Principal's Page

Weekly Update- October 22nd, 2023

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Attendance Matters!

Our ADA (average daily attendance) rate for the week of Oct. 9th is 94.21%. The goal is 95% daily. It is so important that students are at school and on time. The state department factors in our attendance data for our school report card.

Remember, 1st block begins at 8:25am. Students must be in their 1st block class at that time. Please adjust your arrival time accordingly. We see several students coming in after the 1st block start time. First block is our "skinny" block, which means it is a shorter block. The block ends at 9:10; therefore, it is vital that your student is in their classroom at 8:25 ready to begin. Our doors open at 7:50am.

Students arriving after the 1st block start time must check-in through the main office.

Student Expectation Reminders

The 2nd 9 weeks continues to fly by! Please be sure to review our school-wide expectations for students. These are just a few that we wanted to highlight:

  • Keep cellphones and headphones put away during instructional time. Additionally, headphones should not be worn in the hallways.
  • Hats and sunglasses cannot be worn in the building.
  • We do not have an open campus for lunch. All students must report to the cafeteria during lunch.
  • Students are expected to be in class. We ask that our teachers limit hall passes to emergencies only.

October 24th

Tuesday, October 24th is an E-Learning day for 9th and 11th graders only. 9th and 11th graders will not report to school on this day.

10th and 12th grade students will report to school in order to take their PreACT and Workkeys Tests. These tests are required.

Bring a charged Chromebook & approved calculator!

10th and 12th grade students will need to bring a charged Chromebook and approved calculator for testing on Tuesday!

It's Red Ribbon Week!

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Penny Challenge--October 23rd, 25th, & 26th

Check out this video from our awesome student leaders to explain the process!
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Blood Drive

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Pop Up Book Fair

We will have our 1st Annual Pop Up Book Fair on October 25th during 3rd block. Our students will have a chance to visit our setup in the library. They will also have an opportunity to select a book for FREE!

Make-Up Senior Portraits

Last call for Seniors who still need to take a Senior Portrait on Monday, Oct. 23! Please sign up at this link: Questions? Email

Senior Yearbook Ads

EARLY Deadline for Senior Ads in the yearbook is October 27. Prices go up after Friday! Use this link to purchase, design and submit an ad for your senior: Questions? Email

Make-Up Photos for Grades 9-11

Students who missed picture day in September can take their photo for the yearbook on November 6! This will be the last chance to have a photo taken for the yearbook. Questions? Email


If you have CO-OP, you must submit documentation of your work hours. You should submit this to Coach Cooper in Room 111.

Tuscaloosa ACT Intensive Course

(for December 9th, 2023 Test)


Northridge High School

2901 Northridge Road

Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

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Course Dates and Times

Tuesday, November 14th, 4:30-7:45pm

Tuesday, November 28th, 4:30-7:45pm

Tuesday, December 5th, 4:30-7:45pm

Course Price $325

(Northridge Students receive a $40 discount! Use code" NorthridgeACT"

when checking out!)

This comprehensive course is designed to help students prepare for the upcoming ACT. The three-session course covers both subject content and ACT specific strategies for all four areas (English, Reading, Math and Science). Strategies include time management and testing tips.

Homework is assigned between class days.

All materials are supplied except pencils/pens and calculators.

To sign up for this course, use the link below and choose the December 9th test date, then the Tuscaloosa location.

Click Buy Now, register yourself and your student if you have not already done so, and make payment. After payment you will receive a payment confirmation email, please retain this for your records. Our Tuscaloosa classes fill quickly, please register early. Your student's seat is not secured until payment is made. No refunds can be given within 10 days of class start date.

If you have questions, please let us know!



Gameday Reminders

Guidelines for TCS Fall Sporting Events

· Elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 years or older for the entire game. The parent or guardian must have a valid photo identification. Parents can no longer drop off their elementary or middle school children at athletic events on TCS campuses and pick them up afterward.

· No loitering in the aisles, ramps, entrances, hillsides, or mezzanine areas. All spectators at TCS stadiums should not stand along the fence in front of the bleachers, and all patrons should remain in their seats unless going to/from the concession stand or the restroom.

We want to ensure that all patrons/visitors can enjoy the game, and we don’t want to impede the view of those coming to enjoy the game. Also, we want to ensure the safety of all students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members who are attending the athletic events.

Volleyball Area Champs!

Congrats to our volleyball team! They secured ANOTHER Area Championship last week. They will travel to Montgomery this week for Regionals! We are so proud of this group and coaches, and we know they will continue to represent NHS well!
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E-Sports Team Ranked #1 in the State for Rocket League!

We are so proud of our E-Sports team! Mr. Chris Davis (NHS Social Studies Teacher) does a fantastic job with this group! Keep up the great work!
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Flag Football Makes the Playoffs!

With the win over Brookwood, our Flag Football team made the playoffs! We are so proud of this group and Coach Gray. Be sure to join them Monday, Oct. 23rd for Senior Night!
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Basketball Schedules

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JAG SWAG - Check out the options below!

Check out the attachment/link below for some Lululemon Northridge gear. Deadline to order is OCT. 26TH. Proceeds support NHS Volleyball.

Here is the link

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Help Needed with NHS Spirit Closet

Thank you everyone who has already donated their gently used Northridge High School attire to our NHS Spirit Closet! This has been such a success and wonderful resource for our NHS students! Because of its success, our supply has depleted from its original inventory at the beginning of the year. As a reminder, we are always accepting donations for of your gently used NHS attire!

Upcoming Tests

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Spirit Themes for 2023 Football Season

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Student Job Portal

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Upcoming Events

  • October 23rd - Senior Portrait Make-Ups
  • October 23rd - Flag Football Senior Night
  • October 24th - Virtual Day for 9th and 11th graders
  • October 24th - Workkeys Testing for Seniors (required)
  • October 24th - PreACT Testing for Sophomores (required)
  • October 25th - Balfour Meeting with Seniors
  • October 25th - Pop Up Book Fair in Library during 3rd block
  • October 25th - Volleyball Regionals in Montgomery
  • October 26th - PSAT Testing
  • October 27th - Football vs. Brookwood (Senior Night)
  • October 28th - ACT
  • October 30th - Girls Golf Parent Meeting at 6pm (Ol Colony Back Patio)
  • November 3rd - Football @ Alma Bryant
  • November 6th - Picture make ups, 9th-11th grades
  • November 9th - Progress Reports
  • November 10th - Veterans Day Holiday - No School

Counselor Meetings

If students need to meet with their counselor, please use the link below. This helps our team organize so that we can be sure to assist our students in a timely manner.

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You can also find tons of great information on our school webpage. Go Jags!