New Tech News

December 3, 2017

Important Dates Coming Up


  • December 4th-8th- STAAR makeup exams
  • December 5th- Poetry Slam and Silent Auction 6pm-8:30pm
  • December 6th- Full FLEX and Senior V. Facilitator Football Game!!!
  • December 7th- Josten's Senior Orders can be placed in the media center from 3:00-6:30
  • December 7th- Poetry Out Loud at Cozby Library 6pm-8pm
  • December 12th- 15th Exams (See schedule below) . *** One amendment to the exam schedule, Wednesday December 13th we will still begin school at 9:05

Learners, if you want to join us in staff dress up days... here they are!!!

Monday- Dec 4th- Wear a concert/ music shirt

Tuesday- Dec 5th- Wear your Ed Foundation shirt

Wednesday- Dec 6th- Wear College Gear (it’s a tour day with the New Tech Network, figured that would be appropriate)

Thursday- Dec 7th- Hat Day

Friday- Recycled New Tech Shirt (there will be a competition for the best decorated "old" new tech shirt. One facilitator winner and one learner winner!!)


Monday- Dec 11th- Scarf Day

Tuesday- Dec 12th- Flannel Day

Wednesday- Dec 13th- Ugly Sweater

Thursday- Dec 14th- PJs

Friday- Dec 15th- Movie/TV Day


Senior College Information

College application season is underway. Below is some information to help make this process a little less overwhelming. Please read through the information and attached links to help with any questions that you may have. ***Save this e-mail for future reference***



Important Links and Information:


  • Pay attention to deadlines
  • New Tech College Admissions - Important steps and links related to college applications
  • Naviance - Use Naviance for college searches, transcript requests, letter of recommendation requests and more.
  • Post-High School Handbook - Contains information about college, ACT/SAT, scholarships, careers, and much more.
  • If a school accepts Common Application, then use the Common Application and link Common Application with Naviance (see instructions below)
  • Quick Reference Guide for LORs
  • Please update Naviance as you submit applications and receive decisions. This really helps with data moving forward.


FAFSA, Financial Aid & Scholarships:


  • Go HERE for information
  • FAFSA should be available October 1. Complete this as soon as possible for better chances of receiving money for college.


Requesting Transcripts:


  • Log in to Naviance and click on "Colleges"
    • If you have trouble logging in, then send me an e-mail to reset your password
  • Go to "Colleges I am Applying To" and add any colleges that you intend to apply to here
  • Once your colleges are added select "request transcripts" and make request for all schools to which you are applying


Requesting Letters of Recommendation:


  • Make sure that you ask facilitators in person BEFORE following the steps below
  • Log in to Naviance and click on "Colleges"
    • If you have trouble logging in, then send me an e-mail to reset your password
  • Go to "Colleges I am Applying To" and add any colleges that you intend to apply to here
  • At bottom of this page you will see the letter of recommendation section. Click on link and follow instructions




Linking Family Connection and Common Application:


Follow the steps below to match your Common App and Family Connection accounts:

  1. On Common App:
    • Register for an account
    • Click the My Colleges tab and add at least one college
    • Sign the FERPA Release Authorization
    • Click the Common App tab and enter your high school information in the Education section
  2. On Family Connection:
    • Click the Colleges tab
    • Click Colleges I'm Applying To
    • Enter your Common App username into the Common App Account Matching screen




College Super Match:


  • Log in to Naviance and click on "Colleges"
    • If you have trouble logging in, then send me an e-mail to reset your password
  • Click on "Super Match" under the College Research Section
  • Complete as much or little information as you choose to receive college matches
  • This is a great tool to help you find or narrow down your school choices




Please reach out to me if you have any questions as you are moving through this process.


Thank you,


Kennington

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Help for the Holidays

If assistance is needed for the holidays. Please contact the clinic and more information about programs available can be given. 214-496-5914 or cfaulkner@coppellisd.com

Job Shadowing and Internship Hosting- Help Wanted!

Dear New Tech Parents,

We are looking for help in providing job shadowing experiences for our junior and senior learners. As part of our graduation requirements learners participate in career exploration by shadowing professionals in an occupation of their choice. Learners and their families are primarily responsible for finding these opportunities but several have requested help in this process.


If you, or someone you know, would be willing to host a learner for 10 to 15 hours at your place of business, please let me know! We have students interested in a variety of careers, so any occupation could be a possibility for a valuable experience for a learner. In particular, we have a large number of learners who want to shadow in the areas of programming or game design, engineering, medicine, law, graphic design, business/finance and psychology. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.



Norrie Brassfield

Instructional Coach

New Tech High@Coppell

nbrassfield@coppellisd.com

214-496-5982

Yearbook Promo Ad

NTH@C Yearbook is excited to be gearing up for our 10th Anniversary as a school. Please watch the following the video from our yearbook staff. The book is currently $60 but will but be going up.

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.