NHS student arrested due to bomb threat, serves as reminder of mission statement

NHS student arrested due to bomb threat, serves as reminder of mission statement

Benton Dreasher, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As if history repeats itself, there has been yet another threat of violence aimed towards Newton High School, in the form of a written note left in a classroom late in the morning of Feb. 21, 2019. Resource Officer Brian Salsmans was responsible for conducting an investigation into who exactly left ...

19 Questions with 2019 winter homecoming candidates

19 Questions with 2019 winter homecoming candidates

Faye Smith and Addie Lindenmeyer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Get to know your the six winter sports candidates as they answer 19 questions from The Newtonian staff. ...

Varsity Scholars Bowl team earns AVCTL D1 title, explains tournament process

Varsity Scholars Bowl team earns AVCTL D1 title, explains tournament process

Lorelei Jacobs, Newtonian Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The varsity Scholars Bowl team went on to win their second AVCTL Division I title at the league tournament on Jan. 23. Scholars bowl head coach, Brian Skinner, is now working with the varsity and JV team to prepare for regionals. At the regional tournament, 18 teams compete in two pools of nine. Newton...

Prom committee pranks school with “emoji” theme

Prom committee pranks school with “emoji” theme

Benton Dreasher, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Late Sunday night, Jan. 19, Student Council (StuCo) revealed the Prom theme to be “Emoji” on both it’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. Alongside the official StuCo pages, a few members of the junior StuCo posted the aforementioned announcement to their personal accounts as well. Many students foun...

Student Council Hosts Annual Blood Drive

Student Council Hosts Annual Blood Drive

Kaete Schmidt, Graphic Manager

January 21, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

For more than 20 years Student Council (StuCo) has hosted the American Red Cross blood drive at the high school. This blood drive gives students ages 16 and up the opportunity to donate blood to people in need. “It is a chance for the high schoolers to donate and give back to the community. When ...

Weighing In

Weighing In

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Graphics Manager

December 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Contorting their limbs in unnatural positions, using every muscle in their bodies and making moves on their opponent with non-stop adrenaline shows how physically demanding wrestling is during a match. While this sport requires energy and power on the mat, it also takes self-control and willpower, specifically...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Lorelei Jacobs, Newtonian Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements, the first year a college can make a verbal offer is a player’s freshman year. After receiving his first offer freshman year from Kansas State University (K-State)i, junior point guard Ty Berry has received 11 additional offers...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Kaeden Thurber, Newtonian Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Drama teacher Jessica Heidrick has had her fair share of experience in the theatre world. Taking advantage of the opportunities that her high school offered, Heidrick worked her way from Wichita North High School to Baltimore, Maryland. where she taught for a private theatre company. Returning to...

Stop the Sorry Reflex

Stop the Sorry Reflex

Faye Smith, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine this, it is dinner at your favorite restaurant. All of your friends at the table are talking about their school day, and you instantly start talking about your favorite class. You get so excited about what you learned, and the funny things that happened, but people immediately seem uninterested....

Peer leaders help students Find their Sources of Strength

Peer leaders help students Find their Sources of Strength

Natalie Kuhn, Newtonian Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In an effort to promote peer leadership and support within the building, counselor Jana Crittenden, along with other staff members, is introducing a new program focused on bringing a peer-support group to Newton High. Sources of Strength is a program based around showcasing the strengths that students...

Preston takes over as head varsity coach for boys basketball team

Preston takes over as head varsity coach for boys basketball team

Marco Aramburu, Newtonian Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the 2018-19 boys basketball season commences, there have been changes to the coaching staff that mimic years prior. This season math teacher Andy Preston returns as head coach, after he left the program in 2016 to take an assistant coaching position at Mill Valley High School in Kansas City, Kansas. ...

Boys swim team enters season with new varsity head coach

Boys swim team enters season with new varsity head coach

Faye Smith, Newtonian Editor-in-cheif

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys swim team splashes into a new season with the addition of their new varsity head coach Shawna Cole. With a background in competitive club swim as well as competing with Missouri State, an NCAA Division one school, Cole’s first high school coaching position begins at Newton High School. Even...

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