Educational Excellence funds are bringing self-defense training to students

Students in Ms. Courtney Albert's Sexuality and Health 2 class are participating in self-defense training provided by IMPACT in April 2018. This program helps students improve their ability to respond to unsafe, uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous situations. They learn verbal de-escalation skills and assertiveness; they also learn physical self-protection as a last resort. Part of the funding for the training comes from mental health monies raised by an Educational Excellence campaign in 2014-15.

Newton North TV students cover recent gun control events

Student producers Aidan Leary, Maya Mathews, and Tianna McToggart reported on the student portion of March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018, in Boston. Their video features Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Senator Ed Markey. The NNHS walkout to prevent gun violence on March 15 was covered by NNTV reporters Will Marsh and Evyatar Gershon.

Click on the links below to see the two videos.

Parents invited to workshop on raising resilient teens starting May 4

The Resilience Project at Newton Wellesley Hospital will be running a 6-week workshop for parents of teens focused on fostering resilience. The workshop begins Friday, May 4. All meetings are at Newton Wellesley and go from 8:45-10:00 a.m. The workshop, which is  skills-based, considers the following: 

1. What resilience is and how we, as parents, help our teens practice resilience


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