Welcome back staff and students to another exciting year in Newport Independent Schools. As we return, we hope everyone is ready to make this new school year a time of fun, excitement and most importantly, a time of educational success.
In 2012/13, Newport Independent Schools increased enrollment for the first time in twelve years and our attendance rate went above 94% for the first time since 2008/09. In the 2012/13 school year, only two students dropped out of school. While I do believe that two is two too many, I have witnessed our staff working diligently to meet the needs of our parents and staff in a variety of ways.
Research shows that the better we know our students the better they will perform. This past summer, many of our staff began making home visits as a way to get-to-know our students and their families. I am very proud of our staff for being one of the few districts in the state of Kentucky to make such an effort to visit our students at their homes.
In an effort to improve student engagement and equip our students for the 21st century, our high school will be implementing a 1-1 iPad initiative where every student will receive their own iPad. We will spend the first part of this year training our teachers to use these devices for effective instruction. For a small fee, students will have the option to take their iPad home.
I am humbled to be the Superintendent of Newport Independent Schools and I am committed to continuing my efforts to engage the community in the life of our district and make this school district the best possible. I want to thank each and every one of you for your contribution to our children’s success.
Feel free to contact me anytime!
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