Students have to adapt back to using a Scantron form for testing. Finals are returning to normalcy this year for the first time in a school year.

Final exam protocols return to normal

Grace Green December 10, 2021

As the end of the semester comes to an end, final exam preparation is in full swing. Last school year, final exams were different from past years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the administration...

Senior Class Council hangs posters all over the school announcing the themes for Senior Spirit Week. Senior Class Council is trying to bring some fun to the students school day by engaging them in fun activities.

Senior Class Council sparks spirit

Lucy Wynne December 6, 2021

Senior Class Council has recently planned new activities for the student body for the last few weeks of school to bring some spirit to the students, focusing on seniors.  “Right now, we are implementing...

Cast photo of the 2019 Junior Spectacular.

Administration denies spring dance

Grace Green December 6, 2021

Since the start of COVID-19, there have not been any formal dances for students at NC. Usually, NC will have a semi-traditional homecoming dance, a prom and graduation dance for seniors. This school year,...

Until this year Junior Spectacular was a four act show featuring acts written and performed by juniors.

Change is coming to annual junior show

Johnny Marshall December 2, 2021

This year the Junior Spectacular event will be replaced with a new type of event, the Junior Spectacular Showcase. The Junior Spectacular Showcase will be a talent show-like event to display the talents...

Signs hang on the walls informing students of the canned food drive and Smash for Cash. The canned food drive lasts until December 10 and Smash for Cash ends this Friday.

Smash for Cash for the canned food drive

Johnny Marshall November 16, 2021

This week, the North Central canned food drive kicks off with Smash for Cash. Smash for Cash is an annual event where NC partners with local restaurants to raise money for the school. This year,...

As parents and family members enter the school they pass the lobby and receptionist desk. The tour guides collected families and took them on tours around the school to teach them more about the school and what is offered.

Open house brings in prospective students

Johnny Marshall November 11, 2021

On Sunday, an in-person open house, from two to five p.m., was held to show families around the school. The aim of the open house was to showcase all the school has to offer for potential future North...

Students sit and test silently in one of their classrooms. When taking the SAT juniors will put separated into rooms and take the test alongside other juniors.

Juniors test with SAT instead of ISTEP

Johnny Marshall November 5, 2021

Beginning this year, the SAT will now be the primary standardized test to measure students’ learning abilities, replacing ISTEP. Statewide standardized testing is in place to obtain a measure of students...

Students wait outside for the all clear to re-enter the school after a false fire alarm before school. There were multiple false fire alarms early in the school year.

False fire alarms disrupt learning

October 18, 2021

Since the beginning of the school year, there has been a series of false fire alarms. These fire alarms have disrupted learning and caused the whole school to evacuate multiple times.  So what is causing...

Students participate in sit-in protest in the lower student center. 75-100 students participated and shared their concerns with administration.

Student-led protest alters day’s schedule

Johnny Marshall September 24, 2021

On September 10, approximately 75 to 100 students gathered in the lower student center to participate in a sit-in protest about issues within the school. In the beginning, protesters peacefully sat on...

The 2020 Homecoming court waits to be escorted at the football game the night before the dance. The top five Homecoming king and queen nominees voted by students are chosen to represent NC on Homecoming court.

COVID-19 causes Homecoming changes

Grace Green August 30, 2021

North Central's annual Homecoming dance did not happen in 2020 due to COVID-19. Students were disappointed, and expected the dance to be back to normal this year. However, with the COVID-19 delta...

Freshman Eli Thompson works on his computer during class. Students are easily distracted by other applications on their computer, causing them to not learn the required material.

Dyknow program shuts down Chromebook distractions

Lucy Wynne August 17, 2021

The introduction of Chromebooks for students causes a significant risk to learning when these devices become a distraction. With these distractions in mind, the school district installed a new program...

Juniors, Emily Barbus, Emma Vatnsdal, Laura Eaken and Margot Grotland wear masks in a crowded area as they exit the building during a fire drill. Students and faculty are required to wear masks inside the building as of August 16.

School board votes masks are back

Will Kaiser August 17, 2021

After two years of a long war against the Coronavirus, another blow to the return of a “pre COVID” normal was struck. The Washington Township Board of Education changed the guidelines so that all students...

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