Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen basketball team for your 65-41 Regional Championship victory against Serena! The Lady Norsemen will now advance to the Sectional Semifinal game to be held on Monday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. at Granville (Putnam County) vs. Gardner (G.-South Wilmington). Good luck Lady Norsemen!

From the Driver Education Department:

Driver Education Students recently spent time exploring several changes for drivers in IL.  Here are some pertinent things to know for ALL Illinois drivers... Read more »
1.  REAL ID:  Have you been hearing about the "Real ID"?  It is a great option for those who do NOT have a passport and...
• fly domestically
• wish to visit federal facilities
• wish to visit military bases
• do not want to carry their passport with them all the time
See the link for specifics on how to get YOUR Real ID!  These go into effect October 1, 2020.

2.  See the news link to update yourself on the new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020.  These include...
• Smoking in a vehicle with minors
• Increased Fines/Consequences for "Failure to Yield "
• Increased Fines/Consequences for failure to abide by "Scott's Law"
• Marijuana and driving
• Increased Fines/Consequences for Distracted Driving
• Streaming videos in the front of the vehicle

For additional information:

Newark FFA Porkburger Lunch Price List

Newark FFA Porkburger Lunch Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ NCHS Ag Shop Serving 11-1. Price List: (PDF)

FFA Week

Next week is FFA Week! Tuesday is pork burger lunch and American dress day, FFA members remember to sign up to work! Wednesday is official dress day. Thursday is the petting zoo and cowboy hat day or any hat. If FFA members want to bring an animal for the petting zoo, sign up in Mr. Steffen room. Friday is the dirty truck contest and camo dress day. If you would like to compete, it is open to everyone. More details coming later this week. Any questions, see Mr. Steffen!

Spring Sports Registration Now Open!

The Spring Sports meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00pm for Softball, Baseball, and Track. Parents, you must resister your Spring Sports Athletes prior to the meeting via this link: These meetings are mandatory for all parents and athletes. We will be collecting physicals, required forms and fees at this time. Sports fees are $50. After the completed documents are collected, the Athletic Director, Robin Renner, will have a short informational meeting and then dismiss athletes and parents to team meetings with coaches.

Illinois Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year

On Feb 18th, at our last home boys basketball game, we will be recognizing Coach Tonya Grayson after the JV game for receiving the Illinois Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year award from the National Federation of High School Coaches (NFHS). She was nominated by the IHSA and this award was based upon those who are leading their sport, shaping their athletes and contributing to their community. Everyone is welcome to attend! 

LOOP’s Annual Pork Chop Dinner

Join us at Lisbon Grade School for a delicious meal on Saturday, February 29th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dine-In or Carry-Out. Mark your calendars and spread the word to help support our school. Tickets are available from any Lisbon Grade School family or contact the school at 815-736-6324. For more information download the flyer here:

Cinderella's Closet

Cinderella's Closet is a prom boutique where high school girls can "shop" hundreds of gorgeous gowns for the prom dress of their dreams. Dresses are current styles and in good condition. View the flyer here:

2019 Novel Coronavirus: Information and Interim Guidance for K-12 Schools, Il

The following letter from the Illinois Department of Health provides information and guidance for K-12 schools regarding the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus: (PDF)

February Newsletter Online

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

St. Baldrick's Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that our St. Baldrick's page is live! You can click the link below, click on the "join us" tab and easily set up your own page! It takes a total of 2 minutes! The page allows you to make and accept donations from family and friends! Please consider joining this wonderful event!

St Baldrick's Event

Hello Norsemen! Last year we participated in our 3rd annual St Baldrick's event... Read more » where students, staff, and a few community members participated in the head shaving ceremony and raised money for our little warriors battling cancer. St Baldrick's is an organization that donates earned proceeds to help's fund research for cancer treatment, focusing vastly on children. In 2019, we had a goal of $5,000.00 and earned a total of $4,933.00!!!

This year, we have a goal of $6,000.00! I truly believe we as a community can come together with generous hearts to reach this goal. Please find the link below to register to participate. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Olin!

Coaching Openings for 2020-2021

Newark High School is looking for Coaches for the 2020-2021 school year in the following areas: Head Varsity Soccer, Assistant Varsity Soccer, Head Varsity Poms, Head Varsity Golf, Head Varsity Cross Country. If interested in any of these positions, please follow the link below and fill out the online application:

Mark Your Calendars

Please note: The spring sports meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th has been moved to the Thursday, February 27th at 6:00pm.

School Wellness Policy

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

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... Read more »

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, and WCSJ FM 103.1.

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