School News

2020-2021 Tuition Assistance – Reminder ~ due by March 15

February 24, 2020


Families registered in Catholic parishes are eligible for tuition assistance from our diocese. Local tuition assistance for participating Catholics and non-participating Catholics is also available at Newark Catholic High School.


Financial assistance will only be given to those who qualify through the FACTS application. The FACTS form is used for both Diocesan and Newark Catholic grants. To be eligible for a Newark Catholic grant service hours and finances must be in order. This aid is based on financial need and not all who apply are given the grants. To apply you must complete a FACTS Student Aid Form only available online at


Forms must be completed and submitted online by March 15, 2020. Applicants can pay using a Credit Card, Debit Card, Electronic transfer from checking account, or Electronic transfer from a savings account.

We’re Hiring — Cafeteria Cook

February 21, 2020

Newark Catholic High School has an immediate position for a Cafeteria Cook. Hours are 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Times may vary. Please contact Val Koch, Cafeteria Manager, at (740) 344-3594, to apply.

NCAA Hall of Fame – Accepting Nominations

February 4, 2020


The Newark Catholic Athletic Association is now accepting nominations for inductees for the Newark Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame. To nominate an athlete, coach or supporter, please download and complete the 2020 HOF Nominations Form.  UPDATED nomination criteria can be found on page 2 of the form.  (NOTE: Individuals nominated in prior years should be re-nominated for consideration.)

Completed forms may be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to the Newark Catholic Hall of Fame Committee, c/o Jim Weisent, 1 Green Wave Drive, Newark, OH  43055.  The deadline for submission is June 4, 2020


Win Up To $5000 in Tuition – NCAA Tuition Raffle

January 29, 2020


Would you like a chance to win free tuition money…or provide for someone with tuition who may need assistance? You can now purchase raffle tickets to be entered to win up to $5000 toward tuition at either Blessed Sacrament, St. Francis or Newark Catholic High School. One ticket for $50 or 3 tickets for $100!

Only 200 tickets sold total. Drawing will be at the annual Green& White Dinner in June





CCP (College Credit Plus) Student and Parent Meeting

January 24, 2020

Students interested in learning about CCP need to attend the meeting on Thursday, January 30, at 7 pm in the cafeteria. College Credit Plus is an opportunity to take college courses while in high school for free. Mrs. Robin Galbari will be presenting the options, process to participate, and responsibilities of all students that choose to participate. Students and their parents should attend if they are considering taking Psychology or Composition, or any other college courses next year, including: summer/fall/spring semester, at NC/on campus/online.


It is a state law that you must have a counseling session about CCP in order to participate, and this information program serves as your counseling session. Anyone hoping to participate but unable to attend will need to schedule a makeup session. There will be college representatives attending to answer questions specific to the college program.


Please contact Mrs. Galbari with questions (


Steps to participate:
1) Attend the CCP information meeting.
2) Turn in your CCP Plan to Mrs. Galbari.
3) Apply to the college(s).
4) Include your CCP plans on your scheduling sheet that you turn in to Mrs. Welch.
5) After being accepted, complete your intent to participate and apply for funding through OH|ID. Deadline – April 1.
6) Most courses will require a qualifying ACT score and GPA, or for the student to take an Accuplacer test. This placement test occurs AFTER acceptance and funding.

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.