District News

ArtsWave Survey

Are our children receiving a comprehensive, balanced education? A comprehensive, balanced education includes the ARTS – dance, drama/theatre, music, visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, etc.). The future of the community depends on our children’s ability to create – and to be creative. If the community is to continue to meet the challenges of the future, today’s schools need to develop innovative leaders and creative problem–solvers.

The Newport Schools, in partnership with ArtsWave is conducting a Community Audit for Arts Education to seek ways to improve ARTS education in the schools. Your input is necessary for the audit to be successful. Would you please take a few moments to answer a survey


NMS SBDM Special Meetings

Three special meetings of the Newport Middle School council has been called for:

April 29, 2014
May 1, 2014
May 2, 2014


Board of Education Surplus

Newport Board of Education will accept bids on Surplus Property from April 16th - April 23th.  Please call 292-3005 to set up an appointment to view interested surplus items.  All items are sold "as is" - no returns after purchase.  All bids should be submitted to the attention of Mr. Mark Krebs, Facilities and Transportation Director, 301 East 8th Street, Newport, KY 41071.

Click here to see the Surplus List.

Getting to Know our NEW Newport Schools

As part of the University of Louisville; ABRI (Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention) has been working in Newport Schools for years.  ABRI is an outside group that “… is structured to provide state-wide access to support with the emphasis on creating an infrastructure toward sustainability and capacity building within schools and educational cooperatives.”  Part of their goal is the evaluation of social/academic outcomes for all students in Kentucky.  Last month, in a meeting with our leaders, this group used the term, “The New Newport Schools” to describe our district’s emerging transformation.  

Rascal Run 5K to benefit Newport Intermediate School


The 4th Annual Newport Masonic Lodge Rascal Run 5K will take place on Sunday May 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Newport Intermediate School.  The run/walk starts at the Cincinnati Public Landing by the Cincinnatus statue and goes through Sawyer Point along the river.  Please join us!  Click here for registration information.

Newport Schools Presents "Your'e a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Newport students will be presenting the play, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown", at the Newport Primary School on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00
Thursday, April 24 at 7:00
Friday, April 25 at 7:00

Admission is free!  Donations to our arts program are welcomed!

Board Approval 2014 - 2015 School Calendar

The Newport Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 School Calendar at the Februray regular meeting.  After the (pending) KDE approval, it will become the official calendar.  Click here to see the pending school calendar.  Thank you to all those who participated in the Calendar Survey.

KDE April Parent Info Newsletter


2013-14 School Calendar Update

Parents & Guardians,  As you know, our schools have been cancelled due to the severe inclement weather.  The Kentucky Department of Education requires all districts to have at least 170 six-hour or more instructional days.  Accordingly, school will be in session these additional days:

Friday, May 30
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3
Wednesday, June 4
Thursday, June 5 - Last Day for Students.  
Friday, June 6 - NHS Graduation and Teacher Professional Learning Community Day
Monday, June 9 - District Closing Day for Teachers.  

2013 - 2014 School Calendar


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