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We have another round of Railer Roundtables scheduled for October and November.

We had amazing discussions in the last four sessions, and we’d love to see you at one of our next sessions! Feel free to just stop in for a few minutes or stay the entire session. Bring questions and share your thoughts and opinions with Superintendent Dr. Deb Hamm and the school district. Here are the times and locations:

October 18 7 a.m.- 8 a.m. at Mojo's

October 26 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the Breadbasket


November 1 7-8:30 p.m. at Grand Central

November 10 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Newton Public Library

November 27 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at McKinley District Office

Railer Roundtables Oct

Posted 10/9/18

public forum - NCRJ

A Public Forum Hosted By Newton Community for Racial Justice

Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Newton Recreation Center, 415 North Poplar
Check out our Facebook page for details

Posted 10/9/18

4-H empowers youth with skills for a lifetime! Join us and find out more!

Interested in 4-H?




Posted 10/9/18

October newsletter

Posted 9/21/18

Mondays 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Newton Public Library

720 N Oak St


Game Zone Crafts

Posted 9/17/18

Youth Basketball Registration

Posted 9/17/18

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, Why My Vote Matters.

For 9th-12th grades

For additional information, please contact Kim Butcher at 316-284-3822 or Tessa Butcher at 316-871-9637.

Posted 9/14/18

For 6th-8th grades-

Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.

For additional information, please contact Kim Butcher at 316-284-3822 or Tessa Butcher at 316-871-9637.

Posted 9/14/18

The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know of such a teacher, honor him or her today with the Smart/Maher VFW National 
Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

For All Ages

For additional information, please contact Kim Butcher at 316-284-3822 or Tessa Butcher at 316-871-9637.

Posted 9/14/18

Harvey County Health Department will once again provide influenza vaccinations at USD 373 schools. Read the parent letter carefully and complete the form. Return it to your school or health department. If you have any questions, please contact the health department at 316-283-1637 or visit


 Influenza Registration Form  (for everyone)

English                      Spanish

2018 Influenza School Clinic PARENT LETTER

English                     Spanish  

Posted 9/6/18

SMART Backpacks 
ave Money And Reduce Time!

girl backpack callout.jpgAs part of our “virtual backpack” program SMART Backpacks, Newton Public Schools limits the number of flyers sent home with students, and instead posts flyers on the District website here.

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