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Cross Country home invitational, fun run and fundraiser set for Sept. 18

This weekend, the Newark Cross Country teams host their home invitational at the Evans Athletic Complex. High school girls will run at 8:30 a.m., with the boys running at 9:05. Middle school girls are at 9:45 and boys at 10:15. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased online at

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Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wildcat Spotlight winners for September 2021 - Ben Franklin Elementary

During September 2021's regular board meeting, Newark City Schools honored 4 students, a staff member and a community member from Ben Franklin Elementary with Wildcat Spotlights. Congratulations to students Jackson Batten, Khloe Britton, Teagan McClain and Ayvah Strawser; also teacher Renee French and community member Loretta Buchanan. The Board will honor Wildcat Spotlights from different schools each month during the school year.

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Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021

STEM on the Square in Downtown Newark, Fri., Aug. 27

The Downtown Newark Association invites all local families downtown from 4 to 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 27, for STEM on the Square. Local businesses and organizations, including NCS, will be stationed around the courthouse with hands-on activities and demonstrations related to science, technology, engineering and math. Be sure to visit the red DNA tent for information on participants and opportunities to win prizes. More information is available on the Downtown Newark Association's Facebook page by clicking this link.

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Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021

NCS COVID Guidelines - 2021-22

Newark City Schools will continue to follow guidance from the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) and make adjustments as needed. Please Click the following link to find the current guidance from the health department: LCHD School Guidance 8-16-21. This includes guidelines related to isolation and quarantine. Please click here to find our school district guidelines, as of Aug. 23.

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Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Online Back-to-School Forms now available for 2021-22

The online back-to-school forms for the 2021-22 school year are now available for families to fill out. Please visit to find the online forms. The username is your student's school ID (or lunch) number; the password is your student's birthdate in MMDDYY format. If you do not know the school ID number, please contact your child's school.

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Posted Thursday, August 5, 2021

Open House Schedule for 2021-22 school year

Open houses for schools for the 2021-22 school year have been set. Please see below for your school's information:
  • Newark High School: 5 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 18
  • Heritage Middle: Tues., Aug. 17: Returning students: 5 to 6 p.m.; New Students: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Liberty Middle: 6th grade: 6 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 11; 7th and 8th grades: 6 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 12
  • Wilson Middle: Tues., Aug. 17: 6th grade at 6 p.m.; 7th and 8th grades at 7 p.m.
  • Ben Franklin: 1st through 5th: 5 to 6 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 16; Kindergarten: 5 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 23
  • Carson: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 17
  • Cherry Valley: Grades 1-5: 5 to 6 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 17; Pre-K and Kindergarten: 6-6:30 p.m., Tues., Aug. 17
  • Hillview: Mon., Aug. 16: Pre K to 1st grade: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; 2nd to 5th grades: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • John Clem: Grades 1 to 5: 5 to 6 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 17; Kindergarten: 5 to 6 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 23
  • Legend: Grades 1 to 5: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 17; Kindergarten: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 23
  • McGuffey: 5 to 6 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 16
  • Flying Colors: Little Learners Preschool from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 16
  • NCS Digital: Wed., Aug. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Posted Monday, August 2, 2021

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