Superintendent Fleishman writes about social and emotional needs of students

Dear Newton Families:

Addressing the social and emotional needs of our students is an important system goal. It is essential that we work in partnership with families on important issues that impact our students. I am writing because we have become aware that many of our students are watching and discussing a new Netflix series entitled 13 Reasons Why, the content of which is challenging and difficult. 

Help tag gas leaks on May 13, 1:30 p.m., beginning at Newton Free Library

Did you know that Newton has over 400 natural gas leaks from aging, underground pipes? These leaks release methane, contribute to climate change, harm our future, waste energy, and damage human health and trees. Consumers pay the cost.

Join Newton Mothers Out Front and other allies to tag the gas leaks in our town and help spread the word about this invisible hazard! Come to a rally at the Newton Free Library to hear a few words about the campaign and then head out to tag the leaks. They’ll give you the materials you need to tag.

80+ volunteers brighten 15 spaces during Operation Bold Paint

Anyone who has been to the NNHS main office this week has been able to admire the results of the sixth annual Operation Bold Paint, which took place on April 30. Skillfully guided by energetic yet unflappable chair Liz Tavares, approximately 80 volunteers patched holes and painted a wall or two in 14 classrooms and offices. In addition, a hardy group painted a spirited stripe of orange around two walls of the much-used fitness center.

Vice Principal Amy Winston shares reminders for May

Reminder: The NNHS parking lots are NOT drop-off zones for students. Please do not enter the parking lots in the morning for live drop-off. This is not safe for you, the faculty, or your students. Please follow all parking/driving signage around the school including the one-way entrances and exits to the parking lots. The Newton Police have been alerted to a number of unsafe scenarios that have occurred recently during drop-off and there will be more consistent and frequent monitoring of the situation. Please remember that student safety is our top priority.

Fifty-eight seniors awarded Seal of Biliteracy certificates

The World Language and ELL departments collaborated this year to implement an NPS Seal of Biliteracy that recognizes students who have attained proficiency in two languages: English and a second language. This year fifty-eight seniors have been awarded Seal of Bilteracy certificates. Students were honored at a ceremony for them and their families on May 4 in the Little Theatre.

See photos on the NNHS PTSO Facebook page.

METCO's 50th year in Newton celebrated on April 29

Newton Public Schools commemorated 50 years of partnership with METCO, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc., on Saturday, April 29, at Newton North. Mayor Warren kicked off the evening and welcomed more than 200 people to the event. Maricel Sheets, director of the METCO program, hosted the speaking program during which the following awards were presented:


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