Good evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message.
SAT Administration for Juniors: Wednesday, March 7
grade students are scheduled to take the SAT without essay, free of
charge, this Wednesday, March 7, and they will be completing
pre-registration during their English classes tomorrow. Students will
be able to access their scores through their online College Board
accounts beginning Thursday, March 29.
grade students need to bring calculators on Wednesday, as the math
section of the SAT contains both a calculator and a non-calculator
portion. In addition, students taking the SAT cannot have phones or
other electronic devices with them during the test, and they are not
permitted to check them during breaks. All phones and other electronic
devices will be collected at the beginning of testing.
Delayed Opening for Grades 9, 10 and 12: Wednesday, March 7
students not taking the SAT will have a delayed start to classes this
Wednesday, March 7, and do not have to come to school until classes
begin. Lunch that day will occur at 12:00 noon, and classes will begin
at 12:30 pm. All classes, periods 1-8, will meet on the afternoon of
Wednesday, March 7, though the periods will be shortened.
will run on their normal schedules this Wednesday, March 7. If
students come at 7:45 am and are not scheduled to take the SAT, there
will be a supervised study hall in the cafeteria for the morning.
WTOP “Click for Kids” Competition: Deadline to Vote is Friday, March 16
High School is participating in a WTOP competition to win $10,000 for
the school. The winner is the school that receives the most online
votes. Voting begins tomorrow, Monday, March 5, and ends at 5:00 pm on
Friday, March 16. To vote, please visit https://wtop.com/2018-click-for-kids/2018-click-kids-voting. One vote per person per day is permitted.
Reminder About Social Media & Threats
school resource officer, Officer Wesley Allen from the Montgomery
County Police Department, has asked me to remind all parents about the
importance of monitoring students’ social media accounts and talking to
them about the responsible use of social media. Please remind students
that if they would not post something with a parent or guardian
watching, then they should not post it at all! In addition, please
inform your students that making threats is very serious and the police
investigate every threat reported. Students can face school and legal
consequences even if they say it was meant to be humorous. Finally, if
you or your students observe a social media post that is concerning,
please do not re-post or share the message. Instead, please immediately
contact the police.
Chipotle Fundraiser for Chess Team: Monday, March 5
nationally-ranked chess team will be traveling to a national
competition in late April. In order to help with the cost, the team is
sponsoring a fundraiser tomorrow, Monday, March 5, from 4:00 pm to 8:00
pm at Chipotle in the Kentlands. All you have to do is mention
Northwest to the cashier, and the chess team will receive 50 percent of
Drama Club Parent Meeting: Monday, March 5
will be a drama club parent meeting tomorrow, Monday, March 5, at 6:00
pm in the media center. At the meeting, parents will discuss what to
expect in preparation for the upcoming show, including key dates,
rehearsals, tech dinners, and all of the ways that parents can help to
ensure the show is a huge success! Light refreshments will be served.
Please contact Ms. Aida Bendt at 301-922-6627 with any questions.
Spring Sports Meet the Teams: Thursday, March 8
spring sports “Meet the Teams” event will be this Thursday, March 8, at
7:00 pm in the auditorium. All parents of students participating in
spring sports are encouraged to attend!
Varsity Letter Jackets: Ordering on Thursday, March 8
to “Meet the Teams” this Thursday, March 8, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, a
Balfour representative will be in the auditorium lobby to help students
order Varsity letter jackets. More information about the jackets can be
found on the Booster Club website: http://www.nwhsboosters.org/varsity-letter-jackets/
Acting 9th Grade Assistant Principal
grade assistant principal, Ms. Kristen Range, is scheduled to be on
leave for the month of March. During this time, Ms. Heidi Vermillion,
career and technology education resource teacher, will be serving as
acting assistant principal and 9th grade administrator. Ms. Vermillion can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AP Exam Registration
your student is taking one or more AP classes and you have not yet paid
for the exam(s), please click on “AP Test Registration” under “Quick
Links” on the left side of the Northwest website (http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwesths/academics/apregistration.aspx)
to complete the payment process. For students who receive free or
reduced-price meals, all AP Exam Fee Assistance Request Forms must also
be submitted in order to complete registration. If you have questions,
please contact Ms. Amy Mason at email@example.com or Ms. Autumn Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midpoint of 3rd Marking Period
Friday, March 2, was the midpoint of the third marking period, so
please make sure you are monitoring your student’s grades using myMCPS
Portal. If you need assistance with setting up your myMCPS Portal
account, or have myMCPS Portal questions, please contact Ms. Autumn
Myers, media specialist, at email@example.com.
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Saturday, April 14
The Northwest High School Booster Club 19th
Annual Mulch Sale is Saturday, April 14. Large bags containing either
brown or black shredded hardwood mulch are only $5.25. Free delivery is
provided for pre-orders of 15 bags or more, and the Northwest football
team can spread the mulch for you on Sunday, April 15, for an additional
$3.00 per bag. For complete ordering information, please visit www.nwhsboosters.org/got-mulch. Thank you in advance for your support, as 100 percent of the proceeds from the mulch sale benefit students at Northwest!
Cap and Gown Orders: Price Increases on Monday, April 2
parents of seniors: Please remember to purchase your student’s cap and
gown if you have not done so already. The current price is $52, but it
will increase to $62 on Monday, April 2. Payments can be submitted
online at www.balfour.com.
Also, please remember that all financial obligations must be cleared in
order for students to participate in senior events, including senior
banquet, prom and graduation.
Order Your Yearbook!
It’s not too late to order a yearbook! The current price is $90, and you can order online at www.yearbookforever.com, or from Ms. Mason in room 122.
Certificate of Meritorious Service: Deadline to Submit SSL Hours is Friday, April 6
Certificate of Meritorious Service is awarded to seniors who have
earned 260 or more SSL hours, and the deadline to submit SSL hours for
this recognition is Friday, April 6.
Booster Club and PTSA Senior Scholarships: Application Deadline is Friday, April 6
are now being accepted for the Northwest Booster Club and PTSA
Scholarships. Both organizations are awarding $500 scholarships to two
Northwest seniors planning to attend two-year or four-year colleges or
universities. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6. For
eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit:
Northwest Booster Club Scholarship: http://www.nwhsboosters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Scholarship-Application_2018.docx
Northwest PTSA Scholarship: https://www.nwhsptsa.org/senior-scholarship-program/
Supporting After Prom 2018
will once again host an all-night after prom party to keep our kids
safe and off the roads on prom night! This incredible event includes
food, games, DJ, entertainment, activities, tons of prizes and
giveaways, and more! In order to make this event possible, we need to
raise a significant amount of money. We encourage all families to donate
$20.18 for 2018 (or any other amount) to support this amazing event!
It’s important for all grade levels to contribute as these juniors and
seniors are your children’s classmates, teammates, neighbors, and
friends. Checks payable to Northwest PTSA can be sent to the main
office, or you can click here to donate: http://nwhsafterprom.com/donate/. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support!
Mixed Bag Fundraiser for After Prom
can also support our After Prom by purchasing items from the Mixed Bag
After Prom Fundraiser! Northwest receives 40% of every purchase to
support After Prom, and there is something for everyone, including bags,
storage solutions, gift wrap, kitchen items, and more! Orders ship
directly to you. Please click here to support: https://tinyurl.com/mixedbagsnwhs.
Choose Respect Conference: Sunday, April 15
All students and parents are encouraged to mark their calendars for 2018 Choose Respect Conference, the 9th
annual conference on healthy teen dating. This free, fun-filled event
will take place on Sunday, April 15, at Richard Montgomery High School
in Rockville. There will be a resource fair from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm,
and then the conference will occur from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Free pizza
will be provided to all participants at the end of the event. There is
also a public service announcement video contest with cash prizes, and
entries are due by Friday, March 16. For more information, and to
register, please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fjc/chooserespect.html.
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!