Daily Bulletin 2018-2019

Wednesday, December 12

On this day in history, in 2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to stabilize it, without fixing its famous lean. For other events that took place on this day, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_12.

The library will be closed after school today for a meeting.. Please plan accordingly.

The NHS theatre department is pleased to announce it's winter concert performance "Midnight at World's End" this Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Come see a wonderful collection of one acts and individual performances that will be sure to entertain. Admission is free.

The Speech and Debate Team will meet for practice in Room 421 today.

There is a yearbook meeting after school today in Room 809.

Tuesday, December 11

On this day in history, in 1980 – The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress. For other events that took place on this day, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_11.

Support the NHS Launch Club and purchase a customizable holiday ornament. To see designs and order, please go to the google form sent to your student emails and order by Thursday, Dec. 13th.

Tomorrow morning, the Amnesty International Club will host its  Write for Rights. There will be cookies, hot cider, and tea being served before school in the cafeteria in exchange for writing or copying a letter! These letters will be sent to leaders internationally who are treating their civilians unjustly. So, come tomorrow morning, get your cookie and Write for Rights!

Just a reminder that applications for the Peter J. Eloranta Scholarship are now available and will be accepted through Friday, December 21, 2018. All NHS students are eligible to apply. This scholarship fund was established to provide an opportunity for students who wish to pursue additional educational opportunities outside of NHS' regular course offerings. Paper copies are available in the main office. Completed applications are due in the main office by Friday, December 2st at 2:00 PM.

Want to join the yearbook staff? There will be a meeting tomorrow after school in Room 809.

Monday, December 10

On this day in history, in 1884, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published. For other events that took place on this day, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_10

Support the NHS Launch Club and purchase a customizable holiday ornament. To see designs and order, please go to the google form sent to your student emails or in News From the Hill and order by Thursday, Dec. 13th.

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team. On Saturday at Lincoln-Sudbury, Abigail Hynes and Maggie Lehman  were 3rd in duo,Simone Hernandez was 3rd in dramatic,  Julia Clark was 4th in Declamation, Noah Basson, was finalist in Congressional Debate and

Annie Stein was 6th in Oratory. Annie and her partner, Shayan Raza were  honorable mention in duo.

Congratulations and many thanks to the large number of student performers who played and sang at the Needham Women’s Club’s Holiday House Tour fundraisers this past Sunday. You were a big hit!  The performers were: Alex Amsden, Evan Auger, Lauren Biedron, Aidan Boni, Alex Boni, Rachel Dasey, Matthew Duthaler, Sam Feuer, Laura Garf, Abby Hynes, Harper Meek, Talia Mesnik, Trintje Nydam, Lily Oehlkers, Graham Pinti, Katherine Rock, Steven Sesso, Claudia Sesso, Matthew Sexton, and Charlotte Varga.


Friday, December 7

On this day in history, in 574 – Byzantine Emperor Justin II retired due to recurring seizures of insanity. He abdicated the throne in favor of his general Tiberius, proclaiming him Caesar.

Support the NHS Launch Club and purchase a customizable holiday ornament. To see designs and order, please go to the google form sent to your student emails and order by Thursday, Dec. 13th.

Just a reminder that applications for the Peter J. Eloranta Scholarship are now available and will be accepted through Friday, December 21, 2018. All NHS students are eligible to apply. This scholarship fund was established to provide an opportunity for students who wish to pursue additional educational opportunities outside of NHS' regular course offerings. Paper copies are available in the main office. Completed applications are due in the main office by Friday, December 2st at 2:00 PM.

Want to join the yearbook staff? There will be a meeting on Wednesday, December 12 after school in Room 809.

Thursday, December 6

On this day in history, in 2006 – NASA revealed photographs that were taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

This is a reminder that students should only be eating in the cafeteria.The tables, chairs, and collaboration spaces around the building are for working or relaxing, but not for eating. As much as we are a welcoming community here at NHS, we don’t want rodents to continue to encroach on our space. Thank you for keeping NHS clean and rodent-free.

Rocketry club will be having its first meeting after school today in room 209! Stop by and see what we’re all about.

Want to join the yearbook staff? There will be a meeting on Wednesday, December 12 after school in Rom 809.

Wednesday, December 5

On this day in history, in 1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., was completed.

Rocketry club will be having its first meeting after school tomorrow in room 209! Stop by or send an email to needhamrocketry@gmail.com for more information.

The EKAL  bake sale is TODAY. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to funding education for underprivileged kids in rural India.

Come see a talk on Artificial Intelligence and how it will change the jobs in the future TODAY  at 2:45 pm after school in room 101. The job you were thinking of might be replaced by a computer or robot, then what?

The NHS Music Department is kicking off the holiday season by joining with Friends of Music to raise money for the performing arts on Friday, December 7 at 7pm in the NHS auditorium.  Join us at our annual Winterfest concert— a lively night of musical entertainment from our school ensembles and student performers, sponsored by NHS Friends of Music. Enjoy a complimentary dessert buffet. Purchase tickets at www.nhsfriendsofmusic.org/tickets or at the door: $10 students and seniors; $15 adults.

Tuesday, December 4

On this day in history, in 1954, the first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida.

On Wednesday mornings in December, the Amnesty International Club is participating in a campaign called Write for Rights. There will be cookies, hot cider, and tea being served before school in the cafeteria in exchange for writing or copying a letter! These letters will be sent to leaders internationally who are treating their civilians unjustly. So, come tomorrow morning, get your cookie and Write for Rights!

Rocketry club will be having its first meeting after school on Thursday, December 6th in room 209! Stop by or send an email to needhamrocketry@gmail.com for more information.

The EKAL  bake sale is TOMORROW. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to funding education for underprivileged kids in rural India.

Come see a talk on Artificial Intelligence and how it will change the jobs in the future TOMORROW  at 2:45 pm after school in room 101. The job you were thinking of might be replaced by a computer or robot, then what?


Monday, December 3

December 3 - 7 is Computer Science Education Week. Have you done an Hour of Code this

week? Come see a talk on Artificial Intelligence and how it will change the jobs in the future on Wednesday, 12/5  at 2:45 pm after school in room 101. The job you were thinking of might be replaced by a computer or robot, then what?

Anyone interested in Club Ski/Snowboarding, there will be an info meeting tomorrow, December 4, 2018 in room 815.

The Environmental Action Club has been working on finding a way to limit plastic waste product at the school. Some of our initiatives are providing water bottle refill stations as well as offering reusable water bottles. If interested in purchasing an NHS water bottle, they are available here.

The NHS Music Department is kicking off the holiday season by joining with Friends of Music to raise money for the performing arts on Friday, December 7 at 7pm in the NHS auditorium.  Join us at our annual Winterfest concert— a lively night of musical entertainment from our school ensembles and student performers, sponsored by NHS Friends of Music. Enjoy a complimentary dessert buffet. Purchase tickets at www.nhsfriendsofmusic.org/tickets or at the door: $10 students and seniors; $15 adults.


Friday, November 30

On this day in history, in 1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashed through a roof and hit a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space. The woman was bruised but otherwise fine.

Applications for the Peter J. Eloranta Scholarship are now available and will be accepted through Friday, December 21, 2018. All NHS students are eligible to apply. This scholarship fund was established to provide an opportunity for students who wish to pursue additional educational opportunities outside of NHS' regular course offerings. Paper copies are available in the main office. Completed applications are due in the main office by Friday, December 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM.

December 3 - 7 is Computer Science Education Week. Have you done an Hour of Code this week? Come see a talk on Artificial Intelligence and how it will change the jobs in the future on Wednesday, 12/5  at 2:45 pm after school in room 101. The job you were thinking of might be replaced by a computer or robot, then what?

Even a Night Like This, the Rag's coffee house-style spoken word/music performance night is on Friday, January 11, and they are currently looking for people to sign up to perform. They are looking for anyone who can sing, play an instrument, has a band, OR who wants to read poetry or any other kind of writing (original or otherwise). The link to the signup form is: SIGN ME UP!

Please email Maddie Frederick or Annie Stein if you have any questions.

The NHS Music Department is kicking off the holiday season by joining with Friends of Music to raise money for the performing arts on Friday, December 7 at 7pm in the NHS auditorium.  Join us at our annual Winterfest concert— a lively night of musical entertainment from our school ensembles and student performers, sponsored by NHS Friends of Music. Enjoy a complimentary dessert buffet. Purchase tickets at www.nhsfriendsofmusic.org/tickets or at the door: $10 students and seniors; $15 adults.

Thursday, November 29

On this day in history, in 1979 – Pink Floyd's rock opera, The Wall was released.

Even a Night Like This, the Rag's coffee house-style spoken word/music performance night is on Friday, January 11, and they are currently looking for people to sign up to perform. They are looking for anyone who can sing, play an instrument, has a band, OR who wants to read poetry or any other kind of writing (original or otherwise). The link to the signup form is: SIGN ME UP!

Please email Maddie Frederick or Annie Stein if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 28

On this day in history, in 1895 – The first American automobile race took place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea won in approximately 10 hours.

The NHS Music Department is kicking off the holiday season by joining with Friends of Music to raise money for the performing arts on Friday, December 7 at 7pm in the NHS auditorium.  Join us at our annual Winterfest concert— a lively night of musical entertainment from our school ensembles and student performers, sponsored by NHS Friends of Music. Enjoy a complimentary dessert buffet. Purchase tickets at www.nhsfriendsofmusic.org/tickets or at the door: $10 students and seniors; $15 adults.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in Club Squash right after school today in room 815.

Athletics fee deadline is December 7 or before uniforms are issued for your particular sports.


Tuesday, November 27

On this day in history, in 1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.

If you lost something, it might be in the Lost & Found! Come to the main office and reunite yourself with your lost items. All items will be donated to a homeless shelter prior to our winter break.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in Club Squash right after school tomorrow in room 815.

Athletics fee deadline is December 7 or before uniforms are issued for your particular sports.


Monday, November 26

On this day in history, in 1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.  Franksgiving is a portmanteau of "Franklin" and "Thanksgiving", coined by Atlantic City mayor Thomas D. Taggart, Jr. to describe the American Thanksgiving holiday from 1939 to 1941.In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving one week earlier than normal, believing that doing so would help bolster retail sales during one of the final years of the Great Depression. This led to much upheaval and protest, causing some to deride the holiday as Franksgiving.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in Club Squash on Wednesday, November 28th right after school in room 815.


Tuesday, November 20

There will be an informational Water Polo meeting in room 815.


Monday, November 19

On this day in history, in 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The 2nd annual bonfire is today in the upper lot! Starting around 5:30 - the bonfire will be a celebration preparing for the Thanksgiving Day Game followed by an event in the cafeteria for all including live music, food, and activities. Come join in the fun! In order to prepare for the bonfire,  all students parked in the upper lot need to move their cars out of that lot by 3:30 today! Pep Rally t-shirts are in and can be picked up after school in Room 728.

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance into the Massachusetts Music Educators Senior District Festival. Students marked with an * were also invited to audition for the All-State Festival.  Zoe Bailey *, Celia Blaszkowsky *, Alexandria Boutin, Nadia Cho*, Kenneth Crossman *, Julia Dasy, Matthew Duthaler *, Mire Echambadi, Owen Fanning *, Cole Fayemi *, Jonathan Friedman, Benjamin Glanz *, Eva Gorenburg *, Alexandria Hwang, Ryan Judge *, Jacob Keeley, Henry London, Eric Luscher, Joel Nikolajczuk *, Peter Nydam, Cristina Perez, Liana Perlman *, Henry Powers, Katherine Rock, Jackson Schwartz*, Claudia Sesso, Jonathan Shia, and Cindy Zhang*.

There will be an informational Water Polo meeting tomorrow November 20, 2018 in room 815.

Congrats to the Speech and Debate team. At St. Joe's University in Philadelphia, Abby Hynes was 4th in Declamation, Annie Stein was 4th in Original Oratory. At the Lexington November Classic, Maia Katnelson, Ben Lee, Brianna Leslie, Jack Rose and Annika Singh all took medals in novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate, as did junior Will Conway in varsity LD. Zachary Lu was 16th place speaker and 17th overall in Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the Glenbrook Invitational in Illinois.

Want to help start a coin and currency collectors club? Please e-mail Mark Elman at mre201@students.needham.k12.ma.us.

Friday, November 16

On this day in history, in 1973, in Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon told 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."

Join the book club after school today in the library to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from 3:00 to 5:30 - entry is free!

Audtions for the winter musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" will take place Monday and Tuesday 12/10 & 12/11 from 3-6 p.m.. Details and sign-ups are in the music hallway outside of room 612 and on Mr. LeDoux's Website. We hope to see all the talent of NHS there!

Congratulations to Cole Fayemi who was accepted to participate in the 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Orchestra! Also, Julia Dasey, Joel Nikolajczyk,Jackson Schwartz were accepted into the NAFME All-Eastern Honors Chorus!!

Thursday, November 15

On this day in history, in 1915 – Winston Churchill resigned from the Government, and soon commanded the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front.

Take Back the Night will take place tonight,  November 15, from 6 PM - 9 PM in the Needham High School cafeteria as we spread awareness about domestic violence and listen to survivors share their stories. The mission of take Back the Night is to end domestic violence in our community and provide a voice for those who do not have one.There will be food, guest speakers, door prizes and more! Everyone is invited to attend this event!

Brave the first snowstorm of the year and come to the Fall Band Concert tonight at 7 PM in the HS Auditorium.  The Jazz Ensemble, Concert and Symphonic Bands have prepared a great program of music and would love to have faculty, staff, and students come hear them.  Also, congratulations to Cole Fayemi for the honor of being selected for the National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Orchestra on tuba in April.

And lastly, please wish our 75 students who are auditioning for Senior Districts this Saturday afternoon at Milton HS good luck!

Registration for the Winter Season is now open for Athletics!  Please make sure you register by TOMORROW in order to be eligible to tryout.

Thanksgiving Football Tickets are on sale for $15 in the Athletic Office.  Avoid the lines and buy your tickets early!!

Wednesday, November 14

On this day in history, in 1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicated Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.

Spirit Wear orders are in!  You can pick your orders up after school downstairs in the lobby.

Registration for the Winter Season is now open for Athletics!  Please make sure you register by Friday 11/16 in order to be eligible to tryout.

Thanksgiving Football Tickets are on sale for $15 in the Athletic Office.  Avoid the lines and buy your tickets early!!


Tuesday, November 13

On this day in history, in 1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

Are you interested in traveling to another part of the world and experiencing a different culture?  Did you know that there are a number of programs available to students with wide range in terms of cost, duration, and focus.  Come to Global Travel Night tonight in the Media Center from 6:30 to 8:00 PM to learn about your travel options.  You will also learn about NHS's Global Competence Certificate Program.

Congratulations to the speech and debate team. This past weekend, in Scarsdale, NY Sam Cogen was  17th in varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Vijay Fisch won an award in novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate. At Natick, Abby Hynes and Lily Koplan were 3rd and 6th in Declamation,  Bayley Basson was an honorable mention in that event.Annie Stein was 5th in original oratory. Noah Basson and Matt Peljovich were finalists in Congressional Debate.

Registration for the Winter Season is now open!  Please make sure you register by Friday 11/16 in order to be eligible to tryout.

Thanksgiving Football Tickets are on sale for $15 in the Athletic Office.  Avoid the lines and buy your tickets early!!

Thursday, November 8

On this day in history, in 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published.

Are you interested in traveling to another part of the world and experiencing a different culture?  Did you know that there are a number of programs available to students with wide range in terms of cost, duration, and focus.  Come to Global Travel Night on Tuesday 11/13 in the NHS Media Center from 6:30 to 8:00 PM to learn about your travel options.  You will also learn about NHS's Global Competence Certificate Program.

Do you want to get more involved in social and political issues and have your voice heard? Do you want to be an activist and stand up for what you believe in? Join the Social and Political Activism Club to be a leader AND earn community service hours. Our informational meeting is today after school at 2:45 pm in room 903.

Wednesday, November 7

On this day in history in 1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, was considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

The library will be closed periods E, F and G today for an author visit.  

The author visiting is Francisco X. Stork who is the author of MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for Teens.

You are welcome to attend if you have a study during  those periods.  Please get a pass from study. The library will reopen at 2:35 for after school activities.

MOCK ELECTION RESULTS:  Thank you to the 914 NHS students that participated in our NHS Mock Election yesterday!  This was an increase of 68 students from our 2016 Mock Election.  In results that were well aligned with Town and State Elections yesterday, NHS students gave strong majority victories in the following races:

NHS graduate Charlie Baker for Governor

Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

Maura Healey for Massachusetts Attorney General

On the Ballot Questions NHS students also strongly voted:

NO on mandated nurse staffing.

YES  for a Constitutional Amendment on the Citizens United decision.

YES to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

In a tighter vote NHS students voted YES to provide funding for new Public Safety Building here in Needham.

More detailed results appear on the monitors and are posted throughout the building.

Thanks again to all that participated and congratulations to our many first time voters!

Do you want to get more involved in social and political issues and have your voice heard? Do you want to be an activist and stand up for what you believe in? Join the Social and Political Activism Club to be a leader AND earn community service hours. Our informational meeting is tomorrow at 7:30 am or after school at 2:45 pm in room 903.


Tuesday, November 6

On this day in history, in 1973 – The Netherlands experienced the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways were used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

Vote in the NHS Mock Election today!  Our Polling Station is located in the hallway outside the cafeteria and will be open from 7:30 - 2:45. Stop by during a free period or between classes to cast your vote.  Updated results will be posted on the TV monitors throughout the day.

Speaking of voting, if you are eligible, please exercise your right to vote! Make your voice heard by heading to your polling station today!

Attention Seniors, please pass in your diploma forms ASAP!If you do not have a blank diploma form please see Ms. Watson in the Grade Level Office. Also, any seniors who are scheduled to have their portraits taken this week, please head to Room 753A & B in the new building, NOT the cafeteria.

Would you like to work on the yearbook? There will be an informational meeting after school on Thursday Nov 9 in room 809.

The Choose to Be Nice Club will have its first meeting on Thursday, November 8th in the library conference room. The meeting will be at 7:40 AM to brainstorm some events, sign the Choose to Be Nice banner and talk about the club in general. There will be donuts so we hope to see you there!

The EKAL Club, which raises money for schools in underprivileged and rural communities in India will be showcasing the Bollywood movie/sports drama Dangal on Friday after school in Room 418. Dangal is about a father training his two daughters to become pro wrestlers despite societal norms.

Turkey Day football game tickets are now on sale in the Athletic Department for $15 each.

Needham Girls Ice Hockey sign ups will be tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6 at 2:35 PM in Room 428.

Monday, November 5

On this day in history, in 1872, In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time, and is later fined $100.

Vote in the NHS Mock Election TOMORROW!  Our Polling Station will be located in the hallway outside the cafeteria and will be open from 7:30 - 2:45. Stop by during a free period or between classes to cast your vote.  Updated results will be posted on the TV monitors throughout the day.

Dungeons and Dragons club is having an introductory meeting this Wednesday November 7th in room 425. No experience is needed. Dungeon Masters wanted. Contact jbs202@students.needham... for more information.

Drop into the library classroom for H Block on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 PM.

There are peer tutors on site and all of the resources you need to get stuff done.

See Ms. Calland in 423 with any questions!

Anyone interested in girls basketball this winter, there is an information meeting today at 4pm in room 813

Boys basketball informational  meeting for all 3 levels will take place tomorrow,  Tuesday,  Nov. 6 from 3-3:30. Please meet outside the A gym.


Friday, Nov.2

On this day in history, in 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

As of today, there will be no access from the back stairs in the main office to the 450’s or the 750’s during the day. Please use any of the other stairways to access those areas. Thank you for your cooperation.


Wednesday, October 31

On this day in history, in 1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore was completed.

Students, please check your e-mails for information about purchasing Pep Rally T-shirts!

There is a hiking club meeting tomorrow at 3 pm in Rm 409. If you have any interest in hiking, come and join the club.

Do you like photography? Do you want to take photo but have had trouble getting into the class? Come join other students like you at photography club’s first meeting!  Photography club is having its informational meeting tomorrow room 907 before school from 7:30-7:55am OR after school from 2:45-3:10pm. All are welcome and we hope to see many of you there!

Tuesday, October 30

On this day in history, in 1485 – King Henry VII of England was crowned, beginning the Tudor reign.

Do you like photography? Do you want to take photo but have had trouble getting into the class? Come join other students like you at photography club’s first meeting!  Photography club is having its informational meeting on Thursday 11/1 in room 907 before school from 7:30-7:55am OR after school from 2:45-3:10pm. All are welcome and we hope to see many of you there!

The Girls Swim and Dive Team is having a fundraiser at Bertucci’s this Thursday! You can dine in or takeout. Just mention the fundraiser and a portion of the proceeds will go to the team. You can also pick up a flyer in the main office.

SHOW YOUR NEEDHAM PRIDE WITH LIMITED EDITION NIKE LONG SLEEVE T’s WE ARE NEEDHAM & ROCKET NATION SHIRTS ARE $25 AND CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE.  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE NEEDHAM ATHLETICS BOOSTER CLUB!

Monday, October 29

On this day in history, in 1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashed in what is called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

Congratulations to the speech and debate team. Last Saturday at Dighton-Rehoboth, Annie Stein and Henry Huvos were 1st and 6th in original oratory, Shayan Raza was 5th in impromptu

and Noah Basson was finalist in Congressional Debate. At Manchester, Jeremy Gold was 5th in novice LD Debate. Jack Rose was 3rd place speaker.

Do you like photography? Do you want to take photo but have had trouble getting into the class? Come join other students like you at photography club’s first meeting!  Photography club is having its informational meeting on Thursday 11/1 in room 907 before school from 7:30-7:55am OR after school from 2:45-3:10pm. All are welcome and we hope to see many of you there!

The Girls Swim and Dive Team is having a fundraiser at Bertucci’s this Thursday! You can dine in or takeout. Just mention the fundraiser and a portion of the proceeds will go to the team. You can also pick up a flyer in the main office. Thanks. And don’t forget to have plenty of rolls :-)

Wednesday, October 24

On this day in history, in 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

The library will be closed the following days, please plan accordingly. Today (Wed.) after school.

Friday before school and blocks 1 - 4.

A big shoutout to the Needham Girls Swim & Dive team who beat Brookline last night and are currently undefeated at 8-0. The big swim meet against Wellesley will take place at Babson College this Friday at 7:00 PM. Come on out and support the Girls Swim & Dive Team. Go Rockets!

SHOW YOUR NEEDHAM PRIDE WITH LIMITED EDITION NIKE LONG SLEEVE T’s WE ARE NEEDHAM & ROCKET NATION SHIRTS ARE $25 AND CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE.  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE NEEDHAM ATHLETICS BOOSTER CLUB!

Tuesday, October 23

On this day in history, in 1915, in New York City, 25,000–33,000 women marched on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote. On the same day in history, in 1929, after a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange began to crash.

All sophomore students taking part in National History Day should go to a mandatory meeting in room 728 either before school at 7:40 a.m. or after school at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

The SALSA Club is sponsoring a Bagel and Donut Breakfast on Monday, October 29. Come on down to the cafeteria for a free breakfast!

The Powderpuff meeting will take place  after school tomorrow in the A Gym.

 Athletics would like to invite any student who thinks they might be interested in Club Fencing to come to a fencing event/demo on October 29th & October 30th in B Gym after school.

Monday, October 22

On this day in history, in 1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).

Students Acting to Make a Difference (SAMD) is proud to present "The Wedding Singer" Friday October 26th & 27th at 7 p.m. and October 28th at 2 p.m.. You'll have a great time at this, blast from the past, 1980's romp.  Proceeds from all performances go to 'Unchained at Last,' an organization that seeks to end forced and child marriage in the United States. Tickets can be purchased in the Cafeteria this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or through myschoolbucks.com 

Ticket Link

All sophomore students taking part in National History Day should go to a mandatory meeting in room 728 either before school at 7:40 a.m. or after school at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Anyone interested in joining the Gymnastics team, please come to the cafeteria right after school this Tuesday, October 23 for sign ups,  information, schedules and a chance to get your questions answered.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Friday, October 19

On this day in history, in 1959 – In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public.

Anyone interested in joining the Gymnastics team, please come to the cafeteria right after school this Tuesday, October 23 for sign ups,  information, schedules and a chance to get your questions answered.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Support the Girls Varsity Swim & Dive Team! Dine in or carry out from Bertucci's on Monday October 22nd from 11AM-10PM. Just mention NHS Girls Swim & Dive team and up to 25% of the proceeds will benefit the team.

Interested in finding out about clubs here at NHS? Check out the new online club directory on the website. It can be found under "Academics" in the "Extra-Curricular" section. Here is the link: https://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=78638&pageId=614066

Show your NHS spirit and check out the online Spirit Wear store at https://needhamhigh2018-19apparel.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

Thursday, October 18

On this day in history, in 1867 – United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.

Interested in finding out about clubs here at NHS? Check out the new online club directory on the website. It can be found under "Academics" in the "Extra-Curricular" section. Here is the link: https://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=78638&pageId=614066

Show your NHS spirit and check out the online Spirit Wear store at https://needhamhigh2018-19apparel.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

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Wednesday, October 17

On this day in history, in 1979 – Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Needham High School Anime Club will be meeting at the Needham Public Library in the Community Room after school on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Come by, say hi, and grab a free cookie!

Please join members of the staff, student body, and community tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Newman auditorium for the premiere of  the documentary METCO: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.  The film tells the story of METCO in Needham through the eyes of staff, parents, and students, it will also be followed by a panel discussion.

The Newspaper Homeroom has a survey for all students to take. Please take a moment and fill it out. Thanks!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiNzilEJ-MtfcWrtcD0V0o6qZpZf-9mX8i4_y_cS54lgPzRA/viewform?pli=1

The Ski Team is meeting tomorrow at 3:30 pm in room 728. There will be a sign up for the season and other information about the team. Come and hear about the team!

Check out the K-Pop Club! Have fun and dance with them on Friday mornings at 7:45 in the dance studio.

The Needham High School Anime Club will be meeting at the Needham Public Library in the Community Room after school on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Come by, say hi, and grab a free cookie!

Tuesday, October 16

On this day in history, in 1847 – The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë was published in London.

The Newspaper Homeroom has a survey for all students to take. Please take a moment and fill it out. Thanks!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiNzilEJ-MtfcWrtcD0V0o6qZpZf-9mX8i4_y_cS54lgPzRA/viewform?pli=1

A reminder that food can only be eaten in the cafeteria, and cannot be eaten in the lobby or any other areas of the building.

The Ski Team is meeting on Thursday 10/18 at 3:30 pm in room 728. There will be a sign up for the season and other information about the team. Come and hear about the team!

Show your NHS spirit and check out the online Spirit Wear store at https://needhamhigh2018-19apparel.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

The store will be open until October 17!

Please join members of the staff, student body, and community on tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the Newman auditorium for the premiere of  the documentary METCO: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.  The film tells the story of METCO in Needham through the eyes of staff, parents, and students, it will also be followed by a panel discussion.

THE PTC’s LARGEST FUNDRAISER NEEDS YOU!

Anyone who can give a bit of their of time, please sign up to assist at the craft fair (and get in free!) by visiting SignUpGenius at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FA4A92FA75-needham

We still need bakers! Put your kitchen talents to work for NHS and sign up directly using SignUpGenius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49afa82ba5fc1-bakers 

THANK YOU from the 2018 Needham Craft Fair committee!

Monday, October 15

On this day in history, in 1965 – The Beatles played to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

Please join members of the staff, student body, and community on Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Newman auditorium for the premiere of  the documentary METCO: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.  The film tells the story of METCO in Needham through the eyes of staff, parents, and students, it will also be followed by a panel discussion.

Students Acting to Make a Difference (SAMD) proudly presents "The Wedding Singer".  Proceeds from all performances will benefit Unchained at Last. The performances will be held Friday, October 26, 7:00 PM; Saturday, October  27, 7 PM; Sunday, October 28: 2 PM at Newman Auditorium. Please see or e-mail Betsey Pratt for more information; betsey_pratt@needham.k12.ma.us

The Needham High School Anime Club will be meeting at the Needham Public Library in the Community Room after school on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Come by, say hi, and grab a free cookie!


Friday, October 12

On this day in history, in 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.

 Athletics is excited to announcement the first ever Unified Basketball home game today at 3:45pm in A Gym.  Come out and support your fellow classmates as the Rockets take on Framingham!!

Check out the K-Pop Club! Have fun and dance with them on Friday mornings at 7:45 in the dance studio.


Thursday, October 11

On this day in history, in 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a space walk.

The Ski Team is meeting on Thursday 10/18 at 3:30 pm in room 728. There will be a sign up for the season and other information about the team. Come and hear about the team!

Show your NHS spirit and check out the online Spirit Wear store at https://needhamhigh2018-19apparel.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

The store will be open until October 17!


Wednesday, October 10

On this day in history, in 1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Ms. Coughlin's Period D Environmental Science class will be held in the classroom on Thursday morning, not at Nahanton Park, due to the forecasted heavy rain.


Tuesday, October 9

On this day in 1916, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.


Friday, October 5

On this day in history, in 1921, the World Series was the first to be broadcast on radio.

Attention 11th graders, if you want to take the PSAT’s on October 13th  and haven’t signed up yet, today is the last day to register on MySchoolBucks.

Just a reminder that the 5th Quarter will be held in the B Gym after the football game tonight. It's free and open to all NHS students.  5th Quarter includes pizza, drinks, snacks, music, ping pong, basketball, prizes and a chance to meet up with friends after the game. Go Rockets!

Do you want to perform at the NHS bonfire? Fill out this google form and send us a short video of you or your group doing a song to <leb211@students.needham.k12.ma.us> We can't wait to showcase the musical talent we have Needham High School!


Thursday, October 4

On this day in history, in 2006 – WikiLeaks was launched.

Show your NHS spirit and check out the online Spirit Wear store at https://needhamhigh2018-19apparel.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

The store will be open until October 17!

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the PSAT on MySchoolBucks.


Wednesday, October 3

On this day in history, in 1863 – The last Thursday in November was designated as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Show your NHS spirit and check out the online Spirit Wear store at https://needhamhigh2018-19apparel.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

The store will be open until October 17!

The Math Olympiad Exam Level 1 will be held on October 18th. Interested students should get permission forms from their Math teacher or Mrs. Garner in Room 223. Permission forms are due tomorrow!

Seniors, your Cap and Gown payment is due on Friday. You can bring $25 in cash or check to the cafeteria on Friday from 8:30-9:45. You can also pay on MySchoolBucks.


Tuesday, October 2

On this day in history, in 1789 – The 1st United States Congress adjourned.

The Math Olympiad Exam Level 1 will be held on October 18th. Interested students should get permission forms from their Math teacher or Mrs. Garner in Room 223. Permission forms are due to Mrs. Garner by October 4.

Seniors, your Cap and Gown payment is due on Friday. You can bring $25 in cash or check to the cafeteria on Friday from 8:30-9:45. You can also pay on MySchoolBucks.


Monday, October 1

On this day in history, in 1890 – Yosemite National Park was established by the U.S. Congress.

And a year later on this day, in 1891 – Stanford University opened its doors in California.

And some more trivia for you - in 1957,  In God we trust made its first appearance on U.S. paper currency.

The Math Olympiad Exam Level 1 will be held on October 18th. Interested students should get permission forms from their Math teacher or Mrs. Garner in Room 223. Permission forms are due to Mrs. Garner by October 4.

The PSAT will take place at Needham High School on Saturday, October 13th. The cost of the test is $26, and students can register online through MySchoolBucks until October 5th.

Thursday, September 27

On this day in history, in 1998 – The Google internet search engine retroactively claimed this date as its birthday.

SALSA is holding a makeup training session tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM in  Room 728B. If you are planning to go on any of the Pollard field trips this year to 8th grade health classes be sure to attend this session. There will be food!

If you are interested in learning more about Dreamfar - high school marathon training program - come to Guidance today at 2:45.  If you can't attend contact Ms. Welch, Tom Cohen or Anna Garf for more info.

If you're looking for something to do over school vacation, to visit a new country, or to make a positive difference in the world, come to School the World's information session tonight at 7 pm in the media center and consider joining a service project in Guatemala! Hope to see you there!

Attention 11th graders! The PSAT will take place at Needham High School on Saturday, October 13th. The cost of the test is $26, and students can register online through MySchoolBucks or in person. Online registration is open now and will remain open until October 5th. For those who prefer to sign-up in person, we will be holding after school registration sessions on Monday 9-24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 from 2:40-3:10 pm in the cafeteria expansion. . Please pick up a short registration form, which is available in guidance, and turn it in along with your payment at one of these after school sessions. The Guidance Department will NOT be accepting payment.


Wednesday, September 26

On this day in history, in 1983 – Australia II won the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.

Speaking of domination, a huge shout out to the Needham Girls Swimming & Diving Team for beating Newton North last night after 7 years of losses. Way to go girls!

Students, please check your emails for a survey link in order to make your voices and ideas heard about the upcoming school spirit events.

The NHS Writing Center is now open!! If you need help on any writing assignment for any subject, please come to Room 719 after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.  Peer tutors will be available to help you with your writing. See you at the Writing Center in Room 719.

SALSA is holding a makeup training session this Friday at 7:30 AM in  Room 728B. If you are planning to go on any of the Pollard field trips this year to 8th grade health classes be sure to attend this session. There will be food!

If you are interested in learning more about Dreamfar - high school marathon training program - come to Guidance TOMORROW at 2:45.  If you can't attend contact Ms. Welch, Tom Cohen or Anna Garf for more info.

Do you like watching movies and television? Are you interested in the process of how they are made, or just want to watch more? If so, please come to the first film club meeting of the year TOMORROW morning at 7:30 in room 409a!

If you're looking for something to do over school vacation, to visit a new country, or to make a positive difference in the world, come to School the World's information session TOMORROW at 7 pm in the media center and consider joining a service project in Guatemala! Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, September 25

On this day in history, in 1974 – Dr. Frank Jobe performed the first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (better known as Tommy John surgery) on baseball player Tommy John.

Congratulations to the winners of the 9th Grade Student Council Elections.

President - Nikita Patel

Vice President - Lily Ramras

Treasurer - Arya Mishra

Secretary - Hannah Keselman

Don't forget to vote tomorrow for the final 4 Student Council Positions.

Speaking of voting, TODAY  is national Voter Registration Day, and the League of Women Voters will be holding a registration drive in the cafeteria during homeroom.  If you are 16 years old, you are eligible to register.  Please bring your driver’s license or the last four digits of your social security number with you to the cafeteria.

The Speech and Debate Team will meet after school today and going forward in Room

728 B. Evening practices continue in 400s.

SALSA is holding a makeup training session this Friday at 7:30 AM in  Room 728B. If you are planning to go on any of the Pollard field trips this year to 8th grade health classes be sure to attend this session. There will be food!

French Club is having its first meeting tomorrow (9/26), at 7:30 am in room 414. We socialize, have breakfasts, plan field trips, and organize French Night. All are welcome, you don't need to know French, and we hope to see you at our first meeting!

Attention 11th graders! The PSAT will take place at Needham High School on Saturday, October 13th. The cost of the test is $26, and students can register online through MySchoolBucks or in person. Online registration is open now and will remain open until October 5th. For those who prefer to sign-up in person, we will be holding after school registration sessions on Monday 9-24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 from 2:40-3:10 pm in the cafeteria expansion. . Please pick up a short registration form, which is available in guidance, and turn it in along with your payment at one of these after school sessions. The Guidance Department will NOT be accepting payment.


Monday, September 24

On this day in history, in 1806 – Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

If you're looking for something to do over school vacation, to visit a new country, or to make a positive difference in the world, come to School the World's information session on Thursday, September 27th at 7pm in the media center and consider joining a service project in Guatemala! Hope to see you there!

Attention Club advisors and leaders - you may reserve a table for the Oracle. Attached is the Google Form for you to request a table. Please coordinate so that only one form is submitted per club. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScck25xyzcNCncet90Ck8f5UaUydmwzpmIgjaCDcPaan3a6XQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Attention 11th graders! The PSAT will take place at Needham High School on Saturday, October 13th. The cost of the test is $26, and students can register online through MySchoolBucks or in person. Online registration is open now and will remain open until October 5th. For those who prefer to sign-up in person, we will be holding after school registration sessions on Monday 9-24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 from 2:40-3:10 pm in the cafeteria expansion. . Please pick up a short registration form, which is available in guidance, and turn it in along with your payment at one of these after school sessions. The Guidance Department will NOT be accepting payment.


Thursday, September 20

On this day in history, in 2011 – The United States military ended its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Today’s Speech, Debate and Congress practice will meet after school in the 420’s hallway. There will also be Speech and Congress only practice  at 6:30 PM tonight  in the 420’s hallway. It is only necessary  to come to one meeting.

Attention Club advisors and leaders - you may now reserve a table for the Oracle. Attached is the Google Form for you to request a table. Please coordinate so that only one form is submitted per club. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScck25xyzcNCncet90Ck8f5UaUydmwzpmIgjaCDcPaan3a6XQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Attention 11th graders! The PSAT will take place at Needham High School on Saturday, October 13th. The cost of the test is $26, and students can register online through MySchoolBucks or in person. Online registration is open now and will remain open until October 5th. For those who prefer to sign-up in person, we will be holding after school registration sessions on Monday 9-24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 from 2:40-3:10 pm in the cafeteria expansion. . Please pick up a short registration form, which is available is guidance, and turn it in along with your payment at one of these after school sessions. The guidance Department will NOT be accepting payment.


Tuesday, September 18

On this day in history, in 1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine became the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

Attention 11th graders! The PSAT will take place at Needham High School on Saturday, October 13th. The cost of the test is $26, and students can register online through MySchoolBucks or in person. Online registration is open now and will remain open until October 5th. For those who prefer to sign-up in person, we will be holding after school registration sessions on Monday 9-24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 from 2:40-3:10 pm in the cafeteria expansion. . Please pick up a short registration form, which is available is guidance, and turn it in along with your payment at one of these after school sessions. The guidance Department will NOT be accepting payment.

Thank you to everyone who completed the Class Information Quizzes after the Class Meeting assemblies earlier this month.  Everyone who completed the quiz was entered into a chance to win Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts gifts cards, and the following students won:

Freshmen: Megan Allen & Annie McDonald

Sophomores: Dan Milligan & Elinor Wilson

Juniors: Matthew Peljovich & Andrew Li

Seniors: Isabel Ludlow & Alice Blake

Winners please come to the Grade Level Office to pick up your prize!

Robotics Club will meet today after school instead of this evening.

Join the Model United Nations / Congress, a club where we take on the roles of different congresspeople, Senators, and U.N representatives and discuss issues and draft resolutions to fix them. You don’t have to be a foreign relations expert to join, people of all levels of knowledge and experience are welcome!  The club is meeting in room 423 after school today. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Ames, Mr. Starr, or the club's President, Zachary Packard.

Monday, September 17

On this day in history, in 1630, the city of Boston, Massachusetts was founded.

Needham High School's art and literary magazine, Even a Rag Like This, is having their first meeting today after school in room 730. If you like art or writing, or if you want to be on the staff, stop by! Your art or writing could also be featured in the magazine if you submit it to evenaraglikethis@gmail.com. 

Attention musicians! If you're looking for an impactful way to get your community service hours completed, there is a volunteering opportunity for you. If bringing music or other performance art to senior centers and nursing homes is something that interests you, contact NHS Senior Aisha Tipnis at alt191@students.needham.k12.ma.us for more information.

Robotics club will meet Tuesday after school instead of the evening this week because of the holiday.

Are you interested in current events, politics, international relations, or even just playing the role of other people and having fun discussions with your friends? Join the Model United Nations / Congress, a club where we take on the roles of different congresspeople, Senators, and U.N representatives and discuss issues and draft resolutions to fix them. You don’t have to be a foreign relations expert to join, people of all levels of knowledge and experience are welcome!  The club meets in room 423 after school this Tuesday. If you have any questions, you can ask Mr. Ames, Mr. Starr, or the club's President, Zachary Packard.

Congratulations to the speech and debate team. At Yale University last weekend junior Zachary Lu was 17th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Thirty-one states attended the tournament.

If you're looking for something to do over school vacation, to visit a new country, or to make a positive difference in the world, come to School the World's information session on Thursday, September 27th at 7pm in the media center and consider joining a service project in Guatemala! Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 14

On this day in history, in 1966 – The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.

Bomb Squad practice is today after school at 2:45 PM in the Cafe and those who want to join are more than welcome!


Thursday, September 13

On this day in history, in 1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Library will be closed after school today for maintenance.  Please plan accordingly.

Attention seniors: If you are planning on picking up your parking permits today or tomorrow, you may do so before and after school and during your lunch blocks. Also, please check your Schoogle accounts for a very important e-mail from Mr. Ford. PLease note that the upper upper lot is for STAFF only! THe student lot is the Lower Upper lot.

Bomb Squad practice is tomorrow (Friday) after school at 2:45 PM in the Cafe and those who want to join are more than welcome!

The Athletic Department is excited to announce they are going to be starting a Unified Basketball Team this fall.  Anyone interested in learning more about it, there will be an informational meeting TODAY after school in room 803.

If you are interested in computer programming and want to work on fun projects, or just want to learn more, come to programming club after school on Wednesdays in the Da Vinci Workshop (room 101).


Wednesday, September 12

On this day in history, in 1984 – Dwight Gooden set the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.

A reminder that the lunch schedule is changing as of TODAY. FIne Arts will now have FIRST lunch and ENGLISH will have third.

The library will be closed after school for a meeting.  Please plan accordingly.

Habitat for Humanity is having its first meeting this Thursday (9/13), at 7:30 am in room 813. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. All are welcome and we hope to see many of you there to kick start an awesome new year!

The Athletic Department is excited to announce they are going to be starting a Unified Basketball Team this fall.  Anyone interested in learning more about it, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday after school in room 803.

Do you like to talk? Do you want to improve your arguing or performing skills... and get a trophy or two while you’re at it? Come join members of the nationally-recognized Needham High School Speech & Debate team for an informational meeting today or tomorrow after school in room 423! They’re looking to recruit new members, answer questions, and give you a taste of what speech & debate is like. There’s no commitment-- if you’re curious, or just want a piece of candy, stop by!


Tuesday, September 11

On this day in history, in 2001,The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashed into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Do you like to talk? Do you want to improve your arguing or performing skills... and get a trophy or two while you’re at it? Come join members of the nationally-recognized Needham High School Speech & Debate team for an informational meeting Wednesday or Thursday after school in room 423! They’re looking to recruit new members, answer questions, and give you a taste of what speech & debate is like. There’s no commitment-- if you’re curious, or just want a piece of candy, stop by!

If you're looking for something to do over school vacation, to visit a new country, or to make a positive difference in the world, come to School the World's information session on Thursday, September 27th at 7 pm in the media center and consider joining a service project in Guatemala! Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 7

On this day in history, in 1916 – US federal employees won the right to Workers' compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)

Fermata Nowhere, Needham High School's all female, non-audition a capella group is holding an informational session today in room 719 from 2:45 to 3pm.

MBTA Student T passes are in! If you would like a discounted MBTA pass, please see Ms. Ofer in the main office.

The Rockets are taking on Natick tonight under the lights at Memorial Field. Come to cheer on Needham High Football!

Go ROCKETS!!


Thursday, September 6

On this day in history, in 1847 – Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond and moved in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.

Planners will be available today at lunchtime. You can pick the planners up at lunch, a study, or after school.

If you are interested in learning new things, meeting new people, and exploring new horizons, you should join the Robotics Club! The Robotics Club builds robots to compete in competitions with surrounding towns. No prior experience is necessary and there is a task for everyone, whether it be coding, building, writing, or designing. Come to room 101, the Da Vinci Workshop, after school TODAY!

Calling all techies! Calling all builders, and artists and those who want to help SAMD (Students Acting to Make a Difference) put on a show. We are now looking for help with the set build for The Wedding Singer. Our first build date is today from 4:30-7 at Newman. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Fermata Nowhere, Needham High School's all female, non-audition a capella group is holding an informational session tomorrow (Friday), in room 719 from 2:45 to 3pm.


Wednesday, September 5

On this day in history, in 1998 – Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

ATTENTION: Student planners are sold out. We should have more on Thursday or Friday. I will make an announcement when they are back on sale.

If you are interested in learning new things, meeting new people, and exploring new horizons, you should join the Robotics Club! The Robotics Club builds robots to compete in competitions with surrounding towns. No prior experience is necessary and there is a task for everyone, whether it be coding, building, writing, or designing. Come to room 101, the Da Vinci Workshop, after school on Thursday, September 6th.

Looking for anyone who’s interested in sailing in Boston! Join fall sailing if you want to  try it. We take the trains into Boston Tuesday - Thursday. o sailing experience needed!

For anyone interested in joining come to room 216 today at 2:40!

Tuesday, September 4

On this day in history, in 1960 – Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

Fermata Nowhere, Needham High School's all female, non-audition a capella group is holding an informational session this Friday, in room 719 from 2:45 to 3pm.