Friday, January 29, 2010


David Caldwell, of Connersville, spoke to the Fundamentals of Agriculture class on Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29 about leadership development and personality profiles. He presented a program called Real Colors that helps individuals see why they react certain ways in different situations. Through this program they were shown not only their own personalities, but also how to avoid conflicts by taking the time to better understand others.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

JV/F Volleyball Pictures

If you or anyone you know has pictures of the JV and Freshman volleyball teams the Yearbook Staff would greatly appreciate having them for the 2009-2010 volleyball yearbook spread! If you are willing to donate your pictures please log on to the log in Id is 400005412 and the password is norwell10. Thank you for your contributions!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Norwell Blood Drive


Norwell High School is hosting another blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross. It will be held Tuesday December, 19, 2010. Students are encouraged to donate blood to help save lives! To be eligible to donate you must be 17, or you must be 16 with a parent consent form. The day of the blood drive any student donating must bring a photo idea. The last day to sign up is Monday the 18th!

Help Relief Efforts in Haiti

If you have been paying attention to the news, then you know that earlier this week Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, was hit with 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Because of the poverty, there is no building codes, so when the earthquake struck many building collapsed with workers in them. There has been lots of death and destruction in a country that has no money or resources to help. Right now as we speak help is pouring in from all over the world. Right now organizations are begging for help. They are asking only for monetary donations for right now. Since the earthquake hit at the country's capitol, relief efforts are having a hard time unloading their supplies. Also there is very little space to store supplies and there is no framework to handout the supplies. If you wish to make a donation right now the Red Cross and United Way are accepting donation through texting.

The donations through texting works by you texting a certain number and on your next phone bill there will be an extra cost. This extra cost goes in full to either the United Way or Red Cross. Remember the donations you make could be tax deducible.

If you wish to donate and help:

to donate $10 to the United Way text "HAITI" to 864833 (UNITED).

to donate $10 to the Red Cross text “Haiti” to 90999

The organizations have already raised over $3 million dollars through texts. Every bit helps, and right now this country can use all the help it can get. All donations are backed by the U.S. State Department. Remember the poorest American is still 10 times better off than the richest Haitian, and right now over 3 million people have been affected by the largest earthquake in Haiti in over 200 years. So please give help any way you can.

If you wish to have another way to help, Norwell is collecting items in 3rd block classes. Norwell will being collecting items until Friday, January 22. The three classes that collect the most items from the list below will receive pizza & pop on Monday, January 25 during lunch. All collected items will be sent to Florida for Haiti delivery by Missionary Flights International.

Needed Items:
  • Snack type food (granola bars etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Persona; Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries

Please only donate items that are listed here. These are the items that are needed at this time as requested by this organization.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Once again i would like to remind you as viewers to feel free to comment on any post. Also feel free to email us at with any school event, update or news story. And make sure to check out our linked pages Norwell Student Interest & Norwell Library Media. We as a staff would really like feed back via comment or email to see how effective the Norwell High School blog is doing! Thanks once again!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Student Interest Blog

Want to read something other than the news?
See our ever growing Student Interest Blog!
This week's feature if an opinion piece over Norwell's Renovation Plan!
Click here!

Monday, January 11, 2010

BPA District Contest Results

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter of Norwell High School competed in district competition on Saturday, January 9 at Blackford High School. Norwell High School students competed with business students from eight area high schools in contests that measure their skills and knowledge in all areas of business.

Twelve Norwell students have qualified to go to state competition this March in Indianapolis. Three of the Norwell students took 1st place in their competition.

The results from Saturday are listed below:

Computerized Accounting
1st Kristen Springer
2nd Alex Eichler
3rd Jeff Shatto

Spreadsheet Applications
2nd Rachel Towle
6th Brooks Caley
10th Kimberlee Bussey

Banking and Finance
7th Alex Eichler

Economic Research-Individual
4th Shane Fiechter

8th Ashley Cross
10th Brooks Caley

Presentation Management-Individual
1st Katie Bunch
2nd Shane Fiechter

Desktop Publishing
1st Thea Smekens
2nd Katie Bunch
7th Joe Gates

Graphic Design Promotion
1st Thea Smekens
4th Joe Gates
5th Cody Heckber

Administrative Support Team
2nd Adam Datema
Ben DeVoe
Kyle Isch

Integrated Office Applications
2nd Adam Datema
3rd Kyle Isch

Extemporaneous Speech
2nd Kimberlee Bussey

Administrative Support Concepts
4th Thea Smekens

Information Technology Concepts
6th Ben DeVoe

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
6th Katie Bunch


The Lady Knights will be challenging the Whitko Wildcats this Thursday the fourteenth at 7:45pm on the home court! The Lady Knights are protecting their undefeated record of 13-0! Our Knights have led a dominant season, and they deserve your support! So bring a friend and be at the game this Thursday at 7:45!

Due to Friday's School Cancellation...

On MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 18th, school will be in session.