Posts By :

Ron Port

Triple jumper Lalonda McMath ends North Chicago’s state drought

JumpJunior triple jumper Lalonda McMath advanced to the Class 2A state meet this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. McMath, a first-time track competitor, leaped a personal record of 35 feet, 7 inches at the Antioch Sectional on May 11.

[button link=”http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/sports/ct-lns-girls-track-north-chicago-lalonda-mcmath-st-0519-20160518-story.html” color=”red” text=”black” window=”yes”]Read the Lake County News-Sun Article[/button]

 

Ask12/Chick-fil-A Leader Academy

This past Saturday, March 30th, North Chicago High School hosted the Ask12/Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.  Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™ is a national high school leadership program focused on impact through action.

It’s Decision Day!

It’s Decision Day!
May 1 marks an important day of the year for college-bound high school seniors across the nation. By May 1, also known as National College Decision Day, seniors must accept an offer of admission and send a deposit to the school of their choice.
For Schuler Scholars it is an especially exciting time since many will be the first in their families to attend college – and not just any college – these students will attend some of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation!
Today we applaud their hard work, perseverance and success and celebrate with them as they take this next step in their lives. Congratulations Schuler Class of 2016!
In the News: North Chicago students celebrate 100% college acceptance
Three North Chicago Community High School (North Chicago, IL) students were accepted to all of the highly selective, private colleges and universities to which they applied.
“I feel proud that I am going to college and that I have my pick of colleges,” says Darius Stewart, class valedictorian at North Chicago, who is currently deciding between Emory University and the Washington University in St. Louis. Fellow peers, Jevaughn Hartley and Anthony Rodriguez, share in his excitement.
“Colorado College was one school that I fell in love with from the beginning, but I was nervous since their admission rate was around 17 percent last year,” reflects Anthony Rodriguez. “At first I thought it had been a miracle that I got in, but then it dawned on me, I had poured my heart into the application, I had participated in everything I could in high school and I realized I got in because of my hard work and resolve.” Rodriguez will be the first in his family to go to college.
The seniors credit their success to the Schuler Scholar Program, which helps high-potential yet under-served students gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond.
Celebrate the Class of 2016 Scholars!
Please join us in celebrating the amazing achievements of our Class of 2016 Scholars!
FOLLOW US FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
SHARE THE NEWS WITH YOUR NETWORK:
View our profile on LinkedIn
SHARE YOUR OWN CONGRATS USING

Junior Achievement’s Job Shadow Day Takes Students to Grainger

On Friday, April 22 students from the high school took a trip to Grainger to experience the climate, culture and feel of a large company. They were able to hear the different stories, lessons and values that are important to a large group of employees, diverse in position, skill and background.  The day was an incredible learning experience for both students as well as Grainger staff!

What you had to say about Parent Conferences…

We loved seeing all our parents at conferences.  We asked you to fill out a survey to tell us how we’re doing.  Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback.

Here are a few comments:
 Demaciado Bueno!
 Fue muy buena idea organizarlo de esta manera. Mucho mas facil
 It is very easy to find the teachers and time flies quicker
 Keep it this way. More easier!
 Excellent! So much easier!
 Great job!

[button link=”http://ncchs.d187.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/04/Survey-Results-Conferences-2016.pdf” window=”yes”]See the Results[/button]

Undrá S. Smith signs with Robert Morris University

IMG9521171On February 3, 2016, NCCHS Senior Warhawks football receiver Undrá S. Smith, signed his Letter of Intent to play college football with Robert Morris University, Chicago. Undrá will be majoring in Business Management. He is the son of Oliver & Kia McLin and the older brother to Olivia, Kyle and Zion.

Warhawk Alum Develops New Pathway at NCCHS

24719

Darrell King & Xavier Halsey

The drinking water industry is bracing itself to lose a significant portion of its knowledge base due to retirement within the next 3-5 years. In response to these retirements, NCCHS class of 1991 graduate, Darrell King, solicited the assistance of Illinois Section American Water Works Association and Unit School District 187 to address this challenge. Thus, a partnership was forged, providing a wonderful opportunity for students interested in the water treatment industry. The “Operator in Training” pathway (OIT), a pilot for the state of Illinois, became a reality this past January. Nine students are currently being trained to sit for the recommended Class D licensure examination – to establish an industry knowledge foundation. Along with Darrell King, NCCHS staff members: Tara Cook, Trendelle Vaughn and Volunteer Academic Coach, Lisa Lerner are spearheading the in house efforts, to make sure that students remain on track toward success. In addition, the City of North Chicago has joined this effort to provide summer employment opportunities for students participating in the pathway.

Warhawk Wrestlers make All Conference!

Congratulations to the following wrestlers on achieving all conference status this weekend.

Jerimiah Duty
Tyre Montgomery
Kevin Joplin

This is the most all conference wrestlers for North Chicago in 30 years.

Also congrats to Tommy Houston for receiving the sportsmanship award.

NCCHS Students and Staff Travel to Springfield

Elishua Johnson, a junior in the Healthcare Careers Pathway at NCCHS, was recently invited to speak at the Illinois 60 by 2025 in Springfield, IL. This is a network of communities in Illinois that are committed to the goal of ensuring that 60% of all adults have a college or career credential by 2025. This network is IMG_0653designed to meet the needs of communities that are working together to provide rigorous, real world learning in and out of the classroom. Elishua did a great job speaking at the dinner on January 26, 2016 and explained to the group how the Healthcare Careers Pathway is helping him pursue his goal to one day become a Neurosurgeon.  Elishua, and the other presenting students, then had the opportunity to meet Governor Rauner who also spoke at the dinner.  A team of educators and District 187 administration also presented at the conference and was highlighted as one of 5 leadership communities at the conference and recognized for the good work that is being done around career pathways.

Career Pathway Students work with Abbvie in STEM Challenge

On January 20, 2016 NCCHS Career Pathway students met with over 20 mentors from Abbvie to “kick-off” the STEM challenge.  This is the first time NCCHS has participated in this event which asks teams of students to create an innovation or system that will improve health literacy or overall wellness in the North Chicago Community.  This challenge is made possible through the R&D STEM Learning Exchange which is part of Illinois Pathways, an initiative launched in 2012 to better prepare students to compete in the global economy. NCCHS is very excited about the Abbvie Foundation agreeing to be our corporate sponsor for this project.  There will be 15 teams working to complete this challenge. 75 total students from the Healthcare Careers Pathway and Information Technology Careers Pathway will be working on solutions to this challenge throughout the 2nd semester.  Students will communicate with their Abbvie Mentors through an online platform called the Mentor Match Engine.  There will be an event planned in early May that will allow all 15 teams an opportunity to share their research, solution and data. In addition, the top team from the school will travel to Chicago on May 19, 2016 for the STEM challenge student showcase.