Voice Recognition

New Riegel Local Schools

Quality Education in a Small School Setting

New Riegel Local School District News Article

District News and Notes - April 2023

Encore Showcase

Please join the New Riegel Encore team (Mr. Kramer, Mrs. Hibbard, Mr. Frankart, Mrs. Kleba and Miss Clouse) for the New Riegel Schools First Annual Encore Showcase on Sunday April 23, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the school.   The festival will feature food trucks, laser tag, musical performances, visual art displays, esports and video game competitions, face painting, and the Art Club's Empty Bowl Project. 

Fifth Grade Field Trip

Our fifth graders are proposing an overnight trip to YMCA Camp Wilson in Bellefontaine, OH in May.  There will be an agenda item in April to approve this trip.   Note: A trip was previously approved in the fall for the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, but we were notified all education programs were discontinued recently.  

JH Gym Sound System

There is an agenda item in April to approve Sound Solutions to replace our existing sound system in our JH gym as part of the OFCC safety grant.  

PT Services

There will be an agenda item in April to approve PT Services for a 2 year contract to provide speech, OT, PT services to our students in special education.   


A spring review of our maintenance and facilities occurs and the following are items for repair and or replacement.  

Robert's Floor Contract 

Our high school gym floor is scheduled to be sanded and repainted this summer.  Check the master calendar for gym closure dates. 

Summer 2023

Floor sanding and painting in the high school gymnasium - Summer 2023

Ball valve replacement and minor plumbing repairs - Summer 2023

Concrete Repairs to identified sidewalk / ramp areas - Summer 2023

Drainage repairs - Pond area and access road by baseball field - Spring/Summer 2023

Summer 2024

Parking Lot recoat and reseal - Summer 2024

Carpet Replacement in Library/Computer Lab/Business Lab - Summer 2024

Careers Curriculum and Advisors

We continue to meet to discuss improvements to student advisory and career curriculum in the school.  A survey to staff to provide input on past and current advisories.    More to come on this topic throughout the coming months. 

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment will be from May 1 to May 31.  Applications will be available on the school website starting on May 1 at 7 a.m. 


Testing: Spring NWEA will be completed by April 28th.  We are in the process of recognizing students’ successes with Bob awards.  Students work very hard to show their knowledge on these assessments and have done very well.  All students will receive a certificate, smarties and a chance to pie a staff member.  In addition, each teacher has given a Bob award to one student in their class for ELA and one for Math during the fall, winter and spring test sessions.  These students will receive breakfast, extra recess and the chance to spray a staff member with silly string.  Again, students are very excited for this celebration which will take place during our last SAIL meeting on 5/22/23.

Students in grades 3-5 have completed the OST for ELA and will complete the Math and Science sections in weeks ahead.  Results will be available to staff and families in June.

Spring NWEA Window:

     3/20 - 4/5 (Grades 3-7)

      4/11 - 4/28 (Grades K-2)


*Spring Math

     4th         4/25 & 4/27

     3rd, 5th- 4/26 - 4/27

*Spring Science

     5th- 5/3 - 5/4

End of Year Events

Right to Read Week: This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” and will take place during the week of May 1st.  Students will experience guest readers, Force & Motion presentation, free books and prizes for reading recognition.

Book Fair: The PTO is hosting our last Book Fair on May 1st and 2nd.  Students will have the opportunity to browse and purchase new books.  The Book Fair will be open during and after school for families to attend.

Chalk Walk: The high school art students will display their chalk artwork on the sidewalks around the school.  Elementary students will view each and provide feedback to determine winning artists on 5/16/23.

*Field Trips:

5/8/23 3rd Grade:

*Bellevue Mad River

*Hayes Presidential Center

5/18/23 4th Grade:

    *Seneca Caverns

    *Garlo Nature Preserve

5/18/23 5th Grade:

    *Camp Wilson, Bellefontaine

5/19/22 Kdg:

    *Back to the Wild

    *Miller Conservation Farm

5/22/23 1st Grade:

    *Columbus Zoo

5/23/23 2nd Grade:

    *Columbus Zoo

Summer PD: *K-3 teachers and intervention teachers will complete online dyslexia training by August 21st, 2023.  In addition, K-3 teachers will complete a 6 hour online course to learn about our new adopted word study curriculum, “Really Great Reading”.  Teachers will explore new materials in August to prepare instruction for the 23-24 school year.

Family / Community Events

Good Shepherd: Students from Student Council and Service Learning Kindness Club collected donations from the community to create Easter baskets for the residents at Good Shepherd.  On April 3rd, the clubs delivered the baskets and also created an Easter egg hunt for both residents and students.  It was a successful project to bring joy to residents and practice leadership skills for students.

Easter Egg Hunt: *Student Council stuffed and hid over 2,000 eggs in classrooms of Pk-5.  Students enjoyed this surprise the last day before Spring Break.  One surprise winner from each class received a large candy bar.

Community Career Day: New Riegel’s second annual Community Career Day was March 20. The junior high gym housed tables featuring local businesses.  Students were able to explore equipment, see demonstrations and learn about a variety of different types of careers.

Music Performance: Families will be invited to attend a Spring Music performance by students in grades K-4 on Sunday, April 30th at 7pm.

Print This Article