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Student Forum TA Representative Sign Up’s & Info
The first Student Forum meeting of the school year will be held on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 3:30-4:30pm via
Zoom. Two representatives need to be elected from your Advisement. It is up to each advisement as to how these
representatives are selected, but if there are more than two students interested in the position, election within your
advisement is recommended.
Representatives have a unique opportunity to be involved in the activities at Northwood and are given chances to voice
concerns and ideas. This year, Student Forum representatives will be working with ASB and other on campus
organizations by giving input on how they feel they can contribute to making Northwood a better place. Student Forum
representatives will also have the chance to help vote for next year’s ASB Cabinet at Election Convention in April. This
year, we have introduced a student forum service project that all of the representatives will help organize to bring an
event or service not provided at school.
Please ask your elected representatives to fill out this Google Form: http://bit.ly/NHSStuForum2021 by September 28,
NTV Episode 2
Please enjoy this week’s episode of NTV!
Weekly Bulletin Designed by Jennifer Frey
Runway: College Planning Programs & Resources
As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that our Irvine Unified families have multiple points of access to timely
information, our partners at Collegewise have launched Runway, a free series of college planning programs and
resources, carefully structured to give students and parents the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their
college goals in the year (the experience, really) that is 2020. There are specific programs for all high school grade levels
and we are one of the very first districts to get access to this programming.
For Seniors: When you sign up for Runway, you'll have access to content and videos designed for you and your
family that cover topics including:
• College list building
• Finding good value colleges
• Overview of types of colleges
• Personal statement brainstorming and writing
• Effective Common App completion
• Financial aid applications
• Fee waivers overview
• UC application guidance
For underclassmen (grades 9-11), you'll find an on-demand video library, access to a monthly newsletter, and a variety
of guides covering everything from STEM programs to understanding the demands of The Common App.
This program is available to all of you, and there's no cost for access.
Sign up here
New Issue of the Howler Now Available!
Please follow the latest issue of the Howler.
PSAT/NMSQT Registration (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
September 28 - October 2 (or until tests sell out)
Who: JUNIORS interested in preparing for college entrance testing.
What: PSAT/NMSQT. This is a practice test that prepares students for the official SAT testing experience. Students with a qualifying
score may earn recognition from National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This is an optional testing opportunity.
Where: Northwood High School
When: Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:45am – 11:30am. The test begins promptly at 8:00am and late students will not be admitted to
the testing room. Testing will end on/around 11:30am.
Cost: $18.00 This fee is nonrefundable if the test is administered as planned. Refunds will be issued only if the test is cancelled
district-wide due to safety concerns.
How to Sign Up: Purchase the PSAT/NMSQT on the Northwood Webstore beginning September 28. Access the Webstore using the
link on the NHS home page under “Quick Links.” We have a new Webstore, and you will need to create a new account before you can
purchase the test.
Deadline to Register: Friday, October 2 or until the test sells out. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS.
Club applications are now available on nhsden.org. Please complete the google form. Applications are due by October 2nd.
Speech & Debate News
CALLING ALL VAPA STUDENTS: Virtual Gallery Submissions Needed!
If you have artwork, both visual and performing, that you’ve created at Northwood and would like to put on our virtual gallery , please
submit your piece(s) through the link HERE. The gallery can be found on www.nhsden.org starting mid-October. If you have any
questions, contact Haley Chan and Katelynn Pi at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.”
Calling Senior Class Parents!
The Grad Night Committee is now forming. Please join the committee and help plan an incredible event for our amazing seniors. The
first Grad Night meeting of the year is October 7th at 7pm. RSVP to GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com for the Zoom link info and for
Grad Night Tickets
Grad Night tickets are available for purchase online only Here. More info on Grad Night can be found on the NHS PTSA here.
Join NHS PTSA Today and support the Fall Membership drive. Our goal is 600 members by November!
Northwood High Families – let’s come together to meet the membership goal and continue to be one of the highest memberships of
the Irvine Council PTA!
How Your PTSA Membership Benefits Northwood High School and Why You Should Join Today:
Membership is $25 for first member and $6 for additional members. If a parent joins for $25, the student can join for $6 only! All
members of the NHS family, parents, students, and staff are invited to Join PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) to have a
larger impact on our children's education at Northwood High School. Let us show our students and teachers that we are here
together to serve and connect!
To become a member, please fill out the online membership / pledge form.
If you prefer to drop off / mail in your membership to the school, please use this PTSA Membership Form. Membership gives you
access to the free school directory available in October.
PTSA Fall Donation Drive
Our Fall Donation Drive is going on now. Donate Here! Be sure to ask your employer if an employee matching program for non-profit
organizations is offered. For every $150 donation, you will receive a free NHS logo dri-fit mask. Thank you for your vital support!
SOME OF THE WAYS NHS PTSA SUPPORTS NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY:
Ways to connect with other parents and serve-parent volunteers:
Registration and Back-to-School night
Student Store (open M-F during lunch)
State of the Student Lunch
Lunch time Career Speakers-Share you career and career Path with the students at lunchtime
Conference and Staff Appreciation Week luncheons as a token of the community’s appreciation for all that the staff does
Pride of the Pack breakfast
Grad Night- the much anticipated and safety-conscious graduation party for NHS seniors
Thanks to generous donations from NHS families, PTSA funded the following to the school in 2019-2020:
1 Chromebook cart filled with 35 Chromebooks
Hosted two documentary movies for the Community: Liked and Screenagers Chapter 2
SOS (State of the Student #NHSbettertogether)-Lunch served to all the students
Link Crew for Freshmen
PBIS Drawing Prizes
NHS Student Directory
RACC Dinner for Colleges
Gift cards for college reps and speakers
Supplemental funding to maintain a full-time health clerk
Health and safety programs and disaster preparedness supplies
Reflections Contest – National arts