Weekly Announcements

Newton High School

Weekly Announcements- 9-15-21

Junior and Seniors- Register to attend our Junior and Senior Information Night on Wednesday, September 15th at 5:30pm. For questions, see your counselor!


Hotspots can be requested for quarantined K-12 students who do not have internet access at home to use so they can complete schoolwork. Call Newton High School to request one.


Math & English tutors are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the library from 3:25 - 4:25. Students may also use this time to come in and study for any of their classes. Students that are quarantined can access the tutoring on Google Meet at NHS_Tutoring.


Congrats to the Girl's Golf team on a 3rd place finish at their home invite yesterday!


Class of 2022: Due date for senior pictures to yearbook staff is October 8. See your email for more details.


HOSA students Reminder to have your dues paid by Monday, September 20th to be included in this year's club activities. Dues are $17 and you can pay on Revtrak. If you have questions, see Mr. Mick or Mr. Schmidt


Senior Athletes - Don't miss your chance to participate in the 2021 High School Heisman Scholarship. Application deadline is Oct 19 - apply early to allow time for your recommender to provide their information. Applications are found online at https://heismanscholarship.com. see your counselor, coach, or Mr. Brian Becker with questions

Weekly Announcements- 9-9-21

After School Study Hall & Tutoring: Math & English tutors are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the library from 3:25 - 4:25. Students may also use this time to come in and study for any of their classes. Students that are quarantined can access the tutoring on Google Meet at NHS_Tutoring.


Junior Parents and students-

NHS will once again administer the PSAT- NMSQt during school hours on October 13th.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED and the cost for the test is $18. Students may sign up for the test with Mrs. Harder in the student services office. The deadline will be October 5th or when we reach capacity. Space is limited, so don't delay signing up!

To be eligible for National Merit Scholarships you must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October for your junior year, sophomores may choose to take it for practice and preparation for their junior year. Scores qualifying for National Merit Semi-Finalists vary from year to year based upon the top 1% of scores.

For more information about the PSAAT-MNSQT, you can visit the College Board Website

Please contact your counselor with any questions.


Class of 2022: Due date for senior pictures to yearbook staff is October 8. See your email for more details.


Senior Athletes - Don't miss your chance to paraticipate in the 2021 High School Heisman Scholarship. Applicaiton deadline is Oct 19 - apply early to allow time for your recomender to provide their information. Applicaitons are found online at https://heismanscholarship.com. see your counselor, coach or Mr. Brian Becker with questions


Congratulations to the fall homecoming royalty. Queen candidates: Olivia Adams, Lauren Anton and Hayley Loewen. King candidates: Seth Bruey, Joel Franz and Jamie Gonzalez.

Weekly Announcements- 8-30-21

Math & English tutors are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the library from 3:25 - 4:25. Students may also use this time to come in and study for any of their classes. Students that are quarantined can access the tutoring on Google Meet at NHS_Tutoring.


Senior Athletes - Don't miss your chance to participate in the 2021 High School Heisman Scholarship. Application deadline is Oct 19 - apply early to allow time for your recommendation to provide their information. Applications are found online at https://heismanscholarship.com. see your counselor, coach, or Mr. Brian Becker with questions


Congrats to our Head Volleyball Coach Jamie Dibbins on her 500th Career win this weekend at the AVCTL Pre-Season Tournament!


Have a staff shoutout? Send it to Caleb.Smith@usd373.org -Be sure to include why you are wanting to give them a shoutout.


Interested in being part of a club that shows appreciation to our Veterans? Join SHOW! S.H.O.W. Stands for Students Helping Out Warriors. The program's intent is to bring students together to show apprecia­tion and support to our military personnel. S.H.O.W. isn't only for giving back to our veterans and current soldiers, it also teaches our youth about being patriotic, about what our flag stands for, and the history of our great nation because of our veterans. If you would like to join, email Caleb Smith at caleb.smith@usd373.org


Class of 2022: Due date for senior pictures to yearbook staff is October 8. See your email for more details.


Any student who would be interested in learning more about athletic training is encouraged to contact Katrina Steiner, the NHS Athletic Trainer. She is looking for students to help as assistants in the training room. This is a great opportunity for students in Health Sciences classes. You can stop by the training room, located in Ravenscroft Gym after school any day, or email her at katrina.steiner@usd373.org.

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Weekly Announcements- 8-23-21

Math & English tutors are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the library from 3:25 - 4:25. Students may also use this time to come in and study for any of their classes.


Any student who would be interested in learning more about athletic training is encouraged to contact Katrina Steiner, the NHS Athletic Trainer. She is looking for students to help as assistants in the training room. This is a great opportunity for students in Health Sciences classes. You can stop by the training room, located in Ravenscroft Gym after school any day, or email her at katrina.steiner@usd373.org.


Auditions for our fall play are on August 23rd and 24th after school on the stage. No need to prepare anything--just come and have fun! Ask Ms. Heidrick for details.


Interested in being part of a club that shows appreciation to our Veterans? Join SHOW! S.H.O.W. Stands for Students Helping Out Warriors. The program's intent is to bring students together to show apprecia­tion and support to our military personnel. S.H.O.W. isn't only for giving back to our veterans and current soldiers, it also teaches our youth about being patriotic, about what our flag stands for, and the history of our great nation because of our veterans. If you would like to join, email SRO Adkins at jon.adkins@usd373.org


Class of 2022: Due date for senior pictures to yearbook staff is October 8. See your email for more details.


Juniors who are interested in taking the Workkeys Assessment on October 6th must sign up by Tuesday, August 24th. An email was sent through Naviance with a Google Form link that you will need to fill out and submit.

Weekly Announcements- 8-16-21

Interested in being part of a club that shows appreciation to our Veterans? Join SHOW! S.H.O.W. Stands for Students Helping Out Warriors. The program's intent is to bring students together to show apprecia­tion and support to our military personnel. S.H.O.W. isn't only for giving back to our veterans and current soldiers, it also teaches our youth about being patriotic, about what our flag stands for, and history of our great nation because of our veterans. If you would like to join, email SRO Adkins at jon.adkins@usd373.org


Class of 2025: If you are interested in running for Student Council (StuCo), pick up a form from Mrs. Rickard in room 6-184. Completed forms are due back Friday, Aug. 20.


Auditions for our fall play are August 23rd and 24th after school on the stage. No need to prepare anything--just come and have fun! Ask Ms. Heidrick for details.


Mr. Mick's Intro to Healthcare and Medical Terminology classes will meet in Room 2-194 (top of the commons) on Monday.


Any student who would be interested in learning more about athletic training is encouraged to contact Katrina Steiner, the NHS Athletic Trainer. She is looking for students to help as assistants in the trainng room. This is a great opportunity for students in Health Sciences classes. You can stop by the training room, located in Ravenscroft Gym after school any day, or email her at katrina.steiner@usd373.org.

Weekly Announcements- 5-18-21

Seniors last day is Wednesday, May 19th. They will report to Ravenscroft Gym by 9:00 AM. Bring your Chromebook and anything else you need to check-in.


The team took 7th yesterday at our Regional Golf Tournament. Caleb Koontz tied for 9th after shooting 76 and qualified for State Golf next Monday/Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.


The NHS Baccalaureate service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Newton High School. Baccalaureate is a Christ-centered celebration of the accomplishments of the 2021 graduates sponsored by the Newton Youth Ministry Network. Music will be provided by the NHS Orchestra and Choraleers. Three members of the senior class will be speaking. This Is another opportunity for the seniors to wear their caps and gowns.


The "Parade of Graduates" will happen on May 20th. The Class of 2021 will tour the schools they attended in USD 373 in their cap and gown. If you wish to participate, be at NHS by 8:30 am on Thursday, May 20th. We will meet in the commons. You do not need to RSVP or Sign-Up.


Graduation for Class of 2021 Information: Date: May 22, 2021 Location: Hartman Arena 8151 N. Hartman Arena Dr. Park City, KS 67147 Times: The ceremony will start promptly at 4:00 PM Staff/Students working event should arrive by 2:00 PM Gates to Public Open at 2:30 PM Graduates should arrive between 2:30 - 3:00 PM.

There will be a mandatory volleyball meeting for those interested in participating next fall, on Wednesday. Please meet in the girls varsity locker room right after the 2:30 bell.

Students grades 9-11 are eligible for FREE credit recovery this summer. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact your counselor as soon as possible. Transportation is available!


Honors and AP English students: Make sure you have your summer reading assignment information before you leave for summer. The English department has a limited number of copies of the summer reading books; if you'd like to check them out, please email the teacher BEFORE May 14th, and they'll make arrangements with you. Books are also available through the Newton Public Library. Questions? See your English teacher.


The NHS Baccalaureate service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Newton High School. Baccalaureate is a Christ-centered celebration of the accomplishments of the 2021 graduates sponsored by the Newton Youth Ministry Network. Music will be provided by the NHS Orchestra and Choraleers. Three members of the senior class will be speaking. This Is another opportunity for the seniors to wear their caps and gowns.


The "Parade of Graduates" will happen on May 20th. The Class of 2021 will tour the schools they attended in USD 373 in their cap and gown. If you wish to participate, be at NHS by 8:30 am on Thursday, May 20th. We will meet in the commons. You do not need to RSVP or Sign-Up.


Checkout in the library has ended for the year. Please return your library items as you finish them. We've just unpacked five boxes of new books to start the next school year with, so as you return your books you'll have a chance to take a look at the new things!


Our final Students for Racial Justice (SRJ) Club Meeting is this Friday during seminar in Frau Bergen's room. We will enjoy snacks and make plans for how to keep the momentum going next year. If you plan to come, please email Frau Bergen or Ms. Koontz for a pass.

Weekly Announcements- 5-10-21

Students grades 9-11 are eligible for FREE credit recovery this summer. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact your counselor as soon as possible. Transportation is available!


Honors and AP English students: Make sure you have your summer reading assignment information before you leave for summer. The English department has a limited number of copies of the summer reading books; if you'd like to check them out, please email the teacher BEFORE May 14th, and they'll make arrangements with you. Books are also available through the Newton Public Library. Questions? See your English teacher.


The NHS Baccalaureate service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Band Shell in Athletic Park. Baccalaureate is a Christ-centered celebration of the accomplishments of the 2021 graduates sponsored by the Newton Youth Ministry Network. Music will be provided by the NHS Orchestra and Choraleers. Three members of the senior class will be speaking. This Is another opportunity for the seniors to wear their caps and gowns.


The "Parade of Graduates" will happen on May 20th. The Class of 2021 will tour the schools they attended in USD 373 in their cap and gown. If you wish to participate, be at NHS by 8:30 am on Thursday, May 20th. We will meet in the commons. You do not need to RSVP or Sign-Up.


Seniors- all library books are due by May 12th!


Cap & gown pictures are in! If you purchased a cap & gown photo packet, please stop by Mrs. Schmidtberger's office to pick it up.

Seating will be provided for the graduating seniors. Family, friends and other guests should bring lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available following the service. Baccalaureate practice for the seniors will be held at the Band Shell on May 19, at 1:30 p.m.


Checkout in the library has ended for the year. Please return your library items as you finish them. We've just unpacked five boxes of new books to start the next school year with, so as you return your books you'll have a chance to take a look at the new things!


There is time for one final library contest. How many books are currently in the Newton High library? Enter your guess in the library. The winner will get a fast-food gift card! The deadline is 5-18. If a senior is the winner the gift card will be mailed.


Our final Students for Racial Justice (SRJ) Club Meeting is this Friday during seminar in Frau Bergen's room. We will enjoy snacks and make plans for how to keep the momentum going next year. If you plan to come, please email Frau Bergen or Ms. Koontz for a pass.

Weekly Announcements- 5-3-21

Bus Riders: Reminder to have your ID card ready to scan when you get on and off the bus each day. Thank you for your help!


Congrats to NHS Forensics this past weekend. 5A KSHSAA Virtual State Speech and Drama Championships. Semi-Finalists include Naomi Miller Garrett(9th grade) 11th place and Preston Vicenzi (9th grade) 10th place in Humourous Interp. Lindsay Warsnak(Soph) was in Poetry taking 14th place. Senior, Matthew Montano was in finals of both of his events. He was the only medalist from Newton with 6th place in both Impromptu Speaking and Original Oratory


HOSA Officers for the 2021 - 2022 school year have been selected. President - Amy Lakey, Vice President - Breeza Escobar, Secretary - Abby Koontz, Treasurer - Virgil Guo. Congratulations!



Graduation Party for Class of 2021


Newton Rec Center

Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am

Cost: $20 per student.


Registration is due by May 1. After May 1, registration will be $30.

Weekly Announcements- 4-26-21

Graduation Party for Class of 2021


Newton Rec Center

Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am

Cost: $20 per student.


Registration is due by May 1. After May 1, registration will be $30.


Pay via REVTRAK or mail to:

NHS Senior Class of 2021,

512 Mockingbird Lane, Newton, KS 67114 (cash/check), student name in the memo


Students can also sign up and pay registration with cash/check during lunch on Thursday, April 22, from 11:00, am to 1:00 pm. If needed, scholarships can be arranged by talking to an NHS counselor.


Prom tickets on sale now during lunch AND Seminar. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR! YOU HAVE TO BUY BY THE END OF SCHOOL THURSDAY! Stop by the library. They are $20 and include entry to the dance, a pronto pup, cheese quesadilla, and a snow cone.


Seniors- last day to check out library books is this Thursday, April 29th. All books are due on May 12th.


Congratulations to the 2021-22 StuCo executive officers: President Caleb Koontz, Vice President Joel Franz, and Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Rubio and the newly elected class officers.


The Newton All-District Band Concert is this Sunday, May 2, at the Athletic Park bandshell. This free concert begins at 5:00 p.m., with NHS band students performing around 6:00 p.m. The Fine Arts Booster Club will have food for sale. Audience members should bring chairs or blankets for seating.


Congratulations to NHS Forensics. We competed in the National Speech and Debate Association West KS National qualifier speech tournament this past weekend. The following students qualified for the online National Speech and Debate tournament this June. Preston Vicenzi will compete in United States Extemporaneous Speaking, Lindsey Warsnak qualified in Informative Speaking, and Miguel Molina Chavez qualified in Senate Congressional Debate.


Newton HS forensics will compete at the KSHSAA 5A state forensics tourney on May 1st, 2021. The tourney is online. Matthew Montano (12) will compete in Oration, and Impromptu speaking, Preston Vicenzi (9) will compete in Humourous interpretation along with Naomi Miller Garrett (9). Lindsey Warsnak(10) will compete in Poetry Interpretation. Good Luck, Railer Forensics at State and Nationals!


Congratulations to the NHS Band for earning Division 1 "Outstanding" ratings from all three judges in the KSHSAA Music Festival! Also recognized as "Outstanding" were soloists Lauren Anton (piano), Brandon Montgomery (saxophone), Josh Bergman (trumpet), Taylor Redington (horn), and the Mixed Trio (Grace Meisel-Silva, Taylor Redington, Oliver Dungan). Earning "Excellent" awards were Ashley Groote (flute), Eli Redington (trombone), and Saxophone Quartet (Zeke Thompson, Brandon Montgomery, Lauren Anton, Ryan Ruggiero). Way to go, Railer Band!


First-year students, sophomores, juniors: Last day to check out library books is Tuesday, May 4th. All books are due back on Tuesday, May 18th.


Athletes, it's time to schedule your physicals for May 1st or after. We will accept paperwork for ALL SEASONS beginning in May. Don't risk losing it in your room or car. Bring forms to the athletic office as soon as they are filled out! The link for the KSHSAA paperwork is on the Athletics & Activities website. Watch the news section in the next few days for more requirements and instructions.


Looking for a summer job? The YMCA is hiring lifeguards and camp staffers! Information can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hARplSS2QV19Mr2ddpCjTE1LtLuIS17R?usp=sharing. Video with details: https://youtu.be/tTgsQGF_sDw. Everything you need to know about lifeguards at the YMCA: https://ymcawichita.org/programs/swimming/become-lifeguard. Students can schedule a 30-minute zoom career meeting with Aquatics Director. If interested, see your counselor.


Sophomore and Junior Students:
NHS will be doing their State Assessment from April 1–May 18.
Juniors who have a Science class will be tested in their Science class, and all Sophomores who have a Math and ELA class will be tested in those classes.
However, during this 4th quarter, many of the Sophomores do not have a Math/ELA class, and many of the Juniors do not have a Science class.
We have organized each of those departments to test in a certain week and set up certain days to be set aside for all Juniors who need to be tested in their Science class and all Sophomores who need to be tested in their ELA and Math classes.
If you do not have one of these testing classes, the plan is to pull you out of other classes (periods 1-2-4) to test with Mr. Dietz in the Lecture Hall. (NOT 3rd Period)
Your teachers will be reaching out to you to inform you of the date/period you will be testing. At the start of each period, after you have checked in class and had your attendance taken by your teacher, you will be sent to the Lecture Hall with your charged Chromebook to test with Mr. Dietz.


The State Assessments are untimed, and we ask that you do your best work. (your scores reflect on your teachers and NHS) Many of you will finish within @45-50 minutes. You will be given a pass to go back to class once you have completed your testing task.
Your teachers will inform you what steps are needed to get caught up with your classwork.
Sophomore students will have 2 Tests to take for Math and 2 for English.
Junior students have 2 Tests to take in Science.
We are only going to set up 1 test in each subject 1 time a day. So students will take 1 test, then take the 2nd test the next class testing period.
Information will be sent out to those remote juniors/sophomores and their parents regarding testing dates/times. Your testing time does count as a check-in time for the day.
Thanks again for your help in this process!
Please visit with your teachers if you have questions.
Thx. Mr. Dietz.

Weekly Announcements- 4-7-21

Attention Present and Past StuCo Members: If you are interested in running for a Student Council executive office for the 2021-22 school year, please pick up a form from Mrs. Rickard in room 6-184.


If you are interested in running for Student Council for the 2021-22 school year, you need to pick up a form in the office or from Mrs. Rickard in room 6-184. Completed forms should be returned by 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 9. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Rickard.


This week is Assistant Principal & Librarian Appreciation week. Make sure you let our amazing assistant principals and Ms. Henning how much you appreciate all that they do!


Auditions for the musical, Urinetown, are April 12 and 13 right after school in the auditorium! Prepare part of a Broadway song (a verse and chorus) and be prepared to cold read.


Sophomore and Junior Students: NHS will be doing their State Assessment during April 1–May 18. Juniors who have a Science class will be tested in their Science class and all Sophomores who have a Math and ELA class will be tested in those classes. However, during this 4th quarter many of the Sophomores do not have a Math/ELA class and many of the Juniors do not have a Science class. We have organized each of those departments to test in a certain week and set up certain days to be set aside for all Juniors who need to be tested in their Science class, and all Sophomores who need to be tested in their ELA and Math classes. If you do not have one of these testing classes, the plan is to pull you out of other classes (periods 1-2-4) to test with Mr. Dietz in the Lecture Hall. (NOT 3rd Period) Your teachers will be reaching out to you to inform you on the date/period that you will be testing. At the start of each period, after you have checked in class and had your attendance taken by your teacher, you will be sent to the Lecture Hall with your charged Chromebook to test with Mr. Dietz. The State Assessments are untimed, and we ask that you do your best work. (your scores reflect on your teachers and NHS) Many of you will finish within @45-50 minutes. You will be given a pass to go back to class once you have completed your testing task. Your teachers will inform you what steps are needed to get caught up with your classwork. Sophomore students will have 2 Tests to take for Math and 2 for English. Junior students have 2 Tests to take in Science. We are only going to set up 1 test in each subject 1 time a day. So students will take 1 test, then take the 2nd test the next class testing period. Information will be sent out to those remote juniors/sophomores and their parents regarding testing dates/times. Your testing time does count as a check in time for the day. Thanks again for your help in this process! Please visit with your teachers if you have questions. Thx. Mr. Dietz.


Hear from 145 colleges at GPACAC’s virtual college fair on April 8 at 6 pm for free! All high school students are encouraged to attend. There are two panel presentations available BEFORE the college fair at 5 pm. Experts will share advice and recommendations for students and families as they prepare to research and apply to college. Learn more at https://www.strivescan.com/gpacac/ @StriveScan


Prom tickets will be sold in the library this year. They are $20 and include entry to the dance, a pronto pup, cheese quesadilla, and a snow cone. Seniors are allowed to purchase tickets April 5-9th. Juniors are allowed to purchase tickets April 12 – 16. Guests that do not attend school at NHS will have to be approved. Forms need to be returned to Assistant Principal Blake Smith by Friday, April 16th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nT-fPsu8KIRew9aoNlxUJ0JjKZiwUpGU/edit

Weekly Announcements- 3-23-21

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Seniors, don't forget to check for Local Scholarships in Naviance. Most have a deadline of March 26, or April 1 @ 3 pm. Follow the instructions on each application for how to turn your application in. Pamphlets are available in the counseling office waiting room that list the scholarships with descriptions as well. These Local Scholarships are provided by members and businesses within our community and go towards students at NHS. It is an excellent opportunity to get some help paying for education after High School!


Prom tickets will be sold in the library this year. They are $20 and include entry to the dance, a pronto pup, cheese quesadilla, and a snow cone. Seniors are allowed to purchase tickets April 5-9th. Juniors are allowed to purchase tickets April 12 – 16. Guests that do not attend school at NHS will have to be approved. Forms need to be returned to Assistant Principal Blake Smith by Friday, April 16th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nT-fPsu8KIRew9aoNlxUJ0JjKZiwUpGU/edit


Students and staff - Newton High School raised $259.15 in their recent Pennies for a Patients service project to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Congratulations to Brian Kennell's Seminar and Nan Bergen's Seminar for surpassing $50 in donations. They will receive ice cream treats for their efforts. Thank you to HOSA members and to all those who contributed to this worthwhile cause.


Congratulations to the FFA Poultry Judging Team for placing 3rd in the South Central District Contest.


Before spring break we had our FFA Floriculture CDE competition. Newton not only took 1st place, but we also swept the top three for the individual scores! Gracie Rains, Kaitlyn Simons, Lana Mayfield, and Andrew Schmidt all did an amazing job!


Congratulations to NHS Jazz Ensemble 1 and Jazz Combo: both groups earned Division 1 "Outstanding" ratings at the Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival. Several students received individual "Outstanding Musicianship" awards: Jonah Schloneger, John Mark Koontz, Kaden Anderson, and Josh Bergman.


The Railreader is now interviewing students to discuss books that matter to them. See our first student episode here: https://nhsmedia.wixsite.com/1901 If you'd like to book a ticket to be a future guest on The Railreader, contact library staff!


Guest Speaker coming to Seminar. Keila Chavez, a former NHS graduate is finishing up her degree in Respiratory Therapy and is coming to speak to Mrs. Loeffler's seminar on March 25th. Other interested students need to email Mrs. Loeffler to get an appointment pass in order to attend.


Students for Racial Justice (SRJ) Club is holding their next meeting during seminar this Friday, March 26 in Ms. Bergen's room 1-181. If you are coming, email Ms. Bergen or Ms. Koontz for a pass before the end of the day on Thursday if possible. All are welcome.


Looking for a summer job? The YMCA is hiring lifeguards and camp staffers! Information can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hARplSS2QV19Mr2ddpCjTE1LtLuIS17R?usp=sharing. Video with details: https://youtu.be/tTgsQGF_sDw. Everything you need to know about lifeguards at the YMCA: https://ymcawichita.org/programs/swimming/become-lifeguard. Students can schedule a 30-minute zoom career meeting with Aquatics Director. If interested, see your counselor.


Schedule a time to hear from over 50 colleges!

Sign up for a time to attend the SPRING VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR - on March 30 and 31 from 9 - 11:45 each day. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple virtual college fairs where you can hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

· Sessions will have six different colleges and universities presenting.

· Sessions are offered over two days to provide you a variety of opportunities

· Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions!

SIGN UP and schedule of events can be found here


Check out another edition of the Railreader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J19djtLQqNk&t=527s

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Weekly Announcements- 3-8-21

Students - Please bring your student ID to lunch with you every day. Thank you.


Congratulations to Ann Pomeroy and Joel Franz for being elected to the BPA State Officer team for the State of Kansas!


Congratulations to the following students for placing at the State BPA Leadership Conference! Anthony Wedel- Placed in 2 events, Ann Pomeroy- Placed in two events, Natalie & Anahi Sanchez, Alfred Montano- Placed in 2 events, Eli Redington-Placed in 3 events. Great job to all members who competed!


The Seal of Biliteracy is a certificate and medal that has been certified by the Kansas State Board of Education, to be given to graduating high school seniors who can demonstrate their abilities in two or more languages. At NHS we are proud of our students who can communicate in more than one language and those students who do, are given recognition at graduation. There are requirements you have to meet in English and a test to be taken in your language other than English. Interested students need to contact Mrs. Bergen, Mrs. Loeffler, Mrs Ochoa or Mrs. Ouis. You do not need to be enrolled in any language classes to qualify for this award. We encourage Seniors and Juniors to send us an email as soon as possible with your interest in testing for the Seal of Biliteracy. We will be meeting on Friday, March 12th at 2:45pm in the Lecture Hall. You will need an appointment pass from us to leave Seminar to come to the meeting.


The NHS Library has a new video production, The Railreader. Each week we will have a student or staff member sharing some of their favorite books. The first two episodes are up on our website: https://nhsmedia.wixsite.com/1901 If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming episode, contact Mr. Rachel or Mrs. Henning in the library!


2021 KSPA Regional Results


We had 18 Top-6 finishes this year and there were no Honorable Mentions. The list below has seniors first. Great job by all!


Kati Blaylock

Yearbook Sports 1st Place
Yearbook Copywriting - Kati Blaylock - 4th place


Shelby Spreier
Student Life Photo - 3rd place
Winter in Heartland - 4th place

Cutline Writing - 5th place
Advertising Design - 5th place


Jamilid Romero-Ortiz
Yearbook Design - 3rd place


Libby Crawford

Feature Writing - 5th place


Matt Olson
Editorial Cartoon - 5th place

Editorial Writing - 6th place


Ann Pomeroy
Digital Illustration - 3rd place

Copy Editing - 3rd place
News Writing - 4th place

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo
Sports Writing - 3rd place


Elly Green
Advertising Design - 3rd place
News Writing - 6th place


Eris Rindt
Review Writing - 4th place

Feature Writing - 6th place'




State & League Swimming Results- Great job by all!


200 Medley Relay 11th place in 1:45.35

Andrew Barron

Creed Ekerberg

Luke Schmidt

Simon Hodge


200 Free Relay 10th place in 1:34.17

Simon Hodge

Otis Musser

Luke Schmidt

Creed Ekerberg


Andrew Barron 8th place 100 yd backstroke in 56.93

Creed Ekerberg 23rd in 100 Breaststroke 1:08.07



400 Free Relay 16th in 3:39.11

Luke Schmidt

Kaden Anderson

Justin Franz

Simon Hodge


OVERALL 16th at STATE as a team


League Results Medal Placers


Creed Ekerberg 100 Breast 2nd place 1:08.34

Andrew Barron 100 backstroke 3rd 59.44

200 Free Relay 2nd place 1:37.03

Simon Hodge

Kaden Anderson

Luke Schmidt

Creed Ekerberg


Overall 3rd at league


Student Bus Riders - Beginning on Monday, March 22, students riding the bus will need to present student IDs when boarding and exit the bus. More information will be sent to parents soon.



Calling all artists, musicians, painters, writers, sculptors, poets, singers, and photographers in grades 6-12! No matter your favorite medium, we are seeking your talent and creativity. The Kansas Partners in Empowering Youth for Suicide Prevention believes every young person deserves to be safe from suicide. The best way to reach youth in Kansas is to provide youth opportunities to talk to other youth, so the partners are hosting a Youth Suicide Prevention Art Contest. This contest is open to Kansas youth in grades 6th through 12th and will help state agencies shape suicide prevention messages and health promotion campaigns. The contest's goals are to raise awareness of the possibility of hope and healing while working to provide enough support to Kansas youth so that no one ever walks alone in crisis. The submissions will reach other youth to reduce stigma around mental health and experiencing thoughts of suicide. Preventing suicide is a community effort, and youth is essential. So, pull out your pen and paper, reach for your guitar and mic, or grab your favorite art supplies and let your voice be heard! All submissions are due by April 4, 2021, at 10 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.ksphq.org/artcontest/.

Weekly Announcements- 3-2-21

A HUGE Congrats to Jaymie Murry for making history by being Newton's FIRST ever girls high school wrestling state placer. Way to go on earning your 6th place finish at state! We are very proud of you!


Congrats to Nick Treaster on his 106lb State Wrestling Championship finish!


Congrats to the Bowling Team on their finish at Regionals!

Boys Team - 3rd

Girls Team - 3rd

Individual Medalists (and State Qualifiers):

Boys - Dehann Nelson 8th, Carsen Ebert 10th

Girls - Myriah Nicholson 3rd



Newton High School is again hosting a Pennies for Patients service project sponsored by HOSA. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, students and staff can make donations in collection boxes in their seminar classrooms. The event will run until February 19. All donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight blood cancers. Each seminar that collects $50 by February 19th will receive ice cream treats. Teachers and students are encouraged to come up with additional incentives within their own classroom. No donation is too large or too small. Please consider a donation today to help us reach our goal of $50.


Student Bus Riders - Beginning on Monday, March 22, students riding the bus will need to present student IDs when boarding and exit the bus. More information will be sent to parents soon.



Calling all artists, musicians, painters, writers, sculptors, poets, singers, and photographers in grades 6-12! No matter your favorite medium, we are seeking your talent and creativity. The Kansas Partners in Empowering Youth for Suicide Prevention believes every young person deserves to be safe from suicide. The best way to reach youth in Kansas is to provide youth opportunities to talk to other youth, so the partners are hosting a Youth Suicide Prevention Art Contest. This contest is open to Kansas youth in grades 6th through 12th and will help state agencies shape suicide prevention messages and health promotion campaigns. The contest's goals are to raise awareness of the possibility of hope and healing while working to provide enough support to Kansas youth so that no one ever walks alone in crisis. The submissions will reach other youth to reduce stigma around mental health and experiencing thoughts of suicide. Preventing suicide is a community effort, and youth is essential. So, pull out your pen and paper, reach for your guitar and mic, or grab your favorite art supplies and let your voice be heard! All submissions are due by April 4, 2021, at 10 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.ksphq.org/artcontest/.

Weekly Announcements- 2-22-21

Congrats and good luck to the following wrestlers competing at state at the end of this week: Jaymie Murry, Nick Treaster, Colin Bybee, Logan Buchanan, and Rio Gomez.


Students: ACT/WorkKeys Testing. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, Junior students who registered for the ACT and/or WorkKeys will be testing at NHS.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23 --Area 5 will be used for students taking the ACT test. It is a professional day for staff. Only students who are testing should be at school. For test security purposes, Area 5 will be off-limits for the rest of the school until the testing has concluded. On Wednesday, Feb. 24-Students will be taking the WorkKeys test in the Media Center/Lecture Hall. For test security purposes, the Media Center/Library/lecture hall will be closed until the testing has concluded. Since we need to have a quiet test-taking environment, passing periods/tardy bells and PA announcements will not be made on both of these days until after 1 pm. Teachers will be notified by email when to dismiss students to their next class/or go to their lunch shift. Thank you for your flexibility, and please wish those students good luck that they are testing!


Congratulations to the FFA Meat Judging Team for placing 4th in the South Central District Meat Judging Contest


Congratulations to the FFA Vet Science Team for placing 3rd in the South Central District Vet Science Contest


The library will be receiving pre-published books for students to read and review for the rest of this year. Please drop in to find out how you can be involved in Jr. Litwits and have an opportunity to read new books before they are available to the general public!


Student Bus Riders - Beginning on Monday, March 22, students riding the bus will need to present student IDs when boarding and exit the bus. More information will be sent to parents soon.


AP/Pre-AP/Honors English students: make sure you turn in the signed slip at the bottom of the summer reading letter. You can give that to your current English teacher or leave it in Miss Bergman's mailbox.


Congratulations to Eli Reddington for placing 3rd in the SCD Speech Contest


Bowling AVCTL Meet Results:

JV Boys 5th

Varsity Girls 6th

Varsity Boys 7th.

Boys High Series: Cooper Burns 606

Girls High Series: Myriah Nicholson 465


NHS has a hygiene closet with items such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, body spray, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. The items are available from a grant awarded to NHS from The United Way. Please let a counselor/social worker know if you or your family would like items sent home with your student.


Beginning on Thursday, February 11, and continuing on Thursdays until the end of the year, Safe Hope will be present in the library from 11 am-1 pm to provide COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL advocacy and support to those students who have been impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence. If you are looking for a place to find support, get questions answered about legal options, or staying safe in relationships, show up in the library to visit with them.


Newton High School is again hosting a Pennies for Patients service project sponsored by HOSA. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, students and staff can make donations in collection boxes in their seminar classrooms. The event will run until February 19. All donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight blood cancers. Each seminar that collects $50 by February 19th will receive ice cream treats. Teachers and students are encouraged to come up with additional incentives within their own classroom. No donation is too large or too small. Please consider a donation today to help us reach our goal of $50.


Calling all artists, musicians, painters, writers, sculptors, poets, singers, and photographers in grades 6-12! No matter your favorite medium, we are seeking your talent and creativity. The Kansas Partners in Empowering Youth for Suicide Prevention believes every young person deserves to be safe from suicide. The best way to reach youth in Kansas is to provide youth opportunities to talk to other youth, so the partners are hosting a Youth Suicide Prevention Art Contest. This contest is open to Kansas youth in grades 6th through 12th and will help state agencies shape suicide prevention messages and health promotion campaigns. The contest's goals are to raise awareness of the possibility of hope and healing while working to provide enough support to Kansas youth so that no one ever walks alone in crisis. The submissions will reach other youth to reduce stigma around mental health and experiencing thoughts of suicide. Preventing suicide is a community effort, and youth is essential. So, pull out your pen and paper, reach for your guitar and mic, or grab your favorite art supplies and let your voice be heard! All submissions are due by April 4, 2021, at 10 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.ksphq.org/artcontest/.


Join Students for Racial Justice this Thursday, Feb. 25, to celebrate Black History Month and discuss what needs to be done at NHS to support people of color. Join us at 2:40 pm either by Google Meet, code "SRJ," or in Ms. Bergen's room (German room 1-181) during seminar. If you want to come to Mrs. Bergen's room, please email her for an e-hall pass with the name of your seminar teacher by Thursday morning at 8:30 (nanette.bergen@usd373.org). After 8:30 a.m., email Mrs. Koontz (esther.koontz@usd373.org) for an ehallpass giving her the same information.

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Weekly Announcements- 2-9-21

Seniors, if you want to be featured in the senior issue of the Newtonian send in your baby pictures to nhsrailernews@gmail.com before spring break (March 20).


Good luck to Miguel Molina Chavez, Ben Gering, Diego Aguilar-Maldonado, Kevin Aguilar-Maldonado, Ethan Neufeld, and Elise Jantz as they compete at the 5A State Scholars' Bowl Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13!


GPACAC will be hosting a virtual college fair on Sun. Feb. 21st includes more than 100 colleges and universities. Students and families can go to https://www.strivescan.com/GPACAC/ to get the additional information and register.


We are extending our Super Bowl competition through Thursday. If you’re able to bring in canned soup or vegetables, or non-perishables, bring them to Seminar! We will deliver them to food pantries around Newton. The Seminar with the most cans gets a catered lunch from Carlos O'Kellys.


Beginning on Thursday, February 11, and continuing on Thursdays until the end of the year, Safe Hope will be present in the library from 11 am-1 pm to provide COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL advocacy and support to those students who have been impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence. If you are looking for a place to find support, get questions answered about legal options, or staying safe in relationships, show up in the library to visit with them.


Congratulations to the winter homecoming royalty: Braiden Botterweck, Creed Ekerberg, Eli Redington, Mackenzie Glasmann, Anna Harder, and Claire Preheim. The ballot to vote for winter homecoming king and queen was emailed to you. Voting closes at 3 p.m. on Thursday. If you did not receive the ballot, please email Mrs. Rickard (erica.rickard@usd373.org).


Do you want to play jazz and rock music with some really cool people? Join a 2021-2022 NHS jazz ensemble! Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2 meet during the school day and typically include instruments like saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums -- but almost any instrumentalist is welcome. Ask a current jazz student or visit with Mr. Bergman or Mr. Ives for more information.


Newton High School is again hosting a Pennies for Patients service project sponsored by HOSA. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, students and staff can make donations in collection boxes in their seminar classrooms. The event will run until February 19. All donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight blood cancers. Each seminar that collects $50 by February 19th will receive ice cream treats. Teachers and students are encouraged to come up with additional incentives within their own classroom. No donation is too large or too small. Please consider a donation today to help us reach our goal of $50.

Weekly Announcements- 2-1-21

In celebration of National School Counseling Week, make sure you take a moment and thank our amazing counselors for all of their hard work.


Congratulations to the winter homecoming royalty: Braiden Botterweck, Creed Ekerberg, Eli Redington, Mackenzie Glasmann, Anna Harder and Claire Preheim. Watch for a ballot to vote for king and queen coming to your email later this week.


Souper Bowl competition

  • Bring canned soup or any other non-perishable food items to seminar between January 25th and February 5th

  • Each item counts one point (multi-packs will count as one item total)

  • Seminar teachers can keep all items in their classrooms until the 5th, or can request a pick-up from library staff at any time

  • All items will be distributed to the Newton “Little Free Pantries” between February 6th and 12th

  • The seminar collecting the most items will win a catered lunch!

Weekly Announcements- 1-25-21

Souper Bowl competition

  • Bring canned soup or any other non-perishable food items to seminar between January 25th and February 5th

  • Each item counts one point (multi-packs will count as one item total)

  • Seminar teachers can keep all items in their classrooms until the 5th, or can request a pick-up from library staff at any time

  • All items will be distributed to the Newton “Little Free Pantries” between February 6th and 12th

  • The seminar collecting the most items will win a catered lunch!


Congratulations to Josué Coy Dick on his selection to the All State Orchestra! Congratulations to John Mark Koontz, Josh Bergman, and Jonah Schloneger for their selections to the All State Jazz Band, and Kaden Anderson as an alternate!


If you are a student planning on participating in NHS track and field this spring please send Mr. Remsberg a conformation email (tad.remsber@usd373.org) as soon as possible.


The NHS library is open for business! We have processed over 50 new books since Thanksgiving - come in and choose a great new read!


Friendship Bracelet Club will be meeting on January 29th during Seminar in the library. We will be staggering dates to insure both Hybrids get a chance to meet.


If you are interested in auditioning for Choraleers and/ or Railaires for the next school year, please fill out this form. To audition for Railaires or Choraleers, you will also need to submit a video of you singing a song of your choice. This video may be a pop sing, musical theatre song, or classical song. Share the video of you singing to Mrs. Ives through Google drive, or share a YouTube link. If you are wanting to audition for Railaires, you will need to learn a short dance and video yourself completing the dance and send it to Mrs. Ives through google drive, or share a youtube link. If you would prefer to audition in person, email Mrs. Ives to arrange a time. We are planning a BIG trip for Railaires in the next school year during spring break! I hope you plan on coming with us! For Video Link, Click Here


Seniors who are on track to graduate may be eligible for a partial schedule, or release from seminar. Seniors participating in second-semester athletics or activities must be enrolled in 7 of the 8-second session blocks in order to be eligible under KSHSAA & local guidelines. To qualify, you must apply and be approved by your counselor and administrator. Applications can be found under the counseling tab of the NHS website. Select "Forms/Applications", or see your counselor.


Class Rings/Jewelry -- Josten's will be at NHS during lunchtime on Monday & Tuesday, January 25 & 26. Orders can be placed at that time. Class rings/jewelry items ordered in November will also be available for pick up during these times.


Cap & Gown Orders -- Josten's will be here during lunchtime on Monday and Tuesday, January 25 and 26. If you have not yet placed your order, yoiu may do so at that time.

Weekly Announcements - 1-19-21

Souper Bowl competition

  • Bring canned soup or any other non-perishable food items to seminar between January 25th and February 5th

  • Each item counts one point (multi-packs will count as one item total)

  • Seminar teachers can keep all items in their classrooms until the 5th, or can request a pick-up from library staff at any time

  • All items will be distributed to the Newton “Little Free Pantries” between February 6th and 12th

  • The seminar collecting the most items will win a catered lunch!


Congratulations to Josué Coy Dick on his selection to the All-State Orchestra! Congratulations to John Mark Koontz, Josh Bergman, and Jonah Schloneger for their selections to the All State Jazz Band, and Kaden Anderson as an alternate!


Chem Club will meet this week in room 2190. Tuesday for hybrid A and Thursday for hybrid B.


The NHS library is open for business! We have processed over 50 new books since Thanksgiving - come in and choose a great new read!


If you are interested in joining Girls Soccer this year, there will be a google meeting on 1/21 at 3:45. Email Mrs. Beaver for the meet code.


Friendship Bracelet Club will be meeting on January 29th during Seminar in the library. We will be staggering dates to insure both Hybrids get a chance to meet.


Auditions for student-directed one-acts are January 21st right after school and January 22nd at 1 pm! It's a great opportunity to join drama--come to the auditorium and have fun!


If you are interested in auditioning for Choraleers and/ or Railaires for the next school year, please fill out this form. To audition for Railaires or Choraleers, you will also need to submit a video of you singing a song of your choice. This video may be a pop sing, musical theatre song, or classical song. Share the video of you singing to Mrs. Ives through Google drive, or share a YouTube link. If you are wanting to audition for Railaires, you will need to learn a short dance and video yourself completing the dance and send it to Mrs. Ives through google drive, or share a youtube link. If you would prefer to audition in person, email Mrs. Ives to arrange a time. We are planning a BIG trip for Railaires in the next school year during spring break! I hope you plan on coming with us! For Video Link, Click Here


Seniors who are on track to graduate may be eligible for a partial schedule, or release from seminar. Seniors participating in second-semester athletics or activities must be enrolled in 7 of the 8-second session blocks in order to be eligible under KSHSAA & local guidelines. To qualify, you must apply and be approved by your counselor and administrator. Applications can be found under the counseling tab of the NHS website. Select "Forms/Applications", or see your counselor.


Seniors: You should have received an email from Mrs. Rickard asking for winter homecoming king and queen nominations. If you did not receive an email or if you have questions, contact Mrs. Rickard (erica.rickard@usd373.org). Nominations will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.


Class Rings/Jewelry -- Josten's will be at NHS during lunchtime on Monday & Tuesday, January 25 & 26. Orders can be placed at that time. Class rings/jewelry items ordered in November will also be available for pick up during these times.


Cap & Gown Orders -- Josten's will be here during lunchtime on Monday and Tuesday, January 25 and 26. If you have not yet placed your order, yoiu may do so at that time.

Weekly Announcements - 1/11/21

If you are interested in auditioning for Choraleers and/ or Railaires for the next school year, please fill out this form. To audition for Railaires or Choraleers, you will also need to submit a video of you singing a song of your choice. This video may be a pop sing, musical theatre song, or classical song. Share the video of you singing to Mrs. Ives through Google drive, or share a YouTube link. If you are wanting to audition for Railaires, you will need to learn a short dance and video yourself completing the dance and send it to Mrs. Ives through google drive, or share a youtube link. If you would prefer to audition in person, email Mrs. Ives to arrange a time. We are planning a BIG trip for Railaires in the next school year during spring break! I hope you plan on coming with us! For Video Link, Click Here


Seniors who are on track to graduate may be eligible for a partial schedule, or release from seminar. Seniors participating in second semester athletics or activities must be enrolled in 7 of the 8 second session blocks in order to be eligible under KSHSAA & local guidelines. To qualify, you must apply and be approved by your counselor and administrator. Applications can be found under the counseling tab of the NHS website. Select "Forms/Applications", or see your counselor.


Seniors: You should have received an email from Mrs. Rickard asking for winter homecoming king and queen nominations. If you did not receive an email or if you have questions, contact Mrs. Rickard (erica.rickard@usd373.org). Nominations will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.


There will be a softball meeting on Monday, January 11, at 3:30 in the band room. Please plan to attend if you are interested in participating in softball.


Auditions for student-directed one acts are Jan 21 right after school and Jan 22 at 1 pm! It's a great opportunity to join drama--come to the auditorium and have fun!


National Honor Society will meet this week in the lecture hall. Tuesday for hybrid A and Thursday for hybrid B. Remote students may join with the Google Meet code sent to your email. Contact Mrs. Wedel with any questions.


The NHS library is open for business! We have processed over 50 new books since Thanksgiving - come in and choose a great new read!


If you are playing baseball this Spring and have not communicated with Coach George, please do so this week via email (mark.george@usd373.org). We are ordering hats and other clothing and we need accurate numbers for ordering purposes.


Teachers will be giving out depot tickets for pop and popcorn starting January 4th. The tickets are given as a reward for working hard during class, improving grades or for other reasons determined by your teacher. These tickets do not have an expiration date and can be redeemed on Tuesday and/or Friday from 315 to 325 pm. One ticket gets you a free pop or bag of popcorn. Feel free to save up your tickets and redeem two at once. Get there early while the popcorn supply lasts. The depot is located near the Senior and Sophomore locker sections across from the restrooms.


Congrats to Emily Tolbert and Preston Vicenzi for placing 3rd at Novice State Debate. Emily took TOP SPEAKER and Preston placed as 9th speaker.


This weekend Emily Tolbert/Preston Vicenzi, Madi Duncan, Miguel Molina Chavez and Josue Coy Dick will compete at the KSHSAA 5A Four Speaker State Championships. Newton qualifed at the Regional in December. Newton competes against, Maize, Lansing, BlueValley SW, Pittsburgh, Salina South, MIll Valley, and Sumner Academy.

Weekly Announcements- 1/4/21

Teachers will be giving out depot tickets for pop and popcorn starting January 4th. The tickets are given as a reward for working hard during class, improving grades or for other reasons determined by your teacher. These tickets do not have an expiration date and can be redeemed on Tuesday and/or Friday from 315 to 325 pm. One ticket gets you a free pop or bag of popcorn. Feel free to save up your tickets and redeem two at once. Get there early while the popcorn supply lasts. The depot is located near the Senior and Sophomore locker sections across from the restrooms.


If you are playing baseball this Spring and have not communicated with Coach George, please do so this week via email (mark.george@usd373.org). We are ordering hats and other clothing and we need accurate numbers for ordering purposes. Thank you.


Did you know you can see RAILER artwork even while socially distancing? Follow us on instagram at...@RailerArt


Dec 11-12 Josue Coy Dick and Emily Tolbert qualified to the Nationals debate tournament in June. They placed 2nd overall at the West KS NSDA District tournament. Miguel Molina Chavez and Preston Vicenzi placed 4th and are 2nd alternates to the online (at this time) national tournament in June.


Dec 12 Sophia Houser and Lindsay Warsnak went 3-1 and took 3rd place medals at the Tom Kelley Memorial Invite hosted by Hutchinson HS. Claudia Henriquez and Anahi Sanchez went 3-1 and took 5th place medals. Great job Railer novice debaters!!


December 4-5 Maize Debate Invitation Miguel Molina Chavez and Trey Swingle Went 2-2 in prelims and broke to quarters. We dropped to Salina South on a 2-1 decision in 1/4 finals.


December 5 Garden City Debate Invite. Bryt Adams and Preston Vicenzi took 6th place in open div going 3-1.

Weekly Announcements - 12/14/20

  • Did you know you can see RAILER artwork even while socially distancing? Follow us on Instagram at... RailerArt
  • If you are playing baseball this Spring and have not communicated with Coach George, please do so this week via email (mark.george@usd373.org). We are ordering hats and other clothing and we need accurate numbers for ordering purposes. Thank you.
  • Congratulations to Mackenzie Glasmann, Madyson Groves, Madison Hershberger, and Jenna Teichler for making the KMEA State Choirs!
  • Josh Bergman placed 2nd in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Youth Talent Auditions. In addition to earning a cash prize, Josh will perform his trumpet solo with the Youth Repertory Orchestra on their spring concert.



Debate Results:

Josue Coy Dick and Emily Tolbert qualified to the Nationals debate tournament in June. They placed 2nd overall at the West KS NSDA District tournament. Miguel Molina Chavez and Preston Vicenzi placed 4th and are 2nd alternates to the online (at this time) national tournament in June


Sophia Houser and Lindsay Warsnak went 3-1 and took 3rd place medals at the Tom Kelley Memorial Invite hosted by Hutchinson HS. Claudia Henriquez and Anahi Sanchez went 3-1 and took 5th place medals. Great job Railer novice debaters!!


Garden City Debate Invite. Bryt Adams and Preston Vicenzi took 6th place in open div going 3-1.


Maize Debate Invitation Miguel Molina Chavez and Trey Swingle Went 2-2 in prelims and broke to quarters. We dropped to Salina South on a 2-1 decision in 1/4 finals.

Weekly Announcements - 12/8/20

You are invited to join Student Council in counting down the 12 days before winter break. The celebration kicks off Monday, Dec. 7, with Family Photo Day. Be sure to check out the full schedule of activities online.


Bowling tryouts will be December 7th-10th starting at 3:45 each day at PlayMor Lanes. Contact Coach Pauls if you are interested in trying out (joanie.pauls@usd373.org). You will need physical paperwork to NHS, COVID-19 Questionnaire to NHS and Online Registration completed by noon on Monday to participate in tryouts Monday.


Join the conversation! Students for Racial Justice is meeting this Friday, Dec. 11 at 2:45 on Google Meet. Code: SRJ. Everyone's invited."

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