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Varsity Letter Bill Co-Sponsored by Oroho Passes Out of Senate Committee

January 17, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students that participate in competitive activities other than athletics was advanced by the Senate Education Committee.

“Students who are part of science or music clubs take so much pride in competing for their school,” Senator ...

National Honor Society Inducts Largest Class in History of Newton High School

NEWTON, NJ—The National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony of new members on January 4, in the Newton High School auditorium.

This year’s induction is the largest class of inductees, with 45 new members, that the NHS has had since it received its first charter at Newton High School in 1949 and held its first candlelight ceremony in 1957.

There are 21 current ...

Newton Board of Education: Three New Members Sworn in at Re-organization Meeting

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education swore in three new members and re-elected its President and Vice President for the upcoming year at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday.

Incumbent Anthony Neggers and returning board members Ed Caffrey and Ray Morris were sworn in by Business Administrator/Board Secretary.  Each will be serving a three-year term.

Following the ...

Halsted Middle School Announces First Marking Period Honor Rolls

NEWTON, NJ-- Halsted Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2016-2017 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.

5th Grade ...

Newton High School Senior Named Enthusiastic Reader for New Jersey

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School senior, Nicole Medina was selected as one of three high school students in New Jersey to receive the Enthusiastic Reader Award.

The award is presented by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians at their fall conference. Medina was nominated by NJASL member and Newton High School teacher librarian, Wendy Whipple.

In order to be nominated for the ...

Newton High School French Honor Society Inducts New Members

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School’s French Honor Society, Societe Honoraire de Francais, inducted seven new members into its chapter on Thursday, December 1.

The co-presidents of the society for the 2016-2017 year, Gina Donatelli and Katie Nelson gave some background information on the society and explained the requirements in order to be in the distinguished group to the new ...

Newton Athlete Signs Letter of Intent

NEWTON, NJ  - Newton High School student athlete recently signed a letter of intent to attend New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Nicholas Krawchuk will continue his lacrosse career with the Division I Highlanders.  Krawchuk intends to study Mechanical Engineering at the Newark university. 

Newton Schools Operate on Delayed Opening Schedule, Dec 12

NEWTON, NJ – Due to inclement weather, Newton schools will be operating on a two-hour delay on Monday, December 12, according to Newton school district officials.

Merriam Avenue School – Doors will open at 10:05 a.m.  Breakfast will not be served. 

Morning Pre-school will be cancelled.  Afternoon Pre-School begins at 11:15 a.m.

Halsted Middle School – ...

Halsted Middle School Music Department Presented “Happy Holidays” Concert

NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Middle School music department, presented their annual holiday concert.  On Wednesday, December 8,  the 67 fifth graders, 47 sixth graders, 39 seventh graders, and 51 eighth graders, took to the stage to share their gifts of music.

Seven groups of students sang and played holiday songs for fellow students, parents, families and teachers alike in the ...

Newton Board of Education Reassess Facility Priorities

NEWTON, N.J.—The Strategic School Facilities Plan was on the agenda of the Newton Board of Education met at their bi-monthly meeting on November 22.

Discussion of the topic concluded with the board coming together in agreement as to which facility projects would be addressed in the upcoming budget.  They developed a priority list for each of the schools as they begin the budget ...

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