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NEWS...

Preschool Open House - April 18

Kindergarten Registration March 22 - April 19

Elementary School Supplies 2021


Our school kit sale starts April 19. Paper orders are to be turned in by May 3.
Online ordering may be placed until May 14.
Thanks for your help. 

Miami County Sheriff's Office CSI Camp - 6th, 7th & 8th Grades

Growing Newton Together Greenhouse Project

The Newton graduating class of 1972 wanted to do something special for their 50th class reunion so they decided to partner with the Class of 2022 to see what kind of collaboration they could do.  They settled on a greenhouse for Newton Schools.  Check the link below for information and an opportunity to donate to the project.

Drama Club Cast Performed a Series of Radio Plays and Commercials on Newton Radio WNWT

On Thursday March 25th, 2021, the Newton Drama Club will be returning to the golden days of Radio with station WNWT, Newton's own (temporary) radio station. The radio show will be broadcast live at 7pm on FM 91.1 in Pleasant Hill thanks to Mike Caldwell Audio Productions.  The program will last around an hour.

The production will also be available for download from the school website soon after the production. (https://tinyurl.com/wnwt2021) The cast will be performing a series of radio plays and commercials written by Stuart L. Sheeley (with permission from Pioneer Drama Service).

The cast and crew of the 2021 Newton Drama Club Radio Show (in alphabetical order): 
Henry Ballard, Jessie Brown, Haley Caldwell, Evan Clark, Gentri Deaton, Luke Gilbert, Kristen Lucente, Bre McClish, Taylor Polson, Ella Rapp, Marissa Schleinitz, Chloe Shellenberger, Laelle Thompson, Owen Via, and Ryan Woods. The directors of the production are Tiffany Wall and Trina Short. Sound recording and broadcast by Mike Caldwell Audio Productions

Guidance News...

  • Four ACT Prep workshops are being offered for the June 12 and June 17 ACT Tests.
  • Edison State offering Tuition Waiver!
See Guidance link to the left for more detailed information.

Miami County Sheriff's Office Safety Town

The Miami County Sheriff's Dept will be conducting their annual Safety Town at Newton School June 7-11, 2021 for Kindergarten and 1st Graders.
Some of the topic covered are seatbelts, car seats, school bus safety, stranger danger, fire safety, gun safety, crossing the street, street signs and traffic lights.  Forms are available at the main office of the school or click below for detailed info and Medical Release Form.

Lifewise Academy Coming to Newton in the Fall of 2021

Dear Newton School Community,
 
It is an honor for me to announce that the Newton School Community will have a chance to partner with Lifewise Academy in offering a Bible-based, character-focused Release Time Religious Instruction (RTRI) program for several of our elementary grade levels!  The Newton Board of Education approved going forward with this parental permission program at the January 2021 School Board meeting.  There are many details to be worked out for the specific Newton Lifewise Academy to launch (or begin) for students in the Fall of 2021.  
 
RTRI is a legal program by which religious instruction is accessible to public school students during the school day allowing them to leave school (with parental permission) to attend off-site classes which are both academic and religious in nature. This program will most likely be offered to Newton Grades 1 through 5 for school year 2021-2022 and will take place very near but off of school grounds.  
 
We will be giving parents more specific information as it becomes available. General information is provided below through a short video link and survey. Please access this link to learn more about Lifewise Academy and how you can be a partner in this program to make a difference for our kids!   

Pat McBride
Superintendent - Newton Local School

COVID Cases Reported to Newton from Miami County Health Dept

"Only at Newton"

National Honor Society Inductees for 2021

Congratulations to the following students for being the newest class inducted into Newton's National Honor Society.
  • Tori Benedict 
  • Kaylee Deeter 
  • Maya Diceanu 
  • McKenna Downing 
  • Josie Marple 
  • Blake Reish 
  • Jenna Robbins 
  • Tristan Stanhope 
  • Dalton Trucksis 
  • Arianna Vannus 
  • Luke Vannus 
  • Hailey Whitacre

Dawson Hildebrand Signs with BG to Play DI Football!

Congrats to Dawson Hildebrand on signing with Bowling Green to continue his education and play football!! 

Owen Via qualifies for the Voice of Democracy Scholarship

 

Owen Via, a senior at Newton, recently qualified for a national scholarship competition, called the Voice of Democracy. Owen placed first at the local, district, and state level. Out of the 64,000 that originally entered, Owen Via, and forty-nine other contestants (one from each state) qualified for the chance to win a $30,000 scholarship. This year’s topic was “Is This the Country the Founding Fathers Envisioned?” - in his entry, Owen wrote about recent events that have changed our nation, and reflected on the true definition of what it really means to be “Free”.
 

Newton FYI...

The Ohio Department of Health’s Order for Reporting Positive COVID-19 Cases

To facilitate timely contact tracing and to prevent further transmission of COVID-19, all schools that provide Kindergarten through 12th grade instruction shall provide a reporting system for parents to positive tests and/or cases of COVID-19.  

Click the link below to view Newton's response to the ODH's order:

Missed One Call Messages From Newton School - How to Retrieve

Newton Schools uses One Call Now to notify parents and students of important information.  On occasion you may miss the call and wish to hear the message again.  DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL instead follow the instructions below:
 
  1. Call toll-free (877) 698-3261.
  2. When prompted by the system, press 1 to listen to the most recent message sent to you.
  3. Enter your telephone number. You must enter the telephone number that One Call Now calls for delays, cancellations, and announcements. For instance, if One Call Now only calls your home telephone and not your cellular telephone then you must enter your home telephone number even if you are calling from your cellular phone.
  4. The system will now play back the most recent message.

24/7 Crisis Hotline

24-Hour Crisis Hotline 800.351.7347 C
Crisis Text Line:  Text 4hope to 741741

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, please call the Tri-County CRISIS Hotline. 
Please note, the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline serves only residents of Miami, Darke, and Shelby counties in Ohio.

Disclaimer

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Upcoming Events

Apr 19 - Apr 23 - FFA Week

Dress Up Week for FFA Week:
  • Monday - Teacher/Student swap
  • Tuesday - pay $1 to wear a hat
  • Wednesday - Hobo vs. Business
  • Thursday - Camo
  • Friday - Farmer/Flannel
All attire must be school appropriate!
More +

Apr 24 (Sat) - Spring Carryout Dinner Fundraiser for FFA Greenhouse

Apr 29 (Thur) - 4th Qtr Mid Term Grades

May 1 (Sat) - Jr/Sr Prom

May 23 (Sun) - Graduation

May 28 (Fri) - Last Day for Students

May 31 (Mon) - Miami County Sheriff Office CSI Camp Applications Due

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