Congratulations to our November 2023 "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 12/1/2023. Group Picture, left to right: Brink Burtalo, Axel Burtalo, Brayden Shaw, Addison Squire, Allison Siegworth, Sadie Gallaher, Cody Compton, Charles Shurtleff, Mrs. Saltzgaver, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Siegfried, and Mrs. Stout. In separate picture: Cora Hancock. Not present: Mrs. Logan and Mrs. Schneider. Thank you to all students and staff for displaying your Viking Pride! Thank you to our sponsors who donate gift certificates to support NCES and Viking Pride: The Red Front and The Fudge Factory.
Congrats to our 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team on making it to the "Elite 8" of the 7-2A IESA State Tournament! They will play at Riverton High School at 10:00 am Sat. Dec. 2nd vs. Lewistown. NCES will host a Pep Assembly for the team at 2:30 pm TOMORROW for all students, staff, parents, and the public to attend. Thank you for your support. Good luck at State, Lady Vikings!
The 7th grade girls sectional game will be broadcast live on YouTube. Search for Central Illinois Sports to find the channel, or click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/@CentralIllinoisSports The game starts at 6:30, you may want to log on early to find it.
Congratulations to our recent "Reading Counts" students! On 11/29/23, we honored elem. students who read books and earned points to achieve these awards! We honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield. Group picture (left to right): Cohen Reed, Asher Radel, Anna Evans, Craig Bodily, Kaylee Powell, Alex Pilkington, Lila Schafer, Jordan Blunier, Cooper Stull. Other picture: Braxen Stevenson. Keep on rockin the reading and learning, NCES Vikings!
At Viking Time at NCES today, Mrs. Belshaw gave special turkey trophies to 2 student winners of her annual "Planksgiving Challenge" for all PreK-6 students who did planks for as long as they could during P.E. classes. In the first picture, left to right are Ms. Crim, Top Female PreK-6 Student: Nietzea Vinson, Top Male PreK-6 Student: Jacob Helms, and Mr. Schneider. In the other picture, Ms. Crim and Mr. Schneider did a Plank Challenge with Nietzea and Jacob, while Mrs. Belshaw cheered them on. Both students outplanked both staff members! Thank you to Mrs. Belshaw for running the Planksgiving Challenge and to Ms. Crim and Mr. Schneider for participating in the challenge. Congrats to Nietzea and Jacob for being the top plankers at NCES!
The Pre-K parent learning night scheduled for today has been canceled.
The 7th grade boys game has been canceled for tonight. The 8th grade game is still going on and will start at 5:30.
The 7th Grade Girls Basketball sectional game will be played in Virginia, IL on November 29th @ 6:30. A fan bus is being offered to our Jr. High students for $3. To ride the bus they will need to obtain and fill out a permission slip from the office.
Congratulations to our 7th grade girls basketball regional champs! Shirt orders are going in on Tuesday. Complete this form and send it in with your student ASAP!
Congratulations to our recent "Reading Counts" students! On 11/8/2023 we honored elem. students who read books and earn points to achieve this recognition! We honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield. Group picture, L to R: Mia Griffiths, Allison Siegworth, Talmage Squire, Maddy Jo Ralph, Lena Primmer, Annika Torgerson, Isaac Shurtleff, Anthony Evans, Alex Pilkington, Colton S., Sam Torgerson, Jacob Hill, Stone Hill. Other picture, L to R: Siouxfirra Young, Brooklyn Leonard, Ianna Feikert, Tatum Griffiths. Keep on reading and learning, Vikings!
The 7th Grade Girls Basketball Regional Championship will be broadcast live on YouTube for anyone that would like to tune in. To find the game you will search for "TSSR 7th Grade Regional Championship Game" on YouTube. The game starts at 5pm.
The PTO meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Nov 29th @ 3:15. At the meeting new officers will be elected. Participating in PTO gives parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to supplement and enrich the educational experiences of the students. Please consider becoming involved with PTO.
Another reminder to Nauvoo-Colusa Students, Staff, Parents, and Veterans: NCES will host an all-school Veterans Day Assembly at 1:45 pm Nov. 9th, in the Jr. High Gym. We invite all veterans and their families to join us for this special assembly to honor all veterans and thank them for their service to our country. Thank you, veterans, for coming if you can, if not, NCES thanks you for your service!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open until Monday at noon. One last chance to send in money with students to purchase books! We are close to meeting a big goal which would purchase books for every classroom, plus more books for the school library.
Announcement to all Nauvoo-Colusa Students, Staff, Parents, and Veterans: Our school will host an all-school Veterans Day Assembly at 1:45 pm Nov. 9th, in the Jr. High Gym. We invite all veterans and their families to join us for this special assembly to honor all veterans and thank them for their service to our country. Thank you, veterans, for coming if you can, if not, NCES thanks you for your service!
NCES is sponsoring a food drive! Beginning today and going through the 17th of November. Send nonperishable foods or your spare change to school to help the local food pantry and for a chance to win your class a pizza party!
It's finally here! We have the iPad winner for our Book Blast! Congratulations to Teagan Seiber! Students have done a fabulous job of completing their Treasure Maps this past week. Nice job with building your home libraries! We are very proud of students, and remember just because the iPad drawing is over does not mean the Book Blast is over. Students will receive at least one new, exciting book for their home libraries, but you have the chance to earn ten (10)! #BookBlastAdventures
NCES celebrated Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 23-31, 2023. Students created posters to promote making good choices and staying drug free. The Top 3 winners of the Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest are pictured, with their posters, from left to right: Gavin Jackson (1st place), Adelaide McMillen (3rd place), and Elizabeth Kohl (2nd place). Congrats to our winners and we thank them for their time, work, and creativity on their posters!
Congratulations, Braxen Stevenson, for being our 4th and final Book Blast Treasure Chest winner! Way to go! The grand prize drawing for the iPad is tomorrow! Make sure you’ve invited 15+ friends and family members by tonight to be entered for a chance to win. Don't miss this golden opportunity! If you haven’t already, register here: http://bookblast.booksarefun.com/Nauvoo-ColusaES62354. #BookBlastAdventures
Tomorrow we will be hosting our annual costume contest in the gym at 1pm with elementary classroom Halloween parties to follow. Please don't send your student to school in their costume, they will be given time to change into their costume before the contest.