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...

Welcome to the new age: 1:1 technology

Welcome to the new age: 1:1 technology

Gracie Hammond and Emma Pulaski

September 8, 2017


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Days of laptop carts and computer labs are no more as students can now be seen toting their glossy-screened Chromebooks around the halls. Excitement began when rumors sparked last year and by summer it was confirmed the high school would be going 1:1 for the 2017-18 school year. The idea was brought...

Fawcett begins as new assistant principal

Fawcett begins as new assistant principal

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

September 8, 2017


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Every year, the high school gains many new teachers and staff members. In fact, this year the high school gained 11 new staff members including, Jason Fawcett filling the assistant principal vacancy. Fawcett moved to this area to be closer to family, stumbled upon the job opening and decided to apply...

Inside the lines

Inside the lines

Lauren Mitchell and Payton Fenwick

September 8, 2017


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Students required to wear identification

Caroline Barger, Newtonian Arts & Culture Editor

September 8, 2017


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As the school year begins, it may seem easier to know everyone’s name walking through the hallways. Administration is now requiring each student to wear an identification lanyard throughout the entire school day. This requirement hopes to ensure the safety of the student body. “We had a couple ...

Moore hopes for positive impact from building changes

Ben Crump and Kaete Schmidt

September 2, 2017


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While students were enjoying summer break, many changes took place throughout the high school. These changes included the bathroom renovation, resurfacing the track, waxing the gym floors, adding more water bottle filling stations, renovating the parking lot and adding the black tables in the hallway...

Teachers’ lounge mural removed, remembered

Ellen Garrett and Addie Lindenmeyer

September 1, 2017


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Behind the closed doors of the teachers lounge once was a mural consisting of nearly 40 teachers, most of them retired. This year, however, select teachers joined together on Aug. 10 to begin painting over the 34-year-old mural. Teachers included in the mural portrayed characters one would see in the wild w...

Triggs announces retirement after 50 years of teaching

Triggs announces retirement after 50 years of teaching

Lauren Mitchell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, News Editor

May 5, 2017


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Government and sociology teacher Charles Triggs announced his retirement at a faculty meeting today after 50 years spent at Newton. Triggs said he felt like it was the right time to make the decision and is looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with his wife and children. “The co...

StuCo parking spot fundraiser to continue next school year

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor

May 5, 2017


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Painting reserved parking spots has been a growing trend at high schools across the country. This year, Newton joined in on the idea, and will repeat it next year to raise money for the student council. More than 30 students purchased and customized their own parking spots to be reserved for the year....

Chisholm Trail Bike Ride charity event to benefit community

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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Community members and cyclists will be meeting for the fourth annual Chisholm Trail Bike Ride on May 6 at Athletic Park. The ride consists of three different routes: a three mile up and back for families, children or inexperienced cyclists, a 31 mile option, and a 54 mile option for the more experienced...

Teachers headed in new directions reflect on their time here

Teachers headed in new directions reflect on their time here

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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*Mackenzie Witzel's quote should read: "The student potential. There are so many good students coming through Newton High School, especially the ag education program. I am going to miss working with them, and getting to see them succeed."

Norm’s to change location, return to non-for-profit business

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017


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When Robert Palmer opened Norm’s Coffee Bar, he never imagined it would go in the direction it has. Norm’s began as a non-for-profit in 2011, but when the business was not enough to support his family, Palmer decided to drop the non-for-profit aspect and focus on the brick-oven pizza venture. When...

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