Category Archives: From the PTSO

Newton South Seniors and their Families Zoom Meeting


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding graduation. We will have additional information in our next Weekly Update.


We will be holding the following assemblies in the next few days regarding the end of the year for seniors:

  • Thursday, May 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Senior Activity Parent Night.

o   This is for families to learn more about end of year events such as graduation and senior checkout.


o   Passcode: 2022


  • Monday, May 16, Advisory (10:10 – 10:30 AM): Senior Student Assembly.

o   This event is for students to learn more about end of year events such as graduation and senior checkout.

o   Students will attend this in their advisory.

o   We will have a link later this week that we will share with senior advisory teachers.

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!

Graduation Information

Graduation Information

Thursday June 9, 2022 5PM

Winkler Stadium

Rain Date: Sunday June 12 (after 2PM exact time TBD)

Clean Up April 10, 2022


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9th Grade Opt-In Postural Screening 2022

9th grade opt in postural screening 2022 – Google Docs

Take out for a Cause

Order from WECO and 10% of the revenues with go to support class activities. Click here to order.

Newton South Students: Verification of Course Requests due Monday 4/4 4pm

Newton South Students and Families:


As the final part of the course registration process, we ask all students to complete a verification form to ensure that their course selections are correct and to make any last second changes to their course requests. This process will begin today and end at 4pm on Monday, April 4. To prepare for this verification process, please note the following:


Your course requests are available for viewing on Aspen in the “Documents” folder.

Please check your Documents folder for a file titled “NSHS 2022-2023 Course Requests”. The file type is “Recommendation”, uploaded on Friday, April 1.


Review this document to determine if your course requests are correct. Regardless of whether any changes need to be made, you will still need to complete this form.


Review Instruction Video and Complete Verification Form

All students need to complete a verification form, regardless of whether a correction is being requested.


This form can be found here.

Video instructions are here.


Students are free to complete this form at any point this weekend. However, if students need assistance, we will run an extended advisory on Monday, April 4 to give students time to complete the form.


If students have any questions after completing the form, there is a space at the end of the form for them to indicate that they still need assistance from a counselor.


Please let us know if you have any questions. As a reminder, all students must complete this form, and this form must be completed by 4pm on Monday, April 4.




Jason Williams (he/him/his)

Vice Principal

Newton South High School

140 Brandeis Road

Newton, MA 02459


NSHS Grounds Clean Up


April 10, 11am -12pm Newton South alongside Green Students Movement will be hosting a cleanup event where students, parents, and community members can help remove litter around the school and students can earn community service hours!  


Sign Up!

How can I participate?

1.) Sign up with the button  above.

2.)Check in outside the main office of NSHS at 11am on Sunday April 10 at 11am

3.) Just bring yourself! All gloves and bags will be provided.

4.) What if I can’t make that day? Stay-tuned. We will be organizing more days as needed.


WECO Week at Newton South

The funds raised will go directly to the class officers for class specific events.

Budget Meeting April 4, 2022

Reminder: The Newton School Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed FY23 budget on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Login details are below.

If you wish to speak at this public hearing, please fill out this form:

Form – Request to Speak at Public Hearing

The form will close at 6:00 pm on April 4, 2022. There will be an opportunity to sign up in “real time” during the meeting by using the “raise your hand” feature on Zoom. Speakers will be called in the order in which they signed up, first come-first speak, followed by those who raise their hand during the meeting, or at the discretion of the Chair. 

To call into the meeting via Zoom, please follow these instructions:

Zoom meeting link:

Call-in information:  1-646-558-8656

Call-in meeting ID: 390 017 072 ???????

All budget documents can be found here: FY23 Budget Documents Folder.

A presentation on the FY23 budget can be found on this webpage: FY23 Budget Presentation