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Family Dinner Night at the Middle School

21st Century Family Dinner Night

December 15 @ NMS Cafeteria

Free Dinner served at 6:00 

Celebrate your child’s accomplishments in 21C by joining the 21C team for a night of food, fellowship, and fun! Free food prepared by our Cooking Clubs, a slide show of pictures, and a visit from a variety of exotic animals for the family to visit with. It’s bound to be a great time! Hope to see you there!

Call Ms. Kristy with any questions: 859-292-0552

NHS Band to Play at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Our Newport Wildcats Band will be playing Christmas Music at the annual City of Newport Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6th at 5:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Team and Player of the Week Voting

Paul Price has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side "Player of the Week".  The Newport Wildcats have also been nominated for the Gold Star Chili Team of the Week.  You can vote for Paul and the team at TriStateFootball.com.

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2014 Homeless Event To Be Held At Middle School

Cancelled Due to Weather

Newport Schools will be hosting the Homeless Event  this year at our Middle School, 30 West 8th Street, on the 14th of October at 6:00p.m.  For more information, Click Here.

Gold Star Chili Game of the Week

Newport has been nominated for the Gold Star Chili Team of the Week.  Students, parents and fans can vote for our Wildcats at TriStateFootball.com.  You may cast your votes (once per hour/per IP address) between now and Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. when the voting ends and winners will be announced.

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Cast Your Vote!

Voting is underway for the Meijer Wild Card Game of the Week for Aug. 29.

Click on the Football to vote!

Watch News 5 on Friday at 11 p.m. to find out who wins.


Fourth of July

Softball Game Cancelled

The Newport High School vs. Calvary Christian School softball game scheduled for Tuesday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. at Vet's Field in Newport has been cancelled by Calvary Christian for academic reasons.  The LadyCats are to report to the stadium at 4:00 for practice.

Softball Game Cancelled

The softball game between Newport and Highlands scheduled for 5:00 p.m. today at Vet's 1 has been cancelled due to poor field conditions.  Practice will be in the middle school gym at 4:00 p.m.

Softball Game Cancelled

The Newport High School LadyCats softball game scheduled against Augusta High School for 5:30 today in Augusta has been cancelled due to poor field conditions.

McDonald Fundraiser for NHS Prom

NHS Prom Fundraiser

Newport McDonald's

Monday, April 21 from 5-8pm

Drive-thru, Carryout, or Dine-in


Softball Cancellation

Today's softball game in the All A Classic Tournament has been postponed to tomorrow, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Vet's 2.  The softball team will practice at 4:00 p.m. today in the middle school gym.

Girls All A Softball Tournament Date Changes

The All A games scheduled for Monday, April 7th, have been postponed to Tuesday, April 8th.  Tuesday's original games are moved to Wednesday, April 9th. 


Ladycat Softball Game Cancelled

The Newport High School LadyCats Softball Game vs. Williamstown scheduled for 5:30 today at Vet's Field in Newport has been cancelled due to the low temperatures.   All team members are to report to Newport Middle School at 4:00 today for practice.

School Closing

Newport Independent Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 5, due to the inclement weather.


School Closed

Newport Schools will be CLOSED on, Thursday, February 6th - due to inclement weather.

Family Literacy In Preschool


  Family Literacy in Preschool

Come join us on Thursday, February 13

5:30 PM-7:00 PM


4TH AND MONMOUTH (enter at doors on Monmouth St.)

Family Fun with Little Beauty by Anthony Browne. It is a book about love and friendship. Got cabin fever? Join us for pizza and games. Every preschooler receives a book.  

All family members welcome.

Newport Athletic Hall of Fame

Newport High School has long been known for its rich sports tradition.  The long history of the sports program has a huge list of players and coaches.  Please join us on February 19th, between the Reserve and Varsity basketball game, to honor 32 Hall of Fame inductees. Click here to read the article in the Enquirer.

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Home Visits in August

In an effort to improve home and school communications, many of our staff members will begin making home visits on Thursday, August 7th. 

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Basketball Contest Cancelled

Due to the impending weather forecast, the Girls Basketball Contest is cancelled for tonight.

Report Cards This Week

Report cards will be issued the week of the 17th of March. 

Parents, please be on the lookout!

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Saturday, March 8th

School Day Reminder

** Reminder **

Friday, March 14th

is a regular School Day

Koinonia is this Saturday at Newport Middle School


A time to share a hot lunch, while meeting your neighbors.

When: Saturday, February 22
Time: 10:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Newport Middle School parking lot

All Newport Schools’ students and their families are invited to attend.

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Newport's Got Talent

"Newport's Got Talent" show will be Sunday, March 23 at 4:00 PM in the Newport Primary's gymnasium. Tryouts for middle and high school students are on March 4th at 3:00 in the high school band room.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

The Newport Track & Field program will be having three fundraisers at Buffalo Wild Wings this upcoming season.  10% of all food sales will go to the Boys and Girls Track teams.  Show the attached flyer, or just tell your server you're with Newport Track.   Click here for the flyer.

Fundraiser Dates

Monday, March 17
Monday, April 14
Wednesday, May 7

Prevention Under the Big Top

A day of Learning and Laughing

Saturday, April 5, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Free Lunch

Click here for more information!

NHS Prom Fundraiser

NHS Prom Fundraiser

Newport McDonald's

Monday, April 28 from 5-8pm

Drive-thru, Carryout, or Dine-in

After Prom Fundraiser

Newport High School After Prom Fundraiser
April 12, 2014

Click on the Zumba for more information.


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

Final Performance is TONIGHT! 

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

Friday, April 25 at 7:00

Admission is free! 

Donations to our arts program are welcomed!

Middle School Special SBDM Meeting

A special meeting of the Newport Middle School Council has been called for April 10, 2014 at 3:15 in the library at the school.

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Newport's Got Talent

Newport's Got Talent show!

March 23, 2014

Click here for more details!

2014 NHS Winter Sports Banquet

Family and Friends,
You are invited to celebrate the achievements of our student athletes at the 2014 Winter Sports Banquet.  Cost is $4.00 per person (presale) and $6.00 at the door.  Athletes are free.

Tuesday, March 25
Newport High School Cafeteria
Doors open at 5:15
Awards begin at 7:00

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Softball Game Cancelled

Today's softball game between Newport High School and Newport Central Catholic, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at Vet's Field in Newport, has been cancelled due to temperatures below 40 degrees and a colder wind chill factor.

Softball Game Cancelled
Today's softball game between Newport High School and Dayton High School scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Dayton High School has been cancelled due to extreme cold temperatures.  There will also be no practice today. 

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


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Date Change for Regular Board Meeting

The April 23rd Board Meeting has been changed.

The Regular Board Meeting will meet on April 30th at 7:00 PM.

NMS and The Amazing Race

Middle School students and their families are invited to attend Newport Middle School’s version of the Amazing Race.  This AMAZING event will take place at NMS on Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.  Students can pick up more information in the school office or from their Math teacher.  If you have questions, contact Erica Willenbrink at NMS.

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Wildcat Camp for Incoming 6th-Grade Students

On Tuesday, August 12th, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., NMS will host Wildcat Camp for incoming 6th-grade students.  The camp includes lunch and is free of charge for all students.    

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NHS Band Car Wash

Newport High School Band

Car Wash
Saturday, June 21, 10:00 - 3:00
Located by AutoZone - next to Bob Evans  

Cost is $5.00 per vehicle

July Board Meeting Date Changed

July Regular Board Meeting

July 30, 2014
7:00 PM
Newport Middle School Library

Born Learning Academy Invitation

Join Us for a Greet & Meet
Tuesday, September 30, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
(Dinner is included)


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Buenger Boys & Girls Club

The Buenger Boys & Girls Club will be closed on Thursday, May 22 for our annual awards dinner.  (This is by invitation only.)  The Club will also be closed May 26 - May 30 for staff training.  They will re open on Monday, June 5th at 3:00 PM.

Parent Involvement Meeting

Newport Independent schools will host a parent involvement meeting on Wednesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m.  at Newport Middle School.  The intent of this meeting is to gather parent input on our Title I and Title III (English Learners ) programs.   

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Move Up Day for Students

Tuesday, June 3rd is Move Up Day! 

This day gives the students an opportunity to visit their new school and get a little familiar with its operations.

Newport High School Graduation

Senior Class of 2014 Graduation
Friday, June 6th at 7:00 PM

"Set out each day believing in your dreams.  Know without a doubt that you were made for great things." ~ Josh Hinds

Professional Development Day for Teachers



       SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

1st Annual Newport "Souper Bowl"

Local Community Members, Principals, Assistant Principals and the Superintendent will be making chilies and soups for the city of Newport to taste at the Homecoming game, September 26, at 6:00 PM.  For $5.00, you can taste all of these fabulous chilies and soups!  

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National Night Out

National Night Out
Celebrating Police-Community Partnerships

Tuesday, August 5th

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Target Store - Newport Pavillion

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

August 18th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Newport High School Stadium

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Volleyball Fundraiser - Car Wash

Middle School and High School
Volleyball Car Wash

Saturday, August 23, 2014

(Behind Auto Zone)
1709 Monmouth Street
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All donations go to the Newport Volleyball Program

No School Wednesday through Friday

Wednesday, October 8 - PD Day - No School for Students
Thursday, October 9 - Fall Break, No School
Friday, October 10 - Fall Break, No School

Monday, October 13th - Everyone Returns to School

Tasty Tuesdays

The F.I.T. for Life Project brings Tasty Tuesday's to our cafeterias.  Once a month this event will take place in each of Newport's schools.  (Students at the Intermediate school enjoy a sample of a smoothie.)

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Senior Night at the Football Game

Friday, October 24th  at 7:00 PM
Newport - Vs - Lloyd (Home Game)


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FBLA Newport Family Feast

Newport High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), will be hosting their first "Newport Family Feast" dinner on Wednesday, November 12th,  from 5:00PM-7:00PM at the High School cafeteria.  The FBLA members  want to provide a free hot meal for the entire community at least once a month.  

The menu for Wednesday's dinner includes spaghetti, salad, and bread.  Please join us! 

Newport Wildcats Playoff Game

Newport vs. Gallatin County

Friday, November 7

7:00 Kickoff Time

Newport Stadium

There will be a Holiday Food Drive sponsored by the IOTA Sigma Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  Please bring a canned good to help those families in need this Holiday Season.

Next Stop....... Walton-Verona


Newport slammed Gallatin County on a 45-6 win in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.  This was the first playoff victory for our Wildcats since 2006.   Newport Wildcats play Walton-Verona on Friday, November 14th at 7:00 in Walton, KY.  Go Wildcats!

NHS Fall Sports Banquet

2014 NHS Fall Sports Banquet

December 17, 2014

Click here for more information


Wishing you a



and a

Safe Holiday


Winter Band and Chorus Concert

Annual Winter Band Concert
Tuesday, December 9th

7:00 PM
Newport High School Gymnasium

Newport Students Performing in "A Christmas Story"

Last Performance Tonight!

Students to Perform 

"A Christmas Story" 

December 12th - 7:00 PM
Newport Primary Gymnasium
(Photo Gallery has more photos)

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Basketball Turkey Shoot for Students

Come Win a Thanksgiving Turkey!
November 24th, 5:30 p.m. - Registration
Newport Primary School

Click on the turkey for more information




Spring Musical Auditions

Newport Schools will present HONK the musical. The story of the Ugly Duckling on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24. The school performances will be held on Monday, April 20.

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Professional Development Day - No School

Professional Development Day
Friday, January 16th

No School for Students

FBLA Newport Family Feast

Newport HS FBLA will be hosting their second “Newport Family Feast” on Wednesday January 21st, 2015 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM in the NHS Cafeteria. We invite all students, their families, and staff to come join us for a FREE meal. FBLA students will be serving tacos as the meal! Please come support our FBLA students and enjoy a free meal!

Board of Education Special Meeting


January 7, 2015, 7:00 PM

Newport Welcome Center
30 W. 8th Street, Newport, KY


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Free Fruits & Vegetables

Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed on January 27th at the Newport Middle School cafeteria from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.  Click here to see more information and to print off the required ticket.

Middle School Band Concert

The Newport Middle School Bands will present a Winter Concert on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Featured performances by the 6th grade beginning band and the combined 7th & 8th grade bands. The concert will be held at 7:00 PM in the Middle School gymnasium. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

2015 Newport Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

The Newport Wildcat Hall of Fame 2015 inductees will be inducted on January 17th, 2015 at the home basketball game. The ceremony will take place between the reserve and varsity games against Pointz Career Technology Center.

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Newport Wildcat Athletic Jersey Retirements

Two athletic jerseys will be retired on January 8, 2015, between the reserve and varsity Girl's Basketball game against Brossart. The jersey's of Newport star basketball player Eugene Britton Carter (#44) and longtime Newport Coach, Grady Brown (#29), will be retired.

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Third Round Playoffs Friday Night

Newport High School Stadium

7:00 Game Time
$5 Admission for Adults
$3 for Students

Past, present, and future Wildcats; come support our young men's push for State. Give the Cats a true home field advantage.

City of Newport Important Events and Hours

Newport Independent Schools would like to share some important dates and events happening in the City of Newport.   Click here to see the list of events!



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Winter Break

Winter Break!

December 22nd - January 2nd

Koinonia this Saturday!


Saturday, Oct. 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Newport Middle School - Parking Lot



Game Changer Night at the Intermediate School

All-Star & Game Changer Night

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Newport Intermediate School

(Click on the pencil for more information)

Newport Athletics Hall of Fame Nominations

The Newport High School Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing and honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to Newport High School athletics as athletes, coaches, teams, and through distinguished service.

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Grandparents Days at the Intermediate School

Newport Intermediate had a successful Grandparents Day!

Preschool Completion Ceremony

Tuesday June 3, 2014

6:30 PM

 Newport Primary Gym  
1102 York Street


Art on the Levee

The student's work will be on display and for sale all weekend!

55th Annual Junior Olympics

55th Annual Jr. Olympics

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
4 p.m. @ Newport Stadium

Girls & Boys, Ages 5-18

Admission: Free to athletes, coaches, volunteers, and youth age four and under.
All others: $3.00 each

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Wildcat Orientation for Incoming Freshman

Newport High invites all incoming 9th Graders to the Freshman Orientation:
Wednesday August 13th

8:00 AM -  Noon

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2014 Washington DC Trip

To everyone who supported our students through the many fundraisers, we Thank You.  The trip was fantastic and was an experience of a lifetime for a lot of these kids.


Recess in the Stadium

Recess in the Stadium will be taking place on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at Paul Brown Stadium from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  Deadline for registration is May 25th.  Click on the Bengals helmet for more information about this free event.

NMS Principal Selection Meeting

Parents, Guardians, Community Stakeholders

Please join us on Wednesday evening, March 26th, 6:30 pm, in the NMS library to discuss and give input on the principal selection criteria.  Click here to see the current criteria listing.

After-Prom Yard Sale/Craft Show Fundraiser

The After-Prom Committee is sponsoring a yard sale and craft show at Newport Intermediate School on Saturday, May 3rd. Click here for more details. The After Prom Committee is also looking for items to put in the yard sale. You can contact Gena Combs, Maggie Volkering, or Donna Watts to arrange for pick up.

NMS Principal Selection Training

Newport Middle School Site Based Council will meet on

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:00

in the library for Principal Selection Training.

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


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School Closing

Newport Independent Schools will be closed on Monday, March 3rd -  due to inclement weather.  All evening activities are cancelled as well.

NIS Fundraiser at Mad Mike's

Enjoy a meal that's filling and fullfilling!  Grab lunch or dinner at Mad Mike’s on Thursday, February 13th and a percentage of your bill will be donated to Newport Intermediate PTO.

Click here for the flier to present when you place your order.

No School

No School for Students on February 14th - Professional Development Day

No School on Monday, February 17th - President's Day

Newport Penguin Swim Team Signup

Newport Penguin Swim Team signup is April 12!  Click on the Penguin for more information.

Spring Break!


Spring Break begins on March 31st 

Students return on April 7th.

Newport Board of Education Surplus Property

Newport Board of Education will accept bids on Surplus Property from April 8th - April 15th.  Please call 292-3005 to set up an appointment to view interested surplus items.  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 for a list of miscellaneous surplus items.


Rascal Run 5K to Benefit our 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.    Please join us!  Click here for registration information.

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Teacher Appreciation Week


Outdoor Adventure Club Cycling Event

Students participating in the Outdoor Adventure Club had their first outing on Thursday June 12th.  The students spent the day riding the Loveland Bike Trail on rented bikes from Montgomery Cyclery, under the guidance of Ms. Lisa Rizzo.

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Newport's Marching Band Competes at Beechwood

The Newport Marching Wildcats traveled to Beechwood High School on Saturday, Sept. 6th, for their first competition of the season.  This is the earliest the band has competed in recent history.

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Welcome Back Students!

Have a great year!

2014 Coat Distribution Event

On Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. at Newport Primary School, volunteers will be handing out free winter coats to persons of all ages! Click here for more information on how to donate or receive a free winter coat.

Martin Luther King Day

School will be Closed on

Monday, January 19th

in honor of Martin Luther King Day

Senior Night - Wrestling

Senior Night

 Wednesday, February 4th 

Newport at 6:00PM vs Turpin (OH)


Hoeh and Combs to compete at State Singles Bowling Tournament

Congratulations to 8th Grader Mirena Combs, who finished in 4th place and Senior Katlyn Hoeh, who finished in 3rd place at the Regional Singles Bowling Tournament on Monday, January 26 at Bellewood Lanes.  The top four bowlers (from each region) will compete at the State Singles Bowling Tournament which will be held in Lexington on February 12, 2015.  Click here to read more about Mirena, Katlyn, and the tournament.


Track & Field Fundraiser

On Monday, January 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings, Carothers Road (Newport Pavilion), 10% of your bill will go to the Newport Track & Field program if you show them the attached ticket or simply tell them you are supporting the Newport Track & Field fundraiser. (Click on the logo to find the Ticket.) Thank you for your Support!

Renovation Plans for Newport High School

Ground has been broken for major renovations of the Newport High School.  After all renovations have been completed, this building will hold 7th-12th grade students.  Click here for a bigger picture of the plans.

Football Scrimmage Friday Night!

Come support our Football Wildcats.
Three-way scrimmage with Gallatin County and Paris

Friday, August 15th

7:00 Newport vs Gallatin Co
8:00 Gallatin Co vs Paris
9:00 Newport vs Paris

$5 Admission - Part of proceeds go to Tom Potter Memorial Scholarship fund.

Boys and Girls Club Open to All Students


Youth Football & Cheerleading Sign Up

Newport Wildcats
Youth Football & Cheerleading Sign-ups

Tuesday, March 25th
3:00pm till 5:30pm

Newport Intermediate School
Front Entrance

 Ages 5-11
Students must live in: Newport, Southgate or Wilder

K-PREP Testing and Attendance

The K-PREP testing window runs from May 14 - May 21.  The K-PREP test is given to all students grades 3 - 8 and 10 & 11.  Please click on the READ MORE button for important information pertaining to attendance during this testing period.

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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.  

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Free Classes at Newport Adult Learning Center

Is it a challenge to help your child with their homework?  Do you struggle, trying to remember what you learned in school?  Newport Adult Learning Center can help with FREE classes!

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Newport Knothole Team Wins Class B City Tournament

Congratulations to the "Little Nasty Boys" knothole team from Newport!  Coached by Newport alumni, Chase Barger and Jason Barnes.   Click here to read the complete sports article in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Wildcat Marching Band's Last Competition

The Newport Marching Wildcats will be performing in their last competition this Saturday, November 8th, at Shea Stadium in Norwood.  Performance time is 12:30 PM.  - arrive early for prime parking!

Welcome Center Renovated

The renovations of the district enrollment office  are complete and opened for business. The Enrollment Department is located in the Welcome Center at 30 West 8th Street.  Please call 292-3080 for more information.

Inclement Weather Details

With cold weather upon us, and an early threat of snow, we thought it would be beneficial to present the Inclement Weather Procedures. Click here to view the document.

STLP Students Attend Regional Competition

All four of our schools were represented at the STLP Regional Showcase Competition on  November 18th at NKU.  Each group of students had to present their showcase to two judges.  Three of our four schools are moving on to the State Competition in March.  Congratulations STLP!

NHS FBLA Students become Big Brothers & Big Sisters

FBLA has partnered with the Intermediate School to jump start a Big Brother Big Sister program. They will be meeting once a month and altering activities each month. For January, they shared some pizza, got to know each other, and went outside for a kickball and basketball game!  Next month, they will be focusing on reading and homework.

State Dual Championship - Wrestling

The Varsity Wrestling team placed 2nd in the District to qualify for the Small School State Duals Championship.  Only 12 schools across the state qualify for this tournament.  This is the first time Newport Wrestling has ever qualified for the State Duals Championship.  The State Duals Championship will be held at Union County High School on January 31, 2015.  Go Wildcats!

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Twenty-one lucky Newport students go Shop-With-A-Cop!

"With sirens blaring and lights blazing, a parade of Police cruisers pulled into the Target lot in Newport on Saturday, December 13, to let twenty­-one lucky kids have a shopping trip with Newport’s finest."   Click here to read the entire article written for The River City News.

Wildcats made us Roar

Round 3 of the playoffs was another cold and bitter night, but that didn't keep the Wildcat fans from roaring their support for our Varsity Team! Not only did our Wildcats make us proud, but our band and cheerleaders also braved the cold and performed very well! Thank you Coach Schmitz for leading our Wildcats into the playoffs!

Newport Primary Students Collect for Salvation Army

Anna Jones' 1st grade class, and Carrie Collins' Kindergarten class, have joined together to lead Newport Primary School in the annual canned food drive for the Salvation Army!

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Health Requirements for Students

We are excited about the coming school year. Please remember that Kentucky law requires:

All students need to have an up-to date-physical exam and KY immunization certificate on file at school.
The law requires all students entering 6th grade to have an updated physical and immunization certificate on file at school.
In addition, the law requires pre-school and kindergarten students to have a vision exam on file no later than January 1st of the school year.
Kindergarteners must also have a dental exam on file by January 1st of the school year.

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Construction Work on Schedule for ACES

Construction began in February, to transform the old Newport High School into the new location for the Service Center - formerly known as Central Office.  If you would like to see more photos, click on the Photo Gallery and look at the ACES Renovations album.

NKY Educators Joining Forces for Kids

"Northern Kentucky education leaders have embarked in a strong spirit of cooperation to help young children in the region become ready for kindergarten."  Newport Schools is part of the eight school districts working together for this federal grant.  Click here to read more about this program as written in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Students Attend Chick Fil A Leadership Academy

Twenty-five Newport High students, participating in the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, attended the kickoff event at Bellevue High School on Thursday, October 16th  and helped pack 45,792 meals that will be given to Brighton Center.  The students were incredibly well behaved and Ms. Dunn was extremely proud of their efforts.

Rubber Duck Regatta Benefits Newport Family

The Rubber Duck Regatta celebrates 20 years – an end-of-summer Cincinnati tradition that's also the longest-running, most successful hunger fundraiser of its type in the nation. 

Click here to read the Cincinnati Enquirer article featuring the Tipton family of Newport.

Newport Wildcats Team Stronger This Year

After a second offseason under the new coaching staff, Newport High School’s football program is light years ahead of where it was one year ago. Matt Schmitz and his staff made the most of a full offseason following their inaugural season leading the Wildcats and are already seeing the dividends......To read the complete article from the Cincinnati Enquirer - Click Here.

Students meet Missy Jenkins Smith

Friday, August 22, Newport Middle and Newport High School students heard the story of Missy Jenkins Smith.  On December 1, 1997, Missy entered Heath High School and became a survivor of gun violence.  Missy's book is titled, "I Chose To Be Happy".

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Board of Education Accepting Bids on Surplus

Newport Board of Education

Surplus - (2) Soft Drink Vending Machines

Minimum Bid:  $25.00


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2015-16 Parent/Guardian Calendar Survey

We value your opinion for setting the School Calendar for the 2015-16 School Year.  Please review the following calendar options, then complete the survey using the Take our Survey NOW!  link. 

Calendar Option 1
Calendar Option 2
Calendar Option 3

**VOTING ENDS at 11:00 PM on Sunday, February 2nd, 2015**

Congratulations to Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, a senior at Newport High School, has signed on to play football for the University of Pikeville.  Congratulations to Michael and to his proud parents!

Duke Energy Residential Neighborhood Program

About 950 households in Newport can get a free energy assessment and energy-efficiency work from Duke Energy Kentucky.  Click here to read more about this program.

NMS Principal takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Principal Tim Grayson, Assistant Principal Matt Atkins and about 28 teachers and staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.  A special thanks to Ms. Lovell for extending the challenge to Mr. Grayson and getting everything organized.



NMS Offers Morning Tutoring

Morning Tutoring begins at NMS Oct. 20th
7:15 - 7:50 a.m. 
Tuesday - Friday in Room 326

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Newport Intermediate School for Sale

With the sale of the Board of Education building at 8th & Washington and the renovations of the old Newport High School building almost completed; the next item on the agenda is the selling of Newport Intermediate School at 4th and Monmouth Streets.  Click on the school building to read the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer.  

Newport High School Marching Band Uniforms

Back in February, Mr. Bryan Kelly presented to the Board Members three different styles of new marching band uniforms.  Click here to see the design that was chosen.  Our band is going to look very sharp during their performances this coming football season!

Intermediate Students "Let Go" of Old KPREP Scores

Newport Intermediate School let go of last year's state test scores to make way for this year's new and higher KPREP test scores. Students are excited to have the opportunity to show what they know during the next two weeks of testing.


Kindermusik to Come to Preschool Program

Through the stewardship of Jan Kreutzer and Michael Keating, the Clyde Day Foundation awarded Newport Independent Schools a $25,000 grant to implement Kindermusik in their preschool classrooms. 

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Give Back Cincinnati Event at Intermediate School

Newport Intermediate hosted a Give Back Cincinnati event on Saturday, November 8th. Local professionals, the Boys & Girls Club, Faces without Places, and NIS students created HOPE boxes for kids at NIS who need additional encouragement. These boxes will remind students of how important and special they are to the success of our school.

Brighton Center Hosting Health Events

Service Link Presents

A week or two for a healthier You!
in the The Family Center Lobby
Brighton Center, 799 Ann Street

Click here for more information.

Kids Helping Kids

NIS students and staff assist in delivering toys and presents to the Family Resource Center. Items were donated by a non-profit organization called Faces without Places. This organization provides educational services to children experiencing homelessness. NIS is "Raising the Bar" on service learning!

College / Career Ready NHS Students

Ethan Snapp, Player of the Year Contender

Newport junior guard Ethan Snapp is a self-proclaimed basketball junkie. He constantly watches NBA players to steal moves from them. So it’s no coincidence that people are constantly comparing him to Golden State’s Stephen Curry. Click Here to read more about Ethan in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Winter Game Changer Night a Success at NIS

The Winter Game Changer night was a huge success with over 170 students and parents attending! Grace Fellowship Church provided dinner and wonderful volunteers to serve the food! We are truly thankful for everyone's attendance and all the support we receive from the community.

Newport Schools Receive Donation from Masonic Lodge

Mr. Middleton received a donation of $500 from the Masonic Lodge #163, F. & A.M. located in Newport, KY.  Mr. Jerry Sebastian, a former Principal of A.D. Owens Elementary and Newport District Finance Officer presented the check to Superintendent Middleton.  

Track and Field Results

The Newport Track & Field Team competed in the Regional Meet Friday, May 16th.  Several student athletes will be competing at state on Saturday, May 24th in Lexington.

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Intermediate Students Help Beautify Campus

A Service Learning project  took place at the Intermediate School in collaboration with Parimount Landscaping.

  Students learned about landscaping and the importance of taking pride in your environment.

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T.J. Maxx Donates $5,000 to Newport's Fine Arts Program

Superintendent, Kelly Middleton; Board Chair, Ramona Malone; and Board Member, Melissa Sheffel were all in attendance for the grand opening of the new Newport T.J. Maxx and to receive a gift of $5,000 to the Newport Independent School's Fine Arts Program.  Thank you T.J. Maxx and welcome to Newport!

Class A State Meet Results

It was an excellent Saturday on May 24th in Lexington, KY.  Seven athletes won medals at the Class A State Meet.  Top 8 finishers out of 24 athletes in each event received medals. 

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Newport Primary Students Receive Free Books

Thanks to Macy’s, and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Inc., all Newport Primary School students were able to select a new book for the summer -  to keep as their own!

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Become a Reading Mentor to a Newport Student

Are you interested in being a one-to-one reading mentor for a Newport student?  If so, you can register at https://www.nkyec.com/one-to-one-reading/training-information.  

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2013 Newport Grad, Deborah Kroth inducted to NSCS

Deborah Kroth, graduate class of 2013, is a sophomore at Morehead State University, majoring in Civil Engineering and Spanish. She was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  Congratulations to Deborah and her parents!

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F.I.T. Outdoor Adventure Club

This year middle and high school students have an opportunity to participate in a unique club.  The Outdoor Adventure club began this summer and will continue throughout the school year offering students a once a month outing that includes biking, hiking, skiing, ice-skating, rock climbing, archery and camping.  (Photo: OAC Students Kayaking on the Little Miami River)

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Newport Schools are celebrating a month of Hispanic heritage!  Every few days teachers are sent a fact sheet about a country with Hispanic heritage.  It includes delicious recipes, a Spanish word of the day, fun facts and a YouTube video they can share with their class.


FBLA Members Head for State Competition

We congratulate the Newport High School FBLA members for their outstanding performance at the Regional Conference held at NKU on Tuesday, March 11.  All of them will represent Newport High School at the State Conference in Louisville, KY on April 14-16.

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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.

Wildcat Track and Field Team Wins 1st Place

Congratulations to the Newport Boys Track & Field team for earning 1st place in the Newport All Boys Meet on Tuesday, March 18th.  The Wildcats beat out Lloyd, Covington Catholic, Dayton, Holmes, and Williamstown for the top prize.  Go Wildcats!

NHS Wildcat Color Guard Team Wins 1st Place

NHS Winterguard traveled to East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana on Saturday, March 22 to compete in the Tristate Circuit Championships.  The guard left all emotion on the floor as they presented their show "Say Something" featuring the music of A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera.  They came home as Gold Medal Finalist and a 1st Place trophy.  Congratulations ladies!

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Intermediate Girls participate in Girls on the Run

Girls between grades five and eight have been practicing. Learning. Training. Bonding. Preparing themselves mentally and physically for the Girls on the Run Spring 5k at Paul Brown Stadium on May 10, 2014.  Click on the Photo to read more information about this event.

Congratulations to Gracie Bolton

Primary School student, Gracie Bolton is the 2013-2014 Read Across Newport Bookmark Winner.  Gracie was recognized at the February Board Meeting and was awarded a certificate.  Each person in attendance received one of Gracie's wonderful bookmarkers.


2013-14 School Calendar Update

During the winter months, our schools have been cancelled due to the severe inclement weather.  The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) requires all districts to have at least 170 6-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.  

Congratulations Athletes of the Hall of Fame

A total of 32 former Newport athletes were inducted into the Newport Athletic Hall of Fame on February 19, 2014.  This group consisted of notable athletes, coaches, support staff, and family members representing those who could not be present.  Congratulations to the inductees and to their families.  Click on the photo to see a youtube video of the presentation, courtesy of Ms. Bonnie Stacey.

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Parent - Teacher Conference Tips Sheet

Going to a Parent-Teacher Conference and need a few tips?  Click on the Harvard Family Research Project logo to find what you need!

Newport Elks make a Donation to 3rd Grade Students

Newport Elks #273 donated 141 dictionaries for all of our 3rd grade students at Newport Intermediate School.  Thank you for your support Newport Elks!

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

For the third year in a row, the Newport Independent Schools will be participating in the USDA'S Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  Click here to read more about this program.

Summer Feeding Program

Newport Independent School District Food Service is participating in the Summer Food Service Program open to all children 18-years of age and younger.

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High School Track Team to Watch Next Year

If the athletes on the Newport High School track and field team continue to meet the goals set for them, 2015 could be a bountiful year.  Click here to read the article in the Enquirer.

Board of Education Staff Moved

The Newport Board of Education building located at 301 East 8th Street was sold on Friday, October 31, 2014. The Service Center staff have moved into the newly renovated old high school building, known as the Welcome Center, located at 30 West 8th Street. All phone numbers have remained the same. Click here to read more about the latest renovations as written in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Newport Schools Becoming Smoke Free?

"There will be no smoking in any Newport school, or in the bus garage, if the Board of Education passes a policy to that effect." This was one of the many topics discussed at the special board meeting on January 7th.  To read more about this meeting, Click Here to link to The River City News.

Newport Firefighters and Big Brothers Program

"About 400 kids in the Tri-State are waiting to be paired with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and one firefighter has decided to make a difference."  Click here to read the story and watch the video by WCPO.

Wrestling Team Gets 2nd Place

Congratulations to the Newport Wrestling team on getting 2nd place out of 24 teams at the Capital City Classic tournament on Saturday, January 24th in Frankfort.  Their hard work is definitely showing and paying off.  We are proud of Coach Mosley, his coaching staff, and most importantly the wrestlers!  Go Wildcats!

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Middle School Student gets a Big Catch!


Saavier Craig, 8th grade student at the Middle School and a member of the Newport Fishing Club, struck it big! 

The club was fishing in chilly weather at the Alexandria Reservoir on October 30th, when Saavier caught a catfish over 12 inches in length!   

Local Theatre Group Holds Summer Camp for Kids

MartinE Productions and Footlighters, Inc. present the inaugural season of its Camp Martweenie theatre camp for 5th through 8th-grade students in the Cincinnati area this summer.  Click here for more information.

Summer Enrichment Programs

 21st Century and F.I.T. for Life are partnering with Newport Schools to provide summer learning for students who have completed kindergarten and up!  Click here to see more information and the forms required to register your child!

Free e-books for Summer Reading

Students have access to free e-books for the summer -  courtesy of myON.  Read books on your computer or mobile device. 


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School Health Committee forming in October

Newport's Food Service Department is looking to form a District Coordinated School Health Committee on Wednesday, October 29th at 3:30 in the ACES building. 

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NCC adopts 2nd Grade for the third year

Newport Central Catholic sophomores have, for the 3rd year in a row, adopted the 2nd grade at Newport Primary School.  The students exchange letters throughout the year, and – every winter – the sophomores provide a set of hats and gloves for their 2nd grade “buddies.” 

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Newport Wrestling Team Makes Us Proud

The wrestling team qualified four wrestlers and two alternates for the State Wrestling tournament at the Alltech Arena in Lexington.  Eighth Grader Drevon Jones (106lbs), Senior Jacob Brett (138lbs), and Juniors Gage Jones (182lbs), and Deric Applegate (285lbs).  Alternates were Juniors Josh Mullins and Andre Anderson.

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Student Recognition at April Board Meeting







FBLA Recognition at April Board Meeting

FIT for Life Program is District Wide

FIT for Life is district wide in Newport Schools.  Click here  for more information about this program and to read the most recent article on NKY.com, written by Sarah Hardee.  Not only is the FIT for Life program touching the lives of our students, but it includes the teachers and staff as well.

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Sidewalk and Curb Improvements Coming to Newport Schools

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet granted the funds to the city of Newport and the Newport school district, and a plan will take shape under the management of Southbank Partners, which helped with the grant application.  Click here to read more about this project written by Terry DeMio.

WHAS Crusade for Children Fundraiser

Newport Independent Schools is hosting a fundraiser for the WHAS Crusade for Children.  Earlier this year, the WHAS Crusade for Children awarded Newport Independent Schools with a grant for $14,000 to purchase technology for some of our students. 

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KY Report Cards Show Progress

The state department labeled Newport as A High Progressing District.  The Intermediate School also earned the distinction of being A High Progressing SchoolClick here to review our report card and to read Mr. Middleton's comments in the Cincinnati Enquirer.


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Safer Sidewalks for Students Getting to School

Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Terry DeMio, gives an update on the sidewalk project, which is expected to be done this summer and hopefully before school starts in Newport.  Click here to read the article.

Five Retire from Newport Schools

Newport Schools would like to recognize our 2014 retirees with a warm and heartfelt, Thank You!  Your years of dedication to teaching and caring for the children of Newport is going to be missed.  Enjoy your new life of retirement!

Ms. Janet Ball - High School
Ms. Meg Flynn - High School
Ms. Martha Henke - Primary School
Ms. Sharon Huddleston - Primary School
Ms. Bonnie Spencer - Adult Learning Center

Intermediate Students Visit NKU Fine Arts

NIS Student Ambassadors visited NKU to watch college students perform various music ensembles. The Student Ambassador program promotes positive leadership skills and enrichment opportunities for NIS students.

Boys and Girls Club

Buenger Boys & Girls Club


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 3:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Buenger Boys & Girls Club | 36 E 10th Street | 859-655-9415 | bgcgc.org

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Cinderella Closet taking Donations

"Help a girl have a magical prom night - and help change her life, too." Cinderella’s Closet started as a way to help all teenage girls have a magical prom night, regardless of their background or family’s income. Click here to find out more information and how you may donate!  Between 25 - 45 of our Newport High School girls benefit from the Cinderella Closet!

Newport Secures No. 2 Seed

Newport cruised to a 51-19 win over Lloyd on senior night to secure the No. 2 seed in Northern Kentucky's 2A district and home field advantage in the playoffs.  To see the full article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Click Here.

Photo ID Required by 21st Century

Effectively immediately: 21st Century after-school programming is requiring all parents/guardians and parent- approved individuals to present a photo I.D. when picking up your child.  This is district and school policy and imperative to your child's safety.   

Intermediate Students Excited About Learning

Intermediate students are excited about learning with the use of classroom iPads.  Video provided by Kristi Long, using the iPad app iMovie.



Non-Discrimination Notice

Newport Independent Schools

Annual Non-Discriminatory Policy Statement

Click here to Read

Newport Winterguard Celebrates First Win

The Newport Winterguard celebrated its first win on Saturday, February 1st.  The winterguard will be competing in at least 4 more shows and circuit championships until the end of March.  This is the first year for the winterguard and they are Newport Proud!  Great job Ladies!

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April Board Recognitions

NMS Business Engagement Tour Team







Ladies Auxiliary Art Scholarship Contest Winners



New Principal hired at Newport Middle School

Newport Middle School SBDM announces the hiring of the new principal at Newport Middle School.

Timothy “Tim” Grayson is joining the Newport Independent School District after serving as principal at Grant County Middle School for the last five years.  During his time at Grant County, he was instrumental in leading his school to a rating of proficiency. 

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Newport Ladycat Bowlers Advance to State

Congratulations to the Girl’s Bowling Team for their outstanding performance at the Regional Tournament.  The girls were Regional Runner-Up and will represent Region 5 at the State Bowling Tournament on Friday, February 14.  Click here to read the article on NKY.com.

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Student Enrollment Location Moved

( Due to Construction at ACES )

Student Enrollment will be held at the

Newport Primary School
1102 York Street

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Primary School making a Harvest Outdoor Reading area.

Newport Primary teachers are donating items to create a Harvest Reading area for the students.  Once completed, this will be a fun area for students to sit and enjoy some Fall reading!  School counselor, Tracey Alexander, donated the items shown.


FBLA Students Visit Newport Primary

FBLA students traveled to the Primary school on Friday, October 24th, to share an afternoon with the 2nd grade students.  FBLA members read the book “The Juice Box Bully” and prepared eight different activities for the kids.  More photos of this event are in the Photo Gallery!

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Intermediate School Luncheon with Community Leaders

Newport Intermediate hosted the 2nd Annual Lunch with Leaders. Local community leaders joined NIS Student Ambassadors for pizza and discussion about what makes a positive leader.

Newport Middle School Has New Mailing Address

Effective January 1, 2015, Newport Middle School’s street address officially changed to 95 West 9th Street. The Welcome Center is still using 30 West 8th Street.

KDE Parent Information Newsletter

Click on the KDE logo to see the January 2015 Parent Information Newsletter.