Superintendent's Message

Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent

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Looks like BEE – LONGING to me!

As our students got off the bus today at the Lincoln School, they were met by a few unknown characters to start their day off with a smile. In the event you don’t recognize the penguin, that is Principal John Ginter getting into the Halloween spirit with his staff. Spirit didn’t stop there, as our High School counseling department and our Perkins staff also shared pictures of a fun filled Friday in our District.

As we head out this weekend with our kiddos for Halloween, just a reminder, carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags, and wear light colors to help kids see and be seen by drivers. For more safety tips, please see the following article entitled: Halloween safety: Tips for families at

Homecoming 2021

It may have been a rainy night, but that didn’t stop our students and staff from having an amazing evening! The floats were fabulous, the football team won and the parade included many folks from our community, including our first responders. Thank you to all who helped support our school community making this night awesome. Lastly, don’t hesitate to come out and see our football team in sectional action play this weekend at VanDetta Stadium tonight at 7:00 as they take on Batavia!

Fall Drama Performed at NHS

NHS Drama Club presented their Fall Drama "Clue" last weekend and did an amazing job. Director Emily Howard reported they had their biggest audience EVER this year with 170 people attending on Friday and 203 attending on Saturday!

Congratulations to the cast and crew, as well as their Director Emily Howard! Job Well Done!!

Cast members: Wadsworth - Cody Acquista (12), Mr. Green, Dylan Burley (12), Professor Plum, Ryan Hinks (9), Colonel Mustard Ethan Meeks (12), Miss Scarlett - Bria Dano (12), Mrs. White - Jocelyn Hinks (11), Mrs. Peacock - Paris Morris (12), Yvette - Felicity Brey (10), Mr. Boddy - Abdiel Ubiles (11), Cook - Beatrice Van Riper (10), Motorist - Mikalya Miller (9), Cop - Brooklyn Baker (11), Chief of Police - AJ Comella (10), Singing Telegram Girl - Veronica Swann (12)

Crew: Stage Manager - AJ Comella (10), Assistant SM - Brooklyn Baker (11), Lightboard Operator - Sara George (11), Sound FX Operator - Grace Casler (12), Sound (Mics) Operator LeeAnn Titus (9)

Deck Crew: Gracie Bennett (9), Izzy Cary (9), L Hobart (9), Mikalya Miller (9), Arianna Newark (11), Sloane Peters (10), Camryn Tolleson

Piano Musician: Elijah Malach (12)

Poster design and artwork: Cody Acquista

Congratulations to the Volleyball Team!!

Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball Team! They went 12-3 during the regular season and that record earned them the opportunity to host a first round sectional match last night against Waterloo. Newark beat Waterloo last night in all three games! Newark will play in the second round of sectionals on Saturday at 3 PM at home. Congratulations to the Volleyball Team and Head Coach Matt May.

Seniors: Emma Kuhn Karinna Marker, Anna Szarek, Veronica Swann

Juniors: Andrea Malach, Molly Goullette, Becca Spry, Bri Welch, Holly Dayton, Erica Rieke, Josephine Budd

Freshman: Sierra George

Best of luck tomorrow girls!!

Extra Mile Day

The Village of Newark has proclaimed that November 1, 2021, will be Extra Mile Day. The Village of Newark is a community which encourages its citizens to maximize their personal contribution to the community by giving of themselves wholeheartedly and with total effort, commitment, and conviction to their individual ambitions, family, friends, and community.

Village Mayor Jonathan Taylor urges each individual in the community to take time on this day to not only “go the extra mile” in his or her own life, but to also acknowledge all those who are inspirational in their efforts and commitment to make their organizations, families, community, country, or world a better place.

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The Lift Project

Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan (FLASHP) is Lifting the School Community by partnering with The Lift Project to provide tools and tips to help take control of your wellbeing and live a happier life.

It’s free for faculty, staff, families, and community members.

The Lift Project is a wellbeing adventure that uniquely brings together scientifically-proven strategies from the fields of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Lifestyle Medicine. The Lift Project was developed by Australian-based Dr. Darren Morton (PhD, FASLM), who is an internationally recognized wellbeing expert (with special expertise in Lifestyle Medicine) and an award-winning educator and researcher.

Preview the Lift Project in this 2-minute video from Founder Dr. Darren Morton:

Register Now

How does it work? Lifting the School Community involves 7 lessons, ideally taken over 7 weeks. It will begin on October 25. You will learn and experience evidenced-based ways to feel better, live more, and take charge of your own wellbeing. Each week you will receive 2 course related emails to support your journey through the program.

Week 1: Your Limbo is listening Say hello to your ‘Limbo’ (the nickname for your Limbic System), which is your ‘emotional brain’ also in charge of motivation, memory and many automatic bodily processes. Learn why how you speak to yourself and others influences how you feel and how you can increase your speech positivity ratio.

Week 2: Motion creates emotion You have millions of nerves distributed throughout your body called ‘proprioceptors’ that tell your Limbo how you are moving. Learn how to give your Limbo a lift by moving dynamically!

Week 3: Together feels better Happiness is socially contagious. Find out why in this lesson and what you can do about it.

Week 4: Feelings follow your focus Want to discover a simple technique for boosting your emotional wellbeing for the next 6 months? Learn how in this lesson as you discover ways to look to the positive in the past, present and future.

Week 5: Food feeds your mood One of the most fascinating areas of current medical research has led to the discovery that your gut is your ‘second brain’. If you want to be happy, you need a happy gut and in this lesson you discover the magic ingredient for making it so.

Week 6: Stress less Do you need to turn down the heat and open the values on stress? Learn how in this lesson as well as what might be the most powerful and profound way to establish work-life balance.

Week 7: Giving is living You have a unique contribution to make, and doing it can fill your life in every way. Discover how in this lesson.

Professional Development Corner

In an effort to enhance communication with our families, we have developed several sessions to help you to learn more about a variety of programs and areas of focus for our district. Please click on the link below to view our fall/winter family offerings and to sign up to participate in those that interest you.

Here are some of the upcoming sessions:

  • Keeping Students Safe Online on 11/3/21
  • Understanding i-Ready Data on 11/9/21
  • What is Newark Pride? (PBIS) on 12/9/21
  • MTSS Supports on 1/13/22
  • Tracking Your Student's Progress with Parent Accounts on 1/19/22
  • Device Care for New HP Laptops on 1/26/22

Please click here to register:

COVID-19 Testing / Updates / Resources

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Save the Date for Annual RPO Holiday Concert!

Mark your calendars! The District is again able to offer the Annual Holiday Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Concert to the community. This is will take place on Friday, December 3rd in the Newark High School Auditorium at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be on sale at the Newark and Lyons branches of Lyons National Bank and at Newark Wegmans in early November. You can see the RPO perform for such a great price: Adults $12, Senior Citizens $10 and Students $5!! Such a great way to begin your holiday season!

Newark CSD Athletic Schedules

Please click here for our Newark CSD Athletic Schedules:

Safe Schools Hotline

In response to the needs of our community, I am excited to introduce to you a Safe School Helpline as a preventative measure to safeguard our students and our schools PreK -12. This helpline has been developed for you, our students, parents and staff members to help maintain safety and the most positive school environment possible. The hotline can be used to report wrongdoings or illegal activity. Any type of information involving a threatening situation to students, the school or staff should be reported. Examples include thoughts of suicide or self-harm, violence, weapons, bullying, drugs and alcohol and theft. It is confidential, anonymous and available 24/7. For students that need immediate assistance, a counselor will be on hand and responsive.

To access this line, just call from a touch-tone phone to 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 (418-6423) to leave your information. Or TEXT: 614-426-0240 Then type: TIPS Your message will not be traced and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline® team will transcribe and fax your message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken. Posters and brochures will be visible throughout the District and information will also be on our website.

Thank you again for your continued support to continually improve your child’s education and sense of belonging in our District. If you have any questions regarding the Safe School Helpline, please don’t hesitate to call. I am looking forward to an amazing school year!

Please click here to access additional information on our Safe School Helpline from our website:

Board Meetings Open to the Public

As you may know, Board of Education meetings are now open to the public; however, we must still limit capacity due to COVID restrictions. Please contact Stacy Warren at (315) 332-3217 or to sign up to attend or speak at an upcoming meeting. If you plan to speak, you will need to state the topic(s) you will be speaking about. Meetings are now held at the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Conference Center (131 Drumlin Court).

The next Board meeting will be held on November 3rd at 6:30 PM. You can find a complete list of the Board meetings happening during the 2021-22 school year on our website. Please check the website closer to each meeting date for the agenda.

District Hiring Needs

The Newark Central School District is in immediate need of the following positions that offer full benefits:

  • Daily Substitute Teachers
  • Long Term Subs (Media Specialist, Music, Resiliency Room)
  • Reading Teacher
  • Counselor/Social Worker
  • Bus Drivers
  • Bus Monitors

Please complete an application that can be found under the Human Resources tab on the Newark website, and return to Susan Carr in Human Resources.

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