In a letter from Michael Sawyers, acting superintendent of Public Instruction for the Ohio Department of Education, it was said Newcomerstown Middle School proves every day that failure is not an option.

Because of that, Newcomerstown Middle School Principal Jason Peoples, students, teachers, support staff, administrators and the families in the building are being honored with this recognition, and congratulated on the school's success.

NMS is in a prestigious group of 163 schools that achieved this honor on the Local Report Card for the 2012-2012 school year.

The Ohio Department of Education plans to spotlight our school as a strong example of what is possible when students, educators, parents and community members come together and believe that all students can succeed.

The school has received the official "School of Promise" banner, shown in these photos, which will be proudly displayed in the building.