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Newton Inspires

Wednesday, January 21, 7 – 9:30 pm
 Cost is $10 for Newton residents, $15 for non-residents

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NSF kicks off our 50th anniversary year on January 21 with the fourth annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community.  Since 2011, Newton Inspires has been uniting Newton residents for an evening of discussion with some of Newton’s brightest, most accomplished and most interesting community members.

This year’s program features headliners Olympic gold medalist and physician Dr. Tenley Albright; MIT professor, engineer and inventor Dr. Robert Langer; former White House staffer and Huffington Post Chief of Staff Herbie Ziskend NNHS ’03; and New York Times bestselling author and journalist Mitchell Zuckoff along with 16 other inspirational Newtonites.

Space is limited, so advance registration is highly recommended.


Honor Thy Teacher 2014: Teachers Honored at All 22 Schools

NSF's 17th annual Honor Thy Teacher campaign raised $28,000 and honored 685 teachers representing every school in the district. All principals and the Superintendent received acknowledgements of those honored.

NSF Receives Largest Gift Ever: Florence P. Pearl Charitable Remainder Unitrust

The estate of the late Florence (Kessler) Pearl of Chestnut Hill has announced a planned gift of $2 million dollars to Newton Schools Foundation. The gift is NSF’s first planned gift and its largest gift ever. Mrs. Pearl, who was a public school teacher and real estate professional, moved her family to Newton because of its public school system, according to her daughter.

NSF Gives $100,000 to Newton Public Schools for Innovative Programming

NSF presented a check for $100,000 to the Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman at the October 14 School Committee Meeting. as part of NSF's Investing in Innovation campaign.


AP United States History Summer Academy

This summer program engaged 12 rising juniors of color with structured academic support to enable them to succeed in AP US History. Emphasizing skills in advanced-level reading and note-taking, writing, test-taking and the general content of the AP course, the program prepared students for this challenging college-level course.  During the academic year students will be clustered together in a section taught by the summer lead teacher and meet bi-weekly for ongoing support.

High School

Middle School Engineering and Sustainable Energy Generation: Wind Turbines and Blade Design

The middle school engineering teachers designed an integrated and innovative curriculum with a focus on energy generation through new blade design for wind turbines. This program will engage students in hands-on STEM projects that haven’t been offered before.  NSF funded probes, measurement tools and curriculum development materials at all four middle schools.

Middle School