Nighthawk News

May 26, 2023

Inspiring passion and preparing all students to be college ready, future-focused and globally aware!

Happy Friday Nighthawks!

This Memorial Day weekend let us honor those that served and lost their lives for this country.

We’ve hit the homestretch! We have 9 days left in this academic year! Let’s continue to work hard to get to the finish line. Final exams and projects are on the horizon as well as 12th grade activities and Graduation on June 9th. The last two weeks of school will be filled with activities so please read the Nighthawk newsletter carefully so as not to miss any of the end of the year activities.

We would like to recognize and celebrate DNHS for receiving the “PUSD Inclusive Practices School of Excellence Award” this past week in recognition of our site designing specialized academic supports to meet the needs of all learners, for the inclusion of students with extensive support needs in classes, increasing use of effective co-teaching models, meeting the two benchmarks the state of California set for least restrictive environment targets for schools, and for creating an inclusive school culture.

Thank you for your continued support of Del Norte High School! We are One School! One Flock! Nighthawk Strong!

Thank you,

Bryan Schultz

Proud member of the Nighthawk Community

Del Norte receives Inclusive Practices School of Excellence 2023 award

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Upcoming Events

  • Continuing Student Registration OPEN for School Year 2023/24
  • Memorial Day/No School: Monday, May 29, 2023.
  • Senior Award Night: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - PAC
  • Night at the Museum: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - CAMPUS WIDE
  • Yearbook Distribution Begins- June 1 - June 6, 2023
  • DNHS Football - First Annual Blue/Gold Game - June 2, 2023
  • 2023 Aloha Dinner and Auction - Athletic Foundation - June 3, 2023

If you have not REGISTERED your student for next school year, please click the banner to register NOW!!!

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Aloha Nighthawk Families

This is Principal Schultz with a reminder that the Del Norte Athletic Foundation is hosting their annual Dinner/Auction on Saturday June 3rd at the Del Sur Ranch House. It’s sure to be a great evening with a silent and live auction, DJ, dancing, and Hawaiian entertainment. Purchase your tickets now to join in on the fun and help support all of our student athletes at Del Norte.

To purchase tickets, please go to 2023 Aloha Dinner and Auction and complete your bidder registration (Look for the “Register Here” icon at the site). Once you have registered you will be able to complete your purchase.

Tickets are $125 each and include dinner and two (2) drink tickets.

ONLY 2 LEFT- Excellent VIP packages available that include a private lounge seating area, access to a private bar, eight (8) admission tickets and four (4) drink tickets per person. The cost of the VIP package is $2,500 each.

I can't wait to see you all on June 3rd.


Buy tickets here:

Counseling Corner - The May Newsletter is here!

Please click on the Counseling Newsletter to stay up to date with add/drop deadlines, course request change info, college visits and so much more!

DN Ambassadors meet Mayor Todd Gloria in recognition ceremony.

On Friday, May 19th our 2022/23 Del Norte Ambassadors were recognized for their participation in Mayor Gloria's 22/23 Dr. Shirley N. Weber High School Voter Registration challenge.

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Hello Nighthawk Families,

To pick up your yearbook, you must have a photo ID. You may not pick up a yearbook for someone else. All students must sign for and pick up their own yearbook.

When you pick up your yearbook, remember that it was created by 12 hard-working students, just like you, who put their heart and soul into this project. Yearbook is a student-run publication, and it is a learning experience for students to compile the photos, stories and content. As a result, the yearbook will not be perfect. Trust me, the staff hates finding mistakes as much as you do. We proofread more times than we could count to avoid them, but they still slip in. For that, we apologize. The students did their very best and put in a lot of time and effort to complete this project. If you know a yearbook staff member, thank them and congratulate them on a great yearbook.

Before you write in your yearbook, make sure that the book does not have any missing or torn pages, printing smears or upside down pages. Your book should have 312 consecutive pages. If you find an error, immediately return your book, and we will issue you a new one. We cannot issue replacements if you have written in the book.

Two final notes for underclassmen. Do you prefer “Sam”, but the yearbook says “Samantha”? Or does everyone know you by your middle name and not your first name? If so, please let the yearbook know at the beginning of the school year what your preferred name is. Listen and look for announcements next year, so that you don’t miss the October deadline to let us know your preferred name. Do you like what you see? Would you like to learn about journalism? Graphic design? Story telling? Would you like to work on a nationally-recognized staff or with fantastic motivated students? If so, consider signing up for the yearbook class. For more information on yearbook class, please refer to our course description.

Thank you for your purchase and the yearbook staff hopes that you enjoy your yearbook.

Robin Christopher

Traditions Yearbook Adviser

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Congratulations to our 2023 Senior Scholarship Winners!

The applicants were selected on their ability to express themselves and provide compelling responses to the scholarship questions.

Each winner will be receiving one $1,000 scholarship to encourage continued education at a vocational/technical school, community college or a four year college/university.

Congratulations Nighthawks!

May your passion take you to heights!

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Attention Students, Parents and Alumni

Our 1st annual Blue and Gold game is June 2nd at 7PM. Admission is free. Don't miss it!
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Ever wonder what's going on in the Library?

Please visit the Library Newsletter HERE.....

Nighthawk Tutoring and Office Hours

Now that Trimester 3 is in the books, let's not miss the opportunities to use Nighthawk Tutoring and Office Hours to help students achieve their academic goals. Thanks to our Education Foundation, whose mission is to impact every student everyday, we are able to offer free tutoring to our students. Nighthawk Tutoring takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 8:15pm in the DNHS Library. DNHS teachers support this program by offering their time to help students with Math, Science, English, Social Science and other subjects during the year. This free service will run through June. This is another Distinctively Del Norte program that we have built in to help support our students.

Aside from Nighthawk Tutoring, Del Norte offers other programs to support all students with any Academic subject they may need extra help with.

  • DNHS Peer Counselors offer academic tutoring. Please see Ms. Castro in the Student Support Services office in G118 for more information.

  • Our WHAT center provides writing support. Please see Mrs. Philyaw in G117 for more information.

Getting Nighthawks to the Nest on Time

We ask that you partner with us each day to ensure that your Nighthawk arrives on time. Every morning we have a large number of students that arrive after the start of 1st Period. We appreciate your support from home.

Electric Bikes/Scooters

If your Nighthawk will be commuting to school on an electric bicycle/scooter please partner with us to keep your student safe. Please remind them to practice safe riding/driving practices at ALL times. We have had several reports from concerned citizens in the community about students weaving in and out of traffic around the neighborhoods before and after school. We are committed to keeping our Nighthawks safe. Thank you in advance for your partnership.

Managing the Nest

We cannot accept items to be picked up, or delivered to students during the instructional day in the front office. Please ensure that your Nighthawk has their lunch, phone, homework, clothing, athletic equipment, computer/chromebook, books, etc. that they need for school before dropping them off.

We ask that you partner with us to continually have conversations with your students about standing and doing the right thing. Our expectation at DNHS is that students work each day to be the best versions of themselves and help us keep the Nest safe. Please encourage your student(s) to let adults in our space know if they see something happening on campus that could endanger others. We want to keep DNHS a safe space that is free of drugs, vaping, alcohol and weapons, so that our students can focus on their academic and social emotional development. We appreciate the home-school partnership with our community.

Building Nighthawk Culture/Spirit

Part of the positive experience of high school is being involved and engaged in the learning community. As a learning community we want our Nighthawks to wear Blue and Green on Friday’s, to attend our sporting events and performances that are held throughout the year, as well as get involved in clubs and activities that interest them. . We want to partner with you and hope that you can encourage your Nighthawk to be involved and engaged in their Nighthawk Experience.

As parents and guardians you are members of the Nighthawk Nation! We hope that you will get involved in our various adult organizations, PTSA, Del Norte Education Foundation, Athletic Foundation, Music Foundation and other various booster groups that exist to help our faculty and staff provide a world class high school experience for your student(s).