District News

Newport Athletics Hall of Fame Nominations

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

Newport Elks make a Donation to 3rd Grade Students

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

Game Changer Night at the Intermediate School

All-Star & Game Changer Night

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

Newport Intermediate School

(Click on the pencil for more information)

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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


Student Enrollment Location Moved

( Due to Construction at ACES )

Student Enrollment will be held at the

Newport Primary School
1102 York Street

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Born Learning Academy Invitation

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


KDE August Parent Info Newsletter

Click on the KDE logo to see the August 2014 Parent Information Newsletter.

1st Annual Newport "Souper Bowl"

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

Boys and Girls Club Open to All Students


Newport's Marching Band Competes at Beechwood

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

Grandparents Days at the Intermediate School

Newport Intermediate had a successful Grandparents Day!

Professional Development Day for Teachers



       SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

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

Rubber Duck Regatta Benefits Newport Family

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

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

NMS Principal takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

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



Students meet Missy Jenkins Smith

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

Newport Wildcats Team Stronger This Year

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

Non-Discrimination Notice

Newport Independent Schools

Annual Non-Discriminatory Policy Statement

Click here to Read

Become a Reading Mentor to a Newport Student

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

Cast Your Vote!

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

Click on the Football to vote!

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


Volleyball Fundraiser - Car Wash

Middle School and High School
Volleyball Car Wash

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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

All donations go to the Newport Volleyball Program


Welcome Back Students!

Have a great year!

Health Requirements for Students

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

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

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

August 18th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Newport High School Stadium

Football Scrimmage Friday Night!

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

Friday, August 15th

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

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

Board of Education Accepting Bids on Surplus

Newport Board of Education

Surplus - (2) Soft Drink Vending Machines

Minimum Bid:  $25.00


Free e-books for Summer Reading

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


Wildcat Orientation for Incoming Freshman

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

8:00 AM -  Noon

Wildcat Camp for Incoming 6th-Grade Students

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

Summer Feeding Program

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

Newport Knothole Team Wins Class B City Tournament

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

Home Visits in August

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

National Night Out

National Night Out
Celebrating Police-Community Partnerships

Tuesday, August 5th

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Target Store - Newport Pavillion

55th Annual Junior Olympics

55th Annual Jr. Olympics

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

Girls & Boys, Ages 5-18

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

Summer Enrichment Programs

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

July Board Meeting Date Changed

July Regular Board Meeting

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

Safer Sidewalks for Students Getting to School

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

Fourth of July

2014 Washington DC Trip

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


Outdoor Adventure Club Cycling Event

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

Construction Work on Schedule for ACES

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

High School Track Team to Watch Next Year

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

Newport Primary Students Receive Free Books

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

NHS Band Car Wash

Newport High School Band

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

Cost is $5.00 per vehicle

Local Theatre Group Holds Summer Camp for Kids

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

Five Retire from Newport Schools

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

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

Intermediate Students Help Beautify Campus

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

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

Kindermusik to Come to Preschool Program

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

Class A State Meet Results

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

Newport High School Graduation

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

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

2013-14 School Calendar Update

During the winter months, our schools have been cancelled due to the severe inclement weather.  The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) requires all districts to have at least 170 6-hour or more instructional days.  Accordingly, school will be in session these additional days:
Friday, May 30
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3
Wednesday, June 4
Thursday, June 5 - Last Day for Students.  
Friday, June 6 - NHS Graduation and Teacher Professional Learning Community Day
Monday, June 9 - District Closing Day for Teachers.  

Preschool Completion Ceremony

Tuesday June 3, 2014

6:30 PM

 Newport Primary Gym  
1102 York Street


Move Up Day for Students

Tuesday, June 3rd is Move Up Day! 

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

Board Approval 2014 - 2015 School Calendar

The Newport Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 School Calendar at the Februray regular meeting.  After the (pending) KDE approval, it will become the official calendar.  Click here to see the pending school calendar.

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

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

Parent Involvement Meeting

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

Newport High School Marching Band Uniforms

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

Intermediate Girls participate in Girls on the Run

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

Art on the Levee

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

Recess in the Stadium

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

Rascal Run 5K to Benefit our Intermediate School

The 4th Annual Newport Masonic Lodge Rascal Run 5K will take place on Sunday May 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Newport Intermediate School.    Please join us!  Click here for registration information.

Track and Field Results

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

Buenger Boys & Girls Club

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

Intermediate Students "Let Go" of Old KPREP Scores

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


New Principal hired at Newport Middle School

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

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

K-PREP Testing and Attendance

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

Student Recognition at April Board Meeting







FBLA Recognition at April Board Meeting

April Board Recognitions

NMS Business Engagement Tour Team







Ladies Auxiliary Art Scholarship Contest Winners



Teacher Appreciation Week


NMS and The Amazing Race

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

Softball Game Cancelled

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

After-Prom Yard Sale/Craft Show Fundraiser

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

NMS SBDM Special Meetings

Three special meetings of the Newport Middle School council has been called for:

April 29, 2014
May 1, 2014
May 2, 2014


Date Change for Regular Board Meeting

The April 23rd Board Meeting has been changed.

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

ArtsWave Survey

Are our children receiving a comprehensive, balanced education? A comprehensive, balanced education includes the ARTS – dance, drama/theatre, music, visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, etc.). The future of the community depends on our children’s ability to create – and to be creative. If the community is to continue to meet the challenges of the future, today’s schools need to develop innovative leaders and creative problem–solvers.

The Newport Schools, in partnership with ArtsWave is conducting a Community Audit for Arts Education to seek ways to improve ARTS education in the schools. Your input is necessary for the audit to be successful. Would you please take a few moments to answer a survey


Getting to Know our NEW Newport Schools

As part of the University of Louisville; ABRI (Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention) has been working in Newport Schools for years.  ABRI is an outside group that “… is structured to provide state-wide access to support with the emphasis on creating an infrastructure toward sustainability and capacity building within schools and educational cooperatives.”  Part of their goal is the evaluation of social/academic outcomes for all students in Kentucky.  Last month, in a meeting with our leaders, this group used the term, “The New Newport Schools” to describe our district’s emerging transformation.  

NHS Prom Fundraiser

NHS Prom Fundraiser

Newport McDonald's

Monday, April 28 from 5-8pm

Drive-thru, Carryout, or Dine-in

Softball Game Cancelled

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

Softball Game Cancelled

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

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

Final Performance is TONIGHT! 

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

Friday, April 25 at 7:00

Admission is free! 

Donations to our arts program are welcomed!

McDonald Fundraiser for NHS Prom

NHS Prom Fundraiser

Newport McDonald's

Monday, April 21 from 5-8pm

Drive-thru, Carryout, or Dine-in


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

Newport Board of Education Surplus Property

Newport Board of Education will accept bids on Surplus Property from April 8th - April 15th.  Please call 292-3005 to set up an appointment to view interested surplus items.  All bids should be submitted to the attention of Mr. Mark Krebs, Facilities and Transportation Director, 301 East 8th Street, Newport, KY 41071.

Click here for a list of miscellaneous surplus items.


FBLA Members Head for State Competition

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

Newport Penguin Swim Team Signup

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

After Prom Fundraiser

Newport High School After Prom Fundraiser
April 12, 2014

Click on the Zumba for more information.


Middle School Special SBDM Meeting

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

Girls All A Softball Tournament Date Changes

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


Softball Cancellation

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

NHS Wildcat Color Guard Team Wins 1st Place

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

Spring Break!


Spring Break begins on March 31st 

Students return on April 7th.

Prevention Under the Big Top

A day of Learning and Laughing

Saturday, April 5, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Free Lunch

Click here for more information!

Wildcat Track and Field Team Wins 1st Place

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

Duke Energy Residential Neighborhood Program

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

NMS Principal Selection Meeting

Parents, Guardians, Community Stakeholders

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

Softball Game Cancelled

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

2014 NHS Winter Sports Banquet

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

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

Youth Football & Cheerleading Sign Up

Newport Wildcats
Youth Football & Cheerleading Sign-ups

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

Newport Intermediate School
Front Entrance

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

Newport's Got Talent

Newport's Got Talent show!

March 23, 2014

Click here for more details!

NMS Principal Selection Training

Newport Middle School Site Based Council will meet on

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:00

in the library for Principal Selection Training.

Report Cards This Week

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

Parents, please be on the lookout!

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

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

Fundraiser Dates

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

WHAS Crusade for Children Fundraiser

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

School Day Reminder

** Reminder **

Friday, March 14th

is a regular School Day

Ladycat Softball Game Cancelled

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

Congratulations to Gracie Bolton

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


Newport Wrestling Team Makes Us Proud

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

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Saturday, March 8th

Congratulations Athletes of the Hall of Fame

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

Sidewalk and Curb Improvements Coming to Newport Schools

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

Newport's Got Talent

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

School Closing

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

2014-15 Parent/Guardian Calendar Survey

We value your opinion for setting the School Calendar for the 2014-15 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 4:00 PM on Monday, February 24th, 2014**

Koinonia is this Saturday at Newport Middle School


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

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

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

Congratulations to Michael Lewis

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

Newport Athletic Hall of Fame

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

FIT for Life Program is District Wide

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

NCC adopts 2nd Grade for the third year

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

Two Athletic Jerseys to be Retired

Please join us on Monday, February 17, to honor Dick Vories #13 (Basketball) and Coach Ray Brown #28 (Baseball) as we retire their jerseys during halftime of the Girls Basketball game against Silver Grove.  Game time is 6:00 PM.

Newport Winterguard Celebrates First Win

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

No School

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

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

Family Literacy In Preschool


  Family Literacy in Preschool

Come join us on Thursday, February 13

5:30 PM-7:00 PM


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

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

All family members welcome.

NIS Fundraiser at Mad Mike's

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

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

Newport Ladycat Bowlers Advance to State

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

Wrestling Team Fundraiser at Beef "O" Brady's

Help support our student wrestlers on February 9th, from 8:00am - 10:30 at Beef "O" Brady's, located in the Newport Shopping Center, for a pancake breakfast!  Click here for more information.

School Closed

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

School Closing

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


Basketball Contest Cancelled

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

High School Basketball Schedules

Click on the basketball to see the Girls and Boys High School Basketball Schedules.

Boys Basketball Article

"The Newport High School boys basketball program has many young players, but now that the calendar has turned into 2014, youth is no longer an excuse for head coach Rodney Snapp."  Click here to read the full article written by James Weber.

School Closing

Newport Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28 due to extreme cold weather conditions. Please minimize your exposure to these potentially dangerous temperatures.  All evening events are also cancelled.

City Barbecue Washington, DC Fundraiser

Please stop in at City Barbeque on January 27 for lunch or dinner. 25% of all pre-tax food sales will go toward the high school's field trip to Washington, DC. Please click on the logo to see more information

All "A" Classic Tournament Brackets

Girl's Tournament Brackets  

(click on the basketball)                      




 Boy's Tournament Brackets

(click on the basketball net)





F.I.T. for Life

 Changing the way our students think about their health through
 -  Fitness
 - Instruction
 -  Training

The Newport Independent School District was one of 60 in the country to receive funding under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.

NIS Cooking Club has Family Night Dinner

On December 18th, The 21st Century Community Learning Center held their first Family Dinner Night.  The food was prepared and served by the NMS and NIS Cooking Club members to families of 21st Century participants from the Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School.  Over 60 people were in attendance for the event.  More photos in our Photo Gallery.

Sporting Events Cancelled

All Newport Middle School basketball games for tonight, Wednesday, January 23, 2014 have been cancelled.

NHS Washington DC Trip Fundraiser

Please stop in at BW3's on January 22 for lunch or dinner.  10% of all pre-tax food sales will go toward the high school's field trip to Washington, DC.  Please click on the logo to see more information.

Hoxworth Blood Drive

Newport High School's FBLA and Key Clubs are holding a Hoxworth Blood Drive.  This community service activity will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Students 16 and up are able to donate.  Contact Janet Ball 292-3023 for further information.

School Closing

Tuesday, January 21

All Newport Schools are Closed due to inclement weather.

All after school and evening events have been canceled.

Buenger Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser

The Buenger Boys & Girls Club is hosting a fundraiser along with Little River Band’s performance at The Syndicate at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 18th.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, including the show, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  To purchase tickets and more information, contact Molly Riehl at 859-655-9415.  Thank you for supporting the Newport Buenger Boys and Girls Club.

High School Senior, Hannah Elliott Wins Award

"Hannah Elliott, Newport, Kentucky recently received the 2013 Berea Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence for her accomplishments in the field of Service."   Click here to read the entire article as contributed by Sylvia Elliott for Cincinnati.com.  Congratulations Hannah!

Spring Musical Auditions

Auditions for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown will be held on Jan. 9th after school in the NHS Band Room.  Students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical will need to learn the appropriate songs.  Click on Read More   for links to the songs.  Mr. B. Kelly and Ms. B. Stacy will be hearing auditions.

School Closing

Newport Independent Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 7 - Due to Inclement Weather.

All evening activities have been cancelled.

Kroger Support for Newport Middle School

Did you know, that every time you use your Kroger Rewards Card, our Middle School can be rewarded?   All you have to do is to go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and register your card.  You may also click on the Kroger Plus Card logo to go directly to that website.

NKU Cheerleaders Come to the Middle School

NMS teacher, Kate Dailey, reached out to the Northern Kentucky University cheerleaders.  They came to the Middle School and talked to our girls about what it takes to be a college cheerleader. They discussed team work, determination, setting goals both educationally and in cheer.

Students Performed "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"

Students from the Intermediate, Middle and High School performed The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  The gymnasium at the Primary School was a full house for both evening performances and the applause at the end of the show was astounding.  Congratulations to the 22 members of the cast and to Ms. Brittany Stacy, Play Director.  Click on the Photo Gallery to see more photos from the performance.

High School Students Attend Transitions Fair

Newport High School junior and senior students attended a Transition Fair at Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence, to help them prepare for life after high school. 

Students and Familes - Come Celebrate Koinonia at NMS

( Community Fellowship )

Saturday, Dec. 28th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Newport Middle School Parking Lot
Free Lunch: Soup, Sandwiches and Hot Chocolate

NMS Student Receives Recognition

Petie Hamblin, an 8th grader at the middle school, was chosen from more than 300 students across the Northern Kentucky region as the NKU Educational Talent Search Student of the Month.  Congratulations Petie!

December Artist of the Month - Roger Kinder

Roger Kinder, a Newport High School junior, has a display at Monmouth Street Antiques Gallery for the month of December.  His works include ink and pencil drawings.  Monmouth Street Antique Gallery is located at 822 Monmouth Street – 859-360-6531

Newport High STLP going to State

The NHS students of STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program), scored well at the Regional Competition.  They will move on to compete this spring at the State STLP Competition held at Rupp Arena.  Congratulations to the students and to Bonnie Stacey, STLP Coordinator.

Newport High School Fall Athletic Banquet

Newport High School Fall Athletic Banquet

December 18, 2013

Newport High School Cafeteria

Doors open at 5:45 - Dinner at 6:00

Football, Volleyball and Band team members will be honored
$4.00 in advance; $6.00 day of Banquet
                         Please call Kathi Baldwin at 292-3005 for additional details

High School Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

 "Eat Wings, Raise Funds, It Pays."
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
11:00 a.m. till 1:00 a.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings
83 Carouthers Road, Newport

Newport High Seniors Visit University of Kentucky

On November 25th, twenty-one Newport High School Seniors traveled to the University of Kentucky for the  “Come See Blue For Yourself” (CSBFY).  This program is for college-bound Diversity and Under Represented High School senior and junior students.

Newport High School Holiday Band Concert

The band's Holiday Concert will be Monday, December 16th at 7:00 PM in the NHS Cafeteria. We look forward to seeing everyone there, as the students have been working extremely hard in preparation for this concert.

Newport Schools on 1-Hour Delay



Newport Alternate Learning Center Hosting an Open House

Christmas Open House and Fundraiser

Monday, December 16th 
 Newport Adult Learning Center
30 West 8th Street
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Live music, food, door prizes and of course plenty of opportunities for Christmas shopping.

Winter Coat Distribution at Newport Primary School


Society of St. Vincent De Paul 
Northern Kentucky

Coat Distribution Day, December 14th
9:00 am until Noon
Newport Primary School


Newport Schools Present....

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Newport Primary
School Auditorium
1102 York Street

LAST SHOW  - Friday, Dec. 13th
7:00 PM

Free Admission

National Network to Include STRIVE

Trying to get more people to go to college, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will join a national network of regions setting three-year goals for postsecondary degrees and credentials.  Click here to read the article written by Cliff Peale on Cincinnati.com.


Newport Schools are on a 1-hour delay today.  Please click on Inclement Weather (located under PARENTS tab) to see how today's schedule will run.  Thank you.


Tonight's Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball games, versus Turkeyfoot, have been canceled.  These games will be played at a later date.

Congratulations to Quincy Wren

Newport High School Sophomore, Quincy Wren, received recognition at the December Board meeting for the award he received at the 48th Annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference on November 26th. 

Parent Meetings for iPad Initiative

Newport High School will host a meeting to discuss the 1:1 iPad initiative.  Freshman and Sophomore parents are invited to the December 9th meeting at 6:00 p.m. - the meeting will be held in the cafeteria.


The Newport Lady Cats Vs. Silver Grove game on

Friday Dec. 6,  has been Cancelled.

STLP Members Attend the Regional Competition

Thursday, November 21, Newport Schools were represented at the STLP Regional Competition.  This year marks the 20th Anniversary for the Student Technology Leadership Program in Kentucky.  Click here to see a short video of this event!

Newport Students Job Shadow at AT&T

“It was great to learn about different kinds of jobs and what businesses look for in potential employees" said Michael Turner, one of 41 Newport High School juniors and seniors who visited AT&T's Cincinnati office on November 20th.   The visit was part of the AT&T Junior Achievement Job Shadow Initiative. 

New Date for December Board Meeting

Please note that the December regular monthly Board Meeting date has been changed to December 4, 2013.

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.

Newport Primary Selling Wildcat Spirit Wear

The Newport Primary School is selling spirit wear for their school and for the district.  There are three designs to choose from.  Orders must be turned in by Monday, December 2, 2013.  Click here to see the designs and order form.

District Service Center Building For Sale

The old Newport Post Office is currently housing the Newport School District's Service Center, but is now ready for a new owner! This landmark building built in 1895 has beautiful bones and is prepared to be whatever you would like it to be!  The Service Center will be moving to the ACES building at 30 West 8th Street.

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

Newport School District is in need of Substitute Bus Drivers.  For more information, please call Mark Krebs or Kathi Baldwin (859) 292-3005.

Thanksgiving Break



Thanksgiving / Fall Break

November 27th - 29th


Wildcat Football

Thank You to our Wildcat Football Team
for an exciting season!


Assistance League of Cincinnati Awards NIS Student

Essay winner, Jadyn Cruz, receives an award from the Assistance League of Cincinnati.  Ms. Wessel also received an award gift of books for her classroomCongratulations to both!

Board Chair, Ramona Malone Wins Award

On Friday, November 8th at the 13th Annual Northern Kentucky Branch, NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, Ms. Ramona Malone was presented with the Partner in Education Award.  Congratulations to Ms. Malone and thank you for all of the work you do for the students at Newport Schools.

Cruse and Hatfield Inducted into the 2013 NKADA Hall of Fame

Wade Cruse served the Newport School District for nearly 32 years and saw four generations of youth play sports.  Del Hatfield was a standout athlete playing football, basketball, golf, and participated in track & field.  Click here to read more about their dedication and accomplishments, which earned them an induction into the 2013 NKADA Hall of Fame. 

Family Literacy in Preschool

Come join us at Newport Preschool Village

Thursday, November 21st 

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Located at 4th & Monmouth Streets
(Please enter from Monmouth Street)

Free Parking


3rd Grade Literacy Night

3rd Grade Literacy Night
November 19, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 PM.

NIS staff and volunteers from Grace Fellowship Church will be hosting a fun night for all 3rd Graders and their families!  We hope to see you there!

College Readiness Fair

Brighton Center is sponsoring a College Readiness Fair for all Juniors and Seniors on Monday, November 18th, at the Center for Employment Training, 601 Washington Street, from 5:30 - 7:00PM.  Click here for more information.

2013 Wildcat Marching Band at Shea Stadium

Congratulations to the 2013 Marching Wildcats.  On Saturday, November 2nd, the Wildcats traveled to Shea Stadium in Norwood to compete in the Midstates Band Association Class A Championships. 

Newport Wildcats Best Season Since 2006!

Our Newport Wildcats have had a great football season and it hasn't gone  without notice.  Click here to read the recent article written by Jeff Wallner on Cincinnati.com.  Playoff Game is Friday, November 8th at Newport!  Go Wildcats!

The State of the Arts in Our Schools

Jessica Brown has written an interesting article about "the disparities in arts offerings at local schools, both inside and outside the classroom....".    Click here to read the article.

NHS Student Featured at Monmouth St. Antiques Gallery

Guest artist, Newport High School Junior Ashley Malicek,  will be at Monmouth Street Antiques Gallery on Saturday, November 9, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.  Ashley will be available to discuss her work and will demonstrate drawing techniques.

Newport Wildcats Playoffs!

First Home playoff game since 2006 is tonight!



Konversations with Kelly

Konversations with Kelly

In my continuing efforts to reach out to the community, I will be making 90-minute stops around the city so you can stop by and talk to me at your convenience.   These are “off the cuff” discussions about anything you want to talk about.  Kelly Middleton, Superintendent.

The "Running Girls" get new Running Shoes

The 21st Century Girls Running Clubs from NIS and NMS were treated to how a "runner girl" gets fitted for her running shoes.  Thanks to Bob Ronker's Running Spot, the girls were properly fitted for their very own running shoes.  No more high tops, flip flops, or boots!  We're officially "Runner Girls!

Halloween in Newport

The City of Newport will celebrate Halloween on Thursday,  October 31, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, as planned.

Fall Camp with 21st Century and 4-H Club

Four lucky Newport Intermediate School students had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a very "hands on" Fall Break Camp on October 11, as part of 21st Century and 4H. 

Homeless Awareness Event Well Attended

On October 17th, Newport Middle School hosted “Homeless Awareness Day” to bring awareness to the struggles of the hungry and homeless in Greater Cincinnati.  We are proud of the part that our students played in assisting the adults with this event.  Photos of this event are located in our  Photo Gallery - provided by L. Swanson.

WLWT Football Blitz & Gold Star Chili Team of the Week Voting

Vote for our Newport Wildcats Football Team!

Our Wildcats have been nominated to be voted as WLWT's Game of the Week!

Click Here to Vote WLWT's Blitz

Our Wildcats have also been nominated to be this week's Gold Star Chili Team of the Week!

Click Here to Vote Gold Star Chili Team of the Week

Newport Schools Rank Low - But Some Progress

"Newport Independent Schools was ranked the worst district in the state on Kentucky’s academic report cards, which came out Sept. 27.  Despite those challenges, the district was able to meet academic goals at its middle and high schools last year. For the high school, it was the first time since 2005."  These  excerpts are from an article written by Jessica Brown.  Click here to read the entire article.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - Washington, DC Trip

Saturday, October 19th, from 8:00 - 10:30 am, there will be a Pancake Breakfast at Beef O'Brady's located in the Newport Shopping Center.  This fundraiser is to help with the costs of the Washington, DC field trip our students will take in the spring.  Click on the Beef O'brady's logo to download your ticket!  Thank you for supporting Newport Students!

Carol M. White Foundation Grant Awarded

We are very pleased to announce that Newport Independent Schools has been awarded $1.29 million through the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Foundation grant program. Newport Schools was one of only two school districts in Kentucky to be awarded; in total, 60 awards were made across the nation.


Homeless Awareness Event

Newport Middle School is hosting the  23rd Annual Homeless Awareness Event on Thursday, October 17th starting at 6:00 p.m.  This event is held to raise awareness of homelessness in Northern Kentucky.  

Activities will include a memorial service followed by food, kids’ activities, music and fun.  

Come, Remember, Respond 

NHS Marching Band Competes

On Saturday, Sept. 28th,  the Newport Marching Wildcats traveled to the first Annual Bellevue Invitational for their first competition of the 2013 season.  The band did very well placing 4th in Class A.  The band's next competition is Saturday (Oct. 5th) at Simon Kenton High school. The band will perform at 12:45pm.  Come out and support your Newport Marching Wildcats.

Artist Sara Harris Exhibits at the Gallery

On Saturday, Oct. 12 from Noon-2:00 p.m. guest artist Newport High School Senior Sarah Harris will be at Monmouth Street Antiques Gallery, located at 822 Monmouth Street, 859-360-6531.  Sarah will be available to discuss her work and will demonstrate basketry techniques. Her display will include drawing, painting on canvas, repurposed records, painting with coffee and handmade baskets.

Government Shutdown Affecting our Students

Not only are businesses struggling because of the government shutdown, but our students are as well.  Click on the 5 WLWT.COM for the complete story and video.

Practice has begun for "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"

The winter play production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss, will be performed in mid-December at Newport Primary School and will involve Intermediate School Drama Club members, Middle and High School students.  Practice has already begun!

NHS Marching Band to perform on Channel 12

Your Newport Marching Wildcats have been invited to Channel 12 News this Friday after the game.   They will be playing during the 11 o'clock news!

2013 Homecoming

The 2013 Homecoming Parade is Friday, October 4 and will begin at the Newport Primary School at 6:00 and travel on to the Newport High School football field.  After the football game there will be a Homecoming Dance for students from 9:00 - Midnight. 

Go Wildcats!