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#WeAreNewbury T-SHIRT

Did you miss ordering a #WeAreNewbury shirt from the senior class?  Now is your chance to order one or order another one!  All proceeds will go towards the senior class trip.  DEADLINE WITH MONEY IS FEBRUARY 8, 2019


This is an immediate press release from The Newbury Board of Education


Do you like to swim?  Do you want to belong to a swim team?  


Plan for a fun night out on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the EOUV Club and help support Newbury After Prom.

Letter to Parents and Students About Possible Merger to West Geauga
Black Knight Boys Basketball Battle at Quicken Loans Arena Cavs tickets 2019

Attention Newbury Sports Fans:

The Black Knight Boys Basketball team will be taking on Chalker High School at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday, February 5th at 3PM.  For only $25, you can watch the high school game at 3PM and the Celtics at Cavaliers NBA contest at 7PM!  This is an incredible deal.  Please support your Newbury High School basketball team as they play on a professional NBA court.

Tickets can be purchased through the Athletic Department.  Please contact Athletic Director: Anthony Forfia for information.  You can reach the athletic department by phone at 440-564-2281 ext. 502 or through email at Anthony.Forfia@newburyschools.org.  Tickets can be purchased by cash, check, or credit card.  Credit card purchases are subject to a $2 transaction fee.



Newbury BKP presents: Snowflake Skate at Chagrin Valley Roller Rink on Sunday, January 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Don't miss this fun event!!  It is open to all of Newbury Grades K - 12.  Bring your family and friends. 

College Credit Plus Information ccp

Attention parents, guardians, and students

Here is the college credit plus information in case you missed the meeting that was held on Monday, December 10, 2018.  Please contact the school if you have any questions.

College Credit Plus PowerPoint Presentation

Order BK Spirit Wear in Time for Christmas

The deadline to order BK spirit wear in time for Christmas is December 11th.  Contact Donna Holden at 216.346.0664


Celebrate the longest night of the year at Geauga Park District's Winter Solstice Celebration - Friday, December 21st from 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Also, save the date for Frozen Fest, Sunday, January 20th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Both events at The West Woods in Russell Twp.


Kids....do you want to watch a movie with your friends?  Check out the Newbury Library Station on Thursdays at 3:30 pm.  Free movie AND free popcorn.....What could be more fun? 


Newbury Local School District is having a District Wide Service Project.

Link to donate:



Newbury Local School District will be holding a district wide service project benefiting the Hillcrest NICU.


Do you want to help our kids shop for the holidays?

Mmmmmm....cake! Mmmmmmm....cake!

Do you like dessert?  How about Theater? Do you want to help support After Prom?

Black Knight Spirit Wear For Sale Black Night Spirit Wear

Will you be at conferences on Tuesday, November 13th?  Do you need Black Knight Spirit Wear?


Do you know a deserving staff member that needs to be put in the spotlight?


Nomination forms can be found under forms on our web site.


The Newbury Thespian club presents........


Do you want to purchase yummy bakery and support the senior class?


Dear Parent and Families,

Did you know that reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8

million words per year?


If you missed the LEAF Financial AId Night on October 24th, you can watch the video.  The link is below.


Below is a link to an anonymous online survey that will be analyzed by an impartial third party. 


Attention Newbury Family: The Senior Class is selling shirts to raise money for the senior class trip. Order forms went home with every student last week, but if you did not receive one or if you don't have a student that attends the school and want to support the senior class, please see the attached order form. The sale will go until October 26th and all orders should be put to the attention of Mrs. Voelker. We will be taking orders at the home football games 10/19 and 10/26. Payment is due with the order form. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Voelker at taylor.voelker@newburyschools.org. The Senior Class appreciates your support.

Celebration of Life and Service Information for Mr. Michael and Ms. Connolly

The Celebration of Robert Michael's Life

Monday, October 15th

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hudson Springs Park

7095 Stow Road

Hudson, Ohio  44236



Visitation for Donna Connolly

Tuesday, October 16th

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DeJohn Funeral Home

12811 Chillicothe Road (Route306)

Chesterland, Ohio 44026


Saturday, October 20th

11:00 am with lunch to follow

St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland

311 Cumberland Road

Pittsburgh, PA  15237


It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this news.
Girls Night Out - Wood Sign Workshop Girls Night Out - Wood Sign Workshop

Are you looking for a fun night out with your  girlfriends?  Check out this BKP Fundraiser and support the after prom. 



BKP After Prom Meeting

There will be an after prom meeting this Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 pm in the Home Ec. Room.  Please consider coming if you are interested in helping this year.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Arnold at 440.213.5932 or Jocelyn Sanders at 440.669.0881.

Junior High Halloween Dance Junior High Halloween Dance
Happy Halloween Happy Halloween

The Newbury Volunteer Fire Department will be bringing Halloween to your neighborhood this year.

Trick or Treat Trick or Treat

Story time - Trick or Treat - Haunted Hallway - Food - Games - K-9 Unit....join the fun!


Jump into Fall Days with The Geauga Park District.  Free fun for all ages.



Academic Team Fundraiser Academic Team Fundraiser
Civil War Event at Newbury Veterans Park Civil War Event

41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Living History Program

Job Openings at McDonald's Job Openings at McDonald's

<p >Looking for a job? College Reimbursement Program? Tuition Assistance Plan? Discounted Meals?&nbsp; Free Uniforms?&nbsp; Service Awards Program? Advancement Opportunities?&nbsp; Find out more.</p >

Volunteers needed for BKP Concession and Join BKP! Volunteer Opportunities

Does volunteering at the BKP concession stand sound like fun? Well, it is!  Please click this Page -1, and Page- 2, for the form to sign up to volunteer at our concession stands.  We would love your help.  You can also join our BKP organization.  


We are all woven together by this amazing school community

Newbury Recreation Volleyball 2018 Newbury Recreation Volleyball 2018
Order your very own Newbury Black Knight Spirit Wear through the Black Knight Parent Organization Spirit Wear Page 1

The Black Knight Parent organization sells Newbury spirit wear throughout the school year.  Now is a great time to order your new 2018-2019 designs! 

Print and submit this form for sale items.

For information and sales, contact Donna Holden at


Superintendent Letter for September 18, 2018



Elementary and Junior/Senior High Open House Open House

Attention Parents/Guardians & Students,

Newbury Local Schools will be hosting our annual "Back to School Open Houses" for our Elementary and our Junior/Senior High School on Wednesday, August 15.  Our Elementary Open House is from 6PM-7PM.  Our Junior/Senior High School Open House will follow from 7PM-8PM!  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School Ice Cream Social Ice Cream

Attention Newbury Parents/Guardians and Students,

Please join us for our annual ice cream social before our open houses!  We will be having our Newbury Elementary Ice Cream Social from 5PM-6PM and our Junior/Senior High School Ice Cream Social from 6PM-7PM.  We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018!  


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2018-2019 Newbury Local Schools Bus Routes School Bus Routes

Attention Parents and Guardians,

The 2018-2019 School Bus Routes have been posted on the front lobby and are available by clinking this link: School Bus Routes 2018-2019.  Please let us know if you should have any questions or concerns about this document.  We are only a phone call away.  Our Board Office phone number is 440-564-5501. 

We are looking forward to a tremendous 2018-2019 school year!

Go Black Knights!

Student Accident Insurance for Athletics 2018-2019 Insurance

Attention Parents/Guardians of Newbury Student Athletes,

Here is the 2018-2019 Student Accident Insurance Policy for purchase available through K&K Insurance.  Please contact the Athletic Department should you have any questions.

Newbury Middle School Supply List for grades 6-8 school supplies

Attention Middle School Parents & Guardians,

Here is our updated 2018-2019 Middle School Supply List for grades 6-8.  We look forward to a successful 2018-2019 school year.   This supply list is also available in the "Forms" section of our website under Jr./Sr. High School Parent Forms. 




Emergency Meeting of the Newbury Board of Education

There will be an emergency meeting of the Newbury Board of Education on Thursday, July 26 at 5:00pm in the cafeteria. 

A Knight at Sharon James Fundraiser A Knight At Sharon James Fundraiser

There will be a Special Board of Education meeting at 6:00pm on July 16, 2018 in the Superintendent’s Office.  

Fall Sports Schedules 2018 Fall Sports 2018

The 2018 Fall Sports Season is right around the corner.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming sporting events!  Please know that these events are subject to change.  Our updated schedule is located at:



Fall Sports Schedules by team

Cross Country Middle School Schedule

Cross Country Varsity Schedule

Varsity Football Schedule

Varisty Soccer Schedule

Middle School Volleyball Schedule

JV Volleyball Schedule

Varsity Volleyball Schedule





Did you miss the June 19, 2018 Fall Sports Parent Meeting? Fall Sports Parent Meeting 2018

Did you miss the June 19, 2018 Sports Parent Meeting?  Please make sure to review the material provided in this PowerPoint Presentation.  You will also need to complete all of the Sports Packet before your athlete can participate in Fall Sports Practices.  

Football Practice Begins on July 30

Cross Country, Soccer, and Volleyball practices begin on August 1, 2018!


Free Sports Physicals at Precision Orthopaedic Specialties on July 25 from 5PM-7PM Free Sports Physicals

Free sports physicals at Precision Orthopaedic on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 5PM-7PM. Call 440-285-4999 to make an appointment!  You must bring the 2018-19 OHSAA Physical Form with you!

Fall Sports Parent Meeting 2018 Fall Sports Parent

Greetings Newbury Parents/Guardians,

The Fall Sports Parent Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 19th at 6PM in the Cafeteria. This is a required meeting for any parent/guardian of a student athlete who is participating in cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, or volleyball this upcoming Fall.  Please email any questions to Athletic Director Anthony Forfia at Anthony.Forfia@newburyschools.org.  

Free Sports Physicals at Precision Orthopaedic Specialties in Chardon on May 31 from 5PM-7PM Free Sports Physicals

Precision Orthopaedic Specialties in Chardon, Ohio is offering free sports physicals to Newbury Student Athletes on Thursday, May 31st from 5PM-7PM.  You must call for an appointment.  Their phone number is 440-285-4999.  Please bring the 2018-2019 OHSAA Sports Physical Paperwork with you.  You can print it out here or pick it up from the Newbury Board of Education Office.


SMALL BUT MIGHTY Future Black Knights

Meet the newest future Black Knights. From left to right, Jackie Kennedy (Daughter of Matt), Poppy Voelker (Daughter of Taylor), Coco Salomone (Daughter of Megan).

Graduation Picture Online Ordering Through Inter-State Studio Graduation

Order your 2018 Newbury High School graduation photos by following the process below:

Go to: seemyprints.com 

Type in: Newbury High School Graduation 2018 (click search)

Password: Newbury18

Type in your email address (click login)

This will get you in to view all of the pictures!  They will be in order as they were taken. 

Please allow 3 to 5 business days after the event for pictures to be uploaded. 


Congratulations to Holly Hamilton on Finishing 1st at State Middle School Meet in the 400 Dash! HH2018

Congratulations to 8th Grader Holly Hamilton who won the Division 3 State Championship in the 400 Meter Dash at the Middle School State Championships at Dublin Scioto High School. Holly set a school record with a time of 62.8 seconds!  Holly also finished 5th in the 200 Hurdles!

Newbury Middle and High School Awards Assemblies Awards

Attention Parents, Guardians, and Families,

We will have our annual end of the year awards assemblies for our Middle School and High School on Friday, May 25th at the following times:

Middle School- 8:15AM 

High School- Noon

We hope to see you there!


School Supply Packets School Supply Packets
Senior Awards and Senior Send Off Senior Send Off

Attention Parents, Guardians, and Families,

Please join us in the Newbury High School Gym on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 9:55AM as we recognize our seniors with academic and athletic awards.  We will also be conducting the annual "Senior Send Off"!  Please enter through the gym lobby door from 9:30AM-9:45AM.  Once you arrive, you may have a seat in the gym on the Eastern end of the gym.  Please contact Mr. Chaffee or Mr. Forfia if you have any questions regarding this event.

Dylan Piekarski earns "Gold Status" at State Competition for Culinary Arts! Dylan

Congratulations to Newbury Senior and Auburn Career Center culinary student Dylan Piekarski for earning Gold Status at the State of Ohio Culinary Arts competition!  We are very proud of Dylan's accomplishments.  

Vote Johnny Chambers III for Player of the Week! JC

Attention Newbury!


Johnny Chambers was nominated as Ohio High School Athlete of the Week!  We need your help to make sure that Johnny is one of the top 2-3 vote receivers.  Please follow the directions to vote for Johnny.  You may vote as often as you like!

​Congratulations! Your District has a Nominee for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Award. We are pleased to offer these weekly awards again this school year.

These weekly awards are decided by fan voteVoting is live and will conclude at Noon on Monday, May 21. You may vote as often as you like. The TOP 2-3 vote-getters will earn awards.  

The winners will be announced on site Tuesday and will receive personalized awards. Awards will be sent to the Athletic Department c/o the AD.

* Abby Steiner, Dublin Coffman Girls Track and Field
* Madi Nunez, Keystone Softball
* Madison Robson, Hardin Northern Softball
* Jack Pacetti, Moeller Baseball
* Hayden Bullock, Bellbrook Track & Field
* Dirk Harris, Delaware Christian Baseball
* Johnny Chambers, Newbury Baseball

Vote Here!

OHSAA Track Districts to take place at Cuyahoga Heights High School OHSAA

OHSAA Division III Track District Competition will take place at Cuyahoga Heights High School on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  District Finals will be at Cuyahoga Heights on Friday, May 18, 2018.

5/16/18: Field Events will begin at 3PM on   and Running Events will begin at 4:30PM


5/18/18  Field Events will begin at 4PM on   and Running Events will begin at 5:30PM


Cuyahoga Heights High School is located at:  4820 E 71st St, Cleveland, OH 44125


Outstanding Women In Public Education Selected To Participate In 2018 AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium

Superintendent Michelle Kalish has been selected as one of 20 women superintendents in the nation to participate in the 2018  AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium.

OHSAA Cross Country, Volleyball, & Soccer Tournament Information OHSAA Logo

Attention Newbury Black Knight Athletic Fans:


Two members of the Boys Cross Country team, Caleb K. and Max R.,  will  be racing at Boardman High School on 10/27/2018.  Start times will likely be around 11:30AM


The Newbury Boys Varsity Soccer Team will be playing Badger High School on 10/23/2018 at 4:30PM @

 Badger High School

Soccer Bracket for our Division

The Newbury Girls Varsity Volleyball Team will be playing at Chalker High School on 10/24/2018 at 7:15PM vs. Lordstown

Volleyball Bracket for our Division



After Prom Help Needed After Prom Help Needed
"Tiny but Mighty" Newbury BKB

"At College Success Award-winning Newbury Junior and Senior High School in Newbury, Ohio, a close-knit community, opportunities for enrichment, and individualized support drive student success."

Newbury Art Show Newbury Art Show

First Annual Newbury Art Show!  May 3, 2018 from 6:00-7:30pm

We will be showing art work from grades K - 12th in the PD Room

ToKnight Show ToKnight Show

Check out our talent!  

The ToKnight Show on Friday, April 27, 2018.  We will be having a Spaghetti DInner beginning at 5:30pm  and the talent show will begin at 7:00pm.  All Proceeds benefit the Newbury Band/Choir Disney World performance.

The Newbury Thespian Club will perform the musical "Annie" this Friday and Saturday evening! Annie

The Newbury Thespian Club will perform the musical


Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7PM

The performances are in the Newbury Auditorium. 

Tickets will be: Adults $8- Students/Seniors $5


The Newbury After Prom Committee will once again hold their dessert reception before and after the spring musical.  Dessert service will begin from 5:45pm-6:45pm.  It will continue after the performance has ended for one hour!   Get your slice of cheesecake, chocolate cake, apple pie and more for only $5!  Your cost also includes a free beverage of coffee or bottled water!  Gluten-free options are available as well as to-go boxes.



Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI- www.MTIshows.com


Join the Newbury Athletic Department Remind Notification System for Spring Sports! Spring Sports

Attention Newbury Spring Sports Fans,

Northeastern Ohio weather is unpredictable.  Please consider joining our Newbury Athletics Remind Account.  You can sign up to receive a text or email alert when our schedule changes!  Be the first to know if a game has been postponed due to weather.  Please call the Athletic Department if you have any questions or concerns 440-564-2281 ext. 502

Athletics Department Remind Notification System Instructions

Spring Sports Schedules 2018 Spring Sports

Greetings Newbury Sports Fans!

It's hard to imagine that we are starting the 2018 Spring Sports Season!   We hope to see you at one of our home or away sporting events.  Please contact the Athletic Department office at 440-564-2281 ext. 502 if you have any questions about our schedules.  Please keep in mind that these paper schedules will change.  Cancellations will be posted on the website and through our Remind cancellation text message service.  These team schedules will not be updated.  Please follow our online schedules which are updated frequently.  

Geauga Park Districts Nature Writing Contest Writing Contest

The contest is open to all ages and offers cash prizes through Tuesday, May 1

The Application can be found at the link below.


Application Form

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Newbury, OH - The Newbury Local School District Board of Education is committed to a thoughtful and thorough process to examine all options for the District’s future.  To accomplish this, Newbury Local Schools will be in operation for the entire 2018-2019 school year.  As the Board of Education works through this process, it is dedicated to providing all students in the Newbury Local School District with a quality education.

“We realize this is a difficult process and deserves our most diligent work.  We will be engaging the community as we move forward in this process to determine the best possible future for all students in the Newbury Local School District. Please attend our board meetings for continued updates on the direction of our district." stated Board of Education president, Maggie Zock.




Children and Teenager Clothing Swap

For more information click HERE

Geauga Park District's Sap's-a-Risin'! Sap's-a-Risin'!

Join Geauga Park District the next two Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at Swine Creek Reservation in Middlefield.  More information available at this link.

BKP Shamrock Skate!!!!

Newbury BKP presents the Shamrock Skate!  Click HERE for information.

Junior High Fun Night TONIGHT!

Friday, 2/23/18 Fun Night for all 6th-8th graders from 6:30-8:30 pm in the High School gym. $5 admission and bring money for snacks.

Free Community Carnival

Click HERE for details

Happy Valentine's Day from the Newbury High School Choir

For Valentine's Day the Newbury High School Choir is performing Sing-O-Grams today!  Check out one from this morning Here.

Blue Jeans, Hoops & Boots Reverse Raffle

Come enjoy a night out with friends.  Click HERE for details.

Cinderella Ball Cinderella Ball Invitation

The Annual Father/Daughter Dance for grades K-5 is February 24th from 2pm - 5pm in the Newbury Cafeteria.  Please purchase tickets return this form with your payment by February 16th.

Check The Opportunities Through 4-H
Canned Food Drive
K-5th Graders' 2018 Cheer Clinic

Kindergarten through 5th grade sign up for the 2018 Cheer Clinic HERE

Clinic runs February 5th through February 9th from 3:05-4:30pm

Cost: $20.00 (includes cost of shirt and daily snack)

Girls will cheer at the JV game Feb 16th

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent -Teacher Conferences for the Elementary School will be held Thursday, February 15th from 3:30-7:30 pm

Spring Parent -Teacher Conferences for the Junior-Senior High School will be held Thursday, February 22nd from 3:30-7:30 pm

2018-2019 Incoming Kindergartner Orientation

For information on the 2018-2019 Kindergarten registration click here.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Every Sunday in February Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Want To Join Ski Club?

Apline Valley is offering Newbury students a Ski Club that they can join!!!  Please see the flyer for more information.

Proud Moments at Newbury Local Schools!


Little Big Knights: Students Helping Students

The student-led Newbury High School HPAC group has implemented a peer mentoring program between middle school students and high school students called Little Big Knights.  Students in the HPAC group identified bullying, coping with stress, and mental health as issues that affect our Newbury community.  They hope to have an impact on these issues by building relationships and serving as mentors to middle school students.   

Representatives from the Geauga County ESC trained all peer mentors in a day-long session that involved relationship building, dealing with sensitive issues, goal setting, and planning sessions.  

Mentors met with their mentees for the first time on Monday, December 11. After a “getting-to-know-you” game, their first activity together was making holiday cards for children who will spend their holidays in the hospital from illness.  

Little Big Knights will continue to meet twice a month for the rest of the school year.  The peer mentors are planning all sessions for the program and are including topics like: stress relief, bullying, health & wellness, and kindness.

Newbury Students Volunteer Brittany Whelchel and Liesel Fenstermaker help load wrapped gifts into Santa’s sack.


On Monday, Dec 11, several students from Newbury High School’s  Key Club and National Honor Society volunteered at the Country Lights Program at Lake Farm Park!  This program offers several different activities for families.  Live, lighted trees decked the halls that led to Santa's Workshop where our students volunteered helping the children build, paint and glitter wooden toys that they made.  Some other students  worked as door greeters to hand out programs. There was also a wagon ride through light displays to the Equine Center where visitors could see operating model trains, meet farm animals and enjoy presentations in the arena by the Holiday Horses. There, Newbury students helped load and unload people from the wagons.  What a great way to begin the holiday season!

Come Support Your School!!!

Shop at Barnes and Noble this week December 14-15 for Newbury Schools!!!  Everything counts even a cup of coffee there!


Online until 12/20/17

Link to flyer


New Books

The Early Bird Gets to Learn

Ohio parents and educators now have access to the Early Learning Portal through Info Ohio to help little learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures.


Newbury Music Boosters Fundraiser

Newbury Corn Hole Board Ticket costs Students showing corn hole board

Black Knight's Cornhole Board Raffle

Tickets sold at Winter Choir and Band Concerts

Drawing held December 13th at High School Concert

Winner doesn't need to be present for drawing

Handpainted especially for Newbury Schools

Please share with all your friends & family

Attention: Parents and Guardians of 6th-11th Graders

College Credit Plus Information Night!
Monday, December 11th
6:00 p.m
Berkshire High School Cafeteria
14510 North Cheshire Street
Burton, OH 44021
For 6th-11th grade students and their parents/guardians!


Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at Ramble Inn 6pm-8:30pm

Tickets**: $50-includes 1 beverage, light appetizers, dessert, 1 door prize ticket, & bottle paint project

To purchase contact:

  • Nicole Prots 440-488-0263 (to pay with cc)
  • Anne Kolenic 440-781-0273 (cash/check)

*All proceeds & donations for Newbury High School After Prom 2018

**Pre-sale tickets only. Seating is limited to 50 attendees so purchase your seat early!

Veterans Day Ceremony: Friday, November 10th at 9:00AM! Thank you veterans

Attention Newbury Residents and Veterans,

Please join the Newbury student body, staff, and administration as we recognize  and honor our Veterans on Friday, November 10th, at 9:00AM in the Newbury Auditorium.  Please call the main office if you have questions about this event.

Parent Teacher Conferences Parent Teacher Conferences

Attention Parents/Guardians of 6th-12th grade students,

We will be hosting parent-teacher conferences this Thursday, November 9th, from 3:30PM-7:30PM and next Tuesday, November 14th, from 3:30PM-7:30PM.  Please call the main office at 440-564-2281 to schedule an appointment time.  Thank you for your continued support.


Join the Newbury Jr./Sr. High School Remind Notification System! news

Greetings Newbury Jr./Sr. High School Parents/Guardians,

We have created an official Newbury Jr./Sr. High School Remind Account in an effort to keep you informed of Newbury Jr./Sr. High School events.  Please know that this will only focus on school wide events such as assemblies, field trips, and special events.  Sporting event changes will be covered through the Athletic Remind Account.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Join the 2017-2018 Newbury Jr./Sr. High School Remind System!

Winter Sports Schedules for 2017-2018 Winter Sports

Greetings Newbury Sports Fans!

It's hard to imagine that we are entering the 2017-2018 Winter Sports Season!  We hope to see you at one of our home or away sporting events.  Please contact the Athletic Department office at 440-564-2281 ext. 126 if you have any questions about our schedules.  Please keep in mind that these paper schedules will change.  Cancellations will be posted on the website and through our Remind cancellation text message service.  These team schedules will not be updated.  Please follow our online schedules which are updated frequently.



Robots Participate in Our Homecoming Pep Assembly! Robot
Very Important Information About Attendance, Tardiness, and Truancy: House Bill 410 Attendance
Teachers Respond to the question, "Why are you lucky to be a part of Newbury Schools?" school
Read about our own HannaRose Brastoff, and a relative of one of our players, who plays for Kenston! Football
Great Start for The Black Knight Volleyball Team volleyball
Sporting Event Locations Directions

Attention Newbury Sports Fans:


Here is a link to addresses for our opponents.  Please let me know by email if you do not see an upcoming address listed. 


All the best,

Anthony Forfia

Spirit Wear Now Available -

Spirit Wear is now available to order for the 2017-2018 school year.  Click here to see clothing items and logo choices!

Auburn Career Center

On Monday August 14, 15 and 16th, 2017, the bus leaving to go Auburn Career Center will leave at the following times:

7:30am - Juniors

10:25am - Seniors

You need to provide your own ride on these three days to Newbury High School.  There will be a bus to bring the Juniors back to Newbury High School.  Kenston School transportation dept will bring the Seniors back to Newbury High School


Newbury Junior High School Supply List 2017-2018 School Supplies Picture
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Video and Sign-Off Sheet Lindsays Law

Attention Student Athletes & Parents/Guardians,

All student athletes and parents/guardians must now watch an 18 minute video on the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest.  In addition to watching the video, they must also sign off on the information sheet confirming that they have read the materials and watched the video.  This must be completed before an athlete practices or participates in an athletic event or practice.  Please call the athletic department office if you have any questions or concerns about this new State Law entitled "Lindsay's Law".


Welcome Back! School House

Welcome Back Students and Staff to the 2017-2018 School Year!

First Day for Teachers and Staff - Monday August 14, 2017

First Day for Students - Thursday August 17, 2017

Ice Cream Social and Open House Ice Cream

Please join us to kick off the new school year!  Ice Cream Socials and Open Houses are as follows:

Wednesday August 16, 2017

5:30pm for Elementary School Students and Parents

6:30pm for Jr./Sr. High School Students and Parents

(Ice Cream Socials will be held at the outside concession stand.)

School Supply sale! School Supplies

Yearly School Supply sale

Tuesday August 8, 2017 in the Newbury Cafeteria

9am-11am and 4pm-7pm


Coffee with the Superintendent Coffee

Please Join Superintendent Ms. Michelle Mrakovich at monthly Coffee with the Superintendent Talks:

  • Wednesday January 24, 2018 8am at DS Cakes



Fall 2018 Season Ticket Information Season Pass

Attention Newbury Sports Fans!

We will once again be selling student and adult season tickets for the Fall 2018 Sports Season.  We will be hosting 21 home varsity football, soccer, and volleyball games for the Fall Season.  Those purchasing individual student season tickets will receive 21 tickets for only $45.  Those purchasing individual adult season tickets will receive 21 tickets for only $90.  Please call or email the Athletic Deparment if you have any questions about season tickets.  I can be reached at 440-564-2281 ext. 502 or Anthony.Forfia@newburyschools.org

Season tickets will be available during the second week of August.

Season Pass Order Form

All the best,

Anthony Forfia

Assistant Principal & Athletic Director

Are You Ready for the 2018 Fall Sports Season? Fall Sports Season

Hello Parents and Guardians,

It is difficult to believe that we are once again preparing for another Fall Sports season.  With each new sports season comes the dreaded paperwork.  Every athlete must complete the following paperwork:


1. Pre-Season Parent Meeting Acknowledgement Form

2. Participation Fee Acknowledgment Form

3. Coaching Supervision Acknowledgement Form

4. Athletic Participation Waiver Form

5. Insurance Reponsibility Waiver Form

6. Emergency Medical Form

7. OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical

8. Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet

9. Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Lindsay's Law Video and Paperwork


    Informational Handout

    Sign-Off Form (Also included in the Sports Packet)


2018-2019 Sports Packet that must be signed and completed by students, parents/guardians

2018-2019 OHSAA PPE (Physical Form)

Newbury Sports Physical Night at Precision Orthopaedic Specialties Inc. Physicals 2017

Please plan your 2017-2018 Sports Physical with Precision Orthopaedic Specialties Inc. on July 18, 2017.  Physical appointments will begin at 5:30PM at their Chardon offices located at 150 7th Avenue, Suite 200.  Physicals are $20, cash only, and you must call to make an appointment.  You can reach Precision at 440-285-4999.  You will need to bring your completed 2017-2018 OHSAA physical form with you to the appointment.  Please call soon as appointment times will fill up fast!  Please call the athletic department office at 440-564-2281 ext. 126 if you have any questions about the Newbury Sports Physical Night.

Board Meeting Notice Newbury

Meeting Notice

The Newbury Board of Education is canceling their June 12, 2017 Regular Board meeting.  The June 26, 2017 meeting will include a Work Session as well as regular agenda items, at 6:30pm in the Former Library.


Important Dates for 2017 Graduates and Families

Please click here for important information for our 2017 Newbury Graduates and Families

2017 NAQT Small School National Championship 2017 Academic Team
The Academic Team placed 19th out of 96 teams overall and 8th out of the 50 Very Small Schools at the tournament.
Mak Sanders with in the top 16 of the preliminary rounds which led him to receive one of the tournament All-Star Awards and he finished 13th out of 533 participants that buzzed in to answer toss-up questions averaging 65.02 points per 20 toss-up questions heard.
Sarah Stefancin finished 130th and Kevin Piczer 283rd.
Newbury Art Students Field Trip Art Museum Field Trip
The Addams Family

The Newbury Thespian Club Presents

The Addams Family

A New Musical Comedy

May 5 & 6, 2017

Newbury Auditorium, 7pm

Adult $8.00, Student/Senior $5.00

Vaccine Clinics

Click here for information on a Special Vaccine Clinic for grades 7 and 12 at the Geauga County Health Distrcit.

Smile Program Smile Programs

The Mobile Dentists will be at Newbury Local Schools on May 8 and May 9, 2017

Call Nurse Cavanagh if you have any questions!

OSBA Journal April 2017 OSBA

Click here to read about the Newbury Black Knight Band in the April 2017 edition of the OSBA Journal!  (article on page 19)

Letter to Newbury Residents from the Superintendent

Click here to read a letter from Superintendent Mrakovich

"We Solve Problems Essay Contest" Winners Announced


Second Annual “We Solve Problems Essay Contest” Winners Announced

Chagrin Falls Senior Benjamin Karyo Pens Winning Essay for His Problem Solving and Communication Skills in Tackling the Issue of Texting and Driving

Click here for more

15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 8, 2017
Spring Sports Picture Day Spring Sports Pictures

Attention Spring Sports Athletes & Parents:

I want to remind everyone that Spring Sports Pictures will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22nd, in the gym from 3:10pm-4:45pm. Please remember your picture order form. Please note that the middle school order form and the high school order form are different. Here are the times for pictures by sport. Thanks!

High School Sports Picture Form

Middle School Sports Picture Form

HS Track- 3:10-3:40
MS Track- 3:40-4:00
Varsity SB- 4:00-4:20
Varsity BB- 4:20-4:40


Press Release

Newbury Local School District Will Not Move Forward with Consolidation with the West Geauga Local School District

Wrestlers Place 7th and 8th at OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament! Kade and Thomas

Congratulations to Kade Marker for placing 7th at 220 pounds and to Thomas McKale Jr. for placing 8th at 182 pounds at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament!  We are so very proud of your accomplishment this year.  Thank you to the Newbury High School wrestling coaches for all of your work with our student athletes.

Newbury Sports Cancellation System Storm

Attention Spring Sports Fans:

Although we would love to play 100% of our home baseball and softball games, our Northeastern Ohio weather changes our plans.  We will be updating our Spring Sports Schedule on this website and via the Remind Notification System if we are forced to cancel a home/away contest.  Please consider joining to receive text alerts.  Please call the Athletic Department if you have any questions about the status of an upcoming game.

Newbury Remind Notification System Invitation

All the best,

Anthony Forfia

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

2017 Spring Sports Schedules Spring Sports

Attention Newbury Jr./Sr. High School Sports Fans:

Our Spring sports season is right around the corner!  It seems like yesterday that I was preparing for one of our Friday night football games or an evening volleyball or soccer match.  We would love to see you at one of our home or road events this Spring!  I am attaching the current schedule to this post.  Please be aware that our Spring schedule changes frequently!  We will update our schedule through the website and through our Remind notification system.  Please call the Athletic Department office at 440-564-2281 ext. 126 if you have any questions.

2017 Spring Sports Schedules for Baseball, Softball, & Track

We also use two online schedule sites for scheduling sports.  Please visit either one of these to access the current sports schedule.

Schedulestar: http://newburyathletics.com/main/calendar

Arbiter: http://www.ArbiterLive.com/School/15924

All the best,

Anthony Forfia

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Fools Raffle and Pig Roast April 1, 2017
Wrestlers Head to Columbus! State Wrestling Tournament

Good Luck to our State Wrestling Tournament Qualifiers, Kade Marker, Tommy McKale and alternate, Alex Lampert!  Go Black Knights

Enrollment Information
Newbury Academic Team Newbury Academic Team 2016-2017

The Varsity Academic Team received a bid to the 2017 NAQT Small School National Championship in Chicago and a bid for the 2017 High School National Championship in Atlanta! This is the 4th year in a row they have received a bid to the Small School tournament and that is how long that tournament has been in existence.

Order your Elementary and Middle School Yearbook before February 28th, 2017! Yearbook

Inter-State Studios will be producing this year's combined Newbury Elementary and Newbury Middle School yearbook.  The yearbook will include student, class, and activity pictures.  Please order your full-color yearbook before February 28th for only $17.00!  Please see attached picture for ordering information.  

Fairmount Santrol and United Way pair up to give back to the Community

Click the link below to read the online article from Geauga News


"We Solve Problems" Essay Contest

Newbury High School students have a fabulous opportunity to participate in the "We Solve Problems" essay contest this month...but we need your help!

Sports Rescheduled Dates and Time Changes!

Sports Rescheduled Dates/Changes as of 2/3/17

12/9/16 Girls MS @Bristol will now be played on 2/7/17 @ Bristol 4:30pm start time for 7th grade.

1/30/17 Girls Varsity only vs. Maplewood will be played on 2/11/17 with a 2PM start time.

1/31/17 Girls Varsity only @ St. John will now be played on 2/18/17 with a 1PM start time.

1/31/17 Boys JV/Varsity @ Maplewood will now be played 2/21/17 with 5:30/7PM start times.

The Boys and Girls MS games vs. Maplewood will not be rescheduled.

2/6 Girls Varsity Only game will now be played at 6PM.

New Game: 2/7/16 Girls JV Only game @ Lawrence Upper School 10036 Olde 8 Road, 44067

2/9 Girls Varsity Only game will now be played at 6PM.

2/13 Girls Varsity Only game will now be played at 6PM.

Please call the Athletic Department office with any questions or concerns. 440-564-2281 ext. 126

Newbury Area Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Pancakes

Join us at the Newbury Area Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast every Sunday in February!  Click here for more information.

Newbury will host the OHSAA Team Dual Wrestling Tournament! OHSAA

Newbury will be one of the host sites for the OHSAA Team Dual Wrestling Tournament on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.  Wrestling will begin at 5PM with weigh-ins occuring at 4PM.  Ticket prices are $7  for all attending including students and seniors.  There are no student or senior discounts because this is a OHSAA State Tournmanent.  Please join us next Wednesday as our Black Knights take the mat!  Please call the Athletic Department office if you have any questions.

Newbury students travel to Washington, DC for Presidential Inauguration White House
Bronze Medal Winner - PBIS State Recognition PBIS State Recognition

Congratulations to Newbury Elementary for receiving the Ohio PBIS Bronze Recognition Award for 2016.

Junior High Art Contest Winners Art Contest

The winners of the Junior High Art contest at DS Cakes and Sweet Cafe are:

1st Place - Aaron Fenrich

2nd Place - Dana Medley

3rd Place - Brandon Pike

Honorable Mentions: Olivia Bartlett and Hannah Gilbert

After Prom Committee Meeting CANCELED

The afterprom meeting scheduled for December 8, 2016 has been CANCELED.

Baseball Parent Meeting: Wednesday, November 30th at 6PM Baseball

Attention Baseball Players and Baseball Parents,

Please attend our "Meet the Coach Night" on Wednesday, November 30th at 6PM.  Coach Pohl will be here to introduce himself and talk about the upcoming season.  The meeting will take place in the former library.  Please call the athletic department office at 440-564-2281 ext. 126 if you have any questions.



Join our Athletics Remind Account and Receive Text Alerts of Cancelations/Changes! snowflake

Attention Newbury Winter Sports Fans,

Northeastern Ohio winters are unpredictable.  We survived last season with a full schedule for all of our sports teams because of the mild winter.  While we hope to have the same luck this year, we have to be prepared for the uncertain Ohio weather. Please consider joining our Newbury Athletics Remind Account.  You can sign up to receive a text or email alert when our schedule changes!  Be the first to know if a game has been postponed due to weather.  Please call the Athletic Department if you have any questions or concerns 440-564-2281 ext. 126


Meet our Winter Sports Teams! Black Knight

Our Winter Sports Teams will be in action very soon!  Please take a look at our hard-working student athletes.  We hope to see you at their games this season.  Please remember that tickets to Junior High events are $2 for students and $4 for adults.  Tickets to our High School events are $4 for students and $6 for adults.  Presale tickets are only available for High School events and are available for purchase in the high school office.  Student presale tickets are $3 and adult presale tickets are $4.  Please call the athletic office with any questions or concerns.

Anthony Forfia (Athletic Director) 440-564-2281 ext. 126

(Photo Credit to Inter-State Studios)

Winter Sports Schedules Winter Sports Schedules

Greetings from the Athletic Department,

The Winter Sports Season is almost here!  Practices are well underway and the games will start at the end of November and beginning of Decemeber.  Games will be listed on our website and appear in the scrolling calendar.

Focus Group Summary Presentation

The Newbury Local School District Board of Education, along with District administration is committed to providing the students a quality education while being mindful and prudent with taxpayer dollars.  The Board of Education is developing long-range planning designed to ensure the highest levels of academic success. To aid in this process the District held a series of focus groups during the month of September designed to garner input, perceptions and gain a broader understanding of the opinions and suggestions from key stakeholders including residents, students, parents, community leaders, and staff. 

A summary of the Focus Group meetings held during the month of September was presented at the Board of Education meeting which was held on November 7, 2016.  Please click here to view the presentation.

Newbury Thespian Club Presents

Alice @ Wonderland

Friday November 4 and Saturday November 5


Newbury Auditorium

Adults $6    Students/Seniors $4

BKP is hosting a Dessert Reception before and after the play each night - please stop in the Little Gym for a gourmet dessert and beverage for $5!

Focus Group Summary at Board of Education Meeting

The Newbury Local School District Board of Education, along with District administration is committed to providing the students a quality education while being mindful and prudent with taxpayer dollars.  The Board of Education is developing long-range planning designed to ensure the highest levels of academic success. To aid in this process the District held a series of focus groups during the month of September designed to garner input, perceptions and gain a broader understanding of the opinions and suggestions from key stakeholders including residents, students, parents, community leaders, and staff. 

At the November 7, 2016 Newbury Board of Education meeting, a report summarizing stakeholder viewpoints will be provided that will help to inform the Newbury Board in their future long-range planning process.  We invite all residents of Newbury Local School District attend the Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:30pm located at 14775 Auburn Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065.

Newbury Boys Soccer Host Wickliffe High School on Saturday, October 22 Newbury Varsity Soccer Team

Our Newbury boys soccer team will face Wickliffe High School in the District Final this Saturday, October 22- 3PM at Munn Stadium. Tickets are $4.00 for students and $6.00 for adults. We cannot accept any season passes or presale tickets for this event because it is a State Tournament game. There are no discount tickets for senior citizens either. Please contact the athletic department office if you have any questions. 440-564-2281 ext. 126

Newbury Varsity Volleyball Advances in District Tournament Volleyball Team
Parent Teacher Conferences
Senior Class Meeting

There will be a Senior Class Meeting on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00pm in the former library for all seniors and their parents. This is an informational meeting to discuss upcoming events, fundraisers, and the senior class trip. All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend

In the News......

Click the here for a news article on Newbury's own Hannah Grubbs!



Focus Group Invite

Parents and residents of the Newbury school community are invited to participate in a Focus Group to provide feedback regarding the Newbury Local School District. (click to read more)

Attention Senior & Junior Parents

The After Prom Committee is excited to begin planning!! 

Press Release

The Newbury Board of Education will have a vacancy effective September 15, 2016, due to the resignation of Mr. John Gingerich, who has relocated outside the district.  Persons interested in being appointed to the Board should send a letter of interest to Ms. Nancy McPeak, Treasurer, 14775 Auburn Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065 by September 25, 2016.  Applicants must be at leat 18 years of age and must live in the district.  The Board will only consider registered voters.

Infinite Campus Portal

Please see below for information on Infinite Campus Portal

Coffee with the Superintendent Coffee


Join Ms. Mrakovich at DS Cakes and Sweet Cafe for Coffee with the Superintendent from 8am-9am on the following dates:

Thursday January 12, 2017

Thursday February 16, 2017 Canceled

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Thursday May 11, 2017

Stadium Bleachers Announcement Stadium



August 22, 2016

Dear Black Knight Fans,

Because we take safety seriously and due to concerns with the structural integrity of the existing home bleacher system located on the West side of the stadium, we have requested further inspection and certification.  Until that process can be completed and if required, necessary repairs can be made, we have installed temporary bleachers on the East side of the stadium that will house both home and visitor spectators this season.  We will still utilize the press box located above the existing stadium for the home team and only authorized staff will be permitted to occupy that area.  We appreciate everyone’s full cooperation this season in complying with the new seating arrangements as we work through this process. 


Thank you,

Michelle Mrakovich

Superintendent, Newbury Local Schools.





2016-2017 Bus Routes

Bus Routes are now posted on the front of the school building.  You can also click here for 2016-2017 bus routes.


Immunization Requirements Immunization

ATTENTION: To the parents of incoming seniors (Class of 2017) , please click here to read regarding a second meningitis immunization. The seond page of this letter has information for all parents.

Parents of student entering the 7th grade, please click here for information regarding 2 immunization shots that are required.

Don't Put That Book Down! Book

Summer is a time of relaxation, friends, family and vacation. But just because school is out, it doesn’t mean that reading and learning should stop.

Nutrition Services Information Nutrition

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application is available here.

Next Generation Testing

Next Generation Tests are coming:
The Ohio Department of Education has released more information about the new tests that our students will be required to take. The Next Generation of Assessments are scheduled to go into effect in spring 2015. To prepare our technology for the testing requirements, Newbury schools will be participating in field testing this spring.  The spring 2014 field testing will not count towards the district's report card, the field testing will be used to test the district's ability to administer the tests and trouble shoot any potential issues.

Congratulations to the March 2016 Students of the Month

6th Grade - Erin Angle

7th Grade - Daniel Dahlhausen

8th Grade - Thomas Bond

9th Grade - Winter Harley

10th Grade - John Chambers

11th Grade - Mak Sanders

12th Grade - Katie Duplago and Sarah Houser

Afterprom Committee

Parents of Juniors and Seniors -

The afterprom committee is holding work sessions on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am - noon, through the month of April in preparation of Afterprom on May 13, 2016.  We meet over in the Auditorium building by the BKP Room. 

We are also making decorations and games to be used at Afterprom.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.  Many hands make the work go quickly!!

We will need many volunteers the night of Afterprom to run games, provide snacks, check students in, etc.  Please sign up to help by emailing me at stefancin4@windstream.net.

Sue Stefancin

Newbury Local School District Kindergarten - 12th grade and Staff K-12th and Staff

All student and staff photo taken April 5, 2016

6th Graders Visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park 6th Graders

Newbury's 6th Grade class won a grant from the National Park Trust which allowed them to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park and work hand-in-hand with several of its park rangers.