Taking the Advanced Placement (AP) exam is an important part of all AP courses. Newton South High School expects that all students enrolled in an AP class will register for and take the AP exam. Scoring well on an AP exam can often help students earn college credit. There are TWO steps to the AP exam registration process. Both steps need to be completed for an exam to be ordered.
The DEADLINE is November 15, 2022. Late registration remains open until March 15, 2023, with a $40 late fee.
For more information on exam schedule, registration directions and registration questions, click here.
From Surviving to Thriving: Parents’ Journeys Through Suicide Grief
An interactive workshop for anyone in a parenting role whose child has died by suicide.
FREE Workshop content includes:
• Exploring the unique and complex experience of suicide loss
• Addressing the impacts of suicide loss on individuals, couples, and families
• Learning from long-term parent survivors
• Re-building hope skills
Visit here to preregister and learn more.
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. $10 in advance at SouthStage.org. Tickets will be sold at the door if any remain.
What is Celebrate South? Celebrate South is a weeklong event where we celebrate all the students that make South an amazing place to learn and grow. This year it will kick-off with a Girl’s Soccer Game vs Strongsville High School from Ohio (October 15th) and wrap up with a Varsity Football game vs Boston Latin (October 21st). But we all know that South is not just sports. In between there will be a production by South Stage, Passing Time Talent Shows, a school-wide Fence Decorating Contest, Spirit Week Theme Days, Music and Dance performances and so much more!
Click here to learn more, donate, and/or volunteer!
Have you noticed the new Clothing Bins in front of the tennis courts on Brandeis Road? Newton Public Schools placed the bins to help make donating, reusing and recycling unwanted clothing, shoes, linens and textiles easy and convenient. Beginning November 1, textiles in Massachusetts can no longer be disposed of in trash and in our blue bins (and never go in the green bins). Textiles and shoes that can be reused or recycled account for approximately 5% of our waste in Massachusetts. Helpsy takes all clean textiles and items that are on their list and will reuse higher grade items. Nationally, 50% is reusable, 45% is recyclable.
Newton Public Schools (NPS) is partnering with Helpsy to collect whatever we can wear, sleep in, or dry ourselves off with. This includes anything made from wool, silk, linen, cotton, polyester, leather, vinyl, hemp and rayon. Find a full list of accepted items here. Higher grade items are resold to thrift stores in North America and other secondhand markets across the world; lower grade items are turned into rags or things like stuffing and insulation. Helpsy is a Public Benefit Corporation and a Certified B Corp with an environmental mission. Donations generate a small amount of revenue for NPS which will likely be used for sustainability work at NPS.
Bins at NPS schools brought in over 25,000 lbs of clothing in August, which equates $2,500!
The NPS Facilities staff will be the primary point of contact for any concerns or issues related to the bins (damage, vandalism, need for a pick-up). Call 617-559-9000 or email email@example.com.
Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
Does your student have an interest in STEM or business, including software, engineering, finance, public relations, fundraising, writing, photojournalism, videography, graphic design, or public speaking?
The LigerBots is FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2877, Newton North and South’s combined, award-winning team that builds a new 120-pound robot every year to compete in a robot game with other high school teams. LigerBots runs like a small business, and students gain real-world skills through project-based learning in many STEAM fields. Our experienced mentors act as teachers and guides to help enrich your student’s experience with the team.
Meeting times in the fall are on Mondays in the Newton North engineering room from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and on Thursdays at Newton South from 6:30-9:00 p.m. New team members in grades 9 – 12 from the two Newton high schools are invited to any and all meetings. We are also seeking adult mentors, especially in the fields of web design and coding, mechanical engineering, and finance.
If you’re interested, our open house for new team members is September 29th, 6:00 p.m., at Newton South High School. For more information about the LigerBots, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.ligerbots.org.
The FROSH Play starts Sept 12 – No cuts! Encourage any interested freshman you know to check it out. More info on southstage.org
–South Stage Kick off Meeting (for kids) – Tuesday Sept 13th during Lion Block in the Auditorium
–First official South Stage Supporters meeting (for adults) – Tuesday 9/20 @ 7 pm in Room 9141 between the Auditorium and Main office. Come meet Jeff Knoedler the director of South Stage (and the Interim Fine and Performing Arts Chair) and get your questions answered.
-Save the date!
South Stage Supporters Social
Drinks and snacks in the backyard of Cara Attanucci and James Miner (parents of Ben Miner ’24
Sunday, October 2nd
87 Winslow Road Waban
Come learn about how you can get involved and get the inside scoop about all things South Stage. Feel free to stop by briefly or come and hang out!