Category Archives: For Juniors

List of Colleges at Newton North High School College Fair on Tues., Oct 2 and Wed., Oct 3 at 6PM

Newton South students are invited to attend the College Fair at Newton North High School on Tuesday, October 2nd  and Wednesday, October 3rd from 6-7:30PM. 

Click here for the list of schools which will be at the College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Click here for the list of  schools which will be at the College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 3



PSAT Registration

Dear Parents and Guardians of 10th & 11th graders –

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year. We hope you had a restful summer and that your children are excited for a great year ahead. Believe it or not, it is time for us to register students for the PSAT exam that will be offered at Newton South on Saturday, October 13th. The PSAT is offered just once a year, in October.

All 11th graders who intend to pursue a 4 year college/university path are encouraged to take the PSAT as a practice experience for subsequent college entrance exams. Additionally, some sophomores may choose to take the PSAT as well to have a low-stakes entry into college standardized tests.

Please visit the PSAT registration page on the Newton South website for more details about the exam and how your child can register to take it.


Dan Rubin

Director of Guidance

Reminder: Junior Parent/Guardian Evening Social is Tomorrow Night

Please join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 15th at 7:30PM, for the Junior Parent/Guardian Social at the home of Janice and Rick Lipof, 105 Baldpate Hill Rd. We will celebrate the end of the school year, and will have some time to talk about what is in store for next year and to answer any questions you have about the next step for your kids at South.

Junior Parent Coffee is Tomorrow Morning, Tues., Jan. 30

Please join us for the junior parent/guardian coffee tomorrow,  Tuesday, January 30. The coffee will be held at 7:45AM in the Newton South Faculty Dining Room.  Members of the guidance staff, junior class liaison Marc Banks and class advisers will join us to share information and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to come for whatever time fits your schedule.

Newton South College Planning Guide is Online

Did you know that Newton South has a College Planning Guide?  At Newton South, we understand that students take different paths after they graduate. While the majority of Newton South graduates pursue some form of post-high school education, the Counseling Department has designed this Guide to be relevant to all Newton South students and families contemplating college and other educational or vocational options. To access the online version of the guide, click here.  Hard copies of the guide are also available in the College and Career Center for $10.


Junior Parent Coffee : Tue., Sept. 26, 8-9:30AM

The first junior parent coffee will be held on Tuesday, September 26th, from 8 to 9:30AM at the home of Christine Breslin and Glenda Ganem at 44 Varick Hill Rd., Waban. Look for the green houses at the end of the road.

The NSHS PTSO holds grade-wide parent coffees three times during the school year. This is an opportunity to meet as parents to ask questions, discuss issues, and get to know each other. We have no set agenda, other than checking in with each other about topics relevant to the school year.  The coffees operate like open houses and are very flexible. Parents are welcome to come late or leave early to fit their schedules.

SouthFest Urgently Needs Volunteers! Please Sign Up!

Thanks to all the parents who have volunteered so far to help at SouthFest or made a donation to support this great event. We have great food, entertainment and decorations.   But we need YOU to make SouthFest safe and successful!   We don’t allow senior parents to volunteer at the event, so we depend on non-senior parents to pay it forward  by volunteering, knowing that other parents will take a turn to ensure your kids’ fun and safety when it is their turn for SouthFest. And though it takes place late at night, it’s a lot of fun to meet other parents and spend time with the seniors at SouthFest.   SouthFest takes place on Tuesday June 6 from 11:45 PM to 3:00AM.  We are urgently in need of chaperones and casino volunteers, primarily for the late shift, 1:00 to 3:00AM (though we still have few early spots).  We could also  use a few volunteers for the clean up crew after the party.  Please click here to volunteer for a shift at SouthFest.

We are also still in the midst of raising funds for SouthFest. We are just about half way to our goal, but still  need a lot of help from the community to get us the rest of the way. Please consider making a donation to support this great event.  Click here to donate online or find out how to donate by check.


Reminder: Presentation on Supporting Your Child through the College Application Process, Tomorrow, Wed. Feb. 1 at 7PM

Please join us tomorrow evening from 7 to 8:30PM in the NSHS Auditorium for Cindy Kaplan’s presentation, “Keep the Sanity, Lose the Stress! How to Support your Kid through the College Application Process.” Cindy has a Master’s in psychology and is a certified parent coach, and is also the parent of a Newton South senior. She will talk about tools and strategies you can use to help your child manage the stress of navigating the college application process. She will also discuss ways in which you can use the process as an opportunity to strengthen and enrich your relationship with your child.

Reminder: Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee Tomorrow, Jan. 27 at 7:45 AM

Please join us tomorrow morning for the Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee at 7:45 AM in the Newton South Faculty Dining Room. Members of the guidance staff, House Dean Josepha Blocker and class advisers will join us to share information and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to come for whatever time fits your schedule.

Reminder: Junior Parent Night Tomorrow, Jan. 25 at 7PM

Junior Parent Night will be held tomorrow evening, Wed., Jan 25 at 7Pm in the Newton South Field House. The program will begin with brief remarks from Dan Rubin (Director of Guidance) and Kathy Sabet (College & Career Counselor) before transitioning to more detailed presentations with your child’s counselor.

The Newton South College Planning Guide for the Class of 2018 will be on sale outside the Field House before the program begins for $10.  If you are able to bring exact change, that would be much appreciated.  The guide is also available online.