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Teachers Respond to the question, "Why are you lucky to be a part of Newbury Schools?"
Great article about our own HannaRose Brastoff, and a relative of one of our players, who plays for Kenston!
Excellent Article about our Black Knight Volleyball Team
Newbury Elementary welcomed grandparents for breakfast

Please click the link!

https://quik.gopro.com/v/Ge4XyBcECP/

 

 

Important Dates for 2017 Graduates and Families

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

Coffee with the Superintendent Coffee

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

Wednesday September 20, 2017 8am at DS Cakes

Wednesday October 18, 2017 8am at DS Cakes

Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:30pm in Geauga Public Library meeting room (note - evening time)

No December Coffee date

Wednesday January 10, 2018 8am at DS Cakes

 

 

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.
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!

Enrollment Information
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

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. 

http://goo.gl/TcGGiZ

All the best,

Anthony Forfia

Vaccine Clinics

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

Newbury Fall Sports Schedules 2017 Fall Sports Season Picture

Good morning Newbury Sports Fans,

I hope that this message greets everyone well.  I am attaching links to our ScheduleStar Online Sports Schedule and our Arbiterlive Sports Schedule to the news content section of this article.  These online schedules, especially the Schedulestar one, provide up-to-date Newbury Sport Schedules.   I am also attaching paper copies of the Fall Sports Schedules.  Please be advised that these paper copies are subject to change.  As always, please call the Athletic Department Office at 440-564-2281 ext. 126, or send me an email at Anthony.Forfia@newburyschools.org if you have any questions about the 2017-2018 Sports Schedule.

All the best,

Anthony Forfia

Assistant Principal and Athletic Director

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!

Fall 2017 Season Ticket Information Season Pass

Attention Newbury Sports Fans!

We will once again be selling student and adult season tickets for the Fall 2017 Sports Season.  We will be hosting 22 home varsity football, soccer, and volleyball games for the Fall Season.  Those purchasing individual student season tickets will receive 22 tickets for only $50.  Those purchasing individual adult season tickets will receive 22 tickets for only $100.  Please call or email the Athletic Deparment if you have any questions about season tickets.  I can be reached at 440-564-2281 ext. 126 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

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)

Newbury Schools Transportation Routes for the 2017-2018 School Year Back to School Bus

Welcome Back to the 2017-18 School Year!

Routes have finalized! There are not too many changes from the previous year but please check the routes to see how they may impact you. It usually takes a week or two to get the routes adjusted for exact pickup and drop off times.

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
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

http://geauganews.com/fairmount-santrol-cares-community/

"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

Public Education in a Private School Setting!

Newbury Local Schools is Accepting Open Enrollment Applications Now for the 2017-18 school year. Small class sizes, personlized education, and excellent opportunities for all students makes Newbury a desirable public school in a private school setting. 

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
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.

 

 

Newbury Thespian Club Presents

Alice @ Wonderland

Friday November 4 and Saturday November 5

7:00pm

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

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)

Bronze Medal Winner - PBIS State Recognition PBIS State Recognition

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

Press Release

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

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

 

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.

 

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

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.

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

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.)

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.

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.

School Supply sale! School Supplies

Yearly School Supply sale

Tuesday August 8, 2017 in the Newbury Cafeteria

9am-11am and 4pm-7pm

 

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

 

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".

 

Fools Raffle and Pig Roast April 1, 2017
Newbury Junior High School Supply List 2017-2018 School Supplies Picture
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

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.

 

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

Are You Ready for the 2017 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

Newbury Athletic Participation Paperwork 2017-2018