No school 2/19 or 2/20 — alternative schedule for the week

There will be no school on Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day, and no school on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for teacher planning and development. The class schedule will be the same on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the class schedule will be the same as classes that normally run on a Tuesday. On Friday, students will be released for support time at 2:40 p.m. See schedule below.

alternative-schedule

 

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Don’t miss college fair, spring sports registration during parent/teacher conferences

A Northfield college fair and registration night for spring sports will be held on the same night as parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, February 21. Parent/teacher conferences will be from 4:30-8 p.m. in Building 1. Conferences will be open house style and are not required for students who do not need additional help or support in their classes.

The college fair will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Building 1
The following colleges have confirmed their attendance:
• University of Colorado- Colorado Springs
• University of Northern Colorado
• Metro State University
• Western State University
• Adams State University
• University of Colorado- Denver
• Colorado State University
• Johnson and Wales University
• Arapahoe Community College
• Community College of Denver
• Community College of Aurora
• US Marines
• US Air Force

Spring Sports Registration Night will be from 5-6:30 p.m. in Building 2
• Students and families can get a physical for $25
• Computers will be available for families to register on FamilyID

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Course selection for current students has begun for 2018-19

Course selection for current Northfield students is now open online. Students were shown during class meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 31, how to select their classes for the 2018-19 school year. This year, course selection for all students will be done through Student Portal. All student logins have been changed to username — 6 digit student ID and password — 8 digit birthday.
Students have until noon on Feb. 21 to do their selections online. If your family does not have access to a computer, your student may sit with his or her counselor and do it together. No paper copies of course selection will be accepted. All choices must be done online.
Parents and/or students may contact their counselor to talk about Choice of Studies (course selection). Please email your student’s counselor to find out when you can speak by phone or make an in-person appointment.
School counselor for last names A – K: julie_deguire@dpsk12.org
School counselor for lsst names L – Z: dalia_flores@dpsk12.org
All information regarding Choice of Studies is posted under the Counseling tab as Course Selection. You will find a spring timeline detailing when students will receive a hard copy of their 2018-19 class schedule and when a master schedule will be finalized.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see a section called “January Information.” Downloadable copies of the paperwork given to students during the January 31 meetings are all available in this section.
There is also an instruction sheet called “January Directions.” It is filled with helpful information regarding course selection, and we encourage you to read it.
Finally, follow these links for additional information about graduation requirements, a video of electives offered at Northfield, IB course sequencing, and course mapping through four years at NHS.
Please do not hesitate to contact your student’s counselor with questions. We are here to help!
Thank you,
The Northfield Counseling Department

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Northfield electives: watch this video for course registration Jan. 31-Feb. 21

Course selection for current Northfield students is upon us! What electives will you choose?

Northfield offers a variety of electives, from music, theater, and visual art, to foreign languages, to CTE classes — computer science, biomed, business and marketing, and engineering. In addition, Northfield students can choose from a variety of AP and concurrent enrollment classes depending on their grade level.

All registration for the 2018-19 school year will be done online through noon on Feb. 21. Be sure to check out the Course Selection page for a detailed guide on how students can select courses this year, and check out the video below to get an idea of what might interest you!

 

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CSC meeting date change

After receiving numerous phone calls and emails, we have decided to reschedule tonight’s CSC (Collaborative School Committee) meeting for next Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Many members have expressed that they will not be able to attend.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may pose for those of you prepared to convene this evening.

Next Thursday we will unveil and discuss the 2018-2019 budget.

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Calculating success: consider purchasing a graphing calculator

Please consider purchasing a graphing calculator for your student to navigate academic courses at Northfield.

While Northfield has classroom sets, there are not currently enough available for each student to use during College Board exams. Please visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy to learn more about acceptable calculators during the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT tests.

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Pack the House — TIME CHANGE

Summit Academy has forfeited the scheduled 5:30 p.m. girls basketball game this evening at Northfield. Please join us to Pack the House at 7 p.m. as our boys basketball team plays Mullen High School!

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IB informational meeting on Feb. 6

Did you miss the IB informational meeting in November?

Families of all 10th and 9th grade students are encouraged to attend an information session at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Building 1 regarding International Baccalaureate at Northfield.

Northfield is an authorized IB school, where all junior and senior students take at least two IB classes. During the second semester of their sophomore year, students will decide whether to pursue the full IB Diploma or which IB classes they want to take during their junior and senior years. These sessions are designed to help families make informed decisions by providing information on what IB classes are like and the different options available to Northfield students.

There will also be opportunities to hear from current students and parents of IB students as well as information about the program costs and available financial aid.

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Northfield juniors: get help for SAT prep

Northfield is partnering with College Drive to provide SAT prep for juniors interested in attending a four-year college or university.

There will be a presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at Northfield to learn more about SAT prep, provided by College Drive.

SAT prep will begin on February 6 and will continue for eight consecutive Tuesdays (not including Spring Break) from 3:45-5 p.m. The prep will assist juniors in preparing for the April 10 Colorado SAT test date.

Students will be expected to commit to regular attendance and will also be asked to complete various tasks outside of the 75-minute sessions. The SAT prep will be limited to 50 students. If interested in the SAT prep opportunity, students must sign up with Mr. Houston.

Important Dates

  • January 11: 6:30-7:30 p.m.: College Drive Family Night to discuss SAT prep
  • January 20: 8-11 a.m.: Northfield-administered SAT Practice Test (NHS students only)
  • Ferbruary 6, 13, 20 and 27, March 6, 13 and 20, and April 3: College Drive SAT prep sessions (all times 3:45-5 p.m.)
  • April 10: Colorado SAT test date
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