January 1st- January 15th
"At NCHS every student graduates college and career ready with 21st century skills."
From the Principal's Desk
Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone enjoyed winter break and is ready to finish out the first semester strong. We only have 3 weeks left until the end of the first semester so please make sure your students are turning in their assignments and studying for finals. Please check your Power School app or contact your child's teacher(s) if you have any questions.
Please feel free to reach out to teachers, guidance counselors and administration anytime we can assist you or answer a question.
January 16th No School
January 20th Periods 2 and 4 Finals
January 23rd Period 3 Final
January 24th Period 1 Final (modified schedule to extend 1st period to 90 mins)
January 25th No School
January 26th Second Semester Starts
Inclement Weather Day Plan for Students
The Maryland Department of Education is allowing districts to use three (3) asynchronous inclement weather days as virtual learning days. This limits the number of days that would normally have to be added on to the end of the school year.
Elementary: Folders with brief Math and/or English Language Arts assignments will be sent home in preparation for an inclement weather day. Internet/Wi-Fi will not be required to complete assignments. Assignments will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.
Secondary: Students will be able to access their assignments offline without the need for Internet/Wi-Fi access using their school-issued device. Assignments will be brief and a review of material already covered in the classroom. Work will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.
Prom Planning Meeting
Testing is Here!!
As we plan for students to participate in upcoming state assessments, please be sure your student takes the following steps to prepare for success: (please help us remind them)
*Come to school well rested
*Eat breakfast either at home or at school
*Turn your laptop completely off at night (not just on sleep mode)
*Be sure your laptop is fully charged
*Bring corded earbuds from home if you choose to wear them during the test
*Be prepared to do your best and try your hardest
*When provided the opportunity by your teacher, take the practice test seriously and do your best to answer the questions accurately. Pay attention to the types of questions being asked of you.
*Do not rush through the test and review your answers before submitting
The Fall/Winter State Assessments are as follows and will take place in students' regularly scheduled classes.
MCAP ENG 10: December 5th - December 8th
HSA Government: January 3rd - January 6th
MCAP Algebra I: January 3rd - January 6th
MCAP Algebra II / Geometry: January 9th - January 12th
LS MISA: January 9th - January 12th
Only students who are currently enrolled in English 10, Government, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Biology will be participating in these assessments UNLESS your student needs to make-up the assessment from a previous year or still needs to participate in the assessment for graduation. Your student will be notified if they fit into this category of test takers.
Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Adams at NCHS if you have any questions about any of these assessments: (410) 479-2332
New CCPS App
Huge BARKS to the following students for being nominated as our December MVPs at "The Arena"!! :
Marcella Cordrey- nominated by Mr. Conway
Ben Fissell- nominated by Mr. deHenaut
Jayden Laurenfaunt- nominated by Mrs. Horan
Cody Hoofnagle- nominated by Mrs. Bishop
Emma Russell- nominated by Mrs. Jackson
Miranda Rubio Angeles- nominated by Mr. Bishop & Mr. Holt
Junior Martin Baten- nominated by Mrs. Moran & Mrs. Plinke
Christain Lahnemann- nominated by Mr. Meyer
Maria Ramirez Perez- nominated by Mr. Buffenmyer
Linda Russell- nominated by Mrs. Shilling
Jordyn Hunt- nominated by Mr. Witek
The entire 9th Grade Academy is proud of your hard work and dedication!!
Keep up the great work!!
December Students of the Month
School Based Health Centers
A reminder: In partnership with Choptank Community Health System, we have high quality, convenient healthcare and dental services facility located right in our school.
Medical: If your child starts to feel sick at school, the school nurse can refer them to the school based health center, with parent permission. A Choptank Health provider will conduct an exam, run diagnostics, and even call in a prescription if necessary – all without leaving school. Records will be shared with your child’s doctor and if ongoing care is required, this will also be coordinated with the doctor.
Dental: The Choptank dental team will be at school later this year. Services include screenings, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and emergency visits with care coordinated with your child’s primary dentist.
Insurance & Fees: Choptank Health accepts most insurance plans and has a sliding fee scale for eligible families without insurance.
For more information, check out this video https://vimeo.com/752117901
Enroll today –
- Educators Rising is hosting a Little Caesars fundraiser to help support our club throughout the remainder of this school year. Educators Rising is a group of students joined together that wish to become future educators. The kits will be delivered via FedEx directly to your doorstep and will be processed as soon as you place the order! The fundraiser begins November 1, 2022 and runs until January 30, 2023. If you wish to purchase and help support our fundraiser, the following link can take you to a general page for the entire group. https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/47e77e6b-d13d-42ca-9277-dcae4b8637d6
Junior class fundraiser
Maryland State Financial Aid Application
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is happy to announce that the 2023-2024 Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) is now available! Students can access the MSFAA through their MDCAPS accounts. Initial applicants must create a student login.
OSFA will begin to identify potentially eligible GA applicants based on the income information reported on the FAFSA/MSFAA from the 2021 tax year.
The 2023-2024 Guaranteed Access Grant (GA) has the following priority deadline dates:
· March 1, 2023 – Final deadline date to complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants can complete the FAFSA using the following link; https://studentaid.gov/.
· OSFA urges all applicants to complete the FAFSA as early as possible. The 2023-2024 FAFSA became available on October 1, 2022.
· March 15, 2023 – Priority filing date – all required documentation is due.
· Applicants who submit all required documents prior to March 15, 2022 will receive an award notification by April 15, 2023
· As a reminder, students will not be able to upload their high school transcript until after 01/01/2023.
· May 15, 2023 – Final date to submit all required documents.
· Applicants who do not submit all required documents by this date, become ineligible for the grant.
As a reminder, students will not be able to upload their high school transcript until after 01/01/2023.
Bullying and Harassment reporting form
Administration and Guidance Counselors
Ms. Erin Adams - Assistant Principal (9th grade)
Mr. Thomas Jefferson- Assistant Principal (11th grade)
Ms. Jeannine Necessary - Assistant Principal (10th grade)
Ms. Tricia Bolduc (9th grade)
Ms. Virginia Belay (A-D)
Ms. Lori Crisafulli (E-K)
Ms. Jackie Holtzman (L-Q)
Ms. Ann Ferkler (R-Z)