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NHS ALICE Parent Meeting




Providing a safe, secure learning environment for your child(ren) is one of our highest priorities.  This is why USD 373 has implemented the use of ALICE (i.e. alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate).  ALICE training has become a requirement of staff who are employed by USD 373.  Our NHS staff have been trained to understand that ALICE is not a step-by-step response, but rather a set of options to utilize in the event of a violent intruder.


Parents/guardians and community members can learn more about ALICE at the NHS upcoming ALICE presentation held on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 pm located in the NHS Auditorium.


This spring the NHS Administrators/Teachers will be working together to create a training plan for students.  In early May, age appropriate discussions/training with ALICE drills/scenarios will be implemented.


You can read more about ALICE by going to


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:3/7/18
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Proporcionar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y proteger a su (s) hijo (s) es una de nuestras principales prioridades. Es por eso que el Distrito USD 373 ha implementado el uso de ALICE (es decir, Alerta, Encerrados con seguro, Informar, defenderse y Evacuar). La capacitación de ALICE se ha convertido en un requisito del personal que trabaja con el Distrito USD 373. Nuestro personal del Newton High School  ha sido capacitado para comprender que ALICE no es una respuesta paso a paso, sino más bien un conjunto de opciones para utilizar en caso de una persona violenta.

Los padres / tutores y miembros de la comunidad pueden obtener más información sobre ALICE en la próxima presentación de ALICE, que se realizará el 12 de marzo a las 7 p.m., en el auditorio de Newton High School.

Esta primavera, los administradores y  maestros de Newton High School trabajarán en conjunto para crear un plan de capacitación y entrenamiento para los estudiantes. A principios del mes de Mayo, se implementará capacitación apropiadas  con simulacros / escenarios de ALICE.

Puede leer más sobre ALICE yendo a


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:3/6/18
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March-April 2018 Railroader Reminders


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

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:3/1/18
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January-February 2018 Railroader Reminder


Please read the January/February 2018 Railroader Reminder attached below.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:12/28/17
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FALL 2017 Finals Schedule


Semester Finals Schedule - Day 1 (Tuesday, 19.12.17)
All Classes/ 1 final


Start Time

End Time

1st Review



3rd Review



5th Review



7th Final



6th Review (lunch)



1st Lunch: 11:45-12:15  2nd Lunch: 12:15-12:45 3rd Lunch: 12:45-1:15

4th Review



2nd review



Railer Time



Semester Finals Schedule - Day 2 (Wednesday, 20.12.17)
3 Finals and Day 3 (Thursday 21.12.17)


Start Time

End Time

1st Final 2nd final






3rd Final 4th final



Railer Time



1st Lunch: 11:10-11:40   2nd Lunch: 11:40-12:10   3rd Lunch: 12:10-12:40

5th Final 6th final



Optional Make-up Time




Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:12/18/17
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NHS Thespians Raking Leaves Fundraiser!

Thespian Raking Leaves Fundraiser

The Newton High Thespian Troupe #47 was selected to take The Fall of the House of Usher to the Kansas State Festival! As a fundraiser, members of the troupe will be offering to rake leaves or shovel snow.

To request to have your lawn raked, please email or call (316)-284-6280 Ext. 2412

*Donations will be accepted along with payment!


Raking -

$15 for front or back
$25 for both

Snow Shoveling -
$10 for driveway
$15 for driveway and sidewalk

Dates : December 9th (Saturday) , 10th (Sunday) and 13th (Wednesday)

-See attached flyer

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:12/5/17
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November/December 2017-18 Railroader Reminders


Please read the November/December 2017-18 Railroader Reminder attached below.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:11/6/17
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NHS PowderPuff Football Game

NHS powderpuff football









Sponsored by NHS BPA


Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:11/6/17
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Picture retakes will be offered during seminar on Monday, October 23, for students who were absent on the first picture day or were unhappy with the pictures purchased from Lifetouch.  Students will need to come to the Administration Office and sign up for retakes by Friday, October 20.  Students must bring their picture packet with the money and give it to the photographer when ordering pictures. 

You may also go online to order pictures at MYLIFETOUCH.COM.  Picture Day ID is:  BP017017Q1.

Picture packets are available in the Administration Office and Student Services.

If you have questions, call Mr. Dietz at 284-6280 ext. 2028.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:10/10/17
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FAFSA Completion Event for Seniors


For more information, see the attached flyer


Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:9/22/17
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NHS August/September 2017 Railroader Reminder



Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:9/6/17
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It is very important that parents read the attached letter regarding the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. This letter provides important information regarding solar eclipse related activities, including opt-out instructions for parents who do not want their student to participate.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the NHS office at 316-284-6280.


Click HERE to read the solar eclipse informational letter.


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/17/17
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NHS Picture Day


Parents mark your calendar! 

Picture Day is coming to NHS on August 24. (8-11:30am)

Look for more information on your child's Picture Day flyer/order form that will be handed out on August 21.

You can visit for online payment details and more.


Use Picture Day ID: BP017017Q0

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/10/17
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Student schedules are now available on the Infinite Campus Student Portal. Students are responsible for printing schedules.  For questions regarding student schedules, call 316-284-6280 and ask for your designated counselor.  For questions regarding Infinite Campus portal access, call 316-284-6280, and the office staff will provide assistance.  

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/9/17
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NHS Device Handbook


Parents and guardians, 

Attached is a link to the NHS Device Handbook. Please review this document prior to attending your mandatory parent device meeting on Tuesday, August 15.  Questions? Call 316-284-6280.  

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/9/17
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The Newton High School Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Along with the Open House, a mandatory device meeting for parents of freshmen and sophomores will be held at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  A freshman and new student meeting is scheduled for 6:20 pm, and a mandatory device meeting for parents of juniors and seniors is scheduled for 7:00 pm.  Please plan to attend the required meeting regarding your student's technology participation.  For questions, please call Newton High School at 316-284-6280.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/8/17
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NHS Office Summer Hours


The Newton High School office is open during the summer from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For phone assistance, call 316-284-6280.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:7/13/17
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Welcome to the Newton Athletic Booster Club!

The Newton Athletic Booster Club is the official organization of Newton High and Middle School. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers of high school and middle school parents. Our main function is to raise funds for high school and middle school athletics. We also promote school pride by selling clothing, and filling the bleachers with school colors. Our two largest sources of funds come from Booster Club memberships and selling advertising throughout the year. Booster Club Memberships are 100% profit, and advertising sales are approximately 90% profit, with 10% paying for the printing of the programs and posters. All money raised during the year goes to benefit ALL sports. In the past, the funds raised have gone to purchase uniforms, scoreboards, equipment, and numerous other expenditures. On average, we have raised and donated about $25,000 per year.

Membership Levels: All members are listed in the sports program

*New Members receive 50% off one apparel item (via coupon)
Engineer’s* -Donation of $300 or more. Family admission (immediate family only) to all

home athletic events for middle & high school. Includes 1-2 family activity passes

Black & Gold*- Donation of $125 or more. Single admission to all home athletic events for middle & high school. Includes 1 activity pass

Railer Club- Donation of $50 or more Sports Booster- Donation of $25 or more

Buy your RAILER WEAR at Anderson’s Book & Office Supply, the “Official” outlet for Booster Club clothing & merchandise.


Mail: 301 North Main ST #110, Newton, KS 67114

We look forward to another exciting year in Railer athletics! Thank you for your past and present support!

If you have any questions, please call/Text Stacey Musser at 316-836-3612. 


Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:7/12/17
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Driver's Ed 2017

Driver's Ed sessions are closed for 2017. 

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:6/15/17
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First Session Driver's Ed is full

First Session (May 30 to June 16) is full. Please select the 2nd session (June 19 - July 7) when registering for driver's ed.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:5/15/17
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GradImages Commencement Photographer


Senior Parents,

GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail.

Graduation Images can

be contacted at 800-261-2576 or via email at


If you have any questions, please call the high school at 284-6280 ext. 2028 and direct your questions to assistant principal Mr. Dietz.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:5/1/17
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NHS Annual Art Show


The Annual High School Art show will be held this weekend

at the Newton Armory.

Saturday, April 29th from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

and Sunday April 30th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Admission is Free!!!


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:4/26/17
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NHS Class Panoramic Picture



If you are interested in purchasing a class panoramic picture for your student, here is the direct link to the NHS Class Photo page for you to view and order from.


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:4/24/17
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NHS Spring Picture Day

Parents, mark your calendar!  NHS Spring Picture Day is coming to NHS on April 5. You can visit for online payment details and more. Use Picture Day ID: BP056017Q0.

All grades will have a class panoramic picture taken and will have the option of purchasing individual pictures. A panoramic picture order form is attached below for printing.   

All seniors are required to have an individual gown picture taken. 

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:3/27/17
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8th Grade Parent Meeting Presentation

A meeting for parents of 8th grade students who will be transitioning to 9th grade at NHS was held on Thursday, March 16.  To view the Power Point presentation from that meeting, please open the attachment below.  For questions regarding incoming freshman, call Newton High School at 316-284-6280.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:3/17/17
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2016-17 March-April Railroader Newsletter
Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:3/7/17
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2016-17 Yearbook Information


Dear Railer Families,


I’m thrilled with the school year we’re having and particularly what our yearbook staff is doing to permanently record it for us all. Please be aware that we are proudly partnering with our yearbook publisher, Jostens, over the next few weeks to keep you fully informed of important yearbook matters. In a world saturated by fleeting, digital sound bites, let’s all work together to put something permanent and meaningful in our kids’ hands.


Because our order deadline with the printing plant is quickly approaching, now is the time to ensure your student receives a copy of this year’s book, which will deliver prior to summer.


You can easily visit or use the web link you’ll be receiving in any of the upcoming reminders prior to Feb. 17. You can also bring a check to the school office if you’d prefer.


Please note: personalization of the book will no longer be available after Feb. 17, and once our order is placed with the printing plant, your student is not guaranteed a copy if you’ve not preordered one.


I am enjoying this year with your student, and I hope you’ll support our efforts to celebrate it by reserving your student’s yearbook before Feb. 17.


Please contact Robin Montano at if you have any questions.




Lisa Moore

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:2/6/17
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NHS Winter Sport Week Activities

NHS Homecoming Candidates
The 2017 NHS Winter Sports Homecoming candidates are (l to r):
Connor Garcia, Brookelynn Entz, Brody Roberson, Katie Robu, Logan Treaster & Aneka Voth

The 2017 Newton High School Winter Sports Week will be held the week of January 30 to February 3 with the theme "Blast From the Past".


A 60's theme with Psychedelic (tie-dye & headbands) and Surf Rock (Hawaiian shirts & bucket hats) Day will kick off the week on Monday, January 30. 


Tuesday, January 31 will be 70's themed with Disco (Bell bottoms, afros, sparkly clothes) and Reggae (dreads, sandals, red/green/yellow clothes) the suggested clothing choices for the day. There will be boys & girls bowling meets at Derby in the afternoon followed by home basketball games vs. Salina Central with the Freshman Boy's & Girl's tipping off at 4:15 pm.


Glitz Pop (workout attire, leg warmers, neon colors) and Metal (hair band stuff, wild print and leather) attire will be worn for 80's Day on Wednesday, February 1. The evening activity will be a Badminton Tournament at 7pm.



Thursday, February 2 will be 90's Day with Hip Hop (tracksuits & hats) and Grunge Rock (combat boots, black and flannels) being the theme for the day.


"Railer Day" is slated for Friday, February 3 with home basketball games starting at 4:15 vs. Haysville-Campus. A home-coming dance will follow the varsity boys basketball game. The dress code for the dance will be semi-formal (no jeans or shorts, please)

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:1/26/17
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NHS CTE Building Bridges Event

The Newton High School Career and Technical Education department will host the 2nd annual Building Bridges event on Tuesday, February 21 from 6 - 8:00 PM. The event is designed to make connections between educators, parents, students and business and industry leaders in and around Harvey County.

The evening will start at 6:00 with appetizers prepared by our Culinary Arts students and a time of networking. We will then move to the auditorium for student celebrations of WorkKeys certificates and Career Success awards. Break-out sessions lead by our CTE staff begin at 7:00 PM with conversations centered around a specific group of questions.

Attached is a flyer and the list of questions that the sessions will discuss. We would love to have you join us and be a part of building bridges in our community!


To find out more about the CTE program at NHS, visit

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:1/24/17
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16-17 January-February Railroader Newsletter


Read the 16-17 January-February Railroader Newsletter here.


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:12/22/16
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November/December Railroader Reminders

Read the November/December issue of Railroader Reminders here.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:11/3/16
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NHS Powderpuff Football


Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:10/28/16
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Junior/Senior State Assessment Results


For the parents of Juniors/Seniors:  

During Parent/Teacher Conferences, you will be able to pick up your child’s Spring 2016 State Assessment results from their seminar teacher. The Parent Guide to understanding the State Assessments results is located at:

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:10/18/16
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NHS Fall 2016 Parent Teacher conferences will be set up by appointment times with the seminar teacher. If your child has not yet set up an appointment for conferences, please contact his/her seminar teacher. Conference dates and times:

                     Thursday, October 20--3:30-8:30

                     Tuesday, October 25--3:30-8:00

                     Thursday, October 27--3:30-8:00

Our goal is to reach 85% for parent teacher conferences. Please plan to attend with your child.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:10/18/16
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Picture retakes will be offered during seminar on Tuesday, October 18 for students who were absent on the first picture day or were unhappy with the pictures purchased from Lifetouch.  Students will need to come to the Administration Office and sign up for retakes by Monday, October 17.  Students must bring their picture packet with the money and give it to the photographer when ordering pictures.  You may also go online to order pictures at MYLIFETOUCH.COM

                                    Picture Day ID is:  BP016017Q1.

Picture packets are available in the Administration Office and Student Services. If you have questions, call Mr. Dietz at 284-6280 ext. 2028.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:10/7/16
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Peppernut Fundraiser

Help the We Can Class at NHS by purchasing our homemade peppernuts. $6 for 7 ounces in a quart size bag. Buy some for yourself or give them as a gift this holiday season!
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Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:10/6/16
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NHS Homecoming 2016


Newton High School’s Homecoming Week will be October 3-7. To encourage students to get into the “theme of things” tickets to the Friday evening dance will be given to 2 of the “best dressed students” each day.

Students and staff will kick off the week on Monday with a ‘Color War Day’ with each class being encouraged to wear a designated color. The evening activity will be Freshman (at 4:30pm) & JV (at 6:30pm) Football against Salina Central at Fischer Field.

Tuesday will be ‘Opposite Day’ and there will be a home volleyball triangular meet vs. Derby & Maize at 5pm in Ravenscroft Gym.  

Wednesday is ‘Hawaiian Day’ and the evening activity will be float building for the homecoming parade.

Thursday’s theme is ‘Out of the World Day’ and there will be home soccer matches against Maize starting at 5pm at Fischer Field.

Wrapping up the week on Friday, Oct. 7  is ‘Railer Day’ (black & gold everything). A pep assembly will be held for students during the day before the evening’s Homecoming football game against Andover starting at 7pm at Fischer Field, the Homecoming Coronation and Student Dance.

The 2016 NHS Homecoming King and Queen Candidates are:
Front row: Kailey Harris, Kara Peaney, Emily Robinson
Back row: Max Karst, Kade Remsberg, Cody White

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:9/28/16
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Railroader Reminders September-October 2016



Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:9/12/16
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Newton Athletic Downtown Pep Rally Tonight!



Newton Athletic Downtown Pep Rally


WHEN:  Wednesday, August 31 @ 6:30 pm

WHERE:  6th Street between Main and Poplar


Free hotdogs, chips and water to first

500 fans. (Quantity limited)


Come support Newton Athletics 7th-12th grades


Courtesy: Newton Athletic Booster Club

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/31/16
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NHS Student Bulletin Now Online

The NHS Student Bulletin is now available online! To view the student bulletin, click on the Students tab at the top of this page and select Student Bulletin - Daily.  The student bulletin is announced to students every day, and is continually updated as events occur.   

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/18/16
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Student Clubs

NHS students will be signing up for clubs soon!  Please see the attached 2016 Club Description Guide for information on club opportunities and membership requirements.  Club sign-up is scheduled for August 24.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/17/16
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NHS Schedules Available in the Student Portal

NHS student schedules are now available for viewing/printing in the student portal. Students are encouraged to view schedules online. However, paper copies of schedules are also available at the Newton High School Office from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  NHS will be open for students to be in the building for two days only -- Thursday, August 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or all day Tuesday, August 16.  Students who have not yet completed the enrollment process do not have access to student schedules.  Portal access will be re-activated when the enrollment process has been completed.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/8/16
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First Day of School

The first day of school for 9th grade and all new NHS students will be Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 8:30am. 

All students will attend starting on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:8/4/16
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NHS Open House - Tuesday, August 16

All parents and students are invited to attend the NHS Open house on August 16th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Parents and students are invited to meet the teachers, the counselors, and the administrators.  Parents of freshmen and new students are invited for an informational meeting at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  A technology for parents' session (presented by a parent) will be held at 6:30 pm in the lecture hall.  Also, a Fine Arts Booster Club meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall at 8:00 pm.


Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/3/16
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NHS Individual Picture Day - Friday, August 19

Individual Picture Day at NHS is scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2016.  Picture packets will be distributed to students on Thursday, August 18.  Packets will also be available at the NHS Open House on Tuesday, August 16, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Please see the attached picture day flyer for more information.

Posted by: Betty Schmidtberger Published:8/2/16
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One- Stop Enrollment for New Families


One-Stop Enroll for New Students is July 27 at Chisholm Middle School
New Families Only - One Stop, One Check, All Students New to the District Enrolled at Once! 
More Information about One-Stop

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:6/6/16
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Reminder! Driver's Ed 2nd Session begins June 13

The second session of Driver's Education begins on Monday, June 13 at 7:00am at Chisholm Middle School.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:6/6/16
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Driver's Ed Location Change

Session 1 of Driver's Ed, will begin on Monday, May 23, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Please note that the class location has been moved to the lunch room at Chisholm Middle School. If you have any questions, please call the high school at 316-284-6280. Thank you.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:5/20/16
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NHS Graduation

The 2016 Commencement for Newton High School will be held at Fischer Field in Athletic Park at 7pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Google Map - Fischer Field

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:5/14/16
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NHS Newsletter - May/Summer 2016

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Inside this issue:

Athletics P. 2

Counselors’ Corner P. 2

Senior Dates P. 3

Band Notes P. 3

Summer Reading P. 3

Journalism P. 4

CTE P. 5-6

Activities Calendar P. 6

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:5/5/16
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School Fundraiser

On Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 3-7 PM at Athletic Park, the public is invited to take a free test drive. Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6,000 to our school.



Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:5/2/16
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NHS Drama Presents 'Bits and Pieces'

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The Newton High School Drama 2/ Advanced class is having a showcase performance that will be open to the public on April 26 at 7pm in the NHS Auditorium.

 Admission is FREE!!!!!

See the attached flyer for more information.

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:4/14/16
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FFA Plant Sale

Weekdays April 25-29plant-sale_thumb.jpeg
8:00am -11:15am, 12pm- 3:00pm

Saturday, April 30

The sale will be held at the Greenhouse on the NHS campus at the vo/ag building, which is north of the main high school building and Brooks Trade Center.

All proceeds will go to fund our students' educational agricultural experience!

Plant Sale Flyer

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:3/31/16
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Driver’s Education Information 2016

Driver's Education classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis A registered student list will be posted in the freshman locker section on or during the the week of May 15. For questions, please contact Verlene Keazer, 316-284-6280, extension 2027.


All Sessions are full for Summer 2016

1st session - May 23 - June 10, 2016 
Note: There will be no class held on May 30/Memorial Day

2nd session -June 13 to July 1, 2016


The fee for the class will be $275.00 for out of district students. In district student’s fee will be $250.00. There is a fee reduction for reduced or free students, which will be $150.00 for reduced, and $100.00 for free students. A Free/Reduced Application must be on file at USD373 District Office with the waiver marked for Drivers Education. The fee includes rental of a textbook and one Kansas Driver Education Permit.

The completed Enrollment Form and fee must be submitted to the bookkeeper’s office at NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL before your enrollment is finalized. IF PAYING BY CHECK MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION; FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE AFTER June 1, 2016. Prior to that date, the district will retain a $20.00 administrative fee. After June 1st, the only refunds given will be for those students denied the driver education permit by the Division of Vehicles in Topeka.

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:3/8/16
Audience: Homepage and Drivers Education

March/April Issue of NHS Newsletter

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Inside this issue:

Athletics P. 2

Counselors’ Corner P. 2

Spring Pictures P. 3

Band Notes P. 3

Driver’s Ed P. 3

CTE P. 4

BPA P. 5

Activities Calendar P. 6

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:3/7/16
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Spring Athletics Important Information


Wednesday, February 24 - completed PHYSICALS DUE


Other important Dates:

  • Thursday, February 25 - 7 pm at NHS, Spring Sports Parent Meeting
  • Monday, February 29 - Practice begins


  • Have athletes pick up a physical packet from one of the offices BEFORE his/her physical appointment.
  • If turning in the physical at the last minute, you must bring it to NHS to avoid participation delays!
  • Make sure the doctor checks the appropriate box (cleared/not cleared), dates, and signs the back page.
  • Athletes cannot participate after the 1st Friday of the season unless they have paid their fee.
  • Physicals for NEXT school year must be dated after May 1, 2015!
  • See Frequently Asked Questions (to the left) for other information.
Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:2/15/16
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Dodgeball Tournament for Special Olympics


100% of the proceeds are donated to Special Olympics


Presented by: Newton High School BPA
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM-4:00PM

Where: At Newton High Schools Ravenscroft and Willis Gym
Cost: $5 per person
Teams: 8-12 players
Awards will be given to the best dressed team and top 3 places in tournament
For team registration forms and waivers: see attachments below. 

Deadline: All forms and fees are to be sent to Newton High School to Jessica Crabtree by February 24, 2016.

Concessions will be available during the tournament.

If you have questions, please contact:

Sponsored by BPA
Jessica Crabtree, Advisor
900 West 12th St.
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: (316) 284-6280 ext. 2140

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:2/4/16
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Kansas Communities That Care Survey

Based off the recent 2014 Student Data Privacy Act, we now are required to have written parent consent for your student to take this survey.  The purpose of the survey is to gather information to combat such problems as alcohol and other drug use, bullying, gambling, tobacco and violence in our schools and communities.  The survey is anonymous and participation in the survey is voluntary.

Sophomores and Seniors will be given a Parent Consent Letter in their seminar classes on January 20.  Parents will need to check yes or no/sign and then have their student return the form back to their seminar teacher by February 1.  (students that are 18 may sign for themselves) This letter is available to download below (KCTC Parent Consent spring 2016)  The survey will be taken during seminar on February 3 to those students who are willing to participate. 

Please contact Mr. Dietz at if you have any questions.

Thank you for your cooperation.   NHS Administration

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:1/18/16
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Winter Sports Week 2016

Newton High School’s Winter Sports Week will be January 5-8. Students and staff will kick off the week on Tuesday, January 5th with a Sci-Fi Themed Day followed by basketball games at Haysville Campus. Wednesday, January 6th is Medieval Day featuring a Quidditch tournament and the annual volleyball tournament will be held Wednesday night. Thursday, January 7th is Magic Day and the Boys Swimming Invitational will be at 4:00pm at NHS followed by wrestling duals at Hutchinson at 6:00pm.  Wrapping up the week on Friday, January 8th is Nintendo Day. A pep assembly will be held during Seminar that day before the evening’s home basketball games against Derby and the Winter Sports Coronation and Dance.

The 2016 NHS Winter Sports King and Queen Candidates are:
Front row: Lauren Beebe, Taylor Edson, Erika Ledesma, Jaiden Ochoa, Jennifer Tozier

Back row: Adam Ford, Cole Koerner, Robert Loeffler, Reid Loganbill, Carson Reimer

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:12/29/15
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January-February 2015-16 Railroader Reminders

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Inside this issue: 

Athletics P. 2

Counselors’ Corner P. 2

Band Notes P. 3


CTE P. 4

Activities Calendar P. 5 







Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:12/18/15
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NHS Railroader Reminders

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Inside this issue:

Journalism P. 2
Counselors’ Corner P. 2
Band Notes P. 3
Drama P. 3
Railer Academy P. 4
Athletics P. 4
Exchange Student P. 5
CTE P. 6
Activities Calendar P. 7 







Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:11/3/15
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NHS Powderpuff Football

PPF Flyer.jpgThe annual PowderPuff football game will be held on Friday, November 6th at Fischer Field. The first set of games with the Seniors vs. Freshmen and Juniors vs. Sophomores will begin at 7:15PM. Come on out and support these students and Newton High School BPA. The admission will be $3.00 or $2.00 with a can of food for donation. There will be limited concessions available!

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:11/3/15
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The Newton High School Theatre department is proud to present ALL SHOOK UP  by Joe DiPietro and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley on November 13, 14 & 15. Showtimes are 7:30 Friday and Saturday with a Matinee on Sunday at 2:30.   ALL SHOOK UP tells the story of a small town turned upside down when Chad, a motorbike riding roustabout comes to town, sparking a musical revolution.  Residents of the town start to realize their true feelings for each other, while one girl, Natalie, realizes that Chad is the man of her dreams. Featuring popular Elvis tunes like “Jail House Rock”. “Fools Fall in Love” “It’s Now or Never” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”,  this is a must see theatre event.   Tickets are available at the door, or in advance by calling: 316-284-6280 ext 2430.  $8 for adults  $5 High School Students and Children.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:10/20/15
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NHS Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

Student-Parent-Teacher conferences at NHS will be during the following dates and times:

  • Monday, October 19, 3:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 22, 3:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, October 26, 3:30 to 8 p.m.

For the parents of Juniors/Seniors-we will have a table set up in front of the main office for you to pick up your child’s 2014-15 State Assessment results and a letter from the KS Commissioner of Education.  (Juniors-have Math/ELA results, Seniors-have Science results)

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:10/20/15
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NHS is on Pinterest!

pinterest-lrg.jpgFor all kinds of great resources on State Assessments, Careers, Bullying Prevention, Technology and more, check out  
Newton High School's Pinterest Board.




Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:10/19/15
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Class Ring Order Day is Tuesday, Oct. 6




Brady T. Ayer1-800-JOSTENS



Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:10/1/15
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Railroader Reminders Sept Oct 2015

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Yearbook & Sr Photos

P. 2

Nurse’s Office

P. 2

Band Notes

P. 3

Counselor’s Corner

P. 3


P. 4

Activities Calendar

P. 5

Flu Mist Form

P. 6-7

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:9/8/15
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Sand Creek 2 Mile - Walk Jog Run

The Sand Creek 2 Mile Walk Jog Run is August 22. Deadline to register for guaranteed t-shirt is August 11.

7:00am Packet Pick-up/Late Registration

8:30am  Race Time

To register and for more details:
Sand Creek 2 Mile Registration Form

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:8/19/15
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Event to Benefit NHS Football

On Friday, September 4th from 3:30-7:30PM at Fischer Field Stadium in Athletic Park, Ram Truck will donate $20 for every test drive per household.  All money raised (up to $6,000) will be donated to the Newton High School Football team.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:8/18/15
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Picture Day is Aug 19

Lifetouch will take photos at NHS on Wednesday, August 19. Picture packets will be handed out to students on  Monday, August 17.
Order photos online from Lifetouch 

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:8/5/15
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NHS Graduation Has Been Moved Inside

The Newton High School Commencement scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM has been moved to Ravenscroft Gym due to the forecast of a high likelihood of severe weather.  Each graduating senior has received 10 tickets to be used to gain entrance into Ravenscroft Gym. Additional seating, for viewing of a live broadcast, will be in the NHS auditorium. Tickets are not required for the auditorium.  Please do not ask for admittance into Ravenscroft Gym unless you have a ticket.  Parking is limited, so please consider car pooling as much as possible. The doors will open at 5:45pm.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:5/15/15
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May/Summer 2015 Newsletter
Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:5/1/15
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Fine Arts Whole Hog Roast is Friday, February 6

NHS Whole Hog Roast Poster

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:1/9/15
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Fall Picture Day for NHS is August 15

Fall Picture Day will be the first day of school August 15, 2014. Order forms may be picked up at the high school office after August 1st.

Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:7/8/14
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Railer Debate Institute
As preparation for the upcoming season, Newton High debate is getting ready to host its annual summer debate camp from July 28th through August 1st. While in the past the camp was only offered to students attending Newton High School,  we are pleased to announce that for the first time we are opening the camp up to include students in grades 5th-8th. Middle school kids will focus on improving communication skills, out loud reading skills and other events including many Forensics events. The HS camp will focus on developing argumentation skills, learning contemporary debate theory, and also learning all about this year’s topic.


The topic for this upcoming season is:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth's oceans.

When: July 28th through August 1st.  9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Where- The camp will be taking place at Newton High School. There will be three divisions offered at this camp.

Experienced Debate: Robert Williams -NHS Asst. Debate Coach and former Bethel and Emporia State Debater.

            Novice Debate: David Williams- NHS Head Debate and Forensics Coach

Intro to Competitive Speech (5th-8th grade): Dalton Smith- NHS Asst. Debate Coach, Former Bethel College and Moundridge Forensics and Debate competitor


Cost- 50$ which includes a camp T-shirt (SM-3XL). This price does not include lunch. Students are welcome to go out for lunch or bring one with them. Please make checks out to David Williams

Registration: Sign up at or by emailing

If you have any questions, or wish for more information visit or you email David Williams at

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:7/8/14
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Concert to Benefit NHS Choir and RaileRobotics
Jen & Ally Tozier [Wallace/Tozier Productions], will be performing a benefit concert in the N.H.S. Auditorium January 4th @ 7:30pm, to raise funds for both the Choir Department and RaileRobotics Team 935.
Tickets are available at Newton High School, Graber's Ace Hardware, and Druber's Donuts. Tickets to the show would make a great [inexpensive] Xmas gift! 
Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:12/2/13
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NHS to Present 'Working'

Newton High School will present 'Working the Musical' on November 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM and November 24 at 2:30 PM in the NHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. For advance reservations or for more information call 316-284-6280 ext. 2412 or email

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:11/11/13
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Welcome NHS Students to the 2013-2014 School Year!

Welcome back for another exciting school year at Newton High School!  We would like to remind you that school starts for all returning students on Friday, August 23rd.

If you are a freshman or a new student to Newton High School you will need to report on Thursday, August 22nd at 7:55 a.m.

Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:8/1/13
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Railroad Reminders
Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:2/13/13
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Senior News
Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:2/4/13
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Health Occupations to Shadow Area Businesses

Students from Mr. Richard Mick's Health Occupations class will be career shadowing NMC and Area Businesses.

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Not pictured: Quinton Harrison and Nikki Anderson

Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:1/28/13
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Senior News
Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:1/24/13
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Senior News
Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:1/21/13
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12-13 Senior News
Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:12/17/12
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Senior News December 2012
Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:11/29/12
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Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:11/15/12
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Senior News November 2012
Posted by: Tammy Shirley Published:11/1/12
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September Senior News

This month's edition includes information on upcoming college visits and available scholarships. For additional information, visit the Senior News page.

Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:9/12/12
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Lifetouch Picture Day


Parents mark your calendar!   

Picture Day is coming to NHS on August 23.  Look for more information on your child's Picture Day flyer/order form that will be handed out on August 20.

You can visit for online payment details and more. Use Picture Day ID: BP012811Y0


Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:8/6/12
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Freshman Parent Information for 2012-13
Posted by: NHS SysAdmin Published:8/1/12
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NHS Class Photos

 Here is the link to GroupPicsNow for you to view and order NHS Class Photos.



It is scheduled to stay live until August 31, 2012.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:4/24/12
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NHS Class Photos

 Here is the link to GroupPicsNow for you to view and order NHS Class Photos.

It is scheduled to stay live until August 31, 2012.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin Published:4/24/12
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