The latest announcements from the Principal, PTSO, and NPS...
Intramurals have started! The Wellness Department is offering an intramural sports program between the Fall and Winter sports seasons. Mr. Rotatori is running three weeks of fun sports during J-Block. Stop by the Intramurals board in the Field House lobby to check on times and activities, bring a friend, and enjoy!
With Thanksgiving approaching the Athletics Department and the Fall sports captains are now focusing on ways to help members of our community who need support during this time. Fall teams will collect nonperishable food items to support the Newton Food Pantry. Funding for “free cookie Fridays” will also be devoted to the effort during the month of November. You can drop your donations off at the Athletics Office. Thank you so much for your kindness in helping the more vulnerable members of our community.
Another opportunity to help the Newton Food Pantry is by participating in the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 17. This year’s goal is to raise $10,000. Last year we donated many food items that runners and community members brought to the race. We were also able to bring any surplus race snacks (fresh fruit, bagels, granola bars, etc.) to the Union Church in Waban, which always hosts a Thanksgiving meal on the Sunday before the holiday for those who won’t be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, after the Union Church took what they needed from the surplus race snacks, one of their parish members took the rest down to the Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter in Boston—all within a couple of hours of the race finish. You can register for this year’s event at https://www.newtonturkeytrot.org. The Newton Turkey Trot is now an officially registered non-profit. The race needs volunteers; please reach out to help!
The parent/athlete meeting for Winter Sports will take place on Monday, December 3, at 7pm at the Field House. Also, Lions Pride Day will take place Tuesday, December 4, at 1:15pm at the Field House. All Winter athletes are required to attend both events.
Just in time for the holidays, we have restocked our inventory of T-shirts and flannel PJ bottoms. Knit hats and more sweatshirts are on the way! We now have four T-shirt colors: last year’s dark gray and royal blue, and now, orange and heathered royal blue. Also new this year are blue, white, and orange Sugarlips tank tops for only $7! All apparel will be restocked before the upcoming parent-teacher meetings. Don’t forget to stop by the Spirit Gear table after your meetings to stock up on Spirit Gear for the family. This year we’ll have a bundled package deal on special holiday items! Follow us on Instagram at nshsbooster for more details!
Are you tired of your student(s) asking you for money for admission to the Football or Basketball games? Here’s a great way to save the hassle and support Newton South Athletics at the same time. Buy a Booster Family Pass ($60) for admission to all regular-season home football and basketball games for 4 people for the 2017–18 school year ($10 for each additional family member) or a Student Pass ($40) for admission to all regular-season home football and basketball games for the 2017–18 school year. Buy your passes here.
With a 3-2 double-overtime win for Newton South on Friday, November 9, Girls Varsity Soccer roars into the D1 South Sectional Final! The team plays today (Monday, November 12) at 2:30pm at Hingham High School.
The Fall Sports Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 14th, at the Seashole Auditorium at 7pm. All Fall Athletes and their parents are invited to attend.
We hope you can join us for this year’s freshman production: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Scenes In Transit, on November 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30PM in the Lab Theatre. Come cheer on South Stage’s newest actors and techies as they showcase their talents and try out new skills during this evening of quirky and diverse 10-minute plays directed by Jesse Garlick. Tickets cost $10, and can be purchased online at www.southstage.org, or at the door.
Just in time for the holidays, we have re-stocked our inventory of T-shirts and flannel PJ bottoms. Knit hats and more sweatshirts are on the way! We now have 4 T-shirt colors: last year’s dark gray and royal blue and now orange and heathered royal blue. Also new this year are blue, white, and orange sugarlips tank tops for only $7! We will have re-stocked all apparel before the upcoming parent teacher meetings. Don’t forget to stop by the Spirit Gear table after your meetings to stock up on Spirit Gear for the family. This year we will have a bundled package deal on special holiday items! Please follow us on Instagram at nshsbooster for more details!