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Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

May 29, 2019

Mrs. Caitlan Peyton will be transferring to Evans Junior High School next year to teach P.E. and Health after 10 years at NCHS. Peyton thought she “needed to switch things up” because she was getting ...

Students victorious in competition at State Farm

Students victorious in competition at State Farm

May 29, 2019

Five NCHS students’ app prototype was chosen by a panel of judges as one of two winners in a State Farm sponsored programming competition the week of April 16. The group was one of three from NCHS competi...

‘Dude, be nice’ week at Normal Community

‘Dude, be nice’ week at Normal Community

Jessica Dougall, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2019

Mr. Jason Ruyle could be seen wearing an over-sized gold backpack, passing out water bottles, Frisbees and t-shirts. The lunchroom appeared cleaner. Free popcorn coupons handed out to students and s...

Students organize second March for Our Lives rally

Students organize second March for Our Lives rally

April 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal students are continuing to take action against gun violence on a localized scale in a second March for Our Lives rally, a year after the first. 17 students were killed in a school...

We Dine Together promotes inclusivity during lunch

Natalie Hoeferle, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018

We Dine Together, a new club at Normal Community, aims to promote inclusion and offer a safe place for students during the school’s lunch hours. The club works to avoid the social grouping that occurs during high school lunch, leaving some students feeling marginalized. Instead, it offers a designated space for students to connect with others and create new friendships. The club began because of Be Strong, a non-profit organization t...

Three new courses available next school year

Three new courses available next school year

December 10, 2018

Three new courses will be available for students, excluding freshman, during the 2019-2020 school year:  Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Education, and Physical Science Applications in Agricul...

Semi collides with West freshman basketball team bus; 2 adult fatalities

Evie Snoeyink, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2018

The Normal Community West High School freshman girls basketball team bus was hit head-on by a semi-truck traveling the wrong direction on I-74 resulting in two adult fatalities. The crash occurred at 8:32 p.m. when a semi-truck traveling east on a westbound highway collided with the bus returning from a game in Champaign. The team bus carried eight players, Coach Steve Price, Mr. Charlie Crabtree, and the bus driver. ...

Uptown Normal officializes $29.2 million dollar redevelopment-plan; Uptown mural wall to be removed

Uptown Normal officializes $29.2 million dollar redevelopment-plan; Uptown mural wall to be removed

December 4, 2018

The Town of Normal has officially announced plans to demolish buildings in the Uptown Normal Circle at 104 E. Beaufort and 108 E. Beaufort as part of the continued Uptown Normal revitalization. 108 E. Beaufort is...

Environmental club “rolls” out new recycling initiative

Environmental club “rolls” out new recycling initiative

December 3, 2018

Mr. Michael Roller is leading the second stage of the recycling initiative at NCHS with the help of the Environmental club and the administration. Roller coordinated with the administration last year to get sing...

Increasing sub shortage in Unit 5

Increasing sub shortage in Unit 5

December 3, 2018

Vacant teaching positions go unfilled by substitutes every day in Unit 5. In a district with over 900 teachers, it has shown to be difficult to find a replacement for every teacher that needs one. In a di...

Female interest sparks new club

Female interest sparks new club

Shae Simmons, Associate Editor

November 27, 2018

Girls Who Code, a national organization that aims to increase the number of women in computer science, was introduced at NCHS in September by Joshmita Chintella (12) and Vidya Kothakota (11). As faculty ...

Additional blended classes offered in 2019

Additional blended classes offered in 2019

November 14, 2018

Additional classes are being offered as blended classes for the 2019-2020 school year. This is the result of administration emailing staff, asking which courses seemed the best fit for this change. Sever...

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