Dear Parents and Students of Newton High School:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Newton High School, Home of the Rams! We are looking forward to an exciting and promising new year, and we hope that you are enjoying our brand new home! The Newton High School Rams Handbook will provide you with helpful information that will allow for families to make the most of this school year.
At Newton High School, we are committed to providing educational excellence to all students. To do this, we provide a rigorous, challenging instructional program. Our goal is to prepare all of our students for standardized exams, college entrance exams, and most importantly, life after high school.
High school is a memorable time that consists not only of school studies, but rewarding extracurricular activities as well. Newton High offers a host of sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities that promote the education of the whole student.
In order to support a highly operational school, disciplinary violations cannot be tolerated. Misbehavior serves as a distraction to the learning process, and such distractions are not representative of the goals of Newton High School and the students we serve. Students are expected to exhibit positive, supportive behavior among classmates, faculty, staff, and visitors at all times. Please review the Discipline Code Rules and Dispositions section of this handbook with your child thoroughly.
Students are expected to be in class daily for the duration of each class. Instructional time lost from classes serves as a barrier to learning, and we want to reinforce the good habits of punctuality, focus, and responsibility so that students are ready for life after high school. We ask that students come to school daily and maximize their learning every day.
At Newton High School, we believe that every child deserves every chance to get a high quality education. We appreciate parent engagement that supports the learning process so that students get the most out of their educational experience. We are RAMS! We are Respectful! We are Accountable! We are Motivated! We are Successful! We are Rams! Rams, Rise!
John C. Ellenberg, Ed.S.