Friday, October 30, 2015

Important Parent/Caregiver Survey

The WVDE and Nitro High School needs your input.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the below survey.  This survey give us valuable information to address the needs of our students and community.

Access the Survey at:

Enter this code to start the survey: P039508

Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate; not to answer any questions you do not want to answer; and you may stop participating at any time during the survey without penalty. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential.

There will be a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3:00 in the auditorium for anyone interested in playing girls basketball this year

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wrestling Meeting

There will be a short meeting at the beginning of both lunches on Friday, October 30th for all students interested in joining the wrestling team. Coach Ollom will be there to pass out all required papers and practice information.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Battle of the Bridge Canned Food Drive is underway between Nitro and St. Albans! Not only will the wildcats and dragons be battling it out on the field, we will be battling it out against hunger. Wildcats - bring in your canned food by November 6

Baton Twirling

All those interested in being on the Baton Twirling Team, please meet in Ms. Amy's room tomorrow, October 28th,  from 3:30-4:30.  Bring batons please and clothes you can move in.  No bare feet.

Winter Formal

Winter Formal will be January 23rd, 2016 at the University of Charleston from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Special ticket deals will be given the first of November. From November 2nd to the 6th, Single tickets will be $15 and couple tickets will be $30. Then the rest of the month tickets will be $20 and $40.00 for couples. December tickets will be $25 and $50 and January will be $30 and $60.00

College Colors Day

 In celebration of “College Application and Exploration Week”, our school is hosting a “College Colors Day!” Students and staff are encouraged to wear the colors of their favorite college or university. Our “College Colors Day” will be held this Thursday, October 29th.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive, November 19th, Main Gym from 8:30 to 2:00. Students can give at age 16 with parental consent. Those students 17 and older do not need a parental consent. Forms and more details can be picked up in Room 209 daily.

Home Internet Issue

KCS is working on an issue that would not allow student iPads to get on the internet from their homes.  The issue was first reported Monday afternoon.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Attention Elementary and Middle School Parents

This Friday October 30th, 2015, will be the 2nd Annual Smarter Balance Recognition night at the Nitro High School versus Huntington High School football game.  We will be sending home invitations and tickets this week to all elementary school and middle school students, in the Nitro High School feed area, that scored mastery or above on the Smarter Balance test,
The students will be recognized at halftime at the football game by walking/running across the field.  The students really enjoyed it last year so please make plans to attend.
Feel free to repost this message on other social media sites.

IOS Update

Students starting this week we will be upgrading our wireless network at school.  This update will require the you to have the most up to date version of iOS on your iPad.  From your home please go to "Setting"and install the update.
Thank You

Friday, October 23, 2015

Reward for lost iphone at the game.

The owner of the iPhone lost at the football game is offering a reward for its return. If you have any information contact the school.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Miss Wildcat Vote 2015

Students if you had trouble voting for Miss Wildcat you might have using the incorrect login information.  Your username is  "Student Number" 

The link is

Mr. Redman will be in Room 110 during lunch to help you vote if you still can't login.
Voting closes at the end of lunch.

Penny War

Tomorrow is the last day to help your class win the Penny War.  Each Penny brought in counts for a point towards your class total.  Sabotage other classes by placing silver coins and bills in there containers.  $1 cancels out 100 Penny points!

The competition is extremely close.  The current standings are as follows:
1st place Seniors
2nd place Freshman
3rd place Sophomores
Last place Juniors

Bring in that change tomorrow to help your class win!  All proceeds go to help local pediatric cancer patients.

Homecoming Shirts

Last chance to get your homecoming shirt for the big game is tomorrow! They are $15. You get a choice of red or white, Show your support along with your school pride by sporting our 2015 Homecoming shirt! The back says it all: Nitro will make history! See Mrs. Kerber for your shirt in room 215.

Freshman and Sophomores, we have a limited number of class shirts remaining. They are $12. Please see Mr. Burdette or Ms. Chandler to purchase your shirt.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Miss Wildcat Voting Link

Students here is the link to vote for Miss Wildcat.  
Voting will be open until 12:50 pm on Friday

Penny War - Wednesday results

Remember to bring in your pennies and other coins to help your class win!  Put pennies in your class container to earn your class points.  Put coins and dollars in other classes containers to take points away.  $1.00 takes away 100 points!!

Standings after today are as follows:

1st place Seniors
2nd place Freshman
3rd place Sophomores
4th place Juniors

The competition is really close, so bring in your money to Ms. Grant's room during lab or put your money in the containers during lunch.  All proceeds will go directly to help WV pediatric cancer patients.

Wednesday Dress Count

Seniors 80%
Juniors 79%
Freshman 54%
Sophomores 45%

Wilcat News Homecoming Court Preview Show

Get to know our homecoming court!

Wildcat News Homecoming Preview

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Senior Night will be Friday,October 30th - Senior football, cheer, band, cross country, golf and ROTC members and their parents/guardians will be recognized. Recognition will be pregame - starting at 6:45.

Come out and support the boys soccer team this Wednesday at 5pm at City Park as they begin sectional play.

One bag of candy equals one ticket in the raffle to throw the Pie in the Face of the Administrator.

Movie Tickets are still available $5.00 each see Mrs Harless.

Penny Wars is now going on during Homecoming, stop by Ms. Grant's room and help your class win the War!

This year's Homecoming Tshirt is available in red or white. They are $15. Please see Mrs. Kerber in room 215 if you would like a shirt. If writing a check, please make them payable to NHS. Get them in time for the game!

The poetry out loud school competition will be held on Friday November 13, 2015 in the morning. There will be a mandatory meeting for students wanting to participate on Monday 10/26 in lab, room 201.

 Key club meeting Friday 10/24 in lab room 201. Please be in attendance.

Homecoming Game Tickets

Tickets for Friday's Homecoming Football Game will be sold on Thursday and Friday of this week. Student tickets are $5.00 at school, and $6 at the gate. Tickets will be sold in the office during both lunches.

Community Service Opportunity

 Attention All Students! Community Service Opportunity! Assist with the City of Nitro Halloween Hoedown on Saturday from 4-9 to receive Community Service Credit! See Mr. Shamblin in Rm 204 for details or to sign up!

Tuesday Dress Count

1st Place Seniors 75%
2nd Place Juniors 68%
3rd Place Sophomores 46%
4th Place Freshmen 42%

Monday, October 19, 2015

Penny War

Help your class win the penny war by bringing in pennies to earn points.
Sabotage other grades by placing silver coins or bills in their containers.  $1.00 would cancel out 100 pennies brought in. Drop off coins in the morning to Ms. Grant's room, or place your money in the containers at lunch in the commons.

All proceeds will directly benefit local pediatric cancer patients.

The standings so far are as follows:

 1st place with $0.21 is Seniors
2nd place with -$2.20 are Sophomores
3rd place with -$2.27 are Juniors
Last place are the Freshmam with -$2.65

You still have plenty of time to bring in your change and help your class win!

Volleyball Senior Night is Tuesday at 6pm. Come out and support the girls

Volleyball Senior Night is Tuesday at 6pm.  Come out and support the girls

Monday Dress Counts

1st place Seniors 107
2nd place Freshman 91
3rd place Juniors 89
4th place Sophomores 62


Congratulations Nitro Volleyball on your 7 game winning streak. Come out tomorrow night at 6pm to support the girls! Be sure to wear your Red or Black.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Attention Seniors -From the Counselors

Announcement: Any senior who would like to apply to Marshall University and have the application fee waived needs to visit the counseling center TODAY, please. (Friday, Oct. 16)

Boys Soccer Wins!!

Congratulations to our Boys Soccer Team on their win last night over Hurricane.  This places the boys #1 in the section and home field advantage during sectionals!!!

Congratulations Volleyball

Congratulations Volleyball on your 2 victories last night over Oak Hill and Riverside!!  Good Job!!

Pumpkin Drop Awards

Congratulations to Ms. Elkins and the physics students on their awards at yesterday's pumpkin drop.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Nine Weeks' Progress Reports were given to students on Thursday, October 15. Any student who did not receive their report should see their anchor block teacher.

College Algebra is cancelled for Friday, October 16.

IMPORTANT for Seniors to Read

Important message for 12th grade students:  It is WV State Law that all 12th grade students must show proof of age appropriate Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations before entering school on August 10th.
All seniors must have had one dose of Tdap and one dose of MCV4 vaccine.  Only one dose of MCV4 is required if the first dose was administered after their 16th birthday.  Seniors must provide the school nurse, Teresa Evans, with documentation from their doctor or the health department that shots are up-to-date.  If you have not turned in your documentation you will be excluded from school until we receive it.

Homecoming T-Shirts

$15 See Ms. Kerber

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Nitro's Very Own Theatrical Stars - Carrie Jo Rader and Max Ross

Nitro High School is proud to announce two of our students, Carrie Jo Rader and Max Ross, will be performing in theatrical productions.

Carrie Jo will be performing in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater in Charleston.  Performance dates are:

October 16 and 17 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 PM

October 23 and 24 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 PM

Max will be performing in "Mary Poppins" at the Clay Center.  Performance dates are:

October 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 PM

Pep Club-Attention Freshman Class

Announcement: Attention Freshman Class, if you would like to have a float in the Homecoming Parade, please see Mr. Burdette or Ms. Chandler ASAP to register your float. Please do not be the only class to not participate in the Homecoming Parade!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Homecoming Excitment Is Just Around the Corner....Read for highlights

Nitronians Pass This Along! Next week's Homecoming Activities: 
Monday- -'Merica DayTuesday- -Tie-Dyed TuesdayWednesday- -Sports Day
Thursday- -Super Hero/
Villain Day
 Friday- -Ultimate Red and Black Day

To help out the Nitro Police for their Halloween Hoedown for every bag of candy an individual student brings in they will be given that many tickets to be placed in a drawing to the lucky person to Pie In The Face an administrator. Bring candy to Mrs Harless in Room 209 to have a chance.
Pictures of the Administrators and Officer Blake will placed in the office and brought out during lunch. The one who has the most money at the end of the week will be the recipient of the infamous Pie In The Face.
Immediately after the game Friday night there will be a "Drive In" type movie night with a Scary Movie to be shown. Tickets are $5.00 a piece and 75 tickets MUST be sold in order to have the movie. Tickets can be purchased in Room 209 or during both lunches.

The Nitro High Chapter of the National Honor Society will be having their Penny Wars next week as well. Each grade level is encouraged to bring pennies for their grade bucket. But...there is a catch...anything other than pennies counts against the grade level the money is in. So if you are a Senior and put silver coins in the Junior bucket the Juniors get negative points!! Sounds like a great way to help one grade win while another tries to get out of debt! Save up your pennies and your silver and help your grade win the War!
Cathy Harless
Student Council Advisor

Rho Kappa

Announcement: Due to the power outage on Friday, Rho Kappa Applications are now due today. Please turn them into Mrs. Simpson in room 213.

Candy Donations-Student Council

For every bag of candy a student brings in they will be given a ticket with the possibility of winning a chance to throw a pie in the face of one of the administrators.

Student Council Homecoming Dress Up DaysAnnouncement: Homecoming Days for Oct 19th thru the 23rd:

Announcement: Homecoming Days for Oct 19th thru the 23rd:
Monday- -'Merica Day
Tuesday- -Tie-Dyed Day
Wednesday- -Sports Day
Thursday- -Super Hero/Villain Day
Friday- -Ultimate Red/Black Day

Monday, October 12, 2015

Friday will be a Black Out as the Wildcats go against Spring Valley.

Homecoming Candy Contest

For every bag of candy a student brings in they will be given a ticket with the possibility of winning a chance to throw a pie in the face of one of the administrators.

Homecoming Days

Homecoming Days for Oct 19th thru the 23rd:
Monday- -'Merica Day
Tuesday- -Tie-Dyed Day
Wednesday- -Sports Day
Thursday- -Super Hero/Villain Day
Friday- -Ultimate Red/Black Day

Wildcat Movie Night

Tickets are still being sold for Wildcat Movie Night, held immediately after the Homecoming Game. $5.00 per ticket, 75 tickets must be sold by October 21st.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pep Club/ Homecoming Parade Club and Activity Entries

Announcement: If your club or sport would like to participate in our homecoming parade, be sure to sign up online or with Ms. Chandler in room 212.

Mrs. Chandler-Pep Club/All Nitro Students

Announcement: Tomorrow, Friday October 9th, 2015 we will have a Red Out to show our support of our football team as they head to Winfield

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wildcats on the news

Monday, October 5, 2015

Parent Teacher Conference Monday, October 12 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Click for important information on scheduling

 Parent Teacher conference will be Monday, October 12 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM.   On Monday, October 5  your child received the form for you to mark times in which you would like to be scheduled.  Please have your child return the form to their teachers to schedule your designated time.  Once teachers have scheduled times on the form your child should return it to you.

2015 Homecoming Attendant Results

All attendants have a mandatory meeting with Ms. Grant in Room B101 at 7:05am tomorrow, October 6, 2016.  Please be at the meeting promptly at 7:05am.

Freshman Attendant
Lindee Lacy

Sophomore Attendant
Ashley Baker

Junior Attendant
Hannah Browning

Senior Attendant
Peyton Dolin
Olivia Darby
Jaci Newcomer

Student Council-Wildcat Movie Night

Beginning Tuesday October 6th, tickets will go on sale for Wildcat Movie Night to be held immediately after the Homecoming Game. Tickets are $5.00 a piece and can be purchased in Room 209, before and after school and during both lunches. First lunch tickets will be available in Room 102 and second lunch in Room 209. Top off the Homecoming Week activities by attending movie night, the "scary" movie will be announced soon! Refreshments will be sold during the movie.

2015 Homecoming Parade Registration

The 2015 Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 23rd at 5:30pm.  To participate in the 2015 Homecoming Parade, please click on the link below and complete the form.  For more information, please see Ms. Chandler.

Homecoming Movie Night

Beginning Tuesday October 6th, tickets will go on sale for Wildcat Movie Night to be held immediately after the Homecoming Game. Tickets are $5.00 a piece and can be purchased in Room 209, before and after school and during both lunches. First lunch tickets will be available in Room 102 and second lunch in Room 209. Top off the Homecoming Week activities by attending movie night, the "scary" movie will be announced soon! Refreshments will be sold during the movie.

Key Club

Key Club is back!!! If you are interested in community service projects in our school and local community, please attend a brief introduction meeting in Mrs. Gordon's room (201) on Friday 10/9 during our early out lunch. This meeting will provide you with information on the Key club organization and let you know what we're all about; also we will take up contact information. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Students, if you had an issue with homecoming voting please come to Lab 110 during lunch to vote.  Homecoming attendants will be announced after 2nd lunch tomorrow via twitter.  There will be a homecoming attendants meeting in Ms. Grants room at 7:05 am on Tuesday 10/6/15.

Stomp Out Bullying Day - Tomorrow, Monday, October 5 please wear royal blue and boots

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Homecoming Voting

Students if you did not get a chance to vote for homecoming here is the
Remember your user name is your
Voting will be open until 3pm on Friday.

Boys Soccer Senior Night

We will be recognizing our Senior soccer players at tonight game again South Charleston.

Baton Twirling Team

Last call for girls interested in participating in an indoor baton twirling team.  Please see Ms. Amy in room B 126 to sign up.  A training workshop will be taking place soon.

Show Choir

Showcats, don't forget that workshop time has been changed to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The price has been reduced from $35.00 to $20.00.  Please have proper attire, water,  and hair out of face.

4-H Club

 The Nitro Glycerins 4H Club will be having its first meeting on  Wednesday October 7, 2015  in room 207. Sign up sheets will be posted on bulletin boards. There will be snacks!