On Wednesday, October 29, the Newton High School Railer Marching Band participated in the Southern Plains Marching Festival at the Andover District Stadium. 24 bands performed their 2014 halftime shows for a panel of judges and a large audience. The NHS Band, directed by Greg Bergman and Keith Woolery, earned a Division 1 "Superior" rating.
A big thank you goes out to Midland National Bank who recently donated $420 to Latchkey Program for Newton Schools. Sheryl Olsen, director of the program said the bank contributed $5 for every new checking account opened during a designated amount of time and that she hopes to use the money for bus transportation to the zoo, bowling and other activities next summer. Parents interested in the latchkey program can contact Olsen at 316-284-6570 Ext. 317 or visit the latchkey page for more information.
NHS Theatre department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on November 14 and 15 at 7:30pm and Sunday November 16 at 2:30pm. Come enjoy this classic musical with your entire family. Tickets are $5 student/$8 adult.
Do you have a little one that's obsessed with princesses? The theatre department will be hosting a tea party with Cinderella at 6pm prior to the Friday and Saturday performance. Tea Party tickets are $12 students/$15 adults. Tea Party tickets include:
- Ticket to show
- Snack-style food/sandwiches/cold tea
- A craft
- Picture with Cinderella
Tickets to the tea party are limited and must be reserved in advance.
For more information and to reserve tickets, please contact:
Newton High School Theatre
The Newton High School Business Professionals of America will host the annual PowerPuff football game at Fischer Field on Friday, November 7. It will be Seniors vs. Freshmen and Juniors vs. Sophomores starting at 6:30 PM followed by the winners vs. losers.
The event is played by girls from each of the four classes and coached by NHS football players. Admission to the game is $2 with a can of food. Food donations will be given to the Agape Food Pantry. Concessions will be available.
Any NHS girl wishing to play can pick up a waiver at the school store either before school or during lunch. A $10 t-shirt is required for students to play.
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.