Monday, January 13, 2020

Some of the top athletes in the state competed in the elite mile sponsored by Gazelle Sports at Grand Valley State University on Saturday. The 5280 foot race came down to a sprint finish that needed a finish line photo to decide the first place finish. Joe Meyers beat 2nd place by 4 thousandths of a second for the best time in the state at that distance. He is also now ranked 4th in the nation. Please congratulate Joe Meyers on such an amazing accomplishment!

Are you looking for a place to discuss the social and cultural aspects and impacts of contemporary music and musicians such as Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar? Come join the Anatomize Music Club on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm in J12, the choir room. All are welcome! 

The Tea Club will meet Tuesday, January 14. Remember to please bring a friend, snacks or even a tea cup that you would like to donate to us. This meeting will be held in Mrs. Stetten’s classroom in C23.

Attention all Key Club International members. Our next meeting will be after school on Tuesday, January 14th in room K10. See you there! 

It’s time again to take a look at the AP classes we have here at Norrix. There will be an APeek day on Wednesday, January 15. If you would like to sit in on an AP class and see if it is the right fit for you sign up in the counseling office to reserve your spot today! 

Seniors interested in joining the National Art Honor Society need to attend a meeting on January 16 at 2:30 in A12. 

Winterfest Dance tickets will be sold in the cafeteria during all 3 lunches starting Wednesday. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Make sure to mark the date January 24 and come and join the fun. You may also buy tickets in Room A12 after school.

Attention Book Quiz Bowl Members: we will meet from 2:30-4:30 pm each Tuesday and Thursday in C13. Bring your annotation notebooks. 

Young men! Do you want to develop your leadership skills and refine your self-image, social skills and environmental awareness? Join other young men from Kalamazoo Central and Phoenix High School by joining Kappa League. For more information and an application see Ms. Middleton in the counseling office. 

Softball conditioning will meet in the weight room on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for the next 3 weeks to get in shape for the spring season. Participation is optional but encouraged. Softball open gym is every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm starting January 19. See Coach Johnson in C12 if you have any questions.

Freshman and senior tee shirts are on sale until January 30. Pick up an order form around school or in A12. 

Did you miss out on the great trips for this school year? So don’t delay to enroll for Italy in 2021. Early enrollees can get a $350 scholarship, 3 free college credits and low payment plans. There will be parent/student information meetings soon. See Mr. Hernandez or Ms. Van Lieu for enrollment packets in A12 or A16. 

Travel Club trips are closing soon. There are 4 seats for Scandinavia left. See Ms. Van Lieu in A12 for enrollment packets. 

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network Program is now taking applications for the Spring Team. We are looking for 20 students who are motivated, have a positive attitude, make good grades, work well in a team setting, responsible, and not afraid to try new things. The Third 90 program will give you an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability. The team works with college faculty and college students. There will be 2 visits to the Kalamazoo Nature Center, 2-3 college campus visits and 2 after school workshops. If you are interested, pick up an application in M14, Mrs. Young’s room or K10 Ms. Nelson’s room. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 31. 

Have you wanted to get back in shape? Do you need to get or stay in condition for a spring sport? Have you wondered about track but didn’t want to commit to the whole season and team? Meet at the four-corners area after school from 2:40-4:10. We are a group of athletes and coaches interested in training to get faster, stronger, and more agile. Try it out any day of the week and enjoy good socialization and hard work. Don’t wait. Join us and improve.