Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

A Message From The Superintendent:

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 April 8, 2019
 
Dear Newton Community,

As of this date, students have approximately 35 days of school remaining in the 2018-2019 school year.  I remind students and parents that these final weeks and days are very important.  The last day of school for students will be on Thursday, May 30th.  We were hoping to get past spring break before announcing the final day.  We are hoping that the weather will be warm enough from this point forward to avoid any additional calamity days.   
 
We encourage parents and students to also recognize the importance of the statewide grade level testing period that we are currently in.  Every student doing their best will allow our district to determine our strengths and weaknesses so that we can adjust our instructional strategies for next school year.  We believe that we place an appropriate amount of emphasis on grade level testing within our district.  We don't minimize state testing to a point that our students feel they're taking tests that are insignificant nor do we over emphasize these tests thus creating unnecessary student anxiety.  
 
Doing your best is always a good practice and habit to establish.  Let's all (parents, students, staff members) finish this school year with a great effort!

Only at Newton!

Pat McBride
Superintendent

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