March 1, 2023
Interim Superintendent Message
Superintendent Search Update
The School Committee is expected to finalize the contract with Dr. Anna Nolin to serve as the next superintendent of the Newton Public Schools. Meeting materials are linked here.
School Committee Meeting - TONIGHT!
School Committee Meeting - TONIGHT!
Tonight at the Newton School Committee meeting, the district will provide additional details on the proposed budget for 2023-24. Details will include areas of reduction if the budget shortfall remains between $6 - $8 million. These areas include elementary and secondary education, student services, teaching and learning, technology/library, and operations/administrative.
Please tune into the meeting to learn more.
When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom link for School Committee Meeting
Newton Public Schools Override Webpage
City Hall Forum - Thursday, March 2, 2023
The City of Newton will host a virtual forum to provide additional information about the override and debt-exclusions.
When: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: Login for Virtual Forum
A Cappella April! - Saturday, April 1, 2023
A Cappella April! is coming to Newton South High School on Saturday, April 1. This one-night only, all-ages event features R & B/Soul/Pop a cappella group Ball in the House, with special performances by Newton student groups: Bigelow Beats, Brown Middle School A Cappella, The Northern Lights, and The Melocotones.
Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students. Seating is reserved. Tickets available through Seat Yourself: https://newtonps.seatyourself.biz
Proceeds from this event will be used for future Creative Arts & Sciences programming.
Save the Date - Saturday, April 29, 2023
The Jen Price Global Education Fund is returning to its signature fundraising event this spring. A wonderful evening filled with friendship and fun to raise money for students to participate in international programs abroad. More details coming soon. Visit the GELF webpage for more information.
Kindergarten for 2023-24
Kindergarten registration is now OPEN!
Please visit our Kindergarten Registration page for a link to our online registration portal, as well as background information.
“NPS GREEN SCENE” — SCHOOL SUSTAINABILITY
Did you know that every month, on the second Thursday at 4:30pm, a group of Newton Educators meet as the Green Schools Connection Group?
The group is a subset of Green Newton and uses their monthly meetings to brainstorm and share sustainability initiatives and ideas at all of our schools. New programs around composting, food waste reduction and recycling have sprung from the organization. City leaders from NPS and City Hall also join to add support, ideas and resources.
NCE Summer Camp - Registration is Open
Registration is now open for Newton Community Education summer camps. Sample camps include: Lego® to Lacrosse, Parkour to Pokémon, Minecraft to Music Video Production, Soccer to Scratch, Animation to Amazing Race, and SO MUCH MORE! They will also offer the popular 5-week theater camp once again.
All camps are held at Newton North High School, Newton South High School, or online. There are half-day and full-day camps for every student entering grades K-12.
Visit the NCE website for the most updated descriptions, locations, and pricing.
Newton S.P.A.C.E Summer Program
Newton S.P.A.C.E. (Summer Program for Academic and Creative Endeavors) is a four-week summer enrichment program run by the Newton Public Schools from July 5th through July 28th. Students entering kindergarten through 9th grade in the Fall of 2023 are eligible to attend.
We offer two programs - an upper camp (entering grade 5-entering grade 9) and a lower camp (entering kindergarten-entering grade 4).
Visit the S.P.A.C.E.website for more information or REGISTER NOW!
Winter Student Art Reception
On Wednesday, February 15th, the Fine Arts Department hosted its Winter Student Art Reception at the NPS Education Center. The exhibit of student artwork, representing the district's 19 elementary and middle schools, will be on display through early April when visual art teachers will install a spring art exhibit. Student art exhibits and receptions take place every Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Each elementary and middle school has a display board in the corridors of the Education Center where they exhibit a representative sample of the artwork being created by students in their school. New this year is a middle school collaborative slide show featuring digital artwork created with iPads and various art apps for a new emphasis in our middle school visual arts programs known as Media Arts, a newly adopted fifth arts discipline now recognized in national and state arts curriculum frameworks (MA Arts Curriculum Framework, updated 2019).
Newton North High School
Newton North High School has been awarded an AP® Access Award as a result of its commitment to expanding access to AP courses at your school. North is one of only 26 high schools that will be recognized at the Massachusetts State House on April 5th, 2023 as a part of our Advanced Placement® Day at the State House. Criteria for receiving the award included:
At least 40 Black/African American and Latino/Hispanic Examinees in 2022 OR 40 Low-Income examinees
An overall 5 year increase of at least 30% in these examinees from 2017 to 2022
Congratulations to North on this incredible achievement!
Newton South High School
Rep. Jake Auchincloss has named Alyssa Feinberg of Newton South High School, Julia Hulburd of Newton South High School, Salome Hizanishvili of Newton South High School, and Sophie Strausberg of Newton South High School as the winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge in Massachusetts’s Fourth District.
Learn more about this award, and this creative and useful app, here:
Election Day Workers Needed
The City of Newton is seeking Election Day Workers. Available positions include: wardens, clerks, and inspectors. Training is provided and a daily stipend is offered.
If interested, please contact the City of Newton Elections Department at: