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NCCHS Faculty and Students Bowl in their Spare Time

On Friday, February 2nd,  North Chicago Community High School hosted its 9th annual Faculty Versus Students Bowling Event. The girl’s varsity bowling team took-on the staff in a friendly challenge in preparation for the IHSA Regional Bowling Tournament. At the event, seniors Jackie Salazar, Cesiah Flores, and Daziyr Tyler were honored with pins that were painted and designed by the art department and signed be members of the staff.

North Chicago Student Featured in Lake County News-Sun

North Chicago Community High School student Oliver Barrera volunteered to serve on a statewide student advisory council. The director of North Chicago’s Schuler Scholars program, Stephanie Oettinger, chose Oliver after being asked to find a North Chicago student to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council.

Click here to read the full article.

NCCHS Featured on Fox News Chicago

The 2017 North Chicago Community High School – Abbvie STEM Team was featured on Fox News Chicago!

Started by the Illinois Science and Technology Institute, Stem Challenges connect companies and classrooms. STEM Challenges are real-world projects that create opportunities for high school students to work alongside STEM professionals as mentors. Students and mentors from STEM Challenge industry partners collaborate over the course of six months to explore, create, and build innovative solutions.

Growing a Passion for Science

North Chicago High School students visited AbbVie as part of a partnership involving North Chicago Community High School, the Illinois Science & Technology Institute and the AbbVie Foundation, North Chicago High School teens were paired with employee mentors and challenged to come up with a new way to improve the lives of cancer patients.

Read the full post on the AbbVie website

North Chicago Community High School – Field trip to Lake Forest College

On Saturday, February 11, North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) took men from the North Chicago Community High School (NCCHS) basketball team and NCCP Quiet Zone Program at NCCHS to Lake Forest College (LFC) for a campus tour and Forester Men’s Basketball Game. While on campus, students had the opportunity to tour student dorms, activity centers, academic buildings and more, and ask questions to LFC students about what it’s like to be in college. Following the campus tour, North Chicago students got to cheer on the Foresters against Cornell and shoot some hoops on LFC’s main court.


Fighting Terrorism Project

Fighting Terrorism Project–Instruction Sheet

You are a member of NATO’s Counter-Terrorism Unit. The mission statement for your group is “improving awareness of the threat, developing capabilities to prepare and respond, and enhancing engagement with partner countries and other international actors.” You are tasked with researching a terrorist organization and reporting back to your superiors about the organization. You must also make recommendations about what would be the best way to contain, undermine or fight this group.

This assignment is worth 60 points (project category). Follow each of these steps to complete this assignment and earn the highest score possible. You will have to make your presentation and recommendations on Tuesday 1/17/17.

  1. Teacher will assign you a terrorist organization
  2. Create a google presentation–share it with your partner(s)–NAME IT THE NAME OF YOUR TERRORIST GROUP & PERIOD
  3. You select what information goes into your report.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Identify the place in the world/ country where this group is the biggest threat
  2. Explain if this group has any direct threats to America or Americans living abroad
  3. Explain the origins of this group (history)
  4. Explain what the goals of this group are (what are they fighting for)
  5. Background on the current leader (s) of the group
  6. Detail past crimes/ atrocities are they responsible for
  7. Predict what may happen if this group goes unchecked
  8. Recommend the best course of action for dealing with this group (be specific as to WHO should have to intervene to stop or contain this group)
  • The text in your presentation must be easy to read, concise and IN YOUR OWN WORDS
  • You determine how many pictures, video or other primary sources you need to enhance your report
  • You will present your report on Tuesday, January 17. The audience will complete an audience response sheet evaluating your report.

Day of Community Service

For the Senior Class Community Service Project, seniors volunteered at Feed My Starving Children and Bernie’s Book Bank.  We are proud of our seniors for giving their time to these two great charities.


NCCHS Band Performs at Chicago Fire’s Toyota Park

We are so proud of our band members! They performed at Toyota Park, Home of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, along with other local high school bands. It was a great opportunity for our band students and program. Before their performance, they were able to walk around and explore the stadium. After playing, students got to relax and watch the Chicago Fire Soccer Team.

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North Chicago to Host OIT Open House

A “water supply operator” is any person trained in the treatment or distribution of water. North Chicago High School will be hosting an Operating In Training (OIT) Open House. To learn more about the “Operator In Training” program, join us October 25th @ 6pm.

Click below to see the Chicago Tribune article about OIT Open House.

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Girls Volleyball Team Bumps up their Game

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