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Newton High School's Robotics Team Hosts STEM Night

February 26, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – Aperature, the Newton High School FIRST Robotics team showed off its robot on Thursday night at the school.  The sixth annual STEM night was highlighted by the yet unnamed robot performing some of the tasks required for this year’s competitions.

A crowd of family, friends and supporters first gathered in the hallway to watch the bot catch an oversized gear, carry ...

Newton High School Athlete Signs Letter of Intent for Vassar

NEWTON, NJ- Newton High School student athlete Nicole Rizzo has signed a letter of intent to attend Division III Vassar College to continue her field hockey career.  At Vassar, Rizzo intends to pursue a degree in exercise science.  

Merriam Avenue School Named 2017 School of Character

NEWTON, NJ-- The New Jersey Association for Social, Emotional, and Character Development is proud to announce that 23 schools including Merriam Avenue School in Newton is one of only  23 schools and two districts to have the distinction of being named 2017 New Jersey Schools of Character. 

These schools, including Merriam Avenue School, will be considered by Character.org, formerly ...

Newton High School Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll for 16-17 Year

NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the second 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 Board of Education Decides to Expand Merriam Avenue School, Close Halsted

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education voted unanimously take the next step in addressing the facility needs of the district at a special meeting on Tuesday.  They have decided to expand Meriam Avenue School to eventually house Newton’s pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. 

The board’s resolution directs Donna Snyder, the Business Administrator, to write up a ...

Newton Schools have Delayed Opening Monday, Feb 13

NEWTON, NJ – Due to winter weather conditions, Newton schools will be operating on a two-hour delay.

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

Morning Pre-school will be canceled.  Afternoon Pre-School begins at 11:15 a.m.
Halsted Middle School – Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. 
Newton High School will ...

Newton's Superintendent Keeps the Spotlight on School Funding

NEWTON, NJ –For Newton Superintendent Dr. Kennedy Greene, the issue of school funding is not limited to the confines of Newton.  Greene has been lobbying in Trenton and other forums to have the state follow the court ordered funding formula that is supposed to be the law of the land.  His passion for the topic is fueled by wanting to do the best for the children in his care, and ...

Newton Schools Have Delayed Opening Feb 10

NEWTON, NJ – Due to inclement weather, Newton schools will be operating on a two-hour delay.

Merriam Avenue School – Doors will open at 10:05 a.m.  Breakfast will not be served. 
Morning Pre-school will be canceled.  Afternoon Pre-School begins at 11:15 a.m.
Halsted Middle School – Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. 
Newton High School will begin at ...

Newton Schools Closed Feb 9

NEWTON, NJ -  The Newton public schools will be closed, Thursday, February 9 due to anticipated winter weather, according to district officials.  

Check back with TAPinto Newton to learn of other weather related closures and cancelations. 

Newton Area Residents Earn Dean's List Honors

NEWTON, NJ – Several of the area’s residents have received accolades from their college or university.

Jacquelyn Romaine has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Connecticut.

The University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH, has announced Nicholas West achieved dean’s list, with at GPA of at least 3.550.

Tess Oldfield has been ...

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Hidden In Plain Sight to be held in Sparta March 9, 2017

February 22, 2017

 

Sparta Middle School is hosting “Hidden in Plain Sight” on Thursday, March 9  at 7 p.m..  Presented by the Center for Prevention and Counseling, this exhibit and presentation to prevent youth drug misuse is suitable for parents and other adult community members who work with or care about young people.  

An exhibit of a teenager’s bedroom will be ...