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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Morning Announcements

Friday, February 3, 2023

The men’s swimming and diving team made history last night with a 109-76 win over Portage Central. This was the teams first dual meet win against the Mustangs in program history! Cheer on the team next Tuesday as they go up against the Portage Northern Huskies at home. Protect the Castle! Our Black History Month person of the day is Maya Angelou: Maya Angelou was an American memoirist, popular poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She was best known for her unique and pioneering autobiographical writing style. Seniors - it's Senior Superlative/Mock Election time for the yearbook! Check your email for the form to nominate yourself or your peers for categories like Best Dressed, Most Creative, and Class Clown. Nominations are due by midnight on Monday, so don't delay! Looking to get involved in a sport this winter? The Girl's Bowling team is looking for more student athletes to join. If you're interested, go to the athletic office Attention seniors! The final deadline to purchase a senior ad or baby picture for the yearbook is Sunday, February 12! Order and design your ad online at www.yearbookordercenter.com with order number 12613 or bring cash or check to room K3. All sizes and prices are listed at the website. While you're there, don't forget to buy your yearbook - they're selling fast! Loy Norrix Baseball will have an informational meeting next week Wednesday Feb 8th. The meeting will be right after school in the weight room. We will start around 2:30. If you are able to stay after the meeting we will have a short team workout. We will be done no later than 3:45. If you plan on playing baseball this spring you need to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Rickli. Attention returning or new Men's Golfers: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 8th in the Cafeteria at 1:45 pm. Please come to the Athletic Office on that day to get a pass to attend. Happy Winterfest Friday! Today is Blue and White Day. Today is the Pep Assembly during 5th period featuring the Band, DJ Chuck, special student performers and many games and activities. If you are not shy, feel like you know music and are not afraid to be in an event, stop by the Athletic Office beginning with the first lunch. You have the opportunity to be involved! Do you know the top hits of your 6th grade year? We need you! Dance Tickets are on sale during all 3 lunches today. They are $5. The dance is after the game tonight until 11. Winterfest Court voting will begin at 10am today and will run until 3:00pm. You will receive an email with a Google Form to vote at 10

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Green School will meet today in room B-14 after school from 2:30-3:30. All are welcome! AAC will be open today from 230-330 in the following rooms; English in K1, Math in the library, science in C17, ESL support in K5W, and study hall in C16. Students remember to drop your pennies in your class jug in the Athletic Office. Pennies are positive however any silver you drop in another class jugs counts as negative points for that class. The team with the most points after lunches today will win. The winning class will keep all the money in all 4 jugs for their class account. Today is Celebrity Day. Tomorrow is blue and white Spirit Day. Get creative and participate in your Winterfest! Looking to get involved in a sport this winter? The Girl's Bowling team is looking for more student athletes to join. If you're interested, go to the athletic office Attention seniors!! The final deadline to purchase a senior ad or baby picture for the yearbook is Sunday, February 12! Order and design your ad online at www.yearbookordercenter.com with order number 12613 or bring cash or check to room K3. All sizes and prices are listed at the website. While you're there, don't forget to buy your yearbook - they're selling fast! Loy Norrix Baseball will have an informational meeting next week Wednesday Feb 11th. The meeting will be right after school in the weight room. We will start around 2:30. If you are able to stay after the meeting we will have a short team workout. We will be done no later than 3:45. If you plan on playing baseball this spring you need to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Rickli. Attention returning or new Men's Golfers: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 8th in the Cafeteria at 1:45 P.M. Please come to the Athletic Office on that day to get a pass to attend. Our black history month person of the day is Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s. One of her most popular works was Their Eyes Were Watching God. The fictional story chronicled the tumultuous life of Janie Crawford. Hurston broke literary norms by focusing her work on the experience of a black woman. Hurston was not only a writer, she also dedicated her life to educating others about the arts.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Attention anyone interested in men’s volleyball, there will be an open gym tonight from 7:30-9:30 Contact Coach Mac if you have any questions. See you there! The AV club meeting that was scheduled today is canceled due to predicted lack of attendance. AAC will be open today from 230-330 in the following rooms: English in b21, math in b13, Spanish in k11, and study hall in the library. Students remember to drop your pennies in your class jug in the Athletic Office. Pennies are positive however any silver you drop in another class jugs counts as negative points for that class. The team with the most points after lunches on Thursday will win. The winning class will keep all the money in all 4 jugs for their class account. Today is Formal Day, tomorrow is Celebrity Day, Get creative and participate in your Winterfest! Sword and Board will meet today, Wednesday from 230-330 in room C16. All tabletop gamers and games are invited. Green School will meet on Thursday in room B-14 after school from 2:30-3:30. All are welcome! Tomorrow night the Knights swimming and diving team takes on Portage Central. Meet starts at 6pm at Portage Central High School. Come out and support if you can. Go Knights! It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention seniors! The final deadline to purchase a senior ad or baby picture for the yearbook is Sunday, February 12! Order and design your ad online at www.yearbookordercenter.com with order number 12613 or bring cash or check to room K3. All sizes and prices are listed at the website. While you're there, don't forget to buy your yearbook - they're selling fast! Loy Norrix Baseball will have an informational meeting next week Wednesday Feb 11th. The meeting will be right after school in the weight room. We will start around 2:30. If you are able to stay after the meeting we will have a short team workout. We will be done no later than 3:45. If you plan on playing baseball this spring you need to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Rickli. Attention returning or new Men's Golfers: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 8 in the Cafeteria at 1:45 P.M. Please come to the Athletic Office on that day to get a pass to attend. Our black history month person of the day is James Baldwin. Baldwin gained fame as a social activist in addition to being known as an author; he dedicated his life to analyzing the alienation felt by minority groups living in the United States and to the cause of gaining rights particularly for racial minorities and for the LGBTQ community. Baldwin's works helped to raise public awareness of racial and sexual oppression. His honest portrayal of his personal experiences in a national context challenged America to uphold the values it promised on equality and justice.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Attention anyone interested in men’s volleyball, there will be an open gym tonight and on Wednesday in the gym from 7:30-9:30 Contact Coach Mac if you have any questions. See you there! There will be a YES Club meeting today, January 30th in room D-4, until 3:30. If you are interested in joining Teacher Academy, this is a perfect club for you. AAC will be open today from 230 to 330 in the following rooms; math in b13, science in b15, social studies in k2, esl support in k1, spanish in a18, and study hall in c16. Penny Wars start at lunch today as part of Winterfest. You can drop your pennies in your class jug in the Athletic Office. Pennies are positive however any silver you drop in another class jugs counts as negative points for that class. The team with the most points after lunch on Thursday will win. The winning class will keep all of the money in all 4 jugs for their class account. Today is Character Day. Tomorrow is Country vs. Country Club Day. Get creative and participate in your Winterfest! Sword and Board will meet Wednesday this week from 230-330 in room C16. All tabletop gamers and games are invited. AV club members who are working on the senior video, there will be a meeting in K-6 on Wednesday, February 1st right after school. We will also be meeting every Wednesday during February. It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention Seniors! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship is now open! You can fill out one application and be eligible for over 65 scholarships. More information can be found in the counseling google classroom, or by emailing your counselor. Attention All Travelers to Spain and Portugal: There will be a mandatory meeting to discuss important information about our upcoming trip to sunny Spain and exotic Portugal on Wednesday, February 1st in C-15, Mrs. Lewis's room at 7:00 P.M. Please park in the back lot and come to the door by Mrs. Lewis's room. You must have your LNHS ID to present at the outside door to gain entrance. This meeting is for those signed up to travel as well as parents/guardians This Saturday your Loy Norrix bowlers took on Otsego. The boys traded wins in the baker games, winning the first, but coming up a couple of pins short for the 2nd. We did win the series so no harm done. Then came the regular games and this is when we went to work. Led again by Hunter Conolly, 246 and Anthony Fotis, 220 we coasted easily to another Knights victory. The girls had some trouble with the ladies of Otsego, Losing both baker games. They quickly rallied back and won the 1st regular game. Leading the charge was Zoe Wazny with games of 148 and 159. Due to an injury, one of our girls had to drop out. Being short handed put the 2nd game just out of reach. Although we fought hard we came up just a little short. Next week we are in Three Rivers to take on Vicksburg. This may be the hardest test yet for our undefeated boys. Congratulations to our Hockey team with two good results over the weekend. The team tied Essexville Garber 2-2 on Friday but won the rematch on Saturday 3-2 to hit the victory column. Their next game is Wednesday vs. Jackson Lumen Christi. Congratulations to the Women’s Varsity Basketball as they moved to 8-5 on the season with their 28-19 win over Gull Lake. That is the first win over Gull Lake in nearly a decade. The Women’s teams will host Kalamazoo Christian on Wednesday. Don’t hear your team's results? Please make sure your coach submits an email for announcements or reports the result. The Ski Teams finally compete today and Wednesday at 4:30 at Timber Ridge. Tickets for tonight’s Men’s Basketball at Kalamazoo Central are available at GoFan.co Search under Kalamazoo Central since it is their home game. Freshman 4:15/JV 5:45/Varsity 7:00 Congratulations to Ana Dunfee, Wendy Miedema, and James Rocco for being three finalists in the highly competitive MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. There were over 1500 applications. They didn’t finish in the top 6 but they made it through the first 2 rounds of judging to make the finals. By doing so, they doubled the amount of finalists we have had in the last 20 years. They helped make Loy Norrix finish with the second highest number of finalists for the year in the state. Congratulations to Ana, Wendy, and James!

Friday, January 27, 2023

Our Swimmer Knights protected the castle last night against the Bridgman Bees. Swimmers got their job done in the pool, divers on the board for a team win! Knights are 5-2 on the season. Loy Norrix 107, Bridgman 79. Winterfest 2023 will begin on Monday! The spirit days will be: Monday- Character Day- Dress as your favorite character from a book, movie, TV show, stage play, anything you can come up with. Tuesday- Country vs. Country Club- Dress in your favorite country attire or dress in your country club attire. You can Google this and many ideas from different high schools will pop up. Wednesday- Formal Day, Dress up and look your best. Thursday- Celebrity Day, This day is looking like your favorite celebrity in any area- Music, Movies, TV, etc. Friday- Blue and White Day- wear your Norrix gear or blue and white. There will be penny wars starting Monday. Drop off your pennies in the Athletic Office next week. Pennies are points for your class. Any Silver coins are negative points toward the class of your choice. The class with the most pennies will win all 4 groups for their class fund. Candy Land- You remember the board game. See it come to life at the dance next Friday after the Men's Basketball games vs. Portage Northern until 11:00. The cost will be $5. Get ready to enjoy a fun week! There will be a YES Club meeting Monday, Jan. 30th in room D-4, until 3:30. If you are interested in joining Teacher Academy, this is a perfect club for you. AV club members who are working on the senior video, there will be a meeting in K-6 on Wednesday, February 1st right after school. We will also be meeting every Wednesday during February. It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention Seniors! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship is now open! You can fill out one application and be eligible for over 65 scholarships. More information can be found in the counseling google classroom, or by emailing your counselor. Attention All Travelers to Spain and Portugal: There will be a mandatory meeting to discuss important information about our upcoming trip to sunny Spain and exotic Portugal on Wednesday, February 1st in C-15, Mrs. Lewis's room at 7:00 P.M. Please park in the back lot and come to the door by Mrs. Lewis's room. You must have your LNHS ID to present at the outside door to gain entrance. This meeting is for those signed up to travel as well as parents/guardians

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Winterfest 2023 will begin on Monday! The spirit days will be: Monday- Character Day- Dress as your favorite character from a book, movie, TV show, stage play, anything you can come up with. Tuesday- Country vs. Country Club- Dress in your favorite country attire OR dress in your country club attire. You can Google this and many ideas from different high schools will pop up. Wednesday- Formal Day, Dress up and look your best. Thursday- Celebrity Day, This day is looking like your favorite celebrity in any area- Music, Movies, TV, etc. Friday- Blue and White Day- wear your Norrix gear or blue and white. There will be penny wars starting Monday. Drop off your pennies in the Athletic Office next week. Pennies are points for your class. Any Silver coins are negative points toward the class of your choice. The class with the most pennies will win all 4 groups for their class fund. Candy Land- You remember the board game. See it come to life at the dance next Friday after the Men's Basketball games vs. Portage Northern until 11:00. The cost will be $5. The Winterfest Court will be announced later today. Get ready to enjoy a fun week! There will be no open AAC rooms today due to conferences. There is no Sword and Board this week due to conferences. Green School will meet today, Thursday in B14 after school. All are welcome! There will be a YES Club meeting Monday, Jan. 30th in room D-4, until 3:30. If you are interested in joining Teacher Academy, this is a perfect club for you.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

AAC will be available from 230-330 in the library only for study hall. All other rooms are closed due to conferences. There is no Sword and Board this week due to conferences. You can nominate for Winterfest Court and vote for events until Noon today. This is a short extension as we are not doing final counting until this afternoon. Please let your voice be heard as the week is planned! Green School will meet Thursday in B14 after school. All are welcome! There will be a YES Club meeting Monday, Jan. 30th in room D-4, until 3:30. If you are interested in joining Teacher Academy, this is a perfect club for you. It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention Seniors! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship is now open! You can fill out ONE application and be eligible for over 65 scholarships. More information can be found in the counseling google classroom, or by emailing your counselor. Attention All Travelers to Spain and Portugal: There will be a mandatory meeting to discuss important information about our upcoming trip to sunny Spain and exotic Portugal on Wednesday, February 1st in C-15, Mrs. Lewis's room at 7:00 pm. Please park in the back lot and come to the door by Mrs. Lewis's room. You must have your LNHS ID to present at the outside door to gain entrance. This meeting is for those signed up to travel as well as parents/guardians. An email to all travelers signed up with WorldStrides, our travel partner, will be sent as a reminder of this mandatory meeting. Calling all Rocket League players! The Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreation are starting up a Thursday night Rocket League duos league. Information is available on the Loy Norrix Esports Discord server or stop by and see Mr. Wood in C-19 for a letter. Hurry, there is only space for 16 teams in this league. All games will be played at WMU's Esports Arena.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

AAC will be open today from 230-330 in the following rooms; math in b21, science in c17 and a14, social studies in the library, Chinese in K1, Spanish in a18, and study hall in c16. Attention Students: In your email is the final ballot for Winterfest Spirit Week days and the nominating ballot for your class for Winterfest Court. Please make sure you vote. The voting will be open until 11:59 pm on Tuesday. Are you interested in history? Join GSA today, Tuesday after school in the library! For the next few weeks we will be learning about the trans women of color in history who started the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Everyone is welcome! All students are welcome to join Mr. Shack in room C13 today for political discussion and action with the Young Democrats! Loy Norrix Baseball will be in the weight room after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 Women's lacrosse conditioning has started! We are conditioning at Milwood Middle School every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-9 pm. Bring running shoes, sticks, goggles, mouth guards, and water bottles. Come check it out and learn a new sport! For more information email senior Sophie Grover It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention Seniors! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship is now open! You can fill out one application and be eligible for over 65 scholarships. More information can be found in the counseling google classroom, or by emailing your counselor. Attention All Travelers to Spain and Portugal: There will be a mandatory meeting to discuss important information about our upcoming trip to sunny Spain and exotic Portugal on Wednesday, February 1st in C-15, Mrs. Lewis's room at 7:00 pm. Please park in the back lot and come to the door by Mrs. Lewis's room. You must have your LNHS ID to present at the outside door to gain entrance. This meeting is for those signed up to travel as well as parents/guardians. An email to all travelers signed up with WorldStrides, our travel partner, will be sent as a reminder of this mandatory meeting. Calling all Rocket League players! The Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreation are starting up a Thursday night Rocket League duos league. Information is available on the Loy Norrix Esports Discord server or stop by and see Mr. Wood in C-19 for a letter. Hurry, there is only space for 16 teams in this league. All games will be played at WMU's Esports Arena.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Are you interested in history? Join GSA on Tuesday after school in the library! For the next few weeks we will be learning about the trans women of color in history who started the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Everyone is welcome! Women's lacrosse conditioning will be at Milwood Middle School every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-9pm. Bring running shoes, sticks, goggles, mouth guards, and water bottles. Come check it out and learn a new sport! For more information email senior Sophie Grover. It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention Seniors! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship is now open! You can fill out one application and be eligible for over 65 scholarships. More information can be found in the counseling google classroom, or by emailing your counselor. Attention Juniors and Seniors! Are you bilingual and haven't applied for the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy award? Please email your counselor, Señora Holmes or Ms. Gomez-Avalos for more information. Application deadline is January 19th. Attention AV Club members and those helping produce the senior video: We will be meeting in room K-6 on Monday, January 23d and all 4 Wednesdays in February from 2:30 -3:30. Attention All Travelers to Spain and Portugal: There will be a mandatory meeting to discuss important information about our upcoming trip to sunny Spain and exotic Portugal on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, in C-15, Mrs. Lewis's room at 7:00 P.M. Please park in the back lot and come to the door by Mrs. Lewis's room. You must have your LNHS ID to present at the outside door to gain entrance. This meeting is for those signed up to travel as well as parents/guardians. An email to all travelers signed up with WorldStrides, our travel partner, will be sent as a reminder of this mandatory meeting. Calling all Rocket League players! The Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreation are starting up a Thursday night Rocket League duos league. Information is available on the Loy Norrix Esports Discord server or stop by and see Mr. Wood in C-19 for a letter. Hurry, there is only space for 16 teams in this league. All games will be played at WMU's Esports Arena.

Wednesday, January 18, 2022

Congratulations to Seniors Ana Dunfee, Wendy Miedema, and James Rocco who were all announced as finalists in the MHSAA Scholar Athlete Competition. They have tripled the number of finalists we have had at Loy Norrix over the last 20 years. With over 1,500 applicants we will see if they win one of the thirty two $2500 scholarships on January 27. AAC will be open today from 230-330 in the following rooms; English in B21, math in B13, Spanish in K11, and study hall in the library KU Hockey takes on the Kalamazoo Eagles at 5:15 today at Wings West Ice Arena. $7 single game admission. Come on out and show your school spirit everyone. Attention anyone interested in men’s volleyball, there will be open gym tonight in the gym from 7:30-9:30 come on out! Contact Coach Mac if you have any questions. Green school Will meet this week on Thursday in Room B14 after school. All are welcome, hope to see you there! The Women Empowerment Club is hosting a meeting tomorrow, Thursday, January 19th at 2:20 in room b-21! This meeting will be very important as they are showcasing their "Big Sister, Little Sister "program with Maple Street Middle School coming up this February! Please join them and spread the word! They need as many people as possible! Snacks will be provided! Sword and Board will meet Thursday this week in room C16 from 230-330. All tabletop gamers and games are welcome to join! Loy Norrix Baseball will be in the weight room after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 Women's lacrosse conditioning will be at Milwood Middle School every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-9pm. Bring running shoes, sticks, goggles, mouth guards, and water bottles. Come check it out and learn a new sport! For more information email senior Sophie Grover. It's time for CTE/EFA/EMC applications! If you're interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions. Attention Seniors! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship is now open! You can fill out one application and be eligible for over 65 scholarships. More information can be found in the counseling google classroom, or by emailing your counselor. Attention Juniors and Seniors! Are you bilingual and haven't applied for the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy award? Please email your counselor, Señora Holmes or Ms. Gomez-Avalos for more information. Application deadline is January 19th. Are you looking to get in shape? Do you want to see if a track or field event is for you this spring? Don't wait until March to take action. Meet in the 4 corners area every school day that teachers don't have meetings after school. We will meet 2:45-4:00 to run, workout, and work on speed, strength, and conditioning. Contact Coach Duckett or Schmidt for more information. Hey seniors! This year’s senior video is going to be amazing, but I bet it would be even better if every single senior was in it. Please submit your senior photos and clips to the google drive folder sent out to you through email. Attention AV Club members and those helping produce the senior video: We will be meeting in room K-6 on Monday, January 23d and all 4 Wednesdays in February from 2:30 -3:30. Attention All Travelers to Spain and Portugal: There will be a mandatory meeting to discuss important information about our upcoming trip to sunny Spain and exotic Portugal on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, in C-15, Mrs. Lewis's room at 7:00 P.M. Please park in the back lot and come to the door by Mrs. Lewis's room. You must have your LNHS ID to present at the outside door to gain entrance. This meeting is for those signed up to travel as well as parents/guardians. An email to all travelers signed up with WorldStrides, our travel partner, will be sent as a reminder of this mandatory meeting. Calling all Rocket League players! The Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreation are starting up a Thursday night Rocket League duos league. Information is available on the Loy Norrix Esports Discord server, or stop by and see Mr. Wood in C-19 for a letter. Hurry, there is only space for 16 teams in this league. All games will be played at WMU's Esports Arena.
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