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

Varsity Track Competes at DCL Championship

Varsity Track competed in the DCL Championship on Wednesday, May 16. Numerous personal records were broken at the Reggie Lewis track; Caroline Barry, Danya Goldstein, and Danny Collins became DCL champions by winning their events!

Unified Track Qualifies for Sectionals

The Unified Track team has qualified for sectionals! The meet will take place on Tuesday, May 22, at Franklin High School. The event starts in the early afternoon, so the team will be dismissed early that day.

Spring Sports Awards Night

Mark your calendars! The Spring Sports Awards night will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 7pm in the Auditorium.

Harlem Rockets at Newton South This Weekend

The Harlem Rockets comedy basketball show will be at Newton South High School on Saturday, May 19. The Harlem Rockets include the audience, especially children, in the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs. You may recognize some of this talented team from Nike commercials and the Harlem Globetrotters. Tickets for this fun-filled event can be purchased online at a discount to the night of the event. Tickets will be available at the door on May 19, subject to availability. Come support the NSHS Booster Club and your fellow teachers and students as they attempt to score against the Rockets! To purchase tickets or for more information, go to http://buytickets.at/newtonsouthhighschoolboosterclub/162780. Ticket prices:

  • Children, students, seniors: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
  • Adults: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
  • VIP tickets: $30 in advance, $50 at the door (subject to availability)

We Need Your Help with SouthFest on Tues., June 5! WE REALLY DO!

We still need lots of parents to help at SouthFest on Tuesday, June 5th! We have many unfilled slots from 11-1, and all but one slot is unfilled from 1-3 (special thank you to that awesome late night volunteer!)  It’s a big undertaking to put on a party for 400 kids, and we can only do it safely if we have parent volunteers to help out.  Senior parent have the night off (it’s been a long year for them), so we need parents from all other grades to volunteer. Junior parents, please think about volunteering this year since it will be your turn to relax next year. To get to the sign up page, please click here. If you have questions about any of the volunteer jobs, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.

We still need financial support as well. Most of the funds we raise pay for the entertainment we provide, including inflatables, a mini-race track, green screen photography booth, psychics and tattoo artists, and more. We count on support from families in all grades and we thank you for your contribution. To make a donation to SouthFest, please click here.

Come See Children of the Corn’s Spring Show, Fri., May 18 at 7:30PM

Come see Children of the Candy Corn’s Spring Show: “Fantastic Friday”!
A night of laughs and improv at Newton South High School.
Friday, May 18th at 7:30 pm in the Newton South Auditorium.
Admission: $5 at the door (proceeds go to SouthStage).
We hope to see you there!

Urgent: Donate Books for the Used Book Sale through Friday!

We still need lots of books to make the annual NSHS Used Book Sale a success!  Proceeds from the sale go towards funding NSHS literacy initiatives. This year’s sale dates are May 22-25. Drop off gently used books at the big gray storage trailer next to Goldrick House before or after school, AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.  Volunteers will be at the unit tomorrow and Friday morning from 7:15 to 8:30. Volunteers will also be there in the afternoon on Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 and on Friday from 1:30 to 2:30. But you can also drop books off any time during the school day for the next two days as long as it is not raining and there is no immediate rain in the forecast. Leave them outside the unit if no one is there. Someone will be along to bring them inside.

We are most interested in books suitable for high school students. Please do not donate the following types of books:

  • children’s books (late middle school level and young adult books welcome)
  • textbooks, out-of- date travel  or computer science books, or parenting books
  • erotica
  • moldy/water damaged books

If you can’t drop off books, please email Suzanne Freudberg  to arrange for pick up.

 

Final Reminder: Graduation Messages for The Lion’s Roar’s Graduation Edition – Deadline May 18

Celebrate your graduating senior or the Class of 2018 with a congratulatory message in The Lion’s Roar! Our special section devoted to the Class of 2018 will be distributed at the graduation ceremony on June 7th, and we would like to include your tribute to your child’s graduation from Newton South.  The deadline for ordering is Friday, May 18th.

Please click on the advertisement order form for more information about how to place your order. Our staff will design the ad for you at no additional cost. If you have any questions, please email Ashley Chapman.

Reminder: Junior Parent/Guardian Evening Social is Tomorrow Night

Please join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 15th at 7:30PM, for the Junior Parent/Guardian Social at the home of Janice and Rick Lipof, 105 Baldpate Hill Rd. We will celebrate the end of the school year, and will have some time to talk about what is in store for next year and to answer any questions you have about the next step for your kids at South.

Please Volunteer and Donate to SouthFest on Tues., June 5!

Thanks to all of the parents who have signed up to help with SouthFest so far.  We still need lots more of you!  We especially need volunteers for the late shift from 1 AM to 3AM. So far, we don’t have any volunteers signed up for that late shift. In all honesty, it is hard to commit to staying up until 3AM. We can tell you it will be a lot of fun (and it will be), but hey, it’s still 3AM. Not a popular time for the over 40 crowd to be up on a Tuesday night. But you will be doing something awesome by helping to provide  a safe and fun place for our seniors to go after the prom as well as some peace of mind to their parents! To get to the sign up page, please click here. If you have questions about any of the volunteer jobs, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.

We would also appreciate your financial support for SouthFest as we are a long way from our goal. Most of the funds we raise pay for the entertainment we provide, including inflatables, a mini-race track, green screen photography booth, psychics and tattoo artists, and more. We count on support from families in all grades and we thank you for your contribution. To make a donation to SouthFest, please click here.