The Newport City School Board's January meeting has been changed to Tuesday, January 24 due to recent storm damage on the NGS campus. The meeting had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 (after the January 16 MLK holiday).
Newport Grammar School is currently in a “Lockout” where students and staff remain indoors and all entrances are secured. This is different than a “Lockdown.” We continue to be in constant communication with Newport Police Dept. pertaining to current situation in Newport and Cocke County. We will update you as we know more. Please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
UPDATE: We have been informed that the situation is now resolved. NGS will operate under normal dismissal procedures for this afternoon.
Newport Grammar School teachers Whitney Butler (1st Grade) and Carla Sexton (5th Grade) recently graduated from the Leadership Cocke County program as part of the Class of 2022. As part of the program, both teachers completed the nine-month program, which involved developing leadership skills, in addition to discovering many aspects of the Cocke County community. Leadership Cocke County features a two-day intensive retreat where class participants learn about themselves, their classmates and develop leadership skills, as well as eight themed days about different sectors of Cocke County, including government, healthcare, tourism and recreation, business and industry, education, agriculture, and law enforcement.