NLHS Weekly Update

Week of September 28

Survey: Print or Video Updates?

Click the link below to complete a form. Mr. Young is curious as to whether you would rather receive print updates (like this one) or video updates (accessible via YouTube)?

NLHS Weekly Update - Print or Video? (Survey)

I'm With the Banned... Are You?

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Friday, September 25 marked the beginning of Banned Books Week 2015. During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the books that have been banned for various reasons in various places across the United States. Celebrate your freedom to think for yourself, and check out some of these titles:

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  • Ulysses, by James Joyce
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  • The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  • 1984, by George Orwell (one of Mr. Young's favorites)
  • Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  • The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
  • All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren\
  • The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
  • A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
  • The Awakening, by Kate Chopin (A Mrs. Hoag Favorite)

Colleges and Universities are Visiting NLHS

The NLHS Guidance Department and Ms. Hunt are working hard to bring colleges to New Lexington High School. So far, we have had a very successful visit from Ohio State University - Newark, and also a visit from Upward Bound at Ohio University, where the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors all gathered for a very successful assembly.

For more information on on-site college visits, see your guidance counselors or Ms. Hunt. For more information on Upward Bound, please see Mrs. Powell in the guidance office.

Celebrating the First NLHS Chili Cooking Competition!

During Friday's home football game vs. the Tri-Valley Scotties, Mrs. Householder and her students organized the first New Lexington High School Chili Cook-Off Competition. Students and guests had the opportunity to sample some delicious chilis, cornbread, nachos, and cookies prepared by our students, staff, and community. Additionally, Mr. Boley provided some fabulous entertainment for the event.

Mr. Young took first place in the competition, while student Dana Boyer took second place.

Congratulations to all who competed, and thank you to all who came out to support our students and their efforts in preparing a wonderful celebration!

We've Got Spirit, How 'Bout You?

NLHS FFA Gets Off to a Strong Start

The New Lexington FFA chapter welcomed the new members at the annual canoe trip on the Hocking River earlier this month.

New Lexington's Forestry Team finished in first place at the district competition, and the Soils team will be advancing to the District 10 competition on September 29.

Other FFA activities include the recycling drive, which was held on September 19, and our annual truck and tractor pulls at the Perry County Fairgrounds.

Congratulations to our FFA chapter for yet another great start to a great year!

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Science Students Use Project-Based Learning to Master Biology

NLHS students have been creating some excellent models in biology classes this year to demonstrate cellular, molecular, and DNA structure. See the images below from Mrs. Stenson and Mrs. Dupler's classes!

Comm 1 - Acting Students Collaborate Using Google Docs

An annual tradition in Mrs. Wells' Comm 1 - Acting class has been to write the play to be performed in the winter. Starting last year, and continuing this year, the students are using Google Docs to collaborate on an online, living document saved on the Cloud. Thanks to Google Technology, students can collaboratively edit, review, comment, and correct the same document without copying it to a USB flash drive, or trading devices!
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Great Opportunities in English/Language Arts

Ms. Hunt is creating great opportunities for student learning in her Language Arts classroom: students are studying speech/debate, as well as exploring apps such as Popplet to use iPads for documenting textual evidence and support in writing.

Information Technology and Business Students Find Creative Ways to Demonstrate Mastery

Students in Mrs. Hutchison's Information Technology and Introduction to Business classes are finding creative ways to demonstrate mastery of their learning. In Info Tech, students are creating presentations (My Story) to not only share information about themselves, but also demonstrate mastery of technology skills. Business students play games to determine which entrepreneur they represent.

NLHS Marching Band Gets Strong Start

The New Lexington High School Marching Band hit the field running this year, showing great enthusiasm for a new season under the direction of Kaylan Featheroff and Taylor Langreder.

Cross Country Seeing Success in Fall 2015

Students on the NLHS Cross Country team are seeing some great successes this school year. The Ladies Cross Country team beat Crooksville and West Muskingum at their meet, with Hailey Groves taking first place. The boys beat West Muskingum but lost to Crooksville, with Brent Newlan leading the way with a 2nd place finish.

On Saturday at the Malone University Invitational, Hailey Groves finished 13th of 127 runners, leading the way to the girls finishing 5th of 11 teams. Brent Newlan led the boys with a 19th place finish of 209 runners, and the boys team finished 10th of 14 teams.

Upcoming Events

Cross Country vs. John Glenn/Tri-Valley

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 5pm

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Tri-Valley

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 5:30pm

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

College Visit - Wilmington College

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 9am

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

Sign up in Ms. Hunt's Classroom (room 225).

College Fair at Hocking College

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 9am-1pm

3301 Hocking Parkway

Nelsonville, OH

Sign up in Ms. Hunt's Classroom (room 225) or with Guidance.

JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Sheridan

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 5:30pm

8725 Sheridan Dr

Thornville, OH

Early Release for Teacher Collaboration

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 12:30pm

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

Varsity Football vs. Coshocton

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 7pm

245 South Water Street

Coshocton, OH

JV Football vs. Coshocton

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am

101 3rd Avenue

New Lexington, OH

JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Maysville

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am

3725 Panther Drive

Zanesville, OH

Cross Country - Crooksville Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am

4075 Ceramic Way

Crooksville, OH

Time TBD - 10:00 AM is listed as a typical start time for Saturday meets.

Freshman Football vs. Coshocton

Monday, Oct. 5th, 5pm

101 3rd Avenue

New Lexington, OH

JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Zanesville

Monday, Oct. 5th, 5:30pm

1701 Blue Avenue

Zanesville, OH

NLHS Administration

James Young - Principal (

Chuck Byers - Associate Principal (

James Stutzman - Dean of Students (

Steve Fondale - Athletic Director (

Lesley Powell - Jr./Sr. Guidance Coulselor (

Luke Kline - Fr./So. Guidance Counselor (

Missy Nutter - Secretary (

Samm Brehm - Secretary (