Number of failing courses increases

Erica Beebe, Newtonian Features Editor

December 19, 2017

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As of Dec. 4, 256 students in the school had one or more Fs. This number is significantly larger than 148, which is the amount of students at the same time last year with Fs. Each student is responsible for having a passing grade (D or high...

New dual credit courses from K-State, Bethel offered during spring semester

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

December 19, 2017

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Each year, junior and senior students take the opportunity to advance their education by participating in dual credit courses offered by partnerships between the school and various colleges. Currently, students are able to earn...

Initial bond proposal fails to be approved

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

December 19, 2017

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The most recent school bond issue proposal failed after a 2,766 to 2,136 decision on Nov. 7. Community members have given some insight to the various aspects of the bond that they were opposed to, but no definitive reasons ...

Debate teams qualify for nationals; first time in 9 years

Ellen Garrett and Macy Rice, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

December 15, 2017

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This June, seniors Kenton Fox and Khalil Kumar, junior Chase Cassil, and sophomore Fletcher Hummingbird will compete at the National Speech and Debate Association debate tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The two teams qualified...

Newton school district selected for AP honor roll

Payton Fenwick, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017

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For the past two years, USD 373 has had a place on the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. In 2016, AP test takers took a total of 89 tests within the subjects of U.S. History, U.S. Government & Politics, Calculus, Statistics, Psychology, Englis...

Update: Teacher salary negotiations reach standstill

Lauren Mitchell, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017

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Teacher salary negotiations have stalled for the time being after the initial tentative agreement was voted against by 63 percent of teachers in mid-September. Superintendent Deborah Hamm said teachers reported five remaining areas ...

Naviance implemented for students

Taylor Tasaka, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

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The 2017-18 school year has introduced a multitude of new technology, programs and schedules. An aspect that is a combination of all three characteristics is Naviance. Every Monday, seminar activities are replaced with completing...

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