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Mission Mindfulness

Ms. Fonville, an educator who supports both South Newton and North Newton Elementary, was a 2017-18 Innovative Grant recipient.  Her project focuses on using yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques to improve educational, social, and behavioral outcomes for our students with special needs. For more information on how to incorporate Yoga into your daily classroom activities, please contact either South or ... Read More »

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

Students taking a picture on the farm with two of their favorite horses.

          Ms. McGee and Campbell at South Newton Elementary were 2017-18 Innovative Grant recipients.  Their project focuses on Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), a team approach to psychotherapy.  It is a form of therapy that utilizes horses to help promote emotional growth. Equestrian therapy is particularly applied to patients with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, autism, developmental delays, down ... Read More »

Using Essential Oils In the Classroom

Ms. Vass from South Newton Elementary School was a 2016-17 District  Innovative Grant recipient who received $1,000 for an additional project for the 2017-18 school year.  The project has allowed 4th-grade students to use essential oils in the classroom, with the goals of diffusing essential oils in the classroom, and allowing students to use aroma dough, are improving concentration, enhancing ... Read More »

Lighthouse Recognition Review at South Newton Elementary

On 15th of November, South Newton Elementary School was reviewed by team members from Franklin Covey’s Leader in Me for the Lighthouse School designation. A Lighthouse School recognition is a national honor for Leader in Me schools that is granted to LIM schools for their hard work and success with the implementation of the Leader in Me. Lighthouse Schools are ... Read More »

Educator Discounts at Kid Connection before and after school program

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2017 Kid Connection & SummerKids  School Employee Discount Kid Connection and SummerKids programs at discounted rates to school system employees. See below for our per-child rate schedule designed just for teachers and staff $30 school year registration fee and/or $25 for summer. Before school care offered at no cost to teachers and staff. After school care for up to 1 ... Read More »

PicCollage for the Littles

PicCollage is a creation app that is used frequently in my Kindergarten classroom. I feel it is important to give our children a voice and choice in their education. PicCollage allows me to do just that. After a short lesson with all of my kiddos, they were PicCollage Pros! PicCollage allows you to import photos from your Camera Roll. Students ... Read More »

South Newton Students Win Big in International Film Festival Poster Contest

Student Winners of IFF Poster Contest

Three South Newtons students recently won accolades as well as cash prizes in the 2017 International Film Festival poster contest. Jimena Salazar (5th grade) won first place in the creative design contest. Elaina Krider (4th grade) won first place for her grade level division, and Josue Salazar (4th grade) won the third place award. The International Film Festival is sponsored by the ... Read More »

South Newton Participates in World Read Aloud Day

On Thursday, February 16, many South Newton students and teachers participated in World Read Aloud Day. Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. This event showcases communities of readers all around the world advocating for literacy through intentional acts of sharing the power of words. For more information, visit their website at: ... Read More »

South Newton Hosts Visitors From England

South Newton Elementary played host to some very special visitors from England during the week of January 23rd. Consultants from the Letterland company came to the USA to film South Newton literacy experts, Leah Hayes (kindergarten), Julianne Surratte (first grade), and Shannon Mullins (second grade), teaching Letterland. These instructional videos will be used as training materials for teachers all over the country working to ... Read More »

Marshall Steam Station Employees – South Newton Partners

Mrs. Humphrey accepts donation check

Hats off to the AWESOME employees at Duke Energy’s Marshall Steam Station! These wonderful community supporters chose to donate $750 of their employee-raised community service funds to South Newton Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year. These discretionary funds will be used to meet various educational needs of our students. Pictured here are Mr. Wesley Powell, representing the Duke Energy employee group, and Mrs. ... Read More »