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Spirit Week!

For the last day of Spirit Week, students were asked to dress as their favorite teacher. In many cases the results were astonishing. See all of the photos in the Photo Gallery.



NHS Valentine Photo Booth

Newport High School students and staff celebrated Valentine’s Day by posing for photos in the Photo Booth. Go to the Photo Gallery to see all of them.



Wildcats Win 36th District Championship


Congratulations to the NHS Wildcats on their victory over Newport Central Catholic High School for the 36th District Championship. The Cats won in over time 68-67 snapping NCC's long standing spot on top of the 36th District.  


NHS Wrestling Scores Big in Region 6 Wrestling Tournament


Congratulations to the following Wrestlers for outstandig performances at the Region 6 Wrestling Tournament:

J.T. Daniels - 4th place, Heavyweight
Alex Herald - 4th place, 106 lbs Weightclass
Sergio Morales - 3rd place, 120 lb Weightclass
Kyle Mardis - 3rd place, 145 lb Weightclass
Dillion Burton - 2nd place, 126 lb Weightclass
Drevon Jones - 1st place, 152 lb Weightclass

Congratulations to Drevon Jones he is Newport High School's first-ever REGIONAL WRESTLING CHAMPION.

!!Great job Newport Wrestlers!!

Good luck at the State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 16th and 17th at the Lexington Horse Park.

8th grade cats

8th-Grade Boys Basketball
Team To Be Recognized

As the runner-up of the Northern KY Middle School Athletic Association 8th Grade Basketball Tournament, our 8th-grade boys basketball team will be recognized during half-time at the boys Varsity basketball game v. St. Henry on Monday, Feb. 12th.  Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Please plan to attend to help celebrate the accomplishments of our very successful 8th-grade boys basketball team, while also cheering on the Varsity Wildcats to a victory. 

* All Middle School boys basketball teams will be recognized, 6th, 7th, and 8th.

NHS Senior Night - Girls Basketball


Help celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating girls basketball players by attending Senior Night on Wednesday, Feb. 14 beginning @ 7:15 p.m.  Following the celebration, the Lady Cats will play the Augusta Lady Panthers @ 7:30 p.m.

NHS Senior Night - Boys Basketball


Help celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating boys basketball players by attending Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 13th beginning @ 6:45 p.m. Following the celebration, the Wildcats will play the Dayton Green Devils7:30 p.m.

College 101


Opportunity to Travel to China China flag

We are so excited to announce another Newport High School international trip. We will be traveling with students to China in Summer 2019!  Read more for details.

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Spirit Week! Spirit Day

February 12-16 is Spirit Week at Newport High School for students and staff. Each day has a different theme. Dress up and have fun.
Monday, February 12--I woke up like this
Tuesday, February 13--Spirit Day, anything Newport
Wednesday, February 14--Red/Pink Day
Thursday, February 15--Winter Blues
Friday, February 16--Dress like your favorite teacher


Lady Cats Advance in All "A" Classic NHS cats

Congratulations to the NHS Ladycats basketball team for its 70-34 win over Bellevue in the opening round of the 2018 Region 9 Girls All A Classic.

Tonight, January 9th, the Ladycats will travel to Dayton High School to play the Villa Madonna Blue Lightening at 6 p.m.
Please plan to come out and support the team.  Good luck, Ladycats!

Girls All "A" Classic basketball NHS Girls Basketball

The Girls All "A" Classic basketball game between Bellevue and Newport will be played as originally scheduled tonight @ 7:30p @ Newport.

Inclement Weather - Wind Chill


 During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of the school day or cause school to be closed altogether.  One such factor is the wind chill on a given day.  On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions.  There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service; a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning.  The National Weather Service in Wilmington, OH defines the two as the following:

 Wind Chill Advisory:  Wind chills between -10 and -24 degrees and at least a wind of 10 MPH or more
 Wind Chill Warning:  Wind chills -25 degrees and below with at least a wind of 10 MPH or more

 When the National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Warning for Campbell County before the school day begins we will make a decision to close schools.  It is quite likely we will make this type of decision on the morning of the day in question as it is hard to predict what the wind chill will be the night before.  If there is a Wind Chill Advisory for the county, schools will likely be open unless there are operational problems with the bus fleet or mechanical problems in the school buildings.  Buildings and the bus fleet are assessed in the morning prior to school by 6:00 AM.  

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NIS Sending Five Teams to State Technology Competition STLP

Five teams from the Newport Independent School District have qualified for the Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state competition in Lexington.

STLP uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization and creation of technology to solve school and community needs. The student products and projects are then showcased at local, regional and state events. Newport's teams qualified at the recent regional competition at Northern Kentucky University.

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Caught on Grinch Cam grinch

Staff and students caught on Grinch Cam at NHS.

New Manga Books Manga

Thanks to a generous grant from Dollar General and the writing skills of Paul Baker the library has a great selection of new Manga books. Also thanks to the student library aides who processed the large number of books in record time to get them on the shelves.



NHS Fine Arts Night Fine Arts

The Newport High School Arts program would love to invite you to a night of music, drama, and art.  Tonight, December 7th, is Newport High School's first Annual Fine Arts Night. There will be art on display from Newport High School artists, performances from the Newport High School Choir, Rock Band, and Concert Band, and also performances from the School's acting program.  We will even have a sneak peek at Alice in Wonderland, this year's drama production. The performances will begin at 7 pm in the Newport High School auditorium and we would love to see you there.

Winter Wonderland Dance Winter wonderland

Newport High School will be holding a Winter Wonderland Dance for students in grades seven and eight on Friday, December 8, from 6:00-8:00PM. Tickets are $10.00 and will be sold during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Each ticket includes entrance to the dance and food.

NIS Qualifies for STLP State Competition stlp2017-18

Newport Independent Schools STLP teams presented their 2017-18 projects on November 20 at Northern Kentucky University. The intermediate school team, middle school level team and three high school teams all scored above 85/100 to qualify for the state competition in March. Good job Wildcats!!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Inclement Weather Policy


WCKY – AM 1530 or WLW – AM 700



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Harlow HRK yard sale at Newport H.S.


A Day of Thanksgiving


Thursday, Novemeber 16th
Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie

Souper Bowl souper bowl

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Souper Bowl. The winner was Ms. Berendsen. Congratulations!

Mask Decorating Contest Mask Contest 2017

The library sponsored a Mask Decorating Contest during October. Thanks to everyone who participated. The winning sutdents were Emily Fetters, Haley Shearer, and Mya Jones.

Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble on the Levee Maker Faire

Calling all tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science club members, authors, artists, students, entrepreneurs, crafter, and makers of any kind— this November 11 and 12 for the 3rd annual Mini Maker Faire! Experience the latest in virtual reality, designing, robotics, coding, programming, and more.

SBDM Parent Elections

Site Based Decision Making Team PARENT elections will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31st in the Newport High School main office. Elections will be held from 8:00am until 3:00 PM.

If you have any questions call the main office at 859-292-3023

Wildcat Varsity Football - Senior Night - 4 Annual Souper Bowl nhsfootball
Varsity Football Game vs. Holmes Bulldogs
October 27th @ 7 p.m.
Newport Stadium
As part of the festivities, we will also hold our 4th Annual Souper Bowl, featuring soups, chilies and other foods prepared by Newport Schools' staff members.  *Sponsored by the Newport High School FBLA.
Before the game at 6:30p.m., we will hold Senior Night, recognizing our graduating football players cheerleaders and band members.

Newport High School Archery Team Meeting Archery

Newport High School Archery
Team Meeting

Monday, October 30th @ 2:45 p.m.
In the school cafeteria
*Open to 7th- thru 12th-grade students

Parent-Teacher Conferences Conference

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, October 10, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Newport High School.

NIS Hosting KHSAA 36th District Girls Soccer Tournament


NEWPORT vs BELLEVUE Monday, Oct. 9 @ 6:00 p.m.

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Banned Books Week Banned Books

September 24-30 is Banned Books Week. Celebrate your right to read by checking out a book.  See the books that received the most challenges for 2016 in the library. Words have Power!


Newport Wildcats Varsity Football 9/22 nhs football

Come out and show your school spirit by supporting our Newport Wildcat Varsity football team as they take on the Frankfort High School Panthers!
Friday, September 22nd
7:30 P.M.
Newport Stadium

Talk Like a Pirate

Tuesday, September 19, is National Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Show your pirattude and come check out books on pirates in the library.  Arrr!

Pirate Shaylee

Help Sock it to Homelessness redsocks

Come out and Support NHS Wildcat football and  help sock it to homelessness!  In support of Cincinnati Ministries' outreach to homeless individual and families please bring donations of new pairs of socks to the football game against Bishop Brossart this Friday night, Sept. 8th at the Campbell County High School Football Stadium 7:00 P.M.


Friday Night Football Change

Schedule changeBoys Varsity Football Game
NOT be played this Friday night. 
The game has been changed to tonight!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Newport Wildcats VS Owen County
7:00 PM
(at Owen County)

Go Wildcats!

Newport Schools Support Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey

Newport High Open House


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

We welcome all parents and students to the 2017-18 High School Open House!

Countdown to 1st Day of School for Students

Cheerleading Flyer

Summer Feeding Program

The last day for the Summer Feeding Program

is on Thursday, July 27th.

NHS Wins Career Ready Award for 2017

CTE AwardKelly Middleton and Jenna Koroly were honored to pick up this award for Newport High School at the KACTE Conference. Newport High School is one of six high schools in the state of Kentucky to win The Gold Award for Career Readiness.

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Keturah Street Church of God hosting Back to School Event

Newport Keturah St. Church of God is hosting a Back To School Bash for the Community on August 3.  Free food, prizes, bouncy houses, iceballs, and school supplies!  The guest speaker is former NFL player DeDe Dorsey.  All FREE!

Keturah St. Church of God
401 Keturah Street
August 3, 2017
6:30 pm

New Soccer Team Coming to NHS

Soccer BallCoach Ventre is inviting all 7-12 grade girls, interested in playing soccer, to come to practice Mon., Wed. and Thurs. night from 5-7 at the stadium.  More information and schedules will be given at that time.  Hope to see you there on July 24, 26, and 27th!

Backpacks and Breakfast

Backpacks4KidsNorthern Kentucky Harvest’s 17th Annual  
Backpacks & Breakfast

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00-11:00 A.M.             
Goebel Park, Covington

(corner of 5th & Philadelphia)


  • Open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties.  At least 850 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To receive backpacks, families must provide photo I.D., proof of residence (a recent bill) and children’s proof of identity (Social Security or medical card).
  • Breakfast provided by Frisch’s.
  • Presented by Northern Kentucky Harvest in partnership with Be Concerned and Brighton Center.
    Backpacks underwritten by the Butler Foundation and the R.C. Durr Foundation.

Home Visits and Back to School Bash

Home VisitsMark your calendar for our annual
Home Visits and Back to School Bash! 
Both will be happening on August 10th. 

Home Visits:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Back to School Bash:  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Back to School Bash

National Night Out Date is Set

National Night OutOn behalf of the Newport Police Department, you are invited to attend the 2017 Newport National Night Out, held in the Target parking lot on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Come out to see home and neighborhood demonstrations put on by police and firefighters, and enjoy complimentary Back to School kids haircuts, school supplies, back packs, and refreshments. There will be live music this year by Newport's own "Bad Boy Troy Tipton" and "The Faithful Few."

Final Days to Order Yearbooks

2016-17 Yearbooks will be on Sale through Friday, May 26.
Don't miss out!
Call the school for details or order online at:

Payment plans are available.

NHS Masquerade Prom 2017
NHS parents, if you would like to see what the students will be enjoying for prom this year please feel free to stop by the Newport Syndicate on May 12th from 5:30 - 6:30pm. After this time no parents/ guardians will be permitted to enter. If you are a parent of a student that is on Prom Court, you may come in from 10:00 - 10:20 during the crowning then you will be asked to leave.
Hope to see you all at the viewing!

NHS Track team Collects Medals at the Ludlow Invitational


For girls:

1st place in Disc: Bralynn Joseph

2nd place in the 200 meter dash, 3rd place in the 100 meter dash: Arieyonna Elmer

For boys:

1st place in Long Jump, 2nd place in the 100 meter dash, 2nd place in the 200 meter dash:

Tyler Porter

3rd place in the 4x100 meter relay: Devin Carson, Michael Ledbetter, Teronce Brown, and Tyler Porter

Click on READ MORE to see others who placed this past weekend!

Congrats to these athletes!

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Pi Day Celebration Pi Day

Students and Staff at NHS participated in a Prom fundraiser for Pi Day with real pies. Students could buy a pie and give a "pie in the face" to the teacher or administrator of their choice. All in good fun for a good cause.

Staff vs Students Basketball Game Staff vs Students

The stage is set, this is a must see event! NHS Staff vs. Student Basketball Game Thursday, March 9Th at 6:00pm. Will the Students school the Teachers? Come out and support your favorite teacher/student as we raise funds for the 2017 PROM!

                                                                        Lets Go Wildcats!
                                            COME WATCH THE STAFF DUNK ON THE STUDENTS!


Support Your Wildcats NHS Wildcats

Coach Snapp and the Wildcats are ready to take center stage tonight. Come to BB&T arena at NKU to watch your NHS Wildcats play the Lloyd Juggernauts in the first round of the regional tournament at 6:30 PM.


Student VS Staff Basketball









Thank you to everyone who participated in the Student VS Staff basketball fundraiser!  Score: Staff 84 - Students 83  We raised $550.00 between the game attendance and the T-shirt sales for Prom!  Thank you for your support!  Vist the District Photo Gallery for more pictures of the game.

FCCLA Students attend State Leadership Conference Dominique Gallichio

Dominique Gallichio and Lauren Croxson attended the State FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) Leadership Conference to compete in STAR Events for Career Investigations.  Lauren was elected FCCLA Vice President of Parliamentary Law for the Northern Kentucky Region and will now attend Leadership Camp in June.

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Newport High School Class of 2017

Class of 2017


It is not too late to enroll your child/children in Newport Schools!

Enrollment for ALL schools is located at the

Welcome Center
30 West 8th Street
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mondays
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tuesday - Friday

What do you need? 

Child's Birth Certificate

Child's Social Security Card

Proof of Residency
(Lease/Mortgage, Utility Bill in your name)

Home Coming Parade


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Governor's Scholarship Winner Student Winner

Jalyn Collier (pictured) was introduced to the board as the winner of a Governor's Scholarship, a four-year full ride to college. Jalyn has a 3.92 GPA, and has a class ranking of 6 out of 96. She is involved in archery, academic team, STLP, the yearbook, and church activities. Jalyn has not decided which college she wants to attend, but she has narrowed it down to Georgetown or Bellermine.

*RCN RiverCityNews
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:40 RCN Newsdesk             

Biology Zoo Trip Zoo

Biology students had a field day at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 24. The students were able to observe first hand the things taught in the classroom. Great experience! Thank you science teachers.

FBLA Compete at Region 4 Conference



Twenty-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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NHS Track Team Medal Winners


Congrats to the Medal and Ribbon winners at the Grant County Invitational Friday.


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NHS Fishing Club

Baily RichmondCiara WaltersJarrett Adams

NHS Fishing Club had a successful fishing trip at Southgate on Thursday April 21st. Bailey Richmond, Jarrett Adams, and Ciara Walters caught several fish! We plan to take 1 more fishing trip this year. We have had an outstanding year of Fishing Club! 

NHS 2017-18 Homecoming King and Queen HomecomingKQ

Congratulations to the NHS 2017-18 Homecoming King Will Beamon and Queen Caralyne Wallace.

Super Snacks

Super Snacks LogoSuper Snacks will begin on
Monday, September 11th! 

All schools offer Free after-school super snacks for students attending after-school activities. 

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

Ornaments to Scholarships Christmas Sale

Support the Newport Scholarship Program

The Newport Independent School District Educational Foundation will be selling Christmas ornaments in an effort to earn money for the Newport Scholarship Program.  100% of the profit from these sales will go to Newport High School graduates who attend post-secondary education.

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Prom King and Queen Prom 2017

Congratulations to Hailey Mueller and Marcel Garland, who were crowned Queen and King at the Masquerade Ball Prom. The prom committee, chaired by Sarah Reinhart, went all out to create an event at the Syndicate that was truly magical and memorable.

Super Snacks

Super SnacksFriday, May 19th will be the last day for the after school Super Snack program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Graduation Class of 2017 Graduate

Graduation for the Newport High School Class of 2017 will be Friday, May 26, at 7:00 in the high school gymnasium. Congratulations Wildcats!

Newport High School Dress Code 2017-2018

Dress Code

Dress Code for the 2017-2018 School Year

Students are NOT permitted to wear the following items:

  • No clothing that bares the shoulders, midriff, underarms, and/or frontal cleavage.
  • No clothing that is torn or ripped.
  • No clothing that is worn below the waist, and/or exposes any undergarments.
  • No hats, hoods, or scarves worn on the head.
  • No shorts, capri pants, skirts, or dresses.
  • No shower slippers, sliders, sandals, or any shoe that does not strap around the back of the heel.
  • No yoga pants, leggings, or jeggings.
  • Nothing that expresses profanity or is drug and/or alcohol related.

Religious and Health Accommodations

Where a bona fide religious belief or health need of a student conflicts with the school dress code, reasonable accommodation shall be provided.  Any student desiring accommodation shall notify the Newport High School principal in writing of the requested accommodation and the factual basis for the request. Approved coverings worn as part of a student's bona fide religious practices or beliefs shall not be prohibited under this policy.


NEWPORT PRIMARY.....................8:05 AM       3:05 PM

NEWPORT INTERMEDIATE............7:55 AM       2:55 PM

NEWPORT HIGH............................7:45 AM       2:45 PM

Move Up Day

Move Up DayMay 23, 2017 will be Move Up Day! Our students will get to experience what it will be like next year by spending the day in their next year grade. This is a big day for our students and staff and ranks right up there with Home Visit Day!

Click here for more information. 
Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

Order your NHS 2016-17 Year Book


Click the Link

Summer Feeding Program Offered at all Schools

Summer Feeding Logo**NOTICE: Newport High School's Summer Feeding Program closes on June 23rd! **
Newport Schools will be offering free breakfast and lunch at all three school locations this summer.  Click here for more information.

Book Fair at Newport High School BN Book Fair

Tuesday, May 9, students at Newport High School were able to select books from a book fair set up in the library by Barnes and Noble. A grant made it possible for the district to furnish students with books at no cost to them. Lisa Rizzo arranged for Barnes and Noble to set up a great assortment of quality high-interest books.

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Gear Up to Host Family Campus Day to the University of Kentucky. Gear Up

GEAR UP Family Campus Days bring families as a unit (defined as parents/guardians/mentors/other significant adults along with their student) onto college campuses to receive information about the college planning process in general and the specifics of each university’s program offerings and campus life.

GEAR UP Family Campus Days also educate the adults in our students’ lives about what GEAR UP is and facilitates connections to GUK staff. At minimum, each campus day seeks to provide families the opportunity to connect with admissions, financial aid, housing, academic departments, student life, student retention services, and parent associations.


The Family Campus Day to UK will be held on Saturday, April 29th. Transportation and lunch will be provided. See the Gear Up office (or email for more info.


BookFest 2017 BookFest 2017

Friday, April 28, students from Newport High School and Newport Intermediate School attended BookFest at NKU. Students read books before the event including The Nightmare Affair by featured author, Mindee Arnett. In addition to the students in grades 5-8 who attended, two high school students, Cody Baynori and Shaylee Hall, both previous attendees volunteered to assist with running the event.

KPREP in our Schools kprep

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) will begin on Wednesday, May 10th and continue until Tuesday, May 16th.  We would like to remind our students and parents how important it is for each child to get plenty of rest and a nutrious breakfast prior to testing.  Our cafeterias offer free breakfast to all students every school day!  Click here to see the grade level and type of testing that will be administered.

BelFlex Junior Mentoring Program


BelFlex has partnered with Newport High School to create the BelFlex Junior Mentoring Program. The program is 8-weeks long and consist of resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, tours of local business, guest speaker, and a graduation ceremony. This week the 26 students were supplied with new interview outfits  compliments of  BelFlex Staffing and meet with 6 different interviewers from a variety of companies in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Area. The students will participate in the graduation ceremony next week! 


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NHS FBLA State Winners!!


We have a lot to celebrate here at NHS! FBLA members traveled to the State Competition on Monday and  won big in several Categories.  FBLA students will be traveling to Anaheim, California this summer to compete at the National Competition.

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NHS May Reader of the Month

Dear Reader

Please congratulate Scout Lopez for being selected the NHS May Reader of the Month.  Scout was selected because he is an avid reader, and has been a big help in library this year.

Kentucky Bluegrass Winners for 2017 Red Queen Honest Truth

And the winners are..... Red Queen for grades 9-12, and The Honest Truth for grades 6-8. Thanks to everyone who voted. Our votes were combined with those from the rest of the students in Kentucky to determine the winners.  Stop by the library to check out these two winners and see the books that are nominated for next year!