Newton School District Anticipating Additional Aid

July 17, 2018

NEWTON, NJ — When the school funding details of Governor Phil Murphy’s first budget were announced last week, Newton School District came out a winner. 

Newton will receive an increase of $301,009 or 4.9 percent over last year’s state aid. The total anticipated aid is $6,466,266. While statewide nearly 400 districts will see an increase in state aid, Newton is one of ...

Newton Area Alumni Earn Accolades and Degrees

NEWTON, NJ — Newton area alumni have earned accolades and degrees from their colleges and universities.

Madison Malinowski was named to the dean’s list at Castleton University in Vermont for the spring 2018 semester. Brendan Drexler graduated with a master of science degree in athletic leadership from Castleton University.

Madeline Russell graduate from the Special Jesuit ...

Newton High School FFA Students Dominate at State Convention

LONG BRANCH, NJ - The Newton FFA Chapter won several of their events at the 89th New Jersey State FFA Convention in May at Monmouth University. The students brought home several awards competing against the best in the state.

Freshman Kirk Avondoglio took first place in the state FFA Creed Public Speaking competition.  The event requires participants to recite the creed in front of a ...

Halsted Middle School Announces Final Marking Period Honor Rolls for 2017-2018

NEWTON, NJ — Halsted Middle School announced the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the final marking period of the 2017-2018 school year.

Students who have earned all A's or P's, with no unsatisfactory remarks, qualify for High Honor Roll. For Honor Roll students, they must earn all A's, B's, or P's with no unsatisfactory remarks.

Fifth ...

Sparta High School Chemistry Olympians Finish First and Second

SPARTA,NJ – Sparta High School Chemistry Olympic team recently received their awards for their wins at the NJIT competition.  Audrey Biss and Alexandra Poret earned a first place in Event 9 Instrumentation lab.  Sarah West, Kaylea Gaughan and Briana Cotton won a second place in Event 8 Analytical lab.

"My experience in Chemistry Olympics has made me grow as a chemist and ...

Newton Area Alumni News from College Campuses

NEWTON, NJ – Newton area alumni have earned accolades and degrees from their college and university campuses.

Catherine Dey has earned bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Vermont in Burlington. 

Zachary Petonak has earned a masters of science degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. 

Lebanon Valley ...

Caps Fly High as Newton High School Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2018 Part II

NEWTON, NJ--  This article contains additional photos from the Newton High School's Class of 2018 graduation ceremony.  The ceremony took place, despite the warning of an oncoming rain storm, on Palmer Field, on the evening of Friday, June 22.

Photos by Danielle Francisco.  If you would like a photo sent to you please request by email,  Indicate ...

Caps Fly High as Newton High School Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Class of 2018 graduated outside on Friday, surrounded by their friends, families, teachers, and fellow classmates, despite some slight drizzling during the ceremony at Palmer Field.

After the 206 graduates processed with the teachers and Board of Education members, the Alma Mater and the National Anthem were sung by graduating members of the Newton High ...

Halsted Middle School Promotes Class of 2018 to NHS’s Class of 2022

NEWTON, NJ-- Halsted Middle School celebrated the Class of 2018 eighth grade promotion ceremony Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. in the Newton High School auditorium.

Families, friends and faculty gathered into the auditorium to watch the eighth graders get promoted to high school students, becoming Newton High School’s Class of 2022.

The band, directed by Halsted’s band and ...

Sparta High School Students Find Volunteering as EMT Rewarding

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students have had a history of volunteering with the Sparta Ambulance Squad.  For students with an interest in and passion for the medical field or for those who are simply looking to improve their people skills this has proven to be an undeniably impactful experience.

Currently there are eight volunteers from Sparta High School; Maddie Arcuri, ...

Chemist Congratulates Sparta High School Chem Olympians

July 6, 2018

Congratulation to the ladies from Sparta High School who finished first and second in the Chemistry Olympics.

I am very pleased to see women succeeding in chemistry.

Martin Feil,

Newton, NJ
Retired Chemist and Chemistry Teacher

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July 10, 2018

Young adults, ages 16 – 25, in need of a high school diploma are invited to check out the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency.  The sixteen-week program gives those who have not completed high school the opportunity to boost their literacy skills, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, obtain on-the-job work experience, and transition into a career, college or the ...