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Newbury Local Schools

Superintendent's Message


Michelle (Mrakovich) Kalish

Small but Mighty, Newbury!

Dear Black Knight Families,                                                                                                  August 1, 2017

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year!  I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer.  The Newbury staff has been working diligently over the summer to prepare the building for an exciting school year. 

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!

In addition to preparing the builidng over the summer, we also hired a few new members to the Newbury Black Knight Staff.  I would like to welcome our new staff members to Newbury Local Schools:

  • Jessica Lee – counselor
  • April Mayer -  proctor
  • Jackie Krumel – Media Specialist and 5th grade co-teacher
  • Kate Pike – 2nd grade teacher
  • Angela McFadden – HS technology

We will begin the school year with two in-service days.  Our first day back for all staff this year is August 14, 2017.  All staff will report as follows:

  • August 14, 2107 – Opening Day will begin at 7:45am with breakfast and opening remarks.  The day’s events will be held in the cafeteria to begin and move to the new staff PD room (in the old library space).  (See attached itinerary)
  • August 15, 2017 – The day begins at 7:35am and this day will be spent with your building principals   
  • August 16, 2017 is NEA work day and staff should report at 7:35am
  • Open Houses are on August 16, 2017
    • The elementary school begins at 6:00pm and ends at 7:00pm;
    • High school begins at 7:00pm and ends at 8:00pm.  The BKP (Black Knight Parents Association), will be hosting an ice cream social from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on August 16, 2017, as well.
  • First Day for Students – August 17, 2017

I am looking forward to a great 2017-18 school year!


Go Black Knights!

Michelle (Mrakovich) Kalish



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