October 25 Announcements

     This week, dress up for our spirit days and come out to celebrate at the Block Party on Wednesday starting at 5pm and the Homecoming Game on Friday with festivities starting at 6:30pm.


  • On Wednesday, show your school spirit by wearing your class color. Freshman wear yellow, Sophomores wear green, Juniors wear orange, and Seniors wear Red.  
  • On Thursday, make sure to wear your retro fit for Throwback Thursday!  
  • On Friday, show your school spirit by wearing school colors and Bobcat swag. 


     Attention unity-day leaders: remember that this Saturday, 29 October is training at STC. This was originally scheduled for 8 October but was rescheduled. Please arrive at NPHS by 8:15 AM. We will be departing campus at 8:30. Mr. Mannino also needs confirmation from parents through email that they are aware of the new date. Make sure you have an updated permission form, or your parent has replied to the email sent out last week. Thank you! 


     Anyone wishing to participate in an event next Sunday to prop the trees back up around town that are saveable but damaged from Ian, this coming Sunday, 30 October, please see Mr. Mannino in 8-204 this week. We will be working with People for Trees to rehabilitate those that can still be saved which is a great way to earn some of those needed volunteer hours while positively impacting our local community and helping restore some sense of normalcy.  See Mr. Mannino for information on how you can help. 


     Bobcat Nation News and the Legend Yearbook want your Spirit Week photos! Download the Yearbook Snap app or go to www.yearbookforever.com and use the passcode NoPoNation to submit your photos. PLEASE, no Snapchat screenshots , send us the actual photos! Send as many as you wish! 


     As the Technology Student Association officer team headed to the annual Leadership conference in Orlando this past week, they competed in many different activities. Bryanna Stults and Matthew Jakoby placed 3rd in the problem-solving event and the team overall took 1st place in the fashion contest. They were able to come together as an officer team and learn new ways to be a better leader, become better at presenting to a larger audience and work as a team together. As they continue to prepare for their state competition on Wednesday October 26th at the block party, they will be selling engraved cups ranging from $15-30 and taking orders for custom cups to raise money to take their whole chapter to compete in competitions.  


     I am Messiah Pacheco, President of the NPHS DFY (Drug Free Youth) CATCH Club, and we are doing a fundraiser to fund the program which includes materials for the Poinsettia Parade Christmas Float, candy for Trunk or Treat, and many more events.  Our fundraiser is called Toilet Mover, and we will be moving a toilet into classrooms and students can give money to have it removed.  

 It will be

  • $8 for removal from office or classroom sent back to DFY (5-216), 
  • $16 for removal + sending to a specific staff member of choice 
  • $20 for removal + sending to a specific staff member + Staff member goes on an EXEMPT list and never receive it again this year. 


     Hey bobcats, on November 6th at the Morgan Center, DFY is testing in order to obtain membership with the program. This program has many benefits, and if you are in the club and have a membership, you can obtain a graduation cord! The only date in the year after that is December 1st, and if you’re a Senior you must test on one of those two dates to get your cord! We hope to see you there. 


     Need help in math class? Studying for an upcoming test or the FSA retake? Math Lab is now open in the media center after school for students needing help in algebra 1, 2, and geometry. Math lab will be every Monday and Thursday after school at 2:30 until 3:30. Ask your math teacher for details and we will see you there. 



  • There will be a parent and wrestler interest meeting on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:00 PM in room 5-113. For all boys and girls and parents interested in wrestling. 
  • Congratulations to our girls’ cross-country team for placing 7th at districts and qualifying to regionals. The team was led by the one and only, amazing freshman Malia Hambrick who became only the second girl to conquer districts by also beating her own school record with an impressive 18:33. The team will be again at home next Saturday when they will fight for a spot in the State championship and Malia will take a shot at the regional championship. (pics) 
  • The Competition Cheer team is looking to fill 2 spots for this year’s team.  If you are currently on JV Cheer, or you were unable to try out in May, please come to an information meeting Thursday, October 27th, at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria.  For more information please email Coach Tiffany at [email protected]. 
  • Boys basketball tryouts will start October 31st and will go until November 2nd. Varsity tryouts will take place from 4:30-6:30 and JV basketball tryouts will take place from 6:30-8:30 in the gym. Make sure all proper paperwork is submitted with the athletic department before October 31st. 



  •  The Key Club Meeting will be today @ 2:30 pm in Room 5-105.  
  • French club will meet this week!  Thursday 10/27 at 2:30 in Madame M’Bark’s room 8-217. 
  • Gaming Club is hosting a Cosplay competition for Halloween.Come to 4-209 on Thursday at 2:30 dressed as your favorite comic book or game character and compete for Best Cosplay Costume.
  • The Key Club Boutique.  KEY BOUTIQUE will be up and running by Monday 31st for you to pick out outfit for Homecoming Dance. 



Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Homecoming Court! 

Senior Court:

  • Jaylynn Shindel, Michael Prince 
  • Mila Snyder, Jaylon Fulton 
  • Aubrianna Hobbs, Peighton Chambers 
  • Sabrina Schmitt, Earl Richard 

Junior Court:

  • Alitta Basco, Florencio Chavez 

Sophmore Court:

  • Tatiana Gonzalez, Marc Brutus 

Freshman Court:

  • Desenya Archer, Peter Kalphat