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Four students from the Welding Technology program competed in the SkillsUSA competition at Hutchinson, KS. Matthew Whitehurst, from Burrton High School won gold for Welding Sculpture and Kadin McBee, NHS, took 3rd place in Welding. Congrats to our welding students!

(pictured L to R: Abel Bustillos, Kadin McBee, Matthew Whitehurst, and Ian Hanna)
 

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 4/20/17




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Forty-four Kansas high school seniors have been named 2017 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

 

The Kansas CTE Scholar program is an opportunity to recognize well-rounded outstanding CTE students who are finishing their senior year of high school. This is the first year for the initiative.

 

Students have to be a high school senior and meet the following criteria to be selected as a scholar:

  • Have earned or presently enrolled in 3.0 or more CTE credits.
  • Provide documentation of technical skill attainment.
  • Have a CTE Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better in CTE coursework.
  • Demonstrated leadership.
  • Demonstrated community engagement.
  • Have professional learning experiences.
  • Provide a career vision summary statement.

 

Scholars will receive a commemorative pin, special certificate and statewide recognition.

 

The following NHS students received this honor:

  • George “Max” Karst
  • Brandon Murrell
  • Michaela Regier
  • Guadalupe “Lupita” Reyes
  • Kara Peaney
  • Shaedon Wedel
  • Adyan Rolph
  • Katherine Lindgren
  • Anabel Gomez
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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 4/20/17




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You are invited to attend the annual FFA Plant Sale. The sale will run from April 10-15 at the Newton High School greenhouse. Sale hours are: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 11:15 AM and 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Saturday hours are 8:00 - 11:00 AM. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ely at 284-6280, ext. 2841. The attached flyer includes the various plants that are for sale.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 4/4/17




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Come out and support the BPA students at the annual Chili Feed held at the Breadbasket, 219 N. Main, on Thursday, April 20 from 5-7:00 PM. The cost of the meal is $7 and all proceeds go to benefit the BPA students attending the National Leadership Conference. 

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 4/3/17




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On March 29, 2017 the Newton FFA Chapter’s Senior and Greenhand poultry and floriculture teams competed in Marion, KS. Those who participated on the senior floriculture team were: Abby Harder, Kit Kingsley, Ethan Entz and Kaitlyn Black. Faye Smith participated as an individual in the floriculture competition. Participants on the Greenhand floriculture team were: Micah Epp, Annika Senn, Andre Sulentic, Lindsey Voth and Kelsie Verbeek. Newton’s Senior team took second in their competition while the Greenhand team also took second. Kit Kingsley medaled placing fourth in the senior division. Annika Senn took first place in the Greenhand division. The participants on the Senior poultry team were: Kit Kingsley, Ethan Entz, Faye Smith and Kaitlyn Black. Participants on the Greenhand team were: Micah Epp, Annika Senn, Andre Sulentic, Lindsey Voth and Kelsie Verbeek. Newton’s senior team did not place. Newton’s Greenhand team took second. Annika Senn took first in the Greenhand division.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 3/30/17




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The NHS Robotics team placed second at the Kansas City FIRST Regional Competition. The team also received the Quality Award. In addition to this, the RaileRobotics team won the Hub City Regional Competition in Lubbock, TX. This win qualified the team for the National competition in St. Louis in April.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 3/28/17




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BPA members are selling pies from Carriage Crossing to raise funds to attend the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. To order your pie contact Jessica Crabtree at jessica.crabtree@usd373.org. Each pie is $15 and there are multiple flavors to choose from.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 3/4/17




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Congratulations to Team 935 for their win at the Hub City Regional Robotics Competition.


 

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 3/3/17




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On Monday, February 27 students in the Automotive program attended the the Pratt Community College Automotive Contest.  NHS students placed 1st, 2nd and 5th.  To compete in the contest,  students take a 115 question timed test covering general automotive topics. The results of the competition are below:

 

1st Place - Joel Harms (right).  Joel won a rolling tool cart as well as a full two year scholarship to the PCC auto program

 

2nd place - Trevor Koehn (middle).  Trevor won a ratcheting wrench sent and a full two year scholarship to the PCC auto program.  

 

5th Place - Tino Varges (left).  Tino won a $500 scholarship to PCC.


 

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 3/3/17




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From February 15th to March 1st, the HOSA Club will be conducting a Pennies for Patients service project.   As in year's past, we will have a competition between NHS Seminar classes with the "winning" class receiving treats as a reward. Please consider participating by sending a donation with any NHS student or contacting Mr. Mick directly. Money raised goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society which helps combat blood cancers.   

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 2/14/17




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It's National FFA Week and our FFA students are ready to celebrate. Here are the daily themes for the week:

Tuesday: Blue and Yellow 

Thursday: Farmer Day

Friday: Denim Day


 

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 2/14/17




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On Wednesday, February 15th, the NHS HOSA Club (Health Occupations Students of America) will be hosting a Wendy's night.  A portion of all sales from that evening (5-8 p.m.) will be returned to the club. Money raised helps send students to Fall and Spring Conferences. Please consider participating!

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 2/2/17




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The Newton High School Career and Technical Education department will host the 2nd annual Building Bridges event on Tuesday, February 21 from 6 - 8:00 PM. The event is designed to make connections between educators, parents, students and business and industry leaders in and around Harvey County. The evening will start at 6:00 with appetizers prepared by our Culinary Arts students and a time of networking. We will then move to the auditorium for student celebrations of WorkKeys certificates and Career Success awards. Break-out sessions lead by our CTE staff begin at 7:00 PM with conversations centered around a specific group of questions.

 

All business and industry leaders are encouraged to attend and be part of these important conversations to build bridges in our community. Please RSVP to Melinda Rangel at melinda.rangel@usd373.org by February 14.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 1/23/17




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The NHS Robotics team started their build season with the annual FIRST Robotics Kick-off on Saturday, January 7. If you missed the kick-off you can watch it at http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff. Teams now know the game for the season and can begin creating and designing a robot to compete. RaileRobotics plans to compete in two regional competitions this season. Follow the team at https://team935.com/.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 1/7/17




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January is tour season in the CTE department. All 8th graders from Chisholm Middle School toured on January 11-12. Students saw all areas in the career and technical education department as well as other elective choices within Newton High School.

 

Students from surrounding area schools will tour the CTE offerings on January 25 starting at 9:00 AM. To be included in a tour, contact the CTE office.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 1/7/17




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K-State Salina will host its annual Teen Women in Science and Technology conference on January 5. Newton High School will attend and take 5 girls who have an interest in science and technology career fields. The girls will choose sessions that best meet their interests and learn from professionals in that industry.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 11/29/16




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Students from multiple CTE classes attended Career Success workshops during seminar in October. The workshops were taught by Warren Scott, from WorkForce Development Center. His message was on the importance of improving soft skills make you a better employee in today's workforce. He also encouraged students to find their passion and go for it!

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 10/26/16




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Warren Scott and Tucky Allen from Kansas Workforce Development spoke to students about the importance of workplace skills in addition to technical skills in today's workforce. Thirty-three students signed up for the first session!career success workshop2.jpg

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 10/11/16




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First Bank of Newton donated 20 toolkits to the IT: Networking pathway for student use. We appreciate the continued partnership NHS has with First Bank and their support of our programs.toolkids.jpg

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 10/6/16




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Sixteen leaders from business and industry toured the CTE facilities at NHS on September 29. The focus was on finding ways to continue to build partnerships between the school and business community.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 9/29/16




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The Entomology team placed 2nd overall in a contest in Canton.  Kitt Kingsley placed 6th high individual, Abby Harder placed 7th high individual, Asia Stewart placed 13th individual, and Kaitlyn Black placed 15th. The freshman team placed second in their division-Annika Senn was 5th high individual, Micah Epp was 6th high individual, and Andre Sulentic was 22nd.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 9/28/16




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DECA club (Marketing and Entrepreneurship) at the High School is selling custom Railer Cell phone cases as a fundraiser. We use our funds to get us to our State and National competitions. 

 

If you would like to purchase a case you can access the link below or contact me directly. Cases fit Iphone, Samsumg Galaxy, and Samsung Note phones. You will select the case needed when placing your order. 

 

The link to order is as follows: https://avc-custom-cases.myshopify.com/collections/newton-high-school-custom-cases

 

Orders are due October 14th  and will be delivered the week of November 4th.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 9/27/16




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The FFA chapter attended the Kansas State Fair on September 14 and donated to the Fair Food Drive. NHS students donated over 100 cans of food to help those in need.food drive_state fair.jpg

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 9/25/16




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The FCCLA chapter at NHS will host a Craft Fair on Saturday, November 19 from 8:00 - 2:00 PM at Newton High School. If you are interested in having a booth, contact Molly Schauf at molly.schauf@usd373.org.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 9/19/16




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Steel union workers from Agco met with students in the Welding and Machine Technology classes on August 29 to discuss the benefits of belonging to the steel workers union when they become employed.Agco steel workers2.jpg

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 8/31/16




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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 7/12/16




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The Mountain-Plains Business Education (M-PBEA) Conference was held June 20-22 at the Hotel Philips in Kansas City. Members from the 9-state region participated in professional development workshops, hands-on computer sessions and interactive tours around the Kansas City area.

 

The conference features an awards ceremony where outstanding business educators are recognized for their service. This year Jessica Crabtree, Newton High School business teacher, was awarded the Rookie of the Year award. The winner must be a member of NBEA and M-PBEA and currently teaching business at the secondary level. Winners must also have no more than five years teaching experience. An anonymous review committee screened the applicants and awarded the honor based on a variety of criteria including innovative teaching methods, involvement in professional organizations, leadership in the school and more.

 

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Mrs. Crabtree will be starting her third year at NHS and is the freshman volleyball coach as well as the Business Professionals of America sponsor. Congrats, Mrs. Crabtree!

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 6/24/16




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Newton High School has articulation agreements with many Kansas colleges. This means that NHS students who plan on attending this college and have taken the required high school courses would be eligible to receive the college course listed free of charge. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for this credit. It will not be automatically awarded. Students must present an official high school transcript to the college’s registrar to gain these credit hours.

 

Articulated credit is not the same as SB155 courses. SB155 courses provided HCC credit for the student while they were enrolled as a NHS student. Students enrolled in SB155 courses received concurrent credit (NHS graduation credit AND HCC college credit at the same time.)

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 6/13/16




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The RaileRobotics team is hosting a summer Lego camp for children ages 8-12 at Newton High School. The camp will be June 13-17 from 8:00 - 11:30 AM in Brooks Trade Center on the NHS campus. The cost is $150 per student and drinks and snacks are provided. For more information contact Shawn Taylor at shawn.taylor@usd373.org.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 5/19/16




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If you are enrolled in a dual college credit course next school year, please begin the enrollment process prior to the start of school in August. You can do this by going to the HCC website at www.hutchcc.edu and clicking on the Future Students link in the navigation bar. From there click on the APPLY NOW button on the left of the screen to complete the enrollment application. 

 

After you have completed the enrollment application you must confirm your intent. Instructions on how to do this are located on the left side of this page.

 

If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact Loni Jensen or Mandee Buchholz at the Newton HCC campus office by calling 283-7000.

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 5/17/16




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A team of NHS students participated in the 2016 Kansas Personal Finance Challenge which was held on the WSU campus on April 20.  The event has been established by the Kansas Council on Economic Education, and was sponsored by Capitol Federal, the Kansas Bank Commissioner, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and lunch was provided by Cargill.  There were approximately 1800 students from over 70 schools throughout Kansas compete in preliminary testing.  Newton High was one of 20 schools invited to participate at the state finals. 

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Team members (L to R) who represented NHS:  Jordan Kovac, Bailey Adkins, Hunter Kerr, Alexis Willems, and Morgan Barnes.  By the end of this year, all of these students will have completed Financial Management I and II, and this course work enabled them to be outstanding representatives for NHS at this event. Congratulations to all of them!

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Posted by: Melinda Rangel
Published: 5/3/16