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Results from Season Openers

  • The Unified Track team had their first meet on Wednesday (April 10). A strong team of 40 athletes and partners hosted Needham under very cold conditions. Our team performed very well, and many students and fans came to cheer them on!
  • Baseball opened their season with three games this week. They are undefeated at home with wins over Acton-Boxboro and Cambridge.
  • Softball’s first game of the season at Bedford was a strong showing of the bats, with South scoring 14 runs against Bedford’s 4.
  • The Boys Volleyball team is undefeated this season with four wins.
  • The Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams are completing their first week of competition against strong opponents.
  • The Boys and Girls Track teams had their opening meet on Wednesday (April 10) at Westford Academy. Both teams performed well, with the girls defeating Westford.

Track Athletes Collect Spikes for Donation

The Boys and Girls Track teams collected running spikes for an urban middle school team after their coach asked for help. Thanks to our athletes, who reached out to help others and to make a difference!

Organizing for NewtonSERVES and Veterans

Our captains are working with their teams to organize activities for NewtonSERVES and to collect toiletries for the MIAA Veteran challenge, which supports veterans’ needs.

Support for the Wang Family

Many of you have probably heard the very sad news that Ethan Wang (Class of 2016) recently suffered a serious accident while studying abroad.  Ethan broke his neck and damaged his spinal cord in the accident. After a series of very difficult surgeries and a  challenging medical evacuation to Boston, Ethan is now in a long term treatment program at Spaulding where he is undertaking intensive rehabilitation and physical therapy to try to overcome the paralysis which resulted from his accident. Ethan has many dear friends, one of whom described him as “a kind, caring, compassionate, diligent and genuine person who has touched the lives of so many people in our community.” Out of their desire to alleviate some of his stress and let Ethan focus on his recovery, his friends have established a GoFund Me page to raise money to help the Wang family with the very high expenses associated with Ethan’s long term treatment. We are sharing the link provided by Ethan’s friends so that South families have an opportunity to contribute to the fundraising effort. And of course the South community is sending our positive thoughts and good wishes to Ethan and his family. We are pulling for you Ethan!

SouthFest 2019 Needs Your Support!

Planning is well underway for SouthFest 2019, Newton South’s after-prom event, organized and run by parent volunteers.  Our goal is to provide a safe and fun post-prom experience for all seniors, whether or not they choose to attend the prom. SouthFest takes place at the school directly after the prom which is on Tuesday, June 4.  We have lots of great activities including a casino, inflatables, tattoo artists and psychics, a green screen photography booth, and a mini race track.  We also have tons of food, everything from pizza and burritos to a chocolate fountain and mounds of candy. Continue reading

Spring clean-up day at Newton South – Sunday, April 28, from 9:30AM to 12 Noon

Bring your family and friends and join us in getting the grounds at Newton South ready for spring! On Sunday, April 28, from 9:30AM-12 Noon, rain or shine, we will be cleaning lawns and garden beds, spreading mulch, and planting flowers. Please bring gardening tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, gloves). This activity is part of the annual NewtonServes community event. Please sign up at the NewtonServes website (enter your name, then scroll down and choose the Newton South HS project). We look forward to a great morning!

2020 UNESCO Portugal Program Information Meeting – Monday, April 8, at 3PM in Room 6160

Students interested in the 2020 UNESCO International Meeting for Young Scientists in Portugal are invited to an information meeting on Monday, April 8, at 3PM in room 6160.

Please click here to download a flyer.

Seniors Collecting Used Clothing for Sustainability Project

A group of Newton South seniors are working on a project for their sustainability class. Their mission is to find a way to repurpose and redistribute clothing to the Newton Community. There will be a drop off bin where students, families, and friends can drop off their unwanted and gently used clothes (no shoes, please) in the Wheeler Commons at Newton South at the following times:
April 8: 9AM to 9:40AM or 10:50AM to 2:50PM
April 9: 9AM to 11:05AM or 1PM to 1:55PM

On April 12, from 1:15PM to 3PM, there will be a clothing swap in Wheeler Commons where members of the community can select any clothing items they would like at no cost.

Support Student Travel Scholarships by Attending or Donating to the May 4th GELF Dinner

Purchase tickets now for the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) dinner. The dinner will be held this year on May 4th. GELF provides financial aid to low income Newton high school students to participate in life changing international travel opportunities through the Newton Public Schools. Our sole GELF fundraiser is the annual dinner which features a five course gourmet meal paired with fine beer and wine, an auction, live band, dancing and table service by the mayor, superintendent and school principals. For more information, please see GELF FLYER

Purchase tickets or donate here!

Gymnastics Teams Honored at City Hall

Our Gymnastics teams had an outstanding winter season. The Boys team won the State championship for the fifth consecutive year, and the Girls team won the DCL for the seventh time, crowning their season by finishing first at the New England Championship. Both teams were recognized at City Hall on Monday, April 1, receiving a City of Newton commendation. Both teams and their coaches attended the ceremony.