11 November Announcements

     Seniors! Limited appointments available for senior portraits available on November 30 here at NPHS. Schedule at www.cady.com/book. 


     Today is Unity Day. Please come down to the media center (this is the room with the books above the office) ASAP to join us. Remember to bring your BLUE PERMISSION FORM if you have not done so already! Will be starting our activities very soon. 


     For the conclusion of Holacaust Education, listen to the poem called “First They Came.” Pastor Martin Niemoller wrote this poem after his own experiences with the Nazi party and even being imprisoned in a concentration camp. Interestingly, Niemoller had been a pro-Nazi anti-semite in his younger years, and gradually realized that it conflicted with his own faith and beliefs. 

 The poem was written in 1946, after the war:

     First they came for the Communists 

     And I did not speak out 

     Because I was not a Communist 

     Then they came for the Socialists 

     And I did not speak out 

     Because I was not a Socialist 

     Then they came for the trade unionists 

     And I did not speak out 

     Because I was not a trade unionist 

     Then they came for the Jews 

     And I did not speak out 

     Because I was not a Jew 

     Then they came for me 

     And there was no one left 

     To speak out for me. 

Thank you for your attention during Holacaust Education Week. 


     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. 



  • Academic Olympics meets on Tuesdays at 2:30 after school in Room 7-215. Come see what it is about and join the team. 
  • Hey bobcats, my name is Julie Motherway, and I am the secretary for Key Club, I am here to tell you guys about our key club boutique. Our key club boutique is a place for those in need of dresses and suits for homecoming and future prom. We have shoes, jewelry, as well as purses. We are open after school until 4:00 all week.  So please go to room 5-105 to find your perfect fit, like the dress I’m wearing right now. If you have any further questions, please contact one of our board members such as myself, our president or Mrs. Pomerleau. Hope to see you there! 


     Veterans day is intended to honor all the veterans that have served our country. Originally, Veterans Day was made to honor the end of World War 1, but has since expanded to include all U.S veterans. On the 11th hour of November 11th in 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front. This marked the end of the bloodiest war humanity had ever seen, a war that the United States military played a large part in ending. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day is a celebration of all veterans, living and dead.  

     Now I will be reciting “In Flanders Fields”, a poem about the sacrifice and suffering of soldiers that fought in WW1, written by John Mcrae: 

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
         Between the crosses, row on row,
       That mark our place; and in the sky
       The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
       Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
                              In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
       The torch; be yours to hold it high.
       If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
                                In Flanders fields