Weekly Update

NPHS Student Newsletter 2/26

Hello, Panthers!

New in this week's Student Newsletter:


  • Virtual Rally + Spirit Week!
  • Black History Month
  • Talent Show Applications
  • SDAC Applications
  • Ambassadors Applications
  • Habitat for Humanity School Supply Drive (3/1-3/12)
  • Soup Kitchen Club Clothing Drive (2/11-3/4)
  • 5-Star information (how to win an Apple Watch!)
  • This Week's Schedule


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns you can email ASG (nphsasg@learn.conejousd.net) or DM us on Instagram @newburyparkpanthers

ASG: Social Medias

Stay up to date with the happenings at NP with the NPHS Instagram: @newburyparkpanthers. ASG has been working hard to curate numerous ways to allow students to stay engaged this year. Be sure to keep up on the ASG Instagram for the Staff Member of the Week, as well as the opportunity to vote on which teacher should be nominated. You can also find a variety of activities to participate in, ranging from trivia to submitting pictures for photo contests. There are also many opportunities to win prizes and earn 5Star Points. You can also follow us on Twitter: @nphspanthers.

Virtual Rally + Spirit Week (3/8-3/12)

Be sure to tune into the Virtual Rally hosted by ASG on Friday, March 12 @ 10:45am during the break between cohorts. Check learn account emails for information on how to enter the tik tok dance challenge for the rally. You will be dancing against peers and Mr. Lepire; the winner will get a prize!


Spirit Week:

Monday: PJ day

Tuesday: Jersey Day

Wednesday: Throwback picture of your sport or hobby

Thursday: Favorite Quarantine/Zoom outfit

Friday: Black and Gold

Black History Month

This month we are recognizing the importance of Black History month, which takes place throughout the entire month of February. What is Black History Month? Well, it is a month dedicated to the remembrance and education of important black figures and events throughout history. Chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALAH), the theme of Black History Month for 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”. Institutions such as the ASALAH and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture are offering online interactive activities for those at home. For more information, click here.


Here at NPHS, we want to ensure that every student has the opportunity to be included, and to educate themselves about important topics such as these. Throughout the month, the @newburyparkpanthers Instagram will feature posts about important black people and describe their contribution to history.


We hope everyone takes this time to reflect on the importance of the black community and celebrate diversity on our campus.


Check out some of our recent Instagram posts below.

Talent Show Auditions

ASG is working to put on our annual talent show despite the challenges we are currently facing. So, this year will be our first ever Virtual Talent Show.


Talent Show auditions are due Friday, February 26th at 11:59. The audition form can be found below.

Talent Show Auditions


We are also looking for people interested in hosting the event. MC applications are due on March 1st. These applications can be found below.

MC Applications

Student District Advisory Committee Applications for 2021-2022 School Year

NPHS is looking for current 9th-11th graders at NPHS interested in being a representative for SDAC (Student District Advisory Committee) during the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are a student who knows a lot about NPHS, wants to know more, someone who wants to share their ideas, has good communication skills, and are looking to better our school, our district, and our community, please complete the application by March 1st. Interviews will be conducted in March with those who have completed the application, and selections will be made after that process. Any students with questions can contact Mr. Lepire (slepire@conejousd.org) or Mrs. Carly Adams (cadams@conejousd.org).


SDAC Application

NPHS Ambassadors Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year

The purpose of the NPHS Ambassadors is to represent the best of Newbury Park High School and to enhance the positive relationship between NPHS and its stakeholders. Duties such as welcoming the public to campus, assisting students and staff, and assuming the role of a representative of NPHS carry with it an awesome responsibility. Ambassadors are chosen based on good character, fine academic performance, and of course, enthusiasm and love for their alma mater. So, we are on the lookout for some wonderful Panthers to show their pride as Ambassadors. We want those who know this school, want to learn more about it, and are able to share and communicate with others all the NPHS has to offer. Please complete the application if you are one of those awesome NPHS students. Applications are due by Friday, March 26, 2021.


NPHS Ambassadors Application

2020-2021 Yearbooks

Have you bought your NPHS 2020-2021 yearbook yet? If not, now is the time to do so!


Although we have had a very different school year, we have managed to take and collect some amazing photos of our Panther students. We also have cool features on a variety of topics, highlighting unique experiences our students have had this year.


Since music is always available and something everyone can connect to in some way, even in a pandemic, we have made that the theme of our book. Purchase a yearbook and you too will have access to the Newbury Park 2020-2021 “Quarantunes” playlist.


The deadline to preorder your 2020-2021 NPHS Yearbook is MARCH 1st! Don’t miss out - click HERE to guarantee your copy!

Habitat For Humanity - School Supply Drive

he the Habitat for Humanity club is hosting a COVID 19 school supply donation drive for Banyan Elementary School from March 1st to March 12th. Bring your donations to the Habitat box in front of the office. All school and COVID 19 supplies will be accepted as long as they are new (sanitizing wipes and dry erase markers were specifically requested). You can also donate money (cash only) for the club to buy new supplies with.

Soup Kitchen Club - Clothing Drive

Soup Kitchen Club is holding a clothing donation drive to donate to a nearby shelter in need. New or gently used items such as clothing, household items, jewelry, toys and books can be brought to the front office for donation from 2/11 to 3/4, 8am - 3pm.

NPHS Clubs and Interest Groups

Even while remote, there are still many ways to get involved and connect with your peers and the community. NPHS has numerous student-led clubs that you can join to meet and hang out (virtually for now) with people who share similar interests. Below are just a few of the many clubs and interest groups you can join. Click HERE to access the full list of Clubs and Interest Groups and all the info you may need about Clubs & Interest Groups!

Periods with Pride

Periods with Pride is working with a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and raising money for menstrual products for individuals in our community who cannot afford them. Their goal is to educate more people and normalize periods.

If you are interested in joining, check out their Instagram @periodswithpridenphs You can also join their remind by texting @periodsw to 81010

Cancer Awareness Club

The Newbury Park Cancer Awareness Club seeks to raise funds to support cancer services and encourage research developments. As a club, we also engage in learning about cancer-related issues and partaking in fun activities. We welcome new members to join any time in our fight against cancer!

To join, text @nphscac to 81010. You can also follow us

@nphs.cancer.awareness.club on Instagram!

Visit their website HERE

Knitting is Giving

Knitting is Giving is a club based around knitting hats for kids with cancer. Throughout the year, they accumulate a ton of hats to donate to the American Cancer Society. All supplies are provided to those interesting in contributing!

You can join their remind by texting @nphskig to 81010, or you can join their Instagram, @knittingisgiving

Latinos Unidos

Latino Unidos is a space where students with a cultural background can come together to appreciate where they are from and share or relate with other students. It is also a place that encourages first-generation students to push forward and motivate them to get involved. Whether it is in school, volunteering, and especially attending college.

If you would like to join Latino Unidos, text @28d936 to 81010, and follow them on Instagram @nplatinounidos

Interact Club

Interact club is a service-based club affiliated with the Rotary Club, an international non-profit. Interact club carries out numerous service projects including Caroling for Cans, Dance for Hope, and K9s for Warriors.

If you are interesting in this club, join their remind by texting @INTERA20 to 81010. You can also follow them on Instagram @nphs_interact

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that helps families build and improve places they call home. In this club, they plan out fun service projects and other activities that are done throughout the school year to raise money for this organization. Joining this club will open up a ton of new opportunities to get involved in our community!

If you are interested in joining, you can follow Habitat for Humanity on Instagram, @habitatforhumaitynphs and join their remind by texting @8hg2ca to 81010

Science Olympiad

Science Olympia is a competitive team tournament where students compete in a variety of science topics ranging from anatomy to circuit building.

You can join the Science Olympiad remind by texting @npscio to 81010 and you can follow them on Instagram @np_scioly

Teen Angels

Teen Angles is a club designed around helping children, teens, and families at Casa Pacifica. The host drives and collections for materials and supplies needed within the organization.

If you are interested in joining Teen Angels, you can join their remind by texting @TEENANGELS to 81010. You can also follow them on Instagram, @npteenangels

GSA

GSA is a club that focuses on the LGBTQ+ community and strives to provide a safe space for everybody while also talking about the communities and ways to help out.

You can find GSA on Instagram, @nphs_gsa_club and you can join their remind by texting @npgsa20 to 81010

CASC

CASC is aa exceptional club that aims to promote the development of diverse, ethical, and sensitive student leaders and to act as an avenue for youth expression and advocacy within the educational system. They work to promote educational equity and emphasizing the strength of student voices. They achieve these goals through engaging leadership curriculum and the use of student advisory boards to expose pressing issues within the education system to school and district administrators.

You can join their remind by texting @cascnphs to 81010 and you can find them on Instagram @cascnphs

Wings to Grow

Wings to Grow is a club dedicated to supporting foster kids. They host fundraisers and events for the kids and help the bond and feel included in the community.

If you are interested in Joining Wings to Grow, text @wingstog to 81010. For more information, visit and follow them on Instagram @wingstogrow

Girl Up

Girl Up is an initiative of UN Foundation that aims to platform the voices of adolescents around the world for gender equity. They meet every Monday at 10:45

If you are interested in joining Girl Up, text @805girlup to 81010. For more information, visit and follow them on Instagram @nphsgirlup

Random Acts of Kindness

The Random Acts of Kindness Club is dedicated to making our community a better place by spreading kindness and positivity. In this club, we focus on finding ways to bring joy to everyone through kindness with fun and engaging activities that encourage the development of positivity, happiness, and benevolence.

For more information, follow them on Instagram @nphsbekind and don’t hesitate to ask questions! You can also join their remind by texting @bekindnphs to 81010

Future Health Leaders of America

FHLA is a club designed around allowing members to explore the various aspects of science and medicine. Their meetings are every other Thursday and consist of games, presentations, guest speakers, and more!

If you are interested in joining FHLA, text @fhla2 to 81010. You can also follow them on Instagram @nphs.fhla for more information

Key Club

Here at Key Club, we hold weekly meetings and provide members with meaningful service opportunities. There are also numerous chances to meet and interact with individuals across their division which consists of 8 other High Schools.

If you are interested in joining Key Club, text @npkeyjoin to 81010, you can also find their website in their Instagram bio @npkeyclub

Science Club

The Science Club is the perfect club for you if you are interested in science. This club works to inspire students to be interested in science and working in the science field in the future. They will discover different careers and opportunities to have a future in science throughout the school year.

Join their remind by texting @NPHSSCIE to 81010

Follow them on Instagram @nphsscienceclub

5-Star Points + Prizes

All year, thus far, so many of you have been participating in dress-up days and Friday challenges to earn 5-Star points, but what are all of these points for you may ask. Here is an explanation of 5-Star and the various prizes you can win! (You should check it out because you could win an Apple Watch!)


5-Star is an incentive-based program that allows students to compete for prizes based on the number of points they earn. Pretty much 5-Star is a program we use to see who has the most school spirit! Students earn points by getting involved with the school, and these points count towards school-wide competitions. Each individual student will be competing in a student competition, along with the grade levels competing against each other. At the end of the First Semester, the top 10 students will win a Hydro Flask! At the end of the year, the top three students will win an Apple watch and 5-Star sweatshirt, and the top grade level will get a prize for all of the students within that level. The first-place student and grade level will be marked on a banner that will be hung up at NPHS! Earning points is super easy. Dress up on Fridays for our weekly dress-up days, participate in ASG challenges, and check-in with ASG for upcoming events where you can earn points! Follow the ASG Instagram (@newburyparkpanthers) or get in contact with an ASG member to stay updated! To keep track of your points and the leaderboards, download the 5-Star Students app and use your six-digit ID to log in. Click the person icon at the top of the menu to find the number of points you have and the grade level leaderboard.

If you are a more visual/listening learner, here is our video explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ZxyC6YRRA8HR-Ts-UDO8b4owBzzufow/view?usp=sharing

District School Opening & Safety Plan

District School Opening & Safety Plan

A comprehensive guide to the safety plan for reopening schools at the District & Site Levels

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CVUSD Wellness Room


The Wellness Room was designed to connect students and parents to calming activities and tools to promote well-being. They have many different things available such as puzzles, creative activities, mindfulness, journaling tips and prompts, as well as links to animal cams so you can watch your favorite zoo animals! They also outline the many ways in which you can get extra support when needed, and provide a list of hotlines to call, and ways to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor if desired. This is a safe space to take a break, rest, and refocus. Click HERE to check it out.

Twilight Academy: Free Student Tutoring & Support

Available Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30

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How to Get Your Announcements in the Newsletter

If you have are a part of an interest group or club on campus and would like your group or event advertised on the newsletters, there is a very easy way to do so. If you go to the school website, hover over the activities tab (click on it if you're on a mobile device), a drop-down menu will appear. Select the ASG tab and scroll down to the link that says "Newsletter Request Form." This will take you to a google form where you can submit all the information you would like included in the next week's newsletter. You can also access the form by clicking HERE

Schedule Reminders

The new schedule is definitely quite the adjustment from the normal schedule we were used to. In order to help with this transition, ASG has created a Remind that will send you the schedule to the next day at 8pm every night. This makes it easy to wake up and remember what classes you have for the day!

To sign up, text the code corresponding to your grade level.

Freshmen:

@npclass24 to 81010

Sophomores:

@npclass23 to 81010

Juniors:

@npclass22 to 81010

Seniors:

@npclass21 to 81010

Next Week's Schedule:

Monday 3/1:

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Tuesday 3/2:

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Wednesday 3/3:

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Thursday 3/4:

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Friday 3/5:

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Below is a button that takes you to a pdf of the schedule for the entire year. Check it out!