• Alert:

    Dear Newbury Families,

    As you may have recently heard or learned, by order of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, schools will remain closed until May 1, 2020. While no one could have anticipated that a global pandemic with worldwide consequences would have befallen our District, my hope with this letter is to remain poised, positive and focused on the potential of each one of our Newbury students.

    Specifically, Governor DeWine has ordered the close closure period to remain enforced until May 1st. Students are encouraged to continue learning as they have been during the first three weeks of the ordered school closure period, including through their respective Google Classrooms and online instructional materials. Online learning provides an added benefit of preparing our students for real-world interactions, in an ever-changing global business environment. While the one-on-one interaction of teachers and students in a classroom is optimal, the online learning opportunities are a suitable replacement option during unforeseen circumstances such as the present time. Do your best, continue to stretch and grow as best as possible, and learn. 

    Our younger students are encouraged to complete the hard copy packets that our teachers devotedly assembled, but are advised they will be transitioning to an electronic format.  If you have been issued a Google Chromebook, the Newbury Local Schools will be finalizing a “return date” for those devices for some time in the near future. Other announcements are forthcoming as well, as it relates to a variety of year-end activities. Please continue to visit the website, as it has become our primary hub for updates and announcements that must be quickly communicated.

    The status of year-end events is currently being finalized, and while I know that you are all likely interested in how and when important milestones such as commencement will take place, please know that the Newbury Local Schools is dedicated to keeping the wonderful students of our District informed. As mentioned above, please use the website at www.newburyschools.org as your hub for updates and information. While we understand that this time of transition is unprecedented, we thank you for your patience, flexibility and support. All decisions that we share from statewide officials are being made with an abundance of caution, and in the important attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 


    How you think is everything! Spend a little more time today focused on your capacity to learn, and you will do so. Invest a few more minutes getting used to the technology, and tomorrow you’ll be that much further ahead. I am confident in our Newbury learners, young and old, that we will all successfully adapt to the current situation.  Thank you all once again. I continue to be inspired by the messages of encouragement, love and compassion that you share. Be safe. Remain well. Stay healthy. 




    Dr. Jacqueline Hoynes


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Newbury Jr/Sr High School

Jr./Sr. High School Principal


Greetings Black Knight Family and welcome to the 2018-19 School Year.  We promise to do our best to make this “The Best Year Ever!” I am honored to introduce our new staff members for this school year: 

Ms. Kaitlin Boyd- School Counselor, Ms. Miranda Sutliff- HS Math, Ms. Brianna Peck- HS Science, Mr. Brian Keating- HS Math and Robotics, and Mr. Matt Griesmer- Jr/Sr High Intervention.  I am confident that each will be positive addition to our family.

Our staff is committed to meeting each student where he or she is and pushing each forward to reach his or her full potential.  We offer a diverse curriculum designed to challenge each student in a variety of learning experiences. Our students will have over thirty electives to choose from this year, including new and expanded offerings in STEM, Robotics, and the visual arts.  We encourage our students to make the most of our educational opportunities including taking College Credit Plus classes, programs at Auburn Career Center, online classes offered through Edmentum Online Learning, and job, college, and mentorship opportunities offered through Senior/Junior Seminar.  It is our goal to prepare our students for the varied and exciting experiences that await them after they earn a Newbury Diploma.

Last spring our school was awarded the prestigious Great Schools College Success Award for college and career readiness.  I want to congratulate our current and past students, our staff, our parents, and our community for all of their contributions to this award.  You can read more about this award and our school at the following site:


I want to congratulate Ms. Shelly Anderson for being named 2018 HPAC Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the most outstanding educator in over 90 schools in the HPAC Community.  Newbury Schools are entering their fourth year of a partnership with HPAC (Health Professions Affinity Community), one of the largest health professions pipeline programs for youths in the country.  This program is run through Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Our school is always looking for partnerships with businesses and organizations that could be mutually beneficial.  We are very proud of the volume of volunteer work that our students perform for their community. If our students can be of service please contact me.

I am very proud of the fact that over 70% of our student body is participates in an extracurricular event, ranging from athletics, to the arts, and to STEM and Robotics.  A majority of those students are involved in multiple activities.

In closing, we are excited about the opportunity to create the 2018-19 chapter in the rich history of  Newbury Schools. We will continue to be respectful of those who came before us, continue to celebrate what a uniquely special place this is, and continue to  dream big as we forge our collective future.

We are proud to be NEWBURY BLACK KNIGHTS!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions/suggestions/concerns at 440-564-2281 ext. 501

You can also follow us at Newbury Local School on Facebook and @NJSHS_Prncpl on Twitter

Contact Information

Michael Chaffee
Jr./Sr. High School Principal

Anthony Forfia
Jr./Sr. High School Assistant Principal