Monday, December 9, 2019

Over the weekend, your Loy Norrix Super Smash Brothers Ultimate team was in action at Northwood University to compete for a state title. After a shocking first round loss, the team fought through the loser’s bracket to secure a third place finish. Led by stellar play from Adam Ismaili-Alaoui, the team played resiliently all day. With key contributions from Keng Wee and Loden Krieger, senior captain Gabe Vroman was faced with a win-or-go home situation and came through in the clutch time after time to secure the 3rd place finish out of more than 25 teams. If you see them, be sure to congratulate these players on their amazing accomplishment! 

Senior Class 2020 tee shirts will go on sale December 9, Pick up an order form in A-12. All tee-shirts are prepaid. Tee shirts are $10 and hoodies are $25.

The next Key Club International meeting will be held tomorrow Tuesday, December 10th in Ms. Nelson’s room k10. Please attend.

Are you considering taking an AP class next year? Try out a class this Thursday on A-Peak day to see what AP classes may be a good fit for you! Sign-up in the counseling office.

AAC officially starts back up tomorrow, Dec 10th, from 230-330pm and runs Monday through Thursdays most weeks. If you have work you need help with and want a quiet place to work, come join us in C21.

Attention Tea Club members: The next meeting will be held in Mrs. Stetten’s classroom in C23 this week Tuesday, December 10th.

Are you a freshman? Did you receive a flyer in the mail about algebra 1A credit recovery? The Algebra 1A credit recovery exam is scheduled Tuesday, December 17th, and there will be tutoring available Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30, this week and next week in Mr. Haeussler’s room, B23, to help you prepare. Talk to your algebra teacher or Mr. Haeussler with any questions.

The Senior Class video photographers need to meet with Ms. Van Lieu in A-12 during their lunches or immediately after school on December 11th. Bring your class lists with you, photos and video clips. 

The Senior Class executive board and officers need to meet on Wednesday December 11th.

Freshman Class 2023 executive board needs to meet with Ms. Van Lieu in A12 before school on December 12 at 7:00 am. We will be organizing the Winterfest Dance on January 24. 

It’s Yearbook Month! Yearbooks are on sale now for only $60, and senior ads are on sale for a reduced price until December 31! Order online at with order number 12613 or bring cash or check to K3. See our flyers or Ms. English in K3 with any questions and for more information about senior ad pricing.  

Attention seniors! The deadline to submit senior photos and quotes has been extended until December 31. This is the final deadline! Submit a high-quality JPEG photo to [email protected] . Quotes must be 100 characters or fewer and school appropriate. 

Help Deca raise school supplies for Guatemala. Place any notebooks, pencil holders and used backpacks in the blue boxes that have been placed in the downstairs K wing, Library and in the C wing. Backpacks will be passed out to the children in Guatemala to help lower the cost of school, and give them a shot at an education.

Are you looking for volunteer hours? The YWCA is looking for volunteers for an event in January. Stop by their table in the cafeteria today during all three lunches to sign up. 

Your Loy Norrix Overwatch team was also in action this weekend at Northwood. They steamrolled the competition at states to win the title. They then followed that win with an even more impressive win in the national east regional semifinals on Sunday. Led by stellar shotcalling from senior captain Jackson Kiino-Terburg, the team swept through the competition with the results never in doubt. While Yancy Quinn-Cabrera and Cameron Green made the flashy plays, Sophie Decker, Elliot Russell and Evan Eldred turned in flawless performances to create space and time for Yancy and Cam to do their thing. Key contributions were also made by Foster Neve-Jones and James Hauke. Please congratulate these players if you see them. Loy Norrix was the only school to bring home two trophies from this weekend’s state competition. Great job everyone! 

Seniors, have you heard about Southwestern Community College? This college is located an hour away from Kalamazoo, and it is located in Dowagiac, MI. This college offers on campus apartments and a 2 plus 2 program with Ferris State. Loy Norrix will be visiting Southwestern community college on January 16th. Please see Mrs. Soisson in K5E for permission slips and any questions.