It is a great privilege for me to serve as Superintendent of this school district and lead our school system into the next generation. I am proud of what is being accomplished in Newport Schools, as well as the potential we have yet to explore. We cannot underestimate the power of engaged parents and guardians in preparing our children for educational success. It is their role as their children’s first and most important teacher that establishes the foundation for educational achievement. It is my goal to support our teachers in every way possible as they challenge our students to be their best.
With the first semester behind us, our focus will turn to preparing your child for doing their very best on state testing this spring. It is imperative that your child be in class as much as possible to ensure their success. We are working diligently to increase rigor and implement the new national core content standards, new state assessments; new end of course assessments in Algebra II, English II, U.S. History, and Biology; and continue to improve our students’ ACT scores. Two major enhancements we have made this year are our book rooms and the data walls located in each school. Please feel free to stop in your child’s school to check out their progress; his/her data card is located on the data wall.
Our teachers, administrators, and staff are committed to this community and our students and work tirelessly to make everything better for our students. We will do whatever it takes to remove barriers so that our children can learn and have every opportunity to be successful after graduation. It is our belief that all children are capable of learning and achieving at high standards.
Kelly E. Middleton2/4/2013