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

Unified Basketball to Be Varsity Sport

Unified Basketball is now the official new varsity sport at NSHS! The season starts in September; please sign up on FamilyID.

Concessions Help Needed on Saturday, June 23

The Booster Club needs help running concessions this Saturday, June 23, at the MIAA Rugby Tournament at Newton South. Interested volunteers should sign up via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ea9aa23a75-concessions2, or contact Nicole Newman at nclnewm@gmail.com.

Another Great Year of Sports at South

We’ve finished another great year of South sports. Our athletes and coaches represented the school with honor, playing with pride and learning to be teammates. The year saw great success, awesome performances, and gritty efforts. We all learned from each other and from situations that didn’t always go as planned. We’ll continue to work on being the people we want to be by living our CORE values while representing South. Enjoy your summer, and see you in the fall!

Looking for 2 or 3 Volunteers to Pick Up Coffee and Bagels for Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Mon., June 25

We still need one or two people to pick up large cambro containers of coffee and bring them to South for the Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Monday.  We need the coffee at 9:00 so pick up would be at 8:30AM at the Waban Starbucks.  There are two 5 gallon containers so we either need one person to pick up both, or two people to pick up one each. We also need one person to pick up bagels at the Bagel Place on Needham St. Pick up also at 8:30AM. We just need you to get the coffee or the bagels and drop them in the main hallway at South. That’s it.  You don’t have to set up, or clean up, or return the containers. Super easy if you are around for an hour on Monday morning. Please email info@newtonsouthptso.org if you are able to help out with this on Monday.

Concessions Help Needed on Saturday, June 23

The Booster Club needs help selling concessions this Saturday, June 23, at the MIAA Rugby Tournament at Newton South. Interested volunteers should sign up via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ea9aa23a75-concessions2, or contact Nicole Newman at nclnewm@gmail.com.

Registration Now Open for Fall Sports

Registration is now open for Fall Sports; click here (https://www.familyid.com/organizations/newton-south-high-school) to go to the Family ID page, or go to the Athletics tab on the Newton South website.

Still Seeking Donations for SouthFest!

Thanks to all the families who have donated to SouthFest. We are still about $2,500 short of our fundraising goal.  In the past few years, we have shifted the bulk of our spending to entertainment costs.  This year, we had an inflatable obstacle course, a moonbounce, and a bungee run. We also had a casino with poker, blackjack, roulette and a wheel of fortune. We had kids lined up for the psychic and airbrush tattoo artists as well as our green screen Photo Booth where they could choose their own backgrounds to a memorable photo. And we had our popular mini racetrack as well as the much-loved chocolate fountain.   

We would like to continue to provide the same level of entertainment in the coming years, but we can only do that if we can pay for it. We appreciate donations of any amount as every bit helps us to reach our fundraising goal. To make a donation to SouthFest, please click here (online donations or checks are both welcome). Thank you for your support!

 

Special Schedule for Final Exam Week and Last Day of School

Final exams begin on Monday, June 18th.  For the schedule of final exams and the last day of school, please click here.

Volunteers Still Needed for End of Year Staff Breakfast — Mon., June 25

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.  The last day of school for the staff is Monday, June 25th.  We are looking for three people to pick up coffee and bagels before the breakfast and one or two more people to help set up from 8:30 to 9:30 on Monday morning. If you are able to help for an hour, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.

Still Looking for Hosts for Incoming Freshman Information Sessions

We are still looking for two hosts for the information sessions for incoming freshman parents: one general information sessions and one session which will focus more on special education programs at South. We like to hold these sessions in the homes of incoming freshman families so parents have a chance to get together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Principal Joel Stembridge will give an overview of the freshman year experience at each session and answer questions from parents. We usually have one of the house deans or another staff member in attendance as well.

These sessions are intended for parents as your children will have other opportunities to learn about their freshman year at South. We usually hold these sessions in the two weeks before the start of school, but might be able to accommodate an information session slightly earlier in August if there is an interested host.  The average size of the sessions is about 40 people and the hosts provide some very light refreshments.  The PTSO can provide folding chairs for extra seating.  If you would consider hosting one of the information sessions, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.