November 24, 2021




     As we continue to maneuver through the challenges the COVID pandemic has presented us with, we have a lot to be thankful for.  We have witnessed a successful return to school.  Our students have had many accomplishments in activities this fall.  Our students have benefited from the experiences provided by some very generous volunteers in our schools.  And most importantly, we have been able to establish a school routine once again.


     There are several opportunities in the coming weeks to support our students as they showcase their talents and perform for us.  We have concerts, a play, athletic events, and much more learning in the coming weeks.  A few of the special highlights you don’t want to miss are:


• December 6 – 5th-8th Grade Choir Concerts – (Berg Middle School) – 5:30 PM

• December 7 – K – 1st Grade Concerts (TJ/WW) – (Newton High School) – 6:00 PM

• December 13 – NHS Winter Vocal Concert – (Newton High School) – 7:00 PM

• December 14 – 5th-8th Grade Band Concerts – (Berg Middle School) – 5:30 PM

• December 20 – NHS Winter Band Concert – (Newton High School) – 7:00 PM

• December 21 – K – 1st Grade Concerts (AH/EH) – (Newton High School) – 6:00 PM


• NHS Drama Presents:  A Christmas Carol by Craig Sodaro

December 2, 3, 4 – 7:30 PM – (Newton High School)

December 5 – 2:00 PM – (Newton High School)

Tickets at the door - $6.00/each


     Don’t miss out.  Get out and enjoy the work of our students and staff.  Make sure you let the Cardinal staff and students know we appreciate what they do.  Check out our Activities & Athletics page and take the time to see what being a Cardinal is all about.


     Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy time with family and friends.  And thank you for helping our entire Cardinal Community move forward throughout the challenging times.


Yours Truly, 

Tom Messinger, Superintendent 

Consumer Family Sciences 

Consumer Sciences in both the middle school and high school are full of students building skills to use in their homes and skills to help them become prepared for the workforce.  

Thankful For This Year- Produced By Cardinal TV 

We are a District Community full of grateful students! Check out what some of our elementary and middle school students are grateful for this Thanksgiving season. 

Teacher Feature 

James Horn has been an integral part of growing the Agriculture program and his family has helped expand the program to the Middle School! Learn more about his time at Newton Community School District here! 


November 29th: NO Preschool and No School-All Campuses 

December 2nd-5th: A Christmas Carol (7:30pm-9:30pm, 2-4pm) more info here! 

December 6th:NO Preschool and 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal for  ALL Campuses/Students

December 6th: 5th-8th Grade Concerts- More Information HERE!

December 10th:Employability Day- WEST ACADEMY

December 13th:NO Preschool and 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal for  ALL Campuses/Students

December 13th: Board Meeting 

See the latest on Activities in the School District! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates and results! 

Check out the School Board Meeting Highlights from the meeting on November 22nd, 2021 here! 


Cardinal Families:  The Newton Community Educational Foundation (NCEF) is looking for great stories of learning and life changing moments from those who have been inspired by one of our teachers!  If you are a parent, alumni, community member or student, you are eligible to nominate a teacher. 

Click here to complete a Nomination Form today!

Nomination Forms are due:  Friday, December 31, 2021

Welcome to Our New Board! 

Travis Padget, Mark Thayer, Robyn Friedman (Board President), Liz Hammerly, Ray Whipple, Donna Cook, and Josh Cantu (Board Vice President)