NHS Family News 22-23

Bronco Family Newsletter

Second Semester underway!

Greetings Bronco Families!

We are back in the swing of things in the second semester, and one thing I can promise- this semester will fly by. Spring always does! One sure sign- progress reports are being produced this week! They will be sent home to families via email Friday, February 10th.

On that note, we have many students to celebrate from first semester for excellence in many areas- be on the lookout for emails about this soon! This includes our academic awards for Principal's list, Honor Roll, Academic Improvement, and so much more!

Last night, we had our Open House, and 8th grade parent night. Current and incoming Bronco families came to view student work and performances, learn more about our programs, and talk with teachers - the energy was enthusiastic and excited, and we want to thank everyone who came out!

Spring sports began tryouts this week. This includes Track and Field, Swimming, Girls and Boys Lacrosse, Boys Golf, Boys Volleyball, Softball, and Baseball- Boys tennis will be trying out next week. All athletes competing in winter sports must wait until their season is over before trying out, but they are guaranteed a tryout once they are available.

Last week we met with 9-11th grade students to look over course requests and transcripts, and plan for next year's classes. Students and families will get a first draft course list emailed in late May, with many opportunities to request changes before the start of the next school year.

Our cafeteria has an exciting new offering this week- to alleviate lines and offer students more opportunity to enjoy their food outside, they have re-opened an outdoor cafe line, with burgers and chicken sandwiches, their most popular items.

There have been some great things happening in the past few weeks! Here are just a few examples:

  • Our production workshop program just performed their Winter One Act plays, which were all student written and directed. These great pieces ranged from hilarious to poignant, and our performers once again stunned audiences with their incredible work! Congrats to our PW group, and to Mr. Litten, for these outstanding productions! Check the calendar for some more exciting productions coming up!
  • Our winter athletics programs have had wonderful seasons, and we are coming up on our senior nights this and last week. Next up (we are hoping)- NCS playoffs! Stay tuned...
  • Speaking of athletes, we just celebrated four senior athletes on National Letter of Intent Day, or 'Signing Day'- these seniors, shown below, have been recruited in their sport to some outstanding college programs- and we are so proud! (#alwaysaBronco) We have another signing day planned in the spring for our athletes who may be signing a bit later.
  • Our Jazz Band I just won the prestigious Folsom Jazz Festival AGAIN! The repeat champions also earned unanimous superior ratings at the California Music Educators Festival the week prior, and Jazz Band II was also honored there, with 3 excellents and 1 superior awarded to the band. Congratulations to our musicians, and to Mr. Garcia-Leiva for his work with the groups!

As always, there is way more happening on campus than we can accurately report here. Keep up by following Northgate High School on Twitter - @northgatehs

Have an excellent week, and GO BRONCOS!

Bell Schedule - 2023-24 School Year

You may recall a survey that went to parents and students to garner input into the bell schedule for next year, ahead of the teacher vote on the schedule. Thank you to all of those who provided feedabck. It was nearly perfectly split in half, with 51% of respondents preferring our current schedule, and 49% preferring the new proposed schedule, which would have allowed for an early release Wednesdays, and extended all other days until 3:30.

The teachers did vote on this proposed new schedule last week, and similarly, it was a split vote as well, and the new schedule did not pass. Our bell schedule next year will be the same as it is this year.

This is one of those situations where it is impossible to please everyone- but we certainly wanted to garner feedback regardless.

Thank you again- below is the bell schedule!

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Coffee with Coop Planning Survey!

Orchestra and Band on the Run

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Junior Parent Info Night

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 6pm

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

  • Graduation and College entrance requirements
  • 2021 college admission GPAs
  • A brief overview of cost and aid
  • Naviance Career exploration and College Match
  • SAT/ACT Testing updates
  • College Timeline
  • Important Dates and Deadlines
We will end by 7:00 PM and the counselors and I will be available to answer questions until 7:30!
Hope to see you there and as always, students are welcome!

MDUSD Black History Month Celebration

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 6pm

2450 Grant Street

Concord, CA

Join our community celebration at Mt Diablo High School on Feb 23, 2023 at 6pm- featuring student performances, prizes, giveaways. Reach out to Dr. Lamont Francies, MDUSD Coordinator for African American Family Engagement - franciesl@mdusd.org

AAPAC Kwanzaa Celebration highlight video


Week at a Glance- On Campus Happenings

Thursday Feb 9- Girls Basketball SENIOR NIGHT! vs CVCHS (5pm, 7:30pm); Girls Soccer SENIOR NIGHT vs Campolindo- 7pm; Boys BB @ CVCHS; Boys Soccer @ Campolindo

Saturday Feb 11- Campana Jazz Festival in Pleasanton; Boys VA Soccer vs Benicia 4pm

Wednesday Feb 15- Junior Parent Night Info- 6pm Little Theatre

Thursday Feb 16- Drama I Presents 'MMMMBeth' - A MacBeth parody/ Video Production Film Festival- 7pm in the Little Theatre; PFC Meeting 7pm

Friday Feb 17 and Mon Feb 20- NO SCHOOL

National Signing Day at Northgate HS

Congratulations to our senior athletes signing their letters of intent!

Charlie Watson- Baseball- Swarthmore College

Ellexis Mingming- Golf- Hawaii Pacific University

Andrew Hallett- Swimming- Cal Berkeley

Taylor Sullivan- Synchronized Swimming- The Ohio State University

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Senior Girls Basketball Players

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Free Tutoring Available

The California State Library provides free online tutoring for California K-12 students, available through public libraries. Through HelpNow, live real-time homework assistance is available 24 hours a day by laptop, tablet, or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. 24/7 assistance is available in English and Spanish for Language Arts and Mathematics.

Every day between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm, assistance is available in core K-12 subjects in the following languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Tagalog. Link to program website.

Check out the winning goal at the Battle of the Creek- by Keira Lund!

Battle of the Creek - Northgate vs Las Lomas - Winning goal - Go Broncos!

Free Tutoring for our Afghan community

  • Free tutoring for Afghan students on Saturdays! classes and workshops for our Afghan community that take place at the Noor Islamic & Cultural Community Center- see the flier here!

Junior Prom

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 6:30-10pm

1520 Lakeside Drive

Oakland, CA

Junior Prom is coming! Deadline to purchase tickets and charter bus tickets is FEBRUARY 18th.

See our webstore to purchase either/both!

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Athletic/Academic Letter Jackets Available through Jostens!

Design your Northgate Letter Jacket here: NORTHGATE LETTER JACKET BUILDER


Brian Oliveira/Jostens

Phone: (925) 838-1835

Email: martin.oliveira@jostens.com

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Scenes from Open House

PFLAG for our families

Claycord PFLAG offers support for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ students

- Monthly Zoom meetings for supportive, confidential conversations

- Guest speakers who offer education and resources

- More information at www.pflagclaycord.org

Senior Corner (For seniors and their families)

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Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm

2000 Kirker Pass Road

Concord, CA

No tickets needed- all seniors must attend rehearsal at 9am.

Parking is $20 and must be purchased ONLINE. Links coming soon!

Graduation will be LiveStreamed on WCTV YouTube channel.

Senior Yard Signs Available!

Celebrate your 2023 graduate with a yard sign- pre-order now!

$15 if purchased before 2/28; $20 after 2/28 until supplies run out.

Pick up at no extra cost, or $5 delivery fee.

Signs will be available for pick up or delivery around May 1st.

Email ngseniorsigns2023@gmail.com to order!

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Grad Night

Presented by the PFC- Grad Night is a safe and sober event - and this year our graduates will be taking a cruise on the bay!

Mark your calendars for May 31st- more information and ticket sales coming soon!

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Requirements for the CA State Seal of Biliteracy

Seniors! Check the requirements here and reach out with any questions!

SENIORS- Senior Quotes and Baby Photos

Seniors! Time to be immortalized in the Yearbook with your senior quote and baby picture!

Submit both following the google form link by MARCH 6!

Important Senior Dates and Events!

Senior Ball- March 31st- San Francisco- Charter Buses will be available and highly recommended- Tickets on sale and location revealed in March- Please note this day, Friday March 31st, is a school holiday.

Senior Circle/Summit Awards- May 15- Northgate Stadium- This is an event for senior families and award recipients- invitations will be sent at the end of April.All seniors are welcome to attend as well.

Movin On Up Rally- Friday May 19th- Northgate Stadium- Event for students, family audience is welcome.

Senior Projects- Wednesday and Thursday May 24 and 25th- Seniors will be presenting their senior projects, and community panel members invited.

Senior Breakfast- TBD- Friday May 26th in the gym - Last day of school for seniors!

Graduation Rehearsal- Tuesday May 30th- 9am- Mandatory for all senior graduates- Concord Pavilion

Graduation- Tuesday May 30th- 7pm - Concord Pavilion

Grad Night- Wednesday May 31st- Details coming


Friday, March 31st, 7pm


Location to be announced- mark your calendars for SENIOR BALL! This event falls on a day of no school, in honor of Cesar Chavez, and the weekend before Spring Break- plan accordingly! Students will be allowed to invite outside guests to this event.

Free Testing with MDUSD Available

Please return to this page regularly to check for schedule updates.

Testing available at Northgate HS Monday and Friday 3:30pm-6pm

Please note - we also have MANY take home tests in the front office. Come by and grab one!

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US News & World Report National Award- 7 Years in a Row!

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