evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of Northwest
High School, with your Sunday evening message.
Day of School: Wednesday, June 13
result of the school closure last Wednesday, the last day of school has been
pushed back one day. The last day of school for students will now be
Wednesday, June 13.
Club Meeting: Monday, February 12
Booster Club is meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 12, at 7:00 pm in the media
center. All parents are invited to attend.
Exam Registration: Deadline is Friday, February 16
Winter Break, all students registered for their AP exams through their
respective AP courses. Registration was completed online, and a
parent/guardian will need to pay for the exams through the online payment
Exams are $94 each, and payment can be made with a credit or debit card.
Payment plans are available, with a minimum payment of $25. The deadline to pay
is this Friday, February 16. All students taking AP courses are expected
to register for the corresponding AP exams.
students who receive free or reduced-price meals, all AP Exam
Fee Assistance Request Forms are due to the media center or Ms. Mason in
room 122 by this Thursday, February 15. These forms must be submitted in order
to complete registration.
your student is enrolled in an AP course and you have not paid for AP
exams and have not received a reminder e-mail about making a payment, your
student may not have completed the AP exam registration process.
information about registering for AP exams, including the AP Exam Fee
Assistance Request Form, can be found by clicking on “AP Test Registration”
under “Quick Links” on the left side of the Northwest website (http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwesths/academics/apregistration.aspx). If you have questions, please
contact Ms. Amy Mason at email@example.com or Ms. Autumn Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT for All Juniors: Wednesday, March 7
part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget, MCPS has allocated funding for
students to take the SAT during the school day free of charge. At
Northwest, all 11th grade students will be automatically registered
to take the SAT on Wednesday, March 7.
note that the SAT during the school day in MCPS will be administered without
the optional essay. If students/parents wish to take the SAT with essay,
in the SAT during the school day (without the essay) and register for a
future SAT national administration with the essay on a Saturday.
to participate in the SAT during the school day and register for an SAT
national administration with the essay on a Saturday.
The SAT national administration dates in spring 2018 for
which students can still register are May 5, 2018, and June 2, 2018. The
test is offered at various sites throughout Montgomery County and the
surrounding region. Students and parents can register online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register.
If students elect to take the SAT with the essay on a
Saturday instead of taking the SAT during the school day, we have a
limited number of ACT vouchers that students can use to take the ACT free of
charge on Saturday, April 14, or Saturday, June 9. If you are interested
in this option, please contact Ms. Ellen O’Connell, resource counselor, at ellen_c_o’email@example.com no later than Wednesday, February
Music Cluster Concert: Tuesday, February 20
Our annual instrumental music cluster concert is next
Tuesday, January 20, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. This concert features
our band and orchestra performing with instrumental music groups from the
middle schools in the Northwest cluster. All members of the community are
invited to attend!
After Prom 2018
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 $20.18 for 2018 (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 Kim Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Bag Fundraiser for After Prom
can also support our After Prom by purchasing items from the Mixed Bag After
Prom Fundraiser! Northwest receives 40% of every purchase to support
After Prom, and there is something for everyone, including bags, storage
solutions, gift wrap, kitchen items, and more! Orders ship directly to
you. Please click here to support: https://tinyurl.com/mixedbagsnwhs.
Sports Registration: Deadline is Tuesday, February 27
Spring sports tryouts start Thursday, March 1, and
registration will be online as it was during the winter season. For
complete details, please visit https://northwestathletics.org/2018/01/26/spring-online-registration.
Parents must register their children by Tuesday, February 27, in
order for them to be able to try out on Thursday, March 1. If you have
any questions about registering for spring sports tryouts, please contact Ms.
Anne Rossiter, athletic director, at email@example.com.
Please note that some teams may require additional sport-specific forms, and
these forms will not be available online. Students should check with the
respective coach to see if there are any additional required forms.
College Fair: Permission Slips Due Monday, March 5
Tuesday, April 10, Northwest juniors are invited to participate in the
Montgomery County Public Schools College Fair held at the Montgomery County
Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. MCPS hosts this fair in
partnership with the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Buses will depart from Northwest at 9:45 am and are expected to return by the
end of lunch. The cost for this field trip is $4.00. Juniors can
pick up registration information and permission forms in the College &
Career Information Center or with their counselor. Permission forms were
also distributed to juniors as part of the course registration process.
Permission forms with $4.00 and the college fair admit pass must be returned to
the College & Career Information Center no later than Monday, March 5, at
lunch. The college fair admit pass and permission forms will be accepted as
long as bus seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The
fair will also be open for parents and students on the evening of Tuesday,
April 10, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
you to everyone who has donated items for the Free Store! On a typical
day, we have 3-10 students visit the store, and as the new semester begins,
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 composition
books. Trinkets are also always welcome to make shopping at the Free
Store a fun experience for the students! Donations can be dropped off in
the main office and labeled “Free Store.”
always, please do not hesitate to call us at any time if you have questions or
concerns. Thank you for your support of Northwest, and have a great