Welcome to Northwood High School

Spring Break 2017: France and Spain

Would you like to visit France and Spain during spring break of 2017? An interest meeting for this trip will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in Room A122 at 7 PM. Information about the trip can be found at www.eftours.com/1826873SY Questions? Contact Mr. Warrington at Daniel_Warrington@mcpsmd.org.

Upcoming Sports Information Meetings and Awards Presentations

Spring Sports Parent Info Night
Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the auditorium
All parents who have a child trying out for a spring sports team should attend this informational meeting. This meeting will have information about the upcoming season as well as a meet & greet with sport specific coaches.

6:30 – 7:00 PM - General session in the auditorium
7:00 – 7:30 PM - Sport specific meetings in classrooms

Winter Sports Awards Night
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Winter sports athletes and families, please plan on attending our Winter Sports Awards Ceremony. Student-athletes should dress to impress. 

6:30 – 7:00 PM - We will have pizza, snacks and light refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 PM - Awards ceremony in the auditorium
8:00 – 8:30 PM - Sport specific breakout sessions in classrooms

Let It Snow Dance

Let It Snow Winter Formal Dance tickets go on sale February 1st and end February 19th. Tickets are $15. Obligations must be settled before ticket purchase. Guest forms are available in the Main Office and on the SGA bulletin board in the cafeteria. Payments for book or uniform obligations for the purchase of dance tickets are non-refundable. If you are in dispute of an obligation, you must see the staff member who wrote the obligation.

 2016 Let It Snow Dance

Thomas Edison Open House

The new date for the Winter Open House at Thomas Edison High School of Technology is Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5 - 8 pm. Thomas Edison is the only non‐comprehensive high school offering students from all MCPS high schools Career & Technical Education programs. Reservations are not required. Students can also apply online to attend classes at Edison during the 2016-17 school year. Download the event flyer for the Open House here.

2016 Northwood High School Mulch Sale

What: Shredded hardwood mulch in 3 cubic foot bags (all natural & not treated)
When: Pick Up Saturday, April 9,2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ Northwood High School near football stadium. Delivery Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Deadline to Order: Friday, April 1, 2016
Price Options:

  • Local Delivery: $6.00 per bag (10 bag minimum) for curbside delivery
  • Pick up @ NHS: $5.00 per bag (No minimum) 

Ordering Options: Print and mail the order form
Order Online: https://sites.google.com/site/nhsmulch/home

Proceeds support the student athletes and athletic programs of Northwood High School.

ACES Recruitment Information

Attention ALL 10th grade families!

Is your 10th grader going to be the first in your family to attend college in the United States? Are you worried about paying for college and whether your child will be ready for the next challenges of college? Then encourage your child to apply to the Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success (ACES) program, a partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery College (MC), and the Universities of Shady Grove (USG). The ACES program will help your child value responsibility, be independent, and never give up. Your child will receive a personal Academic Coach who will establish a one-on-one relationship and provide academic and college planning workshops. Ultimately, we expect excellence from ACES students and will work with your child closely as they work to achieve their goals and be successful in high school, college, and beyond. If you believe your child would be a good fit for the ACES program, please go to https://aces.montgomerycollege.edu/form2016/ and have your child complete an application by February 8, 2016. For more information you may also visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/aces/ or contact Brad Pabian, ACES Academic Coach at Northwood High School at brad.pabian@montgomerycollege.edu

¡Atención a todas las familias de estudiantes del décimo grado!

¿Será su estudiante el primer miembro en la familia en asistir a la universidad en los Estados Unidos? ¿Está usted preocupado en cómo pagar los costos universitarios? ¿O está usted preocupado si su estudiante va a estar listo para los próximos desafíos de la universidad? Si su repuesta es si, entonces anime a su estudiante a aplicar al programa de Logrando Éxito Universitario y Excelencia Académica con sus insignias en inglés-ACES, una asociación entre Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery College (MC), y las Universidades de Shady Grove (USG). El programa ACES le ayudará a su estudiante a tener responsabilidad, ser independiente, y nunca darse por vencido. Su estudiante recibirá un entrenador académico personal que establecerá una relación uno-a- uno y le estará ofreciendo talleres académicos y de planificación a la universidad. Por lo tanto, esperamos que la excelencia de los estudiantes de ACES y por supuesto trabajaremos con su estudiante muy cercanamente a medida que trabajaran para alcanzar sus metas y tener éxito en la escuela secundaria, la universidad y más allá. Si usted cree que su estudiante sería un buen participante para el programa de ACES, por favor visite la página de internet https://aces.montgomerycollege.edu/form2016/ y haga que su estudiante complete la aplicación antes del 8 de Febrero de 2016. Para más información también puede visitar http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/aces/ o contáctese con Brad Pabian , ACES Academic Coach de Northwood High School a brad.pabian@montgomerycollege.edu

Yearbooks For Sale


Northwood yearbooks are on sale now for $75. Buy your book today at Jostens. Follow Twitter for updates and prizes: @NHSyearbook2016

Parents of seniors have the opportunity to purchase ads in the yearbook celebrating their students. Click here to buy an ad to celebrate your senior's milestone year.

Northwood Priorities

WE BELIEVE THAT A QUALITY EDUCATION IS THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF EVERY CHILD. We do not accept that all students have a right to fail. It is the right of all students to succeed. All of us have the responsibility to preserve that right and to promote success for every student through our commitment to our core values of Respect and Responsibility. In this way we will create a Culture of Persistence, Tenacity and Collaboration.

To ensure that all students are successful, we pledge to dedicate ourselves to three priorities during the 2015-2016 school year. Everything we do will be related to these priorities. 

  • Planning for Powerful Instruction 
  • Equity 
  • Accountability 

You can read the full document here.

Wellness Center


Upcoming Parent Academy Workshops

Parent Academy workshops give parents tips and tools to help their children succeed in school. The workshops are free and held at schools and locations throughout Montgomery County.

HBCU 8th Annual College Fair

High school students and parents are encouraged to attend the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 8th Annual College Fair on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Paint Branch High School from 6 - 8 p.m. On-site admissions interviews for seniors will begin at 5 p.m. 

7th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference and Video Contest

The 7th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Students are also invited to create Public Service Announcement (PSA) to promote awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence. The submission deadline is Friday, February 19, 2016.

College Goal Maryland

The event on February 11, 2016 is designed to help students and parents complete the FAFSA.

After Prom Fundraising Announcement

Northwood PTSA has enrolled in the SCRIP program to raise funds for the After Prom party. The SCRIP program has hundreds of gift cards that may be purchased from companies such as Chipotle, Starbucks, LLBean, Giant, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Shell, TJ Max, Cabela's, Home Depot, Panera and many more.

2015 - 2016 Northwood Priorities

We believe that a  quality education is the fundamental right of every child.  We do not accept that all students have a right to fail. It is the right of all students to succeed. All of us have the responsibility to preserve that right and to promote success for every student through our commitment to our core values of Respect and Responsibility.

2015 - 2016 MCPS Information

Download details about staying connected with MCPS, including information about important telephone numbers, Quicknotes, and the Homework Hotline.

2015 - 2016 MCPS School Calendar

Download the 2015-2016 MCPS school calendar.