No school on Friday, April 27

Northfield parents and guardians,

Due to significant anticipated teacher absences, all classes at Northfield High School and across DPS are now cancelled for this Friday, April 27.

All Nighthawk athletic events and practices for the day will continue as scheduled unless students are told otherwise by their coaches. Please read the letter below from Northfield Principal Amy Bringedahl for more information.

 

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Junior Information Night: Info on senior year, college and more

Juniors and their parents are invited to an informational night from 5-6 p.m. on April 26 in Building 1 for a presentation on all you need to prepare for senior year. Information will be provided on the college admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, and much more. The same information will be presented in Spanish from 6-7 p.m. Don’t miss out!

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Sign up now for the Inaugural Nighthawk Community Golf Tournament

golf-tournamentJoin us! The Inaugural Nighthawk Community Golf Tournament will benefit the Northfield High School Golf Program. All funds raised in the tournament will be used for training with PGA professionals, enhanced tournament play, and scholarships and equipment for the Northfield High School Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. There will be an 18  hole tournament, lunch and awards ceremony. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sign up now at nhsnighthawkgolf.com.

When: 7:30 a.m. shotgun start on June 9
Where: Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 E 35th Ave.
Cost: $125 per player — includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, lunch and more!

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Freshman Welcome Night is April 23

invitationWelcome to the nest, new Nighthawks! You’re invited: Freshman Welcome Night will be from 6-7 p.m. on April 23. Plan on coming to this event to receive your Class of 2022 t-shirt and NHS bag, learn about class registration, meet all of our teachers and learn about athletics and activities!

NEW STUDENT NEED-TO-KNOW

  • Registration will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from August 6-10.
    • Aug. 6: 9th grade registration
    • Aug. 7: 10th and 11th grade registration
    • Aug. 8: 12th grade registration
    • Aug. 9-10: Open registration
  • Northfield will begin and end one week earlier than the regular DPS calendar. There will be no freshman academy due to the early start date.
  • The first day of school for 9th grade only is Monday, August 13.
  • The first day of school with all grade levels is Tuesday, August 14.
  • See the academic calendar for the 2018-19 school year here
  • The first day that 8th grade students can have contact with high school coaches is May 1. If you are interested in playing a fall sport, be sure to reach out to your coach about summer practices. Find your program and coach here.
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Join us! Northfield Community Cleanup

Join us from 9 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, April 21 for the First Annual Northfield High School/Wicker Park Community Cleanup.

Meet at 9 a.m. in Wicker Park to clear our community of trash and debris. Plan on three hours of pickup, free coffee and donuts in the morning and snacks in the afternoon. Sign up to help here so that we have an accurate food count. See you there!

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Preparing for the PSAT/SAT on Tuesday 4/10

All Northfield students will be testing on Tuesday, April 10, for either the SAT, SAT Plus Essay, PSAT-9 or PSAT-10, depending on the student’s grade. Breakfast will be available for all students the morning of April 10. Please remind students to get a good night’s sleep and to arrive to school on time, as testing begins in the morning.

Tuesday’s schedule will be early release at 1 p.m. with the option for students to stay for support time until 3:15 p.m.  The cafeteria will be open for lunch. Juniors who are taking the SAT Plus Essay will not be released from testing until 1 p.m. and are encouraged to bring snacks. Please remember to bring or purchase a calculator to ensure all students have access to one. Scientific calculators are fine. 

Next week’s class schedule will be the regular Tuesday schedule on Monday, testing on Tuesday, and then regular class schedules from Wednesday-Friday. See the class schedule below.

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Questions/comments about the Innovation Zone? Submit them here

Northfield is in the process of exploring a potential partnership with McAuliffe International School in an Innovation Zone.
NHS is working closely with Kurt Dennis, McAuliffe Schools IMO Executive Principal, this month to determine if this partnership in a zone is in the best interest of the Northfield High School community. We invite you to submit questions and comments anonymously here.
To learn more about how an Innovation Zone works, read this FAQ.
Innovation Zone timeline
•    Application Due: April 4
•    Initial Review (DPS internal review): April 4-16
•    Feedback and Plan Revisions: April 16-27 (Opportunity for schools to make changes to the plan)
•    Final Review (DPS internal review): April 27-May 2
•    Plan provided to Staff for Review: May 3- 17
•    Staff Vote: May 17 or later
•    MOU Negotiation: May 17-June 15
•    DPS Board Vote: June 21
•    Zones Become Operational: August 2018

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Volunteers needed: Prom 2018

Northfiel’s first-ever prom with be from 8-11 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield.

Our students need support in planning/decorating, chaperones, fundraising, and a few parent volunteers who can begin the tradition of planning an After Prom for our students. If any of these sound like something you can help with, please sign up here or contact Analisa Romano at analisa_romano@dpsk12.org or (720) 423-8016.

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Spring spirit wear sale: 10-15 percent off

Spring ahead with some new NHS gear! Northfield is having a sale: The first 20 people to make a purchase get a free spirit pack with lanyard, pom-pom, USB and more! Buy two items and get 10 percent off. Buy three items and get 15 percent off! Submit your order here and pay when you pick up your gear in the front office.

 

 

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Spring Spirit Week is next week

Spring Spirit week will be March 19-23. Students, come dressed according to the theme each day leading up to games at lunch on Friday and a spring pep assembly!
Spirit Days:
Monday — Neon Day
Tuesday –Tie Dye
Wednesday — Meme Day
Thursday — Wacky Tacky
Friday — Clash of the classes (freshmen wear yellow, sophomores wear navy and juniors wear white)

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