Superintendent's Message

Tony Watts

Newport schools

Dear Newport Family,

The new year is upon us.  I’m excited about my second year as superintendent in the Newport Independent School District.  I can’t wait to get all the students back in the building and see all of their smiling faces.  We have done a lot of work this summer to make this the best year possible for our students.  The teachers have gone through hours of professional learning to be the best that they can be.  Now we have to implement everything we learned. 

COVID has slipped up on us once again.  We will do everything in our power to make sure that everyone is safe.  We will continue to follow the CDC healthy at school guidelines.  We will require mask indoors until further notice.  We will maintain social distancing in classrooms, hallways, and common areas.  We will clean and sanitize our buildings daily, and we will wash our hands and sanitize frequently.  Safety is our number one priority.  We need your help to make this work. 

Our goal for the year is to be the best school district possible.  To do this we must work together and have high expectations for all.  We must have high expectations for all district staff, teachers, students, parents, and community.   If we all work together, we will have a successful school year.  Our students will benefit from us all being a team. 

Let’s get the year started.  I’m looking forward to creating great relationships and working with all of you.  Let’s make this the best year possible.  It’s great to be a Wildcat!


Tony Watts

Tony Watts
Newport Independent Schools


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