New Newton North High School officially opens
Wicked Local staff photo by Keith E. Jacobson
Newton North High School was officially dedicated on Tuesday, August 31.Cutting the ceremonial ribbon (L to R) Jennifer Price, principal, Mayor SettiWarren, Class of '88, David Fleishman, Superintendent of Schools, and MollyDoris-Pierce, Senior Class president.
By Laura Paine, Staff Writer
Wicked Local Newton Posted Aug 31, 2010 @ 01:42 PMLast update Aug 31, 2010 @ 05:37 PM Newton ² After 10 years of planning, fierce debate and nearly $200 million in costs, city officials cut theceremonial ribbon to the new Newton North High School on Tuesday, and then allowedmembers of Class of 2011 to be the first to enter the sprawling new facility.³Today, ladies and gentlemen, we officially open the new Newton North High School,´ Mayor Setti Warren said, while acknowledging the path to completing a project ³bitterly divided´ thecity and ³made us the poster-child for skyrocketing costs and excess.´Warren then pledged to ³get the most out of this incredible, wonderful building that we are sofortunate to have´ and ³to make sure we take advantage of everything this building has to offer.´Past and present aldermen and School Committee members, Massachusetts State Auditor JosephDeNucci, former Mayor David Cohen, state Sen. Cynthia Creem, as well as the North facultyand students, were among those attending the short ceremony. After the ribbon was cut, theywere able to roam the halls of the new building, getting a glimpse of resources such as the filmlecture hall, simulated outdoor area, indoor track, greenhouse, electronic music lab and newswimming pool, which Principal Jennifer Price said, ³contrary to the Boston Globe, the pool isnot Olympic size.´