PARCC Testing Schedule
Hello Northwood families,
The Maryland State Department of Education requires that all Maryland students enrolled in English 10, Algebra 1 and Algebra II take the PARCC assessment starting March 2, 2015. The students have been assigned testing dates according to their class period and teacher. Testing will take place in the cafeteria. The final component of the PARCC will begin to take place the morning of April 21 and April 22, 2015, which will be half-days of school. At Northwood, our staff has collaborated together to develop a schedule that will meet this requirement and ensure that instruction continues in all courses.
Attached is our PARCC schedule (revised 2/16/15) for you to ensure that your son/daughter is in school on the testing days. If you have any questions regarding our schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Education Budget Meeting
On Monday, March 2, 2015 Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice (Chair of the Montgomery County Education Committee), Dr. Andrew Zuckerman (Montgomery County Public Schools Chief Operating Officer) and Dr. DeRionne Pollard (President of Montgomery College) are joining together for an Education Budget Meeting to discuss Grades K-14! The meeting is being held at the Silver Spring Civic Center. View the invitation to the community from Councilmember Rice here.
Download the event flyer.
PTSA SOLICITING DONATIONS FOR SILENT AUCTION
Silent Auction Supports Safe AfterProm
Help us keep Northwood kids safe again this year! Northwood High School's AfterProm Silent Auction opens for bids March 15th. Please donate an item to sell, a service, a unique gift, time in a vacation home or a talent that you are willing to share or teach. Your donations (and later, your bids!) will help us to provide a fun, supervised, alcohol-free AfterProm party so that our kids can have a blast and return home safely. Click the link below for more information! Have questions? Please contact the AfterProm Silent Auction Committee at AfterPromNHS@gmail.com.
Download the AfterProm Community Letter.
2015 Mulch Sale
The annual mulch sale that benefits Northwood athletics is underway! Purchase shredded hardwood mulch in 3 cubic foot bags by Thursday, March 12, 2015 to support our student-athletes. Orders will be available for pick up on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9 - 2 pm near the football stadium. Download the order form here.
AP Examination Registration
Registration for the Advanced Placement Exams in May is now open. Students must be registered to take their exams by Friday, March 13, 2015. Each exam costs $91. Waiver forms are available. Download the registration and waiver form here.
Winter Sports Awards
Click the poster to purchase tickets to the winter play.
All Montgomery County citizens are invited to a series of public forums as part of the superintendent search process.
The first Wellness Center newsletter of the 2014-2015 school year is now available. Read about the services and the exciting programs the students have participated in.
Did you miss the presentation for incoming freshmen and their parents on February 11th? Download the PowerPoint from the event.
The annual Youth Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building.
Web Services is working on many exciting projects this year and seeking interns to help out. In return, the students will earn SSL hours and learn while working on public-facing websites in a dynamic office environment.
The event will be hosted on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1-4 at the Universities at Shady Grove.
The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., a tutoring and mentoring program, operates Saturday School centers at twelve sites in Montgomery County and serves over 3,000 students annually from cluster elementary, middle, and high schools.
The application season for the Edison High School of Technology for 2015-2016 is now OPEN. Applications are accepted until the programs have reached capacity, but there is a priority due date for the more popular programs. The priority due date is February 20, 2015.
Don't forget to register for Giant's A+ program which donates funds to local schools. The program runs through March 2015.
Interested in going to France during Spring Break of 2016? Click here to access more details.