June Newsletter Online

The June newsletter, created by Publication Productions Class, is now online and may be viewed by following this link: http://www.newarkhs.k12.il.us/_newsletter.html

State Qualifier!!!

Congratulations to Connor Swanson who qualified in THREE events at Sectionals! He finished 1st in both the long jump and 300M Hurdles and he also qualified in the 200M. Good Luck next week at State! We are proud of you!!!

Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen softball team for your 12-2 Regional Championship victory against Aurora Christian! The Lady Norsemen will now advance to the Sectional Semifinal game to be held on Wednesday, May 22nd, 4:30 p.m. at Shabbona (Indian Creek) vs. Peru (St. Bede). Good luck Lady Norsemen!

School Wellness Policy

The updated NCHS District 18 School Wellness Policy may be downloaded from the following link: School Wellness Policy (PDF)

Rise & Shine Illinois Summer Meal Program

Rise & Shine Illinois in partnership with No Kid Hungry has grants available up to $5,000 to help organizations expand access to and participation in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supported Summer Meal programs with the goal of increasing the number of kids receiving summer meals. http://summerfeedingillinois.org/

Social Worker Anonymous Referral Form

Dear families and students,

The well-being and safety of our students is priority to the staff at Newark High School. In order to create a safe and comfortable learning space for our students, we need their minds and body's to be well and prepared. Sometimes in life we face adversity that causes stress, sadness, and difficulty coping. These feelings may lead to concerning thoughts that may impact our safety and wellness... Read more »
Example: "I can't do this anymore, I just wish it would all stop. That I could go away", "I have been so stress, I can't sleep or eat. I feel so overwhelmed that I just don't care anymore."

When this occurs it is imperative that we seek guidance and support to help process through our emotions. To face our discomfort is often terrifying, and avoidance is much easier. But not healthier.

Below you will find a link that will lead you to an anonymous referral form. This form will provide you with the opportunity to advocate and seek support for yourself or a friend. Just simply answer the questions to the best of your ability and the social worker will take it from there. Remember, all information is ANONYMOUS AND CONFIDENTIAL. https://goo.gl/forms/dycvA3q2YKi3JUjD3

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step.

If a student is reporting suicidal ideation or reports self-harm, this is an emergency, please seek assistance immediately. If a student is reporting that they are going to act on suicidal thoughts, please call 911.

Mrs. Olin
School Social Worker

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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