Bronco News

For all of our Bronco Families and Students

April Showers bring out Superpowers!

Good morning Bronco Families,

It is already the end of April, and our Broncos continue to shine! There is much to celebrate, but we have to start somewhere. Here goes:

  • Drama production put on their outstanding Shakespearean Double Feature- 12th Night and The Tempest, with standout performances by Leo Netzer, Gabrielle Nicolas, and
  • Drama I put on their hit murder mystery, 'Next Victim', with performances this week for NHS students during the school day.
  • Northgate Choirs finished up their tour, having had opportunities to work with clinicians and perform at Disneyland.
  • 15 Northgate juniors have qualified for National Merit Scholarship consideration for 2023! More to come on this exciting announcement soon
  • Ms. Howerton and the Senior Class officers planned an outstanding event for our seniors, and Senior Ball 2022 was a beautiful night out on the bay!

This week, we began our CAASPP testing for Juniors and Seniors only, but the test being as significant and time intensive as it is, we alter our bell schedule for two weeks to be a modified block schedule. Check out that schedule below. There are a few times where our bell schedules are altered to the end of the year, including Senior Project (schedule below), A period finals, and finals. Note- this week, we release at 2:25 daily.

AP testing begins after CAASPP testing, and our students who are testing will travel to Willow Creek Center to take their exams. Exams are only a part of the day, so it is important to remember for those students taking these tests that they are only excused from classes during the time of test administration and reasonable travel time. See below for the AP test schedule.

Read on for more information and highlights!

Yours in Partnership,

Kelly Cooper


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Summer School Info- from our counselors

Summer School information:

Counselors have enrolled all students in Summer School who need course remediation. You and your student should have received an email from your counselor notifying you of the enrollment. Please let us know if your student is unable to attend so we can discuss a plan to remediate the course at a later time. If your student has a "D" in a class and would like to enroll in Summer school for grade improvement please let us know. Below is some general information regarding summer school.

Where: Northgate

When: June 8 - July 1, Monday - Friday

Time: 8:00-12:30 for 2 classes (for one class, you will be here for half the time)

Questions? Contact your counselor.

Drama I presents, 'Next Victim'

Led by student directors Ares Foster and Mars Leto, 'Next Victim' brought a hilarious whodunit to the Northgate stage. Congrats to our Drama program for another great production!
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Varsity Softball continues to rise!

Northgate softball, under the helm of new coach Zack Torrey, is rising to new heights. Coming off their best week of the season, varsity beat Campolindo and Miramonte this past week, and was beating Acalanes 9-2 before a rain out stopped the game. JV beat Acalanes that day 20-10. The program continues to thrive and compete despite recent injuries.

Come out for Senior night against Concord on May 3rd!

Baseball has some big wins this season

From coach Stanley-

It's been a tough, up and down 2022 campagn so far for Broncos baseball. Injuries to key position players and six pitchers have put the Broncos in a difficult position from the very start of the season.

Despite those injuries, the team has rallied to a 7-10 record, with big wins against Maria Carrillo, Miramonte, Livermore, and San Marin. With seven games remaining, the Broncos are still in a position to make a late run and do some damage in NCS playoffs. Getting healthy with definitely be a key to aiding in that effort.

Congrats too to Matt Campopiano, who was nominated for East Bay Times player of the week a few weeks ago!

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CA State Seal of Civic Engagement

The State Seal of Civic Engagement is open to all 11th and 12th grade California students who are civically engaged in their communities and take action.

The deadline to send in your final submission for the 2021-22 school year is April 27th.

To earn the State Seal of Civic Engagement, students must successfully complete the following FIVE activities/steps:

1. Be on track to graduate to earn a diploma or a Certificate of Completion.
2. Earn a passing grade or better in World History and U.S. History equivalent courses.
3. Participate in one or more informed civic engagement project(s) that address real-world problems and require students to identify and inquire into civic needs or problems, consider varied responses, take action, and reflect on efforts.
4. Participate in the required self-reflection process.
5. Submit a letter of recommendation, completed endorsement form or digital recommendation from an educator, mentor, co-worker/supervisor, student leader, or a civic partner or leader.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Track Update- Miramonte Meet

Our track athletes continue to learn tactical strategies in their events, and go into DAL's next week with a great regular season behind them, most recently celebrating wins over Miramonte.

Girls’ Varsity

NG 67 Miramonte 63

Girls’ Frosh

NG 69.5 Miramonte 59.5

Boys’ Varsity

NG 81 Miramonte 49.99

Boys’ Frosh

NG 70 Miramonte 56

Check out a full coaches report here.

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Save the Date- If I Could Change the World Projects (10th grade)

Thursday, May 19th, 8am-1pm

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

On May 19th, our sophomores will be presenting their projects for the public and peers in the stadium. More info to come, but mark your calendars!

Junior Stephanie Dumalig appointed Lieutenant Governor for the Key Club

Stephanie Dumalig was recently installed as the Division 26 North Key Club Lieutenant Governor. Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

She has served as a student leader for our Northgate Chapter and in this new role will be assisting many local chapter leaders in their service efforts and in organizing conventions.

Congratulations Stephanie!

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Senior Seena Farhadi named to the Youth Hall of Fame!

Senior Seena Farhadi was named as Youth Hall of Fame Winner for Leadership and Civic Engagement by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.

Congratulations Seena!

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This Week at a Glance

Monday April 25th- CAASPP testing- Math- Juniors only: Graduation announcements in the forum; Boys golf at Transbay Tournament

Tuesday April 26th- CAASPP testing- Math- Juniors only- Boys Tennis @ Campolindo; Baseball @ College Park; Softball @ Berean Christian; Senior Night Boys VB vs Campo

Wednesday April 27th- school release at 2:25pm- Boys VB @ College Park HS

Thursday April 28th- CAASPP testing- Math Performance- Juniors only- DAL Trials- Swimming @ Campolindo; Softball vs Benicia; Baseball vs College Park; Boys VB @ Acalanes

Saturday April 30th- DAL Swimming Finals and DAL Track Finals @ Campolindo HS

Congratulations to Boys Golf for their epic win over Miramonte! AND Las Lomas Sweep!

From Coach Ron Otero:

Miramonte came to Boundary today undefeated.

They leave with their first loss!

Our boys did it again 198-200. Very very close.

I could not be any more proud of all the work they have put in to accomplishing this.

2 massive victories over Campo and Miramonte.

Captains Coco Feliciano and Bobby Badakshan leading the way again as top scorers.

Then, the week of April 19th- our boys sweep Las Lomas!

With a fantastic win on senior night, our seniors stepped up and shut the Knights down!

Congrats, golfers!

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Spring One Acts are Coming!

Don't miss these student-produced shorts in the Little Theatre next week!

April 28th 7pm, April 29th 7pm, April 30th 7pm and May 1st 2pm.

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Spring Finals Schedule and Senior Project Minimum Days

Senior projects mean minimum days for all other students- take a look at the schedule below.

All students take spring finals- the last day of school is June 2nd, and there is a ton of activity and assessment before and on that day! Take a look:

May 25 and May 26- Altered Bell Schedule- SENIOR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

May 27- A Period Finals - Altered Bell Schedule

May 30- No school- Memorial Day

May 31-June 2 Finals - 2 periods a day, 2 hours per final- altered bell schedule and minimum days (period schedule to follow)

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Girls Lacrosse 8-2

Congratulations to our girls lacrosse team, currently 8-2 in their season- and congrats to Kelsey Shaffer who had a nomination for East Bay Times Athlete of the Week!
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Calling all parents of 9-11th grades!

Calling all parents of juniors, sophomores, and freshmen - we need help! Grad Night for the Class of 2022 is Saturday June 4th and we need volunteers to take on varying duties that late afternoon and evening. Please consider stepping up for this event, and pay it forward for when your students are celebrating their own special times! Details in the SignUp attached:
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Boys Tennis in 2nd place

Boys tennis is in second place, looking at a potential wild card bid to NCS. They have some strong wins against Campolindo, Acalanes, and BVAL champs Heritage HS.

Monday, they pulled out a huge 8-1 win over College Park!

Jonathan Lee, #3 singles is undefeated this season!

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Senior Corner

Announcements arriving next week!

For those families who ordered graduation announcement from Jostens, these will be delivered April 25th, and students will be able to pick them up in the forum during brunch and lunch. Mark your calendars!

Senior Circle

Monday, May 16th, 7pm

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

Senior Breakfast **NEW EVENT**

Senior Breakfast is coming! May 27th, after A Period finals, seniors will come to the blacktop for a catered breakfast, senior superlatives, senior slide show and more!

After breakfast, seniors will head over to the Concord Pavilion for graduation rehearsal!

Graduation Speeches

Seniors interested in giving a speech at graduation must audition- start with the application here!

Graduation Rehearsal (MANDATORY)

Friday, May 27th, 1-3pm

2000 Kirker Pass Road

Concord, CA

All seniors must attend.

Graduation Parking

Parking at graduation is $20 per car, which includes cars our graduates ride in. Our event is free to families and the school, and this is how the Concord Pavilion pays for the staff required for this event.

Parking can be purchased in advance- use this link here!


Friday, June 3rd, 11am

2000 Kirker Pass Road

Concord, CA

Senior Night at Swimming!

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Season Update from Swimming!

With one meet left to go, the Bronco Swimmers are gearing up for DALs at the end of the first full season since 2019.

All 4 divisions saw some excellent results at the De La Salle Invitational in March. The Varsity Boys were 1st and the JV Girls finished 2nd.

With one League meet remaining, the Varsity Boys are 2-0-1 with a tie vs Campolindo. The Varsity Girls and both JV squads are 1-2.

Grad Night!

Saturday, June 4th, 6:30pm-12:30am

Alameda, CA, USA

Alameda, CA

Grad Night 2022

June 4th, 6:30pm-12:30am

Bay Cruise: Dinner, Dancing, and Activities

Price: $150, will increase incrementally as the event approaches

Price includes Cruise and Transportation to and from the event

Use this link to order tickets -

From our PFC- Staff Appreciation Sign Up

In two weeks, we have Teacher Appreciation Week! Sign up to assist or donate here!

No Place For Hate- Anti-Bullying Tour coming to NHS

Thursday, May 5th, 11am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

During Strategic Support, students will engage with the No Place for Hate tour, an anti-bullying program we are excited to bring to Northgate.

Students- Become a Mentor!

Applications are due soon- sign up to be a mentor! Mentors can be 10th, 11th and 12th graders.
Should be able to work well with others, be friendly, and responsible.
Good grades and a good work ethic are a MUST - They should be able to be present as a mentor, willing to give up personal study time to help other students, and have a strategy to keep up with their own work to maintain a mentor position.

Interested? Fill out the google form here- Link for google form app

Opportunity for students- WCPD Chief Community Advisory Board

Become a youth member for the Police Chiefs Community Advisory Board! This board, CAB, meets once a month. They meet with the Chief and the Captains to discuss the ongoing activities of the department and review potential policy changes and potential recruitment.

We believe that this is an awesome opportunity because it provides youth representation in such a divided time. It would help the police department run smoothly and represent the interests of the local community. Attached is a flier and the google forms application. Must be a Walnut Creek resident to apply.

SAVE THE DATE- Walk through Registration 2022

Wednesday, Aug. 10th, 8am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

Save the date! Walk through and freshman orientation will be on this day, details to come.

First day of school 2022-23

Thursday, Aug. 11th, 8:30am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

COVID protocols and Testing reminders

A few reminders for when your student is sick:

Any student ill with COVID-like symptoms must not return to the site until the following conditions are met:

  • Student no longer has symptoms
  • Student has been tested for COVID and the test is negative OR
  • Student was given an alternate diagnosis from a physician (with documentation) explaining the symptoms

If a student tests positive for COVID, please reach out to Ms Cooper asap to inform her so that contact tracing can be completed, and instructions and support given to student.

We do offer testing twice a week at Northgate, and every day throughout the district. See below for these days and times.

Note- for families who are not receiving their results- you can log in to view these at the phmlaboratories website. Click on patient test results. Follow prompts to get a login code.

The new protocols are as follows:

- testing is ONLY for MDUSD students/staff and athletes will have priority

- preregistration online is no longer required

- for the safety of those on our school campuses, staff/children with notable active symptoms (congestion, fever, vomiting) will be turned away and should be seen by your health provider or at one of the locations noted on the MDUSD website under "Other Testing Locations"

Check the district website for current locations and times.


College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Northgate High School: 3 - 6 pm

Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3 - 6 pm


College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School: 3 - 6 pm


Concord High School: 3 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3:30 - 6 pm


Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm


Northgate High School: 3 - 5 pm

Dent Center (1936 Carlotta Drive) 10am-5pm


Concord High School - Testing offered by PMH Labs - 10 am - 2 pm

Support from Adult Ed

Did you know that Adult Ed offers support for K-12 teens and families? Please see the attached flyers for:

For more information, feel free to email Parent Ed secretary, Dee Jones, at /ext. 6720 or for Spanish (or English), email Irma Toman, Parent Education Coordinator, at /ext. 6722. You can also contact Paige Endo, /ext. 6706.

NHS Academic Counselors are here to help!

Who do I contact?

Academic Counselors

Vice Principals

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Breaking News- *Year 7* for US News and World Report Top Ranking for Northgate High School

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