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Monday, January 30th

Music Tech Club is meeting today AND tomorrow at 3:35 in room 14. If you play or write music and have an interest in collaborating with others while learning how to record, please join us! All genres and talents welcomed! Contact Mr. Wiechman or Mr. King for questions!

The After-School Forge will start up again this Wednesday, February 1st, from 3:45-5:00. Come find a place to study and make up assessments with help from peer tutors and teachers. The After-School Forge will then be open most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the rest of the semester. There is also a bus that can take you home at 5:15. Take advantage of this great resource!

The South Asian Performing Arts club will be having a bake sale on the 14th and the 15th of February during the lunch hours. Please consider supporting SAPA by buying some delicious treats and snacks! Also join us for our next meeting this Tuesday after school at 3:45 pm in room 13. Questions? Contact Pritha Chatterjee, Karthika Nair, Mr. King, or Mr. Robinson for more details. 

Hispanic Heritage Club will be holding its first meeting of the semester this Wednesday, February 1st, after school in room 238. We will discuss plans for the semester, paint more flags in room 238, and have some light snacks. Questions? Contact Aurora Flores or Mr. King for more questions.

Attention Cultural Cooking Club members. We have a meeting after school this Thursday, Feb. 2nd, in the foods lab, room 25, to make Pav Baji! Please fill out the form in our Google Classroom if you plan to attend. See you there!

 

Auditions for the spring musical The Lightning Thief will be held next Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 6-8. This fun show, inspired by the Percy Jackson book series, has a great rock music-inspired score and includes roles for Half Bloods, Greek Gods, and monsters! Anyone interested in auditioning should join the musical Google Classroom site, which has a link found on the bulletin board in the music hallway between rooms 48 & 50. Please see Mr. Luginbuhl if you have any questions.

 

BSU is excited to kick off Black History Month 2023! This Wednesday, we are selling BSU spirit wear in the mornings until February 17th! Please stop and get your spirit wear! Make sure to check out the announcements around the school or on our Instagram account about our upcoming black history spirit week collaboration with Bloomington High School, Normal West High School, and Uhigh's BSUs!!! Also, we will be posting black history facts daily on our social media outlets, be sure to go to check it out! 

 

This week's senior of the week is Isaac Rasmus. Isaac's favorite school lunch is pasta; favorite teacher is Mr. Robinson; favorite TV show is Cyberpunk Edgerunner. Isaac plans to attend a trade school or get an apprenticeship nxt year after graduation. Something you may not have known about Isaac is that he likes almost all types of music.

Monday, January 23rd

Congratulations to BJ Dumas on qualifying for the IHSA Boys Bowling State Tournament this weekend!  

It’s important to be kind to others, but it’s equally important to be kind to our bodies. Citing a lack of healthy and allergy-free food insecurity awareness in our community, our NCHS National Honors Society has partnered with Bloomington High School’s National Honors Society, NCHS HOSA, and NCHS FBLA to host a community-wide Health Conscious Food Drive. The proceeds will be donated to community nonprofits in need such as the Baby Fold, Western Avenue, and Little Free Pantry. We will have a collection box right outside the IMC today through February 10th. So be sure to stop by and donate what you can! If you have any questions, please reach out on our NHS instagram page or contact Mr. Knott!

Attention boys in all grade levels - do you have a special talent? 2 boys from freshman, sophomore and junior classes, and 4 senior boys will be competing in a Miss America style pageant hosted by the Senior Class Board. It’ll include a talent show, interview, catwalk and dance number to see who takes the title of THE Ironman. If you are interested, a sign up form will be posted today till January 27th, and voting for students will take place the following week to decide your 10 contestants. The competition will help raise money for prom with $3 tickets being sold during lunch hours in February, $5 the night of the show. The Iron Man competition will take place on February 28th at 6:30 - hope to see you all there!

Music Tech Club is meeting today AND tomorrow at 3:35 in room 14. If you play or write music and have an interest in collaborating with others while learning how to record, please join us! All genres and talents welcome! Contact Mr. Wiechman or Mr. King for questions!

There will be a mental health club meeting this Wednesday, January 25th, in room 241 at 3:30.

Hola a todos! Join us for our next Spanish Club meeting this Wednesday from 3:30-4:15 in Room 25 (the FACS kitchen) for some traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate and sweet treats! We will also be playing some traditional games with prizes! Please email Ms. Nutter (email is on the flyer in the Spanish rooms) if you plan to attend so we can make sure we have enough supplies! Hope to see you there!

Attention gamers! Come put your skills to the test and take your team all the way to the state championship. This year Unit 5 Esports will once again have a variety of Esports teams competing in the IHSA Regional tournament.

We are currently seeking players for:  Rocket League…Super Smash Bros Ultimate…Mario Kart 8…NBA 2K and FIFA. If you are at all interested, our MANDATORY meeting and tryouts will be held in Room 65 this Thursday, 1/26, after school. Contact Mr. Emberson or Mr. Neiburger with questions.

Want to kick off the new year with some fun? Join the Sophomore class board for a New Year kickoff event this Friday, January 27th, from 6:30 till 8:30 in the east gym. There will be prizes, a cookie decorating contest, a photo booth and fake snowball fights. Look for registration forms on your grade’s google classroom. 

This week's senior of the week is Michael Canales. Michael's favorite school lunch is the deli sandwich; favorite teacher is Ms. Baker; favorite movie is El Norte. Michael plans to attend college and study agriculture. Something you may not have known about Michael is that he is a musician.

Tuesday, January 17th

Juniors, would you like to learn how to be innovative and create your own product, service, and/or business? Now it’s the time to apply to be an Innovative Entrepreneur during your senior year. IE students receive real world experience they need to succeed! Applications are now open for current Juniors and must be completed by Jan 31. For more information, visit the u5ie.org website.

Music Tech Club is having its first meeting of this semester TODAY at 3:35 today in room 14. If you play or write music and have an interest in collaborating with others while learning how to record, please join us! All genres and talents welcomed! Contact Mr. Wiechman or Mr. King for questions!

Attention boys who plan to try out for Baseball. Please attend one of two information meetings to get tryout info. The meetings will be (tomorrow) Wednesday, January 18 in the Senior Cafeteria from 3:40-4:00 and on Thursday, January 19 in the back of the IMC from 8:00-8:20 am. You only need to attend one of the meetings.

 

AAPI Culture Club is hosting a celebration for Lunar New Year tomorrow, January 18th, from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Admission is free and there will be delicious food, crafts, fun games, and the opportunity to win snacks for prizes! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Want to kick off the new year with some fun? Join the Sophomore class board for a New Year kickoff event on Friday, January 27th, from 6:30 till 8:30 in the east gym. There will be prizes, a cookie decorating contest, a photo booth and fake snowball fights. Look for registration forms on your grade’s google classroom. 

 

This week's senior of the week is Kaston Borders. Kaston does not eat the school lunch; favorite teacher is Mr. Martin; favorite TV show is Adventure Time. Kaston plans to leave the US and travel the world to find solace in Nomadism. Something you may not have known about Kaston is that he aspires to be a voice actor.

 

Monday, January 9th

Juniors, would you like to learn how to be innovative and create your own product, service, and/or business? Now it’s the time to apply to be an Innovative Entrepreneur during your senior year. IE students receive real world experience they need to succeed! Applications are now open for current Juniors and must be completed by Jan 31. For more information, visit the u5ie.org website.

Math team is picking up right where we left off! There is practice TODAY in room 244 from 3:30-4:30 as we continue with tryouts for ICTM. Ms. Shoukry can't wait to see all of her awesome nerds back together again, so be there or be a regular quadrilateral!

 

Illinois Math League is tomorrow, January 10th, after school in the Senior Cafeteria from 3:40 to 4:10. Hope to see you there!

 

There will be a PRIDE Club meeting, tomorrow, January 10th, from 3:30-4:30 pm in room 36. Contact Mr. Ruyle with any questions.

 

The IMC Book Club will meet this Friday at 7:45 a.m. in the IMC. The theme for this month's book club meeting is "Historical Fiction." All are welcome at Book Club! Please see Ms. Fox Anvick with any questions.

 

It's a new year! Are you looking for a community, peace, newfound joy, a belonging, and a place to call home? Project 7 bible club is the place for YOU! Join us every other Friday beginning January 13th from 3:35-4:15 in room 244. Snacks and games will be included. Contact Ms. Shoukry with any questions.

 

Boys Track and Field will officially start next Tuesday, March 17th.  All required paperwork must be on file in the AD's office and can be found online. Please email or see Coach Thomas in Room 15 if needed.

 

Want to kick off the new year with some fun? Join the Sophomore class board for a New Year kickoff event on Friday, January 27th, from 6:30 till 8:30 in the east gym. There will be prizes, a cookie decorating contest, a photo booth and fake snowball fights. Look for registration forms on your grade’s google classroom. 

 

Student Council wants to wish a very Happy Birthday to those students who celebrate birthdays in January and July.  Please stop by the table during lunch to get your birthday treat!

 

This week's senior of the week is Jack Freymann. Jack's favorite school lunch is chicken and waffles; favorite teacher is definitely not Mrs. Freymann; favorite TV show is Impractical Jokes. Jack plans to study music business at Belmont in Nashville, TN. Something you may not have known about Jack is that he plays guitar.

 

Wednesday, January 4th

There is a drama club meeting after school today, Wednesday, Jan 4, in the auditorium. A meeting for all Festival participants will follow.

Juniors, would you like to learn how to be innovative and create your own product, service, and/or business? Now it’s the time to apply to be an Innovative Entrepreneur during your senior year. IE students receive real world experience they need to succeed! Applications are now open for current Juniors and must be completed by Jan 31. For more information, visit the u5ie.org website.

Anyone interested in trying out for Girls Soccer this spring should attend a short meeting at 3:35 pm this Thursday, January 5 in Room 11. We will discuss pre-season training and tryout information. If you cannot attend, please see (or email) Mr. Chapman.

ALSO, anyone interested in trying out for Boys Soccer this August should attend a short meeting at 3:35 pm this Friday, January 6, in Room 11.  Off-season training information will be shared.  Again, if you cannot attend, please contact Mr. Chapman.

To recap - Girls Soccer informational meeting on THURSDAY after school.  Boys Soccer informational meeting on FRIDAY after school.

This week's senior of the week is Mason Burns. Mason's favorite school lunch is the salad bar from freshman year; favorite teacher is Ms. Baker; favorite TV show is The Flash. Mason plans to attend Heartland in the fall. Something you may not have known about Mason is that he has played hockey since he was 3 years old.