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Brown Middle School Students are Technovation Challenge World Semifinalists!

Every year, Technovation Challenge, a global technology entrepreneurship competition challenges middle and high school girls to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem.
This year, five of our Brown middle school students – Caitlin Ang, Emily Cheng, Lily Harris, Preethika Vemula and Lily Zarr formed their team Vitaecode to tackle the problem of ocean pollution caused by household sewer. The team spent 6 months developing their business idea inclusive of conducting market surveys, competitor analysis, developing a business plan, coding the app and creating the pitches videos. The result of their hard work and creativity was the Watchful Waters app prototype.
The team live-pitched their idea to a panel of business leader judges and audience of ~300 people during the Massachusetts Regional Pitch Event held at Wentworth Institute of Technology on May 13. Watchful Waters was selected to enter the semifinal round; they were one of two junior level semifinal app entries representing Massachusetts on the world stage. Kudos to the team!!!

Checkout team Vitaecode’s Watchful Waters app demo and pitch videos here.

Highlands After-School Program

The Highlands After-School Program is just for middle school kids attending Brown and Oak Hill! The program has a terrific home base space in the Newton Highlands village, with daily use of the Hyde Gym and Playground. Transportation is provided daily. It’s not too late to sign up, but there are only a few spaces left for 2017-18 school year. For more information, and application or to arrange a visit please contact Rochelle Acker at 617.999.4617 or visit our website:

Newton South Summer Reading List

Newton South Summer reading list 2017 includes the books “Hate U Give” and “I am Malala.” The books are available for 8th graders to purchase for $10 – students should see Mr. Sheppard in Room 207.

Keep Calm and Stay Organized: A Helpful End-of-Year Checklist for Brown Parents!

Afraid you forgot to do something with the craziness of year end? Review our quick reminder list and make sure you have all your bases covered!

Please Check your Brown PTO Directory Information and Update as Necessary

The 2016-2017 Brown PTO Directory will be taken offline in July, when work will start on the 2017-2018 Directory. Click here to log in and update your details online or email Remember also to inform the School Office of any changes, and to update your details in Skyward.