Day or Knight, big month ahead in November


It’s hard to believe that we are already entering our third month of school here at North Penn. It has been a hectic October between sports, the Town Hall debate, homecoming, and so much more. If you thought things were finally going to calm down in the bustling world of North Penn, we’re just beginning. 

Tuesday November 2-  The school board candidates eagerly await to find out what the voters have say. The school board and other local elections take place all day on Tuesday. In the school board race the two competing parties, “Neighbors for Progress” and “North Penn Stronger Together” have run vigorous campaigns which will culminate this weel.  If you want to learn more about your 2021 school board candidates you can watch the 2021 Town Hall debate here: NPHS Knight Crier Town Hall 2021 – Recording

We can hear the galloping from miles away, as the Knights sports teams prepare for battle. 

The first week of November marks the start of playoffs for all North Penn sports teams that proved themselves during their regular seasons . Boys soccer won their 6th straight Conference Championship title ending their season with a record of 14-4. They defeated Haverford in their first round of playoffs with an astounding last minute goal to come out on top. Unfortunately they lost their second game in playoffs to Lower Merion but the boys aren’t quite done yet. 

On Tuesday, November 2  at 3:45 the boys soccer teams  takes on Boyertown to compete for a chance to win fifth place in district one soccer. 

November 4 – Many North Penn students will be celebrating an important holiday this November. November 4 marks the beginning of the five day celebration of Diwali. Diwali is the festival of lights which includes fireworks, food, unique candles, and more. To everyone who is part of the Hindu, Jains, or Sikhs religion, we wish you a happy Diwali.

Friday, November 5– The brackets have not yet been released so the time and date of North Penn’s first playoff game is currently undetermined, but will likely be a Friday night showdown at Crawford Stadium, 7pm. With an undefeated record, North Penn’s football team comes riding in ready to fight their way through the football playoffs and hopefully bring home another state championship title. Based on the PIAA football rankings, North Penn should be playing number 16 Central Bucks South. Make sure to show your school spirit and come out and support all of our North Penn teams.

Saturday, November 6th – SATs are taking place at North Penn High School on 11/6.  SATs are a multiple choice test with four sections composed of reading, math, writing, and language. Your SAT scores are used for college admissions so it is important to prepare yourself for the strenuous test. Getting a tutor is a good way to prepare, and there are many available tutor resources at North Penn. Other great ways to prepare are to talk to your teachers for help, identify your strengths and weaknesses so you know what to study, and try to take practice tests. Good luck to everyone taking the SATs this November.  

Monday, November 8– It is that time of year already where the stress is mounting and students are cramming in their final assignments with hopes of raising their grades to avoid their parents scolding. November 8th is the last day of the marking period, so make sure to check your grades and get in those last minute assignments. Report cards will be available on Infinite Campus Tuesday, November 16th.    

November 13th; November 18-21 – This November also marks an important year for North Penn theater.  We will be celebrating our theater program’s 50th year anniversary with a special show All Together Now. Come and join in the thrilling celebration on November 13th. The shows will be performed live and in person but you are also able to stream it through NPTV. Along with this special performance, the theater will also be performing their fall show, William Shakespear’s Much To Do About Nothing, from November 18-21.  Or you can view  a live-stream show from NPHS Auditorium on November 20 at 7:30 PM; AND/OR scheduled streamed shows on November 26 & 27 and December 4 at 7:30 PM, and December 5 at 4:00 PM. You can buy your tickets now at Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10. You won’t want to miss the show, so make sure to come and experience the extraordinary work of the theater’s staff and crew. 

Saturday, November 20– North Penn’s International Friendship committee club will be sponsoring the Holiday Craft Market. The market will be open from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM and will be held in the North Penn Highschool cafeteria. The show will include over 95 exceptional crafters from 14 different states with all different kinds of distinctive pieces ranging from jewelry to furniture. Proceeds will go towards supporting exchange student opportunities at the highschool. Make sure to come out and support, admission is only $6 and is a great way to not only support our exchange students but also become more in touch with our inner artist. 

November 24th through 28th-  For students feeling the need to step back from school, I am sure many will be thrilled to hear that we have a nice break at the end of November. All students will be off on November 24th through 28th for Thanksgiving. Make sure to spend time with your family, remember to be grateful, fill up on plenty of delectable food, and wake up bright and early Friday to beat the shoppers in getting a start on your holiday shopping. 

November 28th kicks off Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle on the Menorah. The Hanukkah celebration is eight days long and carries through the end of November into the beginning of December. Hanukkah is a holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple. To our Jewish friends we wish you a happy Hanukkah. 

While this November may seem overwhelming, it is important not to stress. We have plenty of fun activities for you to get involved in and many breaks from the madness. Make sure to support our school’s extracurriculars, enjoy whatever holidays your family celebrates, and have a fantastic November.