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  • 4/24

    Do you want to be a member of Trojan Consul, our student government? We are currently accepting applications for officers and at-large positions for next school year. All applications and videos are due this Friday to an adviser! (Mrs. Tinker, Mrs. Grigsby, Mrs. Faris, or Mrs. Phillips) No late applications will be accepted!!

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    SB       @ Gaffney – 6:00 p.m. (V) – JV game postponed until Tuesday

    BTN    @ Fort Mill – 5:00 p.m.

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    Students, don’t forget to come out to the 3 point shoot out/knockout tournament THIS Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 in F-gym.  It’s $2.00 to watch and will be a great time!  If you are signed up to play or WANT to sign up to play, make sure you turn in all the release form and money to Mrs. Grigsby in E-200.

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    Due to weather, boys basketball at Northwestern has been cancelled for today.  Practice will resume Wednesday at 4.

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    The Visions Literary Magazine’s Annual Poetry Reading will be held THIS Thursday in the NHS Media Center from 5:00-6:00pm. Come out and hear some ORIGINAL poetry and spoken word written by our very own NHS students! Tickets are $3 in advance ($5 @ the door) and will be sold during ALL THREE LUNCHES Tuesday-Thursday. If you would still like to read but missed last week’s interest meeting, please see Ms. Hughes in A228 by the end of the day Tuesday. Teacher poets are encouraged to read as well! 

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    CAREERX DAY with the City of Rock Hill:  Several openings still available for a Job Shadow experience on Friday, April 28th from 8:00am – 1:30pm. If interested please see Mrs. Burkhart or your guidance counselor by Wednesday to register.  The job shadow experience is excused as a school activity.

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    Seniors, Wednesday, April 26th, we will celebrate the plans you have made for after high school during all three lunches.

    We will have cake, prizes and take pictures.  Wear your favorite college or military apparel and we will all celebrate together!

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    Seniors who have been accepted to York Tech and would like to register for York Tech classes, please see Mrs. Howell in guidance to sign up.

    A York Tech admissions counselor will be coming to NHS to assist you in registering for classes. 

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    The Northwestern Colorguard will be holding auditions April 24th-27th from 4:45-6:00 in the band room. Anyone interested in being part of this competitive, award winning program needs to attend. If you have have any questions, please see Mr. Archie in A-110. 

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    Virtual High School Final Exam will be Thursday, April 27th, beginning at 3:45 in the Media Center computer lab (Room A102). Complete all work prior to your final examination. You will need to bring your user ID, password and other materials required for your specific examination. If you have questions before then, see Mrs. Hill in the Counseling Office.

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    WE ARE CELEBRATING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 24-28, HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING:

     

    MONDAY – FRIDAY: Answer trivia questions in the Media Center for a chance to win a gift card. New question and 2 new winners every day!

     

    MONDAY – FRIDAY: Guess how many M&Ms are in the jar. Winner gets to take the M&Ms home. The winner will be announced on Friday.

    WEDNESDAY: For Teachers AND Students   Dress like your favorite book character.  Come to the Media Center to show us your costume. Winners (one student and one teacher) get $25 in cash. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

     

    WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY: Games and fun in the Media Center during lunch (ping pong, XBOX, Wii, and more)!

    • Now the trivia question for the day:

    Ruby Cooper said, “But I was sure of something, too: it’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It‘s the reason we’re searching and rarely discovered – so many locks not enough keys.” Name this novel by Sarah Dessen.

    • Come to the media center to turn in your answer. A drawing of correct answers will be held to determine the winner of the prizes. Winners names will be announced.

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    Sophomores, the rep from Balfour will be on campus April 24, 25, and 26th in A lobby for you to place an order for a ring. 

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    This past weekend 49 students from the Northwestern High School Bands participated in the South Carolina Band Directors Association’s Solo and Ensemble Performance Assessments. A total of 44 students in 33 different performances earned the highest possible rating of Superior. Distinguishing themselves by earning superiors in two different performances were:  Raven Best, Diego Carey, Meredith Edwards, Alicia Evans, Nolan Hansen, Meredith Hoff, Georgia Howard, Lorenzo Lewis, Zach Pirone, and Elijah Sanders,

     

    The results of this weekend also qualified the Northwestern Bands to receive the South Carolina Band Directors Association’s Outstanding Performance Award for the 26th consecutive year. The SCBDA presents this award to band programs that excel in every aspect of instrumental music education, including marching band, concert band, jazz band, color guard, as well as individual student achievements for Region Band, All-State Band, and Solo and Ensemble Festival. Congratulations to all students who performed at the Solo & Ensemble event this past weekend and to all who helped distinguish our band program as one of the finest in the state.

     

    The Northwestern Bands will present their Spring Concerts next week here at Northwestern.  The first is the Spring Concert by the 9th Grade, Concert Band and Symphonic Band on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 7:30 pm in the auditorium.  The Jazz Bands will perform on Thursday, May 4th, at 7:30 in the band room with guest soloist Doug Burns from Charlotte.  Both concerts are free and open to the public. 

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