Family Science students enjoying cooking time!
Family Science students enjoying some cooking time!
On the last day of school NCES recognized 7th & 8th graders who earned “High Honors” (3.80-4.0 GPA) and “Honors” (3.50-3.79 GPA) for the entire 2021-22 school year. Each student received a certificate and gift certificate from The Fudge Factory for their academic achievement. 7th High Honors: Josh Aitchison, Kaia Figge, Matea Fox, Ethan Gallaher, Ava Gibson, Anna Haas, Kade Hoskins, Courtnie Lucie, Jonathan Lucie, Brady Moore (not pictured), Zach Mulch, Abby Stanley. 7th Honors: Olivia Allen, Maddie Bolton, Kalista Fink (not pictured), Magnus Klatt, Ameria Thompson, Owen Vinson. 8th High Honors: Elise Blakewell, Jordan Gound, Autumn Hill, Tre Hoskins, Jaiden Jones, Aubree Karle. 8th Honors: Aubrey Boley, Kennedy Harl, Amelia Harness, Juris Pohren, Evan Smith, Peter Torgerson, Brylee Balentine (not pictured), Jadyn Climer, Braden Hurt, Cooper Knowles, Lillie Sumner, Drew Wixom (not pictured). We are proud of their academic success for the year!
Congratulations to our May 2022 "Viking Pride" winners! We are proud of their kindness, respect, and support for others at NCES. We recognized winners with certificates and treats on our last day of school. Pictured in no particular order: Maddy Ralph, Adley Rose, T.J. Burtalo, Jaedann Martens, Asher Hancock, Katherine Aitchison, Grace Hill, Grace Hill, Lori Savage, Brikelle Grange, Emma Bodily, Caimen Huston, Avery Squire, Maci Boyer, Gavin Jackson, Gage Stull, Layton Conkright, (Staff) Ms. Jones, Mrs. Martens, Mrs. Bodily, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Adkisson, Ms. McCarty, Mrs. Bromley. Not Pictured: Carson Sedore, Mrs. Burtalo. Thank you to all students and staff who showed their Viking Pride this year! Lastly, NCES gives a HUGE "thank you" to these local sponsors of our Viking Pride awards program who donated gift certificates: Red Front, Fudge Factory, and Annie's Frozen Custard Shop. Please support them for supporting our students and staff at NCES!
Congratulations to our 8th Graders for being promoted! We hosted an 8th Grade Promotion at 6:00 pm May 26th at NCES. Our staff thanks all students and families for attending this event. Thank you to Emma Dooley for delivering her great speech! Thank you to Mr. Jeff Metcalf for serving as our guest speaker. Thank you to Mr. Raymond Siegrist for presenting Citizenship Awards to Scott Allen and Jordan Gound. Thank you to Ms. Roch and our Jr. High Chorus for their performance. Thank you to Dr. Young for handing out certificates. Special thanks to Mrs. Kreps, Mrs. Hubbs, and Mrs. French, for their leadership and support to make our 8th Grade Promotion event a huge success! NCES Faculty and Staff wish our 8th graders the best of luck at WHS and beyond. Thanks for the memories.
The West Hancock volleyball coach would like to participate in a volleyball league with Central Lee and Keokuk. This would include grades 3-6. If your daughter is interested in participating, please let Betsy know. Thanks!
On May 24, 2022, we had a special assembly in front of the students and staff of NCES. We invited special guests to NCES: Mrs. Janet Hill and Mrs. Miki Jackson from Havenlight Fine Art in Nauvoo, and Mrs. Shaila Ayer, widow of Mr. Dan Ayer, and Ms. Hallie Draughan, step-daughter of Mr. Dan Ayer, for a special presentation. Havenlight Fine Art conducted an online Art fundraiser May 5-7 to raise funds for memorial projects to be done at NCES in honor of Mr. Dan Ayer, who passed away on May 16, 2021. Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Jackson presented to Mr. Cox, Mrs. Ayer, and Ms. Draughan, a check for $3070. We got staff and student input on what to do with these funds. We plan to build a "Thunder Wall" on the NCES playground, an all-weather bench outside, and resources for a Calming/De-escalation Room inside of NCES for our students. The NCES staff and students send out a huge thank you to all who donated to this special cause and project in honor of Mr. Ayer. We are excited to get these projects started and pictures will be posted in the future as things progress.
Today was Elementary Field Day! All students in grades K-6 got outside and played several fun, exciting games out in the grass and sun at NCES. Thank you so much to our NCES Staff for organizing, leading, and supporting our Elem. Field Day in any way AND thank you to our parents/guardians who donated any time and/or resources to make our Field Day a success! I know our students appreciated Field Day and had fun doing the activities and the food & drinks too. Enjoy the pictures of NCES Elem. Field Day 2022!
Mrs. Belshaw and NCES would like to recognize and congratulate our "Fitness Award" winners for students in grades 5-6. We have 5th Grade winners, from L-R: Katherine Aitchison for 14 in. Sit-n-Reach, Aubrey Newlan for 60 laps in Pacer and for 41 Curl-ups, Caimen Huston for 20 Push-ups, and Brikelle Grange for 16 Push-ups. Our 6th Grade winners, pictured from L-R: Brooke Wasielewski for 18 in. Sit-n-Reach and for 21 Push-ups, Dalton Vass for 60 laps in Pacer and 16 Push-ups, Reese Vass for 157 Curl-ups. Way to go, 5th and 6th graders!
Mrs. Belshaw and NCES would like to recognize and congratulate our "Fitness Award" winners for students in grades 3-4. We have 3rd Grader winners, from L-R: Cora Hancock 14.5 in. for Sit-n-Reach, Colton Schmitz for 66 laps in Pacer and for 110 Curl-ups, Sam Torgerson for 33 Push-ups, and Svana Grange (not pictured) for 20 Push-ups. Our 4th Grade winners, pictured from L-R: Avianna Young (not pictured) 14 in. Sit-n-Reach, Jordan Blunier for 55 laps in Pacer and 35 Push-ups, Jacob Hill for 86 Curl-ups, and Lila Schafer for 16 Push-ups. Nice work, 3rd and 4th graders!
Mrs. Belshaw and NCES would like to recognize and congratulate our "Fitness Award" winners for students in grades 1-2. We have 1st Grader winners, from L-R: Kaleen Clark for 13.5 in. for Sit-n-Reach, Carson Martens 67 laps in Pacer, Brigham Bodily for 38 Curl-ups and 25 Push-ups, and Zoie Gallaher for 26 Push-ups. 2nd Grade winners, pictured from L-R: Annika Torgerson for 12.5 in. for Sit-n-Reach, Cody Compton (not pictured) and Madison Shaw tied with 55 laps in Pacer, Wyatt Johnson for 33 Curl-ups, Cody Compton (not pictured) for 38 Curl-ups, and 16 Sadie Gallaher for 16 Push-ups. Great work by all students!
May 18th, we honored our recent "Reading Counts" winners AND our "Top 2" Reading Counts points winners for 2021-22 school year! We honored them with certificates from Mrs. Litchfield on 5/18/2022 during Viking Time. Also, the "Top 2" Reading Counts students for grades 1-6 will get a Pizza Party on May 20th! Pictured are 1st grade: Brigham Bodily, Maddie Ralph, Top 2 for 2021-22: Annie Burtalo, Talmage Squire; 2nd grade: Harley Kelley, Berlin King, Top 2 for 2021-22: Sadie Gallaher, Maddie Siegworth; 3rd grade Top 2 for 2021-22: Grant Squire, Colton Schmitz; 4th grade: Lila Schafer, Top 2 for 2021-22: T.J. Burtalo, Tatum Griffiths (not pictured); 5th grade: Levi Perego, Top 2 for 2021-22: Kat Aitchison and Avery Squire; 6th grade: Gavin Jackson, Top 2 for 2021-22: Brynlee Squire and Brooke Wasielewski. Great job reading, Vikings! We are very proud of you and your time dedicated to reading.
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!