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Newton District and Curriculum

Newton Public Schools serve roughly 1,500 students in three schools. The schools follow the state-adopted New Jersey Core Content Standards which provide a progressive series of learning objectives in each subject. The objectives are designed to be grade-level appropriate so that students learn at a rigorous pace. In high school, students will work on many advanced topics and be called upon to think critically, use logical reasoning, and look for creative, out of the box solutions to problems. Collaboration and interdisciplinary project-based learning is also emphasized, with an eye to recognizing every students individual strengths.

We currently cover the following Newton-area school district: Newton Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Newton District Curriculum

Newton Public Schools have implemented the PARCC assessment, which is a better gauge of students’ readiness for college and career and aligns with the Common Core Standards as well as assessments such as the SAT and ACT. PARCC helps to understand the academic areas students are excelling at and need improvement in, locate any gaps in the school district’s curriculum, improve professional development and instruction, and see how student performance compares to that of peers across the state and nation.

PARCC is entirely computer-based, so in order to ensure that the young students were comfortable using the technology, the district established a tech-buddy program in which the high school students worked with the young children on how to use technology such as laptops, Google Chromebooks, and iPads. In terms of Newton’s incorporation of the Common Core Standards, the district established Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), which involved collaborative efforts by teachers to come up with student learning objectives, design curricular units, and develop benchmark assessments related to Common Core.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Newton Educational News

  • Merriam Ave. School Holds Saturday Parent Academy - Merriam Avenue School has been holding Saturday Parent Academies in order to give parents the opportunity to discuss, learn, and ask questions about the big ideas students are learning in their instruction, helping to build connections between home and school and hopefully improve student achievement in the process. Topics have included an exploration of the Common Core Standards, teaching parents how to support their children at home using the “new math” curriculum, giving parents tips as to how to help students with reading and writing
  • Halsted Students Visit Google’s Virtual Reality - Team leaders from Google’s “Expeditions” visited Halsted Middle School in order for students to test out new products related to a virtual reality field trip. The Expeditions kits included smart phones, tablets for teachers to use to direct the tour, a router that allowed the experience to occur without an Internet connection, and Google Cardboard viewers that transformed the smart phones into virtual reality headsets. Through Expeditions, the students were able to “visit” places that seemed impossible to experience, opening up a new way of learning.
  • Merriam Ave. School’s Buddy Bench Helps Form Friendships - Merriam Avenue School set up a “Buddy Bench” on its playground on which students who feel left out during recess can sit on, and their classmates know to reach out to them. The idea was consummated when a boy found online that a similar special bench was being used at a school in Germany. The initiative helps build character education and kindness, and each student placed his/her thumbprint on the bench, pledging to befriend a lonely peer during recess.

Newton Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: School Music Events

Many schools highly support music and hold several special events for parents to watch their children perform in. Music is typically a required subject for elementary students, so school-wide singing shows are frequently held, often one dedicated to the Christmas holiday and sometimes one around springtime as well. Around the upper elementary grades, students usually can begin playing instruments, and schools will host a couple of orchestra and band concerts a year. Students who are part of the band in high school will perform on a regular basis at school sporting events, band events, etc. Students who join the school’s chorus or choir will perform in concerts as well. High schools—and sometimes middle schools—usually put on performances of musicals that combine singing and acting.

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