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Special Graduate, Marty Sullivan

Korean War Vet Marty Sullivan dropped out of school in 1953 to serve his country in the Korean war. Now, he gets to add another amazing title to his resume – High School Graduate! Thanks to a special program for Veterans, Mr. Sullivan was able to graduate and walk the stage with the Newsome High School Class of 2017. Check out scenes from his day at the senior breakfast and clap out here: Congratulations Mr....

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Important Dates for the 2017-18 School Year

This post will be updated throughout the summer as we receive new dates that are important for the 2017-18 school year. June 10, 2017 – Report Cards available June 21 & 22, 2107 – Senior Pictures at Newsome August 2, 2017 – Teacher Welcome Back Breakfast August 4, 2017  –  Open House, 10am – 12pm for grades 10, 11, & 12; 3-5pm for 9th and new students August 10, 2017  –  First day of school September 13, 2017  –  Conference Night 3:30 – 6pm November 15, 2017  –  Conference Night 3:30 – 6pm February 7, 2018  –  Conference Night...

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Summer Reading List

Newsome requires summer reading for Honors English and AP classes. Summer reading is recommended for all students as a means of broadening their base of knowledge, keeping verbal skills fresh and preparing for standardized tests. Colleges and universities across the nation have suggested reading lists for incoming freshmen. The works below are included on those recommended lists. Reading will be checked during the first two (2) weeks of class by essay, multiple choice or alternative assessments. Students will reference these works during the regular school year. Click Here to download a copy of the...

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2017 Newsome High School Graduation

Did you miss graduation or just want to watch it again? You can watch the whole thing via the school district webcast at: Congratulations to the Newsome High School Class of...

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Congratulations to LTC Maurice Bolduc!

Newsome High School’s very own JROTC Instructor, LTC Maurice Bolduc receives top honor! See the letter below from Samuel T. Taylor III, COL, (Ret.), JROTC District Resource Teacher Director of Army Instruction Hillsborough County Public Schools with details on the award. Congratulations LTC Bolduc!   Superintendent Eakins, You will recall that back in February I asked you to endorse the attached letter from Ms. Carla Bruning recommending LTC Maurice Bolduc for the Cadet Command Senior Army Instructor of the Year for 2017. I appreciate Ms. Bruning’s strong recommendation of Maurice and your enthusiastic endorsement of that recommendation. I am extremely pleased to inform...

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2017-18 Reflections Arts Program

The arts—and National PTA® Reflections—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community. Founded in 1969, Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. Students of all abilities are encouraged to reflect on this year’s theme, “Within Reach…”, and submit works of art in up to 6 areas including: Dance Choreography Film Production Literature Photography Musical Composition Visual Arts Use your time and talent this summer to reflect on the theme....

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May 2017 Teacher Appreciation

Once again the PTSA teamed with some amazing local businesses to say thank you to our teachers. Thanks to a generous discount, we were able to supply a Cinco de Mayo themed meal, (complete with some mariachi music) from Chipotle for the appreciation lunch. We were also able to provide a gift to each teacher thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Dunkin Donuts on Bloomingdale. We ask that any parents who would like to say thank you to Dunkin for their support please go to and complete the survey (you don’t need a receipt number, just hit continue...

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Newsome Boys Varsity Lacrosse

16-1 for 2017 Season, Sweet 16 in the State Newsome Boys Lacrosse won their fourth straight District Championship this year behind a stellar senior class. In the four years that Lacrosse has been a varsity sport in Hillsborough County, Newsome boys have the winningest record in the county winning 58 games while loosing only 9. Newsome relied heavily on the play and leadership of co-MVPs Christian Avalos and Connor Florich this season, in addition to Captains Logan Patterson and Ben Allinder. Newsome Boys also led the county in All-County selections this year: Cameron Kitchiner, Logan Patterson and Ben Allinder...

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JROTC May Update

Written by Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Bolduc, Senior Army Instructor As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close for the Newsome JROTC “Wolfpack” Battalion there is much success to look back on, from celebrating the Battalion’s twelfth birthday in October to recognizing the accomplishments of over 150 Cadets at the Annual Awards Ceremony in April.  The Battalion earned a record 44 trophies this year, conducted over 10,000 Community / Volunteer Service hours, and donated over 3,500 items in support of our community.  With projected enrollment of over 270 Cadets (the largest ever), we are already looking forward to next...

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