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.
  • Sign up for a reminder by entering your email address. Please verify the email address is correct and submit. Your email address will only be used for notification of this graduation event.
  • 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!
  • Use the password in the email to view your graduation photos, place orders for your prints and packages. To receive 15% off your order, enter your coupon code at check out.


Prefer not to register your email address in advance? No problem! Images will be available to view, share and purchase shortly after the graduation event even if you don't register. Simply go to and enter the event password.

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.