District survey reveals community concern Students weigh in on issues, give district ratings

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

March 16, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

In January 2018, the USD 373 school board conducted a survey in an attempt to discover the reason that the 2017 school bond failed. The survey was sent out over the phone to 400 random heads of households who voted in the bond...

Students, staff attend anti-oppression training

Caroline Barger, Newtonian Arts & Culture Editor

March 16, 2018

Filed under News

Teachers and students attended the Anti-Oppression Training led by Roots of Justice on March 12. Everyone taking part in the training wanted to gain understanding and have a better perspective on racism by the end of the day....

Newton girls basketball team fall to Salina Central, ends season on bittersweet note

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

March 4, 2018

Filed under News, Sports

The Mustangs played a tight game in the first quarter, but the basketball team met them point for point. Junior DesiRay Kernal would be a big part of that, scoring six of the Railers eight 1st quarter points to give them the 8-7...

Harper organizes new mentoring program

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Playing video games, organizing basketball tournaments and building friendships are all part of a new student mentoring program designed to help ease the transition from middle school to high school. Last semester, social w...

IPS implemented to further student success

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under News

Individual Plans of Study (IPS) were recently introduced at the state level when commissioner of education Dr. Randy Watson decided that programs were needed to ensure more individualized education as a part of the platform ‘Kansans...

Teacher salary schedule finalized for 2017-18

Lauren Mitchell, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018

Filed under News

With only three months of school remaining, teacher salary schedules are finalized for the 2017-18 school year after extensive negotiations between representatives of the district and Newton National Education Association (NEA). ...

Poverty simulation takes place, helps faculty empathize with less fortunate students

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Poverty is something that affects many people worldwide. They may not notice it, but most people see someone everyday that is living in poverty. Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz from ESSDACK knows what it is like to live in poverty ...

Administration increases security measures

Emma Pulaski, Reporter

February 2, 2018

Filed under News

Student and staff safety is reported to be a large concern at this school and steps are taken each day to ensure well-being. Security cameras are one of the tools that the school uses to maintain a safe and fair environment. To...

AP enrollment plummets at semester

Taylor Tasaka, Reporter

February 2, 2018

Filed under News

At beginning of the first semester, 302 students were enrolled in an AP class. After winter break, the number dropped to 259 for second semester. Some students chose to alter their schedule with classes that better fit their...

error: Content is protected !!
Official Site for The Newtonian, The Railroader and Railer Productions.
News