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NCHS Announcements

Current students in an AP class this semester -
AP Exam Registration for May 2021 is happening NOW! College Board requires fall registration for spring testing.
For semester 1 and year-long AP courses, registration and payment is due by 9/30/2020. Visit the website for instructions & registration links.
(not for students in an honors level course....AP is different than a 9th/10th grade honors course)
Semester 2 only AP courses (social studies) will register in January/February.
Contact Mrs. Chase with questions:

ATTN:  Class of 2021 - It's Senior Week!  You should have received your student’s graduation packet in the mail. Please watch this 3 minute video walking you through the graduation packet (make sure you have your ringer on/volume turned up if watching on a mobile phone). 

You may place your order online at, hand into the Main office at the High School, or mail into the Jostens office in Downs prior to the deadline of October 5th.  Please reach out to your local Jostens Rep with any questions.  Your Jostens Rep contact information is below:

Troy Hall
PO Box 16
Down, IL  61736 

Nelson's Chicken After Prom Fundraiser:  Take a night off from cooking on October 9th and buy a Nelson’s Dinner for yourself and for Home Sweet Home Missions benefitting NCHS Families in need. See flyer for details.  Sponsored by NCHS After Prom.

French Club:  Interested in joining French Club? Our first meeting will be held next Tuesday, September 22nd from 3:30-4:30 pm on Google Meet via the link at the top of our Google Classroom! We will be doing a Kahoot and some other introductory activities. To join, use the code ntnwwl7, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram @ironfrench to stay connected. Here is the flyer and we hope to see you there!

Best Buddies:  Are you looking to create one-of-a-kind connections? If so, you should consider joining Best Buddies! Best Buddies creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships between individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities, and our chapter is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment for all students at Normal Community.  Our mandatory informational meeting and disability awareness training will be taking place on September 24th at 3:30 pm, and the link to join can be found on our Google Classroom (join using the code 262lrai).  We hope to see you there!

IMC Open on Wednesdays!  The NCHS IMC is happy to announce that "Wednesday Library Pickup" will start on 9/9.  The IMC will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students to pick up reserved IMC books. Students can access a book request form and more information on the IMC website:

Please note that the IMC is not open for hanging out and prolonged browsing on Wednesdays. We ask that students wear masks and observe social distance rules.

Speech Club:  Join the NCHS Speech Team!  Calling all Actors, Advocates, Comedians, and Poets!  Audition Videos due by 3:30 September 11.
Visit the NCHS Speech team website for more info or click here for our flier!
Follow us on Twitter: @nchspeech
Email Miss Zeman:

Meditation Club (Mindful Iron):  Our school's meditation club, Mindful Iron, is going to try meeting remotely for the time being.  We are planning to meet for mindfulness and meditation practice every Thursday morning at 8:00 AM, starting on Thursday, August 27th.  If you're interested in joining the club, consider joining our Google Classroom.  There, you'll find a link to our recurring Zoom meeting.  Let Mr. Robinson know if you have any questions!

Future Business Leaders of America:  Are you looking to make business connections, serve the community, and develop leadership skills? A New Member meeting for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will be held virtually on Monday, August 31st from 7-8pm. Come and see what we have to offer! Volunteer opportunities, social activities, professional development, competitions, and more. If you cannot attend the meeting, email Mrs. Pendleton for details.
Google Classroom Code:  5bv4vfy  (Link to Meeting will be posted on Classroom on Monday afternoon)

Drama Club:  There will be a virtual Drama Club meeting on Tuesday, 9/1, at 3:30.  Click the link here to join:  All are welcome!

AfterProm Yard Signs:  
Jr Class sponsors are selling class yard signs to raise funds for AfterProm.  We will be having Prom/AfterProm in 2021 either in person or virtually.  Senior class signs are currently sold out, but we are taking prepaid orders for a pick-up date in October. Junior-Freshman signs are still available on a limited basis. Once sold out, there will be no re-orders.

Please follow instructions on the appropriate forms on how to order and due dates. Thanks for the support!  

Class of 2021 Yard Sign Example
Class of 2021 Yard Sign Form
Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 Yard Sign Form