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Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

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Newport Independent Schools Supplemental School Year Application

With the passage of Senate Bill 128 Kentucky families may apply for a supplemental school year.  This legislation is in response to pandemic-related disruptions in the past two school years. The supplemental school year allows students to repeat, retake, or supplement courses or graded levels already completed. All applications must be submitted to the Newport Board of Education by 3 PM May 1, 2021 for consideration. The application may be rescinded at any time before 3 PM May 20, 2021. 

The Newport Independent Board of Education will review the applications and make a determination by June 1, 2021 for SB 128 requests. 

School districts are not allowed to decide on an individual basis. If our school district decides to accept requests for a supplemental year, we will accept all requests.  If our district decides not to accept requests for a supplemental year, we will accept no requests.

A separate application must be submitted for each child.  

Newport Independent Schools Supplemental School Year Application

Newport Primary School Teacher Amanda Barbour Named Winner of VFW Citizenship Education Award Amanda Barbour

Amanda Barbour, who serves as the Behavior Intervention teacher at Newport Primary School, has won the Smart/Maher Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Citizenship Education Teacher Award from the John R. Little VFW Post #3186 in Southgate.

The award reads that Barbour has been honored "in recognition for promoting citizenship education in your classroom and your school". Barbour is also being honored as the District winner. 

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Newport High School Students Qualify for Academic Team State Competition for First Time

Two eighth grade students from Newport High School have qualified for the Kentucky state academic team competition for the first time in team history.

Daniela Coronado and Riahana Ragster both emerged from the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) District and Regional tournaments to advance to the state competition.

Daniela placed first in the District and fifth in the Region for Composition while Riahana placed third in the District and Region in the English/Language Arts (ELA) Assessment. The students will compete in the state competition the weekend of March 13 and 14.

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Another Round of P-EBT Cards

We are excited to announce that Kentucky has been approved by the USDA to provide Round 3
of P-EBT benefits to all eligible students to cover the period of October 2020 through May 2021.

● Benefits will be applied to existing cards
● Lost cards can be replaced by calling 855-979-9949 (can take up to 14 days)
● If you have moved recently, update your address by calling 855-306-8959

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Newport Students Win NKY Fire Safety Poster Contest

Two students from the Newport Independent Schools were named winners of the St. Elizabeth Northern Kentucky Junior Fire Marshall Poster Contest. 
Maelyn Gilliam, a fourth grader at Newport Intermediate School, and Andres Pablo-Macario, a second-grade student at Newport Primary School, were each awarded $30 for their winning entries.
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posterNewport Intermediate School poster winner, left to right: Newport Intermediate School Principal Dennis Maines; Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Tony Watts; winning student Madelyn Gilliam; Newport Intermediate School Assistant Principal Jennifer Michael; Newport firefighter Chris Holmes. 




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Newport Primary School poster winner, left to right: Newport firefighter Matt Garrett; Newport firefighter Chris Holmes; winning student Andres Pablo-Macario; Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Tony Watts.

100th Day of School Contest

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Calendar Update

Newport Families

Due to our return to in person instruction Friday, March 12th will now be a school day for students. The last day for students this school year will now be May 28th

Newport Intermediate Assistant Principal Inducted Into Prestigious Womens' Leadership Program Jennifer Michael

Newport Intermediate School Assistant Principal Jennifer Michael has been inducted into the 2021 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL), a statewide program designed for women working in public education who wish to strengthen or advance their careers. 

Chosen through a competitive application process based on specific leadership criteria, Michael will join other leaders and some of Kentucky's top female executive educators in March for an induction ceremony and leadership forum in Louisville. KWEL is a program of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).


Updated TANK Bus Routes for NHS

Parents and Students: Updated TANK bus schedules for Newport High School students can be found here. They have been updated to reflect the new dismissal schedule at NHS that takes effect Monday, January 11, 2021.

Please check for changes to your pickoff and dropoff times. 


From Newport to New York

From Newport to New York: Newport High School 2019 Valedictorian Building on His Future While Never Forgetting His Past

At just 19-years-old, Cody Baynori is well on the way to living his dreams.

The 2019 Newport valedictorian is studying political science and English on a full scholarship at prestigious Columbia University in New York City.

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Counseling and Mental Health Services

nA significant obstacle for student’s academic growth at times is the unmet need for social and emotional development that may require specialized services. Our children's mental health  is especially vulnerable during this time of virtual and hybrid learning.  Newport Independent Schools offer three different layers for overall student social and emotional development in addition to the learning in the classroom setting.  

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