Principal: Riley Johnson - rjohnson@nvusd.org
Assistant Principal: Susan Miller- susan_miller@nvusd.org
Academic Specialist: Anne Vallerga - avallerga@nvusd.org


Parent Club Leaders:
Susan Bouwer, President - penguinprez@gmail.com (707) 266-6054
Amy Walcker, Vice President: amy.walcker@gmail.com (707) 260-9630
Peter Mylnar, Treasurer: pwmp2@att.net (707) 846-6038
Liz Morrison: meg465keira@sbcglobal.net (707) 258-9305


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Website Calendar!

We are excited to announce we have launched a new, easier to follow format for our website events.  This calendar feature will allow you to stay in the know with what is happening here at NTHS!

See the new calendar here: http://newtechhigh.org/events/





New Tech Gear for Sale

Come in to the New Tech office to purchase your gear for yourself and your students!  T-shirts are $10 and come in S, M, L, and XL.  We also have lanyards and sunglasses for sale for $5.  Get them before they sell out!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Super Saturday Academy

New Tech High is continuing to support students in recouping attendance through Super Saturday Academy.  Students can come to school from 8:15 am to 12:15 pm to collaborate, work on projects, or get extra help!  Our next Super Saturday Academy is this Saturday, February 6th!  See you there!


Napa Valley Education Exchange - Change in Student Schedule

Attention all parents.  The Napa Valley Education Exchange is an innovative education conference that will be held at New Tech High this year.  Education leaders from all over the country will convene on Napa Valley to learn about transforming education.  New Tech High students Noah Smith, Manon Murphy, and Olivia Neely are playing a crucial role in planning the event.

As well as this, because of the conference, there is an adjustment to our schedule.  FRIDAY, MARCH 18th will be a non-student day for New Tech High.  This is the Friday before Spring break begins.  Thank you for your understanding and support with this event taking place.

SAT Prep for Juniors

In partnership with SurferMath and with the support of FONT and the Family Giving efforts, we are able to provide this opportunity at a reduced cost. Normal SAT Prep courses cost $525 and we are able to offer the course to upto 60 Juniors at the cost of $235. There is additional scholarship opportunities available for families. We will offer three workshops with the first one starting here in late January.

Our focus is to start with the Class of 2017 (Juniors), but spots are available to the Class of 2018 (Sophomores) that want a head start. Please see the flyer below for more info! The first workshop starts on January 26th and spots are filling up fast!

Penguin Parent News

Dear New Tech Penguin Parents!

Our Penguin Parent Club is having difficulty this year finding parents willing to help with events, fundraising, and specifically, leading other parents.   Will you please consider donating some of your valuable free time to help us raise money for your child's school?  Please e-mail me at penguinprez@gmail.com if you are willing to help or if you feel you have signed up for something and not been contacted about it yet.

La Strada Dell'Arte Vounteer Sign ups!  It's time to start organizing La Strada Dell'Arte, our fabulous street art festival.  Please use this link to access our sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OgsEsNGVXc_uNA0A2oe2yCEiWCW8JgVRt0q-eIJcs-k/viewform?usp=send_form
We need many parents to work together to make this fundraiser a success.  Please Consider taking a coordinating role.  We have been doing this event for long time, and all you will need to do is follow directions! 

Calling all golfers! Our annual golf Tournament, The Spring Swing, is scheduled for March 5 at the Vinters' Golf Club in Yountville!  Entry into the tournament is $125 per person or $500 for a team of 4.  Early Bird Registration is available until January 30th for $450 per team.  Call your friends and join us on the links for a fun day golfing to benefit the students and teachers of New Tech! E-mail nthsgolf@gmail.com with your name and intention to play by January 30th to take advantage of the Early Bird registration or to volunteer to help out at the tournament!

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to help our school in the fall!  Specifically: Thank you Carol Hall, who cleaned out and organized P7, our school storage room (We are not worthy).  Thank you Stephani Stephenson, who coordinated the All-School Holiday Pot Luck.  Thank You Wendi Moore for coordinating panelists for classrooms.  Thank you Gloria Vega and Lety Vasquez for all of your work on the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in October! Thank you Carolyn DeFur for stepping in to help out wherever its needed and at the drop of a hat! And thank you to everyone who stepped in to help out when your PPC President was overwhelmed with her first semester of Graduate School! 

Thank you all for your time,
Susan Bouwer
PPC President
707-266-6054


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Get Your Yearbook Now!


Hello!

This year, New Technology High School is providing a TreeRing yearbook! Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing: 
* Custom Yearbooks:  Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos.
* Green Yearbooks:  TreeRing plants a tree in our school's name when you purchase a book and prints on recycled paper.
* Beautiful Yearbooks:  All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.

We are working to make sure that every student gets in the yearbook and contributes in some way, with photos or artwork, etc.  Students who are in 9-11 grade are going to want their own copies, as well as the seniors!

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR New Technology High School YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE:


A few important facts:
* Your personalized yearbook only costs $37.21.  We will be offering scholarships to those in financial need later in the spring.
* You'll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 20.  
* Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don't customize you'll receive a standard yearbook.


Get started by clicking on this link:



P.S. If you need help, please contact support@treering.com

--
Lisa Gottfried
Teacher, Digital/Interactive Media and Video Production
New Technology High School

707-259-8557 

Student Art Display

We are excited to announce that NTHS student art will be on display in the south display cases at NVUSD district offices for the month of February.  Please take a moment to head over to the district offices to check it out!


Monday, January 18, 2016

Message from the Principal

Can you believe we are already a week in to the new semester?!  We started off the new year with a bang!  Students participated in a 2-day cross-grade collaborative effort in the Future Thinking Challenge.  Using design thinking, students brainstormed potential ideas to take New Tech High into the future.  Students thought of innovative new course offerings, developed ways to better use our learning spaces, and created ways to increase school spirit.  What an amazing two days of New Tech culture!

In the upcoming weeks, we have some exciting events happening around the New Tech High campus.  Some are highlighted below:

  • Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 pm - PSAT Info Night (10th & 11th graders)
  • Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm - Penguin Parent Club Meeting
  • Sat/Sun, January 23/24 - Google Summit (outside event)
  • Saturday, January 30 - Super Saturday Academy
  • Friday, February 5, 7:30 pm - New Tech High Dance
Thank you again for everything you do to support our students here at New Tech High.  We are proud of the work we are doing together as a community to take NTHS into the future of education!

Principal Johnson

FONT Family Giving Campaign

The Friends of New Tech (FONT) thank all of the families that have contributed to the New Tech High Family Giving campaign so far this year.  It is asked that all families contribute $1,000 per student or to the best of their ability.  This contribution helps maintain New Tech High's edge as a leading innovator in local and national education.  It supports new immersive technologies for students, professional development for staff, college and career readiness efforts, and field trips for students.  You can support Family Giving at: http://newtechhigh.org/donate/ or stop in to the office and pay with credit card!  Thank you for everything you do to support the students at New Tech High.

SAT Prep Course for Juniors

In partnership with SurferMath and with the support of FONT and the Family Giving efforts, we are able to provide this opportunity at a reduced cost. Normal SAT Prep courses cost $525 and we are able to offer the course to upto 60 Juniors at the cost of $235. There is additional scholarship opportunities available for families. We will offer three workshops with the first one starting here in late January.

Our focus is to start with the Class of 2017 (Juniors), but spots are available to the Class of 2018 (Sophomores) that want a head start. Please see the flyer below for more info! The first workshop starts on January 26th and spots are filling up fast!



College Classes Are Beginning

Many NVC classes start today!  As a reminder, it is important that students take these courses very serious, are timely, and diligent in completing their coursework. All students need to complete at least 12 college units to be eligible for graduation.  Below you will find the list of courses here at New Tech High. We have two new late start classes (American Minds 2 and Intro to Philosophy) on the schedule. It is important that every class on our campus is full, as it will help us ensure we can expand our on campus offerings in the future!

New Echo is Here!

We are excited that we have officially launched the new version of Echo, our learning management system.  Students were trained on how to use the new platform last week, and have started using it in their classes.  New Tech High is one of only a dozen schools that are participating in the pilot of the new platform.  During this time, parent accounts are not yet available.  We encourage you to have your student show you what their classes look like.  You can have them access Echo at: http://newtechhigh.echo-ntn.org/.

New TV in the Office

We are excited to continue to expand the way we can communicate and share the amazing things happening here at New Tech High.  As part of our branding campaign, please stop into the office to see the new TV.  We will advertise upcoming events, share important information, and highlight student's work in projects.

Penguin Parent Club - January Meeting

The next Penguin Parent Club meeting is this Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Alumni on Campus Day

Thank you to all of the alumni that were able to make it to Alumni on Campus Day.  Alumni were able to connect with one another, see the campus, and talk with students about their experiences after leaving New Tech High.  We are continuing to expand our alumni network are looking forward to what the future holds.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Message from the Principal

We have made it to the end of the semester!  What an amazing journey the first 18 weeks have been.  We have an exciting last week.  Here are some key things to make note of:

  1. Friday, 12/18, is a minimum day with student dismissal at 12:02 pm.
  2. Seniors, the NTHS Community Scholarship application is due on 12/17 at 4 pm.  Cap and gown orders must be completed by 12/18.
  3. We will be switching to a new Echo platform in January.  Students will be trained on January 11th and 12th.  We will have parent trainings in late January or early February.
Projects are coming to a close this week.  Please ask your students what they are learning and support them as they wrap up the semester.  Happy Holidays!

Principal Johnson

Holiday Minimum Day, 12/18

SAT/ACT Prep Courses for Juniors

The Class of 2017 will be offered the opportunity to take SAT/ACT prep courses through SurferMath at a discounted price in the Spring.  Due to the generous support of FONT and the Family Giving program, we will be able to change the way our Juniors get prepared for this rigorous college preparation exam.  There will be 3 different sessions, with the first one starting in late January.  Information will be sent home this week with students, as well as through a Connect message home.

NVC Business Plan Finalist

Congratulations to Joseph Williams, Seth Nichols, and Carson Kerins, for finishing 3rd and 4th respectively in the Napa Valley College Business Plan competition.  Their business plans were so good, the college invited them to participate in the COLLEGE division!  Congrats!