New Tech News
October 6th, 2019
Dates To Know
- October 9th: Seniors only, cap/gown/announcement meeting at 10:30am-11:00am
- October 9th: Our first Honor Roll Renaissance Lunch will be between 12:00pm and 1:00pm
October 11: No school/ professional learning day
October 14th: No school/ staff holiday
October 15th: Senior cap/gown/announcement orders from 12:00pm to 5:30pm
October 16th: PSAT (all 10th and 11th graders will take the test)
October 23rd: Homecoming Parade
October 25th: Homecoming
October 29th: Punkin Chunkin/ Fall Festival/ Haunted House
Location Information: • Irving Convention Center • October 26th • 8:00 PM until 12:00 AM
More Info on Homecoming Dance
This year Homecoming Dance tickets can be purchased online at
Tickets will be assigned to the Student’s ID number. Students should keep the receipt as proof of purchase, but it is not needed for entry into Homecoming. Students will only need their School Issued ID upon arrival. Guest coming with a CISD
student will need to bring a government issued ID with them.
• October 1st – October 11th $35.00 Each Ticket
• October 12th – October 26th $40.00 Each Ticket
• Irving Convention Center
• October 26th
• 8:00 PM until 12:00 AM
General Ticket Information:
• Purchasing a ticket does not complete the guest registration. Students hoping to bring a guest
MUST complete the guest form for any student from outside Coppell ISD. Guest Forms must be turned
in 10 days before the date of Homecoming. If a student fails to submit a completed guest form to
their school administration, the ticket purchase will be forfeited.
• Important: All guests must be under the age of 21 on the DATE of the event.
• If you are bringing a guest, you must complete the guest form and turn it into your campus
administration office. A student who fails to turn in their guest form forfeits the cost of the
ticket. It is the student’s responsibility to turn in the form and follow up with campus
administration if a problem occurs. All forms must be completed no less than 10 school days before
• Guest Form: The guest form can be found on https://www.coppellisd.com/chs under Quick Links.
Quick Links is located on the right side of the home page.
10th and 11th Graders: Information for PSAT Day
Dear NTH@C Parents and Learners:
The PSAT will be given at NTH@C on Wednesday, October 16th. All 10th and 11th graders need to be in their testing rooms by 8:50. Also, testers are permitted to use a calculator on one of the math sections and you are advised to bring your own. Please visit link to PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for information about test day and the list of approved calculators. If testers do not have a calculator, one will be provided.
Testers are encouraged to bring a healthy, hearty snack for their break time between sessions. Also, 10th and 11th grade testers will need to bring a sack lunch that day. Any learners who do not bring their own lunch will be able to purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria.
Blood Drive Tuesday
New Tech High @ Coppell Blood Drive and we would love for you to volunteer and donate blood. The Blood Drive will be taking place next Tuesday, October 8th in the Gym! The links to sign up for volunteering or donating blood are linked below.
Visit the link below to volunteer!
(You get an hour of community service if you donate!)
Sign up here to donate blood!
** If you do plan on donating blood and are not 17+, make sure to pick up a permission slip from Mr. Porzio’s room.
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FAFSA Now Open- Information for Seniors
Below is from the email Mr. Kennington sent earlier this week to learners.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is required to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
Please go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa to complete your FAFSA. Some FAFSA questions and answers can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/help.
Money can run out. The sooner you complete this form the better, so please do not delay.
Thank You For The Treats!!
Juniors: Opportunity to take the SAT during the school day (without the writing portion)
This was a separate email that went out this week to junior parents. In case you missed it:
Dear CISD High School Juniors, Parents and Guardians:
Last spring, we shared with you changes to our high school comprehensive assessment system. The signing of House Bill 3 by Gov. Greg Abbott this summer has enabled Coppell ISD to offer the SAT (without the writing portion) to our junior level learners. This test will be offered during the school day at no cost to parents/guardians or to the district. Learners will not be counted absent from their classes should they choose to take the SAT during the school day.
Testing will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 8:50 a.m. at your child’s campus. To take advantage of the SAT School Day testing opportunity, parents must register their child(ren) by Friday, November 1, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. The link to register is: tinyurl.com/SATCISD
There is no make-up day for this test through the district. However, you are welcome to register your child for other SAT testing opportunities through the following website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
We appreciate your support and are grateful to the Texas Legislature for funding this additional assessment opportunity for our learners. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Youngs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Angie Applegate
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Senior Ads in the Yearbook
Hello Senior Class and Senior Parents -
Now’s your chance to purchase your senior ad!
A quarter page ad is $80, a half page is $160, and a full page is $300.
Here is the form to reserve your spot:
All money for Senior Ads is due before Winter Break (December 20th)! You can send cash or a check to school with your learner or payment can be accepted in the front office.
We utilize a lot of parents each year to evaluate projects, work events, or come in as guest speakers. Please make sure you take the time to fill out this form so that we can use you as needed this year!
AP Exam Ordering ****New Process For This Year****
In person collection dates are:
October 28th- 31st
Online payment goes live September 3rd-October 31st.
Schoolpay will be available starting in September for payments and will stay open through October 31st. https://www.schoolpay.com/login/
College Board has changed the way that learners register for AP exams this year and we want to make that process as painless as we can for you.
The first thing to note is that College Board has created online resources for learners to access materials that enhance their work in classes. All AP facilitators will be sharing join codes with their learners this week to help them get set up in that system. Before learners are able to join classes though, they will need to sign up for or remember their myap college board account. Information on how to access or set up their accounts is available here.
When learners join with the class codes online, they will need to select whether they intend to take the test. Learners are able to change their minds on that question, but this will give us a good head count of who is actually planning on taking the AP exam.
Registering and Paying For Exams
Regular registration ends on October 31st. The fee to take the test is $94 and can be paid online using SchoolPay or in person on designated dates (Dates will be posted at the beginning of September and will include some dates in September and October). We can not separate the fee into different payments and will need to collect the entire fee for each exam at one time. If you need assistance with payment for financial reasons, please let us know. Please understand we will not be able to give refunds after October 31st. Learners who register for exams after October 31st will have to pay an additional $40 for registration and must do so by March 4th. I know that is a steep late fee but that is what College Board assesses us for a late fee.
Future Testing Accommodation Information
NTH@C College Board and ACT Testing Accommodations
Application Process and Forms
A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, and AP exams) and the ACT. The school does not automatically apply for students to receive accommodations, but will assist families once the request is made to begin the process of applying for accommodations if their child is eligible for Section 504 or SPED. Parents should initiate the process by visiting our information page located on the New Tech High Website, under Announcements:
If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact Ms. Shaikh, Assistant Principal at email@example.com.