Senior Superlatives | Posted 2/1/23

Seniors: It's time to vote on Senior Superlatives for the yearbook! Mrs. Swartz posted a Google Form to your class of 2023 page this week. Please fill out this form by next Wednesday, February 8th. It should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Reardon, Madison Sittler, or Joe Martin. Thank you!

2023-2024 Course Registration Catalog & 4 Yr Plan | Posted 1/31/23

The 2023-2024 Course Registration Catalog and Four Year Plan are now available through the following links. Please direct any questions concerning registration to Mrs. McAnally by phone at 815-695-5164 ext 226 or by email at

Spring Sports Registration Now Open! | Posted 1/26/23

Attention all Spring Athletes and Parents/Guardians: It is now time to register online for Softball, Baseball, and Track. The Spring Sports Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 6 pm. Parents, you must register your Spring Sports Athletes prior to the meeting via this link: Please do not pay the sports fee online. When registering online, please use the payment code: Spring to bypass the payment screen. Payment (cash/check) is due at the Sports meeting. Updated physicals will also be collected at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Skwarczynski.

Helmar Food Pantry Thank you | Posted 1/26/23

Thank you to everyone who helped support the Helmar Lutheran Church Food Pantry Kumla Fundraiser on January 21st. We served just over 600 people on this 15th Annual Kumla Supper and thru the generous funds received we raised enough to buy two semi loads of food for 150 pantry patrons! That's incredible! We continue to be amazed at the compassion of our community to help their neighbors in need. Thank you, The HLC Food Pantry Board

Prom Meeting | Posted 1/25/23

Would you like to help plan prom this year? If the answer is yes, there will be a meeting on February 8 during SRT. Please let Mrs. Nuzzo or Mrs. Kala know if you plan to attend.

SnowComing | Posted 1/25/23

A dance for NCHS students will be held at NCHS in the gym on Saturday night, Feb. 4th. It is from 7-10PM. For $15 a ticket, come dance to sick tunes played by a DJ and have some good fun. If you bring a guest from another school, you do have to have the guest form completed before you but their ticket. Tickets go on sale today and will be on sale through Thursday, the 26th. You can only buy them during lunch from Mrs. Begovac or Mrs. Morel.

Lyn Prafcke Art Scholarship | Posted 1/19/23

The Ottawa Art League is announcing the creation of the Lyn Prafcke Art Scholarship. Eligibility for this $2,000 Art Scholarship is open to any senior graduating in the spring of 2023 that plans on majoring in art at a higher level of education. Additional information about this scholarship and application may be downloaded from the OAL website Deadline for entry is March 17, 2023 and the scholarship winner will be announced April 7, 2023. This scholarship, along with others, may be found on the student Xello website.

Trivia Night! | Posted 1/18/23

The Sport Boosters is excited to invite everyone to our fundraiser, Trivia Night, on March 10, 2023. Please see the attached flyer for further details:

NCHS Fine Arts Coffee House | Posted 1/18/23

Write original poetry or short stories, have artwork you would like to display, dance or would like to perform vocal or instrumental music? The NCHS Fine Arts Coffee House is a casual, performance opportunity to showcase the fine arts at Newark High School and you are invited to participate. This event is held every other year and will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 6:30pm. This opportunity is open to all NCHS students and staff. Pick up a simple application on the bulletin board outside the music room and turn it in to Mrs. Hager.

Wizard of Oz Construction Crew Needed | Posted 1/18/23

Are you interested in construction? The Wizard of Oz production team is looking for students and staff interested in being a part of the construction crew which is responsible for building and decorating sets and props for this show. If you would like to know more, please contact Dawn Schultz ( or Mrs. Hager (

December Newsletter Online | Posted 12/22/22

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

State Report Card Results | Posted 10/28/22

Please see the attached letter in regards to Newark High School EXEMPLARY rating on the Illinois School Report Card.
State Report Card Results (PDF)

2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources:

Google Classroom
Guide to Google Classroom

The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a support line called Call4Calm that is reachable via text. Text the word "TALK" or "HABLAR" (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center. People can also text other terms, like "unemployment" or "food" or "shelter" to the same number to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services.

From our School Nurses:
CDC Links
IDPH COVID-19 Information Sheet (PDF)
KCHD COVID-19 PSA 3/02/20 (PDF)
KCHD COVID-19 PSA 2/27/20 (PDF)
Illinois Department of Health Letter (PDF)

Helpful Websites for Reference:
CDC Website
Illinois Department of Public Health
Kendall County Health Department

Additional Information:
E-Learning Day Packet/Program (PDF)

Emergency School Closing Information

Emergency school closing information will be announced on this website, 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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