National Honor Society Meeting

There will be a short National Honor Society meeting at 7:30 am on Friday, November 16. Topics to be discussed include: Service hours & t-shirts! See u in the band room!
Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen volleyball team for your 25-16, 25-23 State Final victory against Hartsburg! This historic season ended with the Lady Norsemen winning the State Championship and achieving a 40 victory season.

There will be a congratulatory reception held at the Newark High School gymnasium on Saturday, Nov 10 as the team arrives back to Newark at 4:00 p.m. The entire community is invited to attend!

Canned Food Drive

Do you have extra non-perishable items at home? Maybe some macaroni & cheese, canned vegetables, or soup? We want them!! Student Council & National Honor's Society are working together to organize a food drive to help those in need before the Thanksgiving Holiday. The food drive will run here at NCHS from November 12th to November 19th. Items will be counted at 8:00am on Monday, November 19th. If we come up with 1,000 items or more we will have a movie afternoon on Tuesday, November 20th before Thanksgiving break. Let's work together and help those in need!

Photo Retakes

Picture retakes will be Wednesday, Nov. 14. If you did not get your picture taken or you did not like your picture, please be ready to get your photo taken next Wednesday! Yearbooks are still on sale. They are $45. See Mrs. Bloomquist to purchase one.

Free ACT vs. SAT Test

National Practice Test Weekend is Saturday, November 17 & 18. students may sign up for one of the free, live online SAT/ACT tests on either November 17 or 18. As soon as you finish the test, you'll have your results. Space is limited so register today if you're interested. For more info see the bulletin board or Mrs. McAnally or Mrs. Nuzzo

IBEW Field Trip

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Are you interested in the electrical union after high school? Mrs. McAnally is arranging a field trip to the local IBEW for the morning of December 14. If you have 3 or less absences, are getting C's or above in all your classes, and have no major discipline issues, you may sign up for this field trip. See Mrs. McAnally to sign up!

Part-Time Job Opportunities

Looking for a part-time job to earn some money for the holiday season? Need money for your car insurance? Mrs. McAnally has two opportunities available: 1. Cinnabon and Auntie Anne's is looking for seasonal help in both Joliet and at the Fox Valley Mall. If you are interested in flexible hours and a fun atmosphere, see Mrs. McAnally for more details. 2. Compost Supply on Rt 52 and County Line Road is looking for a person who is willing to pick up litter that has been blown into their field. This is a paid position with negotiable hours. Work would occur until it snows and then picks back up in the spring. For more information, please see Mrs. McAnally.

Student and Teacher FMSC Registration Link

The following link is for students and teachers to register to volunteer for FMSC on Wednesday, November 28:

November Newsletter Online

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

Scholarship Opportunity

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is offering over 800 scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. If selected the student will receive a $2500.00 award. Please see the Scholarship Bulletin Board for more info, or Mrs. McAnally or Mrs. Nuzzo.

Fall Sports Night

Attention all soccer, volleyball, and golf athletes. Fall awards night will be Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6pm The order of the program will be volleyball, soccer then golf. All uniforms must be turned in by awards night to your coach or his/her designee. Any questions please ask Mrs. Navarro.

EIU Special Offer

Hey seniors! Interested in Eastern Illinois University? They will host an open house for students who are academically talented to learn more about their honors program on Saturday, October 27. They will also host a general open house on Monday, November 12. EIU is a great state school located about 3 1/2 hours south of Newark in Charleston, Illinois. They are a Division I school and have a great tuition rate! If you apply by November 1st, they will waive the $30 application fee. For more information, see Mrs. Mac!

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):

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!

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!

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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