February 13, 2023
Hello Members of the Class of 2027 and their Families!
Welcome to the Newton North community. We are thrilled to have you join our vibrant and diverse school. The first part of your transition are two evening events.
Event #1: VIRTUAL Informational Evening on Tuesday, February 28
This night consists of a variety of informational sessions about the high school curriculum and course opportunities. It is a great night to get many of your questions answered about all aspects of North. We highly recommend that students and families attend this online event together to experience all that Newton North has to offer.
The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a welcome session that will be translated. You will hear from school leaders including: Principal, Henry Turner; Class of 2027 Dean of Beals House, Scott Heslin; Counseling Department Head, Beth Swederskas; and Vice Principal, Amy Winston.
6pm: Livestream: https://stream.lexikeet.com/newton
After the overview session, you will be able to attend a variety of sessions of your choosing. There will be at least 9 options and each session will be offered three times. Visit the Class of 2027 page to see the options and to access the zoom links.
7:00pm-8:40pm Choice Sessions
- 7:00-7:30pm Session One
- 7:35-8:05pm Session Two
- 8:10-8:40pm Session Three
Event #2: In Person Elective Open House on Thursday March 2
When: Thursday, March 2, 5pm-7pm
Where: IN PERSON at NNHS, 457 Walnut Street
How: Reserve “tickets” for a timed entry: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080949AFAE29A0FA7-nnhs3
What: An opportunity to see and learn more about our robust elective offerings for students in Grade 9
Fine and Performing Arts:
Theater: See all parts of our robust theater program. Learn about ways to be involved on and off stage whether it be acting, costume design, or set / lighting / sound design.
Music: Learn about the many different music offerings available to all students including North’s performing ensembles (jazz/rock, orchestra, band, and choirs) to our host of non-performance classes like theory, technology, and history.
Visual Art: Explore our 2-D, 3-D, and Photography & Animation Studios.
Career and Technical Education:
See each of our CTE programs first-hand. Exploratory classes available to students in grade 9 include:
Early Education and Care
Design and Visual Communications
TV Media Arts
Our business-related offerings continue to grow and expand. Find out about one of the most popular electives open to students in grade 9: “Money Matters: Intro to Personal Finance”
Visit our School Store, the RoarStore!
See our two engineering strands in action: Robotics and Engineering.
The Technology/Engineering department offers a wide variety of courses, both quarter long and semester long, to entering NNHS students.
The Sustainability electives will introduce students to the three pillars of sustainability: Environmental Stewardship + Equity (social justice) and Economic Development
We know some parents/guardians may be deciding where to send their child to high school. Please know that attending these events is an excellent way to gather information. In fact, we believe that Newton North offers a rich, high-quality program that is competitive with any private or public school in the area. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Henry Turner, Principal
Amy Winston, Vice Principal
ps. Everything that you need related to your transition to NNHS will be posted and archived on the Class of 2027 page on the NNHS website. (Don’t forget the handy tinyurl: https://tinyurl.com/NNClassof2027 )
Instructional Innovation at NNHS
Recently Newton North's Department Chairs of Math, English, Science, Social Studies and World Language delivered a powerful presentation on the innovative teaching strategies being implemented to enhance the school's excellence.
To gain a deeper understanding of the school's efforts to prepare students for the future, we highly recommend you watch the video of the presentation.
Have friends who aren't currently attending NPS?
- These emails about course registration and transition are only sent to current NPS families of 8th graders who are flagged as attending NNHS next year. (They are sent via Aspen)
- Feel free to share this information with friends who live on the North side but whose 8th graders don't currently attend an NPS school.
- Non-NPS Families who are interested in registering their student to attend NNHS next year, should visit the NPS website: https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/1170
- We encourage transfer students to complete the registration process as early in spring as possible.
- Potential transfer students and families are welcome to attend our 8th Grade Night Offerings on 2/28 and 3/2.
Winston Weekly Update Archive
Want to take a look at my weekly communication to NNHS families? The weekly update archive is available here: https://www.smore.com/u/amy.winston