• NCWHS News & Announcements
    Week of October 12th

    Interested in Rock Climbing... Whether you have no experience or can lead 5.12b with your eyes closed, come check out the Normal West Rock Climbing Team.  We are getting ready to start up as soon as we have interest.  Contact Coach Lehr with questions.  Sign in to our Google Classroom for information: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTg0MDM5OTM0MDE1?cjc=q43dtij

    If you are a junior or senior with a GPA of 4.7 or higher, you should have received an email with the National Honor Society application from Liz Beggs, NHS advisor. The email was sent October 2nd. Applications are due Friday, November 6th by 3:45pm, no exceptions. All applications must be emailed to Ms. Beggs, beggse@unit5.org, or dropped off in the main office.

    This year the Unit 5 Esports "Ironcats" are taking the fight to cancer by "leading the charge" in a statewide philanthropy initiative called For the Cure.  All profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation this year.  Click here to view the webstore

    The National English Honor Society is now accepting new members for the 2020-2021 school year. Any Junior or Senior student who meets the following criteria may apply:

    • 75 Cumulative GPA (minimum)
    • 75 GPA in High School English classes (minimum)
    • Completed application form and personal statement
    • A willingness to serve in the community and take part in cultural outings

    To apply, complete the following steps by 3:30PM on October 16:

    • Fill out the application form (linked HERE) by October 16 at 3:30 PM.
    • Compose a typed, double-spaced personal statement as to why you feel you would be a strong addition to the Normal Community West High School chapter of NEHS. Include a description of past achievements in English courses, interests, goals and anything else you feel inclined to share. Statements should be no more than 1 page, double-spaced. EMAIL this personal statement to Mrs. Spath (spathn@unit5.org) no later than Oct.16 at 3:30 PM.

    Coach Schermann will be running three Computer Science clubs this year. ALL clubs will meet in Room 203 on Mondays from 3:30-4:30PM in person or virtually using Google Meet. To learn more, join the Google Classroom using class code x2tkbeb and fill out this Google Form.

    • Cyber Club is a fun, free and interactive online program composed of digital challenges to introduce students to cybersecurity.
    • CyberPatriot is a national youth cyber education program created in the United States to help direct students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The program was created by the Air Force Association. Students compete on 5 Saturdays 1st semester from 8am - 2pm.
    • Girls Who Code aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. We provide an environment of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world.

    The Normal West Black Student Union is partnering with Normal West’s National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Promise Council, Peers in Action, and Nuestra Voz to serve youth internationally with a Drive for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child organization. There are 2 ways you can help us build boxes.

    1. Donate supplies at Austin Feaman’s House ☆Text/call him at (309) 846-2511 ☆DM him at @afeaman179
    2. Individually Build Your Own Box and Drop it off at Austin Feaman’s House

    Please click this link to see what you can donate: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/   If anyone has any questions or comments please message Jasmyn Jordan at @heyyits_jj or jasmynbluej@gmail.com

    We’re back to announce this round of wildcats who have 'caught the kat-itude!' This week, we asked staff to focus on students who show RESPECT to their peers, mentors, and teachers. If your name is listed, look for an e-mail with some important information about retrieving your prize. Our RESPECTFUL Kat-itude winners for this round are:
    Katelyn Bonds                                               Ethan Snyder                                     Reanne Cupples
    Savion Jackson                                             Lucas Crump                                     Alannah Blanks
    Bryce Heiniger                                              Haley Willan                                       Sean Daugherty
    Joey Reinitz                                                   Ms. Janvrin                                        Mr. Temples
    This week’s Group winner is Team MB (Ms. Kafer and Ms. Pufahl).   They were nominated by Mrs. Bollmann who has this to say about them: "They have gone above and beyond to help accommodate a student with a 504 plan that is having vision issues. It has been a lot of extra work and they have been so helpful, even though it has been a lot of extra work!"  

    It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!