Ed Ex funds from 2014-15 for mental health are making a positive impact at NNHS

This year's recipients of mental health grants, which were funded with money raised during the 2014-15 Educational Excellence campaign, are putting the money to work at Newton North in ways that bring positive results for students. The PTSO thanks all donors and supporters! Here are some recent comments from teachers and staff.

From Lisa Goldthwaite, advisor to Gender Sexuality Alliance

The GSA wants to thank you for your generous grant to help cover some expenses for our ToBGLAD events (Transgender, Bisexual Gay Lesbian Advocacy Day).

Celebration shines with Hollywood Nights on June 5!

Well, we did it! Celebration 2017 was a rousing success and we couldn’t be more grateful to YOU, our Newton North community. You answered our calls when we needed donations of time, talent, and treasure. Parents of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors led our teams of parent volunteers—over 170 strong—who worked tirelessly before, during, and after the event to provide a fun, festive, post-prom party for over 520 seniors (we counted!) and their guests.

Newton Free Library kicks off teen summer reading program on June 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Party: Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off, Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium: Stop by the Library to celebrate the beginning of summer with ice cream provided by J.P. Licks and Minute-to-Win-It games. While you’re here pick up information on the Teen Summer Reading program. Get involved as we explore the theme, “Build a Better World” with programs throughout the summer.

Host families needed for fall 2017!

Newton North and Newton South High Schools are looking for host famillies for three high-school-aged Chinese exchange students and two adult Chinese exchange teachers from the Jingshan School this fall (September 2 to January 13). Families interested in hosting teachers do not need to have children in the home; families interested in hosting students may have children of any age. Please encourage all of your friends and neighbors to sign up!

Librarians share insights at Spotlight on Library Learning Commons, May 31

On May 31, Librarians Erin Dalbec, Lauren Italiano, and Kate Kennedy (see photos under the Librarians tab here) hosted parents/guardians for an informative session on how the Library Learning Commons is used by students, how librarians and teachers collaborate to enrich curriculum, and how the library promotes reading. They introduced attendees to a new resource called Flipster that allows users to read six magazines.

Seniors enjoy breakfast and yearbook signing on June 2

Senior class liaisons Sue Covitz, Ann Manaktala, and Archana Szpak masterminded a festive breakfast for seniors on June 2. Students enjoyed a delicious repast and had a chance to sign yearbooks--hot off the presses. Thank you to Sue, Ann, Archana, and all of the parents who donated food or funds and served, staffed, and cleaned up (see below). See photos on the NNHS PTSO Facebook page.

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