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...

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...

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...

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...

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