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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 ...

Staff seeks new ways to showcase diversity

Staff seeks new ways to showcase diversity

October 6, 2018

Principal Trevor Chapman is considering replacing the world flags that have been hanging in the atrium for over 10 years with current student artwork. The world flags hang in representation of the...

FFA helps local farmers, food pantries

FFA helps local farmers, food pantries

September 25, 2018

A U.S milk surplus has dairy farmers nationwide struggling to make a profit on the product. In response to this issue, the NCHS FFA has joined a movement to help relieve farmers of this surplus and spr...

News in Brief: NCHS news for week of Sept. 10-14

News in Brief: NCHS news for week of Sept. 10-14

September 10, 2018

The Normal Community Ironmen defeated the Urbana Tigers 49-6 Friday night. The number 5 ranked Ironmen were favored to win the matchup after last year’s 43-8 win over the conference opponent. The NCH...

College and Career Resource Center launches at NCHS

College and Career Resource Center launches at NCHS

September 5, 2018

Unit 5’s new College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) at both high schools seeks to provide students with the resources and support they need to create a plan for life after high school graduation. ...

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, Managing 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...

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