School Council

The Newton South School Council is a representative school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, students and community members.  The council advises the Principal on budget, school improvement plans and other issues of general interest. School councils are required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

Read the  NSHS School Council Bylaws.

For more information, please contact the NSHS School Council at

First meeting to be held September 20,  2022 6-7:30. Please contact Josepha Blocker if you are interested in being part of the council


  • Principal Josepha Blocker / Tamii Stras
  • Co-Chairs  OPEN
  • Faculty/Staff Rachel McNally, Katani Sumner, Ryan Normandin
  • Students Andrew Hsu(K), Nate Scharf(K), Ali Abouhilal(K), Carina Bagdasarian (K)
  • Parents Andrew Sokatch, Tammy Tsikar, Rakashi Chand, Helen Scarr, Johnathon Sheena, Kia Freeman, Rachel McNally 
  • PTSO Michelle Wetlaufer and Will Adams

Click to view School Council Agendas and Minutes



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