NTZB Parent Bulletin
May 13, 2022
Hello New Tech Families,
It is hard to believe this is the final parent bulletin for the 2021-22 school year! I am so proud of the resiliency of our students and staff. This was a year filled with challenges and difficulty; however, our school community pushed through, and we are emerging stronger than ever! I look forward to our senior events next week and the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 10:00 am in the Zion Benton Performing Arts Center. All other students will finish this year next week, with final exams on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please see this bulletin for details about all relevant end of the year events. Throughout this year the School Improvement Planning team met repeatedly and worked to develop new curricular options, student choice in electives, and a new daily bell schedule. Please know that these changes will begin with the 2022-23 school year and we will send more details as the new school year approaches.
I hope students enjoy their well-deserved summer break and, if interested, check out the D126 summer school offerings! I hope every family gets the opportunity this summer to spend quality time together. Time really moves quickly, and I encourage all to slow down and enjoy one another over the long summer days! It has been a pleasure serving this community as the principal at New Tech and as always, I look forward to creating more great days for our students and staff next year!
GRADUATION EVENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Details regarding the end-of-year timeline, special events, commencement, and more can be found on our End-of-Year Senior Information page. Check back frequently for the most current information as it becomes available, including a livestream link the day of New Tech's Commencement Ceremony.
Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors and the families that have supported them through their high school career. We know the future is very bright for them all! Well done, Class of 2022!
CLASS OF 2022 - HONOR AND AWARD RECIPIENTS
SUMMA CUM LAUDE (GPA 4.0 and above)
Gianna Berrios - National Honor Society, Presidential Achievement Award, $1,000 Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Scholarship
Melissa Borland - National Honor Society, $1,000 for 4-Years Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Scholarship
Kennedy Brothers - National Honor Society, $2,000 Matthews Professional Employment Scholarship, $1,000 The Links, Inc Harbor Lites Chapter Scholarship
Taibrianna Foster - National Honor Society, $2,000 Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Scholarship
Martha Garcia - National Honor Society
Jakob Hildebrandt - National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, SAT Excellence Award, Presidential Excellence Award, Presidential Achievement Award, Class Leader, $4,000 Don Van Erden Scholarship
Chaiya McNeal - National Honor Society, Class Leader, $1,000 Lake County NAACP Scholarship, $500 NTZB Interact Club Scholarship
Yanely Padilla - Presidential Excellence Award, $500 Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn Scholarship
Iyana Vaughn - SAT Excellence Award, Presidential Achievement Award
Breylin Webb - Illinois State Scholar, SAT Excellence Award
MAGNA CUM LAUDE (GPA 3.75 - 3.99)
Taniyah Foster - National Honor Society
Tyshion Gordon - Presidential Award of Achievement, $100 Adeline J. Geo-Karis Leadership Award
Nadia Jimenez - Presidential Achievement Award
Servario Regulus - National Honor Society, Presidential Achievement Award, Class Leader, $500 Herff Jones Scholarship
Jecilyn Romero - National Honor Society, SAT Excellence Award, Class Leader, $350 ZB Coalition for Healthy Communities Scholarship, Daughter of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, $500 Winthrop Harbor Lions Club Scholarship
CUM LAUDE (GPA 3.5 - 3.74)
Alize Garcia - $100 Adeline J. Geo-Karis Leadership Award
Angelina Patterson - National Honor Society
Yamato Plump - SAT Excellence Award, Presidential Achievement Award
Mary Whitmore - $500 Arthur Fossland Memorial Scholarship
Kris-Shun Bowens - $100 Adeline J. Geo-Karis Leadership Award
Trinity Wallace - National Honor Society, $250 NTZB Interact Club Scholarship
Use the link above to access the printed program, slide presentation, and recording of the event.
CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: SPANISH MARKET DAY
CITY OF ZION SIGN CONTEST
Well done, Bryan!
CELEBRATING OUR LAKE COUNTY TECH CAMPUS STUDENTS
Research studies show that educators spend the first 4-6 weeks of a new school year reteaching students skills they lost over the summer. The challenges of Covid have made this "summer slide" even more problematic.
Reading for 2-3 hours a weeks has shown to combat the summer learning loss and as a librarian, I cannot think of a better way to spend the summer! New Tech does not have a required Summer Reading program; however, encourage your students to register for my Summer Reading Challenge (details coming soon). And don't forget to model this behavior. Put down the phone, turn off the television, and head to the Zion-Benton Public Library to load up for the summer!
NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD POP-UP MARKET
Our local food pantries and mobile markets provide free groceries and food to those in need. Pantries offer perishable and non-perishable foods that you can choose from based on your dietary needs. If you have questions about the model of distribution your pantry is offering, or specific dietary needs or restrictions, a pantry would be happy to speak with you – just call ahead of time!
Tuesday, May 24th
3:00 - 5:00 PM
College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60073
IMPORTANT DATES/UPCOMING EVENTS
- Tuesday 5/17/22 -- Thursday 5/19/22: Final Exams for Underclassmen
- Friday 5/20/22: Teacher Institute Day
- Sunday 5/22/22: NT@ZB Graduation (10:00 AM) and ZBTHS Graduation (1:00 PM)
Monday 8/15/22 -- Teacher Institute Day – No Students
Tuesday 8/16/22 -- Teacher Institute Day – No Students
Wednesday 8/17/22 -- Freshmen Only Day
Thursday 8/18/22 -- First Full Day of School for All Students