District News

Read to Achieve Grant Awarded

Grant AwardedThe Newport Primary and Intermediate Schools have been awarded a $400,000 Read to Achieve grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.  This is a four-year grant, with each school receiving $50,000 per year.  Click here to read more about this grant as it is written by RCN.com.

Principal Selection Completed at Intermediate School

Joshua SnappThe Newport Intermediate School SBDM has completed the Principal Selection process.  Based on the criteria established by the council, with significant input from stakeholders and following our identified process, we have found the most qualified applicant to serve as our principal.  The SBDM has selected Mr. Joshua Snapp as the Newport Intermediate School Principal.

21st Century After School Programs Coming to NHS

21st CenturyNewport Independent Schools and The Brighton Center, Northern Kentucky's largest social services provider, have received a $490,000 federal grant to develop a community learning center. "Newport High Schools' 21st CCLC programming will be offered afterschool, out-of-school time such as during Spring break and during June - each of the five years of the program," Baker said. Click here to read more as reported by RCN.com.

Kindergarten Cutoff Date Changed

Ready for Kindergarten?"Per new Kentucky legislation beginning the 2017-18 school year, a child can now enroll in kindergarten if they are 5 years old by Aug. 1 of that school year rather than having to be five years old prior to Oct. 1 as in years past,” said Kevin McCormick, Director of Student Services for the Newport Independent Schools. 

Kindergarten enrollment for 2017- 2018 will be held at Newport Primary on April 12, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

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Mark Your Calendars

The Music Man LogoComing Soon!

Spring Musical

The Music Man

April 20, 21, 22 at 7:00PM
Newport High School Auditorium

More information to come.....

FBLA Compete at Region 4 Conference

FBLA Group PhotoTwenty-three FBLA high school students competed at the Region 4 Conference held at NKU.  Eleven students placed in a variety of areas. They are advancing on to the State Competition in Louisville in April.  If they place at State they will then advance to Nationals in Anaheim, California!


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Good News Concerning the Nickel Tax Increase

"On behalf of the entire Newport Independent School District, The Newport Board of Education is thankful for the effectiveness of the legislative process, the time and effort put forth by Campbell County Clerk Jim Luersen and staff, and the Newport voters for not signing the shortsighted petition.  The Board of Education will now be able to utilize valuable state dollars to improve our existing facilities. The board and the district will continue the important work of educating our children, serving our community, and maintaining good stewardship of the public's tax dollars."    ~ Kelly Middleton, Superintendent

Prichard Committee Offers Leadership Basecamp

Prichard Committee LogoThe Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will bring a new parent leadership training one-day “basecamp” to Northern Kentucky in April.  It will give parents a look inside public education in Kentucky and provide them with tools to effectively engage in their children’s school, says Helen Carroll, NKY Parent Leadership Coordinator.  Click here to read more from the NKY Tribune.

Newport Independent Alumni Video Series

The Newport Independent Schools have launched a video alumni series featuring graduates talking about how the Newport schools have positively impacted their lives.  Jim Kidney is a Newport High School graduate, class of 1968, and takes great pride in the community he works in and the school system that he attributes many of his successes.  Mr. Kidney's law office is located at 40 East 10th Street in Newport.

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Brighton Center to help People with their Taxes

Brighton CenterBrighton Center now has three VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation sites open for the 2017 Tax Season.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $64,000 or less, persons with disabilities and the elderly who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

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