The NNHS Learning Commons is a dynamic environment where a culture of collaboration, communication and creativity is fostered through thoughtful use of learning spaces and literacy growth programming. The upper Learning Commons houses print, audiobook, and videos/DVDs. Students have access to a wide array of subscription databases, ebooks, and other online resources for their research needs available 24/7. The Learning Commons is open from 6:45 a.m. to 4p.m. each day.
The lower Learning Commons is comprised of a flexible and comfortable open-space environment, a glass-walled collaborative classroom space, five glassed small group meeting rooms called “huddle rooms”, a student run coffee cafe called The Half Caf and our College and Career Center. On any given day, you may see classes using the space for group projects, students and staff working and chatting while eating lunch or sharing a cup of coffee, student work being celebrated as displayed pieces or performance art or students working on building their future plans by exploring the resources offered by the College and Career Center. You may actually see all of these activities at once in this truly vibrant and dynamic environment.
Learning CommonsLee ApplegateLearning Commons Director(630) 548-4608Mark Skarr
Learning Commons Director(630) 548-4608
Vikki StellaLearning Commons Assistant(630) 420-6511
We have many great events scheduled this year. Please be sure to check the calendar of LC Events for fun happenings, which you will want to participate in!
January - National Hobby Month - Periods 4, 5, 6 - "Do Tables" - Enjoy some hands-on activities at the "Do Tables". Projects vary each Tuesday and Thursday.
1/22-1/24 - Games in the Learning Commons - Periods 4, 5, 6 - Join in a variety of games this week - Activities include Bags, Big Connect 4, Big Jenga, Table Tennis, Lego Wall
1/25 - Staff Takeover in the Learning Commons - Periods 4, 5, 6 - Join us in the Learning Commons for another fun-filled Staff Takeover! (Staff only)
1/29 and 1/31 - Celebrate National Puzzle Week in the Half Caf - Periods 4, 5, 6 - Tangram puzzles - Race with a friends to create the pattern specified. Hot Air Balloon Sticker Mosaic - Create a Hot air Balloon poster sized picture with your friends with stickers! Fun!