evening, Northwest Families, this is Jimmy D’Andrea, principal of
Northwest High School, with your Sunday evening message. Please
remember that Daylight Saving Time started earlier this morning, so
don’t forget to move your clocks forward one hour if you did not already
do it this weekend.
WTOP “Click for Kids” Competition: Deadline to Vote is Friday, March 16
High School is participating in a WTOP competition to win $10,000 for
the school. The winner is the school that receives the most online votes
by 5:00 pm this Friday, March 16. To vote, please visit https://wtop.com/2018-click-for-kids/2018-click-kids-voting. One vote per person per day is permitted.
PTSA Meeting: Tuesday, March 20
will be a PTSA meeting next Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 pm in the media
center. The meeting will include a presentation on school safety and
security, as well as an overview of the “Signs of Suicide Prevention
Program” in which all students will participate this spring.
Music Department Chipotle Fundraiser: Monday, March 12
Our music department is sponsoring a fundraiser tomorrow, Monday, March 12, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Chipotle on Century Boulevard in Germantown. All you have to do is mention Northwest to the cashier, and the music department will receive 50 percent of the proceeds!
Booster Club Mulch Sale: Saturday, April 14
The Northwest High School Booster Club 19th
Annual Mulch Sale is Saturday, April 14. Large bags containing either
brown or black shredded hardwood mulch are only $5.25. Free delivery is
provided for pre-orders of 15 bags or more, and the Northwest football
team can spread the mulch for you on Sunday, April 15, 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 benefit students at Northwest!
Cap and Gown Orders: Price Increases on Monday, April 2
parents of seniors: Please remember to purchase your student’s cap and
gown if you have not done so already. The current price is $52, but it
will increase to $62 on Monday, April 2. Payments can be submitted
online at www.balfour.com.
Also, please remember that all financial obligations must be cleared in
order for students to participate in senior events, including senior
banquet, prom and graduation.
Certificate of Meritorious Service: Deadline to Submit SSL Hours is Friday, April 6
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 6.
Learner’s Permit Test at Northwest HS: Wednesday, March 21
High School is very excited to be partnering with the Maryland Motor
Vehicle Administration (MVA) to offer the learner’s permit test at 3:00
pm next Wednesday, March 21, in room 100 at Northwest High School.
Interested students must be at least 15 years and 9 months by March 21.
Permission forms may be picked up in the main office and must be
returned to the main office no later than Tuesday, March 20
students pass the test, they will have to travel to an MVA office at a
future date to obtain an actual learner’s permit. However, we are
offering this service at Northwest to make it more convenient for
students to take the test in a familiar environment. If you have
questions about this, please contact Ms. Barbara Veirs in the Northwest
High School Main Office at (301) 601-4660, or Ms. Monica Neupane at the
MVA at (301) 956-1400.
AP Exam Registration
your student is taking one or more AP classes and you have not yet paid
for the exam(s), please click on “AP Test Registration” under “Quick
Links” on the left side of the Northwest website (http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwesths/academics/apregistration.aspx)
to complete the payment process. For students who receive free or
reduced-price meals, all AP Exam Fee Assistance Request Forms must also
be submitted in order to complete registration. If you have questions,
please contact Ms. Amy Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Autumn Myers at email@example.com.
Order Your Yearbook!
It’s not too late to order a yearbook! The current price is $90, and you can order online at www.yearbookforever.com, or from Ms. Mason in room 122.
Supporting Northwest Through Amazon
tomorrow, Monday, March 12, and continuing through the end of March,
Amazon is tripling the donation amount to the Northwest PTSA when
customers make their eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2104123. All of the money raised through this effort is going to support After Prom.
Booster Club and PTSA Senior Scholarships: Application Deadline is Friday, April 6
are now being accepted for the Northwest Booster Club and PTSA
Scholarships. Both organizations are awarding $500 scholarships to two
Northwest seniors planning to attend two-year or four-year colleges or
universities. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6. For
eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit:
Northwest Booster Club Scholarship: http://www.nwhsboosters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Scholarship-Application_2018.docx
Northwest PTSA Scholarship: https://www.nwhsptsa.org/senior-scholarship-program/
Supporting 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!
Mixed 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.
Choose Respect Conference: Sunday, April 15
All students and parents are encouraged to mark their calendars for 2018 Choose Respect Conference, the 9th
annual conference on healthy teen dating. This free, fun-filled event
will take place on Sunday, April 15, at Richard Montgomery High School
in Rockville. There will be a resource fair from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm,
and then the conference will occur from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Free pizza
will be provided to all participants at the end of the event. There is
also a public service announcement video contest with cash prizes, and
entries are due by Friday, March 16. For more information, and to
register, please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fjc/chooserespect.html.
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 evening!