Elks' Student of the Month

Newcomerstown High School will be recognizing outstanding achievements for our senior class members by having a student of the month. Students are selected based on being well-rounded with multiple achievements in areas such as character, leadership, service, athletics, citizenship, and scholarship.

The April Student of the Month is Ashley Wheeler. Wheeler has been a fifth grade camp counselor for two years and a sixth grade camp counselor for two years. She has been a three-year member of the girls' track team and a three-year member of the cheerleading squad. Wheeler was crowned Newcomerstown High School's Homecoming queen in the fall of 2012. She has participated in Bowl for Kids Sake as a community service project. Wheeler's future plans are to attend The Ohio State University, Main Campus in Columbus and major in biology.

After graduation, she plans on attending Optometry School in the Masters Program at The Ohio State University, Main Campus in Columbus. She career goal is to become an optometrist.

Scholarships are available

Caretenders Scholarship Program $500 due: May 31

LM Scholarship Program $1,000 due: May 31

Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship $500 due: June 1

Sedary and Associates Scholarship $500 due: June 15

Lift Parts Express Scholarship $1,000 due: June 30

Credit Recovery

If your child has failed any courses, he/she may be eligible for credit recovery.

Credit recovery is a way a student can "re-take" a class via web based software during the summertime. This program is part of our board adopted Credit Flexibility Policy. Currently, they have some students on A+ for credit recovery with success. If you are interested in this for your child, call Newcomerstown High School at 498-5111 and ask to talk with either Mrs. Robinson or Mr. Sherman.

Spanish students learn new dance moves

Spanish 1 students learned Latin Dance moves. They learned moves from the Cha Cha, Merengue, Samba, and Mambo.

Art students paint CO sign

Newcomerstown High School art students, Emily Mowery and Jocilyn Schmidt painted the sign that is currently hanging on the outside wall of the central office building located at 702 S. River St.

This was an older sign they decided to give some fresh paint and make our central office more visible.

Spring sports update

Although the school year is gearing down, spring sports are heating up.

The boys and girls track team will compete in the IVC track meet on Friday, May 17 and in the District meet on May 21 and May 24. Both meets are hosted by Newcomerstown High School and will be run at Lee Stadium.

The athletic department will be hosting a parent meeting for all fall sports participants on May 22 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. All student athletes and their parents are required to attend. They will be going over OHSAA rules and regulations as well as team rules, schedules, and expectations. Call Mr. Brock with any questions at the high school.

Baccalaureate service planned

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be hosting Newcomerstown High School's baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Arena scheduling

Newcomerstown High School will be conducting arena scheduling for the 2013-2014 school year for current juniors, sophomores and freshmen on Friday, May 17. Arena scheduling will allow students to build their own schedules with input from classroom teachers. Regular classes will not be in session so that the staff can participate in the scheduling process. Seniors will be excused from classes on Friday, May 17. The scheduling sessions will be held in the gymnasium and will follow the schedule listed below. Students must follow this schedule. Anyone who is absent or comes at the wrong time will be scheduled LAST (if previous arrangements have not been made). Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time as scheduling times may vary. Students will schedule in order by: 1) class designation (based on the number of credits at the start of the school year) and 2) cumulative GPA for juniors and sophomores/third nine weeks GPA for freshmen.

Buses will run as usual for the district for any student without transportation. Those students needing to ride a bus to school and staying for the day will be supervised throughout the day. Let the office know if you be in attendance all day so that arrangements can be made for lunch. Otherwise, students need only to come at their scheduled time. If you have any questions, feel free to call the school at 498-5111.

The school dress code and cell phone policy still applies on May 17. Any student who violates these policies will be sent home and scheduled individually on another day. Any student who does not attend their scheduled time will also have an unexcused absence for the day.

Dates to remember

May 16 NHS Scholarship Banquet at 6:30 p.m.

May 17 Arena Scheduling for grades 9-11

May 19 NHS Baccalaureate Service St. Paul Lutheran Church at 2 p.m.

May 21 CCCC Awards Ceremony at 8 a.m.

May 21-22 Senior exams

May 22 NHS Seniors last school day

BCC Awards Ceremony KSU-T at 7 p.m.

Fall Sports Parent meeting at 6 p.m. in cafeteria

May 23 Spring Sports Awards program at 6 p.m.

Exams for grades 9-11

May 24 End of fourth grading period/second semester/school year

Exams for grades 9-11 (last day of school)

May 26 at 6:30 p.m. NHS Graduation Class of 2013