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11/16/17

All parents and community members are invited to a drug awareness presentation on Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 pm in the Newton High School Auditorium.
Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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11/14/17

CMS PL Honors Band Students

Eleven band students from Chisholm Middle School were selected to participate in the 2017 Pioneer League North Division Honors Band. This event was held at McPherson High School on November 11, and included students from CMS, Hutchinson, McPherson, Prairie Hills, Salina Lakewood, and Salina South. The guest conductor was Professor Kyle Hopkins from McPherson College. Representing CMS were Alex Barnett (trumpet), Kaden Anderson (percussion), Santiago Castillo (trumpet), Olivia Sandoval (flute), Lilly Senn (clarinet), Taylor Redington (horn), Kathryn Burton (tenor saxophone), Seth Bruey (clarinet), Katelin Koehn (flute), Madelynn Hamm (trombone), and Lauren Anton (alto saxophone). Lilly, Madelynn, and Lauren also participated in the SCKMEA Middle School Honor Band in Andover on November 4. Their conductor was Dr. Timothy Shade from Wichita State University.

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10/9/17

Santa Fe KMEA Honor Choir Students
Congratulations to these Santa Fe 5/6 Center sixth grade students for being selected to sing in the South Central district KMEA Honor Choir on Saturday, Oct 7 at Southeast High School in Wichita. There were 26 schools represented and 254 students singing. The Santa Fe choir is directed by Carmen Weller. 

From left to right: Alexis Giles, Carly Anderson, Zoe Graber, Nataniya May, (Mrs. Weller), Rylison Grieb, and Ronni Horn.

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10/2/17

PE Dept receives grant from Central KS Community Foundation
Newton Schools PE Teacher, Mario Nava receives a check from Angie Tatro with the Central Kansas Community Foundation that will be used to purchase heart rate monitors for PE students in the district. 

 

The Sunset Elementary & Northridge Elementary Physical Education Department has received a $2300.00 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation-Newton Fund, funded through the Central Kansas Community Foundation. The funds will be used for individual heart rate monitors for students to use in physical education.

The PE department had previously hosted two events and received grants to assist in their efforts to raise the funds needed to purchase the monitors. With the  $7242.85 raised, roughly 250 students will benefit from the use of the heart rate monitors each year, while learning the importance of maintaining a health active lifestyle.

The heart rate monitor is a web based tracking and measurement system that uses a heart rate monitor that students will wear during PE class to help them better understand their own health. The student’s daily effort will be recorded, stored over time, and used to analyze the effectiveness of the activities. The data can also be delivered to both teacher and student as soon as class ends. The software provided will allow the teacher to track and correlate physical activity to academic performance and classroom behavior, develop student portfolios from K-12, document Fitnessgram results and attendance, and email daily heart rate activity directly to students and parent’s smart phones. With the purchase of the heart rate monitors, the district will own twenty-eight individual wrist heart rate monitors, a charging station, a classroom reader (transfer data device), and a three-year software license.

Jen Vogts, a committee member of the Central Kansas Community Foundation said it best. “We are excited to see your vision become a reality to incorporate heart rate monitors and the tracking software in PE classes!” This is truly a vision that our schools and community have rallied together to make this a reality for our students. With countless hours of planning, reaching out to the community, and writing on the part of PE staff, district students will now have to opportunity to start monitoring their heart rate throughout each physical education class.

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