evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of
Northwest High School, with the final Sunday evening message of the
Last Day of School: Friday, June 14
remember that we have regular days of school Monday through Thursday
this week. This Friday, June 14, is the final day of the school year
and an early release day. The last class on Friday will end at 11:36
am, and then there will be a brief student lunch period from 11:36 am to
photography company, Victor O’Neill Studios, took many pictures at
graduation on Thursday. These pictures will be available for purchase
by the end of this week at this link: www.vosphoto.com/grad/northwest
Boundary Study Survey 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. Over the past few months
MCPS has released boundary change options, and there is a new survey to
get stakeholder feedback. The survey is open through Sunday, June 16.
To review the options, participate in the survey, or obtain additional
information, please visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/UpcountyHSBoundaryStudy.aspx
No Activity Buses This Week
will be no activity buses this week. If students plan to stay after
school for extracurricular activities, they will need to arrange their
own transportation home.
Media Center Hours Closed After School This Week
media center will be closed after school this week. As a result, all
students need to be picked up immediately after they finish any
after-school activities. Students not participating in after-school
activities this week must be picked up or leave campus by 2:45 pm.
you to all of the individuals who made our graduation ceremony so
successful last Thursday. While there were many people who helped, I
want to extend a special thank you to Ms. Caitlin Derenberger and Ms.
Kim Summers for planning the details of the ceremony, and Ms. Kristy
Chikes and Ms. Ericka Singleton for coordinating all of the student
preparations, such as ticket distribution, caps and gowns, etc.
Congratulations to Ms. Ellen Beck and Mr. Dave Smith!
join me in congratulating Ms. Ellen Beck, fine arts department chair,
and Mr. Dave Smith, science teacher, on their retirements at the end of
this school year. We wish them all the best!
Math Summer Preparatory Camps: Registration Deadline is Tomorrow!
deadline to register for Math Summer Preparatory Camps at Northwest
High School is tomorrow, Monday, June 10. Don’t miss this opportunity
to get a head-start in math for the upcoming school year! Our
week-long math preparatory camps provide skill-building activities for
critical math skills and exposure to concepts that will be encountered
this fall. Sessions are available for students enrolled in the
following courses for the 2019-2020 academic year:
August 12-16, 8:30-11:30 am: Geometry/Honors Geometry
August 12-16, 12:30-3:30 pm: Algebra II/Honors Algebra II
August 12-16, 8:30-11:30 am: Pre-Calculus/Honors Pre-Calculus
August 12-16, 12:30-3:30 pm: Calculus
cost of each camp is $130, which includes 15 contact hours of
instruction led by current Northwest faculty. Partial fee waivers are
available, based on income. Registration details are available by
clicking on “Summer Academic Preparatory Camps” in the “News” section of
the Northwest website (https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwesths/about/index.aspx?id=634815). For additional information, please contact Ms. Debbie Wilson, math department chairperson, at Deborah_J_Wilson@mcpsmd.org.
Summer Preparatory Camps for AP English Language, AP Science & AP Social Studies: Registration Deadline is Tomorrow!
are also offering summer preparatory camps for selected Advanced
Placement (AP) courses. If your student is enrolled in AP English
Language and Composition, any AP social studies course, or any AP
science course for the upcoming year, these three-day workshops would be
very beneficial. They are designed to introduce students to the
fundamental skills necessary for success in AP courses. Sessions are
available according to the following schedule:
AP English Language and Composition
Session 1: June 25-27, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2: August 13-15, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
AP Social Studies Courses
Session 1: June 18-20, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2: August 21-23, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
AP Science Courses
Session 1: August 5-7, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
cost of each workshop is $90, which includes 12 contact hours of
instruction led by current Northwest faculty. Partial fee waivers are
available, based on income. The
registration deadline is tomorrow, Monday, June 10, and registration
details are available by clicking on “Summer Academic Preparatory Camps”
in the “News” section of the Northwest website (https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwesths/about/index.aspx?id=634815). For
additional information about any of the AP summer preparatory camps,
please contact the respective department chairperson listed below for
English: Ms. Christie Ground (Christine_E_Ground@mcpsmd.org)
Science: Ms. Emily Keller (Emily_R_Keller@mcpsmd.org)
Social Studies: Ms. Caitlin Derenberger (Caitlin_L_Derenberger@mcpsmd.org)
Korean Classes Available at Northwest This Fall: Registration Deadline is Tomorrow!
High School is very excited to be partnering with Montgomery College
again to offer Korean classes at Northwest this fall, from 12:50 pm to
2:20 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Elementary Korean I will be offered
during the first semester, and Elementary Korean II will be offered
during the second semester. No prior knowledge of Korean is required.
students successfully complete both semesters, they will earn 2 high
school world language credits and 6 college credits than can be used
toward a Montgomery College degree or transferred within the University
System of Maryland (as well as many other colleges and universities).
The cost of each semester is approximately $399 plus the cost of the
textbook, but financial assistance is available for qualifying
students. If your student is interested in this opportunity, please
contact his or her counselor no later than tomorrow, Monday, June 10.
Final Transcripts for Seniors
seniors need a final transcript sent to the college or university they
will be attending, they should submit a Final Transcript Request Form to
the counseling office before school, during lunch, or after school,
prior to the end of the school year. Final Transcript Request Forms are
available in the counseling office or by clicking on “Counseling” at
the top of the Northwest website (https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/northwesths/guidance/Final%20Transcript%20Request%20Form.pdf). There is no charge for this transcript. Final transcripts will be sent as soon as they become available in mid-July.
“Councilmember for a Day” Challenge
Craig Rice, a Northwest parent, will host one Montgomery County high
school student this fall as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. To
enter the selection process, students must submit a video or essay by
5:00 pm this Friday, June 14. The winner will also receive a $500
prize. For more details, please visit https://www.mymcmedia.org/contest-challenges-students-to-be-a-councilmember-for-a-day/.
Summer Workshops Sponsored by the College & Career Information Center
workshops for students and parents are being offered at Northwest High
School and Clarksburg High School to prepare our students for college
and careers! Topics include college and career prep, financial aid
basics and the FAFSA, finding the best fit for college or careers, tips
for finding scholarships, navigating Naviance, and more. The workshops
are free, but registration is required. Northwest students should
register using their Naviance accounts. Please note that space is
limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis. For more details, please visit
PTSA Brick Tile Fundraiser
PTSA is continuing to build the Jag Legacy Wall by selling
personalized, engraved brick tiles that will permanently set on the wall
near the Northwest Auditorium. These tiles make great graduation
gifts, can celebrate a team or club accomplishment, or can honor a
committed staff member or volunteer. The tiles will be installed this
summer. For more details, and to order, please visit https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/nwhsptsa.
Senior Pictures for the Class of 2020
pictures for the Class of 2020 will be taken Tuesday, July 23, through
Friday, July 26, in the auxiliary gym. Our photography company, Victor
O’Neill Studios, will mail a postcard to every senior in early July with
a specific date and time. If a senior is out of town or not available,
there will be make-up opportunities August 8-9 and October 23-25.
New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 29
Our fall 2019 new student orientation program is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, from 7:45 am to 11:30 am. All incoming 9th grade students and new-to-Northwest 10th, 11th and 12th grade students are invited to attend. More details will be shared over the summer!
Back-to-School Night: Thursday, September 5
For parents of current 9th, 10th, and 11th
grade students, please note that the 2019 Northwest Back-to-School
Night is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, September 5. More
details will be shared over the summer, but please make sure this date
is on your calendar!
To our graduates, thank you for all of your contributions to Northwest High School over the past four years. To our current 9th, 10th, and 11th
grade students, the staff members at Northwest look forward to seeing
you bright and early on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, for the start of the
2019-2020 school year. To all of our amazing parents, thank you for
your support throughout this entire year, and I hope everyone has a