Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Congratulations to the Norwell Girls Track and Field team for winning sectionals at New Haven last evening. This was the first time since 2003 that Norwell was able to take home the sectional title. It was a tough win with Norwell placing only one point ahead of New Haven. Congrats to all of the girls and good luck at regionals!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Graduation Photos

Norwell H.S Graduation Photos

Remember This Moment Forever!

Graduation images will be posted online shortly after graduation at


Event Password: KNIGHTS11

Lifetouch has made it easy for you to order pictures of this important milestone. Pre-register for an online reminder, and we will inform you via email when the graduation photos are ready for you to view. As a thank you for pre-registering, you will also receive a coupon code for 15% off your first order!


  • Go to now and enter the event password in the Guest Password box. If there are multiple events under this password, select the graduation event.
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  • Once you complete these simple steps we will notify you via email when the graduation photos have been made available online. The email will include access information to the graduation photos event, a reminder of the password, and a coupon code good for 15% off your first order.
  • To receive the 15% OFF promotion you must register for the email reminder before the graduation day, and place your order within 30 days after the graduation. So register today!
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Questions? Call Lifetouch at 260-490-1400

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Swim Lessons

REGISTRATION DAY 2011 for Norwell Pool Swim Lessons

REGISTRATION DAY for Norwell Swim Lessons is SATURDAY, April 2 from 9am-noon. Registration & payment will be accepted; PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY students will participate in swim skills testing (bring swimsuit & towel). You may also register & pay for infant & toddler classes at this time, but will not participate in skills testing. You can also register on-line or by mail.

Session 1: April 4 through April 27, 2011

Session 2 begins May 2 through May 25

There are 8 classes per session; classes meet twice per week on Mondays & Wednesdays only.

The following classes are $45 for in NWCS district; $50 for outside the school district:

Infant-ages 6-18 mos. and Toddler-ages 18-36 mos., - 5:30-6pm

Preschool-ages 3-5 (Levels 1 through 3) - 4:15-4:45 or 6-6:30pm

Learn-to-Swim (Levels 1 thru 6) – ages 6 and up – 4:45-5:30 or 6:30-7:15pm

Swim Team Prep/Stroke Drills – ages 6 and up (must swim length of the pool) – 6:30-7:15pm

To register online, or for more information regarding Swim Programs at Northern Wells Community Schools, visit Click on the Community Swim Lessons & Lifeguard Information Link (midpage).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tennis Pavilion Pics.

Here are examples of what the Tennis Pavilion would look like

Tennis Pavilion

As of May 2010, I retired from coaching girls' tennis for 34 years at Norwell High School. I have a great respect for the game and see the benefit of this sport in competition and recreation. Taking this different step in my life has inspired me to promote a project for the good of tennis at Norwell High School and the community: a tennis pavilion. It would be placed west of the present 10 tennis courts.

Originally, I planned to contact only female tennis alumni. Yet as word of this idea spread, I noted others who felt this was a worthwhile project. Therefore, I have decided to extend to others: male tennis alums, parents, businesses, NWCS staff, the community, etc.

This 20' by 30' structure will provide a facility for team gatherings, protection from inclement weather, a place (with electricity, serving counter, and picnic tables)for snacks, an improved storage unit, and a central location for reporting scores and posting information. Since Norwell has been hosting the boys and girls sectional, this facility would be helpful for this three-county event. As well, the pavilion could be used as a resting or eating place for those who walk the grounds or attend a nearby baseball game.

The design of the pavilion is attractive, but reasonable, and has been created by graduate architects Nick and Angie Worden. As well, I have contacted local professionals to provide estimates and labor to put together a quality structure. The plan has been approved by Northern Wells Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Mills, the school board, and Head of NWCS Maintenance John Kochert.

The collection of the funds has been properly organized by NWCS Business Manager/Treasurer Brandon Penrod, Athletic Director Eric Morgan, and NHS treasurer Kristie George. Patrons can follow the instructions on the payment form to be returned with the donation. Norwell High School is a non-profit, so this donation is tax deductible.

The estimated amount for the tennis pavilion is $18,300?. I realize this request is going to people from all income categories. I respect a donation of $5. But, of course, donations in the double, triple, and even quadruple digits are needed. Ideally, I would like to construct the building in the summer of 2011. If donations fall short, the account will stay on hold and further efforts will need to be taken.

In order to keep informed of the NHS Tennis Pavilion project, you may go to the school corporation website to see the periodic updates: Select NHS Athletics on the left and then select NHS Tennis Pavilion Campaign. Also on Facebook under Norwell High School Tennis Pavilion Campaign.

Please help in spreading the word to anyone you may know who would be willing to donate. Our times need to promote the out-of-doors and physical activity. This building is one way to benefit the young adults of Northern Wells, as well as, all patrons of the community. I thank you for your assistance with this effort.


Terri Worden

Former Norwell Girls Tennis Coach and NHS Tennis Pavilion Chairperson

Monday, March 7, 2011

Boys Basketball

This last Thursday the Boys Basketball team was able to defeat Peru and gain the Sectional title. It was a close game ending in a win at 59-54. They will get to continue on next week at Blackford playing against Harding

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This past weekend 14 students traveled down to Indy to compete at the State Conference for BPA. Out of the two girls and 12 guys, three made it on to nationals in Washington D. C. Luke Batdorff, Adam Datema, and Kyle Isch placed high enough in their events to continue on. Luke place 4th in Banking and Finance while Kyle Isch and Adam Datema place 1st and 2nd respectfully in Integrated Office Applications. While there the BPA students were able to meet new people and practice old skills. To get a peek of what it was like at BPA State, here is a clip of what went on.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Class of 2011 Schloarships

The Wells County Foundation is now accepting applications for several scholarships. The deadline is April 1, 2011 for all of the awards. If you would like a list of the scholarships or an application see the guidance office.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Last Student Day

Due to cancelations the last student for NHS/NMS will be June 2, pending any more cancelations. The last day for elementary students will be June 3 pending any more cancelations.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wells County Prom Dress Exchange







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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Last Student Day

Due to cancellations, the last student day will be June 1st, pending any more cancellations. School will be in session on President's Day.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Team Tiny Hands

Dani Thomas is putting together an event to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking and slavery and to support Tiny Hands International in their fight against this injustice. Sound interesting? Want to know how you can help? On March 5th at the Norwell Pool, there will be the Team Tiny hands event. Below is the schedule of events:
11:00 Am
Arrive & Setup
Divers Session
11:45 Am
Greet guests & swimmers,
12:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Mr. John Andrews Director of Midwest Development, Tiny Hands International
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Summer's session
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Children's Water Safety & Swim Skills Lesson*
Open to the public, $3 per child, all proceeds to benefit Tiny Hands International
*Water Safety portion will be taught by certified lifeguards, swim skills will be taught by a combination of guards and experienced swimmers.
If you have any questions regarding this event and/or would like to sign up for the Water Safety & Skills Lesson please contact Dani Thomas at

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Attention Seniors

ANY senior who has possible pictures for the senior slide show email them to Jason Norris at

Possible pictures include senior pictures, group pictures, or even pictures from elementary and middle school.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blood Drive

The Blood drive that was originally scheduled for last Wednesday has now been moved to March 3rd due to the cancellation.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Boys Soccer

Any boys wishing to play soccer next year, stop by the high school office for more information.

2011 Accolade

Any person wishing to order a 2011 yearbook for the reduced price of $45 must submit their order form by January 31. After that date, yearbooks will begin at $55 dollars. Checks can be made out to Norwell High School with the memo siting 2011 Accolade. Contact Amy Donley for more information at

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


To all senior parents:
Baby ads are due January 31. Any parents wishing to purchase an ad, contact Ms. Donley at or go to

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tomorrow is the Red Cross Blood Drive. Students remeber to bring your parent permission slip ( if you are 16), and a photo id. You are responsible for any missed assignments while you are donating blood.

Make sure you drink pleanty of water and DO NOT SKIP ANY MEALS WHATSOEVER!!!!

President's Day

Just a reminder that school will be IN-SESSION Monday, February 21.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Blood Drive!

It's time for another blood drive! Sign ups are in the commons during lunch, and the blood drive will take place Wednesday, January the 19th during school hours. Those age 17 and above can participate. Students who are 16 can consent with a parent consent form. Remember to bring a photo idea with you to the blood drive, and fill up with lots of protein and vitamins!

Norwell Student Athletes Set the Bar High

Emily Gresley signs with ITT Tech's
track team. Pictured left to right: Mark Misch, Bob Dahl, Doug Edgar, Eric Morgan, Lisa, Emily, and Jeff Gresley.

Travis Grey Signs with Heidelberg's Baseball team. Pictured : Mark Misch, Eric Morgan, Kurt, Travis, and Doni Grey.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter of Norwell High School attended and competed in the District Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Blackford High School. Norwell High School students competed with business students from six area high schools (Adams Central, Blackford, Bluffton, Leo, Heartland Career Center, and West Noble) in contests that measure their skills and knowledge in all areas of business. Fourteen Norwell Students have qualified to go to state competition on February 27-March 1, 2011, in Indianapolis. Seven Norwell students and three Norwell student teams took 1st place in their competition .

The results from Saturday are listed below: (*indicates State competition eligibility)

Fundamental Accounting-

1st *Kyle Sink

3rd *Nathan Rodenbeck

6th Nathan Shelton

7th Garrett Bucher

8th Mitchell Wilson

9th Josh Dickey

Desktop Publishing-

3rd *Katelyn Bunch

6th Carlee Harnish

7th Lexie Myers

Administrative Support Concepts-

2nd Kyle Isch

3rd Adam Datema
5th Josh Dickey

10th Nathan Shelton

Computerized Accounting-

2nd *Alex Eichler

Administrative Support Team-

1st *Adam Datema, *Ben DeVoe, *Kyle Isch, *Luke Batdorff

Information Technology Concepts-

3rd *Ben DeVoe

7th *Kyle Isch

Fundamental Spreadsheet-

1st *Ben Frauhiger

Integrated Office Applications

1st *Kyle Isch

2nd *Adam Datema

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts-

1st Katelyn Bunch

Advanced Spreadsheet-

4th *Brooks Caley

Extemporaneous Speech-

2nd *Kimberlee Bussey

4th Tyler Miller

Financial Math & Analysis

2nd Luke Batdorff


10th Carlee Harnish

Database Applications-

1st *Kimberlee Bussey

Management/Marketing/HR Concepts

3rd Tyler Miller

7th Adam Datema

Fundamental Word Processing

5th *Ben Frauhiger

7th Lexie Myers

Video Production Team-

1st *Alex Eichler, *Tyler Miller, *Nathan Rodenbeck

Insurance Concepts-

1st Kyle Isch

3rd Adam Datema

Presentation Management-

2nd *Katelyn Bunch

Small Business Management Team-

1st *Kyle Sink, *Brooks Caley

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tennis Pavilion

Efforts are being made to build a tennis pavilion to the west of the tennis courts. The estimated amount for the pavilion is $18,300. Donations of all kinds are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Contact Terri Worden for more information.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yearbook Reminder!

The 2011 yearbook is $45 until January 31. Feb. 1 through April 1 the yearbook will be $55. Checks can be mailed to Ms. Donley or go online at