Letter from the VP October 31 – Nov 4


Newton South Families,

Welcome to the last week of term 1! Quarter classes are coming to a close, and semester classes have almost reached their halfway point. Now is a great opportunity for students to check in with their teachers to ensure they are on track to have a successful end to first quarter. The last day of term 1 is this Friday, November 4, and teachers will submit grades on Aspen by Monday, November 14. Report cards will be posted to Aspen during the week of November 14.

As you know, our principal, Tamii Stras, has been on maternity leave since the beginning of the school year. On Tuesday, November 1, she will be returning from her leave and reassuming the role of principal. We would like to give special thanks to Josepha Blocker for doing an amazing job with the principal duties in her absence. Additionally, we would like to thank Ted Dalicandro for all his hard work as the acting Cutler House dean. As of Tuesday, Josepha will be returning to her role as Cutler House Dean and Ted will be returning to the CORE program.

The district released a newsletter this past Wednesday. If you missed it, you can find it here.

Here’s to another great week at South!


Jason Williams (he/him/his)

Vice Principal

Newton South High School

Math and Writing Center Schedules

Need extra help in math or writing?

Here is the Math Center Schedule. If you have any questions, reach out to Mr. Marchica.

Here is the Writing Center Schedule. If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Dornbrook.


Term 1 Wellness Newsletter

Attached is the Term 1 Wellness Newsletter from Newton South.


Book Drive from November 7 – 18

Do you have any old (but still in good condition) books that you’d like to donate? From Monday, November 7th to Friday, November 18th, there will be bins outside of the main office and at the Wheeler entrance to collect books. Donated books will be brought to the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory, where they’ll be sorted and distributed to kids in need throughout the Boston area. Please make sure that any donated books are appropriate for children and teenagers, and that they are still in good condition (covers should be on, pages shouldn’t be ripped, etc).


The Class of 2024 is Selling Merch!

Rep your class and purchase your Class of 2024 MERCH today!Check out our MERCH LINK here!Store will remain open until Wednesday, November 9th.Questions? Ask a Class Officer, Ms. Fitz, or Ms. Maillet!


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 8: PD Half Day

Thursday, November 17 – Saturday, November 19: The Visit (South Stage), in the Auditorium

November 23: Half Day

November 24-25: Thanksgiving Recess


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