New Tech News

April 15, 2018

Important Dates Coming Up

  • April 17th- We will have a big tour with Apple and some educators from Canada on campus on this morning. It will be about 50 people, so I wanted you to be aware :-)

  • April 17th- NHS Induction

  • April 18th- New Tech's Day Out (Full Campus Field Trip)

  • April 19th- Josten's delivering senior announcements

  • April 25th- FULL FLEX

  • April 25th- Spring Fling

State Model United Nations Success!!!!

The 2018 YMCA’s Texas Model United Nations State Conference took place this past weekend, April 13-15 and New Tech High @ Coppell’s MUN Team was very successful with several resolutions passing in General Assembly and respective committees during the conference as well as earning multiple honors and awards. Congrats to Ms. Boyd, Ms. Shaikh, and the entire MUN team!

Nahom Haddis was selected to lead the North Texas YMCA MUN Conference for 2018-2019 as its Secretary General.

Congratulations to Nahom for this distinguished honor.

The following learners were recognized for their individual and team efforts, congratulations.

Delegates Country Committees Awards and Honors

Sahil Chiniwala Italy Economic and Social Outstanding Delegate

Marc Hatanpaa Italy Social Humanitarian Exemplary Character Award

Mikayla Hirsch Italy UNICEF Outstanding Social Media Award

Rocio Arguello Japan UNICEF Best Delegation of Conference, Honorable Delegate

Hilary Nguyen Japan Special Political Best Delegation of Conference, Honorable Delegate, Outstanding Position Paper

Syed Hasan Raza Japan Social Humanitarian Best Delegation of Conference

Leonie Reese Japan World Health Organization Best Delegation of Conference, Outstanding Position Paper

Grace Kottak United Arab Emirates Social Humanitarian Outstanding Position Paper, Honorable Delegate

Amulya Pilla United Arab Emirates World Health Organization Honorable Delegate

Paul Chinnam Russian Federation World Health Organization Outstanding Delegate

Ryan McCord Russian Federation Social Humanitarian Honorable Delegate

Nahom Haddis Russian Federation Security Council Exemplary Character Award, Secretary General for TX MUN 2018-2019

Live From Senior Trip!

New Tech Iron Chef

If you didn't see us on twitter Friday, our staff was working hard to cook up some tasty cross-curricular projects for our learners. Please see the photos below from our learning on Friday. Many, many thanks to the Coppell Library, Community Gardens, Chamber of Commerce, Life Safety Park, Biodiversity Park, and Animal Services!! They opened their facilities to us and collaborating with us!

Photo credits to: Bence, Petrunin, Porter, Smith, Saucier

Senior Announcements Delivered on Thursday

Attention Seniors! Jostens will be here Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the media center to deliver announcements and any additional items that come in your package. Caps and Gowns will be delivered at a later date. If you have a balance due, they will be accepting cash and money orders ONLY. A picture ID will be needed to pick up your items. If you have not placed your order yet you can do so by going to<> or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS. Please note that any orders placed after April 9 will ship directly to your home and will not be at the school delivery.

Volunteer Opportunity: Science Fair Evaluators Need at Valley Ranch **Form Updated To Allow Editing


One of the Valley Ranch teachers reached out to us for volunteers to evaluate their first ever Science Fair. Here is the information:

  • Be at VRE at 4:30 on April 16, at which time you will be given a brief orientation
  • From 5-6 you will be asked to evaluate projects created by 3-5 graders (evaluators will be provided an evaluation form)

To sign up, please go to this link.


***If you saw this before, I have now updated it to allow you to edit the form.

Volunteer To Help Reduce Food Scarcity

Good afternoon!

We are Grace Hewlett and Matthew Plawecki, and we need volunteers for a service project. We are currently working on a project for the AP with WE Service program (AP Human Geography in this case) that will help to fight food insecurity.

Volunteers will distribute out plastic bags to houses on assigned routes on April 21st. Flyers on the bags would request residents to fill the bags with canned goods. On April 28th, volunteers will pick up the plastic bags and return them to a drop-off location. You may sign up for either day, or you could sign up for both. This is a great opportunity to earn some last minute service hours!

To sign up and learn more details, please go to the following form: Please make sure to sign up by (insert date).

Thank you,

Grace & Matthew

Teen Leadership Coppell Applications

The application for 2018-19 Teen Leadership Coppell (TLC) is now available. TLC is a leadership development and educational experience for high school students in Coppell jointly sponsored by the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, city of Coppell and Coppell ISD. Applicants must be current sophomore students in good academic and citizenship standing, demonstrate potential interest in leadership in school and community activities, and be prepared to volunteer for community services. The applications are accessible online through the TLC website: The completed application should be submitted online this year by April 27.

NTC (Networking Team Captain) Application Information

Good afternoon!

Below is information about NTC applications for next year. Please see myself, Mr. Granado or Alishah Ahmed if you have any questions.

The learners in NTC are an integral part of the NTH@C culture and strive to ensure a strong “family feel” within our school. NTC’s plan normal Networking Wednesdays as well as Wonderful Wednesdays. We encourage all interested learners on this campus to apply and be a part of this organization!

Here is the link to the application.

Complete applications are due on Thursday, April 19th by 4:05pm. No extensions or exceptions.

1. Attend one informational meeting on Wednesday, April 4th. It will be a Flex Day so please make sure to sign up for one 30 minute block to attend the informational meeting. This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the application.

2. Complete and turn in the Planning Activity to Mr. Granado (will be explained at the informational meeting).

3. Print and give one of your current NTH@C facilitators the attached Facilitator Recommendation Form. (The facilitator will be returning this form directly to Mr. Granado's box, NOT to you)

4. Complete and submit the NTC Application online.

5. You may sign up for an interview on Mr. Granado's door AFTER you have completed and submitted the full application.

Interviews will be after April 25th. Watch for an email with details.


Mrs. Brassfield

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Standard Response Protocol Training

Lakeside Elementary will be hosting a Standard Response Protocol training for parents with Sergeant Debus on April 25th in their cafeteria. The session will start at 6pm for any interested parents.

Summer and Fall Dual Credit Information


Please read the following information carefully if you intend to register for Dual Credit courses this Summer or next Fall.

Attached is the Dual Credit packet. You can go HERE to search the courses that will be available.

Dual credit registration for the Spring semester will begin soon. Below are important dates:

  • Priority Registration (current students) - April 17, 2018
  • Regular Registration (new students) - April 23, 2018
  • Classes Begin
    • Summer 1 - 6/5/2018
    • Summer 2 - 7/10/2018
    • Fall 2018 - 8/27/2018

If you have never taken a dual credit course before, then you will need to:

  1. Apply to DCCCD
  2. Create an eConnect Account
  3. Take the TSI (unless exempt)
    • Exemption Criteria
      • ACT Aspire - 435 English, 431 Math
      • ACT - 23 Composite with minimum of 19 in English and/or Math
      • SAT - 480 on EBRW and/or 530 on Math
      • See packet for more
    • When and How to take TSI
      • Go to Northlake to get referral from dual credit advisor
        • North Campus Tue and Wed 8:30-5:30
        • Central Campus Mon-Thu 8:30-4:30 or Fri 8:30-2:00
      • Take TSI
  4. Prepare and gather all required forms in packet
    • Turn High School Enrollment form in to Kennington to receive transcript
  5. Take forms to Northlake to Enroll in course

If you have taken dual credit before, then you will need to:

  1. Complete and turn High School Enrollment form in to Kennington to receive transcript.
  2. Take forms to Northlake to enroll in course.

**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.**

Please remember to send an official 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.

NEW INFO: In addition to the dual credit packet and instructions in previous e-mails, I also need you to complete the following form before registering for dual credit:

If you have already turned in your enrollment form, then please complete this as well. I need this response from every learner taking dual credit.

Thank you,


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Prom Tickets Available Now!!

NTH@C Junior and Senior Learners have been nominated TO…


Saturday, May 5, 2018, 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM

NYLO Hotel, 1001 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX 75039

Only $130.00 per ticket. Enjoy Mocktail hour, seated dinner, raffle tickets, DJ , Formal Picture and lots of FUN and suprises!.

PURCHASE TICKETS Online or at NTH@C office

TABLE SELECTION FROM APRIL 16th thru APRIL 20th. Must have a purchased ticket.

Deadline to Purchase: April 20, 2018

Questions? please e-mail Martha Gonzalez or Caroline Khan

Coppell Education Foundation Run To Fund

The Coppell Education Foundation is hosting the annual Run to Fund on Saturday, May 5th. The race will be a 1-Mile Fun Run and a Timed 5K and will be held at a new location – Andy Brown East. Our goal is for this run to be a family-friendly event with participation from all of our CISD schools.

The link to register can be found on the Coppell Education Foundation website Encourage everyone to register now, because prices go up on April 1st.

The Coppell Education Foundation is donating $2 from every race entry to the Physical Education Departments of all CISD campuses including both high school campuses and Victory Place. Each registrant has the opportunity on their online registration form to indicate which school will receive the $2 contribution. This is where you can increase money for your PE department by encouraging your students and staff to register for the race and select your school.

Bonus Money: In addition to the $2 per race entry donation, we will also have bonus weeks and overall bonuses. For the bonus weeks, feel free to suggest a challenge. Only requirement is that every campus can participate. We’ll put up $50 per challenge (up to 3). An overall bonus of $100 will go to one elementary and one secondary campus. The overall bonus winners will be determined based on the number of total entries for that campus vs their enrollment.

NOTE: We have added additional age categories to the 5K so there are more opportunities to medal than previous years. Age groups for students are: ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 & 17-19. Please encourage your youngest runners to participate in the timed 5K.

Entertainment: In previous years, we have had school groups perform (I believe Austin’s marimba group has performed in the past) . If your campus has a group that would be interested, please let me know.

All race registrations must be made online. There is a discounted price for CISD students and staff for the 5K. The CISD student & staff price for the 1 Mile Fun Run is $20 and the 5K is $25 for early registration through March 31. Prices will increase as race day draws closer.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- NTH@C's Donation Page

Please use this link if you would like to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through our campus.

Join PTSO!!!

Purchase your PTSO membership by visiting the PTSO webstore. Membership in the PTSO helps us support NTH@C and gets you a copy of the student directory. To purchase, visit PTSO webstore
A Day/ B Day/ and Wednesday Schedule

Please use this calendar to help you determine if days are A days, B days or Workshop and Wonderful Wednesdays.