NTZB Parent Bulletin
February 4, 2022
Hello New Tech Families,
There is much to celebrate these days at New Tech! Our student clubs and sponsors have been busy connecting and giving back to the community. We begin the month of February with a focus on Black History and the significant contributions made by African Americans, impacting our country, community, and schools. New Tech’s Black Student Union spent much time planning and developing meaningful activities and informational videos to help celebrate and champion Black History! Other clubs have been busy volunteering their time and energy to help with community projects. I am very proud of these students and staff that are demonstrating kindness, caring and service to community.
I want to thank all off our parents who participated virtually for our 2nd semester parent/teacher conferences. Please continue to reach out to our teachers if you have continued questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic progress. You may have seen the parent link to complete the 5Essentials Survey on our website or bulletin, I would ask all parents consider completing the survey. Parental feedback and opinions are welcomed and valued! As always, I look forward to creating more great days for our students and staff!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS
New Tech's Black Student Union (BSU) kicked off Black History Month on Tuesday with a focus on "Activism" and highlighting those that have worked tirelessly for the civil rights of the African American community. Daily announcements, a weeklong slide show, an introductory video from the BSU, and a transformed cafeteria have made an impact already in the first week. The following weeks will focus on "Contributions to the Arts", "Academics and Historically Black Colleges and Universities", and "Community Spotlight".
Join us for the events happening at New Tech and the ZBTHS Performing Arts Center throughout the month. For more information, please visit the NTZB website.
LAST CHANCE! LAST CHANCE! LAST CHANCE!
Join us for the final informational meeting for current 8th graders and their families. The event will be held virtually, Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00 PM. Find out what makes our campus unique, "tour" the building, and meet some of our dynamic staff members.
Remember, applications are due February 11, 2022!
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 833 8773 6555
ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY
If you have not completed the annual 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement, please do so before the survey closes. Your participation is vital and provides feedback to the Illinois State Board of Education regarding the following five indicators:
Effective Leaders -- Collaborative Teachers -- Involved Families
Supportive Environments -- Ambitious Instruction
This survey generates valuable data that districts can use to guide their ongoing efforts to improve schools and to offer students an excellent education. The survey is another improvement tool that allows districts and the state to share data as a means to inform parents and community members about the school’s learning environment. (From the ISBE website.)
The SURVEY is now open and will close on March 11, 2022.
NTZB CLUBS UNITE FOR COMMUNITY LOVE
SPAGHETTI DINNER...IS SERVED!
ZB ENCORE PLAYERS
COURT MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS
Performed by the Encore Players
Thursday, February 10th - 7:00 PM
Friday, February 11th - 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 12th - 2:00 PM
ZBTHS Performing Arts Center
Tickets Available at: zbdrama.booktix.com
The ZB Encore Players are gearing up for the spring musical! Encourage your students to check out the informational meeting on Monday, February 14th! Details below.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK - MOBILE PANTRY
IMPORTANT DATES/UPCOMING EVENTS
Dual Credit Placement Testing (Sophomores only -- English and US History Periods)
Practice SAT (Juniors only -- Periods 1-4)
- Monday 2/21/22: Presidents' Day - No School
- Friday 3/4/22: End of Quarter 3
- Monday 3/7/22: Casmir Pulaski's Birthday Holiday - No School
- Friday 3/18/22: Early Release: NT@ZB 1:35 PM
- Monday 3/21/22 -- Friday 3/25/22: Spring Break
- Monday 3/28/22: Classes Resume