• NCWHS News & Announcements
    Week of November 2nd

    The Normal West Mock Trial team informational meeting will be this Thursday (Nov. 5) via Google Meets at 3:45 pm to 4:15. We will discuss what this season will look like, the case this year, and begin to coordinate schedules.  Email Dr. Bierbaum with questions and meeting information at:  bierbauj@unit5.org

    Interested in Spanish Club... the first virtual meeting will be November 4th from 3:00 - 3:30 pm.  Learn about the 'Dia de los Muertos' and how our hallway altar was put together.  Bring in a photo of a loved one to add to the altar.  Give photos to your Spanish teacher and stay tuned for the Google Meets that your Spanish teacher will post for you.

    The '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!

    Congratulations to Amya Phillips! She is October's winner of “Read an Abe, Win an Abe!” Amya read Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson and shared, "This book was truly amazing! I literally didn't put the book down while I was reading it!" 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 monthly cash prize!   

    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

    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  

    Attention juniors! If you participated in the Illinois History Day project in US History and DID NOT claim your tri-fold, this is your last chance before they are recycled. Please email Mrs. Unsbee (unsbeec@unit5.org) or check in with your US History teacher from last year. We have several items that were add-ons to projects (books, Ferris wheels, cars, etc.) that need to go home as well. You have until Friday, November 6th to claim your items.

    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:


    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.

    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 the form for each book you read for easy tracking and a chance to win $5!

    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.

    It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!