Interim Principal: Kathy Summers -
Assistant Principal: Riley Johnson -
Academic Specialist: Peter Abboud -
Parent Bulletin Coordinator: Ramon Baeza -

Parent Club Leaders:
Susan Bouwer, President -
Beth Fitzgerald, Vice President:
Sherill Goyot, Secretary:
Peter Mylnar, Treasurer:
Robert Vega, Latino Community Representative:
Marylene Gray, Latino Community Representative:
Lady Bruce Jamison, Volunteer Coordinator:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Message From the Principal

Hello Everyone,

November has been an exciting month for New Tech High 

Last Friday, the Leadership students had a Bake Off at lunch.  Parents and staff contributed their best and most popular desserts.  During lunch, while 40's music played, students and staff voted tickets for their favorites and 3 winners were chosen.  I t was a good, yummy fundraiser.  Look forward for news about the spring baking event and joins us.

Saturday, November 7th ,  was the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament.  New Tech High hosted fourteen high schools from the South Bay to Sacramento.  It was an all day tournament and New Tech High took the top prize, by remaining undefeated for the entire tournament.  Go Penguins!

The FONT Annual Wine Auction closed Sunday, November 9th.  It was another great year for the Wine Auction.  FONT raised more than $15,000 and wine will be delivered next week.  Thank you to all for your donations and purchases.

Come see our first play of the year.  Midsummer "Jersey" will be playing at the NVUSD District Auditorium, November 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm and November 16 at 2:00 pm.  Students/Seniors --$8.00 and Adults - $10.

Winter Break and the end of Fall Semester are right around the corner.  Check in with your students about any missing homework they may have, as the Fall grading period will conclude Friday, December 12.  Please consider participating as a Panel member for student presentations.

It's  a great day to be a Penguin!

Kathy Summers
Interim Principal

Herff Jones Visit

Senior Parents and Students,
Please come to school on Tuesday, November 18th, at 6:00 PM to order your senior's announcements, graduation gown packages and/or rings if you haven't ordered them yet. The representative from Herff Jones will be here to help you with your orders.

Revolution Cafe - Nov. 20

Join our World Studies students on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 9:45 to 11am, as they present their Revolution Evolution websites. Students are exploring how 21st Century social media may have played a role in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the novel Lord of the Flies had such digital tools been available. Parents and family members are needed to assist in the transformation of the Cybercafe into a cafe atmosphere, to mimic a type of setting in which the ideas that drove these historical revolutions were debated. Email or if available. Thanks!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

Happy Halloween! Grades for the Second Progress Reporting period have been submitted and you should receive a progress report in the mail next week.  With only one more reporting period this semester, the Fall semester is quickly coming to a close.  Please use Echo and communicate with your son/daughter about their progress thus far and notify their teachers should you have any questions.

The Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament is next Saturday November 8th from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at Redwood Middle School. Twelve teams from the greater Bay Area will be competing.  Please come and cheer for New Tech's Team. It should be a fun and exciting day.

Students at New Tech High have the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Napa Film Festival. November 13th, buses will take our students to the Lincoln Theater in Yountville to view films and listen to a variety of presentations by film makers. Please watch for the Permission Slip and return it asap.  We are asking that students dress appropriately and plan on bringing a bagged lunch.  If they are not bringing one from home, check the box on the permission slip and they can get one from the school.  This should be a fabulous day, that the students will remember for a long time.

Kathy Summers
Interim Principal


Magnum Cum Laude, FONT's annual online wine auction, begins this Saturday at 5pm.
Auction dates: November 1-9, 2014
Encourage your friends and relatives to participate in the auction!
Our special offerings of magnums and verticals from Napa Valley wineries are perfect for gifts and holiday entertaining.
All proceeds directly support vital programs and materials for students and staff.
Send an e-mail to everyone you know who might like to join the bidding.
Register to preview and bid:
Questions? Contact us at or (707) 261-0961.
Thanks for your critical support to Napa's New Technology High School!
Michele Dahlberg and George Dom
Co-Chairs, Magnum Cum Laude 2014
Friends of New Technology High School (FONT)

Parent Volunteers Needed

​Hello Parents! 
I would love some volunteers for the events at New Technology High School!
​Please fill out this google document and let me know if you are available to chaperone. It is so greatly appreciated and will get you your Volunteers Hours!!

-Kimi Meigs
Director of Activities 

Stay In The Know with Remind

"Want to stay connected with all of the great things that are happening at New Tech High? Join our Remind group and get messages directly to your phone or e-mail!  Remind is a safe and easy way for parents and students to stay in touch with what is happening on campus.  Your information is not shared and Remind is a one-way communication line.  Follow the instructions on the PDF below and stay in the know as soon as today!"

New Tech Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Needs Your Support!

This is an exciting moment for New Tech—we have a sports team AND we are hosting a 16-school Tournament! The Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 8th at the Redwood Middle School playing fields. Games begin at 9 AM. Please come and support the team and make this event really special for the school.

Besides being a spectator, there are many ways to participate and make the tournament a success for all the teams. VOLUNTEER your time and help out with:

-Setting up and Cleaning up
-Delivering materials and supplies to the site from New Tech
-Donating Purchased Food Items for the Concession Stand like:
Small juices
Small bags of chips, nuts, dried fruits
Yogurt and fruit cups
Fruit (apples, mandarins, bananas, etc.)
Other healthy snack items
-A doctor or RN as medical staff
-Materials to borrow:
Pop-up Canopies, Tables, ice chests, folding chairs

Please call Anita Erhard at (707) 812-0969 or email at: for more information or to volunteer.
Thanks for your help!



Calling all New Tech parents, teachers, and students...La Strada dell' Arte 2015 is on the horizon.
Come to the kick off meeting to learn how you can be a part of this spectacular event!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th at 7PM in the Cyber Café

Bring your passion, ideas, and maybe a good luck charm to win a door prize!

Can't make it but want to be part of the fun? Contact La Strada chair, Amy Walcker,

Let's make this year's La Strada event the best ever!

Don't Forget about the Community Handbook!

Parents and families, in order to continue to grow our amazing school culture, we wanted to make sure you were aware of an awesome resource available to you and your students.  The School & Community Handbook is a great resource to learn about many of the tools that help build our culture including: the BEST matrix, student dress code, and cell phone policy.  You can find the resource in the School Resource Library of Echo or by visiting:

Riley Johnson
Assistant Principal, New Technology High School

PPC Message

Hi New Tech Parents!
Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to coordinate PPC events and fundraisers.  We are still looking for some wonderful organizers for upcoming events and committees.  We have many opportunities for panelists and chaperones coming up in the next two months.  As always you can contact me at if you have any questions.
Show you support of the New Tech Drama department November 14th and 15th at 7:30 and November 16th at 2:00 at the district Auditorium.  They will be presenting “Midsummer Jersey”, a creative retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the Jersey shore. 
Our next PPC Meeting will be on November 20th.  Please join us and make sure we are supporting the causes at New Tech that you care about!
You can join us on Thursday Mornings between 8 & 9 am at Ritual Roasters in the Oxbow Market for coffee.  We are getting to know each other and talking about our kids (probably too much).  It’s a fun and relaxed morning.
Thank you for your time and commitment  our students at New Tech,
Susan Bouwer
PPC President

Herff Jones Visit

Senior Parents and Students,
Please come to school on Tuesday, November 18th, at 6:00 PM to order your senior's announcements, graduation gown packages and/or rings if you haven't ordered them yet. The representative from Herff Jones will be here to help you with your orders.

Deconstructing Fear and Anxiety Workshop

A Workshop for dealing with anxiety and fear will  take place on Saturday November 15, from 10am to 5pm at 4355 Old Sonoma Hwy in Napa. Here is a link to the flyer.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to all of the parents who attended Parents on Campus Day, October 6th.  We will have our Spring Parents on Campus Day, Wednesday, April 15th, so please mark your calendars now.

It seems that this year is flying by.  The second grading period for Fall Semester is just around the corner.  Although the grading period ends on October 24th, I would recommend that students have their target date as October 20th to have all work completed and turned in to their teachers.  You should receive grade reports sometime during the first week in November.  The last grading period will end December 12th.  These grades will be semester grades, not progress report grades and will be reported on the student transcript.

As you know, New Tech High will be searching for a permanent principal.  The search will begin next week and will continue until the position has been filled by the most qualified candidate.  To that end, I will be reducing my days at New Tech to three a week, in an effort to remain here until the end of the school year, if need be.  Thank you for your continued support.

Interim Principal

Magnum Cum Laude Wine Auction Coming November 1st!

MAGNUM CUM LAUDE WINE AUCTION -- Nov 1-9.  A key fundraiser that directly supports New Tech students and staff is right around the corner!

Parents can help in two ways:

1) Solicit wine donations -- we have received some beautiful donations, but need more in the final weeks before the auction.  
  1. If you have favorite wineries you could ask for donations, please first e-mail Elaine Kearney to check if they have already donated (
  2. Donation form (required) can be filled out online ( or e-copy attached to this e-mail.
  3. Donations can be scheduled for pick-up by our volunteers or they can be dropped off at Premier Wine Cask, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Suite 2, Napa (POC:
  4. Please check with Elaine and then contact your favorite wineries TODAY.

2) Attract bidders -- a few days prior to Nov1 start-date, there will be a ConnectEd e-mail to all parents to forward to friends and family. The more bidders we attract, the greater the auction's success!

Don't hesitate to contact me, Elaine Kearney, or Michele Dahlberg (all cc'd above) if you have ANY questions.

Thanks for your help as we all work to support New Tech students and staff!

Best regards,

Thank You to our Donors!

A big thank you to all of our families who have donated towards Family Giving this year as of Thursday, October 16th, 2014! We are at 15% participation and are aiming for 100%! Donate today by clicking here.

Salvador Almanza
Sergio & Lucia Arteaga
Alexander Astafyev Astafyev
Amy Berilla
Jim & Terra Borges
Rob & Chris Bosworth
Christopher & Hilary Bosworth
Noe & Tania Briseno
Carollee Cattolioca-Tittle
Theresa Comstock
Suzanne de Wit
Carolyn DeFur
George & Rian Dom
Geoffrey & Cherie DuBois
Alex & Rosario Fernandez
Rocelia Gamboa
Francisco & Martha Garcia
Laura Gazi
Darlene Geraldson
Jorge & Diana Gonzalez
Manuel Gonzalez
Louis & Lisa Gottfried
Carol Hall
Mona Lea & Steven Harrington
Ren & Marilyn Harris
Bettiet Hayes
David & Elaine Kearney
Dean & Wendy LaBerge
John & Betty Mahaffey
Suzanne Meigs
Eric & Annie Mercier
Stefano & Valentina Migotto
Michael & Guille Miller
Robert & Wendi Moore
Steve & Ana Morgan
Aurora Navarro
Julie Neely Callanan
Anthony & Stephanie Nichols
Scott Olson
Jose & Oralia Perez
Mark & Elizabeth Potter
Sarah Pritchard
Luis & Ana Rangel
Tracy Reeves
Deborah Rhoads
Kevin Roberts
Michael & Wendy Rupprecht
Brett Self
Michael & Samantha Smith
James & Cara Stonecipher
Andrew & Jeanne Szmidt
Frances & Lawrence Turner
David & Maria Velasco
George von Klan
Vanessa Waddy
Michael & Amy Walcker
Vince & Julie Waters
Beth Wert
Gary & Denise Wilbanks
Kimberly Yates
Zamira Yernajarova
Midoriya Hills Winery

Leadership Speakers Bureau

Do you have experience in a position of leadership? Do you have a unique perspective on the subject of leadership you think could be valuable to students? I am develop a speakers bureau for our Student Leadership class whereby you may be invited to give a brief presentation and engage them in a Q & A on some upcoming Monday during 7th period (2:10-3:00pm). Interested parents, please complete this brief survey. Thanks!

Fall Late Start Classes

There are still some classes left that students can sign up for that will be starting on October 20 including Vineyard Pruning and Desktop Publishing. See the flyer bellow for more information:
Late Start NVC Classes

Scheduled College Visits

Here is a list of upcoming college visits for this month. The visitors will be in the Cyber Cafe in front of Political Studies.


The Minerva Institute for Research and ScholarshipWill HoughtelingTue October 21, 201412:40 PM

Napa Valley CollegeJulio CazaresTue October 28, 20149:00 AM
Academy of Art UniversitySarah Schiff Outreach RepresentativeWed December 3, 201412:40 PM

Naviance Parent Workshops with NCOE

"NCOE has two parent workshops coming up to support your students use of the Naviance tool.  Naviance is the college and career readiness program we are using to help facilitate the college search process and even applying to schools is done through Naviance!  The English workshop will take place on October 29th at 6:00 pm at NCOE and the Spanish workshop will take place on November 12th at 6:00 pm at Puertas Abiertas.  Please see the flyers attached below."