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NSF Gives $150,000 to Newton Public Schools

On Tuesday, November 14 2017, Newton Schools Founadation presented $150,000 to Superintendent David Fleishman with the school committee in attendance. The amount was the most given in the past 4 years.  These funds will help NPS continue to pilot innovative educational programs and enriching professional development across the district. 

Left to right: School Committee Member, Angela Pitter-Wright, Ruth Goldman, School Committee Chair, NSF treasurer, Brice McVitte, Superintendent David Fleishman, Board President Marcia Tabenken, NSF Program Director, Diane Greer, Board Clerk, Carmen Pancerella

Newton Inspires Packs the House

On Monday, November 13, 2017 400 Newton residents packed the Newton South student center for the 7th annual Newton Inspires! Sixteen prominent Newtonitians, including Boston Globe's  Ty Burr, NPR's Jared Bowen, and artist Nancy Schon, shared their passions, their insights and their stories. Watch here for photos and details of this celebration of life-long learning! Learn more...

Happenings

Whole Foods Giving Grill a Great Success

Whole Foods in Newton and Newtonville hosted a Giving Grill on August 11.  More than 200 people showed up for lunch and Whole Foods donated $1800 to NSF.  A highlight of the day were students from Ligerbots who showcased their robot to the crowd. 

20th Honor Thy Teacher Raises Over $40,000

For 20 years Newton Schools Foundation has played an important role in recognizing the invaluable dedication of our City's teachers and school staff. Every day your child benefits from the teachers and staff who motivate, educate and inspire them to be the best they can be.  This year donations made in teacher's names topped $40,000.  Every school was represented and over 900 teachers and staff were honored.  They will be recognized in the Newton Tab in the Fall and each principal and the

Boston Marathon Team Raises Nearly $10,000 for NSF

Anna Ford, adminstration at NNHS and Holly Kee, Southside Aide at NSHS teamed up to run the Boston Marathon for NSF.  Each had committed to raise $2500 and they exceeded their goals and raised almost $10,000.  The money will go to programs that NSF supports in the Newton Public Schools.  NSF would like to thank Anna and Holly for their dedication and commitment to training for the marathon and to the students in the Newton Public Schools.

    

Anna Ford                                      

NSF Raises $35,000 in March for Calculus Project

A generous donor once again donated $25,000 to the Calculus Project in the month of March.  The community responded and a total of $35,000 was raised as part of a match challenge. Since the project started in 2013, the Newton Public Schools has seen significant enrollment growth in high-level math among traditionally under-represented student groups:

  • Hispanic student enrollment has increased 70%
  • African-Americas student enrollment hsa tripled
  • Low-income student enrollment has increased