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September 17, 2021


We are approaching one of the most exciting times of the year for the entire community - Homecoming. The theme this year is “Neon Nights at NHS.” Students are excited for Dress up Days and the thrill of our high school students going to the other buildings to demonstrate the pride of being a Newton Cardinal. The community will be engaged as the parade travels from the high school to the downtown square for the kickoff of homecoming festivities.

While activities may be the same on the schedule, we are taking certain precautions to maintain some social distancing. Some of our High School Cardinal students will still travel to the other buildings for their assemblies, but the assemblies will be held outdoors to allow for more social distancing and outside air. The fun and excitement of Homecoming is an important tradition that we all want to experience and we will do so while taking health and safety into account.

The main events for Newton’s Homecoming festivities are:

Homecoming Court Announced! Friday, September 17

Dress Up Days Mon Sep 20 – Fri Sep 24

Coronation Assembly (NHS) Thursday, September 23 2:45 PM

Parade & Pep Rally (Town Square) Thursday, September 23 6:00 PM

Dodgeball Tournament (NHS) Thursday, September 23 7:15 PM

Pep Rally (NHS) Friday, September 24 2:45 PM

Football Game (HA Lynn Stadium) Friday, September 24 7:30 PM – vs Pella

Homecoming Dance (NHS) Saturday, September 25 8:45 PM

The Newton Community School District is always appreciative of the pride our community has in us, as well as the tremendous support. We hope you are able to witness some of our activities and continue your engagement in our schools. As always - GO CARDS!!

Yours truly,

Tom Messinger, Superintendent

Newton Community School District

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Upcoming Dates in the District

September 20th: 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal For Students (ALL Campuses) & NO Preschool

September 23rd: Homecoming Parade

September 24th: Homecoming Football Game vs. Pella

September 25th: Homecoming Dance

September 27th: NO SCHOOL (ALL Campuses and Grades) for Teacher Development Day

September 27th:  Board Work Session (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM) EJH Beard Administration Center - Room 105A/via ZOOM

September 27th:  School Board Meeting (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)  EJH Beard Administration Center - Room 105A/via ZOOM 

September 30th: Parent Teacher Conferences (NHS) 4:00pm-7:30pm, rescheduled from September 23rd due to Homecoming Festivities

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!

Check out the School Board Meeting Highlights from the meeting on September 13th, 2021 here

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