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A Message From Bob

What a special time it is when we take in all of the festivities that come along with this week. The sense of unity, pride, and overall welcoming feeling throughout town is more present this week than almost any other. I’m feeling that pride too, watching our students and staff celebrate with a variety of festivities that fill their respective hallways with the camaraderie this week brings, excitement for the homecoming parade, and anticipation for the big game against Waterloo East Friday night. 

This will also be the first opportunity for many of you to see the new turf installed at H.A. Lynn stadium. We greatly appreciate the community’s patience while the new turf was put in to place. The improvements were necessary for the upkeep of the field and our student athletes’ safety. 

Have a great homecoming week, Newton! We’ll see you around the schools, town, and at the game!


Bob Callaghan
Superintendent

Homecoming week is a fun time for all of us to reflect back on memories we have. 

Earlier this year, several graduating seniors shared their thoughts on what Newton meant to them. We felt like this was an appropriate time to revisit this video.

Students are ready for an exciting homecoming week at Newton Senior High School! 

Red Pride will be displayed constantly during a week of pep rallies, dress up days, donning our Cardinal gear, and the coronation of our Homecoming King and Queen. A homecoming week doesn’t go by without our Thursday Homecoming parade, pep rally, and followed up by our ever-popular dodgeball tournament! 

On Friday, high school students will tour the middle school and elementary schools. Athletes, cheerleaders, members of our band, and the student council will help lead younger students in their own pep rallies and prove what exemplary leaders in the community they are! 

Friday the football team takes on Waterloo East, and Saturday the students have their Homecoming Dance at the high school! This upcoming week is about celebrating our students and the pride that they have for Newton Senior High! 

“During pep rallies the band’s music fills the gym, students cheer, the cheerleaders lead the student body, and you are part of a community in the sea of Cardinal red,” Bill Peters, Newton Senior High Principal and Newton Alumnus, reminisces back to his time at Newton Senior High. 

The high school students cannot wait for an exciting homecoming week at Newton Senior High!

Check out the special themes for our students at Newton Senior High School:

Monday: Twin Day

Tuesday: 50s and 60s Day  

Wednesday: 70s and 80s Day

Thursday: Dress your best - Coronation Day  

Friday: Cardinal Pride



Homecoming is an exciting time for everyone in the school district. 

You can really start to notice the excitement the students have for their community and school pride at the middle school level. Of course, we’ll host a pep rally; a special one that includes a visit from some of the student leaders from the High School. You can feel the excitement and our ‘Red Pride’ radiate throughout the hallways of Berg Middle School during homecoming week. 

That Red Pride was also on display during the first day of school. BMS Student Council members donned their Cardinal red and planned a special arrival for students with music, bubbles, and friendly encouragement and welcomes for the first day of school. 

WE are looking forward to cheering on the Cardinals to a victory Friday night against Waterloo East. 

Check out the special themes for our students at Berg Middle School this week: 

Monday: Squad Day! Match with a partner or get an entire group! Dress alike! 

Tuesday: Circle of Life! Come as an old person or dress as your baby self. 

Wednesday: Dress as your favorite decade! Crank up the music and dress as your favorite decade, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s. 

Thursday: Class Day! 5th grade wear orange, 6th grade wear green, 7th grade wear red, 8th grade wear blue, BMS Staff wear purple.  

Friday: Stay on our side and support Red Pride! Wear your Cardinal gear!


Elementary school's Homecoming week dress up schedule


Recognition is in order for Tim Bloom, overseeing the financial management of the school district. 

This press release is from the Government Finance Officer’s Association: 

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Newton Community School District by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. 

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. 

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.


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