School News

Ohio EdChoice Expansion Window Open – 2021-2022 Renewal Scholarships

February 8, 2021

The EdChoice Expansion application window for the 2021-2022 school year is now open and the forms are available here on the ODE EdChoice website. EdChoice Expansion eligibility was recently changed to 250% of federal poverty guidelines. Please review the document below. Please contact Jodi Snider at with questions.


How to Renew

Students who are currently receiving an EdChoice scholarship can renew the scholarship for the following school year as long as they meet the following requirements. Parents of renewal students who meet these requirements must complete the 2021-2022 EdChoice Scholarship Renewal Form and be attending for the following school year.

  1. They take all required assessments for their grade level;
  2. They do not have more than 20 unexcused absences for the school year; and
  3. They do not move out of the school district in which they became eligible. 


Reminder on Return To Play

February 1, 2021


In our ever-changing world of Covid, OHSAA has adopted policies through the Ohio Department of Health that must be followed when an athlete recovering from Covid returns to play.  These policies are very similar to the Concussion protocols Return to Play that was put in place several years ago.  The primary concern that has triggered this Return to Play process is the threat of the development of Myocarditis in people recovering from Covid-19.  The following statement from OHSAA helps to summarize the process that must be completed in order to return to play. We WILL use the OHSAA form for Return to Play.


OHSAA Provides School Form for Students Returning to Play from COVID-19

As a reminder, the Ohio Health Director’s Sports Order says that a student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, shall not return to sports activities until a documented medical exam is performed clearing the individual prior to the individual returning to participate in practice or games. The exam must specifically include an assessment of the cardiac/heart of high-intensity exercise due to the potential of myocarditis in COVID-19 patients. To assist the membership, the OHSAA has developed a form that schools are welcome to utilize for students who have had the medical exam to verify that the student can or cannot return to practices or games. The OHSAA form is not a requirement, but it is required that a student who has tested positive be evaluated by a physician and cleared in writing before being permitted to return to participation. If a student’s physician is reticent to issue this clearance, please advise parents to seek a second opinion from another physician. This physician is not required to be a cardiologist but could be any qualified physician who is willing to conduct this evaluation. The form is also for use by the student and schools only and is not to be returned to the OHSAA.



Calling for Nominations – NC Advisory Board VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

February 1, 2021

Please use the form below to nominate a Volunteer of the Year


Volunteer of the Year Award Form PDF

Mark Your Calendar – Tuition Assistance Deadline – March 15

February 1, 2021

Mary (Kane) Lefever Scholarship – Deadline February 19, 2021

January 14, 2021

The Mary (Kane) Lefever Donor Advised Fund (DAF), funded by Chad, Rich, and Katie (Fisher) Gummer who are Grandchildren of Mary (Kane) Lefever, are pleased to announce the availability of the Mary (Kane) Lefever Scholarships to financially assist students from Catholic Parishes in Newark and Heath, Ohio who wish to attend Newark Catholic High School. A minimum of 5 grants at $500 each will be sponsored this year.


The objective is to first assist students from St. Leonard’s Church, St. Francis de Sales Church, and the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Special consideration will be given to those students from St. Leonard’s Church. Mary and Chuck Kane were founding members of St. Leonard’s Parish.



  1. Member of a Catholic Parish
  2. Regularly attends Mass
  3. Actively involved within the Parish and community
  4. Demonstrates financial need through the submission of the FACTS Tuition Assistance Form with the Diocese of Columbus (information for this can be obtained through current Catholic school or Newark Catholic)
  5. Submission of an essay of no more than 350 – 500 words (Times New Roman, 12-point font) on one of the below topics:
    • Why a Catholic education is important to me
    • Why I want to attend Newark Catholic High School

Please submit the above information along with the student name, address, phone number, and current school attending to Miss Beth Hill, Principal, at Newark Catholic High School by February 19, 2021.

Virtual Prospective Parents Meeting with Miss Hill- Wednesday, January 6

January 5, 2021

This Wednesday, January 6 at 6:00 PM, Miss Hill will be hosting a virtual Prospective Parents Google Meet.


If you would like to join, please use the link here. You must have a Gmail account to join. Please email Mr. Russ Nelson at if you have questions about joining the Google Meet or for assistance in establishing a google email account.

If you did not receive a Prospective Parent Packet, you may download one here.
Download Registration Form

Safety protocols during the break – Letter from Superintendent

December 18, 2020

A Christmas Message from Bishop Brennan

December 18, 2020

Please watch Bishop Brennan’s Christmas message here.