NHS September Newsletter
What September brings at Northridge...
Letter from NHS Administration Team...
Our students and staff have had an amazing start to this school year and are ready to head into September. Students have settled in to courses and are feeling comfortable navigating the building and its resources. NHS Teachers and Staff members have been supporting, cheering, coordinating, managing, and attending events, making it possible for our Raider students to have the best experience possible. We are so fortunate to have such impactful, passionate educators. Our student activities are also in full gear with sports, band, theater, and much more!
In this month's letter, you will learn more about academic supports we offer and how to access those for your student. We know that plugging students in with extracurricular opportunities directly affects their success in school. Help us encourage your student to join a club, team, or organization.
We are also thrilled about the redesign of our school webpage. You can download the MCS app and access information easily such as documents, events, news updates, and even emergency notifications.
Be sure to come out and enjoy the games, performances, and other events on our campus!
LET'S GO RAIDERS!!!
Raider Tables Are Back!
Raider Tables Return on September 6th!
Where: NHS Library
When: 3:50-5:30 P.M., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Staff: Mrs. Lavy and Mrs. (Brace) Lawrence & National Honor Society tutors
What: Raider Tables is an after-school tutoring opportunity for students. Honors students volunteer to help their fellow Raiders get caught up on homework, better understand assignments, or even review for quizzes and tests. The goal is to provide additional help so all students can find success. Students can ask their teachers to sign them up for Raider Tables as needed. Parents/Guardians should reach out to SRT teachers if they feel their student could benefit from extra help. Students are expected to stay until their assignment/work is completed.
SRT Resource Rooms!
NEW to SRT this year:
For the 2022-23 school year, we have been able to add to dedicated Resource Rooms during SRT: one for math and one for English. Students can be assigned to one of those rooms for specific help in those two tested content areas. If your student is struggling, they can ask their classroom or SRT teacher to sign them up for one of the resource rooms to get that guided help from a highly qualified teacher.
NWEA MAP Growth Testing
Freshmen and Sophomore students will take the NWEA tests during SRT in Reading and Math on the following days:
Monday, (9/12), Wednesday, (9/14), and Friday (9/16)
The NWEA MAP assessments are given three times each school year to measure growth in these two critical areas for our MCS students. The second testing window is in January and the third is in May. All three scores are necessary to provide educators with data about individual student needs and a way to see individual student growth for the year.
Please encourage your students to do their best!
NHS School Counseling Department
Counselors are about halfway finished with senior meetings. Please make sure that your Senior has signed up for their Senior Conference! Here are the links to schedule with their counselor:
Mrs. Meeker A-D
Mrs. Todt E-K
Mrs. Smeltzer L-Q
Mrs. Clabaugh R-Z
We have Colleges visiting the high school on a pretty regular basis. We will have the following Colleges/University/Military visiting the next few months and we will add to this list as we get contacted:
Grace College- 9/2
Air Force - 9/13
Bethel University- 9/16
IUSB (On-Site Acceptance) 10/4
Lincoln Tech- 10/17
Dual Credit: Registration for dual credit courses is happening in the classroom. Please make sure your student completes this process. We will have support in the classroom, but this is something that our students are responsible for. Our Preparing for College and Careers students will be asked to use their social security number as part of the registration process. We appreciate the support from home on this process!
College Go Week Sept 26-30
On August 22nd we had a Senior parent meeting at the high school. Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend. If you missed the meeting here is the link to the presentation:
Sign-up w/QR Code
Donations Save Lives
In his first year of life, Evan needed 12 life-saving blood transfusions.
What: Northridge High School Blood Drive Sponsored by the Theater Group
When: Wednesday, September 14th from 9:00AM-3:00PM
How: Make sure you have a photo ID and some form of identification with your birthdate on it when you come to donate.
*16 year-olds will need a signed parent permission form, which is also available in the office. Bring with you on the day of donation.
**The public is asked to enter the school for the blood drive at Door #11 (pool door).
To sign-up and donate, click here.
3rd Annual Golf Outing Sept 16th
The Science Olympiad Team is also looking for hole sponsors and golfers our 3rd Annual Golf Outing. All proceeds go to support the team.
The Science Olympiad Program is excited to start Fall practices this month. If your student is interested in joining Science Olympiad, there is still time! Just have them contact Mr. Gerber.
Science Olympiad is the oldest STEM competition in the country for students grades 6-12. At Northridge we have had a proud tradition of having a very competitive program. Practices start at 6:30 pm each Tuesday and Thursday evening.
Student Picture Retakes
Parent Drop Off
- Buses access and drop at Door #1 (by teacher parking). Parents/Guardians are NOT to use the drive to Door #1 to drop students.
- Parents are to drop students at Door #33 (by student parking).
It is important this rule is followed for the safety of all involved. Again, Parents/Guardians, do NOT drop your students at Door #1.
Just a reminder that we are well into the school year and are enforcing the dress code. This link will take you to that section of the student handbook.
Northridge National Honor Society
Keep up-to-date with NHS Athletics!
Link to online registration: https://middlebury-in.finalforms.com
Game schedules: https://websites.eventlink.com/s/northridge-raiders/Events
Get ready for games and showing off your NHS School Pride with Raider Apparel: https://sites.google.com/mcsin-k12.org/northridgeathletics/raider-apparel
IMPORTANT DATES: Senior Nights
6th, Tuesday: Girls Golf
13th, Tuesday: Girls Soccer
19th, Monday: Boys Tennis
22nd, Thursday: Volleyball
23rd, Friday: Football
27th, Tuesday: Boys Soccer
7th, Friday: Cross Country