School News

A I D A — Newark Catholic Winter Drama Production – January 17, 18

January 15, 2020
Who doesn’t love a little Sir Elton John? Mark your calendar for January 17th and 18th. This year’s NC Drama is A I D A and it’s promised to be amazing! The music is written by Elton John and Tim Rice. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the school office or at the door each evening of the show. Children 5 and Under are FREE.
The start time is 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Theater in Newark, Ohio. Please join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment by some of our very talented students! 

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program

January 13, 2020


In November of this year, the Ohio Department of Education released a list of underperforming designated Ohio Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. There are several Licking County high schools on the list, among those are Newark City High School, Johnstown High School, Lakewood High School, and Utica High School. You can see the full list of all Licking County schools here. The state-funded Education Choice Scholarship Program (EdChoice) provides opportunities for Ohio students who are assigned to underperforming schools to attend a participating private school with significant financial assistance.


If your student is currently enrolled at Newark Catholic, and would otherwise be assigned to attend one of the public schools listed above, he/she qualifies for the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship. The scholarship grants up to $6000 toward their private school tuition. The actual scholarship amount will be either the maximum scholarship amount or the tuition amount charged by the private school, whichever is less. This is not a need-based scholarship.


The maximum scholarship amount is currently $6,000 for grades 9-12. Remember, your student may be eligible based on their designated public school district in which you live and is not based on need. The application period opens February 1, 2020, and closes on April 15, 2020.




The EdChoice Program has two portions: the scholarship program and the expansion/income-based program. 

The Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program offers students in grades K – 12 the chance to attend a private school for little or no cost. Students from lower-rated (designated) public schools qualify for these scholarships.

The EdChoice Expansion Program is an income-based program. It offers private school scholarships to students whose families have a lower income.

The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students. If you qualify, the state of Ohio will pay for your tuition to attend Newark Catholic. We encourage all families to follow the steps below to sign up for this wonderful opportunity.

The application period opens February 1st and the deadline for submitting is April 30th

  • If your child is already enrolled in Newark Catholic, you will need to complete a Scholarship Request Form, along with your proof of current address and your child’s birth certificate.
  • Newark Catholic will submit an EdChoice application for your child through the ODE online secure application system, ONLY available to the school and not the parents.
  • This is not a need-based scholarship, however, if your family does want to apply for additional money due to financial hardship, please check the Federal Poverty Guidelines here: EdChoice Expansion Income Chart (pdf) to determine whether you meet the income requirements for your household size and you want your income verified to determine if you qualify for low-income status. [Note: Families applying for an expansion scholarship MUST have their income verified; it is NOT optional.]. Complete the Income Verification Form, gather all supporting income documents (see the list on the form), and mail to the address listed on the form by the listed deadline.
  • It is also important to still fill out the FACTS form through the Diocese.



If your child meets the eligibility requirements for the scholarship and you have chosen a provider school, please follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Apply for Scholarship

  1. Once your child has been accepted by the private school, the private school will have you complete a Scholarship Request Form, along with your proof of current address and your child’s birth certificate, to the private school.
  2. The private school will submit an EdChoice application for your child through the online secure application system, ONLY available to the private school.
  3. Check the Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine if you meet the income requirements for your household size and you want your income verified to determine if you qualify for low-income status.  [Note: Families applying for an expansion scholarship MUST have their income verified; it is NOT optional.]
  4. Obtain a copy of the Income Verification Form BELOW or from the private school where you applied. Complete the Income Verification Form, gather all supporting income documents (see the list on the form), and mail to the address listed on the form by the listed deadline.
  5. In July/August, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will notify by mail those parents who applied during the first application period about whether or not their child has been awarded a scholarship

Catholic Schools of Licking County – ALL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

January 13, 2020


The Catholic Schools of Licking County will kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at all three Catholic Schools on Sunday, January 26, 2020. On this day, all three Catholic schools in Licking County will host open houses for the entire community including prospective students and families, as well as current Catholic school families, to visit and learn more about Catholic education. The Open House will take place between 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Blessed Sacrament School, Newark Catholic High School, and St. Francis De Sales School will open their doors to the community so that prospective students and parents can visit and get acquainted with the schools, ask teachers and principals questions, and even register for school. Families with children entering Kindergarten through Grade 11 are invited to tour our schools and visit our classrooms. Teachers and administrators, current parents and student ambassadors will be available to answer questions about academic programs and opportunities, student life and extra-curricular activities as well as the application and admission process.


Visit technology-equipped classrooms, receive information on curriculum, participate in hands-on robotics demonstrations at Newark Catholic, meet the local Boy Scout troop at Blessed Sacrament, and even do some coding in the computer lab at St. Francis.


Information will also be provided about the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program available to families whose student attends or lives in one of the Ohio Department of Education designated public school list as an underperforming school. There are currently 17 Licking County schools on the list for the 2020-2021 school year. The Ohio EdChoice scholarship grants up to $4650 for grades K-8 and $6000 for grades 9-12 per year to attend a private school. Learn more here.


Unable to make it to our Open House? Contact one of the following:
Mr. Josh Caton, Blessed Sacrament School,, (740)345-4125,
Ms. Traci Hogue, Newark Catholic High School, (740) 344-3594,
Mrs. Sally Mummey, St. Francis De Sales (740) 345-4049,

About Catholic Schools of Licking County
Catholic Schools of Licking County is a collaborative effort of St. Francis De Sales School, Blessed Sacrament School, and Newark Catholic High School to support and maintain the legacy of Catholic education for generations to come.

January 2021 Raffle Winners

January 7, 2020

Please see winners for this month’s raffle here.

NCHS Mini Basketball Cheerleading Clinic Registration

December 17, 2019

NCHS Mini Basketball Cheerleading Clinic
Sponsored by the Newark Catholic High School Cheerleaders


When: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:15 – 7:30 pm
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:15 – 7:30 pm


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Winter Exams, December 18-20, 2019

December 11, 2019

The exams schedules are shown below by day, and the procedures for exams are posted below the schedule.









EXAM PROCEDURES                                                                                               

  1. Each exam counts for 20% of the semester grade, and 10% of the final grade. The 4-point grading scale based on the letter grade is used for calculation (NOT the percentages). 
  2. In order to pass a full year course in which an exam is given, the student must pass at least one of the following: the second semester exam OR the average of the third and fourth quarters.
  3. It is the student’s responsibility to know the exam schedule and be present at the proper times. (Posted above).  Except in the case of illness, missed exam time may not be made up.
  4. Students must check the posted exam schedule for scheduling conflicts. If a conflict occurs, the student must see the subject teacher in advance of exams beginning to resolve the conflict.
  5. If a student is ill during exams, the family must follow normal call-in procedures. When the student returns to school, it is his/her responsibility to schedule a make-up time with the teacher.  This must be done immediately.
  6. Students must remain in the classroom until the end of testing. Students should bring materials to study after they have finished the exam.
  7. Students needing a place to wait for their exam time and/or to study are to report to the cafeteria or they may leave the grounds. Students may not congregate on NC property other than to study in the cafeteria quietly.  Locker rooms are off limits, and hallway lockers may not be accessed during exam periods.  Quiet must be maintained in the halls during testing.
  8. The student is responsible to return all texts and equipment prior to testing. EXAMS MAY NOT BE GIVEN to a student until materials are returned or their value has been paid to the office.
  9. Students are allowed to wear jeans (no cargo styles), sport shirts, sweats, and athletic shoes on exam days. Shirts are to have no offensive or suggestive writing on them.  No torn or cut clothing is permitted.  Hats are to be removed, and kept at the front of the room with other personal items, including cellphones.  Students violating these expectations will be sent home to change, and exams (or parts of exams) missed due to dress code will not be made up.  Please use good taste and common sense.
  10. Hot lunch and snack bar services are not available on exam days. Students remaining at school need to bring a brown bag lunch.  Food will be permitted in the cafeteria only.
  11. All detentions must be served by the last day of the semester. If not, the student will not be given the privilege of “open campus,” and he/she must remain at school to serve the detention time.
  12. Busing will occur at standard times during exam days.

Give Catholic on Giving Tuesday! December 3

December 2, 2019

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back online, and Newark Catholic is asking you to Give Catholic! We are hoping to raise funds to continue our work of sharing the love of Jesus Christ.


Visit any time on December 3 to give thanks, to give back and, most importantly, to give CATHOLIC!

Pre-Sale Regional Semi-Final football tickets on sale

November 13, 2019


Pre-Sale Regional Semi-Final football tickets for Saturday, Nov 16 game at Meadowbrook High School can be purchased at the Newark Catholic school office for $8 this Thursday, Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. For all advance ticket sales purchased at the school, NCAA receives a portion of the ticket price. Go Green!