Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Reminder to all mens basketball players that you will be dismissed from class at 1:30 today to catch your 1:45 bus to Lakeshore. A roster of names will be emailed out to teachers so please keep an eye out for that email.

SSR is 4th hour today.

Loy Norrix Forensic Team – Please remember to attend the all team meeting on THURSDAY from 2:30-4 in J11. Please bring your pieces! See Coach Carrow with any questions.

Good news.  The second issue of Knight Life, the student newspaper will be distributed today.  Make sure to get your copy in the tower the main office or the library.  You can also check it out at KnightLifeNews.com

Looking for some excitement to start this first week back from winter break? Come on over to Wings West for Loy Norrix Student Night! Bring your current Loy Norrix ID to the gate you will be admitted for Free.  Cheer your Kalamazoo United Hockey team to a win against Portage Central on Wednesday, January 9th. The game starts with the puck dropping at 7:30. .  The “Knight” force on the ice is comprised of Berkley Cox, Maxwell Byrd, Sean Mason, and Gavin Pittman, Parker Remelius, Nolan Tribu and Josh Schaefer.  Good luck guys!

There’s going to be a meeting for the Young Democrats of Loy Norrix Club this Friday from 7am till 7:30am in Ms. William’s room A-14. All are welcome to join.

Softball open gyms will be every Sunday from 3-5 pm starting on Sunday 1/13. See Coach Johnson in room C12 if you have any questions.

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week.  If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Save the date for the last regular dance of the year- WINTERFEST 2019 which will be on Friday, Feb 8th after the basketball game.

Save January 19th for the MLK Celebration Day at Western Michigan’s Bernard Center/BroncoMall from 8:30-to after lunch.  You will have a MLK, Jr. Celebration, presentations about going to college and a fabulous lunch all for FREE.  More details will follow or get a flyer with info about it by the Peacejam Showcase!  Don’t miss out on this annual event!

Your AP scholar today is: Julienne Alphonse!  Julienne is a senior & has taken AP Biology & is currently taking AP Chemistry.  She feels her AP classes have prepared her for the workload of college classes. Her success in her AP classes has helped her to feel more confident in her other classes & push herself more academically.  She would recommend AP chemistry because the subject is interesting & encourages curiosity. Julienne has applied to KCollege, Michigan State, UofM, & WMU.

 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Save January 19th for the MLK Celebration Day at Western Michigan’s Bernard Center/BroncoMall from 8:30-to after lunch.  You will have a MLK, Jr. Celebration, presentations about going to college and a fabulous lunch all for FREE.  More details will follow or get a flyer with info about it by the Peacejam Showcase!  Don’t miss out on this annual event!

Good news.  The second issue of Knight Life, the student newspaper will be distributed Tuesday morning in the tower at 7am.  Make sure to get your copy.  You can also check it out at KnightLifeNews.com

Class of 2021Executive Board members- there will be a board meeting in the cafeteria at 7am in the library tomorrow- Tuesday, Jan 10th. 

Softball open gyms will be every Sunday from 3-5 pm starting on Sunday 1/13. See Coach Johnson in room C12 if you have any questions.

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week.  If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Save the date for the last regular dance of the year- WINTERFEST 2019 which will be on Friday, Feb 8th after the basketball game.

Your AP Scholar for Today  is: Grant Hazen.  He is a junior & has has taken AP US History & is currently taking AP Language, AP Spanish & AP Government. Grant’s AP classes have challenged him to dig deeper & put extra effort into his classes. They have also helped him become better at preparing for tests.  He would recommend AP Language & Composition since it builds you knowledge of the English language & prepares you for harder classes in college. He plans on applying to UofM & WMU next year & wants to study Sports Medicine.

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

9th Grade Algebra Students who have signed up to retake the Algebra A Final Exam please meet in B17 by 2:30 today.

There will be AAC today and the testing room will be in K12.

MLK Book Quiz Bowl members – have a mandatory meeting today.

Attention Seniors! First Year Experience applications are due Today! Please turn them into the counseling office or library with Ms. Nesbitt.

Any students interested in joining Kappa League you can pick up an application from the athletic office before leaving for Christmas break. Direct any questions you might have to Tristen Morales.

If you are interested in representing Loy Norrix in the upcoming Winter Open or Spring Major of the High School eSports League, your enrollment fee is due to Mr. Greeley by Friday, December 21st. 

Grad Point will not be held after school this week.

Want to treat a special someone in your life to a special holiday message?  For a dollar you can write a special message, choose a ribbon and the flavor of candy cane!  These will be delivered today during 4th period.

Start your holiday break off right by attending the Kalamazoo United Hockey 5 on 5 ice battle against Mattawan this Friday, Dec. 21st.  The puck drops at 6:00 pm at Wings West.  Entrance is $5.00 unless you have a season Hockey pass.  Your Loy Norrix attacking zone will be Berkley Cox, Maxwell Byrd, Sean Mason and Gavin Pittman.  While Nolan Tribu and Josh Schaefer will be those D-men working with Parker Remelius to keep the puck out of the net!

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week.  If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Seniors! The deadline for senior pictures and quotes has been extended until December 31st. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. Email photos and quotes to loynorrixyearbook@kalamazoopublicschools.net or bring in a hard copy to room K3. Yearbooks are now on sale for only $60 until December 31! After that, the price will increase to $65, so don’t miss out! Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com or bring cash or check to room K3.

Your AP scholar today is: Will Dales! Will is a senior & completed AP US Government & AP Psychology his junior year. He is currently taking AP English Language & AP Chemistry. Will feels that taking AP classes have forced him to become more organized & conscious of time management. He has been able to transfer the study skills that he learned in his AP classes to all of his classes. He would recommend AP Psychology because the material is very interesting & AP Gov since Mr. Wright is a hoot. Will has applied to U of M, Butler, Marquette, Loyola of Chicago, MSU, & Xavier.

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

There will be no AAC today, Wednesday.  There will be AAC and the testing room on Thursday.

MLK Book Quiz Bowl members – have a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Thursday.

Attention Seniors! First Year Experience applications are due Tomorrow! If you are interested in applying for this Tri 3 program at WMU pick up an application packet in the counseling office or library with Ms. Nesbitt.

Grad Point will not be held after school this week.

Want to treat a special someone in your life to a special holiday message?  For a dollar you can write a special message, choose a ribbon and the flavor of candy cane!  These will be delivered this coming Thursday during 4th period.

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week. If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Seniors! The deadline for senior pictures and quotes has been extended until December 31st. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. Email photos and quotes to loynorrixyearbook@kalamazoopublicschools.net or bring in a hard copy to room K3. Yearbooks are now on sale for only $60 until December 31! After that, the price will increase to $65, so don’t miss out! Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com or bring cash or check to room K3.

Your AP scholar for today is: Zoe Srackangast. Zoe is a senior & has completed AP Spanish, AP US Government, & AP Biology. She is currently taking AP Psychology, AP Language, AP Statistics, & AP Calculus. Since her AP classes have an increased workload they have pushed her to manage her time better, become more organized, & procrastinate less. She has enjoyed all of her AP classes, but recommends both AP Gov & AP Spanish with Mr Wright & Senora Holmes. Zoe has applied to U of M, MSU, Hope, GVSU, & Stanford. She plans on studying pre-med.

Your featured AP teacher is: Mr. Greg Stevens. Mr. Stevens teacher AP Studio Art which is a year-round class for students that are interested in studying art after high school.  During the school year students develop an art portfolio that not only shows their range of skills, but also allows them to choose an idea to explore in-depth. Students should take AP Studio Art if the are serious about exploring art after high school and are excited to take a class that mirrors university/collegiate learning.  Secondly, students taking AP Studio Art should have a strong desire to improve, explore and learn new skills. Mr. Stevens enjoys hanging out with his 9 month old daughter and wonderful wife, fishing,

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thank you for all that contributed and those that stayed and helped put the food basket together after school yesterday.  We collected 4,168 items.

The top 3 donating classes will be receiving a special breakfast for your efforts this week

Mrs. Carrow classes in 3rd place with 222

Mr. Porco’s classes in 2nd place with 1,061

and in 1st place Mr. Rashad and Mrs. May’s classes with 1,077.

SSR is 3rd hour today.

There will be no SWORD meeting today, December 18th.

There will be AAC Tuesday and Thursday.  No AAC on Wed.  There will be testing room on Thursday in K12.

Today, December 18th there will be a junior class of 2020 meeting after school in room D14 by the library for executive board members.

Do you love to game? Are you excited about the new Smash Brothers game out on the Switch? The Loy NorrixeSports club is hosting a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament in the library today, Tuesday, December 18th, right after school in celebration of the new game. Come out and test your skills against the best competition in the school. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers in the tournament. We hope to see you there.

The Anti bullying club will meet today in room D-11 from 2:30-3:30.

Attention students. Tea club will be meeting today.

Reminder for all staff & students–Ugly Sweater day is tomorrow! The first hour class with the most students & staff participating will win a sweet treat!

MLK Book Quiz Bowl members – we will not meet today due to the Food Drive but come and help get baskets to the cars for those teachers helping to deliver. It is mandatory that everyone meets this Thursday.

Attention Seniors! First Year Experience applications are due on Thursday! If you are interested in applying for this Tri 3 program at WMU pick up an application packet in the counseling office or library with Ms. Nesbitt.

Grad Point will not be held after school this week.

Want to treat a special someone in your life to a special holiday message?  For a dollar you can write a special message, choose a ribbon and the flavor of candy cane!  These will be delivered this coming Thursday during 4th period.

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week.  If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Seniors! The deadline for senior pictures and quotes has been extended until December 31st. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. Email photos and quotes to loynorrixyearbook@kalamazoopublicschools.net or bring in a hard copy to room K3. Yearbooks are now on sale for only $60 until December 31! After that, the price will increase to $65, so don’t miss out! Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com or bring cash or check to room K3.

Your AP Scholar for today is: Carly Loken!  Carly is a junior & has taken AP Psychology, AP US History, & AP Language. She is currently taking AP US Government. Cary feels that her AP classes have helped her improve her time management & study skills. Since her AP teachers go more in depth she also feels like she will have a lasting understanding of the material. She would recommend that everyone take an AP class, but especially AP Psychology & AP Language since they teach useful facts that are easily applicable to everyday life. She plans on applying to K College, U of M, & New York University her senior year & intends on majoring in Psychology.

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Do you need community service hours?  If so there are some to earn by helping us put the food baskets together after school today in the library from 2:30-to when they are all done.  If you need hours please bring your sheet with you.

There will be AAC on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  No AAC on Wed.  There will be testing room on Thursday in K12.

On Tuesday, December 18th there will be a junior class of 2020 meeting after school in room D14 by the library for executive board members.

Do you love to game? Are you excited about the new Smash Brothers game out on the Switch? The Loy Norrix eSports club is hosting a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament in the library on Tuesday, December 18th, right after school in celebration of the new game. Come out and test your skills against the best competition in the school. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers in the tournament. We hope to see you there.

The Anti bullying club will meet Tuesday December 18 in room D-11 from 2:30-3:30

Attention students. Tea club will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18th.

Class of 2021 Executive Board members – we will have our Holiday meeting in the Library this Tuesday at 7am.  Don’t forget your Secret Santa gift.

MLK Book Quiz Bowl members – we will not meet this Tuesday due to the Food Drive but come and help get baskets to the cars for those teachers helping to deliver. It is mandatory that everyone meets this Thursday.

Grad Point will not be held after school this week.

Want to treat a special someone in your life to a special holiday message?  For a dollar you can write a special message, choose a ribbon and the flavor of candy cane!  These will be delivered this coming Thursday during 4th period.

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week.  If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Seniors! The deadline for senior pictures and quotes has been extended until December 31st. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. Email photos and quotes to loynorrixyearbook@kalamazoopublicschools.net or bring in a hard copy to room K3. Yearbooks are now on sale for only $60 until December 31! After that, the price will increase to $65, so don’t miss out! Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com or bring cash or check to room K3.

Your AP Scholar for today is: Nmeso Nnebedum.  He is a senior & has has taken AP Psychology & is currently taking AP Literature. Nmeso feels that taking AP classes will help him prepare for the workload of college classes & have helped him manage his time & school work more effectively. He would recommend AP Psychology because it is fun & the content is interesting. He has applied to Spring Arbor, Concordia, Siena Heights, & Lawrence Tech & plans on studying Health & Exercise Science.

 

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Attention Key Club Members. The next Key Club Meeting is today, Thursday, December 13th in Ms Nelson’s room K10.

Attention dual enrolled students! If you purchased texbooks this semester you may be able to get some of your money back. Stop by the counseling office to pick up a letter with detailed instructions for reimbursement.

The National Art Honor Society will have its first meeting today at 2:30pm in room A-12.  This Society is open to Juniors and Seniors who are interested in d scholarships for study of fine arts and careers in design.  Contact Ms. Van Lieu for further information.

Interested in playing softball? Come to the softball strength and conditioning challenge. We meet in the weight room every Tuesday and Thursday after school in December. Get stronger and win prizes! See Coach Johnson in C12 for more information. 

Want to send a friend a special holiday Candy Gram?  You can chose the flavor of the candy cane, choose the color ribbon and of course write a special message on the card all for just $1.00.  These will be delivered next Thursday during 4th period.  You can buy one at breakfast or at lunch now through next Thursday!

Attention students. Tea club has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18th.

CIS is looking to start up a Grief/Loss Counseling group in January.  The group will be 4-8 students and will meet once a week.  If you are interested please come see Mr. Baker or Ms. Naz in the CIS offices in the B-Wing.

Today is a food drive pick up and next Monday, Dec 17th will be our last day for a food pick up for the 2018 Food Drive.

Did you know that there are incentive gift cards for the top 10 student donators.  What to know what they are- look in the Peacejam showcase in the main hallway for the incentive gift you might want to receive for making a difference in the lives of 105  Norrix families.

Seniors! The deadline for senior pictures and quotes has been extended until December 31st. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. Email photos and quotes to loynorrixyearbook@kalamazoopublicschools.net or bring in a hard copy to room K3. Yearbooks are now on sale for only $60 until December 31! After that, the price will increase to $65, so don’t miss out! Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com or bring cash or check to room K3.

Throughout the months of December & January we will be highlighting students who have successfully completed AP courses here at Loy Norrix.

 

Your AP Scholar for today is:  Ebube Okpechukwu! Ebube is Senior & took AP Biology & AP Language & Composition her junior year.  She is currently taking AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, & AP Psychology. Since the workload of AP classes is similar to college classes she feels better prepared for college next year. Her AP classes have helped her manage her time better & have challenged her. She would recommend taking both AP Lang & Calc because they are useful & prepare you for the SAT. Ebube has applied to WMU, UofM, MSU, Ferris State, Wayne State, & Ohio State & plans on studying pre-med.


We are also highlighting AP Teachers during the months of December & January. The first AP teacher we are featuring is Ms. Brianna English! Ms. English teachers AP Language which is is a non-fiction reading and writing course. In the course, you’ll read a diverse group of authors writing in a variety of non-fiction modes, including essays, nonfiction novels, reporting, and memoir. The course will push you to be a better writer, focusing on your growth in analysis, argumentation, and synthesis. You should consider taking the class if you’re a hard worker who wants to become a better writer and thinker. You’ll gain college-level reading and writing skills and be part of an interactive classroom community. Ms. English enjoys sewing my own clothes, playing soccer, traveling around the world, and making bad jokes.