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Please Donate/Volunteer for Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Mon., Jan. 28

The first Faculty Appreciation Breakfast of the new school year will be held on Monday, January 28th. This is your chance to show appreciation to the staff and teachers of Newton South by dropping off food/drinks or volunteering to set up, clean up or serve as a runner for the breakfast. This event is a great way to meet staff and teachers and to give back to those who support and help our children.

To donate or volunteer, just click on the links below to see which houses are still in need of food/drinks or assistance. You can sign up for any house regardless of which house your child is in as this is a school wide event!

Wheeler House

Goldrick House

Goodwin House

Cutler House

Donations can be dropped off directly at Cutler, Wheeler, Goodwin or Goldrick houses between 7:15 and 8:15 AM on Monday, January28th. Runners and set-up volunteers should meet in the Main Office at 7:15 AM to receive their supplies and instructions. Volunteers for clean-up are asked to be at the house kitchen at 2:00 pm.

Winterfest II concert on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 7PM

Come enjoy an evening of great music (including student compositions!) from Newton South’s jazz ensembles at the Winterfest II concert on Thursday, January 17th at 7PM in the Seasholes Auditorium.

Teen Summer Expo, Mon. Jan 28, 5:30-8:00PM at NSHS

Plan your summer by learning about the most enriching and exciting options all in one place. Come to the annual Teen Summer Expo on Monday, January 28th at Newton South High School from 5:30pm – 8pm in the cafeteria.

FREE and open to everyone

Meet directors of top quality summer enrichment programs, from local day programs to worldwide adventure and travel.  There will be options for every interest and budget such as community service, academic enrichment, college prep, language and cultural immersion, the arts, sports, leadership?, ????internships, STEM, teen tours and gap year programs.  SNOW DATE: Monday, February 4.

For more information:  www.teensummerexpos/newton-south

REGISTER to receive a reminder, a printable list of exhibiting programs, and to bypass the line at the door.

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Track Meet Results

The Track teams participated in a freshman/sophomore meet held at the Reggie Lewis Track on Sunday, January 6. Several athletes placed in the top 12. On the Girls side, Danya Goldstein finished 3rd in the shot put with a throw of 32’2.25″. The Boys team placed the following athletes: Garrett Jancuski (12th in the 1000m), Canron Dioun (11th in the Mile), Brett Miller (4th in the 2-Mile), Eero Helenius (2nd in the 600m), and 4X400 (6th in the Relay). Freshman Justin Levy won the 300m with a time of 36.54 seconds. On Wednesday (January 9) the Boys Track team had an outstanding day against Lincoln-Sudbury at Boston University. The team outscored L-S 53 to 47 coming down to the last two relays that Newton South won! More outstanding performances from Dany Collins, who cleared 6’3″ in the High Jump, and from Matt Gonzalez, who jumped a personal best of 5’9″. It was a real team effort with field and track events combining points for the win.

Winter Athletes Recognized by MIAA

The MIAA recognized our Winter athletes with its Educational Athletics Achievement Award for Community Service in District A. The athletes collected food for the Newton Food Pantry at the beginning of the winter season. Rich Riley, MIAA Educational Athletics Director, made the presentation last Friday (January 4) before the start of the Girls Varsity Basketball game against Acton-Boxboro.

Alpine and Nordic Ski Teams Grapple with Weather

Our Alpine and Nordic athletes are facing tough conditions this winter so far. The lack of natural snow makes their training difficult. However, our resilient and dedicated students and coaches are preparing for the season by using the Newton South fitness facility and by skiing in less-than-optimal conditions. The Alpine team had their first race at Nashoba on Tuesday (January 8), while the Nordic competition was canceled due to lack of snow. The teams continue to work hard, and their efforts will pay off when natural snow arrives!

Wrestling Hosts First Event

The Wrestling team hosted their first event of the season last Friday (January 4). The team defeated Norwood and scored very close to Boston Latin and Excell Academy. Kudos to our team parents for bringing food and drinks to the meet!

Swim Teams Find Success against Waltham and Boston Latin

The Swim team excelled against Waltham last Friday (January 4). Both the Boys and the Girls teams defeated their opponents by a large margin. The Boys team also defeated Boston Latin this week (Tuesday, January 8). Both squads are ready to face Bedford today (Friday, January 11) at 4pm at Newton North.

Gymnastics Teams Undefeated

The Girls and Boys Gymnastics teams are having another stellar season—both teams are undefeated. The Girls team hosted Cambridge Rindge and Latin on Thursday, January 10, and won their meet with great performances by all athletes. The Boys team defeated Burlington last week, and they’ll host Braintree today (Friday, January 11), at 4pm at Newton North.

Boys Ice Hockey Off to a Great Start

The Boys Ice Hockey team is coming off of another successful week, defeating both Saint Joseph Prep and Bedford High School. The team record is 6-1-1. The players return to the ice on Wednesday, January 16, when they’ll host Wayland High School.