Principal's Post

Dear East Newton School Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

We are thrilled to welcome our students and staff back to school. We hope that you were able to relax and make special memories with your friends and families. Now it’s time to look forward to a wonderful new school year here at East Newton!

Our incredible staff of educators have been in school throughout the summer to prepare classrooms for the new school year. We are grateful to our amazing custodial staff, as they have worked all summer getting our school in pristine shape. Our secretarial staff, Mrs. Schriever and Ms. Renner, are working hard to ensure a smooth start for staff, students and our EN families.

East Newton High School is such a special place to be. We are extremely proud of our beautiful school and have high expectations for each and every student. Our students are some of the best around as they are kind, compassionate, and eager to learn. Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to ensure that they feel valued, accepted, and safe. As a high school, we will continue to provide a rigorous and joyful inclusive school environment. Our overachieving goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.

Partnering with families is crucial to promote a healthy transition to school both socially and emotionally. We recognize that students may be feeling a variety of emotions with the start of the new school year, and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on the whole student while focusing on building a classroom community. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website and through the announcements that will be sent out.

If you have questions, please call the office at 417-472-6238. I will get back with you as soon as I can.

I am extremely excited to be back in the East Newton District and serving as the High School Principal! It feels great to be a part of “Patriot Nation” again and here is to a fantastic school year. As always, it’s a great day to be a patriot!

Jamie Medlin
EN High School Principal