New Tech News

April 14th

Dates To Know

  • April 17th: Falcon Fling at 5:30 pm (live and silent auction, In N Out burger, and more!)

  • April 18th: Senior Day Trip and Lock In

  • April 19th-April 22nd: No School

  • April 25th: NHS Induction at 6:30

  • April 30th: Renaissance Lunch

  • April 30th: Parent College Planning Seminar (flyer is in the details below)

  • May 1st: Talent Show and underclass awards (during school day)

  • May 4th: Jr/Sr Prom

  • May 6th-17th: AP Exams

  • May 11th: Coppell Run to Fund

  • May 15th: FLEX, 9:00am arrival

  • May 15th: Senior Dinner at Great Wolf Lodge

  • May 17th-23rd: Final Exams

  • May 23rd: Graduation Practice at IBC at 12:00pm

  • May 23rd: Last Day of School

  • May 24th: Graduation at IBC at 3:00pm

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Senior Parents: Update on Graduation Slide Show

We have had to move up the completion of the senior slideshow to accommodate the needs of Irving Bible Church.

Everything for the slideshow will need to be turned in no later than Friday, April 26th. Just a reminder that we need a baby photo and a senior photo (preferably one of your senior in a college shirt or professional photo) - we also have a scanner and are willing to scan in any photo for you.

If you sent in photos for a senior ad, we will use those photos in the slideshow unless we are otherwise instructed

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District Track Meet

This past weekend some of our learners participated in the District Track Meet. Results that I know so far are: Sikyra Castle competed in the District track meet this past Friday and qualified to the Area meet. She was 2nd in the 4x1 relay, 2nd in the 400, and 1st in the 4x400 relay.

Teen Leadership Coppell

The mission of Teen Leadership Coppell is to provide leadership training through knowledge and skills, motivation, and collaboration to prepare youth for everyday contributions as current and future citizen leaders.

Students currently enrolled in the 10th grade and are either students in Coppell IndependentSchool District or residents of the City of Coppell are eligible to apply. Students interested in leadership techniques and community awareness to help them make a positive impact on their school and community are encouraged to apply.

Monthly sessions will be held to run concurrently with the school year. Students will develop the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed in leadership positions while learning about service opportunities around the community. Commitment to attend all activities by the student is essential to the program’s success.

The topics for the monthly sessions will include:
· Leadership Skills
· Career Options
· Volunteer Opportunities
· Personal Health
· Team Building
· Cultural Awareness
· Business
· Government
· Student Selected Service Project

The Teen Leadership Coppell Selection committee is made up of community leaders and volunteers. Selection of participants will be based on information provided in the written application and interview.

Applications are only available on through this website

Application Deadline is: Friday, May 3, 2019

THIS YEAR, students are to submit videos with their applications; we will follow up via student email should we need to interview you in May - see all details in the application.

Applications can be found at:

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Junior/Senior Prom

Juniors and Seniors! Dance the night away at prom on May 4th at The Center at Grapevine Springs. Tickets are $130 each. Learners, please see the previous emails from Mrs. Smith on your dinner selection and the process for bringing dates who are outside of New Tech. The last day to purchase your tickets is Wednesday, April 17th. You may make your purchase on the PTSO website or in the front office. For more details or questions, please email Mrs. Smith at
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US Service Academies Forum

Good Morning,

The Colony High School will be hosting a US Service Academies Forum on April 13, 2019 from 8am-12pm. If you are interested in applying to one of the service academies, then this is a great opportunity to network and learn more about each school. There will be representatives from the US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and local ROTC.

This event is open to all middle and high school students AND parents and is free to attend. If you have any questions, then please e-mail Chelsea Payne at

The Colony High School is located at 4301 Blair Oaks Dr, The Colony, TX 75056.



Exam Exemption Criteria



  • No exemptions allowed. Freshmen will take all semester exams.


  • Fall Semester - No exemptions allowed. Sophomores will take all semester exams.

  • Spring Semester - May be exempt from 1 exam if they meet the criteria below.


  • Fall Semester - No exemptions allowed. Juniors will take all semester exams.

  • Spring Semester - May be exempt from 2 exams if they meet the criteria below.


  • Exemptions allowed. Seniors may be exempt from ALL semester exams if they meet the criteria below.

Exemption Criteria

  • You may have no more than 2 excused absences in a class. If a learner has ANY unexcused absences they do not qualify for exemptions.

  • Learners can have no more than 4 tardies for the class.

  • You must be in the class the entire instructional period.

  • Your semester average in the class must be an 85 or higher.

  • You must have completed the 10 community service hours for each year.

  • You must not have received In-School Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension, DAEP, or JJAEP during the current semester.

  • Fall Exams(Seniors ONLY)

    • Job Shadowing hours (10) must be complete from Junior year.

    • Internship consent form, interest form, and contact form must be completed by December 5th.

    • Your Capstone research component must have been turned in on time and received a grade of 80 or higher.

  • Spring Exams

    • Job Shadowing hours must be complete for Juniors and Seniors (10 hours).

    • Internship hours must be complete for Seniors (15 hours).

    • Your Capstone presentation must have been completed with a grade of 85 or better on the first attempt.

Eligibility for an exemption will be based on the above criteria and the learner’s conduct in a class. If you are exempt:

  • You will be notified at least 3 days before the first exam.

  • Your semester average will be determined by averaging your 2 nine-week grades.

  • You may still take the exam if you wish. The score from the exam will be averaged together with your 2 nine-week grades to determine your semester average only if the exam improves your grade.

Senior Event Information

Senior Parents,

Please see the document linked here for information regarding senior events this semester. The information entailed includes the senior essentials package (senior/parent dinner and graduation included), senior day, prom, and project graduation. You or your senior are able to purchase these items through the front office, or through the PTSO website. Here is the link for all of the information: google doc.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Nikki Smith at

Lost your photo ID?

Students who have lost their ID cards can go to our website at the top of the paige says ID cards they can choose that option and order an ID, it will ship to their home for $5.00.

Updated Shuttle Schedule

Please click here for the updated shuttle schedule