Thursday, December 18 is last day for students. All students will return to school on Tuesday, January 6.
Please join Newton Athletics and Newton Public Schools in recognizing one of the district's most celebrated alumni athletes. Two public receptions will be held this Friday, Dec. 19 in honor of Bill Lienhard and the dedication of Bill Lienhard Court in Ravenscroft Gym at the basketball games on Friday night. The receptions are scheduled for:
- 3:00 pm at the historic Newton Post Office, 725 N. Main (park on South side of building and enter in South doors)
- 5:30 pm in the upstairs lobby of the Newton Athletic Department at Newton High School, 900 W. 12th St.
Newton High School Debate recently qualified a team for the Nationals Speech and Debate Association National Tournament that will be held in Dallas, TX next summer. Pictured holding their plaques and medals are Reagan McCloud and Cameron Cassil who went undefeated to win the overall tournament. This is Cameron's second time to qualify in policy debate. Reagan has qualified two times before in Congressional Debate and Domestic Extemporaneous speech.
Also pictured are Head Coach David Williams (back row, left) and assistants Robert (Seth) Williams and kneeling, Dalton Smith. Newton also had a 6th place finish. The Team of Michaela Behymer and Shelbie Young placed for the 2nd year in a row. This is Newton's 6th time to qualify in policy debate since 2007, taking 8 teams during those years.
Newton's Career & Technical Education program is helping students get a jump on their post-graduate education and jobs. Read more about this great program at thekansan.com.
Four 6th grade classes at Santa Fe 5/6 Center spent time learning about ancient Egyptians by participating in a "mummification ceremony". The ritual was an enrichment extension to their social studies unit and the students were led by gifted facilitator, Nate Dick.
View a slideshow with photos and more information on what the students learned here.
Newton USD 373 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Persons having inquiries concerning the District’s non-discrimination policies and compliance therewith may contact the school district’s Compliance Coordinator at 308 E. 1st St., Newton, Kansas, 67114-3846, or call 316-284-6200.