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Civil War Event at Newbury Veterans Park Civil War Event

41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Living History Program

Testing Dates for 2018 - 2019 School year Testing Dated For 2018-2019 School Year
Grandparent Breakfast

Since grandparents/special people are such integral, influential, important, and special people in your life, we felt it appropriate to celebrate a day in their honor. “Grandparent’s Day” will be observed on Monday, September 10th for students in grades K-5.  

We would like for you and your grandparents/special people to come together for breakfast.  Breakfast will be served in our school cafeteria beginning at 8:10 a.m. and will conclude at 8:40 a.m. The cost is $2.75 per adult (grandparent) and $1.75 for students. We will be serving French toast sticks, sausage, fruit, milk and juice.


Newbury Recreation Volleyball 2018 Newbury Recreation Volleyball 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!  



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

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!

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.


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.

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


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


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

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.


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

Press Release Logo

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.




OHSAA Baseball and Softball Tournaments OHSAA Logo

Newbury Varsity Softball will play McDonald High School in the OHSAA Tournament on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 5PM.  The McDonald Field is located in Woodland Park off of Park Avenue.  

Newbury Baseball will play at home vs. Richmond Heights on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 5PM.

Go Black Knights!


School Supply Packets School Supply Packets
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!


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. 

Superintendent Letter for September 18, 2018



After Prom Help Needed After Prom Help Needed
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!

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.  

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.  

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. 



We are all woven together by this amazing school community


New Books

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!

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.

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.  

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.

Superintendent Welcome Letter logo
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".


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


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

Robots Participate in Our Homecoming Pep Assembly! Robot
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.



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

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

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


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.  

Superintendent's Advisory Committee

The Superintendent is inviting community members and parents to participate in an advisory committee...

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





Children and Teenager Clothing Swap

For more information click HERE

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!

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!


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)

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.


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!