District News ➤ Article 12663
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Posted Date: 08/03/2017

Back to School News
Newton ISD 2017
One of the greatest gifts our children receive is an education. It truly takes a village to raise a child; I can
relate to this statement because I have three children that keep my life busy and full of excitement. As a
parent, educator and community member, I am thankful to live in a community where the school is
supported and education is valued. As summer break comes to an end, I see families in our community,
some are happy for their children to return to school and others want summer to last a little longer. The
family at Newton ISD is ready to welcome our students back for the upcoming school year.
Newton ISD is gearing up for an exciting start for the 2017-2018 school year. We are welcoming two new
principals into our district. Mrs. Cathy Marshall will be serving as the Newton Middle School Principal
and Mr. Chris McKinley will be at the high school. Mrs. Judy Holleman who was the NMS Principal for
the past few years will be overseeing the Special Services Department and DAEP campus.
Our new teachers will begin on Monday, August 7th and the entire staff will return on Wednesday,
August 9th with our annual Back to School Breakfast. A special thank you to Newton Lions Club,
Brookshire Brothers, and First Financial Bank for sponsoring the breakfast for our faculty and staff.
We will have Open House on all campuses on Thursday, August 17th, NES will be from 4:00-5:30, NMS
will be 5:00-6:30 and NHS will host Open House from 5:30-7:00, the evening will be complete with a
Community Pep Rally at the high school gym at 7:15 p.m. During Open House the elementary students
are encouraged to bring their school supplies and meet their teachers, at the middle and high school
students will be able to pick up their class schedules and visit with their teachers. The first day of school
for all students will be on Monday, August 21st.
For the first time the district offered online registration to parents and students. As with any new system
we have experienced a few dilemmas but appreciate everyone’s cooperation, and we are working to make
a smooth transition. The district will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students again this year.
Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to enroll in free college courses through UT Permian Basin.
Newton High School received a grant through the Texas Virtual School Network to provide the college
courses at no cost to students who meet the enrollment criteria. If your student is interested and was not
able to attend the informational meeting, please contact Mrs. Phyllis Richmond the new high school
counselor at (409) 420-6600 ext. 2224, please do not wait until school begins.
We are looking forward to a fabulous year! We want our students and families to enjoy the last few weeks
of summer as we prepare to begin the new school year. School supply lists are on the school campus
websites at www.newtonisd.net . Parents are encouraged to call the Transportation Department if your
family has moved since school dismissed in May or if you have a new student to add to a route. The
district has made and is continuing to make adjustments to the necessary bus routes. It is vital that you
have the correct bus number and that the driver knows where you live. Please feel free to contact Linda
Bevil at 420-6600 ext. 1001 for more information