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Athlete of the Week — Hannah Clary, Senior, Captain of Dance Team

Senior captain Hannah Clary is dedicated and extremely hardworking.  She has a positive attitude and really motivates everyone at practice and at the games.  She encourages the girls to show school spirit every week and attend every game to support the football team.  She recently designed shirts to spread awareness for breast cancer and with the team raised over $900 for breast cancer research.   Congratulations, Hannah!

Football Tonight vs. Cambridge Rindge & Latin, 7PM: Directions and Parking

Come cheer on the Lions tonight at South’s football game against Cambridge Rindge and Latin — at 7PM at Russell Field in Cambridge.  Please see this link for specific information on directions and parking for Russell Field.

Cheer on Fall Season Teams — Important End-of-Season Dates

The end of the Fall Season is approaching.  Some teams will be competing in the post-season; others will wrap up with end-of-season games.  Come out and cheer on our teams!

Friday, October 24

  • Field Hockey:  Senior Day, game starts at 4 PM.
  • Football:  Game at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 7PM.  Come fill the Lions’ Den!
  • Boys and Girls X-Country:  DCL Championships at Franklin Park, 3 PM
  • Volleyball:  at Acton-Boxborough, 4 PM

Saturday, October 25

  • Boy’s Soccer at Newton North, 2:30 PM
  • Girls Soccer at Concord Carlisle, 6 PM

Sunday, October 26

  • Football play-off assignments are decided.  Follow @NSHS_Athletics on Twitter.  Stay tuned!

Monday, October 27

  • Volleyball:  Varsity game at 5:30PM against Cambridge; JV and Freshmen games at 4 PM.  Senior Night.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Boys Soccer:  Senior Day.  Game starts at 3:45 PM

Teams in the State Sectionals:

  • Golf:  Finished 10 at the North Sectional with a combined score of 357
  • Girls Soccer:  Seeding October 31
  • Football:  Seeding October 26

Fall Awards Night:  Tuesday, November 25, 7 PM, Field House

Winter Sports: Information Sessions and Registration by Dec. 1

Register online for Winter sports by the deadline on December 1.

Winter Sports information sessions will be held during J Block:

  • October 28:  Girls Basketball -Wellness room
  • October 29:  Girls Indoor Track -Gym B
  • October 29:  Wrestling – Wellness room

Dance Team Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research

In the month of October, Newton South’s Dance Team raised $900 for breast cancer research by selling T-shirts saying, “In October NSHS wears pink.”  Go Dance Team!  A team of Lions!

NSHS Community Dinner: Register Now!

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to attend the Second Annual Newton South Community Dinner on November 8 from 6 to 10PM. If you’re on the fence, don’t be! Our first Community Dinner last year was a great success. Parents and South staff and faculty so appreciated the chance to meet each other and come together independent of our teens’ events and activities. The format of the evening is a classic Progressive Dinner: all participants get together for appetizers at one home, separate into groups of 8 to 12 to have dinner at locations across the City, and reconvene for dessert. You don’t want to miss this fun-filled community-building event that also benefits this year’s Success@South campaign. Deadline to register is November 1, but seats are going fast. Sign up HERE.

Join NSHS Trips this Spring (Costa Rica Informational Meeting: Oct. 21)

A group of teachers and seniors from Newton South High School is planning to travel to Costa Rica in March 2015 for the EF Global Student Leaders Summit. The Summit includes an impressive tour of Costa Rica which investigates the county’s rich bio-diversity, as well as a two-day leadership conference in San José, where students from around the world will learn about and collaborate on solutions to our most pressing global environmental issues. You’ll also hear from world-renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall! For more information please click here.

Madhumita Bhattacharya and Brandon Schmidt will be hosting an informational/enrollment meeting for parents and students on October 21 at 6:30PM in Room#3122. Please RSVP by emailing Mita Bhattacharya so that we know how many families to expect at the meeting. We hope you and your child can join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Prague Summer Program 2015 (Informational Meeting Oct. 21)

Next summer will be the 27th year of Newton Summer School’s Prague Summer Program.  Since 1990, students from Newton South and Newton North have travelled to Central Europe to experience the history and culture of Krakow, Poland, Prague, The Czech Republic, and Dresden and Berlin, Germany, first hand. Parents and students are invited to a short informational meeting on Tuesday,  October 21 at Newton North High School, starting at 6:30pm in the Film Lecture Hall.

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For Parents of Seniors: Financial Aid Night, Wednesday, Oct. 22

Parents are invited to attend a free presentation on college financing. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 7 to 8:30PM in the Newton South auditorium. This is offered through MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority), the Commonwealth’s resource on planning, saving and paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative, Carla Minchello, Director of Financial Assistance at Bentley University, will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including types of financial aid, how to apply using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and determining financing options for your family. Families are encouraged to visit MEFA before and after the seminar for e-books, calculators and helpful tools and resources.

“The Pressured Child” with Dr. Michael Thompson: October 23

On Thursday, October 23 at 7PM, Dr. Michael Thompson will speak on “The Pressured Child” at Newton North in the Auditorium. The push for students to excel at school and get into the best colleges has never been more intense. Through his experience as a clinical psychologist, school consultant and speaker on the topics of children, schools and parenting, Dr. Thompson, co-author of Raising Cain,  addresses America’s performance-driven obsession with the accomplishments of its kids – and provides a deeply humane response. This event is free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by Bigelow Middle School PTO, Day Middle School PTO, Newton North High School PTSO, Newton South High School PTSO, PTO Council and The Newton Partnership.