NHS Senior Family Newsletter

November 20, 2019

Mock Congress

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 8am to Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 3pm

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

This capstone senior event is the final project for US Government classes. Seniors are excused for the day as they are assigned to rooms to serve as "congress" and take bills and amendments through the paces.

*The Bell Schedule for these two days and this week is altered. Both days will have a Tuesday bell schedule. The short day this week will be Thursday. See below for a snapshot of the week, and plan accordingly.

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Senior Banquet

Thursday, Feb. 13th 2020 at 6pm

3800 Valley Vista Road

Walnut Creek, CA

This is an optional, fun senior event where senior superlative awards are given, and dinner is included. Attire is evening wear. Tickets will go on sale in January, and will be between $40-50. Parents generally do not attend this event.

Senior Timeline!

See the helpful document with all of the major senior events and deadlines- this is a living document that we will work to update throughout the year!

Who can I contact?

Academic Counselors

Last Name A-G ...................................Naseem Saremi~~~~saremin@mdusd.org~~~ext 3546

Last Name H-O....................................Kristen Bligh~~~~~~blighk@mdusd.org~~~~ext 3526

Last Name P-Z.....................................Mandy Kaur~~~~~~kaurm@mdusd.org~~~~ext 3539

Vice Principals

Last Name A-L.....................................Kelly Cooper~~~~~~cooperk@mdusd.org~~ext 3502

Last Name M-Z....................................Craig Bocks~~~~~~bocksc@mdusd.org~~~ext 3503

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Senior Info - from College and Career Counselor, Rebecca Proznick


Class Rankings
If the college you are applying to needs your class ranking, you can find that list (posted by Student ID number, not name) in the College & Career Center and with your Academic Counselor. We rank by deciles and the Senior Class is a class of 363 students.

College Applications & Letters of Rec

This Aug/Sept, I visited Senior English Classes to go over some important College App/Naviance to-dos. It’s a lot of information, so families can find a description online here.
Please note that I’m interested in your plans for the future, not just if you’re planning to go to a 4 year! There are many different routes to careers and I’d love to talk with students about all the options out there. Naviance is a great tool as well- the careers tab can help you explore jobs and the skills needed. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (which Naviance pulls their information from) is also a great resource with some more detailed information from what’s in Naviance.

Don't forget to review the Senior Action Plan- HERE.

Open House

Thursday, Feb. 20th 2020 at 6:30pm

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

Not to cue the water works, but this is your FINAL open house in your student's high school journey. Hope to see you there!

Production Workshop presents- The Crucible

This year Production Workshop put a fresh charge in an old classic. The Crucible. A four-act journey through love, loss, seduction, trial, deceit and doom, this one starred Elinor Taylor (Abigail Williams), Sienna Anderson (Elizabeth Proctor), Liam Murray (John Proctor), Finn Garrison (Hale), Sean Hauser (Parris) and Payton Barnes (Mary Warren). This incredibly dynamic ensemble brought a stellar performance to the Little Theatre stage.

Save the Date! Senior Ball 2020!

Friday, April 3rd 2020 at 7pm


Location to be announced. Save the date for Senior Ball 2020! YES it is on a Friday, Cesar Chavez day, which is also a school holiday! Yes, it is set location wise, it is announced as part of the 'Reveal' by Senior Class officers.

Grad Night Volunteers NEEDED!

Hello Senior Parents!

Senior Parent involvement is crucial in the success of Grad Night.

We are still in need of Senior Parents to signup for Lead Roles for your child’s 2020 Grad Night. Please take a look at what is still available.

If you want to share the Lead role with a friend(s), that would be great! simply add their name into the Comments Field!

If you cannot make the September 24th meeting, please make a note in the Comments Field and I will schedule a meeting with you at your convenience.

There are over 300 Seniors this year and we would greatly appreciate if one parent for each senior could signup to volunteer.

If you have signed up already, thank you for your volunteer commitment!

If not, please Click on the Link below! Thank you!


Senior Yearbook Ads

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Senior Portraits

More than 170 seniors still have not taken their senior portraits with Studio One- these photos must be done before Winter Break in order to be included in the yearbook.

Please contact Studio One to make an appointment! 925 361-0430.

For more information, please refer to our website. http://www.s1portal.com/northgate.html

Graduation Class of 2020

Sunday, May 31st 2020 at 7pm

2000 Kirker Pass Road

Concord, CA

Graduation will be held at Concord Pavilion. More details will be sent out as the date gets closer.

Senior Finals will occur before this date- seniors who graduate are not expected to return to school after graduation.

Cap and Gown Orders

For more information, visit http://jostens.com

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Upcoming Important Dates!

  • 11/22- Improv Show #2
  • 11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/2- Girls BB vs Fairfield
  • 12/3- Girls BB vs Concord
  • 12/5 Girls and Boys Soccer vs Windsor
  • 12/5 Wind Ensemble Concert
  • 12/6 Girls Soccer vs Petaluma
  • 12/9 Winter Concert II
  • 12/10-11 Mock Congress
  • 12/10- Girls Soccer vs CVCHS/ Boys Soccer @ CVCHS
  • 12/11- Winter Choir Concert
  • 12/12- Girls Soccer @ Campo, Boys Soccer vs Campo, Winter Choir Concert
  • 12/13 Winter Concert III
  • 12/17 A Period Finals (Bell Schedule Change)
  • 12/18 Finals- 1st and 2nd period (minimum day)
  • 12/19 Finals- 3rd and 4th period (minimum day)
  • 12/20 Finals- 5th and 6th period (minimum day)
  • 12/23-1/6 Winter Break

As you can see, our Winter schedule is packed! See the school calendar for more details!

2019-20 Academic Calendar

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Fourth year in a row! Thanks to our faculty, staff and community for your hard work and dedication!