Monday Message

from Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent

Monday, June 14, 2021

Dear Families,

Last Tuesday evening, I had the distinct pleasure of facilitating the Retiree Reception. I was moved by the experiences that were shared about each retiree and the endless stories of their success and most importantly the positive impact they have had on our students and our community. Collectively, they shared 368 years of experience! Driving home that evening, I began to think about my own legacy and how we never truly know how a simple gesture can affect a person. What mark will I leave on the world?

As I reflected on this, I saw the richness of my life measured differently because of this evening. While it is distinctly important to chase your own dreams and leave a mark on this life, it is as equally important to be kind, generous and giving to others, which is exactly what was emulated in each person who stood before me on that night. Therefore, through the eyes and the hearts of each educator that is pictured below (as well as the ones that could not join us that evening), thank you for your legacy of taking the next generation of students to a level that we could only imagine. Enjoy your well deserved retirement and thank you for your service.

Congratulations to all of our retirees. Below is a list of all of the staff who have or are retiring this school year:

High School:

Mary Ellen Brown - Teaching Assistant

Michael Celent - Social Studies Teacher

Elizabeth DeRue - Teaching Assistant

Vicki McBride - Teaching Assistant

Jackie Miller - Librarian

Lori Reed - Math Teacher

Robin Uveges - Instructional Coach

Middle School:

Scott Briggs - Math Teacher

Ann Pollot - Librarian

Vanessa Stewart - Secretary

Kelley School:

Brenda Bigley Vestal - Secretary

Donna Hamlin - Reading Teacher

Donna Holder - Nurse

Kathleen Zappia - Special Education Teacher

Lincoln School:

Colleen Nassimos - Teaching Assistant

Perkins School:

Susan Moak - Physical Education Teacher

District Office:

Shelley DeVolder - Treasurer

You can read the entire story about our recent Retiree Reception here:

Thank you and have a great week!


Sue Hasenauer

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Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team!!

Newark / Midlakes girls lacrosse beat Geneva 7-5 Thursday night to advance to the first Section V Championship game in program history!

Congratulations to the girls lacrosse team for participating in the Section V Class C championship vs Honeoye Falls-Lima. The girls came up short on Saturday but cap the most successful season in program history with its first finals appearance. Congrats to all players and coaches!! We are so proud of all your hard work this season!!

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Congratulations to Newark Track & Field Team!!

The Track and Field team finish 3rd (boys) and and 6th (girls), respectively, while winning 10 individual events! Congrats to all winners and participants on a fantastic meet!

Discus, Shot Put - Will Trembley

100m, 200m - Jayda Solomon

100m, 200m - Norwood Hughes

800m, 1500m - Trinity Wells

4x800 relay - Chad French, Elijah Malach, Broden Haltiner, Joey Camblin

4x100 relay - Travontay Murray, Norwood Hughes, Rocco Salerno, Jaston Brooks

Best of Luck Lady Reds Softball Team!

The softball team will compete in the Section V Class B1 title against Waterloo on Monday night at 7:00pm in Waterloo. The team is looking for back-to-back titles after beating Geneva in 2019. Good luck Lady Reds! We will be cheering you on!!
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Wayne Tech Program Students Graduate

Congratulations to the following Newark seniors who celebrated finishing their programs at Wayne Technical and Career Center. Your hard work has paid off! Best of luck in your future endeavors!

Colin Atkins - Auto Body Repair 2

Arika Blaisdell - Criminal Justice 2

Samantha Briggs - Culinary Arts 2

Kalyna Bryant - Health Prof 2

Johnathan Bullis - Criminal Justice 2

James Crocker III - Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering 2

Abigail Curia - Cosmetology 1

Jared Dennis - Auto Body Repair 2

Jason Fleischman - Conservation 2

Devon Harmon - Computer Programming & Video Game Design II

Amelia Henson - Health Professionals 2

Claigh LaClair - Power Mechanics 2

Joshua Logins - Culinary Arts 2

Xiomara Morales Rivera - Auto Tech 2

Nicholas Nittolo - Auto Tech 2

Matthew O’Connor - Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering 2

Hayley Parsons - Culinary Arts 2

Benjamin Perrone - Culinary Arts 2

Alexander Reiss - Auto Body Repair 1

Owen Ross - Culinary Arts 2

Brooke Salerno - New Visions Vet Tech

Deontae Tarver - Culinary Arts 2

Annie Ventura - Health Professionals 2

Kylar Vermeulen - Electrical Trades 2

Sheridan Verstraete - Criminal Justice 2

Board of Education Meetings Open to Public

The 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. 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 Board will be meeting on the following dates: June 16th and July 14th. Please check the District website closer to the meeting date for the agenda and the starting time of the meeting.

Spring into Wellness with Virtual Health Fair

Please click on this link (Virtual Health Fair link) and explore the Wellness Virtual Health Fair brought to you by the Wellness in Newark Coalition (WIN). If you have any questions, please contact Krystal Crawford, Prevention Counselor, at (315) 332-3281 or
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District Hiring Needs

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

  • Cleaners and Custodians
  • Food Service Helpers
  • Bus Drivers

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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