Recommended Bell Schedule for 2015-2016

The second Bell Schedule Team has completed the recommended bell schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. As you recall, the first Schedule Review Team recommended a Hybrid 7 Block Schedule for our school (Hybrid 7 Block Schedule Presentation).The second team was charged with deciding class length, passing time, lunch, etc. Click on the link below to see this team’s recommendation:

Revised PARCC Testing Schedule

The Maryland State Department of Education requires that all Maryland students enrolled in English 10, Algebra 1 and Algebra II take the PARCC assessment. 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 3/3/15) 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.

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.

2015 PTSA Scholarship Applications

One of the goals of the Northwood PTSA is to encourage students to become lifelong learners. The PTSA will award $500 scholarships to four students in Northwood’s 2015 graduating class. The scholarships will be awarded to students that are accepted to an accredited post graduate school in the fall of 2015. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015. Download the scholarship application and eligibility requirements here.


2015 NHS AfterProm Logo 

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

Download the AfterProm Community Letter.

Winter Sports Awards

Winter Play

Click the poster to purchase tickets to the winter play.


Wellness Center 


  • MCPS Superintendent Search Meetings

    All Montgomery County citizens are invited to a series of public forums as part of the superintendent search process.

  • Wellness Center Newsletter

    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.

  • Presentation for Incoming Freshmen

    Did you miss the presentation for incoming freshmen and their parents on February 11th? Download the PowerPoint from the event.

  • 2015 Youth Job Fair

    The annual Youth Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

  • MCPS Web Services Seeks Student Interns for Spring and Summer

    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.

  • 2015 College Preparation and Scholarship Fair

    The event will be hosted on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1-4 at the Universities at Shady Grove.

  • Register for Saturday School

    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.

  • 2015-2016 Application Season Open for Edison High School

    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. 

  • Register Your Giant Card To Earn Funds For Northwood

     Don't forget to register for Giant's A+ program which donates funds to local schools. The program runs through March 2015.

  • Spring Break Trip to France

    Interested in going to France during Spring Break of 2016? Click here to access more details.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 05
A Day

Friday, March 06
B Day

Monday, March 09
A Day

Tuesday, March 10
B Day
Athletic Booster Meeting

Wednesday, March 11
A Day
Winter Sports Awards

Thursday, March 12
Deadline for Mulch Sale Orders
B Day

Friday, March 13
A Day
AP Exam Registration Fees and Waivers Due

Saturday, March 14
SAT Administered

Sunday, March 15
AfterProm Silent Auction Opens

Monday, March 16
B Day
Athletics Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 17
A Day
PTSA Meeting

Wednesday, March 18
B Day

Thursday, March 19
A Day

2015-16 MCPS High School Course Bulletin 

MCPS SSIF School Support and Improvement Framework 

MCPS Free Homework Help is here - Homework Hotline 

MCPS CyberCivility 

Emergency Information for MCPS 

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