May 26, 2023





     The final day is here!  Today is the last day for our amazing young Cardinals and our teachers finish their year next Wednesday, May 31, 2023.  For the first time since May 2019 we are able to talk about an entire school year without mentioning a pandemic.  We made it through another year and have many things to be proud of and thankful for!


     As we enter summer vacation, let’s look back on a few of the highlights from our Cardinal community:

·       Our Cardinal athletic teams experienced many successes - state playoff and state tournament appearances by several Cardinal teams

·       The beginning of a sanctioned girls’ wrestling program at Newton High School

·       Another state championship for our Battle of the Books team

·       The start of an indoor marching band program - Winter Guard

·       Kids diligently reading outside of school in the pursuit of winning one of eight bicycles at our elementary schools

·       A National Merit Scholarship Finalist

·       A former Cardinal playing in the NCAA national basketball tournament with the Drake Bulldogs

·       A bus driver finishing her 51st year of driving a school bus for our young Cardinals!


     These highlights, as well as many others will be forever etched in our memories. Everything we do and everything we experience here in Newton helps make us who we are.


     Take a few minutes and think about the things you enjoyed in the 2022-2023 school year and share the stories of those memories with your friends, families and neighbors. Let them know what you experienced and are proud of. Let them know how great it is to be a Newton Cardinal.

Have a great summer!! 

Tom Messinger

Newton High School Graduation 

Congrats to the graduates of 2023 from Newton High School! 

WEST Academy Graduation 

Congrats to the graduates of 2023 from WEST Academy! 

Thank You Retirees!

Congrats to our retirees and all the work they have put into teaching and supporting the students of Newton Community School District!

Upcoming Dates

May 26th

End of Semester

1.5 Early Dismissal for Students

May 29th

Memorial Day

No School for Staff and Students

No Preschool

May 30th & 31st

Teacher Work Days

June 10th

Hall of Fame Inductees

June 12th

School Board Meeting


See the latest updates on Middle School and High School Activities and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates on activities and results!

Board Highlights

Check out the latest Board Highlights from our May 22nd, 2023 Meeting! 

See highlights here!

Summer Lunch Information