Category Archives: From the PTSO

Please Donate/Volunteer for Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Mon., Jan. 28

The first Faculty Appreciation Breakfast of the new school year will be held on Monday, January 28th. This is your chance to show appreciation to the staff and teachers of Newton South by dropping off food/drinks or volunteering to set up, clean up or serve as a runner for the breakfast. This event is a great way to meet staff and teachers and to give back to those who support and help our children.

To donate or volunteer, just click on the links below to see which houses are still in need of food/drinks or assistance. You can sign up for any house regardless of which house your child is in as this is a school wide event!

Wheeler House

Goldrick House

Goodwin House

Cutler House

Donations can be dropped off directly at Cutler, Wheeler, Goodwin or Goldrick houses between 7:15 and 8:15 AM on Monday, January28th. Runners and set-up volunteers should meet in the Main Office at 7:15 AM to receive their supplies and instructions. Volunteers for clean-up are asked to be at the house kitchen at 2:00 pm.

Winterfest II concert on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 7PM

Come enjoy an evening of great music (including student compositions!) from Newton South’s jazz ensembles at the Winterfest II concert on Thursday, January 17th at 7PM in the Seasholes Auditorium.

Teen Summer Expo, Mon. Jan 28, 5:30-8:00PM at NSHS

Plan your summer by learning about the most enriching and exciting options all in one place. Come to the annual Teen Summer Expo on Monday, January 28th at Newton South High School from 5:30pm – 8pm in the cafeteria.

FREE and open to everyone

Meet directors of top quality summer enrichment programs, from local day programs to worldwide adventure and travel.  There will be options for every interest and budget such as community service, academic enrichment, college prep, language and cultural immersion, the arts, sports, leadership?, ????internships, STEM, teen tours and gap year programs.  SNOW DATE: Monday, February 4.

For more information:  www.teensummerexpos/newton-south

REGISTER to receive a reminder, a printable list of exhibiting programs, and to bypass the line at the door.

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Sophomore Parent Night is Tomorrow, Mon., Jan 7 at 7PM

TomorrowMonday, January 7th  from 7 to 8PM, parents and guardians of sophomores are invited to attend 10th Grade Parents’ Night in the Seasholes Auditorium. You will hear information about upcoming sophomore events; course registration; MCAS; standardized testing; and an overview of the transition to junior year, and will have time for Q&A.

Reminder: Sophomore Study Release Forms Due Tomorrow, Mon., Jan. 7

During the second semester, sophomores have the option to use different areas of the school during their directed study periods. Please see Sophomore Directed Study Release Form FY19 for more information and to give signed permission.  Signed forms must be returned to the house offices. The deadline for a January review has been extended to tomorrow, Monday, January 7th. Forms returned after the Monday extended deadline will be reviewed after February break.

Senior Parking Passes for Semester II: Enter Lottery by End of Day on Wed., Jan 9

Forms are due to enter the lottery for senior parking passes by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 9th. For information on the parking lottery and the link to the form to enter the lottery, please see Parking Lottery Process 2018-2019 S2

NSHS School Council Meeting – Tues., Jan 8 at 4:30PM

The next meeting of the Newton South School Council is on Tuesday, January 8th at 4:30PM in the Faculty Dining Room. Comprised of administration, faculty, parents, and students, the Council advises Principal Stembridge on budget, school improvement plans, and other issues of interest to the South community. Council meetings are open to all. For more information about the Council, click here.

Winterfest I concert on Wed., Jan. 9 at 7PM

Come enjoy an evening of music from Newton South’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, as well as visiting musicians from Oak Hill and Brown Middle Schools at the Winterfest I concert on Wednesday, January 9 from 7-9PM in the Seasholes Auditorium. Then save the dates for two more concerts this month: a second evening of instrumental entertainment at the Winterfest II concert on Thursday, January 17, featuring Newton South’s jazz ensembles, and the NSHS Choirfest on Wednesday, January 23, with music from South’s vocal ensembles and Orchestra.

Just Think Teen Expo on Tues., Jan 8 from 5-7:30PM at Newton North

The annual Just Think Teen Expo will be held on Tuesday, January 8th at Newton North High School from 5 to 7:30PM. This is a FREE event featuring local resources for teens and families. This year’s expo will include a mini-session on vaping with student speakers from 6:15-6:45 p.m., mini sports massages provided by Wellbridge Physical Therapy, a prize drawing (grand prize: wireless Beats headphones), henna tattoos, free pizza, performances by several a cappella groups, and more. For a brochure on the expo, please see the  JTE Flyer.

For more information, you can also see the current exhibitor list, view FAQs, and watch a short video.

Puerto Rico Service Trip Deadline Extended to Fri., Jan. 11

The deadline for the Puerto Rico Service Trip has been extended to Friday, January 11th.  Please click here for more information and the application.