Greetings Cardinal Families!

Spring has definitely sprung! It is nice again to see green grass, flowers blooming and warmer weather. This time of year also reminds us that the end of the 2023-24 school year is quickly coming to an end.

Spring activities at the High School are in full swing! Our student athletes continue to represent Newton with the respect and sportsmanship that has become synonymous with Red Pride.

Newton High School just recently celebrated our best day with the playing of the BIG GAME. Students from our extended core classrooms thrilled a packed gym with their annual basketball game which ended in a 30-30 tie. Coaches Bill Peters and Lori Gilmore could not have been prouder of the athletes performance! What a great day for Newton High School and the Newton community!!

Plans are also in the works to celebrate the graduating class of 2024. The Senior Awards ceremony will take place on May 3rd at the High School beginning at 11:00 am. Graduation ceremonies will take place on Sunday, May 19th beginning at 3:00 pm. Our graduates have worked hard to get to this momentous occasion in their lives and we are so very proud of them! Seniors, don’t forget to contact Donna Plumb in the Counseling office to request your final transcript!

Another upcoming event that signifies Newton’s Red Pride is our annual Red Pride Service Day scheduled for May 1st. This is a great day for our community where our students get to give back by cleaning, painting and beautifying our town.

As always, we are here to support our students and their families. Please reach out to our administration, counselors or teachers if you have any concerns or questions as we come to the close of the year.

Go Cards!

Jim Beerends 

 Assistant Principal 

 Newton High School

Big Game Showcases Cardinal Spirit 

The Big Game features our incredible extended core students and their amazing peer helpers. With the student body cheering them on, the pep band pumping up the energy, and parents and families erupting in pride, the atmosphere is electric. It's a day where everyone gets to celebrate the joy of the game, showcase their skills and Red Pride, and be recognized as Cardinal All Stars! 

Generations Connect: Reading Buddies at EH

The first Wednesday of every month brings together young and old at Emerson Hough Elementary. Fourth graders connect with wisdom and experience by reading alongside special visitors from Willowbrook Adult Day Center.

Meet Mrs. Vanderlaan

When did you decide what you wanted to do when you grew up? Mrs. Vanderlaan knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was a first grader! 


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