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

Lions Pride Day a Success!

Our athletes came together and worked in small groups to identify the characteristics of positive leaders as well as describe what South athletes are, do, and embrace. The posters that they created are displayed in the Field House lobby. We also talked about recognizing our diversity and celebrating the different gifts that diversity brings to our school community. At the end of the workshop four of our student leaders—Chloe Frantzis, Zoe Gulab, Luke Cloud, and Noah Whiting—launched this winter’s community action: the athletes will collect hats, socks, and gloves to be donated to the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter. Items can be dropped off in the box outside the Athletics office. New socks are especially needed at the shelter. Collections will take place until the winter break.

New Scoreboard and Shot Clocks

The new scoreboard and shot clocks are installed in the Field House! The system will be completed when the second board arrives in a few weeks. However, the installed pieces are fully functional and will be in use during the scrimmage to be held tonight (Friday, December 8). Thank you to the PTSO, alums, the district, and the Booster Club for making the purchases possible.

Winter Sports Fees Now Due

Fees for Winter sports are now due. Please make your payments by using UniPay or by check made out to Newton Public Schools. Please send the dues promptly.

Check Online for Game Schedules

Our teams are opening their Winter seasons tonight; schedules are posted online. All of our events are free, except for Basketball and Ice Hockey. We look forward seeing you at our games. We hope our athletes will enjoy the sports they love and, most importantly, enjoy the learning process, which will make them better athletes and stronger people. Good luck to all of our teams!

Holiday Sales Event for Booster Club

The Booster Club is hosting a holiday sales event at Paddy’s (95 Elm Street, West Newton), 3pm–5pm on Sunday, December 10. Get some holiday shopping done while you visit with friends! We’ll bring some Spirit Gear for purchase, or you order on the Booster Club’s Facebook page at Newton South High School Spirit Store. We have several new items and more to come, so get your holiday orders in for children, spouses, grandparents, and all the other NSHS fans in your life.

Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences on Tues., Dec. 5 and Thurs., Dec. 14

A reminder that Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, December 5 from 1:00 to 4:00PM and Thursday, December 14 from 4:30 to 7:30PM.

Winter Sports Season Starts

Welcome back, Winter athletes and coaches! We have 500 students participating this season! Please mark your calendars for the parent/athlete/coach meeting on Monday, December 4, at 7pm, at the Field House. Students and one parent must attend the meeting.

Early Release and Special Schedules – Tues., Dec. 5 and Thurs., Dec. 7

Students will be released early on Tuesday, December 5 for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Buses will leave at 1PM.  Thursday, December 7 will also be an Early Release for Professional Development. Buses will leave at 11AM.

 

Lions Pride Day

Lions Pride Day will take place on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:15pm,in the Field House. The event will be held on the early-release day. All Winter athletes are required to attend. Practices will follow this meeting.

NSHS School Council Meeting – Tue., Dec. 5

The next meeting of the Newton South School Council is on Tuesday, December 5th 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.