Does your student want to participate in sports? Take advantage of Memorial Medical's walk-in sports physicals this summer. It's a good idea to go ahead and get a sports physical even if you're unsure about sports participation, as they can't begin practice without one.
11 days ago, Tacy Nelson
Sports Physicals
On our last day of school for students, May 28th, was also Ms. French's last day of teaching after 35 years of service! Our staff set up a beach chair and beach gear for her, while the entire school sang, "9 to 5," a song by Dolly Parton, to Ms. French to celebrate her last day and her retirement. She taught so many students and impacted the lives of everyone one of them. Thanks for the memories, Ms. French!
22 days ago, Chad Cox
Ms. French last day
Ms. French last day
On our students' last day of school, May 28th, we had a few of our NCES PTO members come in to provide all students and staff with rootbeer/soda floats for all to enjoy on their last day! We sincerely appreciate our AWESOME PTO for all of their time, funds, and support they provide to our students and staff at NCES every year! Thank you, NCES PTO!!!
22 days ago, Chad Cox
Last Day PTO Floats
Last Day PTO Floats
Congratulations to our 8th Graders for being promoted! We held our 8th Grade Promotion ceremony on May 24th. Our staff thanks all students and families for attending this event. Thank you to Adelaide McMillen for delivering a wonderful welcome speech! Thank you to Mr. Alan Kanauss for being our keynote speaker! Thank you to Mr. Raymond Siegrist for presenting the Citizenship Awards (on behalf of the American Legion Post #711) to Jared DiPrima and Lauren Stevenson. Congrats to Jared & Lauren for earning this award! Thank you to Ms. Doran and our Chorus for performing a song. Thank you to Mrs. Kreps for leading and organizing our 8th Grade Promotion. Thank you to Mrs. Hubbs for reading student names. Thank you to Mr. Scott for handing out certificates. Thank you to Mrs. Joni Wilson for being our accompanist. Special thanks to our Jr. High Staff for their time, care, and support to make our 8th Grade Promotion a sweet success! NCES Faculty and Staff wish our 8th graders the best of luck at Warsaw High School next year and beyond! Thank you for the great memories! Lastly, a heartfelt message from the 8th Grade Class, "Today and always, we will remember our friend and classmate, Simon Bentzinger."
22 days ago, Chad Cox
N-C 2024 8th Promotion Front
N-C 2024 8th Promotion Prog.
N-C 2024 8th Grade Grads
Congrats to our May 2024 "Viking Pride Award" recipients! These students and staff displayed kindness, respect, honesty, and/or support for others. We recognized them with certificates and gifts on May 24th. Pictured (front row, L to R): Zahra Siefken, Bruin Sorensen, Anastazia Young, Mathias Wisener, Brink Burtalo, Oaklee Gallaher, Zachary Allen, Craig Bodily, Annabelle Burtalo, Jaxson Buschling, Caleb Edwards, Zoie Gallaher, Carson Martens, Maddy Ralph, Evan Savage, D.S., Kate Smith, Jerzey Tripp. Pictured in back row (L to R): Sadie Gallaher, C.S., Anthony Evans, and Alex Pilkington. Thank you for displaying your Viking Pride! NCES sends a huge THANK YOU out to our sponsors who donate gifts to support NCES & Viking Pride: The Red Front and The Fudge Factory.
24 days ago, Chad Cox
May 24 VP Awards
Congrats to our students in grades 3-8 who made the Honor Roll! NCES Honor Roll students are listed below and pictured, by grade level. To make NCES Honor Roll students in grades 3-8 had to earn an overall GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for Quarters 1-3 of 2023-24. These students were given certificates and recognized during Viking Time on May 24, 2024. We are proud of all of them! Keep up the hard work and academic achievement!
24 days ago, Chad Cox
2023-24 Gr.3-8 Honor Roll
Gr.3 Honor Roll
Gr.4 Honor Roll
Gr. 5 Honor Roll
Gr. 6 Honor Roll
Gr. 7 Honor Roll
Gr. 8 Honor Roll
This is a reminder that 8th grade graduation is tomorrow (5/24) at 6pm. 8th graders need to be at the school by 5pm for pictures.
29 days ago, Tacy Nelson
NCES and Mrs. Belshaw wanted to give special recognition to Mia Griffiths, 2nd grader, for being the only NCES student to earn all four "Best in Class" Fitnessgram Awards this year! Pictured are Mia Griffiths with her newly created, special "Presidential Award!" Way to go, Mia!
30 days ago, Chad Cox
2024 Fitnessgram Pres. Award
Congratulations to all of our 2023-24 "Fitnessgram Award" winners for students in grades 1-6! Pictured, are the winners for each class, grades 1-6, and the "Best in School" Fitnessgram Award Winners. We are proud of you, NCES Vikings! Thank you to Mrs. Belshaw for her time, care, and dedication to the physical education, health, and fitness of all students!
30 days ago, Chad Cox
1st Grade Fitnessgram Winners
2nd Grade Fitnessgram Winners
3rd Grade Fitnessgram Winners
4th Grade Fitnessgram Winners
5th Grade Fitnessgram Winners
6th Grade Fitnessgram Winners
Best in School Fitnessgram Winners
NCES Students & Staff wanted to say, THANK YOU, to the Warsaw High School Jazz Band and to Mr. Kanauss and Mr. Collins, for their outstanding performance at NCES on May 20, 2024! We enjoyed listening to the WHS Jazz Band play several songs and each band member playing solos throughout the performance. They rocked the house! Thank you, Mr. Kanauss and Mr. Collins, for your leadership and direction of the WHS Jazz Band!
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
WHS Jazz Band 1
WHS Jazz Band 2
WHS Jazz Band 3
On May 17th, we had 2024 PreK Graduation at NCES. Our PreK Teacher: Mrs. Du Toit, PreK Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Hall, and PreK Aides: Mrs. Burtalo & Mrs. Mixell, led the students through the graduation which included songs, slide show, and diplomas. After graduation, the PreK staff, students, and their parents enjoyed a Bounce House and lunch in the park. Congrats to all of our PreK students going on to Kindergarten and a special THANK YOU to our PreK Staff for their time, efforts, and support for all of our PreK students this year!
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
2024 PK Grad 1
2024 PK Grad 2
2024 PK Grad 3
Congratulations to Gavin Jackson, N-C 8th Grader, for winning the Grand Prize Artist for his artwork submitted to the 2024 Newspaper in Education “Design an Ad” Contest! This contest was sponsored by the Hancock County Journal-Pilot. Gavin won prize money and his work was featured in the Journal-Pilot. Pictured are Gavin and his award-winning artwork. Way to go, Gavin!
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
Gavin J. art contest winner May 24
Gavin J. winning art ad May 24
THANK YOU to all students, staff, and parents, who supported the 8th Grade Class Bake Sale at DJ's last night to raise funds for the memorial bench for Simon Bentzinger. We appreciate your time, efforts, and support for this great cause! Our students, staff, parents, and communities came together to raise a total of $4013.83!!! Thanks to all for your kindness and generosity to help us honor and remember Simon and his legacy.
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
Tomorrow, the Kindergarten through 6th grade will be having a field day in the morning. Students should dress in their team colors. Teachers should have let you know what color your child's team is wearing. Students on the white team should wear something underneath their whites, so we don't have any issues when we play water games. Students may want to bring an extra set of clothes to change into after the games are done. We will be outside most of the morning, so sunscreen is always a good idea.
about 1 month ago, Tacy Nelson
field day
Congratulations to our last group of Reading Counts awards students and the "Top 2" Reading Counts students for each class in grades 1-6! On May 13th, we honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield. Pictured (Left to Right): Elmer Kraus, Oliver Lichner (1st, grade 1) , Brink Burtalo (2nd, grade 1), Addison Squire (1st, grade 2), Jonas Torgerson (2nd, grade 2), Annabelle Burtalo, Craig Bodily (2nd, grade 3), Talmage Squire (1st, grade 3), Tenley Atterberg, Harley Kelley, Austin Fortado, Wyatt Johnson, Mesa Kohl, Lena Primmer, Adley Rose, Madison Shaw, Kaylee Powell, Isaac Shurtleff (1st, grade 4), Cody Compton (2nd, grade 4), Grant Squire (1st, grade 5), Miles Aitchison (2nd, grade 5), Braxen Stevenson (1st, grade 6), Cooper Stull, Tatum Griffiths (2nd, grade 6). Not present: Audrey Rye. Thank you for reading and learning this year, Vikings! Reading really does count!
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
Reading Counts May 2024
Congratulations to 8th graders, Grant Feikert & Brynlee Squire, for being chosen by NCES faculty & staff as our students who best represent our school and communities! Brynlee and Grant and their parents attended the IPA Western Region Student Recognition Breakfast at the WIU on May 9th, with Mr. Cox. Attendees were served a big breakfast and all students were recognized with medals for this special honor. Thank you, Brynlee & Grant, for displaying all of the amazing qualities our school wishes to see in every student, every day at NCES! We are proud of you :)
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
IPA Student Rec. Breakfast
The 8th Grade Class will be hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, May 15 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. at DJ's Bar and Grill in Warsaw, to help raise funds for the Simon Bentzinger memorial bench. If you would like to make a baked good donation or a monetary donation, please contact Jessi at 217-242-5763, Vicky at 217-430-9462, or email This is a great opportunity to enjoy chicken at DJ's, enjoy some dessert, and support a great cause. Thank you for your help,
about 1 month ago, Vicky Miller
The Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors chose the winners of the 6th Grade Poster Contest, with the theme of “May the Forests Always Be With You.” Congratulations to the 1st Place Winner: Lila Schafer, 6th grader at NCES! Lila got a certificate, $50, and her poster will be sent on to the State level contest. Pictured are Mrs. Siegfried and Lila Schafer and her winning poster. Way to go, Lila!
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox
LS Poster Winner
Mark your calendars for May 22, 2024 @ 6:30 PM for the sports banquet. Come help celebrate the athletes and their many accomplishments throughout the year.
about 1 month ago, Tacy Nelson
sports banquet
Our Jr. High Track Team competed in the IESA Sectionals May 4th. We are happy to announce the following student-athletes qualified for the IESA State Track Meet in Class 2A: Taylor Brownlee in 200m and 4x100m Relay; Elizabeth Kohl 4x100m Relay; Taylynn Denning 4x100m Relay; Ava Murphy 4x100m Relay; Savannah Lamma (alternate) 4x100m Relay, Raven Figge (alternate) 4x100m Relay. They will compete in IESA State Track Meet on May 11th in East Peoria. At 1:15 pm Fri. May 10th we will host an assembly to honor and send off our State Track Qualifiers. We invite families and the public to attend this assembly at NCES. Good luck at State, Vikings!
about 1 month ago, Chad Cox