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A Message From Bob

December is a busy month full of performances, celebrations, winter parties, and GIVING. Beyond the giving to family and friends, the Newton School District is giving back to our students, their families, and our community. 

The giving shown in our Red Pride is amplified during the holidays, and during times where people show greater need. I am grateful to work in such a responsive and compassionate community. Even when situations don’t go as planned, I feel we have a great team that is always willing to jump into action and help any member of our community. I encourage all of you all to keep up the great work, and let’s finish 2019 full of Newton Red Pride!

Happy Holidays! I wish you peace and prosperity in 2020.

Bob Callaghan
Superintendent

RED PRIDE IN ACTION

It’s one of the worst things you can hear – “a student is missing”.  Earlier in the year, we heard those words in the Newton Schools. The response and what happened in the minutes following was truly inspiring. Watch this video to hear from caring members of our district and learn how they jumped into action to assist, comfort, and remedy one of the worst scenarios facing a school district.

Winter Activity Schedule

It is that time of year, winter activities are upon us! Check out the schedule below to find out when your child has going on at their school.

Aurora Heights Elementary

Door Decorating
Dress Up Days

Emerson Hough Elementary

Friday, December 20Watch Movies (2nd & 4th Grade)

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Thursday, December 12 - 10th Annual Candy House Day (Kindergarten)

Thursday, December 19 - PBIS Assembly -Sing Christmas Carols

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Christmas Around the World - (2nd Grade)

WEST Academy

Friday, December 20 Movie: Jumanji: The Next Level - (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Capitol II Theatre)

Friday, December 20 - Lunch & Gift Exchange with Jessica Lowe Vokes - (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | WEST Academy)

Newton High School

12 Days of Spirit (Count Down to Winter Break)

Friday, December 20 - Holiday Assembly - (8:10 AM - 9:10 AM | Center for Performance)

Friday, December 20 - Christmas in the Gym

Around Our Community

Family Friendly Events and Things to do with the Kids

Newton Community Theatre presents "A Nice Family Christmas

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

http://www.newtontheatre.com/a-nice-family-christmas-2019.php


Maytag Park Holiday Lights sponsored by Clemon-Maki Insurance

December 13th-January 1st  at Maytag Park


Free Movie-Polar Express at the Newton YMCA

December 14th at 10:30am

Visit the Newton Library and/or Attend Story Time: 

Tuesdays Toddler Story time from 10:30a-11am

Thursdays Preschool Story Time from 10:30-11am at the Newton Public Library


See a Movie at Capitol II Theatre

Enjoy movie time with the kids! Grab some popcorn and stay warm inside, while enjoying a family movie.


Take a day trip to Des Moines

Enjoy the Science Center, Brenton Skating Plaza, Children’s Museum, Art Center, or the Botanical Gardens.

Check out how to get your Adventure Pass for free activities here: https://www.newtongov.org/952/Adventure-Pass


Campus Connection

News Around Our District

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If you are interested in enrolling your 3 or 4 year old child for preschool for the current school year, please contact Melinda Worthington, Central Registrar, at 641.792.5809 or worthingtonm@newtoncsd.org

WEST Academy

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

School Board Highlights - January 13, 2020

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If you are interested in enrolling your 3 or 4 year old child for preschool for the current school year, please contact Melinda Worthington, Central Registrar, at 641.792.5809 or worthingtonm@newtoncsd.org

Emerson Hough Elementary

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If you are interested in enrolling your 3 or 4 year old child for preschool for the current school year, please contact Melinda Worthington, Central Registrar, at 641.792.5809 or worthingtonm@newtoncsd.org

Aurora Heights Elementary

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If you are interested in enrolling your 3 or 4 year old child for preschool for the current school year, please contact Melinda Worthington, Central Registrar, at 641.792.5809 or worthingtonm@newtoncsd.org

Newton High School

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

School Board Highlights - January 13, 2020

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

Berg Middle School

Latest Announcements

Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Certified Annual Financial Report (audit) for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019 was accepted and our auditing firm, Hunt & Associates, PC told us it was the best possible outcome for an audit.

School Board Highlights - January 13, 2020

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.



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