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  • Office Hours:
    7:30 am to 3:30 pm
     
      
    Normal West High School
    501 North Parkside Rd.
    Normal, IL 61761

    Main Office - 
    309.557.4402
    Attendance Line - 
    309.557.4451
    Fax - 309.557.4503
     
    Guidance 309.557.4969
  • NCWHS News & Announcements
    Week of November 16th

    'Everywhere Is a Stage Festival' is coming to Bloomington-Normal! This year, theatre directors from West, Community, Bloomington, and U-High, as well as the theatre education clinical students from ISU, have joined forces to present a week of digital one-act plays that will stream directly to you. Over the course of one week, we will present 12 one-act plays featuring students from all four high schools working together in integrated casts. The shows will be free and will be available to access from November 16-20 at everywhereisastage.weebly.com. Please tune in to support ALL of the theatre programs in the Twin Cities!

    OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK! Students, Staff & West Stakeholders Welcome - Gallery West is open again in the Atrium, and we would love to show your best artwork. No, you don't need to be enrolled in an art class to participate. EVERY WILDCAT IS WELCOME! To submit your work, please visit the Virtual Gallery page on the Gallery West Website and complete the google form. On that page, you will also find a document and video to help guide you through digitally documenting your artwork. Accepted work will be viewable in Gallery West and on the Gallery's website. For questions, please contact Mr. Akyuz at akyuza@unit5.org

    The IMC will still be open during remote learning for library book and supply pickup. Continue to reserve your books through the online catalog or use Bookhub to "order" the kind of books you like. Mrs. Hafermann will do the "book shopping" for you based on the information you provide. Instructions for both are provided here.    

    Congratulations to Emily Masters! She is November's winner of “Read an Abe, Win an Abe!” Emily read Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson and shared, "It was really good! It had some twists and turns and made you relate to all the characters." Remember to stop by the IMC to check out this year’s Lincoln Book Award nominees for your chance to read some great books AND win a cash prize!     

    Check out the IMC's Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for the month of November! Check out one book, get another at no charge! 100% off! Free returns! Don't miss out! 

    Book club will meet virtually this Wednesday, November 18th @ 3:45 to discuss our November reading selections.  

    A group of students at Normal West needs student and teacher volunteers to take a two-week-long, anonymous survey about their mental health. The results will help create an app targeted to your health needs. If you'd like to apply or need more information, email Tucker Nance at 369915396@myunit5.org.

    Attention Seniors, if you have taken 6 semesters of Social Studies You may be eligible for the RHO Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.  Please check us out in the Google Classroom Code:   6DEGMH7 or Email Mrs. Freeman for the application.  Applications are due by November 20th

    MuAlphaTheta: Are you a senior who is taking a math class and has had at least 5 semester credits of math with an overall GPA of 4.0 or higher and a math GPA of 5.0 or higher?  Then it's time to fill out the MATh application through the MATh classroom page by Friday, 11/20/20.  Join our classroom page with the code:  jdavju4 Then fill out the form with your information and be prepared to pay the $10 application fee if accepted: Mrs. Kafer will let you know of your acceptance ASAP, please let her know if you have any questions.

    There will be no Computer Science club meetings this week (Mon Nov 16 or Tue Nov 17). We will resume our meetings next week VIRTUALLY on Mondays, beginning Mon Nov 23. ALL clubs will meet in on Mondays from 3:30-4:30PM virtually using Google Meet. To learn more, join the Google Classroom using class code x2tkbeb or email Coach Schermann at schermaa@unit5.org.

    The YICU Service Awards Banquet was on Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m.  Jasmyn Jordan, a senior at Normal West and Gavin Cunningham a Normal West alum were individual award winners.  The Normal West Black Student Union won the team award.  Congratulations to these Normal West 2020 YICU Service Award Winners!

    The Normal West Black Student Union is hosting an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive until November 21.  Here's a simplified version of How to build Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for the drive!  Please email Jasmyn Jordan at 582006348@myunit5.org if you have any questions.

    Step 1: Have a plastic or regular shoebox
    Step 2: Purchase supplies based on the age group you’ve selected (2 students can always split the cost and purchase items for one box)
    Step 3: Pack the box with supplies (toys, hygiene items, crafts, etc.)

    Interested in going to the BACC (Bloomington Area Career Center next year) but want to learn more about what it is? The BACC will be hosting an open house on November 17th starting at 4pm. Interested in signing up or have questions regarding this open house please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aaa62eabf5c16-bacc  

    Freshmen – do you have independent reading books still from your Junior High?  Turn them into the IMC and we will return them for you! 

    Innovative Entrepreneurs is where an innovation in education is happening.  Would you like to learn how to be innovative?  Create your own product, service, and/or business? The Innovative Entrepreneur Class can show you how! What being an IE is like:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4EODKmnO6OwdzNISTc2dEFweGs/view?usp=sharing

    Applications for the 2021-22 IE Class are now open for current Juniors in Unit 5 on the www.u5ie.org website.

    Click below for the application -these must be completed by Dec 4, 2020 IE Application

    (https://forms.gle/7ehW7idysJ2rGVaX7)  Why Take IE? Students receive a real-world experience they need to succeed! This is accomplished through learning innovative design thinking and startup processes similar to those used by designers for Google, Apple and Disney. They receive professional certification from Stanford D School, Google, and Disney!  Also, by visiting unique area businesses daily and working with their innovative owners. You will receive assistance in the creation of your own startup from business mentors. Ultimately, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your startup ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs & investors.

    It's that time again...I'm here to announce the wildcats who have 'caught the kat-itude!' If your name is listed, you should be getting an important email about how to retrieve your prize. Our Kat-itude winners for this round are:
    Hannah Gaff                                                 Burt Jolley                                        Tess Birsa

    Abby Hoeft                                                   Cruzita Calderon                            Renata Olivo Ramos
    Briana Adams                                             Andrew Bever                                 Maia Eames
    Carter Pomis                                               Mrs. Saal                                           Mrs. Copple

    This week’s Group/Team/Club/Class winner is the Student Council. They were nominated by Mrs. Bollman and Mrs. Martin-Boyd. Mrs. Bollmann had this to say about them: 'The student council group did an amazing job of helping with our new student orientation. They came to school (bright and early) to help be the faces of West for our new kids. New students were so appreciative of their hard work and so was the counseling office!'  Mrs. Martin-Boyd had this to say about them: 'I LOVE the decorations they put out to make our Wildcats feel welcome when they came back to school! Way to go!' Mrs. Nichols has a certificate and special treat for each of you!"

    It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!
    RAWR, RAWR, RAWR!!!

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