Good evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea,
principal of Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message.
Please remember that Daylight Savings Time started earlier this morning, so
don’t forget to move your clocks forward one hour if you did not already do it
Spring Spirit Week: March 20-24
The Spring Spirit Week, sponsored by the Student
Government, has been changed from this week to next week, March 20-24.
The pep rally originally planned for this Friday, March 17, has been moved to
next Friday, March 24.
African-American Parent Council Meeting
The African-American Parent Council Meeting scheduled for
this Wednesday, March 15, has been cancelled.
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Volunteers
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 1, to help with
the Booster Club Mulch Sale. In particular, we are looking for many
parent drivers who can drive students in chase cars for the mulch deliveries.
We also need help in the concession stand and with other activities.
Please sign up to help with this important fundraiser that benefits all
students at the school: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a5ae2f4-nwhs5
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Saturday, April
It’s not too late to order mulch from the Booster Club
Mulch Sale scheduled for 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 www.nwhsboosters.org/got-mulch.
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 this 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, please contact Mr. Freeman or Ms.
Kravitz in the counseling office at 301-601-4642. They can also be
contacted via e-mail at email@example.com
Chipotle Fundraiser for After Prom:
Monday, March 20
All families are
encouraged to support After Prom by dining at Chipotle in the Kentlands next
Monday, March 20, between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. All you have to do is mention Northwest
to the cashier, and After Prom will receive 50 percent of the proceeds!
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 next
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. For more information, and to register, please
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 www.nwhsboosters.org.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 4.
Choose Respect Conference: Sunday, April
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 http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fjc/chooserespect.html.
Revised Calendar for 2017-2018 School
The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted an updated
calendar for the 2017–2018 school year last month. 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 http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?page=showrelease&id=5028.
The complete 2017-2018 school year calendar is available here: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/calendar/2017-18_SchoolYearCalendar-20170227.pdf