Boys Basketball Games Cancelled for Sat January 19

Due to the upcoming winter storm and conversation with Genoa Kingston, the boy’s basketball game at Newark on Saturday January 19, 2019 has been cancelled.

All extra curricular activities are also cancelled for Saturday as well.

Any questions please contact Mrs. Navarro.

Travel Club Essay Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the travel club essay contest. Aria Sansone and Peyton Eike were selected to receive the $75 scholarship toward their travel club trip. And the grand winner, Jocelyn Peshia, receives $200 toward her trip as well. The next travel club meeting will be held on Feb. 8 at 7:30AM.

Prom Committee Meeting

Let's talk Prom! The prom committee will gather on Tuesday during SRT. Please come to the office on Tuesday and we'll go from there.

College Visit

The American Academy of Art will be here during lunches on Friday, Jan 18. Be sure to stop by and ask any questions you may have about this school.

Superlative Time!

Seniors, please visit the Senior Classroom page and fill out a survey about your activities during high school and to choose who you think should receive the Senior Superlatives for the yearbook. These need to be completed by February 1. See Mrs. Bloomquist with any questions. Yearbooks are still on sale. They are $45. See Mrs. Bloomquist if you would like to purchase a yearbook!

Sadie Hawkins Dance

Sadie Hawkins Dance tickets are on sale until Friday during lunch. The dance will be held on Feb. 2nd. If you want a DJ, buy a ticket today! If you don't buy a ticket, then they can not secure a DJ for the night.

Special Camps Counselor Registration

Special Camps is now accepting applications for it's all volunteer, summer camp for kids and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. To apply you must have completed ninth grade by June, 2018 and be committed to spending 1 full week at camp.

For more information please visit:

Questions? Email Colleen McDonald at mcdcolleen@yahoocom. Please complete the applications for both Special Camps and White Pines Ranch and mail or email them back to our Winfield address at your earliest convenience, as many of our positions fill quickly.

Prom Dress Palooza Event

Are you interested in buying or selling a Prom dress? Hinckley Floral is hosting Prom Dress Palooza on Saturday, Feb 2, from 9AM-4PM. Come shop, there are lots of colors, sizes, and styles of gently worn prom dresses at great prices. There will also be vendors there, such as hair/makeup artist, jewelry, spray tan, seamstress, door prizes and more! Do you have a dress you want to sell? Bring it in Jan. 3rd - Jan 31st. Get a few friends together and let's shop!

Dairy Farm Help Needed

Friestad's Dairy Farm is looking for help milking cows. If you are interested, please contact Phyllis at 815-685-3660.

EIU Promise Program

Eastern Illinois University has a new program called the Promise Program. The program promises free tuition, fees, and books for any student who meets the following qualifications: Family income of $61,000 or less, Illinois resident, Minimum 3.0 GPA and 18 ACT/960 SAT, Have financial aid package completed and returned from EIU by April 1. For more information, please see Mrs. McAnally.


Didn’t audition for Tarzan? Well you are in luck! Today Mrs. Hager will be at the high school from 3:30-4pm to give you one more opportunity to audition. Want to be a part but unsure where you fit? Come talk to her this afternoon and find a place for you. :) -Mrs. Hager

Mr. Hall News and Updates

1. Gamers Club is here to stay!! That’s right, all semester long... Read more » people who want to learn and play games can come to Mr. Hall’s room every Monday from 3-5 pm. Bring your own games or play ones that are in the room! 2. Any student looking for an academic challenge? Want to take an academic test competing against other schools? WYSE is for you! There will be a mandatory meeting for potential WYSE students on Friday, January 11 in Mr. Hall’s room at 7:40 am or 3:00 pm. The meeting will last about 15 minutes. Any student wanting to know more or join this club, must come to this meeting. See Mr. Hall if you have any Q’s. 3. Want to learn how to play Magic: The Gathering, the greatest strategy card game in the world? During Gamers Club in January, Mr. Hall will be teaching you the basics and giving out cards to play!! Come see why millions of people around the world play!

The Norsemen Go Bald

The Norsemen Go Bald: A St. Baldrick's Event will be held on Mar 22, 2019, time TBD at Newark Community High School, 413 Chicago Road, Newark, IL. Need more info? Please contact Mrs. Olin or visit to sign up or donate!

2019 Hall of Fame Induction

The fourteenth annual Newark High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Friday, January 11th, 2019. The Hall of Fame committee and the Newark High School Sports Boosters would like to congratulate Theresa Larson, Athlete (Class of 2004), the 2019 Newark Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

Girl's Basketball Senior Night moved to Thur. January 24, 2019

Please note: The Girl’s Basketball Senior Night will be held on Thursday, January 24th instead of Wednesday, January 23rd. Thank you!

Travel Club Essay Contest

Thanks to a very generous donation made by a close family friend, the Newark Travel Club will be having an essay contest. If you are a student traveler going to Norway & Denmark in the summer of 2020 you may apply. Application details are as follows; Essays Topic: What is the importance of travel? Word Limit: No more than 1,000 words Due Date: Tuesday, January 15th by 3:00pm Please turn in your essays to Mrs. McCoy. Monetary amounts & winners will depend on the quality of the essays.

January Newsletter Online

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

Winter Sports Senior Nights

Boys’ Basketball and Cheerleading Senior Night will be held on... Read More »


Don’t be left out when yearbooks come out this summer. Buy a yearbook today! They are $45. See Mrs. Bloomquist to purchase one or for more information. SENIORS: Please look on your Classroom page and respond to the Senior Index survey for the yearbook. This is your chance to have your Senior Quote and your activities included in the yearbook. The deadline is December 21. Please see Mrs. Bloomquist if you have any questions! Thank you!

Math SAT Practice Website Links

Juniors, here are links to practice for the math portion of the SAT. Please feel free to use these resources to help you get ready for the test:

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):

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.

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!

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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