New Tech News
September 22nd, 2019
Dates To Know
September 27th: New Tech Olympics (during the school day)
- October 9th: Seniors only, cap/gown/announcement meeting at 10:30am-11:00am
- October 9th: Our first Honor Roll Renaissance Lunch will be between 12:00pm and 1:00pm
October 11: No school/ professional learning day
October 14th: No school/ staff holiday
October 15th: Senior cap/gown/announcement orders from 12:00pm to 5:30pm
October 16th: PSAT (all 10th and 11th graders will take the test)
October 23rd: Homecoming Parade
October 25th: Homecoming
October 29th: Punkin Chunkin/ Fall Festival/ Haunted House
Olympics This Friday!!
Seen at New Tech
Please remember that you must fill out the district background check in advance to help!!!! Networking Olympics is the first big bonding day on campus for our Network Teams. It's like a field day but way more fun and with some indoor activities!
Planners, Stickers, Washi Tape, Etc.
I am looking for a few donations of items to our Friday Planners sessions. We have several learners who are using paper planners this year and we have had requests for more supplies! If you are like me and buy WAY more of these items than you need for yourself and would be willing to donate sticker books, washi tape, sticker pages, etc. Please send all items to the front office for Ms. Batik. Thank you!
Graduation 2019 Video
Senior Ads in the Yearbook
Hello Senior Class and Senior Parents -
Now’s your chance to purchase your senior ad!
A quarter page ad is $80, a half page is $160, and a full page is $300.
Here is the form to reserve your spot:
All money for Senior Ads is due before Winter Break (December 20th)! You can send cash or a check to school with your learner or payment can be accepted in the front office.
We utilize a lot of parents each year to evaluate projects, work events, or come in as guest speakers. Please make sure you take the time to fill out this form so that we can use you as needed this year!
AP Exam Ordering ****New Process For This Year****
In person collection dates are:
October 28th- 31st
Online payment goes live September 3rd-October 31st.
Schoolpay will be available starting in September for payments and will stay open through October 31st. https://www.schoolpay.com/login/
College Board has changed the way that learners register for AP exams this year and we want to make that process as painless as we can for you.
The first thing to note is that College Board has created online resources for learners to access materials that enhance their work in classes. All AP facilitators will be sharing join codes with their learners this week to help them get set up in that system. Before learners are able to join classes though, they will need to sign up for or remember their myap college board account. Information on how to access or set up their accounts is available here.
When learners join with the class codes online, they will need to select whether they intend to take the test. Learners are able to change their minds on that question, but this will give us a good head count of who is actually planning on taking the AP exam.
Registering and Paying For Exams
Regular registration ends on October 31st. The fee to take the test is $94 and can be paid online using SchoolPay or in person on designated dates (Dates will be posted at the beginning of September and will include some dates in September and October). We can not separate the fee into different payments and will need to collect the entire fee for each exam at one time. If you need assistance with payment for financial reasons, please let us know. Please understand we will not be able to give refunds after October 31st. Learners who register for exams after October 31st will have to pay an additional $40 for registration and must do so by March 4th. I know that is a steep late fee but that is what College Board assesses us for a late fee.
Job Shadow and Internship Hosts Needed
Dear New Tech Parents,
We are looking for help in providing job shadowing experiences for our junior and senior learners. As part of our graduation requirements learners participate in career exploration by shadowing professionals in an occupation of their choice. Learners and their families are primarily responsible for finding these opportunities but several have requested help in this process.
If you, or someone you know, would be willing to host a learner for 10 to 15 hours at your place of business, please let me know! We have students interested in a variety of careers, so any occupation could be a possibility for a valuable experience for a learner. In particular, we have a large number of learners who want to shadow in the areas of programming or game design, engineering, medicine, law, graphic design, marketing, business/finance and psychology. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.
New Tech High@Coppell
Future Testing Accommodation Information
NTH@C College Board and ACT Testing Accommodations
Application Process and Forms
A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, and AP exams) and the ACT. The school does not automatically apply for students to receive accommodations, but will assist families once the request is made to begin the process of applying for accommodations if their child is eligible for Section 504 or SPED. Parents should initiate the process by visiting our information page located on the New Tech High Website, under Announcements:
If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact Ms. Shaikh, Assistant Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.