evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of
Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message.
Congratulations to Marching Band!
marching band competed against schools from across the state yesterday
at Towson University and came home with the Class IIA State
Championship!! Congratulations to Director Emily Carpenter, Assistant
Director Dave Eason, and all of the members of the band on this huge
Booster Club Silent Auction: Thursday, October 26
Booster Club Silent Auction is this Thursday, October 26, from 6:30 pm
to 9:30 pm in the cafeteria. Admission is free, and the event is open
to the public. Everyone is encouraged to bring friends and family to
help the Booster Club raise funds for Northwest, as there are hundreds
of items with a total value of over $30,000. There is something for
everyone... sports and theater tickets, restaurant gift cards,
autographed memorabilia, hotels, themed baskets, tours, Northwest items,
clothing, skin care, accessories, and so much more! All proceeds will
directly support Northwest student activities!
Please visit www.nwhsboosters.org/auction
to view the full auction catalog, browse photos of some of the amazing
auction items, pre-register for a bid number, and download an absentee
bidder form. Please note that bid number pre-registration closes
Tuesday, October 24, at 5:00 pm, and absentee bidder forms must be
submitted by 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 26. If you have any
questions, please contact Kim Summers at email@example.com.
Make-up Pictures for Students in Grades 9-11: Tuesday, October 24
Make-up pictures for students in grades 9 through 11 are scheduled for this Tuesday, October 24, during math classes.
“Kids Helping Kids” Food Drive Ends This Thursday, October 26
Helping Hearts Club is sponsoring a canned food drive that continues
through this Thursday, October 26. All students are encouraged to bring
canned goods and other non-perishable food items to their 1st period classes no later than Thursday. The class with the most items will receive doughnuts!
Free and Reduced-Price Meals
order for students to receive free or reduced-price meals, a new
application must be submitted each school year. If your student
received free or reduced-price meals last school year and a new
application has not yet been submitted this year, please do so as soon
as possible so that your student can continue to be eligible.
Applications are available in the main office, the counseling office,
and at this link: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments/foodserv/farms/2017.English_mealapp(1).pdf.
Winter Sports Registration
sports tryouts start Wednesday, November 15, and registration this year
will be online. For complete details, please visit http://northwestathletics.org/2017/09/22/winter-online-sports-registration.
Parents must register their children by Monday, November 13, in order
for them to be able to try out on Wednesday, November 15. For parents
who do not have access to a computer, please come to room 104 between
6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25; Monday, October 30; or
Wednesday, November 1 for assistance in completing the registration
process. If you have any questions about registering for winter sports
tryouts, please contact Ms. Anne Rossiter, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that some teams may require additional sport-specific
forms, and these forms will not be available online. Students should
check with the respective coach to see if there are any additional
FAFSA Workshop at Montgomery College – Germantown: Saturday, October 28
Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid is presenting “FAFSA
Fever!” this Saturday, October 28, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm in the
lobby of the Bioscience Education Center on the Germantown campus. You
must register in advance at www.montgomerycollege.edu/FAFSAFever. For more information, please contact René Argueta at Montgomery College at (240) 567-6952.
Senior Panoramic Pictures: Orders Due Friday, November 3
can order a copy of the senior panoramic picture for $20.00. All
orders are due to Ms. Amy Mason, yearbook sponsor, in room 122 no later
than Friday, November 3. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.
Mason at email@example.com.
Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County: Requests Due by Monday, November 13
Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County provides December holiday
assistance to families in need throughout our community. To request
assistance, there is a form that must be completed and returned to the
Northwest Counseling Office by Monday, November 13. The form is
available in the counseling office and in the “News” section of the
Cap and Gown Fee
The graduation cap and gown price for this year is $52 until April 1. The fee can be paid online at www.balfour.com.
Student Pictures for Grades 9-11
students in grades 9 through 11 took yearbook pictures in September.
Parents can now view and order these pictures online at www.vosphoto.com/northwest.
Simply click “After Picture Day – Proof and Order Online” in the lower
left corner of the page, and the online code is your child’s 6-digit
student ID number.
Enforcement of Pedestrian Laws
police department has informed us that there will be additional
enforcement of pedestrian laws in the coming days along Great Seneca
Highway and Richter Farm Road. If your student walks to and/or from
school, please remind him or her that it is the law to only cross at
designated crosswalks and to obey pedestrian control signals.
Individuals violating these laws may be subject to fines that start at
$50 and can go as high as $500.
always, please do not hesitate to call us at any time if you have
questions or concerns. Thank you for your support of Northwest, and
have a great evening!