January 17, 2019
Dear Newton Community,
Students and staff have completed the first semester. We are already a week into the second semester. Amazing! As we close out January and endure the wicked weather of the next couple of months, be encouraged that we will soon begin to see signs of spring and warmer temperatures! The end of another school year is not that far away! We welcome the arrival of those signs of seasonal transitions and the encouragement of longer and brighter days ahead.
Another encouraging sign that many have observed and expressed to me about this cold time of year is that our school is a very active one! On any given day after school and on weekends, you will see many cars in the parking lot attending multiple events. Our school is truly the hub of our community. It is somewhere that we can escape cabin fever. It has also been my observation that people are generally positive and appreciative of the many good things our district is doing in the way of serving our students. This time of year seems to almost always pass the quickest. It's an exciting time to see our students reach new milestones and goals! For the graduating Class of 2019, it's always rewarding for the staff to help seniors get to graduation day!
I wish every student and their family a prosperous and happy year as 2019 progresses! I hope every parent appreciates that there are precious few years that we raise and teach our children. As the country music artist Scotty McCreery so acurrately states in one of his songs, almost all of us after we graduate and parents of students who graduate, "wish we had five more minutes." I encourage every student and parent, as we head down the backstretch of this school year, to enjoy and embrace all the challenges and joys that this year will bring! There will only be one 2019! Make the most of it! https://youtu.be/2dPDBU9MC8c
Only at Newton!