School News

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   Mentors work with an individual student (weekly) throughout the school year, during the school day, and in the student’s building.

NMS Dress Code

The dress code for 2014 - 2015 is the same as it was last year.  You may click here to read the dress code or click on the Quick Link located on the left side of our webpage.

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.

Before beginning 6th grade, students are required to have a new physical exam and 6th-grade immunizations. The immunizations include Tdap, meningococcal, and a second varicella vaccine. If your child plans to participate in sports, a sport physical is also required.

Home Visits in August

In an effort to improve home and school communications, many of our staff members will begin making home visits on August 7th.  You have will see our teachers walking up and down the streets communicating with our students, parents and guardians. While we are using the term home visits it is not necessary for us to enter a home unless we are invited in. We will be glad to stand in the yard or behind the gate.

July Board Meeting Date Changed

July Regular Board Meeting

July 30, 2014

7:00 PM

Newport Middle School Library

6th-Grade Parent Night at Newport Middle School

6th Grade Parent Night is August 12th, from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.  Here, parents can meet their children's new teachers, learn about academics, extra-curricular activities, and tour the school building.  Child care will be provided.

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.    Wildcat Camp presents an ideal opportunity to acquaint students with their new classmates and teachers, while learning the physical layout of the school. 

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.  Here's how:

  1. Log onto
  2. Click on the Red “Log in Now” button
  3. School Name: Start out by typing KY Reads, and then you will see from the drop down menu (KY Reads, Kentucky Department of Education)
  4. Username: read
  5. Password: read


Summer Reading at the Campbell County Library

The theme for summer reading at the Campbell County Library is Fizz Boom Read. The kick off is June 7. There will be a full schedule of games, activities, live music and good food. The first 200 students who register will receive a backpack. Students who read can earn prizes and are entered in the grand prize drawing. It's a great way to spend the summer!

NMS SBDM Parent Election

Results from the Site Based parent elections are:

 Gena Combs and Kim Colston

 These parents will be on the NMS SBDM for the 2014-2015 school year.

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.

Summer Enrichment Programs

Newport School's Summer Enrichment Program is going to be a fun filled summer of activities for your child.  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!

2014 - 2015 School Calendar

Calendar & Events

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