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Welcome to the Red Pride Review! An inside look at the students, staff, and support team of the Newton Community School District. 

This is your source to stay connected and learn more about the faces you interact with throughout our schools. Our goal is to bring you access to to the folks who are leading our educational efforts, making positive contributions in and out of the classroom, and highlighting the hard work our students put in to their educations ,activities and athletics. This newsletter is being made available community-wide, as our school district is better because of the support we receive throughout Newton. Welcome to the Red Pride Review. 

You may have already met Superintedent Tom Messinger, heard from him at a recent schoolboard meeting, or seen him throughout the community or hallways in our schools. Our video team sat down with Tom to learn more about his passion for education and what he hopes to bring to the Newton Community School District.




Welcome to our newest teachers! We are excited to have new faces in our buildings this year and appreciate all the of hard work they have already put in this school year. We are excited for the opportunity to bring you more information about the newest members of our family throughout the school year: 

Lauren Kingery 

Kristina Loschen 

Tara Lynn 

Emily Sutherland 

Sarah Fricke 

Mckenna Heisdorffer 

Colette Hill 

Kelly Kauffman 

Madi McDowell 

Steve Melone 

Emily Miller 

Abby Morgan 

Malissa Munger 

Lori Nelson 

Courtney Reeves  

Kayla Samson 

Michelle Ankrum  

Danny Brau 

RJ Brown  

McKenna Fiebelkorn 

Mallory Shipley 

Rebecca Taylor 

Josh Vanderwiel 

Make sure to give them a Red Pride welcome next time you see them in the hallways!

We are just a little more than a month in the school year - a year that began like no other year. From the impact of the derecho storm that pushed back our opening to countless hours of planning how to safely open and operate our schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, our team spent the summer building a Return to Learn plan.  Watch this video for more insight in to the planning and preparation our team has taken to provide safe learning spaces for the students of NCSD.

In the most unusual of school years, the Newton Senior High School student council rose to the challenge of presenting a Homecoming event and pep rally that also shined a light of recognition on some of our most beloved and hardest working members of district family. 


Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

WEST Academy

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

Upcoming Calendar

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

Emerson Hough Elementary

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

Upcoming Calendar

Aurora Heights Elementary

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

Upcoming Calendar

Newton High School

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

Upcoming Calendar

Berg Middle School

Latest Announcements

SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - February 22, 2021

The School Board would like to highlight a few items of importance following each board meeting to share what is happening around the board table.

​2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE - February 12, 2021

Beginning March 1, 2021 the Newton CSD will no longer have an early release on Mondays for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. The change is being made to meet instructional hours, while maintaining June 4, 2021 as the last day of school for students.

Upcoming Calendar

Newton By The Numbers

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Drive-in theater

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Parks

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Tree species in Newton Arboretum

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