Think Big on March 3, 2:00 p.m., will connect teens with STEM workers

Ever wondered about the jobs people do in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math? Think Big is a chance for middle school and high school students to network and talk one-on-one with professionals working in a variety of STEM careers such as software engineering, medicine, architecture and chemistry. Find out what they do, how they got there, and whether their career might be a good fit for you!

Save used sneakers for collection event on April 29

Students for a Greener World (SGW) will participate in NewtonSERVES 2018 by collecting used sneakers for their Sneaker Reuse & Recycling Project on Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Newton City Hall. Start sorting and saving your sneakers now and bring them to us at City Hall on April 29! Kids and adult sizes welcome — we have collected over 300 pairs in the 2015-2017 NewtonSERVES events, donating them to organizations that distribute them accordingly.

MEDIAGIRLS offers media literacy class in Brookline starting March 21

MEDIAGIRLS, an eight-week program for 6th-8th grade girls, will run at the Brookline Teen Center on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. starting on March 21. Participants learn to challenge pop-culture messages aimed at girls, engage in thoughtful discussions about current media trends, make new friends in Brookline, and write inspiring content for girls using social media. Space is limited to 12, so sign up quickly.

Thinking about course registration? Read Mr. Young's take on arts education

Mr. Todd Young, chair of the Fine & Performing Arts Department, has published an article on the role of arts in all students' education in the Massachusetts Music Journal (Winter 2016). The article is included below. To see Mr. Young speak about how students and parents can think about the registration process, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hqk8YsKkW4

The Arts Are Not For Me Syndrome
Todd R. Young – Newton North High School and Gordon College

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