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Tiger Question: How do you feel about Verification Day?

The Newtonite March 30, 2016

by Laura Schmidt-Hong Tiger Question: How do you feel about Verification Day?   “I think it’s a little confusing and disorganized in some ways; there’s no set time to change classes, but other...

Course registration uses new Skyward software

Course registration uses new Skyward software

Wendy Li March 11, 2016

by Wendy Li March brings North’s annual registration season with new registration software, a new course catalog, and rush of student stress. Teacher recommendations were due at the end of last week,...

Tiger Question: Hardest classes at this school

The Newtonite February 8, 2013
Although certain classes at this school are perceived as extremely difficult, the difficulty of a class is dependent on the student that is taking it.

Argument Clinic: Should Advanced Placement classes be the norm for sophomores?

The Newtonite December 21, 2012
by Alex Feit and Kristian Lundeberg This blog is dedicated to point-counterpoint discussion on various topics related to current events. These discussions include everything from interpreting school policies to developments on the national political stage. This week, the duo is debating whether or not this school should expand Advanced Placement classes to sophomores. Kristian argues in the affirmative, while Alex argues in the negative.

Administration discusses issue of sophomore cancelled classes

The Newtonite January 16, 2012
by Jared Perlo Members of the Student Faculty Administration (SFA) spent most of Wednesday’s meeting discussing proposed improvements to study halls and canceled class policies.

Language department revises French sequence

The Newtonite January 13, 2012
by Samantha Libraty Beginning next year, the French honors sequence will be revised to include a fourth year honors course to precede French 5 Advanced Placement language, according to world language department head Nancy Marrinucci.

Coalition prepares proposal for new innovation class

The Newtonite October 31, 2011
by Alex Feit Several teachers and students aligned with the Innovation Lab are working on a proposal to offer an interdisciplinary Innovation and Design class for upperclassmen for the 2012-13 school year, according to English teacher and chief innovation officer Stephen Chinosi, who is helping spearhead the effort.

Newton schools adopt Google Docs

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Hilary Brumberg This year, the Newton Public Schools Information Technology department set up Google Docs education accounts for all 12,000 students and 2,000 teachers in the system.

Television production receives grant to furnish television studio

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Steven Michael During television production’s final years in the old school, the studio barely worked, and students were forced to shoot on consumer-grade cameras, English teacher Neil Giordano recalled.

School utilizes technology

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Jacob Schwartz and Perrin Stein Over the past year, students and teachers have been working to acclimate to this building as well as the new technology that came with it. Many places, such as the Language Lab, Library Learning Commons, Career and Vocational Technical Education labs, electronic music lab, little theater and auditorium came equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Students find ways to balance jobs, school work

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Julia Oran In the past few years, studies have shown that students are under more and more pressure. Why would a student want to add more stress by working? Having a job teaches “good work ethic and life skills,” said Joe Prestejohn, the owner of Cabot’s Ice Cream and Restaurant.

School supply orders arrive late

The Newtonite October 4, 2011
by Ned Martenis School supplies arrived late this year, causing difficulties for teachers and administrators, according to bursar Suzanne Spirto. Every April, the Newton schools pool their supply requests for the annual order. Companies then compete to fill the orders for the lowest cost. This cost-saving measure allows schools to buy in bulk, according to Spirito.
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