New Tech News

October 14th, 2019

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Dates To Know

  • 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 18th: No FLEX
  • October 23rd: Homecoming Parade
  • October 25th: Homecoming
  • October 29th: Punkin Chunkin/ Fall Festival/ Haunted House
  • November 20th: New Tech Gives Back (daytime school-wide field trip)
  • November 21st: Poetry Outloud at Cozby Library at 6:30pm

Important Schedule Information For This Week

This week’s PSAT schedule is going to throw things off a bit and we/CHS9 will have an A, B, B, A schedule for the week. We will not run shuttles to classes on Wednesday except for the double blocked 4th/8th shuttle (that will still run), October 16th due to the PSAT. Please note CHS will be running a C schedule on Friday now. Any double blocked classes should still expect to attend that day. Any single blocked classes may choose to attend on that day at CHS but are not required. CHS9 will be running an A day that day like we are.

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.

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Buy Your Homecoming Dance Tickets

Location Information: • Irving Convention Center • October 26th • 8:00 PM until 12:00 AM

Seniors: Cap and Gown Orders

Please remember that the cap and gown is a separate order that you place from all other senior items and must be done on its own.

Seniors! As your official supplier of caps, gowns and other graduation products, Jostens will be coming to New Tech High School to take orders on October 15 from 12:00 to 5:30. Packets will be distributed October 9 and extra packets will be available in the main school office.

Juniors and Seniors: It is not too late to order your class ring! You can also order your class jewelry on these days. Extra ring packets are also available in the main office.

ASVAB Opportunity

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors,

CISD will be offering you the opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) free of charge on October 30th at 9am. The test will be conducted during the school day from approximately 9am-12pm. Please complete the survey HERE to let us know whether or not you are interested in participating in this testing.

For more information on the ASVAB please go HERE.

Thank you,


Maya Mata Gets Gold at PATU President's Cup

Congrats Maya on placing 1st at the PATU President's Cup in Las Vegas last weekend for Taekwondo!
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Varsity and JV District Champs in Tennis

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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.

Prices are:

• October 1st – October 11th $35.00 Each Ticket

• October 12th – October 26th $40.00 Each Ticket

Location Information:

• 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
the event.

• Guest Form: The guest form can be found on under Quick Links.
Quick Links is located on the right side of the home page.

CEF Education Foundation Grants

The Coppell ISD education foundation as a new process for funding grants this year and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to help fund grants that you support. Please see the links below for the grants submitted by our campus.

Seniors, College Apps, and Naviance


Please take some time to review your Naviance list of "Colleges I am Applying to" and also your College list within Common App. If you have any Common App schools that you are applying to, then please make sure they are listed in BOTH places. If you are no longer applying to a school that was once listed, then please remove it from your lists.

Within your Naviance list, please update how you plan to apply. Make one of the actual selections and do not select the option "I don't know".

You also need to make sure that you match your Common App and Naviance accounts. Instructions can be found HERE.

Let me know if you have questions.



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:

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:

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


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.

Coppell ISD Volunteer Background Check

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:

September 16th-20th

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.

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.

Use This Link to Pay for AP EXAMS (except AP Seminar)

This link will go live September 3rd

Services Available to Families During Holiday Season

During the holiday season, the following programs are available to families who might have a need:

  • The Lion’s Club sponsors a Christmas food basket delivered to families as well as the Toys for Tots toy drive.
  • St. Ann’s Church provides Thanksgiving food baskets which are delivered to the homes of families on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Apply by October 16th, 2019.
  • Make A Child Smile, sponsored by the City of Coppell, provides a toy and an article of clothing to children in need. This program is intended solely for children enrolled in CISD and residing within the city limits of Coppell. Apply by October 27th, 2019.
  • Valley Ranch Baptist Church hosts an annual Christmas Store. Registration happens October 16th, 2019 from 5-7:00 PM. A letter is required to register, so please let us know your interest.

Please contact school nurse, Cheryl Faulkner at or school counselor, Michael Kennington at for further information or to apply.

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

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