurricane victims both on the island and in the U.S. Find more information at

Schedule for Hispanic Heritage Celebration

  1. A2: Luis Selva, Ph. D. Dr. Selva, a native of El Salvador, will be presenting on his experiences related to the Calculus Project in Los Angeles, CA. He will also share with us his career path that lead him to work for NASA, his doctoral studies, and his current research at the Veterans Hospital in Boston.
  2. B 2: Student panel on the Hispanic experience at NNHS.
  3. D3: Presentation on Latino Literature and Bilingual Reading (Presented by Newton Free Library librarians Jean Holmblad (Children's section) and Liz Rowland (Teen section)). We will close with Sevillanas Dance (Arielle Miles, chemistry teacher; Carol Reichert parent of a NNHS student)
  4. F3: Presentation on Human Rights (Dr. Robert Warren, lawyer and parent of a NNHS student)
  5. G3: Selection of short films presented by Mrs. Sabrina Avilés (Boston Latino Film Festival Director and parent of a NNHS student)