Newton By The Numbers
Tree species in Newton Arboretum
Written by: Newton School District | May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022
As I reflect back to the end of last school year, it seems as I bring another year in education to a close I do so feeling proud once again of our Cardinal family. The Mission of the Newton Community School District is that we “empower every learner to achieve a lifetime of personal success.” I can confidently say as the Class of 2022 takes flight, our students are well on their way to achieving their potential. I would like to highlight just a few of their many accomplishments:
• $2.5 Million in scholarships awarded to graduating seniors
• Eleven Valedictorians - All earning straight A’s
• National Merit Finalist
• Top Three Places in the State of Iowa Battle of the Books
• Conference Golf Champs - Back to Back Titles
• June 4th – Full-length Feature Film by NHS students to be released at Capitol II Theatre
• State Marching Band Division I Rating Last Ten Years
• State Large Group Band Division I Rating 9 out of Last Ten Years
• Bowling - State Runner Up
• Student Organized Blood Drive - saving 189 lives
• Seven students volunteered 862 hours through the Silver Cord Program
• Cardinal House of Apparel provided 520 people meals
• Red Pride Service Day - NHS Students volunteered over 1000 hours
• ACT - 21.6 average score, with 5 students scoring over 30
A big part of our students’ success is due to the support of our parents, staff, and Newton Community. We thank you for guiding our Cardinals in accomplishing great things and helping to make our 2021 – 2022 school year a success.
This will be the last edition of the RED PRIDE REVIEW before our students break for the summer. Our next edition will be on May 27, 2022. Over the next few months we will be communicating some important dates and deadlines for the 2022 – 2023 school year. We are looking forward to welcoming our newest Cardinals and the Class of 2035! Red Pride!
Tom Messinger, Superintendent
After years of dedication and commitment to Newton Community School District we say farewell to some of our teachers, administrators and staff as they say farewell. We wish them the best of luck on the next chapter of their lives!
Student Registration & Re-Enrollment for the 2022 – 2023 school year has begun!
The Newton Community School District is proud to offer families top-notch and best educational choices in Iowa. We serve approximately 3,000 students (PreK – 12th Grades) enrolled in small class sizes at our seven schools – four elementary, Berg Middle School, Newton High School, and WEST Academy.
Check out our School Boundaries Map to find your child’s elementary school!
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION – 4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM
If your child will be 4 years old on or before September 15, 2022 please complete and return a Preschool application (with required documents) to the Central Registrar’s Office (EJH Beard Administration Center, 1302 First Avenue West – Newton, Iowa).
If your child will be 5 years old by September 15, 2022, your child can be registered for Kindergarten. Please complete and return a Kindergarten application packet (with required documents) to the Central Registrar’s Office (EJH Beard Administration Center, 1302 First Avenue West – Newton, Iowa).
RE-ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS
For information on re-enrolling a current student through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please click here! Re-enrollment for the 2022 – 2023 school year opened Mon, March 7, 2022.
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW or RETURNING STUDENTS
Families new to the Newton Community School District or returning after ending their enrollment, or after being enrolled in another district, will need to contact the Central Registrar during business hours (Mon-Fri) (7:30 AM – 4:30 PM) to begin the registration process.
If you have any questions about student registration or re-enrollment for the 2022 – 2023 school year, please contact Melinda Robertson (District Office, Central Registrar) at 641.792.5809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"The accomplishments of this class have been blanketed by the pandemic however they are now beginning to shine as bright as any class to walk the halls of NHS
Stay tuned on this group as they are destined for greatness!!"
"Everyday is your chance to make this city a little better. Go be good representatives of WEST Academy. We're proud of you."
Check out the School Board Meeting Highlights from the meeting on May 9th, 2022 here!
Started in 2009---has now spread to become an ethic and tradition among students and in the community. We estimate a total of about 2500 students, staff and community volunteers participated this year!
Students from fifth through twelfth grade participate, including students from WEST Academy. Elementary students chipped in by cleaning up around their buildings and grounds. WEST Academy cleaned up around their building and around the First Avenue Railroad Bridge.
The Middle School focuses on bike trails, Agnes park, Project awake plant sale help, Memorial Garden cemetery, and playgrounds.
High School students have worked on the following projects:
At the High School alone, 1000 bags of trash were collected! Dodds trash picked up and disposed of these free of charge.
A free t-shirt is provided to participating members along with custard from Culver's and Hy-vee cookies to participants. Total cost of the project is about $8,000 which is funded by sponsor support and in kind donations.
This program helps students understand the impact they have on their community, and what a difference working together makes.
Tree species in Newton Arboretum
Whether you’re raising a family, starting a business or building a home — you’ll want to get to know Newton. Our community vision statement is “Newton Shines Bright: Newton is a progressive, family friendly community, a shining star of Central Iowa, and a place to call home.”