Every year Newman students are accepted to the most selective colleges and universities in the country. As I have said before, what is most impressive is the depth of quality. While most reputable schools are able to send a few students at the top of the class to a highly selective school, Newman students attend these schools in greater numbers, and because of our national reputation, elite universities often admit students from Newman who are not even in the top 40% of the class.
This year has been no exception. Though the acceptances have been rolling in regularly, the flood of decisions has begun, and we are very proud of our students’ success.
Here is a just a sample of this year’s acceptances:
University of Chicago
University of Virginia
Washington and Lee
University of Texas- Austin
I’ll post a more complete list soon!
There is a lot of buzz nationally about the new film, Race to Nowhere. Later this year, we will be hosting a screening here at Newman. I came across an interesting editorial from the 1966 Newman Greenie by Linda Silverman. I think you will find it an interesting read…
In this short video, Ellen McConnell talks about the progress the lower school has made with their assessment practices.
Greg Malis returns to Newman after teaching Math and coaching the Forensics team from 1996-2002. Next fall he will be
returning in the same roles, and this time his wife, Alma Nicholson, will be joining him. Greg and Alma currently are teaching at Glenbrook North High School near Chicago. Alma teaches English and coaches the speech and debate team, and now the dynamic duo is excited to be coming to a city they love dearly. Greg is known well to Newman alumni as a superior debate coach. I am excited that he will also bring tremendous versatility to our math department, for he has previously taught almost every course available including AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and Multivariable Calculus, which is the course following AP Calculus BC. Alma has taught every level of high school English, and she has degrees in Theatre and in Education (Secondary English). As you can see from the pictures, they are very excited to be coming back to New Orleans.
Newman’s first film festival will be held on March 22nd at 7:30 at the Prytania Theatre.
An update from Mrs. Tiniacos in Spain…
We wanted to let you know that we are all having a great time in the Spanish Exchange. We have been in Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca and now in Santiago de Compostela. The students are taking advantage of every single opportunity in this experience, and they have really inmmersed in the culture. We are very proud of them. The are representing Newman School really well.
We are coming back home this Saturday. We hope you like the picture! You can see us there in Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor.