District News

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Newport Schools awarded over $1.9 million in grant funding

Newport Independent Schools has received more than $1,900,000 in grant awards since the 2015-2016 school year started. 

Grants include: eight Learning Links grants from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Kentucky Dept. of Education School Improvement Grant; VSA KY Art Inclusion Grant; KDE 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant; KDE Project Lead the Way Grant; KDE Food Services Equipment Grant; and just this week, our district was awarded a Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Crumb Rubber Grant and continued funding from the Cincinnati Free Store Food Bank for our district's School Food Pantry Program.

Grant funding will support significant changes in school education practices, arts activities, after-school programming, a biomedical career pathway from grades K to 12, improved food services equipment, landscaping and provision of food to Newport students and their families in need.

We look forward to the new school year with the added funding for new and existing programs and trust our students and their families will experience great benefit!

Summer Activities for 7 - 12 Grade Students

Fit For Life
is offering some exciting summer fun this year! 

Click here to see what is in store for your child!

Move Up Day

Move Up Day district wide!  What a treat for the students to be able to spend the day in their future Intermediate School and eat in the cafeteria! (Photo)  There are many smiling faces in the hallways!

Intermediate Students Making the Middle School Building Their Own

UpSpring Volunteers and the Diversity Wildcats use their weekends to beautify the courtyard of the future home of the Newport Intermediate School.  Please Click here to see photos and to learn more about this project and the Diversity Wildcats ~from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Footsteps 2 Brilliance Data

This early reading enhancement program is available free for any child living in Newport, KY.  The Program App can be downloaded on any device and can be switched back and forth between English and Spanish.  If you have a student in Newport Primary or Intermediate School, they already have a login code for this program.  Currently, 471 people in our community have Footsteps 2 Brilliance on a personal device.


96,389 Books Read
6000 books created
31 million words read


Thank you to the city of Newport for partnering with our Board of Education to offer this reading enhancement program to the children of Newport. ~Kelly Middleton

See For Yourself Tour At Intermediate School

The Newport Independent School District will host the final See for Yourself Tour of the school year as the public is invited on a tour of the Newport Intermediate School (formerly known as Fourth Street Elementary).  This event will take place on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Interested persons should contact scrowley@strategicadvisersllc.com.

21st Century Summer Program

21st Century Community Learning Centers will be partnering with Children Inc. to run a four-week summer camp during the month of June for Grades K-5.  Program hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday at the Newport Primary School.  Registration packets will be found in your schools' office.  For information about summer camp for Grades 6 - 8, contact erin.comfort@newport.kyschools.us.

FBLA Supports Brighton Center

On May 9th, Krista Mills, Kylie Orr, and Jennifer Michael had an opportunity to present the Brighton Center NKY Scholar House with a $1,000 check to help with their expenses. We were part of Magnified Giving this year which is a program that teaches the students how to be Philanthropists.

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2015-16 School Year Calendar

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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

Boys & Girls Club

Check out the Buenger Boys & Girls Club in Newport for a safe and fun place for your child to go after school!  Click here for more information!  The Club is closed Monday, May 23 - Friday, May 27th.

Newport High School Graduation

The graduation ceremony for the Newport High School Class of 2016 will be held on Friday, May 27, at 7:00 PM in the high school gym. Congratulations and best wishes to all of our hard working graduates.

Intermediate Girls Run in a 5K

Newport Intermediate Girls on the Run team completed a 5K with support of over 20 coaches, running buddies and community supporters! The NIS team met for 12 weeks, twice a week and discussed topics structured around empowerment and self-esteem. We are also building into our young ladies health decisions through running.

Last School Day For Students

Last Day of School for Students is Today!

May 26, 2016

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Summer!

Optimist Club Awards Students

Two students from the high school and from the middle school attended a luncheon with the Newport Optimist Club. Chris Jones, Chastity Hicks, Ryan Lewis and Amber Wright each received checks from the Newport Optimist Club.  Congratulations to these fine students!

Free Swim Lessons For Newport Residents


Session 1: Saturdays June 4-July 9

Session 2: Tues/Thurs June 7-23

Session 3: Tues/Thurs June 28-July 14

(Click on Start Registration)

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Newport's Got Talent 2016

Mayerson Academy Service-Learning Program

Miriah Combs, a senior at Newport High School, is the winner of the Mayerson Academy Service-Learning Program.  She was awarded the book "The Other Wes Moore".  Click here to read the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about Miriah.  Congratulations Miriah!

Newport Youth Football & Cheerleading Signups!

Newport Wildcats Youth
Football & Cheerleading Sign ups!

Newport High School Football Field
 Wildcat Drive, Newport, KY

Friday, May 20th  
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Click here for more information.

Free Bicycle Tune-up at the Park

Free Bike Tune Up & Pizza!
Saturday, May 14th, 11:00 - 1:00
Buena Vista Park

(Located one block from the Primary School toward Columbia)

* Free safety accessories such as helmets and blinkers will also be given out.
  (Limited amount.)


The ACT results are in for Duke TIP participants and Newport Middle School could not be more proud of our students!  NMS had 8 students qualify to take the ACT through the Duke University's Talent Identification Program.  In order to qualify for the program, a student must score in the 95th percentile or above on a recent standardized assessment. A BIG congratulations to Matthew Seiler, Christina Graham, Brooklyn Rice, and Mackenzie Carroll for their academic excellence! 

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FBLA Winners Go To National Competition

On April 18th and 19th, nine high school students competed at the State Leadership Conference in four different FBLA events.  Our Community Service Project that was prepared by Krista Mills, Ethan Snapp, and Miriah Combs placed 1st in the state and has advanced to Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia in June.  We also had Miriah Combs place in the top 10 in Future Business Leader, Madison Raleigh place in the top 8 in Public Speaking, and Caralyne Wallace place in the top 10 in Electronic Career Portfolio.

Warm 98's Teacher of the Week

Lesley Webb won Warm 98's Teacher of the Week award!  She was presented with gifts and a pizza party for her whole class on Thursday, April 7th.

Congratulations Mrs. Webb!

Softball Game Cancelled

Attention Softball Team:  Today's game scheduled to be played at Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to poor field conditions.  We will practice in the middle school gym from 4:00 to 5:30. 

Intermediate Students Mural Project Funded by BB&T

BB&T, through their Lighthouse Project, was able to fund this mural initiative and the principle parties at the bank will be right alongside the students as they make their new school building look even more welcoming. The Diversity Wildcats (the name the students gave their club) are truly excited about this endeavor, and UpSpring is thrilled with the support of BB&T.  Click here to continue reading this article.

Student Artwork Displayed at the Aronoff

Talented young students at the Newport Primary and Intermediate Schools have artwork on view this weekend in Cincinnati Art Association’s annual Student Art Show.  It’s on view from Noon to 5 p.m. May 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8. The theater entrance is at Main and Seventh streets in downtown Cincinnati.  Click here for more information.

District Wellness Policy Review

Passionate about improving the health and academic success of our students?
Please attend our next District Coordinated School Health meeting!

When: Wednesday, May 4th 2016
Where: Board Room, Welcome Center
30 West 8th Street
Time: 3:30

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STLP Go To State Competition

Three of our schools went to Rupp Arena for the STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) State Competition.  Although we didn't win at the state level we are very proud of our students who met the criteria for this state-level competition.

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Softball Game Location Moved

Attention Softball Team:  Due to field conditions, today's game against Highlands has been moved to their field at Woodfill Elementary School in Ft. Thomas at 5:30.  Meet in the NHS Cafeteria before 4:00 to catch the bus.

Seussical the Musical Jr

DON'T MISS THE LAST PERFORMANCE!  The Newport Drama Department is performing their last performance of Seussical the Musical, Jr at the NEW Newport High School auditorium on Saturday, April 30 at 2:00PM.  FREE Tickets for Seussical the Musical, Jr can be ordered by calling 292-2800 and leaving a message or emailing nhsdrama@newport.kyschools.us.

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Senior College Acceptance Status

Our seniors have done an impressive job of applying to colleges and for scholarships.  Click here to see the current list of places students have been accepted and scholarships they have been awarded.

Softball Game Cancelled

Today's game at Holmes scheduled for 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to poor field conditions.  Look for texted information from Coach Taylor concerning next week's games.

Intermediate Students Have Heart

Newport Intermediate School has raised $1,831.00 for the American Heart Association and its efforts to fight against heart disease and stroke.  Thank you to all those who participated in Jump Rope for Heart!

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Free TDAP Vaccines Given At Intermediate School

On April 28, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, The Northern Kentucky Health Department will be providing a free Tdap (whooping cough) vaccine at the Newport Intermediate School.  This free vaccine is being offered to the Newport Independent School District staff, family, friends and any child 10 years old or older who has not received a Tdap vaccine.  A parent or guardian will have to be present for any child younger than 19 years old to receive the vaccine.

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Track Meet Cancelled

Tonight's Middle School Regional Track meet that was to be held at Notre Dame Academy has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  A make-up date will be scheduled. 

Softball game Canceled

Attention Softball Team:  Today's game against Beechwood scheduled for 5:30 has been cancelled due to poor field conditions.  Practice will be in the middle school gym from 4:00 to 5:00.  Team members who will be trying out for cheerleading may attend cheer practice instead of softball practice today.  Please text Coach Taylor to let him know that you will be at cheer practice.

Education Town Hall Meetings

Superintendent Kelly Middleton encourages the Newport community to attend the Education Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Student Union building at NKU; presented by the Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt  This listening tour is your opportunity to provide input to the KY Department of Education on the design of a new education accountability system that will be used as the basis to improve our schools and celebrate their educational progress.

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Track Meet Cancelled

The middle school track meet to be held at Lloyd High School today has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

NHS Open House

On behalf of the Newport Independent School District and Superintendent Kelly Middleton, you are invited to the Sneak Peek of the brand new Newport High School Auditorium on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm.

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Newport High Part of Tech Defenders

Nexigen, a cyber-security firm located in Newport, has created Tech Defenders Camp, a program designed to introduce young students to one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. - cyber security.  Click here to read more from RCN.

Newport Schools Awarded 21st Century Grant

For the 18th year, Newport Schools has been awarded a 21st Century Grant.  This grant supports before and after-school programing for students in K-8.  We have been awarded $490,000 over the next five years.  The first three years the award is for $100,000 per year; and years 4 & 5 are for $95,000.  This grant will allow us to continue to offer Movin In the Morning at NPS and NIS, after-school clubs and summer programming.  Click here for more information from RCN.

Creative Primary Students

Newport Primary School was a recipient of the VSA Art Award. A guest artist came to Newport Primary in March to work with two 2nd grade classes on a fiber lesson.  Students were introduced to examples of fabric designs created through dyeing from a variety of cultures: African Tie-Dye, Japanese Shibori, and American Tie-Dye. 

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Facilities & Transportation Director Named

Principal Tim Grayson has accepted the position of Facilities & Transportation Director effective July 1, 2016.  Mr. Mark Krebs, current Director of Facilities and Transportation, will be retiring on June 30, 2016.


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FBLA Family Dinners

Newport High School FBLA will be hosting their last Newport Family Feast on April 14, for a home cooked, no cost, family friendly meal.  Click here for more information.

Special Board Meeting

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 6:00 PM

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Attention Softball Players

Tonight's game scheduled for 5:30 at St. Bernard/Elmwood Place High School has been cancelled due to conflicts with the All A Classic.  Practice will be held at the stadium from 4:00 to 5:30.


Attention Softball Team:  Today's game against Holmes scheduled for 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to rain. Practice will be held in the Middle School gym at 4:00 p.m.


Today's track meet at Campbell Co. High School has been cancelled due to rain.
Practice will be held tomorrow after school at NHS Stadium.

Softball Game Cancelled for Today

Attention Softball Team:  Today's game scheduled for 5:30 at Scott High School has been cancelled.  Practice will be held in the Middle School gym from 4:00 to 5:30.  All players must attend.

No School on Friday, March 25th


March 28th - April 1st
Students return on April 4th


Free Wifi in Newport?

Nexigen's Jon Salisbury and Russ Middleton have had discussions with Mayor Peluso and Newport Schools about a proposal that could place high speed internet access (available to the public) all around Newport's downtown area.  Click here to read more from RCN.

Substitute Food Service Worker Needed

Newport Food Service is hiring for a substitute worker.  Click on the Employees tab at the top of this webpage; there you will find the Job Postings link.  Job Postings will guide you through the application process and give you more information about this position & requirements.

The Middle School track meet, to be held at Newport High Stadium, has been CANCELLED due to impending thunderstorms.

FBLA Regional 4 Leadership Conference Winners

The high school FBLA traveled to NKU on March 9th to compete in the Region 4 Leadership Conference. Several of our students did very well and will be competing at the State Leadership Conference in April in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Music In Our Schools Month Concert Series

MIOSM Music Inspires (web)March 23rd - Chorus and 2nd Grade
is our last concert in March.
All concerts will be at 2:00 p.m.

Friends and Family are welcome to attend.

Middle School Band Receives Proficient Rating

Newport Middle School 7th & 8th grade band attended the Kentucky Music Educators Association District Six Large Ensemble Assessment Performance at Graves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.  Our band achieved a proficient rating on their performance.  Congratulations to the band and their instructor, Scott Taylor.

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Intermediate Students Connecting with Syria

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with UpSpring, our Intermediate students, who are participating in Club Diversity Wildcats, are learning about Syrian children refugees being served by CROS - Crisis Relief Over Seas. 

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Kindergarten Registration in March

Kindergarten Registration - Today!
Will be held at Newport Primary School on Monday, March 21, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m

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Winter Fishing

The 21st Century Fishing Club braved the cold and enjoyed an early March fishing trip! 

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Newport Schools Met Goal

Newport Independent School District is among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015. 

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Technology Showcase

Newport High School and Newport Middle School will be hosting a Technology Showcase on Thursday, March 17,  from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at Newport Middle School.  This is not a competition, but an opportunity to demonstrate for parents and our community the innovative ways we are using technology to enhance learning in Newport Independent Schools.  Click here for more information.

Special Board Meeting

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 6:00 PM

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Intermediate School - Lunch with Leaders

NIS Lunch with Leaders, part of the "See it for Yourself" series, was a huge success that showcased the positive leadership skills our students are learning. Community leaders were invited to eat lunch and participate in student-led activities. We are so proud of our NIS leaders and thankful for all the community support.  Click here to read the WCPO article.

Special Board Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 6:30 PM

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Ms. Young Heads to Washington

Newport Independent Schools health & physical education teacher, Candace Young, at our nation’s capital (photo) to advocate for fair implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act for Health and PE.  Ms. Young will be meeting with lawmakers to advocate for Physical Education and Sports programs and will have an opportunity to meet with Mrs. Obama.

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Intermediate Students Have the Beat

Lowe's has donated twenty 5 gallon buckets so that our students can participate in an upcoming bucket drumming unit.  To begin, all fourth and fifth grade classes will meet in the gymnasium March 7th - 10th. 


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CTE Leadership Day

On a recent trip to Frankfort, Career & Technical Education (CTE) students heard from Mr. Matt Ruark, Kentucky Wesleyan College.  Mr. Ruark discussed citizenship in Kentucky and explained the importance of taking a stand with issues in our state.

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Kylie Orr Named Enquirer Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Kylie Orr for being one of two star athletes to be voted the Enquirer Athletes of the Week!

Straight A Program at NHS

These Straight-A high school students were issued a certificate to receive two Cincinnati Reds tickets for the 2016 Season.  Please Congratulate these Newport High School Straight-A Wildcats!

Three Middle School Students Take ACT

Three 7th grade students were honored at the February Board Meeting, for being chosen to participate in Duke University's TIP, or talent identification program, where the students are permitted to take the ACT in the 7th grade. Nina Graham, Mackenzie Carroll, and Matthew Seiler, were three of eight students who qualified.

Special Board Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 6:00 PM

Lady Wildcats Basketball Team Pummel Augusta

Score: 72 - 22, says it best!  Newport Guard, Kylie Orr, led the team in points and to victory!  Click here to read the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer! 

Mr. Matt Short Honored at Board Meeting

Mr. Matt Short is a business manager in Retail Services and Technology at Harlow~HRK, and was presented with a token of gratitude from the Newport Board of Education at the February Board Meeting.  Mr. Short, and others from Harlow~HRK, have been striving to be involved in our schools by providing material support and a physical presence. 

2016 Newport Sports Hall of Fame

Photo, Courtesy of Bonnie Stacey
Click here to see a video of the evening.

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.

Newport Board of Education Accepting Bids on Surplus

Newport Board of Education will accept bids on Surplus Property from February 11 - February 19th, 2016.  Bids should be sent to Mr. Mark Krebs, 30 West 8th Street, Newport, KY.  Please call 292-3005 to set up an appointment to view interested items.  Click here to view surplus list.

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.  Today is the last day for this fundraiser.

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Wrestling Tournament

Newport High School is hosting the KHSAA Region 6 Wrestling Championships February 12th & 13th.  Wrestling will begin at 6pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday.  Finals are estimated to start around 2pm.  No matter how the postseason shakes out, the future of Newport wrestling is bright. This is just the 10th season since the program was resurrected after a two-decade hiatus. The young wrestlers have brought enthusiasm and energy to the program.  Check out the article at Cincinnati.com.

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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!
Click here for more Board News and Photos.


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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Special Board Meeting


February 10, 2016, 6:30 PM

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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

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.

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

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!

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.

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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$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.

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!

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.

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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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

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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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.

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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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


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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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


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 - 

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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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

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.


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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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.

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

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.