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NCS Podcast Episode 3: Leaders for Learning

In the third episode of the Newark City Schools Podcast, hear from Wilson 8th grader Savannah Wilson, who placed 2nd in a teen poetry contest at the Licking County Library, as well as the district’s three Leaders for Learning award recipients: Brian Stepanic, Cathy Allen and Melissa Broschak. You can find the episode, and subscribe, on iTunes here or stream from SoundCloud below. Keep track of all of our podcasts at this link.

 


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2014-15 Calendar Now Available

The 2014-15 school year calendar has now been approved by the Board of Education. Find the full calendar at this link, or under Calendar at the top navigation bar. The school year will begin for students on August 20 and end on May 28. Spring break has been moved back a week, to the week of March 30 due to the state testing schedule.


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Podcast Episode 2: Superintendent Doug Ute and Orchestra Director Chris Lape

The second episode of the Newark City Schools podcast is now available. In this episode, Community Outreach Coordinator Seth Roy speaks with district Superintendent Doug Ute about technology in the district, state testing, an exciting project at the former Lincoln Middle School property and more. Orchestra Director Chris Lape also talks about the upcoming All-City Orchestra Concert and his first year with the district. You can find the episode, and subscribe, on iTunes here. Download the file directly by right-clicking this link, or stream from SoundCloud below. Keep track of all of our podcasts at this link.


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Congratulations to the April 2014 Citizens of the Month

Thank you to the Energy Cooperative for sponsoring this month's Citizen of the Month Lunch. Every month during the school year, students from each school in grades 4 through 12 are recognized for their leadership in the class and outside of school. Find a Facebook photo gallery of the lunch here.


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3rd Annual Summer Wrestling Camp features NCAA coaches, national champions

The Newark Wildcat wrestling program is very excited to announce the 3rd Annual Newark Summer Wrestling Technique and Competition Camp to be held at Wilson Middle School on 6/15-6/21. Click the link for the flier: Newark Wrestling Camp 2014

This year's camp will feature two NCAA Division 1 Head Coaches (Tom Ryan-The Ohio State University and Scott Goodale-Rutgers University), 2 national champions (Logan Stieber-3x Div. 1 NCAA Champion and Nick Spencer 1x Div.2 NCAA Champion), and 2x Div. 1 All-American and 2011 Central District Coach of the Year (Mark Marinelli).

 


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Join conditioning for NHS bowling on Sundays and Wednesdays

The Newark High School Bowling Team will meet for conditioning on Sundays and Wednesdays beginning this week and lasting throughout the summer.

Students interested in conditioning will meet at Valley Lanes on 21st Street in Newark from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost for each conditioning session is $2.50.

Students interested can contact Coach Michael Wiley at 507-5380 or Coach Cory Smart 405-1667.


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All-City Orchestra Concert Tonight at 7

Orchestra students from across the district will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Newark High School orchestra for the All-City Orchestra Concert. The program is bringing students from each middle school together for grade-level performances, and the high school string orchestra and Sinfonia will also be performing. The orchestra program has also invited all fifth grade students to a pizza party before the concert at 6 p.m. Sixth grade orchestra students will host the pizza party, and the fifth graders will have a chance to play the instruments. Students interested in the pizza party can sign up here.


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Congratulations to 2014 Leaders for Learning Award Recipients

The Licking County Foundation surprised three Newark City Schools teachers with the 2014 Leaders for Learning Awards: Newark High School English teacher Brian Stepanic; Liberty Middle School 8th grade Social Studies teacher Cathy Allen; and Legend Elementary 2nd grade teacher Melissa Broschak. Click here to read more about why each teacher was chosen.


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NCS launches podcast; 1st episode covers NHS musical, Washington, D.C.

In an effort to reach our community in a new way, Newark City Schools is launching a podcast. What, exactly, is a podcast? At the most basic level, it is a multimedia digital file made available through the Internet. Think of our podcast as an Internet radio show, with district news and stories delivered on a semi-weekly basis. Listen to the first episode through iTunes, or stream it below. Our podcast page will be housed at this link.


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Schedule Next Year's Classes Now

It's time to schedule next year's high school classes now. Students should have received registration sheets and core class recommendations. Incoming freshmen can find their planning guide here, and students in grades 10 through 12 can find them here


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Sign up now for Newark basketball Cat Camp

The Newark Wildcat Basketball Cat Camp is now accepting registration for summer sessions in June for boys beginning in 1st grade. The camp provides the foundation for young players to develop basketball skills, and welcomes children of all talent levels. It will include teaching of fundamental skills like shooting, passing, ball handling and more. Download the brochure here with attached registration form.


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Pride of Newark Golf Outing coming in June

Registration is now open for the Pride of Newark Golf Outing on June 21 at Burning Tree Golf Course. The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m., and includes prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin. The outing's cost is $240 per foursome — $60 per person. Download more information and the registration form here. Contact Brad Bennett with any questions: 740-404-3260, or bbennett@lookcomm.com.


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Keep up with district activities as they happen

We are excited to announce Newark City Schools Live, a page that pulls together many district social media posts into one place, updating live throughout the day. Head over to the NCS Live page to follow daily happenings within the district, including performances and athletic events. Now you don't have to be on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube to follow along.


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March 2014 Citizens of the Month

Newark City Schools recently celebrated its March 2014 Citizens of the Month. Congratulations to all of the students and their families. Here is a Facebook photo gallery.


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Support Wildcat athletics through sponsorship

A major goal for the Athletic Boosters is to raise enough money to pay for our transportation costs. The Athletic Department’s transportation costs are approximately $60,000.  With the community's help, the Athletic Department has been able to pay the transportation costs through the Booster Club. Ultimately, this allows more students to participate in athletics, create a lasting connection with their school and allows us to be more competitive. Please read a letter from Athletic Director Jeff Quackenbush here, about sponsoring Wildcat athletics during the upcoming spring season.


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Join Newark Wildcat Football as the “12th Man”

It takes time, talent, commitment, hard work, passion and support from school and community to build a successful football program. New Newark High School football coach Mike Kopachy recently announced the 12th Man Club, which was formerly the Quarterback Club. Various levels of support range from $25 to $275, and any donations are greatly appreciated. Donations will go directly to the football team to cover expenses such as equipment, apparel and team camp. More details, including a registration form, is available right here, or by contacting the athletic office at 740-670-7430.


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Add additional phone numbers, emails to all-call system Parents can now add up to ten phone numbers and five email addresses to the Blackboard Connect system through MyConnect. Find registration instructions here, and visit the Parent Portal here. You must have your student's ID number handy, as well as the main contact number registered with your child's school. If you need to update that main number, please contact your child's school.
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NHS recognized with Safe Sports School Award Newark High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic training program.  The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. Find more information here.
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Directions to our schools and administration building

Need to know how to get around Newark City Schools? Visit a Google Map of the district here.


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New NCAA Eligibility Guidelines

If you are interested in playing sports in college, here are some NCAA eligibility guidelines to be aware of.


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School Information
Newark High School
Principal: James "Mark" Fullen
jfullen@laca.org
7:30 a.m. - 2:48 p.m.
Administration: 740.670.7400
Attendance: 740.670.7403
9th & 10th Grade Office: 740.670.7422
11th & 12th Grade Office: 740.670.7420
Fax: 740.670.7409
314 Granville Street
Newark, OH 43055
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