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Early Release

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event

  Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event 
  Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event

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Labor Day

School Start Delayed
Newport Home Visit Day 2022

Home Visit Day

Newport Night Out 2022

Newport Night Out

Camp Wildcat at Newport Intermediate Cancelled Today, Tuesday June 14.

Due to a water main break, Camp Wildcat activities at Newport Intermediate School, serving grades K-6, must be cancelled for today. Students attending Camp Wildcat at Newport High School, grades 7-12, will attend as normal.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

Calendar Reminder

last day 5/27/22

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No School 5/17/2022

Trash Bash Challenge

trash bash

Calendar Reminder

spring break

Calendar Update

Make up days

2022-2023 Calendar Survey

Dear Parents and Staff,

The Calendar Committee is seeking your preference regarding the 2022-2023 school calendar for our school community. Your selection will allow the Calendar Committee to make a recommendation to the Board of Education.

The 2022-2023 calendar Options A, B, and C are below.

Calendar A

Calendar B

Calendar C

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, March 11th.
 

2022-2023 CALENDAR SURVEY

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Principal Qualities Survey

Newport High School has had an interim principal since January, 2021. We are in the process of selecting a permanent principal for NHS. We are collecting input from all of our stakeholders. Please take a few minutes and fill out our principal qualities survey. We value your input, and it will be instrumental in helping us find the right person for the job. We will close the survey on March 4, 2022. Thanks in advance for your input.

Principal Qualities Survey

Calendar Reminder

no classes 2/21

Gold Star Teacher Nominee

Gold Star Teacher Nominee

Calendar Change

Newport Independent Schools will be closed on Monday, February 14, 2022, as we celebrate the Cincinnati Bengals and their bid in Super Bowl LVI.  We appreciate the support of the Bengal’s players and organization within our school community and look forward to the opportunity to cheer them on.  School will now be in session on Friday, April 1, 2022.

School Closure

School Closed  2/4/22

School Closure
Calendar Reminder

MLK DAY NO CLASSES

Newport Board of Education Work Session update

Tonight’s meeting has changed from in-person to video conference.
NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022, 6:30 PM – VIDEO CONFERENCE

THE PUBLIC LINK FOR LIVE STREAM IS:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzBZhIUvARsta_ZkPCu1sVw

Remind App for Communication Coming Soon to Newport Ind. Schools!

Newport Independent Schools will be implementing Remind to enhance communication within our district. Remind will allow you to receive messages via the Remind app, the web, or via text message. It will not replace SchoolMessenger at this time, but will be used in conjunction with it, primarily to allow better communication between teachers and parents on a class level. Soon we will begin sending information to parents of our pilot school (Newport Intermediate) regarding Remind accounts and how to connect. Newport High School and Newport Primary School will follow.

IMPORTANT: Remind pulls information from Infinite Campus (IC). In order to be able to use and receive messages via Remind, you must have the following in place:

  1. Be marked as a guardian of an active student in IC.
  2. Have an active email address on file in IC.
  3. Have an active parent portal account in IC.

Please contact your student’s school counselor to verify or update any missing or incorrect information. Even if you do not wish to use Remind, these three items are vital in order for you to be an active part of your student’s academic journey through Newport Independent Schools.

Letter from the Superintendent - NTI DAYS

Hello Newport Family:

Due to the increase in the number of staff and students who are currently ill or currently quarantined we have decided to close school to in-person learning and make Friday, January 7 through Friday, January 14, 2022 NTI days.  We are out of school on Monday January 17, 2022 for MLK day.  We will resume in person learning on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. 

Students are expected to complete the assignments given by their teachers during the NTI days.  The teachers should have explained the expectations to the students.  If you have questions, please contact your child’s school. 

Meals will be offered for pickup Monday, 1/10 through Friday, 1/14 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at each school.  Orders must be placed by 9:00 am each day.  You can place your order by calling (859) 292-3038.  For more information, please visit our Food and Nutrition Services website.

We are still holding the scheduled vaccine clinics unless you hear otherwise. 

Our number one priority is safety for our students and staff.  We feel this is the best course of action at this time.  Thanks in advance for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.  Have a great weekend.    

Sincerely,

Tony Watts

Tony Watts
Superintendent
Newport Independent Schools
859-292-3004
tony.watts@newport.kyschools.us

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winter break

Vaccine Clinic for Newport Students and Staff
Holiday Food Distribution with Bengal CJ Uzomah

 

 

 

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Flyer - Spanish

Call to Action

Mens Meeting

Annual Wellness Policy Review

Help Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Our Students

Join the District Coordinated Health team and promote student health by advocating for favorable environments, policy change and appropriate support services.

Monday, November 8, 2021
30 West 8TH Street
Newport, KY  41071
Board Meeting Room/Floor 3
4:00 p.m.

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Newport Board of Education Special Meeting

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 6:00 PM

30 W. 8TH STREET
NEWPORT, KY 

PURPOSE:

PRESENTATION, IRB DISCUSSION, NEW BUSINESS ITEMS, BOARD COMMENTS

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming parade

Route:  Start at 11th and York
Turn right on 11th to Monmouth
Turn left on Monmouth
Turn right on 9th Street
End at NHS Football Field

COVID-19 Testing Program

Newport Independent Schools has partnered with Ethos Labs (Newport, KY) to create a COVID-19 testing program that will ensure a continued safe return to school.  This is a completely voluntary program that is supported by the State, so there is no cost to you or Newport Independent. We politely request that you enroll yourself in this program to help accomplish the following goals for a successful school year:

1. Safe in-person learning environment for the entire school year

2. Minimize the need to quarantine children at home for extended time

3. Minimize absentee days due to COVID-19 for teachers and students

Registration at:   https://www.ethosbacktoschool.com/

Student and Staff Registration Instructions for Covid-19 Testing with Ethos Labs

Covid - 19 Guidance Document
Important: Classes Cancelled for Friday, September 16. NTI days on September 20-21

Due to the increase in the number of students we have who are currently ill or currently quarantined we have decided to cancel school tomorrow, Friday, September 17.

On Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 we will utilize Non-Traditional Instruction (NT) days. We won’t have in-person instruction, but the students will be expected to complete the assignments given by their teachers. The teachers should have explained the expectations to the students. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

We plan to come back to school on Wednesday, September 22. We are asking that you continue to keep your child home and contact the school if your child is sick or has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.

Meals won’t be provided tomorrow, but will be provided for those students who need it on NTI days, starting Monday. We ask that you contact the food service department. The instructions can be found on the district website or you can call (859) 292-3038.

Our number one priority is safety for our students and staff. We feel this is the best course of action at this time. Thanks in advance for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. Have a great weekend.

Meals During NTI

Free meals will be available to students via curbside pickup on Monday, September 20th. Students that are currently enrolled in the district may pick-up meals from the following locations regardless of which school they attend. Meals during NTI must be ordered in advance. Please call the Food and Nutrition Services Department at (859) 292-3038 or email lisa.rizzo@newport.kyschools.

School Curbside Pick-up
Newport Primary School              11:00-1:00
Newport Intermediate School      11:00-1:00
Newport High School                   11:00-1:00

*Students will receive a total of four meals, breakfast and lunch for scheduled NTI days.

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Bus 9 Will Not Run on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Newport Families:

Due to a driver shortage, Bus 9 will not be running on Thursday, September 16. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family.

Newport Board of Education Special Meeting

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021, 11:30 AM
30 W. 8TH STREET
NEWPORT, KY

PURPOSE:
SET THE MOTOR VEHICLE TAX RATE FOR 2022
COVID OPERATION PLAN DISCUSSION

Community and Family Survey

Newport Independent Schools is always looking for ways to improve in order to positively impact our students, families, and community.  Please take part in this survey so that we can serve our students, families, and communities to the fullest. Your voice is vitally important!  Thanks for participating. 

Tony Watts
Superintendent Newport Schools

Community and Family Survey

 

Notes from the Nurse

WELCOME BACK WILDCATS! We are so excited about the start of the 2021-2022 school year in person, but before we do, we would like to share a few reminders to keep your student's healthy and ready to learn. 

Notes from the Nurse

Notes from the Nurse - Spanish

When to Stay Home

When to Stay Home - Spanish

Transportation Requests

Newport Schools will be returning to school beginning August 25, 2021. Therefore, we will begin taking online transportation requests August 3, 2021. The form will be located on the district webpage, transportation page and will also be sent out as a link on School Messenger. You will need to complete a form for each child in your household. All requests will be taken in the order they are received online. It is important for you to provide accurate addresses and contact information.

Once bus assignments have been made, Kathi Baldwin will be contacting you concerning drop off and pickup locations with times. All riders will be required to wear face masks.

Newport High School students will need to also sign up online for TANK. Once signed up student names will be forwarded to the Technology Department. TANK badges will be distributed by Newport High School.

If you have any questions please contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001.

2021-2022 Transportation Request

COVID Vaccination Clinic

COVID Vaccination Clinic

Newport Independent Seeks Feedback

Feedback

Newport Board of Education Rejects Allowing Students to Repeat a Grade

District puts new programs in place to help students "catch up"

The Newport Board of Education has unanimously voted to reject the provisions of a recently-enacted state law that allows students to repeat a grade of school while announcing new programs designed to help students catch up following the loss of in-person instruction due to COVID.

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Wildcat Camp Transportation bus

To set up transportation for Wildcat Camp please call Kathi Baldwin at (859)2092-3001.

Wildcat Camp Transportation Schedules

Farmers to Families Food Box Program Farmers to Families

The Newport Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free grocery distribution by the Farmers to Families Food Box Program on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3:00 PM -7:00 PM on Wildcat Drive behind Newport High School. Drive-thru and Walk-up food pickup will be available.

The Newport Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff's Office look forward to seeing you.  It is open to everyone.  No ID required.

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Early Dismissal on Friday, April 30, 2021

Newport Schools will be dismissing at 12:15 PM on Friday, April 30th due to potential road closures associated with the Vice-President’s visit to the area. There will be no afternoon preschool classes. Buses will load at 12:15 PM at Newport High School and Newport Intermediate School, with Newport Primary School to follow.

This early dismissal will allow ample time for students to be safely transported home prior to any closures.

Thanks for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience and short notice.

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Farmers to Families Food Pickup

The Newport Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free grocery distribution by the Farmers to Families Food Box Program on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 3:00 PM -7:00 PM on Wildcat Drive behind Newport High School. Drive-thru and Walk-up food pickup will be available.

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NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021, 6:30 PM

30 W. 8TH STREET

NEWPORT, KY

 

PURPOSE:  DISCUSSION REGARDING SCHOLARSHIPS, EDUCATION FOUNDATION, AND NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

Agenda

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten Registration

Vaccination Clinic

Vaccinatin Clinic

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Calendar Reminder

Spring Break 4/2-4/9

Newport Board of Education Regular Meeting

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 24, 2021, 6:30 PM

30 W. 8TH STREET

NEWPORT. KY

Picture Day is APRIL 15th

                   

If you are a virtual student you will be able to come to NIS on April 15th from 12:20PM-1:45PM to have your picture taken!
Please follow the instructions on the flyer to order pictures!

Step1: Go to mylifetouch.com
Step 2: Enter Picture Day ID: EVTKX8K8P
Step 3: Order your picture package! 

         
                      LifeTouch

Now Accepting Landscaping Bids

Newport Independent Schools is requesting proposals for our landscaping work beginning in April. Anyone who would like to bid on the landscaping work can contact Kathi Baldwin, kathi.baldwin@newport.kyschools.us, or call 859-292-3001 for additional information and a description. All bids are to be turned into the Newport Board of Education by March 26th at 4:00 pm. We will arrange a walkthrough for anyone wishing to view the grounds or answer questions via phone or e-mail.

2021-2022 Calendar Survey

2021-2022 CALENDAR SURVEY

Dear Parents and Staff,
 

The Calendar Committee is seeking your feedback regarding the 2021-2022 school calendar for the District. The primary features of the options presented are listed below. Your input will help the committee determine a recommendation to the Board of Education. (Click here for full article and links.)
 

Newport Independent Schools - LPC - Meeting #3

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Time: Mar 18, 2021 05:30 PM 

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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).

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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 BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021, 6:00 PM

30 W. 8TH STREET

NEWPORT, KY

PURPOSE:

PRESENTATION BY SUSAN STONE, FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING

     NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021, 6:15 PM

30 W. 8TH STREET

NEWPORT, KY 

 

The special meeting of the Newport Independent School District Finance Corporation has been cancelled. 

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Status Update

We are extremely excited to return to our in-person, hybrid model starting Monday, February 22, 2021. Some students will attend on Monday and Tuesday, we will be all virtual Wednesday for cleaning and sanitizing, and the other group will attend Thursday and Friday. If you chose virtual instruction, nothing will change. Your student will continue as is.

Letter from the Superintendent

Calendar Reminder

presidents' day 2/15/21 no school

100 Days of School Virtual Contest

100 Days of School

Newport Bd. of Education - Special Meeting

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2021, 6:00 PM – VIDEO CONFERENCE

 

PURPOSE:  CHESTER DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

 

THE PUBLIC LINK FOR LIVE STREAM IS:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzBZhIUvARsta_ZkPCu1sVw

Newport High School Launching Esports Teams Program

Students showing interest in growing sport, activity

Newport High School is launching an Esports program that will include competitive teams and utilizing gaming as an educational tool while providing a new student activity.

Newport is the latest Northern Kentucky high school to embrace Esports, which allows schools to compete against one another and offers an opportunity for college scholarship funds.

"These are not the video games that my generation grew up playing," said Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Tony Watts said. "This is a big business, and these games are, as anybody knows who plays them, very high tech and sophisticated. Beyond forming a team, Esports will give some students an opportunity to participate in something other than sports."

At its most recent meeting, the Newport Board of Education voted to approve the high school's Esports program.

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Free Food & Winter Clothing

Free Food and Clothing

Newport Theatre Department Presents

 All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

flyer

Virtual performance begins Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM and the show closes on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM.


All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - Virtual Ticket Request


You will receive a confirmation email on Opening Day Friday, January 29, 2020 by 5:00 PM.  The email will include instructions and a link to virtually stream through YouTube with the email you provided. It will be an unlisted video and will only be available from Friday at 7:00 PM until Sunday at 7:00 PM.

Enjoy the show!

We do not charge for tickets, but always accept donations to help our program grow! 

Donate

 

Letter from the Superintendent - January 14 to be an all virtual day.

Dear Newport Family

Jan 14, 2021

Tomorrow will be an all-virtual instructional day for the district for precautionary measures. Unfortunately, we had 6 students get ill at the Primary school today. We don’t know if the students have COVID, but we encouraged those parents to get the students tested. You will be contacted if your student had direct contact with any of these students. Safety is our number one priority, and we feel this is our best course of action at this time.

 

Monday is a holiday and there is no school. We will make a decision about our instructional model going forward once we get more information about these students. I will let you know our plan by the end of the day Monday.

 

Our School Based Health Clinic is open and available if you need them. I encourage you to see our nurse if you or your student isn’t feeling well. I encourage you to keep your student home if they are not feeling well or if they have a fever. When a student comes to school sick, it affects the entire district. One person can cause the entire school to have to shut down because of the contacts they might have. Please help us out.

 

Thanks for your cooperation, patience and understanding through this difficult and stressful time. Have a great evening.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tony Watts

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

update

There will be no in-person classes on Friday, January 15, 2021.  
All classes will meet virtually.

Calendar Reminder

No School 1/18/21

Message from the Board of Education

 

Holiday Message from the Board of Education

 

Letter from the Superintendent - Hybrid Learning to Resume on January 11. District Logo

Message from the Superintendent,

Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city.  Ring-a-ling, hear them ring.  Soon it will be Christmas Day.  City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style.  In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.  Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile.  And on every street corner you hear.  Silver Bells.

We have made it through the 1st semester.  I can’t thank you enough for your understanding, support, and dedication to our students and our district.  You have been flexible and have adapted to all the changes that have been thrown at us.  Things haven’t gone the way we wanted or expected, but you have been the best group of parents I could ever have wished for.  I am so proud to say that I am your superintendent. 

Good news!  We will go back to our hybrid learning plan starting January 11, 2021.  Students who chose virtual, will still be all virtual.  We will follow our Monday/Tuesday, Thursday/Friday schedule with Wednesday being all virtual and deep cleaning.  We will still be following the healthy at school guidance.  Everyone will still be required to wear mask; we will still practice social distancing; we will still take temperatures when we enter the building; and we will still be required to sanitize and wash hands regularly.  We will still encourage parents to keep students home if they have a fever or are not feeling well that day.  If you have any questions about your child’s schedule please contact your school.

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Letter from the Superintendent - Return to All Virtual Instruction Newport Ind. Schools

Dear Newport Family

This is your superintendent.  As you know, because of the number of COVID cases in our county we have been designated a red county.  When a county reaches the red status, the governor recommends that: Employees work from home when possible; reduce in-person shopping; reschedule or postpone public and private events; do not host or attend gatherings of any size.  Due to our red status, the number of positive cases we have had, the number of students and staff we have on quarantine, and the governor’s recommendation, we have decided to go back to all virtual instruction beginning Thursday, November 5th.  We feel this is the safest and best course of action for us at this time.  The plan is to continue all virtual instruction until the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 30th.  We will review our county status the week before Thanksgiving and let you know if the plan changes. 

We will still be providing meal service for our students.  Please check the district website, on Wednesday for delivery times and locations.  If you have additional questions about meal delivery, call the district food service director’s office. 

If you have questions about your student’s schedule or anything school-related, please call the school.  If they don’t answer immediately, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Thanks for your patience and understanding through this difficult and stressful time.  We will get through this together.  Have a great evening. 

Sincerely,

 

Tony Watts
Superintendent
Newport Independent Schools
859-292-3004
tony.watts@newport.kyschools.us

Calendar Reminder

No school nov 2 and 3

How Does The Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of the school day or cause school to be closed altogether.  One such factor is the wind chill on a given day.  On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions. Click here for more informaiton.

Calendar Reminder

Fall Break

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Inclement Weather & School Closings Weather

Staff, Students, and Parents/Guardians:

The Superintendent and his staff will evaluate weather and road conditions prior to 5:00 a.m.  All staff & student homes will receive an alert via the School Messenger Alert System, as well as a message posted on our web home page at www.newportwildcats.org if there is a delay in the start of the school day or if the district is closing.

Newport Schools participates in the School Closing Network.  The following television station announce school closing information by districts as reported from our office.  You are urged to listen for Newport Independent Schools or the identification number 2480.  If our district is not identified, our schools will be operating on a regular schedule. 

The following TV stations will be running Newport's information when inclement weather conditions prevail:

WLWT - TV Channel 5
WCPO - TV Channel 9
WKRC - TV Channel 12
WXIX - TV Channel 19
WSTR - TV Channel 64

Learning Plan Change Request

Any family that would like for their child’s learning plan to be changed may complete a change request form for the school’s consideration.  Changes may be made for valid need. Newport Independent Schools will be as flexible as possible. Families may formally request changes beginning December 1st. The change request form will close on December 11th. Changes will be based on the capacity of the individual classrooms to maintain social distancing, the needs of the school, the needs of the students, and the needs of the family. Any changes made will be communicated by the individual school and would take effect on our return from winter break, January 5th.  This will be the last change request for the school year. 

Virtual Learner to Hybrid (attending school on site for a portion of the week)

Hybrid Learner to Virtual (preference to be a virtual learner)

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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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Message from Tony Watts, Superintendent

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Calendar Reminder

No School 9-28-20

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NEWPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICE WORKERS HONORED BY KY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

 

NEWPORT – Newport’s Food Service workers – who are viewed by many as valuable but often unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic – were formally honored Wednesday by The Kentucky House of Representatives. 

During Wednesday night’s Newport Board of Education meeting, each worker was presented an official Kentucky House of Representatives Certificate of Appreciation from State Rep. Rachel Roberts of Newport. The certificates were signed by Rep. Roberts as well as by Speaker of the House David Osborne.  

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Newport Schools Virtual Learning Survey

We have completed 2 weeks of Virtual Learning, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our students and families are an important part of our commitment to Virtual Learning. As we move forward, we want to make decisions that reflect the needs of our families.

Please fill out a separate survey for each child that you have in Newport Independent Schools by Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation in our survey. We value the thoughts and ideas of our Newport families.

Newport Schools Virtual Learning Survey

Transportation Requests

Transportation

Newport Schools will be returning to in person classes utilizing our Hybrid Plan on September 29th. Therefore, we will begin taking transportation requests starting Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This year we are asking you to complete the online transportation request form. You will need to complete a form for each child in your household. This will allow us to be more efficient as we move forward. All requests will be taken in the order they are received online. It is important for you to provide accurate addresses and contact information.

Transportation Request Form

Due to COVID-19 we will have fewer seats available on the buses. Therefore, you will probably notice some changes to our procedures. All buses will be loading from the back to the front and unloading from the front to the back. Please remember all riders will be required to wear a face mask or covering.

If you have any questions please contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001.

Curbside Meal Pickup

Lunchtime

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.  

New Superintendent Outlines Goals; Newport Schools Look at Tax Rate Tony Watts

Click here to read the article in The River City News, Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor

Newport Schools

STATEMENT FROM NEWPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT TONY WATTS ON COVID-19-RELATED SCHOOL REOPENING

In a call yesterday (Aug. 10), Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear made a recommendation to all public school superintendents to delay opening schools to in-person instruction until or after the week of Sept. 28 due to the high number of Kentuckians testing positive for COVID-19, especially among children. 

The governor based his recommendation on four factors:

  1. A high level of total COVID cases and a high positive test rate
  2. An increase in the number of infections among children, both in Kentucky and the nation
  3. Outbreaks already occurring in states that have attempted reopening schools
  4. Families still going on vacations in COVID hotspots, then returning to Kentucky.

Based on Gov. Beshear’s recommendation, unfortunately, we will not begin school with in person instruction. All students will begin school on Aug. 31 doing virtual instruction. We will provide updates on changes as they occur. We thank our students, parents, families, teachers and staff for their patience and understanding through these trying times. 

Aug. 11, 2020 

:
Tony Watts
Superintendent Newport Schools

NEWPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020, 6:30 PM

 

THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED BY VIDEO TELECONFERENCE

 

  THE PUBLIC LINK FOR LIVE STREAM IS:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzBZhIUvARsta_ZkPCu1sVw

Parent Survey for 20-21 Re-opening Plans.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health has established safety expectations for schools to mitigate transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

These include:
• Social Distancing
• Screening, school exclusion & contact tracing
• Cloth masks and personal protective equipment
• Sanitation, environmental, and industrial factors

As we begin planning for the 20-21 school year, we value the input and feedback of our Newport families. This survey was created as a guide to identify areas of concern as we create re-opening plans during the pandemic. Please answer each question honestly, as results are anonymous. This information will be used to make decisions regarding the 20-21 school year, as we navigate the "Healthy at School" recommendations.

Please complete the survey by July 6, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Survey Link

Free Lunch at the Library

Free Lunch PictureThe Newport Independent Schools and the CCPL are partnering to offer children free, healthy lunches this summer. Lunches will be provided through the USDA Summer Feeding Program and no registration is required.

Lunch is served every Tuesday:

Library Parking Lot - 12:00-1:00

To ensure the safety of all participants, lunch will be provided “Grab and Go” style from the parking lot. We hope to see you at the tent!

Click here for the full flyer.

Enrollment

 

Newport Independent School District

Enrollment During Non-Traditional Instruction

Any parent of guardian of an out of state student needing enrollment should follow the link to begin the process online. The Newport School enrolling that out of state student will work with the family to coordinate delivery of any applicable school work as we navigate through these Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days. If the student is currently enrolled in another Kentucky Public School, that student should complete her or his NTI days with their current school district. Once regular classes resume we will enroll that student. Thank you for understanding that all Kentucky schools are currently, conducting NTI at this time. 

Click Here to begin Enrollment Process

NTI Survey

NTI Survey

Help us evaluate and improve our NTI process!

Parents: Please submit a survey response for each child you have in our district by Monday, March 30. Let us know what is going well, what we can improve on, and anything we may have missed.

NTI Survey

NTI Schedule Update April 20 Letter N

As we suspected, and as confirmed by today’s virtual meeting with Governor Beshear and all KY superintendents, schools will not be returning to in-person classes this school year, and we will be ending instruction on May 14th. The ending day corresponds when each school district reaches 1062 hours. Thus there are different ending dates for each school district. 

I know you will all have many questions; please look for more information from your school principals in the days to come with end of year procedures, technology turn-in instructions and more.

As of now, Food Service will continue to provide uninterrupted meal service on the current schedule throughout the summer for any students 18 and under.  (Not just Newport Independent students) Please take advantage of this program to help feed your children and stretch your family budgets in this time of crisis. Each meal we serve increases the federal reimbursement our food service program receives. By participating you are helping the district as well as your family.

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NTI Day Information and News

Parents, Students, and Staff: Please use this link for additional information, tech support links, and frequently asked questions regarding NTI days. Thank you! 

NTI Info Page

Meals for Students During NTI Days
WHAS and Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Newport Independent School District’s Special Education Department has been a recipient of more than $62,000 in grants over the past seven years from the WHAS Crusade for Children. Students at Newport show great social & academic improvements with resources provided from these grants.  It has been a great way to satisfy a student’s curiosity and to help build their futures.
 

We want to give back and support this organization who has given so much to our students. 100% of each donation to WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs. Giving back is easy and everyone can join in. If you order from Amazon you can sign up for AmazonSmile and select WHAS Crusade for Children as your charitable organization.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to WHAS Crusade for Children. Just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and link your account and start donating today! Change a child’s life, support WHAS Crusade for Children! Thank you for helping make life better for our students!

Crusade for Children

 

Health and Nutrition Class
School Cancelled

School CLosed

Due to the inclement weather,
all schools are closed for
Friday, February 7, 2020.

Drug Abuse Prevention Resource Night prevention

February 11, 2020, 5–6:30pm Newport High School Library Food Provided!
Preventing drug abuse can seem like an overwhelming task. We can do more together as a community than each of us could alone. Join us and learn how you can make a difference! Come any time between 5 and 6:30.

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Winter Break

WinterBreak

Newport Intermediate Holiday Activities

Newport Intermediate Holiday Activities

MAP Testing MAP

Map Testing begins on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

​​​​​​​MAP is an important tool used to measure each student's individual growth. In preparation for testing it is always important for students to get a good night's sleep, and a healthy breakfast. 

December 5 – Reading MAP in all ELA Classes

December 6 – Reading MAP Make Up in classroom during ELA Classes or Encore

December 9 – Math MAP in all Math Classes

December 10 – Math MAP Make Up in classroom during Math Classes or Encore

December 11-13 MAP Make Ups completed during Encore and Core in classrooms

 

 

NIS FAMILY NIGHT

Baseball Bingo

Be Nice Week

NIS Weekly News

Week of 1/28-2/1

Monday 1/28

3:30-5:00 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball

5:00-6:30 5th Grade Girls Basketball

6:30-8:00 6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball

 

Tuesday 1/29

5:00-6:30 3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball

6:30-8:00 5th Grade Boys Basketball

 

Wednesday 1/30

3:30-5:00 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball

5:00-6:30 5th Grade Girls Basketball

6:30-8:00 6th Grade Boys Basketball

 

Thursday 1/31

5:00-6:30 3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball

6:30-8:00 5th Grade Boys Basketball

 

Friday 2/1

3:30-5:00 6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball

5:00-6:30 6th Grade Boys Basketball

6:30-8:00 Newport Youth League

NIS Girl Scout Program

NIS Girl Scout program

NIS Holiday Party

NIS Holiday Party

Book Fair

NIS Parent Teacher Conferences

NIS Picture Day Picture day

Lifetouch Sudios will be taking student pictures on Friday, October 5, 2018. Remember every age and every stage - Every School picture tells a story! You can order before Picture Day at mylifetouch.com. 

SBDM Meeting sbdm

NIS SBDM will meet on Wednesday, July 22, 2018 @ 4:00 in the NIS Library has been cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, 29 @4:00PM  in the library.

NIS 2017-2018 Perfect Attendance Awards

Perfect Attendance Award

 

Newport Intermediate School would like to say congratulations to our winners of the Perfect Attendance Award and a huge thank you to the Newport Masonic Lodge.  Our local Masonic Lodge has donated bikes to all our students that have received Perfect Attendance Awards! The Masonic Lodge has shown continual support for our students throughout the school year.  

 

 

Ashcraft, Emily

Cave, Sara

Courtney, Lukas

Guzman-Coronado, Wilson

Jent, Summer

Lee, Kyle

Mayse, Kendall

Mendez-Paz, Melissa

Moore, Hailey

Nickell, Dakota

Pablo-Roblero, Jazzie

Reese, TaeShawn

Rubright, Abbagail

Sebastian, Connor

Sheriff, Jacob

Sprecher, Stephen

Thompson, Cheyenne

Thompson, Jasmine

Vorhees, Kobe

NIS Briana Walters Wins Second Place in Perennial Math Contest

Math Champ

Shout out to Briana Walters for placing 2nd among all 6th graders at the Perennial Math contest on Saturday, October 28th. 

NIS Math Champions - 2nd Place

NIS Math Champion  

Shout out to Andora Reily, Daniela Conrad and Abby Rubright for placing 2nd on the 5th grade team at the Perennial Math contest on Saturday, October 28th.

NIS Staff Appreciation

Fantasy in Frosting cupcakes
Thank you to Fantasy in Frosting for recognizing Newport Intermediate School Staff with delicious cupcakes.  Fantasy in Frosting is located at 836 Monmouth St. Newport, KY 41071.

NIS Girls on the Run

NIS Girls on the Run logo
Girls on the Run is a nationally successful character development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run will have their final celebration, May 3, 2017 in room 215 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Newport Intermediate School Book Fair April 22 - April 26

Scholastic Book Fair

NIS - Thank You to Our School Board Members

School board members are vital to our public education system. January is School Board Recognition Month, so it’s a great time for us to show our appreciation to these dedicated individuals for all the time and effort they devote in support of education in Newport Independent Schools!

Thank you School Board

 

NIS Holiday Concert

NIS Holiday 2018 Concert

NIS Parent Survey

The purpose of this survey is to find out your opinions about your child's school. Read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion. Please answer each item honestly. Your responses will be completely confidential.

Start Survey

When your survey opens, please select a language and then you will see a list of schools.

From there, please choose

Newport Intermediate School to begin the survey.

NIS Picture Retake Day

NIS October Lunch Invite

NIS Family Night

NIS Third Grade

Watch a glimpse of learning in our Third Grade Classrooms!

NIS Awards June 4, 2018

Newport Intermediate School Awards will be held on June 4th at the following times:

8:00 - 3rd grade

9:00 - 5th grade

10:00 - 4th grade

11:00 - 6th grade

NIS Marvelous Monday

Monday, May 21st:

  • Have a Marvelous Monday!

  • 3rd, 4th & 6th Math Part B @ 8:30 AM

  • 5th Social Studies Part A @ 8:30 AM & Part B @ 10:25 AM

  • Friends and Readers 3 PM

  • Master Gardener 3 PM

  • YLD 3 PM

  • Diversity Wildcats 3 PM

  • Recycling Club 3 PM

  • RC Committee Meeting 3:15 PM

  • Fine Arts Night at the NHS Auditorium @ 6 PM featuring our student’s art work, chorus and band! (Lets support our students!)

NIS Spirit Week

School Spirit Day!

May 14, 2018

Wear your favorite sports team attire!

#KeepYaHeadInTheGame

                                                                 

NIS Winter Break

NIS Winter Break

 

NIS - Jim "Basketball" Jones Anti-Bullying Workshop

Jones bball 
Jim "Basketball" Jones will present an Anti-Bullying workshop to parents and students in the NIS Gymnasium on November 16, 2017 at 6 PM. This event is open to all of our district parents and their students. Please plan to attend this very informative and entertaining evening with your family. Door prizes will be raffled off. Snacks will be provided. You can learn more by visiting jimbasketballjones.com on the web

NIS 21st Century After School Clubs

21 C image21st Century After School Clubs will begin the week of September 11th. A few of the clubs being offered include Mad Scientists, Pitch Perfect Chorus, and Rubiks Cube Club. For the complete list and more information, please pick up a registration form which can be found in the office.

If you have any questions, please contact Torrie Watkins at torrie.watkins@newport.kyschools.us

OPEN HOUSE

INTERMEDIATE OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, August 16th
4:00 PM- 7:00 PM

We welcome all parents and students to our 2017-18 Open House!

NIS KPREP Testing

NIS kprep
Newport Intermediate students will participate in annual K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) testing beginning May 10th - May16th, 2017. We would like to remind our students and parents how important it is for each child to get plenty of rest and a nutrious breakfast prior to testing.  Our cafeterias offer free breakfast to all students every school day! 

NIS Girls on the Run

NIS Girls on the RunGIRLS ON THE RUN is coming! Girls on the Run is a nationally successful character development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The program starts the week of February 13, 2017. Registration packets are located in the front office of the Intermediate School and must be returned by January 30th.

NIS Awards

NIS Student Awards
Newport Intermediate School Awards will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in the school gym.

3rd grade 12:30 PM         5th grade  9:00 AM
4th grade 10:00 AM         6th grade  8:00 AM

Newport Intermediate School - Picture Day

NewportLogo   picture day

Newport Intermediate School
Picture Day: Tuesday, October 15
Picture Day ID: EVTB9WJ9C

NIS Weekly News

NIS Weekly News Jan 1-21-18

NIS Weekly News

Week of January 14th-18th

Monday 1/14

  • Dental Clinic
  • 8:00 6th Grade Girls Meeting
  • 3:30-5:00 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball
  • 5:00-6:30 5th Grade Girls Basketball
  • 6:30-8:00 6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball

Tuesday 1/15

  • 3:15 Faculty Meeting
  • 5:00-6:30 3rd/4th Grade boys Basketball
  • 6:30-8:00 5th Grade Boys Basketball

Wednesday 1/16

  • 3:30-5:00 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball
  • 5:00-6:30 5th Grade Girls Basketball
  • 6:30-8:00 6th Grade Boys Basketball

Thursday 1/17

  • Dental Clinic
  • 4:00-5:00 PBIS Meeting in the Library
  • 5:00-6:30 3rd/4th Grade Boys Basketball
  • 6:30-8:00 5th Grade Boys Basketball

Friday 1/18

  • Dental Clinic
  • PBIS Store
  • 3:30-5:00 6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball
  • 5:00-6:30 6th Grade Boys Basketball
  • 6:30-8:00 Newport Youth League Basketball
NIS Holiday Activities

NIS Holiday Activities

NIS Family Fun Night

NIS Fall Dance

NIS Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, May 29th:

  • Have a Terrific Tuesday!

  • Move Up Day!

NIS Tuesday May 22 - NO SCHOOL

Primary Elections - NO SCHOOL

NIS Clubs Monday, May 14th

Friend and Readers

Master Gardener

YLD

Diversity Wildcats

Recycling 

 

*Clubs begin at 3 PM

NIS Family Fun Night

Dance the Night Away

 

Join us Thursday, April 26th
from 5 – 7pm for our
Family Fun Night!

FREE Dinner

A chance to win fun prizes

Hip Hop Dancing with PONES, Inc

All family members welcome!

Students must attend with an adult.

NIS Family Fun Night

NIS Family Fun Night Wildcat Madness

NIS Family Dinner and Iron Heart Competition

NIS Family Dinner
Please join Newport Intermediate School for our Family Dinner and Activity Night on February 22, 2018 from 5 - 7 PM.  We have a lot of fun activities for all to enjoy. We will have prizes for the family of each grade level that can get through the Iron Heart Competition the quickest. Hope to see you there!

NIS Family Fun Night Invitation

 

 

NIS Students Return from Winter Break

Welcome Back from Winter Break

NIS Treats for Teachers

NIS Treats for Teachers

Thanks to Assistant Principal, Bob Seiter, and his helpers that helped pass out treats to teachers!

NIS - Assistant Principal Seiter Helps Students with Math Facts

Assistant Principal Seiter teaches math facts

Assistant Principal, Bob Seiter, has big ideas when he works with a third grader on multiplication facts!  All children simply need to construct efficient mental tools that will help them with math, including huge dice!  

NIS Mad Scientists

Mad ScientistsMondays 3:00 - 5:00 PM
3rd and 4th grades

Let your inner Mad Scientist come out and uncover the mysteries of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering in daily life. Each club meeting will include hands on science experiments and new discoveries.

NIS Maker Space Engineers

Maker Spafe

5th & 6th Grades
Meets Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Maker Space Engineers is an exciting new program at NIS! A Maker Space is a collaborative learning environment where students can come together to share materials and learn new skills. Students will design, create and build using Legos, Makey Makey, Ozobots, LittleBits and more.

NIS Parent Night

               NIS Parent Night clip

                                Please join us on the night below:             

             5th & 6th GRADE PARENT NIGHT - December 7,  2017

                                  Parent Night start at 5:00 PM

NIS Staff Appreciation Week

NIS Seiter delivers Snacks
Newport Intermediate School recognized staff members during this year's celebration of Staff Appreciation Week as Mr. Seiter offered snacks and drinks to recognize the hard work that teachers and staff do all year long. Thanks, Bob!

NIS Chorus Performance

Red Chorus Performance

Come support our NIS Chorus and NPS Chorus tonight, December 9th, 2016, at Barnes & Noble (Newport on the Levee) at 7:00 PM. We will be performing music from our upcoming concert. Our combined chorus/band concert will be on Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 here at NIS. We hope to see you there!

Family Night

NIS Classroom Expectations

Classroom ROAR

NIS Winter Break

NIS Winter Break

NIS September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the NIS Students of the Month!

NIS September Students of the Month

NIS Wonder Filled Wednesday

Wednesday, May 30th:

  • Have a Wonder Filled Wednesday!

NIS Wonder Filled Wednesday

Wednesday, May 23rd:

  • Have a Wonder Filled Wednesday!

  • 4th Science Part A @ 8:30AM & Part B @ 10AM

  • 5th On Demand Writing Part A @ 8:30Am & Part B @ 9:30AM

  • Club 312 3PM

  • NIS Productions Video Club 3PM

  • Diversity Wildcats 3PM

  • NIS SBDM Meeting @ 4PM in Conference Room

  • District Board Meeting @ 6:30PM in Board Room

NIS Clubs Tuesday, May 15th

Maker Space Engineers

Hip Hop Dance 

*Clubs begin at 3 PM

NIS Project Pants

                   NIS Project Pants

NIS April Announcements

NIS - No Classes March 30

No Classes Jan 15 & 16


There will be no school on

March 30, 2018

NIS - Veterans Day 2017

NIS Ed Cook
NIS celebrates Veterans Day by recognizing NIS staff member, Lieutenant Colonel, Ed Cook, Behavior Intervention. Lieutenant Colonel Cook joined  the military in December, 1988 and is in his 29th Year serving in the United States Military and is currently in the Main Command Post – Operational Detachment, 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault, Ft. Campbell.

Lieutenant Colonel Cook will be deploying in February, 2018 with the 101st Airborne to the Middle East.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

NIS Principal Snapp Serves His Students

Mr. Snapp serves in Cafe

NIS Principal, Mr. Joshua Snapp, serves up lunches and lots of smiles in our cafeteria!

NIS Family Night

NIS Family Fun NightJanuary 25, 2018 will be NIS Family Night

All students and their families are invited to attend our Family Game Night on Thursday, January 25th from 5-7pm. Dinner will be served at 5pm, and then we will transition to an evening of fun-filled activities as our parents and caregivers engage in fun games with their children!

Please note that all students must have an adult chaperon present with them to attend.

There will be several  prize give-a-ways for those in attendance; so you don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity for fun with your students!

We hope to see you there! 

NIS Student Technology Leadership Program

NIS STLPStudent Technology Leadership Program (STLP) uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization (and creation) of technology to solve school and community needs. STLP meets on Mondays from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Davis at jennifer.davis@newport.kyschools.us

NIS Picture Day

 

 

Newport Intermediate School Picture Day is Friday, October 6, 2017.

NIS Youth Leadership Development

YLDMondays & Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM
5th & 6th grades

NIS Youth Leadership Development (YLD) is a year long club that will provide many opportunities to learn new things, gain leadership skills, become involved in their community through service projects, and attend fun field trips. YLD is held at the Brighton Center across from NIS in the YLD room. Students will walk to the center after school at 3:00 PM. Students may attend Monday/Wednesday or both days.

NIS MAP Testing

MAP TestingNWEA - MAP Testing
BEGINS JANUARY 10TH
Please make sure your student is on time, eats a healthy breakfast and gets plenty of sleep!

 

NIS 21st Century

NIS After School Activities run until Dec 20

NIS Tremendous Thursday

Thursday, May 31st:

  • Have a Tremendous Thursday!

  • Senior Walk @ 11AM (watch for an email about this) We want this to be a great experience for our seniors as well as out students!

  • Senior’s eating lunch with us at 11:30AM

  • 5th and 6th Grade NKU Basketball Clinic here in our gym @ 3:30PM

NIS Tremendous Thursday

Thursday, May 24th:

  • Have a Tremendous Thursday!

  • Minecraft Education 3PM

  • Sprouts Cooking 3PM

  • Friends and Readers 3PM

  • Last Family Dinner and Activity Night from 5 to 7PM! We will be celebrating all our hard work this year with our families!

NIS Clubs Wednesday, May 16th

Club 312
 

Pitch Perfect Chorus 
 

NIS Productions Video 
 

Diversity Wildcats 

*Clubs begin at 3 PM

NIS Spring Break April 2nd - 6th

NIS Spring Break

NIS February Announcements

NIS February Announcements

NIS January is School Board Recognition Month.

Newport Board Members  
Newport Intermediate School wants to thank our Newport Independent School Board members for their dedication and service to our district.  THANK YOU!

NIS Holiday Music Concert

NIS Holiday Concert

NIS STLP Qualifies for State Competition

NIS STLP Qualifies for State
Assistant Principal, Bob Seiter, and STLP Coordinator, Jennifer Davis, celebrate success with NIS STLP students. The Newport Intermediate School STLP Team presented their project called, Maker Space Specialists, on November 20th at Northern Kentucky University. These hard-working students scored high enough to qualify for the state competition in March. 

NIS Fundraiser

NIS SchoolStore

Alrighty Northern Kentucky friends and family, anyone interested in supporting Newport Independent Schools? Just do your online shopping by first going here, www.schoolstore.com and entering your NIS school name and clicking on featured merchants! It's that easy to help our students! You'll find over 400 of your favorite shops that will donate a percentage of your purchases to our schools! This is a quick, easy manner to assist NIS in providing for our students! We appreciate your shopping!

Remember to shop here www.schoolstore.com  and use your schools customer number.

Newport Intermediate School Customer #180577

NIS Game Changer Night

NIS Game Changer clipart
The Spring Game Changer Night will offer fun, interactive games, information about K-PREP and reading activities for families. Join us on May 4th from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

NIS Dress Code 2017-2018

NIS dress code clip art

Newport Intermediate School has adopted a new dress code for our students.The revisions to the dress code were made after receiving feedback from teachers, administrators, students and parents. The changes are meant to still give students some flexibility with their attire while maintaining a safe and productive learning environment within our school.

We encourage both students and parents to review the new dress code. Parents, we look to you to ensure your children are dress-code compliant each day when they leave the house for school.  If there are any questions about the new dress code, please contact Principal, Joshua Snapp at Joshua.Snapp@newport.kyschools.us

Please click here for our 2017 - 2018 Dress Code

NIS Band & Chorus Concert

NIS Spring ConcertPlease join us for our final concert of the year, featuring the NIS Chorus Club and Sixth Grade Band.  The concert will be on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:00 PM in the Newport Intermediate School gymnasium. Come support our Wildcat musicians!

NIS Book Fair


Newport Intermediate School Book Fair will be held in the library Monday, October 31st, 2016 through Friday, November 4th, 2016. It will be open during the school day for students to shop.  For more information, please contact NIS Librarian, Jennifer Davis, at jennifer.davis@newport.kyschools.us 

NIS Sprouts Cooking Club



NIS Sprouts Cooking Club meets on Mondays from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Students learn the basics of cooking along with improving their reading and math skills!

NIS Students of the Month

NIS December Students of the Month

NIS National Board Certification

NIS National Board Certification Gabbard

NIS Fabulous Friday

Friday, June 1st:

  • Have a Fabulous Friday!

  • GFE Award Day

  • Mr. Softie provided by one of our school partners (Newport Masonic Lodge) will be available to all students and staff in the afternoon!

NIS Clubs Thursday, May 17th

Minecraft Education 
 

Sprouts Cooking
 

Friends and Readers 
 

*Clubs begin at 3 PM

NIS Fundraiser Fan Cloth

Our school is hosting a fundraiser with Fan Cloth!

For every item purchased, our school gets $3 per item. If we sell more than 80 items, then it goes to $4 per item.
If we sell more than 156 items, then it goes to $6 per item! If we sell more than 251 items, WE GET $8 PER ITEM!

COOL RIGHT?!?

The more you buy, the more we earn for OUR SCHOOL!!

NIS Fan Cloth

Order in the front office with cash or you may order online @

https://shop.fancloth.com/41071/369505

PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

NIS Pets in the Classroom Grant

                        Pets in classroom grant
Assistant Principal, Mr. Seiter and fifth grader, Hannah Mersfelder, demonstrate how to handle and care for a Leopard Gecko purchased for our school with funds from the Pets in the Classroom grant.

NIS - Voices from the Classroom

NIS Katie ChalfantNIS fourth grade teacher, Katie Chalfant, writes about the recent Newport Independent Schools presentation that hosted America's top educator, Ron Clark.

"Ron has lit a fire in many of us that has shown in more ways than one. Since our adventure with Ron, I’ve seen classrooms in my school transformed into escape rooms, campgrounds, and various other forms of environments to give our kids a new perspective and experience in learning."

To read her entire article on Northern Kentucky Tribune, please CLICK HERE.

 

NIS - Building and Making in NIS Makerspace

NIS Makerspace

Students Building and Making in our NIS Makerspace

NIS Shutterbug Photography Club

NIS Shutterbug Club
Students learn to pose subjects with composition and use triangles. They learn real world job skills setting up studio lighting, backgrounds and customer service. Shutterbug Photography Club meets Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

NEWPORT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL COUNCIL

Meeting

SPECIAL MEETING:

Date: February 7, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Newport Intermediate School Media Center

Please click here for agenda

NIS SBDM Meeting

NIS SBDM in red
Newport Intermediate School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will meet Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 in the school library at 4:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome! Please join us!

NIS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conference

Newport Intermediate School will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Please remember to schedule a time with your child's teacher! Hope to see you there!

 

NIS November Students of the Month

NIS Students of the Month

NIS PLTW Creates Solution for Tech Department

Newport Intermediate PLTW students replaced a quick-fix temporary Apple TV Mount with a 3-D printed mount that will stick to the magnetic white board!  Great job!!!
PLTW 3D printed box for Apple TV

 

At Newport Intermediate School we are dedicated to building positive relationships. We are working together to build relationships so students can learn and grow.

NIS Awarded $10,000 Grant

KY Out of School Alliance Newport Intermediate School just received the Kentucky Out of School Alliance mini grant of $10,000 which will allow us to provide a meal and activity night once a month for our community. Thank you Amber Onkst for your hard work with this.

A Day of Thanksgiving

TTurkey DayURKEY DAY LUNCH !!!!

Thursday, Novemeber 16th
Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie

NIS Game Changer Night

NIS Game Changer Night is on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Everyone is invited to attend! For more information, please contact Principal, Joshua Snapp, at joshua.snapp@newport.kyschools.us or call 859 292-3021

NIS CSI Science Club

NIS CSI NIS CSI Science Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Students will explore how scientists have changed the world of crime solving. Students will also learn to unravel forensic mysteries all while having fun!

NIS October Students of the Month

NIS October Students of the Month

NIS Music in Our Schools Month

NIS Music TreeMusic in Our Schools Month is celebrated around the nation each March. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, this event focuses the nation's attention on the need for and benefits of quality music education programs. Newport Intermediate School celebrates with creative activities based on this year's theme, "Music Inspires."

NIS Wildcat Walk & Talk

NIS Movin in the MorningsMonday - Friday  6:50 - 7:55 AM
Grades 3rd - 6th


Hello Early Birds! Wildcat Walk & Talk is a new early morning program designed to get you ready for the day! Join us in the gym to walk & talk with your friends and keep track of your steps with your pedometer. You can also visit the computer lab for tech time. 

NIS Jump Rope for Heart Week

NIS Jump Rope for HeartJump Rope for Heart week February 6th - February 10th!

Tuesday, February 7th - Students bring in $1 they get to wear a HAT!
Wednesday, February 8th - Students bring in $1 they get to wear SUNGLASSES!
Thursday, February 9th - Students bring in $1 they do not have to wear  DRESS CODE…but it must be appropriate!
Friday, February 10th - If student wears RED for Heart Disease Awareness they get to wear appropriate jeans.

NIS K-PREP PEP Rally

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped put on an AWESOME K-Prep Pep Rally!!!
NIS Kprep pep rally

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NIS Student, Jalia Hollingsworth, Wins 1st Place Journalism

NIS Hollingsworth Award

Jalia Hollingsworth, fifth grade student from Newport Intermediate School, is pictured with author, Mindee Annett.  Jalia won the 1st place Journalism Award at this year's Bookfest at Northern Kentucky University.

NIS Project Lead the Way Robots

PLTW

Newport Intermediate School PLTW students program Dash robots that navigate objects and solve a maze.

NIS Girls on the Run

NIS GOTR logoGirls on the Run is a nationally successful character development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NIS Shutterbug Photography Club

Newport Intermediate photographers, RJ Scoot, Ava Herald, Bianca Sophia Hernandez, visited the Newport High School's production of "Music Man" where they had to opportunity to show off their photography skills they learned in the 21st Century Community Centers after school program, Shutterbug Club.

 

 

 

NIS Extended Library Hours

NIS Ext Lib hours

Newport Intermediate School is offering extended library hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.  Staff will be available in the library to assist students with access to age appropriate books and interactive eBooks. For permission slip, please click here.  For more information, please contact Lisa Rizzo at lisa.rizzo@newport.kyschools.us or call 859 468-1524.

NIS SBDM Meeting sbdm

NIS SBDM will meet on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 4:00 in the NIS Library. Parents are encouraged to attend!

NIS Chorus 3rd - 6th Grades

Chorus meets on Mondays at 3:00 - 4:30 P.M. for grades 3rd - 6th.  Chorus provides students the opportuntity to perform in front of their friends and family with performances twice a year. 

NIS Sports Academy

NIS Sports Academy meets on Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Students engage in physical activities that reinforce academic and socialization skills!

NIS Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

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Help Newport School's Special Education Department give back to the WHAS Crusade for Children (who have donated over $60,000 to help our students over the past four years) by dining at Chick-fil-a at the Newport Pavilion, 95 Carothers Road, Newport, KY on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Please remember to mention Newport Schools at the time of purchase! Thanks for your help!

NIS Archery Club

Archery Club meets on Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Archery is a sport that's fun, allows students to compete against one another and individually. Did you know that archery helps develop not only physical strength but confidence and math skills as well? 

NIS STEM Club


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Club meets on Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. STEM activities help students with problem solving, innovation, creativity and strategic thinking.

FREE Literacy App

NIS Free Literacy App

NIS Picture Retake Day


Absent on Picture Day? Get a second chance at a picture-perfect image on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Want us to retake your image? Simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day. You can still order at MYLIFETOUCH.COM  Picture Day ID:TF01626Q1

 

NIS School Technology Leadership Program

Student Technology Leadership Program's (STLP) students attended the Regional Fall Showcase hosted by the NKU Office of Information Technology and College of Informatics.  Students attending the program shared and demonstrated their technology projects to fellow STLP students and event judges. The Regional Fall Showcase serves as a qualifier for STLP groups to share their projects and compete at the state level.

NIS 21st Century Clubs

ATTENTION: ALL 21st CENTURY CLUB MEMBERS

The last day for fall semester clubs will be  December 8th, 2016. We will not have after school clubs the week before Christmas break. This does not affect "Movin' In The Morning." Morning programs will run until December 16th, the last day of school before winter break. We will return from Christmas break on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. For more information, please contact Erin Comfort at erin.comfort@newport.kyschools.us

 

NIS SBDM Meeting

NIS March SBDM
Newport Intermediate School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will meet on March 29, 2017 in the school library at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please join us!
For more information, please contact NIS Principal, Joshua Snapp, at (859) 292-3021 or by email at Joshua.snapp@newport.kyschools.us

NIS Jump Rope for Heart

NIS Jump rope for heart

Jump Rope For Heart empowers students to improve their health and help other children with heart-health issues, all through jumping rope. NIS students learned jumping techniques and about heart awareness. Through our students efforts, they raised $2,000 for the American Heart Association.

NIS Sports Academy cancelled

NIS Sports Academy will not meet today, March 16, 2017. Sports Academy will resume on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

NIS Chorus Club

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Newport Intermediate School Chorus Club meets after school on Mondays.  All Chorus members please report to the cafeteria for snack. Club runs from 3:00-4:30. See you there! For more information, please contact Christina Marshall at christina.marshall@newport.kyschools.us .

NIS SBDM Meeting

NIS SBDM Jan 25
Newport Intermediate School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will meet on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the school library at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please join us!
For more information, please contact NIS Principal, Joshua Snapp, at (859) 292-3021 or by email at joshua.snapp@newport.kyschools.us

NIS Wildcat Pride Awards

  NIS Wildcat Pride Feb 17             

NIS Happy Thanksgiving - No School

NIS Special SBDM Meeting

NIS Blank SBDM Note
A special meeting of the Newport Intermediate School Council is called for March 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the school media center. Please click here for the agenda. 

NIS Inclement Weather Information

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The Superintendent and his staff will evaluate weather and road conditions prior to 5:00 AM. All staff and student homes will receive an alert via the School Messenger Alert System, as well as a message posted on our web home page at www.newport.wildcats.org if there is a delay in the start of the school day or if the district is closing.

Newport Schools participates in the School Closing Wire. The following radio and television stations announce school closing information by districts as reported from our office. Parents are urged to listen for Newport Independent Schools or the identification number 2480. If our district is not identified, our schools will be operating on a regular schedule.

The following stations will be running Newport’s information when inclement weather conditions prevail:Inclement Weather radio stations

NIS 21st Century Clubs

NIS 21st Century logo
All 21st Century student clubs and activities will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. For more information, please contact Erin Comfort at erin.comfort@newport.kyschools.us

KCM Spotlight on NIS Math Intervention Teacher, Tricia Tobergte

Tobergte
Celebrating the work of KCM Mathematics Intervention Teachers across Kentucky KCM spotlights Tricia Tobergte at Newport Intermediate School.  To read more click the link here.

NIS Committee Member Needed for District Facilities Planning

NIS Parent Rep Facilities Planning
NIS is looking for a parent that resides in Newport to be a committee member for the District Facilities Planning. This committee will be meeting multiple times after school hours to discuss and setup the plan for district facilities. If you are interested please let me know either by email or a phone call. If multiple parents are interested we will meet with all that are interested and the parents will decide on the representative for our parents. Please contact Principal, Joshua Snapp, at joshua.snapp@newport.kyschools.us or call 859.292.3021.

NIS Music Students

 

 

Mrs. Marshall's third grade students learned and performed a bordun, a repeating pattern, to accompany the song, "Snow Upon the Windowsill."

NIS Music In Our Schools Month Chorus Performance

NIS March Chorus Performance

Newport Intermediate School Chorus performed for parents and students on Monday, March 27, 2017 to conclude our school's celebration of Music in Our Schools Month.

NIS Chorus Performance

NIS Chorus

NIS Chorus performed at Barnes & Noble (Newport on the Levee) on December 9th. They also performed their Holiday Concert on December 15th, 2016 at the Newport Intermediate School. Thank you to our Music Teacher, Christina Marshall, and to the students for all their hard work.  Great job NIS Chorus!!!

NIS Wildcat Wrestling

Calling all 5th and 6th Graders!!  If you are interested in Wrestling, come join the Middle School team this wrestling season!
4th - 8th are eligible to participate in MS competition. (4th grade will be paired accordingly) Practices will be held in the Newport High School Auxiliary Gym Tuesday-Friday from 3:15 - 5:00 PM.             For more information please call or email Coach Mosley at (859) 815-0170 / timothy.mosley@newport.kyschools.us 

NIS Wildcat Yoga 5th & 6th Grade


NIS Wildcat Yoga meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM for 5th & 6th grades. Yoga is fun and helps with concentration. Yoga enhances a student's flexibility, strength, coordination, and body  awareness.

NIS Special SBDM Meeting

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A special meeting of the Newport Intermediate School Council is called for March 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the school media center.  For more information, please click here.

NIS Basketball Tryouts


Newport Wildcats 3rd/4th & 5th grade boys basketball tryouts will be on Tuesday, October 25th & Thursday, October 27th from 3:15 - 5:00 PM in the Newport Intermediate School gym. Players should be present both days. For more information, please contact Coach Shoopman at kyle.shoopman@newport.kyschools.us or at (859) 307-5069.

NIS Girls Basketball Tryouts

Newport Intermediate School 3rd/4th & 5th grade GIRLS BASKETBALL tryouts will be on Tuesday, November 1st & Thursday, November 3rd from 3:15 - 5:00 PM in the Newport Intermediate School gym. Players should be present both days. Students that make the team will be notified on Friday, November 4, 2016.

For more information, please contact Coach Ventre at elle.ventre@newport.kyschools.us or Coach Young at candace.young@newport.kyschools.us.

NIS 21st Century Clubs

NIS 21st Century After School Programming begins on Sept 7th. Clubs include CSI Science, Sports Academy, Sprouts Cooking Club, Yoga Club and more! Registration is required and spots are limited! If  interested, registration packets are available in the Office or visit your site coordinator Kimberly Mullins-Ward in the Family Resource Office. 

NIS Kids in the Kitchen 4-H 6th grade

Kids in the Kitchen meets on Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  Kids in the Kitchen teaches 6th graders about cooking safety, designing a menu, table setting and preparing a family meal. 

Special SBDM Meeting Called

SBDMA special meeting of the Newport Intermediate School Council is called for March 13, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the school media center.

NIS SBDM Election Results

NIS SBDM
The winner of the SBDM Parent Election from Friday, December 9th, 2016 is Mr. Maxwell.  Mr. Maxwell was elected to sit on the council by the parents of NIS. Congratulations to Mr. Maxwell!

NIS Principal Selection Survey
NIS SurveyNewport Intermediate SBDM is seeking stakeholder input on the principal selection.  The SBDM has created a survey to obtain your feedback on this process. You will need to respond to the survey by Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Thanks for taking the time to provide the SBDM with feedback on the Principal Candidate Criteria.
 
 
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January 16, 2017 - No School in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day

NIS SBDM Meeting


Newport Intermediate School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will meet on November 30th, 2016 in the school library at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please join us!
For more information, please contact Principal, Joshua Snapp at (859) 292-3021 or by email at Joshua.snapp@newport.kyschools.us

NIS Student Ambassadors visit Northern Kentucky University

The NIS Student Ambassadors visit Northern Kentucky University today! This program teaches 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders about becoming positive leaders in their classroom, school and community! We are proud of our student leaders!

NIS Winter Break

Happy Holidays

NIS SBDM Council - Parent Opening

There is an opportunity to serve on our school's Site Based Decision Making Council.  We are looking for one parent to fill a vacancy during the 2016-2017 school year.  Council meets once a month and helps make decisions and shape policy with the focus of enhancing student achievement.  If elected, the parent will need to attend a six-hour training course to learn more about council roles and responsibilities.  Any parent interested in running for council needs to complete the SBDM form (CLICK HERE) and deliver to the NIS front office. Thank you for considering!

NIS PTO Meeting

NIS PTO will meet at the high school on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 PM.

Please join us to stay up-to-date with current events, volunteer opportunities and more!
Everyone is welcome!

 

NIS Star Spangled Banner Day

On Wednesday, September 14th at 10 a.m., NIS will be joining NPS at the World Peace Bell to honor “Star Spangled Banner Day.” Our students will join NPS under the bell to listen to the story behind the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. At the end of the ceremony, everyone will join in the singing our national anthem, as led by the NPS music teacher, Nancy Bacon. Please join us for Star Spangled Banner Day!

For more information, please contact Christina Marshall at christina.marshall@newport.kyschools.us

NIS Implements Second Steps Program

SEPTEMBER 5 – SEPTEMBER 9

Newport Intermediate School will be implementing the Second Steps program. The Second Steps program provides a simplified approach for schools to create and sustain safe, supportive learning environments. The framework effectively combines social-emotional learning with bullying prevention and child protection to form a cohesive foundation for wholeschool success.

NIS Grandparents Day

Newport Intermediate School Celebrates…
GRANDPARENTS DAY
Friday, September 9th, 2016
10:15 am – 11:00 am
(During Third Grade Lunch Only - Cost $3.50 cash only for adults)
Grandparents and “adopted grandparents” of NIS students are invited to join us for this special day!

Please CLICK HERE for printable form. Please return to NIS no later than Thursday, September 8, 2016.

2016 - 2017 Dress Code