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Senior Spotlight 2024

Newton School Turned 100 on Monday Oct 8, 2023!!

In 1880, there were thirteen neat schoolhouses in the township, giving employment during thirty-six weeks in the year to thirteen efficient teachers, while the whole amount of school property is valued at $22,000. The amount of funds on hand September 1, 1879, was $2,337.98.   The number of pupils enrolled that year was 669. The number of different teachers employed during the year was 23. The average wages - gentlemen $38.97; ladies, $24.95. (From History of Miami County - 1880).

In February 1921 the school board voted to place a levy on the ballot to consolidate the Pleasant Hill and Newton Township schools. The levy passed and construction began on a new school in the fall of 1922.

The building contained 51 rooms, a gymnasium, an auditorium and a cafeteria. The cost of construction was $190,000. Many furnishings were brought from the one room school houses.

On Monday Oct 8, 1923 school began in the new Newton High School. The enrollment was 616 pupils. Eighteen buses were used to transport most of the pupils from the rural area.

In November of 1923 a 3-mill levy was placed on the ballot to generate operating money to run the school. The levy was soundly defeated and the school closed it's doors on February 8, 1924 due to lack of funds. In March, the Miami County Board of Education passed a resolution that they would collect the 3 mills from Newton Township residents. The school reopened on March 18 and the seniors were able to graduate on time in 1924!

More info can be found on the Pleasant Hill History Center website.

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  • Emergency: dial 911

  • Al-Anon and Ala-Teen hotline: 1-800-344-2666

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  • Text 55753

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Upcoming Events

March 4 - 8 Dr. Seuss Week

Monday – Daisy-Head Mayzie (Wear something crazy on your head)
Tuesday – There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (Be sure to have some pockets on your clothing)
Wednesday – Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (Wear your pajamas)
Thursday – The Cat in the Hat (Wear a Dr. Seuss shirt or wear red, white, and black)
Friday – Fox in Socks (Crazy sock day)

Mar 9 (Sat) - Father/Daughter Dance - Mother/Son Game Night

Mar 15 (Fri) - End of Qtr

Mar 20 (Wed) - Elem Class Spring Pictures Gr. K,1,4 & 5

Mar 21 (Thur) - Elem Class Spring Pictures Gr. PS,2,3 & 6

Mar 22 (Fri) - Report Cards Go Home

Mar 25(Mon) - Apr 1(Mon) - Spring Break NO SCHOOL!!

Apr 2 (Tue) - Back to School After Spring Break

Apr 8 (Mon) - No School - Solar Eclipse

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