TBird Teacher Feature

TBird Teacher Feature: Meet Mr. Alex Higgins, music director at NCHS. Originally from Linn, Mo, his house is full with one son Jay, a dog named Mitzi, and Oliver, Franklin, and Luna the three family cats. Mr. Higgins has had numerous travel experiences through music. In college, band took him all over the US, to China, and to Ireland. He also marched and performed in Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration Parade. He was raised in a house of educators and noticed in high school that he was good at helping people understand difficult musical concepts. Influenced by his high school band and chorus directors, Mr. Tom Higgins and Ms. Linda Krueger, he then went on to become a teacher. When asked what he looks forward to the most when working with the students at NCHS Mr. Higgins states, “I look forward to that moment when the spark of understanding lights up. In music, this often happens when a troublesome passage or difficult harmony locks in for the first time. It is fantastic to see the looks on the kids’ faces when this happens and they realize what is possible.” Something you might not know about Mr. Higgins is that he is training for a marathon and will run it on November 18th! To Mr. Higgins being Thunderbird Proud means, “Always giving 100% at everything you do. No matter what it takes, always do your best.” Mr. Higgins is always busy….making a difference in the lives of NCHS students. Stop in and say hello or catch him at a ballgame sometime with his band! #ThunderbirdProud


FFA All Stars!


Congrats to Sierra Barker, Skyler Barker and Emily Korff! Sierra and Skyler will be performing on the FFA Talent Stage at National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Emily was accepted into the National FFA Band and will be on stage during sessions at National FFA Convention!#ThunderbirdProud

TBIRD Teacher Feature!

TBird Teacher Feature: Meet Ms. Shannon Eberts, art teacher at NCHS. Originally from Belleville, Illinois, she has 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and several chickens at home. Her family has a love for swimming. Ms. Eberts also has a love for animals and has spent years volunteering at animal shelters.She knew she wanted to become a teacher when in high school. She loved art class, it was the only place she wanted to be. Her father inspired her to become an artist and her mother to become a teacher. When asked what she looks forward to the most in helping the NCHS students, Ms. Eberts states, “I want to help them create something they are proud of.” If she could describe herself in one word it would be “hopeful”..Thunderbird Proud means to her, “Being your best everyday.” Make sure to say hello to Ms. Eberts and view the artwork around the building next time you come to NCHS.There are some amazing artists at NCHS! #ThunderbirdProud