The Reds Tale

May 9, 2019 TEACHER APPRECIATION EDITION

From the Desk of Mr. Roote

Special thanks to a handful of NHS staff recognized on Teacher Appreciation Day:
  • Mr. Breithaupt 1. He is the best teacher ever and is fun and smart. He dances funny and should get 100% of this award. 2. Because he is an amazing teacher even though he dances weird first thing in the morning
  • Ms. Miller 1. Jackie is always willing to drop what she is working on to help a student or another staff member. She will assist a student or staff with computer, printer, math and a variety of other problems. She is a problem solver for all. 2. She is a great influence and is always willing to listen to me. I am thankful to have her as a librarian because she is very helpful and gives great advice.
  • Mr. Palmer 1. He is very helpful and is there for me when I need someone to talk to
  • Ms. Curley 1. She helps me with my classwork.
  • Ms. Verbridge 1. I am nominating Patty because she been there for me even when I am mean to her when I get upset or mad, she is there for me no matter what. 2. Patty facilitates a warm welcome for every student who enters the counseling office. She is always friendly and attentive to student needs. Students often point out how fond they are of Mrs. Verbridge and many just drop in to say hello on a
  • regular basis! The counseling center would not be the same without Mrs. Verbridge! 3. She is funny and puts Groot in his place.
  • Mr. Roman 1. Thanks, Mr. Roman, for inspiring students to cook and filling the hall with the aroma of great food! Thanks for the samples too! 2. I like social studies and I want be in cooking class!
  • Ms. Johnson 1. She is a great teacher!
  • Ms. O’Connor 1. She always has a positive attitude and it rubs off on people around her!
  • Mr. Gage 1. He’s an amazing teacher and helps all his students. He cares a lot about all of us kids.
  • Ms. Fladd 1. I want to be in her classroom! 2. I would like to nominate Ms. Fladd because her room has the best decorations and she is always smiling and happy to see me. 3. She does an amazing job of making English fun. Her lessons are exciting, and she brings a passion to class every
  • day!!!
  • Ms. Garrett 1. Tammy always goes above and beyond to organize and ensure all student testing needs are met which is a huge undertaking.
  • Mr. Bouchey 1. You’re a funny person.
  • Mr. Forjone 1. He fixed our potty light so quick.
  • Ms. Long 1. She is one of those teachers you will never forget. She always puts her students before her and will do anything to help them. She cares about all of them and is such an amazing and great person. She totally deserves all the recognition in the world. My high school years wouldn’t be the same without her. I am so thankful for her everyday 2. She offers her room as a safe space for every student and she has a passion for teaching that clearly shows when she’s explaining anything to her students.
  • Mr. Hennessey 1. You are funny and hilarious. I’m glad your coaching.
  • Ms. Acquista 1. She is always on top of everything that needs to be done to help us run efficiently. As demanding as her tasks are; she is always kind and friendly. She also has awesome kids‐ so her work clearly continues well beyond our doors.
  • Ms. Bailey 1. I like the ART Project 2. I want to be in her classroom 3. I like being in your class you are funny and nice because you like to make everybody laugh. 4. She always cares for all her students and makes them feel special and welcomed in her classroom. She does so much for all her students all the time and is always willing to help them!
  • Mr. Fladd 1. I thank Mr. Fladd because he's a great teacher and helps other kids. He helps me and my Unified basketball team also. 2. He is a good coach 3. He works tirelessly after hours for his students academically as well as his athletes year around. 4. His work ethic for coaching is admirable. He trains and coaches the Unified even though it's his "off season" for coaching. They give him so much joy in a short amount of time and he is so patient with all students.
  • Ms. Leonard 1. She always helps me through stuff.
  • Ms. Hersh 1. She is a nice person. she has a good personality. 2. She's nice to me. She helped me pass my Regents.
  • Mr. Babcock 1. He helped me in the beginning of the year. He also kept me motivated in Ms. Curley’s class and never gave up on me.
  • Ms. Johnson 1. She is a good teacher and she is nice.
  • Mr. Harrington 1. He makes sure every student knows what they’re doing and goes out of his way to help in any way they may need. 2. He is pleasant and always easy to talk to, and his stories always make the day better. 2 I am taking AP Physics this year without taking regents and science isn’t my best subject, but he makes me enjoy the class and understand everything. He is always there to help and won’t let any questions go unanswered.
  • Ms. Flock 1. She has always been a big help at the school. She is like a mom to me and is always there to encourage me to do my best and make me feel better on my low days.
  • Ms. Yuhas 1. She comes to my Unified games when I ask her.
  • Ms. Uvegas 1. Robin cannot be celebrated enough with all the work she does for the district. Not only is she a diligent worker but she goes above and beyond expectations. She provides service with a smile while looking on how to improve constantly. Robin is truly a wonder!
  • Mr. Sutton 1. He makes connections with students, cares about their interests and gets to know each student as learners and as individuals. He has impacted many students and has built positive relationships through his sense of humor and his commitment to their learning.
  • Ms. Denny 1. She goes out of her way to make sure her students are happy and getting the most out of what she teaches, and she always has a smile on her face while doing so.
  • Mr. Kirnie 1. Always a smiling face to go to everyday. When he notices I am feeling down he tries his best to make sure I am okay and tries to make my day a little bit brighter.
  • Mr. Gage 1. He is always a smiling face I can go to on my bad days. He always encourages me to do my best and pursue all my goals.


The drawing for a random act will take place at the staff meeting today along with the Reds version of thank you notes...

From the Desk of Ms. Ross

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of sitting in three Capstone presentations. All three were amazing. A common theme that the students talked about was the relationships they built along the way, an obstacle they have overcome and what they have learned from that particular obstacle. I was amazed about how honest and sincere our seniors were during their presentations. One student talked about how he gave the high school drama club a chance after much prodding from his family. He shared that if it wasn’t for being a part of the plays, he would never have become friends with some of the people he refers to as his closest friends now. Experiences like the ones I listened to made me beam with pride and joy. It was an honor to hear our students talk about their experiences both in life and at school. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.

Mash Up

REPRINT: Some questions have been trickling in regarding our graduation, set to occur prior to the end of the school year. This is not an uncommon practice for larger schools vying for choice venues and is even typical in schools in our region such as Pal Mac. Our rationale to avoid putting the graduation day the weekend after the end of school or on a weekday, was to accomodate students "shipping out" immediately upon Regents week ending and to not get in the way of families hosting out of town visitors. The decision to take this route was a committee decision and a difficult one. The only tangible difference is graduates will get a diploma sleeve with a certificate and will receive their printed and fully "conferred" official diploma under separate cover. If a student has a special need for their printed diploma in that they need the document to meet a college or career demand, we can consider an accommodation.


Unified Champion Schools are partnerships between New York public high schools and Special Olympics New York. The schools promote inclusion in sports and bring together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on one team. "The whole model and the whole reason behind it is for inclusion, so I've seen growth in all of our athletes across the board. They've all made new friendships. They've all gotten to meet new people," said Groot.

Micah Utley-Powell is one player who is excited to be on the team. "Basketball is my favorite sport so that's why I like to play basketball. I practice at my house to get better, and I like my teammates," said Utley-Powell, program participant.

Social Emotional Learning and the Plan for Excellence

Article regarding sarcasm.

Instructional Corner

Children who are able to effectively manage their thinking, attention, and behavior are more likely to have better grades and higher standardized test scores. Put simply, when students develop prosocial behaviors and self-regulation skills, they learn more. If we want students to learn, if we are willing to do what it takes to help them learn, and if we believe that appropriate learning targets are more than mastery of core academic content areas, then SEL has to become a deliberate presence in our classrooms.
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Document Sharing Space

Calendar Share

Monday, June 3. NYS Regents in Global History and Geography (Transition Regents). Contact M Eakins, D McEwen or R Ross.


Thursday, June 6. Academic Awards Assembly and Cap and Gown Walk. Contact: T Roote.


Important Band & Chorus Dates

  • May 11-Cabaret and Jazz Festival
  • May 26-Memorial Day Parade
  • May 28-ELENBE Awards
  • June 3-High School Bands Year End Concert and Senior Recognition
  • June 5-High School Choirs Year End Concert and Senior Recognition


Senior Year Events


IMPORTANT END OF YEAR DATES

Prom: June 1,2019 7p-10:30p @ Club 86, Geneva NY

Last day of classes for students: June 17th

Last day for Teachers: June 26th

Graduation: June 21st

Regents Exams: June 18th-25th

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The Newark High School Mission, Vision and Values

The Newark High School Mission: We are a school community with deeply held hometown pride, committed to readying young people to be life-long learners with experiences aimed at continuously motivating us to hone our skills in the complex tasks of teaching and learning. Our community is devoted to providing supports for the aspirations of our adolescents as they mature into adults with ambitious plans for college and careers.

The Newark High School Vision: Staff embody the school values and impart confidence while providing an inviting classroom environment with clear expectations and specific academic and behavioral goals. Students embody the school values through intellectual and emotional perseverance. Families embody the school values while remaining actively involved as advocates for their children and supporters of the school programs and staff.

The Newark High School Values: Safe, Responsible, Trustworthy, and Respectful.