NHS March Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Josh Green for being selected as the March Student of the Month for Newcomerstown High School. During his time at NHS, Josh has been a member of the varsity basketball team, varsity baseball team, band, Student Council, class officer, Anti-Bullying Committee, Interact, Christian Club, and Teachers of Tomorrow. Academically, Josh attends Kent State University through the Post-Secondary Program.

He has been a scholarship award recipient, and he received the Outstanding Student Mentor Award from State Support Team 12. Outside of school, Josh is a member of the Buckhorn Tribe 4-H Club, Tuscarawas County Junior Fair Board, Meta Youth Group Leadership Team and Community Outreach Project Services Volunteer, Christ Kids Volunteer, and attended Camp Reachout and Mission Trip. Josh plans to attend Kent State University and major in psychology with a goal to become a school psychologist. Congratulations to Josh for his outstanding service and involvement both in school and outside of school. The staff at Newcomerstown High School wishes Josh the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Congratulations to Miss Yerian!

The staff and students at Newcomerstown High School would like to congratulate Miss Gretchen Yerian on recently being selected as the Educator of the Year by the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

We would like to thank Miss Yerian for her dedication to the students of NHS and congratulate her on this honor. She plays an integral role in the success of many students, and we are very blessed to have her on staff at Newcomerstown High School!

Third Nine Week Exams

Assessments for the third nine week grading period will take place on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21. Periods 1, 3, 7 and 9 will test on Thursday, and periods 2, 4, 5/6, and 8 will test on Friday.

Science Fair

Congratulations to Makenzie Moner and Miranda Thorton for receiving Best of Show at this year's 2014 Science Fair.

Their project titled "Does the temperature of a bat effect how far a softball will travel?" received a Superior rating and was voted best of show out of all the projects.

Other students receiving Superior ratings: Cora Zickel, Kate Montgomery, Kendra Trawinski, Morgan Burtscher, Tiffany Miller, Garret Mozena, and Tyler Butler.

Students receiving Excellent ratings were: Brent Bryant, Michael Elliott, Jordan Wines, Joel Ebersbach, Rachel Hinton, Rusty Grewell, Samantha O'Connor, Thomas Ellis-Corle, Austin Kyle, Genin Balajadia, Luke Bordner, Rudy Russell, Kara Konkle, Josh Tate, Kaitlyn Colvin, Andrew Johnson, Sabrina Smith, Brittney Lowery, Mya Cole, Brianna Miller, Brandon Moore, Josh Kenney, Tristan Bryant, Dale Lyons, Samuel Kirker, Madison Carr, Jamie Mullane, Bailey Guy, Braden Russell, Amber Moore, George Brode, Brittnay Hennis, Carra Popadak, Daniel Meeks, Chris Lengyel, Courtney Bell, Mackenzie Hursey, Cody Allen, Lindsey Amore, Hayley McCort, Morgan Bunner, Shauna Cox, Annie Johns, Laura Bourne, Sydney Marlatt, Jorden Moore, Merada Morehead, Justin Green, Karlee Peach, Braeden Taylor, Riley Kellish, Jayde Bricker, Kylee Fyock, Olivia Moulton, Ben Hartline, Jason Springer, Austin Campbell, Dacoda Meek, Melody Richards, Chris Patterson

Graduation and Baccalaureate

We have had many inquires in whether or not graduation will be moved due to the number of calamity days we have had this year. Graduation will remain on Sunday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, Baccalaureate is scheduled for Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Thank You IGA, Terry's Pizza, Domino's Pizza, Subway, and Damon's Pizza!

Newcomerstown High School would like to express its gratitude to the local businesses that donated food during our eight day Sophomore Ohio Graduation Test After School Intervention and Enrichment Program. The businesses of IGA, Terry's Pizza, Domino's Pizza, Subway and Damon's Pizza donated food for our sophomores. After school intervention was a vital tool for our High School to help ensure that students were as prepared as possible for the Ohio Graduation Test. Each business enthusiastically provided delicious food and snacks to better prepare our students for the after school program. It is wonderful to receive remarkable support from our local businesses. Our staff and students appreciate your generosity.

Spring Musical

A twist on a popular classic is coming to the Newcomerstown stage this spring! The NHS Thespians will be presenting Wonderland! Come join us as Alice (Shauna Cox, sophomore) makes the journey through the magical world in her quest to be queen. Along the way, she will meet up with a slew of familiar characters including the Red Queen (Kirsti Buss, senior) and King (Jalen Carlos, eighth grade), the White Queen (Emily Davis, senior) and King (Nate Bourne, junior), the Red Knight (Susannah Hall, freshman), and the White Knight (Meagan Poffel, senior). The audience will also meet some new characters including a baseball team, a Gospel group called The Responsibilities, and star-struck tourists. Rounding out the cast in a variety of roles are Chelsea Gardner (senior), Marlayna McIntire (senior), Lindsey Amore (freshman), and Rachel Hendricks (senior). Morgan Burtscher (freshman) and Marlayna McIntire (senior) have been selected as Student Directors, and West Elementary students will play some of the supporting and choral roles. Wonderland! will be performed April 10, 11, and 12, at Newcomerstown Middle School, with curtain opening at 7:00 p.m.

Make up Days

School will be in session on March 27 and 28. These days were originally scheduled for spring break; however, we will be in session on these days to make up days due to inclement weather.

Spring Picture Day

Spring picture day will be held on Thursday, April 3. Envelopes to purchase pictures will be available in the office.

Changes of address and telephone number

We urge parents to inform the high school office any time you have a change of address or phone number. It is very important that we have this information to send you important information about your child and to get in contact with you in case of an emergency.


Parents of junior and senior students should have received a letter recently outlining prom activities and dress code. We expect our students to select appropriate attire for prom. For our females, low cut dresses, dresses with cut-outs, dresses with midriffs and waistlines showing will not be allowed. Dresses should also be of an appropriate length; fingertip length is the general rule. Side slits should also be respectable. Males will also be expected to maintain formal attire. Tuxedo rental companies provide appropriate formal wear for men. Please help your student select formal wear that fits these expectations as a dress code will be enforced.

Prom will be held on Saturday May 10, 2014 at NHS. The community is welcome to a public viewing from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Walk-in will begin at 7:00 PM. The hours for prom are from 8 to 11 p.m., and student will be expected to spend the entire evening at the prom. A post prom is being planned at Grand Slam in Canton, Ohio. The night will end about 5 a.m. with a breakfast being served at the high school for our students. Further details about post prom are currently being worked out, and information will be sent home.

Post-secondary enrollment

PSEO for Kent State University at Tuscarawas are now available in the guidance office. They are due April 1 to Mrs. Robinson. Please stop in the guidance office if you have any questions.