Raise money to fight cancer during Hope Walks on October 1

Newton Wellesley Hospital’s Hope Walks, on Sunday, October 1, is a 3.3-mile neighborhood walk to raise money for Vernon Cancer Center. The walk includes a barbeque lunch, entertainment, sponsor stalls, and free parking in NWH’s visitor garage. Registration is currently $40. Check in is 9 a.m., the walk starts at 10 a.m., and the event ends at 12:30 p.m. You can register by going to tinyurl.com/NWHwalks and pressing the “Join Our Team” button on the upper-right side of the page.

House offices provide support and information

Newton North is divided into four houses and students "follow" their houses during their four years of high school. Houses provide a wealth of information for families and support for students. Get to know your house office!

9th grade: Barry House: Administrative assistant: eileen_peruzzi@newton.k12.ma.us

10th grade: Adams House. Administrative assistant: helen_wong@newton.k12.ma.us

Vice Principal Amy Winston writes about Back to School Night (September 27)

Newton North’s “Back to School Night” is Wednesday 9/27. Before Wednesday, please download and print your personal schedule for the evening from the portfolio in Skyward (see link at https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/nnhs). The name of the attachment in the portfolio that you must print and bring with you is “North BTSN 2017-18” Note that the portfolio is not available from the Skyward Phone App. Please be sure to print this document before Wednesday night. 

NNHS ensemble will play at Newton Jazz Festival on September 24

Newtonville's annual music annual music and street fair on Saturday, September 24, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m., will feature vendor booths, food, children's activities and some of the area's best jazz artists.This year's event will be kicked off by the Newton North High School Jazz Ensemble and will also include performances by Gypsy 440 Jazz group, Patrice Williamson's Celebrating Ella, the NEJazz Festival AllStars, and "The Art of the Piano" dual piano tribute to Duke Ellington. See an event page here

Historic mural returns to NNHS

After several years of work by former NNHS principal Jennifer Huntington and others, a three-part mural that originally hung in the library of the “Classical” Newton High School has been re-hung at Newton North. The side panels had been put in storage and forgotten until Jennifer Price, another former principal, discovered them in a janitor’s closet in 2010 as she was making a final sweep of the previous high school before demolition. All three panels were restored by the Hartmann Fine Art Conservation Services in Pennsylvania.

The main panel now hangs near the cafeteria, and the two side panels are on the wall outside the auditorium (see photo). Graphics students are creating interpretive plaques for the murals, and the murals will be rededicated at a ceremony in November. 

Read more about the project at newtonwickedlocal.com.

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