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Donate to Success@South

By now you should have received your Success@South brochure in the mail. We are happy to report we have already raised over $8,500 in our first three weeks – that’s over 40% of our total fundraising goal. Thank you to those who have already participated! Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Success@South before the end of the year to make our brand new STEAM Lab excellent.

NSHS Parent/Guardian Coffees in January and February

We have an exciting January lined up with lots of great opportunities. All parent/guardians are invited to meet with Superintendent David Fleishman, and to attend grade-specific coffees with a Housemaster, Class Advisor and Guidance Counselor. All of these coffees will take place at Newton South, in the Faculty Dining Room, beginning at 7:45AM. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to come anytime that fits your schedule. The spring round of parent coffees will take place in the evening, in private homes, to better accommodate working parents.

  • Thursday, January 15 – Freshman Parents/Guardians with Housemaster Josepha Blocker, Class Advisor Cathy Hammond (who will join us at 8:40AM), and Guidance Counselor (TBA)
  • Tuesday, January 20 – Sophomore Parents/Guardians with Housemaster Charles Myette, Class Advisor (TBA) and Guidance Counselor (TBA)
  • Thursday, January 29 – Junior Parents/Guardians with Housemaster Donna Gordon, Class Advisor (TBA) and Guidance Counselor (TBA)
  • Monday, February 2 with Superintendent David Fleishman, all parents/guardians invited
  • Tuesday, February 10 – Seniors Parents/Guardians with Housemaster Marc Banks and Class Advisor/Guidance Counselor Aaron Lewis

Any questions, please email Emily or Betsy at Hope to see you there!

10th Graders: BMI Screening Program Will Take Place January-February 2015

Massachusetts General Laws require that public schools collect height and weight measurements of students in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10.  These measurements are used to calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is a screening tool to monitor students’ growth and development and identify possible health risks.

Your child’s screening will be supervised by the school nurse and each student’s privacy will be respected at all times.  Your child’s height, weight, and BMI measurements will be recorded in your child’s school health record and kept strictly confidential.  The screening results will be available to parents/guardians upon request. If you choose not to have your child participate in the Growth Screening Program, please contact the school nurse. Continue reading

Understanding Our Differences Boston Marathon Runner Opportunity

Understanding Our Differences is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an official B.A.A, invitational entry application to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.   We are looking for runners to apply for this spot in order to run the Marathon and raise money for Understanding Our Differences – applications due December 23, 2014!  For more information and to download an application please visit our website at


Be Inspired At Newton Inspires – Jan. 21 at Newton South

Register now for Newton Inspires, an evening of ideas and community presented by the Newton Schools Foundation, at Newton South on January 21. Click here to find out more and register.

Athlete of the Week — Jack Groper, Boys Basketball

Senior Jack Groper has helped to lead South to a 2 and 0 start. Jack has hit seven of 15 three pointers and is leading South with a 15 points per game average. According to Joe Killilea, varsity boys basketball coach, “Jack is a great teammate who is a hard worker in practice. This is Jack’s second year on  varsity. He follows his older brother Max who also played varsity basketball at South.”  Congratulations Jack.

Girl’s Basketball Home Opener Tonight, then Hosting Holiday Classic Dec. 27-28

Tonight the Girls Varsity Basketball team will take on Waltham in the season home opener at 7 PM.  When you wear your Lion’s Den T-shirt, admission is $2.  The Booster Club will be selling concessions.  Come earlier and cheer on the Freshman and JV, as well.

On December 27 and 28,  Newton South will host the Girl’s Basketball Holiday Classic.  The South Lions will welcome Newton North, Lincoln-Sudbury, and Arlington Classic to the Field House for a great weekend of basketball.

  • December 27, 5PM:  Newton North vs. Arlington Classic
  • December 27, 7PM:  Newton South vs. Lincoln-Sudbury
  • December 28, 5PM:  Consolation Game
  • December 28, 7PM:  Championship Game

Winter Sports Team Participated in Lions Pride Day

Following the successful inaugural Fall Lions Pride Day, 450 winter student-athletes joined AD Pat Gonzalez, Coach Alan Rotatori and other winter coaches in games, interactive exercises, and team building in the Field House on December 9.  All teams will engage in community service projects.  Both the Alpine Ski team and the Wrestling team have already wrapped gifts for the Newton South Holiday Gift Drive.

South Sports Over the Holidays — Come Cheer On Our Teams!

If you are home over the holidays, cheer on the South Lions.  Click on the Athletics calendar for the schedule of all home and away events.

Booster Club Volunteer of the Month – Abby Stacks

The Booster Club would like to recognize and thank Abby Stacks for all her hard work on Spiritwear so far this year.  Her enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication, and energy has helped make Lions’ merchandise the “must haves” this school year.  A shout-out also to Elyssa Fridedman, who works so hard to make sure volunteers are selling on Friday afternoons.