The Reds Tale

May 18, 2017

From the Desk of Mr. Roote

Two years ago a neat tradition came to my attention whereby seniors would tour feeder schools in their caps and gowns. Last year, social media and some local interest added energy to this neat activity and as a result Mr. Hammelinck and Ms. Tanea and the Kelly School welcomed a small group of our kids for a processional. This year, I presented the idea to the administrative team and later a small group of students in the senior class and I was a bit overwhelmed by the excitement. I am happy to share that this ritual will come back this year bigger and better than ever. On June 7, immediately after the awards ceremony, seniors will board buses and head to their first school (either Lincoln or Perkins) where they will get their cap and gown. After a walk in those two building the group will head to Perkins and then to Perkins Park for lunch. They will end their tour at the middle school and will get their yearbooks upon return to NHS. Feel free to add some energy to this event and standby for a request to bring a dish to pass to Perkins Park.

Alice Kay Bean

May 15, 2017. 7 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches long. Everyone is doing well.

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Mash Up

Congratulations to Rene Sutton-Spike, Aaron Harrington and Karen Cline. You won a random act of kindness as a result of the Teacher Appreciation Week drawing. Cash in!


Community Pride Day: The Village’s 11th Annual Community Pride Day clean up is set for May 20, 2017. This year’s theme is once again “Color our Community with Pride.” Volunteers are needed to help beautify our community by planting flowers, pulling weeds and cleaning up litter. Community volunteers will assemble in the parking lot on the south side of T. Spencer Knight Park east of Pontillo’s (in the municipal parking lot on Route 31) where volunteers will receive their assignments. The village clean up and flower planting will take place between 9:30 AM to Noon. The work crews will clean the canal banks, parks, canal trails, area around old locks 58 and 59, parking lots, village streets, and wherever debris removal is necessary. Volunteers will also plant flowers around the village in designated areas. Last year, many volunteers did a terrific job of coloring our community with hundreds of beautiful flowers! We believe it can be a catalyst to showcase incredible volunteer spirit as it instills civic pride in our community. This year, Community Pride Day will again include a village-wide floral planting effort! Residents, schools and village businesses are invited to join the effort. We encourage you to get out and help make our community sparkle by cleaning up trash and planting colorful flowers around your own home yards and business store fronts this spring. In support of the effort to help beautify our community, the following retail businesses are offering discounts for Village of Newark residents: HEP Sales/North Main Lumber/Builder’s Bargain Outlet: 10% off any exterior product purchased from HEP Builder’s Bargain Outlet (May 15th to June 15th), Plassche Lumber: 20% off all house paint and painting accessories (May 20th to June 5th), Q’s Landscape Enterprise, Inc.: Free pickup and delivery on any new purchase or repair and 10 % off all garden center plants (May 20th to June 5th), Secor Hardware and Home Center: Paint, lawn and garden, and plant specials. A prize of $200 will be awarded to the most colorful Newark business exterior and $200 will be awarded to the most colorful Newark resident’s front yard. To enter your business or home, call Robbin Bremer at (315) 331-4770, ext. 108.Entries must be received by Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:00 PM. Judging will take place May 22, 2017. Let’s show each other that we are proud to live here and do business in Newark. The 2017 Newark “Color our Community Pride Day” is sponsored by Wal-Mart, Secor Hardware and Home Center, Lyons National Bank, HEP Sales/North Main Lumber/Builder’s Bargain Outlet, Newark Rotary Club, Newark Garden Club, the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and the Village of Newark. For any questions or to sign up to as a volunteer, call Robbin Bremer at 315-331-4770, ext. 108.


If the awards ceremony goes long please be advised that lunch 5 will be adjusted to run until 11:32 am, which will push the start time of period 6/7 off until 11:36 am.

Social Emotional Learning and the Plan for Excellence

With school based kindness and empathy initiatives trending all around us I thought I would start to showcase this work on a weekly basis. Below is my second entry...

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Calendar Share

Friday, May 19 in the AM. Tom Out for Regional Principals. Contact: T Roote.


Saturday, May 20 from 9:30-12:00 pm. Community Pride Day. Contact Robbin Bremer at 315-331-4770, ext. 108.


Wednesday, May 24 from 8:00-11:00 am. Health & Wellness Fair. Contact: N Reinholtz.


Thursday, June 1. Last Reds Tale. Contact: T Roote.


Wednesday, June 7 from 7:30-11:00 am. Academic Awards Assembly. Contact: K Springett.

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.