New Tech News

October 7th, 2018

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Dates To Know


  • October 8th: No School

  • October 10th: PSAT for 10th and 11th grades school starts at 8:50am, please be early so you are not late for testing!!

  • October 16th: Senior presentation from Jostens @10:45am (graduation announcement orders/ cap and gown)

  • October 19th: Picture Makeup Day

  • October 25th: Punkin Chunkin/ Fall Festival (5pm-7pm) and Haunted House- (7pm-9pm)

Senior Event Dates

While we are still finalizing the senior trip, the following are the dates for other senior events that we wanted to make sure seniors and their parents got on their calendars.

  • Prom - May 4th , 2019 at the Senior Center, Coppell TX
  • Senior Awards Dinner - May 15th, 2019, Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine TX
  • Graduation- May 24th, 2019 at 3:00pm at Irving Bible church
  • Project Graduation - May 24th at 10pm to May 25th at 7am

PSAT information (from the separate email sent last week)

Dear NTH@C Parents and Learners:

The PSAT will be given at NTH@C next Wednesday, October 11th. All 10th and 11th graders need to be in their testing rooms by 8:50. Also, testers are permitted to use a calculator on one of the math sections and you are advised to bring your own. Please see link to PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for list of approved calculators. If testers do not have a calculator, one will be provided.

Testers are encouraged to bring a healthy, hearty snack for their break time between sessions. Also, 10th and 11th grade testers will need to bring a sack lunch that day. Any learners who do not bring their own lunch will be provided a sack lunch by the cafeteria.

Rookies and Seniors will be at school at their usual times on this day as well with other planned activities. Please see the attachment for information for all groups.

Seen at New Tech

Haunted House Volunteering Opportunity for Learners

This is the volunteer sign up form for anyone who wants to help with Haunted House on Thursday, October 25th. Volunteering includes: set up, acting, makeup, takedown, and ushering. Times are included in the form.

SIGN UP HERE

ASVAB Offered on October 24th

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors,


CISD will be offering you the opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) free of charge on October 24th at 9am. The test will be conducted during the school day. Please complete the survey HERE to let us know whether or not you are interested in participating in this testing.


For more information on the ASVAB please go HERE.


Thank you,


Kennington

Senior College Application and FAFSA Info

Class of 2019,


College application season is underway. Below is some information to help make this process a little less overwhelming. Please read through the information and attached links to help with any questions that you may have. ***Save this e-mail for future reference***


Important Links and Information:

  • Pay attention to deadlines
  • New Tech College Admissions - Important steps and links related to college applications
  • Naviance - Use Naviance for college searches, transcript requests, letter of recommendation requests and more.
  • Post-High School Handbook - Contains information about college, ACT/SAT, scholarships, careers, and much more.
  • If a school accepts Common Application, then use the Common Application and link Common Application with Naviance (see instructions below)
  • Quick Reference Guide for LORs
  • Please update Naviance as you submit applications and receive decisions. This really helps with data moving forward.

FAFSA, Financial Aid & Scholarships:

  • Go HERE for information
  • FAFSA OPENS TODAY!!!. Complete this as soon as possible for better chances of receiving money for college. FAFSA.gov

Requesting Transcripts:

  • Log in to Naviance and click on "Colleges"
    • If you have trouble logging in, then send me an e-mail to reset your password
  • Go to "Colleges I am Applying To" and add any colleges that you intend to apply to here
  • Once your colleges are added select "request transcripts" and make request for all schools to which you are applying

Requesting Letters of Recommendation:

  • Make sure that you ask facilitators in person BEFORE following the steps below
  • Log in to Naviance and click on "Colleges"
    • If you have trouble logging in, then send me an e-mail to reset your password
  • Go to "Colleges I am Applying To" and add any colleges that you intend to apply to here
  • At bottom of this page you will see the letter of recommendation section. Click on link and follow instructions

Linking Family Connection and Common Application:

Follow the steps below to match your Common App and Family Connection accounts:

  1. On Common App:
    • Register for an account
    • Click the My Colleges tab and add at least one college
    • Sign the FERPA Release Authorization
    • Click the Common App tab and enter your high school information in the Education section
  2. On Family Connection:
    • Click the Colleges tab
    • Click Colleges I'm Applying To
    • Enter your Common App username into the Common App Account Matching screen

College Super Match:

  • Log in to Naviance and click on "Colleges"
    • If you have trouble logging in, then send me an e-mail to reset your password
  • Click on "Super Match" under the College Research Section
  • Complete as much or little information as you choose to receive college matches
  • This is a great tool to help you find or narrow down your school choices


Please reach out to me if you have any questions as you are moving through this process.


Thank you,


Kennington

Looking for Job Shadowing and Internship Hosts

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 shadowingprofessionals 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, business/finance and psychology. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.

Norrie Brassfield

Instructional Coach

New Tech High@Coppell

nbrassfield@coppellisd.com

214-496-5982

Lost your photo ID?


Students who have lost their ID cards can go to our website legacystudios.com at the top of the paige says ID cards they can choose that option and order an ID, it will ship to their home for $5.00.

Holiday Food

During the holiday season, the following programs are available to families who might have a need:

v The Lion’s Club sponsors a Christmas food basket delivered to families as well as the Toys for Tots toy drive.

v Make A Child Smile, sponsored by the City of Coppell, provides a toy and an article of clothing to children in need. This program is intended solely for children enrolled in CISD and residing within the city limits of Coppell. Apply by October 28th, 2018.

Please contact school nurse Cheryl Faulkner at 214-496-5914 or cfaulkner@coppellisd.com for further information or to apply.

Updated Shuttle Schedule

Please click here for the updated shuttle schedule

Please click the link below for information about parent ECHO (contains our grading system) information

PTSO Membership Has a New Site!!!

PTSO is moving to a new site called Membership Toolkit? Here is the link to the site that explains what to do. While at this site you will be able to register, pay for PTO Membership, Write a Check and preorder spirit wear (spirit wear is still in process of design, but will be coming soon!!).

Coppell Gifted Association Creative Writing Competition

Our 11th Annual Creative Writing Competition is now open for entries! Competition is open to all writers in the 4th-12th grades (Non-Coppell ISD students must be a CGA member to enter). Deadline for entries is December 7, 2018 at midnight, and entries must be in either our Story or Poetry categories.

For all details, rules and link for entries, please visit: www.coppellgifted.org/competitions.


Our judges are looking forward to reading all of the entries! If you have any questions about the competition, please e-mail competition@coppellgifted.org.

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