Message From Principal Dawn

Dear Newport Central Catholic Community,

We have completed an enjoyable and educational month of school, and it has been a productive one on The Hill.  We feel the freshmen are now comfortable with their new surroundings, the sophomores and juniors are settled in again and the seniors are taking on a great leadership role.

At an All School Assembly on September 1, many of our students were recognized and honored for their honor roll status, scholarships, and other achievements in various categories.  We are very proud of all our students.  We are especially grateful for the families who provide scholarship opportunities for our students in memory of their loved ones.  Their legacy and spirit is alive and well at NCC.  We remember all of our Alums who have gone on to be with our risen Lord -- we pray for them and to them and we ask God to comfort their families.  

More recently, our seniors attended the Diocese of Covington Annual Senior Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington with The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington. A number of our students were involved in the Mass including Ryan Flanigan and Helena Kaelin.  The Mass is a celebration of the new academic year and a great way to inspire the Seniors throughout the entire Diocese to lead in the ways of Christ.

After the Mass, approximately half of our senior class went on to Senior Retreat at St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne, Kentucky.  The seniors spend Monday night through Thursday morning in prayer, Mass, readings and reflection to increase their spirituality.  The remaining seniors will have the same experience in the Spring.

Back on The Hill, our library has been completely renovated into a Student Technology and Media Center and will be ready to be featured at Open House for prospective students and families looking to enroll in the years to come.  Open House will take place on Sunday, October 29th.  More information on the day will be available very soon.

The Student Technology and Media Center is a greatly improved space on our campus and our Science Labs will also be in the near future.  The labs will be getting a significant face lift with the gracious giving of a lead gift from Jane and Scott Grosser and family with additional funding from the estate of Teresa Grosser. The designs for these improvements are in the works, and we will be looking for additional donors to engage for upcoming phases on the project.

Our students’ science educational experiences are also improving with our newly formed Robotics Club under the leadership of Mr. Tony Haskamp.  Students have already completed the creation of the first robot for the club and it is the intention of the program to create a Robotics Class to be offered next year for students to earn educational credits.


The 24th Annual Fireworks Fest at NCC had another successful year raising nearly $2,000 more than last.  The crowd of approximately 2,000 people was a great mix of our NCC Community and those just getting a glimpse of the best view in the area for the fireworks.  Our classroom suites were filled with notable patrons and our rooftop was used by Channel 12 for exclusive footage of the event.  We hope that others can make it out next year for one of our most unique events.

As for upcoming events, our Dash for Ca$h fundraiser has begun as students sell tickets for a  Split the Pot Raffle at this year’s Winners’ Circle on Saturday, November 4th in our gym.  We hope you can support students by purchasing a ticket and attending the Winners’ Circle. More information on the Winners’ Circle will be coming soon, but as always you can contact the school for details.

Our fall sports’ teams should be congratulated on a successful start. Our girls’ soccer team deserves special recognition for their All “A” Regional Championship and Sectional wins under first year Head Coach Hilary Johnson.  We hope to see you out a game soon.

Please consider joining The NCC Breds volleyball team for our annual Hits for Chicks volleyball fundraiser on September 26 vs Brossart. All funds raised benefit the Chicks and Chucks organization which helps support women with breast cancer.  This is always an exciting night of honoring survivors, school spirit and volleyball!

Thank you for a great start to the year!  Without our community our students would not have the spiritual, educational and social experiences that make our community great.  GO BREDS!



Ron Dawn