District News


2017 - 18 School Calendar

Plain Calendar

Immunization Requirements

Click HERE to see all new immunization requirements Effective July 1, 2018


NEWPORT PRIMARY.....................8:05 AM       3:05 PM

NEWPORT INTERMEDIATE............7:55 AM       2:55 PM

NEWPORT HIGH............................7:45 AM       2:45 PM


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NIS Fundraiser


Alrighty Northern Kentucky friends and family, anyone interested in supporting Newport Independent Schools? Just do your online shopping by first going here, www.schoolstore.com and entering your NIS school name of choice and clicking on featured merchants! It's that easy to help our students! You'll find over 400 of your favorite shops that will donate a percentage of your purchases to our schools! This is a quick, easy manner to assist NIS in providing for our students! We appreciate your shopping!

Remember to shop here www.schoolstore.com  and use your schools customer number

Newport Primary School Customer #180576
Newport Intermediate School Customer #180577

Dont miss out!

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Newport Wrestlers Chase History and Finish Big


Senior Drevon Jones became the first state finalist in Newport Schools wrestling history since 1977, while competing at the KHSAA Wrestling Tournament held this past weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Dillion Burton, also a senior, placed seventh.  This is only the third time Newport has had two state placers in the same year. 

Other state qualifiers included:
Alex Herald
Sergio Morales Ramirez
Kyle Mardis
J.T. Daniels

Congratulations, to these wrestlers and Head Coach Mason Franck and Assistant Coaches, Gage Jones and A.J. Powell, on a successful conclusion to a successful season.

Wildcats Advance to 36th District Championship Game


Congratulations to the NHS Wildcats on their victory over Bellevue High School in the 36 District Semi Finals. The Wildcats advance to the District Championship game where they will face Newport Central Catholic on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 P.M. at Highlands High School.

Please plan to attend and cheer on our Wildcats as they seek the district championship.

NIS District Receives Grant to Improve Literacy

The Newport Independent School District (NISD) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA).  The funding will be used to help the Newport community coalitions in their efforts towards improving literacy and health initiatives during out-of-school time (OST) for the children and youth of Newport.

Click HERE to read full artice from the Northern Kentucky Tribune


NHS Wrestling Scores Big in Region 6 Wrestling Tournament


Congratulations to the following Wrestlers for outstandig performances at the Region 6 Wrestling Tournament:

J.T. Daniels - 4th place, Heavyweight
Alex Herald - 4th place, 106 lbs Weightclass
Sergio Morales - 3rd place, 120 lb Weightclass
Kyle Mardis - 3rd place, 145 lb Weightclass
Dillion Burton - 2nd place, 126 lb Weightclass
Drevon Jones - 1st place, 152 lb Weightclass

Congratulations to Drevon Jones he is Newport High School's first-ever REGIONAL WRESTLING CHAMPION.

!!Great job Newport Wrestlers!!

Good luck at the State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 16th and 17th at the Lexington Horse Park.

NHS Senior Night - Girls Basketball


Help celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating girls basketball players by attending Senior Night on Wednesday, Feb. 14 beginning @ 7:15 p.m.  Following the celebration, the Lady Cats will play the Augusta Lady Panthers @ 7:30 p.m.

NHS Senior Night - Boys Basketball


Help celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating boys basketball players by attending Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 13th beginning @ 6:45 p.m. Following the celebration, the Wildcats will play the Dayton Green Devils7:30 p.m.

8th-Grade Boys Basketball
Team To Be Recognized

As the runner-up of the Northern KY Middle School Athletic Association 8th Grade Basketball Tournament, our 8th-grade boys basketball team will be recognized during half-time at the boys Varsity basketball game v. St. Henry on Monday, Feb. 12th.  Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Please plan to attend to help celebrate the accomplishments of our very successful 8th-grade boys basketball team, while also cheering on the Varsity Wildcats to a victory. 

* All Middle School boys basketball teams will be recognized, 6th, 7th, and 8th.

Debutante Ball Information February 8, 2018


Come join us on February 8, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the Newport High School Cafeteria for this informative meeting! Young Pearls/Sister Circle will be giving information and answering questions about the upcoming Debutante Ball! Hope to see you there!



When:       Monday, February 5, 2018 
                  Varsity game starts at 7:30p.m.
                     (The Ceremony will be at halftime of the Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Newport Central Catholic)

Where:      Newport High School Gymnasium

There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. in the NHS Library to honor the new inductees. All new NHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and current members of the NHS Athletic Hall of Fame are invited.  The Reception will aslo be attended by NHS Administrators, AD, Superintendent and selected district leaders.

Reservations are Required

Reserve by February 1, 2018
RSVP Paul Baker at 859.292.3023

Click Read More to see 2018 NHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Inclement Weather - Wind Chill


 During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of the school day or cause school to be closed altogether.  One such factor is the wind chill on a given day.  On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions.  There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service; a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning.  The National Weather Service in Wilmington, OH defines the two as the following:

 Wind Chill Advisory:  Wind chills between -10 and -24 degrees and at least a wind of 10 MPH or more
 Wind Chill Warning:  Wind chills -25 degrees and below with at least a wind of 10 MPH or more

 When the National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Warning for Campbell County before the school day begins we will make a decision to close schools.  It is quite likely we will make this type of decision on the morning of the day in question as it is hard to predict what the wind chill will be the night before.  If there is a Wind Chill Advisory for the county, schools will likely be open unless there are operational problems with the bus fleet or mechanical problems in the school buildings.  Buildings and the bus fleet are assessed in the morning prior to school by 6:00 AM.  

2018-19 Parent/Staff Calendar Survey

We value your opinion for setting the School Calendar for the 2018-19 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 Friday January 26th**

NHS Boys Basketball- Game Cancelled

The High School boys basketball game against Holy Cross, originally-scheduled for tonight, has been been cancelled.  

Due to Inclement weather

Schools will dismiss at 1:15 today. 

Please make appropriate child care arrangements. All evening activities are cancelled. Again, Newport Schools will have an early dismissal time of 1:15 PM today, Friday, January 12.

Ladycats advance to the semi-finals in All "A" Classic


The NHS Ladycats Girls All A Classic game against Holy Cross has been re-scheduled to Saturday, January 13th @ 5 p.m. at Dayton High School.

Please come out and cheer for the Ladycats as they continue to pursue the 9th Region Girls All A Classic title.
NHS Distinguished Alumni Videos


Click on the image above to watch NHS Distinguished Alumni Videos.

Our latest Edition features: Thomas Fromme, Courtney Lynch, Dr. Randy Poe, Aaron Johnson, Ashlee Bedinghaus, and Jim Kidney

Lady Cats Advance in All "A" Classic

Congratulations to the NHS Ladycats basketball team for its 70-34 win over Bellevue in the opening round of the 2018 Region 9 Girls All A Classic.

Tonight, January 9th, the Ladycats will travel to Dayton High School to play the Villa Madonna Blue Lightening at 6 p.m.
Please plan to come out and support the team.  Good luck, Ladycats!
Girls All "A" Classic basketball

The Girls All "A" Classic basketball game between Bellevue and Newport will be played as originally scheduled tonight @ 7:30p @ Newport.

School Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather,
all schools are closed for
Monday, January 8, 2018.



Inclement Weather Policy


WCKY – AM 1530 or WLW – AM 700



Ornaments to Scholarships

Support the Newport Scholarship Program

The Newport Independent School District Educational Foundation will be selling Christmas ornaments in an effort to earn money for the Newport Scholarship Program.  100% of the profit from these sales will go to Newport High School graduates who attend post-secondary education.

NIS Sending Five Teams to State Technology Competition


Five teams from the Newport Independent School District have qualified for the Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state competition in Lexington.

STLP uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization and creation of technology to solve school and community needs. The student products and projects are then showcased at local, regional and state events. Newport's teams qualified at the recent regional competition at Northern Kentucky University.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 07:35 RCN Newsdesk

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All performances are FREE OF CHARGE but seating is limited. Click READ MORE to reserve seats in advance.

NHS Hall of Fame 2018


Click READ MORE for more Information and Nomination Forms

LabRats Cardboard Arcade Night December 11th
On Monday, December 11th from 4:30 to 6:00,  21st Century's LabRats Club  will host Game Night at Newport Primary School. Come out to play games and earn prizes at our cardboard arcade created entirely by students! There will be pizza in the cafeteria, courtesy of Strong’s Pizza. We will also be raffling off four tickets to the Newport Aquarium. Hope to see you at Newport Primary School for Game Night!


NIS Ranks TOP TEN in Energy Efficiency
Newport Independent Schools have entered the top ten on the energy saving chart for the state of Kentucky. Since the begining on 2008 when KSBA introduced it new SEMP (School Energy Managment Project) District Energy Manager Grady Brown has been hard at work making sure we as a Distrisct were doing all we could to cut back on cost. Here at NIS we know that saving energy means saving money for educating our kids!  

Saving $170 million is no small feat, but that is what Kentucky school districts have done by reducing energy demand and consumption.

It has been said many times that “What gets measured, gets done.” With facility costs nearly doubling between 2000 and 2008, state leaders directed all districts to begin measuring and managing energy resources. While a few districts initiated local programs, this directive was the impetus for KSBA to begin a statewide program to support district efforts.

NHS Fine Arts Night


Parents and Staff:

The Newport High School Arts program would love to invite you to a night of music, drama, and art. Tomorrow night, December 7th, is Newport High School's first Annual Fine Arts Night. There will be art on display from Newport High School artists, performances from the Newport High School Choir, Rock Band, and Concert Band, and also performances from the School's acting program.  We will even have a sneak peek at Alice in Wonderland, this year's drama production. The performances will begin at 7 pm in the Newport High School auditorium and we would love to see you there.


Thank you for your time and Happy Holidays!

Health Committee Meeting Invitation

We recognize that good nutrition and regular physical activity can have an impact on the ability to learn. We want to hear from parents and community members who feel they can assist and support us in creating a healthier environment for our students. A meeting will take place at the Welcome Center on Monday, December 4th at 3:30.    

2017 SVDP Coat Drive

It’s that time of year and the Society of St. Vincent De Paul is ready to warm up your winter!  If you or a family member needs a warm winter coat, please come by the NEWPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL on Saturday December 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

We don’t want to leave our neighbors in the cold!

***All people receiving coats must be present at the drive. All adults must show some form of ID. Exceptions to this rule are only made if proof of guardianship can be shown IE: medical cards, SS# cards, birth certificates or other court documents.

Winter Wonderland

Luke14 Miinistries Presents Winter Wonderland 2017.
When:  December 2, 2017
Where:  Newport Keturah St. Church of God
              Family Center
              401 Keturah St. Newport KY

FREE: Hot Pancakes Breakfast, Pictures with Santa, Bouncy houses, Games, and a Small Gift!

NIS Qualifies for STLP State Competition

Newport Independent Schools STLP teams presented their 2017-18 projects on November 20 at Northern Kentucky University. The intermediate school team, middle school level team and three high school teams all scored above 85/100 to qualify for the state competition in March. Good job Wildcats!!

The Shared Responsibility Plan
State HouseKY Education Leaders held a joint press release on Nov. 6, presenting alternatives to a public pension reform plan - presented by the office of Gov. Bevin.  The Shared Responsibility Plan is designed to address challenges and financial shortcomings of the current state employee pension fund while also ensuring the long term stability of many areas of public service that provide the foundation for life in the Commonwealth of KY.
Fall Sports Banquet

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Banquet begins at 6:00 p.m.

Middle and High School
Football, Volleyball & Soccer Teams and Band Members

Parents, Guardians and Immediate Family Members,Please join us in celebrating our student-athletes' accomplishments at the 2017 NHS Fall Sports Banquet.  The banquet will be held in the school cafeteria.  We ask that everyone stay until the conclusion of the banquet.
*Dress is business casual.

Harlow HRK yard sale at Newport H.S.


Jim "Basketball" Jones Anti-Bullying Workshop

Jim "Basketball" Jones will present an Anti-Bullying workshop to parents and students on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 pm in the NIS Gymnasium. Newport Intermediate School is opening this event to all of our district parents and their students. Please plan to attend this very informative and entertaining evening with your family.  You can learn more by visiting jimbasketballjones.com on the web. Once again, please come join us for Jim "Basketball" Jones Thursday at 6 PM in the NIS gym.

Newport Independent schools and United Way


Newport Independent Schools is proud to begin running its annual United Way campaign.  United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Your donation, no matter what the amount, makes a difference and is vitally important.  

21st Century Volunteers Needed

school help

WInter Wonderland 2017

Winter Wonderland 2017

Newport High School Archery Team Meeting

Newport High School Archery
Team Meeting

Monday, October 30th @ 2:45 p.m.
In the school cafeteria
*Open to 7th- thru 12th-grade students

Wildcat Varsity Football - Senior Night - 4 Annual Souper Bowl
Varsity Football Game vs. Holmes Bulldogs
October 27th @ 7 p.m.
Newport Stadium
As part of the festivities, we will also hold our 4th Annual Souper Bowl, featuring soups, chilies and other foods prepared by Newport Schools' staff members.  *Sponsored by the Newport High School FBLA.
Before the game at 6:30p.m., we will hold Senior Night, recognizing our graduating football players cheerleaders and band members.
Newport Schools welcome Ron Clark

Ron Clark - a teacher, best-selling author and the subject of an uplifting film about his unique and acclaimed approach to education - will visit Northern Kentucky on Monday to make a presentation to administrators, teachers, and staff of the Newport Independent School District.

 Ron Clark to Visit Newport Schools

Click the Link to read Article
*RCN Newsdesk

Newport to Host KHSAA 36th District Volleyball Tournament

Newport High School is hosting this year's 36th District Volleyball Tournament, which will feature teams from Newport, Newport Central Catholic, Highlands, Dayton and Bellevue high schools.

Games will be played in the gymnasium at the Newport High School, located at 900 E. 6th Street in Newport.
                                                      Monday, Oct. 16 @ 6 p.m. - Newport vs. Bellevue

Click READ MORE for dates, times, and admission.


NHS 2017-18 Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to the NHS 2017-18 Homecoming King Will Beamon and Queen Caralyne Wallace.

"Great 8" OPEN HOUSE


Governor's Scholarship Winner

Jalyn Collier (pictured) was introduced to the board as the winner of a Governor's Scholarship, a four-year full ride to college. Jalyn has a 3.92 GPA, and has a class ranking of 6 out of 96. She is involved in archery, academic team, STLP, the yearbook, and church activities. Jalyn has not decided which college she wants to attend, but she has narrowed it down to Georgetown or Bellermine.

*RCN RiverCityNews
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:40 RCN Newsdesk             


NIS Hosting KHSAA 36th District Girls Soccer Tournament


NEWPORT vs BELLEVUE Monday, Oct. 9 @ 6:00 p.m.

Kroger Foundation awards Newport Education Foundation!

Newport Independent Schools thanks The Kroger Foundation for awarding $30,000 to Newport Education Foundation to support Food Pantry Program! The Food Pantry provides nutritious food along with nutrition education to students and families to help them become successful in school and life.

Click for More information on The Kroger Foundation 

Back to School and School Buses PSA from KSP

Welcome Back Students! To help promote safety Newport Independent Schools would like to share this short 30 second PSA created by the KSP. Please click the link below to listen.

30 Second PSA from KSP

Newport Independent Alumni Video Series

The Newport Independent Schools have launched a video alumni series featuring graduates talking about how the Newport schools have positively impacted their lives.  Courtney Lynch graduated from Newport High School in 2008. She then went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 2016 and became a Public Defender in New Jersey.

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Star Spangled Banner Day

Newport Independent Schools Celebrate the 203rd Anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. Students and teachers from Newport Primary and Newport Intermediate Schools along with the NHS band traveled to the World Peace Bell.  Starting the celebration, Ms. Hayden introduced guest from the City of Newport and South Bank. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Superintendent Kelly Middleton. Following the Pledge, Primary School Principal, Mr. Atkins informed the students of the significance of  our National hymn. To finish off the celebration the World Peace Bell rang while students and staff sang the Star Spangled Banner and the NHS band played along. 

Home Coming Parade


Newport Wildcats Varsity Football 9/22

Come out and show your school spirit by supporting our Newport Wildcat Varsity football team as they take on the Frankfort High School Panthers!
Friday, September 22nd
7:30 P.M.
Newport Stadium

A Day in the Park

a day in the park

Click on the Flyer for Large View

Super Snacks

Super Snacks LogoSuper Snacks will begin on
Monday, September 11th! 

All schools offer Free after-school super snacks for students attending after-school activities. 

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

New Mural for Newport Intermediate School Cafeteria

catThanks to 7Hills church the Newport Intermediate School has come alive with Wildcat Pride!  A Big thanks to 7Hills church for painting the new Wildcat mural on the Newport Intermediate School cafeteria wall.

Become a Crossing Guard at NIS

Are you interested in becoming a Crossing Guard at Newport Independent Schools? If so, please stop by the Newport Police Department at 998 Monmouth Street for Applications and Questions or contact Kim Colston. 859.292.3680

Help Sock it to Homelessness

Come out and Support NHS Wildcat football and  help sock it to homelessness!  In support of Cincinnati Ministries' outreach to homeless individual and families please bring donations of new pairs of socks to the football game against Bishop Brossart this Friday night, Sept. 8th at the Campbell County High School Football Stadium 7:00 P.M.


NIS Community Partners

Deweys Pizza

Partnerships at work, Mrs. Bedinghaus and Dewey's Pizza. Dewey's donated $1100 to Mrs. Bedinghaus' class. Go Wildcats!


It is not too late to enroll your child/children in Newport Schools!

Enrollment for ALL schools is located at the

Welcome Center
30 West 8th Street
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mondays
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tuesday - Friday

What do you need? 

Child's Birth Certificate

Child's Social Security Card

Proof of Residency
(Lease/Mortgage, Utility Bill in your name)

Newport Lodge #358 Donates Bikes

To help encourage Good attendance Newport Intermediate School is giving away free bikes to all students who achieve Perfect attendance for the 2017-18 school year. NIS is thanking NEWPORT LODGE #358 for donating bikes to the attendance reward program.

Newport Schools Support Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey

Friday Night Football Change

Schedule changeBoys Varsity Football Game
NOT be played this Friday night. 
The game has been changed to tonight!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Newport Wildcats VS Owen County
7:00 PM
(at Owen County)

Go Wildcats!

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Countdown to 1st Day of School for Students

Board Meeting Highlights

gavelJuly's board meeting was news worthy for the River City News.  Retirements, student attendance and finance were among the many topics discussed during the meeting.  Click here to see the RCN article.

NHS Wins Career Ready Award for 2017

CTE AwardKelly Middleton and Jenna Koroly were honored to pick up this award for Newport High School at the KACTE Conference. Newport High School is one of six high schools in the state of Kentucky to win The Gold Award for Career Readiness.

Backpacks and Breakfast

Backpacks4KidsNorthern Kentucky Harvest’s 17th Annual  
Backpacks & Breakfast

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00-11:00 A.M.             
Goebel Park, Covington

(corner of 5th & Philadelphia)


  • Open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties.  At least 850 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To receive backpacks, families must provide photo I.D., proof of residence (a recent bill) and children’s proof of identity (Social Security or medical card).
  • Breakfast provided by Frisch’s.
  • Presented by Northern Kentucky Harvest in partnership with Be Concerned and Brighton Center.
    Backpacks underwritten by the Butler Foundation and the R.C. Durr Foundation.
Home Visits and Back to School Bash

Home VisitsMark your calendar for our annual
Home Visits and Back to School Bash! 
Both will be happening on August 10th. 

Home Visits:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Back to School Bash:  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Back to School Bash

21st Century Summer Camp Welcomes Visitors

Police play with summer camp kidsThe 21st Century Summer Fun kids enjoyed some time with a few of Newport's men in blue!

Keturah Street Church of God hosting Back to School Event

Newport Keturah St. Church of God is hosting a Back To School Bash for the Community on August 3.  Free food, prizes, bouncy houses, iceballs, and school supplies!  The guest speaker is former NFL player DeDe Dorsey.  All FREE!

Keturah St. Church of God
401 Keturah Street
August 3, 2017
6:30 pm

National Night Out Date is Set

National Night OutOn behalf of the Newport Police Department, you are invited to attend the 2017 Newport National Night Out, held in the Target parking lot on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Come out to see home and neighborhood demonstrations put on by police and firefighters, and enjoy complimentary Back to School kids haircuts, school supplies, back packs, and refreshments. There will be live music this year by Newport's own "Bad Boy Troy Tipton" and "The Faithful Few."

Summer Feeding Program

The last day for the Summer Feeding Program

is on Thursday, July 27th.

New Soccer Team Coming to NHS

Soccer BallCoach Ventre is inviting all 7-12 grade girls, interested in playing soccer, to come to practice Mon., Wed. and Thurs. night from 5-7 at the stadium.  More information and schedules will be given at that time.  Hope to see you there on July 24, 26, and 27th!

Retirees Honored

Mary CrankBeth Lange

Mary Crank and Beth Lange were recognized at the June Board meeting for their years of dedication in Newport Schools.  Mary is retiring from the business office and Beth Lange is retiring from the family resource and youth services center. Enjoy your retirement ladies!

AT&T Contributes to the Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach

Bowles CheckA check was presented for $12,500 to the Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach, led by Northern Kentucky NAACP leader Jerome Bowles, who has worked with the district for the past year. Bowles had looked for a community partner and found one in AT&T, which contributed the funds so that he can advance a program to work with Hispanic and African American students in the 2017-18 school year.

NIS Garden Club Grows With Help From 4-H and Subaru

Garden Club Members Show Display Their ToolsThe NIS Garden Club is a growing success thanks to help from 4-H and Subaru!

Exercise in the Park

Exercise in ParkJune 3rd – September 16th
Every Tuesday and Saturday
Buena Vista Park, W 12th St. Newport, KY
Join us for a free workout in the park!  All fitness levels welcome!
Tuesdays- 6pm-7pm Saturdays- 10am-11am
*Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in.   All you need to bring is water, a mat or large towel, and a friend!  

Click here for more information!


Food Service Loses Five to Retirement

Food Service RetireesA fond farewell was wished upon five Food Service employees at the May Board Meeting.  Most of these women have worked 27+ years for Newport Schools.  Each one will be missed by staff and students alike!  Pictured (left to right), Mary Lou Kirk, Manager (NHS); Gladys Bolton, Cashier (NIS); Jacqueline McClane, Cook (NHS); Charlotte Turner, Cook (NIS).  Not pictured is Lillie Griffith, Cook (NIS).

Summer Feeding Program Offered at all Schools

Summer Feeding Logo**NOTICE: Newport High School's Summer Feeding Program closes on June 23rd! **
Newport Schools will be offering free breakfast and lunch at all three school locations this summer.  Click here for more information.

New Scoreboards for NHS
New scoreboards will be installed at Newport High School's gym, courtesy of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Commonwealth Orthopedic. Slam Dunk Sports Maketing will do the installation and will feature the names of the corporate sponsors.
Congratulations Class of 2017

class of 2017

Food Service Surplus Equipment

SurplusThe Newport Board of Education has approved this list of Food Service surplus equipment.  Bids will be accepted until Friday, June 9, 2017.  All items are being sold as is.  Bids may be sent to Food Service; Board of Education; 30 West 8th Street, Newport, KY.  Viewing of items by appointment only.  Call Annette Horton to schedule (859) 292-3072.

$45,000 Grant Awarded to Newport Early Childhood Development

Grant AwardedNewborns to five-year-olds will receive a boost of early childhood education through $45,000 in state of Kentucky grants awarded to the Newport Independent Schools.  The grants were allocated from The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Education to the Newport Summit Team, which includes representatives from early childhood centers the Brighton Center, Campbell County Public Library, Head Start and the superintendent and preschool director of the Newport Independent Schools.  Click here to read more from the River City News!

Smithsonian Exhibition Coming To Newport Library

Smithsonian LogoNo need to travel to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. this summer, you can visit a Smithsonian exhibition at the library!  See the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams at the Campbell County Public Library’s Newport Branch. The exhibition opened on Saturday, April 29 and will run through June 3, 2017. 

F.I.T. for Life Summer Events

Outdoor Summer Adventure Camp, Basketball Camp and Track & Field Camp will be held in June! Click on the Clipart for more information.

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Newport Adult Learning Center Orientation

GED ClassesNewport Adult Learning Center will be holding new student orientation on May 30th and May 31st.  Click on the GED clipart for more information.

Class of 2017 Graduation

Class of 2017Graduation for the Newport High School Class of 2017 will be Friday, May 26, at 7:00 PM in the high school gymnasium.  Congratulations to our graduating Wildcats!

Final Days to Order Yearbooks

2016-17 Yearbooks will be on Sale through Friday, May 26.
Don't miss out!
Call the school for details or order online at:


Payment plans are available.

Last Day for Students

School's Out

Summer Camp 2017

Summer CampHello Newport families!

Summer registration packets have been sent home with each child in grades K-8. If you are interested in signing your child up for Summer Camp 2017, please fill out the form and return it to the front office at your child's school. 

6th - 8th Grade Registration Form    K - 5th Grade Registration Form
6th - 8th Grade Guide - Spanish
     K - 5th Grade Guide - Spanish

Move Up Day

Move Up DayMay 23, 2017 will be Move Up Day! Our students will get to experience what it will be like next year by spending the day in their next year grade. This is a big day for our students and staff and ranks right up there with Home Visit Day!

Click here for more information. 
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Super Snacks

Super SnacksFriday, May 19th will be the last day for the after school Super Snack program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Music Man Photos in Gallery

The Music ManNew photos taken before, during, and after the performance of the Music Man! 

Go to the Photo Gallery under Quick Links to see!

BelFlex Junior Mentoring Program

BelFlex LogoBelFlex has partnered with Newport High School to create the BelFlex Junior Mentoring Program.  The program is 8-weeks long and consist of resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, tours of local business, guest speaker, and a graduation ceremony.

Finances Tight for 2017 -18 School Year

River City News LogoSuperintendent Kelly Middleton expressed concern about State and Federal education issues during the April Newport Board of Education meeting.  "I have to say, this is the most dismal financial climate," Kelly Middleton said. "It is the worst I have seen in my 30 years in schools.  We have seen cuts, and ours is one of the worst in the area. We have had a loss of students. Our financial director, Tete Turner, has reported that our SEEK shortfall will be about $500,000. These are tough times for public schools."  Click here to read more about this and student presentations.

KPREP in our Schools

KPREPKentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) will begin on Wednesday, May 10th and continue until Tuesday, May 16th.  We would like to remind our students and parents how important it is for each child to get plenty of rest and a nutrious breakfast prior to testing.  Our cafeterias offer free breakfast to all students every school day!  Click here to see the grade level and type of testing that will be administered.

Special Board Meeting

gavelNewport Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00 PM

30 W. 8th Street, Newport, KY

FBLA Students Going to Nationals

FBLAFBLA students participated in the State Competition on April 17, 2017 and we have a lot to celebrate!  The students will be traveling to Anaheim, California this summer to compete at the National Competition.

Principal Hired at Primary School

Matt AtkinsThe Newport Primary School SBDM has completed the Principal Selection process.  Based on the criteria established by the council, with significant input from stakeholders and following our identified process, we have found the most qualified applicant to serve as our principal.  The SBDM has selected Mr. Matt Atkins as the Newport Primary School Principal.  Read More

Students Attend State FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) Leadership Conference

Lauren CroxsonDominique Gallichio and Lauren Croxson attended the State FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) Leadership Conference to compete in STAR Events for Career Investigations.  Lauren was elected FCCLA Vice President of Parliamentary Law for the Northern Kentucky Region and will now attend Leadership Camp in June.

Intermediate Girls 5K Run

Girls on the RunNewport Intermediate Girls on the Run team ran their practice 5k Wednesday April 19th! The final race will be May 13th with activities at 2pm followed by the final race beginning at 4pm at Paul Brown Stadium.  Go Wildcats!

Candace Young in Washington, D.C.

Candace YoungIn response to serious threats of cuts to the federal funding of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), six members of the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD) from across Kentucky are headed to Capitol Hill to advocate for full funding to support professional development for teachers and health and physical education programs in schools. One of the six is our own Candace Young, who will be asking lawmakers to fully fund the federal education program Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, under ESSA.  Click here to read more.

Special Board Meeting


WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017, 5:30 PM

30 W. 8TH STREET, NEWPORT, KY  41071



GED Classes & Orientation

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Rain Barrel Project on Display at the Cincinnati Zoo

Rain BarrelA group of Intermediate School students worked on a project over the past couple of months creating, designing, and painting a rain barrel as part of the Rain Barrel Art Project organized by Save Local Waters.  The rain barrel is on display at the Cincinnati Zoo until April 20th.

Their rain barrel, titled "Wilderness Daydream", is a playful depiction of wildlife which celebrates biodiversity on our planet. Our inspiration comes from the wildlife artists Charley Harper, with his geometric representations of nature, and Henri Rousseau, depicting playful and densely layered scenery of jungle plants and animals.  The depictions of plants and animals are nearly entirely from the kids’ designs. This has been an amazing project to give the kids a sense of purpose in making contributions to both a local and worldwide issue.

Camp Joy with NIS Diversity Wildcats

Camp Joy RockLook at our 2 night, 3 day trip to Camp Joy, with NIS Diversity Wildcats after school program, in the District Photo Gallery!  These kids rocked out their spring break and had a blast doing so!

Mark Your Calendars

The Music Man Logo

The Music Man
Newport High School , 900 East 6th Street

April 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 p.m.

To make reservations, call the Newport Drama Box Office at 859-292-2800 and leave a detailed voicemail or you can email us at nhsdrama@newport.kyschools.us.  Please be sure to leave the following information for us on your message:  the date of the performance you would like to reserve, how many tickets you will need, and your name & phone number. Please plan to join us for The Music Man!

21st Century After School Programs Coming to NHS

21st CenturyNewport Independent Schools and The Brighton Center, Northern Kentucky's largest social services provider, have received a $490,000 federal grant to develop a community learning center. "Newport High Schools' 21st CCLC programming will be offered afterschool, out-of-school time such as during Spring break and during June - each of the five years of the program," Baker said. Click here to read more as reported by RCN.com.

Intermediate Students Jumped Rope for Heart Awareness

Jump Rope for Am. Heart Assoc.Students completed a Jump Rope For Heart unit in PE where they learned jumping techniques and about Heart disease awareness. Students wore red to support Heart Disease awareness.  Students asked others in the community for funding for kids with special hearts.  This event was accomplished during the month of February and these kind-hearted students raised $2,000 for the American Heart Association.

Kindergarten Cutoff Date Changed

Ready for Kindergarten?"Per new Kentucky legislation beginning the 2017-18 school year, a child can now enroll in kindergarten if they are 5 years old by Aug. 1 of that school year rather than having to be five years old prior to Oct. 1 as in years past,” said Kevin McCormick, Director of Student Services for the Newport Independent Schools. 

Kindergarten enrollment for 2017- 2018 will be held at Newport Primary on April 12, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Welcome Center Special Hours

Welcome CenterStudent Enrollment, located at the Welcome Center, 30 West 8th Street,  will be open until 4:00 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017.  Normal Monday hours will resume on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Spring Break
No classes for students

March 31 - April 7, 2017

Students will return on
Monday, April 10, 2017


Principal Selection Completed at Intermediate School

Joshua SnappThe Newport Intermediate School SBDM has completed the Principal Selection process.  Based on the criteria established by the council, with significant input from stakeholders and following our identified process, we have found the most qualified applicant to serve as our principal.  The SBDM has selected Mr. Joshua Snapp as the Newport Intermediate School Principal.

Read to Achieve Grant Awarded

Grant AwardedThe Newport Primary and Intermediate Schools have been awarded a $400,000 Read to Achieve grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.  This is a four-year grant, with each school receiving $50,000 per year.  Click here to read more about this grant as it is written by RCN.com.

Good News Concerning the Nickel Tax Increase

"On behalf of the entire Newport Independent School District, The Newport Board of Education is thankful for the effectiveness of the legislative process, the time and effort put forth by Campbell County Clerk Jim Luersen and staff, and the Newport voters for not signing the shortsighted petition.  The Board of Education will now be able to utilize valuable state dollars to improve our existing facilities. The board and the district will continue the important work of educating our children, serving our community, and maintaining good stewardship of the public's tax dollars."    ~ Kelly Middleton, Superintendent

Prichard Committee Offers Leadership Basecamp

Prichard Committee LogoThe Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will bring a new parent leadership training one-day “basecamp” to Northern Kentucky in April.  It will give parents a look inside public education in Kentucky and provide them with tools to effectively engage in their children’s school, says Helen Carroll, NKY Parent Leadership Coordinator.  Click here to read more from the NKY Tribune.

FBLA Compete at Region 4 Conference

FBLA Group PhotoTwenty-three FBLA high school students competed at the Region 4 Conference held at NKU.  Eleven students placed in a variety of areas. They are advancing on to the State Competition in Louisville in April.  If they place at State they will then advance to Nationals in Anaheim, California!


Newport Preschool Program Earns 5 Stars

5 Star RatingThe Newport Primary School Preschool Program has earned a 5 Star Rating from four state of Kentucky agencies that have completed an assessment of the program.  The 5 Star Rating was certified by The Cabinet for Health and Family Services; the Department for Community Based Services; the Division of Child Care; and the Kentucky Department of Education.  The rating was based on the Kentucky All Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System. Areas assessed include Family and Community Engagement, Classroom and Instructional Quality, Staff Qualifications and Professional Development and Administrative and Leadership Practices.

Student VS Staff Basketball

Student vs Staff Basketball GameThank you to everyone who participated in the Student VS Staff basketball fundraiser!  Score: Staff 84 - Students 83  We raised $550.00 between the game attendance and the T-shirt sales for Prom!  Thank you for your support!  Visit the District Photo Gallery for more pictures of the game.

Newport Alternate Learning Center Orientation

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


New student orientation March 13th and 14th
Click on the graduation hat for more information.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Notice

Staff vs Students Basketball Game

The stage is set, this is a must see event! NHS Staff vs. Student Basketball Game Thursday, March 9Th at 6:00pm. Will the Students school the Teachers? Come out and support your favorite teacher/student as we raise funds for the 2017 PROM!

                                                                        Lets Go Wildcats!
                                            COME WATCH THE STAFF DUNK ON THE STUDENTS!


Local Planning Committee To Conduct a Public Forum

Public ForumThe Newport Independent Local Planning Committee will conduct a Public Forum on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Newport Independent Board of Education, 30 W. 8th Street Newport, Kentucky 41071.  This meeting is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities.  These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for Newport Independent Schools.  The Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting at 6:15 p.m., immediately after the Public Forum.

Boys Varsity Basketball Advance to SemiFinals

Basketball ScoreboardGreat win by the Wildcats!  They advance to the semifinals and will play Saturday at 8:00pm at BB&T Arena.  Go Wildcats!

Support Your Wildcats

Coach Snapp and the Wildcats are ready to take center stage tonight. Come to BB&T arena at NKU to watch your NHS Wildcats play the Lloyd Juggernauts in the first round of the regional tournament at 6:30 PM.