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Presentation Instructions

  1. Open Senior Project Links (you must sign into your mdusd.net account or you cannot access it).

  2. Find your presentation day (at the top of the slides) and then your assigned room number that you will be presenting in.

    1. Click on your Room number and then click the link that pops up.

  3. Open your slides presentation in a separate tab.

    1. Click on slide one, go to Edit and click Select All (Control A (PC) or Command A(Mac)).

    2. Go to Edit and select Copy (Control C or Command C).

  4. Go back to the Senior Project Slides and click on the slide with your name.

    1. Click Edit and select Paste (Control or Command V)

  5. Your slides should insert below the slide with your name.

  6. Once you have inserted your slides go back to the first slide and highlight your name so that everyone knows you are done.

  7. For videos or links within your presentation--Make sure that they are viewable to anyone.  You will need to change this in the Advanced Share settings.

***PLEASE SEE MRS. REED IN ROOM 43 OR MR. TOBIN in 64 FOR HELP WITH THIS PROCESS!!!

 

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/25/17




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In this week’s news find the latest information on scholarships, college visits, summer programs, jobs, volunteering and more. Click on link below:

 

Weeks of May 22 - May 26, 2017

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Posted by: Ornella Gallagher
Published: 5/22/17




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Hi Northgate Community,

 

We are lower than we would like in both ticket sales and volunteer help for the 2017 Grad Night. This fun-filled celebration is planned and paid for by parents with support from the PFC and community. Grad Night features games, a casino, outdoor activities, dancing, magician, prizes, bowling, food and beverages, hypnotist, spa, photos and more REALLY easy to find info on Grad night it might help. If you would like to volunteer please visit the link below to find out how.

 

 NHS Grad Night 2017

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/15/17




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NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS OF 2017

 

Dear Senior Parents and Students:

 

We are all looking forward to this year’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017.  This year’s event will be at the Concord Pavilion beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8th.  Please know that, several of the more significant events as we approach the end of the year are listed below so please mark those calendars. These final activities and graduation ceremony are of the highest importance to all of us and we are all excited to celebrate the culmination of four amazing years of hard work. 

 

Significant Dates and Times:

 

MAY 23 - TUESDAY,

7:00 P.M. – HONORS CIRCLE / SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT (in the Little Theatre)

 

MAY 30-31 - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY,

1:00-3:05 P.M. - SENIOR PROJECTS (presentations in classes)

 

JUNE 2, FRIDAY,

8:50-9:45 A.M. – SENIOR AWARDS /MOVING ON UP ASSEMBLY (in the Gym)

A school-wide student assembly is held to recognize outstanding seniors for service, leadership, and scholarship as well as other special awards.

 

JUNE 4, SUNDAY,

4:00-6:00 P.M. – BACCALAUREATE - PARENT SPONSORED (OPTIONAL) - (in the Gym)

Seniors dress in caps and gowns. This inspirational gathering opens with our Northgate String Orchestra, and features student speakers and musical soloists.  A reception in the forum immediately follows the ceremony. This is the perfect photo opportunity for families and grads. Please email parent organizer Holly Hewes at; webhew@astound.net with any questions you may have.

 

JUNE 4, SUNDAY,

6:00-8:00 P.M. – GRAD NIGHT WALK THROUGH FOR PARENTS (NO SENIORS PLEASE). 

Parents have an opportunity to walk through the Grad Night facility to see what your graduates will be up to following graduation. This will begin immediately following Baccalaureate and go until 8:00 pm. It is at the Centre Concord on Clayton Road. For more information regarding Grad Night, please visit the Grad Night Website at; northgatehs-pfc.com/gradnight.php

for Lisa Lamm or Cathy Escobar.

 

 

JUNE 8, THURSDAY,

9:00-11:00 AM – GRADUATION REHEARSAL (at Concord Pavilion).

Each senior must attend graduation rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony on Thursday evening.  Seniors do not attend school on Thursday, they only attend rehearsal.  Seniors MUST be AT THE ENTRANCE by 8:30 am. Rehearsal will begin PROMPTLY at 9:00 am at the Pavilion. 

 

JUNE 8, THURSDAY,

7:00 P.M. – GRADUATION (at Concord Pavilion).

Graduation begins at 7:00 p.m. Graduates will assemble at 6:00 p.m. in the west plaza. 

For the record, the tassel is worn on the LEFT side of the mortarboard until the end of the ceremony.  Upon the announcement from the stage, after all names have been announced, the graduates will shift tassels to the RIGHT side of the mortarboard.

 

Your student will not receive a diploma at graduation if there are outstanding bills.  To receive a diploma, bills MUST BE CLEARED at the Treasurer’s office by June 8th, no later than 1:00 p.m.

 

A professional photographer will be on stage to take pictures of each student as he/she receives the diploma.  A proof of the picture will be mailed to each home, and parents will be able to order prints.

 

There is a parking fee of $10.00 per car as you enter the lot; we suggest car-pooling (this parking money is returned to the school to help defray the cost of renting the Pavilion).  The parking lot gates open at 5:30 p.m. If you have family members who have difficulty walking or have a disability, the parking attendants will direct you to the proper location.  There is also elevator service at the far end of the East Plaza Area. It will take you down to the lower level so that stairs can be avoided.

 

JUNE 8, THURSDAY,

9:30 P.M. – 4:30 A.M. – SENIOR GRAD NIGHT (at Centre Concord)

Grad Night is sponsored by parents and will begin immediately following the Graduation Ceremonies (approximately 9:30 p.m.) to Friday, June 9th, 4:30 a.m. This is a special night of entertainment, dancing, games and prizes, plus food and beverages. Parents are encouraged to provide transportation for seniors.  Each student must turn in a signed permission form with payment. For Grad Night Registration questions please visit nggradnightreg@gmail.com for Anne Giannini or Andrea Sbarro.

 

Thanks in advance for your support in making this graduation ceremony an amazing event for your graduating senior.  As you are aware, the commencement ceremonies provide the school community with an opportunity to celebrate both the academic achievement of its graduates as well as the support these students have received from you and others along the way. With this in mind, please remember that although joyous in nature, graduation is a formal occasion where dignity and respect guide the evening.

 

Please observe the following procedures on June 8th as they are meant to serve as guidelines that will help ensure a memorable evening for all:

 

1.During the processional, please remain seated so everyone can see the graduates enter.

 

 

 

2.Please plan to remain for the entire ceremony.  The entire program should take no more than ninety minutes.  Please do not leave after your senior is introduced.  Movement by guests is disruptive and can prevent other families from enjoying the important moment for their senior.

 

3.Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please do not save large numbers of seats in one row.  Seating for guests will be supervised to ensure respect for the graduates. 

 

4.Please respect all families’ wishes to see and hear their student honored.  Noise-makers and large signs, keep this from happening. Please, therefore, refrain from bringing them.

 

5.Any close-up pictures are to be taken after the ceremony.  As mentioned, please remain in your seat during the ceremony.  Remember that we have a professional photographer.

 

6.Please feel free to join your graduate after the program.  You may meet your graduate on the upper level immediately following the formal end of the program.

 

7.Any backpacks and/or containers will be searched by Pavilion security.

 

8.Please assist us by reminding your senior that the graduation ceremony is designed to be a dignified and respectful ceremony commemorating a milestone in his or her life.  Students may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if they inappropriately alter their caps or gowns (messages, tape, decorations, etc.).  Similarly, students whose dress is obviously inappropriate will be asked to change their clothes or not participate in the event.  Also, shoes must also be worn at all times.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns about graduation or closing senior activities, please contact, Kelly Eagan: Vice Principal, at 938-0900, ext. 3556 or visit our website for more additional information at northgate.mdusd.org and select Senior Commencement Information under quick links.  

 

I look forward to joining you in recognizing and celebrating the Class of 2017 on June 8th.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Michael McAlister

Principal,

Northgate High School

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/4/17




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"You Can't Take It With You" is a 90 minute comedy about what happens when an offbeat family collides with a straight-laced family. Zany hijinks, exploding rockets, hungry reptiles and communist propaganda combust in an evening of belly laughs and aw shucks moments. Showtimes are Thursday 4pm, Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm. Tickets available in the forum at lunch, at the treasurer's window, or at the box office door.

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Published: 5/1/17




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2017 CAASPP administration for all 11th graders will be held on Monday May 15th -Friday May 26th. Students will be testing for ELA in their English classes and will be testing for Math/Science in their US History classes. 

 

Similar to the last two years, a block schedule will be employed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We will be using the normal Wednesday schedule. 

 

Attached are pdf files of the testing calendar.

 

If you have any questions contact Kelly Eagan eaganK@mdusd.org

 

What is the CAASPP?

 

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state’s academic testing program.  CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career.  CAASPP includes computer adaptive assessments in English-Language Arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8, and 11 and paper-based tests in science for students in grades 5, 8 and 10.

 

Please Note: If a student chooses not to take all or parts of the CAASPP they will not be eligible for the Early Assessment Program. Click HERE for more information on the EAP. 

 

*Please see your school’s website for more information on testing dates.  For more information about testing options for your student, please visit the Assessment, Research and Evaluation tab of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District webpage at http://www.mdusd.org/departments/r-n-e/CAASPP.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Eagan
Published: 4/28/17




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The Bell schedules for May and June can now be downloaded. See the attached documents.
 

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Published: 4/28/17




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Seniors who are interested in being a speaker at Graduation or Baccalaureate, applications will be available in student services and on the NHS website beginning Friday, April 21. All applications are due Friday by 5/5 in student services. Auditions will be held after school on Wednesday 5/10 at 2:30 P.M.

 

See Mrs. Eagan or Teresa Bloom in student services.

 

Download the Application for Speakers.pdf

 

Additionally, for more information on the key dates for graduation, and senior commencement information please visit

 

Senior Class 2017 Key Dates  (On the PFC website)

 

Senior Commencement Information (On the NHS website)

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Published: 4/19/17




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WALKTHROUGH REGISTRATION

Monday, August 14

       o   8:00 – 11:00am (Seniors)

       o   12:00 – 3:00pm (Juniors)

Tuesday, August 15

       o   8:00 – 11:00am (Sophomores)

       o   12:00 – 3:00pm (Freshman)

 

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION & LUNCHEON

Wednesday, August 16

       o   8:00am – 1:00pm (Orientation)

       o   1:00 – 2:00pm (Luncheon)

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 4/14/17




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WALKTHROUGH REGISTRATION

·         Monday, August 14

o   8:00 – 11:00am (Seniors)

o   12:00 – 3:00pm (Juniors)

·         Tuesday, August 15

o   8:00 – 11:00am (Sophomores)

o   12:00 – 3:00pm (Freshman)

 

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION & LUNCHEON

·         Wednesday, August 16

o   8:00am – 1:00pm (Orientation)

o   1:00 – 2:00pm (Luncheon)

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 4/14/17




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This year's Senior Ball will be held at the Bentley Reserve Building located at 301 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111 from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Tickets will be sold from April 19th- May 17th at the treasurers window. 

 

Senior Ball Ticket Sales:

April 19-21 $120 (ASB) $125 (w/o ASB) 

April 24-28 $125 (ASB) $130 (w/o ASB) 

May1-5 $130 (ASB) $135 (w/o ASB) 

May 8-12 $135 (ASB) $140 (w/o ASB) 

May15-17 $140 (ASB) $145 (w/o ASB) 

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Posted by: Kelly Eagan
Published: 4/13/17




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The April Bell Schedule is now available. Please click on the link below.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 4/5/17




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See you all on Mon. Apr. 10th. Have a great break.

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Published: 3/29/17




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Junior Prom

A Night on the Bay

Saturday, March 25th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Jack London Square Ferry Terminal, 10 Clay Street Oakland

Registration 4:45-5:45 / Boarding 5:45-6:00

Departure at 6:00pm sharp!

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 3/21/17




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The Northgate CARE TEAM is working hard to learn more about the issues facing our students today. Our Health Survey is something we created to help gather information from our students so we can better serve them and address their needs. Complete the 30-question survey by following the link

 

https://goo.gl/forms/ryBEKX5u8LiAYm3r1

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 3/16/17




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Please find attached a copy of the Summer School Information and application forms. Applications should be turned into your counselor by April 30th.

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Published: 3/10/17




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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 2/25/17




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Please follow the link for a comprehensive list of important senior class dates

 

http://www.northgatehs-pfc.com/seniors.php

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 2/24/17




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Please vote at the following link. Voting will be only accepted through your MDUSD.net account. Please vote only once, and all duplicate votes will be disqualified.

 

http://bit.do/NHS-ASB-Elections

 

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Published: 2/24/17




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OPEN HOUSE- Open House is this Thursday 2/23 from 6-8pm.

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Published: 2/22/17




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What is the PSAT 10? PSAT 10 is specifically designed for sophomores, whereas the PSAT NMSQT is written with juniors in mind. They are both great practice for the SAT because they test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT—in a way that makes sense for your grade level.

When is the PSAT 10? All 10th graders will be testing on Tuesday March 7th starting at 8am. 

Where is the PSAT 10: Student will be assigned various testing locations based on their alphabet. See below.

What do student need to bring to the PSAT 10? Two No. 2 pencils with erasers,  an approved calculator, valid school- or government-issued photo ID (for students not testing at their own school and home-schooled students)

How can students prepare for the PSAT 10? The Collegeboard website has practice tests for interested students. You can find this information by clicking HERE

 

Testing Locations

Abesamis- Castro Gym A
Chappell-Galbraith Gym B
Gamez-Kharsa Gym C
Khuu -Milgate Gym D
Mingming- Ostapenko Gym E
Padayao- Rivera Room 31
Roberts-Spadia Room 30
Stack-Zurlo Lecture Hall

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Eagan
Published: 2/13/17




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Production Workshop presents the 2017 Winter One Acts: 5 plays, 3 short films and 2 animations, all student written and student directed. 

Showtimes: Thursday, 2/9 @4pm for $5; Friday & Saturday, 2/10 & 2/11 @7pm, Sunday, 2/12 @4pm. 

$6 advance tickets or $8 at the door.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 2/6/17




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This year we are having a separate application for incoming freshman, and 10th - 12th grade students. Below is the file for the Freshman class of 2021 Applications and Ms. Howerton will post the file for the 10th - 12th grade applications sometime this upcoming week. Please also note that the Freshman applicants must print out the teacher recommendation sheets off of the 10th-12th grade applications. 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 2/6/17




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  • Tuesday, 1/31: Minimum Day (school ends at 12:35)
  • Wednesday, 2/1: MDUSD Speaker Series: Supporting Your Students with Common Core Math, Daniel Meyer, (6:00pm in Little Theater)
  • Thursday, 2/2: Incoming Parent Night (7:00pm in Gym)
  • Thursday, 2/2: English Advisory Committee Meeting (6:00pm in Library)
  • Friday, 2/3: Home Boys Soccer Games (JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00pm); Home Basketball Games (Girls at 5:30 and Boys at 7:00pm)
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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 1/30/17




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Northgate seniors! Scholarship opportunity information posted below. Come to room 35 for more details.

 

http://www.equalityscholarship.org/

Eligibility

Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.

What?

Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools. Some of the scholarships are specifically for nursing or medical school.

How Many?

In 2016, eQuality awarded scholarships to 18 graduating high school seniors, two nursing students, and three medical students. We hope to award a similar number of scholarships in 2017.

eQuality is the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 1/27/17




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Presenter:   Daniel Meyer- Education reform advocate and an Apple Distinguished Educator featured on CNN and Good Morning America.

Topic:            WHAT'S GOING ON WITH MATH? Supporting your students with Common Core mathematics

When:           Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6pm

Where:         Northgate High School (425 Castle Rock Road  Walnut Creek, CA)

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 1/19/17




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SAVE THE DATE

THURSDAY, February 2, 2017 

7:00—8:30 p.m

Northgate Gym

 

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Published: 1/13/17




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Finals week is approaching and the bell schedule is very different for that week. Please make a note on the changed schedule. Best of luck to all students!!

 


 

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Published: 1/9/17




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Please download the attached documents to learn more about the culminating English academic project for Seniors.

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Published: 1/8/17




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The Freshman Movie Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Northgate. Freshman will watch the movie of the book they read this semester (Unbroken, The 5th Wave, or Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). Admission is free and snacks will be provided. Please click on the link below and answer the questions within.

 

http://bit.do/Freshman-movie-night

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Published: 1/5/17




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Movie Night For All Freshman (Sponsored by the Freshman Reading Club)

  • January 12, 2017 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) At Northgate High School
  • Featuring UNBROKEN, THE 5th WAVE, and ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
  • Snacks and Water Provided; Bring Blankets, Pillows, Candy and a Friend
  • Free and Open to all Freshman and Link Crew Leaders

 

The Freshman Reading Club is a literacy program started at Northgate High School this fall. As part of the program, each 9th grade student reads one of three books per semester during the school’s Silent Sustained Reading period, and participates in a quarterly book discussion with their Link Crew Leaders. The program culminates in a movie night at Northgate at the end of each semester.

 

The Freshman Reading Club books are UNBROKEN (nonfiction), THE 5th WAVE (science fiction), and ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (teenage fiction). By the end of the school year, each freshman will have read two of these books, participated in multiple book discussions, and seen the movie adaptation for each book they chose to read. Please save the date of January 12 for the

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Published: 12/12/16




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Next week’s bell schedule is a little mixed up compared to normal. 

 

Thursday & Friday are a *Tuesday* schedule to minimize the disruption of having no seniors available for mentoring and no Gov teachers available for SS (PFC staff luncheon on Thursday)

 

Below, I have also included next week’s minute by minute for your reference.

 


 

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Published: 12/2/16




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Just a quick reminder that the first day of school after the winter recess is Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

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Published: 12/1/16




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On November 17th, the students in  'link crew' classes performed the Mannequin challenge. The students would greatly appreciate it if you could vote for your top 3 choices. 

 

Find the Northgate High School Mannequin challenge here

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 11/18/16




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We invite you to leave a special note to your son, daughter, or sibling in his or her high school yearbook. Messages can only be placed by immediate family. Due to limited space, each senior will be allowed no more than two messages, so it is imperative that messages are submitted early. The closing date is Dec. 30th 2016.

 

For more information please click here

 

 SeniorAds17 (1).pdf 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 11/18/16




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Please join us for an elegant evening out to support the NHS Dance Department, this Saturday, November 5 at 6pm! Tickets for staff are $40.

Please click on this Evite link below! Come see your very own students perform as the live entertainment, enjoy a delicious dinner,  great conversation with friends and families, support Performing Arts in Public High Schools and hey... dance a little too to a live DJ!

http://evite.me/2PGCYvwSYA

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 11/1/16




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Campus Clean-Up Day Follow Up

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help plant the plants and trees that did not arrive in time for Clean-Up Day, please meet at the Sports Med building at 9:00 a.m. on Sat. October 29th.  Let's get them in the ground in time to grown in this season's rain!  Contact Julie Chesnutt at jjchesnutt@att.net with questions.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 10/27/16




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Production Workshop presents Northgate's fall play, "The Laramie Project" by Moises Kaufman. 18 years ago, a horrific hate crime focused the nation's attention on LGBTQ+ issues. This play is an exploration of that crime and its aftermath on the people of Laramie, Wyoming in the year following the murder of Matthew Shepard.

 

Join us in the Little Theatre on Thursday @4pm, Friday or Saturday @7:30pm, or Sunday @4pm.

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Posted by: Kelly Eagan
Published: 10/24/16




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Jostens Cap & Gown and Announcement Orders

Those seniors who still have not ordered their Cap & Gown and/or Graduation Announcements must now send in their orders directly to the Jostens representative.  The absolute deadline for placing your order in the mail or online is Wed. October 26th.  Seniors, if you haven't ordered yet, be sure to place your graduation order by October 26th.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 10/20/16




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Junior Information Night has been rescheduled to Thursday October 13th to accommodate the parents and families celebrating the Yom Kippur on the 12th

 

”You won’t want to miss out! Topics outlined: important dates, tests, college information, financial aid, scholarships, and more. Thursday, October 13th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Little Theater.”

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Posted by: Kelly Eagan
Published: 10/5/16




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Following the links for the Oct. - Dec. Bell Schedules  

 

October

November

December 

 

*Maybe subject to changes.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 9/26/16




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Please follow the online link to assist you to select your picture package. ONLINE PREPAY PACKAGE

 

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 9/20/16




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Fall Campus Clean-up Day

The Fall Campus Clean-up Day is Sat. October 8th from 9am-12pm.  We will spruce up the campus by weeding, planting, picking up trash, and clearing two dumpsters full of debris! 

  1. Come work on Clean-up Day.  Students can earn extra credit certificates for working at least two hours!
  2. Donate food for volunteers - such as bagels, muffins, fruit, cookies, or cases of water.
  3. Recruit your parents!  We need adults to help oversee our projects.

Volunteers from the City of Walnut Creek's Community Service Day will be joining us.  Let's show them the BRONCO volunteer spirit!  Please email Julie Chesnutt at jjchesnutt@att.net with project ideas or to help

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 9/19/16




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School ends for students at 12:35PM on Sept. 20th.

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Published: 9/19/16




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Dear Bronco Community,

 

We hope you will join us for Back-to-School Night, an event FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY; this is a chance for you to meet your student's teachers and to hear about their plans and expectations.  If you have individual concerns, please email the teacher and he/she will get back to you promptly.

Please work with your student to fill out their schedule.  You can also find your student's schedule on Homelink.  Contact our Attendance department at ext. 3505 if you do not have a Homelink Verification Code to initialize your account.

Back-to-School night will begin at 7:00 p.m. for those with an A Period class and 1st Period will begin at 7:15 p.m.  Extra copies of the flyer will be available in the office.

 

Some other useful pieces of information:

     HomeLink Verification Code:  Please come to the Attendance Office to pick it up and bring your              photo I.D. 938-0900x3505

It is imperative you have a schedule as they will not be available at school.

 

Back-to-School Night 2016 flyer

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 9/12/16




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Help raise funds for women's tennis by purchasing a Krispy Kreme Certificate for just $10. Each certificate entitles you to a dozen glazed donuts. To purchase ask any member of the tennis team.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 9/8/16




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Please view the September Bell Schedule below.

 

September 2016 (1).pdf 

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Published: 8/30/16




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Download the building map here


 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 8/16/16




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New students (10th-12th)

Monday August 15th 1pm-4pm

Upper Class (grades 10-12) students new to Northgate High School have an orientation opportunity, provided by NHS Leadership, to help familiarize themselves to their new school.Please meet in the gym. No parents please. 

 

Incoming 9th grade students (Freshman)

Wednesday August 17th 8am-1pm

The Link Crew freshman orientation and transition program is designed to both welcome and support freshmen by assigning them a junior or senior Link Leader as a mentor during this first year. These Link Leaders are responsible older students who were hand selected from a large pool of applicants and have met the qualifications of being good role models and positive leaders on our campus. Student leaders are trained to introduce freshmen to the high school routine and guide them socially, personally, and academically throughout the school year during Strategic Support.

 

Following is some information to let you know what you and your student can expect in advance of their first day of school.

 

1)    A day before orientation, your student will receive a phone call from her or his Link Crew Leader personally inviting him or her to orientation day and giving the details of where to be and what time;

 

2)    Your student is encouraged not to bring backpacks, purses, cell phones, or other like items as the day is quite active;

 

3) Your student is welcome to bring water and a snack, if they would like.

 

4)    Because the orientation day is active, please make sure that your student wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and follows the dress code.

 

5)    There will be a PFC-sponsored luncheon for freshmen following orientation, and your student is encouraged to attend and mingle with classmates and Link Crewleaders (lunch is $2.00 per student) 

 

Orientation is a student-only function, so we encourage you to let your child attend on her or his own. Walk-thru registration begins at 1pm (directly following orientation), and parents should attend walk-thru with their student. Please refer to the Northgate HS website for more information regarding walk-thru. 

http://northgate.mdusd.org/‚Äč

 

New Parent Information Night

Parents are also invited to attend the NEW PARENT MEETING on Thursday, August 18 at 7pm in the Northgate Broncos Gym (students need not attend).

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Posted by: Kelly Eagan
Published: 8/12/16




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The Walk-Through registration is Tuesday August 16th (11th/12th graders) and Wednesday August 17th (10th/9th graders) from 1-4pm.

 

Please print and fill out Northgate forms prior to registration. Students must be present to receive their schedules. 

 

For information regarding the 2016-2017 Walk-Through Registration Overview  please visit the Northgate PFC page here.

 

For information regarding the 2016-2017 Walk-Through Registration Steps please visit the Northgate PFC page here.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 8/8/16




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Volunteers are needed for Walk-Through Registration (WTR) for the 2016–17 academic year at Northgate. 

 

This year, WTR is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17. 

 

To ensure its success, we are seeking volunteers to help us with this event. Please click on the image below to access the volunteer sign up page.

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 8/1/16




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Creative Imaging is proud to be Northgate's official Senior Portrait Photographer. Please click here or the link below for more information

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 7/8/16




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Summer HW for World History Ap - Mr. Corbett (uploaded - 6/25/2016)

 

Download the WHAP Summer Assignment here

 

The summer assignment is due on the second day of school (Tuesday, 8/23/16). Expect a series of map tests over the first few weeks of school based on the locations you are asked to locate and memorize in this assignment. Your hard work on this assignment will benefit you all year long, so put your best effort into your learning while you have the luxury of time during the summer. Read the assignment very carefully to make sure that you don’t overlook anything. I hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to working with you next year. Sincerely, Mr. Corbett corbettb@mdusd.org

 

 

Summer HW for Physio Honors - Ms. Starr (updated - 8/04/2016)

 

The summer homework for Ms. Starr's class summer_phsio HW 16.docx

 

Students can check out a book in the library if you have not already done so?  The library is open 8-3 all next week. For more information visit Ms. Starr's website http://www.sciencestarr.com. or email starrc@mdusd.org  if you have any questions

 

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 6/20/16




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SENIORS

Check the fine list to see if there are any outstanding fines.  Check in with the Library, Cafeteria or Treasurer for clarification of the fine.  For you to receive your certificate tonight, ALL fines must be cleared this afternoon by 1:00.  The Treasurer’s office will be closed tomorrow morning from 9:15-12:30

The list will be at rehearsal, the Treasurer’s office and the Library. 

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 6/9/16




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Yearbooks

There will be a small supply of yearbooks available for sale for $115.00 each, beginning Tuesday, May 31st.

You may pay at the Treasurer’s office or on the web store and pick up the book at your designated pick up time.

 

Yearbook Distribution

 

Yearbook distribution for Seniors and Juniors, only, will be after school on Friday, June 3rd.

 

Yearbook distribution for Sophomores and Freshmen, only, will be after school on Monday, June 6th.

 

Yearbook distribution for all will be, after school only, Tuesday, June 7th through Friday, June 10th.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/31/16




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Northgate High School is now accepting applications for Mentors for our Strategic Support program, but are still in need of a few good students to sign up! Here is some relevant information:

 

•             Mentors Wanted For Next Year's Strategic Support!

•             Applications are available in the Library and in the Attendance Office.

•             Applications are due by Friday, May 27.

•             Mentors play a valuable role helping students in Tutorial improve their knowledge, skills and confidence.

 

Mentors gain experience and leadership skills that will serve them throughout their college and career and that they can include on their job resume and college application. Their service to the Northgate student body is not just appreciated and needed, but truly makes a difference in the lives of some of our most needy students.

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/16/16




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NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS OF 2016

 

Dear Senior Parents and Students:

 

We are all looking forward to this year’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016.  This year’s event will be at the Concord Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th.  For your information, several of the more significant events as we approach the end of the year are listed below for your calendar. The final activities and graduation ceremony are of the highest importance to all of us and we are all excited to see the culmination of four amazing years of hard work.  Graduation is a treasured milestone, and we can’t wait for what should prove to be a great ceremony centered around honor, dignity, and respect.

 

Significant Dates and Times:

 

MAY 31 MONDAY,

 7:00 P.M. – HONORS CIRCLE / SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT (in the Little Theatre)

 

MAY 31-JUNE 1 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY,

 1-3:05 P.M. - SENIOR PROJECTS (presentations in classes)

 

JUNE 3, FRIDAY,

8:50-9:45 A.M. – SENIOR AWARDS ASSEMBLY (in the Gym)

A school-wide student assembly is held to recognize outstanding seniors for service, leadership, and scholarship as well as other special awards.

 

JUNE 5, SUNDAY,

4:00 P.M. – BACCALAURETTE - PARENT SPONSORED (OPTIONAL) - (in the Gym)

Seniors dress in caps and gowns. This inspirational gathering, opens with our Northgate String Orchestra, and features a guest speaker, student speakers and musical soloists.  A reception in the forum immediately follows the ceremony. This is the perfect photo opportunity for families and grads. Please email parent organizers lisaglamm@yahoo.com with any questions you have.

 

JUNE 5, SUNDAY,

6:00-8:00 P.M. GRAD NIGHT WALK THROUGH FOR PARENTS (NO SENIORS PLEASE). 

Parents have an opportunity to walk through the Grad Night facility to see what your graduates will be up to following graduation. This will begin immediately following Baccalaureate and go until 8:00 pm. It is at the Centre Concord on Clayton Road. For questions regarding Grad Night, please go to the Grad Night page at http://www.northgatehs-pfc.com/grad-night.php.

 

 

JUNE 9, THURSDAY,

 9:00-11:00 AM – GRADUATION REHEARSAL (at Concord Pavilion).

Each senior must attend graduation rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony on Thursday evening.  Seniors do not attend school on Thursday, they only attend rehearsal.  Seniors MUST be AT THE ENTRANCE by 8:30 am. Rehearsal will begin PROMPTLY at 9:00 am at the Pavilion. 

 

JUNE 9, THURSDAY,

7:00 P.M. – GRADUATION (at Concord Pavilion).

Graduation begins at 7:00 p.m. Graduates will assemble at 6:00 p.m. in the west plaza. 

For the record, the tassel is worn on the LEFT side of the mortarboard until the end of the ceremony.  Upon the announcement from the stage, after all names have been announced, the graduates will shift tassels to the RIGHT side of the mortarboard.

 

Your student will not receive a diploma at graduation if there are outstanding bills.  To receive a diploma, bills MUST BE CLEARED at the Treasurer’s office by June 9th, no later than 1:00 p.m.

 

A professional photographer will be on stage to take pictures of each student as he/she receives the diploma.  A proof of the picture will be mailed to each home, and parents will be able to order prints.

 

There is a parking fee of $10.00 per car as you enter the lot; we suggest car-pooling (this parking money is returned to the school to help defray the cost of renting the Pavilion).  The parking lot gates open at 5:30 p.m. If you have family members who have difficulty walking or have a disability, the parking attendants will direct you to the proper location.  There is also elevator service at the far end of the East Plaza Area. It will take you down to the lower level so that stairs can be avoided.

 

JUNE 9, THURSDAY,

9:00 P.M. – 5:00 A.M. – SENIOR GRAD NIGHT (at Centre Concord)

Grad Night is sponsored by parents and follows graduation (approximately 9:00 p.m.) to Friday, June 10th, 5:30 a.m. This is a special night of entertainment, dancing, games and prizes, plus food and beverages. Parents are encouraged to provide transportation for seniors.  Each student must turn in a signed permission form with payment. For Grad Night information please visit, http://.www.northgatehs-pfc.com/grad-night.php or nggradnight@gmail.com.

 

Thanks in advance for your support in making this graduation ceremony an amazing event for your graduating senior.  As you are aware, the commencement ceremonies provide the school community with an opportunity to celebrate both the academic achievement of its graduates as well as the support these students have received from you and others along the way. With this in mind, please remember that although joyous in nature, graduation is a formal occasion where dignity and respect guide the evening.

 

Please observe the following procedures on June 9th as they are meant to serve as guidelines that will help ensure a memorable evening for all:

 

  1. During the processional, please remain seated so everyone can see the graduates enter.

 

  1. Please plan to remain for the entire ceremony.  The entire program should take no more than ninety minutes.  Please do not leave after your senior is introduced.  Movement by guests is disruptive and can prevent other families from enjoying the important moment for their senior.

 

  1. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please do not save large numbers of seats in one row.  Seating for guests will be supervised to ensure respect for the graduates. 

 

  1. Please respect all families’ wishes to see and hear their student honored.  Noise-makers and large signs, for example, are not permitted.

 

  1. Any close-up pictures are to be taken after the ceremony.  As mentioned, please remain in your seat during the ceremony.  Remember that we have a professional photographer.

 

  1. Please feel free to join your graduate after the program.  You may meet your graduate on the upper level immediately following the formal end of the program.

 

  1. Any backpacks and/or containers will be searched by Pavilion security.

 

  1. Please assist us by reminding your senior that the graduation ceremony is designed to be a dignified and respectful ceremony commemorating a milestone in his or her life.  Students may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if they inappropriately alter their caps or gowns (messages, tape, decorations, etc.).  Similarly, students whose dress is obviously inappropriate will be asked to change their clothes or not participate in the event.  Also, shoes must also be worn at all times.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns about graduation or closing senior activities, please contact, Kelly Eagan: Vice Principal, at 938-0900, ext. 3556 or visit our website for more additional information at http://bit.do/Northgate-seniors.

 

I look forward to joining you in recognizing and celebrating the Class of 2016 on June 9th.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Michael McAlister

Principal,

Northgate High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/2/16




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The end of the school year 2015 - 16 is fast approaching.

 

Ms. Teresa Bloom has put together a calendar of important events taking place over the next 6 - 7 weeks.Please click on the link below for further details.

 

End of year countdown

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 5/1/16




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Seniors, please find attached a copy of the Senior Quote template for the yearbook 2015 - 16. Please return the completed document to Ms. Lineweaver. 

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 4/21/16




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Summer School Registration

 

If  you have received a D or an F in the following classes: English 1-4, U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Chemistry, or Biology, schedule an appointment with your academic counselor to pick up an application. 

  • Priority registration (for non-graduating seniors) is March 1st-April 1st.
  • 2nd Priority registration (for juniors, sophomores and freshman) is April 4th-April 30th. 
  • Late registration (space available basis) is from May 9th-May 20th.
  • Grade improvement: Students who want to improve a grade will be put on a waiting list and registered on a space available basis in late may.

Confirmation of student enrollment will be mailed in early June.

 

 

English (Version) Spanish (Version)
Summer School Schedule Summer School Schedule
Summer School Application Form Summer School Application Form

 

Looking for an alternative to the regular summer program?  

 

Join Service Learning and earn 10 credits for your participation (5 English make-up credits and 5 elective credits) or 10 elective credits, while volunteering as a Teaching Assistant in an elementary classroom.  


Learn Life Skills, Child Development, School to Career Preparedness, First Aid Basics, and Strategies for Working with Children.

 

For more information, please open the flyer here.

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 3/8/16




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Please follow the link to access Northgate High School's course planning guide for 2016 - 17. 

 

NHS course planning guide

 

Note: One can also access it from the Quicklinks section on the homepage

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Posted by: Mark Tobin
Published: 2/9/16