Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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NCHS students are taking advantage of the outdoor seating option offered for social distancing.

Unit 5 implements 4-day in-person learning

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Mar 12, 2021

Superintendent Dr. Kristen Weikle announced in an email to Unit 5 families that four-day in-person instruction for 6-12th graders will begin on Monday, April 5. The email, sent Monday, March 8, lays...

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Unit 5 will return to remote learning for all students on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Students and staff share their thoughts on the experience.

NCHS faculty, students on remote learning

Nayonika Banerjee, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 17, 2020
With the transition back to remote learning effective Wednesday, Nov. 18, NCHS students and faculty weigh in on how successful remote learning has been thus far. For Social Studies teacher Mr. Kevin Shackley, remote learning hasn’t been easy. The fifth-year teacher compared teaching remotely to juggling, adding, “I don’t know how to juggle.”  Orchestra teacher Ms. Melissa Siebenthal shared Shackley’s struggles with teaching remotely. It has “been really, really hard, especially given the nature of orchestra,” Siebenthal said, who conducts on Zoom as muted students play along.  While “every day is a technical difficulty” for Siebenthal. She recognizes that “we’re really in unchartered territory, we’re just kind of pioneers, and it’s groundbreaking, actually, because people have never done this before.”
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