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Why is the Newton South PTSO having a targeted fundraising campaign, Success@South?
We recognize the need for supplemental funds in order to meet the ever-changing requirements of a modern high school. At Newton North, targeted campaigns have raised over $150K in the past 8 years for technology, an Innovation Lab and improvements to their Library. Over the past three years, we successfully raised $40,000 to significantly improve the Newton South Library and outfit the new STEAM Lab. Last year, we raised close to $15,000 to refurbish the College and Career Center.  We will continue to have a Success@South fundraising campaign every year in order to have a direct positive impact upon our students and our school.

How was the Library selected for this year’s campaign?
Our Principal, Joel Stembridge, his leadership team, and the PTSO have all collaborated on this decision.

How will NSHS students benefit from this renovation?
The Library is a critical resource for all students at South. Most students at South visit the library several times each week, many of them every day or multiple times a day.  The funds raised will allow for refurbishments which will improve both the learning and social environment of the library.

What if Success@South fundraising exceeds $20K this year?
All funds will be used for improvements to the Library. The librarians have developed a refurbishment plan which prioritizes the most critical needs.  If we raise additional funds through the campaign, we will be able to provide additional wish list items.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
The Newton South PTSO, is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to the Success@South campaign is tax-deductible and may be eligible for matching funds from your employer.

I’ve got more questions. Is there someone I can talk with to learn more?
You are welcome to email Helen Haley  at info@newtonsouthptso.org.