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For Juniors: Class of 2018 Senior Portraits Process has Begun!

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2018,

The time has come to plan for the 2018 yearbook at Newton South High School. This year we have made arrangements for Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch to take our senior portraits. Rising seniors were  sent an appointment card through the mail. The initial mailing came in a four-color envelope containing a brochure showing the various sitting plans available along with the appointment card which indicated  the specific day, time, and location of the appointment. The initial appointments were scheduled between June 9 and June 13th.  If your son/daughter did not attend the scheduled appointment, it is their responsibility to re-schedule the appointment.

To modify your senior portrait session, please utilize the company’s online scheduling website located at: The appointment card mailed to you contained your confirmation code to access the online scheduling website. If you do not have the confirmation code, you may email to get your child’s code.

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A Few Volunteers Needed for End of Year Staff Breakfast on Mon., June 26

To thank our wonderful staff for the hard work they do all year long, the PTSO sponsors a breakfast on the last day of school.  The last day of school for the staff is Monday, June 26.  We are looking for two or three people to help set up from 8:30 to 9:30 on Monday morning. If you are able to help for an hour, please email

Student Directory Update

The online PTSO directory will be unavailable during the month of July, as we update the student records. The online directory will be available (with a contribution to the PTSO) again in the fall, after all the information has been confirmed. Please confirm your family’s information when we send the notice. We thank you for your patience in advance—1,400 families is a lot to process!

Newsletter Subscription Information

If your email address changes over the summer, or if you know a parent who doesn’t receive the newsletter, please click here to register. If you no longer have a child at Newton South, please click “Update your Profile” at the bottom of this email. If you will have a child at South in the future, please do not click Unsubscribe—we will not be able to add you later. To stay in touch with other South families over the summer, consider joining other parents in your grade on Facebook.

Summer Camps

There are several camp opportunities to get in shape before the Fall season. Links to registration for the Power, Agility, and Conditioning Camp; Girls Soccer Clinic; and the AMC Fitness Clinic are posted on the Athletics page. We hope that many student-athletes will take advantage of these wonderful camps.

Registration for Fall Sports

Registration for Fall sports is OPEN. Please use the FamilyID button on the NSHS Athletics page. MIAA requires that student-athletes have a current physical in order to participate in sports. The physical must cover students from the first day of tryouts (August 18: Football; August 24: all other sports) to the end of the season. Please send the form to the Athletics office by Monday, August 14.

Eligibility for Participation in Fall Sports

In order to be eligible to participate in Fall sports, students must return uniforms and complete fee payments for 2016–17. Please contact the Athletics Office if you have questions or need assistance.

Congratulations to Teams in Post-Season Play!

Congratulations to the Newton South teams that reached the post-season! We had great performances by our athletes in New England championships, and we finished the year with exciting games and accolades:

  • Girls Tennis: DCL Champs, North Semifinalists
  • Girls Lacrosse: South Sectionals Quarterfinalists
  • Boys Lacrosse: South Sectional Quarterfinalists
  • Boys Volleyball: South Sectional Finalists; Noah Kopf, Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic; Krish Maypole, Boston Globe All-Scholastic
  • Track and Field: Clare Martin, All-State Champion in Mile and 800, Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic, and Gatorade Runner of the Year nominee

Thank You SouthFest Volunteers!

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful volunteers who made SouthFest happen!  With help from many parents, we managed once again to provide our seniors with a fun and safe place to go after the prom.  It was a great evening, with fantastic decorations, great food, and lots of fun activities.  It’s only possible to put on this kind of event with the support of all of you who showed up to decorate, chaperone, serve food, check the kids in and out, work at the casino tables, and clean up.  It was a late night but it was fun!

Special thanks to Heidi Gambino and Elisa D’Andrea who worked as a remarkable two person team to pull together the wonderful decorations.  Also a huge thank you to Andrea Cymbalista and her fantastic team who solicited a truly awesome spread of food and then set it up, served it, and cleaned it up.  This was Andrea’s last year doing SouthFest and she will be greatly missed.  Also, heartfelt thanks to Michelle Mischke and Noreen Boyce, our former SouthFest co-chairs, who shared their detailed knowledge and helped us to set up and manage the event (despite the fact that they had seniors to photograph and get off to the prom!).   Noreen spent most of the afternoon helping us to set up, and Michelle stayed up all night at the party and did not leave until the clean up was done.

Looking forward to seeing many of you next year!

We Still Need A Bit of Financial Support for SouthFest

Thank you to all who made a donation to SouthFest.  It was a great evening and we were able to provide lots of great activities for the seniors.  We raised about 95% of the funds we needed to cover our costs but we are still just a little short of our final goal.  It’s not too late to make a donation to SouthFest and we would greatly appreciate any amount you can donate.  To make a donation online or find out how to donate by mail, click here.