Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Highlands After-School Program Open Houses

The Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children, is hosting Open Houses for interested families. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of Oak Hill and Brown children to learn more about the program as they plan for the upcoming school year.

Come to see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information contact Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617, or visit

Open houses: August 28th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, September 30th, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon  Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

Tickets for Newton’s Community Table on sale soon

Newton’s Community Table, a fundraiser to benefit the Newton Food Pantry, is back October 17th!  The event will once again be held at the Windsor Club from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale September 9th and will sell out quickly.

Get both dates on your calendar today and stay tuned for updates in September.

Destination Imagination registration is open

Registration is open for the Destination Imagination 2019 – 2020 Season

Destination Imagination (DI) is a creative problem solving competition that blends Science and Technology with the Arts. For the past 10 years, over 500 Newton students have participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) program.

Hear from alumni about how DI changed their lives: Destination Imagination Alumni Video 

Watch a tutorial to find out how DI works: What is Destination Imagination?

Ready to have fun?! Click HERE to register your child

Newton DI is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and is a non-profiting fully inclusive program.

College Essay help

It’s not too late to get help with those college essays! And it’s always a good time to get help with writing! Alicia Shems, an educator and editor with over 20 years of experience, can help you write your best essay by tailoring each session to fit your needs.

For more information, please contact her at 617-680-1918 or References are available upon request.

MGH Study for Female Athletes

Study participation is a unique opportunity for students to assist with research. This 12-week research study aims to establish if replacing estrogen will improve mental flexibility and reward responsiveness. The study comprises 4 visits for which participants are compensated up to $500. Additionally, they will receive reimbursement for parking/public transportation costs.

In this study, females who are not getting regular periods will receive replacement doses of estrogen via a patch or receive a placebo patch. Participants will complete MRI scans, interviews about mental health and eating behaviors, simple computer tasks, and questionnaires.

Eligibility criteria include the following:

  • Female between the ages of 16 and 26 years
  • Exhibits restrictive eating patterns (i.e. skips meals, limits calorie intake, avoids certain foods) and/or is an athlete
  • Has missed more than 2 menstrual periods in the last 6 months
  • Is of low or normal weight.

REACT ELIGIBILITY SURVEY Any interested athletes can contact Meghan Slattery, FNP at 617-643-0267 or