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2023 Christmas Spirit of Giving

The week of Dec 11 will be the Spirit of Giving. Student Council will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Pleasant Hill Food Pantry. This year we have been asked for each grade to bring a specific type of food so the pantry gets exactly what they need and there is no waste. Attached is a document with each grade level’s assigned food. Please make copies for your first period class with the appropriate grade level. 

Giving the specific item helps give some order to the collection and makes sure that every donation goes directly to a member of the community. However, the food pantry is grateful for any and all donations and will not turn away any donations. 

Junior High and high school Students can put their donation in the appropriate box under the Christmas tree and elementary students can collect them in their homeroom class (I will be having students bring by boxes at the end of this week). 

In addition to the food drive student council will be hosting a holiday spirit week. 
All attire must be school appropriate!

Monday: “Blizzard” - Everybody Wears White

Tuesday: “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” - Wear Your Holiday Socks and Hat

Wednesday: Dress Like Your Favorite Holiday Character

Thursday: Wear Your Holiday Apparel 

Friday: “ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas” - Wear your Pajamas

1st Semester Exam Schedule 2023

Semester Exam Schedule 2023.pdf                   

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.

24/7 Crisis Hotlines

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, please reach out to one of the following sources:
  • Emergency: dial 911

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

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741-741

  • Dating Violence/Sexual Violence: 1-866-331-9474

  • Text 55753

  • Miami County Children’s Services: 937-335-4103

  • National Eating Disorder Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

  • National Suicide Prevention Number: 988

  • Newton Schools Guidance Counselor, Teacher, or other Staff

  • Smoking, Vaping & Nicotine: Truth Initiative: Text DITCHVAPE to 88709
  • The Trevor Project LGBTQ+ hotline: 1-866-488-7386

  • Tri County Board of Recovery and Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 800.351.7347


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Upcoming Events

Dec 12 (Tue) - HS Band Christmas Concert 7:00pm JH Gym

Dec 20 (Wed) - Early Dismissal @ 12:20pm for Christmas Break

Dec 21 - Jan 2 Christmas Break

Jan 3 (Wed) - School Resumes After Christmas Break

Jan 5 (Fri) - End of 2nd Qtr

Jan 12 (Fri) - Report Cards Go Home

Jan 15 (Mon) - No School

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