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2016-17 CTE Highlights

Read about all the CTE Highlights from the 2016-17 school year! 

Promoting CTE

The State of Kansas is promoting CTE with commercials that are being aired statewide. Check out the first one!


Upcoming Events

March 28 - FFA contests @ Marion

March 30 - Good Friday, No School

March 31 - BPA Pie Pick-up, 10:00 AM @ NHS

April 15-17 - FCCLA State Leadership Conference

April 21, 26 - SkillsUSA Machining competition







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Welcome to Newton High School Career & Technical Education

The Newton High School Career & Technical Education department offers 16 career pathways to help prepare you to become college and career ready for the future.  There are many opportunities for you to obtain college credit, shadow a mentor in a career field and earn industry certification. The goal is to prepare you for your future as you attend CTE courses at Newton High School.

FFA Officers Attend Glimpse of Cargill Day

The Newton FFA officer team attended the Glimpse of Cargill day in Wichita, KS, on March 14th,  2018. Officers were taken on a tour of the Culinary Innovation Center run by Cargill, and taken through the processes and jobs many employees take part in, in innovations of food science.


Officers also were taken though a career booth panel to learn about other branches of Cargill Industries, and also created a speech with other FFA members from different chapters, and listened to a panel of Cargill employees and two National FFA Officers.


From Left to Right:  Micah Epp, Faye Smith, Kaitlyn Black, Kit Kingsley, Annika Senn, and Ethan Entz


Building Bridges - A Successful Community Event

Thank you to those that attended our 3rd annual Building Bridges event. We appreciate the time you took to support our event and our career and technical education department. Hopefully you learned new information about the many great things happening at NHS including industry certifications our students are earning, business partnerships in one-day career shadows, and pathway-specific information from our CTE teachers and others attending your session. If you have any questions or thoughts concerning our event or career and technical education at Newton High School, please do not hesitate to contact Melinda Rangel.

Auto Students Place at PCC Contest

Students in the Auto classes attended the Pratt Community College Academic Olympics Automotive Technology Contest on February 26. The results of the contest are as follows:

  • 1st place in the parts id contest - Dalton Anderson 
    • Dalton won a set of hand tools for placing 1st
  • 1st place in the automotive ASE written test - Austin Hermstein
    • Austin won a roll away tool cart as well as a full books and tuition scholarship to the PCC auto program
  • 4th place - Zach Baatrup
    • Zach won a$500 scholarship to PCC
  • 5th place - William Wortz
    • William won $500 scholarship to PCC

The written test was a timed, 115 question ASE style test that covered all aspects of the vehicle.  Pictured from Left to Right are: 

Zach Baatrup, Dalton Anderson, Austin Hermstein, and William Wortz.

DECA Students Place at State Leadership Conference

The following students placed in the "Top 10" in at least 1 Role Play at the State Leadership Conference held in Kansas City on March 4-6:

  • Entrepreneurship Team: Matt Seirer and John Wells
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team: Alex Kern and Kaden Davis
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing: Taylor Tasaka: 2nd Place
  • Hotel and Lodging Management: Kailei Sidebottom
  • Taylor Tasaka also placed 7th over all in her event (Apparel and Accessories Marketing)

The DECA sponsor is Lisa George. Congrats to our DECA students for their accomplishments!

FCCLA Nationals

Ashley Schmidt attended the FCCLA National Leadership Convention in July 2017. She won Silver in her event.

Yearbook staff

The Yearbook Staff has already submitted 55 pages as they work towards completion of the 2017-18 NHS yearbook. This is in addition to the 5 issues of the news mag published already this school year. Check out their work online at