Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Proposal from Mr. Torwelle

Mr. Torwelle, NHS math teacher, has written a proposal on DonorsChoose.org, 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: images.jostens.com 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 amy.donley@nwcs.k12.in.us). 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 amy.donley@nwcs.k12.in.us).

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 (amy.donley@nwcs.k12.in.us) 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 amy.donley@nwcs.k12.in.us 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 images.jostens.com (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 http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A02192900; 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!