• NCWHS News & Announcements
    Week of September 21st

    Student Council is sponsoring a Virtual Spirit Week!!!   Tag us on Instagram!!!     The winner for each day will be notified via email with instructions to receive the gift card for the School Store!  Our Spirit Days will be -

                Tuesday: Yeehaw Day

                Wednesday: Character Day

                Thursday: USA Day

                Friday: West Spirit Day


    Want to see what your teachers have been up to???  Here is the link to the Teacher Dancing Video

    We have a lot of new teachers in the building!  Watch the video to meet them.  Here is the New Wildcats Video

    Our next library book pickup is this Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Be sure to get your reservations in by noon on Tuesday. Don't know how to reserve books? Check out this How-To document. Can't come in to pick up your books? WE DELIVER! Use the BOOKHUB form to get help finding a book or to reserve books and select the delivery option if you need it!

    The Latinx student union, Nuestra Voz, will hold our first meeting on Monday, September 28th, from 3:45 - 4:15pm. If you previously filled out the Google Form, you will receive the link via email. Follow us on instagram @NCWHSnuestravoz or contact Srta. Evans for more information.

    The Normal West Black Student Union will have their first meeting of the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, September 24 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. the meeting will consist of introductions and planning for this school year.  Please contact Jasmyn Jordan at 582006348@myunit5.org for the meeting link and more information.

    The West Volleyball team will use our fall contact days on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 - 5:30 pm. Anyone interested in playing is welcome, but you must be registered on 8to18 at https://ncwhs.8to18.com/accounts/login. You also must bring your own water and wear a mask the entire time.  Email Coach Mueller with any questions at muellekr@unit5.org. To see all the fall dates, be sure to join our Google Classroom by using Class Code: shil5qv

    Freshman and Sophomore baseball contact days will start Tuesday, September 29 at 4pm at the Sophomore baseball field. To register, go to https://ncwhs.8to18.com/ > Browse Available Camps > Fresh/Soph Baseball Contact Days. Any questions please contact Coach Beaty or Coach Breuning.

    Want to earn prizes for reading some GREAT books? Check out this information about the 2021 Lincoln Award Reading program. New this year: Read an Abe, Win an Abe Google Form! Just complete and submit this form for each book you read for easy tracking and a chance to win $5!

    The West Girls Soccer Team will use our fall contact days starting on Monday, September 21st - Thursday, October 29th. Practices will be held outside on Monday & Thursday Nights from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at Normal West Soccer Field. EVERYONE who wants to come must be registered on 8to18 at https://ncwhs.8to18.com/accounts/login.  If you already registered for camp this summer, then you DO NOT need to re-register again. It is labeled Girls Soccer Contact Days. Girls need to bring the following to practices: Cleats and Shin Guards, Running Shoes, Water, & Masks. We will always be outside, and it will be cooler at night so dress for the weather. If you have any questions, please email Coach Piepenbrink at piepenbbs@unit5.org.

    ATTN: Class of 2021, it’s SENIOR WEEK!  You will be receiving your graduation packet in the mail with all of the information you need.  All Senior orders are due by 10/5/20.  You may order online, mail to the Jostens office OR drop off in the High School office.  Check out the yellow flyer in your packet for payment options.  Please contact Jostens with any questions: troy.hall@Jostens.com

    Pride will meet Monday 9/21 virtually after school from 3:30-4:00 using the Normal West Pride Google Classroom Meet link. Please email Mrs. Long for the code. This group is open to all LGBTQIA+ students and allies. Follow @ncwhs_pride on Instagram for more info. 

    Do you love to read and talk about books? Then join the Normal West Virtual Book Club! We're planning to have our first virtual book club meeting Wednesday, September 30th from 3:45 - 4:30 pm. More details coming by the end of this week. Join the Book Club Google Classroom for updates -- Classroom Code: rmvr2dy  

    Here at West, we like to celebrate students and staff who are caught doing great things, and this year, it is even more important to celebrate our Wildcats! To do this, we have a program called “Catching the Kat-itude," in which the NCWHS staff nominates students, staff, and student groups who follow the four learner characteristics of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, INVESTED IN LEARNING, & COLLABORATION. The winners are not only announced but they will also receive a special treat and a shoutout on the West social media pages! Today, we are announcing our first round of winners! If your name is listed, look for an e-mail with some important information about retrieving your prize.
    Madison Schweizer                                         Jason Zheng                                                    Haylee Peak
    Tyler Allen                                                        Alex Uchtorff                                                    Amber Heiniger
    Ella Stroyan                                                      Ian Jirik                                                            Arya Gandhi
    Amanda Egge                                                Mr. Hafermann                                                Ms. Gramley
    This week’s Group/Team/Club/Class winner is the Senior Class Board. They were nominated by Mrs. Maynerich who says: “I have been very impressed so far with senior board. Although we have not been able to have a regular homecoming this year, they have been very responsible by communicating and sending out reminders to members and sponsors. Shout out to Jennie Mulholland for being a great leader.” Mr. Franz will get a certificate to share with each of you!
    Once again, congratulations to each of this week’s winners, and “thanks for catching the kat-itude!” 

    It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!