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Newton School Icon Retires After 20 Years, Leaving Behind a Legacy

June 22, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—After 20 years of service to  the district, on June 19, Newton said goodbye to a man who created a mantra, Trust, Respect, Support, or TRS, that will forever live on throughout all of Newton.

Kurt Walton “has defined and maintained a positive school climate at his core for the past twenty years," Newton High School Principal, Jeff ...

Graduation for Newton High School Class of 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Surrounded by their friends, families and teachers, the class of 2017, made up of 181 students, celebrated their graduation on Monday night.  Due to the rainy conditions, the graduation was held inside. Newton High School has only had a total of five inside graduations over the past 15 years.

After the graduates processed in with the teachers and Board of Education ...

Halsted’s Class of 2017 Gets Promoted to Newton High School’s Class of 2021

NEWTON, NJ-- Halsted Middle School celebrated the Class of 2017 eighth grade promotion ceremony Friday, June 16 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 2021.

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

Newton Area Students Earn Recognition from Their Colleges

NEWTON, NJ – Several students from the Town of Newton have received accolades from their colleges and universities.

Kelsey Glennen earned the Saint Ignatius of Loyola Award from the Alvernia University’s Veterans Center.  Glennen is studying Behavioral Health. 

Bryce Cutler at Alfred State College and Alexa Murray and Kayleigh Russel at The College of New Jersey were ...

Newton High School Class of 2017 Recognized at Awards Ceremony

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Class of 2017, surrounded by their family, friends, teachers, and peers, were awarded scholarships and awards on Thursday night.

Sponsored by the Newton High School Counseling Services and hosted in the Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Center, the Class of 2017 received over 55,000 dollars in scholarships and awards.

After the ...

Newton High School Celebrates “The Final Jazz Band Jam” of the 2017 School Year

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School students who make up the two sections of the Jazz Band, celebrated their final concert of the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, June 6.

Under the direction of Steven O’Toole, the Jazz Band was split into two sections, Band A and Band B. This was due to the fact that “there was so much interest in being a member, that this year, there was need ...

Newton High School Choir Student Selected to Perform at Sydney Opera House

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School student and choir member Jaydeep Mukherjee, under the direction of Matthew Petrozelli, was selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at the Sydney Opera House.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished, individual, high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master ...

Merriam Avenue School Recognized as one of the 2017 National Schools of Character

NEWTON, NJ—In February of this year, Merriam Avenue School, along with 23 other schools, was named as one of New Jersey’s 2017 Schools of Character, which put them in the running to be named a National School of Character in May.

​C​haracter.org, a non-profit organization that “validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world” since 1998, ...

Newton Town Council Recognizes High School Robotics Team for Successful Season

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Robotics team was recognized for its winning of the “Underwriters Laboratories Industrial Safety Award” at the FIRST Robotics Competition that was held in St. Louis, Missouri from April 26-29 this year.

The robotics team, “Team Aperture 3142” was created in 2009 in order to “insure students have the opportunity to learn ...

Two Newton Students Accepted into “Give Something Back” Scholarship Program

NEWTON, NJ—Two ninth grade Newton High School student have been selected to receive college scholarships through a special program called “Give Something Back.”  Derek Ravshanov and Ryan Sesera are the recipients of the scholarships aimed at encouraging students who give back to get to move ahead.

 “Give Something Back provides mentors and scholarships to ...

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New Jersey Youth Corps Graduates Second Class at Project Self-Sufficiency

June 11, 2017

The lives of 15 young adults have been transformed, thanks to the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency.  The program’s second class graduated recently, with several students electing to continue their education while others are now ready to join the workforce.  The New Jersey Youth Corps offers young adults, ages 16 – 25, the opportunity to augment their ...