District News


NEWPORT, Ky. –Newport Independent Schools - known for innovative approaches to teaching students and engaging the community - is implementing a series of continuous improvement strategies this school year and laying the foundation to launch a magnet school in the future.

Newport Schools have a reputation for innovation, such as the award-winning home visits our teachers, administrators and staff make to every student at the beginning of each school year," said Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Kelly Middleton. "The continuous improvement strategies, along with the potential of launching a magnet school in the near future, are further examples of how Newport Schools are doing all we can to provide the best education possible for your current and future students.

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NIS Partner with United Way and Born Learning Academy Born Learning

The bornlearning® Academy is a series of workshops for families with at least one child younger than 5. Together, we learn how we can prepare our children for school, starting when they are born. We have dinner with our families, break out into groups and learn how to Turn Everyday Moments into Learning Opportunities.

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Immunizations and Physicals Nurse

Reminder to all 6th grade and kindergarten parents that Kentucky State Regulations require immunizations and physicals. We do provide a Nurse Practitioner who can see students free of charge and do physicals as well as sick visits and sports physicals. To make an appointment call 291-1910.


5th Annual “Souper Bowl” on October 19th 2018 Chilli Cook Off

To participate you must prepare a pot of chili or soup for tasting during the game. Another option is for a $5 donation we will allow the fans to sample all the different types of chilies/soups and cast a vote for their favorite.

Tasting will begin before the game at 6:30PM and continue throughout the third quarter. Between the third and fourth quarters of the game we will announce the winner of our “Souper Bowl” cook-off and they will receive a prize. The proceeds from the “Souper Bowl” will go to Newport High School’s FBLA.  If you would like to participate and enter a soup/chili please let Bert Richey (@ Newport High School) know by no later than October 12th.


Tax Rate Announcement Newport N

Parents and Staff:

On Wednesday September 19, 2018,  the Newport Board of Education voted to keep the property tax rate the same as the previous year. In the past seven years the board has never taken the 4% allowable annual increase. Again, next year's rate will be the same as last year.

Thanks for your support of Newport Independent Schools.   

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen 2018 Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to the Newport High School 2018 Homecoming King Zach Wilson and Queen Maddy Webb. 

NIS Family Night Family Fun Night
Please plan on attending our NIS Family Night!  This fun evening begins at 4:00 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend!  For more information, please contact Amber Onkst at amber.onkst@newport.kyschools.us
MAP Testing MAP

Students at Newport High School will begin MAP testing shortly. MAP is an important tool used to measure each student's individual growth.