Author Archives: Guidance

Fall Guidance News Specific to Ninth Graders

Counselors will be meeting with their freshmen in seminars for the second time in the coming weeks to assist them in their transition to the high school – a new phase of their lives with all its exciting and sometimes … Continue reading

Fall News from the Guidance Department

Dear Parents, Guardians, and NSHS community members, As I reflect on the first two months of the school year, I am struck by how quickly the weeks have passed. It’s hard to believe that the end of the first quarter is … Continue reading

Winter News from the Guidance Department

Dear Parents, Guardians, and NSHS community members, If there is one overarching message I have been thinking about in recent weeks, it is the importance of viewing adolescent development for what it is: a time of rapid growth across multiple domains. Our … Continue reading

Winter Guidance News Specific to Seniors

The Great Unknown Seniors are on a moving walkway toward the end of high school. Some students are cruising full-steam ahead toward their inevitable destination. For these students it is important not to lose sight of what got them to … Continue reading

Winter Guidance News Specific to Juniors

End of First Semester With the end of term 2/semester 1, junior students will have their current GPAs reported for the first time. Weighted and Unweighted GPAs will be available based upon 10th grade and first semester of 11th grade, and will … Continue reading

Winter Guidance News Specific to Sophomores

Course Selection Students will be reviewing course options for next year in the coming months. This presents an excellent time to talk with your children about their interests, abilities, talents, and future aspirations. Encourage them to consider the most beneficial … Continue reading

Winter Guidance News Specific to Ninth Graders

Academic Progress & Social Transition to High School As we’ve reached the halfway mark of the ninth grade, we certainly hope that your child has been experiencing a smooth transition to high school. We hope your son or daughter has … Continue reading

Monday Evening Meet-up with Students from the AWARE Club

Several years ago, a group of Newton South students founded AWARE, an emotional wellness initiative and student-run club. The students from AWARE work to help increase awareness about mental health issues, identify and advocate to decrease sources of unhealthy stress among … Continue reading

Guidance Survey Reminder

Hello again, with a follow up reminder regarding the Guidance Department survey. Many thanks to those who have already responded. The Guidance Advisory Council, seeks your input on Guidance and Counseling services at Newton South High School. We ask that … Continue reading

PSAT Score Report Update

Dear Parents/Guardians of Sophomores, A number of sophomores took the PSAT exam in October and in early January students will be able to access scores electronically, via The College Board website. Students will be notified by email when scores are … Continue reading