Good evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message. 



Midpoint of 3rd Marking Period

Last Friday, March 3, was the midpoint of the third marking period, so please make sure you are monitoring your student’s grades using Edline.  If you need assistance with setting up your Edline account, or have Edline questions, please contact Ms. Autumn Myers, media specialist, at


Booster Club Mulch Sale: Saturday, April 1

The Northwest High School Booster Club 18th Annual Mulch Sale is Saturday, April 1.  Large bags containing 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 2, for an additional $3.00 per bag.  For complete ordering information, please visit  Thank you in advance for your support, as 100 percent of the proceeds from the mulch sale benefit students at Northwest!


Spring Sports Meet the Teams: Thursday, March 9

Our spring sports “Meet the Teams” event will be this Thursday, March 9, 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 9

Prior to “Meet the Teams” this Thursday, March 9, 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:


Advanced Placement Exam Registration: Deadline is Thursday, March 16

All students taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes should register for the corresponding AP exams online by next Thursday, March 16.  For details, please click on “AP Registration Documents” in the “News” section of the Northwest website.  If students or parents have any questions about the registration process, they should contact Mr. Freeman or Ms. Kravitz in the counseling office at 301-601-4642.  They can also be contacted via e-mail at or  


Please Do Not Drop Off Students on Richter Farm Road!

As a reminder to parents, it is illegal and dangerous to stop a vehicle and drop off students on Richter Farm Road.  The Montgomery County Police Department began enforcement of this last week and plans to continue in the coming days and week.  All student drop-off should occur in the lower parking lot.  If you arrive by 7:30 am, the entire drop-off process will only take a few minutes at the most, and your student will have plenty of time to arrive in 1st period on time!


Booster Club Scholarship: Application Deadline is Tuesday, April 4

Applications are now being accepted for the Northwest Booster Club Scholarships. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female Northwest senior planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or university.  For eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 4.


MCPS Science Night: Monday, March 20

MCPS, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA), will be hosting a Science Night from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, March 20, in the cafeteria at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.  At the event, parents and students will join MCPS science educators to learn about the Next Generation Science Standards; new testing requirements; the timeline for implementation in elementary, middle, and high schools; new high school course pathways; and college and career readiness. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on science activities and hear from students in the district’s pathways program.  For more information, and to register, please visit


Choose Respect Conference: Sunday, April 2

All students and parents are encouraged to mark their calendars for the 2017 Choose Respect Conference, the 8th annual conference on healthy teen dating. This free, fun-filled event will take place on Sunday, April 2, 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 4:30 pm.  Free pizza will be provided to all participants at the end of the event. For more information, and to register, please visit


Revised Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted an updated calendar for the 2017–2018 school year last week.  The first day of school for students will be September 5, 2017, and the last day of school will now be June 12, 2018.  The Board also adopted a contingency plan that identifies dates that could be used as instructional days, if necessary, to make up school due to emergency and weather-related closings.  Two of these days are the first two days of the scheduled spring break next year, March 26 and 27, 2018.  For more information, please visit  The complete 2017-2018 school year calendar is available at
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