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

Important Information for Girls Ice Hockey

The Girls Ice Hockey team has an away game on Wednesday, January 16. The bus will pick up the Newton South players at 5:15pm.

Goldstone Completes US Equestrian Program

Congratulations to Tove Goldstone for completing the US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program. This program was developed to provide recognition for the accomplishments of young equestrians and to encourage their future involvement in the sport. US Equestrian recognizes the dedication of equestrians preparing for competition through practice and training sessions as similar to other students in athletic programs and developed this program to honor individual achievements with a varsity letter in the student’s chosen sport, regardless of the availability of an equestrian team or club at their school. Participants in the program must be students in grades 5–12 who document at least 100 hours of training or provide verification of participation in three equestrian competitions during the year. US Equestrian is the national governing body for equestrian sports in the United States and is sanctioned by the US Olympic Committee pursuant to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act. As such, US Equestrian acts as the regulatory body for international and Olympic disciplines as well as for 26 breeds and disciplines. US Equestrian is further responsible for sanctioning approximately 2,600 equestrian competitions annually and educating and licensing judges, technical delegates, and stewards who officiate at such competitions. The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program encompasses young equestrians involved in all breeds and disciplines from grassroots to international competitions.

The Booster Club Is Looking for Volunteers!

The Booster Club needs a new treasurer for 2019–2020 (and beyond, if available), and we can always use more help with Spirit Gear sales and other fundraising events. If you can be of assistance, please send an email with your contact information to If you can take on the Treasurer position (thank you!), it would be helpful if you could start training this year.

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.