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South students respond to September 11

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Adi Nochur, Volume 41 September 28, 2001 On September 11, 2001, three hijacked airplanes smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing thousands of civilians and shattering nation’s confidence. This tragic terrorist attack has profoundly affected the American people. Once news of the attacks broke, South Principal Michael Welch made announcements over the school’s public address system every hour with updates about the situation in New York and Washington. Welch urged students ...

Russia exchange

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Daniel Fuchs, Volume 50 February 15, 2011 The “South-238” exchange, a student exchange between South and School 238 in St. Petersburg, has been a part of South for nearly five years, and has connected students from across the globe. The program, which began in 2006, is an alternating-year exchange program; in 2006, South students hosted, and the following year were hosted by students in School 238. Students remain with their host families for ...

Parlez-vous francais? Moi aussi

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Laura Haime, Volume 50 February 15, 2011 Newton South High School students explore beyond the horizons of our country every year. Even though trips have unfortunately discontinued throughout the years, the France trip continued to offer students insight into another culture’s perspective for the past four years. When French teacher Sebastian Merle arrived at Newton South in 2003, he saw the potential for a successful, educational program where students could visit his home ...

China exchange going strong

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Jonathan Kay, Volume 27 September 29, 1987 The exchange between students from Newton South and JingShan School in Beijing, China began in 1985 when a group of Chinese students were hosted by students from both Newton South and Newton North. Last year, students from two Newton schools had the opportunity to visit China, and this year, the JingShan School again sent representatives to Newton on September 9, 1987. Mu-Dan Hai, who is living ...

Global education: a look into the future

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Laura Haime, Volume 50 Febuary 15, 2011 The highly international student body and staff at South encourage global awareness amongst the school. Over the years, principals have displayed their determination to expand the boundaries of the school, creating opportunities for students to learn outside of the building’s walls. Joel Stembridge, the current principal, has a vision for the future of global education. “We already provide great programs,” Stembridge said, “and my goal is ...

Salzer goes global; broadening horizons

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By David Gabriel, Volume 47 June 7, 2007 In an interview with South Principal Brian Salzer, Denebola asked him his opinion on global education and his experience on Prague Spring and with the Fulbright Scholarship Programs.

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