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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


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.

NCCHS Staff Hard at Work

North Chicago High School staff hard at work during a professional development workshop for Promethean Board student response devices.

Promethean’s suite of student response systems help educators ensure that each student’s voice is heard, mind is engaged and needs are met.



Warhawks take 1st place!

North Chicago High School Freshman A team took 1st place at the Waukegan Holiday Basketball Tournament.  Go Warhawks!


Warhawks Tumble into Victory!

Over winter break the North Chicago High School wrestling team had a victorious day at the Evanston Holiday Wrestling Tournament.

Congratulations Warhawks:

High School Choir Performs at Discover Consumer Banking’s Holiday Party!

Since the fall of 2014, Discover Consumer Banking has partnered closely with North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) and CUSD 187, and, in working closely with NCCP, has continued to expand the breadth and depth of their engagement over time. A few weeks ago, Discover reached out, asking the North Chicago Community High School Choir to perform at their annual company holiday party.  The choir worked hard to prepare an assortment of songs, and wowed the crowd yesterday afternoon.  Congratulations on a wonderful performance, and way to represent CUSD 187 well!


Parent Math Night

rsz_img_1056We had a success parent math night.  Parents, teachers and students came together to share information regarding our new Carnegie Math program.  It was a great community collaboration to support our students learning!