Parent Teacher Conferences

Reminder: Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 25th 4-8 p.m., and Thursday October 27th 3-6 p.m. This year, NCHS will schedule all Parent Teacher conferences. For an appointment please contact Suzanne Galmarini (in the Guidance Office) and she will set you up with a conference time with your child's teachers.

Trip to Mexico

Spanish classes will be taking a 7 day trip to Mexico the last week of June of 2017. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2017, at 6pm. In the student center. If your son/daughter expressed an interest in this trip, I gave him/her a flyer with the itinerary and the cost. Please take a look at it and please attend the meeting for more information.


There will be a National Honor Society meeting on Thursday morning at 7:30am in Mrs. Ajazi's classroom.

Hall News

1. Want to vote on Nov. 8th? In order to vote in our Mock Election, you must register to vote. Registration will be done during SRT. You teacher will receive their forms this week. If you have any Q’s please see Mr. Hall, Neal Knutson or Josh Burnett. 2. Attention ALL Students - Please do not touch, write or, or take down any campaign flyers around the school. The Civics class is conducting a Mock Election project which includes campaigning for a candidate. Any student found doing any inappropriate actions will be help responsible. We are here to discuss and share our opinions with open minds and open ears. Buts lets do it in a civilized manner. Thank you very much. 3. All students - you and your parents are invited to the 2016 Presidential Election Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Come discuss important issues and policies the next President will need to deal with! Tell your friends and family and come have some civil discussions about the issues you care about!

Girls Winter Sport Meeting

Girls basketball and cheer sports meeting is happening this Wednesday at 6PM. Please go online and register before the meeting. See Mrs. Navarro for further details.

Olivet Nazarene University

Attention students: A representative from Olivet Nazarene University will be joining us this week on Thursday, October 27 in the Student Center. This is a Christian liberal arts university located in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois. With over 120 fields of study concentrated in the fields of education, business, engineering, music, healthcare, and ministry, this strong, mid-sized, local university is worth looking into.

New Scholarship Opportunity for Students Grades 9-12

Students can set up an account on Raise.Me and earn scholarship money for grades, community service, extra-curriculars and much more. All students have to do is choose a college they are interested in and watch the $ pile up by filling in the required information. The code to website to join is Colleges include Elmhurst, Lewis, Augustana, IN Wesleyan.


Attention all winter athletes and parents/guardians: It is now time to register online for winter sports- boys basketball, girls basketball, and cheerleading. Registration for girls basketball and cheerleading is due October 26th; boys basketball is due November 2nd, including submission of a physical from your doctor. When registering online, please use the payment code: WINTER16. Payment for girls basketball and cheerleading is due at the meeting on October 26th; boys basketball is due at the meeting on November 2nd. DO NOT PAY ONLINE. Below are the instructions you will need to follow in order to complete the registration process. At this time, registration will only be permitted for winter sports. Spring registration will be opened at the appropriate time and you will be notified. Read more »

2016 JJC Area High School Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Josh Burnett, Kyle Christian, Remington Kempiak, Maggie Komes, and Blade Turner on being selected to participate in the 2016 JJC Area High School Art Exhibition! Mark your calendars- the entire NCHS student body, faculty, staff, families and friends are invited to attend the Reception, Open House and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 1st, beginning in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. NCHS students interested in taking 2-D AP Art next year are very strongly encouraged to attend. Art studios will be open for visitation and the Joliet Junior College Art Faculty will be available for questions. This is an opportunity to see original artwork representative of 22 area high schools. Attending opening night is a fantastic way to support these artists! Hope to see you there!

Student Services News:

Scholarship Opportunity
The Burger King Scholarship is now available. Check Career Cruising or look for the crown on the Bulletin Board for the dates....up to $50,000 for college or tech school...why wouldn't you apply?

Georgetown University
is hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm for any students interested in learning more about life, admissions & financial aid opportunities at this Washington DC based university. This Catholic, Jesuit university emphasizes Health and Human Services, Government, Business, Nursing and liberal arts. See the Bulletin Board for details for registration.

Attention Seniors
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale is offering free application week from October 19 to October 26. If you had planned to apply now is the time to hit the button! This is a $40.00 savings and will make your parent extra happy. Go online at: and click on “Apply Online”. See the Bulletin Board for the full set of instructions.

Western Illinois University
is hosting an Ag Department Open House on Friday, October 28 (that is a day off of school by the way). Register on-line at and search Agriculture Open House. See the cow shaped flyer on the bulletin board for this same information.

Attention Juniors & Seniors
St. Ambrose University will hold a Teacher Education Open House on Saturday, October 29. The university is located in Davenport, Iowa which is a brief 2 hour drive from Newark. It is a private Catholic, liberal arts university with just under 3000 students. To register for the open house online, visit:, cost is $10 per person.

Joliet Junior College
is hosting its 48th Annual Ag and Horticulture Career Days on November 2 and 5. Juniors, Seniors and parents are invited to register in advance by calling the Ag Department, the phone number is on the flyer with the cute piglet on it on the Bulletin Board or by mail, using the flyer available on the Bulletin Board as well.

ACT Test
The ACT will be offered on Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Registration deadline is November 4, 2016 Late registration for an extra fee is November 5-18, 2016 The test costs $42.50 without writing or $58.50 with writing. Register online at and find a test center near you.

Volunteer Award Opportunity
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is accepting applications for outstanding volunteers of any age in high school or middle school. Win $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. If you volunteer with 4-H, Girl Scouts, YMCA, the Red Cross or a "HandsON Network affiliate, check out this recognition opportunity. See the bulletin board outside Mrs. Mac's office for the details. Deadline is November 8, 2016.

Attention Juniors & Seniors
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has announced Non-Resident Campus Visit days on November 11, 2016, February 20, and April 22, 2017. Schedule your tour at OshKosh offers a Titan National Scholars program which offers in-state tuition to students entering with a 23 or better on the ACT and a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Governors State University
Go visit Governors State and meet with representatives from admissions, financial aid and student housing as well as reps from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Health and Human Services, Business, and Education. Open houses are planned for November 11, February 20, March 25 and July 15. Register online at

Attention Seniors
Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is excited to announce Fall 2017 Lincoln Leaders’ Scholarship Day on November 12, a scholarship competition that will award one male and one female prospective undergraduate student a full tuition scholarship to attend LCU beginning in the fall semester 2017. Scholarship applications are due by Oct. 24. To be considered, scholarship applicants must first have completed an LCU admissions application and be accepted in order to apply for the scholarship competition. Students can apply for admission at

Attention Freshmen
The Illinois Math and Science Academy is accepting applications from students who have exceptional talent and interest in math and science. IMSA provides a three year residential, comprehensive problem-centered and integrative program. A brochure is available in the library and additional information can be found online at Deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

Graduation 2017

Graduation 2017 will be held on FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. This is change from the original date—Sunday, May 28, 2017. Senior parents, please look for a letter in the near future.

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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