April 2008 Issue

In Memoriam

By Jesse Zhang | Published: April 2008
The Newton South Orchestra and Madrigals held a benefit concert yesterday to raise money for the Nathan Alden Robinson Scholarship Fund. Robinson, a 15 year old freshman at North and talented musician, died of rare flu complications on Friday, March 14 at the Children's Hospital in Boston. Robinson's parents, Don Robinson and Stacey Alden, created the Scholarship Fund in remembrance of their son. All of the money raised at the concert will go to this fund. “We at South wanted to honor his memory and support his parents. His father is a trombone teacher, and his mom is a violin teacher. Some of our students here at South have them as instrumental teachers, music department head John Rossini said.

Salzer declares lockdown success

By Denebola | Published: April 2008
By Idun Klakegg To prepare the school in case of a violent intruder, Newton South practiced the first ever lockdown drill on April 9. Principal Brian Salzer believes the lockdown drill was “well communicated and an “absolute success. According to Salzer, faculty and staff were also pleased with the drill. “Teachers are grateful and appreciate knowing what is expected of them, Salzer said. For the next drill, “the police and fire department want an actual intruder to help make the experience more realistic.

Committee fights student stress

By Jesse Zhang | Published: April 2008
Concerned with stress issues affecting students, Principal Brian Salzer and the South administration met on Monday, February 25 to discuss the formation of a committee solely dedicated to managing student stress. After planning for more a month, the committee is beginning to take some actions. Salzer will visit classrooms around the school to discuss student stress. The administration strategically broke down sources of stress affecting Newton South students into five categories: family, peer, individual, college, and school.

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