Category Archives: For Seniors

SouthFest Fundraiser

Dear Senior Parents/Caregivers,

The PTSO has sponsored Southfest, a party for the ENTIRE senior class, for over 20 years.  The party is held at a transformed Newton South after the Senior Prom, but all senior students are welcome to attend – whether they went to Prom or chose to do something else that evening.  We have been unable to run Southfest for the past two years, but now we are thrilled to say it is BACK! This year, the party will take place on June 7th from 11:30 PM – 3:00 AM.

Most years the PTSO and the senior class hold various fundraisers to support this event; however, due to Covid restraints earlier in the year, we are short on funds. 

We are asking for a donation from senior parents to support this amazing event – one last time for the students to enjoy an evening of fun, games, food and entertainment with their graduating class.  Please click the button below to donate to Southfest this year. Suggested donation amount is $50 and we appreciate any donation you are able to make.  Let’s give our seniors an amazing party after all they have been through!




Prom at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Boston June 7, 2022 7-11pm

 
PROM IS HAPPENING?!

 

Details:

Tuesday, June 7th from 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Cambridge Boston

575 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139

TICKET COST:

If purchased between 3/21 – 4/14 – $110

If purchased between 4/25 – 5/6 – $115

If purchased between 5/9 – 5/13 – $120

We are selling tickets NOW??. We will be outside the Ceramics room every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday during all three lunches until Friday, May 13th.

Tickets are non-refundable and can be paid in cash OR check (made out to: Newton South High School, Memo: Prom 2022). If you are a student who is in need of financial aid please contact your dean. 

Bringing outside guests is ALLOWED! If you are planning on bringing a guest from outside of Newton South, you must have them fill out a “guest form” from Newton South (available at your house office) EVERYBODY MUST BRING AN I.D. TO THE EVENT. 

At time of purchase, bring full payment and any necessary forms.  

Buses are available from Newton South to the Hyatt, however this requires riding the bus back from the Hyatt at 11PM — NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you are not taking the bus to the event you must arrange for your own transportation. If you plan to park at the Hyatt, there is a $15 (per car) parking fee that will have to be covered by students individually. 

****Covid Update: 

  • Mask policies are staying in-line with NPS and are TBD for prom. The venue has an outdoor space where students can take off masks. 

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 on the day of prom, you will not be able to attend. Tickets will not be refunded. By purchasing a ticket, you accept this risk.

 

CLASS OF 2022!

IT’S TIME TO ORDER
YOUR CAP & GOWN FOR GRADUATION! ALL ORDERS WILL BE PLACED WITH MRS. STONEHILL IN ROOM 1206 DURING LION BLOCKS.

 

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Senior Parking Lottery

Newton South Seniors:

 

The Semester 2 Senior Parking Lottery is now open. If you would like to park on campus for Semester 2, beginning Tuesday, January 18, 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 Monday, January 3 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, January 7. The email will specify whether you received a spot or are on the waitlist.
    • Seniors who receive a parking space must pay for and pick up their parking tag and sticker(s) by Friday, January 14 at 4 PM.
    • If a student misses this deadline, the spot will be awarded to the next student on the waitlist.

Please note: Semester 1 parking tags will no longer be valid after Friday, January 14. If you already have a parking pass and would like to continue parking on campus after this date, you will need to re-enter the lottery for a chance to get a spot.

 

Senior Parking Lottery Form

 

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

617-559-6500

For Seniors:  Newton South Local Scholarship Applications due January 31, 2022

All seniors in the Class of 2022 are encouraged to apply for the Newton South Local Scholarships.

Local scholarships are awarded through Newton South High School and through the generosity of individual and business donors, community organizations and memorial funds.

The application is brief and includes the submission of a reference from someone outside Newton South High School. The application is available beginning on December 1, 2021 and the deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.

Based on the criteria of each scholarship, recipients will be selected and notified. While some scholarship awards are announced in March/April, most will be received in early June.

Look for an email on Wednesday Dec 1st with the links to apply.

Contact Ms. Sabet, College & Career Counselor in the College & Career Center or by email if you have questions.

Thank you!

KATHY

Kathleen Sabet, M.A
College & Career Counselor, Newton South High School,  617.559.6590, sabetk@newton.k12.ma.us
http://sabetk.youcanbook.me/
https://sites.google.com/newton.k12.ma.us/nshs-college-career-center/home

Local Scholarship Opens Dec. 1st

 

All seniors in the Class of 2022 are encouraged to apply for the Newton South Local Scholarships


Local scholarships are awarded through Newton South High School and through the generosity of individual and business donors, community organizations and memorial funds.


The application is brief and includes the submission of a reference from someone outside Newton South High School. The application is available beginning on December 1, 2021 and the deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.


Based on the criteria of each scholarship, recipients will be selected and notified. While some scholarship awards are announced in March/April,. Most will be received in early June.

Look for an email on Wednesday Dec 1st with the links to apply.

Contact Ms. Sabet, College & Career Counselor in the College & Career Center or by email if you have questions.

Thank you!

KATHY

Kathleen Sabet, M.A
College & Career Counselor, Newton South High School

617.559.6590

sabetk@newton.k12.ma.us

 

Senior-only Celebration at South

Parents/Guardians of Seniors:

The senior class will be hosting an outdoor senior-only celebration from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on October 16th under the tent at South! Ice-cream will be included in the cost of the ticket. A Sweet Tomatoes food truck will also be there selling pizza, salad and drinks for cash.

Check-in to the dance will be outside of the Main Entrance to NSHS from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Once students enter, they must stay until they are ready to leave the dance. There is no re-entry. Any students who will need to arrive after 7:30 pm must pre-arrange their arrival with their dean. No outside dates or underclass dates can be accommodated because of COVID, space restrictions and supervision requirements. Students must arrange for transportation from the dance by 9:30 pm.

Tickets will be sold starting Wednesday 10/6 through Thursday 10/14 during lunch outside the cafeteria; the price will be announced early next week. Cash and checks (made out to NSHS) will be accepted as payment. (For checks, please write “Homecoming Dance” in the notes section of the check.) There will be NO tickets sold at the door! Please note that in the event of inclement weather, the dance will be canceled and the tickets are non-refundable. Students who need financial aid for the cost of the event should see their dean.

If you have any questions, please contact David Kershaw (kershawd@newton.k12.ma.us) and Sarah Maillet (maillets@newton.k12.ma.us)

Senior Parent Post-Secondary Planning Night on Thursday, September 23 @ 6:30 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2022,

We hope you will be able to join the counseling department for a webinar on how counselors support students and their families through the logistics of applying to college and other post-secondary plans students may be considering. Counselors will walk you through the procedures students will follow and answer any questions you might have. This program is a complement to the senior guidance seminars counselors will be leading for students in the class of 2022 during next week’s WIN blocks.

The information for joining next Thursday’s webinar can be found below. Additionally, we invite you to complete this google form to share your priorities for topics you would like to learn about as well as any questions you have and would like to see answered. Participants will also be able to submit questions during the webinar and we will make every effort to answer all questions live (as time allows). We look forward to seeing you next Thursday and working with you throughout this exciting year.

Best,

Dan Rubin

Director of School Counseling

Bilingual Seniors Apply for Seal of Biliteracy

Attention Seniors!!

Do you speak a language other than English? If you read and write it as well, let colleges and future employers know by earning a Seal of Biliteracy on your transcript!

The process is simple, and you can use it to demonstrate skills in any language you’ve learned, whether at home, in school, or elsewhere.

Click HERE for detailed information about the Seal, including how to qualify and a link to register.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 20.

If you have questions, contact Ms. Murphy-Ferguson, World Language Department Chair, via e-mail, Schoology message, or live in room 6209.


Suzanne Murphy-Ferguson
World Language Department Chair
Newton South High School
617-559-6601
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Student and Family Tech Resource Guide

Newton South PTSO Welcome 2021

Welcome home to Newton South!  Welcome returning and new families! I hope this email finds you and your loved ones doing well!

I am Michelle Wetlaufer and I am so excited for my first year as Newton South’s PTSO’s President.  I look so forward to working with all of you to make this school year great.

I am so happy to welcome so many new members to our community including our new Principal, Tamara Stras, and our new Vice Principal, Jason Williams. I am excited for you to meet them as we get the school year started!

The PTSO works with South Administration and staff to communicate information in a timely manner, help support and engage our community for input and ideas, and to stay connected even when we are apart. Please click here to subscribe to the PTSO Newsletter.

As we kick off our 2021-22 school year, the PTSO is launching our School Directory Confirmation process and our Annual Dues Campaign Look for an email to confirm your families’ directory information.  Every family must confirm their information to be included in the online and printed version.  When you confirm your information you will have an opportunity to contribute to our annual Dues Campaign.  Your annual Dues donation is used 100% to support our school community and enrich the experiences of our students at South. The PTSO relies on annual donations of $70 from each Newton South family. This donation will ensure we meet our 2021-22 budget of $66,000.

As this school year begins, I thank you all for joining me on this journey whatever part you may play. I ask you to keep in mind my personal motto  ‘that which does not bend breaks’. Whether it is from an Aesop Fable or Tanzanian Proverb it has especially come in handy these last 18 months. I hope that you can join me in maintaining flexibility as we re-enter the new school year.  I know we all are looking forward to creating an amazing (slightly normal?) year for our kids.

If you have questions or you would like to volunteer for one of our committees please don’t hesitate to contact me at info@newtonsouthPTSO.org.  Stay tuned for more news as we prepare for the start of the school year on September 9, 2021.

Stay well and enjoy the rest of the summer days!

NSHS PTSO President,
Michelle Wetlaufer