Welcome to Celebrate South Week 10/15/22 – 10/22/22


Newton South Families,


We are sending the Update a little early this week to kick off Celebrate South Week!


Thanks to the collaboration between our Class Officers, Class Advisors, Fine and Performing Arts Department, Deans, PTSO, and Boosters, we are excited to bring you Celebrate South Week! Students have been receiving information and updates about the upcoming events through Schoology, and we hope you encourage your Newton South Lions to get involved!


Our summary calendar of events is below and you can access the more detailed calendar using the button below:

Detailed Celebrate South Week Schedule

The detailed calendar can be accessed via the QR code on the flyer.


Our kickoff event is the Girls Soccer game Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 PM. There will be free t-shirts for all student fans and burritos, cotton candy and more for sale at the concession stand. The Dance team will also perform at halftime. Come out and support the team and wear ORANGE!


Our Spirit Week will run as follows:

  • 10/17: Anything But a Backpack
  • 10/18: This is ME
  • 10/19: Pajama Day
  • 10/20: Tie vs Tie-Dye
  • 10/21: BLORANGE Sprit (9th and 10th wear orange, 11th and 12th wear blue)


We hope you enjoy all the amazing events upcoming and have a great week here at South!




Jason Williams (he/him/his)

Vice Principal

Newton South High School

Spirit Week for 10/17 – 10/21
Celebrate South Schedule


Other Updates This Week
NPS Newsletter Released on October 12

NPS released a newsletter on Wednesday, October 12 that you can find here.

South Stage Presents “Writers…Blocked”

South Stage presents the annual 9th grade play, Writers…Blocked, on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 PM in the Newton South Lab Theater. Tickets at SouthStage.org.


Come see the work of our newest theatre artists in a series of 10-minute plays about the struggles of writers. Writers…Blocked is directed by professional theatre artist Jesse Garlick in our intimate black box theater. Masks are optional. The running time is 80 minutes with no intermission.


Tickets are $10 in advance at SouthStage.org. Tickets will be sold at the door if any remain.

List of Colleges Attending Newton South This Week

Attached is a list of colleges visiting Newton South this week. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kathy Sabet, our College and Career Counselor.


The College and Career Center webpage is here.

Photo Retake Day is Wednesday, October 19

On Wednesday, October 19, we will have a photo retake day. This will be an opportunity for students who did not take a photo on our original date or would like to take their photo again. This will also be the last opportunity for seniors to take a photo for ID purposes. The order form for photo day is attached. 

Here is the schedule for the day. The bells will remain the same, but we will announce once a block for students who would like to retake their photo to come down at some point during the block, based on teacher discretion.

Grade 9 Elections Taking Place During WIN 3

Grade 9 students will be having class office elections during WIN 3 on Friday, October 21. During this WIN, all grade 9 students will report to the Field House.

South’s Second Annual Fence-Decorating Contest Ends October 20!

Get ready for Celebrate South and win up to $100 for your club, group or team by decorating a section of the chain link fence leading to Winkler Stadium Field! All entries must be finished by 6:00 pm, Thursday, October 20.


Click here to learn more and claim a section of the fence today!

Other Upcoming Events

Monday, October 24: Diwali (observed holiday)

Friday, November 4: Last Day of Term 1

Get Involved!

It’s never too late to get involved at Newton South!


Want to catch a game? View the athletic calendars here: Newton South Athletics Calendar

Want to join a club but don’t know where to start? Here are a list of clubs at Newton South!