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Throwback Thursday

This weeks Throwback Thursday features photos of the 1940 and 1941 Newport High School Baseball team. Coached by W.J. "Blue" Foster the Wildcats won the state championship in 1940 and again in 1941. 1940 was the first year that the state of Kentucky held a baseball state championship.

            1940-41 Baseball
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Newport Independent Schools Health Base Clinic is open 3 days a week. If you have Health concerns or need to schedule with our Nurse Practitioner please contact Liz Tanner at 859-291-1910 for availability.

School Safety - Students and Staff

March 2, 2018
From: Kelly E. Middleton, Superintendent

Dear Newport Families and Staff:
Following the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, I want to reiterate the importance of safety in Newport Independent Schools. As a father of two children who attended public schools, the safety and security of all of our students, staff, and schools are my top priority.

I share and value your concerns, and I want you to know I am committed to doing everything possible to ensure that Newport Independent Schools are a model for school safety. I also want to let you know about several safety measures currently in place or under way to safeguard our students and staff:

Click HERE to View Safety measures and More

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


HOF Photogallery


NIS Fundraiser


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

Click READ MORE for more Details and learn how you can Support your School

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NIS Transitioning to new e-mail Servers


Newport Independent Schools will be transitioning to new e-mail servers beginning Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 PM. As part of a statewide initiative, waves of approximately 20 districts are undergoing this process every week until every district in the state is completed. This is our week.

The move is expected to be completed by the following Monday, April 23. During this window, the district (all staff and students) will not have access or be able to communicate via e-mail. However, any messages sent to district staff during this time will be saved in a queue and delivered once our service is restored.

 We apologize for any inconvenience and delay in responding to you. Please call your child’s school for any time-sensitive matters during this window.

 Thank you for your patience and understanding.

NHS Students make school History at SKillsUSA

Newport High School SkillsUSA students completed at the state SkillsUSA Competion April 11-14 in Louisville along with over 1000 other Kentucky students. The students earned top awards with the best showing in Newport High School SkillsUSA history.

Chosalin Morales-1st place in Photography, gold medal and going to Nationals in June
Katherynne Rodriguez-second place silver medal in Photography.
Ciara Walters-1st place gold medal in Banner Design.
Jalyn Collier- 1st place Photo Art Display, gold medal.
Shaylee Hall- 2nd place silver medal in poster design.
Julius Graham-1st place t-shirt design, gold medal and going
to Nationals in June.
Zach Sharp- Excellent performance in  the Carpentry Competion.

Congratulations to all students for an excellent job competing and an outstanding job representing the talent at Newport High School.

Footloose the Musical

Footloose the Musical
Presented by Newport Independent Schools

Show Dates and Time:
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm
Friday, April 20 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 22 Matinee at 2:00pm

Newport High School Auditorium            


The show is based on the iconic 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon. The musical was created using the songs from the famous soundtrack with a few originals added in. It first opened on Broadway in New York City in 1998 and ran for two years and played over 700 shows before closing.

Footloose the Musical will include 28 cast members from 7th to 12th grade. The lead role of Ren McCormick is played by NHS senior Drevon Jones.  Nine other seniors also grace the stage with their final performance at  NHS as well.

No School Friday, April 13th

    No School

NHS Scholarship Information Update
Common Applications will be due Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  You will turn in ONE copy! This copy should include your letter of recommendation and essay. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
 If you submit the Common Application, be prepared to attend Senior Awards Night on April 24, 2018.  This is a night for NHS to recognize you and your accomplishments.
Please let Ms. Wood know if you have ANY questions

                         WELCOME BACK

NHS STLP Makes History at State Competition

Congratulations to the Newport High School STLP for advancing their "Operation Communication"   project to Level 3 Judging at State Competition. They placed in the top twenty high schools in Kentucky winning Best Showcase Project and Best in Group 2018 for the first time in school history! 


High School presenting members are:
Operation Communication- 
CJ Dyas, Autumn Dreyer, and Chosalin Morales
iHelp- Zach Glenn, Cody Baynori and Tony Sapp
Project Makerspace- Jalyn Collier, Shaylee Hall and Paul Maxwell
Photo on Demand- Katherynne Rodriguez

Scholarship Work Shop

On April 9, 2018, Brighton Center and NHS will host a scholarship workshop for students and parents. During this work shop Seniors will complete their Common Application which is due the following day! They will need to bring their letters of recommendation, brag sheets, and essays. This is their last chance to receive help for these Newport specific scholarships that can earn them up to $XXXX! After dismissal, students of all grade levels may join the workshop. We will share information and tips about scholarship applications and even practice applying! 

If you are unable to attend, but would like to receive more information about scholarships and plans after high school, please contact Sam at sdoktor@brightoncenter.com!


Newport High School - Walks out in Honor

Students from Newport High School walked out of class for a short amount of time on Wednesday. The purpose is to honor the victims in the Parkland, Fla. school shooting last month that left seventeen people, mostly students, dead. The plan include a 17-minute walk-out, denoting one minute for each victim.

NIS administrators worked with students to coordinate the walk-out event while others left it up to students, like Kenton County, and others had no plans at all, like Boone County, according to reports.

Click HERE to read full article
WED, 03/14/2018 - 10:00 RCN NEWSDESK

Parent Support Group
"Courage is asking for for what you need"
 -Brene Brown
For the past 6 months or so that is what these groups aspired to do... Have Courage! They showed up, suited up, and opened their hearts and minds to this journey we call..."parenting".  This wonderful group of individuals practiced courage by showing up, letting themselves be seen and honoring vulnerability. They shared their stories of struggles and strength.  They shared laughter, tears, and of course fears. They practiced compassion, set boundaries, they worked hard, had hope, and perseverance. Their children were witnesses to their growth and that is immeasurable. Their hearts are filled with beauty, friendship, and love! Together they grew as one! No longer treading this journey of parenting alone! Congratulations on these achievements and all your efforts bridging School to Community!
Poetry Out Loud State Competition
Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Each student, in the first and second round, is judged on the recitation of two poems. Five finalists will be judged on the recitation of a third poem. All poems are selected by the students and their teachers from a preapproved anthology of works.
NHS junior Cody Baynori has  qualified for the Poetry Out Loud State Competition to be held this Tuesday March 13th in Frankfort Kentucky at the Grand Theatre. Cody will compete against 15 other students. He has memorized and been coached on three poem performances. Below is the news release for his competition Tuesday. Wish him luck! 
Winter Sports Banquet


When: Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Middle and High School:
Basketball, Archery, Cheerleading, Wrestling, Bowling, and Academic Teams
Parents, Guardians and Immediate Family Members, please join us in celebrating our student-athletes' accomplishments at the 2018 NHS Winter 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.  We hope to see you there!

Dont miss out!

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Newport Firefighters Local 45 Collect $5,000 Worth of Food for NIS Students

The Newport firefighters union collected $5,000 worth of food items for Newport Intermediate School's Power Pack program. The program provides disadvantaged kids with food that can be easily prepared to eat on the weekends and holidays.

Newport Firefighters Local 45, part of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), collected donations by distributing flyers at the entrance of the Kroger location at the Newport Pavilion. Generous shoppers then bought and donated items as they left the store.

Click HERE to read full article
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:51 RCN Newsdesk  

NHS Names New Head Volleyball Coach

Stephanie Atkins has been named Newport High School's new head volleyball coach for the 2018 season.  Coach Atkins is an employee of Newport Independent Schools and has coached middle school girls basketball for the five past years and middle school volleyball for one season.  Under her direction, this year the middle school volleyball team won the Northern KY Middle School Athletic Association's Middle School JV Volleyball Tournament.

"I am very excited to accept this new position and look forward to continue building our high school volleyball program into a powerhouse, and defeat city-rival Newport Central Catholic in the process," said Coach Atkins.

Good luck next season, Coach Atkins!

Newport Wrestlers Make School History at State Tournament

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.


Vote for your NHS Enquirer High School Athlete of the Week.


Great News! - Not one, but two, Newport Wildcats are nominated for this week’s Enquirer high school athlete of the week. Better News! – They are in different categories so you can vote for both!

Devon Jones – Wrestling: state runner-up in the 152 weight class, first state finalist from Newport since 1977

MeKell Burries- Boys’ Basketball: named 36th District Player of the Year, and helped the team win its first District Championship in 33 years.

Use the link below to show some Wildcat pride!



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

Click above LINK to view full article from RCN



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!

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.

Track & Field   basketball   Kyacking

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. 
Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

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

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