Paul Sandoval Campus update

DPS Board members voted Thursday night to approve the placement of DSST: Conservatory Green High School on the Paul Sandoval Campus beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. In addition, the Board also approved a separate resolution affirming support for Northfield High School. The resolution, presented by board member Rachele Espiritu, who represents Stapleton, includes the following commitments:

  • DPS will provide the staff time and funding required for Northfield High School’s application to be certified as an International Baccalaureate school.
  • Every single student in the Near Northeast High School Enrollment boundary who wants to enroll at Northfield High School is guaranteed a seat at Northfield now and in the future.
  • Denver Public Schools commits to working with Northfield High School to create a library meeting IB Diploma Program authorization standards no later than fall 2018.
  • Denver Public Schools will fund and construct additional classroom or office space in the renovation of the former temporary cafeteria located in the gym building by fall 2018.
  • Denver Public Schools will fund and construct a full service cafeteria to serve all students on the Sandoval Campus by fall 2018.

We are pleased with the resolution and will continue to work closely with district personnel on these commitments. We want to thank our community for all the support they have provided our students, teachers and school leaders.

View the Northfield resolution at http://www.boarddocs.com/co/dpsk12/Board.nsf/files/AGNUUZ79A3CE/$file/FINAL%20NHS%20Resolution_12%2015%2016%20305p.pdf

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End of 1st Semester information, testing & tutoring schedule

The first semester of 2016-2017 school year is quickly approaching. It is important that your student is checking their student portal to ensure that they are completing assignments. Ensure your student checks with his/her teacher for the last day to turn in assignments.

Semester finals will occur on December 19th, 20th and 21st.  Each of these days will be early release days, see schedule below. No additional testing dates will be available for make-ups.

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher or the Student Support Coordinator.

Semester 1 Finals Testing Schedule:

December 19
Period 1- 7:45-9:14
Period 2- 9:20-10:49
Period 3- 10:55-12:24
Lunch – 12;30-1:15
Dismissal – 1:15

December 20
Period 4- 7:45-9:14
Period 5- 9:20-10:49
Lunch – 10:55-11:40
Dismissal – 11:45

December 21
Period 6- 7:45-9:14
Period 7- 9:20-10:49
Lunch – 10:55-11:40
Dismissal – 11:45

Teacher tutoring opportunities for students

To support our students, teachers provide tutoring opportunities
on a regular basis. Please see below for the tutoring opportunities for you student.

AP Human Geography
Tues, Wed, Thurs- after school until 3:45 pm

Math
Roberts -Wednesday during lunch, Thursday after school
Sherman-Wednesday after school, Thursday during lunch
Hutchins- Every day during lunch

English
Tues. and Wed. after school and by appointment as needed.
Lunch by appointment

Science
Tuesday and Thursday after schools from 2:50-3:50.

Engineering
Mon, Wed, Fri during lunch and after school until 3:45

Chinese
Tues, Thurs. during lunch

Art
Every day during lunch
Wed, Thurs after school

Music/Orchestra
Wed, Fri after school

Spanish
Tues, Wed, Thurs after school

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DPS Board of Directors Public Comment Sessions

DPS will hold a public comment meeting with the DPS Board of Education to approve DPS’ proposals regarding the Paul Sandoval Campus.  If you wish to address the Board at this meeting, please call 720-423-3210 by 5pm Dec. 14 prior to the Dec. 15 meeting to be held at 1860 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203 – doors opening 4:30pm and meeting to begin 5:30pm. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you can also email the board with your comments to board@dpsk12.org

You can also find more information on DPS’ newly created webpage http://face.dpsk12.org/school-improvement/stapleton/

Amy L Bringedahl
Principal,
Northfield High School

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Critical Needs Committee Target and Walmart gift card donations

Dear Nighthawk Families,

Please help us spread some holiday joy during this season of giving. We are seeking donations of Target and Walmart gift cards; any amount is welcome and so very appreciated. This will help our Northfield Critical Needs Committee provide a bit of holiday assistance to our families in need. Please indicate the amount of money on your donated card and drop it off by Friday, Dec. 16 with our community liaison/social worker Heba Nabhan, or leave with a front office staff member.

For questions or other ways to help, please contact Northfield parent Jennifer Seward at jenniferseward@me.com. Thank you for your kindness and generosity during this holiday season!

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The Intersectional Feminist Club Toiletry Drive

The Intersectional Feminist Club will be hosting a toiletry drive for SafeHouse Denver, an organization that provides assistance for survivors of domestic violence. Bring shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, pads and tampons (Full size or travel size) to your first period class. The two classes with the most toiletries will get to either throw cupcakes at Mr. O or pull the emergency shower in the science room on Mr.Houston. The winner will be announced Friday the 16th!

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DPS Meeting – The future of the Paul Sandoval campus

On Monday night, Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg presented plans for the future of the Paul Sandoval campus which includes temporarily placement of Inspire elementary school, the use of newly approved bond funds to add a DSST Conservatory Green High School at Sandoval, and the completion of Northfield High School.

For detailed information about the information presented at this meeting, visit the web page set up by DPS: http://face.dpsk12.org/school-improvement/stapleton/.

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2017 Newcoming Dance

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Friday, October 7th, marked the second Northfield High School Newcoming dance. A great time was had by all and students were decked out in evening threads and provided an opportunity to relax, unwind, and have fun together.

Nighthawk scholars voiced their selections for royalty. Freshmen Royalty included Ferris Albert and Maggie Roesink. Garrison Clayton and Layshaianae Howard were crowned Sophomore Princess and Prince.

A special thanks to our wonderful parents who were responsible for selling tickets, transforming Building 1 to align with the theme of City Lights, and for serving pizza and snacks throughout the night.

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The evening was graciously sponsored by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.  In addition, during the week, the foundation unveiled a stocked community pantry, bleachers for the field, cooking equipment for the Northfield Special Education Department, and hosted a clinic and dinner for area youth.

Thanks to Student Council and our Northfield Special Events committee for enabling our school to host a first-class dance for our scholars.

 

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CSC Openings

Northfield Families,

We have had a fantastic first week of school and are looking forward to a great year.

Our Collaborative School Committee currently has openings for two ninth grade parent members, one staff member opening and two student openings. During registration, several 9th grade parents completed nomination forms for membership on the NHS CSC.

To provide opportunities for all families to vote, both the nomination forms and the voting form is accessible electronically and will be available in paper form, during the upcoming CSC meeting on September 20th, from 5:30-7:00 pm.

We also have two scholar openings on the CSC committee. If you scholar would like to serve on the CSC committee, please have him/her see Mrs Bencomo for a nomination form. Student’s will be voting for their representatives in the upcoming week.

All CSC members have the following responsibilities for a two year membership span:

  • Meeting monthly- third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Using online polling tools and other electronic tools, to gather input as needed
  • Create the SPSAC team for the principal position (when a vacancy ?exists)
  • Providing advice and recommendations to the principal regarding all responsibilities of ?the CSC detailed in Policy Superintendent Procedure BDF-R4 in addition to the following:
    • Advising on the school’s annual budget.
    • Advising on the school’s master calendar and bell schedule
    • Making recommendations regarding the school’s curriculum and instruction, and culture ?and behavior
    • Advising the principal and board members on implementation and changes to the Innovation Plan, as deemed needed

Please click here to access on-line nomination forms: 9th Grade Parent Nominees

Please click here to vote for CSC members: CSC Voting Form

All of the CSC meeting agendas and notes will be posted on the NHS website. You can access it here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Thanks

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FREE StapleFUN Student Coupon Book – Suggested $1 Donation!

Dear parents: All students will be receiving a FREE coupon book that includes discounts and BOGOs from local businesses like Mici, Menchie’s, 7-Eleven, Plum Creek, Brother’s Bar & Grill, Cycleton, Amore Fiori, Gameworks, First Tee of Denver, Stapleton Family Karate, Colorado Ski & Golf, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Next Door Stapleton and many more.

The coupon book was created by two Stapleton students and it is being distributed to all local students during back-to-school. And while it is free, there is A SUGGESTED $1 (OR MORE) DONATION from each student to support all of the local schools. A great deal for all of the savings inside!

A collection box is at the front office for student’s to deposit the $1 (or more) donation. ALL MONEY COLLECTED AT OUR SCHOOL WILL STAY AT OUR SCHOOL. So please donate whatever you think it is worth for getting the FREE StapleFUN Student Coupon Book.

Also, if you have a business that would like to participate in the coupon book next year, or if you have any comments, suggestions, or testimonials please contact: StapleFUN@outlook.com. Thank you!

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