Newton By The Numbers
Written by: Newton School District | November 12, 2021
Wow! The First Quarter of the 2021-2022 school year is now behind us. Time has flown by and we have had many exciting things happening. There is very little time to sit back and relax because there is plenty more ahead for us.
Winter activities are going to be in full swing very soon and this means our gyms will be roaring with the noise of our athletes, our Cardinal band, and our fans. We will also have the opportunity to hear the winter concerts of our students from our elementary schools. And we will be experiencing the excitement seen in schools everywhere with the upcoming holidays.
As we approach the holiday season, I would like to remind everyone (parents and educators alike) to encourage our students to dress according to the weather. The temperatures are colder and snow is in the air as I write this letter. Many kids like to dress like it is summer year round. We want everyone to take care of themselves and stay healthy. We have learned to navigate through COVID because it has been here for well over a year without a break. The cold weather has come and gone - we all need reminders. In case you missed it, the October 29, 2021 issue of the Red Pride Review provided information on weather related school announcements. Go online and check them out. Also please keep checking the school calendar for important dates and events.
I am very thankful and appreciative of the great level of support given to myself and the entire Newton Community School District by so many people. We cannot be successful without you. Have a great holiday season.
Tom Messinger, Superintendent
The boys Cross Country team had a wonderful team this year, as they made their way to compete in State! Learn a little more about their season and their journey and the work it took to get there.
We are lucky to have those whom have served and who continue to serve our country on our staff. We are grateful for their service and what they bring to the District!
Susan Sheeks has dedicated her life to caring for the students in her fourth grade class! See how much it has meant to her to spend her career doing something she feels a deep passion for.
November 15th: NO Preschool and 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal for ALL Campuses/Students
November 18th: Parent Teacher Conferences (Newton High) 4:00pm-7:30pm
November 19th: WEST Picture Retakes
November 22nd:NO Preschool and 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal for ALL Campuses/Students
November 22nd: School Board Meeting
6:30pm-9:00pm (EJH Beard Administration Center - Room 105A / via ZOOM)
*Board Re-Organization Meeting: 2021 - 2022
November 22nd-24th: NO SCHOOL for Preschool
November 22nd-23rd: Preschool Conferences (1-7:30pm)
November 24th: Preschool Conferences (8:25a-1:00pm)
November 24th:1.5 Hour Early Dismissal All Schools
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