The latest announcements from the Principal, PTSO, and NPS...

Help Light the Way!

Please support the Help Light the Way fundraising campaign to add lights to the Newton South stadium. All donations are tax-deductible. The purchase of lights for this project is dependent upon the generosity of our donors. To learn more or to donate, go to and click on “Help Light The Way.”

Special Schedule Tomorrow, Mon., June 10 for MCAS Physics Field Test

There will be a special schedule tomorrow, Mon., June 10th for the MCAS Physics Field Test.  Freshmen should arrive at the normal  7:40 AM start time and buses will run at the regular time to take them to school.  Sophomores and juniors will have a late start at 9:35 AM and buses will run a second time to accommodate the late start.  For the schedule, please click here.

Special Schedule for Final Exam Week and Last Day of School

Final exams begin on Tuesday, June 11th.  The last day of school for students will be on Tuesday, June 18th. For the schedule of final exams and the last day of school, please click here.

Please Clean out Lockers in the Boys’ and Girls’ Locker Rooms by Mon., June 10

All student lockers in the Boys’ and Girls’ locker rooms must be emptied by the end of the school day on Monday June 10, 2019.
Items left in lockers after this date will be removed.

Students issued school locks from Mr. Briggs must return them to him by the end of the day on Monday June 10, 2019.

Spring Sports Awards Night Rescheduled to Tues., June 11 at 7PM

Congratulations to the Boys Volleyball Team which will play against North in the South Sectional Finals at Quincy High School on Monday at 6PM.  Due to the game schedule, the Spring Sports Awards night has been rescheduled to Tuesday June 11th at 7PM in the Auditorium.

NSHS School Council Meeting: Tues., June 11 at 4:30PM

The last  meeting of the Newton South School Council for this year is on Tuesday, June 11th 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.

A Few Volunteers Needed for End of Year Staff Breakfast on Wed., June 19

To thank our wonderful staff for the hard work they do all year long, the PTSO sponsors a breakfast on the last day of school for the faculty/staff.  The last day of school for the staff is Wednesday June 19th.  We are looking for a few people to help by picking up some food or setting up in the cafeteria. Please click here to sign up.

Looking for NSHS Representative to Food Service Advisory Committee

NPS and the School Committee are partnering with school PTOs to form a Food Service Advisory Committee (FSAC) to create a dialogue between families and our food service provider, Whitson’s. The committee will include representatives from each school as well as from the School Committee and Whitson’s. The committee will meet monthly (time TBD) and members will be responsible for gathering feedback from their respective schools and sharing it in a constructive way with Whitson’s and NPS.

-at least one child in represented school
-experience and knowledge of Newton food services
-Interest in food service, sustainability and nutrition
-excellent communication skills
-collaborative and positive attitude

If you are interested in this position, please email a short written statement of your interest and qualifications to and we will forward it to the organizers of the committee.


Thank You SouthFest Volunteers!

Thank you to all of you fantastic parents who showed up to decorate, chaperone, serve food, check the kids in and out, work at the casino tables, and clean up SouthFest. The clean up this year was done in record time, and it was a relief to have things wrapped up before sunrise! It was a great night, with wonderful decorations, an amazing spread of food (the kids ate a lot!), and many fun activities. With your help, we were able to provide our seniors with a fun and safe place to go after the prom.

Special thanks to Heidi Gambino who once again worked her decorating magic to turn the school into South Beach. Also a huge thank you to Peter Shaevel who led the food committee and was assisted by Elyssa Freedman,  Michael and Svet Levin, and a couple of great parents who stepped in at the last minute to help with serving and clean up. And also many thanks to our fantastic, hard working, and very kind custodial team who help in countless ways to make the event go smoothly.



Thank You to Ice Cream Party and Senior Lunch Parent Volunteers!

Many thanks to all the parents who helped with the End of Year Ice Cream Party and the Senior Lunch! The End of Year Ice Cream Party took place on Make Art Day when the kids had a chance to come outside and create beautiful chalk art outside Wheeler House.  We had beautiful weather and many great parent volunteers who helped with set up, scooping ice cream, and cleaning up.  We served 60 gallons of ice cream and close to 20 pounds of sprinkles and it was a great community building event.

Senior Lunch took place after graduation rehearsal. It was a nice opportunity for the seniors to hang out in the cafeteria, get their yearbooks signed, and say good-bye to South.  Thanks to all the parents who brought in the tasty desserts (all eaten!) as well as those who came in that day to help with set-up and clean up.