Author Archives: Helen Haley

Close Up Trip to Washington DC

Every year Newton South sponsors a six-day “Close Up” trip to Washington DC, where students stay with high school students from across the country, exploring the nation’s capital and seeing how our government operates. Most years our students get the … Continue reading

Booster Club Will Be Collecting Gently Used Sports Equipment in September

As you clean out your garage, basement, attics, and sheds this summer, please consider donating any gently used sports equipment to our 1st NSHS Booster Club Ski and Sports Equipment Sale in September. Here is your chance to clean out … Continue reading

June Newsletter from the Health and Human Services Commissioner

Please see June Newsletter Updates from the HHS Commissioner for information on summer food for families and cleaning out your medicine cabinet.

Newton Community Education Summer ACT Boot Camp

The ACT is the college-readiness standardized test of choice in most of our country, and it is steadily gaining in popularity here in Massachusetts. It is accepted by all colleges and may be a better choice for some students. The … Continue reading

Honor Thy Teacher Program

Consider recognizing a favorite teacher or staff person with the Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program. Make a $25 donation (or any amount) to the foundation in the teacher’s name. Notifications will be sent to each teacher honored as … Continue reading

Tassels Will be Available on Wed. and Thurs. for Seniors Who Did Not Receive Them at Check-Out

Due to a logistical snafu, some seniors did not receive a tassel at Senior Check-Out.  It appears this was a problem for students who just ordered the tassel.  If your child ordered a cap and gown, the tassel should be … Continue reading

Transportation After SouthFest

With the prom and SouthFest just one day away, we want to encourage you to talk to your kids about their plans for transportation after SouthFest.  Unlike in years past when there were not many options for transportation, most seniors … Continue reading

SouthFest Is Tuesday! We Could Still Use a Few More Parent Volunteers and More Financial Support

Thank you to all the parents who have stepped up to volunteer at SouthFest. We are in much better shape than we were a week ago and will be able to keep the party going until 3AM!  We could still … Continue reading

Reminder: Special Schedules this Week (June 5-8)

Please note the special schedules this week from Tuesday to Friday, June 5, 6, 7 and 8. June 5th and 6th are MCAS Science Testing Days (primarily for the 9th grade but sophomores and juniors taking an STE MCAS exam … Continue reading

School Council Candidates Needed: Submit Candidacy by June 8

The role of the Newton South School Council is to advise the Principal on issues of general interest and school improvement plans. The Council is comprised of administrators, faculty, parents, and students. Over the 2017-2018 academic year, the Council has … Continue reading