District News
Car Show to Benefit Newark Bands on May 23
The Newark Band program is hosting a Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Newark High School. The Pride of Newark Marching Band will perform at noon, and the event will feature raffles, door prizes, games concessions and a vendor area. Participant registration costs $10 and closes at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Tara Hunt by email at tlhunt_43055@yahoo.com or 740-334-9876, or Jim Mathey at 740-814-3177. 
Newark Choirs receive superior ratings at state finals
During the 50th consecutive year of qualifying for OMEA State Choir Finals, three Newark High Choirs received top scores and great judges comments praising their success: Concert Choir received a Superior 1 rating in class A; Women's Chorale was granted a Superior 1 rating in class A as well; The Brotherhood of Newark received a Superior 1 rating in class B competition. Newark High has far over 100 Superior 1 State Choir Finals plaques, a tradition started with former 30 year director, Lula Vaia, in the 1960's. . Mike and Kim Wigglesworth, who currently direct the NHS Choirs, have been at NHS for 20 years. Cathy Carpenter and Judy Rauch serve as accompanists. The NHS Choir Boosters are also the support system of the Newark Choir Program.  
Congratulations to 2015 Leaders for Learning Award recipients
Congratulations to the following three teachers for being named Leaders for Learning in 2015: Newark High School French teacher Juli Porter; Wilson Middle School Language Arts teacher Shellie Herrmann; and elementary math coach Rachel Fielhauer.

The Licking County Foundation honors teachers county-wide every year with the Leaders for Learning Award. Recipients are selected by principals and superintendents based on a teacher's belief that all students can, and want, to learn, as well as other criteria. Recipients receive an art-glass apple and the opportunity to apply for a $500 grant every year through the foundation.
2015 Newark Wildcat Basketball Camp
The 2015 Newark Wildcat boys basketball camp will be held throughout June, focusing on the fundamental skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding and defense. Campers will play in both 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 games throughout the camp. Campers also receive a free basketball and T-shirt. Download a pamphlet and registration form here. 
State Farm Awards Grants to A Call to College and Newark City Schools
At a recent board meeting, State Farm® awarded grants totaling nearly $30,000 to A Call to College and Newark City Schools in support of academic achievement. A Call to College received $4,000 for the ACT Now! program and $15,000 for the Providing Early Awareness and Knowledge (PEAK) program. The Academic Opportunity for Success (AOS) program at Newark High School received $10,000 from State Farm. 
Podcast: Singin in the Rain interview
In continuation of Spring Musical Week 2015, four Newark High School students who star in "Singin' in the Rain" this weekend are the guests on the Newark City Schools podcast. You download the podcast by right-clicking this link, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also find the podcast on SoundCloud or listen below. The musical is at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the NHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults or $5 for seniors and students.

We have been previewing the musical all week through social media. Visit YouTube to find three video previews, which show behind-the-scenes shots of set construction and a special collaboration with the TV media production program. Also, a photo gallery of a recent dress rehearsal is live on Facebook.

Upcoming Events
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tue May 5 2015
Spring Orchestra Concert
Fri May 8 2015
Regular Board of Education meeting
Mon May 11 2015
Spring Choir Concert
Fri May 15 2015
Late Arrival Day - 2 Hour Delay
Thu May 21 2015
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