Thursday, December 8, 2016

Math Field Day

Anyone interested in Math Field Day needs to see Mr. Asbury by the end of the day Friday December 9.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Concert and Anchor Schedule

Due to the power outage on Monday we will not have gold pass early release on Tuesday.  Students will report to their scheduled anchor.
On Thursday we will be having the holiday band concert in the Alumni Arena.  Students who bring in a can of food or $1 will be dismissed at 2:10 to the concert.  Students not attending will remain in 8th period until 2:50.  We will not have gold pass release on Thursday.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Senior Shirts

We are now taking orders for the Class of 2017 Senior "Name" shirts. Order forms will be distributed Monday, Dec. 5 in English/History. The last day orders will be accepted is Wednesday, Dec. 14 @ 3:00p.m. This is the only time that these shirts will be available. Don't miss your chance to get this senior-year keepsake. Orders need to be given to Ms. Elkins. Cash Only. To view the shirt, visit goo.gl/AdCSkT

Saturday School 12/3/16

Saturday school will be held in Room 119 at 8am on 12/3/16

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Future Ben Franklin Students

Any student interested in attending Ben Franklin next year: Applications are available in the counseling center. They are due to your counselor by Friday, Dec. 16th.

Blue Christmas

Holidays can be a painful time for many. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member or a time that has always been difficult. It is our hope to show everyone that they are not alone and we invite everyone to attend our Blue Christmas Service on Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm in the Auditorium.

RHO KAPPA

 Any junior or senior interested in joining RHO KAPPA Social Studies Honor Society needs to see Mrs. Simpson or Ms. Chandler for an application. Applications are due by December 2.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Ornaments

The Nitro Showcats and Sophisticats are now taking orders for Nitro Wildcat Christmas Ornaments. The price is $10.00, and is Matte Red Acrylic with white lettering. Please see Ms. Amy or any member to order.

Winter Formal

Winter Formal tickets are on sale in Room 209. Prices will be 20 for single and 40 for couples until December 2. Ticket prices will then go up to 25 for single and 50 per couple until December 16. When we return in January the price of tickets will be 30 and 60. Buy them now at the lower prices! The Formal theme is "Shimmering Snowflakes".

Canned Food Drive

 Beginning November 18th the student groups of Nitro High School will be collecting can food for the local food bank for the Christmas Holiday. If 1000 (hopefully more) are collected by December 9th the administrators have agreed to stand in the commons and sing wearing their ugly Christmas sweaters. Donations can be dropped off in Mrs. Harless' room (209), Ms. Chandler's and Mrs. Gordon's room. You can also place donations in boxes that will be in the Commons. Bring in the cans!!! Hear the musical sounds of our administrators!

Friday, November 25, 2016

After Prom

Wildcats it is that time of year again to start planning the 2017 Afterprom. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm in the Commons. This year's theme, activities, and fundraising will be discussed. All students and parents are invited and needed to have a successful event. Every student at Nitro is able to attend after prom, you do not have to attend prom to come to the all night lock in. Any questions, contact Neva Douglas at the high school.

ASVAB Results

 Attention all NHS Students who took the ASVAB Career Exploration Program test on October 27th 2016. Test results will be released and an invaluable interpretation briefing provided on Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00AM in the school auditorium. Please be prompt. This event is expected to last approximately one hour.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Poetry Out Loud

 Poetry Out Loud will be 12/2 from 8-10:30. Please sign up with Mrs. Gordon in room 201. You need 3 poems: 1. pre-20th century 2. 25 lines or fewer 3. your choice. Please bring Mrs. Gordon 4 copies of each poem by Friday 11/18. Prizes will be: 1st: $75 2nd: $50 3rd: $25

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Senior Trip

Senior trip to Cedar Point will be on Monday, May 15, 2017. Tickets will be $100 and include charter bus, park admission, wristband for unlimited drinks, donuts for trip up and pizza for trip home. Non-refundable deposits of $25 cash or money order will be accepted beginning Monday, November 7th. See Mrs. Douglas in the office

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pep rally

This is a reminder that there will not be gold pass early release tomorrow. All students will be going to the pep rally at the end of 8th period.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Volleyball Sectionals

Tonight Volleyball Sectionals @ Winfield High. Come out and support our girl's. First game @ 6:00 Nitro vs. Point Pleasant.

DECA

November is National DECA Month. To start the month off, Nitro DECA members will be meeting with the City of Nitro Mayor, Mr. Dave Casebolt, to receive a proclamation declaring November 1st DECA Day in the City of Nitro. Have a great Nitro DECA Day!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Seniors

Seniors whose last names begin A-M will report for 1st and 2nd period on Monday to order caps and gowns. Seniors whose last names begin N-Z will order on Tuesday in 1st and 2nd period.

Morning Ben Franklin students will order on Tuesday during Anchor block.

It is imperative that you order your cap and gown at this time. If you are only ordering a cap and gown, no money is due at this time.

The representative from Herff Jones will be here from 2:00 - 5:00 pm on Tuesday for anyone else to order. Parents may drop by on Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 to talk to the representative.

He will also take orders for class rings at this time.

Senior Night and Smarter Balanced Recognition Football Game

     Our senior night festivities will began at 6:15pm tonight.  Come to the game early and help us recognize our seniors.  Then stick around until halftime and watch one of our most enjoyable events of the year.  We will be individually calling out the names of each one of our Elementary and Middle School students who scored proficient on the Smarter Balanced test while the young scholars run across the football field.  Every year we get a great turnout for both events and we look forward to seeing everyone there tonight.

The History and Origin of Veterans' Day

The History and Origin of Veterans' Day

Please take the time to remember the history and significance of Veterans’ Day as you prepare to join the nation in a day of reflection and remembrance tomorrow, Friday, November 11th—Veterans’ Day 2016.

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace. On Armistice Day, soldiers who survived the war marched in a parade through their home towns. Politicians and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies of thanks for the peace they had won.

Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938, 20 years after the war ended. But Americans realized that the previous war would not be the last one. World War II began the following year and nations great and small again participated in a bloody struggle. After the Second World War, Armistice Day continued to be observed on November 11. In 1953 townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans' Day in gratitude to the veterans in their town. Soon after, Congress passed a bill introduced by a Kansas congressman renaming the federal holiday to Veterans' Day. In 1971 President Nixon declared it a federal holiday on the second Monday in November.

Americans still give thanks for peace on Veterans' Day. There are ceremonies and speeches and at 11:00 in the morning, most Americans observe a moment of silence, remembering those who fought for peace. Veterans gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. to place gifts and stand quiet vigil at the names of their friends and relatives who fell in the Vietnam War.

The City of Charleston will hold their 75th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade beginning at 10:00AM tomorrow, Sat., Nov 11th 2016. Nitro High School participants will include our own AFJROTC Honor Guard and Marching Band. Please come out and pay tribute to our Veterans.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Volleyball

 Tonight (6:30) the girl's JV volleyball team has a Tri-Match with Winfield and Huntington High @ Winfield High. Come out and support the Wildcats!

Senior Meeting Rescheduled

Our Senior meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday 10/27/16 during anchor.  There will be no gold pass release for seniors on Thursday.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Seniors

Seniors, this Friday is FAFSA Friday at the football game! Be sure and visit the big yellow bus that will be parked in the end zone during the game. You can pick up information about financial aid for college and enter a raffle for prizes from area restaurants. You can also sign up for free help with your FAFSA or your college applications—experts will be available on Tuesday, November 1st from 1:00 to 7:00 pm right here at Nitro High School. See your counselor for more information or to make an appointment for November 1st.

Volleyball Game

Girl's JV Volleyball has a Tri tonight @ George Washington High 6:00. Come out and support the Wildcats!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Graduation meeting Friday

Seniors there will be an important graduation meeting Friday 10/21/16 during anchor. All seniors are to report to the Auditorium after 8th period.

Volleyball Game

Come out and support the Girl's Volleyball tonight @ Sissonville High JV at 5:00 Varsity at 6:00

Soccer Game Tonight

 Come out tonight and support your number 2 ranked Boys Soccer Team as they take on the number 5 ranked Williamstown for the Sectional Championship. The game is here at home at 5 o'clock.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sharing Time For Life's Hurts

Today during lunch we will have different colored ribbons in the commons representing all cancers. If you have someone that has been affected by cancer, we are encouraging everyone to write the name of the person that has won the battle, currently are fighting, or lost their battle with cancer. These ribbons will be displayed in the commons. Our hope is that this spreads the knowledge that we are all together and share the good and bad together as Wildcats. No one is ever alone once entering the halls of Nitro High School.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ASVAB

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

THE ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION/APTITUDE TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH FROM 7:30AM-11:00AM IN THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM AND REGISTRATION ENDS THIS WEEK!

THIS TEST, ONE OF THE BEST OF ITS KIND IN THE UNITED STATES, IS ADMINISTERED AT NO COST, AND INCLUDES EIGHT INDIVIDUAL AREAS FOR CAREER APTITUDE, ASSESSMENT, AND IDENTIFICATION. IT IS ALSO A VALUABLE TOOL USED IN PREPARING FOR THE ACT THAT IS REQUIRED FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS!

YOUR DECISION TO ENTER COLLEGE, TECHNICAL OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, MILITARY SERVICE OR THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL IS AN IMPORTANT ONE AND THE ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION TEST CAN BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT IN HELPING YOU TO FIND AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAREER FOR YOU!

SEE YOUR COUNSELOR, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS OR MAJOR PARK IN AFJROTC (ROOM 112). REGISTRATION IS EASY—ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SCAN THE QR CODE, FILL OUT A BRIEF FORM, AND SUBMIT!

Girls Soccer Sectional

The girls soccer team will take on Sissonville at 7pm tonight in sectional play.  The game will be played at Ravenswood.

Boys Soccer Sectional

 Come out tonight and support the Nitro Boys Soccer Team as we take on Point Pleasant at home at 5 o'clock for our Sectional Semi-final matchup.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Graduation Meeting

There will be an important Graduation meeting for all Senior at 2:18 on Friday. Therefore there will be no Gold Pass early release for Seniors on Friday October 21st.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hall of Achievement Update

Nitro High School
2016 Hall of Achievement
Induction Ceremony
Presented by
Coca-Cola, Jarrett Construction & WeCare Medical


We are proud to announce that with the support of our sponsors we have been able to reduce the ticket price for the Nitro High School Hall of Achievement Induction ceremony on October 30th to $10.  The ceremony, which will be held at Nitro High School, will begin at 2pm with a meal catered by BFF catering.  Following the meal, each inductee will be presented with a plaque and be given the opportunity to speak about his or her path to success.  This event is shaping up to be a special event.  We have a limited number of seats still available, so please contact Jason Redman at 304-755-4321 to purchase your seat.  Sponsorships opportunities are still available.

2016 Hall of Achievement Inductees
Rick Slater - Managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG)
Ruth Ralston - Nitro High School’s first graduate
John F. Santrock - Former NHS Principal, Kanawha County Schools Superintendent, World War II Prisoner of War
James Wright - Founder of Maranatha Fellowship Church
Vicki Wood - Lifelong Educator and Author
Dr. Richard Sibley - Orthopedist in Charleston,WV

Special thanks to our sponsors!


Title Sponsors:
Coca-Cola, Jarrett Construction & WeCare Medical


Wildcat Sponsors:
Dixon, Hughes Goodman LLP


Red & Black Sponsors
3 Point Strategies,
Mountaineer Drug,
MVB Bank,
Spilman Thomas and Battle,
Gray Griffith & Mays CPA,
Pulmonary Associates,
Women of the Moose,
The Jarvis Family

Monday, October 10, 2016

Boys basketball Meeting

 Nitro Boys Basketball Coaching Staff will be holding a meeting at 12:14pm on Friday October 14th for all prospective basketball players. If you are interested in trying out for the team please be present for the meeting. If you are unable to attend please reach out to another prospective player to be sure you are added to the sign in sheet. The meeting will last about 15 minutes.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Show Choir

The Show Choir is still in need of atlas 3 boys for Showcats Mixed Show Choir, and 2 girls for Sophisticat Girl's Show Choir. We will teach you everything you need to know. Please see Ms. Amy today.

Senior Big Picture

Seniors - if you would like to order a copy of the Big Picture, get your completed envelope to Ms. Elkins by Friday. You may still order after that day but you will need to mail your order yourself.
Last day it should be announced on morning announcements:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NHS Hall of Achievement Ceremony

Nitro High School
Hall of Achievement Ceremony
Nitro High School Commons


October 30th, 2016


1pm:  Meet and Greet Reception.


2pm:  Dinner Catered by BFF Catering followed by Inductee Presentation and Speeches.  


Cooperate/Family table sponsorship (6 Tickets) are available for purchase.   Also, a limited number of single seat tickets are also available for $25 a ticket.    
Please contact Jason Redman at 304-755-4321 or jredman@mail.kana.k12.wv.us if you have any further questions, or to purchase tickets.

The 2016 Inductees are:

Rick Slater - Managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) John F. Santrock - Former NHS Principal, Kanawha County Schools Superintendent, World War II Prisoner of War James Wright - Founder of Maranatha Fellowship Church Vicki Wood - Lifelong Educator and Author Dr. Richard Sibley - Orthopedist in Charleston

Ruth Ralston - Nitro High School’s first graduate

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS:

THE ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION/APTITUDE TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH FROM 7:30AM-11:00AM IN THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. THIS TEST, ONE OF THE BEST OF ITS KIND IN THE UNITED STATES, IS ADMINISTERED AT NO COST, AND INCLUDES EIGHT INDIVIDUAL AREAS FOR CAREER APTITUDE, ASSESSMENT, AND IDENTIFICATION. IT IS ALSO A VALUABLE TOOL USED IN PREPARING FOR THE ACT THAT IS REQUIRED FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS!

YOUR DECISION TO ENTER COLLEGE, TECHNICAL OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, MILITARY SERVICE OR THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL IS AN IMPORTANT ONE AND THE ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION TEST CAN BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT IN HELPING YOU TO FIND AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAREER FOR YOU!

TO REGISTER, SEE YOUR COUNSELOR, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS OR MAJOR PARK IN AFJROTC (ROOM 112). REGISTRATION IS EASY—ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SCAN THE QR CODE, FILL OUT A BRIEF FORM, AND SUBMIT!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Look forward to seeing everyone at the parade tonight at 5:30pm

Hall of Achievement Inductees

We are please to announce the addition of Rick Slater to our Fall 2016 Hall of Achievement induction class.

Rick Slater - Managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG)

Ruth Ralston - Nitro High School’s first graduate

John F. Santrock - Former NHS Principal, Kanawha County Schools Superintendent, World War II Prisoner of War

James Wright - Founder of Maranatha Fellowship Church

Vicki Wood - Lifelong Educator and Author

Dr. Richard Sibley - Orthopedist in Charleston,WV

This is not a complete list of inductees.  We are still waiting travel confirmation from a number of inductees

The Fall 2016 Induction Ceremony will take place on October 30th at 2:00 pm.  Currently we are accepting table sponsorship for the ceremony.  Individual tickets for the event will go on sale October 3rd.

We would like to thank the NHS Alumni Association and Three Point Strategies for their support of this event.   If your business/organization/family is interested in supporting this event please contact Jason Redman at jredman@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Homecoming Queen Voting

Homecoming Queen Voting is up for all students.  Voting will close at 2:50 on Friday 9/30/16

bit.ly/Homecoming1617C

Homecoming Tickets

Tickets for this Friday nights homecoming football game will be sold in the office on Friday until 3pm. Cost of tickets is $5. Skip the line at the gate and save a buck, get your tickets from Mrs. Douglas.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wednesday Dress Up

Seniors you will have time to change into you homecoming outfits after the senior picture.
Also Senior Ben Franklin students will be excused from Ben Franklin in the morning for the picture.

Volleyball Game Tonight

Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Cabell Midland. First game of the Quad starts at 5:30. Go Wildcats!

Buffalo Wild Wings

 Wednesday, September 28th from 5 to 9 p.m. Nitro Boys and Girls Soccer Team are having a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings. Be sure to mention you are there for Nitro High School Soccer.

DECA

DECA meets Wednesday, September 28th in room 106A.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Homecoming Week

Monday
Scheduled Anchor
Financial Aid Workshop 6pm
Magical Monday: dress up like a magician, Good Witch/Bad Witch, etc.

Tuesday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1.  Key Club 2.  \Tennis
Boys Soccer vs. Spring Valley
Volleyball @ Cabell Midland
Twister Tuesday:  dress up like you have been in a twister, wear clothes backwards or inside out (only outer clothes are to be inside out)

Wednesday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1.  Quiz Bowl 2. Deca
Senior Class Photo 8:30am
Which Witch is Which?:  twin or triplet day (or other multiples) ***Senior Class Picture is that day, encourage the Seniors to wear their black and red shirts to match others in their class.  If they do they should win Wednesday hands down!

Thursday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1.  4H/Garden  2.  Bowling
Boys Soccer @ Ripley
Lions, Tigers, and Wildcats, Oh My!:  dress up like an animal, doesn't necessarily require an outfit, they can have their faces painted like an animal

Friday
No Anchor.  Students must stay on campus until 2:50
Early Out Bell Schedule
Students will report to their anchor at 12:50.  Seniors will report to the Auditorium
Homecoming Assembly @ Football Field
5pm Homecoming Parade Line Up at Boat Dock
7pm Homecoming Football Game
Follow the Red and Black Road:  Ultimate Red and Black Day!!

Saturday
Wildcat 5K @ 9pm
Girls Soccer vs. Hoover

Sunday, September 25, 2016

WV Biggest Homecoming Parade

Don't miss WV biggest homecoming parade this Friday.
The parade will line up at 5pm at the Nitro Boat Ramp on Main Avenue.  The parade will begin at 5:30pm.  We will pull out onto Main Ave. heading towards the school.  We will turn left onto Lock St. and then right onto Broadway Avenue.  We will come up Broadway Ave. and turn right onto West 11th Street.  We will then turn onto Park Avenue and go by the school and football field.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Homecoming Parade Route

With the start time for our homecoming football game being pushed up to 7:00 pm and the traffic issues we encountered last year, we have chosen to modified our homecoming parade route.  We worked with the NPD to design a route that will be much safer and least intrusive to evening traffic.  The parade will line up at 5:00 pm at the Nitro Boat Ramp on Main Avenue.  The parade will begin at 5:30 pm.  We will pull out onto Main Ave. heading towards the school.  We will turn onto Lock St. and then turn onto Broadway Avenue.  We will come up Broadway Ave. and turn onto West 11th Street.  We will then turn onto Park Avenue and go by the school and football field.  The Homecoming court will drive down into the field at the Visitor’s gate and onto the track.  The remainder of the parade will filter onto the parking lot at the Library. The parade route is below.  We will send out the parade line-up by Thursday, September 29th.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The week of 9/19/2016

Anchor grades will be pull at 5am on Monday morning.
Students keep up to date with your anchor assignment by using the link bit.ly/Anchor1617

Monday
Scheduled Anchor
Makeup Picture and Senior Pictures
Volleyball vs South Charleston
Girls Soccer vs. Scott

Tuesday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1. Art 2. ROTC
Boys Soccer vs Winfield
Girls Soccer @ Winfiled
Volleyball vs Buffalo

Wednesday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1. Prom 2. Mu Alpha Theta

Thursday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1. Honor Society
Boys Soccer vs St. Albans
Volleyball @ Civics Center

Friday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1. Senior Video 2. Pep
Football vs Mingo Central

Saturday
Girls Soccer vs SCHS
Boys Soccer @ SCHS

Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors: a financial aid workshop will be held next Monday Sept 26th at 6:00 pm in the NHS Auditorium. A representative from the WV Higher Ed Policy Commission will be on hand to discuss grants, loans, scholarships, and the new FAFSA. This is important information that you don't want to miss!

Senior Video

The first senior video meeting will be this Friday, Sept. 23 is Ms. Grant's and Mrs. Petry's rooms during anchor. Any senior wanting to help or contribute ideas needs to be in attendance.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The NHS Volleyball Team (Varisty and JV) play tonight at 5:00 and 6:00 in a Tri-Match against Winfield and Hoover-Make your way to games tonight and support the Wildcats!

Wildcat 5K

It's time to register for our Wildcat 5K! This event will be held Saturday, October 1st to end our Homecoming Week. All registrants receive a free T-Shirt and awards will be given to the top 3 Male and Female overall finishers, Top Male and Female from each age group and participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive Ribbons.
Registration and Packet Pickup is from 7:30-8:45am and a race start time at 9:00 am sharp at the football field!
Proceeds from this race benefit the NHS Track and XC programs! Register online today for a reduced rate. Paper registrations are available in the office. I hope to see you there!

https://register.chronotrack.com/r/23987

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tailgate Party

On September 23, 2016, the Show Choir will be hosting a Tailgate Party before the Mingo Central Football Game. Time will be from 5:00 to 6:30 in front of the Commons at Nitro High School. Menu includes 2 Hotdogs, Chips, Dessert, and a Drink for $5.00. Corn hole, music, and other games provided. Funnel Cakes, Slushies, Fried Cheese Sticks, Deep Fried Oreos, and Deep Fried Twinkies will also be sold. Tickets can be purchased by any Showcat, Sophisticat, or from room B126.
Please come out and have a great time with your fellow classmates while we prepare to cheer on the Wildcats.

Morning lab

Morning lab is available every morning beginning at 7:00am. If your student is absent or needs help in a class they should attend lab.

DECA

 DECA is the business organization that seeks to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Our first meeting of the year will be this Thursday, September 15th during Anchor in room 106A. If you are enrolled in a business class and are interested in learning more about DECA, please join us!

Wildcat Enterprises Meeting

Wildcat Enterprises Meeting: All students, with Gold Passes, in a Business Department Simulated Workplace class at Nitro High School (Marketing 2, Accounting 2, BCA 2, Digital Imaging 2, and Web Page Publishing) must attend a meeting this Wednesday during Anchor Block in the Auditorium. All 2016-2017 Business Completers must also attend this meeting. If you are not sure if you are a Completer, please check with your business teacher. If you are on gold pass, you are expected to be at this company-wide meeting.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Academy Day

UNITED STATES SENATOR SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO WILL BE HOSTING “2016 ACADEMY DAY” FOR ALL THOSE STUDENTS & PARENTS INTERESTED IN TRYING TO SECURE A NOMINATION TO ANY OF THE SERVICE ACADEMIES INCLUDING: THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY, & RESERVE OFFICERS’ TRAINING CORPS (ROTC).

ADMISSION REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL OF THESE U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES WILL BE PRESENT AT SOUTH CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th 2016 FROM 2:00-4:00 P.M.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR OR THE NITRO AFJROTC STAFF IN ROOM 112.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Week of 9/12/16

Monday
Scheduled Anchor
Girls Soccer vs Shady Spring
Boys Soccer @ Charleston Catholic

Tuesday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs 1.  Rho Kappa 2. Mu Alpha Theta Officers
Volleyball @ Ripley

Wednesday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs 1. Simulated Workplace 2. Key Club
Girls Soccer @ Point Pleasant

Thursday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs 1. Deca
Volleyball vs Hoover
Boys Soccer @ Cabell Midland
Girls Soccer @ St. Albans

Friday
Assigned Anchor
Clubs 1.  Yearbook 2. Cheer

Saturday
Girls Soccer @ St. Joes

Friday, September 9, 2016

Senior Tux and Drape Pictures

Senior Tux and Drape pictures will be taken during 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th period on Monday, Sept. 19.

Make-up pictures for any student that didn't get their picture taken on the 1st day of school will be on Monday, Sept. 19 during 1st and 2nd period.

Any questions, see Ms. Grant or Mrs. Petry
Last day it should be announced on morning announcements: 9/18

iPad Insurance

Its not to late to sign up for iPad insurance. Please pick up a form from the Office or Lab 110 to get covered. It can save you a lot of money on a Lost, Stolen, or Damaged iPad. Better to have it and not need it... than need it and not have it.
Last day it should be announced on morning announcements: 9/13

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Prom

Any junior who is interested in helping with this year's prom should come to room 215 this Wednesday, Sept. 7th for a meeting during anchor. Let's work together to make this prom even better than last!
Last day it should be announced on morning announcements: 9/7

Home Internet Issues

The issues with students logging in from home look to be fixed at this time.

ATT&T hotspots and Satellite internet connections are not supported for logging in from home.

I am removing the INTERNET ACCESS App from all student iPads.

Students will only use the HOME ACCESS App to connect from home.

Please be sure to inform students that report issues that their Username and Password to login from home are the same as their computer login at school.

Please reply to this email thread with any students still having issues connecting from home.

Thank you for all your help and patience!

Week of 9/6/16

Students we have 462 gold passes this week which is a record.  Our goal for the 1st semester is 450 so keep up the good work in the classroom.
The anchor lookup form has been redesign to email you your anchor assignments when grades get pull.  If you have previously submitted the form you should be receiving an email Tuesday morning.  If you have not submitted an anchor lookup form this year we suggest you do so at this time  bit.ly/Anchor1617.  Remember it is up to each student to know what his/her anchor assignment is weekly.

Tuesday
Scheduled Anchor
Girls Soccer  vs. Capital
Volleyball @ Chapmanville Away
Boys Soccer @. Lincoln County

Wednesday
Gold Pass/Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1. Quiz Bowl 2. Prom

Thursday
Gold Pass/Assigned Anchor
Clubs: 1. Honor Society Officers
Girls Soccer vs. Charleston Catholic
Volleyball @ Man
Boys Soccer @ Point Pleasant

Friday
Early Out
Football @ Herbert Hoover

Saturday
Volleyball @ Buffalo Tournament
Girls Soccer @ Sissonville
Boys Soccer vs. Riverside

Friday, September 2, 2016

Student Section Update

We have changed our meeting location for the student section to in front of the commons at 6pm for tonight's game.  We will not be meeting at city park pavilion.

No Gold Pass Release Today

This is a reminder, that due to the pep rally, gold pass students will not be released early today 9/2/16.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2nd Round of Homecoming Voting

The 2nd Round of Homecoming voting is now open at bit.ly/NHSHomecoming1617B

Students have until the end of school on Friday to vote.

The top three seniors are attendants and other 3 winners are class attendants.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Homecoming Dance

 Homecoming Dance tickets may be purchased in Room 209 for $15 per person. The dance is October 1st from 7 to 10 in the commons. 100 tickets must be sold by September 16th in order for the dance to occur. No tickets will be sold at the door!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Homecoming Court Voting

Homecoming court voting is now open online at bit.ly/NHSHomecoming1617A. Students will be required to log into their @stu.kana.k12.wv.us accounts to vote. If students have not verified their @stu.kana.k12.wv.us they will need to see they social studies teachers to do so.
Voting will close after 2nd lunch on Monday 29th.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Internet Issues

If you are having trouble connecting to the internet while in our building, please see Mr. Eskins in Room 110.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mum Sale

Showcat and SophistiCat Fall Mum Sale. All mums are $6.00 and are available in Red, Yellow, Purple, and Bronze. The orders and money are due by Friday. Make Checks payable to Nitro Choral Boosters.

Show Choir

The Show Choir is in need of 4 more boys and one more girl for Showcats, and 1 more girl for SophistiCats All Girl's Show Choir. Also, any student interested in being in Show Band must see Ms. Amy in room B126 before Friday. Rehearsal will begin soon.

Pep Club

Pep Club will meet during Anchor on Wednesday, August 24th in the Aux gym. Only Pep Club members with Gold Passes are allowed to attend.

Homecoming Dance

 Homecoming Dance Tickets are on sale now with Mrs. Harless-- cost is $15 per student. Be sure to purchase yours today!

Football Game

This Friday, we will kick off our opening football game by having a black out-- we ask that everyone wear black to school on Friday to show our support for the Football Team as they travel to Poca!

Homecoming Voting

For Homecoming court voting we have put up a list of students by grade on the bulletin board by the office.  Ladies please look at the list to ensure that we have you listed and you are in the correct grade.  If there is an issue notify the office by the end of school on Wednesday 8/24/16.

The first round voting will take place this Thursday and Friday.  Students will need to log into their KCS google accounts (@stu.kana.k12.wv.us) to vote.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekly Schedule

Monday
Original Anchor

Tuesday
Gold Passes or Assigned Anchor
Clubs: None
NHS LSIC meeting in Art Room at 5pm
Area LSIC meeting in Commons at 6pm
Home Girls Soccer Game at 6pm
Away Boys Soccer Game at 6pm

Wednesday
Gold Passes or Assigned Anchor
Clubs: Pep Club
Home Boys Soccer Game @ 5:30pm

Thursday
Gold Passes or Assigned Anchor
Clubs: Deca, Dance Team and National Honor Society

Friday
Gold Passes or Assigned Anchor
Clubs:  Senior Video, Dance Team
Redman Out All Day
Football Game at Poca 7:00 pm

Saturday
Girls Soccer Away @ 2pm

Active Fundraisers
Show Choir Mum Sale
Volleyball T-Shirt Sale
Cheer Spirit Wear Sale
Band Coupon Book

Homecoming Dance

Tickets are on sale in Room 209 for the Homecoming Dance, October 1st from 7 to 10. All tickets are $15.00, no tickets will be sold at the door. 100 tickets must be sold by September 23 in order to have the dance.

Friday, August 19, 2016

LSIC Meeting

Our first Nitro High School Local School Improvement Council meeting will be this Tuesday at 5pm in the art room.  This meeting will be followed by the Kanawha County Area LSIC meeting at 6pm in the commons.  All of the board members will be present at the Area LSIC meeting and it is open to all feeder schools in the Nitro High School area.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Homecoming Dance

Tickets will go on sale, Monday, August 22 for our Homecoming Dance which will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 7pm-10pm. Cost per person is $15. The dance will be semi-formal. See Mrs. Harless in room 209 to purchase your ticket.

Meet the Team

Join us Friday, August 19th at 6:30 at the football field for our Meet the Teams and then follow the band to the library parking for our bonfire and other fun and games. We will have a dunking booth, pie in the face contest, smash the car, ice cream booth to name a few of the things. We hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pep Club

There is still time to sign up for Pep Club. For $60 you will receive a Pep Club card which you can use for any home sporting event excluding playoffs and a t-shirt. See Mr. Burdette or Ms. Chandler to sign-up.

Show Choir

The Show Choir is looking for members in all parts in both choirs. Please contact Ms. Amy in Baker 126 to audition.

The Nitro High School Show Choirs are selling Fall Mums for $6.00. Red Yellow Bronze and Purple. Please contact Ms. Amy or any Showcat or Sophisticat member to order.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Academic Team

The first academic team/ quiz bowl meeting will be held on Thursday at 3 in room 207. Everyone is invited to join the team!

NHS Weekly Schedule

Week of 8/15/16

Original anchors on Monday through Thursday.  No anchor on Friday for early out.  We will start gold passes next week.

Wednesday
All Athletes to Auditorium at the end of 7th for NCAA Clearing House presentation.

Friday
Early Out Schedule
Meet the Team and Bonfire @ 6pm

Saturday
Girls and Boys Soccer games @ Home

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Optional iPad Damage Waiver

Students have until August 26th to return the Optional iPad Damage Waiver form and payment to the office(cash or money order).  Damage waiver forms are located on the KCS website http://kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/Page/learning-20-20 or can be pick up in Room 110 or the main office.

Show Choir

The Show Choir is looking for all parts, Girls and Boys, to complete their roster for Showcats Mixed Show Choir and Sophisticats Girl's Ensemble. Please see Ms. Amy in room B126 for details. We are also looking for male and female stage crew members.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Senior Shot Record

Senior need to get their shot record into the school nurse Ms. Evans ASAP.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Nitro High School First Day

Don't forget that we are take school pictures first thing tomorrow morning.  Senior when you arrive you need to report directly to the Gym.  Underclassmen will be reporting to their Anchor teacher.
Anchor lists have been posted on bulletin boards throughout the building.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Updated Link for Future WVSU Student

Updated:  We apologize for the issue with the link from the previous post.  The link has been updated
Seniors, if you plan on attending West Virginia State University after graduation we have an amazing opportunity for you.  Please fill out this form so we can contact you regarding the pilot program.
Form Link

Lockers

We will again allow students to pick their own locker partner for the 2016-17 school year.  Only one form, containing both of the students information, needs to be submitted per pair.  Combinations will be emailed to the addresses submitted on Friday August 5th.

bit.ly/NHSLockers1617

First Day Student Information

Students will report to their assigned anchor at 7:25am on Monday August 8th.  Anchor lists will be posted in the commons

All Seniors will need to attend this anchor meeting on August 8th

Morning Ben Franklin students will not be attending Ben Franklin on August 8th

Afternoon Ben Franklin students will be attending Ben Franklin on August 8th

All day Ben Franklin students will be going to Ben Franklin at 7:20 on August 8th

First Day Student Information

Students will report to their assigned anchor at 7:25am on Monday August 8th.  Anchor lists will be posted in the commons

All Seniors will need to attend this anchor meeting on August 8th

Morning Ben Franklin students will not be attending Ben Franklin on August 8th

Afternoon Ben Franklin students will be attending Ben Franklin on August 8th

All day Ben Franklin students will be going to Ben Franklin at 7:20 on August 8th

Attention Senior

Seniors, if you plan on attending West Virginia State University after graduation we have an amazing opportunity for you.  Please fill out this form so we can contact you regarding the pilot program.
Form Link

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cross Country Meeting

Cross Country Parent/Athlete meeting August 1st at 6:00 at Nitro High School. Please bring Copy of physical dated after June 1st, 2016 and a current copy of insurance card. Practices will begin August 2nd. Times and locations will be discussed at the meeting.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pep Club

To sign-up for Pep Club please complete this form. You can pay for your Pep Club Membership on Sunday, July 31st from 2-4pm.

goo.gl/forms/DuwS1DaXbiCWtjrt2

Attention Seniors

How would you like to attend school in the morning and be released after 6th period  for working at least 15 hours per week at a job?  This year, students have an opportunity to enroll in a new and innovative program called Career and Workskills Training. This program will afford students the opportunity to attend school for their morning classes and be released in the afternoon as long as you are committed to working a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Also, students in a business or marketing concentration to be a completer can participate in the work skills program.

For more information call Kim Sallada, Kanawha County Schools Cooperative Education coordinator,  at 304-549-1913

Parking Passes Update

NHS Parking Passes will be sold on July 29th 10am - 1pm.  We have changed the our August 2rd sale date to August 3rd from 10am - 12:30pm.  Students interested in purchasing a parking pass will need to complete this form http://bit.ly/NHSParking1617 prior to purchase.
Passes will cost $40 cash or money order.  Sorry no checks or credit cards.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lockers

We will again allow students to pick their own locker partner for the 2016-17 school year.  Only one form, containing both of the students information, needs to be submitted per pair.  Combinations will be emailed to the addresses submitted.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Picture Day August 8th

We will be taking school pictures first thing in the morning on August 8th.

New Bell Schedule


Parking Passes

NHS Parking Passes will be sold on July 29th and August 2nd from 10am - 1pm.  Students interested in purchasing a parking pass will need to complete this form http://bit.ly/NHSParking1617 prior to purchase.
Passes will cost $40 cash or money order.  Sorry no checks or credit cards.
Students have asked how we use the parking pass proceeds.  This past year we used the funds to purchase new restroom trash receptacles, soap dispensers and hallway security gates.

Freshman Orientation and Parent Meeting

Nitro High School's freshman orientation will be on Sunday, July 31st from 2 to 4 pm.  Ice Cream will be served after the orientation.
Also on Sunday July 31st at 2pm we will be having a parent meeting in the commons.  This meeting is open to all parents.  We will be discussing changes to our bell schedule, anchor blocks and student sign out policy.  We will also be answering questions from parents.
We look forward to seeing you on July 31st.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

First pitch 9:45

Also they have stopped charging for parking. #freeparking

Baseball Game

The WVSSAC is going to try and get the game in tonight.  When we have a time set for the first pitch we will let you know.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Anyone who did not receive their tshirt and bag at after prom, they are in and can be picked up in the office.

AP US History Students

 AP US History students need to see Mrs. Simpson for AP summer assignments ASAP.

2016-17 Schedules Update

2016-17 Student schedules will be given out in anchor block on Wednesday.  Originally we had planned to give them out in 8th period.

PEP Club and AP Gov

Students that have enrolled in AP GOV need to see Ms. Chandler for you summer assignment.

Pep Club will meet Wednesday during Anchor in Ms. Chandler's room to work on signs for the state baseball tournament.

Monday, May 30, 2016

2016-17 Schedules

2016-17 preliminary student schedules will be give out 8th period on Wednesday, June 1st.  Students will receive their official schedule in August.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Yearbook 2016-17 class

If you signed up to take yearbook for the 2016-2017 school year, you need to see Ms. Grant today to pick up an information packet and application.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

AP Government Summer Assignment

 If you are registered for AP Gov for next school year, please see Ms. Chandler during lab on Friday, May, 27th for your summer assignment.

AP US History

Next year's AP US History students need to see Mrs. Simpson next week to get their summer assignments.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Baseball

Congradulations to the Nitro Baseball team on their 11-6 Victory over Hurricane to advance to the State Tournament. They will play 45 minutes after the 5:00 game on Friday against winner of Ripley-Woodrow Wilson.

Baseball Game

 Tonight our Wildcat Baseball Team will be taking on the Hurricane Redskins in the regional final game. Start time is 6pm at Hurricane High School. Come out and support the Wildcats! Winner of this game heads to the Power Park!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wowk story link

http://www.tristateupdate.com/story/32055825/nitro-high-school-takes-the-internet-by-storm-with-music-video

Rho Kappa will have a mandatory meeting on Thursday in Ms. Chandler's room.

Baseball

Congratulations to the Baseball Team on their 3-1 Victory over Point Pleasant in the regional semi-finals last night. They move on to the regional finals to face Hurricane  at 6:00 on Wednesday May 25, the game will be played at Hurricane. Come out and cheer on your Wildcats!

Friday, May 20, 2016

State Champion

Congratulations to Luke Nichols on winning the High Jump at the State Track Meet.

2016-17 AP Literature Students

All students signed up for AP literature next year and received a memo, needs to see Mrs. Gordon on Tuesday in Anchor block to receive your summer assignments.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cheer Meeting

There is a mandatory cheer meeting for anyone thinking of cheering next year's season, in Mrs. Kerber's room (215), during Anchor.

Baseball Buck Night

Fans come out and support our baseball team as they take on Braxton County tonight at 7pm.  All tickets will only be $1.  Hots dogs and drinks in the concession stand will also be $1.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cross Country Meeting

Anyone interested in joining the boys or girls cross county team next year, there will be a meeting during your lunch in the gym on Friday. Hope to see you there.

Baseball

 Congratulations to our Wildcat baseball team as they clinched the Sectional Championship last night with their 10-0 win over the St. Albans Red Dragons. Regional play will begin next week.

Monday, May 16, 2016

T-Shirts

If any student is interested in purchasing a Nitro Baseball T-shirt similar to the ones worn by the staff this past Friday see Mrs Harless in room 209. Shirts must be paid for prior to ordering, 24 shirts must be ordered by Wednesday. Regular sizes Small to X-Large are $10.00 and larger sizes are $12.00

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Questions about Monday's Awards Assembly

We have had a few questions about our Awards Assembly on Monday.
1.  As always parents are more then welcome to come.   Please come directly to the gym.  We will have the middle portion of the bleachers taped off for parents.
2.  A majority of the awards will be given to Seniors but some departments are giving awards to underclassmen.
3.  We expect the assembly to last a little more than an hour.
4.  Seniors will be checking out immediately after the assembly.
5.  All Seniors must report to the Auditorium at 8am with their robes.

  Here is an order of presenters.
1) Promise Scholarship
2) Honors Graduates
3) AP Scholars
4) English Dept
5) Math Dept
6) Art
7) JROTC
8) PE
9) Spanish Dept
10) Physics Awards
11) DECA
12) Business
13) Community Service
14) MU Alpha Theta
15) Rho Kappa
16) Athlete Awards
17) Bowling Club
18) Tennis
19) Cheerleading
20) Student Council reg/ Scholarship
21) Red Cross Scholarship
22) National Honor Society
23) Principal and Assistant Principal awards

Awards Assembly Monday

All seniors participating in graduation must be in the Auditorium at 8am tomorrow morning with their robes on. The assembly in the Alumni Arena (Main Gym) will begin at 8:30.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Student Council

There will be an informational meeting during Anchor Block on Tuesday May 17th, for anyone interested in running for Student Council for the 2016-2017 school year. Only those who are willing to work should apply. You must have a current GPA of 2.5 to run.

CAMC Get Physical Event - Free Sports Physicals - Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Each year, CAMC hosts a health fair to provide free and low-cost screenings to the community.  This year's event is Saturday, June 4.  One of our most popular activities is the FREE sports physicals for middle and high school students wishing to play a sport in the next school year.

Students must bring a signed physical form or have a parent/guardian present to sign one for them.

Please note that if our physicians notice anything during the exam that requires a follow-up, we will notify the student and/or guardian.

Other activities at HealthFest for students:

Text and drive simulator
Information about volunteering at CAMC

Parents:  We have tons of screenings and activities for you, as well, including:

Low-cost blood work
Blood pressure checks
Bone density scans
Vision and glaucoma screenings
And much more!

For more information about HealthFest, visit camc.org/healthfest

Tropical Friday

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

AFJROTC National Recognition

Congratulations to Nitro High School's Air Force Junior ROTC program for being recognized as one of just four (4) schools in the State of West Virginia to win the National Distinguished Unit Award for the current academic year. The three other honorees included South Charleston High School, Jefferson High School (Berkley County) and Martinsburg.

195 schools were chosen world-wide out of nearly 900 AFJROTC programs comprised of over 140,000 cadets for this recognition. This award is given to the top 20 percent of all AFJROTC units in the nation. This is the 17th Distinguished Unit Award received in the history of the AFJROTC program at Nitro High School since the program's inception in 1995. This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community, while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of "Developing citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community".

The objectives of the Air Force Junior ROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service and service to the United States; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Road Closure

Students, don't forget about the road closure when you are coming to school in the morning. Also if you are getting picked up after school please meet your ride in the baker parking lot.  Thank you for your patience.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Prom Court

Congratulations to the Prom Court winners and Prom King and Queen. The winners were:

3rd Runner Up -- Zach Kelley & Marcella Romeo
2nd Runner Up--Andrew Stone & Cara DeCarlo
1st Runner Up--Will Click & Sidney Stover

Prom King -- Peyton Barton & Prom Queen -- Tessa Musilli

Senior Awards Assembly

Seniors, if you have not done so already, please let us know what college or university you will be attending next fall so you can be recognized for any scholarships you have earned at the awards assembly this Thursday.
http://goo.gl/forms/LU5QuFSMle

Dance Team Workshop and Tryouts May 16,17,18 6-8pm in the Gym

Prom

First, thank you to everyone who attended and helped with Prom this past weekend; it was fabulous. There have been many requests for tshirts. Mrs. Kerber will be placing another order for Prom Tshirts this weekend. If you would like one, please come to room 215 to order. They are $15--must be cash or money order.

If you attended Prom, and you did not pick up your Favor Bag, you may do that during lunch or after school. They are in the office.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Road Closure Information

On Monday May 9th Park Avenue will be closed for sewer repairs.  The street will remain closed for a week.  The street will be closed at the entrance to Village on Park and the Nitro High School Football field.  In an effort to keep traffic flowing in the morning, all traffic will be routed onto the parking lot entrance close to the school and exit on the far end near the football field.  In the afternoon, Park Avenue will be closed at West 11th Street at approximately 2:40pm or when the first bus arrives.  The buses will turn around and pick up students in the normal area.  Parents picking up their children are urged to use the parking lot at the Baker building.  Once school lets out and buses have been loaded then Park Ave. will re-open.  Police will be directing traffic onto WV Rt. 25 and at West 11th Street.

Prom Info

If you ordered a Prom Tshirt, they are in Mrs. Kerber's room (room 215). Make sure to pick them up. Also, if you are wanting a Prom Tshirt, and forgot to order one, she still has some available...but act fast because there aren't many left. They are $15--makes for an awesome keepsake.


Prom is tomorrow! Please remember, doors will open at 7:30. You will be announced as you walk across the red carpet by Nick Scott. Come out and see your friends dressed dapper for the derby!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Press Release from KCHD

Officials at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department have confirmed they are investigating a possible case of bacterial meningitis. The patient is a student at Nitro High School. KCHD officials were made aware of the case on Thursday morning and immediately instituted an investigation.

According to Dr. Michael Brumage, health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Putnam County Health Department, there appears to be no connection between this patient and one diagnosed earlier in Cabell County.

“Bacterial meningitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “is serious and can be deadly. Death can occur in as little as a few hours. While most people with meningitis recover, permanent disabilities such as brain damage, hearing loss and learning disabilities can result from the infection.”

The germs that cause bacterial meningitis are spread from person to person. Some bacteria can spread by exchanging of respiratory and throat secretions (saliva or spit) during close (for example, coughing or kissing) or lengthy contact, especially if living in the same household. Fortunately, most of the bacteria that cause meningitis are not as contagious as viruses that cause the common cold or the flu. The bacteria are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing the air where a person with bacterial meningitis has been.

Meningitis symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache and stiff neck. There are often additional symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, an increased sensitivity to light and confusion. Those who think they may have meningitis should immediately contact their health care providers.

To help decrease the chance of spreading the bacteria that cause meningitis, antibiotics may be recommended for close contacts of a person with meningitis and family members of a person who develops a serious meningitis infection. KCHD will work with family members and school officials to determine who needs to receive these drugs.

Anyone with questions should contact the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department at 304-348-1088.

Important Road Closure Information for the Week of May 9th

On Monday May 9th Park Avenue will be closed for sewer repairs.  The street will remain closed for a week.  The street will be closed at the entrance to Village on Park and the Nitro High School Football field.  In an effort to keep traffic flowing in the morning, all traffic will be routed onto the parking lot entrance close to the school and exit on the far end near the football field.  In the afternoon, Park Avenue will be closed at West 11th Street at approximately 2:40pm or when the first bus arrives.  The buses will turn around and pick up students in the normal area.  Parents picking up their children are urged to use the parking lot at the Baker building.  Once school lets out and buses have been loaded then Park Ave. will re-open.  Police will be directing traffic onto WV Rt. 25 and at West 11th Street.
Congratulations to our Wildcat Baseball Team who won 3-1 against the Hurricane Redskins and brought the MSAC Tournament Championship Trophy home.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Baseball

Congratulations to the Wildcat Baseball Team with their 3-2 win over South Charleston in the MSAC tournament semifinals last night. Great job pitching by Andrew Stone. Come out tonight and support the Wildcats in the MSAC Championship game against Hurricane. Game is scheduled for 7:30pm at South Charleston High School.

After Prom

Don't forget Wildcats to register for the all night lock in that everyone is invited to. This Saturday from 11:30pm until 5:00am at the school. Every senior will when a cash prize varying from $25 to $500. Sign up with Mrs. Douglas, $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

 Tomorrow is the last day to purchase Prom Tickets. They are $35. Also, if you would like to order a Prom Tshirt, tomorrow is the last day. Prom is this Saturday!

See Mrs. Kerber in room 215. Remember cash or money order only, we cannot accept checks. Have your paperwork turned in as well. Dance contracts need to be turned in.
Youth Revival Bible Study will meet in Mr. Shamblin's room during 1st lunch and 2nd lunch on Friday. There will be a guest speaker.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dance Team Try Outs

Nitro High Dance Team will hold their workshop and tryout for the 2016-2017 Dance Team on May 16 and 17 from 6-8pm in the gym and May 18th from 6-8pm in the gym. For more information, please see Mrs. Barr or Ms. Chandler.

Donations needed

RHO KAPPA will be collecting donations such as beef jerky, granola bars, sunscreen, crossword puzzles, baby wipes, pens, paper, envelopes, Pringles, hard candy and non-melting candy during both lunches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Student Council

All Student Council officers must meet with Mrs Harless in the Auditorium during Anchor Block on Thursday! This is a Mandatory Meeting! Please be prompt.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

RHO Kappa

RHO Kappa will meet in Ms. Chandler's room during Anchor today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mu Alpha Theta

There will be a mandatory Mu Alpha Theta meeting on Thursday during anchor. This is for all new and old members.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Girls State

Attention! Any junior girls with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA who are interested in Rhododendron Girls State please see Mr. Hayhurst by Friday April 29th.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Showcats Audition

There will be a second audition for Showcats and SophistiCats show choirs this Thursday, April 28th beginning at 3:30. The workshop to learn tryout dance and song will be M- W April 25-27 from 5-6:30 pm.

LSIC Meeting

We will be having an LSIC meeting on Monday April 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the commons.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Girls State

There will be a Girls State Information meeting at the American Legion Home in St. Albans this Sunday, April 24th from 3-5pm for any junior girls interested. For directions or more information please see Mr. Hayhurst or show up to the meeting Sunday.

Senior Video and Prom

We will be filming the senior video following graduation practice on Friday, April 29. Please wear a Nitro shirt (or Nitro colors) and bring your cap and gown. Make sure that your name is on both your cap and your gown. You won't want to miss this!! Tons of fun and surprises!!!


Prom is May 7th--only 2 weeks remain! Last day to order tickets is May 4th. The price is now 35$. Still taking shirt and blanket orders as well. See Mrs. Kerber in room 215

Thursday, April 21, 2016

After Prom

Wildcats, time is running out for you to sign up for the all night lockin. Saturday, May 7th After Prom will be held at the school from 11:30pm until 5am. Try your hand at black jack, take on Mr. Redman in the laser tag room, or team up with your buddies to go up against Officer Blake at the bowling alley. Plus much more fun, food, and drink to keep you going. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. If you register by the end of the day on Monday, you will be entered in a drawing for a $75 VISA card and be guaranteed to get your shirt the night of After Prom. All others will receive their shirts after. See Mrs. Douglas to sign up.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Prom

ONLY 18 MORE DAYS UNTIL PROM!! Make sure to see Mrs. Kerber in room 215 during lunch, 1st lunch or at the end of school to purchase prom tickets. Mrs. Kerber will be here until 4:00 today. Tickets are $30, but they go up Wednesday. Last day to purchase tickets, tshirts, or blankets is May 4th.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dance Team Clinic

Anyone interested in trying out for the Nitro High Dance Team is encouraged to attend our Dance Clinic on April 30th from 10:30am-1pm. Please see Mrs. Barr or Ms. Chandler for more information.

Care Packages for Soldiers

RHO Kappa Social Studies Honor Society will be collecting items for care packages for soldiers starting Monday, April 25th and ending on Friday, May 6th. We are asking everyone to donate the following items: chap stick, sunscreen, baby wipes, beef jerky, trail mix, granola bars, gum, non-melting candy, playing cards, crossword puzzles or sudoku puzzles, rubik's cube and magazines. You can bring your donation to Ms. Chandler's in Room 212.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading Conditioning will be this week from 4:00-6:00. We will meet at the soccer field. If you are interested in coming out for cheer next season, please attend conditioning.

Prom

Prom is May 7th! Tickets are on sale in room 215...see Mrs Kerber. Last day to buy prom tickets, or order shirts and blankets is May 4th. Price goes up this Wednesday, so make sure to get your tickets today or tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Community Service

All Community Service Hours Must Be Submitted To Mr. Shamblin This Friday 4/15 to be counted towards graduation!!
Under No Circumstances Will Late Submissions Be Accepted

Blood Drive

Students participating in tomorrow's Blood Drive should check the schedule sheet on the door of room 209 for your donation time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Baseball Buffalo Wild Wings Night


Prom

Only 25 more days until Prom! Prom tickets are still on sale currently. The last day to buy prom tickets, shirts, or blankets will be May 4th. Come see Mrs. Kerber in room 215 for information or ticket sales.

Cheer

Cheerleading Conditioning for the 2016-2017 season has begun. If you are interested in coming out for next year's season, make sure to come to conditioning so we can begin getting in shape as a team. We condition Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

After Prom

Wildcats the party of the year is coming up and EVERYONE is invited. After Prom 2016 will be held at the high school on May 7th from 11:30pm-5am. You do not have to go to prom to be able to attend after prom. It is an all night lock in with lots of activities, laser tag, magician, casino room, bingo, corn hole, caricatures, movies, and much more. New this year, we will be shuttling students to the bowling alley from 2-4am this year. Tickets are on sale now, $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The first 50 people signed up will be entered in a drawing for a $75 Visa gift card. All seniors will win a cash prize ranging from $20-$750. All students are able to use their casino winnings to bid on items such as gift cards and flat screen TV's! You don't want to miss out on this, see Mrs. Douglas with any questions.

Soccer Meeting

The Wildcat Soccer Club will have a parent information meeting, Monday May 9th at 6pm at the soccer field.  All soccer parents are encouraged to attend.

Friday, April 8, 2016

2015-2016 Senior Superlatives

2015-2016 Senior Superlatives

Most Likely to Succeed:  Jessica Rubenstein & Will Click

Most School Spirit :  Kassidy Presley & Peyton Barton

Girl BFF:  Autumn Cole & Cara DeCarlo &

Cutest Couple that Never Was:  Jaci Newcomer & Jared Hill

Bromance:  Matt Lawrence & Alex Norman &

Most Likely to Show Up Late for Graduation:  Alisha Newland & Jacob Bradley

Most Talkative:  Cassie Hartling, Abby Lambert & Zach Kelley

Most Likely to Flood your Twitter:  Chloe Ross & Cameron Haynes

Class Clown:  Tessa Musilli & Sergio Lugo

Most Athletic:  Marcella Romeo & Devon Hanna

Most Likely to Brighten your Day:  Cara DeCarlo & Kenzie Poleway

Worse Case of Senioritis:  Katelyn Boley, Chasity Bridges & Hector Lopez

Most Distintive Laugh:  Cassie Hartling & Collin Beckner

Most Artistic:  Peyton Dolin & Keegan Moore

Mr. & Ms. Senior:  Sidney Stover & Will Click

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Blood Drive Scholarship

There are still openings available for the Nitro High annual Blood Drive next Thursday, April 14th from 8:30 to 2:00. See Mrs. Harless in room 209 to sign up. We are in the running for scholarship money from the Red Cross and we need donors to hit the magic number. Sign up today!

JROTC Announcement

There will be a mandatory meeting of JROTC cadets who have committed to attend Summer Leadership School at Smith Mountain Lake July 24th thru 29th on Friday April 8th in room 111 during lab.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Prom Dresses

Rhonda's Closet is where girls can go get FREE prom dresses, shoes, etc. if they would like. Rhonda's Closet has a huge selection of dresses to choose from in all sizes. Rhonda's Closet is located on the second floor of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Sissonville. (close to Sissonville High). She will be open every Saturday from 10 AM to noon throughout prom season.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading conditioning has started for this upcoming season. We meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6

Prom

Prom is May 7th---that is only ONE MONTH! Make sure to get your tickets at 30$. If you have not picked up your invitation from Mrs. Kerber, please do so in room 215

Monday, April 4, 2016

Dance Team Tryouts

There will be an informational meeting about Dance Team Tryouts on Thursday, April 14th at 730pm in Commons.

Auditions for Showcats

Auditions for Showcats Mixed Show Choir, and Sophisticats All Girls Ensemble will take place next week.  A workshop to learn tryout material will take place April 11,13, 14 from 5-6:30 in the choir room, Baker 126. Tryouts will be held on Friday April 15th from 3:15 until finished.  Please see Ms. Amy for a tryout time.
All Parts are needed.  We are looking for up to 40 Girls for Sophisticats, and 44 members for Showcats.

Cancer Awareness Walk

Next Friday, April 15th, the Student Organizations of Nitro High School will be sponsoring a walk in honor of Autumn Cole and Cassie Roupe. Everyone is encouraged to walk to show their support for these two Wildcats. We also have donation forms available if you would like to collect monies on their behalf or give a donation yourself. Forms will be available in the office, from Ms. Chandler, Ms Neva, Ms Grant, and Mrs Harless. Get your form today and make a difference for Nitro Nation.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Ryan Eary for being named AAA All State Basketball Honorable Mention.

Attention Seniors!

All Community Service Hours are to be submitted to Mr. Shamblin no later than Friday April 15. Under no circumstances will late submissions be tallied towards graduation after that date.

Gardening Club

 There will be a meeting of the NHS Gardening Club on Wednesday, April 6th during Anchor, in Mrs. Jarvis' room. All who are interested, please plan to attend. Thank you!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Yearbooks!!!

Tomorrow is the last day to purchase your 2015-2016 yearbook!  See Ms. Grant in B101 with $75 cash.  You don't want to miss out on this wonderful book filled with memories for years to come.  You can also order online at yearbookordercenter.com with code 4534

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny has been canceled

Due to a scheduling conflict the "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" fundraiser at Nitro High School has been canceled.  To our knowledge the city of Nitro's Easter egg hunt is still on.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

National Honor Society

Our national honor society made Easter baskets for kids in the hospital.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Nitro High School Hall of Achievement

NHS Hall of Achievement Announcement
Hall of Achievement Announcement

Nitro High School is seeking nominations for our new Hall of Achievement.  The purpose of this endeavor is to showcase people who have attended NHS in the past, and recognize success in their chosen field.  A search committee is in the initial stages of qualifying worthy candidates to be nominated for the fall of 2016 awards.

The criteria is as follows:
     *The nominee must have attended Nitro High School, at a minimum of 20 years ago.
     *The nominee has achieved proven success in the field of business, industry, sports, the arts, community service, military, or other.
     *The nominee must be willing, if physically possible, to come and speak to current NHS students, as part of our LOVE - LEARNING - LEADERSHIP initiative.

To nominate an individual please fill out this form bit.ly/NHSHOA

The Hall of Achievement will be on display at the school main entrance and will feature an 80 inch television that will constantly stream the members life achievements.  Students at Nitro High School will be producing and maintaining all the video content for the Hall of Achievement.  Students will also be creating the plaques that will be permanently displaying the names and likeness of the members.

 In order to make the Nitro High School Hall of Achievement a reality we have created many sponsorship opportunities.  If you are interested in receiving more information about sponsoring the hall please fill out the following bit.ly/SupportNHSHOA

Please share this announcement on other social media sites.




Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser


Prom Information

Prom tickets are on sale in room 215. They are $30 per ticket. Get them today before they go up!

If you have purchased your prom tickets already, and you have turned in the signed contract, please come to room 215 to pick up your beautiful invitation! These are awesome keepsakes!

Prom Tshirts are on sale. All proceeds go toward a fun photo booth for Prom night! Tshirts are $15.

Prom Tickets

Tickets are now on sale! $30 a ticket. Prom is May 7th...see Mrs. Kerber for tickets in room 215

Blood Drive

There are still numerous spots available for the Blood Drive on April 14th. Sign up today in Room 209 and help save a life!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Prom Tickets

Tickets are now on sale! $30 a ticket. Prom is May 7th...see Mrs. Kerber for tickets in room 215

Prom

Prom Tshirts are now on sale! $15 a shirt. The proceeds go toward a Fun Photo Booth! See Mrs. Kerber for ordering information in room 215

TEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT

Nitro High School has at least 2 scholarships to attend a week long residential learning experience this summer from June 19-25. This is an amazing opportunity to gain work-based learning experience and service-learning while having a blast and making a ton of new friends. This is open to all students. See Mrs. Marshall for more information.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny has been postponed

Due to the postponement of the city of Nitro's Easter egg hunt on saturday march 19th we have also postponed the breakfast with the Easter Bunny fundraiser.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Student Council

Mandatory Student Council meeting Saturday, March 19th, from 10 to 12 in Room 209. All officers must be in attendance.


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Blood Drive

Sign up today for the Blood Drive here at Nitro on April 14th from 8 to 2. Sign up in Room 209, before April 14th.

Prom

Tickets are now $30! See Mrs. Kerber in room 215 today! There are only 52 days left, as Prom is May 7th! Price will go up soon!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Show Choir Performance

Students, The Showcats will be performing on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 2:15.  Tickets will be sold during 7th period and will cost $2.00.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the State Champion Showcats perform.

Congratulations to Cassie Stewart

Congratulations to Cassie Stewart for being elected to the West Virginia DECA State Officer Delegate Team for the 2016-2017 year. This process included an employment package, interview, campaign, and speech to West Virginia DECA members at the State Career Development Conference held March 13th and 14th. It was a hard fought race and you prevailed!

Deca Winners

Congratulations to the following students for placing at the West Virginia DECA Career Development Conference held on Sunday March 13th and Monday March 14th. First and Second Place winners have earned the right to attend the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN in this April:
1st Place: Cassie Stewart and Abby Thomas, Community Service Project
1st Place: Alauna Moss, Financial Consulting
1st Place: Brennan Counts, Business Services Marketing
1st Place: Lexi Zain, Marketing Management
1st Place: Kelsey Legg, Principles of Hospitality
1st Place: Alexis Grbac and Hannah Lawrence, Financial Literacy Campaign
1st Place: Savannah Hunter and Claire Hemme, Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
1st Place: Starla Hager, Quick Serve Restaurant Series
2nd Place: Allison Frazier and Stephanie Rodeheaver, International Business Plan
2nd Place: Dakotah Shamblin, Hotel and Lodging Series
2nd Place: Katelin Evans, Retail Merchandising Series
2nd Place: Cobey Garbin, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
2nd Place: Nick Withrow, Food Marketing Series
3rd Place: Haven Skeens, Principles of Business Management and Administration
3rd Place: Laura Crist, Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Monday, March 14, 2016

Academic Team GoFundMe

We have a GoFundMe account to raise money for our trip to National History Bowl gofundme.com/nhs4nhb

Academic Team

The NHS academic team won 3rd place at the state tournament this weekend! Congratulations to Cameron Kiner, Haley Sapp, Erica Larijani, Lacie Fogarty, and Behren Franks for a job well done!

Prom

Prom tickets are on sale! Make sure to get them early at a lower price! Students, this is going to be a fantastic prom, and you will not want to miss out. Date of prom is May 7. Tickets are now 30$ and you can get them in room 215 from Mrs. Kerber!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March LSIC Date

We have rescheduled our March LSIC meeting for March 21st at 6pm.

Prom Tickets

Prom tickets are currently on sale in Room 215. The prom will be May 7th, and the price is 25$ per ticket. Monday, the prices will go up. Make sure not to miss out on the lowest price. See Mrs. Kerber for information and tickets today!

Cheer 2016-17

Anyone interested in coming out for Cheer next year needs to be in attendance at the meeting today during anchor. It will be held in Mrs. Kerber's room 215. Please be prompt, and remember guys and girls are both encouraged!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Student Council

Mandatory Student Council meeting will be held in Room 209 on March 19th from 10 am to 12 pm. All officers must be in attendance!