The latest announcements from the Principal, PTSO, and NPS...

Big Thanks to Volunteers and Donors to Last Tuesday’s Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

A great big thanks from the PTSO to all of the volunteers for generously giving your time to help out and/or donate breakfast food and drinks for Tuesday’s Faculty Appreciation Breakfast. Without your participation and generous contributions, this event would not have been possible as well as a great success! The teachers, guidance counselors, deans, house secretaries, aides, custodians, librarians, nurses, athletic staff and coaches, entire administrative staff are so grateful to be recognized for their efforts. The breakfast goes a long way toward acknowledging the hard work they put in all year for our kids.

We are open to any suggestions to improve this event so please email Laurie ( with your thoughts.

Thank you again to everyone who showed their gratitude to the entire NSHS staff by being a part of this event.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Early Release: This Wednesday, Nov. 21

This Wednesday, November 21 is an early-release day at Newton South. School ends at 10:50AM, and buses depart at 11AM. Click here for the full schedule and more information.

Meet the Coaches Night: Mon., Dec. 3 at 7PM

The parent/athlete meeting for Winter Sports will take place on Monday, December 3, at 7pm at the Field House. Also, Lions Pride Day will take place Tuesday, December 4, at 1:15pm at the Field House. All Winter athletes are required to attend both events.

Football Updates

Last weekend the Football team defeated Medford under persistent rain 27–6. Our team is now preparing for the annual Thanksgiving game against Lincoln-Sudbury on Thursday, November 22. This year the game will take place at Lincoln Sudbury; kick-off is at 10am.

Results from the Cross Country Division 1 Championship

Our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams ran in the Division 1 Championship on Saturday, November 10, in very adverse conditions due to morning rain and strong winds. The Boys team finished 7th overall with several runners scoring in the top 20. The Girls team faced strong conditions and injuries, but they showed resilience and grit to complete the race.

Girls Soccer Championship Season

The Girls Soccer team traveled to Hingham on Monday afternoon (November 12) to face Natick High School. Our team battled for 90 minutes, hitting the posts several times, but finally lost 2–1 in the Division 1 South Sectional. Their effort, heart, and skill brought soccer to a new level. Congratulations to the team for a great season!

Unified Basketball Closes Regular Season

Unified Basketball closed their regular season last week with a win over Westwood High School. The team also participated in the State Jamboree at Framingham High School on Wednesday, November 14. The inaugural season brought 27 athletes together and displayed sportsmanship, diversity, and true inclusion.

Fall Sports Awards Winners

Congratulations to the student-athletes who received awards at the Fall Sport Awards night on Wednesday, November 14, at the Seaholes Auditorium. The following athletes received recognition for their effort and sportsmanship:

Golf, Varsity

DCL Team Sportsmanship Award: Team

DCL All-Stars: John McGrath, Nicholas Aicardi

Award of Excellence: Nicholas Aicardi

110%: John McGrath

Golf, JV

Award of Excellence: Michael Lipof

Boys Soccer, Varsity

DCL All-Stars: Isaac-John Enelamah, Dennis Pecherskiy

Award of Excellence: Justin Casler

110%: Daniel Beckett

Boys Soccer, JV

Award of Excellence: Lucas Boyd

Boys Soccer, Freshman

Award of Excellence: Cole Tremaglio

Girls Soccer, Varsity

DCL All-Stars: Larissa Williams, Lucy Jenks, Audrey Lavey, Cassie Lee, Rosie McLeod, Willa Frantzis, Maia Madison

Eastern Mass. All-Stars: Larissa Williams, Audrey Lavey

Eastern Mass. First Team: Larissa Williams, Audrey Lavey, Rosie McLeod

Eastern Mass. Second Team: Willa Frantzis, Cassie Lee

Award of Excellence: Naomi Liftman

110% Award: Rosie McLeod

Eastern Mass. Div. 1 Coach of the Year: Doug McCarthy

Girls Soccer, JV

Award of Excellence: Stephanie Little

Girls Soccer, Freshman

Award of Excellence: Jessica Traxler

Field Hockey, Varsity

DCL All-Star: Sophie Szymanski

Award of Excellence: Katelyn Hatem

110%: Alexandra Nelson

Field Hockey, JV

Award of Excellence: Louisa Barnes

Field Hockey, Freshman

Award of Excellence: Caroline Pratt

Football, Varsity

Award of Excellence: Marc Navarro

110%: Carl Angelo Rodriguez

Football, JV

Award of Excellence: Jack Foster

Boys Cross Country, Varsity

Award of Excellence: Ethan Jacunski

110%: Daniel Lacayo

Boys Cross Country, JV

Award of Excellence: Camron Dioun

Girls Cross Country, Varsity

Award of Excellence: Tal Sternberg

110%: Juliet Lacey

Girls Cross Country, JV

Award of Excellence: Jane Butler


Award of Excellence: Elizabeth Jin

110%: Callie Ware


Award of Excellence: Raven Fernandes

110%: Carolina Lindahl

Unified Basketball

Award of Excellence: Chia en Tseng, Anthony DePalma

110%: Max Gelbert

Girls Volleyball, Varsity

DCL All-Star: Phoebe Blumberg

Award of Excellence: Phoebe Blumberg

110%: Maggie Winters

Girls Volleyball, JV

Award of Excellence: Grace Mirabile

Girls Volleyball, Freshman

Award of Excellence: Sarah Laughlin, Amelicha Trinidad Gonzalez

Coaches’ Sportsmanship and Leadership Award

Ted Dalicandro, Football Head Coach, received the Newton South Sportsmanship and Leadership Coaches’ Award, which is given to a coach who displays resolve, positive role modeling, and the handling of difficult issues with good outcomes throughout the season. Ted has served the Athletics Department in many ways. He has been our Equipment Manager for 13 years, and in that role he supported the entire Athletics program, giving personal time and total dedication to our coaches and teams. His leadership will be missed in our department.

Winter Sports Registration and Tryouts

Registration for Winter Sports is now open. Students trying out for Winter sports must be registered before Thursday, November 22, and must have a current physical on file in order to participate. The first day of tryouts is Monday, November 26. The tryouts schedule is also posted online under the Athletics tab.