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:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

This is a busy time, as 2014 and the first semester roll to a close.  Please read below for interesting New Tech High news!

Friday, December 5th:  It's time for the annual Winter Formal, from 7 – 11 pm.  This year the event will be held at the Wine Train Commissaryoverlooking the Napa River.  Should be a great time for all!

Saturday, December 6th:  This is our last Super Saturday Academy of the Fall Semester.  Encourage your students to come, so they can prepare for the assignments due the last week of school.

Friday, December 12th
·      Last School Day for Fall Semester 2014
·      Annual No Talent Talent Show from 10:15 – 11:40 am.  Please come see the talent at New Tech!
·      All school potluck feast.  Students have been assigned, by Advisory Class, categories of food to bring to share.  The Penguin Parent Club will be providing the decorations, plates/forks/napkins and drinks.  Thank you to PPC!

Fall Semester Grades are due to our Registrar Wednesday, December 17th and you should receive the Fall Semester mail out which will include your student's transcript and other school news.

As many of you may be aware, we have three expectant moms on our staff.  Our counselor, Mrs. Martinez left for maternity leave November 17th, Mrs. Winegarner will start her maternity leave beginning December 12th , and finally Mrs. Wolf will begin her maternity leave on February 23rd.  I am working with the District to insure that we have qualified substitutes during the maternity leave times.

As this semester comes to a close, I would like to thank the entire New Technology High community for your support and kindness during this time of change.  Despite the changes, New Tech High has continued to thrive.  We have been selected as a National Demonstration Site for the New Tech Network and as a national filming site for instructional videos.  We are honored and proud to be among the few sites in the nation to have these accomplishments on our school resume.

Have a great winter break.

As always, it is a great day to be an Penguin.

Kathy Summers
Interim Principal

Panelists Needed

As the semester comes to a close we aren't slowing down! We still have a lot of events that we need panelists for and we'd like our New Tech parents to participate. We have a wide variety of topics to cover like a debate over fracking on the 5th, to immigration presentations on the 9th and 10th and Spanish poetry slams on the 10th! (We'd prefer bilingual parents for the spanish presentations) If you are interested contact Carolyn Defur at 

La escuela necesita padres que hablen español para las presentaciones en las clases de español. SI usted quiere acumular horas de voluntario esta es una forma muy facil. Si tiene preguntas o se quiere registrar mande un correo electronico a Carolyn Defur a

La Strada dell' Arte Street Art Festival Volunteers Needed!

Parent and community volunteers are needed for the site planning committee of New Tech's most popular community event: La Strada dell' Arte! Your help is needed to bring this lively and colorful production to life by May 2, 2015.

Calling all safety-conscious volunteers willing to swing hammers, secure electrical cords, and negotiate the placement of everything from tents to luxury outhouses.

If site planning isn't your gig, many other volunteer positions are still available! Contact Amy Walcker for more details at

Host An Exchange Student in the Spring!

New Tech Families,

Are you interested in possibly hosting an exchange student for the Spring semester?! We have one male student and one female student in need of a host family for the Spring.  If you are interested or know a family that might be interested, please have them contact Riley Johnson at  Thank you!

Spring NVC Registration

These are the classes we have on our campus for spring, you can sign up at the college beginning on January 6th and the classes start on Wednesday, January 21st. In order to get into the class you want you need to sign up on the first day so you can get a seat as college students can sign up too and they can sign up now! You can also sign up for classes on the college campus as long as they are not held during your high school daily schedule.

You must fill out a High School Permit to Attend form to sign up for classes each semester. Be sure to get your form filled out before you leave for winter break as it needs to be signed by Ms.Summers before you take it to the Admissions Office at NVC. You will need to have 12 units completed for your graduation requirements. You can start taking college classes when you are in 10th grade.

ADMJ-121: Intro to Criminal Law - Monday 3:30-4:45pm Miraglia room 5
BUSI 143: Entrepreneurial Business Plan - Monday 3:15-4:20pm Monahan room 3       
CFS 120: Child Development - Tuesday 3:30-6:20 pm Chiabotti room 4
CISA 101: Computer Info Systems - Tuesday 3:30-4:45 pm Klemz room 13
DART 130: Intro to Digital Imaging - Tues/Thurs 3:15-5:30 pm Stalker room 14
HUMA101: American Mind 2 - Tuesday 3:30-6:20pm Wood room 6 
HUMA113: Chicano Studies - Wednesday 3:15-6:00pm Hagedorn room 3
MATH 108: Trigonometry - Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:45 pm Harrow room P3

Here is a link to the college schedule of classes and I am attaching an electronic copy of the form for you as well:

2014 Magnum Cum Laude Wine Auction Results

We are pleased to report the Magnum Cum Laude Wine Auction raised over $20,000. Final accounting is still in progress -- we anticipate the net revenue to be over $18,500! 

THANKS to all the wineries and New Tech families & friends who supported the auction with donations and bids!  

The money raised will go to support The Hub, classroom supplies, field trips, and other activities that make New Tech special. 

We are grateful to the hard-working team of VOLUNTEERS who devoted many hours over the last four months to ensure the auction was a success:

Elaine Kearney
Eric Mercier
Jim Gordon
Dave Kearney
Carolyn DeFur
Jim Tubridy
Frank Gullum
Riley Johnson
Pam Tuthill
Annie Mercier
Lesley Walder
Eric Dahlberg
Garrett Murphy

Join the Magnum Cum Laude Team; join the fun. If you are interested in volunteering for next year's auction -- planning will start soon after the new year -- please contact us at Help us support New Tech students and staff!

George Dom, Co-Chair
Michele Dahlberg, Co-Chair 

American Studies Presents Macbeth next Tues/Wed at 7:00pm

American Studies Presents:

Macbeth by Shakespeare

Performed in the Cyber Cafe at New Technology High School. It will be held December 9 and 10 @ 7:00 pm. It's free so we hope to see you there.

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.