The latest announcements from the Principal, PTSO, and NPS...
In a thrilling overtime win, the Newton South Men’s Hockey team beat Dracut 4 to 3 on Thursday night in the Division III North Semifinals. Read the exciting story here. The team next faces Wayland on Saturday at 5:15PM at the Stoneham Arena, 101 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham (map).
There will be a fan bus that will depart from Newton South at 4:15, STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 4PM FOR THE FAN BUS AND SIGN UP TODAY ON THE ATHLETICS OFFICE DOOR.
On Tuesday, March 4, Newton South held is Winter Sports Awards night. As with each season’s awards evening, coaches said a few words about their respective teams and seasons and then announced the 110% Awards and the DCL All-Stars Awards. Award winners are listed below, but everyone who participated this season deserves a shout out and a high five for their hard work and commitment to South athletics.
110% Award Winners:
Boys Basketball - Max Hooker; Girls Basketball - Roni Tamir; Boys Ice Hockey - James Donlan; Girls Ice Hockey - Sonja Klumpp; Girls Indoor Track - Charlotte Huth; Boys Indoor Track - Thomas Stephens; Girls Swimming & Diving - Sophia Autor; Boys Swimming & Diving - Ryan Spatz; Girls Gymnastics - Rose Freudberg Boy’s Gymnastics - Khashayar Dashti; Alpine Ski - Lucy Holmes; Nordic Ski - Sam Noymer; Wrestling - Zachary Nislick; Dance - Nicole Wantman; Cheerleading - Diara Pope
Boys Basketball - Geoffrey Gray, Mark Karmiy, Philip Levine-Caleb; Girls Basketball - Emily Chang, Jessa Rubera; Boys Ice Hockey - Griffin Connolly, James Donlan, Edward Friedman (All Conference: Thomas Tresca); Girls Indoor Track - Lucrecia Aguilar, Charlotte Huth, Rebecca Grusby, Clare Martin, Lizzie Walkes; Boys Indoor Track - Thomas Stephens, Omri Cohen, Ryan Kim, Noah Shuster, Philip Batler, Levon Tiekka, Ben Cooper; Boys Swimming & Diving - Ryan Spatz; Girls Swimming & Diving - Jessica Zernitsky; Girls Gymnastics - Rose Freudberg, Camila Hernandez, Kaela Meyer, Kalena Wang; Wrestling - Gabe Betancourt, Zach Nislick, Tyler Siegal, Will Kramer, Adam Josephson, Liam Brandel
Calm, Cool, and Connected – Monday, March 10, 7-8:30PM, Druker Auditorium
How do I know when my child is at risk? And what do I do about it? I want my teen to feel connected and I want to know what resources I can access in my community. Presented by: Susan Swick, MD, Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Jennifer O’Leary, MA, Director of Youth Services, City of Newton. Part 1 of a 5-part lecture series.
The Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services are hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication. This series will be held in Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library, 7-8:30 pm and is free and open to all. As part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department this program is being offered by Newton Youth Services and Newton Free Library in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology and the Multiservice Eating Disorders Association. Presenters will include mental health professionals and experts in adolescent development and communications.
Please join us for the next meeting of the Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education (NewtonPAC), for a presentation on Basic Rights in Special Education, presented by Clare Vann of the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN). This workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30PM, with light refreshments and networking beginning at 7:15PM, in Room 210 at the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street. Any questions, please email Eileen Sandberg.
Please note the addition of two Advisories and C2 for grades 9 -11:
||7:40 – 7:50
||7:55 – 8:55
||9:00 – 9:50
||9:55 – 10:05
||10:10 – 11:00
||11:05 – 12:35
1st Lunch 11:05 – 11:35
2nd Lunch 11:35 – 12:05
3rd Lunch 12:05 – 12:35
||12:40 – 1:35
||1:40 – 2:35
||2:40 – 2:45 (collect registrations)
||2:50 – 3:20
|*Seniors are excused from Advisories and C2
Thursday, March 13 will be an early release day for professional development and will include an anti-bullying program during Advisory. Special schedule:
||7:40 – 8:25
||8:30 – 9:15
||9:20 – 10:00
||10:05 – 10:50
||Buses depart at 11:00
||Cafeteria: Breakfast will be served as usual
Snack Bar will be open until 10:30am
Directed by Jim Honeyman, designed by Bryant Cyr, written by Lisa Loomer, Distracted is the comic tale of a 9 year old boy, his parents, and their sometimes hilarious, sometimes difficult struggles with A.D.H.D. and a larger culture which is itself, well, distracted! Join South Stage at 7:30PM in the Lab Theatre for this joyful, poignant, provocative look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma. Featuring Stephanie Seiden, Samantha Adams, Jonah Cochin, Courtney Foster, Andrew Hardigg, Ashley Heesch, Hannah Nahar, Michelle Sandler, Peter Walsh, and Rebecca Williams. Tickets on sale here.
Tuesday, March 18 – MCAS ELA (Long Composition, Parts A & B)
Late Arrival for Grades 9, 11, 12
Bus routes begin @ 10:30am, arrive @ 11:00am
Wednesday, March 19 – MCAS ELA (Reading Comprehension, Sections 1 & 2)
Late Arrival for Grade 9 only
Bus routes begin @ 10:25am, arrive @ 10:55am
Friday, March 21 – MCAS ELA (Reading Comprehension, Section 3)
Late Arrival for Grade 12 only
Bus routes begin @ 9:25am, arrive @ 9:55am
Click here for more information on the modified schedules for 10th grade MCAS.
Congratulations to Newton South students Maisie Bernstein, Annah Bierenbaum, and Becca Reinstein for their participation as costume designer and dancers/actors in the upcoming production of The Song of Achilles. The show is a staging of local author Madeline Miller’s award winning novel about the relationship between young Greek warrior Achilles and his beloved companion, Patroclus. The production, directed by Newton South parent Melissa Bernstein, runs March 28, 29 and 30 in the Little Theatre of Newton North High School. Recommended for middle school age and older. Please click here for tickets and information.
Jason Agress, 2009 Newton South graduate, is running the Boston Marathon to support Newton Schools Foundation. Here is how you can help:
- Donate to Jason’s Run (even $1 per mile makes a big difference).
- Email with your friends and networks and encourage them to support Jason’s run by going to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org.
- Come out and cheer with us Monday, April 21 at Heartbreak Hill to support Jason! We’ll be on the Commonwealth Ave. berm between Sumner St. and Chestnut Terrace.