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Preview: Orchestra performs spring concert May 15

Preview: Orchestra performs spring concert May 15

Aidan Smiser, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018

Filed under NCHS, News

An orchestra concert will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at the NCHS auditorium. The event will feature NCHS’s orchestras and will be directed by NCHS' Melissa Siebenthal and Bradley University Student ...

Ironmen learn about consent

Ironmen learn about consent

May 9, 2018

NCHS’s monthly Lunch and Learn, an event held in the IMC during lunch hours that educates students on various topics that they may not get to learn about in the classroom, hosted YWCA Stepping Stone...

Dancing with the Staff postponed until the fall

Dancing with the Staff postponed until the fall

March 21, 2018

The canceling of the Dancing with the Staff event was announced on Tuesday. The event, which was scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 22 from 7-9 p.m., will be rescheduled during the fall of the 2018-201...

Head football coach replacement announced

Head football coach replacement announced

Ashleigh Brady, Sports Editor

March 13, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, NCHS, NCHS, News, Sports

Mr. Jason Drengwitz has been selected to replace Wes Temples as the head of the Ironmen football program, pending approval at the Board of Education meeting March 14. Drengwitz, a business teacher at NCHS, has b...

‘Steel Magnolias’ continues run

Aidan Smiser, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018

Filed under NCHS, News, Showcase

The spring production of Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling, continues its two-weekend run, playing on March 8,9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the NCHS auditorium. Steel Magnolias follows the story of a group of southern women living in the 1980s who often congregating at the local hair salon. The main characters (Truvy, the Salon owner; Anelle, the aspiring beautician; Clairee, a frequent customer of the salon; M’Lynn, a ...

Board appoints new Athletic Director

Board appoints new Athletic Director

March 1, 2018

The hiring of Mr. Nicolas Kearfott as NCHS’ Athletic Director for the 2018-2019 school year was confirmed during the February 28 school board meeting. Kearfott, the current Athletic Director at D...

Shumaker: New assistant principal

Shumaker: New assistant principal

February 1, 2018

Mrs. Natalie Shumaker took over Mr. Joshua Fabish’s role as assistant principal after he left for a job opportunity in Florida. Shumaker began working with the NCHS administrative team as an intern...

300 Words: An average student

300 Words: An average student

January 17, 2018

It was Youtube that inspired her to learn English so that she wouldn't have to read the subtitles for her favorite British YouTubers. Learn English, or continue to read Russian subtitles. The choice w...

Students experience cadaver lab, prepare for future

Ellie Sauder, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017

Filed under NCHS, News

Select AP Biology students are being chosen to participate in a cutting edge program: a human cadaver dissection lab. The students are hopeful that the lab will prepare them for careers in the medical field. Mr. Nick Sutherland, AP Biology teacher, is currently asking select students to submit an informal application for the lab, a labor intensive program funded by LeRoy High School. The lab is “one of the only programs...

Winter Guard finds a new home

Winter Guard finds a new home

November 8, 2017

The Winter Guard is taking on a new name: The Normal Guard. The NCHS Winter Guard will merge with the NCWHS Winter Guard- and the teams aren’t just changing their names. They’re changing everything. ...

Teacher tribute

Teacher tribute

November 7, 2017

Ms. Jeanne Urbance of the English Department and sponsor of the Thespian club will retire after 34 years of service to Unit 5 students and to Normal Community High School.    Urbance’s teaching ca...

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

November 6, 2017

The Spanish Club at Normal Community High School gathered on Monday, October 30 in the Senior Cafeteria to decorate Calaveras, or skulls, to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. Students of all backgrounds and...

Actors, directors prepare for ‘The Miracle Worker’

Actors, directors prepare for ‘The Miracle Worker’

November 3, 2017

Student actors finalizing learning their roles as The Miracle Worker is set to open on November 3 in the NCHS auditorium, memorizing lines and choreography to the extent that each individual role requires. ...

Taking a knee: Students kneel during the national anthem

Taking a knee: Students kneel during the national anthem

October 29, 2017

The kneeling of NFL players during the national anthem has sparked controversy across the country and this act of protest has spread beyond the National Football League. This once localized form of protest has spread from NFL teams, to other major sports, with regular American...

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