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Newton Bible Christian School
Helping Families Make Disciples of Christ

School Starts at 8:30 a.m.

School Dismisses at 3:30 p.m.


Newton Bible Christian School

900 Old Main St

Newton, KS 67114

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NBCS Memo - February 2



Perhaps you’ve heard. Newton Bible Christian School is at the beginning of an exciting journey toward accreditation with the American Association of Christian School (AACS).  

Why is this process that will require hours of work from our staff, board, and perhaps even some of you exciting? At the core of the process, we will be completing a self-study. During this study, we will evaluate NBCS on 12 standards ranging from our philosophy, to curriculum, to student and staff safety. As we evaluate ourselves using the indicators and rubrics provided, we will find the many strengths built into our program. We will also uncover weaknesses. The weaknesses are really opportunities for improvement.  

As we recognize these opportunities, we can strategically plan for the future and make NBCS even better than it already is. School improvement generally leads to school growth which is exciting. Every teacher on our staff wants to see students succeed. As we evaluate ourselves, we expect to find ways we can teach better, assess learning better, and motivate students better. This means our teachers and students will grow, and student growth is a huge part of the mission.  

Accreditation will not happen overnight. Plans for accreditation began last spring. Teachers officially began the self-study during our in-service day on January 15 this year. On January 19, Alan Hodak, our consultant with AACS, spent the day observing and making recommendations for how we can best prepare for accreditation. There will be many more meetings, and discussions, and pages written over the coming year. We hope to have the review team visit us in the spring of 2025 to give us the final approval for accreditation. In the meantime, please be praying for staff and the school board as we embark on this process. Pray that we will accurately access the school and clearly see the path forward to improvement. Pray especially for teachers that God would give them the extra measure of grace needed to add something to their full plates.  

Our mission remains the same: Newton Bible Christian School provides a comprehensive, biblically based education to help children of Bible-believing families excel in knowledge while growing in faith, in love, and in service. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 15, from 2:00-7:00 p.m.  As we schedule these meetings, it would be helpful to hear from you. If there is a time that is not convenient for your schedule, please communicate that to the office by THIS Monday, February 5.  We will then adjust the schedule accordingly. To contact Mrs. Huxman, please respond to this email or call the office at 316-283-1337. 
Our 11th Annual Fine Arts Competition will be held THIS next Friday, February 9th, at 12:30 p.m.  This will be a normal school day for NBCS students, but parents are invited to come at 12:30 to view the performances and art gallery. 

Click here to download a copy of the event schedule. This is subject to change, so feel free to email the office if you have any questions regarding times. 

Listed below are the items which are due to the school office by 3:30 p.m. THIS Wednesday, February 7th. We also love if things arrives early, as this gives us extra time to get everything set up!

· Judging Forms (with top portion filled out)
· Art Projects
· Art Paperwork (Artist’s Idea Statements, original designs/designs, etc.)
· Copy of speech/music piece (1 copy for each entry)

Please note that we ask all 1st-8th students who are performing to wear a button-up, light-colored, solid top, and dark-colored dress pants, skirt, or dress.  All dresses and skirts should be worn to the middle of the knee. We also ask that all boys wear a tie, if they have one.

Our Fine Arts Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 14th, at 8:40 a.m. in the sanctuary.  All are invited to attend this time! 

If you need any further information or have questions concerning one of the categories, please do not hesitate to call the school office at 283-1337 or email Carissa at nbcs@newtonbible.org.

We are looking forward to a wonderful event!
Our Kindergarten-8th grade students are excited to visit Kauffman Museum in Newton on Friday, February 16th. We will leave for the museum after drop-off that morning and will return by 11:30 a.m. 

We need lots of parents to help transport students! If you would be willing to drive, please respond to this email as soon as possible and let the office know how many students you will be able to transport.

Unfortunately, siblings are not able to come on this field trip, so we understand if you are not able to drive due to younger children! 
Picture of the Week
It is hard to believe we surpassed 100 days of school! Before we know it, summer break will be here! 
- - - Wednesday, February 7 - - -
Fine Arts Paperwork & Projects Due

- - - Friday, February 9 - - -
Fine Arts Competition

- - - Wednesday, February 14 - - -
Fine Arts Awards Ceremony

- - - Thursday, February 15 - - -
Noon Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences

- - - Friday, February 16 - - -
Kansas Day Field Trip

- - - Monday, February 19 - - -
No School - President's Day

- - - Thursday, February 22 - - -
Moms in Prayer - 8:30 a.m.

- - - Friday, February 23 - - -
Slippers & Sweats Spirit Day

- - - Tuesday, February 27 - - -
Student & Class Picture Day
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