New Tech News

October 27th, 2019

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Dates To Know



  • October 29th: Punkin Chunkin/ Fall Festival/ Haunted House

  • November 5th: Poetry Night at Cozby Library

  • November 8th: Senior Research Capstone Day at Cozby

  • November 20th: New Tech Gives Back (school-wide field trip)

  • November 21st: Poetry Out Loud @ the Cozby Library at 6:30pm

  • November 23rd-December 1st: Off for Thanksgiving

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Seen at New Tech

Choir Celebrations

Region 31 Honor Choir Auditions were held this past Saturday (10/26/19) at L.D. Bell High School. We are so proud of all 53 singers that participated!! We are very excited to announce that 41 singers from Coppell Choir will be performing at the Region 31 Honor Choir Weekend in November 9th, 2019. The following are our New Tech singers that will be performing with the Honor Choir:


Natalie Bennett

Manasa Velamuri

Ian Weiss


Also, 29 singers participated in Region Auditions and 15 singer will be moving on to Pre-Area auditions. Please join us in congratulating the following singers from New Tech:


Natalie Bennett

Manasa Velamuri



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Last Week To Buy AP EXAMS (Before an extra $40 a test gets charged)

In person collection dates are:

September 16th-20th

October 28th- 31st


Online payment goes live September 3rd-October 31st.


Schoolpay will be available starting in September for payments and will stay open through October 31st. https://www.schoolpay.com/login/


College Board has changed the way that learners register for AP exams this year and we want to make that process as painless as we can for you.


The first thing to note is that College Board has created online resources for learners to access materials that enhance their work in classes. All AP facilitators will be sharing join codes with their learners this week to help them get set up in that system. Before learners are able to join classes though, they will need to sign up for or remember their myap college board account. Information on how to access or set up their accounts is available here.


When learners join with the class codes online, they will need to select whether they intend to take the test. Learners are able to change their minds on that question, but this will give us a good head count of who is actually planning on taking the AP exam.




Registering and Paying For Exams


Regular registration ends on October 31st. The fee to take the test is $94 and can be paid online using SchoolPay or in person on designated dates (Dates will be posted at the beginning of September and will include some dates in September and October). We can not separate the fee into different payments and will need to collect the entire fee for each exam at one time. If you need assistance with payment for financial reasons, please let us know. Please understand we will not be able to give refunds after October 31st. Learners who register for exams after October 31st will have to pay an additional $40 for registration and must do so by March 4th. I know that is a steep late fee but that is what College Board assesses us for a late fee.

Coppell ISD Volunteer Background Check

We utilize a lot of parents each year to evaluate projects, work events, or come in as guest speakers. Please make sure you take the time to fill out this form so that we can use you as needed this year!

CEF Education Foundation Grants

The Coppell ISD education foundation as a new process for funding grants this year and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to help fund grants that you support. Please see the links below for the grants submitted by our campus.

Seniors, College Apps, and Naviance

Seniors,


Please take some time to review your Naviance list of "Colleges I am Applying to" and also your College list within Common App. If you have any Common App schools that you are applying to, then please make sure they are listed in BOTH places. If you are no longer applying to a school that was once listed, then please remove it from your lists.


Within your Naviance list, please update how you plan to apply. Make one of the actual selections and do not select the option "I don't know".


You also need to make sure that you match your Common App and Naviance accounts. Instructions can be found HERE.


Let me know if you have questions.


Thanks,

Kennington

Juniors: Opportunity to take the SAT during the school day (without the writing portion)

This was a separate email that went out this week to junior parents. In case you missed it:


Dear CISD High School Juniors, Parents and Guardians:

Last spring, we shared with you changes to our high school comprehensive assessment system. The signing of House Bill 3 by Gov. Greg Abbott this summer has enabled Coppell ISD to offer the SAT (without the writing portion) to our junior level learners. This test will be offered during the school day at no cost to parents/guardians or to the district. Learners will not be counted absent from their classes should they choose to take the SAT during the school day.


Testing will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 8:50 a.m. at your child’s campus. To take advantage of the SAT School Day testing opportunity, parents must register their child(ren) by Friday, November 1, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. The link to register is: tinyurl.com/SATCISD


There is no make-up day for this test through the district. However, you are welcome to register your child for other SAT testing opportunities through the following website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines


We appreciate your support and are grateful to the Texas Legislature for funding this additional assessment opportunity for our learners. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Youngs at dyoungs@coppellisd.com.


Sincerely,

Dr. Angie Applegate
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

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Yearbook Purchasing

Hey New Tech learners, yearbook prices will be going up in 16 days. The price will be going to $80. It is only $75 now. Hurry and get your yearbooks before the price goes up! http://Jostens.com

Senior Ads in the Yearbook


Hello Senior Class and Senior Parents -


Now’s your chance to purchase your senior ad!


A quarter page ad is $80, a half page is $160, and a full page is $300.

Here is the form to reserve your spot:



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKVW7bvmm9jOLTJ7G5XpHyGNd5leth4kK3FMfwXXZbR6RTaQ/viewform


All money for Senior Ads is due before Winter Break (December 20th)! You can send cash or a check to school with your learner or payment can be accepted in the front office.

Services Available to Families During Holiday Season

During the holiday season, the following programs are available to families who might have a need:

  • The Lion’s Club sponsors a Christmas food basket delivered to families as well as the Toys for Tots toy drive.
  • St. Ann’s Church provides Thanksgiving food baskets which are delivered to the homes of families on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Apply by October 16th, 2019.
  • Make A Child Smile, sponsored by the City of Coppell, provides a toy and an article of clothing to children in need. This program is intended solely for children enrolled in CISD and residing within the city limits of Coppell. Apply by October 27th, 2019.
  • Valley Ranch Baptist Church hosts an annual Christmas Store. Registration happens October 16th, 2019 from 5-7:00 PM. A letter is required to register, so please let us know your interest.

Please contact school nurse, Cheryl Faulkner at cfaulkner@coppellisd.com or school counselor, Michael Kennington at mkennington@coppellisd.com for further information or to apply.

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Future Testing Accommodation Information

NTH@C College Board and ACT Testing Accommodations

Application Process and Forms


A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, and AP exams) and the ACT. The school does not automatically apply for students to receive accommodations, but will assist families once the request is made to begin the process of applying for accommodations if their child is eligible for Section 504 or SPED. Parents should initiate the process by visiting our information page located on the New Tech High Website, under Announcements:


https://www.coppellisd.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=20337&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=28815&PageID=8038


If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact Ms. Shaikh, Assistant Principal at rshaikh@coppellisd.com.