NNHS FORJ community meeting on January 30 generates thoughtful discussion

Despite freezing weather and an untimely snow squall, Newton North FORJ had about 20 participants at the first FORJ dinner discussion of 2019. In addition to hosting parents/guardians, FORJ was delighted to welcome Principal Henry Turner, Newton North METCO Counselor Elvin Cardona, and School Committee member and NNHS parent Bridget Ray-Canada to the International Cafe for a potluck meal and conversation.

Female athletes sought for EKG study

Healthy female varsity athletes in any sport age 14-18 are needed for a Harvard Medical School study examining whether there is a unique EKG biomarker for anorexia nervosa. Participants will serve as normal controls in an EKG study. The study is noninvasive, and participants receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Amazon and a tour of the physiology laboratory at Spaulding Rehab in Cambridge.

4th and 5th graders invited to enter Sodexo's Future Chefs culinary competition by February 8

Newton Public Schools's food service partner, Sodexo, is hosting the Future Chefs culinary competition for 4th and 5th graders. This year's theme is Mexican dishes. Just fill out the entry form with your favorite Mexican recipe. One winner from each school will be chosen to participate in a cooking contest at Newton North High School on March 26. We can’t wait to see your creative recipes and taste those amazing dishes!

Newton’s Summer High School Internship Program accepting applications

Newton’s Summer High School Internship Program was founded in 2013 to help students develop an understanding of the 21st century workforce and the necessary skills to engage in it. The program is open to all Newton high school students but particularly seeks to engage students of color, students from low-income families, English language learners, students receiving academic support, and first-generation college students. 

Jubilee Singers winter concert set for February 2, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a rousing concert by the Jubilee Singers on Saturday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m., in the NNHS auditorium. Jubilee performs music drawn from the African Diaspora, including jubilees, spirituals, contemporary and traditional gospel, contmporary and orgial African pieces, as well as originals created within the group. Tickets: $5 for students/$10 for adults. 

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