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Newton High School Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll for 2016-17 School Year

December 3, 2016

NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the first marking period of the 16-17 school year. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 through 3.749 receive Cum Laude. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.75 through 3.999 receive Magna Cum Laude and students who have a GPA of 4.0 and above receive Summa Cum ...

Newton Robotics Team Hosted FIRST Lego League Qualifier at Sparta Middle School

SPARTA, NJ - The gymnasium at Sparta Middle School was taken over by robots on November 19.  The Newton Robotics team hosted the FIRST Lego League Qualifiers Event that included 13 middle school teams.  The Newton Middle School team earned a couple of awards at the competition.

Technology teacher at Halsted Middle School James Hoffman organized the event, while coaching both the high ...

Newton High School Student Shares Her Dominican Republic Mission Trip Experience

NEWTON, NJ- A Newton High School student traveled to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip at the beginning of November with a group from Sussex County.  Freshman Gemma Meade put together a slide show with photos of her trip to provide a backdrop to a presentation she made to her fellow students.

Meade’s French teacher Elizabeth Legon began celebrating Thanksgiving with her ...

Children of Tiny Town Preschool Learn About the Season of Giving

NEWTON, NJ—The children of Tiny Town Preschool, located in Sparta,  learned about the season of Thanksgiving, when they participated in Pass-It-Along’s Family Volunteer Day.

The event, which was originally started by Points of Light, an affiliate partner of Pass-It-Along, who was created in 2001, began as a festive way to start the holiday season.

For the past five years, ...

Newton High School Government Classes Hold Their Own Debate

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School's two AP government classes faced off against each other on November 4, in a town hall style series of debates, in order to prepare for this years' election.

“Teams of four students from each class debated in each class period on topics of Foreign Policy and World Leadership, the Environment, Immigration, Social Issues, the Supreme Court, ...

Newton High School Puts on “Murder Mystery” Fall Drama This Week

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School presents its fall drama, “The Game’s Afoot”, with a Sherlock Holmes style murder mystery play.

The mysterious plot of the story begins when William Gillette, an actor best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, is wounded following an attempt on his life at a performance. He then invites a few friends over for a Christmas Eve ...

Sparta Girl Scouts Encourage Middle School Students to Try for Sparta High School STEM Academy

SPARTA, NJ – The girls of Girl Scout Troop 990 and 741 worked to encourage interest in the STEM Academy at Sparta High School.  Six girls decided on the project as the final part of the three-part prerequisite “Journey” required to be able to move on to their Gold Award Projects, the highest rank in Girl Scouting.

For the “Take Action” final part of the ...

Veterans Share their Stories with Sparta High School Students

SPARTA, NJ - Students at Sparta High School sat silently in the school's media center listening to World War II veteran Charlie Hearn tell the story of how he received the Bronze Star at the Battle of the Bulge.

Hearn was one of several veterans from the Newton VFW invited to speak with students about their service, as a commemoration of Veteran's Day, after an introduction by Media ...

Newton Board of Education: Election Results are a Close Call

NEWTON, NJ— The Newton Board of Education election results have been announced.  It is a close race with Ed Caffrey, Ray Morris and Anthony Neggers coming out on top with all six voting districts counted.  Mail-in ballots, however, are not yet included in the total and could affect the final results.

Charles Fantasia with 1,332
Ray Morris with 1,476
Anthony Neggers ...

Center for Prevention Hosts ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Event

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention will be hosting a “Hidden in Plain Sight” event at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon on Tuesday, November 15 beginning at 7 p.m.

The free event, which is presented by the Vernon Coalition and the Center for Prevention and Counseling, is a presentation designed to show parents and adult community members who work with or care for young ...

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Master Gardener Education Series

November 30, 2016

Interested in understanding the science behind how plants grow? Want to improve your home garden and have a healthy lush lawn?  Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County will be giving a 21 week evening educational series in 2017.  Classes are held from January 10th through June on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm at the Public Safety Training Academy located at 114 Morris ...

$1 Million Raised for RU in One Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On November 29, more than 6,400 people made gifts totaling more than $1 million to  Rutgers during the second-annual Rutgers Giving Day. Although final numbers are still being tallied, the number of donors surpassed last year’s total and exceeded this year’s goal by 29 percent.

“Rutgers alumni, staff, faculty, parents, students and friends ...

Tamaques Elementary Launches New 'Makerspace' Initiative

With the objective of fostering students' critical thinking, imagination and creativity, Westfield Public School librarian Christine Pitarresi has spearheaded a new program at Tamaques Elementary, called "Makerspace." Observing current trends and needs for growing minds, Ms. Pitarresi enthusiastically noted, "We used to be a society of makers, now we are ...