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North community learns about happiness, community service

North community learns about happiness, community service

Rose Skylstad December 4, 2017

Learning about the keys to happiness and community service, North students and parents gathered to hear speakers from within and outside of the North community on civic engagement Saturday, Dec. 2 in the...

Math team exceeds expectations at international tournament

Math team exceeds expectations at international tournament

Rose Skylstad November 24, 2017

Six North students on the math team competed in the international Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, or HMMT, Saturday, Nov. 11. North placed 42 out of 142 teams overall in the tournament, which took place at...

Photo courtesy of FMHS The Buzz TV.

'Distractology' simulation participants learn dangers of distracted driving

Rose Skylstad November 7, 2017

Students learned about the dangers and consequences of distracted driving last Tuesday through Saturday in a driving simulation called “Distractology” presented by Arbella and Aronson Insurance. In...

Students, faculty weigh in on city charter vote

Students, faculty weigh in on city charter vote

Rose Skylstad November 6, 2017

In addition to voting for a Mayoral candidate in tomorrow’s election, Newton residents will decide ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a newly proposed city charter which would impact the size of Newton’s city...

Freshman class officers focus on class spirit, student voice

Freshman class officers focus on class spirit, student voice

Rose Skylstad October 13, 2017

In their first ever elections at North, freshmen voted for their class officers last Tuesday during C-block. The class of 2021 elected freshman Keshav Desibhatla for president. Freshman Skyler Bohnert,...

School council meeting focuses on behavioral expectations, LLC closure

School council meeting focuses on behavioral expectations, LLC closure

Rose Skylstad September 15, 2017

Student, teacher, and parent representatives met to discuss school “norms” and “social and civic behavior” expectations as focuses for the year in school council’s first session this Monday....

Photo by Rose Skylstad

Congressman Joe Kennedy III hosts town hall meeting at North

Rose Skylstad April 7, 2017

Congressman Joe Kennedy III answered citizens’ questions and concerns in a town hall meeting focusing on healthcare and Russia in the auditorium Sunday, April 2. An estimated 600 citizens from Massachusetts’...

Students arrive late, around 8:00 a.m.

School Committee considers implementing later high school start times in 2019 school year

Rose Skylstad March 29, 2017

Superintendent David Fleishman announced later start times may be implemented in Newton high schools starting in the 2019-2020 school year in an email to families March 7. The proposal, which has been...

Course registration info meeting emphasizes CTE classes, introduces 'W-rule'

Course registration info meeting emphasizes CTE classes, introduces 'W-rule'

Rose Skylstad March 5, 2017

A panel of four teachers and administrators from a variety of departments held an informational meeting about course registration for parents and students last Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the film lecture hall. Vice...

Photo courtesy of David Meshoulam

Recycling Club performs waste audit, analyzes North's trash, recycling

Rose Skylstad February 17, 2017

by Rose Skylstad The recycling club conducted a waste audit Jan. 5 during X-block as “a baseline study” and hopes to do another audit before the end of the year, according to senior Ava Waitz, an officer...

Photo by Wendy Li

Community gathers to remember beloved history teacher Ty Vignone

Rose Skylstad February 3, 2017

Fellow teachers, students, and friends of history teacher Ty Vignone celebrated his life on Saturday morning, in the auditorium. The event allowed North teachers and former students to give tributes to...

A Newton Police officer directs traffic around the site of a hazardous material spill Thursday morning, November 17. Photo by Josh Shub-Seltzer.

Battery leak in Newtonville bank prompts administration to warn students

Rose Skylstad November 27, 2016

Firefighters responded to a HazMat incident caused by a leaking ATM battery at the Bank of America in Newtonville Nov. 17 in the morning, according to Lieutenant Eric Fricke, the public information officer...

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