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Newton High School
900 West 12th St 
Newton, KS 67114

Phone 316.284.6280
Fax 316.284.6248

What's Right

What's Right at NHS by Principal Roger Erickson

Article I:  Honor Courses

                AP Parent Information

Article II: Medical Career Path

Article III: CT Courses

Project Lead The Way

2015-2016 NHS Course Catalog

The 2015-2016 NHS Course Catalog has recently been approved by the Board of Education.  Click here to view the 2015-2016 Course Catalog.



Fine Arts Whole Hog Roast is Friday, February 6

NHS Whole Hog Roast Poster

Posted by: USD 373 Admin
Published: 1/9/15

2015-2016 NHS New Courses

January 2015

On December 8 we presented our 2015-16 course catalog to the USD 373

Board of Education.  Proposed new courses are Sports Medicine, 

Veterinary Science/Animal Health (one course), Electrical II (automotive

technology), Engine Performance II (also Auto), Sports and 

Entertainment Marketing, Advanced Placement American Government 

and Politics, World Geography, Public Speaking (college speech class) 

and Router Basics (computer systems).  

The Router Basics course is part of a three-course sequence that will lead 

to students potentially obtaining CISCO certification in Integrated 

Technology systems.  This is a new program that will create outstanding 

opportunities for our students in computer networks.  We believe there is 

economic opportunity and student interest in this program and are 

pleased to provide another quality option for Newton students.

In addition to new courses, we have proposed a weighted grade system 

that will reward students for pushing themselves to excel in rigorous 

academic courses.  We also are trying to reduce the number of zero hour 

courses at 7 or 7:40 a.m. while allowing students more time to keep up 

with their schoolwork during the regular school day.  

In late January 8th through 11th grade students will begin the important 

task of selecting courses for the 2015-16 school while our Seniors will 

continue to plan for post-secondary work or school.  It is vitally 

important for students to choose courses that interest them and/or 

prepare them for their future plans.  Freedom is a great blessing we 

enjoy, and all Railroaders are encouraged to responsibly choose a 

variety of courses to develop their talents, explore interests, and 

prepare for the future.

On a personal note, recently a graduate stopped by to say hello to their 

favorite teachers.  This student was involved in a wide range of 

courses in high school:  Fine Arts, World Language, Advanced Placement, 

and Career and Technical.  Following graduation the student attended 

and graduated from a prestigious university.  At this time the student 

has an excellent career that incorporates several of their varied interests 

and reported being highly satisfied with their experience at NHS.  We 

want every student to find their path to happiness and success, and 

there is no denying that careful course selection impacts life after high 


I strongly believe school is not meant solely to produce workers, 

although it is true that preparing for a future career is an important 

part of education.  School should be fun, and our staff encourages our 

students to find fun in numerous and varied areas of interest.  

If you are a parent, please visit with your student about potential courses 

they would like to take, and please encourage your student to enjoy the 

journey.  This is a great time to be a Railroader!