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PTC Corp recognized for generosity

In April, PTC Corporation was recognized at Needham High School (NHS) for their $30,000 donation over five years in support of the Da Vinci Workshop. Five years ago, PTC Corporation committed to funding the creation of this innovation space. PTC Corporation has been a strong advocate for STEM education, and their contribution in conjunction with...
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NEF announces Gift for Education Cards

Members of the community are invited to honor a special teacher or VIP in their child’s life by making a donation in his or her name to the Needham Education Foundation (NEF). Gift for Education Cards make it simple to show gratitude, while providing vital support for the funding of NEF grants which allow both...
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Math Team gives TI-84 calculator class

In the classroom, students gathered together and listened intently as they focused on the projector screen. On it, however, was not a class lesson or a movie. Instead, a TI-84 graphing calculator simulator was graphing various linear equations. On Friday, September 28, dedicated Needham High School students attended a “Calculator Education Session” hosted by the...
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NEF Spelling Bee set for March 18

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NEF Spelling Bee set for March 18 On Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in the Needham High School gymnasium, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) will hold its annual spelling bee. As the NEF’s largest fundraiser, the Bee draws spellers of all ages from Needham schools, businesses, and the community. This year’s bee will...
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NEF grant apps due January 23

The Needham Education Foundation (NEF) is now accepting large grant applications for funding up to $15,000. They can support one- or two-year programs and can benefit the entire school system, multiple schools, an entire school, or a distinct population within the system. Past awards include Google Virtual Reality Expeditions Kits at High Rock, a portable...
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NEF awards $35,664 in fall grants

The Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of 16 grants totaling $35,664 in the fall small grants cycle at the Needham School Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 21.  Awarded grants include: Playaways and digital magazines for the high school library, a giant floor map for Pollard, ukuleles for the Eliot School, an author panel...
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NEF selling teacher appreciation cards

The Needham Education Foundation (NEF) is selling teacher appreciation cards as an opportunity for community members to show their gratitude while supporting innovation and excellence in Needham Public Schools. NEF will send a card to designated honoree(s), or members of the community may purchase cards to personalize and hand deliver. Cards are $15 each, $60 for...
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Needham Montessori School cuts ribbon

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Needham Montessori School held a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. During the ribbon-cutting, the non-profit Needham Education Foundation (NEF) was invited to accept a donation to their organization. The Needham Montessori School, which follow the guidelines of EEC and the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, was created to...
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NEF accepting fall ’17 grant apps

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For over 25 years, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) has funded over 650 grants to fund innovative and enriching programs at each public school in Needham. The Education Foundation is seeking input from members of the community with ideas to enhance their child's learning experience or school community. The NEF is now accepting applications...
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NEF grant brings Spheros to Needham

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Maria DeCicco has been a classroom teacher for the past 20 years, which has allowed her to fully understand how financial limitations can impact the curriculum, resources, and technology in schools. DeCicco recently applied for, and received, a $10,000 grant from the Needham Education Foundation, a generous foundation which...
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Tara Sullivan shares experiences and method

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Tara Sullivan believed that when she grew up, she would follow in her parents’ footsteps to become an aid worker. As Sullivan likes to mention, though, “plan A” does not always work in. In fact, “plan A” very rarely works out. Instead, Sullivan works as a writer. So far,...
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NEF now accepting grant applications

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For over 25 years, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) has funded over 600 entertaining and educational programs that "make learning come alive" for Needham public school students. Now, they are soliciting innovative ideas from the town to enhance the learning experiences and school community of Needham students.   The NEF is accepting applications for its Spring 2017...
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Needham Spelling Bee has residents ‘buzzing’

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham Education Foundation’s annual Spelling Bee was held this past Sunday in the Needham High gym and once again the event was filled with eager teams of spellers from all grade levels, local businesses, teacher and school officials, community organizations, and residents looking to prove that...

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Registration Is Now Open For Needham Spelling Bee

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Registration is currently open for the annual Needham Education Foundation Spelling Bee, which will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. in the Needham High gym. Teams of students, teachers, local officials and politicians, businesses and community members will compete to be named the top spellers in Needham....
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