Author Archives: Principal

GELF Dinner – Fundraiser for Newton High School Students

I am writing to personally request your support for our Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF)’s annual benefit dinner. For those of you who don’t know about the GELF, it’s a fantastic scholarship program that supports Newton students from … Continue reading

On School Safety

I am so saddened to be writing another community letter in the aftermath of another horrific school shooting. Certainly, our hearts and thoughts go out to those impacted by this terrible tragedy. The first of these that I remember was … Continue reading

January Updates

We are into second semester with no reports of frozen pipes for two weeks (as of this writing)!  The cold weather continues for some time, of course, and students should still be prepared for evacuating into the elements in case … Continue reading

2017-18 NSHS Lip Dub Video

I am so proud to present our lip dub creation! Thank you to students, faculty, and staff for making this possible.  I especially want to thank all-student production team, including the director, videographer, editors, and choreographers! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Another interesting day: 2 more bursting pipes, one evacuation (at 1 pm for about 10 minutes – thankfully the outside temperature was warmer than yesterday), and then sprinkler system testing during J block. The challenge with a California style school … Continue reading

Update on Building Status (and Happy New Year!)

Greetings – may your 2018 be healthy and joyful! What started in the morning as a major water leak due to a frozen, split coil in a heating unit became in the afternoon a short in an electrical box in … Continue reading

Lip Dub!

We are getting excited about Newton South’s first Lip Dub, which will take place during the last part of the half day on Wednesday, November 23rd (we are moving the pep rally the we normally hold on this day to … Continue reading

Math teachers too!

Follow-up to yesterday’s sharing of halloween moments – I missed the math department photo!!!   Have a lovely weekend.

Halloween Fun…

You may have heard a little fun was had in South’s halls and classrooms on Tuesday.  I’m pleased to share some evidence!      Also, thank you to the PTSO (also in costume) for serving surprise refreshments during advisory. Hope … Continue reading

Information about electronic cigarettes

I am writing to bring to your attention the increasing use of electronic cigarettes, in many forms, in our community. Scientists are still learning how e-cigarettes affect health. However, there is already enough evidence to justify efforts to prevent e-cigarette … Continue reading