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A Message From Bob

Welcome back! As I type these words, I am filled with great excitement and the anticipation of greeting the thousands of students who will return to school on August 23rd. The excitement is mirrored with return of hundreds of employees (teachers, paras, secretaries, support staff, and administrators). These employees work as a true team to drive the engine of our school district. The mission of the Newton Community School District is to empower every learner to achieve a lifetime of personal successand we are ready for the school year to begin and achieve our mission.

It has been an exciting time in the Newton Community School District. We have experienced growth, achieved new learning benchmarks, and made vast facility improvements – none more noticeable than the new Berg Middle School campus. At semester break last year, students got their first experience of the new middle school and this year will mark its first full school year.  If you missed the article from the Newton Daily News last year highlighting the modern, pod-centered learning center, read more here.

You are reading this message on our interactive platform known as The Bridge.  This is our way of directly connecting you with the district and your school. In the weeks and months ahead, check your inbox or come back to this space to hear the voice of our district. We will keep you connected with administrators and help you stay in touch with what is happening in the Newton Community School District. We have some very exciting insights to share and want to keep you informed of more cool things about our school district than you ever knew possible. 


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Welcome to the new school year, Newton. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store for you -

Bob Callaghan
Superintendent

Welcome Back!

We kicked off the 2019-2020 in style with a fun video to get us going! Take a look, and thank you to the students and staff who lent their smiles and voices to this fun project!

Newton Welcomes Twenty Three New Educators

Plenty of new faces will be waking the hallways of our schools in 2019-2020. Twenty-three new educators have joined Newton this year. We’re eager to welcome them to our district and show them our red pride. 

Meet our newest staff members and when you see them, be sure to introduce yourself and welcome them to our wonderful community!

Quick Hits

Get Ready for the New Year

School Supplies Still Needed

Have an interest in lending a hand?  Interested in helping your child’s school? Or just helping classrooms in need? Check out what’s needed at the link below; and thank you for your generosity and consideration!

See our school supply lists here

2019 - 2020 Student Handbooks

Need a copy of your student handbook for the upcoming year? Choose Your School Here

Campus Connection

News Around Our District

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Latest Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If your child will be 3 or 4 on or before September 15, 2019 please see attached applications. Applications are also available at the EJH Beard Administration Center or Thomas Jefferson Elementary. We will begin accepting completed applications beginning at 8:30 AM on March 26, 2019 at the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 First Avenue West).

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Latest Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If your child will be 3 or 4 on or before September 15, 2019 please see attached applications. Applications are also available at the EJH Beard Administration Center or Thomas Jefferson Elementary. We will begin accepting completed applications beginning at 8:30 AM on March 26, 2019 at the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 First Avenue West).

Emerson Hough Elementary

Latest Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If your child will be 3 or 4 on or before September 15, 2019 please see attached applications. Applications are also available at the EJH Beard Administration Center or Thomas Jefferson Elementary. We will begin accepting completed applications beginning at 8:30 AM on March 26, 2019 at the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 First Avenue West).

Aurora Heights Elementary

Latest Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Newton Community Preschool - 2019 2020

If your child will be 3 or 4 on or before September 15, 2019 please see attached applications. Applications are also available at the EJH Beard Administration Center or Thomas Jefferson Elementary. We will begin accepting completed applications beginning at 8:30 AM on March 26, 2019 at the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 First Avenue West).



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