District News
Harlem Wizards return to NHS on Nov. 15
The high-flying Harlem Wizards are returning to Newark High School at 7 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 15, to take on a team of Newark all-stars. The team returns with a new team and new show to entertain Newark crowds. Contact the athletic department at 740-670-7430 to purchase tickets. Advance tickets are $8 for students or senior citizens, or $10 for adults. Tickets at the door will cost $10 for students and senior citizens, or $12 for adults. 
NHS student wins safe driving billboard contest
Newark High School freshman Steven Chiacchira won a billboard contest by creating a public service announcement to educate their peers about teen driver safety. The Licking County Health Department and Licking County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm, sponsored the contest and chose Steven's design from many submissions. The billboard will be displayed throughout Licking County during November. Steven also won a $500 prize, and NHS won $100 as the host school. 
Band to host annual Craft Bazaar on November 5
The Pride of Newark Bands will host their fourth annual Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Newark High School Auxiliary Gym. The event includes a $1 admission, and will feature homemade items from candy and pie, to stuffed animals, quilted items and clothing. Concessions and a 50/50 raffle will also be available. Crafters interested in renting space may contact Carrie Bennett at 740-404-7597 or via email at stylists@me.com. 
Quackenbush in running for national kicker of the week again
Senior kicker Jed Quackenbush has been nominated for the Kohl's Kicking National Player of the Week for the second time this season, for his performance in last Friday's game against Canal Winchester. In Friday's matchup, Quackenbush was 4-for-4 in field goals from 48, 37, 35 and 31 yards. He made 3-for-3 extra points and knocked 7 out of 8 kickoffs into the end zone. Wildcat fans can vote for Jed at this link. View his performance against Canal Winchester at this link.
After a week 1 win against Zanesville, Quackenbush was named the Kohl's Kicking National Player of the Week with 40 percent of the vote.
October 2016 Citizens of the Month
Every month, Newark City Schools honors 28 students from grades 4 through 12 in every school as our Citizens of the Month. Students are chosen for what they do both inside and outside of the classroom. Also every month, a different group from one of our schools performs for students and their families. This month, the Newark High School Swing Choir performed.

Thank you to Park National Bank for sponsoring this month's lunch. Congratulations to the October 2016 Citizens of the Month.
Newark Boys Junior Cats Basketball Tryouts
Boys in grades 3 through 6 can try out for the Junior Cat Basketball teams on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Newark High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Grades 3 and 4 are from 1 to 2 p.m.; grade 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.; and grade 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. The Junior Cats are an extension of the Newark Varsity Basketball Program. Players will compete against teams from Columbus and the surrounding areas. Please contact Jeff Quackenbush with any questions, at 740-670-7435. 
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