Jazz Ensemble, Railaires host marathon fundraiser

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

November 17, 2017


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The Jazz ensemble and Railaires choir students performed a marathon concert fundraiser in order to raise money to attend a group trip to New Orleans, La. “We’re needing to raise about $36,000 and so far the concert has raised over $20,000 to date with people still sending money in,” band instructor...

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 tasks through the online program. Naviance is aimed to be a college and...

New three-day finals schedule approved

New three-day finals schedule approved

Faye Smith, Newtonian News, Sports Feature Editor

November 17, 2017


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As the fall semester approaches finals week, students will find themselves participating in finals during a three-day period instead of two. Last May, when organizing the agenda for the 2017-18 school year, administration decided to allot time for three days of finals, but were cut short of time to...

Small town sees increase in crime rate

Small town sees increase in crime rate

Addie Lindenmeyer and Gracie Hammond

November 17, 2017


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For the past year and a half, headlines containing words like “stabbing,” “drug raid” and “homicide” have become more apparent in local news. Since 2012, the number of violent crimes has risen from 266 to 384 in 2016, cited by KSN.com. Consequently, according to NeighborhoodScout.com, in...

Students assist in parents’ BOE campaigns

Emma Pulaski, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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A typical October for students is often filled with school work and fall activities, but for two seniors, campaigning for their father to secure a position on the school board of education is an additional priority. With the upcoming election on Nov. 7, the homestretch for rallying votes has begun. Senior...

Bond proposes department renovations

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

October 27, 2017


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The election for the district’s school bond will take place on Nov. 7. The bond proposes new construction for Walton Rural Life Center, returning to K-5 in the elementary schools and grades six through eight in the middle schools to solve overcrowding, and several major changes throughout the high...

Student exercises First Amendment rights

Newtonian Staff

October 27, 2017


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Sophomore Callie Knopp has silently remained seated during the Pledge of Allegiance this school year for what she says are personal and religious-based reasons. However, on Sept. 28, she said she was permanently removed from a seminar roster and asked to leave the classroom for the same protest. Knopp...

An uncertain future

An uncertain future

Gracie Hammond, Newtonian Content Editor

September 29, 2017


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School lunches provide healthier choices

Macy Rice, Opinions Editor

September 29, 2017


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In order to accommodate students’ requests, many changes have been made to the food offered, as well as organization in the cafeteria. “The biggest change this year has been the removal of the a la carte line,” director of food services Elaine Gaeddert said. “A la carte items are still available...

Jason Flatt Act implemented in Kansas

Jason Flatt Act implemented in Kansas

Payton Fenwick, Newtonian Asst. Editor-In-Chief

September 29, 2017


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The Jason Flatt Act was brought to attention to the first state, Tennessee, in 2007. It was then passed by 17 other states through out the next nine years. Finally, in 2016, Kansas was the 19th state to pass this bill. “It deals with awareness, and what responsibilities teachers have when they...

District IBB team works to negotiate salaries

District IBB team works to negotiate salaries

Lauren Mitchell and Addie Lindenmeyer

September 29, 2017


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Despite a proposal that would have given USD 373 employees approximately 3 percent larger paychecks, 63 percent of teachers and staff members voted it down on Sept. 18. “Now, we go back to the bargaining table. We have already sent a survey to the teachers to gather information on why they voted...

Rangel leads efforts for agriculture-based career academy, succeeds

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

September 18, 2017


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Four years ago, the idea of an Agriculture Career Academy had failed to take off, however, recently career and technical education director Melinda Rangel decided it was necessary to revisit the idea. Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the Ag Career Academy will be offered to 25 students that apply...

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