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.

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

Newton Public Schools will commemorate 50 years of partnership with METCO, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc., on Saturday, Apriil 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Newton North High School. Join NPS at this special evening to celebrate the past, present, and future of the METCO program. Light appetizers and desserts will be served. For more information, please visit

March Madness wraps up at Library Learning Commons

The NNHS Library Learning Commons (LLC) coordinates a number of programs and contests at Newton North that are designed to encourage independent reading. In March they participated in a national promotion called March Madness concurrent with the NCAA basketball tournament. Students voted for their favorite books as did students around the country, resulting in a national winner. The winning young adult novel was All the Bright Places.

Newton Family Singers host benefit concert for Best Buddies on April 9, 4:00 p.m.

The Newton Family Singers and Team Believe have joined together to bring you a concert with a purpose. Join the One Voice, A Concert Benefiting Best Buddies where the Newton Family Singers will sing a program of songs about strength, diversity, inclusion and friendship by an eclectic group of popular artists such as Natalie Merchant, U2, Katy Perry, Matisyahu, Carole King and many more. These songs are sure to inspire and bring joy to you and your family!

Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Family Walk to be held April 15

The snow has almost gone, and it’s time to start dusting off those running (or walking) shoes! The 25th annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Family Walk is a perfect way to shake off some of that cabin fever! Just one mile, up and down famed Heartbreak Hill!

Every runner receives an official digital-clock time, a race medallion, goody bag and a free ticket to the pre-race pasta party at Newton City Hall on Friday, April 14. The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in each category win a trophy!


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