NLHS Update

Week of March 9

Update - Ohio's Next Generation of Assessments

Despite a gauntlet of delays and cancelations, our students have successfully completed the PARCC performance-based assessments, and will begin make-up testing this week.

Also this week, our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will begin taking the State-Developed Assessments in Physical Science, American History, and American Government. Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 9 - Physical Science (Class of 2018 only)

Tuesday, March 10 - American History (Class of 2015-2017*)

Wednesday, March 11 - American Government (Class of 2015-2017*)

*Students enrolled in AP U.S. History or A.P. Government and Politics are exempt from these assessments ONLY IF they are taking the A.P. exams in May.

PARCC Make-Up assessments will take place during the week, and all PARCC performance-based assessments should be completed no later than Wednesday, March 11.

Testing Calendar - Updated

Once again, the testing calendar has been revised.

Click here to view the updated testing calendar.

Notable changes:

PARCC Make-Up - March 9-11

AIR Physical Science Assessment - March 9

AIR American History Assessment - March 10

AIR American Government Assessment - March 11

AIR Make-Up - March 12-13

Congratulations to NLHS Student Athletes

The boys and girls basketball teams recently concluded their seasons with losses in the sectional tournaments, but overall each time had a good season despite various hardships and obstacles to overcome. Congrats Panther Basketball!

Varsity wrestling finished 5th in the State Team tournament, and now (as of Friday afternoon) our wrestlers are competing as individuals in the district tournament.

Cheerleaders finished in 2nd place at the Champion Cheer Central President's Day Competition at John Glenn.

Congratulations to all of our excellent student athletes!

8th Grade Scheduling Night

Wednesday, March 11th, 6-8pm

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

On Wednesday, March 11, we will host the 8th Grade Scheduling Night for 8th grade students who will be entering New Lexington High School as freshmen in the Class of 2019.

Teachers, attendance will be mandatory as make-up time for fall conferences. Plan on arriving at the high school no later than 5:30 PM and leaving no sooner than 8:30 PM.

Calamity Day Update

We have currently used 19 calamity days. Subtracting our five excused calamity days and three blizzard bags, that leaves us with 11 days to make up.

We will make up one day on Thursday, April 2.

The other days will be made up at the end of the school year, unless another plan is put into place. As it currently stands, if we make up days at the end of the school year, the last day of school for students will be Friday, June 12.

There will be a meeting held on Tuesday, March 10 to discuss calamity day make-up scenarios, so this may change. As always, you will be notified if any changes to the make-up day schedule are made.

Blizzard Bags - UPDATE

Soon, we will review how to post Blizzard Bag attendance. We will be using the same procedure as last year, which will be entering attendance (based on assignment completion/submission) on a Google Spreadsheet. We will discuss this procedure at the next faculty meeting.

Blizzard Bag assignment #1 was due by February 9, 2015.

Blizzard Bag assignment #2 was due by February 10, 2015.

Blizzard Bag assignment #3 was due by February 13, 2015.

Where's Mr. Young?

Mr. Young will be out of the building on Tuesday, March 10.

Want something in the weekly update? Email Mr. Young by Friday of the week prior!