Newton North student educates others about concussions

Having suffered several concussions over the past few years, Newton North student Lily Winton is working to educate other students and their families about the impact of concussions and to provide useful information that can help students dealing with the aftermath of concussions. She gave her first public presentation on March 21 at Day Middle School. Read more about Lily's work in the Newton TAB. 

Businesses and volunteers needed for Financial Reality Fair on May 19

Newton North business student Hayley Soehle is working with teacher Robert Kane and other students to plan the second annual Financial Reality Fair on May 19, from 8:50 to 11:15 a.m. The fair will run along the lines of a game of Life and will enable student participants to experience the responsibilities and budgeting decisions they will face when they begin living on their own.

Teens age 14-15 invited to participate in mental health study

Genesis Vergara, a research assistant with the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Lab at McLean Hospital,  is involved in conducting a research study to improve the understanding of mental illness in youth.

At present, they are recruiting adolescents aged 14-15 years with depression or anxiety to participate in research designed to better understand brain connections and mental illness. Adolescent participants will be administered a clinical interview and self-report questionnaires, and eligible participants also will receive an MRI brain scan.

Stay informed about impact of NPS budget proposal on Newton North

The School Committee is currently discussing the Newton Public Schools budget for next year. Please stay informed.

Here are the dates for School Committee budget discussions. All meetings are at the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, in room 210.

Monday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.: Special meeting (i.e. no public comment)--All instructional areas, including elementary, middle, high school, student services and teaching and learning

Junior families invited to Go Higher!, April 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Newton South

Junior parents and students in Newton are invited to attend Go Higher!, an event highlighting Massachusetts state universities through the eyes of current college students and alums. Learn about the new and exciting changes on campuses, top majors, and student life.
 
Join the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Commissioner Dr. Carlos Santiago and hear about the future of public higher education in Massachusetts.
 
Following presentations by students and the Commissioner, meet with university admissions representatives in the lobby for a college fair.
 
Tuesday April 11, 2017, 7-8:30pm
Newton South High School auditorium

Paying the College Bill presented by MEFA on April 4, 6:30 p.m.

Seniors and their parents/families are invited to attend MEFA's "Paying the College Bill" seminar on Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Newton North High School auditorium. Attendees will learn about how colleges make financial aid decisions, how to read award letters, and how to finance a college education. As seniors are beginning to make their decisions about which college to attend, this is a great opportunity to get any final financial aid questions answered.

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