Beatlejuice and Friends: The 2nd British Invasion of Needham to be held April 29, 7:00 p.m.

The Plugged In Band Program is excited to present the British Invasion of Needham, featuring Boston’s #1 Beatles cover band, Beatlejuice and Friends, on Saturday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m., at Powers Hall in Needham. This 21+ event will provide an evening of amazing music, dancing, a cash bar and fish & chips and other delicious options provided by Captain Marden’s Cod Squad – all at a modest price. The event will support the Plugged In Band Program in Needham.
Since 2002 Plugged In has been teaching youth how to be in a rock band, the importance of using their music to make positive change in the world, and instilling in them the confidence to do so.  Plugged In is a welcoming place where young musicians can express their creative side, be nurtured, and learn to give back to their community. What makes Plugged In special is a commitment to including all students, regardless of their ability to pay or the costs associated with accommodating students with special needs. In this environment of compassion and acceptance, all of students learn the power of helping others. 
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Powers Hall
1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492
Tickets are $35 per person in advance online at and $45 per person at the door.

Impact provides self-defense training at NNHS

Students in Ms. Courtney Albert's Sexuality and Health 2 class will be introduced to self-defense training provided by IMPACT on April 13. This program helps students improve their ability to respond to unsafe, uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous situations.  They learn verbal de-escalation skills and learn assertiveness and physical self-protection as a last resort. Part of the funding for the training will come from mental health monies raised by an Educational Excellence campaign in 2014-15.


Body Confidence Day returns on April 12

Students from the Body Confidence Club hosted the fourth annual Body Confidence Day, "Perfectly Imperfect," on April 12 with collaboration from Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association. The goal of this day is to start a conversation on the under-discussed yet prevalent subject of how we view ourselves. The day was designed to encourage students and staff to talk about body image and work towards a place of greater confidence. The advisor for the club is Physical Education, Health and Wellness teacher Courtney Albert. 

Donate used sneakers on April 30 at City Hall

Students for a Greener World will be collecting sneakers for recycling and reuse on during NewtonSERVES on Sunday, April 30, at Newton City Hall. This is our third year with this project, inspired by Cabot Elementary’s Green Team — we have collected and distributed over 300 re-usable pairs so far! Sneakers will be collected outside of City Hall from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and will be bagged according to adult and kids sizes.  Sneakers in good condition will be distributed to individuals in need; the rest will be taken to Nike’s outlet in Wrentham for recycling.

Join PTSO efforts next year by volunteering your time!

Are you new to Newton North or are you looking for a way to get more involved? The PTSO is looking for volunteers for 2017-18. According to, "Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing their kids the importance of participating in the larger community."

Newton North depends on the generosity of parent/guardian volunteers to help keep our community informed, connected, and strong. Can you help? Please consider the excellent opportunities below.

Faculty strut their stuff at second annual talent show

Newton North faculty displayed their awe-inspiring talent as singers, dancers, comedians, songwriters, instrumentalists, and more at a festive and fun-filled evening on April 6 before a sizable crowd in the NNHS auditorium. Emcees Samantha Mandel, Henry Turner, and Amy Winston kept the show running smoothly; beautifully costumed and made up teachers shone on the stage. This special event raised $1,100 for GELF, the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund. Thank you to chemistry teacher Sangeet Srikanth for masterminding this labor of love and to the many others who participated in and supported this event in various ways.

See photos from the Faculty Talent Show here. 

Buy a cool shirt and spread kindness at NNHS and beyond!

The Partners in Kind Club is selling Be Kind shirts and sweatshirts for Kindness Day on April 28. The shirts are available in black or orange. Please take a look at the shirts and considering buying one for yourself and one as a gift for a family member or a friend. If you don't need/want one, you can still make a donation on the site to support our efforts! KINDNESS ROCKS!!!
Buy a shirt or make a donation here.  Order deadline: Monday, April 10.

GELF dinner raises funds to support student travel

Community members turned out in full force for the GELF benefit dinner on Saturday, April 1, at Newton North. The annual event, energetically planned by Samantha Mandel, global education programs manager for Newton Public Schools (NPS), raised more than $33,000 to provide scholarships for Newton North and Newton South students who want to participate in international travel programs through the schools.

Attendees enjoyed a delicious tasting menu prepared by Chef (and NNHS parent) Katya Salkever and skillfully served by NPS teachers and adminstrators, live music featuring Katani Sumner of Newton South, a personal statement from a student whose trip to Mexico was funded by a scholarship, and remarks by former principal Dr. Jennifer Price and others. If you missed the dinner but would still like to make a donation, please click here. 

Thank you to the major donors who supported this event! They are Samuel Adams, STA Travel, Newton Community Education, Village Bank, and Kuvée.


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