School News

Newark Catholic holds Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 was the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Building Our Future Capital Campaign.


Cia McQuiade, Diocesan Superintendent; Beth Hill, Newark Catholic Principal; Bishop Frederick Campbell; Fr. Bob Penhallurick, St. Francis de Sales; Fr. Jonathan Wilson, Blessed Sacrament; and Msgr. Paul Enke, St. Edward the Confessor. (click to enlarge)

It was a beautiful day. Bishop Frederick Campbell blessed the grounds as well as the NC student body. Campaign Chair Mike Massaro told the gathering how proud he is to be a 1966 graduate of Newark Catholic and how proud he is of the Newark community for helping make this campaign a success during some of the most difficult economic times in our country’s history.


Asbestos has been removed from the convent area. Several trees have been cut down to make room for expansion. Demolition of the convent will be in the next couple weeks.


The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2012.




Thank you to everyone that has made this project possible!

New “Classroom Connections” Allows You to Stay Connected

August 24, 2011

We are introducing a new feature on the Newark Catholic website this year called Classroom Connections.  This allows Teachers to communicate all sorts of information to students and their families using a simple blog format. So far we have 5 teachers using this new feature:  Mr. Nelson, Ms. Perone, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Vohsing, and Mrs. Welch.


You can get to the Classroom Connections home page by using the “Quick Links” on the NC Home page, or by using the Classroom Connections menu item in the Academics menu at the top of each page.



Classroom Connections shows you the Most Recent Posts at the top so that you can easily tell if any new items have been added.  You can click on the post title to view that given post.  You can also scroll down and see a summary for each of the teachers and their classes.


Click on a given class to go view the blog for that class.



Once you’re in the blog section, you’ll see a navigation sidebar on the right that lets you choose to view the blogs of any of the given classes (or teachers).



Click the Classroom Connections logo on top of that right-hand sidebar to return to the Classroom Connections home page.



Use “Classroom Connections” to stay connected and up to date with your Teacher!

NC class of 2011 earns $3.9 Million in Scholarships

August 21, 2011

Congratulations to the 68 seniors in the graduating class of 2011 for earning $3.9 Million in Academic Scholarships this year.


These numbers do not include Athletic Scholarships or Financial Aid. Including Athletic Scholarships brings the total to over $4 Million.


Newark Catholic is proud of these fine graduating students and wishes them much success as they continue their education.


To view a listing of where these graduates are continuing their education, view this website page.

NC Sports Shop Now Online!

August 21, 2011

We are happy to announce that our Online NC Sports Shop is now LIVE!


Now you can shop for your favorite NC Sports Shop items from the comfort of your home, with the convenience of online credit card (or PayPal account) payment.


Features of our Online Sports Shop include:

  • Shop whenever is convenient for you
  • Shipping to your door (via UPS) anywhere in the U.S., or pick-up at school to save shipping fees
  • Secure credit card transactions through PayPal (NCHS never sees your credit card info)
  • Full range of sizes can be ordered
  • Typical turnaround time is about a week for pick-up items, within 2 weeks for shipped items (we’re still working out our process in this regard)
  • Changing inventory throughout the year, as we get new and updated items
  • Pictures of all the items, which you can click on for an enlarged view
  • NCAA Super Booster and Patron sponsorships also available online

Start shopping for your NC Items Today!

You can find the NC Online Sports Shop via the icon on the Home page, as well as in the Athletics section of the top menu bar.


We have tested the store and believe it to be working well, but surprises can always happen.  Please be patient with us in case any surprises come up and as we work through the order fulfillment process for the first times.


Questions?  See the Sports Shop FAQ inside the Online Sports Shop pages



Groundbreaking Ceremony is Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 2pm

August 20, 2011

You are cordially invited to join us at


Newark Catholic High School

Tuesday, August 30th at 2:00 pm

for the Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new school facilities.


We will be joined by

  • The Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Campbell
  • Students, faculty, and staff
  • The Building Our Future Campaign Committee and Donors

A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony at the school.


We look forward to seeing you there.


For questions or additional information, contact Thom McManus, Advancement Director,

at or at 740.344.3594  x248.

Thank You for Successful 5K Run in Memory of Kayla and Devin

July 31, 2011

Runners and walkers take off in the 5K run. (Photo courtesy of the Newark Advocate)

Thank You to all the participants, supporters, and organizers who helped make our 5K run in memory of Kayla Layton and Devin Reid a success.  About 200 runners and walkers participated in the event that was held on Saturday, July 30.


The run was organized by members of the Newark Catholic class of 2006, classmates of Kayla and Devin.  Kayla died in February this year from injuries sustained in a car crash.  Devin died in January 2009 from complications resulting from cancer.


Kayla and Devin participated in track and cross country while at Newark Catholic and the 5K run was a fitting way for friends to remember them.


The event raised about $2,000 for the Newark Catholic Foundation.


A related story can be found in the Newark Advocate here.


UPDATE (Aug 2, 2011):  Click on one of these pictures below for a nice pop-up slideshow view.

Nate Lee (’07) the winner of the race overall, receiving his medal
The Layton and Reid families
Race organizers and workers from the class of ’06

Building Dedication

December 21, 2010

Bishop Frederick Campbell will be presiding over the dedication of our new Academic Wing and re-dedication of the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel on January 31. Mass will be at 10am for students and benefactors, the dedication will take place immediately after mass with a luncheon to follow. There will be an “Open House” for everyone to attend from 6-7:30pm

National Honor Society 2013

November 26, 2010

Monday November 25, the Newark Catholic St. John Bosco Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted it’s new members. Officers for the National Honor Society are; Anthony Osborne-President, Anna Lueke-Vice President, Cassidy Burger-Secretary and Anthony Schmelzer-Treasurer. The guest speaker was  2009 NC graduate Ali Ernest.



Cassidy Burger                           Conor Keck                             McKenzie Reid

Colleen Davis                              Michael Kimberlin                     Mary Richardson

Joseph Davis                              Roan Kirwin                            Anthony Schmelzer

Abigail Franks                             Erik Lensink                            Aspen Shell

Andrew Gebhart                         Neriah-Shae Licata                   Carl Williams

Aspen Goldsberry                       Anna Luecke                           Mark Willis

Katelyn Gorius                           Kathryn Maneely                      Anthony Wing

Andrew Headstrom                     Caleb Ohl                                Madeleine Wirth

Elizabeth Joyce                           Anthony Osborne                    Jane Zupsic

Rebecca Kapavik                         Trenton Paul




Courtney Aikey                           Luke Ceneviva                         Gabriel Morris

Rosemarie Amore                        Rachel Crum                           Margaret O’Reilly

Caitlin Andrews                           Nick Halloy                              Marissa Peddicord

Garrett Bemiller                           Jared Jeffries                          Amy Phelps

Derek Bielecki                             Colin Keck                               Kayla Thomsen

Ian Billig                                     Eryn Loar                               Emily Vines

Jill Blacksten                               Mickayla Messer


Congratulations to all!