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Please Donate to Spring Sprint Fundraiser!

Many of you have said you want to support the Boosters without attending special events or requiring time out of your busy schedules¾this is your chance!

Please help the Newton South Booster Club with our Spring Sprint fundraiser! Now through the end of April, we’ve set a goal to raise $15,000 to support the Newton South Athletics program in procuring items that will improve safety and enhance performance, and we’re more than 10% of the way there.

Find out additional information about sponsorship levels, review the weekly prizes available to donors, and find the DONATE button on our website:

Thanks for the support!

Alpine Ski Team Receives DCL Sportsmanship Award

The Alpine Ski team received the DCL Sportsmanship award. Congrats to our skiers and first-year coach Alex Khan!

Newton South Athlete Named to MBCA All-Academic Team

Congrats to Sarah King for being named to the MBCA All-Academic Team!  She will be recognized on Sunday, May 7, at the Hogan Center at Holy Cross at 10:00AM.

Welcome, 8th Grade Families, to the NSHS Class of 2021!

The Newton South Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) extends a warm welcome to the incoming families of the Class of 2021! Every Sunday during the school year, we send this newsletter, as well as a Community Notes newsletter, to the parent community at South. Everything we send is also posted on our website,, which is easily searchable in the upper-right column of every webpage. Readily available on the website are the links to sign up for the newsletter and to enter your information for the student directory, as well as extensive “frequently asked questions” (FAQs). Continue reading

Donate Books Starting This Week, and Help with NSHS Used-Book Sale

Starting this week, we’re gearing up for Newton South’s annual Used Book Sale. YOUR help is needed to make this great tradition of supporting NSHS literacy initiatives a success!

To donate books:

Book donations will be accepted starting MONDAY, April 24.  Drop off gently used books at the big gray storage trailer (marked “BOOK DROP OFF HERE”)  next to Goldrick House.

Volunteers will be available to accept your donated books on Mondays and Thursday before and after school:  7:15-8:15am and 2:30-3:30pm

To volunteer: 

The Book Sale‘s success depends on volunteers. Please join other NSHS parents and volunteer an hour or two to help accept and sort book donations at drop-off times, before or after school. Click here to sign up.

Co-Chair Needed for Used Book Sale

We are looking for a Co-Chair for the NSHS book sale! If you love this event as much as we do, please consider taking a more active role this spring to learn the ins and outs of how it operates. The role of the Chair is to orchestrate a lot of the behind-the-scenes organizing and to look for volunteers. The Chair also fills in when necessary to help with sorting, setup, etc.

The book sale is an event anticipated every year by students and staff, and the money raised goes to the English Department to support a variety of literacy needs. For more information, please contact Suzanne Freudberg ( Thank you!

The 2017 book sale will run May 17–19.

Please Support SouthFest 2017

Planning is underway for SouthFest, Newton South’s after-prom event, organized and run by parent volunteers.  Our goal is to provide a safe and fun post-prom experience for seniors with or without dates.  SouthFest is on Tuesday, June 6 this year. Continue reading

Buy Your Tickets Now for the Student Directing Festival This Week!

South Stage presents the annual Student Directing Festival this Thursday through Saturday, April 27–29 at 7:30PM in the Newton South Lab Theater. The evening includes Sorry, Wrong Number, the classic noir thriller directed by senior Naomi Honig, and Out at Sea, an absurd comedy about democracy and dining aboard a raft directed by senior Ethan Koss-Smith. Tickets are $10 (general admission) and may be purchased in advance at or at the door, if available.

NSHS Students: Learn to “Listen” This Weds., April 26

All Newton high school students are invited to come together for a LISTEN (Let’s Inspire Students to Empower Newton) Event this Wednesday, April 26, from 4 to 6PM in the Newton North Cafeteria. The event will be a night of learning to listen to one another during a time of tense political opposition. What do you do when you meet someone with radically oppositional ideas? How do you build new friendships and keep old ones? Come to this Newton Youth Commission-sponsored, student-led workshop to learn how to listen with empathy, build lasting bridges, and find common ground with your peers during these challenging political times. The workshop offers a welcoming environment for all, and food will be served. Contact Quinn Etchie, Youth Services Director, for more information at or 617-796-1436.

NSHS Newtones Perform at A Capella Concert Sat., April 29

Next Saturday, April 29 at 7:30PM, the Newtones will perform at the 2017 Vocal Support Invitational, held at Needham High School. The concert of a capella groups from Newton, Needham, and Lexington high schools and Ursuline Academy will benefit the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights. To purchase tickets visit Tickets are general admission and are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors will open at 7PM.