NTH@C Friday Notes

November 13, 2015

TEA House Bill 2610 and Implications for NTH@C Second Semester

House Bill 2610 passed in the last legislative session, and gives directive to the Texas Education Agency for secondary campuses to operate on 75,600 minutes per year instead of 180 school days. New Tech High @ Coppell learners currently have sixty minute and eighty minute class times. Longer instructional times are possible because the campus does not have passing periods. Without additional minutes in the day from passing periods, the campus needs to add an additional 30 minutes to second semester school days. This additional time will be added during mods 10, 11, and 12. The campus is currently finalizing morning and afternoon bus schedules, shuttle schedules, and running learner schedules to avoid conflicts with CHS courses as we implement the new bell schedule for second semester.

Next week, the start and end times for the second semester school day will be finalized and published for learners, facilitators, and parents. While this change in the length of the school day is minimal, we want to ensure learners, facilitators, and parents have time to prepare for the change. This change will be implemented on January 19, 2016. Changes for the 2016-2017 school year bell schedule will published in August of 2016. ​

Turkey Drive November 20

Bring your FROZEN turkey on November 20, and help NTH@C and CISD gather donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Turkey donations can also be made online at web.ntfb.org/turkey.

New Tech Gives Back November 18, 2015

New Tech High @ Coppell learners will be joining in a day of service on Wednesday, November 18. Learners will be going to multiple locations with their networking groups around the DFW area to give back. Please make sure your learner has their field trip permission slip turned in to the front office. Classes will begin at their regular 10:00 am start time on Wednesday, November 18.

NTH@C Community Tours

It's once again time to sign-up for the NTH@C community tours. If you're interested in seeing what educators from around the state do every Tuesday, and Thursday, join us for a community tour on December 1, or December 3. Tours are designed for parents, community members, and middle school parents interested in NTH@C. Tours will take place from 9:00 - 11:00 am. To join email Mrs. Greever at jgreever@coppellisd.com.

Madrigal Feast November 20

The Coppell Madrigals will have their 21st Annual Madrigal Feast on November 20 and 21 in the CHS Commons. Come see the CHS Commons transformed into a Medieval Castle and witness an evening fit for a King! There are dessert tickets available for $10, and regular meal tickets available for $30 with a CISD/Student/Senior Discounted Meal Ticket for $25. Tickets are available at http://www.coppellchoir.com/tickets

Upcoming Dates

  • November 18 Wonderful Wednesday - New Tech Gives Back
  • November 18 Jostens Orders Senior Cap, Gown, and Announcements 3 - 6:30 pm
  • November 20 Turkey Drive and Renaissance Lunch
  • November 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1 & 3 Community Tours 9 - 11 am