School News

Garrett McCarthy earns distinguished Eagle Scout Award

June 4, 2020
 
A HUGE shoutout to Garrett McCarthy on his achievement of Eagle Scout! Garrett is a member of the Newark Catholic graduating class of 2020 and plans to attend Ohio Northern University to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
 
Since 1912, the Eagle Scout rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment—perhaps without equal—that is recognized across the country and even the world. Those who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured achievements. “Eagle Scout” is not just an award; it is a state of being. Those who earned it as youth continue to earn it every day as adults. That is why an Eagle Scout IS an Eagle Scout
—not was.

May 29, 2020

 

We are excited to celebrate Newark Catholic High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation.

 

We encourage you to join us on Sunday, May 31 at 2 PM for a Virtual Graduation Ceremony. Please share the link below with family and friends

You may view the ceremony at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJ3jENcB0FLn738_RXoHVA

 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!!!


PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FREQUENTLY FOR COVID-19 UPDATES

May 29, 2020

We are in the midst of a national emergency and we are committed to making decisions that are not only in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff but also ensuring that those decisions are in the best interest of our national health and security.

 

None of us know what the coming weeks will bring. What we can commit to is focusing on making the right decisions as challenges arise and continuing to help, as opportunities present themselves. Our teachers stand ready to answer your questions and support your needs. Just as we know that this crisis will pass, we are certain that Newark Catholic High School will stand proud of how we rose to the challenges and put our communities and each other first

 

Our top priority is always the health and safety of all our students, faculty, and staff. As such, we continue to monitor information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Please refer to this page frequently for the latest announcements and updates about Newark Catholic High School regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Senior Events:

 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Newark Catholic Baccalaureate Mass – May 26, 6:15 PM Live Stream
Newark Catholic Virtual Graduation Ceremony – May 31, 2:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Class of 2020 Parade – May 31, 5:00 PM – see details here
Senior Reception – June 1, 6:00 PM – see details here
 
We encourage you to subscribe and bookmark our Newark Catholic YouTube Channel, as this is where we will be live streaming Baccalaureate Mass on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:15 and where you will find The Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony on May 31 at 2 PM.
 
So not to miss a thing, make sure you subscribe and sign up for notifications for when we go live.
 
 
From the Diocese:

Please join Bishop Robert J. Brennan as he celebrates a Baccalaureate Mass for all Catholic seniors in the Diocese of Columbus on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 pm.   Bishop Brennan is honored to share in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and offer his message of love and support to the Class of 2020, their families, and our diocesan community of faith.  A brief video highlighting our 11 diocesan high schools will be shown before Mass begins. 

All will be live-streamed from Saint Joseph Cathedral, beginning at 7:00 pm, through any of these platforms:

 

Diocese of Columbus website:  www.columbuscatholic.org

Diocese of Columbus YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseOfColumbus1868

Office of Catholic Schools YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuWVI-_rMrqiGtWfbKmYA/videos?view_as=subscriber

Diocese of Columbus Boxcast:  https://boxcast.tv/view/2020-virtual-baccalaureate-mass-535199

 

We hope you will join Bishop and all of the faithful on May 27, and may God continue to bless the Class of 2020!

 

End-of-Year Senior Events Newsletter – May 14, 2020

End-of-Year Senior Events Newsletter – May 8, 2020


Academic Updates:

 

2020 Yearbooks: Order online at www.jostens.com

School Closet Uniform Sale: SCHOOL CLOSET WEBSITE SCHOOL UNIFORMS ON SALE THROUGH JUNE 15 COUPON CODE: 25SALE

 

Thursday, May 14Summer Physical Education Information

 

Parent Newsletter – May 21, 2020

Parent NewsletterMay 8, 2020

Parent NewsletterMay 1, 2020

Parent NewsletterApril 2020

 

Friday, April 24 – Remote Learning Documents

Clarification and Explanation of Remote Learning Procedures

Newark Catholic’s Virtual Communication Procedures and Acceptable Use Policy

 

Thursday, April 9Letter from Superintendent, Adam Dufault regarding high school graduation.

 

Friday, April 3 – Letter to Parents from Miss Hill

 

Thursday, April 2  Earlier this week, Governor DeWine announced plans to extend the current school-building closure through Friday, May 1.

In a new video message, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria addresses the Governor’s extension of this order and discusses the impact this will have to help flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shares his gratitude to Ohio’s education community for ensuring that educational supports continue during this time.

 

More information and updates
For updates, information, and answers to the list of Ohio Dept of Education frequently asked questions, please visit education.ohio.gov/coronavirus  

 

Monday, March 16 NCHS campus closed until further notice.

 

Monday, March 16 Newark Catholic began conducting remote instruction. The end of the Third Quarter was March 20th. ALL NCHS activities, including athletics, theater, music, clubs, and retreats, have been suspended until further notice.

 

March 23 – March 27  Regularly scheduled Spring Break

 

After Spring Break, March 30 – April 3  The Fourth Academic Quarter will begin and remote instruction will resume on March 30th and continue through April 3rd, or until further notice.

 

Please do not hesitate to encourage your student to reach out to their teachers through Google Classroom for clarification on any assignments or procedures. Each Google Classroom student account also has a parent email associated it with. We encourage you to also communicate when necessary to your student’s teachers.

 

Ohio Department of Education
ODE Remote Learning Resource Guide to assist parents, families, and caregivers as they navigate the world of remote learning during Ohio’s ordered school-building closure.

 

State Testing – with the passage of HB 197 and the approval of federal waiver requests, new information about State Testing during the Ordered School-Building Closure has been made available to help explain the latest developments.

 

Diocese of Columbus – Resources for Parents

Faith-Based and Community Resources for Parents and Families

 

Faith Formation Resources:

Campus Ministry Newsletters
April 5 Edition I – Holy Week

April 14Edition II

April 30Edition III

May 8Edition IV

May 14Edition V

May 22Edition VI

 

Friday, May 1Intercession and Protection of Our Lady – May 1, 2020

 

During these difficult times, we all continue to look for ways to remain close to Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church. Following is a list of resources that may be helpful to you and your family.

 

Thursday, April 9 A National Moment of Prayer on Good Friday is being organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Please click on this link for information, and spread the word: http://www.usccb.org/news/2020/20-52.cfm

 

Other Faith Formation Links:

http://www.usccb.org The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Website for daily readings, prayer resources, and daily mass live streams
https://ascensionpress.com Ascension Press offers tremendous resources for Bible studies, podcasts, and videos 
https://www.wordonfire.org Word on Fire offers many different sources, from daily live streamed mass to articles and videos. 
www.formed.org Many parishes have accounts, so please check with your parish.

The Magnificat – Free

Magnificat For Kids – Free

Catholic Sprouts – Join over 3,000 Catholic Families and Classrooms that tune in daily to Catholic Sprouts, the 5-minute daily podcast for Catholic Kids

Growing Up Catholic – Navigating Coronavirus with your Kids

Catholic Family Faith

Catholic Brain – Catholic Faith Formation Platform for Students, Parents, Catechist & Teachers. Access over 5000 video lessons, ebooks, interactive games & quizzes. Free trial through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19

 

Parenting Links:

ODE – Supporting Your Child During Ohio’s School-Building Closure

National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Your Child about COVID-19

NPR – Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

WOSU Classroom

 

COVID-19 Health Resources:

CDC Coronavirus Information

Licking County Board of Health

Ohio Department of Health

 

NCHS Athletic Updates:

Wednesday, April 8

Per Nationwide Children’s Hospital — Governor DeWine’s most recent STAY AT HOME order that extends to May 1st along with Dr. Acton’s indications that Coronavirus peak is likely to hit in early-mid May make it appropriate for the safety of our athletes and our community to cancel all Sports Physicals currently scheduled in May and early June. Although we are hopeful we will be able to reschedule the Physicals sometime in late summer, the course of the virus is unknown. The directives of the Governor, Dr. Acton, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be our guiding influence. We would like to stay in open discussions with you, and review in mid- May the best plan moving forward for this year’s Physicals. Thank you for your understanding of the need to cancel them at this time. ~Meredith Koehler, MS, ATC, AT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine

 

Spring sports at Newark Catholic High School have been suspended indefinitely. No games or practices are allowed. The affected programs are baseball, softball, and track & field. When further athletic updates are available, they will be posted here.

 

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Updates:

The Traditional EdChoice Scholarship priority application period will begin at 8:00 am on April 1st, 2020, and will close at 11:59 pm on May 30th, 2020. For incoming freshmen and transfer students, enrollment at Newark Catholic must be completed before the ODE application can be entered.

For the most current information regarding 2020-2021 Traditional EdChoice Scholarships please visit ODE here.

 


Parade for Class of 2020 Graduates

May 29, 2020

Parade for NC 2020 Graduates Sunday, May 31 at 5:00 pm

The vehicle parade route will begin on 26th street at 5:00 (facing north) escorted by Newark Police Department.  The police lead car will escort the participating community right onto Church Street, then right onto Green Wave Drive.  It is important to yield for traffic on Church Street-please be careful.  The police car will park at the light-blocking any other traffic turning onto Green Wave Drive.  Parade cars can wave, honk, and decorate signs to celebrate graduating seniors.  Safety is of the utmost importance.  At no time should any cars stop unless it’s necessary for the flow of traffic, and no one will exit vehicles at any time.  Adequately spaced, slow, steady pace of parade vehicles is the goal.  NC is proud of its 2020 graduates.  Thank you for celebrating their hard work and many achievements!

 

Seniors– We are excited to celebrate you!  Arrive at NC no later than 4:45 when you will be led in prayer. Feel free to decorate your cars, park in the front spaces in the parking lot facing Green Wave Dr.  Please wear your cap and gown with tassel to the right side.  You are welcome to stand along Green Wave Drive in an every-other sidewalk square (or at least 6 feet distance), and your immediate family members (parents and siblings only) may stand or sit directly behind you. Parents, please park on the opposite side of Green Wave Drive, as you would for any event when the parking lot is full.  As cars parade around to celebrate you, safety is very important.  Please refrain from crossing the grassy area in front of the sidewalk.  We want everyone to be able to enjoy without incident.  It is very important that social distancing guidelines are followed.  You will have your moment to be together as a class and celebrate Monday evening at dinner.  Upon exit of the last car, immediate family members are invited to walk across to the opposite side of the street, facing their graduate to get their cameras ready.  At this time, graduates will all be instructed to move their cap tassels together to the left, then instructed to gently toss their caps in the air.  Please enjoy what is to be a beautiful evening.  We are so happy to congratulate each and every one of you on a job well done!

 

June 2 and 3 will be our Diploma Pick-up Days with an optional Cap and Gown picture in the gym. In order to abide by the Governor’s directives, we have placed each senior and their family in a group to ensure social distancing. The following date and time are when each family should arrive:

 

Group 1        Aikey – Claggett           June 2 from 6 – 6:30 pm

Group 2        Clark – Evans               June 2 from 6:30 – 7 pm

Group 3        Flowers – Goldsberry    June 2 from 7 – 7:30 pm

Group 4        Green – Helms             June 2 from 7:30 – 8 pm

Group 5        Hinerman – Keck          June 2 from 8 – 8:30 pm

 

Group 6        King – Lintz                  June 3 from 6 – 6:30 pm

Group 7        Marmie – McGlone        June 3 from 6:30 – 7 pm

Group 8        McKenna – Powelson     June 3 from 7 – 7:30 pm

Group 9        Richardson – Silone      June 3 from 7:30 – 8 pm

Group 10      Snider – Williams          June 3 from 8 – 8:30 pm

 

You will be greeted at the lower lobby doors by the gym to receive the Class of 2020 NC backpack that will include various print items for Honors Evening and Graduation, Graduation awards to those who received recognition, faculty letters to the class and other keepsake items normally given to seniors at our Baccalaureate dinner. Your diploma inside a Newark Catholic cover will also be given to you upon entering the building.

 

You will then be given the option for the graduate to walk across a stage in the gym in their Cap and Gown to pose for a Graduation picture with their diploma.  A maximum of 4 family members may attend. Mrs. Wing and Mrs. Weisent will be our photographers that day but any of the 4 family members are welcome to take pictures too. The photos taken that day by Mrs. Wing and Mrs. Weisent may be viewed and purchased on their web site at:  supersnapphotography.smugmug.com

 

Senior Reception – June 1, 2020

Bishop Brennan has requested all Diocesan High Schools to host a reception for their Class of 2020. To honor his request, Newark Catholic will be hosting a reception for the Class of 2020 on Monday, June 1 from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Members of the Class of 2020 are welcome to join the faculty for a brief farewell recognition and catered dinner at the school. Please dress as if it were a jeans day during warm weather but sandals are fine to wear. It is a casual and respectful event for you. In order to comply with health department requirements and catering needs, we need your reply for an accurate account of attendance. You should have received a link to RSVP via email.


May 2020 Raffle Winners

May 27, 2020

Please see winners for this month’s raffle here.


End-of-Year Senior Events

May 22, 2020
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
 
Newark Catholic Baccalaureate Mass – May 26, 6:15 PM Live Stream
Newark Catholic Virtual Graduation Ceremony – May 31, 2:00 PM
 
We encourage you to subscribe and bookmark our Newark Catholic YouTube Channel, as this is where we will be live streaming Baccalaureate Mass on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:15 and where you will find The Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony on May 31 at 2 PM.
 
So not to miss a thing, make sure you subscribe and sign up for notifications for when we go live.
 
 

 

From the Diocese:

Please join Bishop Robert J. Brennan as he celebrates a Baccalaureate Mass for all Catholic seniors in the Diocese of Columbus on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 pm.   Bishop Brennan is honored to share in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and offer his message of love and support to the Class of 2020, their families, and our diocesan community of faith.  A brief video highlighting our 11 diocesan high schools will be shown before Mass begins. 

All will be live-streamed from Saint Joseph Cathedral, beginning at 7:00 pm, through any of these platforms:

 

Diocese of Columbus website:  www.columbuscatholic.org

Diocese of Columbus YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseOfColumbus1868

Office of Catholic Schools YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuWVI-_rMrqiGtWfbKmYA/videos?view_as=subscriber

Diocese of Columbus Boxcast:  https://boxcast.tv/view/2020-virtual-baccalaureate-mass-535199

 

We hope you will join Bishop and all of the faithful on May 27, and may God continue to bless the Class of 2020!


Campus Ministry Newsletter – Edition VI

May 22, 2020

Campus Minister, Mr. Chris Grieb continues to offer opportunities to enrich your spiritual journey. Read this week’s Edition VI


Campus Ministry Newsletter – V

May 15, 2020

 

Campus Minister, Mr. Chris Grieb continues to offer opportunities to enrich your spiritual journey. Read this week’s Edition V