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Back To School Night Information

We are looking forward to welcoming our parents and guardians to Back To School Night on September 19, 2019 at 6:00pm. We will open the doors at 5:30pm to give attendees time to become familiar with their schedules before we start promptly at 6:00pm. Feel free to visit the clubs/activities/sports and community tables also located in the lobbies of the school prior to the start of the event.

Please be able to access (and print if you wish) your child's schedule in Genesis to prepare for BTSN. Please follow these steps to access your schedule;

1. Log in to Parent Portal and access your child's schedule.

2. You will follow the classes labeled FY, Q1 and S1 during BTSN.

In order to help facilitate the evening, we will have students and staff in the hallways to help direct parents to appropriate locations. Please note that the evening begins in your child's Period I class. Period 1 will include a brief welcome by Dr. Dutt with some reminders and updates for the 2019-2020 school year. This presentation will be made available to all attendees after the event.

As a general reminder, BTSN is to hear about the class expectations and to meet the teachers. This evening is not intended to be a parent-teacher conference. We ask that you be respectful of this but please do not hesitate to reach out to the teachers personally with concerns about your child.

Additionally, parking will be available in the student parking lot, the gravel lot and the church parking lot (Raub Road side only) for overflow parking.

Finally, student leaders will be providing a complimentary childcare service for school-aged children only during our Back to School Night. Parents may bring their child(ren) to the Media Center located in the high school from 5:30 until the end of BTSN for games and activities.

Back to School Night Schedule

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Pep Rally!

Middle School and MS Activities

  • Middle School Student Council will host a Dodgeball Tournament as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness on 10/23 from 2:30-3:30.

  • Class Officer Elections will be held at the end of September. Packets will be sent home to those interested in running for office.

  • The 7th-Grade ELA classes under the direction of Ms. Handy, Ms. Beam and Ms. Esposito attended Book Tastings in their classrooms. Students were introduced to several books within a number of genres and were able to 'taste' each book by reading the covers and the first few pages. Through this activity, the students create a reference list of books they can read throughout the year.

High School/Student Activities

  • Ms. Koppinger, Ms. Matash and Ms. Serzan are working with the Seniors on completing their College Essays. Classes are working through the entire process, from brainstorming to drafting, from editing to final product. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's respective English teacher with any questions or concerns.

  • Spanish Honor Society will participate in the Pulsera Project for Hispanic Heritage Month. The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,800 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish. All prceeds go back to the artisans. Spanish Honor Society members will be sharing info and selling bracelets during Back to School Night and in school until October 4th.

  • Spanish Peer tutoring will be available for all Spanish students on Tuesdays and Thursdays during unit lunch in the guidance office beginning Tuesday, 9/17.

  • The 2019-2020 Multicultural Fair will be held Oct. 3. Applications are now abailable for current students, staff, community members interested in demonstrating and sharing a peice of their heritage or cultural experiences. More info and applications can be found on NW website.

  • Friends of Rachel will be set up at our Oct 11th Home Football Game for the yearly Toy Drive. Help Friends of Rachel beat our 900+ toy record for the Stuff the Stocking Contest!

  • The Patriot Pride School Store will be open on Back to School Night from 5:30 PM - Close. New apparel is arriving this week!

  • The 9th grade is currently looking to elect Class Officers for Secretary and Treasurer.

  • Science National Honor Society will be accepting applications unitl Fri, Sept 20. First induction of students will occur this fall.

Counseling Corner

  • Oct 30th is scheduled for PSAT for all 10th & 11th graders. 8th and 9th graders who wish to sit for the test can sign up for $15 in the counseling office.

  • A Financial Aid Presentation will take place on 9/26 6-8pm in the Media Center.
  • The Financial Aid Workshop will be held on 10/9 6-8pm.
  • College Fair # 1 will be held for students in the gym on 10/2 10:30-11:25am and College Fair #2 will be held on 10/17 10:30-11:25am. These are both during Unit Lunch.

PTO/Community Events

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to The PTO for recently donating a school Poster Printer!