Newbury Local Schools

Superintendent's Message


Michelle Mrakovich

Small but Mighty, Newbury!

Dear Black Knight Families,                                                                                                  June 5, 2017

It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming students back to school and attending the first Black Knight football game of the 2016-17 season.  What a year it has been!  As we complete another school year, I want to commend our Newbury staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the students of the Newbury Local School District.  Each and every member of our staff plays in integral role in the safety and success of our students. 

I also want to thank the members of our community for their continued support of the district and its students.  There are several key members of the community that provide unwavering dedication to the district and we could not do the work we do without them, so thank you!

I would like to highlight some of the Black Knight accomplishments this year: Our students participated in a number of amazing of opportunities this school year. 

  • In April, the Newbury Academic Team traveled to Chicago for their fourth straight appearance in the National Small School Championships.  
  • HPAC (Health Professions Affinity Community) is a pipeline program developed in conjunction with NEOMED, in Rootstown, designed to engage students and advance their academic and career progress toward health professions.  Our local chapter is the only HPAC Program in Geauga County. 
  • 25 of our seniors traveled to Toronto, Canada for their senior trip.
  • In January, 17 Newbury students traveled with Lordstown students to the Presidential Inauguration.
  • Newbury teacher, Anna Tribuzzo, is the recipient of the Franklin B. Walter State Award for extraordinary contributions in the field of education.  Anna was nominated for this award by State Support Team 4 and will be recognized in Columbus for her accomplishments.
  • Newbury Senior Vincent Polito is the recipient for the Walter Horn Award presented by State Support Team for Academic Achievement.  He is a graduate of Auburn Career Center, also, with his credentials in Welding. 
  • Action research projects in the middle school
  • “We Solve Problems” essay contest, sponsored by Gertsburg Law Firm. 
  • Middle School and High School students attended the Youngstown State University English Festival
  • One Book, One School

You can read about these, and more of the great opportunities our students participated in on the school web page. 

In closing, I would like to share a part of the speech I gave on commencement day:

“Attitude matters most.  Difficult roads are traveled by many, it is not talent that helped them navigate those roads, it is attitude.  Voltaire said, “Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.  If you want a different result, make a different choice.” If you do not like what you see, make a conscience choice to do something different.  And if you fail, and sometimes you will, readjust and try again.” 

It is an honor to work with all of the Black Knight staff as they make a positive impact in the lives of our students every day.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Go Black Knights!


Michelle Mrakovich



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