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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 ...

‘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...

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...

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...

Six years later: School safety efforts continue

Six years later: School safety efforts continue

October 12, 2018

An effort to increase school safety at Normal Community has been made in response to the shooting that occurred at the school six years ago and with the national increase of gun violence in general over...

AP test registration deadline to change

AP test registration deadline to change

October 12, 2018

The 2019-2020 school year will bring nationwide changes to Advanced Placement test registration deadlines - moving the current deadlines forward for the May tests. Students enrolled in first-semester or year-...

Memorial honors former student killed in action

Memorial honors former student killed in action

October 10, 2018

Sergeant Josh Rodgers, a 2013 graduate who was killed in military action, has been honored with a memorial on school grounds. Constructed during the summer of 2018, a hammer and anvil, tools of the iron ...

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