Category Archives: From the PTSO

School Council

We are looking for additional parents to participate in school council. School council is a 2-year commitment. If you child will be a senior 2023-2024 you are able to nominate yourself however your term will only be one year. 

If we receive more than 7 responses a vote will take place on June 4. Please nominate yourself by June 2. Email If you are planning staying on the board for your second year also email us to confirm. 

For 2023-2024 the Monthly meetings will be held the last Thursday of the month 6PM-7PM at NSHS. (3rd Thursday for holidays)

The PTSO school by-laws can be found here.

This is your chance to help make an impact at NSHS!

AP Coordinator

AP Coordinator is a year round position. During the year you will facilitate students signing up for the exams. This work can be done from home. You will work closely with our Vice-Principal, Jason Williams. The ideal candidate would be organized and responsive to student emails. 

During the first two weeks of May you will be at Newton South High school coordinating the exam. There are exam proctors, however, you will be there to assist and organize all day for two weeks. you must be available and at school the full day for those two weeks.

Lastly you cannot have a student taking the AP test.

Stipend is $4200

Interested candidates should email Principal Stras

SouthFest Fundraising

SouthFest is 3 Weeks Away!

Please donate today

Dues 2023/2024$46,014$50,000

It’s time to think about Southfest! Every year, the PTSO celebrates the senior class with an after-prom extravaganza held at a transformed Newton South. The entire class is invited – attending prom is optional – and the party includes food trucks, entertainment, inflatables, and more! 

For more than 20 years, this event has been free for all seniors and their guests. Because costs have increased this year, we are counting on senior parents and caregivers to help fund the festivities. The suggested donation is $40; any contribution, however, will help us create a fun-filled night for seniors to be together and make memories, right here in Newton.  

Please click here to donate to Southfest 2023. It’s a joy to see our kids reach the finish line of their high school career. Let’s send them off in style!




SouthFest 2023

Southfest is an extravagant after-prom celebration, sponsored by the PTSO and held at a transformed Newton South. Staffed by parent volunteers, Southfest has been a fun tradition for graduating seniors for more than 20 years!

Here’s how it works: Senior parents operate behind the scenes, and junior parents run the event…so students don’t have their own parents as chaperones. Please donate or sign up for a role and shift today: 

Senior Parent Sign Up to decorate, donate food/drink, or clean up

9th – 11th grade Parent Sign Up to work front door/casino, check bags, or chaperone

Thanks for making this a safe and memorable night for our seniors!

To make a monetary donation please see below:

SouthFest Donations

Start Over

Earth Day 2023 – NSHS Student Volunteers Clean Up Newton Centre!

Class of 2027 Informational Session

NSHS 8th Grade Family Information Night Detailed Flyer

Passing Time – March 24th 2023

 Passing Time is a fun Newton South activity where the halls are transformed into student exhibitions. Some students display art on the walls and tables, others set up their bands to play, one student did a magic show! During Passing Time the PTSO would like to have cookies and brownies for the students to enjoy during the event. As always there are a few ways to participate!

I can:

Passing Time Donation
Money For Cookies

Donate Treats
I'd like to help set up! (Thursday March 24 9:30-11)

Program of Studies Now Available

From The VP

February 2, 2023 Luncheon