Retiring teachers are honored at annual tea hosted by PTSO

Teacher Appreciation co-chairs Lesley Silberstein and Maria Sullivan delighted teachers and staff by setting out a bountiful tea on Tuesday, May 23, in the Library Learning Commons. Guests enjoyed sweet and savory treats, sushi, fruit salad, iced tea, lemonade, and coffee while listening to heartfelt tributes to retiring teachers. 

Thank you to the NNHS librarians for providing the space for the tea, to the NNHS custodians for help with set up and logistics, and to Anna Ford for advising and assisting.

Enjoy a benefit concert by the Dominoes on June 3, 6:00 p.m.

Save the date for the Dominoes Benefit Concert for 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston.

Come for a picnic dinner and a concert at the Hyde Community Center Bandstand. Join the Dominoes--8th graders Abby Matthews, Alexa Firkusny, Ben Baines, Jacob Trokel, and Owen Beaver--from Brown Middle School, hosting their first benefit concert to support their school’s fundraising effort and participation in the 32nd AIDS Walk & Run Boston.

Dreamfar team completes events on May 7; thank you to donors!

The NNHS Dreamfar team would like to thank the families who donated clothing and gift cards to the team this fall! On Sunday, May 7, the team completed the Providence Marathon and Half-Marathon. Twenty students and two teachers (Ethan Peritz and Heather Haines) completed the full marathon, and two students completed the half-marathon. Many of these students could not have completed their training without your generous donations.

One of the most amazing moments of the race was when the two half-marathon students and two team members from last year ran the final seven miles with one of their friends who was struggling to finish. The photos of these students finishing together, with big smiles on their faces, tell the whole story of Dreamfar. A brief video from race day is also available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEj611ZX7bc&feature=youtu.be

To find our more about Dreamfar go to http://www.dreamfarhsm.org/ or feel free to email me. Serving as a team leader for this year's team has been a highlight of my year. I look forward to running again next year. Thanks so much!

Amy Winston

Vice Principal

Recycling Club celebrates Earth Day on May 23

The Recycling Club is excited to offer several events on Tuesday, May 23, in delayed honor of Earth Day. Information on the sessions is as follows:

B Block: Sustainable Agriculture--Alison Scorer from Newton Community Farm will discuss the important connection between our food and the environment.

C Block: Environmental Journalism Panel--Panelists will discuss their work in environmental journalism and reporting and the role it plays in environmental awareness and action.

Students hold International Celebration on May 23

On Tuesday, May 23, during all three lunches, a student-organized International Celebration will take place on Main Street. A sophomore has put a great deal of effort into this endeavor, doing an amazing job directing over 40 students. There will be food, music, and various cultural displays representing almost 20 countries! All students will be able to celebrate during their lunch.

Students try budgeting at Reality Fair on May 19

Several hundred students tried their hand at managing a monthly budget at the Reality Fair on May 19. The fair was run like a game of Life; participants picked up an envelope of money comparable to a monthly salary and then experienced the responsibilities and budgeting decisions they will face when they begin living on their own. The fair was run by business student Hayley Soehle and teacher Robert Kane. Thank you to PTSO volunteers Jill Bennett, Joel Bloom, Sally Brickell, Bruce Brumberg, Paul Gershkowitz, and Wei Wu. 

Music of Hope and Community: A Benefit Concert to be held on May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join several wonderful Newton South musicians as well as other musicians from across the Newton community for a benefit concert on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Newton Highlands Congregational Church. The program includes selections from Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann’s chamber works. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Poster for 5-21 Concert

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