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Digital Readworks

Readworks has now created lexile leveled passages for students to read and complete questions. These passages are common core based and you can select, then assign passages for the student to complete digitally. The students are engaged and love reading about different topics. Check out Read More »

North Newton Collects Shoes for Soles for Souls

Image from Soles4Souls video

North Newton is collecting shoes for Soles for Souls.  This organization takes new and gently used shoes and donates them to those people in our country and around the world that do not have any.  They also use these shoes to teach entrepreneurship and small business.  According to Kelly Jarvis, teacher at North Newton, “As a global school, we are always ... Read More »

North Newton Shoe Drive Helps Students Understand Global Interdependence

Logo for Soles 4 Souls

As a global school, one of North Newton’s requirements is to complete modules through the VIF program.  One module for this year is to help students to understand global interdependence.  North Newton will be holding a shoe drive to help those around the world, including here is the US, receive shoes needed to go to school or work.  All of ... Read More »

North Newton students become global citizens

Adriana Botero and her students at a guided reading session

By John Bailey Photos: Robert C. Reed/Record NEWTON – It’s been said it takes a village to raise a child. At North Newton Elementary, it’s the whole world. Last year, the school was restructured to become a global school in instruction and in appearance. Flags from different countries were hung inside and outside the school while global murals were painted ... Read More »

Academic Cluster Classes Work on Their Goals with Santa

Santa at the mall

Green and red decorations, sparkling lights, the sound of people busily searching for the perfect Christmas gift, and the whoosh of brakes from a big yellow school bus. It might seem incongruous for the school bus to be a part of this busy scene, but for the past few years, the two academic cluster classes at North Newton Elementary School ... Read More »

North Newton Elementary School Hosts Career Day

Student simulation of EMS visit

North Newton Elementary School hosts Career Day on November 22, 2016.  The students were able to learn about various career options such as community services, basketweaving, furniture making, nursing, veterinarianary medicine, and many others.  The students really loved getting to explore the career fields!  We appreciate all of the support from the community!     Read More »

BT Spotlight: Lindsay Goble – North Newton Elementary

Lindsay Goble

Lindsay Goble is a 4th grade math and science teacher at North Newton Elementary School. She graduated from Western Carolina University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in May of 2016. Mathematics was her concentration, so she is thrilled to be focusing on that subject this year. In her free time, she loves spending time with her ... Read More »

Newton Police and Parents Read with North Newton Students

Officer Caleb Costner from Newton Police Department visited North Newton during Read Across America Week. He read books with students and visited with the Cat in the Hat (aka Mr. Shane Whitener). Reading under the stars was a huge success at North Newton. Tents were set up in the gym with laser light stars twinkling above. Staff and parents read ... Read More »

Foothills Weather Network Visits North Newton

Scottie Powell from Foothills Weather Network recently visited North Newton Elementary. Presentations were made to 2nd and 5th grade. Mr. Powell discussed ways to stay safe in different types of weather. Lots of questions were asked about tornadoes following our recent tornado warning! Read More »

Coding Sparks Learning at North Newton

Students working on a chromebook

The classroom was full of lots of ooos and ahhhs when all the fifth graders participated in Hour of Code at North Newton.  Students worked together to create a certain set of directions.  Errors were just opportunities to try again. Since participating in the Hour of Code, my students have investigated the coding on games or apps we use daily.  ... Read More »