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Meetings for Winter Sports

  • Girls Basketball: October 24 (Dance studio during J-Block)
  • Wrestling: October 26 (Wrestling room during J Block)
  • Nordic Ski: October 26 (Wellness room during J Block)
  • Boys Indoor Track: November 2 (Gym B during J Block)

Final Home Games for Seniors

Final home games for seniors are approaching! This games are a rite of passage for our seniors and an opportunity to thank them for their years defending South colors. Come celebrate with us on these special days!

  • Girls Soccer: October 25
  • Volleyball: October 27
  • Field Hockey: October 28
  • Boys Soccer: October 29 (at Newton North)

Online Registrations for Winter Sports

Online registration for Winter Sports starts Tuesday, November 1. Please register promptly. Sports fees are due the day after the teams are selected.

Eligibility for Winter Sports

Winter sports athletes’ eligibility is determined by their first-term grades. Students should work hard to the end of the term to keep their eligibility for winter sports.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Fall Sports Awards Night will be Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30PM in the Field House. Athletes of all levels are encouraged to attend.
  • Meet-the-Coaches Night for Winter Sports will be Monday, December 5, at 7PM.
  • Lions Pride Day will be Tuesday, December 6, at 1:15PM at the Field House. An exciting program will be presented to our athletes that day. All Winter Sports athletes are required to attend.

Halloween BOOster Bash to Be Rescheduled

The Halloween BOOster Bash, a fun Halloween Booster Club fundraiser, will be rescheduled. Check future editions of the Booster News for a new date and time.

Reminder: High School Start Time Forum This Wednesday, October 19 at 7PM

Come to the High School Start Time Community Forum to hear more information about this initiative and share your thoughts on Wednesday, October 19, at 7PM at Angier School (1697 Beacon Street).

  • Read the summary of the 6 possible scenarios here.
    • All scenarios would provide for a later start time at Newton South and North (20-80 minutes later, depending on scenario).
    • 3 of the scenarios (A, B and C+A) would also change the start time at Brown.
    • 2 of the scenarios (A and C+A) would also change the start time at Oak Hill.
    • 3 of the scenarios (A, C and C+A) would also change the Elementary start times.
  • Read Superintendent Fleishman’s letter recapping the process to date and announcing  the Community Forum.

These are scenarios only. The School Committee has not yet taken a vote. Now is the time in the process — after doing research and surveying — that the School Committee and the Superintendent want to share more detailed information about each scenario and hear feedback from community members.

If you can’t attend the forum, give the HSST Working Group your feedback on the scenarios at

For further information, visit

Photo Retake Day: Wednesday, October 19

If your student(s) missed having their school photo taken in September, or if they wish to have their photos retaken, Wednesday, October 19, is photo retake day! Photographers from Lifetouch will be in Gym B from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. Students may have their photos taken during a free block, directed study, or lunch block.
Students wishing to have their photo retaken must bring in the complete set of photos they’ve already received and turn them in for a free replacement. If you have not yet submitted an order, please click here for the order form. Payment may be made by check or credit card. To pay by credit card, please go to and follow directions for online payment. Newton South’s picture day ID is: RI083534Q0. Please note: Pictures will not be taken on this day for ID replacements. If you have any questions, please email Terri Bleiler or call 781-789-0778.

Volunteers Needed for Photo Retake Day: Wednesday, October 19

We are looking for four volunteers to help keep things running smoothly during Photo Retake Day which is on Wednesday, October 19.  2 hour time slots are available in both the morning and afternoon.  Volunteers sort paper cards by grade alphabetically and match them to the students.  Our account representative from LifeTouch oversees the operation.  Please click here to sign up. If you have questions, please email


Shoo Flu: Get the flu vaccine at school, not the flu! NSHS Flu Clinic, Tuesday, November 15

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held during the school day at the Newton Public Schools in October and November. Students in Kindergarten through grade 12 may receive vaccine.

The Newton South High School clinic will be on Tuesday, November 15. Each student to be vaccinated must have a parent/guardian complete two forms: a consent/screening form and an insurance/administration record. Forms are available in the school nurse’s office, or may be downloaded at, or by clicking the links below.  Forms are due to the School Nurse by Thursday, November 10. Continue reading