Update from Norwin School District
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Taylor
May 15, 2020
Dear Norwin Families and Community Members,

As you know, Westmoreland County has moved to the yellow phase of the state’s reopening plan as of today. While this is a positive development, we are not yet in a position to hold graduation ceremonies on the original date of May 22nd due to the fact that large gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited.

Therefore, with much regret, I am announcing that we will need to postpone graduation until at least June in order to have an in-person commencement ceremony. The dates, including rain dates, are:

  • Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm Knights Stadium
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am Knights Stadium (rain date)
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am Knights Stadium (rain date/time)

Like many of our Norwin families, I am deeply disappointed by this postponement. However, please know that our goal is to have a traditional graduation ceremony this summer.

I believe that graduation is an important rite of passage that marks our journey through adolescence. By being forced to delay graduation beyond the last day of school on May 22nd, our seniors are missing a sense of closure. I recognize the understandable feelings of sadness and frustration that go along with mourning the loss of the end of their senior year.

I recently came across an original tribute song to the Class of 2020 that I would like to share with you and our seniors.  Ryan Stockham of Ohio wrote a song in dedication "To The Class of 2020" in order to acknowledge these unprecedented times.

This week, we contacted the composer and asked for his permission to use his song as background music in a Norwin Senior Tribute Video, and he graciously agreed. As you watch this video, I encourage our seniors and their families to pay special attention to the lyrics of the song. I hope you find this video as inspirational as I did.  


Please continue to stay safe, healthy and #NorwinStrong !

Best regards,
 
Dr. Jeff Taylor
Superintendent
Virtual Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony Tonight at 7 p.m.
Norwin High School and the High School Counseling Department are excited to recognize the Class of 2020 during our first-ever virtual Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony.

Join us as we recognize the hard work and accomplishments of the senior class. The Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony gives us the opportunity to showcase the Class of 2020 local scholarship and award recipients. Many of our generous donors have created videos for this special ceremony, allowing us to present 50 scholarships and awards totaling more than $220,000 to our deserving seniors.

The Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony will be available to view at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 by following the following link:


We hope you are able to join us for the special event!
In Case You Missed It: Experience the Senior Art Show
Norwin School District's Art Department cordially invites you to experience the 16th-annual Senior Art Show.

More than 300 pieces of artwork created by more than 50 seniors are on display. These include:

  • Two-dimensional works (paint, pencil, pastel, charcoal, pen, watercolor, and digital)
  • Three-dimensional work (clay projects and sculptures)

The Art Show is a major end-of-school-year event, and was converted to a virtual format due to statewide school building closures. Art Department Chair Mrs. Chris Satterfield said: "Even though we won't be able to have this at school and see one another in person, the show must go on!" 

Please click here  or on the photo below to experience the virtual Senior Art Show.
May 20th: Vespers Ceremony
  • This event will be held virtually and shared with all Norwin Families and Students.
  • Please join us remotely on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm (details will be forthcoming).
Norwin School District Daily Attendance Form for Last Week of School
Please click here  to register your child or children's attendance in online instruction during the last week of school, May 18th through May 22nd. This attendance form will open on May 18, 2020.

The link to the attendance form will also be included on the STREAM on each Google Classroom. We appreciate your assistance in completing this form for each child one time daily so that attendance can be entered and maintained into Skyward.
Norwin School District
281 McMahon Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
724.861.3000