evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of Northwest
High School, with your Sunday evening message.
Choral Concert: Thursday, December 7
winter choral concert is this Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 pm in the
auditorium. Admission is free, and all members of the community are
invited to see excellent performances by our choirs!
for Seniors to Select Yearbook Picture: Tuesday, December 5
This is the last opportunity for seniors to select their
picture for the yearbook. The deadline has been extended to this Tuesday,
December 5. Photos can be selected via the link provided to students by
Victor O'Neill Studios when they were photographed. If you have any
questions about this or issues accessing your pictures, please contact Mrs.
Mason, yearbook sponsor, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
no later than Tuesday.
Senior Baby Ads: Deadline Extended to
Friday, December 8
not too late to order senior baby ads, as the deadline has been extended!
Senior baby ads are $25, include a baby picture and a quote, and are due
to Mrs. Mason in room 122 no later than this Friday, December 8. Order
forms for baby ads, as well as for yearbooks and other yearbook advertisements,
are available here (http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwesths/yearbook.aspx)
or by clicking on the “Yearbook” Quick Link on the left side of the Northwest
Spirit Wear for the Holidays: Purchase on Friday, December 8
If you are looking for a holiday gift idea, Northwest
Spirit Wear from the Booster Club is great for all family members. The
Booster Club is selling spirit wear at the first home basketball game of the
season this Friday, December 8, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the indoor concession
stand by the gym. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Mimma
Gerardi at email@example.com.
Microsoft Office 365 for Students
The Maryland Department of Education and Microsoft have entered
into a collaborative partnership that allows all students and all school system
staff to get the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office
365 ProPlus, at no charge. Office 365 ProPlus includes the full suite of
Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as
the ability to create, save, and share Office files online. Under the program,
students and staff are able to download and install the Microsoft Office
software on up to five devices free of charge. The devices may be PCs,
Macs, tablets, or phones. For FAQs and download instructions in multiple
languages, please visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/parents/.
Helping Families in Our Community
As we approach Winter Break, the counseling department,
Booster Club and PTSA are asking for your support for Northwest families in
need of assistance. To help these families during the holiday season we are
asking for gift card donations. Suggestions include gift cards to grocery
stores, Wal-Mart, or Target. Any amount is greatly appreciated. If
you would like to donate a gift card for one of our families, please bring it
directly to the business office by next Friday, December 15. Questions
regarding donations may be directed to Ms. Ellen O’Connell, resource counselor,
at 301-601-4642. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide!
Vote for Northwest in Radio Station High
School Choir Competition!
Local radio station Mix 107.3 is holding a holiday high
school choir competition, and our choir department has submitted a recording!
The school with the most votes will win $5,000 for their department, so
please help us and vote! Voting is open from midnight on Tuesday,
December 5, to 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 7, and you can vote once per day
per email. Please visit www.mix1073.com/choir this
week and vote for Northwest!
you to the Northwest Community for all of the donations to the Free Store and
for helping our community to reuse school supplies! Students visit
frequently and pick up needed school supplies or enjoy choosing some of
the unique items that line the Free Store shelves. As the holidays
approach, our awesome Free Store sponsor, Ms. Emily Asofsky, is requesting
“cute trinkets” to make shopping at the Free Store an especially fun experience
for students. Any donations can be dropped off in the main office and
should be labeled “Free Store.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual Arts Contest
All students are invited to participate in the Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Visual Arts Contest. The 2018 theme is “Fulfilling the Dream -
A Celebration of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Students are asked to
interpret what their dreams are for the future. Prints, posters, collages,
murals, photographs, and all other two-dimensional visual art forms may be
submitted. Group projects are welcome. Please send entries to Linda S. Adams,
supervisor, Pre-K-12 Fine Arts, Carver Educational Services Center, Room 258,
850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850. The deadline is 5:00 pm
on Friday, December 15.
Ads for Yearbook Due Friday, December 22
personal ads for the yearbook are due no later than Friday, December 22.
A variety of sizes are available, and the ads can be purchased online at www.yearbookforever.com,
or through Mrs. Mason in Room 122. More information is available by
clicking on the “Yearbook” Quick Link on the left side of the Northwest
Buddy Ads Due Friday, December 22
buddy ads are also due by Friday, December 22. The ads cost $20 and
include a picture of a group of friends with a short message. Order forms
are available from Mrs. Mason in room 122 and online through the “Yearbook”
Quick Link on the left side of the Northwest website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/northwesths/buddy%20ad.pdf.
Yearbook Prices Increase Saturday,
can be pre-ordered at www.yearbookforever.com,
or from Ms. Mason in room 122. The books are currently $75, but the price
will increase to $90 on December 23.
Off Students in the Morning
you drive your child to school, please drop him or her off in the lower parking
lot by following the designated drop-off lanes around the perimeter of the
parking lot. Please do not drop off students on Great Seneca Highway,
Richter Farm Road, Queenstown Road or other roads near the school, as this is
both illegal and very dangerous.
Prizes for After Prom Needed
The After Prom Party keeps our kids safe, off the roads,
and away from negative forms of entertainment on prom night. We need
prizes as incentives to keep our students at the event all night long!
As you are shopping for the holidays, please keep After
Prom in mind! Don’t turn down that gift with purchase, as it could be a
great After Prom prize item. Consider items your kids would want such as
gift cards, movie passes, small appliances, electronics, and items for college.
If you use Amazon to shop, please remember to use smile.amazon.com to support Northwest PTSA. If you have
prizes to donate, please contact Kim Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for collection.
PTSA Staff Gift Wrap Event: Friday,
On Friday, December 15, the PTSA will be offering a gift
wrapping service to the wonderful staff at Northwest! Staff members bring
their holiday gifts, and the PTSA returns beautifully wrapped packages!
As an added bonus, the PTSA will have a table of cookies and other sweets for
the staff to enjoy. Please consider donating a couple dozen cookies,
cupcakes, brownies, or other sweet treat. Food donations may be dropped off in
the main office all day on Thursday, December 14, or before 8:00 am on Friday,
December 15. Please click here to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baeae23a64-volunteers2.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Supporting Northwest When You Shop
As we enter the holiday shopping season, we encourage you
to support Northwest when you shop at various merchants. At Giant and
Harris Teeter, Northwest receives money when you shop if you register your
rewards cards online. At Amazon.com, Northwest PTSA receives money when
you register your account through Amazon Smile. We encourage you to register
your cards and accounts by using the links below:
Giant Rewards Card Registration: www.giantfood.com/aplus
Our school ID is 03647.
Harris Teeter VIC Card Registration:
Amazon Smile Registration: smile.amazon.com
Search for “Northwest High School PTA.”
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.
and End Dates for 2018-2019 School Year
month the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to start school next year
on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and the last day is scheduled for Thursday, June
13, 2019. As you are making plans for the 2018-2019 school year, please
note that the 2018-2019 calendar includes a shortened spring break in
2019. For more details, please visit http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/calendar/proposed-calendar-2018-19.aspx.
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