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New Albany - Plain Local Schools 11.17.20

Congratulations NAHS Boys Soccer on a great season!

Congrats to our NAHS Boys Soccer Team - State Runners-Up

Read more about the tremendous season for New Albany High School Boys Soccer in This Week New Albany News.


“It was an incredible season,” coach Johnny Ulry said. “After the sting wears off a little bit, we will look back and the guys will remember this for a long time. We made a little bit of history.”

Board of Education Meeting Recap Nov. 16

The Board of Education held their Regular Monthly Meeting on November 16, 2020 in the NAPLS Annex. Featured presentations included; New Albany High School update including NAHS Program of Studies Redesign, new courses and a Memorial Grove Update. Superintendent Sawyers also provided an update on the Responsible Restart plan for the district. The meeting and slides may be viewed here...

November Attendance Calendar

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December Attendance Calendar

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In the News: Students will cultivate effort to restore high school's Memorial Grove

Learn about the National Honor Society's project to restore Memorial Grove on the high school campus. Principal Kraemer, NHS Adviser, Mrs. Jenny Core, NHS President, Max Little and Treasurer, Tawfiq Mohammed sat down with This Week New Albany News reporter, Sarah Sole to share the project. Read More...
*Photo by Lorrie Cecil, This Week New Albany News

NAHS Theatre Returns to the McCoy Stage!

She Kills Monsters continues this week and weekend!

“The Show Will Go On"

As we all know, the stage has been silent for several months now since the COVID-19 shutdown happened in mid-March. As we continue the Responsible Restart planning at New Albany - Plain Local Schools, our high school theatre department has developed a plan to return to the stage this fall.

She Kills Monsters is the current stage production of the NAHS Theatre department and features performances both in-person and live-streamed. Read more & purchase tickets *Please note when purchasing a ticket for a live-stream performance a special code will be emailed to you in advance for access at the time the performance is to begin.

Keeping Safe at School

Thank you to our students, staff and families for your continued diligence to help keep everyone safe. Please visit out COVID-19 resources on the website for information on safety protocols, when to keep your student home, information on COVID testing, who to contact if you need to report a positive case of COVID-19 and more.

How can we help keep students, staff, and families safe?

  • Mask up! Please wear a facial covering in public.
  • Back up! Please maintain 3-6 feet of social distancing as much as possible.
  • Wash up! Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, please use hand sanitizer.
  • Please complete your daily symptoms checks before leaving for school/work. Please stay home from school/work if you have any symptoms.

Who do I call to report information related to COVID-19 in our household?

For students: Please call the COVID-19 reporting hotline at 614-413-7111 or email norton.12@napls.us.

Amazon Web Services presents Girls Tech Day Virtual


Amazon Web Services Girls’ Tech Day is going virtual this year! We hope that you will encourage girls and young women in your schools and community to join us on a magical and adventurous journey to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and more! This complimentary event will inspire and motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop and pursue their interests in technology.

Girls’ Tech Day includes:

Speaker Sessions – Learn about the experiences of students and women in technology.

Interactive Coding Sessions – Compose a melody, code virtual models to walk a runway, program an online robot, or build avatars using artificial intelligence.

Fun with STEAM – Create magic with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics), download the Girls’ Tech Day playlist, and much more.

Registration is now open, and simple. Click here. If you would like to learn more about Girls’ Tech Day, and AWS InCommunities, click on our website here, or contact me at deoldham@amazon.com.

Community Connections

The McCoy Center wants your feedback!

The McCoy Center for the Arts has proudly served our New Albany community for more than a decade. Our desire is to continue providing excellence in arts programming. The McCoy Center’s Board of Directors, a community-led group of volunteers, is researching ways to expand the city’s future arts experiences. Your input matters. Please consider responding to our 10-minute survey about your arts experiences and preferences. All responses are anonymous. Survey participants will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $50 Visa Card. Please click LINK TO SURVEY to begin. If you have already completed the survey, the link will not connect.

New Albany CARES Small Business Grant Program


The City of New Albany has created the New Albany CARES Small Business Grant Program with $150,000 from Federal CARES Act funds received by the City to be distributed as grants to New Albany small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply today at https://newalbanychamber.com/new-albany-cares!

November Blood Drive - Nov. 18

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New Albany Neighborhood Bridges - Winter Garment Drive

Our Purpose

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.