School News

Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance for 2013-2014 School Year

January 4, 2013

13-14 Plan Ahead Tuition Assistance Flyer

We’re Building the Future (Updated 10-1-2012)

October 15, 2012

Building the Future

The “Academic Wing” of the Building Our Future Capital Campaign is off and running! The convent came down in mid June. Since that time, the foundation has been set and block walls have been started.

The project, which includes, four (4) classrooms, an art room, music room and restroom facilities for students and faculty will add an additional 8,500 square feet to Newark Catholic.  The St. Catherine of Siena Chapel is also being expanded from forty-five seats to 100, but the original charm and contents of the chapel will remain intact. Completion of this project is scheduled for the end of January 2013. Stay tuned to this website for further progress reports.


Thank you to all of you who have made this possible through your generous donations and pledges. We are still accepting pledges for completion of the new locker room facility. For information on how you can help, please contact Thom McManus 740-344-3594 ext. 248 or via email:


New Items Added to the NC Online Sports Shop

September 18, 2012

New Online Sports Shop Arrivals (click to enlarge)


We’ve happy to announce the arrival of 7 new items to the NC Online Sports Shop.


Check them out!  You can see them in the Featured Items section of our Online Sports Shop.


Shop from the convenience of your home and have the items shipped to you, or you can save on shipping charges and request to pick your items up at the school (or have your student bring them  home).


Proceeds from this sports shop benefit the Newark Catholic Athletic Association.


Thanks for your continued support of Newark Catholic and our Student Athletes!

NC Fall Update

September 9, 2012


The 2012-13 school year is off and running! It’s been a fast and furious fall at Newark Catholic so far. Homecoming Week was filled with fun and school spirit. The students dressed up as twins, super heroes and donned their favorite spirit wear. Father Wilson helped us all remember our roots during Homecoming Mass and the football team beat Heath in front of the Homecoming royalty of Kevin Bourne, King and Courtney McCracken, Queen.



All School Retreat

During Catholic Schools Week, the NC students had their annual retreats. This year was a little different because the NC Campus was shut down due to construction. The freshmen held their retreat at St. Francis de Sales, the sophomores went to The Church of the Blessed Sacrament while the juniors and seniors held their retreats at Sts. Peter & Paul Retreat Center. “MVP” (Morals, Values & Principals) was the freshmen theme.” Unity through the Church” was the theme for the sophomores. The junior retreat theme was” My Moral Mission” and the seniors took the” Emmaus Walk”. All of the retreats were centered around the four Cardinal Virtues; Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice.


Fall Sports

After a loss in the season opener, the football team has picked up steam in running off six straight wins! The latest victory was 25-9 over arch rival Licking Valley at White Field. The Green Wave then took care of Whitehall with a 41-6 win setting up an MSL-OHIO showdown with Granville. The Green Wave sit atop of Region 23 and the MSL-Ohio with just two games to play.


In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Coach Helfer, the volleyball team finished the regular season 21-1.The Lady Wave garnered the number one seed in the Central District. The Ladies captured the always tough Golden Spike tournament and clinched the MSL-Ohio title.


Cross Country is very young this year but are rounding into top form at the right time. The girls recently captured the Cambridge Invitational while the boys took second as well as both teams finishing 4thin the MSL.


The Girl’s Golf Team set some new team record scores this year and won more matches than ever before. The girls will only be losing one senior to graduation, so the future of girls’ golf at NC looks good.


The Boy’s Golf Team was looking to make a return to the State Tournament this year but were edged out in a playoff for the final spot for the State. The Green Wave golfers did beat Granville twice this year ending a thirty-three year drought against the Blue Aces as they finished with an 86-20 record.


Academic Wing

The new Academic Wing is well under way and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012! The new classrooms should be ready for students and teachers for the start of Second Semester in January. It hasn’t always been convenient for our teachers and students, but everyone is getting excited about the new edition!

Service Hours Update: 2013 Touch of Class Auction Added

August 28, 2012

Thank you to everyone who is making use of our new Service Hours Online Tool this year.  We are pleased with the participation and the positive benefits so far this year. 


If you haven’t signed up for your hours yet, or haven’t created your account, there is still time.  Do it soon while you still have a choice in hours to work.



The 2013 Touch of Class Auction has just been added to the database.  This event has 334 workers needed to be signed up.  You can go in and sign up to work your favorite shifts and tasks now.


A few stats of interest from the participation thus far in the Service Hours Online Tool:

  • New service hours tool went online on June 3  (just under 3 months ago)
  • There are 205 worker users who have created accounts
  • Those users represent 168 different households  (some households have multiple accounts)
  • 4,786 service hours have been signed up  (1,204 tasks/shifts have been signed up)
  • 58 households have all their required hours signed up
  • 93 households have at least 25 hours signed up so far

Thank you to everyone who is actively using our new Service Hours Online Tool. 


We believe things are going smoothly, but if you run into issues or have questions, please contact the school office.

NC Welcomes New Teachers

August 28, 2012

There are some new faces in the classrooms at Newark Catholic this year. The Spanish department went through a complete overhaul replacing both teachers. Ms. Natasha Gallagher is teaching Spanish 1&2, as well as “Period Zero” at St. Francis de Sales. Mrs. Linda Blanchard is teaching Spanish 3, 4 & 5 including the Ohio Dominican “Dual Enrollment” courses for Spanish 4 & 5. Mr. Greg Wolfe is also new to the NC Math Department this year. Greg is teaching Algebra 1 & 2.


We welcome our new teachers to our community and staff. If you see their smiling new faces, make sure to welcome them to the Newark Catholic community.


Mr. Greg Wolfe Mrs. Linda Blanchard Ms. Natasha Gallagher

2012 Graduates Earn Over $3.2M in Scholarships

August 27, 2012


Congratulations to the 62 members of the Newark Catholic class of 2012 who have earned more than $3.2 Million in academic scholarships!  (as reported up through June 8th)


This large amount of scholarships earned speaks to the high caliber of students, people, and education at Newark Catholic.


We are proud of each of our graduates for their many accomplishments.


Wondering where the Class of 2012 is off to next?

Here are the plans of our fine graduates as we know so far:


  • Devani Adam – Walsh University
  • Brian Back – University of Cincinnati
  • Jonathan Berryhill – Ohio University
  • Jordan Berryhill – Central Ohio Technical College
  • Lauren Blair – undecided
  • Natalie Bowman – The Ohio State University
  • Mariah Brennan – Mount St. Joseph
  • Joshua Brown  – The Ohio State University
  • Tia Brown –  Westminster College
  • Lisa Brownlee  – Columbus State Community College
  • Ian Buchanan – Otterbein University
  • Dakota Burger – Columbus State Community College
  • Meghan Ceneviva – Xavier University
  • McKenzie Clark – Columbus State Community College
  • Olivia Daniels – The Ohio State University
  • Jack Durham Jr. – Ohio University
  • Elane Edly – Ohio University
  • Eric Eisenbach – undecided
  • Hayley Feightner – University of Dayton
  • Trevor Garber–  Otterbein University
  • Carrie Ghiloni – Ohio Dominican University
  • Colleen Gilmore – undecided
  • Jayla Graves – Marietta College
  • Catherine Harrington – University of Louisiana Monroe
  • Eleanor Horton – Capital University
  • Shane Jewell – The Ohio State University
  • Nicholas Klein – The Ohio State University
  • Nicole Lewis – University of Akron
  • Cristina Lopez – The Ohio State University
  • James Lough – The Ohio State University
  • Renee Lutze – Columbus State Community College
  • Elizabeth Maddern – The Ohio State University
  • Madison Marmie – Ohio University
  • Luke Mauter – Otterbein University
  • Trent McCabe – Columbus State Community College
  • Taylor Meek – Ohio University
  • Nicholas Mercer – College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Nathanael (Nate) Ohl – United States Military Academy
  • Olivia Ortega – undecided
  • Clay Parker – The Ohio State University
  • Tanner Potts – Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Joseph Pourier – Walsh University
  • Megan Ridzon – The Ohio State University
  • Jordan Riley – undecided
  • Julia Roche – Eastern Michigan University
  • Joel Roth – The Ohio State University
  • Spencer Ruess – The Ohio State University
  • Ana Sabo – University of Cincinnati
  • Joshua Scott – Central Ohio Technical College
  • Ali Scullion – The Ohio State University
  • Connor Shook – Walsh University
  • Erin Sims – Heidelberg University
  • Audrey Stallworth – The Ohio State University
  • Stephen Stein – University of Toledo
  • Jessica Tomlinson – Columbus State Community College
  • Katherine Toth – Bowling Green State University
  • Garrett Vernau – Tiffin University
  • Haley Wagner–  Bowling Green State University
  • Logan Walker – undecided
  • Kimberly White – The Ohio State University
  • Hannah Winter – undecided
  • Brittany Wolfe – Ohio University

Girls Golf Coach Gina Carpenter (NC ’01) Dies After Long Illness

July 25, 2012


Gina received her first set of golf clubs as a gift from her father, and the sport quickly became one of her greatest passions. She worked for several years at the Licking Springs Trout Club, eagerly waiting for the end of the work day when she could then play 36 holes with her cousin and great friend, Cory Conley. She was the head coach for the Newark Catholic Girls Golf Team the past 4 years, and was truly devoted to her team.


She was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Elementary and a 2001 graduate of Newark Catholic High School. Gina continued her education at Ashland University and The Ohio State University where she studied sports management and psychology.


Gina passed away at the Arlington Care Center on Monday, July 23, 2012. She was the daughter of Paul and Sharon (Sutton) Carpenter.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carpenter family.


There’s a nice story about Gina in the Newark Advocate here.