Friday, December 19, 2014

Student iPad Deployment Information

Nitro High School students will be receiving their iPad's on January 14, 2015.  We have set a parent meeting, regarding the iPad Deployment for January 8, 2015 at 6:00pm in the auditorium.  Please spread the word regarding this meeting.
Paperwork regarding the deployment will be going home with the student when they return to school in January.  All paperwork must be completed and returned to the students social studies teacher before January 14, 2015.
Parents will have the option to purchase a Damage/Loss Waiver at a cost of $40 a year.   The waiver also includes a $50 deductible for each incident of damage/loss.  If the optional waiver is not purchased the parent is responsible for the cost device repair/replacement.
Please post the information, on other social media, regarding the parent meeting.

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Lunch Proceedures

Nitro High School will be having 2 lunches for the remainder of the school year.

Students are not to take cafeteria food into the hallways unless a student is approved to eat in a teacher's classroom.

Please no sitting in the hallways

Students are not allowed in the Gymnasium or behind the Gymnasium during lunch

Students are to stay on the lower patio in the front of the building.  The front door and sidewalks are off limits

If a parent/guardian is dropping off food to a student please pull into the parking lot and meet the student at the new cafeteria/parking lot entrance.  NPD has ask that cars not stop on Park Avenue to drop off food.

Students my sit on the benches in the back hallway but we are asking students not to go beyond the auditorium.

Due to lack of supervision the library will not be open to students at lunch.

The breezeway and the Baker building are off limits during lunch.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Nitro High School Bell Schedule that will take effect on January 5th, 2015

Starting January 5th, 2014 Nitro High School will have a unified start time.  School will start at 7:30am every day of the week.  Students will have 90 minute block classes on Thursday (Odds) and Friday (Evens).  We will have 2 lunches every day of the week.  The students lunch will be determined by the students 5th period on Monday - Thursday and 6th period on Friday.

Thursday/Friday Schedule

Monday, December 8, 2014

Announcement Week of 12/8/14

Nitro High School Show Choir presents “Soups, Sweets and Seasonal Songs”  (Christmas & Frozen Medley) Thursday, December 11th at Nitro High School Cost: Adults $8.00 Children ages 3 to 12 $5.00 Children ages 2 &under---FREE. Santa will be there for pictures and so will Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Please come out and enjoy a special evening of music and support Nitro ShowCats!!

DECA MEETING Friday during lunch. It is not too late to join! $13 DECA dues to Mrs. Marshall as soon as possible.

Starting today, the Nitro Student Council will be collecting toys for children in the area to be distributed by the Nitro Police Dept. We are asking that each grade level bring 50 toys into either Mrs. Harless in Rm 209 or give to Officer Blake in the office If we collect 200 toys we will get a visit from Santa Cop and his helper elves.

Rho Kappa dues need to be turned into Mrs. Simpson by Friday, December 12th. Dues are $10.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Senior pictures are due to Mrs. Petry or Haylee Hanna by December 19th. Also, if you haven’t turned in your baby picture, you need to do so as soon as possible.

Winter formal tickets will be sold during both lunches in the commons the rest of the month. $25 singles and $50 couples buy them now, in January singles becomes $30 and couples $60.

ATTENTION AFJROTC: There will be tutoring after school in the AFJROTC classroom today and every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30PM with special emphasis in math.

Basketball games this week (Tuesday at 7:30)

Holiday sweater day- 12/10 Wednesday

Student council meeting Thursday during lunch

FCA Friday

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

PTA Scholarship

The PTA Scholarship has an upcoming deadline of 12/31.  Please see the scholarship board in the counseling office for more info.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Finals Schedule

Here is a link to the our finals week schedule.

Free Leadership Seminar for a 10th Grader!

10 Grade:  We are looking for a sophomore student interested in attending a FREE leadership seminar this summer @ Marshall University.  Interested students can see Mrs. Watson in the counseling office for more information.  You must submit a 1-2 page essay, topic "What does it take to be a leader?" by Friday, Dec. 5th.  Only one student will be chosen!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Announcements Week of 11/17/14

Poetry out loud will be Monday, Dec 8th. Any student interested in participating, please see your English teacher or Mrs. Gordon. All students must register with Mrs. Gordon by December 3, 2014.

Congratulations to the following Wildcat athletes!

Kan. Valley freshman of the year in soccer: Seth Jordan
All Mtn. state athletic conference boys soccer: second team midfielder: Chase Kirk
Forward: Alec Miller
Special honorable mention: Austin Mckitrick
Honorable mention: Dylan Cavender
All Mtn. state athletic conference girls soccer:
Special honorable mention: Ashley Stevens-Tessa Musilli
Honorable mention: Savannah Miller
All MSAC volleyball: honorable mention: Libby Jarvis
All MSAC cheerleader: 1st team- Madison Higginbotham
2nd team-Tiffani Lindenmuth
Special honorable mention: Courtney Virag

Attention Seniors: if you have not placed a order for your graduation announcements, cap, gown and tassel and other senior keepsake items, please mail your order form to Herff Jones. The address is at the bottom of the order form. The deadline for orders is November 24. See information packet.

AFJROTC cadets no drill practice this week.

There will be a 4H meeting today right after school. Everyone is invited- there will be snacks!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

U.S. Marines

Ever thought of joining the U.S. Marines?  Sgt. Joseph Wood will be in the ROTC classroom during both lunches for anyone interested in learning about careers and scholarships with the Marines.  Everyone is welcome!

Concord University

Concord University will have a table in the cafeteria tomorrow, Nov. 19th, at lunch.  Find out all about them!  If you have ever thought of attending, it's a great time to ask questions!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Financial Aid Night

Nitro High School is hosting a Financial Aid Night for seniors and parents/guardians.  A financial aid staff person will be presenting information about financial aid as well as the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Be sure to come and spread the word!

Ben Franklin Tour for 10th Graders

All tenth grade students will be taking a tour of Ben Franklin on Tuesday, November 18, 2015, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  It's a great opportunity to ask questions, learn about programs and think about your future!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fairmont State University

Interested in Fairmont State University?  They will have a table set up in the commons during lunch tomorrow.  Be sure to stop by!


Seniors - If you have not placed your cap and gown (and announcements, etc.) order, orders are due to Herff Jones by Monday, Nov. 24.  You may call Herff Jones at (304)776-7143.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Announcement Week of 11/10/14

The Kanawha Valley Spartans Lacrosse Club is looking for players for the 2015 spring season. Any Kanawha Valley high school student who attends a school that does not offer lacrosse may sign up. All info is in office.

Listen up Wildcats! There will be a Cheerleading Tryout held on November 22nd for anyone who wants to cheer this Basketball Season. Interested? Cheer Clinics will be held on Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th, and Friday 21st. The three cheer clinics will be mandatory if you want to tryout. A brief meeting to gain more information will be held Monday 17th in Kerber’s Room 204 @ 3:00.

2015 Volleyball Season Meeting
When: November 18

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Nitro School commons area

Every athlete that plans to try out for the 2015 season (parents do not have to attend)

Agenda: This meeting you will be provided with the expecting of offseason activities, information of camps and clinics, open gyms, workouts, and expectations of tryouts for 2015. We want to see this program grow and become a contender, so we have put together programs to keep the Athletes Physical Body, Skill level and mental toughness sharp in the offseason and prepare them for next seasons tryouts. We will also take any questions that you may have.

Greater Kanawha Valley Scholarships

Seniors, the window to apply for scholarships through The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation has opened!  The deadline to submit applications is Jan. 15, 2015.  Apply!  It's money for college!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Important Message from Nitro High School Administration

The Nitro Police Department is currently investigating a message that was reported to the administration concerning a safety threat made to the school.  Nitro High school is operating on a normal schedule as all students and staff are safe.  This message is to keep you informed as many messages may circulate through social media with incorrect information.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Any student interested in playing lacrosse for the Kanawha Valley Spartans can pick up information in the main office.


Starting Monday, November 10th, Pre-sale winter formal tickets will go on sale. Single tickets are $20; couples are $40.

Listen up Wildcats! There will be a Cheerleading Tryout held on November 22nd for anyone who wants to cheer the Basketball season. Interested? Cheer Clinics will be held on Tuesday, 18th, Wednesday 19th, and Friday 21st. the three cheer clinics will be mandatory if you want to tryout. A brief meeting to gain more information will be held Monday 17th in Kerber’s room 204 at 3:00.

How are you contributing to your community? The canned food drive has already started and we need your help! Please continue to donate in your 1st period. The class with the most cans will win a pizza party. Show your Nitro Pride and Donate!

Seniors- If you ordered a signature shirt, you may pick them up in the office at lunch today.

All Junior and Senior student council officers will meet on November 7th in room 209. No excused absences- this is a Mandatory meeting.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New announcements for 10/30/14

Rho Kappa meeting has been moved to Monday 11/3 after school.

The key club will kick off the annual food drive this Friday night at the football game. Please bring cans and other non-perishable food items to help fill up a truck in the parking lot.

Not only is it the LAST home football game it’s Halloween! Come to the game dressed in your cutest and scariest costumes. The person dressed in the best costume will win: a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings!! Support the football players, have some fun, and come out to the game on Friday! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!