• Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Did you know that we produce 12 million tons of plastic waste every year? Plastic bottle caps are also among the top 5 deadliest ocean trash for wildlife. Help us decrease the effects of this harmful substance on our environment by collecting and reusing these bottle caps! Don't throw your bottle caps away. Put them in a designated bottle cap collection bin in classrooms with plastic recycling. The plastic you collect will go towards creating a permanent bench for our school.  

    There are over 21,000 people experiencing homelessness in Bloomington and Normal. That is approximately 23% of our community. Normal Community FBLA has decided to take action by collecting donations and distributing Gotcha Boxes. Gotcha Boxes are filled with full sized toiletries. Help us achieve our goal by donating toiletries into the box in the fishbowl.

    French Club will meet this week today after school in Room 241. We will be building Eiffel Towers with s'mores & other treats. Come have fun with us!!

    Interested in poetry, prose, performing, or photography? The poetry club will have its first official meeting today in room 26 and will meet every Wednesday of the week from 3:30 to 5:00.  

    If you are interested in traveling to Spain and Portugal during the summer of 2020, please come to an informational parent/student meeting today at 6:00 pm in the IMC. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Baldwin or Mr. McWhorter.

    The Jostens rep will be here to deliver your class jewelry this Thursday, November 15, during lunch. You may bring cash or check that day or pay online prior to delivery day, using the postcard and emailed invoice. Students on the JPAY payment plan in good standing will receive their ring. Any student may place an order for a class ring that day, or use this day as a service day to get your class ring repaired or resized. Please contact Jostens with any questions.

    Hey Ironmen! It's that time of the year again for Dancing with the Staff! Students and staff members will be performing small dance numbers in order to raise money for the March Dimes Foundation hosted by FBLA. Come to support your friends and teachers and cast your vote for the winning team. The event is this Thursday, November 15th, at 7pm. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Hope to see you there Ironmen!

    You have one week left to sign up for the esports team tryouts. You must submit a contract to Mr Belt or Mrs Clydesdale by the end of Friday to try out. If you like playing video games and want to play on a competitive circuit, go to room 39 and pick up a contract.

    Attention Boys swimmers and Divers, practice begins next MONDAY, November 19, from 3:45-6pm. Make sure all paperwork is turned in to the athletic office. See Coach Budak or Coach Kobel with questions

    Juniors - Ready to spend each morning in a local business next year?  Learn to think outside the box and fill out the Innovative Entrepreneur application by 12/3 on the NCHS webpage or www.u5ie.org. Questions? email hinmanjf@unit5.org.

    Juniors - Interested in exploring how your interests relate to possible careers? The Internship Program can help students make more informed decisions about their career path by observing and becoming acquainted with careers in a more specific way. Students learn what certain careers involve, gain hands-on experience and skills, work with professionals, make key contacts and increase future marketability, gain confidence in abilities, acquire job search skills, and develop professionalism. Students must apply to be a part of this non-traditional learning opportunity.  Look for the application for the Internship Program on the NCHS webpage. Applications are due on Friday, December 14th.  Please see Mrs. Freymann with questions.

    This week's senior of the week is Brendan Short. Brendan's favorite school lunch is the deli sandwich; favorite teacher is Frau Schnabel; favorite movie is Sandlot. Brendan plans to major in computer science and minor in German. Something you may not have known about Brendan is that he is left handed.