Reminder: Winter Choral Concert

Tuesday night, December 6th is the NCHS Winter Choral Concert in the Student Center at 7pm. There will be snacks and drinks along with a special student-led presentation of "Selections from Elf: The Movie". Join us for great music, holiday treats and "Make Your Own Buddy the Elf Pasta". All are invited to attend. See you then!

Scholastic Bowl

The first Scholastic Bowl practices will be held Wednesday before and after school in Mr. Foss's room. If you've joined the team or are interested in joining, please stop by either at 7:00 or 3:00 on Wednesday and see what it's all about. Snacks will be provided!

Magic Members:

Tuesday we play Commander format after school. Bring your deck. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, Mr. Hall has 4 of them and will bring them to school. See you then!

December Newsletter Online

The December newsletter, created by Publication Productions Class, is now online and may be viewed by navigating from the "Student/Parent Resources" tab on the main menu of the NCHS homepage to "NCHS News", then "Newsletter", or by following this link:

5Essentials Survey

Parents of NCHS students:
Once again, we would like your help. The 5Essentials Survey that is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and The University of Chicago is available through January 16, 2017. If you could please follow these simple steps and complete this survey, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Visit and select Parent Survey
  • Select the necessary language to complete the survey. (English or Spanish)
  • Enter the requested demographic information.
  • Advance to survey questions.
  • Answer all applicable questions.
  • Click Submit Survey.
Thanks for helping our school gather vital information about educating your students.

Toys for Tots

Would you like to help support the needy families in the area? The US Marine Corps is doing a toys for tots drive. There will be a box in the Student Center for any donations and they will be picking everything up on 12/8. Here are the details: 1) Must be new toys 2) Nothing gets wrapped - so they can get the right items to the correct children 3) No stuffed animals 4) Give as your heart desires 5) After you make a donation please see Mrs. Kala to get a special treat : ) Thanks!

Student Services News:

Attention Seniors
View the latest scholarship opportunities.

Freshmen Class The Illinois Math and Science Academy is accepting applications from students who have exceptional talent and interest in math and science and will have completed 9 years of school (not including Kindergarten). IMSA provides a three year residential, comprehensive problem-centered and integrative program. A brochure is available in the library and additional information can be found online at Deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

Graduation 2017

Graduation 2017 will be held on FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. This is change from the original date—Sunday, May 28, 2017. Senior parents, please look for a letter in the near future.

Emergency School Closing Information

Emergency school closing information will be announced on this web site, by phone to all parents through the AlertNow communication system and on the following television and radio stations: WGN 720, WSPY 107.1, WCMY 1430AM.

The Emergency Closing Center may also be contacted by telephone at 1-847-238-1234 or via the Internet at
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