Author Archives: Julie Vasil

January 2021 Schedule

January 4th – 8th is a Week One January 11th – 15th is a Week Two January 19th – 22nd is a Week One January 25th – 29th is a Week Two Note that the only difference between a “week one” and a “week two” schedule is … Continue reading

Cohort Assignments/Information

Educational model (hybrid or distance-only) and cohort assignments are now available in the Aspen Family Portal. Students who selected the hybrid option in the new HyFlex high school schedule will see their cohort assignment (A, B, or C) in the … Continue reading

Staff Appreciation Breakfast-Help Needed-this Friday, January 15th

Happy New Year! Big thanks to all of the parent volunteers who have generously given their time to help out and/or donate breakfast food and drinks for Staff Appreciation functions. As the NSHS faculty prepares for HyFlex transition, the teachers … Continue reading

Free Lunch

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding free lunches for all students for the 2020-21 school year. This means that any student in the Newton Public Schools is eligible for free lunch (and free breakfast where available.) For … Continue reading

Racism, Antiracism, and You January 13, 7p

Join us in reading Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. When: Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm Where: Zoom – RSVP here to receive the Zoom link for our event. NSHS FORJ will host a … Continue reading

Learning Model Survey Due by Midnight Tonight!

A reminder that we need EVERY family from Newton South to fill out the learning model survey that the district sent out to families on Tuesday. The deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday night. If you did NOT receive the email from the … Continue reading

The Zach Mandel Memorial Fund

Zach Mandel Memorial Fund Zachary Mandel’s family feels blessed by the outpouring of compassion and invaluable support they’ve received since his passing on October 12th. To honor Zach, the family has established The Zachary Mandel Memorial Fund at the Boston Foundation. The … Continue reading


Buy a raffle ticket and support NSHS’s chapter of GIRL UP, a global organization that fights gender-based violence. There are just 2 weeks left to enter. Get your raffle ticket by Wednesday, December 23rd for a chance to win prizes from female-owned … Continue reading

Newton South Food Drive

WINTER FOOD DRIVE – organized by Newton South students Tess Ertel & Isabella Gloria Please consider donating any of the following items to help the local food pantry. Below is a list of needed items: Granola bars (any kind) Cereal … Continue reading

UNESCO Info Meeting, Tuesday, November 17th

The Newton South UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Program, will hold a general information meeting for interested students on Tuesday, November 17th during Flex block (11:25 AM – 12:20 PM). UNESCO  is open to all South students grades 9 … Continue reading