Illinois University Resources

Attention Juniors and Seniors: The following resources provide current information about each Illinois university, while the accompanying chart presents comparative admission, cost, curricula, and other relevant information about the state universities:
12 Reasons to Stay in Illinois (PDF):
2018-2019 State Universities at a Glance (PDF):

Girls Regional Information

Please note the address for the Girls Regional is: Christian Liberty Academy, 502 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Radium Girls

The NCHS Drama Club presents "Radium Girls" Friday, October 26 & 27 at 7pm in the NCHS Gymnasium, $5 admission. This drama is based on a true story that hits close to home. In the early 1900's Radium was a glowing substance that allowed soldiers in the trenches of World War II to see their watches with being seen. This miracle substance was also billed as the cure for cancer and surprising relief for all your health complaints. Factories in Ottawa, Illinois and Orange, New Jersey employed young girls to paint the glowing faces of clocks and watches without knowledge of the dangers of radioactive poisoning. Come witness this tragic time in history which dramatically changed workplace safeguards for all workers.

Anyone interested in trying out for Cheerleading

Please attend the tryouts on Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 right after school from 3:15-4:45 All candidates MUST attend both Monday and Tuesday and the parent meeting on Wednesday. Any questions please see Mrs. Navarro.

Winter Sports Reminder

Attention all girl’s basketball players, boy’s basketball players and cheerleaders Registration is open online for the upcoming winter season. The parent meeting for girls basketball and cheerleading will be held Wednesday, October 24 in the gym at 6pm The parent meeting for boys basketball will be Tuesday, Oct 30 in the gym at 6pm. All winter athletes must be registered before the meeting. Please bring your $50 fee and a current physical to the meeting do not pay online. If you have played a fall sport and already have a physical on file you do not have to bring another physical. Girl’s basketball practice starts on Monday, October 29 and boy’s practice starts on Monday, November 5. Any questions please see Mrs. Navarro or Mrs. Nuzzo

Fashion Club

Are you interested in fashion or the fashion industry?? Then you should join our new fashion club. Fashion club will have its very first meeting on Monday, October 22nd right after school at 3:00 in Mrs. Kotora’s room. Show up at the meeting or see Mrs. Kotora if interested.

JJC/NIU Artwork Exhibit

Congratulations to the following artists on being selected to participate in two college art shows. Emma Davidson, Alyssa Gittins, Sienna Skelton, Miraya Smith, and Connor Swanson have been selected to exhibit artwork at JJC from Nov 5-22 and Nov 26-Dec 9. Megan Christian and Marissa Williams will have artwork on display at NIU from Nov 5-17. Way to go, and good luck artists!

Service Academy Opportunity

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren is accepting applications for congressional nominations to attend one of our nation's Service Academies: U.S. Air Force Academy; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and U.S. Naval Academy. The deadline for applications is October 26. Please see Mrs. Nuzzo or Mrs. McAnally for more information.

SAT Prep

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Need help with preparing for the SAT? Want something in addition to Khan Academy? Mrs. McAnally will begin holding prep sessions during SRT for the English/Reading/Writing portion of the SAT. If you're interested, sign up on Mrs. Mac's bulletin board or swing by her office.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Reminder: Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 18th, 2-7 p.m. This year, NCHS will schedule all Parent-Teacher conferences. For an appointment, please contact Michelle Nuzzo (in the Guidance Office) and she will schedule a conference time with your child's teachers.

Congratulations Lady Norsemen Volleyball

Congratulations to the Lady Norsemen Volleyball Team on your 2nd place finish this past weekend at Illinois Wesleyan Tournament, and for reaching your 30th victory this season. Way to go, Lady Norsemen!!!

Congrats on a Fantastic Season!

Congratulations to the 2018 Newark soccer team on a fantastic season. The Norsemen finished 14-4-3 under new coach Jane Crowe. Some of this season's highlights include Serena Tournament Champions and finishing 2nd place in the Little Ten conference tournament. Congratulations Norsemen and good luck in your future!

PADS in Need of Volunteers

Both Grundy and Kendall PADS are low on volunteers. To run these seasonal shelters it takes at least 600 volunteers each season. If you can help spread the word on the need for volunteers it would be greatly appreciated. If the shelters are not fully staffed they will not be able to open up this season. Please contact Mia Jusufi 815-941-3251 for more information.


Attention all winter athletes and parents/guardians: It is now time to register online for winter sports- boys basketball, girls basketball, and cheerleading. Registration for girls basketball and cheerleading is due Wednesday, October 24th; boys basketball is due Tuesday, October 30th including submission of a physical from your doctor. Read more »

Geometry Tutors Needed

Mrs. McAnally is looking for two more people to tutor in Geometry. If you are interested in helping another person with their Geometry skills, please see Mrs. McAnally. Tutoring occurs during SRT twice per week.

October Newsletter Online

The October newsletter, created by Publication Productions Class, is now online and may be viewed by following this link:

STEM Magazine

Newark Community High School is pleased to offer a 2018-2019 subscription to STEM Magazine for students, staff, and community to read. Please visit to view the latest monthly issue, and be sure to bookmark the page for future issues!

Asst Varsity Boys Basketball Position

Newark High School is looking for an Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach for 2018-19 season. For more information, please click here:

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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