The Reds Tale

March 28, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Roote

I am a bit of a sports guy so when sports parallels the life I live I take notice. Remember when the Seahawks made a run to the Super Bowl and Marshawn Lynch identified how much he disliked interviews. He said, "I am just here so I don't get fined.". At first, his attitude towards the media was very off-putting, some described it as bizarre. As we sought to understand Marshawn the person, we learned that Lynch feels the media too often dwells on negative stories and also that he feels his play on the field should speak for itself and not require further explanation. If someone did want to glean more from Lynch about him as a person and player, I have heard that the best tactic is to go to one of Lynch’s community service events. His people say, "Show real interest in that, and he would open up.".

How does the aforementioned parallel the work currently being done in the building to improve the climate of our hallways? Consider the two seniors that cornered me last week. They expressed a great deal of anger towards me. They suggested, "Why did you tell my teachers I couldn't be in the hall?" Interestingly enough, this played out again two more times today! While I am certainly guilty of working exceedingly hard to change the tone of our halls, I am not guilty of being short on reasoning for doing so. As I reflect on student and staff conversations with me, I wonder what the messaging on this topic sounds like at its source? Is it consistent with I don't want to get fined or is it more aligned with our school values of being respectful, safe, trustworthy and responsbile?

From the Desk of Ms. Ross


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REPRINT: For the sake of improved dialogue on the issue, the main office will begin to track your requests for student removals from classrooms. Please be clear with the main office what your need is so we can track things appropriately and share the data.

REPRINT: Due to building codes, we are unable to properly stall in a series of urinals in the southwest bathroom near the elevator. As a result, it will be designate a boys restroom while the one next door remains a gender neutral bathroom. This will be effective April 1.

Merry Go Round Theatre will be at the HS on Thursday, March 28th to present The Hound of Baskervilles. The performance is 1:20-2:20 pm in the auditorium. We will plan on running a full schedule with revised times. A schedule and auditorium seating chart will be coming soon.

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Tuesday's in the LGI: April 2, May 7 and June 4. Staff Meetings. Contact: T Roote.

April 2. SELF Days. Contact: T Roote.

Wednesday, April 10. College Wear Wednesday. Future College Wear Wednesdays are: 5/8, 6/12. Contact: Sue Gardner.

Thrusday, March 28th. Merry Go Round Theatre presents, The Hound of Baskervilles Performance 1:20-2:20. Contact R Ross.

Tuesday, April 30. Capstone Day. Contact K Ganter or D Barry

Important Band & Chorus Dates

  • March 15/16-All county Band
  • March 19-District Chorus Concert
  • April 22-NYSSMA Preview Concert
  • April 24/25-NYSSMA Majors
  • 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 Recognitionbe

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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.