Northfield students will have opportunity to view solar eclipse

Northfield students will have the opportunity to view the solar eclipse on the first day of school!

Students will be given ISO certified eclipse glasses to watch the climax of the eclipse at 11:47 a.m. on Monday, when the moon will cover 93 percent of the sun. We will view the eclipse from the football field.

To prepare for this event, watch this video about eyeglass safety:

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Sports physicals at Northfield Aug. 9

sports-physicalsNorthfield High School will offer $25 sports physicals to any school-aged student in the community from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9.

Physicals will fulfill DPS requirements for pre-participation sports evaluations and will be offered by physicians from Insight Primary Care and Cherry Creek Wellness Center. Physicals will be held in the NHS training room in building 2.

 

Questions?

Contact Micah Porter, Northfield Athletic Coordinator: micah_porter@dpsk12.org

Cherry Creek Wellness Center in Stapleton: (303) 333.3493 ext. 3

Insight Primary Care: (303) 377-2494

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Incoming freshmen: Ninth Grade Academy is Aug. 7-11

To assist in the transition from middle school to a successful high school experience, Northfield, along with the other DPS high schools, will be hosting a Ninth Grade Academy for incoming students. This exciting, fun, and informative program will last five days and all of Northfield High School’s incoming ninth grade students are invited and encouraged to attend.

Date: Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Location: Northfield High School
Registration: There are two options to register for Ninth Grade Academy

  1. Option 1: Option One – Email. Send an email message to: ninthgradeacademy@dpsk12.org
    Include: High School Name
    Student’s Full Name & Student ID number
    Student’s address & phone number
  2. Option Two – Drop off
    Submit this form to the main office of your student’s current middle or K-8 school before June 3. Formulario de inscripcion en Español

Ninth Grade Academy will prepare your student for high school before high school begins. During the Ninth Grade Academy, students will:
 Meet school staff and other Northfield students.
 Learn ways to succeed in high school, such as understanding graduation requirements and the importance of a GPA and reading transcripts.
 Participate in engaging activities designed specifically for Northfield students.
 Earn 2.5 elective credits for completing the NGA, and receive incentives and a small backpack full of school materials.
 Receive free morning snacks.

This will be the eleventh year the district has offered a Ninth Grade Academy. Evaluation of the Ninth Grade Academy shows that students who participated improved their academic performance, had a stronger attachment to their high school and their peer groups, and were more likely to graduate from high school.

We strongly encourage students to take advantage of this unique opportunity. If you have any questions, please send an email message to ninthgradeacademy@dpsk12.org, or call the DPS NGA Hotline, 720-424-8277, and someone will respond.

 

 

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Para moverse más facilmente en la transición de la escuela intermedia hacía una experiencia exitosa en la escuela preparatoria, Northfield, como las escuelas preparatorias en el distrito de DPS, tendrán una Academia de Noveno Grado para los estudiantes que ingresarán al noveno grado. Este estimulante y entretenido programa durará cinco días y esta es una expectativa para todos nuestros estudiantes.

Fecha: lunes, el 7 de agosto – viernes, el 11 de agosto, 2017
Hora: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sitio: Escuela Preparatoria Northfield
Registrar: Dos opciones:

  1. Opción Uno- Correo electronico
    Manden un recado de correo electronico a: ninthgradeacademy@dpsk12.org
    Incluye: Nombre de la escuela preparatoria
    Nombre del estudiante y el número de identificación del estudiante
    Dirección y número del teléfono del estudiante
  2. Opción Dos – Devuelva
    Devuelvan este formulario de inscripción a la oficina principal de la actual escuela intermedia o a la escuela K-8 que asiste su estudiante antes del 3 de junio: Formulario de inscripcion en Español

¡La Academia de Noveno Grado prepará a su estudiante para la escuela preparatoria antes de que la escuela preparatoria comience! Durante la Academia de Noveno Grado, los estudiantes:
 Conocerán al personal de la escuela y a otros alumnus de la escuela Northfield.
 Aprendarán las medidas para tener éxito en la escuela preparatoria, tales como un conocimiento de los requisitos para la graduación y la importancia del puntaje de las notas (GPA) y de comprender transciptos.
 Participarán en actividades entretenidas designadas especificamente para los estudiantes de la escuela Northfield.
 Ganarán 2.5 creditos electivos para completar el Academia de Noveno Grado y recibirán incentivos y una mochila pequeña llena de materiales escolares incentivos y una mochila pequeña llena de materiales escolares.
 Recibirán un bocadillo diaro en la mañaña.

Este será el décimo año que el distrito ha ofrecido una Academia de Noveno Grado. La evaluación de la academia de noveno grado demuestra que los estudiantes que participaron en ella mejoraron su desempeño académico, tuvieron un apego más fuerte a sus escuelas preparatorias y a su grupo de compañeros y tuvieron más posibilidades de graduarse de la escuela preparatoria.

Les animo a que tomen ventaja de esta oportunidad única. Si tienen algunas preguntas, por favor manden un mensaje por correo electrónico a: ninthgradeacademy@dpsk12.org, o llamen al número telefónico (Hotline) de las Academias de Noveno Grado, 720-424-8277, y alguien les contestarán. ¡Estamos ansiosos de verles en la Academia de Noveno Grado de Northfield!

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Summer Office hours at Northfield

Nighthawks, our secretaries in the front office are approaching their summer, too!

Summer office hours at Northfield are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. until June 28. The front office will reopen on July 31.

See you in the fall!

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Update: transportation for 2017-18

Beginning next year, Northfield will no longer have district transportation. It is district policy in DPS to help new schools with transportation services and then transition to RTD.

All students who live more than 3.5 miles from Northfield and who live in the Far Northeast school boundary will receive an RTD pass for the next school year. RTD bus route maps are available in the main office. Please read the letter from DPS Transportation Services below for more information.

 

Dear Northfield High School Families:

DPS Transportation Services strives to ensure Every Child Succeeds by providing high-quality services to DPS students and schools each school year. In June 2014, the Board of Education approved the boundary system for the Northfield High School that establishes how enrollment for students living in the geographic area will access school.

As we begin preparations for the 2017-18 school year, Transportation Services would like to update all families attending Northfield High School on transportation changes. RTD now has bus routes available for students to utilize to travel to and from Northfield High School.

Students will receive RTD passes based on the following criteria:

• All high school students who live in the Northfield High School boundary and attend Northfield High School, and live more than 3.5 miles from the school will be provided an RTD pass.

• Students who live in the Far Northeast Enrollment Zone where there is limited seat availability and attend Northfield High School, will also be provided with RTD passes.

• Students with disabilities, where transportation is a related service, will receive transportation via yellow school bus. Bus route information will be provided to parents via mail and through the Parent Portal in late July.

To maintain eligibility for RTD passes, students must keep a 90% or better attendance record throughout the school year.
Exception Form Process
Students not eligible for transportation may apply for a transportation exception, and are approved based on current bus stop and space availability. Please visit the DPS Transportation website at http://transportation.dpsk12.org/information-for-families-and-students/ for details.
Details on specific bus stop locations and route information are made available to parents of all transportation-eligible students in July 2017 through New School Year letters sent home, your student(s)’ school office, as well as on the DPS Parent Portal. Parents, please make sure your information is up-to-date with your school before the end of the school year to ensure you receive this information in advance of next school year. Thank you for your continued interest and support of your child’s education.
Passes will be given to your school’s front office by Transportation Services prior to the start of the school year. Please check with your school’s front office prior to the start of school for more information on pass pick-up.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of your child’s education.

Sincerely,

Nicole Portee
Executive Director Transportation
Denver Public Schools

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Everything you need to know for the 2017-18 school year

Happy summer, Nighthawks! When you’re ready to start thinking about returning to school in August, here’s what you need to know.

Nuts and bolts for next year

  • School year calendar. School begins for all students on August 21. The last day of school is May 31. Please note that the following academic year (2018-19), students will begin one week earlier than the DPS calendar, on August 13. 
  • Bell scheduleThe school day will start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. Students will attend all of their classes on Monday and Friday, and will rotate classes from Tuesday through Thursday, with a half hour from 2:45-3:15 p.m. on those days for students who need academic support.
  • Supply list
  • Registration dates
    • 9th grade registration: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. August 2
    • 10th grade registration: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. August 3
    • 11th grade registration: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. August 4
    • Open registration: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. August 10 and 4-7 p.m. August 11
  • Back to School Night: Don’t miss Back to School Night at Northfield from 6-8 p.m. on September 12
  • New faculty at Northfield: Read about our incoming faculty here
  • Transportation information: All Northfield students who live more than 3.5 miles from the school and who live in the Far Northeast school boundary will receive a free RTD pass next year. Students with disabilities who use transportation services will be provided with a yellow bus. Students will be able to pick up their bus passes from the front office before the school year begins. Be sure to read this letter from DPS Transportation Services for details about pass eligibility and applying for an exception form.

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Northfield officially authorized as an IB World School

ib-world-school-logo-1-colourNorthfield High School announced to students and the community on Friday that we are officially the newest member of an ever-growing global community of schools that offer the International Baccalaureate program!

Students will be able to take a full range of IB courses at Northfield High School as the first cohort commences studies in August 2017, with 101 students signed up to pursue the Diploma Program. Students were gathered in the gym on Friday for an end-of-year celebration assembly, but the IB authorization was a surprise. In attendance were DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg as well as other DPS personnel, the Stapleton Foundation and parents of students who will begin the IB curriculum.Northfield joins schools in 147 countries around the world that offer IB.

Learning goes well beyond the classroom in the IB program, which has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences, while educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.

Northfield sophomore Hinzan Diarrassouba is set to start on the IB Diploma Program next fall and is looking at schools in Utah to study business. Hinzan says:
“Colleges are going to look at me differently. When I started as a freshman, I didn’t even know what the IB Program could offer. But then I started doing some research, and I found out that it can really make a difference once I graduate. I know it’s going to be a challenge. But I’m not nervous, because Northfield has prepared me for that.”

Northfield Principal Amy Bringedahl says:
“We wanted to offer our students a more holistic education which will instill in them the skills, knowledge, and outlook to succeed in the 21st century, both in their local community and in the wider world. At the same time, we wanted give our teachers the opportunity to be a part of an international network of experts leading the field in education. We are excited to provide DPS and our community with a unique access for all approach to IB. In addition to offering full access to the Diploma Program for our students, all of our students are required to take IB Language and Literature along with IB Global Politics. These courses in particular will prepare our students for post-secondary options and also prepare them to be global citizens. We are delighted to become an IB World School and we look forward to reaping the many benefits of the programme.”

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NHS Foundation Fundraiser POSTPONED

The NHS Foundation’s spring fundraiser set for Saturday, May 20 has been POSTPONED due to low ticket sales. Organizers plan to reschedule for a big fall event. If you bought a ticket online, you will be issued a refund.

Contact Analisa Romano at analisa_romano@dpsk12.org or (720) 423-8016 with questions or to get involved with planning for the fall event.

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Northfield Science Showcase grows into NHS Science and Arts Gala

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Come from 4-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 for a night of science and visual and performing art!

What started as the NHS Science Showcase has grown into the Northfield Science and Arts Gala.

From 4-6:30 p.m., enjoy the visual artwork interspersed throughout science projects on the first floor of the academic building and light refreshments.

From 4-5:30 p.m., the Northfield High School Biology Department will have honors science students present posters at the showcase revealing the results of independent scientific investigations based on their own interests.  

At 6:30 p.m. join our drama and music students in the cafetorium (building 1) for improv, orchestra and choir performances.

All students and Northfield community members are invited to see what our students have accomplished and enjoy light refreshments in the main building!

If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Piavis at alicia_piavis@dpsk12.org.

 

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Northfield featured in CHSAA Now

Northfield High School was featured in CHSAA Now this week on the future of our school’s football and athletics programs, and what it means to be a diverse and growing community school.

“North of the city, built across the street from Commerce City — Dick’s Sporting Goods Park looms in the background — sits Northfield High School. It popped up in the fall of 2015, on the leading edge of a sprawling new housing development that followed the Stapleton explosion in the early part of this decade.

Now, as the school seeks to build its identity, it is putting into place perhaps one of an American high school’s most important pieces: A football program.”

 

Read more:

At the new Northfield High, the Nighthawks are building an identity — and a football program

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