• NCWHS News & Announcements

    Week of November 30th


    Unit 5 Esports is looking for ALL who can throw down at FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 for our spring season on PS4.  Contact Coach R at rackauja@unit5.org if interested.

    Congratulations to the NCWHS Chess team!  They have jumped into the virtual chess world and have a conference record of 10 wins, 0 losses at about half way through the season.  The varsity members - Jacob Davis, Spencer Vincent, Nick Husarik, Clayton Cannon, Jack Ewing, Gavin Warner, Shane Stevens and Geoffrey Morgan traveled to Glenbard East through their computers on Tuesday to compete in the Ram invite with 15 other schools from Chicago or the suburbs and came home with the second-place trophy.  Besides Kudos to the team, these students need special mention: Geoffrey placed first on board 8.  Spencer, Nick and Clayton placed third on boards 2, 3 and 4. Shane placed 4th on board 7.  Go WILDCATS!!!

    Want to help develop or lead sessions for our K-8 Coding Night? This virtual event will be held on Fri Dec 11 from 6-8PM and is open to all K-8 graders. I am looking for high school students to sign up and lead or assist the sessions. If you are interested, please join the virtual meeting on Monday, Dec. 7 from 3:30-4:30PM. Email Ms. Schermann at schermaa@unit5.org if you have questions. The Google Classroom code is x2tkbeb or the sign-up link is bit.ly/33cCrvo 

    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.

    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 11, 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 a great day to be a Wildcat!