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

Mock Trial attorney

Please see the attached flyer – Newton South is looking for a Mock Trial attorney coach for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.

Newton South seeking Mock Trial attorney coach for 2022_23 season_flyer_8.8.22

If you are interested in participating as an attorney coach or would like to learn more about this volunteer commitment, please contact teacher coach Theodore Loynd at loyndt@newton.k12.ma.us or history teacher Talia Gallagher at gallaghert@newton.k12.ma.us.

 

Principal Stras

Newton South Families and Community:

I hope you all are having a great, well-deserved, restful summer! Please see the attached announcement from Principal Stras – she and her husband are excited about the new addition to their family!

As a reminder, Principal Stras is currently on maternity leave and plans to return on November 1, 2022. Josepha Blocker will be Acting Principal during this leave, and she and I will have more updates for you regarding the opening of school in the coming weeks.

For now,  enjoy your summer and you will be hearing from us soon!

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

Birth Announcement & August Update from Principal Stras

Semester One Senior Parking Lottery

Newton South Seniors:

 

I hope you are having a great summer, and congratulations on entering your senior year of high school!

 

We are writing to let you know that the Semester One Senior Parking Lottery is officially open. If you would like to park on campus for first semester, beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022, you must enter the lottery. Please note the following:

 

  • You must use your NPS student email to submit the lottery form (LASID@newton.k12.ma.us).
  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 16 at 11:59 PM.
  • Your lottery submission may not be accepted if the information you submit is incorrect or incomplete.
  • Seniors who are either granted a spot or waitlisted will be notified via their NPS email by 5 PM on Friday, August 19.
    • Seniors who receive a parking space must pay for and pick up their parking tag and sticker(s) by Friday, August 26.
    • If a student misses this deadline, the spot will be awarded to the next student on the waitlist.

Senior Lottery Parking Form

 

If you are selected to receive a parking spot at Newton South, please note that you will need to come to school in person and pay the $175 parking fee. This must be in the form of a check or money order made payable to City of Newton. No other payment method is accepted. This fee mirrors the bus transportation fee. More details will be sent to students who get a spot at the notification deadline above.

 

Note that first semester parking tags are valid from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to Friday, January 13, 2023. A second semester lottery will take place near the end of first semester.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

Final Events Schedule

Newton South Students and Families:

 

We will begin our Final Events Schedule tomorrow, June 17. Please note the following:

 

The Day’s Schedule

The following blocks and an advisory will meet each day:

  • Friday, June 17: C and D blocks
  • Tuesday, June 21: A and B blocks
  • Wednesday, June 22: F block
  • Thursday, June 23: E and G blocks

Note that there is no school on Monday, June 20.

 

Directed Studies and Small Studies will not meet. Students who have one of these blocks may go to the Student Center or Library.

 

After The Main Blocks End

Grab and Go lunch will be available for students each of these four dates before buses depart. Some students may stay after the initial bus departure to see a teacher for extra help or makeups in the afternoon. After this time ends, students may stay in the Student Center until the late bus arrives. Please see the schedule for more details. There will only be one late bus each day.

 

Last Day of School

Friday, June 24 is our last day of school and a half day for students. We will have an advisory and every class meet. Buses will depart at 12:55 PM. There are no late buses on Friday, June 24, and no lunch will be served.

 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

2022 Newton Schools Foundation Honor Thy Teacher

Our Newton Public School teachers and staff have done an amazing job this year under challenging conditions.  If you’re looking for a way to say “Thank You!” to your child’s teacher or other school staff as this school year comes to a close, please consider Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher campaign. It’s an opportunity for families to thank school personnel by giving a gift to Newton Schools Foundation in their honor, while also complying with the Newton Public Schools’ teacher gift policy. 

 

Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to advance educational excellence and equity throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift will fund NSF grants for promising educational initiatives, professional development, and programs that address inequities.  To learn more about the programs NSF funds, visit our website.  

 

NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift, share the honoree names with the Superintendent and principals, list all honorees on the NSF website, and gift them with a Certificate of Honor and a “2022 Honor Thy Teacher Honoree” magnet that they can proudly display. 

It’s easy to donate online, or you can mail your donation to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the name(s) of your child(ren) and the names of the teachers and/or staff you are honoring. 

 

THANK YOU for your donation!

NSHS Weekly Update 6/13 – 6/17

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 6/13 – 6/17. This is a BLUE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Here’s to another week at South! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

METCO Scholarship Fundraiser

This week, 31 Newton METCO Seniors graduated from Newton South and Newton NOrth High Schools. These young people stand on the horizon of new opportunities and we want each and every one of them to know they have the tangible support of the members of the Boston-Newton communities.

For over 35 years, the Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund (NMCSF) seeks to open doors of opportunity by providing financial assistance to deserving METCO seniors seeking to further their education. The work is urgent. The time is now.

Please join us in donating to the scholarship fund today, and transform the conditions of learning and living for our Newton METCO graduates.

Please donate by mail; we are not accepting online donations at this time.

Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund (NMCSF)

PO Box 600053

Newtonville, MA 02460

Senior Portraits for 2023 graduates

Class of 2023 graduates can now schedule their senior portrait appointment here
https://seniors.legacystudios.com/newton-south-hs-ma/

FORJ: Meeting June 13, 4:30pm

Are you interested in learning more about Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) at South? We’ve had the opportunity to put on some wonderful programming this year, and we’d love to have you join us next year! FORJ is hosting an informal meet and greet on Monday, June 13th at 4:30pm.

Please email Melissa Monokroussos at melissab104@gmail.com for more details.

NSHS Weekly Update 6/6 – 6/10

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 6/6 – 6/10. This is an ORANGE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Note that MCAS is Tuesday and Wednesday this week, graduation is Thursday, and Step Up Day is Friday. There are many special schedules this week, and you can find them all in this update.

Here’s to another week at South! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700