Academic Excellence

Welcome to the Academic Excellence section of our new website. Throughout the school year, this is where you will find lists for student honor and merit rolls, Citizens of the Month, scholarship information and other academic-related news and items.

On the right side, you can find a link to learn more about curriculum in the district, as well as other information.

Academic Awards: Liberty Middle School 1st Quarter, 2017-18

Congratulations to all of the students recognized at Liberty Middle School for academic awards for the 1st quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More +

Academic Awards: Heritage Middle School 1st Quarter, 2017-18

Congratulations to all of the students recognized at Heritage Middle School for academic awards for the 1st quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More +

Academic Awards: Newark High School 1st Quarter, 2017-18 School Year

Congratulations to Newark High School students recognized in the 1st quarter Academic Awards.  More +

Academic Awards: Wilson Middle School 1st Quarter 2017-18

Congratulations to all of the students at Wilson Middle School recognized for academic awards during the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More +

Newark High School 3rd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Newark High School students recognized during the third quarter. More +

Liberty Middle School 3rd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Liberty Middle School students recognized during the third quarter. More +

Heritage Middle School 3rd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Heritage Middle School students recognized during the third quarter. More +

Wilson Middle School 3rd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Wilson Middle School students recognized during the third quarter. More +

Newark High School 2nd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Newark High School students recognized during the second quarter. More +

Heritage Middle School 2nd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Heritage Middle School students recognized during the second quarter. More +

Liberty Middle School 2nd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Liberty Middle School students recognized during the second quarter. More +

Wilson Middle School 2nd Quarter Awards 2016-17

Congratulations to all Wilson Middle School students recognized during the second quarter. More +

January 2017 Citizens of the Month

Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 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 Ben Franklin Elementary Chorale performed for the families. Thank you to the Newark Kiwanis Club for sponsoring this month's lunch. Congratulations to the January 2017 Citizens of the Month. Find a Facebook photo gallery of the afternoon here.

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December 2016 Citizens of the Month

December 2016 Citizens of the Month

Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 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 Sinfonia performed for the families Thank you to the Newark Rotary Club for sponsoring this month's lunch. Congratulations to the December 2016 Citizens of the Month. Find a Facebook photo gallery of the afternoon here. More +

Heritage Middle School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2016-17

Congratulations to all Heritage Middle School students recognized during the first quarter. More +

Liberty Middle School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2016-17

Congratulations to all Liberty Middle School students recognized during the first quarter. More +

Wilson Middle School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2016-17

Congratulations to all Wilson Middle School students recognized during the first quarter. More +

Newark High School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2016-17

Congratulations to all students recognized for the 1st quarter at Newark High School. More +

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.
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2nd issue of The Paw Print Available Now

2nd issue of The Paw Print Available Now

The second of issue of the Newark City Schools newsletter, The Paw Print, is available now. The issue was mailed throughout the community, and will be available at each of our schools and other locations in the community. Please download the issue here. Our first issue is available at this link. More +
Download the 2016 Graduation Program here

Download the 2016 Graduation Program here

The program for Newark High School's 167th Commencement Ceremony is available online at this link. Take a look at the list of graduates and the many awards they are receiving. Please note that the list of graduates is not official, as due to printing deadlines, the program was created about a week before graduation. More +
Where is the Class of 2016 headed?

Where is the Class of 2016 headed?

Graduates from the class of 2016 have been offered more than $1.8 million in scholarships, and 119 students have reported that they plan to attend post-secondary education options. Newark graduates are also headed into military service in each branch of the Armed Forces. To find out where our students are headed after graduation, click on "Read more" or click here. More +
NHS Media students receive student media awards from OU-Z

NHS Media students receive student media awards from OU-Z

Five Newark High School students have received Student Media Awards from Ohio University Zanesville. The students will receive their awards at a ceremony on Sat., May 21, and will have the opportunity to attend workshops through the college. The following students received awards: Madalyn Boucher, in Music Video; Brittney Mick, in Long form documentary and Long form narrative; and Jorden Tapia, Jacob Roberts and Robert Thomas, in Video Newscast. The student videos are available on YouTube at this link, alongside additional student projects that have been submitted to the Ohio Valley chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences student production awards. More +
District, 3 schools receive ODE Momentum Award

District, 3 schools receive ODE Momentum Award

The Newark City School District and three schools were awarded the inaugural Momentum Award by the Ohio Board of Education. Carson Elementary, Legend Elementary and Heritage Middle School joined the district in receiving the designation. The award is given to districts and schools that received straight A’s on every value-added measure included in state report carts. Statewide, only 165 schools — or about 4 percent — received the Momentum Award. More +

Spirit of Newark, a documentary by NHS students, available on YouTube

A group of Newark High School students worked with local documentary filmmakers to create a documentary, "Spirit of Newark," which premiered at the Newark FAMFEST in early May. The documentary is now available to watch at this link. More +

Wilson Middle School 3rd Quarter Academic Awards

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Wilson Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Liberty Middle School 3rd Quarter Academic Awards

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Liberty Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Heritage Middle School 3rd Quarter Academic Awards

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Heritage Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Newark High School 3rd Quarter Academic Awards

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Newark High School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Summer school registrations now open

With the end of the school year nearing, it’s time to start thinking about summer school if you are in middle or high school. The first section of summer school will be held from June 6 through June 24; the second session will be from June 27 through July 15. Middle school summer school is only offered during the second session. The cost for one semester is $153, and for both semesters is $204, for district residents. The cost for out-of-district students is $230 for one semester and $300 for both. More +

Congratulations to 2016 Leaders for Learning Award recipients

Congratulations to the Newark City Schools recipients of the 2016 Licking County Foundation Leaders for Learning awards, Laura Sluss, Kathy Stoll and Baron Smith. Laura, Kathy and Baron join 14 teachers county-wide who are receiving the award this year. Each teacher received an art-glass apple, and will have the opportunity to apply for annual $500 grants for classroom materials or professional development. The award is made possible through generous support by the Lindorf-Warner Memorial Fund of the Licking County Foundation. More +

Citizens of the Month, March 2016

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 John Clem Elementary Chorale performed improv comedy for the families. Thank you to 1st Response and Bill Mitchell for sponsoring this month's lunch. Congratulations to the March 2016 Citizens of the Month. You can find a Facebook photo gallery at this link.

 

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Superintendent Doug Ute's February Board Presentation

Superintendent Doug Ute delivered a presentation to the Newark Board of Education during the February regular meeting. This presentation outlined some current and future district initiatives both in- and outside the classroom. You can watch the full board meeting here on YouTube, or listen to Mr. Ute's presentation below.

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Three Newark teachers receive travel grant

Three Newark City Schools teachers recently received a Tibbie Leslie Travel grant through the Licking County Foundation. Newark High School art teacher Melinda Bucholz will travel to London; science teacher Alex Schneider will travel to Vancouver; and Cherry Valley and McGuffey art teacher Emily Cline will travel to Mexico. The Licking County Foundation will award seven travel grants to teachers countywide this year, totaling $13,000. More +

2nd Quarter Academic Awards, Newark High School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Newark High School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

2nd Quarter Academic Awards, Wilson Middle School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Wilson Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

2nd Quarter Academic Awards, Liberty Middle School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Liberty Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

2nd Quarter Academic Awards, Heritage Middle School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Heritage Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

NHS Literary Magazine receives award

The first edition of Newark High School’s literary magazine, Athenaeum, was recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English as “Above Average” for 2015. The NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines recognized just 11 high school literary magazines in Ohio as “Above Average” or better. More +

Citizens of the Month, December 2015

Every month during the school year, Newark City Schools honors one student from each school in grades 4 through 12 as Citizens of the Month. These students excel inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you to Newark Rotary Club for sponsoring this month's luncheon, and to all of the families who attended. The Newark High School Sinfonia performed for the parents and students. Click here for a photo gallery of the lunch. More +

November 2015 Citizens of the Month

Every month during the school year, Newark City Schools honors one student from each school in grades 4 through 12 as Citizens of the Month. These students excel inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you to Licking Memorial Hospital for sponsoring this month's luncheon, and to all of the families who attended. The Newark High School Athletic Band performed for the parents and students. Find a Facebook photo gallery here, or click on "Read More" for a list of students honored. More +

1st Quarter Academic Awards, Heritage Middle School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Heritage Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

1st Quarter Academic Awards, Wilson Middle School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Wilson Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

1st Quarter Academic Awards, Liberty Middle School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Liberty Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

1st Quarter Academic Awards, Newark High School

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2015-16 school year from Newark High School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

NHS National Honor Society inducts 40 new members

Newark High School's National Honor Society inducted 40 new members recently. These 40 students are leaders in the school, working hard both in and outside the classroom. Click here to find a photo album from the induction ceremony, and on Read More to find a full list of inductees. More +
NHS Jr. ROTC receives Silver Star Community Service Award

NHS Jr. ROTC receives Silver Star Community Service Award

The Newark High School Jr. ROTC received the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award for the 2014-15 school year, the Department of the Air Force announced recently. The award recognizes the top five percent of all Jr. ROTC units based on community service in support of schools and local communities. It is based on the highest per cadet average of community service hours planned and conducted by cadets in a unit. The NHS unit was led by Kathryn Davis. More +
Wildcat News Net receives Student Production Awards

Wildcat News Net receives Student Production Awards

Newark High School’s Wildcat News Net students recently received awards in multiple categories from the High School Student Production Awards, which are a part of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The awards were presented during the Ohio Valley Emmy Awards Gala on July 25 in Lexington, Ky. Student Antoine Groutars won in the Public Service Announcement Category for his PSA about donating blood to the American Red Cross. Groutars also received honorable mentions for a video essay about a trip to Washington, D.C., and for a short film titled "The Bridge." Student Katie Stewart received an honorable mention for a video about a trip to France. Find more information about the awards at this link. More +

NHS 2015 Graduation Program and Video

You can now download the graduation program for the Class of 2015. Download the cover at this link, and the full program here
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NHS Literary Magazine, Athenaeum, available now

NHS Literary Magazine, Athenaeum, available now

The first edition of Athenaeum: The Newark High School Literary Magazine has been released, and is available for download here. The magazine has been led by student leaders and faculty advisor P.R. West. Athenaeum features poetry, essays, short stories, drama and artwork, each submitted by Newark High School students. Student staff members included: Madalyn Boucher, Sarina Lannan, Allison Nixon, Ayden Felix, Skylar Grimsley, Gaige Treadwell, Emma Vogelmeier, Kaitlyn Whipkey, and Miranda Woodgeard. Bethany Garrison was editor-in-chief. More +
Where is the Class of 2015 headed?

Where is the Class of 2015 headed?

Newark High School's graduation is rapidly approaching for more than 300 high school seniors. Many of them are headed off to some form of post-secondary education or into the military, going as far west as the Air Force Academy in Colorado, east to Pace University in New York City, north to Eastern Michigan University and south to the University of Miami in Florida, and many places in between. Check out a Google Map of their destinations here, and a Word Cloud of the most popular destinations here More +
NCS Podcast Episode 16: Leaders for Learning 2015

NCS Podcast Episode 16: Leaders for Learning 2015

In this episode, hear from 2015 Leaders for Learning Award recipients NHS teacher Juli Porter, Wilson Middle School teacher Shellie Herrmann, and elementary math coach Rachel Fielhauer. You can 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.

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Citizens of the Month, May 2015

Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 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, Newark High School's Drama program performed improv for the students and their families. Thank you to Energy Cooperative for sponsoring this month's lunch. Congratulations to the April 2015 Citizens of the Month. Here is a photo gallery on Facebook. More +

Newark High School Academic Awards, 3rd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Newark High School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Wilson Middle School Academic Awards, 3rd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Wilson Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Heritage Middle School Academic Awards, 3rd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Heritage Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Liberty Middle School 3rd Quarter Awards, 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Liberty Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

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.
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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. More +

NHS students scheduling classes for next school year

Current students in 9th through 11th grade at Newark High School are now scheduling for classes for the 2015-16 school year. Take a look at the Course Description Book here if you have any questions. More +

Citizens of the Month, March 2015

Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 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 Carson Elementary Choir performed. Thank you to Bill Mitchell and First Response for sponsoring this month's lunch. Find a photo gallery of the event here. Congratulations to our March Citizens of the Month. More +

NCS Podcast Episode 13: #RAKWeekNHS

The week of Feb. 9 was Random Acts of Kindness Week at Newark High School, led by the Friends of Rachel Club. For this episode of the Newark City Schools podcast, hear from student leaders Lydia King, Drayton Santavicca and Ian Murphy, as well as guidance counselor Scott Koebel. You can stream the podcast below through SoundCloud, subscribe on iTunes and find our full podcast page here. 10TV covered the story; click here. The Advocate also covered the story, here.
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Newark High School Academic Awards, 2nd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Newark High School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Liberty Middle School Academic Awards, 2nd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Liberty Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Wilson Middle School Academic Awards, 2nd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Wilson Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Heritage Middle School Academic Awards, 2nd Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 2nd quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Heritage Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

December 2014 Citizens of the Month

Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 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 Sinfonia performed. Thank you to Newark Rotary for sponsoring this month's lunch. Find a photo gallery of the event here. Congratulations to our December Citizens of the Month. More +

NHS Jr. ROTC Kitty Hawk Society Induction

Nineteen members of the Newark High School Air Force Jr. ROTC were inducted into the Kitty Hawk Air Society recently. The Kitty Hawk Air Society is an academic honorary society for JROTC cadets. To be invited to joint, sophomore through junior cadets must be of good character, have a B average in JROTC and an overall GPA of 3.0 without any failing grades during the preceding grading period. This is the first class of the society from NHS. Congratulations to all inductees. More +

Citizens of the Month, November 2014

Congratulations to our November 2014 Citizens of the Month, chosen for their work inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you to Licking Memorial for sponsoring this month's program. Click here for a photo gallery of the event. More +

Newark High School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Newark High School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Heritage Middle School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Heritage Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

Liberty Middle School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Liberty Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list.
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Wilson Middle School Academic Awards, 1st Quarter 2014-15

Congratulations to all students on the Principal's List, Honor and Merit Rolls from the 1st quarter of the 2014-15 school year from Wilson Middle School. Click on "Read More" to see the full list. More +

NHS Honors 2014 National Honor Society Inductees

Newark High School inducted its new National Honor Society members on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and invited them to a special breakfast the following morning. Congratulations to all National Honor Society members. View a Facebook Photo Gallery here.


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NCS Podcast Episode 11: Lego Robotics

In the 11th episode of the Newark City Schools Podcast, learn about the district's new Lego Robotics programs at our middle schools. Visit our district Facebook page (Facebook.com/NewarkCitySchools) to see a photo gallery of one of the programs. Download the podcast here, listen on SoundCloud, subscribe on iTunes or stream below.
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NHS earns 2014 American Legion Auxiliary All American High School Award for Ohio

Newark High School recently earned the American Legion Auxiliary All American High School Award at the state level. The NHS Air Force JROTC competed in the American Legion Auxiliary All American High School Contest that led to the award. As part of the process, NHS proved its Americanism through the following ways: U.S. flag display; daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; participation in the National Americanism Essay Contest; numerous presentations of the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance; History of the U.S. Flag and flag etiquette; staff patriotic pride; and providing leadership in many patriotic community events. More +

Where is the Class of 2014 going next?

The Class of 2014 is going to colleges as far west as Iowa State University, as far south as Full Sail University in Florida, and many other places throughout Ohio and the Midwest. View a Google Map of all of their destinations here, and a graphic showing the most popular destinations here. Of the 176 students headed to college or the military, 101 of them are headed to COTC, Ohio State Newark or Ohio State in Columbus. More +

Class of 2014 Academic Honors

Congratulations to the Class of 2014. Click "Read More" to see a list of all academic awards and scholarships students in the class received this year. More +
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