New Tech News
November 5, 2017
Important Dates Coming Up
- November 6th- Ending the Silence program for parents in the cafeteria at 6:30pm
- November 8th- Full Flex Day and 1:20-1:50 Veteran's Day Program
- November 8th and 9th- Teen Screen (for 9th and 11th graders- permission slips went home last week and will be added to this newsletter on Monday the 30th)
- November 11th- The @ Battle at CMS North- see theatbattle.com for details
- November 15th- New Tech Gives Back (see below for field trip form)
- November 20th-24th- Thanksgiving Break
Please click on the link for the permission slip to New Tech Gives Back. The entire school takes a field trip on this day. Learners who do not attend will be supervised on campus.
Coppell ISD Family Feast Drive Nov. 17
For 14 years, CISD has collected food for families in need around Thanksgiving. Mark your calendars to donate canned foods or non-perishable foods on Friday, Nov. 17, for the CISD Family Feast Drive! You also may make an online donation here. When you make your donation, you can choose New Tech High @ Coppell, by scrolling down the page as you make your donation. Last year, CISD collected 12,397 pounds of food and $13,708 for a total of 51,454 nutritious meals for those in need in North Texas.
Spring Dual Credit Dates
Juniors and Seniors,
Please read the following information carefully. ALL Juniors and Seniors will need to reply on the Dual Credit Question Form below whether you will be taking dual credit in the Spring or not. Please complete the form by November 14, 2017.
Dual credit registration for the Spring semester will begin soon. Below are important dates:
- Priority Registration (current students) - November 14, 2017
- Regular Registration (new students) - November 20, 2017
- Last day for TSI Testing - December 1, 2017
- Go HERE for testing information
- Registration Ends - January 6, 2018
- Classes Begin - January 16, 2018
**Do not sign up for a course that will not fit in your NTH@C schedule. You are not allowed to show up late or leave early from a class for dual credit.**
If you DO plan on enrolling in Spring classes, then please go to the Dual Credit Question Form. You will provide information about the courses you plan to take on that form, and I will give you the necessary paperwork for your DCCCD school within 3 school days of receipt of this form.
If you DO NOT plan on enrolling in Spring classes, then please go to the Dual Credit Question Form. You will provide any current dual credit classes that you are taking as well as provide your decision to not take classes in the Spring.
Please remember to send a transcript to New Tech at the end of each semester for which you take classes. We need these transcripts to add your courses to your high school transcript.
If you have any questions about dual credit, then please e-mail me or stop by and see me. Do not wait until the last minute.
Teen Screen (9th and 11th graders)
As parents you are well aware that the physical and mental health of young people plays a key role in their ability to succeed in school, have rewarding relationships with family members and friends, and lead productive and happy lives. New Tech High @ Coppell (NTH@C) is committed to working with you not only to educate your children, but also to ensure that they reach their full potential outside of the classroom. To that end, we are offering parents of NTH@C learners the opportunity to have their teens participate in a wellness check-up called TeenScreen. TeenScreen is a nationally-recognized program developed by Columbia University to identify risk factors associated with depression, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse. The program is free and completely voluntary and confidential.
I hope you will take advantage of this confidential check-up. Please read the information below and in the attached “Common Questions and Answers about TeenScreen,” and then sign and return the Parent Consent Form on the next page to indicate whether you want your teen to participate.
**There is a parent and a learner form to participate
National Alliance on Mental Illness Presentations
As a follow up to the learner and staff presentations on October 18th, NAMI is offering a parent program. The programs that NAMI offers for school are titled Ending the Silence and the parent version is November 6th at 6:30pm. The Ending the Silence program covers different levels of information for different constituents. The learner presentation includes:
- Mental health and awareness for high school aged youth
- Presentation from a NAMI-trained team including a young adult living in recovery with a mental health condition
- Teaches youth the early warning sings of mental health conditions and suicide
- Provides resources and tools to help the youth, friends or family members who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition
For more information, here is the link to the Ending the Silence information on the NAMI webpage: http://www.namidallas.org/ending-the-silence.html
Light the Night Walk for LLS
The walk is less than one mile, and it’s free to join. Find our team by clicking our sign up link (tinyurl.com/NewTechLight) and typing “New Tech High @ Coppell” in the search bar. We hope to see you there!
For those who won't be able to make it, we encourage you to donate to our year long fundraising effort: tinyurl.com/NewTechLLS "
Model UN Awards
Below are the names of the learners that earned recognition at Regionals
- Resolutions into Realities, YMCA TX MUN Regional MUN Summit
October 28, 2017, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
- Each award is per the NTH@C learner’s respective MUN committee
- Character Award: Alec Klem (10)
- Best Delegate: Grace Kottak (10)
- Outstanding Delegates: Ryan McCord (10); Paul Chinnam (10); Sahil Chiniwala (9); Amulya Pilla (12); Leonie Reese (11); Nahom Haddis (11); Grace Kottak (10); Hilary Nguyen (10)
- Honorable Delegates: Yash Vaggar (10); Mikayla Hirsch (9); Marc Hatanpaa (9)
- Distinguished Social Media: Mikayla Hirsch (9); Mrs. Boyd (Advisor)
Cross Country State
The Texas State Championship meet took place at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November 4. Sixteen 6A teams along with ten individual qualifiers from each region competed on the 5K state course. The pace set by 150 of the best 6A distance runners in the state lead to some extraordinary personal records.
The Coppell Girls Cross Country team finished 7th at the State Championship meet. Freshman Natalie Fleming set a personal record of 18:23.10 leading Coppell with a 21st place finish overall. Junior Maddie Hulcy ran an impressive 18:29.95 coming in next with a 28th place finish for Coppell. Rowan Hassman (19:35.68) in 84th, Chloe Hassman in 92nd, Morgan Colon in 93rd, Taylor Peltier in 108th place and Izzy Iseley in 112th place made up the 2017 competing members of the Coppell Girls Varsity team at the State Championship.
Individual state qualifier Kazmir Carlson-Phelan claimed a personal record of 15:50.18 at the State Championship. He finished 43rd overall in an incredibly fast 6A boys division.
The State Championship was not the conclusion to the Coppell Cross Country season. The
Job Shadowing and Internship Hosting- Help Wanted!
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, 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
NTH@C Yearbook is excited to be gearing up for our 10th Anniversary as a school. Please watch the following the video from our yearbook staff. The book is currently $60 but will but be going up.
Please use this link if you would like to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through our campus.
Please use this calendar to help you determine if days are A days, B days or Workshop and Wonderful Wednesdays.