Apply to join Collaborative School Committee by this Friday

Interested in joining Collaborative School Committee?

This school year, Northfield’s CSC is seeking two 9th grade parents, one 10th grade parent, one 11th grade parent and one community representative. Seats on the CSC are two-year terms.
Be a part of the Northfield High School community and take part in the Collaborative School Committee (CSC). Parent members of Northfield High School’s CSC provide guidance in the development of the Unified School Improvement Plan, budget, marketing and community outreach and overall school design. CSC meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the library, Building 3, unless otherwise posted on the calendar.

Fill out nomination application and return it to Analisa Romano at analisa_romano@dpsk12.org by September 7 to be included in voting.
The first CSC meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18. All are welcome to attend.

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Remember to RSVP for NHS Foundation Kickoff

Have you sent in your RSVP?
The Northfield Foundation will hold a kickoff event from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Punch Bowl Social Stapleton in conjunction with Northfield’s Homecoming Week. Come dressed as your favorite sports figure, sports TV character or just ready to rumble. Adults only — RSVP to Analisa Romano at analisa_romano@dpsk12.org.

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Juniors/seniors: review the IB exam schedule in May

IB has released the exam schedule for May 2019. All juniors and seniors are expected to take the exam for all IB courses in which they are enrolled. Financial support is available for any student who requests it.

Please note that IB exams cannot be rescheduled, so families should take care to plan around these dates. More information on exam registration and financial support will be forthcoming in the first few weeks of September.

Families with questions should contact IB Coordinator Peter Wright at peter_wright@dpsk12.org.

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NHS bell schedule week of 9/4

Please take note of the Northfield bell schedule the week of September 4:

Tuesday 9/4: Odd/Navy day with seminar
Wednesday 9/5: Even/Gold day with seminar
Thursday 9/6: Odd/Navy day (No seminar)
Friday 9/7: Even/Gold day (No seminar) — 8:15 a.m. start time

See below for details

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Purchase a Homecoming Game Pack today

Take part in Homecoming spirit festivities on September 13! Purchase a Homecoming Game Pack at https://squareup.com/store/northfield-high-school. For $25, your student will receive:
-Chartered bus transportation to and from soccer/football games at DPS All-City field
-Entrance ticket to both games on Sept. 13
-Hotdog and drink
Festivities begin after school on Thursday, September 13. Students have early release at 1:15 p.m. for a tailgate and games.
Boys Varsity Soccer at 4 p.m. at All City Field
Varsity Football at 6:30 p.m. at All City Field

Purchase your ticket now and pick it up in the main office the week of Homecoming (starting September 10).

*** You will need to pick up your ticket(s) under the name of the person who purchased them.

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You’re Invited: Innovation Zone Kickoff Sept. 25

i-zone-kickoffJoin us for the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone Community Kickoff from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on September 25 at Swigert International School.

Four schools in Northeast Denver — Northfield High School, McAuliffe International, McAuliffe Manual, and Swigert International School — have come together to form Denver’s newest Innovation Zone with the vision that all children in Northeast Denver will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Come to the event to learn more about the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone, connect with other community members, and enjoy food and fun.

Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/NDIZKickoff

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Deadline to purchase a Homecoming shirt extended

homecoming-t-shirtNighthawks, great news: Our vendor has extended the deadline to order your Northfield Homecoming shirt. Orders are now due by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 31. Order forms are available in the main lobby. Payment of $15 — card, cash, or check made out to NHS — and order forms can be returned to the main office.

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New Study Period/Study Hall Requirements

For the 2018-2019 school year, NHS has implemented an 8 period day.  Students in 9th and 10th grade must have a minimum of 7 courses and students in 11th and 12th grade must have a minimum of 6 courses.

Students who do not take 8 courses will have a Study Period or Study Hall.

  • Students in 10th – 12th grade will have off-campus privileges during the Study Period. However, students in 10th grade may elect to take a Study Period/Study Hall.
  • Students in 9th grade must report to the designated study hall.

10th – 12th Grade Off Campus Privileges will be revoked if:

  • A student receives a D/F in any course on the Six Week Progress Reports
  • Attendance falls below 93%
  • Record of Behavior/Discipline Incident that results in removal from the classroom and/or school

During the Study Period/Hall, students may work independently or receive academic help from the assigned supervisor.

9th grade Study Period/Hall – Off Campus Permission

While NHS requires all 9th grade students to be on campus for the Study Hall, we do recognize that there may be a circumstance where a student will need to be off campus for the period that begins the day or ends the day (study period 1 or 7 on Navy days, study period 2 or 8 on Gold days, period 1 or 8 on Stripe days).  An example may include private tutoring or private music lessons.  Sleeping in or studying from home is not a reason for students to not be at school, in their Study Hall.  Students who do not attend Study Period/Hall will be marked truant and appropriate consequences will be applied.

Parent Permission and supporting documentation of the activity is required for 9th grade students to be off campus.  Parents must set up a meeting with the 9th grade Assistant Principal, Ms. Wickham, at courtney_wickham@dpsk12.org in order to receive approval for a student to be off campus.

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Seniors and senior parents: Mandatory meetings in September

Seniors and Senior Parents,
As your student begins their senior year, counselors will meet with seniors and parent(s) to look at their senior schedule and plan for the college application process and post-secondary options. These meetings will be 30 minutes in length and take place on selected days in September. Senior year is exciting and challenging – so we want to make sure your student is set up for success!
If we don’t see your name for a date by September 1, we will reach out to you personally to set a time.
In this meeting, we will discuss:
1)  Courses your child needs to graduate from NHS
2)  Other district requirements for graduation
3)  Future plans including college applications, gap year options, potential career goals and majors, and opportunities to help them reach those goals
4)  Any other concerns or questions
Seniors need to bring or be ready with the following: 
1)  A list of colleges or programs your student plans on applying to in the fall
2)  Write down any questions you have before you come – so we make sure to get them answered
If a parent is unable to attend in person, we would like to have the student in the counselor’s office and the parent on speaker phone.
Please make sure, when signing up for a time, that you will be available by phone if not available in person.
We look forward to meeting with you, and working with your child throughout senior year!
Please use the following links to set up an appointment for your senior’s meeting:
Northfield Counselors 
Julie DeGuire – last names A – G: Sign up HERE
Jared Lewis – last names H – O: Sign up HERE
Ashley Odekirk – last names P – Z: Sign up HERE

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Join us! Northfield Foundation to launch the school year Aug. 27

The Northfield Foundation is excited to launch the 2018-19 school year.  Please join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 27 at Northfield as we introduce the new NHS Foundation President,  Regan Petersen (Class of 2022), and reveal areas for involvement.

GO NIGHTHAWKS!

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