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School’s out forever at Newbern

After 56 years of serving children in Pulaski County, Newbern Elementary School has closed.
The Pulaski County School Board made the decision to close Newbern Elementary this past March in the process of making attendance boundary adjustments for all but one of the elementary schools within the county.
The 112 or so students who attended Newbern Elementary this year will transfer to Dublin, Critzer and Riverlawn Elementary schools, and fifth grade students advancing to sixth grade will attend Dublin Middle School.
During Newbern Elementary’s end of school graduation and awards assembly held Friday morning, physical education teacher Chad Owen told the audience of students, faculty, parents and guests to "have faith" as they transition to their new schools and new positions.
He quoted the late Martin Luther King, Jr., saying, "faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase."
Newbern principal Joe Reed addressed the crowd as well, telling the students they would have some great teachers in the future, but that it would be hard to find any teachers better than the ones they had been exposed to during their time at Newbern Elementary.
He thanked the students, teachers and staff for their work with him during his time as principal at Newbern, and described the school as the "best on this side of Pulaski County, at least."
Reed also announced that next year, he will serve as principal for the new Fairlawn Transition Program, which will be housed at the old Riverlawn Elementary School.
In regards to both population and size, Newbern Elementary School was the smallest school in the Pulaski County Public School system, with only one class for each grade level. However, several students commented that the school’s small size is what they liked most about attending Newbern Elementary.
Fifth grade student Bailey Hostetter, who was one of two students to receive the "Student of the Year" award during Friday’s assembly, commented that her favorite thing about Newbern Elementary is that "it’s so small, and you always have the same people in your classes every year," and added "everyone knows your name."
Hostetter will attend DMS next year, which she said she is "both excited and nervous" about.
Third grade student Sydney Covey will attend Dublin Elementary School next year, and she said what she will miss the most about Newbern Elementary is the fact that it’s a smaller school.
As for what has been her favorite thing about Newbern, she said "all of the teachers."
Covey’s classmate, Kendra Taylor, will also attend DES next year, and said that she is excited, but what she will miss the most is the teachers at Newbern. She said her favorite part about being a Newbern student has been all of the friends she has made.
Fifth grade student Jake Clary, who, along with Hostetter, received the "Student of the Year" award, as well as the DAR Good Citizenship Award, said that what he has enjoyed most about his six years at Newbern Elementary is "the wonderful teachers." Next year, he will attend DMS.

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School’s out forever at Newbern

After 56 years of serving children in Pulaski County, Newbern Elementary School has closed.
The Pulaski County School Board made the decision to close Newbern Elementary this past March in the process of making attendance boundary adjustments for all but one of the elementary schools within the county.
The 112 or so students who attended Newbern Elementary this year will transfer to Dublin, Critzer and Riverlawn Elementary schools, and fifth grade students advancing to sixth grade will attend Dublin Middle School.
During Newbern Elementary’s end of school graduation and awards assembly held Friday morning, physical education teacher Chad Owen told the audience of students, faculty, parents and guests to "have faith" as they transition to their new schools and new positions.
He quoted the late Martin Luther King, Jr., saying, "faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase."
Newbern principal Joe Reed addressed the crowd as well, telling the students they would have some great teachers in the future, but that it would be hard to find any teachers better than the ones they had been exposed to during their time at Newbern Elementary.
He thanked the students, teachers and staff for their work with him during his time as principal at Newbern, and described the school as the "best on this side of Pulaski County, at least."
Reed also announced that next year, he will serve as principal for the new Fairlawn Transition Program, which will be housed at the old Riverlawn Elementary School.
In regards to both population and size, Newbern Elementary School was the smallest school in the Pulaski County Public School system, with only one class for each grade level. However, several students commented that the school’s small size is what they liked most about attending Newbern Elementary.
Fifth grade student Bailey Hostetter, who was one of two students to receive the "Student of the Year" award during Friday’s assembly, commented that her favorite thing about Newbern Elementary is that "it’s so small, and you always have the same people in your classes every year," and added "everyone knows your name."
Hostetter will attend DMS next year, which she said she is "both excited and nervous" about.
Third grade student Sydney Covey will attend Dublin Elementary School next year, and she said what she will miss the most about Newbern Elementary is the fact that it’s a smaller school.
As for what has been her favorite thing about Newbern, she said "all of the teachers."
Covey’s classmate, Kendra Taylor, will also attend DES next year, and said that she is excited, but what she will miss the most is the teachers at Newbern. She said her favorite part about being a Newbern student has been all of the friends she has made.
Fifth grade student Jake Clary, who, along with Hostetter, received the "Student of the Year" award, as well as the DAR Good Citizenship Award, said that what he has enjoyed most about his six years at Newbern Elementary is "the wonderful teachers." Next year, he will attend DMS.

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