District News

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Boys & Girls Club

Want a safe place for your child to go after school?  Check out the Buenger Boys & Girls Club in Newport!  Click here for more information!

School Start and Dismissal Times

     SCHOOL                               START TIME        DISMISSAL TIME

Newport High School                   7:45 AM                      2:45 PM
Newport Middle School                7:55 AM                      2:55 PM
Newport Intermediate School       8:05 AM                      3:05 PM
Newport Primary School               8:15 AM                      3:15 PM

FBLA Family Dinners

Newport High School FBLA will be hosting their Newport Family Feast on February 18th, for a home cooked, no cost, family friendly meal.  Click here for more information.

ABC's of Parenting

Family Nurturing Center presents:  ABC’s of Parenting
Thursdays, Feb. 11th through March 17th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Click here for more information

Newport Schools Have New Menus

Newport Schools Food Service has teamed with Nutrislice to create a more informative menu for all of our schools.  By clicking on Lunch Menu (under Quick Links), you can easily view information about what is on the school menu for breakfast, lunch and our after-school Super Snacks!  You will see an image and description for food items, as well as nutrition information. 

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Nurse Practitioner Working with Newport Schools

Laura Huss, a nurse practitioner and Newport resident employed by The Christ Hospital, will provide health and wellness services to all four schools in the Newport Independent School District.  Huss will provide health and wellness services to students that include school and sport physicals, immunizations and sick visits. All services are provided free of charge to students.  Click here to read the article in the RCN.

Youth Job Fair at Newport Library

The Campbell County Library (Newport Location) will host a Job fair on Thursday, February 18th.  This job fair is geared to students and young adults ages 16-24 interested in both part-time, seasonal, and full time employment.  Click here for more information.

Fundraiser for New Intermediate Basketball Team

Newport Intermediate's 5th Grade Boys Basketball team has partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings (Newport location) to help raise money for the team. Here is the team flyer that can be presented at time purchase or you can just simply state that you are there for "Team D" and 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the team.

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A Gift of Song for the Board Members

January was School Board appreciation month and the members of the board were gifted with three songs from nine middle school chorus students.  We have so much talent in our schools!
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Dollars and Sense

Newport students from NIS and NHS came together to participate in the Dollars & Sense program through the 4-H Youth Development Program. Students learned the importance of being financially responsible and saving for the future. A special thank you to the high school students who served as positive role models!

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New F.I.T. for Life Program

EVERY Sunday!
Learn the Basics of:  Dance, Cheerleading, and Tumbling
Newport Middle School Gym
January 17th – February 28th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FREE Fun for Grades K - 12!  For more information call 468-1524.

Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Courtney Willingham for receiving the Dr. King Scholarship


Congratulations to Mariah Jones for receiving the NKU Diversity Education Scholarship

Pancake Breakfast to Support our Wildcat Band

On February 6th, from 8am-12pm, the Newport Band is having a Pancake Breakfast!  Come down to the Masonic Lodge, 523 Park Ave, and let the delicious flap-jacks warm your soul!  Tickets are pre-sale and cost $6 per person or you can buy tickets at the door for $8.  Thank you for your support!

Tax Prepare Assistance for NIS Parents and Seniors

This Saturday (February 6th) will be a VITA site event.  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is heading this event.  This is to assist parents and students with income tax completion.  Volunteers will be on site to assist with FAFSA help.  Click here for more information.

2016 Newport Sports Hall of Fame

It is our honor to introduce the 2016 Newport Hall of Fame inductees:

Tom Owens 1961                                    Larry Sprinkle 1961
Steve Fields 1975                                   David Simpson 1981
Mitch Mayes 1981                                   Kenny Bell 1982
Enid Kemp 1982                                     Lawana Barber 1982
Rick Atkins  1983                                   Tony Commodore 1987
Bobby Meyer 1988                                 Coach Barb Heister - Girls Track
The 1982 Girls Track Team - State Champs

The induction will be held on Friday, February 5 at the Newport High vs Campbell County basketball game.

Preschool Program on a Search

Newport Independent’s Preschool Program

is on the SEARCH!

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Intermediate Student Wins MLK Writing Award

NIS 3rd grade student, Saya Fournier, was honored on MLK Day by winning the Northern Kentucky Regional Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Convene for a Dream" writing competition award.  We are very proud of Saya for writing an empowering poem and sharing that writing piece in front of a large audience.

Taking a Moment to Appreciate our Board of Education

WANTED. Dedicated, conscientious, passionate individuals to serve on education-related board. Hours can be long; pay is low. Frequent meetings and events. Public scrutiny can be intense; criticism and complaints are frequent. Praise is rare. Duties include setting policy, overseeing finances and key personnel and impacting and improving the lives of children and young adults. Ultimately answers to the voters. Extremely rewarding.  Click here to read more of this article in the River City News.

Big Win for Intermediate Academic Team

Newport Intermediate wins their first Academic Team match against Ludlow's Mary Goetz Elementary. We look forward to many more wins as the season continues. Go NIS Wildcats!

NKY Sports Hall of Fame

Bradford Carr and Robbie Shearer will both be inducted into the NKY Sports Hall of Fame on January 20, 2016.  After graduating from NKU, Carr began to coach high school sports, and was named the freshman coach and varsity assistant at Newport High School.  Robbie Shearer, a 1967 Newport High School graduate, played varsity baseball and basketball.  Read more here.

Nutritional Report Card for Food Service

There will be an open forum at the January Board Meeting to discuss the Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Card.  Click here to view the report card.

Brighton Center Open House and Hiring Event

You are invited to the Kentucky Career Center for a chance to learn about Brighton Center’s Early Childhood Development programs and job openings!  Click here for more information.

Tuesday, January 26th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Kentucky Career Center, 1324 Madison Ave., Covington, KY

See For Yourself Tour

Principal Tim Grayson, would like to invite you to our "See for Yourself Tour" on Monday, January 25th at 12:00PM.  This tour is part of a monthly series of tours we are giving at each of our schools. We want to give community and business leaders like yourself an opportunity to come to Newport Middle School for a quick tour and lunch in an informal and intimate setting.  RSVP:  send an email to scrowley@strategicadvisersllc.com

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Kylie Orr All A Scholarship

Kylie Orr is the winner of an All A Scholarship.  She will be recognized at the championship game of the girls tournament on Saturday, January 16th at halftime.  The championship game starts at 7:00, and Kylie will be called down to the floor at half time to be presented with a certificate.  Congratulations Kylie!

All After School Activities are Cancelled for
Friday, January 22, 2016

2016-17 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, January 31st, 2016**

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All A Classic 9th Region Tournament

Newport Wildcats take on Holy Cross High School in their first game of the All A Classic 9th Region Tournament.  Game time is set for 6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Lloyd Memorial High School, 450 Bartlett Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018.  GO WILDCATS!!!


Wednesday, January 20th
School is Closed due to weather!

No School on Monday, January 18, 2016

LadyCats Game Cancelled

For the All A Tournament.  Our LADYCATS  will play Friday night at 7:30, against the winner of the Dayton vs NCC game.

Snowball Dance

The Middle School Snowball Dance will take place on Friday, January 15th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. - admission is $5.00.  No ticket sales at the door.

NMS Awarded STEM Bike Grant

Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative Bicycle Club

We are pleased to announce Newport Middle School has been awarded a STEM Collaborative Bicycle Club from the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative. Thanks to Brighton Center, Inc. for partnering with Newport Independent Schools in the application process for a STEM Bicycle Club. This application process was based on four principles: Inclusion and access, Commitment, Sustainability, and Sponsor Priority. Fortunately, Brighton Center, Inc. and Newport Independent Schools were awarded with a STEM Bike Club. This means 15 young people from Newport Middle School will be selected to build their own bikes over a ten - week time frame beginning in February.

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Special Board Meeting

Newport Board of Education Special Meeting
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
Welcome Center
30 West 8th Street

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NPS & NIS National Anthem Performance at NKU

Newport Primary and Intermediate choruses will be singing the Star Spangled Banner at the NKU Men's Basketball game on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 1:00p.m. Friends and family can purchase discount tickets to the game.  Click here for more information.

Newport Substitute Teachers to Get Pay Increase

The Newport Board of Education has raised the pay of its substitute teachers.  Under the new salary schedule, substitute teachers receive from $100 to $125 each day based on their level of experience and education. (Under the previous pay scale substitute teachers received as little as $88 a day.)  For more information, Click Here.

Board Meeting

Newport Board of Education Special Meeting
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:00 PM

30 West 8th Street, Newport, KY
Purpose:  Expulsion Hearing

Organization Meeting to Follow

GED Orientation

Parents!  Your kids are going back to school on January 4th, how about you?
Newport Adult Learning Center can help with FREE classes!
We help parents build their academic skills to:

  • Improve Job opportunities
  • Earn GED test credential
  • Help your kids with homework
  • Prepare for College

Orientation is Monday, January 4th and Tuesday January 5th, call for more details.

Newport Adult Learning Center
30 West 8th street Newport KY

Winter Break

Winter Break for Students and Staff

December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016

Santa Claus Surprises the Primary Students

Santa wished the Primary students a
Merry Christmas, with a surprise visit!

Annie Jr is a HIT!

There was standing room only for the final performance of Annie Jr. directed by Ms. Stacy!  The evening began with Christmas songs being sung by our students and directed by Ms. Bacon.  The play appeared flawless and the kids received a standing ovation from the audience.  Visit the Photo Gallery for more photos of the play.

UpSpring Teams with Newport Intermediate School

For kids who are homeless, all the uncertainty in their lives can make it difficult to be part of after-school clubs and activities.  That will change for some young Newport students in January, thanks to a collaboration between Newport Intermediate School and UpSpring, a local nonprofit that serves the educational needs of homeless youth.  For more information click here.

A Christmas Card From Newport Schools
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Intermediate Student Ambassadors

Newport Intermediate Student Ambassadors and the Newport Optimist Club visit the Krohn Conservatory and teach each other about positive leadership skills.

Donation Given at Board Meeting

Saint Mark Church donates $40,000 to Newport Schools, to purchase stage curtains for the new auditorium and to assist in funding the new projector. What a wonderful donation for our students. St. Mark Church operated in Newport but closed after 117 years, which allowed for this generous donation.  Ms Georgia Scheben and Mrs. Shirley Turned presented the Board with the donation.

Newport Firemen Introduce Contest Winners

Eight students from the Primary School won the Art Contest held by the City of Newport Fire Department.  Two representatives from the fire department attended the December board meeting to introduce those winners.  (not all winners were able to attend).  Congratulations to our talented artists!

Optimist Club Recognized at Board Meeting

Three representatives from the local Optimist Club were recognized during the December board meeting.  The Optimist Club most recently provided each student at the Primary School with a special folder.  This folder is filled, by their teacher, with the students' optimistic work.

$1.5 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Newport Ind. Schools

Approximately $500,000 of the $1.5 million School Improvement Grant, which was announced by the Kentucky Department of Education, will be used to purchase Apple MacBook laptop computers for every Newport High School Student during the 2016-17 school year.  To read more about the grant, click here.

Accepting Bids for Surplus Items

Surplus equipment was approved for sale at the December Board Meeting.  All bids must be submitted to Mr. Mark Krebs at 30 West 8th Street, Newport, by December 23rd.  Questions?  Call Mr. Krebs at 292-3005 ( Read More - to see full listing)

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Donna Murphy Showcase

This Saturday, Dec. 19th we will honor former Newport Ladycat Donna Murphy with the first Donna Murphy Showcase. The day will feature 3 games at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. The first game will be Lloyd playing Harrison Co., Holy Cross will play Cooper and Newport will host Williamstown at 5:00. After the Holy Cross Cooper game Donna will be honored by her former high school coach Ms. Cindy Schlosser.

NHS Band Performs for City

Community members in attendance during the lighting of the City of Newport's Christmas tree, were treated to music provided by the Newport High School Wildcats Band.

Newport 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.  In 2014, the Newport High School Athletic Hall of Fame recognized 32 individuals in its inaugural class.  This group was already inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.

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Duke Energy Donates Kits to Newport Students

Great big SHOUT OUT to Duke Energy and their generous donation of Winter Warmer Kits.  Each "kit" contains a blanket, gloves, chap stick, hot chocolate and other goodies... just in time for the winter months!  Thank you Duke Energy!

See For Yourself Tour

On behalf of the Newport Independent School District's Superintendent Kelly Middleton and Newport Middle School Principal Tim Grayson, we would like to invite you to our “See for Yourself Tour” on Monday, December, 14 at 12:00 pm. We want to give community and business leaders an opportunity to come to Newport Middle School for a quick tour and lunch in an informal and intimate setting.  Please RSVP to Shayna Crowley – scrowley@strategicadvisersllc.com by Friday, December 11.

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CN2 News Interviews Kristy McNally

CN2 News (Time Warner Cable) interviewed Kristy McNally, Coordinator for Newport Services, Tools and Empowerment Project for Newport Schools.  Kristy has been doing a great job reaching out to our students and the community.  Click here to see the video and read the article written by Don Weber.

Brighton Center Toy Sale

Brighton Center's Used Toy Sale

Saturday, December 12th at 10:00 AM
Click here for more information.

Core Value Survey for Community

Newport Independent School District is in the process of developing a three year strategic plan.  Part of the planning process is getting input from students, parents, staff, and community about our core values that align with our mission and vision.  Your assistance in selecting these words is very much appreciated.   Click on the blue button for survey.

El Distrito de Newport Independent School es en el proceso para desarrollar un plan estratégico de tres años. Parte del proceso del plan es para recoger las opiniones de estudiantes, padres, personal, y la comunidad sobre nuestros valores principales que alinean con nuestra misión y visión. Apreciamos su ayuda a seleccionar estas palabras.


Super Snacks at All Schools

Starting on Monday, November 30th, the food service staff will begin the After School Super Snack Program from 3:00 - 3:30 at the Newport Primary School.  This is for any student who wants a snack to eat before they go home, or to practice, or to an after school tutoring class. 

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ACT Test Prep

Board Meeting

December Regular Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
7:00 PM

Fine Arts Performers go see White Christmas

The cast and crew from Annie the Musical, were treated to a night of grand performance at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as they watched the production of White Christmas.

Primary Students Decorate City Tree

Students from the Primary School walked to the Newport City Building, where they hung their handmade ornament on the city's Christmas tree.  Afterward, they were treated to a light snack and movie in the firehouse.

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Location change for Basketball Game

Due to repairs, the Boys J.V. and Varsity Basketball game against Boone County, on December 8th, will be played at Newport Middle School’s gym.
J.V. will start at 6:00 PM               Varsity will start at 7:30 PM

21st Century Running Club

On Saturday November 21, 2015 the Newport Running Club ran 3.1 miles at the Girls on the Run 5K.  Our awesome Wildcats (Makenzie Hartzel, Patience Miller, Lexy Rice, Devaya Straks, Jaden Sinclair, Jeremiah Diebold, Sydney Harris, and Hevaunly Hall all had a wonderful time running together.

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St. Vincent DePaul Coat Distribution

Are you, or a family member, in need of a warm winter coat? Please come by the Primary School on Saturday December 5th from 9:00 am to 12- noon and we would be happy to give one to you.  Anyone needing a coat must attend in person.

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Outdoor Adventure Club

Students from the middle and high school enjoyed a day of hiking at the Cincinnati Nature Center.  The Outdoor Adventure Club will try ice skating on Fountain Square in December. 

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Microsoft Specialists at NHS

Four students in Ms. Michael's Advanced Computer Applications class passed the first certification test for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. 



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Bowling Teams Ready to Roll

Good luck this year to our Newport Wildcat Bowling Teams!  Click here to read a recent article in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

STLP Regional Competition

The Fall STLP Regional Showcase was held at NKU on November 19th.  All four of our schools participated and we are proud to announce that three out of four schools will be moving on to the State Competition, which is held at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

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No School on November 25, 26, & 27, 2015


Homeless and Hungry in Newport

Newport Schools are not alone in the fight against homeless and hungry students.  Many surrounding communities are struggling with the same issue.  Fortunately for Newport Schools, we have Kristi McNally working closely with families in need.  Click here to see the WCPO article focusing on this subject and on Ms. McNally.

Candice Young Receives Award

Candace Young received the 2015 Kentucky PE Teacher of the Year award at the November regular Board Meeting.  The students in this photo represent two of her after school clubs:  sports and running.  Congratulations Ms. Young!

Fall Banquet

With the conclusion of all Fall Sports, we look to celebrate our student athletes’ accomplishments at the 2015 NHS Fall Sports Banquet.   The banquet will be held Monday November 23, 2014 in the NHS cafeteria.  Click here for more information.

Successful Food Drive at Middle School

Thank You to all staff and students who supported the Student Council Halloween Food Drive!  As a school, we collected 486 cans and non-perishable items to donate to families in our community.

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Souper Bowl 2015 Winner

Congratulations to Kim Colston, a police department employee,  the winner of the 2015 Souper Bowl.  She received the most votes for her outstanding "Souper Bowl Chili." Thanks to everyone who participated.  If you would like to try Kim's recipe read on.  (To see photos, visit the District Photo Gallery)

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New Recess Equipment at Intermediate

The Intermedate School received some much needed recess equipment for the students.  This equipment was obtained from the PEP Grant, which is best known as the Fit for Life Team, coordinated by Lisa Rizzo. 

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Retirees Receive Recognition at Board Meeting

Preschool teacher Gina Hildebrant, who has retired after 35 years in the classroom, was honored by The Newport Board of Education during the Oct. 28 board meeting and was gifted a keepsake box.  Other retirees not in attendence were Jackie Blersch, Belinda Adams and Gary Adams.

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Newport Board Honors Pompilios

The Newport Board presented custom framed plaques to Larry Geiger and Joe Bristow, owners of Pompilio's and alumni of Newport High School; in recognition for their generousity of providing meals on Home Visit day for our staff.

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Parent-owned Newport Café Raises Money for Newport Schools

Katharina’s Café on the east side of Newport recently raised $1,150 for Newport Primary School.  Elena Williams owns the European-style café with her mother Christine Hambuch.  Williams and her husband, Aaron, have a son Adrian who is in first grade at Newport Primary School (NPS).  They took it upon themselves to hold a fundraiser to raise money to support their son’s school.

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Campbell County Library Helping FRSC in Newport

The Campbell County branches of the public library are having an underwear drive for the Family Resource Centers that are located in schools in any Campbell County District.  Click here to read more about the need and the drive. 

Quarter Auction

FBLA will be hosting a Quarter Auction on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Newport High School. The doors open at 6:30PM. There are some really great vendors that are going to be in attendance.  Hope that everyone can join us!

NHS Football Playoff Game Tonight

at Walton-Verona -  7:30.

Bengals Lineman Meets with Students

YLD and FIT for Life students met Bengals player Michael Johnson.  The Bengals defensive lineman talked to students about overcoming obstacles in life and the importance of education.  He also challenged students to write an essay on facing and overcoming something difficult in their lives.

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Daylight Savings Time Ends


Set Your Clocks Back 1-Hour on
Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 AM.

Bids Accepted for Surplus Items

Newport Board of Education is accepting bids on vehicle surplus.  Bids will be accepted at 30 W. 8th Street, Newport, KY until Fiday, October 30, 2015.  To schedule a date for viewing these items or to have questions answered, please call Mark Krebs at 859-292-3005.

1988 International Bus        (2) 1991 International Buses
1986 Chevrolet pickup                1988 Chevrolet pickup
 1989 Chevrolet pickup

Newport Pride in Jalese Stone

2014 NHS graduate, Jalese Stone, was chosen as the 2013 Youth of the Year for the Buenger Boys and Girls Club.  Click here to watch Jalese tell her story.  Newport Schools is very proud of Jalese and wish her continued success.

Photo Essay Contest for Grade 7-12 Students

Generation No Kid Hungry
Photo Essay Contest

The challenge: Through an essay of 500-800 words and 3-5 original photographs, address the problem of childhood hunger in the United States. How does childhood hunger affect the lives of teens and children either from your own life or the lives of others where you live? Your essay can be whatever you want it to be: personal, persuasive, objective, political. Use the photographs effectively to help deliver the message or tell the story you want to tell.  Contest ends on October 25, 2015.  Click here for more information.  Contacts: Kristy McNally or Erin Comfort

Guiding the College Bound Athlete Seminar

The Reds Urban Youth Academy is very pleased to announce our College Recruiting Seminar.  Darnell Dinkins, a former NFL player from Dynamite Sports, introduces the Student-Athlete & College Recruiting Seminar on October 25, 2015.  Click here for more information. 

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Vanco On-line Payment System Up and Running

Vanco Online Payment System has replaced “School Bucks”.  This program allows parents/guardians the opportunity to put money into an account for their child to make A` la carte purchases from the cafeteria.

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Cast Members Announced for Winter Play of "Annie"

The Fine Arts Program will be performing "Annie" for its Winter production.  Fifty students auditioned for the 26 cast openings.  Casting is complete with the exception of our much needed backstage crew, who may contact Ms. Brittany Stacy after fall break.

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Souper Bowl

2nd Annual Souper Bowl
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Time: 6:30PM     3rd Quarter of Game
Where: Newport High School Football Stadium
Cost: $5 to taste all the Chili and Soups


Outdoor Adventure Club

One Saturday a month, the Outdoor Adventure Club travels to a variety of recreational places to experience activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, fishing, ice-skating and skiing.  Our next trip will be biking on the Loveland Bike Trail on Saturday, October 17th.

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Special Board Meeting

Newport Board of Education
Special Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:45 PM
30 W. 8th Street, Newport, KY

PURPOSE:  Approve grant of easement to cover the new underground facilities that will service Newport High School

Hoxworth Blood Drive at NHS

Twice a year, the NHS has an in-house blood drive.  If students give 4 times during their high school career they will receive a cord to wear at graduation and they have opportunities for scholarships through Hoxworth.  A win-win program!  Click here to read the River City News article.

Renovation Work at NHS

Take a look at the new entry at Newport High School.  Renovations are continuing at NHS; for the big transition during the summer of 2016.

Company Donates Supplies to Newport Schools

Justin Buskirk, Senior Vice President of  Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc. donated school supplies to Newport Schools!  Thank you for your generousity!  To learn more about Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, located at 300 Dave Cowens Drive in Newport, KY,  click here.

Football Game Date Change

The Holy Cross football game for this week was played on Thursday, October 15 at Newport.

What's happening during lunch at NHS?

The lunchtime digital presentation "What's Up Wildcats!" is now up and running. For those of you that are new to NHS, the Powerpoint presentation loops the entire lunch bell every day.

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Fishing Club Catches a Few

The Fishing Club had a great time at Middleton Mills Road Park during their fall fishing trip.  To see more photos, visit our Photo Gallery under Quick Links.

PLC and Fall Break

There will be no school for students on
October 7 - PLC Day.

Schools will be closed for Fall Break
October 8-9, 2015. 
           Classes will resume on October 12th.

Children Run Better Without Lead

The Health Department plays a unique role in the community in preventing childhood lead poisoning, and in responding to it when it does happen.The Health Department’s county health centers provide free or low-cost lead screening for children 6 and under.

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!
Orientation is Monday October 5th and Tuesday October 6th, 2015.

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Volleyball Senior Night

Volleyball Senior Night is Monday, October 5th. It is a triple header. Games are at 5:00/6:00/7:00.  Senior recognition will be held between the JV and Varsity game (anywhere between 6:30-7:00 depending on when the JV game gets over).  Come out and support our two seniors at their last home game: DJ Grey and Krista Mills.

BornLearning Academy

Newport Schools' 2nd Annual BornLearning Academy series kicks off this Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30 at Newport Primary School!  FREE Family Dinner will be served at 5:30.

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Representing the "N" - Newport Proud

True Story:  My brother lives in Newport, Ky on a hill and was in the process of moving. There were only 2 of us able to lift and move due to medical reasons.  As we were contemplating how to get a freezer down the hill, several of the Newport, Kentucky football players pulled up in a truck after their Saturday morning practice......


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Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Quarter Auction - has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in November.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Auction begins at 7:00 p.m.

Newport High School Cafeteria •  900 East 6th St.

ADMISSION $5 for two paddles
(Ages 13 and Under get Free Admission)

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Star Spangled Banner

All students from the Primary and Intermediate Schools, along with the Middle and High School Chorus students, performed the Star Spangled Banner at the World Peace Bell on Monday, September 14, 2015.  There was a brief ceremony celebrating the 201st anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, followed by the students singing. 

No One Fights Alone

A "No One FIGHTS Alone!" benefit for Belinda Osborne-Adams will be held on September 26th at the Wilder City Building from 5:00 - 10:00 PM.  Please Click Here for more information.


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

Saturday, Sept. 26th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Newport Middle School Parking Lot

On the menu this month:  Cheese coneys, chips, drinks and dessert.

FREE take-home books for students will also be available.
*All Newport Schools’ students and their families are invited to attend.

Newport Schools Remember 9/11

Newport Schools invited local and neighboring First Responders to lunch at Newport Middle School; to pay their respect for the job they do!  Visit our Photo Gallery for more candid photos of todays event!

High Attendance Day!

Please make an extra effort to encourage students to be present on Thursday.  The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel have designated Thursday, September 24th as statewide “High Attendance Day” to emphasize that consistent attendance is essential for success in school.

Newport Board of Education Accepting Bids on Surplus

The Newport Board of Education has approved the surplus of Fitness machines and books.  Click on Read More for the entire list.  You can view the surplus items on September 16-17.   If interested, you can drop your bid off at  Newport Board of Education, Attn:  Mark Krebs at 30 W. 8th Street, Newport, KY  41071 - Bids will be accepted until September 17th.

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Board Work Session Date Changed

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
6:30 PM


New Entry for the Welcome Center

Newport Schools' Welcome Center is getting a much needed new walkway.  The district was able to obtain a concrete grant and a landscaping grant to help fix this beautiful building.  Other sidewalk repairs are going on within the district.

Trash Bash Challenge

Newport Trash Bash Challenge
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:00PM
Providence Park

Click here for more information.



Homecoming Parade, Game & Dance
Newport vs Bellevue
Friday, September 11, 2015    7:00 PM

The Parade starts at 6:00 PM from Newport Primary to Newport Stadium.   The Homecoming Court will be announced at Half time of the Football game, and the Dance is shortly after the game from 9:30-11:30 pm.
Newport Cheerleaders would like to invite any Alumni Cheerleaders to Cheer during the second half of the game. 
Come to the game and cheer on your Wildcats!

No School for Students on Tuesday, September 8th!

Labor Day

Labor Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 7th.  No school for students or staff.

Free Adult Education Classes

The kids are back in school… now how about YOU?

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!

We help parents build their academic skills to:

  • Help your Kids with Homework
  • Prepare for College
  • Improve Job Opportunities
  • Earn GED Test Credential

Orientation is Monday August 31st, call for more details.

Newport Adult Learning Center
30 West 8th Street, Newport KY



Spaghetti Fundraiser for Wildcats Marching Band

Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, August 28th  5:00 - 8:00 PM
Masonic Lodge
6th & Park Streets
$8.00 Presale   $10 at the Door
$35 Family of Five

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Free Breakfast and Lunch for all Students

For the fourth year in a row, Newport Independent Schools will be participating in the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  During the 2015-16 school year, all students will be served one breakfast and one lunch (daily) at NO CHARGE - at all four schools.

Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown Schedule

The 2015 Crosstown Showdown Schedule was released on Monday, May 18th.  Newport is scheduled to play Thursday, August 27th against Reading at Sheakley Athletics Center.  Click here to see the full article and schedule.

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My SchoolBucks - No Longer Available

My SchoolBucks (an online payment system for school meals), is no longer being used at Newport Schools.  The Food Service Department is now using Infinite Campus as their new Point of Sale program in each school.  If you would like us to continue using an online payment system, please e-mail Andrea Whiles at: andrea.whiles@newport.kyschools.us

Superintendent Makes Headlines in the KY Teacher Publication

"The Newport Independent school district is very rich in tradition; however, it is new initiatives that keep the district moving forward. In the past three years, the district’s leaders and staff have successfully implemented many new programs to promote student achievement."  To continue reading this article written by Brenna Kelly - Click Here.

Boys and Girls Club

Buenger Club

August 10th – 21st  Club is CLOSED for training & club maintenance
*** The Buenger Club will re-open on Monday, August 24th at 3:00pm. ***

Crossing Guards Needed
Newport Schools is looking for any adult interested in serving as a crossing guard.  Please click the following links for the Job Description and Application.


Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year all Newport children ages 3 to third grade will have an exciting opportunity to jumpstart their literacy skills.  Footsteps2Brilliance is a mobile literacy technology that can be accessed using any smart phone, tablet, iPad or computer. Footsteps2Brilliance puts over 1,000 eBooks, songs, and learning activities in the hands of every parent, early childhood providers, and support agency located within the boundary of the Newport Independent School District. Your child will laugh and learn as the stories come to life with animation and music.  Available in English and Spanish, the eBooks and games are a proven flexible bilingual program and ideally suited to meet the needs of English Language Learner (ELL) and students with special needs.

For more information go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com.  Newport children attending preschool through third grade will be registered by their teacher all other children can be registered by their parent at www.myf2b.com/register/newport.

Information booths will be set up at our Back to School Bash, Monday, August 10th at the Newport Football Stadium, Newport Primary School Open House, Wednesday, August 12th and Newport Intermediate School Open House, Thursday, August 13th.

Parent Training for Footsteps2Brilliance will be held on September 9th from 3:30-6:30 at the Newport Primary School.

School Supplies

For the third year in a row, Newport Independent will cover all schools supplies - with some help from sponsors and Crayons 2 Computers!  If you would like to donate some supplies, please contact your child's school.

Students Return to School on August 19, 2015


Backpacks & Breakfast

Backpacks & Breakfast!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
9:00-11:00 A.M.
Goebel Park, Covington
(Corner of Fifth and Philadelphia streets)

Open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade from Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties.  850 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies distributed on first-come, first-served basis.  Click here for more details.

Free Eye Exams at Wing Eyecare

Students may receive Free eye exams at Wing Eyecare, 142 Pavilion Parkway in Newport.  This offer is good until September 1, 2015.  Kentucky Vision forms may be picked up at all schools.  (859-292-9464)

Back to School Bash

Monday, August 10, 2015

Newport High Football Field
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Meet Our Teachers; Fun with Inflatables;
Field-Day Events!
Free hot dogs and a drink.  Fun for Everyone!

Home Visits

In an effort to improve home and school communications, many of our staff members will begin making home visits on Monday, August 10th!  This event was very successful last year!

Summer Food Program

August 3 - 7 is the last week for the Newport Schools sponsored 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at the Newport Middle School.  Click here to view the August Breakfast Menu; Click here to view the Lunch Menu.

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Band Camp

The Newport High School Wildcat Band will be having their annual band camp July 27 - August 7, 2015.  Camp will run Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  If you have any questions regarding camp please feel free to contact Mr. Kelly (Bryan.kelly@newport.kyschools.us).  We also have a Facebook page - 

Footsteps 2 Brilliance

This spring, Newport educators and others in Northern Kentucky, came together to find out about a new program called Footsteps 2 Brilliance. This is an Early Learning Mobile Technology Platform that can be accessed from any smart phone, tablet or traditional computer.  Click here to read more about "Footsteps" in the River City News.

National Night Out

National Night Out
With  our Newport Police and Fire Dept.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Target - Newport
160 Pavilion Way
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Safety Awareness Day

Safety Awareness Day

Hosted by AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire & Service | Newport PD
Newport Pavilion, Newport, KY
Saturday, August 1, 2015  10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

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Summer Activity Guide 2015

Click on the photo to look at the Summer Activity Guide 2015!

Board Meeting Dates Changed

The monthly Board Meeting has been rescheduled for July 29, 2015.
Welcome Center Board Room
7:00 PM

There will not be a Board Work Session in July.


Interview Tips

Newport Adult Learning Center

Parents, are you looking to get a new job?
Do job interviews make you nervous? 
Come to a FREE training:

Interview Tips!
Wednesday July 29th from 10:30 - 12:00
Welcome Center
30 West 8th Street

RSVP to Nichole Braun 292-3056

All Star Day with Mr. Krebs!

Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Enrichment group enjoying sweet treats from Schneider's Sweet Shop.

Basketball Open Gym

Middle & High School Students

 Mondays and Wednesdays
          *Beginning Monday July 13th*

                                 Middle School Gym

                                 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

                                    Sponsored by F.I.T for Life

Special Meeting Notice

Newport Intermediate School Council

Special Meeting at Welcome Center:  Break Out Room A

Monday, July 13,

8:15 AM



A special meeting of the Newport Intermediate School Council has been called for Monday, July 13th at 8:15 AM in Break Out Room A at the Welcome Center. 



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Camp Wildcat!

Camp Wildcat, for all incoming 6th-grade students, will be held on Tuesday, July 28th from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Newport Middle School.  If you would like your child to attend Camp Wildcat, please complete the required form and return to the NMS Youth Services Center by July 14th. (Click here for form.)

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Intermediate School "For Sale" - Update

The Newport Board of Education decided on Monday, June 22, 2015, to accept the bid from Carmel, IN-based CRG Residential in an amount of $2,625,000 for the Newport Intermediate School on Fourth Street.  Click here to read more details as reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Special Intermediate School Council Meeting

Newport Intermediate School Council

Special Meeting at Welcome Center
Tuesday, July 7, 2015      5:00 PM

A special meeting of the Newport Intermediate School Council has been called for Tuesday, July 7th at 5:00PM in the Professional Development Room (4th Floor) at the Welcome Center. 

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Gateway Summer Camps Explore High-tech Careers

Gateway Community and Technical will host two hands-on career exploration camps this July for high school girls and middle school students.  “The camps are part of our ongoing efforts to expose students to exciting careers in advanced manufacturing,” said Carissa Schutzman, Gateway Dean of Workforce Solutions.  This camp takes place July 20-22 at Gateway Community and Technical College’s Boone Campus. July 20 & 22, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The registration deadline is July 1. Contact Michelle Flick at michelle.flick@kctcs.edu or 859.815.7687 for more information.

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KDE Parent Information Newsletter

Click on the KDE logo to see the May 29, 2015 Parent Information Newsletter.

Me and My School Program

Me and My School is a free 5-week program (8:00 in the morning) at Newport Primary School this summer.  For 2015-16 Kindergarten students, they will have fun doing Kindergarten readiness activities!  Click here to see more information.

He Caught A What?

Newport High School Freshman, Marcus Ewing, was surprised when he finally pulled in that last catch while fishing with the 21st Century Fishing Club.  A cute little turtle!

Update on Flooded Football Field

Vescio Sports Fields estimated the cost of repairs to the field to be around $415,723.05.  The repairs should be completed by July 10th - just in time for  football season.

Newport Clean Team

Join the Newport Clean Team on June 17th, 12:00 - 3:00 PM at the Middle School.  Click on the flyer for more information.

Revised 2014-2015 Calendar

(Click Here) to see the amended School calendar for 2014-15.  Please note:  Last Day for Students is June 4th.

STLP Students Recognized at Board Meeting

Students from three of our schools competed in the STLP State Competition, which was held at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY on March 26, 2015.  Their talents were recognized at the May Board meeting.

Retirees Recognized at May Board Meeting

Principal, Tony Watts honors  
Ms. Teresa McHugh

Superintendent, Kelly Middleton
honors Ms. Patricia Dawn


Principal, Tim Grayson honors
Ms. Donna Pickett

Finance Officer, Tete Turner
honors Ms. Debbie Potter

Facilities and Transportation Director, Mark Krebs
honors Mr. James "Jimmy" Boone

Kylie Orr All-Star Player

Kylie Orr has been selected to participate in the Northern Kentucky High School Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association Annual Junior All-Star Game.  Congratulations Kylie!

5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015
At Holy Cross High School



JUNE 5, 2015    7:00 PM

Today is the last day of school for Students!

Have a GREAT Summer Break!

Move Up Day

                                           Move Up Day Is Today!
Move Up Day gives the students the opportunity to visit their new teachers and/or new school.  It also helps them to learn the daily structure of their new grade level and to help decrease any anxiety or fears they may have about leaving the comfort of their current teacher and/or school building.

Boys & Girls Club Hours

Boys & Girls Club Summer Hours

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Spring Band and Choir Concert

The Newport HS Band and Choir will be having their spring concert "A Night at the Movies" on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the NHS Gymnasium.

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Sports Awards for NHS and NMS in May

Middle School Athletic Recognition Night

Thursday, May 28    6:30 PM

Newport Middle School cafeteria

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Memorial Day


Monday, May 25th

No School

Preschool Registration

Newport Preschool Registration
Begins on May 11th.

Click here for more information.

Board Extends Bids on Intermediate Building

Friday, May 22nd is the deadline for accepting bids for the property at 101 E. 4th street - which is home to the Intermediate School housing grades 3, 4, and 5. 

KPREP Testing

Our students continue with taking our end-of-year state assessment known as KPREP.  KPREP testing began May 14th and will continue through May 22nd.  (Pictured: Intermediate teachers getting materials ready for testing.)

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Grant Gives Career-focused Education to Teens

Cincinnati is one of 13 communities to receive an $80,000 grant from Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to implement career-focused education among area schools.  On April 28, 20 business volunteers delivered the program to more than 200 sophomore and junior students at Newport High School.  To read more about this program, Click Here.

Bengals Player Visited the Intermediate School

Darquez Dennard, visits during the K-PREP pep-rally.  Teachers and students also performed during the rally.  All students were excited to see so many community members cheer them on to success.

Newport 7th graders invited to take ACT

The Duke University Talent Identification Program 35th 7th Grade Talent Search is underway. Six of Newport Middle School’s seventh grade students, Madison Carroll, Elijah Deaton, Alexandra Kroth, Joseph Sheffel, Amber Wright and Alyssa Young were invited to take the ACT alongside college-bound eleventh and twelfth grade students.   To read the entire article in the Enquirer - Click Here.

Samara Hall Wins Award For Her Artistic Talent

Samara Hall recently won the Ky. DEP Eco-Art Award in drawing.  The Kentucky DEP Eco-Art contest representative was here on Thursday, May 7, 2015, to present Samara with her award and to take her winning entry to Frankfort.  Congratulations Samara!

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Game Changer Night at the Intermediate School

Game Changer Night was a huge success!
We appreciate you joining us for fun activities!

Four Seniors Sign with Same College

Four Newport High School senior football players officially committed on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, to continue their athletic careers at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.  Ben Senger, Paul Price, Dominic Joseph, and Gage Jones signed letters of intent to play football for the Patriots next fall.  Congratulations Wildcats!

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2014 - 2015 Yearbooks on Sale

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER!  The 2014-15 Yearbooks are now on sale.  Please order your year book by picking up an order form at Newport High School.  The NHS yearbook is full-color, contains 150 pages of memories and starts at $60.00.  Don’t let your student be left out!  No additional books will be ordered.  The deadline for ordering is May 11, 2015.  For more information, contact Bonnie Stacey 292-3023.

Girls on the Run

The NIS Girls on the Run team is gearing up for their 5K race on Saturday, May 9th at the Paul Brown Stadium.  If you are interested in joining our team as a Running Buddy, please call Ms. Pierce at NIS or you can register at www.gotrcincinnati.org.  Our girls are ready to Run Like Wildcats! 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Central Office Cooks for Teachers & Staff

To celebrate Teacher's Week, the Service Center Administrators are treating all teachers & staff to a grilled lunch!  Thank you for all you do! 


All About the Prom!

Prom Masquerade Ball
Friday, May 8, 2015 , 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Covington Marriott RiverCenter

Tickets ($50.00) on sale now thru May 1st
For more information contact:
Ms. Rachel White or Ms. Holly Owens

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Katlyn Hoeh Signs with Campbellsville

Katlyn Hoeh has signed a bowling scholarship to Campbellsville University! Congratulations Katlyn!  Click here to read the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about Katlyn's success.

FBLA Winners Recognized at Board Meeting

Congratulations to the following FBLA students on their win at the FBLA State Competition!  Vanessa Tafolla, Miriah Combs, Janiah Miller, and Kyle Wade.  (Not pictured: Nekko Beal, Dorian Cosby, and Ethan Snapp) Jennifer Michael, Advisor

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Board Members grateful of our School Resource Officers

During the April Board Meeting, Officer Larry Long was recognized for his hard work and dedication to Newport Schools, and especially to the students.  During this meeting, the Board was introduced to Officer Scott Wiggins who will be the new School Resource Officer.  Thank you Larry, and Welcome to Newport Schools Scott!

Yard Sale & Craft Show - Benefitting the After-Prom

Outdoor Yard Sale and Craft Show

Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Newport Intermediate School
4th and Monmouth Streets

Click here for more information

Samara Hall Wins 2014-15 Eco-Art Contest

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP)  has announced that NHS Sophomore Samara Hall’s drawing, “A Touch of Nature” was chosen as the winning entry in the drawing category of the 2014-15 Eco-Art Contest.  Congratulations Samara!

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Being an Optimist is still Alive in Newport

The Optimist Club is having their annual spaghetti fundraiser at St. John's United Church of Christ at Park & Nelson Place from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, on Thursday, April 30th.  The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.  Click here for more information.  TODAY!

Summer Day Camp 2015

June 9th – July 24
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Newport Salvation Army
340 West 10th St., Newport, KY
     Ages: Kids going into 1-6th Grade

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Band Boosters Need Volunteers

The Newport Wildcat Band Boosters are looking for more volunteers.  The booster organization helps to raise funds for the Newport Marching Wildcats, feed our students during football games, and during competitions.  

Did you know you can donate to our Wildcat Band online?  Visit Gofundme.com and consider donating to our marching band.  Thank you!

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Free Classes Offered at Newport Adult Learning Center

Parents!  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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Spring Musical "HONK"

On Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24, Newport Students will present the Musical "HONK!".  School performances will be held on Thursday, April 16th.


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Family Fun and Fitness Night

Sponsored by Newport Schools’ F.I.T. for Life Program and the NMS Youth Services Center, Newport Middle School will host its first-annual Family Fun & Fitness Night on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of the event is to promote the physical and nutritional health of both our students and their parents.

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Officer Long Leaves SRO Position

Officer Larry Long has accepted a new position as Supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Division and has resigned as the SRO for Newport Schools.  Thank you Officer Long for your four years of service!
"As I am sure that all of you can understand, I am going to miss the kids most of all.  Throughout my 18 years of law enforcement I have had interactions with kids, but it wasn’t until I started at the schools that I really got a chance to build a lot of positive relationships with them.  I hope I have taught them as much as they have taught me and impacted their lives as they have impacted mine." ~ Larry Long

Officer Scott Wiggins is new School Resource Officer

Newport Police Chief Collins has chosen Officer Wiggins to take over Officer Larry Long's position as School Resource Officer (SRO) for Newport Schools.  Welcome Officer Scott Wiggins to Newport Schools! 


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Volunteers Recognized at March Board Meeting

There is nothing better than having someone who gives so generously of their time in so many wonderful ways, and wishes for nothing in return. This is Shirley Gallicchio and Katie Lucas, who are volunteers at the Primary School.

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Newport Preschool is Alive with Music

Newport preschool is alive with Kindermusik! The ABC Music & Me program with certified instructors and curriculum; uses music, stories and movement to prepare children for kindergarten. Newport Primary is the only Northern KY school offering Kindermusik in their classrooms. Click here to see our students in action!

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Track Team Competes Against 14 Other Teams

Newport's track team competed in the
Villa for Life Meet

Andre Anderson won GOLD in the Shot Put
Malik Rocker won BRONZE in the 200M
Dom Joseph placed 4th in Disc
Andre Anderson placed 5th in Disc
                                  Haylee Watts placed 6th in the 100M

Ladycat Softball Wins

Congratulations to the Newport LadyCats Varsity Softball Team on their 17 to 1 run victory over Holy Cross.  The LadyCats were led by junior Kylie Orr at the plate with 5 runs batted in as pitcher Katlyn Hoeh earned her second win of the season with 6 strike outs.  


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2013 - 2014 High-Progress District

Spring Break

Spring Break

March 30th - April 3rd
(Students return on April 6th)

Gary Adams Receives Service Award

Gary Adams received a service award from Debrah Kidd, KMEA president at the February 2015 state convention. Gary is the longest serving (45 years); active public school music teacher in the state!  Congratulations Mr. Adams!

Big Brothers/Big Sisters help out NIS

Big Brother, Austin Knight, took time out of his day(s) to raise enough money to buy 19 basketballs for NIS.  Along with raising the money, Dick's Sporting Goods gave an additional 20% off each ball to help.  We would like to say Thank You to Austin and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

*Pictured are Austin Knight (Big Brother), Bryant Hambrick (Little Brother) and Mr. Niederman*

Skills USA Regional Competition

The Skills USA Regional Competition was held Saturday at Holmes High School.  All eight students placed 3rd place and above!  All students receiving 1st or 2nd place will be competing at the state competition in April.

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Koinonia at Newport Middle School

Celebrate Koinonia

Saturday, March 28th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Newport Middle School
Free lunch of cheese coneys, dessert, and a drink!

Update on Flooded Sports Fields

A City of Newport official has admitted to possibly causing the flooding of the Newport High School's football field and surrounding sport fields.  Click here for the update by the WCPO news team.

FBLA Regional Competition

Twenty-one students from Newport High competed at the FBLA Region 4 Competition on March 10th. Six students have advanced to compete in the State Competition on April 20 - 22. Ethan Snapp is also the new Region 4 Parliamentarian. It is a wonderful position to hold and a huge accomplishment!

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Boys & Girls Club

NHS Students Visit AT & T

On March 11, 2015, Newport High School students traveled to AT&T for the Junior Achievement Job Shadowing Program - accompanied by Donna Watts, YSC Coordinator.

Newport High Football Field Flooded

Due to the melting of snow, and the rain we've had in the area, the Ohio River is flooded, and so is our football field!

Kindergarten Registration and Open House

Newport Primary Kindergarten Registration and Open House

Newport Primary School
March 19th 2015

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FBLA Newport Family Feast

Newport High School FBLA is hosting their third “Newport Family Feast” on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015.  It will be held at Newport High School in the cafeteria from 5-7P.M. 

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Board of Education Accepting Bids on Surplus


  • Approximately 75 round plates of various weights – rusty/not being used
  • 2 weight racks – old/not being used
  • 7 Bars – old/not being used     
  • 2 stacks of rectangular weight plates – old/not being used
  • Nautilus shoulder press machine – old/possibly missing pieces/broken
  • Cybex multi functional machine - old/possibly missing pieces/broken
  • Cybex curl machine - old/possibly missing pieces/broken
  • 5 television sets - older models

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Newport High School Prom Fundraiser

NHS Prom Committee is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, March 18 beginning at 11am at the Newport Buffalo Wild Wings. 10% of all sales will go towards NHS prom when you present this ticket for Dine In or Pick Up!

Intermediate School Fundraiser at Pompilios

Come out to Pompilios Restaurant for some good Italian food and help make a difference for Newport Intermediate School. Bring in this flyer, and the school will receive a donation of 30% of your bill.

Teachers Care About Their Students

During a week of inclement weather and no school, Newport Intermediate School teachers went into action to take care of their students.  Click here to read the article from the Huffington Post.

We're About Kids

We're About Kids is not just a catchy phrase....it is how our teachers, administrators and support staff feel about Newport students.  A perfect example is the story that has been recently shared with the media.  Click here to see the video about one particular teacher going above the call of duty.

Yard Sale Fundraiser

Newport High School After Prom Committee

Yard Sale and Craft Show
Saturday, March 14th
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Newport Intermediate School Gymnasium


NHS Prom Fundraiser

NHS Prom Committee is holding a fundraiser on Thursday, March 12 from 11 am - 10 pm at the Newport LaRosa's .  Twenty percent of all proceeds will go towards NHS Prom, please present this flyer for Dine In or Pick Up!

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NAACP Job Fair

Northern Kentucky Unit NAACP
14th Annual Diversity Career & Job Fair

Thursday, March 12, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Newport Syndicate
18 E. Fifth Street
 Newport, Kentucky

For more information call: 859-442-7476

Newport Pre-School and KinderMusik

Make Up Day in March

All Students and Staff

Monday, March 9th is a School Day

After-Prom Fundraisers

The After-Prom Committee is having an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, March 7th.  Click here for more information.

On Thursday, April 7th, there will be a Quarter Auction!  Click here for more details! 

Family Game Night

The NHS National Honor Society is sponsoring a Family Game Night on Friday, March 6, in the High School gym from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. The event benefits Children's Hospital. 

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School Closed

All Newport Independent Schools will be Closed on
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - due to inclement weather.

Go Wildcats!

Newport vs. Covington Catholic

Bank of Kentucky Center
Northern Kentucky University

Saturday, March 7th, 12:00 pm

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After School Activities

All After-School Activities are Cancelled
for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Another Reason to Buy a Duck

Newport Schools are not only concerned with the health and safety of our students during school, but we also know when some of our students could use a little extra help at home.  Click here to read the Cincinnati Enquirer article about the Freestore Foodbank and Newport Schools.

Breakfast Fundraiser at Beef O'Brady

 3rd Annual Newport Wrestling Breakfast 
Beef O Brady's
Saturday, Februrary 28th,  8:00 - 10:30 AM

Please join your High School and Middle School Wrestling teams this Saturday, February 28th, as we celebrate a successful middle school wrestling season and get ready to send the Varsity Wrestlers off to the State Championship in the coming weeks.  Tickets are $5.  You can buy a pre-sale ticket from a wrestler, or you can pay at the door.  Each ticket is good for one pancake breakfast with sausage and a drink.  Baked goods will also be available.


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Celebrate Koinonia

Celebrate Koinonia!

Saturday, Feb. 28th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Newport Middle School parking lot

A time to share a hot lunch while meeting your neighbors.
February's Menu
Chicken noodle soup with peanut butter & jelly sandwiches,  hot chocolate with marshmallows and dessert.
*All Newport Schools’ students and their families are invited to attend.

Newport High to Host Basketball Games

36th District Basketball Schedule

Monday 23rd
Girls: Bellevue vs. Dayton 6 pm
Boys: Highlands vs. Dayton 7:30pm

Tuesday 24th
Girls: Highlands vs. Winner (Bellevue/Dayton) 6pm
Girls: NCC vs. Newport 7:30pm

Wednesday 25th
Boys: NCC vs. Winner (Highlands/Dayton) 6pm
Boys: Newport vs. Bellevue 7:30pm

Thursday 26th
Girls Finals 7pm
Friday 27th
Boys Finals: 7pm

School Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather,
all schools are closed for
Friday, February 20, 2015.

Basketball Games Happening Tonight!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Boys' JV game will take place tonight at 6:00 PM

Boys' Varsity game will take place tonight at 7:30 PM

Senior Night will be celebrated between the JV & Varsity games!

The Girls' Varsity game has been cancelled.

All Newport Schools Closed

Due to the inclement weather, there will be No School on Tuesday, February 17th.  All after school (and evening) activities are cancelled as well.

Weather Cancels Activities

Due to the inclement weather - all school activities are cancelled for today and tonight.

President's Day

President's Day

No School on

Monday, February 16, 2015

Athletics Open Forum

There will be a "Town Hall" open forum meeting, in accordance with the Athletic Department's Title IX audit, on Thursday, February 12th from 3:00 - 3:30 in the Newport High School library.  All parents, community members, and staff are encouraged to attend and participate in the question and answer session.  The session will be conducted by KHSAA Title IX auditor, Gary Lawson, and NHS Athletic Director, Matt Schmitz.