Category Archives: For 8th Graders

We Still Need One Host for Freshman Parent Information Session


We are still in need of one more family to host an information session for incoming freshman parents. We like to hold these sessions in the homes of incoming freshman families so parents have a chance to get together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  Principal Joel Stembridge will give an overview of the freshman year experience and answer questions from parents. The sessions begin at 7:00 PM and are finished by 9:00 PM. We already have three sessions scheduled in the last two weeks of August, so it would be great to have one earlier session for families who plan to be away later in the month.  Monday or Tuesday, August 14th or 15th, are available dates. The average size of the sessions is about 40 people and the hosts provide some very light refreshments.  The PTSO can provide folding chairs for extra seating.  If you are interested in helping out by hosting an information session for fellow ninth grade parents, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.

Help SouthFest and Have Fun! Volunteers URGENTLY Needed

We hope that many of you have heard by now about SouthFest, our fantastic, after-prom party which the PTSO puts on for our seniors so they have a safe and fun event to head to after the prom.  We have great food, entertainment and decorations.    South parents have organized and run this event for many years and it is a much loved tradition.  We depend on non-senior parents to be on hand to run SouthFest which takes place this year on Tuesday, June 6 from 11:45PM  to 3:00AM.  Working at SouthFest is a great way to meet other parents, get a look into the school, and see where your kids will be in a few years.  It’s a lot of fun and we welcome our incoming 9th grade parents to get involved by volunteering for a shift.  We are urgently in need of chaperones for both shifts and casino volunteers (for the late shift, 1:00 to 3:00AM for all you night owls).  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 almost 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.

South Stage Parent Social, THIS Sunday, May 15, 7:30-9:30PM – Rising Freshman Parents Welcome!

South Stage is Newton South’s highly-acclaimed theatre department, where students and faculty collaborate to put on a broad program of quality performances in the fall, winter and spring, with support from the South Stage parent group. Known at NSHS as particularly warm and accepting, South Stage is a great place for your rising Freshman student to make friends, learn fabulous communication skills, and have a blast!  To learn more, parents of all age students are encouraged to join us this Sunday, May 15, from 7:30-9:30PM, at the home of Bonnie Honig and Michael Whinston, 8 Holly Road, Waban.  No RSVP required.  Come hear about next year’s show schedule, and learn how your student can audition for the Frosh Play (a play where all Freshmen who audition get speaking parts) and other shows.  Find out about opportunities to learn technical skills such as costume-making, set-building, set and light design, etc.  This is a great opportunity to network with experienced South parents who are available to help you transition your student. If you have any questions, please email southstageparents@gmail.com. We encourage you to bookmark the website southstage.org and check it often!

Newton South Sports Night for Incoming Freshmen & Parents – Monday, May 11

Please join us for Newton South Sports Night for Incoming Freshmen & Parents on Monday May 11, 2015 at 6:30PM in the Newton South Field House.

The evening will focus on all of your athletic options at Newton South. You will have a chance to meet representatives from all athletic teams. Below are the important dates for the fall season and information on registration.

  • August 24, 2015 – Pre Season for Football only begins – All Levels
  • August 27, 2015 – Pre Season for all other fall sports begins for all students.

Please note the first day of school is Tuesday, September 8!

Click here for all sports registration.

Online registration for fall sports will open on June 1 and close on August 21.

A list of all of our athletic offerings as well as the link to register can also be found on the Newton South High School Athletics web page.

Any student playing a fall sport must have had a physical on or after August 24, 2014.

All Freshmen trying out for ANY sport will need to undergo a new ImPACT concussion test.  Dates for testing are TBD and must be completed before tryouts or on the first day of Pre-Season. We will discuss this more at the info meeting.

  • Winter Season tryouts begin Monday November 30, 2015
  • Spring Season tryouts begin Monday March 21, 2016

User fees per sport per season:

  • All except hockey & football = $300 with a cap of $900
  • Hockey and Football = $400 per season
  • Super-cap = $1200 per family (high school & middle school athletics & bus fees only)

If you have any questions, please call the Athletic office at 617-559-6599.  We also send out updates and important info via Twitter.  Follow us at @NSHS_Athletics.

ATHLETIC PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY:  To provide each participant with sound physical, mental, moral, emotional, and social benefits that will last a lifetime.

GO LIONS!

REMINDER: Sports Night for Incoming Freshmen and Parents, Wed., May 21, at 6:30PM in the Field House

The evening will focus on all of your athletic options here at Newton South. You will have a chance to meet representatives from all athletic teams. Below are the important dates for the fall season and information on requirements for registration.

August 18, 2014 – Pre Season for Football only begins – All Levels
August 21, 2014 – Pre Season for all other sports begins for upperclassman.
August 25, 2013 – freshmen report unless coach indicates different start date.
Any student playing a fall sport must have had a physical on or after August 18,2013.

Parent’s Checklist (Need prior to starting practice each season):
__Physical from Doctor (physical date for fall sports should be on or after 8/18/2013)
__Registration form (needed each season) signed by parents/guardians and student athlete. Registration forms can be found on the Newton South Athletic page or outside the Athletic Office.

We will be holding registration for fall sports June 2-6, 2014. If you are unable to register at this time you can mail the registration form over the summer, but please have it in no later than August 11, along with student’s updated physical. Winter season begins Monday, December 1, 2014, and spring season begins Monday, March 16, 2015.

  • User fees per sport per season (except hockey and football) = $300.00 with a cap of $900.00
  • Hockey and Football = $400.00 per season
  • Supercap = $1200.00 per family (this includes high school and middle school athletics and bus fee’s only)

Any questions: please call the athletic office at 617-559-6599. Click here to see home sports listings for this week at South.

GO LIONS!!

Thank you,
Newton South Athletic Department

Newton South Sports Night for Incoming Freshmen and Parents, Wed., May 21, 2014 at 6:30PM in the Field House

The evening will focus on all of your athletic options here at Newton South. You will have a chance to meet representatives from all athletic teams. Below are the important dates for the fall season and information on requirements for registration.

August 18,2014 – Pre Season for Football only begins – All Levels
August 21,2014 – Pre Season for all other sports begins for upperclassman.
August 25,2013 – freshmen report unless coach indicates different start date.
Any student playing a fall sport must have had a physical on or after August 18,2013.

Parent’s Checklist (Need prior to starting practice each season):
__Physical from Doctor (physical date for fall sports should be on or after 8/18/2013)
__Registration form (needed each season) signed by parents/guardians and student athlete. Registration forms can be found on the Newton South Athletic page or outside the Athletic Office.

We will be holding registration for fall sports June 2-6, 2014. If you are unable to register at this time you can mail the registration form over the summer, but please have it in no later than August 11, along with student’s updated physical.

Winter Season begins Monday, December 1, 2014
Spring Season begins Monday, March 16, 2015

  • User fees per sport per season (except hockey and football) = $300.00 with a cap of $900.00.
  • Hockey and Football = $400.00 per season
  • Super-cap = $1200.00 per family (this includes high school and middle school athletics and bus fee’s only)

Any questions: please call the athletic office at 617-559-6599.

GO LIONS!!

Thank you,
Newton South Athletic Department