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Year in Review


Climate Strike

Students in the Climate Advocacy club organized a Climate Strike Friday, Sept. 20 in which they skipped class as an act of civil disobedience. In coordination with the Boston Climate Strike at Boston City Hall, students marched from Tiger Drive to Newton Centre’s Green Line, where they met up with thousands of protestors in Boston. (photo by Ella Bailey)


College Night

Senior Millie Ferguson speaks with a college representative during college night Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2 and 3, 2019. The College and Career Center organized multiple college nights throughout the year to help underclassman with their post-secondary education decisions. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Halloween

Students and faculty dressed up for Halloween this year. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Friday Night Lights

Blacked-out, seniors led the crowd to keep the football team motivated, despite the loss 35-6 in the annual Friday Night Lights (FNL) game against Natick October 18, 2019. Cheer and Dance performed during halftime. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Check out our Instagram, @thenewtonite, for more photos!


Spirit Week

Class officers joined student volunteers from all grades to decorate the Tiger Drive entrance, the Perch, and the View for Spirit Week and in preparation for the Pep Rally for the annual Thanksgiving football game November 28, 2019. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Sophomore Speech

Sophomore Oliviah Espady won the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Sophomore Speech Contest with her speech about the dangerous effects of violence on communities for young people January 17. Other finalists spoke about using insensitive words, saying inconsiderate jokes, and staying silent on gun violence. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Blackout

Senior Leyla Davis speaks to a crowd of students rallied in the cafeteria a-block February 14 in response to uses of the N-word at North the week prior. The protest continued through the day with a sit-in on Main Street, where students shared their experiences with racial discrimination and their identity. (photo by Kai Kilburn)


COVID-19 Pandemic

Superintendent David Fleishman, with assistance from the state and surrounding districts, made the decision to close schools for two weeks due to COVID-19. The decision was later extended through May and then through the end of the year. Masks were put on statues throughout Newton, and many families hung up signs, starting the hashtag NewtonTogether. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Senior Signs

Class of 2020 officers, in collaboration with the PTSO, created lawn signs congratulating all 530 North graduates. The signs were put on Commonwealth Avenue, but students were able to bring them home. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Black Lives Matter Protest

Drew Bookman ’19 leads hundreds of student and community protestors June 4 in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Newton protestors blocked off Washington Street outside the West Newton police station before marching to Newton City Hall. Check out more photos on our main website. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Climate Strike

Students in the Climate Advocacy club organized a Climate Strike Friday, Sept. 20 in which they skipped class as an act of civil disobedience. In coordination with the Boston Climate Strike at Boston City Hall, students marched from Tiger Drive to Newton Centre’s Green Line, where they met up with thousands of protestors in Boston. (photo by Ella Bailey)


College Night

Senior Millie Ferguson speaks with a college representative during college night Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2 and 3, 2019. The College and Career Center organized multiple college nights throughout the year to help underclassman with their post-secondary education decisions. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Halloween

Students and faculty dressed up for Halloween this year. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Friday Night Lights

Blacked-out, seniors led the crowd to keep the football team motivated, despite the loss 35-6 in the annual Friday Night Lights (FNL) game against Natick October 18, 2019. Cheer and Dance performed during halftime.

Check out our Instagram, @thenewtonite, for more photos! (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Spirit Week

Class officers joined student volunteers from all grades to decorate the Tiger Drive entrance, the Perch, and the View for Spirit Week and in preparation for the Pep Rally for the annual Thanksgiving football game November 28, 2019. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Sophomore Speech

Sophomore Oliviah Espady won the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Sophomore Speech Contest with her speech about the dangerous effects of violence on communities for young people January 17. Other finalists spoke about using insensitive words, saying inconsiderate jokes, and staying silent on gun violence. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Blackout

Senior Leyla Davis speaks to a crowd of students rallied in the cafeteria a-block February 14 in response to uses of the N-word at North the week prior. The protest continued through the day with a sit-in on Main Street, where students shared their experiences with racial discrimination and their identity. (photo by Kai Kilburn)


COVID-19 Pandemic

Superintendent David Fleishman, with assistance from the state and surrounding districts, made the decision to close schools for two weeks due to COVID-19. The decision was later extended through May and then through the end of the year. Masks were put on statues throughout Newton, and many families hung up signs, starting the hashtag NewtonTogether. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Senior Signs

Class of 2020 officers, in collaboration with the PTSO, created lawn signs congratulating all 530 North graduates. The signs were put on Commonwealth Avenue, but students were able to bring them home. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


Black Lives Matter Protest

Drew Bookman ’19 leads hundreds of student and community protestors June 4 in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Newton protestors blocked off Washington Street outside the West Newton police station before marching to Newton City Hall. Check out more photos on our main website. (photo by Ian Dickerman)


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