evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of
Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message.
Summer RISE Internship Program for Current Sophomores and Juniors: Registration Deadline is Wednesday, March 27
for the 2019 MCPS Summer RISE Internship Program opens tomorrow,
Monday, March 18, for current sophomores and juniors. This is a 3-week,
60-hour career development experience during the summer for current
sophomores and juniors. Students who successfully complete the program
will receive a $300 stipend. Registration ends Wednesday, March 27, and
a limited number of opportunities are available. For more information
and to register, please visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/partnerships/summer-rise.
Spring Musical Performances: March 22-24 and March 29-31
Northwest Drama Program is presenting “Bring It On!” and you don’t want
to miss it! Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults.
Performances are at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 22; 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on
Saturday, March 23; 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 24; 7:00 pm on Friday,
March 29; 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 30; and 2:00 pm on
Sunday, March 31. For the first time this year, you can purchase your
tickets online in advance by selecting “Online Payments” on the left
side of the Northwest website (https://osp.osmsinc.com/MontgomeryMD/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=BY280). Then simply bring a paper copy of your receipt to the ticket table on the evening of the performance.
Chick-fil-A Fundraiser for “Girl Up” Club: Wednesday, March 20
The Northwest “Girl Up” Club is sponsoring a fundraiser this Wednesday, March 20, at Chick-fil-A
in the Kentlands from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All you have to do is
mention Northwest to the cashier, and our “Girl Up” Club will receive a
portion of the proceeds! “Girl Up” was founded by the United Nations
Foundation in 2010 and works toward achieving gender equality worldwide.
World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony: Wednesday, March 20 (New Date)
American Sign Language, French, and Spanish Honor Societies will be
inducting new members this Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 pm in the World
Language Hallway. Please note that this is a new date; the date was
changed to reduce the number of students who had conflicts with other
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Saturday, April 6
The Northwest High School Booster Club 20th
Annual Mulch Sale is Saturday, April 6. Large bags containing either
brown or black shredded hardwood mulch are only $5.50. Free delivery is
provided for pre-orders of 15 bags or more, and the Northwest football
team can spread the mulch for you on Saturday, April 13, for an
additional $3.00 per bag. For complete ordering information, please
visit www.nwhsboosters.org/got-mulch. Thank you in advance for your support, as 100 percent of the proceeds from the mulch sale benefits students at Northwest!
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Volunteers Needed on Saturday, April 6
are needed on Saturday, April 6, 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
Boundary Study for the Clarksburg, Northwest, and Seneca Valley Clusters
the opening of the new Seneca Valley High School in Fall 2020, some of
the boundaries for Clarksburg, Northwest, and Seneca Valley High Schools
and their feeder middle schools will change. Last week MCPS released
boundary change options, as well as a survey to get stakeholder
feedback. The survey is open through Sunday, March 31. To review the
options, participate in the survey, or obtain additional information,
please visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/UpcountyHSBoundaryStudy.aspx
Scholarships for Northwest Seniors Only: Application Deadline is Friday, April 12
are three current scholarship opportunities available only to Northwest
seniors, and all have application deadlines of Friday, April 12.
Joshua Snyder Memorial Foundation is awarding one $1000 scholarship to a
Northwest senior planning to attend a post-secondary program, or two-
or four-year college or university, in the fall of 2019. Applicants
must be able to demonstrate financial need through a written
explanation. For additional eligibility criteria and application
requirements, please visit
Northwest Booster Club and PTSA are each awarding $500 scholarships to
two Northwest seniors planning to attend two- or four-year colleges or
universities. For eligibility criteria and application requirements,
Northwest Booster Club Scholarship: https://www.nwhsboosters.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Scholarship-Application-2019.pdf
Northwest PTSA Scholarship: https://www.nwhsptsa.org/senior-scholarship-program
Certificate of Meritorious Service: Deadline to Submit SSL Hours is Friday, April 5
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 Friday, April 5.
Order Your Yearbook!
It’s not too late to order a yearbook! The current price is $100, and you can order online at www.yearbookforever.com, or from Ms. Ellis in room 122.
Supporting After Prom 2019
will once again host an all-night after prom party to keep our kids
safe and off the roads on prom night! This incredible event includes
food, games, DJ, entertainment, activities, tons of prizes and
giveaways, and more! In order to make this event possible, we need to
raise a significant amount of money. We encourage all families to donate $20.19 for 2019
(or any other amount) to support this amazing event! It’s important for
all grade levels to contribute as these juniors and seniors are your
children’s classmates, teammates, neighbors, and friends. Checks payable
to Northwest PTSA can be sent to the main office, or you can click here
to donate: http://nwhsafterprom.com/donate/. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kim Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support!
Donations Requested for Northwest Free Store
you to the Northwest Community for all of your donations to the Free
Store this year! Currently, many students are looking for replacement
school supplies for those that have worn out. As always, we accept all
gently used school supplies, such as test prep books and binders, but
right now we are in particular need of pocket folders and backpacks!
Cute trinkets are also always welcome to make shopping at the Free Store
an especially fun experience for students. Donations may be labeled
"Free Store" and dropped off in the main office.
Green Team Requesting Bicycle Donations
student-led Green Team is organizing a Walk and Bike to School Day on
Friday, April 26. To encourage students to walk and bike to school more
often, we are hoping to give away gently-used bicycles as incentives for
students to participate in the event. If you have a bicycle in good
shape that you no longer use, please consider donating it to the Green
Team to help our students become more active and reduce our carbon
footprint! Please contact Ms. Emily Asofsky, one of the sponsors, at email@example.com if you have any questions or have a bicycle to donate.
Choose Respect Conference: Sunday, April 7
All students and parents are encouraged to mark their calendars for the 2019 Choose Respect Conference, the 10th
annual conference on healthy teen dating. This free, fun-filled event
will take place on Sunday, April 7, at Richard Montgomery High School in
Rockville. There will be a resource fair from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, and
then the conference will occur from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Free pizza
will be provided to all participants at the end of the event. For more
information, and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choose-respect-2019-10th-annual-healthy-teen-dating-conference-tickets-54944767278.
Donations Requested to Upgrade Media Center
Northwest High School Media Center impacts more students than any other
space in our school, as it is used by students for research, technology
access, classes, and club meetings. It is also a gathering place at
lunch and after school, and it is often used for parent and community
meetings in the evenings. To keep up with changing demand, the area
needs to move from a traditional library to a more modern learning
environment. As a result, we are planning to transition to a more
flexible space, with easy-to-move tables and chairs, student-friendly
conference tables, and a variety of seating and small group work spaces.
Northwest PTSA and Booster Club are working together to make this
planned transformation become reality, and we hope you will consider
supporting this effort. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.nwhsptsa.org/mediacenterfund. All funds donated will go directly to media center upgrades. Thank you very much for your consideration!
Weather Make-up Days: Wednesday, June 5, and Friday, June 14
to the weather-related school closures this winter, the last day of
school has been pushed back one day. The last day of school for
students will now be Friday, June 14. In addition, students will now
attend school on Wednesday, June 5, which was originally designated as a
always, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have
questions or concerns. Thank you for your support of Northwest, have a