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  • December 6JKB gift card collection for Ronald McDonald House. Drop off during lunches on Tues. & Thurs. in café or rm 203.

  • December 6Link Leader yearbook photos on Wed, Dec. 7th during your lunch. Meet by the attendance office.

  • December 6Netflix Club will meet Thurs. after school in rm. 42 to watch Disney movies.

  • December 6JSA a political debate club meets on Thursdays after school in room 236.

  • December 6There will be a girls softball informational meeting Tuesday at 7:20am in room 301.

  • December 6There will be a yearbook informational meeting in room 216 Tuesday before OR after school in rm 216.

  • December 6Senior Panoramic Photo Wed, Dec. 14th 2nd hour in main gym. Order forms available next week at senior exits & Activities.

  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

  • December 6Truth Seekers meets Friday after school in room 207. This is wild card Friday, so bring your own topic.

  • December 6Theatre Central will meet this Wednesday after school in the auditorium.

  • December 6GEMS will meet Thursday after school in rm. 34. Ms. Eier will talk about engineering at Molex.

  • December 6Freshman, join your Link Leaders' “Cocoa & Cram” sessions on Thurs. & next Tues. Meet outside of rm 100.

  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

  • December 6Spanish Club will watch Elf on Tuesday after school in room 102. Bring a snack to share.

  • December 6NCHS Show Choir Audition Workshops will be Friday, Dec. 16th 3:30-6pm and Monday, Dec. 19th 3:30-5pm in the Choir Room.

  • December 5Holiday Spirit Week – 12th-16th, Mon: Pj Day, Tues: White Out, Wed: Tacky Sweater Day, Thurs: Scarf & Socks, Fri: Candy Cane Day

  • December 5TC presents Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” Thurs. 7:30pm and Fri. and Sat. at 8pm. Tickets $5.00 each.

  • December 5Holiday Toy Drive ends Dec. 13th. Drop off new toys valued at $10 - $20 in Activities, Main Office, or the Leaning Commons.

Principal Bill Wiesbrook: Letter to the editor

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In the May 15, 2012 edition of the Central Times, there were several places where the reader may be led to believe that the PSAE results for NCHS impact the funding that our school receives. This is not true.

In the editorial, page 15, 3rd paragraph from the end, it says “If students keep ‘this test won’t matter attitude’ not trying can cut school funding and drastically change our lives at Central”. Again, this is simply not accurate. There is no funding for NCHS based on the PSAE scores.

Students should certainly do their best, and put forth a sincere effort on the PSAE test. Students’ individual scores are reported and shown on their transcript. When a student applies to college, the college admissions office will certainly look at these results. It is also important for our school to determine in which academic areas we are doing well, and in which areas we may need to improve. For these two reasons, students should apply themselves and put forth a sincere effort to demonstrate their understanding and mastery on the PSAE exam.

I do not want our school community to feel that the motivation for a quality performance on the PSAE exams is associated with money. It is not. I believe that everyone at NCHS should do their best. There are many folks who regret not doing their best at some point in their past. I have yet to meet someone who says “I shouldn’t have done my best” at a task, and on this designated date in April, all of our students should give a sincere effort to demonstrate your abilities on the PSAE test.

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Principal Bill Wiesbrook: Letter to the editor