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A Message From Bob

The holidays are quickly approaching, but I felt we needed to take some time to recognize the immense generosity of our district. 

As we reflect on our gratefulness as individuals, let's broaden our view to realize the benevolence of the Newton Community Schools. During these past few months, there have been countless acts of kindness. Our teachers have collaborated with a local business to donate funds for winter coats and clothing; we have organized food pantries or back-pack buddies in our schools; and we go above and beyond to ensure the emotional and social needs of our students are being met everyday. We have a compassionate group of employees; this month, that is highlighted by our nutrition team. These highly deserving individuals need to be recognized for going above and beyond the food they provide everyday to be recognized for their preparation of a Thanksgiving meal. Check the video out attached to The Bridge page. It is amazing to be part of such a good-hearted community!

Let’s remain giving and maintain that spirit through the season and the remainder of the year. 

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  

Bob Callaghan
Superintendent

Thanksgiving Meal and the Ladies Serving Up Lunch Everyday

Our food service begins similar preparations at two separate kitchens daily to serve our students with warm, nutritious meals during breakfast and lunch. Starting at 6:30 a.m., these women will prepare over 2,000 meals each day (over 500,000 each year) for the students and staff of the Newton Community School District. In addition, they "go above and beyond" to "throw" in a second chance breakfast at the high school and nutritious snacks at the elementary school so our children's needs are met. Please let them know how much they are appreciated.

What Newton Is Grateful for This Holiday Season

The Newton Schools have much to be thankful for! Watch this video and hear our students, faculty, and administration speak on the reasons they feel grateful this holiday season


Coat Drive 

There was a need, and Paula Lureman at Thomas Jefferson helped fulfill this need for winter coats, hats, and gloves for students of the Newton Community School District. Check out her amazing generosity and the impact it made on Newton Community Schools.

Upcoming Holiday Concerts 

Delightful music will soon fill the air as all our campuses will be hosting winter concerts and programs in the days ahead. If your child or family member is participating in one of these events, dates and times are below:

Aurora Heights & Emerson Hough

Kindergarten: 6pm December 12 - NHS Center for Performance

First grade: 7pm December 12 - NHS Center for Performance

Thomas Jefferson & Woodrow Wilson

Kindergarten: 6pm December 5 - NHS Center for Performance

First grade: 7pm December 5 - NHS Center for Performance

Berg Middle School Band & Choir

5th Grade: 6pm December 10 - BMS Cafetorium

6th Grade: 7pm December 10 - BMS Cafetorium

7th Grade: 6pm December 17 - MS Cafetorium

8th Grade: 7:30pm December 17 - BMS Cafetorium

Newton Senior High School

Band Concert Grades 9-12: 7pm December 9 - NHS Center for Performance

Vocal Concert Grades 9-12: 7pm December 16 - NHS Center for Performance


Campus Connection

News Around Our District

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Latest Announcements

CHROMEBOOKS NEED RETURNED BY: AUGUST 11, 2020

There are still school issued Chromebooks that have not been turned in. If you still have a school Chromebook from the school closure last spring, it needs to be turned in as soon as possible. This can be done at any building in the district. Any Chromebooks not turned in by August 11, 2020 will have a $250.00 charge added to the fees for the student it was assigned. If you have questions, please contact your school or the NCSD Technology Department (641) 791.3647 Thank you!

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!

WEST Academy

Latest Announcements

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!

Return to Learn - Question & Answers Now Available!

Return to Learn Questions & Answers are now available from our July 13, 2020 Board Meeting!

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Latest Announcements

CHROMEBOOKS NEED RETURNED BY: AUGUST 11, 2020

There are still school issued Chromebooks that have not been turned in. If you still have a school Chromebook from the school closure last spring, it needs to be turned in as soon as possible. This can be done at any building in the district. Any Chromebooks not turned in by August 11, 2020 will have a $250.00 charge added to the fees for the student it was assigned. If you have questions, please contact your school or the NCSD Technology Department (641) 791.3647 Thank you!

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!

Emerson Hough Elementary

Latest Announcements

CHROMEBOOKS NEED RETURNED BY: AUGUST 11, 2020

There are still school issued Chromebooks that have not been turned in. If you still have a school Chromebook from the school closure last spring, it needs to be turned in as soon as possible. This can be done at any building in the district. Any Chromebooks not turned in by August 11, 2020 will have a $250.00 charge added to the fees for the student it was assigned. If you have questions, please contact your school or the NCSD Technology Department (641) 791.3647 Thank you!

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!

Aurora Heights Elementary

Latest Announcements

CHROMEBOOKS NEED RETURNED BY: AUGUST 11, 2020

There are still school issued Chromebooks that have not been turned in. If you still have a school Chromebook from the school closure last spring, it needs to be turned in as soon as possible. This can be done at any building in the district. Any Chromebooks not turned in by August 11, 2020 will have a $250.00 charge added to the fees for the student it was assigned. If you have questions, please contact your school or the NCSD Technology Department (641) 791.3647 Thank you!

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!

Newton High School

Latest Announcements

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!

Return to Learn - Question & Answers Now Available!

Return to Learn Questions & Answers are now available from our July 13, 2020 Board Meeting!

Berg Middle School

Latest Announcements

CHROMEBOOKS NEED RETURNED BY: AUGUST 11, 2020

There are still school issued Chromebooks that have not been turned in. If you still have a school Chromebook from the school closure last spring, it needs to be turned in as soon as possible. This can be done at any building in the district. Any Chromebooks not turned in by August 11, 2020 will have a $250.00 charge added to the fees for the student it was assigned. If you have questions, please contact your school or the NCSD Technology Department (641) 791.3647 Thank you!

Newton Return to Learn Plan - Site now live!

The Newton Community School District's Return to Learn Plan - Google Site is now live!



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