2013-2014 Hillsborough County Local Unit -- Newsletter & Website Award Winner!
also 2012-2013 Hillsborough County Local Unit -- Newsletter & Website Award Winner

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

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 Officers 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!

Blue Letter Envelope Blue Letter Envelopes
Do you have a graduating senior? Have you heard of the Blue Letter Envelope program? On the morning of the Senior Breakfast, Seniors are given an envelope filled with notes from friends, family, teachers, etc. It's up to YOU as a parent to make this happen for your child and most parents choose to make this a surprise for their graduating students. 

Every student LOVES being handed a large envelope filled with notes of congratulations and good wishes. Now is the time to start thinking about who you want to contact! Past teachers, coaches, and parents of close friends are all potential Blue Letter Envelope writers. Newsome is one of few schools to offer this amazing experience to our students--don't miss the opportunity to provide your child with a special graduation memory. Click here for letter drop off information.
Carla Bruning, PTSA Principal of the Year
Congratulations, PTSA Principal of the Year
Newsome High School Principal Carla Bruning was selected as the
2014 Hillsborough County PTSA Principal of the Year.

Join the PTSA today!
Join the PTSA! NHS PTSA is accepting membership applications for the 2014-2015 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 at the 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 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 call Liz Brewer at (813) 299-6745 or send an email to sponsorships@newsomehighschoolptsa.org.


  • 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 the SAT schedule.
  • ACT Schedule. Click here for the ACT schedule.
  • Volunteers Wanted. All Volunteers (PTSA, Boosters, etc.) must fill out a SERVE Application. Click here for the English version PDF form (updated!). Haga clic aqui para obtener la aplicación en formato PDF en español.
  • 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.
Congratulations 2014 Senior Scholarship Winners!
Newsome High School 2014 Senior Scholarship Winners

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 ( Sunday, 08 March 2015 )