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NHS Master Calendar

Jan 26 No School - Teacher In-Service Day
Jan 29 Comm Core Parent Symposium - 7-8pm Little Theater
Feb 03 Minimum Day - Dismissal 12:35pm
Feb 05 Scheduling Night 7-8pm Gym-Parents/Incoming Freshman
Feb 11 Scheduling Night 7-8pm Gym-Parents/students 9th-11th
Feb 13/16 NO SCHOOL Presidents Holiday weekend
Feb 19 PFC Meeting - 9am Lecture Hall

Common Core Parent Symposium

Thursday, January 29
7:00-8:00pm Little Theater

  • Get informed on the basics of Common Core State Standards and the essential goals of Common Core
  • Discover Northgate’s growth in implementing Common Core
  • Learn what Northgate staff is doing in terms of Professional Development around Common Core
  • Learn the basic process for the Smarter Balance Testing scheduled for later this school year
  • Learn how Common Core State Standards benefit our students and how it actually looks in the classroom

Join us for an informative night!

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Bronco Parents & Community Members

We want YOU as our resident experts!

We are currently constructing a database of parents and community members who are willing to serve as expert advisers in all areas. Would you be willing to share your expertise about electrical engineering, mural painting, business, library science, government and law, architecture, or any other field? Do you have resources that could be shared with teachers and students? Could you help us with specific projects happening in our classrooms? If so….we want you!

Please email the following information to Resident Experts with

  • Name
  • Contact email
  • phone number
  • Area of Expertise

Our database will be an internal resource only, made available to faculty and staff members, and we look forward to partnering with you as we continue to focus on academic excellence.

Thank you so much for your support,
Meg Honey (Class of 1997)
AP US History Teacher

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Grad Night 2015

You can start supporting Grad Night 2015 today with a tax deductible donation. Click here for Sponsorship forms.

Registration for Grad Night is scheduled to begin in early February. A Sign-Up Genius link for volunteers will be included with the registration.

We are still looking for Team Leaders for the Clean-Up job on Friday, June 12, 2015 and for the Tear Down job on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Email the Co-Chairs at the address below if you are interested.

Grad Night Co-Chairs are Kristin Mortl, Paula Dewberry, and Denise Casten. If you have any questions regarding Grad Night, please contact them by email.

For updated Grad Night information and required forms, please visit the Grad Night Web page.

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Calling Interior Landscapers!

The Campus Beautification Committee would like to add some greenery to Northgate's interior. If you have expertise in indoor landscaping (or have connections with someone who does) we could use your consultation on a project. Please let us know, thank you!

Also, we welcome any interested volunteers or any ideas you might have for beautifying our campus.

Please contact Julie Chesnutt or Luca Donisi.

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Walnut Creek Public Library for Teens

Author Esther Ehrlich Talks about NEXT, Writing and Getting Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:15p. Come meet the author of NEST! Esther Ehrlich will be talking to teens about her experience writing and getting published, as well as giving tips for teens interested in publishing. She will be here to answer your questions and have an open discussion about writing and the industry. Come check out NEST at the library!

Free SAT Test Prep with C2 Education on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00am.

Homework Help Program Needs Teens! The Walnut Creek Library is launching a homework help program for grades K-5 and we need dedicated teens to help assist students with their homework. We need high school volunteers who will commit to 1 hour a week on a set schedule on Wednesdays from 4-5pm. For more information or any questions, please contact Noelle Burch, Teen Librarian.

Did you know? The Ygnacio Valley Library Meeting Room is open to all teens every Thursday from 2p-5p. Hang out with friends, study, relax! Also, check out the new Art Station. For more information, contact Brooke Heskett at bheskett@cclib.org

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Teacher Appreciation Committee

Volunteers Needed!

The Teacher Appreciation Committee is looking for volunteers to donate food for the teacher appreciation luncheons that are held on throughout the year.

We will send out an email with food items that are requested before each event and you can choose what donations you would like to provide. Typically, the food can either be dropped off at school the morning of the lunch or at a designated house the evening before the event. Typical food requests include salads, soups, pastas, desserts, breads, etc.This is a great way to show your appreciation for our wonderful Northgate teachers.

Please sign up to help by sending an email with your name and phone number and we will add you to the volunteer list.

Thank you
Deidre Rubcich, Melissa Sunbury & Cindy Lentz

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We Need YOU!

PFC Board 2014-2015

The Northgate Parent Faculty Club (PFC) is looking to fill the Board positions below. Please consider yourself. Volunteering is a great way to get to know the school and to give back to the community. For current Board positions, click here.

  • Vice President-Parliamentarian
  • Spring for Education - Chair
  • Spring for Education - Donations Team (2+)
  • Spring for Education - Event Planning
  • Spring for Education - Tickets & Seating (2)
  • Spring for Education - Publicity

If you are interested in any of the positions or need more information about them, please email Alisa Mac Cormac

Don't forget to attend the next PFC meeting on Thursday, February 19, at 9am in the NG Lecture Hall.

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Education Fund Honor Roll for 2014-2015

Click here to see who has donated this year

Make sure your name is on the 2014-2015 Honor Roll
Contribution Form or NG PFC Webstore

The encouraged contribution for 2014-15 is $350 or more per student. However, we understand that every family’s situation is different, and our goal is to have 100% participation from Northgate families, regardless of the dollar amount of the donation. No amount is too small and every dollar makes a difference for our school.

Your donation funds College and Career counselors, Naviance, support counselors on campus, on-site computer technician, extra class periods, teacher training and development, and more.

For more information, view the PFC budget online, or contact Anna Dito, Betsy Ortiz and Dee Dee Robillard, Education Fund Co-Chairs, at northgateedfund@gmail.com.

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Northgate High School Strategic Plan

View the Strategic Plan now

To find out more about the purpose and history of the
Strategic Planning process, click here*

*Microsoft PowerPoint is required to view this presentation.

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