2014-2015 Hillsborough County Local Unit -- Communications & Website Award Winner!
Also 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Hillsborough County Local Unit Newsletter & Website Award Winner

  5 Star School Award logoNewsweek Magazine ranks Newsome in the top 2% of high schools nationally!

The Washington Post list of Most Challenging High Schools ranks Newsome #34 in the state of Florida and #174 in the nation.
Newsome is a recipient of the Florida DOE 5 Star School Award for recognition of exemplary community involvement.

Welcome to the Newsome High School PTSA website! 

Twitter logo We are now on Twitter: @NewsomePTSA
2014-2015 Newsome High School PTSA Board Members
Newsome High School PTSA. Giving you News You Can Use to be informed, to get involved, and to make a difference.
Newsome High School PTSA is proud to be an integral part of the success of Newsome High School. We invite you to become a member whether you are student, parent or teacher - together we can and do make a difference. It is very important for parents to continue to involve themselves in their children's education, especially when they are in high school. According to many studies, the number one factor in determining how well your child succeeds in high school is parental involvement and support.

The Parent Teacher Student Association is one of the best ways to coordinate that involvement. The mission of the Newsome High School PTSA is to support and speak in the community on behalf of the youth at Newsome High School. Our NHS PTSA board is excited to help achieve this mission and to collaborate together to be a resource for our parents, teachers and students. Have a question and need some answers? Click here or on the Contacts tab to email our Board Members and Committee Chairs who are here to help you!

We can only be successful with your support and participation. We welcome and request your involvement. What's in it for you? Awareness of what's happening at the school and knowing that YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE STUDENTS AT NEWSOME!

Newsome PTSA Awards Over $6,000 in Scholarships
The Newsome High School PTSA is proud to announce that we awarded over $6,000 in scholarships during Newsome High School’s Award Night on May 11, 2015. The scholarships were awarded in three separate categories:

  • 10 scholarships to those students who will be attending 4 year colleges,
  • 1 scholarship to a student who will be attending a 2 year college, and
  • 1 scholarship to a student who will be studying Performing or Fine Arts.

Our winners are as follows:

4 Year College – Jaelee Edmond, Aurora McClure, Nicole Pavlik, Tyler Peterson, Walker Ramirez, Catherine Rayburn, Alexander Rice, Kyle Rintoul, Matthew Roberts, and Nicholas Russin

2 Year College – Jessica Martinez

Performing/Fine Arts – Emily Macias

Additionally, the Inspiration Award was presented to Aurora McClure.

The students completed a thorough application, which included an essay, a list of the student’s high school activities and achievements, their community service and work experiences, two letters of recommendation and their high school transcript. All applications were anonymous to the judges.

The PTSA would like to thank our corporate sponsors – Valrico Spine & Rehab Center, Stronglife Chiropractic & Natural Health, and Pinch A Penny – as well as all of those who participated in our fundraisers to make these awards possible.

Thank you to all the students who applied and congratulations to our winners!
2014-2015 Newsome High School Senior Scholarship Winners

Carla Bruning, PTSA Principal of the Year
Congratulations, PTSA Principal of the Year Again!
Newsome High School Principal Carla Bruning was again selected as the
Hillsborough County PTSA Principal of the Year making this the second year in a row that she has been honored.
Award logoAdditional Newsome HCC PTA/PTSA Awards:  
Savanna Raney, Newsome Senior of the Year
Alex Ullom, Film Production, Reflections Award for Excellence
Noah Thomas, Dance Choreography, Award for Merit
• Communications Award
• Golden Participation Award
• Volunteer Hours Award
• PTSA Student Involvement Award
And Congratulations to our Newsome Softball Lady Wolves!
They won our school's first State Title!
Join the PTSA today!
UPDATED! Join the PTSA! NHS PTSA is accepting membership applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents, Teachers, Students, Grandparents, Alumni, and Community members are invited to join. Click here for the Membership Form. You can complete your membership form and make your $10.00 payment on the Spirit Store tab and gain early access to our Facebook "Member's Only" page. You can drop off your forms and payment/proof of payment in the PTSA mailbox at the Newsome High School Main Office anytime, ATTN: PTSA.
Each PTSA membership comes with one car magnet.
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Please Donate

Support us during our Cash Donation Drive! Click here for our Donation Form - print it, fill it in, then turn it in to the PTSA mailbox in the Newsome High School Main Office, ATTN: PTSA. You can also go to our Spirit Store and make a donation via PayPal.
Become a Sponsor
Become a Sponsor!
When you become a sponsor of the Newsome High School PTSA, you help a student achieve their potential. Your sponsorship dollars enable us to provide scholarships to students and also go a long way in helping us support the students, the parents, and the teachers of Newsome High School. Click here for the Corporate Sponsorship Form. For more information, please email Liz Brewer at sponsorships@newsomehighschoolptsa.org.

report_a_bully.jpgANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION - All updated for 2015-2016

  • Community Service 101. Click here for more information.
  • PTSA Says No to Bullying. Report bullies - click the button on the right.
  • Navigator Course Selection Guide. Click here for the guide.
  • Important Dates. Click here for the list of important dates.
  • Newsome High School Bus Schedule. Click here for the current bus schedule.
  • Bell Schedule. Click here for the schedule.
  • Student Calendar. Click here for the calendar.
  • Testing Calendar. Click here for the Testing calendar.
  • Wolves Sports Schedules. Click here for all schedules.
  • SAT Schedule. Click here for SAT information and schedule.
  • Khan Academy SAT Prep. Click here for the Khan Academy website.
  • ACT Schedule. Click here for ACT information and schedule.
  • Volunteers Wanted. Click here for the forms. All Volunteers (PTSA, Boosters, etc.) must fill out a SERVE Application.
  • Monthly E-Newsletter. PTSA Members receive a monthly E-Newsletter with important information and dates each month. Don't be left in the dark, join today!
  • Current PTSA Board Meeting Minutes. Click here for the October 8, 2014 Minutes.
NHS uses two mass communication systems to keep you informed of current information.
  • First is PARENT LINK. Parent Link is a phone messaging system that uses the number that is listed on your student’s emergency card. If you have not received a call yet, contact the school at 813-740-4600 and  provide them with a good number so you don’t miss out on the regular Parent Link calls.
  • The second is EDSBY. HCPS is streamlining communication with MySpot, the Student Parent Online Toolkit. If you were enrolled in HCPS last year, your sign-on remains the same. Students new to HCPS will use your MySpot account. To set up your MySpot account, visit https://myspot.sdhc.k12.fl.us/register/
Newsome is also utilizing a text messaging system to inform parents of Newsome events. To join, either text “@newsomep” to 754-600-4875 or send an email to newsomep@mail.remind101.com leaving message and subject blank.
Guidmii helps students create their future academic plans. 
To log on to guidmii:
go to: https://sdhc.guidmii.com/login
Use your EDSBY username and password

For Student Summary Information:
  • Select "Academic Plan"
  • Click on "Records" on the top bar to review grade summary history
For Bright Futures/Community Service:
  • Click on "Bright Futures" on the top bar to review Bright Futures GPA.
  • Click on "Community Service" in the Bright Futures page for updated hours
This system updates every Friday evening by the District. Ms. Hacker enters Community Service Hours on the first and third Friday of every month.
Reflections Art Contest

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Reflections Winners!


1st Place: Alex Paul Ullom 

A Friend in Need

2nd Place: Jacob Fullerton

Know Who to Listen to 

3rd Place: Cameron Shack

Welcome to the World of...



1st Place: Sarah Gregorich

Atomic Theory

2nd Place: Jessica Hanley




1st Place: Mark D'Angelo

If God Was the Cornerstone of Marriage

2nd Place: Nicole Casale


3rd Place: Joy Weaver




1st Place: Noah Thomas

The Cry of the Candle Melting in Darkness



1st Place: Noah Thomas

World Pained of Conformity

2nd Place: Daniel Keough Williams

Think for Yourself



1st Place: Noah Thomas

All We've Needed, and Will Ever Need, is Love

2nd Place: Julia Casale

The World Would be a Better Place if...

3rd Place: Emma Tumlin

To the Artists of the World

Congratulations to our Newsome Reflections Winners at the County Level:

Film Production: High School Division

1st – Alex Paul Ullom - A Friend in Need

Honorable Mention – Jacob Fullerton - Know Who to Listen to

Honorable Mention – Joseph Lazaro - If All Races and Religions Saw Each Other as Equal

Music Composition: High School Division

3rd – Noah Thomas - World Pained of Conformity

Honorable Mention – Daniel Williams - Think for Yourself

Dance: High School Division

1st – Noah Thomas - The Cry of the Candle Melting in Darkness

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 September 2015 )