Category Archives: From the PTSO

Black Culture Day Rescheduled to Wed., April 4

Black Culture Day, originally scheduled for March 14, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 4th.

Last Day to Purchase Senior Prom Tickets — Mon., March 19

Senior Prom Information

Who: All NSHS Seniors and their guests

When: June 5, 7:00pm – 11pm

Where:  State Room, 60 State Street, 33rd Floor, Boston, MA 02109

Cost:  $95 – Monday, March 12 THRU Monday, March 19

Ticket Sales end Monday, March 19, J BLOCK. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria/student center. Please make checks payable to Newton South High School with Student Last Name & Class of 2018 on the memo line.

Please find more detailed information and the permission slip here:  Class of 2018 – Prom Permission Slip Packet


Last Week to Buy an Ad in the Yearbook!

SENIOR PARENTS: YOU HAVE 1 WEEK TO BUY AN AD! Make sure to show your kid some love! You’re not going to want to miss the opportunity to congratulate them for finishing out the year. March 22nd is the last day! Go to and put in the school code (4560) to quickly design an ad. The process is easy – the yearbook staff just requests that you leave the background white so that they are all uniform with each other! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email John Floros with any questions at OR watch the video he made on how to make an ad right here:

Everyone else? It’s not too late to buy a yearbook! Use the same link and code above to buy the highest quality and fastest selling yearbook South has made to date.

Caps and Gowns for Seniors – Ordering Information

It’s time for Seniors to order caps and gowns for graduation.  Seniors should plan to order caps and gowns in the Student Center during D Block (all three lunches) on the following Monday dates:

  • Mon. March 5  Opening Day for any senior
  • Mon. March 12 for seniors with last names beginning with A-I
  • Mon. March 19 for seniors with last names beginning with J-R
  • Mon. March 26 for senior with last names beginning with S-Z
  • Mon. April 2 Make-Up Day

For more information on ordering, please see the attached flyer and the measurement form.

Purchase Tickets Now for May 5th GELF Dinner

Purchase Tickets Now for May 5th GELF Dinner

Help low-income Newton high school students to participate in Newton Public Schools’ life-changing travel opportunities! Come to the 10th Anniversary GELF dinner on May 5, 2018, from 6:30 to 11:30 PM at Newton North High School.

GELF will host this annual not-to-be-missed community event featuring an amazing five-course gourmet meal paired with fine beer and wine, complete with an auction, live band, dancing and table service by Newton administrators.

For more information on the dinner and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Speech and Debate Team Fundraiser at Chipotle — Tues., March 20

The Newton South Speech & Debate Team will be holding a fundraiser at Chipotle (on Needham Street) on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the Newton South Speech & Debate Team when you order. We get 50% of everything you spend!

Winter Awards Night and 8th Grade Sports Night Rescheduled

Due to the school closing,  8th Grade Sports Night has been rescheduled to Friday, March 16th at 6:30 PM in the Field House.  Winter Awards Night will take place tomorrow, Thursday March 15 at 7PM in the Field House.

Post-Secondary Transition 101 Postponed: New Date TBA

Post-Secondary Transition 101: Understanding Student Rights and Best Practices, originally scheduled for tomorrowThursday March 15, has been postponed.  The new date will be announced when it is rescheduled.


Success@South Needs Your Support!

We are still raising funds for this year’s Success@South campaign to support fine and performing arts programming at Newton South. There is more information available on the PTSO website about the campaign including a great video where you can hear students talk about the importance of arts education to their high school experience.

New for this year’s fundraiser, we have some great T-shirts available for purchase. You can show your Fine and Performing Arts spirit while donating to Success@South.   We have three Varsity designs available for Music, Art and Theatre.  A special student designed T-shirt is also available.  To purchase a T-shirt, please click here.  All proceeds go to support Success@South. To make a donation, please click here.  Thank you for your support!

8th Grade Sports Night is Wed., March 14

Sports Night for incoming freshmen will take place on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30pm in the Field House. All sports will be represented by players and/or coaches. This is a great opportunity to learn about the high school offerings for future 9th graders.