Leadership Workshops and A.P. Classes
Leadership Workshops and A.P. classes continue on Tuesday, September 4.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. A.P. Calculus AB, A.P. Calculus BC, A.P. Art History
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. A.P. Government (A - K except Ebling),
A.P. English Literature (O - Z),
A.P. European History, A.P. English Language, A.P. Physics C
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. A.P. Government (L - Z and Ebling),
A.P. English Literature (A - N), A.P. U.S. History
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm. A.P. Comparative Government, A.P. Statistics,
12:30 - 1:00 pm. BREAK
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Peer Education Retreat
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Athletics
Opening Day and First Day of Classes
Wednesday, September 5: Opening Day: Activities for Grades 9 -12. On this day the students will be involved in Orientation and Class Activities. Students are expected to be here at 8:30 a.m. Grades 10-12 will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. and Grade 9 will stay through the day. The Leadership Retreat will be held 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Class of 2011 Schedule
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Orientation, Technology Training
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Fall Sports Practice
5:00 p.m. Parents arrive for meeting with Ninth Grade advisors
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cookout
Thursday, September 6 - First Day: It is a regular school day. Girls should be at school before 7:55 a.m. Upper School dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.
Freshman Orientation will take place on September 12-14. Students and faculty will stay at the Craigville Retreat Center in Centerville (508-775-1265). The group will return by 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The class will embark on a day of service to a variety of local venues before they leave for Orientation in the afternoon. They should wear sneakers (no flip-flops) and comfortable clothing.
The Junior Class will visit New York City from September 12-14. The purpose of the trip will be two-fold: to participate in the Youth Service Opportunity Project and to visit some of the many historical sites that connect with the U.S. History curriculum. The group will depart at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday and return by 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Please return your YSOP Medical Forms to Mrs. Haddad. The students will stay at the Friends Meeting House
Sophomore Class Trip
On Friday, September 14 the sophomore class will take a field trip to visit three museums at Harvard University: the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum (Asian art), and the Fogg Art Museum (European).
They will see exhibits on encounters with Mayan and Aztecan cultures, the Renaissance, and Islamic miniature paintings (about which most of them read in the novel My Name Is Red).
Students are expected to arrive at school at the usual time, will take buses from Newton to Harvard and back again. The school will provide brown bag lunches for students.
Seniors and Parents: Fourth Day Retreat
Parents of Seniors are invited and strongly encouraged to come to the evening of reflection which begins the Fourth Day Retreat. Please come to the Blue Room on Thursday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. The evening portion for parents will conclude by 9:00 p.m. The retreat will continue with an overnight for Seniors at school and a day of service on Friday, September 14. Seniors will receive more details on Opening Day. Please direct any questions to Mr. Hulseman in the Campus Ministry Office.
Mass of the Sacred Heart: To engage the Roman Catholic tradition of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to provide an opportunity for families to come together, each class in the Upper School have the opportunity to celebrate the Mass of the Sacred Heart in our Chapel, followed by a community supper. All family members are welcome. Please direct any questions to the Campus Ministry Office.
12th Grade: Thursday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.
9th Grade: Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
10th Grade: Thursday, December 6 at 6:30p.m.
11th Grade: Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Community Service Days: On Saturday mornings throughout the year, members of the school community, Parents, Upper School students, Faculty and Staff, will have the opportunity to engage Goals Three and Four by serving at the Pine Street Inn or Community Servings. The Pine Street Inn provides permanent, affordable residences for homeless individuals and families at risk. It also offers a variety of community services to assist residents. Our primary role will be to participate in the Brunch Club and prepare the meals in the kitchen at the Inn. Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, or are unable to shop or cook for themselves. They provide their clients, dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our role as volunteers will be to assist in the preparation and packaging of meals to be delivered to clients. All parents are invited to sign up for one of the dates listed below. Space is limited! To sign up, please contact Angela Cavallo at (617) 244-4246.
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Pine St. Inn
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Community Servings
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Community Servings
Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Pine St. Inn
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Pine St. Inn
Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Community Servings
Live and Learn Series
Campus Ministry introduces Live and Learn, a lecture series designed to engage parents and other members of the school community in the Religious Studies curriculum. Each event will include a lecture from our faculty on a special topic in the curriculum, a class-related activity, and time to discuss and socialize over a light goûter. The Live and Learn Series will be from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Room on the dates listed below. Please direct any questions to the Campus Ministry Office.
Thursday, October 25
Thursday, November 29
Thursday, February 28
Thursday, April 3
Seniors: Please schedule a visit with the College Guidance Office upon your return to school to discuss the college process. Senior group, listed on your schedule, will meet once a cycle to discuss all steps of the college admissions process. To assist with the process, seniors will receive an unofficial copy of their transcripts to keep for their own records.
Please check the Naviance Website (tcci.naviance.com) for the most current list of admissions representatives who will be visiting Newton in the fall. In senior group, we will discuss the protocol for attending these visits. Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to use the Naviance website as a central location for maintaining college-related information. Parents may schedule an appointment with College Guidance at any time during the year.
Register for the fall SAT and/or ACT on time to avoid late fees and to get a convenient location. Relevant dates are:
SAT I/II Administration: October 6 - Registration deadline: September 10
SAT I/II Administration: November 3 - Registration deadline: October 2
SAT I/II Administration: December 1 - Registration deadline: October 30
Register on line at www.collegeboard.com.
ACT Administration: October 27 - Registration deadline: September 1
ACT Administration: December 8 - Registration deadline: November 2
Register on-line at www. act.com.
Juniors: College Guidance begins formally in January. The most important task for you is to concentrate on your classes.
Attention Upper School Students! The Dance Department will hold an After School Dance Program this year. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. We will hold an informal information session about this program on Tuesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 13 at 3:45 p.m. Both experienced and non-experienced dancers are welcome!
In order to participate in pre-season sports, Upper School students must have a current physical examination on file with the school nurse, Mrs. Terwilliger. All physical examinations were due August 1. Pre- season will continue on Tuesday, September 4, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday September 5, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. (cross country and field hockey) and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. (home soccer scrimmage) Thursday, September 6, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, September 7, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Varsity field hockey and varsity soccer have scrimmages scheduled on Saturday, September 8.
The regular practice schedule will begin on September 10 and is as follows: Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Game days are normally Wednesday and Fridays with occasional Mondays and Saturdays. Check our website for the tentative game schedule.
2007-2008 Varsity Captains:
Cross Country: Erin O’Donnell ’08 and Lauren Whitehead ’08
Field Hockey: Erin Brien ’09 and Ali O'Keeffe ’08
Soccer: Maria-Ines Carrera ’08 and Connie Dundon ’08
Basketball: Kiki Dolan ’08 and Samira Pontes ’08
Dance: Marina Chiesa ’08 and Colleen Smith ’08
Ice Hockey: Nora Doherty ’09
Squash: Emily Giudice ’08 and Liz Tapley ’09
Volleyball: Katherine Alevizos ’08 and Daria Badini ’08
Golf: Amy McDermott ’09
Lacrosse: Maria-Ines Carrera ’08 and Connie Dundon ’08
Sailing: Caroline Markey ’09
Softball: Elise Dubuque ’09 and Kristen Shea ’08
Tennis: Katherine Alevizos ’08 and Rio Nomoto ’08