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National Technical Honor Society Induction
On March 23, 2023,  several New Philadelphia Schools students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Buckeye Career Center. 

 1st-year Inductees were:  Zachary Rothrock, Lydia Salazar, Emily Sandy, and Julianne Tzip Jose

2nd-year inductees were:  Erika Kugler, Ryan Flaherty, Emmalee Warner, Joseph Fulton (not pictured), and Lily Hissner.

Also pictured:
Mrs. Heidi Briggs, NPHS counselor
Mrs. Amy Wentworth NPCS superintendent
New Philadelphia City Schools Request for Qualifications: Architectural Pre-Bond Issue Assistance Services

New Philadelphia City Schools (Tuscarawas County) is seeking Request for Qualifications for
Architectural Pre-Bond Issue Assistance Services. This RFQ is being initiated to secure the
services of a qualified firm to provide technical assistance as they prepare for a possible bond
issue in the Fall of 2024.

The Request for Qualifications is to be submitted to and received by the New Philadelphia City
School office, 248 Front Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663. The proposal shall be marked
“Architectural Pre-Bond Issue Assistance Services for New Philadelphia City Schools.” Proposals
received after the deadline of April 20, 2023, will not be accepted. It is the proposer’s
responsibility to ensure that the proposal is received prior to the deadline as no exception to
this policy will be made.


The New Philadelphia School district (the “School District”) operates under a locally-elected
Board form of government and provides educational services as authorized by state statute
and/or federal guidelines. The School District was established in 1808, the first in the State of
Ohio, and is organized under Article VI, Sections 2 and 3 of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.
Under such laws there is no authority for a School District to have a charter or adopt local laws.
The legislative power of the School District is vested in the Board of Education, consisting of five
members elected at-large for staggered four-year terms.

The School District serves an area of approximately 72 square miles. It is located in Tuscarawas
County and includes all of the City of New Philadelphia, the Village of Stone Creek, and portions
of nine townships. The School District currently operates eight instructional buildings (one
preschool, five elementary buildings, one middle school, and one high school), an
administration building, and a maintenance/bus garage building. Additionally, the School
District utilizes property owned by the City of New Philadelphia for interscholastic sports fields.
The School District is staffed by 399 certified and classified employees and serves 2992
students in preschool through twelfth grade.

The district has joined the OFCC ELP Program to investigate options for new and/or renovated
facilities. An OFCC facility assessment was completed in 2017 and an OFCC ten-year enrollment
projection was completed in 2019.


Generally assist the District (and cooperate with OFFC) with technical expertise for preparing to
potentially attempt a bond issue to build new and/or renovate facilities. The district is currently
working with OFFC under the ELP Program to complete an updated Master Plan and is in the
early planning stages.

1. Assist the district with a study of various options. The district is considering consolidating but
needs to further study all reasonable options.
2. Validate the OFCC Facilities Assessment.
3. Assist the district in determining need/desire of any LFIs including estimates of cost. This may
include POR exercises and/or conceptual plan studies. It should consider such things as
potential off-site work scope.
4. Provide feasibility studies of potential sites for new buildings.
5. Provide necessary graphics to serve as informational/promotional tools for the potential
bond issue.
6. Attend Community Meetings to present information and provide technical assistance.
7. Other scopes that would assist the district in being prepared for a ballot attempt.

This scope would be limited to Pre-Design and does not imply continuance into full design
service for the project should the project become funded. A separate selection process for A/E
services would occur only after the District has obtained their funding.


A Selection Committee will evaluate the RFQs and rank them based on most qualified. The
Selection Committee will forward their recommendation to the New Philadelphia City School
Board for final action.

New Philadelphia City School reserves the right to prepare a short list of firms from the
submitted proposals and conduct interviews or select the most qualified and begin negotiations
for a contract. This decision will be based on the number and quality of proposals received. If
interviews are scheduled, they would be held within thirty (30) days of the RFQ deadline.
March 2023 Strategic Plan Updates Are Now Available
Be sure to check out the March Strategic Plan Updates!!
You can find all quarterly updates under the "Strategic Plan" tab at the top of our District homepage or you can follow this LINK to access all updates.
New Philadelphia High School Proudly Presents "Crazy for you"
New Philadelphia High School will present Crazy for You, March 30th through April 1st in Welty Auditorium. With a book by Ken Ludwig and music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, Crazy for You will keep the audience tapping their toes with familiar hits like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It.”

The show features Nathaniel Demuth (Bobby Child), Grace Maddux (Polly Baker), Jacob Roman-Willey (Bela Zangler), Emma Demuth (Irene Roth), Brad Waugh (Lank Hawkins), Marilyn Stokey (Patricia Fodor), Luc Poirier (Eugene Fodor), Abigail Prucha (Tess), and Bella Kaput (Patsy).  The rest of the cast includes Mackenna Armstrong, Brooke Corbin, Ricardo Cruz, Heather Demuth, Garin Gingerich, Scarling Hershberger-Budavich, Jordi Kopp, Jonathan Mendoza Jones, Helen Morris, Kenzie Murphy, Sydney Purcell, Gabby Riesen, Katelynn Scott, Derek Shimek, Addy Van Arsdalen, Eliza Van Arsdalen, Colton Walker, and Neka Washington. 

The show is directed by Sarah Spies with assistance and choreography by Shannon Mitchell and musical direction by Kristi Prucha. Show times are 7:00pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online HERE.

New Philadelphia City Schools to Relaunch Master Facilities Plan Discussions

Dear Quaker Families,

As many of you may know, we began planning for the future of our facilities in 2018. As a result of COVID-19, this work was put on hold. Now, with new information in hand surrounding how children today learn best, we are excited to relaunch our Master Facilities Plan discussion.

Our top priorities are safety and ensuring our schools are equipped with the necessary resources to provide an engaging educational experience that meets the expectations of our community as well as the social and emotional needs of our students. 

Our community’s input is essential to developing a roadmap for our future and the Board of Education and leadership team are dedicated to providing ample opportunity for you to give feedback and present your ideas. Stay tuned for more information. The Board’s goal is to unveil a final Master Facilities Plan in April of 2024. 

Our buildings are an important part of helping us further our mission of providing all students the opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Together, I know we will create a blueprint that will serve the students of New Philadelphia City Schools today and for generations to come. 

Amy Wentworth


Empower Tusc has partnered with this year’s Leadership Tusc class on a new initiative and is looking for your help

Empower Tusc has partnered with this year’s Leadership Tusc class on a new initiative of a Youth Sports Closet that will be geared towards helping area youth overcome some of the hurdles that may be preventing them from participating on local sports teams, primarily, the financial burdens associated with participation. By participating on these teams, the youth will be exposed to a positive atmosphere focused on teamwork, respect, discipline, camaraderie, etc. The hope is that exposing our youth to this type of positive atmosphere will deter them from taking part in the negative atmospheres they are exposed to (i.e. drug use, depression, violence, etc.).  

The team is currently in the investigating/planning phase of the initiative. There have been many great ideas tossed out about how this could be structured. One suggestion is to have a physical closet where new and gently used sports equipment is housed. Families could arrange for a time to bring the children to the closet and get the equipment needed. Another suggestion was to create a fund where parents could submit a request for financial assistance. The fund could provide a voucher for equipment or a stipend to pay a fee associated with joining the team. This fund could also be utilized by the local town teams to purchase equipment that the team shares (i.e. catchers gear, pads, etc.).

The team is still working through the logistics and gathering the data at this point.  Attached you will find a QR code to an online survey created to try and gather some more detailed information. We hope to utilize the data collected to determine if the Sports Closet is truly a need for our communities and maybe pinpoint where the need may be the greatest. We also hope to get an idea from this data which option above would be more beneficial and if there are any specific sports that may need more focus. 

Use the QR code above or the link HERE to complete the survey.
New Philadelphia Preschool Program Has Openings for the 2023-2024 School Year
Are you looking for a preschool?
The New Philadelphia Preschool Program has openings for the 2023-2024 School year! Sign up Today!!!!
Children must be 3 by August 1st, we have vacancies at all 3 locations: Quaker Dome Preschool Center, East Elementary, and West Elementary.  Students may attend at a reduced rate based on income. 
For more information and an application, please contact Mrs. Diane Knox at 330-364-0619.

February 15th is National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day
Our Mission
New Philadelphia City Schools will provide all students the opportunity to achieve their highest potential to become educated, self-sufficient, and responsible citizens. We are committed to providing every student a diverse, quality education within a safe and secure environment through a dedicated, innovative and highly qualified staff in partnership with parents and the community-at-large.
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