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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

Fruit & Veggie Fun Festival

Heinen's is having Educational Festivals on Healty Eating

Click here 

Good News Club

Good News Bible Club will be starting Tuesday, February 13.  Please complete and return the form by Monday, February 12.

Click on the FORM

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.

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.


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
Newbury Elementary Welcomed Grandparents for Breakfast

Please click the link!




Important Dates for 2017 Graduates and Families

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

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

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.
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 Art Students Field Trip Art Museum Field Trip
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!

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


New Books

Vaccine Clinics

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

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.


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

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



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)

Robots Participate in Our Homecoming Pep Assembly! Robot
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!

Letter to Newbury Residents from the Superintendent

Click here to read a letter from Superintendent Mrakovich

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.



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


"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

Teachers Respond to the question, "Why are you lucky to be a part of Newbury Schools?" school
15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 8, 2017
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

Very Important Information About Attendance, Tardiness, and Truancy: House Bill 410 Attendance
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
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

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

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.

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