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Lost and Found

The Elementary Lost and Found has GROWN over the Winter to encompass two 6' banquet tables!! PLEASE stop in to check the lost and found items located in the elementary hallway.  Anything that is left will be donated at the end of the year.

Annual Elementary and High School Art Shows

Elem Art Show (this week) 4/9 thru 4/15 

HS Art Show:  April 29th - May 3rd

Parents and families are welcome to come see the artwork anytime the building is open! Please check in at the Front Office.

LEO Club Strides for Diabetes Walk

The Leo club will be "selling" shoes for our STRIDES support wall of fame in the mornings of 4/22 through 4/25. For a minimum donation of $1, donors will have a shoe to place their name on and then have the shoe displayed on our wall of fame. All money raised through the sale of the shoes will be added into our STRIDES 5K walk fundraiser April 27th, striding to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.
The Leo Club will be holding a pancake breakfast from 7 am to 10:00 am on Saturday April 27th. Tickets are $10 each and $5 for children up to seven years of age. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. The breakfast will be held in the school cafeteria. Also that morning, the Leos are holding a STRiDES 5K walk on the track surrounding the youth fields at the community park. Registration will be at the shelter house by the track. There is a $5 registration fee to participate in the walk and will be payable at the time of registration. If the weather does not cooperate, the walk will be on the track inside the Fieldhouse.

Annual FFA Flower Sale

2024 Boy's Basketball Camp

Miami County Sheriff's Safety Town

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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Newton Elementary is having a fundraiser to help pay for supplies and materials.  Your child will be bringing home an order form today.  Please have them sell to family and friends.  Money has to be collected at time of ordering.  Order forms are due Wednesday, April 24.  The week of April 29 your child will get the vouchers for the flowers (we will communicate with you when we are sending them home). He/she will then give the vouchers to the people that ordered them.  They will get to take their voucher(s) to Andy's Garden Center and pick out their own flowers/plants.  Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

Apr 25 (Thur) - FFA Banquet

April 27 (Sat) - Pleasant Hill Town Wide Garage Sale Day

Apr 29 (Mon) - Spring Band Concert 7:00PM

May 1 (Wed) - Field Day

May 4 (Sat) - Jr/Sr Prom

May 6 (Mon) - JH/HS Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM JH Gym

May 11 (Sat) - Alumni Banquet

May 19 (Sun) - Graduation

May 20-22 (M-W) - Semester Exams

May 22 (Wed) - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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