May 21, 2024

NHS graduation shuttle service and traffic changes

A specific traffic pattern and shuttle service will be used during Newton High School graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 19.

Graduation ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m. at Maytag Park. Persons having proper passes for their vehicles should display them to gain admittance to the park after 1 p.m.

At noon, West Third Street South from Eighth Avenue to Maytag Park will be one-way south, and West Second Street South will be one-way north between 11th Avenue and Eighth Avenue. Also, South 11th Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets will be closed at this time.

The school district will again provide free shuttle service to and from the ceremonies. A bus equipped for physically disabled persons will be available for those needing this service. The shuttle service will begin at 1:30 p.m. The last shuttle will run at 2:45 p.m. to Maytag Park. Buses will return to the senior high school parking lots immediately following the ceremony. Those planning to use the shuttle service should park in the front high school lot and load by the flag pole. Shuttle service will end at 4:30 pm.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Senior High gym, and the front circle lot will be reserved for handicapped parking only.

There are NO tickets required for admission to commencement, either at the park or in the high school gym.