Friday, December 18, 2009


I am very thrilled to say that this past week, we officially began the Student Interest blog. Although, it is still a growing project, we have our first video post with Norwell's Knight of the Week, Brandon Gerber! Our goal for the Student Interest blog is to have a space for mainly students (but parents certainly not excluded) to see polls, student opinion, movie and restaurant reviews, and other various sections that we hope to soon develop. Visit out Student Interest blog by either clicking the link under "Our Links" on the right sidebar or by clicking here!


We will continue to accept senior pictures in electronic form ONLY (e-mail or CD) after Christmas Break. Also, the Senior Ad deadline is being extended until Monday, February 1st. Pictures may be emailed to

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This Friday our boys will duel the Dekalb barons on the home court. The theme for the game- to prepare us for the holiday season- is Christmas sweaters!! The Freshman and JV games begin at 6:15 and Varsity begins soon after, so be there in plenty of time to dress yourself in all of your Christmas attire! The boys appreciate everyone's support, so join the players club this Friday and show your Norwell/Christmas spirit!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FFA Gets Festive!

For this Christmas, FFA members decorated theAg room and created a display case for Angel Tree Ministries. FFA members Katelyn Carney, Ashley Bowling, Sidney Kent, Brandon Schueler, Ariel Kelly, and Stephanie Meyer extended a helping hand for the decorations. To donate to Angel Tree Ministries, click here.

Knight of the Week

Hey guys. This is Cody Heckber with the Norwell News Blog. Over these past few weeks, we as a blog staff have talked about making videos for our Student Interest Blog. Well we did it and our first video is up! Make sure to check it out! All you have to do is click here! And if you have a student you'd like to nominate for the Knight of the Week, feel free to send us an email at

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Proposal from Mr. Torwelle

Mr. Torwelle, NHS math teacher, has written a proposal on, which is a non-profit organization that raises money for classrooms by providing a way for people to donate directly to a school project. Over 109,000 teachers have used the site to obtain more than $39 million in supplies for schools nationwide. He has requested an LCD projector for my classroom, and he only has $190 more to go! He states, "I know this is self-serving, but I don't care if it's for my classroom!" Please click here to view his proposal.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Norwell FFA Forestry Team Advances to State!

The Norwell FFA Forestry Team #1 won 3rd place honors at the Area XI Forestry Career Development Event contest and Norwell FFA Team #2 won 7th place honors. Team #1 consisted of Kateyln Carney, Sydney Kent, Matt Baker and Ashley Bowling. Team #2 consisted of Stephanie Meyer, Cassandra Heckber, Brandon Schueler and Kierstan Clark. Team will advance to the state contest at Purdue University, December 12. Each member had to identify tree leaves, seeds and woods samples from tree specimens from Indiana, plus, take an exam about forestry management, production and processing. 4-H and FFA teams from nine counties competed in the event held Monday, November 16 at the Whitley County Fairgrounds. (Thanks to Mr. Caldwell and Mrs. Kohlhagen!)

Photo Front-Katelyn Carney, Cassandra Heckber, Kierstan Clark, Stephanie Meyer, Brandon Schueler. Back-Sydney Kent, Ashley Bowling and Matt Baker.

Friday, November 13, 2009


During Roundtable today, Norwell's Theatre program showed a preview to the student body of their fall production "The Whole Darn Shooting Match". Posted are some pictures taken by Katie Bunch, Monica Hupe, and Lauren Klansek during the event. The show runs tonight at 7:00 PM and tomorrow for a 2:00 PM matinee show. Tickets are $5. We would really appreciate to see you all there! (For a short summary of the show, click here for the earlier post.)


The Accolade staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. The Accolade staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. Log on to: and enter login id: 400005412 using the password norwell10. Last day to submit photos is July 1.

Deadline Senior Ads

Whew! Seniors, you and your parents have until December 22, 2009 to turn in order forms and pictures for the Ads for Grads. We are pleased to provide you with a unique way to congratulate that special graduate with a yearbook ad! This year you may personalize your ad with a picture (or two) and a message. We have four sizes to choose from to better suit your needs. If you need another form, stop by room A111 or the main office. Please contact Ms. Donley if you have any questions (260.543.2213 ext 7111 or Pictures will be returned as soon as possible or you may send them via email as .jpg or .tif files.

Fairy Tales and Legends

The 2009 Accolade, Fairy Tales and Legends, will be available for pick up late November or early December. Those students who purchased a 2009 yearbook will need to bring their receipts to school. The Accolade staff will be distributing pre-purchased yearbooks to sophomores, juniors and seniors first. If you forgot to order the 2009 Accolade, do not despair. Extra yearbooks will be available for $40.00. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donley (260.543.2213 ext 7111 or

Senior Head Shots

Senior headshots are due December 18, 2009. Pictures may be turned in to the main office or emailed directly to Ms. Donley ( as a .jpg file. Senior pages are in Color. Head and shoulder shots work best. NO landscape/horizontal photographs!

A Blast From The Past

Attention all students, parents, grandparents, and well, actually everybody: The Norwell Accolade Staff is selling vintage yearbooks (from early 1980s through 2006) for the mere price of $10.00 each. Feel free to take this opportunity to bring back memories of your past, or maybe search for possible blackmail material from someone else’s—the possibilities are endless! If interested, please contact Ms. Donley at 260/543-2213 ext 7111 or via email to inquire about the years available.

Remember When...

The yearbook needs pictures from the senior class’s childhood for the “Remember When” spread. If you would like to bring photos along with a note of explanation and identification of subjects, you may submit in person, via email or online at (password: norwell10); the files must be either .jpg or .tif. Any questions, please see Ms. Donley’s room (A-111) by February 1, 2010. Pictures will be returned as soon as possible.

2010 Year Book Update

Parents will soon receive an order form for the 2010 Accolade yearbooks “Branching Out” in the mail. If purchased before Thursday, March 18, 2010, the 2010 yearbooks will be $40.00 each. Extras may be available next fall at $50.00—so order early! The order form and money may be turned in to the office or given to Ms. Donley in room A111. OR, if you wish to order online and use a credit card, visit; you may also while online personalize your yearbook with text and icons or a clear protective cover for additional costs. A white receipt will be given to the student when ordered and payment received--please keep this receipt for pick up next fall. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donley at 543-2213 ext 7111.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Norwell Marching Knights

The Norwell Marching Knights have won semi-state and are on their way to state this weekend. They will perform at the Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday in Class C. All year they have done an incredible job for such a young marching band. A community performance will take place at Norwell, Thursday evening at 8:45 pm on the football field. These kids have played hard and worked hard to get to this place. Come support them and pump them up for State!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lion King and Friends

The Norwell 2009 show choir groups will be performing their traditional fall show this Friday, October 30 at 7:30 and Sunday November 1 at 3:30. This year's show is titled "Lion King and Friends" and is choreographed by Jeff Cox and Taylor Morris (a senior survivor of the show choir). It is directed by Mrs. Doles, Norwell's Choir director. The show is Disney themed with a Lion King Medley and promises to be fun and definitely entertaining! Both the middle school and high school choirs will be participating in this exciting kick-off to a year of Show Choir! And in case you missed the Knight's Street Fair show they will be giving us another chance to see the performance. So be there on Friday night or Sunday afternoon and support your knights!

On Tuesday, November 20, the Animal Science class hosted two guest speakers. Officer Morgan is the K-9 officer with the Bluffton Police Department. Melissa Newman is an animal science professor at the University of Kentucky who also works with search-and-rescue dogs for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). They spoke about the selection, care, training and uses of service dogs. Boone, one of Dr. Newman's five dogs that she brought, gave a demonstration of how he searches for missing individuals by finding a synthetic human scent hidden in the classroom. (Thanks to Mr. Caldwell!)

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Our Time-Girls Varisty Volleyball

It has come to an end for the Girl's Varsity Volleyball. They Lady K's were able to beat the Wayne Generals last Thursday in a 3-1 win. They Lady K's then got to move on to Saturday's games. Norwell played the Bellmount Braves in the first game on Saturday. Even thought the Ladies lost, they made Bellmount work for their win. Overall, the Ladies ended their season with a bang, and had fun doing it.

Norwell Theatre's Fall Production

This fall, Ms. Kahn's theatre program is performing the play, "The Whole Darn Shooting Match" by Jack Perry. Taking place in the early 1960s, the casts acts as the Creative Department of a local all-purpose liquid detergent. This particular slice of the advertising world includes an over-the-top TV commercial writer, an alcoholic artist, a dry, witty Girl Friday, and the sarcastic man the department refers to as their "beloved leader." When a New York agency begins to hoard in to take Easy detergent national, the Creative Department does anything, and I mean anything, to keep on their clutch on their advertising creation. The casts includes many actors from previous productions, such as Tyler Miller, Robert Connett, Brandon Havener, and Rachel Jackson. There will be two showings, both at 7 o'clock on November 13th and 14th.
Also, Norwell's Theatre is selling t-shirts to anyone interested. They are 10 dollars. They are black with yellow font (see right photo). Anyone interested should see either Ms. Kahn or Devan Filchak, or simply e-mail me at Orders will be accepted up until October 22nd.

Friday, October 16, 2009

We have an ODL?

Mr. Bailey's Earth Space science class has worked on the "ODL" or Out Door Lab for several weeks now. However, I'm willing to bet many Norwell students or even teachers aren't aware we even have an ODL. As for Mr. Bailey's students, we do! We have spent the past 9 weeks observing nature, learning to read a compass to find your way to and from destinations, and even digging holes for the numerical and alphabetical signs for future students. So if you're ever interested in the solar system, glaciers, or even digging a hole, make sure to sign up for Mr. Bailey's Earth Space science class!

*SENIORS* How will you be remembered?

Even though our senior year has only begun, the end is near. We are already one quarter into the school year. Soon, we will be saying good bye to Norwell, and hello to college or wherever else life is taking us. This is the time to think of what sort of impact we have made on Norwell during our four year stay. Although everyone has a different opinion, here is what the majority of the Class of 2010 said. Check out the 2010 Hall of Fame.

Most Likely to Succeed - Katherine Gordon and Bryce Biberstein
Most Talented All Around - Mallory Bushee and Klay Fiecter
Most Likely to Be a Famous Musician - Chelly Neuenschwander and Caleb Grover
Most Likely to Be a Famous Artist - Emily Elder and Nathan Bourne
Most Likely to Be a Famous Politician - Elizabeth Lopez and Daniel Lance
Most Athletic - Jenelle Wilson and Klay Fiecter
Most Likely to Star in Movies - Erica Tucker and Brandon Havener
Most Likely to Sing on Broadway - Brandi Albright and Blake Lampton
Most Likely to Travel the World - Nicole Johnson and Ethan Doles
Most Likely to Be a Famous Comedian - Kelsey Kline and Ryan Ellis
Most Likely to Be a Talk Show Host - Brittany Blazier and Chris Grady
Future CEO - Rachelle Rodenbeck and Cameron Konuch
Best Debater - Thea Smekens and Josh King
Most Outgoing - Breanna Wilson and Dan Barger
Most Philosophical - Devan Filchak and Tanner Tuttle
Best Personality - Hailey Smith and Ricky Patel
Best/Most Unique Laugh - Breanna Newell and Kyle Reinhard
Best Hair - Whittannie Harber and Patrick Shafer
Best Dressed - Paige Fremion and Chandler Tracey
Best Smile - Meghan Scott and Brandon Gerber
Prettiest Eyes - Ashly Dafforn and Thye Petty
Cutest Couple - Alyssa Tucker and Justin Moser

Thanks everyone for voting! Feel free to leave comments.
And remember, this is our last year. Make the most of it!

Marching Knights New Web Site

The Norwell Marching Knights have done it all from back-to-back state titles to their own video, and now their own website. To see all your favorite NHS Band members in action, go to and visit the all new Norwell Band website!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


This is the first ever Norwell High School Blog! We are very excited to finally have this up and running to inform you with the latest Norwell News! This blog is totally maintained and edited by students within the Norwell body. Please feel free to leave comments! And we encourage you to visit our dotPhoto account. Thanks once again for visiting, and come back often! You never know what you're missing!