Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
It pains us deeply to inform you of the loss today of one of our own.
A freshman student at Newport High School, died late Monday afternoon in a swimming accident.
Every student contributes in no small measure to the community we create together in the Newport Special School District. The loss of any student, particularly in so tragic and senseless a manner, grievously wounds us all.
We know that you join us in conveying the deepest sorrow and sincerest condolences of the entire Greyhound family to his parent and family. We have offered them any assistance the NSSD can provide.
Likewise, we stand in solidarity with his many Greyhound Nation friends at this most sad and difficult time. We ask everyone in our community to volunteer support to anyone who may need it.
Our counselors are available to anyone who wishes to talk with them about this tragic event. You may make an appointment at the High School office by calling 870-523-1321.
High School Principal Terri Kane, Assistant Principal Jon Bradley and Dean of Students Benny Reynolds join us in expressing our deepest sympathies to everyone who loved this young man and everyone he loved. We will provide you with information when it becomes available about funeral arrangements.
Brett Bunch, Ed.S Superintendent
Newport Special School District