On May 18th, our Art Teacher, Mrs. French, hosted her Arts/Creative Vehicle Competition at NCES. Students displayed their artwork and tested how far their vehicles would travel on a downhill slope. Our winner, whose vehicle went 20.5 feet, was William Howe! The art sculpture winners were: 1st Place Jordan Gound for her "Fruit Bowl," and 2nd Place Elise Blakewell for her "Star." Congrats to William, Jordan, and Elise! Thank you to all students who built vehicles and/or created art projects for this special event. We are proud of all students for their creativity and innovation! Pictured from L-R: William Howe, Jordan Gound, Elise Blakewell.
On May 17th, our PreK students had a graduation ceremony at NCES. Our PreK Teacher, Ms. McConnell, PreK Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Hall, and PreK Aide, Ms. Jones, led the PreK students through this event in which the kids sang songs, acted out nursey rhymes, and received diplomas. Thank you to Mrs. Blunier for doing a PreK Slide Show as part of this event. Thank you to Mrs. Rose and her 4th grade students for supporting the PreK staff and students for this event. Thank you to Mrs. Belshaw for helping with set-up and decorations too. After the ceremony, the staff, students and parents enjoyed Bounce Houses and lunch at Steffy Park to celebrate. Congrats to all of our PreK students and THANK YOU to our PreK Staff for their time, efforts, and support for our PreK students this year. Enjoy the pictures!
N-C Jr. High Track athletes who qualified for the IESA State Track Meet in Class 2A competed in East Peoria on May 13-14. Kade Hoskins (grade 7) placed 9th in Long Jump, 5th in the 100m, 6th in the 200m, and 7th with the 4x100m Relay Team; Tre Hoskins (grade 8) placed 2nd in the Shot Put and 7th with the 4x100m Relay Team; Evan Jackson placed 7th with the 4x100m Relay Team; Jordan Crowley placed 7th with the 4x100m Relay Team; and Porter Bodily was our alternate for 7th place 4x100m Relay Team. Pictured from left to right: Evan Jackson, Kade Hoskins, Tre Hoskins, Jordan Crowley, and Porter Bodily. Congrats to our 2022 IESA Class 2A State Finalists, we are very proud of you and your accomplishments this season! Thank you to Coaches Neva & Clair Koechle, for their time, efforts and support for our N-C Jr. High Track Team! #NCVikingPride
Our Jr. High Track Team competed in the IESA Sectionals on Sat. May 7th. We are happy to announce the following student-athletes qualified for the IESA State Track Meet in Class 2A: Kade Hoskins in Long Jump, 100m, 200m, and 4x100m Relay; Tre Hoskins in Shot Put and 4x100m Relay; Evan Jackson in 4x100m Relay; Jordan Crowley in 4x100m Relay; Porter Bodily (alternate) in 4x100m Relay. They will compete in IESA State Track Meet to be held on May 13-14 at East Peoria. NCES will host an all-school assembly at 8:15 am May 12th to support our State qualifiers. This event is open to the public to attend. Pictured from left to right: Evan Jackson, Kade Hoskins, Tre Hoskins, Jordan Crowley, and Porter Bodily. Congrats and good luck at State! Go Vikings Go!
Our school would like to congratulate 8th graders, Scott Allen and Aubree Karle, for being chosen by NCES faculty & staff as our students who best represent our school and communities. Scott and Aubree and their parents attended the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Western Region "Student Recognition Breakfast" at the WIU Grand Ballroom on May 5, 2022, with Mr. Cox. The students and their parents were served a nice breakfast and the students were recognized in front of their peers and given medals for earning this special honor. Thank you, Scott and Aubree, for displaying all of the qualities our school wishes to see in every student, every day at NCES. #Viking Pride
Thank you for all the wonderful treats, meals, and gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week. The staff greatly appreciate the kind gestures throughout the week (and the school year). It was a wonderful and uplifting week made possible by all the donations from parents, administration and the Board of Education. Thank you!
NCES Parents/Guardians, Students, and Community Members, Havenlight Fine Art is hosting a fundraiser in honor of Mr. Dan Ayer with the proceeds to benefit Nauvoo-Colusa Elem. School. It will be May 5-7 online at https://havenlightfineart.com. Beginning at 8:00 A.M. May 5th and ending at 6:00 P.M. May 7th. Please read attached images for more information. We thank you for your support!
Congratulations to our April 2022 "Viking Pride" award winners! We are proud of their kindness, respect, and support for others at NCES. We recognized winners with certificates and treats on April 29th at Viking Time. Pictured, L-R: Amy Childs, Mrs. Cindy Logan, Brayden Shaw, Annika Torgerson, Ms. Stephanie Roch, Sadie Gallaher, Mrs. Betsy Martens, Mackenzie Shaw, Tre Hoskins, Mateo Rikle, Mr. Trevor Knipe, Quinton Sparrow, and Gage Stull. Not Pictured: Eden Sutton. We thank these students and staff for showing their Viking Pride at NCES every day!
NCES congratulates our recent "Reading Counts" award winners! We honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield on 4/27/2022 during Viking Time. Pictured from left to right: Delaynie Schmitz, Adley Rose, Isaac Shurtleff, Eden Sutton, Ianna Feikert, Temperance Davis, Cora Hancock, Brooklyn Leonard, Grant Squire, Tristan Vass. Not pictured: Siouxfirra Young, Gavin Jackson. Keep up the reading, Vikings!
Below is the link to watch the Spring Program and Drama Play from 4/7/22! https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOpCE-C91-ThXeI_Zdizi8rM7wC1sGIl4VTf51c_bF6K4O2D8FjF1Ec0aOMQ59BrQ?key=aVBWdjM5ZDQxY2ZoWXZ3Z19jTUFDSF9IRmFJSmpn
Congratulations to our recent "Reading Counts" award winners at NCES! We honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield on 4/6/2022. Pictured from left to right: Austin Fortado, Alex Pilkington, Lila Schafer, Levi Perego, Caimen Huston, Dakota Cedeno, Jared DiPrima, Dalton Vass. Not pictured: Tempe Davis. Keep up the reading, Vikings, we love it!
Congratulations to our March 2022 "Viking Pride" award winners! We are proud of their random acts of kindness, respect, and support for others. We recognized winners with certificates and treats on March 25th during Viking Time. Pictured, L-R: Madelyn Siegworth, Ellie Fink, Emma Bodily, Lori Savage, and Mr. Schneider. Not Pictured: . Loretta Young, Madison Shaw, Mrs. Bromley and Mrs. Radel. NCES students and staff, thank you for showing your Viking Pride every day!
NCES Stakeholders, check out the picture of this COOL project that takes up an entire wall in our Jr. High wing! It is called, "Periodic Table of Black History." Our Jr. High students did this project with support from Mrs. Bodily and Mrs. Hubbs. Each piece of paper has a famous black person who influenced the world in a special way. I am proud of this project and our staff and students who did it!
Feb. 28-Mar. 4, 2022, NCES staff and students celebrated "Read Across America Week" with a variety of daily themes and events taking place at NCES. We appreciate everyone supporting reading and reading more to and with our children at school, at home and anywhere. Enjoy the pictures and keep reading!!!
Parents/Grandparents/Guardians - If you are picking up your child/children, please stay in the car rider line UNLESS you are directed to pull forward! We've been having a few people "jump" the line or park on the side and get their kids. We want you to stay in line to avoid accidents (which we've had a few close calls with people jumping the line) and to keep our kids/staff safe. Please pass this information along if you are having someone different picking your child up.
Congratulations to our February 2022 "Viking Pride" award winners! We are proud of their random acts of kindness, respect and/or support for others at NCES. We recognized winners with certificates and treats on Feb. 25th during Viking Time. Pictured, L-R: Mrs. Dickerson, Katherine Aitchison, Elizabeth Kohl, Avery Squire, Grace Hill, Brikelle Grange, Lori Savage, Ellie Fink, Aubrey Newlan, Markayla Barber, Zachary Mulch, Adam Pena, Jonathan Lucie, Hayden Jamerson, Zoe Dray, Kaia Figge, Evalynn Jones, Juris Pohren, and Hunter Froman. Not Pictured: Maci Boyer and Emma Bodily. NCES students and staff, keep showing that Viking Pride!
Here are more pics from NCES celebrating "FFA Week" at NCES. We appreciate our local citizens who supported the Petting Zoo and/or FFA Breakfast events. Thank you so much!
Feb. 21-25 is "FFA Week!" Check out these pics of our staff and students supporting Mrs. Clampitt and our FFA students! Thank you to everyone who supports our FFA and NCES, we appreciate it a lot. More pics will be posted. Enjoy :)
Congratulations to our recent "Reading Counts" award winners at NCES! We honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield on 2/16/2022. Pictured from left to right: Jacob Coulter, Mesa Kohl, Lena Primmer, Madison Shaw, Annika Torgerson, Jordan Blunier, Mackenzie Shaw, Emma Bodily, Grace Hill, T.J. Burtalo, Gavin Jackson, Brynlee Squire, Liam Sumner. Keep on reading, Vikings!
On behalf of the NCES Staff and Students, we would like to congratulate our Boys Basketball Team, Coach Knipe and Coach Sinele, on an outstanding season. Our team lost in the Regional Championship last night, however, they finished with a season record of 17 wins and 2 losses. What a great year, Vikings! We are very proud of you!