Favorable Report for City Water

NEWELL-The City of Newell monitored local drinking water for possible contaminants during 2023. The report presented to the town’s commissioners was a snapshot of the water quality. There are 615 customers served with the town’s water source using an average of 70,000 gallons of water per day. The water is groundwater that is produced through […]

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STEM Night

NEWELL—Newell School hosted a family STEM night, sponsored by the Title 1 program, on April 9. The event showcased the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to elementary and middle school students. The youth had the opportunity to take part in hands-on learning activities in various booths set up around the middle school gym. […]

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Several School Contracts and Adjustments Approved

NEWELL-Contract adjustment were approved for the School Year 2023-2024 for Amy Engel, an increase of $8,000; Steve Schoenfish, as Title 1 Coordinator, an increase of $5,000; and Cara Muckridge as 501 Coordinator, an increase of $2,500. During a Special School Board meeting teachers’ contracts for 2024-2025 were issued with a rate increase that brings contracts […]

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Area I and II Community Family Extension Leaders

 The Area I and II Spring Community and Family extension Leaders will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 in the NVN Senior Center, 120 3rd St, Newell, SD, starting with registration between 9:30-10:00 AM.  The theme is “Bloom with Grace”.  Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.  Speakers will include at 11 AM, Mental Awareness […]

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Students Represent Newell at State FFA Convention

NEWELL—Students from Newell School District came back from the 96th State FFA Convention with several awards. The convention was held in Brookings from April 18-20 to celebrate the accomplishments of South Dakota’s 6,347 FFA members and 111 FFA chapters. The three days were “filled with achievement, inspiration, and a passion for agriculture.” Awards are listed […]

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Too Good For Drugs Classes

WIT Coalition Too Good For Drugs is an Evidence Based Curriculum that Sabrina was able to bring into the Newell Middle School Students this semester. Students are taught to live safe, healthy and drug-free lives. The Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) program introduces and reviews a series of skills to prepare children to make healthy […]

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Track Meets Rescheduled

NEWELL—Due to inclement weather, Newell’s middle school and high school track meets in Sturgis and Lemmon have been cancelled or postponed. Upcoming high school track meets include Wall on April 29 at 10 a.m. and Kadoka or Howard Wood in Sioux Falls on May 3. Middle school meets will be April 30 at 8 a.m. […]

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WIT Person of the Month

Denise Schipke-Smeenk Denise grew up on the Schipke sheep farm and graduated from Newell High School in 1972 with 66 classmates. She just returned from AZ where she met up with several classmates for a balloon ride to celebrate the fact they survived 70 years. Friends throughout her life are some of Denise’s most treasured […]

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