Northfield football coach steps down to focus on math leadership

nhs_staff15From our math teacher and football coach Mr. Hutchins:

Nighthawk Family:

It is bittersweet that I announce that I will not be returning as the Head Football Coach for Northfield Football next year. Through the district and Principal Bringedahl, I have been presented with an opportunity to assume a leadership role in the Math Department at Northfield. After speaking with my wife, former coaches, and those influential in my life, I believe that it is in my heart to place students first through the vein of curriculum and instruction.

I am grateful for the bonds that I have developed with players and the unconditional support that I have received from Northfield parents and the community. I have every belief that the new coach will continue to build on the solid foundation that was established this year. As far as practice time is concerned, Coach Berry, Coach Ragsdale and I will continue to provide structured practice time until the new coach is announced.

I appreciate the opportunity to coach a fine group of young men and I look forward to continuing to be a force in the lives of all young people at Northfield High School, and taking my wife and son to the games next year.

Respectfully Yours,

James Hutchins

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Don’t miss: Incoming Nighthawk Night

New Nighthawks, mark your calendars! 

Incoming Nighthawk Night is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. All new Northfield students and their parents/guardians are welcome!

  • Register for classes
  • Meet current students and teachers, your new fellow new Nighthawks, Principal Bringedahl and the admin team
  • Tour the school
  • Learn about sports, clubs and activities and meet coaches
  • Learn more about the Northfield IB Program
  • Enjoy dinner on us
  • Parents: learn about ways to get involved

Visit our New Nighthawks page for all you need to know about your upcoming school year at Northfield. Hope to see you there!

 

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NHS Spring Dance POSTPONED

Attention, Nighthawks!

Our Spring Fling scheduled for Friday, March 10 has been POSTPONED.

The NHS Fun Committee decided to postpone the dance following feedback from students to allow more time to plan, save and prepare for the dance. This one was short notice and we want as many students as possible to attend!

The new date for the dance is 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 21.

Thank you for your understanding. We are counting down the days until the Hawks take to the dance floor!

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NHS students featured in Stapleton Front Porch article

Some Northfield students were featured in this month’s Stapleton Front Porch regarding the strong network at NHS for LGBTQ students.

NHS stands out as an inclusive and welcoming school with a tight-knit student body.

“There’s a much more relaxed social ranking and fewer cliques at NHS. I think that the individual differences of students make a more accepting environment,” says one of our students.

“Kids are much more accepting than you’d think.”

Photo credit: Steve Larson of the Stapleton Front Porch, steve.larson@frontporchstapleton.com

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Northfield receives $20,000 grant for computer science

NHS has received a $20,000 grant to add computer and technology classes and teacher training at our school!

Starting next fall, we’ll be able to add classes like Computer Science Essentials and eventually work up to cool class titles like Cybersecurity.

The grant comes from Project Lead the Way, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Schools Foundation.

The project aims to offer interdisciplinary activities in computer science that also empower students to develop skills in problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.

The program’ s courses empower students with knowledge they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they choose.

For more information, visit www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-computer-science

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With your help, engineering students build solar car

Six students are dipping in to some futuristic technology every week as they build a remote control vehicle powered by solar cells in Mr. Thornton’s Engineering Club.

If you like seeing students working with hands-on engineering activities and solving real-world problems, support their next project by using Ecomark Solar, the company that is sponsoring Mr. Thornton’s solar car.

If you’re in the market for a solar system, tell Ecomark you were referred by Northfield High School. You will receive a $500 discount, and NHS will receive $300 toward its Engineering Program.  It’s a win-win!

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RTD bus route will serve Northfield students

An RTD bus route will now serve Northfield High School students.

Route 62 will also serve Commerce City and offer another connection for Stapleton area residents at RTD’s Central Park (Rail) Station.

The bus service runs every 30 minutes Mon.-Fri. between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturdays hourly between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. RTD will also add service on certain dates to coincide with events at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  The one-way cash fare is $2.60 or $1.30 for eligible students, seniors and riders with disabilities.

Below is the full list of Northbound and Southbound stops.

Northbound:

Central Park Station (Gate B3)  (A-Line Commuter Rail)

Central Park Blvd & 46th Pl

Central Park Blvd & Northfield Blvd (proposed in future)

Central Park Blvd & 54th Ave  (Northfield HS)

Prairie Pkwy & Dicks Sporting Goods Park (coming soon!)

Trenton St & 60th Ave (City Hall) (coming soon!)

60th Ave & Quebec

60th Ave & Monaco

60th Ave & Kearney

Holly St & 60th Ave

62nd Ave & Holly (Boys/Girls Club)

Parkway Dr – #4800 Block (King Soopers)

60th Ave & Dahlia St – (Eb Gate) (Walmart)

 

Southbound:

60th Ave & Dahlia – (Eb Gate) (Walmart)

60th Ave & Glencoe

60th Ave & Hudson

60th Ave & Holly

60th Ave & Kearney

60th Ave & Monaco

60th Ave & Quebec

Trenton St & 60th Ave (City Hall)  (coming soon!)

Prairie Pkwy & Dicks Sporting Goods Park (coming soon!)

Central Park Blvd & 54th Ave  (Northfield HS)

Central Park Blvd & Northfield Blvd (sb only at this time)

Central Park Blvd & 46th Pl

Central Park Station (Gate B3)  (A-Line Commuter Rail)

 

The new route is being funded by a special 3-year ‘trial service’ grant awarded by the City of Commerce City.  Full details can be found on the Route #62 timetable at www.rtd-denver.com

***The red line shows a temporary deviation expected to operate through February while RTD waits for Central Park Boulevard North of 56th to be opened.

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Register your student for the 2017-18 school year

Parents,

It is hard to believe that we are half way through the current school year. We appreciate your support and dedication to your scholar’s educational success throughout this school year and in the years to come.

To ensure your scholar is setup for continued success, for the remainder of his/her high school experience at Northfield High School, we have devoted time for you  to meet with a registration staff member to develop your scholar’s NHS educational plan and to sign up for courses for the 2017-2018 school year.

Your registration staff member will be able to assist you with:

  • understanding the DPS graduation requirements
  • understanding the IB diploma requirements, required essay, TOK and testing
  • descriptions and prerequisites for the NHS 2017-2018 course selections
  • your scholars current credits, recovery credits and GPA
  • assist you and your scholar to create a 4 year graduation plan
  • assist you and your scholar to choose courses for 2017-2018 school year

 

Please review the Northfield High School 2017-2018 Program Guide and the Student Course Registration Form for your student’s grade level for next year, to begin thinking about which courses your student would like to select for the 2017-2018 school year.

We encourage you to sign up for a time slot to meet with a registration staff member.

Please review the scheduled dates and times for your student’s grade level and register online for a date/time that will work best for you. If you are unable to register online or have questions, please contact Marie Bencomo at (720)423-8097 or email marie_bencomo@dpsk12.org .

If you do not want to meet with a registrar to schedule your student’s courses for next year, you may login to the Google Course Form to sign your student up for his/her 2017-2018 courses.

 

Current Sophomores:

NHS Program Guide

Prospective Juniors- Course Selection Form

Northfield Programming Guide

February 8th– 5:00 pm-8:00 pm (Building 1)

February 9th -5:00 pm-8:00 pm (Building 1)

February 9th – 8:00 am-3:00 pm (Building 2 room 218)

February 10th – 8:00 am-3:00 pm (Building 2 room 218)

Sophomore students Click here to sign up for your registration time

 

Current Freshmen:

NHS Program Guide

Prospective Sophomores- Course Selection Form

Northfield Programming Guide

February 15th– 5:00 pm-8:00 pm (Building 1)

February 23rd  -5:00 pm-8:00 pm (Building 1)

February 23rd  – 8:00 am-3:00 pm (Building 2 room 218)

February 24th – 8:00 am-3:00 pm (Building 2 room 218)

Freshmen students Click here to sign up for your registration time

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NHS featured in UnitedHealthcare and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation video

The Team8 Tour traveled to Denver, Colorado to complete its eighth and final stop on the nation-wide campaign which aims to help young people choose healthy lifestyles. Thanks to UnitedHealthcare funding and volunteerism support, UHC volunteers, students, and community members joined forces at Northfield High School for facility renovation, food preparation, and fitness activities—bringing to life the Team8 Tour’s mission to build healthy communities

Watch the video on YouTube

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