Good evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal
of Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message.
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.
Chipotle Fundraiser for
After Prom: Monday, March 20
All families are encouraged to support After Prom by dining
at Chipotle in the Kentlands tomorrow, 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!
Booster Club Meeting: Monday, March 20
There will be a Booster Club Meeting tomorrow, Monday,
March 20, at 7:00 pm in the media center, and all parents are invited to
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Volunteers
Needed on Saturday, April 1
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
After Prom: Volunteers &
After Prom Party is Saturday, April 29, from 12:00 midnight to 5:00
am. This event is packed with activities, games, food,
music, and prizes designed to keep our students safe after they leave the
prom. In order for the event to be safe and fun, we need plenty of food,
prizes, and volunteers! Please sign up to donate or volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fafa823a64-northwest
Keep updated on the After Prom event and
needs at www.nwhsafterprom.com, and
follow @NWHSAfterProm on Twitter!
Spring Spirit Week: March 20-24
Our Spring Spirit Week sponsored by the Student Government
is this week! The themes are International Monday, Tie-Dye Tuesday,
College Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Class Colors Friday. Our spring
pep rally will also occur on Friday.
Spring Musical Performances: March 24-26
and March 31-April 2
The Northwest High School Drama Program is presenting
“Sister Act” for the next two weekends, and it promises to be an outstanding
show! Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Performances
are at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 24; 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 25;
2:00 pm on Sunday, March 26; 7:00 pm on Friday, March 31; 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
on Saturday, April 1; and 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 2.
Certificate of Meritorious Service:
Deadline to Submit SSL Hours is Friday, March 31
The 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 next Friday, March 31.
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
tomorrow, 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
Cap and Gown Orders: Price Increases on
Monday, April 3
Attention parents of seniors: Please remember to purchase
your student’s cap and gown if you have not done so already. The current
price is $50, but it will increase to $60 on Monday, April 3. 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
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
As 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!