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NCHS Announcements

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy:  Calling all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Would you like to learn how to help your community? Create your legacy, help others, and learn about philanthropy? It is time to apply to the next year's Youth Engaged in Philanthropy! Students receive a real world experience they need to succeed!

Click below for the application - MUST BE COMPLETED by April 3, 2021

http://www.ciyep.org/membership-application-1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-eEwMuFAGg

French Club:  Interested in participating in the annual Foreign Language Gingerbread House Competition? The virtual kickoff event will take place on December 7th at 3:45 at the Google Meet link listed at the top of the French Club Google Classroom page, which one can join using the code ntnwwl7. Members of all foreign language clubs are welcome to participate, and we hope to see you there!

Competitive Cheerleading Tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday, November 16th and 17th, from 6-8 pm.  You must be registered on 8 to 18 with a current physical to attend tryouts.  Please bring your own water bottle and wear a mask for tryouts.  Email Coach Lamprich or Coach Gotschall with questions.


"Everywhere is a Stage Festival"

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, the high school theatre departments of McLean County Unit 5, Bloomington District 87, and University High School are joining together with the Theatre Education program at Illinois State University to create a unique opportunity for Bloomington/Normal students.  

The “Everywhere is a Stage Festival” is a multiple-night, virtual performance of short plays that allow students to perform with actors, techies, and directors from each of the four schools.  The online shows will stream twelve plays over five consecutive nights, November 16 - 20, beginning at 7 pm each night.  The productions require a password for access (available on the webpage, www.everywhereisastage.weebly.com ) but are free of charge and will request donations through shirt sales to help defray costs. 

Students submitted taped auditions and are attending rehearsals through online meetings. Individual shows are being directed by the 4 high school directors and 8 ISU students.  All casts are a mixture of teens from each high school and all are performed as “Zoom theatre” to allow for social distancing from the safety of laptop computers.  Digital performances are the ideal answer to safety concerns for casts, crews, and audience  members. It also allows area youths to maintain the sense of community that educational theatre provides even in a pandemic, while providing the community with an important access to the arts.

For more information go to http://everywhereisastage.weebly.com/ 

 

NCHS Student Council is hosting a blood drive on Nov. 18th from 11AM--5PM at the Parke Hotel.  
 
For an appointment, students and parents can visit www.redcrossblood.org
 
Eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before the donation. Students age 16 will need parent permission.  All other donors need to bring either a driver's license or two forms of other ID (with one that has proof of age). All donations are tested for Covid-19 antibodies.  All presenting donors will receive a t-shirt while supplies last! 

Jazz Ensembles 2020-21

Jazz audition music is now available. All interested students should join the google classroom with code x3mi3dh and access information and materials for the audition. Jazz ensembles meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The time frames are to be determined but in general the time commitment is no more than 1 hour twice a week.
 
Auditions will be done by video submission and all audition materials are due by 8pm Nov 2. The results will be posted in the classroom by Friday Nov 6 and the first rehearsals will be the week of Nov 9 (starting Nov 10 with specific groups).

  
Math Team:  Attention all mathletes this year's Math Team will be running virtually this year on Mondays from 4-5pm. If you're interested in solving challenging problems that you don't normally see in the usual high school curriculum and are interested in competing in a math competition, please contact Mr. Florido and Miss Shoukry by e-mail if you are not already on the Google Classroom. We get started on October 26th. 


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: chasek@unit5.org

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!