Author Archives: NSHS Library

Puzzling in the Library

We are grateful to be back in the library with our students not just to work with them on academics, but also to support them with SEL issues and allow them a safe place to unwind. Puzzling — of all … Continue reading

Library and History department collaboration

The library teachers worked collaboratively with the ninth-grade History team to prepare for the 1st “choice research project” that 9th graders completed towards the end of term 2. After meeting with the team to review the learning goals, develop potential … Continue reading

Resetting the Library Space

Returning the library from its Hybrid/HyFlex use as a space for students to Zoom with remote teachers back to a true library learning commons environment was a big focus of the first weeks of school. All of the bookshelves and … Continue reading

Library Orientation

Freshman English classes visited the library for orientation during September and early October. While they were here, students met the library staff, completed a digital escape room to familiarize themselves with the library’s online resources, participated in a scavenger hunt … Continue reading

More Quiet Study

Now that all South students have a Chromebook, we were able to create a second “Quiet Study” in the space that had formally been dedicated to old desktop computers. More individual study space was something that students had been requesting … Continue reading

NSHS Library Annual Report 2021

What an interesting year it has been! Despite the many challenges, the NSHS Library found ways to continue educating students, keep them reading, and build community. We invite you to check out the highlights in our online annual report (we … Continue reading

Author Event – Jennifer De Leon 5/4

We are delighted to be collaborating with the Newton Free Library, Newton North Library and a number of student/faculty organizations oriented around antiracism, to host an author discussion with Jennifer De Leon. De Leon’s novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m … Continue reading

NSHS Librarians Present at Conference

The Library team presented at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference. The librarians demonstrated how the use of one-on-one research appointments with students has helped students work on research skills and helped librarians develop personal relationships with students, collaborate … Continue reading

Nailed It: Library Edition

In Term 3, the South and North libraries took the idea of interactive contests to a whole new level with Nailed It: Library edition. If you’re not familiar, Nailed It! is a Netflix competition show where amateur bakers try to … Continue reading

NSHS Library School Engagement Events

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the library has been trying to engage the whole school community in light-hearted, uplifting, interactive activities to bring us all together and encourage reading for fun. Last term we worked with the Newton North … Continue reading