Saturday, December 25, 2010

Final Exams


If a mid-term graduate plans to take an exam the options are:

1. Come to school on the scheduled day to take exam (see schedule below)


2. Take exam(s) on Wednesday 1/5/11 @ 8am - proctored by administration



Review & Test Period 7 7:40 - 9:35

9:40-2:30 2-hr delay schedule for Semester 2 Courses


Review & Test Period 2 7:40 - 9:35

9:40-2:30 2-hr delay schedule for Semester 2 Courses


Review & Test Period 4 7:40 - 9:35

9:40-2:30 2-hr delay schedule for Semester 2 Courses

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wells County Teacher of the Year


Mr. Mike Neirmyer, one of the science teachers in the middle school, has been chosen to receive the honor of Teacher of the year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2hour delay exam schedule

In the event of a two hour delay, the testing schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday, December 21:
Exam 3: 9:40-11:20
Period 4: 11:25-12:45
1st lunch 11:20-11:50
2nd lunch 11:50-12:20
3rd lunch 12:20-12:50
Exam 5: 12:50-2:30
Wednesday Exam 2
Exam 4: 11:10-12:55
1st lunch 11:10-11:40
2nd 11:50-12:20
3rd: 12:30-1:00
Exam 7 :105-2:30
Monday, December 20:

Exam 1: 9:40-11:20
Period 5: 11:25-12:45
1st lunch 11:20-11:50
2nd lunch: 11:50-12:20
3rd lunch: 12:20-12:50
Exam 6: 12:50-2:30

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Finals Schedule

This semesters finals are scheduled for December 20, 21, and 22. The times are as follows:

Monday December 20:
Exam 1: 7:40-9:25
Period 2: 9: 30-10:20
Period 3: 10:25-11:15
Period 5: 11:20-12:40
1st lunch: 11:15-11:45
2nd lunch: 11:45-12:15
3rd lunch: 12:15-12:45
Exam 6: 12:45-2:30

Tuesday December 21:
Period 1: 7:40-8:30
Period 7: 8:35-9:25
Exam 3: 9:30-11:15
Period 4: 11:20-12:40
1st lunch: 11:15-11:45
2nd lunch : 11:45-12:15
3rd lunch: 12:15-12:45
Exam 5: 12:45-2:30

Wednesday December 22:
Exam 2: 7:40-9:25
Exam 4: 9:30-11:15
Period 6: 11:20-12:40
1st lunch: 11:15-11:45
2nd lunch: 11:45-12:15
3rd lunch: 12:15- 12:45
Exam 7: 12:45-2:30

In the occurrence of a cancellation Friday, December 17, Final exams will still be given on time. An alternative schedule for 2-hour delays will be posted at a later time.

Monday, December 6, 2010



If you are in BPA you MUST see Mrs. Darnell today to sign up for contest!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Second Semester Interns

Any student wishing to participate in the internship program next semester must see Mr. Horn ASAP to pick up their packet of information.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Norwell Girls Swim

The Norwell girls swim team is off to a great start this season! November 16 the girls pulverized Adams Central and Blackford county at Blackford. Their next meet is against Huntington North at Salamoni.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The annual Veterans Day Program took place at Norwell High School. Students from both Norwell High School and Middle School, as well as staff, members of the community, and (of course) local veterans attended. The program included songs, beautifully sung by the combined high school and middle school choirs, (soloists Paige Myer and Tim McBride), a performance by the high school band, and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010 Graduates -- Yearbooks are In!

The 2010 Accolades yearbooks are here. The 2010 graduates listed below need to pick up their ordered & purchased yearbook at the high school's main office. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Donley at or 260.543.2213 ext 7111.
Emily Ackermann
Brandi Albright
Bryce Biberstein
Jessica Brown
Andrew Copper
Sean Cossairt
Lindsey Dahn
Michael Day
Brianna Elder
Chris Grady
Caleb Grover
Zane Harden
Amy Harmon
Kyle Johnloz
Dennis Kammerer
Jake Kendall
Sarah Kerns
Josh King
Wayne LaMontagne
Corbin Loubier
Rachel McAfee
Brock Morphew
Donny Mosure
Austin Quintana
Joel Sauer
Justin Short
Austin Springer
Chandler Tracey
Jasson Werling
Drew Williams
Rianne Wise
Jenna Steed (owes $20)
Scott Caldwell (owes $30)

Monday, November 8, 2010

College Spotlight: Indiana Wesleyan University

Nickname: Wildcats
Colors: Red and Gray
Education: 60 Majors
Featured Majors: Communication Studies, Computer Software Engineering, Economics
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Varsity Sports: 9 men’s and 9 women’s (NAIA)
Cost: (For 2010-2011 School Year): Tuition: $21,214; Room & Board: $7,008; Estimated books and supplies: $1,266; Other fees: $1,906; Total: $31,394

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Veteran Program

Veteran Program

Local United States veterans and currently serving military members are invited to a breakfast in their honor on Thursday, November 11 beginning at 6:45am. Breakfast will be held in the Norwell Middle School cafeteria (enter through door #36).

A program in the High School gym will follow breakfast at 7:50am.
Veterans should call Mrs. Gates at 260-543-2218 x6004, leave name & phone number and let her know if they are attending the breakfast, program or both no later than November 7.

Election Results

Its election time again! Yesterday voters from all over the country exercised their right to vote. The election results are as follows:

U.S. Senate : Dan Coats (R)

Wells Country Sheriff : Monte Fisher (R)

Wells County Assessor: Richard Smith

Monday, November 1, 2010

Voting time


Tomorrow is November 2, aka time to vote. If you are 18 or over and a registered voter, make sure you go to your local poll booth and cast your vote. This year you can vote for 1 US Sanator, Auditor of State, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, US Representative for District 6, State Senator for District 19, other local positions and on the proposed ammendment to the Constitution.

This blogger asks that you make sure and vote using informed decisions rather than voting among party lines.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

College Spotlight: University of Evansville

Nickname: Purple Aces
Colors: Purple, White, Orange
Education: Over 80 Areas of Study
Featured Majors: Exercise Science, Philosophy, Multimedia Production
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Varsity Sports: 6 Mens and 8 Womens NCAA Division I
Cost: (For 2010-2011 School Year): Tuition: $25,164; Room & Board: $9,110; Total: $37,186
Visit:For visiting information, call 800-423-8633, ext. 2468, visit, or e-mail 

Student Spotlight: Alexis Searles

So Alexis, what do you want to do after high school?

I want to go to a techinqal college and get a basic degree in art or fitness.

How was the cross country season this year?

We had a really good season. We went to semi state.

So, whats your favorite food?

Digornos stuff crust pizza!

Half empty or half full?

Half full.

Whats your favorite thing about high school?

The fact that i'm a senior. Oh yeah, and that I feel so tall. :)

What advice would you give to freshman?

Keep your grades up, time goes by quickly, and make as many friends as possible.

Favorite memory in high school?

My best memory's come from track practice. One time at indoor practice me and Katlyn Best found a HUGE curly fry and it was coverd in tons of ants!

What's your greatest accomplishment in high school?

Graduate ?

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

I'd probably be a cheeta so I could run faster than Hussain Bolt.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Senior Class

Senior Class Picks
The votes are in! Last week members of the senior class voted (and re voted) for their picks for this years class colors, class motto, class flower, and class song! Winners are as follows:
Class Colors: Silver, Black, Purple
Class Flower: White rose tipped in purple and silver
Class Motto: "We stand together, for those of us who can't stand alone, we have come this far together through life and death, let's take the last step."
Class Song: Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Monday, October 18, 2010

Are you ready for some Football??

This past Friday the Knights went up against Columbia City. The Knights played a good game that ended with a defeat of 32-10. Right before the half senior Jeff Shatto was injured. Coaches say that he should be able to play in next Friday's section game against Leo High School here at the courtyard

Friday, October 15, 2010

College Spotlight: Taylor University

Nickname: Trojans
Colors: Purple, Gold
Education: Over 100 Majors
Featured Majors: Earth and Environmental Science, Biblical Studies, Business
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Varsity Sports: 8 Men's and 8 Women's NAIA
Cost: (For 2009-2010 School Year): Tuition: $25,164; Room & Board: $6,708; Health Service & Fees: $232 Total: $32,104
Visit: For information of visiting Taylor University, go to

Thursday, October 14, 2010


The graduation favorites pages have been passed out and need to be turned in ASAP! Please follow the instructions. ****

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

National Honors Society

Attention parents! This Sunday, October 17 a ceremony will be held in the auditorium for new inductees into the National Honor Society. Parents are encouraged to attend and support their kids. The ceremony begins at 3:00. A brief reception will be held afterward.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Boys Soccer

Last saturday the Norwell boys soccer team won sectionals. They played Bellemont in the final game and came away with a 1-0 victory to clench the title. So, now the Knights move on to regional play where they play Yorktown at Blackford on Wednesday.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Last Friday night, the Norwell Knights traveled to Homestead. The knights played a good game and were the first to score. Even though the knights lost, they played a good game and didn't give up.

This Friday is the last regular season game. It will be here at the Courtyard and it is also senior night. Make sure you come out and support the Norwell Seniors.

Next week begins the post season and the Knights will be playing the Leo Lions at home.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Norwell Soccer

This Saturday at Bellmont High School, the boys soccer team will be playing Bellmont for the sectional title. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Every year Bellmont fans flood the stadium. This year, I say we show them that Norwell has some pride left. Let's all make time to cheer on the soccer Knights to victory. Let's show the Bellmont Braves who's boss. Saturday. 7:oo p.m. Bellmont High School. Be there or be somewhere else.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Student Spotlight # 3

Student Spotlight #3 Travis Gray

So, Travis, where do you want to go to college at?

I'm undecided. Somewhere I can play baseball.

Do you know what you want to do?

I want to major in criminal justice and eventually become a police officer.

That's, interesting. Why do you want to become a police officer?

To help people who need it.

Whats your favorite food?

Lasagna. :)

So, whats your most embarrassing moment?

It was actually this year at the football game against Carrol. Running out, I slipped and fell, causing a huge pile up.

If you could have 1 superpower what would it be and why?

Super speed so I could run faster!

Tom or Jerry?



He's the underdog.

Whats your nifty necklace for?

Its to stabilize blood flow in electric current in the body. (NOT for sunglasses)

Favorite movie of all time?

Police academy.

And finally what advice would you give to freshman?

Work hard because it matters.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Norwell Alumn Makes Good

Norwell graduate, Chandler Harnish, was recently named Mid-American Confrence Player of the Week after throwing for a season high 281 yards and tying his career-high with three touch-down passes. Congradulations Chandler.


Wednesday 5:00 @ Bellmont.
Come support Norwell's JV XC team
Last race of the JV season
It's free and fun to watch
Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 4, 2010

College Spotlight: Anderson University

Nickname: Ravens
Colors: Orange, Black
Education: 60 Majors
Featured Majors: Athletic Training, Communication Arts, Bible & Religion
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Varsity Sports: 8 Men's and Women's NCAA Division III
Cost: (For 2010-2011 School Year): Tuition: $23,940; Room & Board: $8,350; Total: $32,290
Visit: For visiting information, call (800) 428-6414 or visit

Boys Soccer

Last week the Norwell Knights had two soccer games. On monday they lost 6-1 to the Homestead. Colson Crowell scored for the Knights. On Thursday they won 4-0 against Blackford. Jacob Meyer, Brandon Johnson, Brair Bolinger, and Damon Topp each scored a goal. This week the Knights play tonight at Columbia City. And on thursday they play their first sectional game at Bellemont against Heritage.

Are YOU ready for some football?

This past Friday night the Norwell Knights smashed the Dekalb Barons in a wonderous 35-0. Justin Shaffer scored 3 touchdowns, Robbie Ritter scored 1 touchdown and Grant Baker scored 1 touchdown. To add to the fantastic game, the kids from the summer cheer camp got the unique oppertunity to cheer with the varisty cheerleaders.

This week the the JV team will travel to Dekalb and the Freshman will have their last home game on Thurday also agianst Dekalb. If you haven't had a chance to watch these boys play, make sure you come out this Thursday.

Reminder Oct. 15 is Senior Night.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Honoring our Students

Today, a total of forty students (14 seniors and 26 juniors) were given the knowledge that they were to be inducted into our National Honors Society. The ceremony will be on Sunday, October 17th at 3:oo pm. Here are the inductees.

Seniors: Kirsten Bigelow, Amy Brehm, Mariah Captain, Colson Crowell, Adam Datema, Ben Fraughiger, Taylor Goodpaster, Jennifer Harrison, Brandon Johnson, Lauren Klansek, Kortney Rans, Mike Sorg, Staci Thornton, and Sandon Vieth.

Juniors: Taylor Abdon, Nicole Allison, Kaitlyn Best, Kent Blaizer, Garret Bucher, Rowan Caylor, Sean Cole, Rebekah Coolman, Cecilia Daizovi, Corinne Eckert, Kyle Fillman, Sophie Gerber, Kayla Hanni, Lyndsey Havener, Amanda, Horan, Austin Horman, Nick James, Lauren Johnson, Shandi Mink, Raven Pearson, Mirinda Quegan, Jami Reinhard, Leslie Sagstetter, Kyle Sink, Sam Tomten, and Addie Williams.

The World of Volleyball

That's Chris Kramer!

The Norwell Lady Knights Volleyball team played three teams this week. Monday night, the Lady K's hosted the Adam Central Jets. In an epic clash of volleyball titans, the Lady K's emerged victorious, 3 games to 1. The following night, the Lady K's hosted the Bellmont Squaws and lost, 3 games to none. Thursday night the Volleyball girls hit the road and headed on their way to pulling out their second victory this week, 3 games to 2, against the New Haven Bulldogs. Injury has plagued the volleyball girls and they have managed to fight through this. All in all, it was a pretty good week in the volleyball world at Norwell.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I read the book They Cage The Animals At Night, by Jennings Michael Burch. This book is a true story of the author himself, Jennings Burch. This is all about the struggle of his childhood and the many hard times that never seemed to end for him. Jennings was a normal 8 year old boy living in a small home with his very poor family. He had his very ill mother, one brother in the hospital, three older brothers, and the youngest brother. The family was in hard times. And when it all became so overwhelming to his mother and she got very sick, all the children were split up and sent away to live in orphanages or other homes. Jennings experiences through these homes were very traumatic. Being beaten, or being lent out to uncaring families. This book is about Jennings journey to a new and better life that he grows to have. Its about the people he learns to love along the way, and the little things that gave him hope. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. You will fall in love with this story.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Student Spotlight 2

Student Spotlight #2 Veronica Nicholson

So Veronica, were you surprised that you were the student spotlight this week?

No, (laughing) I voted for myself like ten times.

So, do you know where you want to go to college at?

Probably Ball State.

And what sort of careers are you considering?

I want to be like a social worker or drug abuse councilor.

Why is that?

I want to help people.

Favorite moment in high school?

There are too many.

Most embarrassing moment?

No comment.

And finally, what advice would you give to freshman?

Be yourself.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The movie GOTHIKA (Rated R, recomended for mature audiences) is a chilling ghost story where everyone thinks you're insane when only you know the truth. A woman awakes in a mental hospital where she is told she killed her husband, but she can't even remember the events. How can you convince everyone you're not crazy when you're locked in an insane asylum?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Last week boys soccer had two games. Both teams lost to DeKalb on Monday. On Tuesday the results were more favorable. The varsity team tied Heritage, while the JV team came away with a win. This week the Knights play Homestead on Monday and Blackford on Thursday. Both games are home.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2010 Yearbooks

The 2010 yearbooks are IN!

If you are a 2010 grad, pick up your pre-ordered/pre-paid yearbook in the office.

Starting Friday Sept. 24, 2010 yearbooks will be on sale. They are $50 (cash or check) and are on a first come, first serve basis. You can purchase a book from Ms. Donley in room A-111.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hey Teens! Do you have a creative soul? Do you enjoy writing? Are you interested in submitting your writing for publication? ! Then I have the place for you! Teen Ink, an online and print magazine written and published by teens wants your articles! Start by going online to to create an account and submit your articles! Stories can range from memoirs, short stories, poems, movie reviews and much more!

Book Review

I have just finished the book Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. In this book, there is an average girl named Melinda, with a not-so-average secret. Melinda finds herself rejected by her friends, cut off from her parents, and no one to understand her terrible tragedy. She does her best to block out everyone in her everyday life; she stops talking, ignores her parents and teachers, blows off the one friend she does have, and her grades plummet. Melinda tries to heal, it's a long process. She tries to tear her mind away from her tragic memorie. Melinda's story is a realistic and compelling one. It's a journey for her to try to regain her joy and strength.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

The fourth installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise is now out and blowing up box offices. Fans of the game and the movie series will love the next chapter in Alice's quest to destroy the deadly T-virus and bring down the Umbrella Cooperation. This movie is rated R by the MPAA and is recomended for mature audiences.

Monday, September 20, 2010

College Spotlight: DePauw University

Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Gold, Black
Education: 45 Majors
Featured Majors: Classical Studies, Kinesiology, Geosciences 
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Varsity Sports: 9 Men's, 10 Women's; NCAA Division III
Cost (For 2010-2011 School Year) : Tuition: $34,440; Room & Board: $9,180; Health & Activity Fees: $465; Total: $44, 085
Visit: For visiting information, call 1-800-447-2495 or email

For more information, go to

Homecoming Game

Last Friday was the big Homecoming game for the knights. This year was special because not only were the Knights playing the New Haven Bull Dogs, but they were playing former principal Mr. Molher and former vice-principal Mr. Hicks. Unfortunately the knights lost the game 23-21. It was close and a good game to watch.

In other news, at Friday's game Trever Sebring and Eden Chaney were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. The Homecoming court was made up of: Cassie Herdon, Paige Meyer, Kelsey Ahrens, Rebekah Witzig, Eden Chaney, Robert Connet, McCormic Clouser, Adam Burnison, Bobby Haddix, and Trever Sebring.

Finally as a reminder: the JV Football team will be playing at tonight at New Haven with kick off at 6:30 p.m. The Freshman team will play the Bulldogs this Thursday at Norwell at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Heroes vs. Villians

Heroes vs. Villians by laurenklansek, made at


Guess what everyone it's TACO DAY!

Homecoming Week

Left: Addie Johnson takes flight on Super Hero day!
Middle: Jennifer Harrison, Ethan Weikel and Alexis Searles celebrate Black Out day.
Right: Ross Matthews and Mitchell Wilson go to work on Career day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Review

I have just recently finished the book Notorious by Cecily Von Ziegesar. This is the third novel in the list of the "It Girl" series. These books add on to Cecily's previous series, "Gossip Girl". In Gossip Girl, Jenny Humphry is the quiet, slightly awkward freshman trying to earn a reputation of being wild and spontaneous. When Jenny transfers to a boarding school called Waverly Prep she becomes the one person she's dreamed of being her whole life. She's more outgoing, making cooler friends, guys flirt with her, and she enjoys all the new attention she is getting. Waverly is the school for the rich and famous, where your only as hot as your latest scandal. Jenny quickly catches on and is beginning to enjoy her time at Waverly. She had her two new best friends, her roommates, Callie and Brett, and she even had a little crush already. Until she finds out that her crush is her roommates ex-boyfriend. Then there are rumors that the infamous Tinsley Carmichael is returning to Waverly. Once she sees that Jenny has stolen her best friends, her room, and her popular lifestyle, you can't expect Tinsley too be kind to Jenny. Of course there are more problems in this book than just Jenny's drama. This book has it all, teacher affairs, parties, punishments, love, lust, and scandal. I would recommend this book to anyone you loves a dramatic tale.

Boys Soccer

Norwell had two more soccer games last week. On Monday they played East Noble. The JV played first and lost. Then the varsity played second. They remained scoreless in the first half. Norwell struck first in the second half on a goal scored by Brandon Johnson, but East Noble followed up the score with two of their own. With two minutes left in the game, Jaron Moser tied up the game, and sent the game into overtime. Both overtime periods went by scoreless, so the game was to be decided by penalty kicks. The first round of five kicks per team ended in a tie. So, it went to sudden death penalty kicks where Norwell lost in the first round. On Wednesday the Knights face Northrup. The JV lost 4-1. Austin Cooley scored for the Knights. The Varsity lost their game 3-1. Jaron Moser scored. This week the Knights face Dekalb on Monday and Heritage on Monday. Both games are away.

Monday, September 13, 2010


When Nerds Attack
Today Norwell is crawling with nerds. They are everywhere. In fact there are so many because of homecoming week that it is near impossible to steal their lunch money. It seems as if everyone is a nerd. If you are wondering what the rest of this week will bring read on.
Tuesday = School-wide Blackout
Wednesday = Career Day
Thursday = Heroes v. Villains
Friday = Norwell Spirit

Boys Cross-Country: Blackford Invitational

Over the weekend, the Boys Cross-Country team competed at the Blackford Invitational. While some of the team was battling injuries as well as illness, they finished 9th in the Open Division. Senior Alex Cushman finished with a time of 16:19. Brandon Long and Ben DeVoe posted impressive times with 17:06 and 17:47, respectively. Complete results of the race can be found here. The teams next meet is Saturday, September 18 at the Yorktown Invitational.

Norwell Football

This past Saturday the Norwell Knights Football team traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium to play the Bellmont Braves. For the first half of the game the team was able to put up a strong defense and was ahead 9-0. The game ended with a win for the Braves at 17-9.

KILLERS movie review

The movie KILLERS (Rated PG-13), starring Kathrine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher is an action/adventure/comedy that throws everthing at you in a big bang! Jenny (Heigl), a young woman on a vacation meets Spencer (Kutcher) who just happens to be an agent who wants nothing more than a normal life. After meeting Jenny, Spencer is sure he can live the normal life...until a bounty for 1.5 million dollars is on his head and ends up dragging Jenny for the ride. Enjoy KILLERS, it will absolutely kill you with laughs!

Sprit Week Calendar

Spirit Week

  1. Nerd Day

  2. Blackout

  3. Career Day

  4. Hero or Villain Day(today)

    School Spirit Day

Friday, September 10, 2010

College Spotlight: Huntington University

Nickname: Foresters
Colors: Green, Black
Education: Over 70 majors
Featured Majors: Education, Marketing, Communication Studies
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Varsity Sports: 14 NAIA
Cost (For 2010-211 academic year): Tuition: $21,850; Room and Board: $7,430; Activities Fees: $480; Total: $29, 760
Visiting: For visiting information, call 1-800-642-6493 or go to

V-Bally Ball

The Norwell Lady K Volleyball team (11-3) are swimming in the "W's" this week. Tuesday the Lady K's took the Bishop Dwenger Saints to five games, emerging victorious, 3 games to 2. The very next night, the Lady K's hosted the South Side Archers and sent them home with a royal spanking, 3 games to none. The Lady K's started out struggling this year, but seem to have hit their stride. Let's all cheer on the Lady K's as they make our school proud.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Teacher Spotlight Mrs. Carr !

Teacher Spotlight!
Mrs. Carr

Photo by : Taylor Goodpaster

How do you like Norwell?
I like it very much, but I miss Ossian

What is the worst thing about it?
I don't get as much exercise, and they keep the library frigid

What is the best thing about it?
Seeing my old students I've had before, and meeting new ones. I don't know everyone, they all grow up and look different now

What's your favorite t.v. show?
any baseball game especially games with the Cardinals!

Norwell Boys Soccer

Norwell's Boys soccer team had two games last week. First they played at Marion on Tuesday. The varsity team ended up losing this game 0-2. And the JV lost 0-5. But the Knights came back with a better showing on Thursday at New Haven. The varsity team won 2-0, and the JV came up just short at 0-1. Jacob Meyer and Adam Lambert each had goals in this game. Jacob was assisted by Briar Bolinger. The varsity team's record now stands at 5-4, and the JV are 0-8-1. This week the Knights host East Noble today and Northrup on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Student Spotlight #1

Student Spotlight: Adam Datema

Our professionally trained journalist staff sat down with Adam in order to dig deep and discover what really makes Adam Datema, Adam Datema.

So Adam, how was your summer?

Awesome. I watched the world cup.

How's soccer going this year?

Its a building year.

Were you surprised you were chosen as the student spotlight?

No. I'm fantastic.


What are your plans for after high school?

I'm undecided on the college I want to go to, but I know I want to major is psychology and I plan on getting a masters in counseling.


Like psychiatry.

Why Psychiatry?

Because I want to help people.
What's your most embarrassing moment?

When I was four I decided to climb a tree to retrieve a pine cone. Well, needless to say I fell, but not all the way to the ground. My underwear caught on a branch, leaving me suspended in mid air, screaming 'help!' The worst part is the entire time my brother was screaming for my parents to go get the camera.

So, team Edward of team Jacob?

Team Sharkboy.

And lastly, what advice would you give to freshman?

Enjoy high school because its going to fly by. I know everyone says that, but its true. Don't be too serious. Read a good book. Don't do drugs.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Boys Soccer

Last Thursday the Norwell's boys soccer team played at Jay County. The varsity team played first and claimed a victory. They won four to zero. Goals were scored by Briar Bolinger, Luke Batdorff, Aaron Seman, and Paxton Lehman/ Jason Miskin. JV played the second game. They fought hard throughout the game and came close to winning but unfortunately did not. So, the final score of their game ended up being one to zero in favor of Jay County. This game improved the Varsity's record to 4-3 and drop the JV team to 0-6-1. The next game is tomorrow Tuesday, September 7 at Marion.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday Night Football

The Norwell students were so inspiring that some of the Carroll fans tried to join in cheering for the Knights!

After Norwell's touchdown the student section rushed down to the track to do push ups.

Norwell Students came out to support the Knights last Friday night

This past Friday the Norwell Knights played the Carroll Chargers. The game ended in defeat with a score of 14-6. The Knights fought to the end and held off the Chargers until the third quarter when the Chargers scored their first touchdown.

Friday, September 3, 2010

College Spotlight: Manchester College

Nickname: Spartans
Colors: Gold, Black
Education: 55 areas of study
Featured Majors: Accounting, Computer Science, Philosophy
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Varsity Sports: 19 NCAA Division III
Cost: (For 2010-2011 academic year) Tuition: $24,100; Fees: $820; Room: $5,400; Board; $3,460 (full-meal plan); Total: $33,780
Visiting: To schedule a visit, call 800-852-3648 or e-mail,

Nested in the small town of North Manchester, Manchester College is 35 miles from Ft. Wayne and 100 miles from Indianapolis. The 125 acre campus is shaded by large oak trees. Buildings on campus are no more than a 5 minute walk away using the sidewalks paved throughout the campus.  

Lack of Motivation

Dear Lex Tayler
I have no motivation to study for school. Every year I try to set goals to study more but it just never happens. What can I do? This lack of motivation is starting to affect my grades. I know I need to study, but I just don't. Please Help!!

Lack of Motivation

Dear Lack of Motivation,

I suggest you find a special place where you can just be alone and relax. Maybe like your room with music on, or outside on a great day. Sometimes with sports, chores, and school your life can be hectic, try rewarding yourself for doing your work. (for every 1/2 hour of studying, 10 minutes of texting?) Encourage yourself and say "I'm almost done!!" Have a set time everyday and adhere to it strictly school related so you can't plan other things around it. Let me know how things go? :)

Your welcome, Lex Tayler

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Powder Puff Football

That's right, this year there will be powder puff football during homecoming week. The game will be either Tuesday the 13th, or Wednesday the 14th. It is flag football and the game will be out on the football practice field. If you are a junior or senior girl interested in playing, go to the office to pick up a permission form. The permission forms have to be turned in next Tuesday. As of right now it looks like there are going to be two senior teams and two junior teams. Make sure you come out and enjoy the game. Cost to get in will be $1 and make sure you bring your own seating.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Golden Knights

Pictured above is Norwell's Campus Life director Tony Chaney
Golden Knights has started up again! For anyone who doesn't know what Golden Knights is, I'll explain. It is Campus Life based program on Wednesday mornings. This year the group meeting at 6:45 am in the planetarium (the double doors in the hallway behind the auditorium). Breakfast is served at each Golden Knights, followed by a devotional usually led by Tony. Golden Knights officially started up this past Wednesday and will be taking place on a consistent basis from now on. Everyone is welcome to come and check it out!

A Week of Victory for the Lady Knights

The Lady K's (9-3) have gotten 3 more victories this week. Monday, the Lady K's beat the Southern Wells Raiders, 3 games to none. The first two games were a landslide victory for the Lady K's, winning both games 25-10. In the third game, Southern Wells fought to stay alive, getting their first lead of the night. The Knight's fought back, winning 27-25. Tuesday evening the Lady K's played the Wayne Generals, defeating them 3 games to 1. The Lady K's started the night off by winning the first game 25-16 to which the generals responded by taking the next game, 27-25. Determined not to lose this game, the Lady K's won the next two games, 25-23 and 25-17. Thursday night the Lady K's dominated the South Adams Starfires, winning 3 games to none.

Norwell Boys Soccer

Last night the Norwell boys JV and Varsity soccer teams played Bellmont. The JV team was the first to challenge the braves. A scene from their game is pictured above. The knights struck first in the first half. Keifer Windle scored on a beautiful shot. So, the JV knights left the first half with a one goal advantage. The second half turned out to be a hard fought battle. Both teams pushed hard throughout the last thirty five minutes, and both teams had several good shots on goal. However, Bellmont was the only team to turn on of those shots into a goal. They tied the game up part of way through the second half. The Knights fought for another goal to take the win but came up short. So, the game ended in a one to one tie. The Varsity game turned out better results for Norwell. Briar Bolinger was able to capitalize on a scoring opportunity to allow the Knights to walk away with a one to zero victory. Norwell's next game is tomorrow, Thursday September 2. They take on Jay County.

Busy B

.Dear Lex Tayler,

Lately I've been having trouble handling all of my responsibilities. Between my job, school, and chores it seems that I never have enough time. Not to mention I never get enough sleep! Do you have any suggestions for me that could help me juggle all of my responsibilities?

Thanks, Busy B.

Dear Busy B.,

Firstly, I want to stress the importance of sleep. If you don't get enough sleep then you won't be able to complete any of your tasks in a timely or efficient manner. It may seem like staying up until midnight will help you get ahead, but all that it really does is make you more tired the next day, creating a vicious cycle of monotony. Talk to your parents about chores. See if you can work something out so you're both pleased. Perhaps talk to your boss and see if you can cut back your hours, so you can fit in more school and sleep.

Your welcome, Lex Tayler

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cross Country: Bi-County Results

On Saturday the boys and girls cross-country teams competed at the Adams-Wells Bi-County Meet. The girls finished 1st, while the boys finished 2nd. The next meet is the Bellmont Conditioner.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Picture Retake Day!

Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, September 21. If your child did not have his/her picture taken during registration, he/she MUST have it taken for the student id. If you wish to have your child retake his/her pictures, be sure to send the old picture package(s) with your child on Sept. 21.

Boys Soccer

The Norwell boys soccer season is well under way. So far the varsity has racked up a record of 2-3 and the JV sits at 0-5. Both teams have two more games this week. They play Bellmont at home on Tuesday and play at Jay County on Thursday. So expect more posts this week to keep you informed.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Year

New Year

This year brings in a bunch of new recruits for the NHS mass media staff. We have thirteen new members and seven returning members that will be putting together the 2010-2011 yearbook a long with posting on the blog. This year we are revamping the blog to resemble our old newspaper. This includes a new name and bringing back some of the old sections of the paper. Keep posted to watch our year and blog unfold.

This year's mass media staff:
Luke Batdorff
Torie Brickley
Lauren Brinneman
Katie Bunch
Colson Crowell
Adam Datema
Ben DeVoe
Olivia Glenn
Taylor Goodpaster
Chris Harmon
Amanda Horan
Moriah Hunt
Monica Hupe
Atira Hurst
Lauren Klansek
Alexis Searles
Mike Sorg
Kaila Taylor
Jordon Thompson
Haley Toliver

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Registration Day

Registration Day

Remember this year there will be registration day for the high school. Parents and students can come Aug. 2 from 12 – 7pm or on Aug. 3, 7am - 3pm. Parents can register their students for school as well as buy gym uniforms (if needed), order yearbooks, and etch. Students get their class schedule, their locker, and their yearbook photo taken. So remember to dress nicely as this is the only picture day (aside from retakes).

As an added bonus for coming to registration day, families will be qualified for a special registration day discount on this coming year’s yearbook. If you reserve your copy of the yearbook during either registration day, you get $20 off the yearbook. Payment must be in cash or check. Don’t have the money right now? No problem! Just reserve your copy at registration day at the yearbook table and pay by Labor Day. Yearbooks usually cost either $40 or $50 dollars so don’t delay if you want your part in this limited time discount.

Also available will be information about senior ads and if you are a parent that owns his or her own business now would be a great time to purchase a business ad to help support the yearbook.

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010

"Marble Sorters" visit OES

Students of Mr. White's Project Lead the Way engineering class visited Ossian Elementary School to teach Mr. Harkless's third grade class about their marble sorters.
Mrs. Harkless's third grade class is currently taking part in a Region 8 project themselves. They are creating their own inventions out of provided Lego kits provided by Region 8. First, they created cars to race. Now they are sketching out invention ideas to create.

While I was there, Mrs. Harkless reminded the children of a very important aspect of creating their own invention.
"Remember kids, you are inventing something to make work easier," said Harkless. "That is your ultimate goal."

The only main difference between what the third graders are doing compared to the high school Project Lead the Way students is a matter of gears. The gears OES students are creating are manual ones that need to be turned by hand, while high school students gears are moved by electricity.

First, Project Lead the Way students showed the elementary engineers some of the preliminary projects they were asked to create before beginning their marble sorters. The preliminary projects brought to OES were a drill press, an elevator, and a pantameter.

After showing off some of their beginning projects, all of the students went to the computer lab to see videos of what the marble sorters were like before they were torn down.