Category Archives: From the PTSO

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 or history teacher Talia Gallagher at


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!

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

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 for more details.

Senior Send Off June 3

Clean UP June 5, 2022

Fashion and Design Donations

Our Fashion and Design class here at Newton South is wondering if anyone is looking to clean out their sewing supply closet! We would accept and appreciate any fabric, trims, thread or notions that you would like to donate.
Our students are always looking for new materials to create their designs.  
Please contact Lisa Petrizzi, 
Warm Regards,
Lisa Petrizzi
Family and Consumer Science / Business Department

Used Book Sale

Just pull up in the drop off lane Thursday and Friday to donate books.

Volunteers Needed. Please click here to see job openings. Volunteers needed for :

Thursday, May 19 AM and PM (Unload Books)
Friday May 20 AP and PM (Unload Books)
Monday May 23 Afternoon (Organize Books)
Tuesday May 24  ALL DAY (Sell Books)
Wednesday May 25 ALL DAY (Sell Books)

NSHS Weekly Update 5/16 – 5/20

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 5/16 – 5/20. 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.


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