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Two Newton High School Alumni will be honored at a brunch on Saturday, May 19, 2018 and will also be recognized during the NHS commencement ceremony that evening. The inductees into the NHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018 are: Susan Schultz Huxman, ’78 and Roman Vega, ’88.

The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. in the NHS Media Center and the community is invited. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, May 14 by calling Joni Jantz at 284-6206.


Susan Schultz Huxman, ’78, is an accomplished communicator and has been an academic and administrative leader in higher education for over 25 years. Her intelligence and skill in communications were apparent in high school where she was a national qualifier in debate and forensics. After graduating summa cum laude with a B. A. in English from Bethel College, Susan went on to earn her M. A. & Ph.D. degrees in Communication at the University of Kansas. She currently serves as the first woman president of Eastern Mennonite University, the largest Mennonite university in the United States. Susan was previously the president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Canada and has also been a director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University. She has served on Mennonite affiliated boards including the board of the Mennonite Education Agency. Susan has written dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters, is co-author of The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking, and Writing Critically, 5th ed. (2015) and editor of Landmark Speeches on U. S. Pacifism, Texas A & M University Press (2015).


Roman Vega, ’88, has had an extremely successful career working in advertising and marketing with some of the biggest brands in the United States. In high school he was recognized as a leader and an outstanding athlete. Roman earned degrees in marketing from Cowley County Community College & Emporia State University before receiving an MBA degree from Wichita State University. He has most recently been the Vice President of Marketing for Cardinal Financial, Limited Partnership. Roman has held senior marketing and advertising positions at several globally recognized companies including: Senior Category Director – Basketball for Under Armour, VP of Brand Management for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Brand Manager and Senior Advertising Manager for Michael Jordan products at NIKE, and Advertising Manager for Coca Cola North America Consumer Communications Group. A few highlights of his prolific career include projects in which he oversaw TV commercial spots featuring Christina Aguilera, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan. Roman’s work on these and other national ad campaigns were recognized with 4 prestigious (including 3 Gold) Effie awards for marketing & advertising. 


For more information on the NHS Distinguished Alumni program and to view a list of past recipients, please visit


Registration forms for the 2018 Driver's Ed sessions are available on the Driver's Ed payment and registration page.


USD 373 Newton Public Schools Enrollment for 2018-19 is now open for all families to complete. The deadline for returning families to submit their 2018-19 application is Friday, May 11, 2018. 

Returning families should enroll their Kindergarten through 12th grade students using the 'Online Registration' link available through their parent portal account. If parents of returning students need to enroll a new student for any grade level, they can the follow the instructions available in the online application process to add their new student properly. 


Families who are new to the district may access the online application through the 'New Family Registration' link on the USD 373 website under Enrollment Information. 

Payments for 2018-19 fees cannot be submitted or paid before July 1, 2018. Free and reduced meal applications for 2018-19 will be available AFTER July 1, 2018. 


Parents needing assistance with a parent portal account are asked to contact their student's school office. 



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New Family Registration link 

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Please read the March-April 2018 Railroader Reminders attached below.

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