On Friday, Oct 3, Santa Fe officially dedicated two new basketball goals at Themian Park in memory of Crystal (Hammond) Stauffer. Mrs. Stauffer, a Santa Fe PE teacher, unexpectedly passed away last June. In her memory, money donated was used toward the purchase of physical education and recess equipment. Crystal’s husband, Andrew, took the ceremonial “First Shot” at the goal…...and he made it!
Crystal is fondly remembered by the staff and students. "Every time we can gather and remember Crystal, our hearts are healed a little more; even though none of us will forget her. Her mark has been made on Santa Fe 5/6 Center through the people she touched while she was here." Carmen Weller, Santa Fe vocal music teacher.
6th grader Kenzi Gillispie had this say about Mrs. Stauffer. “Mrs. Stauffer was always sweet and kind. I loved her spirited sense of humor. I loved her strong Railer pride. She will be missed for such a great heart she had. And for those of us who loved her, that’s not bad.”
The Harvey County Health Department will be holding influenza vaccination clinics (injection/mist) to protect students from the flu. The clinics will be held at every school in Harvey County during school hours.
Forms will go home with all elementary students. Forms may be picked up at Santa Fe, Chisholm and the NHS offices. More information, including dates of the clinics and forms available to download are available on the Health Forms page.
Memberships now available through RevTrak.
To sign up go to https://newtonusd.revtrak.net
The Newton USD 373 Wellness Committee is encouraging all parents to complete a short survey that will help the committee increase awareness of better health choices within the school community.
To complete the 6 question survey, please go to
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.