Return to Headlines

Principal's Connect Ed Messages

November 27, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.Student Council is doing a canned food drive now through December 16th.  There are donation boxes in the front commons.  Please help collect cans for the Greensboro Urban Ministry!!GCS has created an ACT Tutoring Support Canvas Page to help all 11th graders better prepare for the upcoming ACT test administration that will occur at Northwest on March 7th, 2023 for all Juniors. This is a self-paced Canvas course. Your student received a Canvas invite to join last week. If you have any questions about the course, you can contact our NW ACT Tutoring Support Coordinator, Emily Gurkin, at gurkine@gcsnc.com.Do you want to be the best class? Prove your superiority over the other grades in our campaign! The United Way Campaign is partnering with the PTA Student Delegates at Northwest to give back to the community! Raise school spirit and help people elevate families out of poverty by donating “change for change”. We will have 4 jugs out in the front commons for each grade level during ALL lunches where you will be competing against each grade level. The grade level that collects the most money will win a special prize! The campaign will continue through Friday, December 2nd. Help us improve the lives of others and show that your class is the best!Parents--please help us with dismissals after 4pm.  Please check your student out before 4:00pm unless of emergency.  We are interrupting classes frequently during the last 30 minutes of school.  Also help us by having your student turn in a note in the morning when they arrive so we don't have to call into classrooms. We appreciate your help with this!!Juniors and seniors can earn college credit tuition- free at Guilford Technical Community College through the Career and College Promise program!  There will be a meeting.  The two classes being offered during Learning Hub are COM 120 (MW) and ENG 111 (TR) Classes begin on 2/6/23 and end on 5/3/23.  Registration began on 11/9. I do not know when the Registration period ends. Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. or Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Koury Hospitality Careers Center Auditorium on 621 East Main Street, Jamestown. For more information, visit gtcc.edu/ccp. CTE launches Northwest Break N’ Bread Student Store Holiday Vendor Showcase December 12th.   It will be held in the media center on the 12th from  9:30 AM – 5 PM.  More details to come!!!Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

November 20, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.A reminder that students are out Wednesday the 23rd through the 25th for Thanksgiving.  I hope all of you enjoy the time off with family and friends!Student Council is doing a canned food drive now through December 16th.  There are donation boxes in the front commons.  Please help collect cans for the Greensboro Urban Ministry!!GCS has created an ACT Tutoring Support Canvas Page to help all 11th graders better prepare for the upcoming ACT test administration that will occur at Northwest on March 7th, 2023 for all Juniors. This is a self-paced Canvas course. Your student will receive a Canvas invite to join the course on Monday. If you have any questions about the course, you can contact our NW ACT Tutoring Support Coordinator, Emily Gurkin, at gurkine@gcsnc.com.Do you want to be the best class? Prove your superiority over the other grades in our campaign! The United Way Campaign is partnering with the PTA Student Delegates at Northwest to give back to the community! Raise school spirit and help people elevate families out of poverty by donating “change for change”. We will have 4 jugs out in the front commons for each grade level during ALL lunches where you will be competing against each grade level. The grade level that collects the most money will win a special prize! The campaign will continue Monday, November 21st through Friday, December 2nd. Help us improve the lives of others and show that your class is the best!Parents--please help us with dismissals after 4pm.  Please check your student out before 4:00pm unless of emergency.  We are interrupting classes frequently during the last 30 minutes of school.  Also help us by having your student turn in a note in the morning when they arrive so we don't have to call into classrooms. We appreciate your help with this!!CTE launches Northwest Break N’ Bread Student Store Holiday Vendor Showcase December 12th.   It will be held in the media center on the 12th from  9:30 AM – 5 PM.  More details to come!!!Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

November 13, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.We are continuing to encourage good attendance.  It is important for students to be in school, and on time daily.  A reminder that students are out next Wednesday the 23rd through the 25th for Thanksgiving.GAP Community Night is this Tuesday the 15th from 6-8pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Come learn more about youth apprentice opportunities through the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners.FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) would like to invite you to participate in our Schoolwide Service Project, Thanks”Gifting”.  They are collecting pre-loaded gift cards with a minimum of $10 to distribute to our beloved custodians, cafeteria workers, and bus drivers on November 22nd. Drop off your gift cards every Tuesday and Friday in the front commons during lunch, or stop by the main office to drop it in a secure box. We are calling all students, parents, and clubs to participate to show our “Viking Family” we really are thankful for each and everything they do!HOSA is collecting gently used or new blankets, comforters or bedspreads. You may place your donations in the bins located throughout the school until this Tuesday. After collecting the donations, we distribute them to A Cleaner World location for cleaning and they are then given to shelters or to those needing warmth during the cold months. It has begun to get a little chilly outside and will continue into cold very soon so help HOSA spread the warmth by donating some blankets.The NWHS PTA Student Delegates and the NWHS United Youth of Excellence have teamed up for a cause! In collaboration with the Brenner Children’s Hospital of Winston Salem, NC, these clubs will be collecting items to present to the children of Brenners Hospital. The boxes will be labeled in the commons area and collection will begin on Wednesday the 9th through the 21st.  The hospital can only accept new books and toys.Student Council is doing a canned food drive now through December 16th.  There are donation boxes in the front commons.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

November 6, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.A reminder that we have a teacher workday this Tuesday the 8th, then Veteran's Day Holiday is this Friday the 11th.  10th grade students will be taking the Pre-ACT on November 10th; all other grade levels will be learning remotely that day.Report Cards will be given out in homeroom tomorrow.We are continuing to encourage good attendance.  It is important for students to be in school, and on time daily. GAP Community Night is Tuesday, November 15th from 6-8pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Come learn more about youth apprentice opportunities through the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners.FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) would like to invite you to participate in our Schoolwide Service Project, Thanks”Gifting”.  They are collecting pre-loaded gift cards with a minimum of $10 to distribute to our beloved custodians, cafeteria workers, and bus drivers on November 22nd. Drop off your gift cards every Tuesday and Friday in the front commons during lunch, or stop by the main office to drop it in a secure box. We are calling all students, parents, and clubs to participate to show our “Viking Family” we really are thankful for each and everything they do!The NWHS PTA Student Delegates and the NWHS United Youth of Excellence have teamed up for a cause! In collaboration with the Brenner Children’s Hospital of Winston Salem, NC, these clubs will be collecting items to present to the children of Brenner Hospital. The boxes will be labeled in the commons area and collection will begin on Wednesday the 9th through the 21st.  The hospital can only accept new books and toys.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

October 30, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.A reminder that we have a teacher workday this Monday the 31st; students will return on Tuesday, November the 1st.  Report Cards will be given out in homeroom on November 7th. The additional days that students will have off include November 8th, 11th, and then students are out for the Thanksgiving Holiday from the 23rd-25th.The Homecoming Dance is this Saturday the 5th from 7:30 to 10:30 in the new gym.  Students need to bring their OneCard. GAP Community Night is Tuesday, November 15th from 6-8pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Come learn more about youth apprentice opportunities through the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners. 10th grade students will be taking the Pre- ACT on November 10th; all other grade levels will be learning remotely that day. FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) would like to invite you to participate in our Schoolwide Service Project, Thanks”Gifting”.  They are collecting pre-loaded gift cards with a minimum of $10 to distribute to our beloved custodians, cafeteria workers, and bus drivers on November 22nd. Drop off your gift cards every Tuesday and Friday in the front commons during lunch, or stop by the main office to drop it in a secure box. We are calling all students, parents, and clubs to participate to show our “Viking Family” we really are thankful for each and everything they do!This is the last week to participate in the annual PTA raffle! Donations and raffle choices must be submitted by midnight this Friday, November 4th to be included in the drawing. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, don't miss your chance to win one of the great prizes being raffled this year! Visit nwhsptso.org/donate for details. Thank you for supporting our students and staff as we Fund the Viking Voyage!PTA raffle prizes include:- Apple AirPods Pro- Apple Watch- Lululemon $200 Gift Card- Megaboom Speaker- Thompson Minifridge- and a 50" Smart TV Don't delay, donate today! Check out nwhsptso.org/donate for details.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

October 23,2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.This Thursday the 27th is the end of the 1st quarter.  Students need to make sure their assignments and make up time sheets are turned in to the attendance office in the front commons. We have a teacher workday this Friday the 28th and next Monday the 31st; students will return on Tuesday, November the 1st.  Report Cards will be given out in homeroom on November 7th. October is Attendance Awareness Month in Guilford County Schools. We know that chronic absenteeism often prevents students from being successful. Chronic absences can also be a predictor of whether students will drop out before graduation.   Join us in our efforts by ensuring your students are in school regularly. The NW Lifesavers Club is sponsoring a blood drive here at NW on the teacher workday Friday, October 28th from 9am until 2pm.  Go to redcrossblood.org to sign up to donate blood.  Use the code NWHS.GAP Community Night is Thursday October 27th and Tuesday, November 15th from 6-8pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Come learn more about youth apprentice opportunities through the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners. Seniors, Counseling is hosting an open FAFSA workshop tomorrow the 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the media center. Financial Aid representatives will be available to answer questions and help with FAFSA completion. Bring student and parent 2021 tax documents, W2s, SS#’s, FSA IDs and your NW Chromebook.Homecoming Dance tickets will be sold in person, on October 26th and 27th during lunches.  Tickets can be purchased on these two days, cash only.  Tickets are $12.00.   If you are a GTCC student, you may come to the front office on October 26th or October 27th only to purchase a ticket.Saturday, Oct 29th is the 40th Annual Fall Festival - our Marching Band Competition.  The band program is in dire need of trailers and vehicles to pull said trailers for the day.  If anyone has contacts with local community members or businesses that might have medium to large trailers with ramps and ATV's or side-by-side's to pull trailers, PLEASE contact Mr. McMath at mcmathb@gcsnc.com. Bands will be competing throughout the day from NC and VA starting at 12:30 pm until the Marching Viking's performance at 8:45 pm.  Come out a support in any and every way that you can.10th grade students will be taking the Pre-ACT on November 10th; all other grade levels will be learning remotely that day. FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) would like to invite you to participate in our Schoolwide Service Project, "ThanksGifting”.  They are collecting pre-loaded gift cards with a minimum of $10 to distribute to our beloved custodians, cafeteria workers, and bus drivers on November 22nd. Drop off your gift cards every Tuesday and Friday in the front commons during lunch, or stop by the main office to drop it in a secure box. We are calling all students, parents, and clubs to participate to show our “Viking Family” we really are thankful for each and everything they do!The deadline to enter the annual PTA raffle has been extended! All donations received by November 4th will be eligible for the drawing. Don't delay, there are some great prizes this year and you don't want to miss out! Visit nwhsptso.org/donate for details. Thank you for supporting our students and staff as we Fund the Viking Voyage!Did you hear that the PTA is raffling off some great prizes?...- Apple AirPods Pro- Apple Watch- Lululemon $200 Gift Card- Megaboom Speaker- Thompson Minifridge- and a 50" Smart TVDon't miss your chance to win! Remind your parents to make a donation, or go online and donate for yourself. The deadline is Friday, November 7.Check out nwhsptso.org/donate for details.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

October 16, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION WILL BE HOSTING AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE GAP APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022 AT 10:00AM IN THE MEDIA CENTER.The fall application window for National Honor Society is open until October 21st for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.Seniors-Herff Jones Cap and Gown order dates will be October 21st, during all lunches or Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-12pm in the front commons.The NW Lifesavers Club is sponsoring a blood drive here at NW on the teacher workday Friday, October 28th from 9am until 2pm.  Go to redcrossblood.org to sign up to donate blood.  Use the code NWHS.Seniors, Counseling is hosting an open FAFSA workshop Monday, October 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the media center. Financial Aid representatives will be available to answer questions and help with FAFSA completion. Bring student and parent 2021 tax documents, W2s, SS#’s, FSA IDs and your NW Chromebook.Club Picture Day is this Wednesday the 19th.The Northwest Learning Hub is back! Come for tutoring or just a place to study and get your assignments done before going home. Hub days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 6PM in the Media Center. You must register using the QR codes which are posted around the school and on Dr. Farrow’s office door.The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, November 5th.  The dance will still be here at NWH from 7:30-10:30.  If you already have a ticket, you don't need to do anything further.  If you are unable to come now, you can email vikinghoco2022@gmail.com before October 14th to get a refund.  If you do want to purchase a ticket, and you did not previously purchase one, tickets will be sold in person, on October 26th and 27th during lunches.  Tickets can be purchased on these two days, cash only.  Tickets are $12.00.   If you are a GTCC student, you may come to the front office on October 26th or October 27th only to purchase a ticket.The deadline to enter the annual PTA raffle has been extended! All donations received by November 4th will be eligible for the drawing. Don't delay, there are some great prizes this year and you don't want to miss out! Visit nwhsptso.org/donate for details. Thank you for supporting our students and staff as we Fund the Viking Voyage!Did you hear that the PTA is raffling off some great prizes?...- Apple AirPods Pro- Apple Watch- Lululemon $200 Gift Card- Megaboom Speaker- Thompson Minifridge- and a 50" Smart TVDon't miss your chance to win! Remind your parents to make a donation, or go online and donate for yourself. The deadline is Friday, November 7.Check out nwhsptso.org/donate for details.The Junior Senior Prom has been scheduled!  It will be Saturday, May 20th at The Marriott Airport.  We will be announcing information about ticket sales when we get closer to the date.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

October 9, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.As a reminder, our 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday.  9th and 12th grade students will be learning remotely that day.  Students need to bring a photo ID, pencil and calculator.   Parents if you want your 10th or 11th grader to be dismissed when testing is completed for the entire school, please go the link under quick links and request an early dismissal there.  Testing will finish sometime after 1:00, so please make sure your students eat a good breakfast.  We will have a grab and go lunch available for students if they want it. The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, November 5th.  The dance will still be here at NWH from 7:30-10:30.  If you already have a ticket, you don't need to do anything further.  If you are unable to come now, you can email vikinghoco2022@gmail.com before October 14th to get a refund.  If you do want to purchase a ticket, and you did not previously purchase one, tickets will be sold in person, on October 26th and 27th during lunches.  Tickets can be purchased on these two days, cash only.  Tickets are $12.00.   If you are a GTCC student, you may come to the front office on October 26th or October 27th only to purchase a ticket.The fall application window for National Honor Society is open until October 21st for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.Parents please do not park in the student lot or front parking lot to pick up your students.  Help us maintain safety for our student drivers by using the pick up line.  We understand the line is long in the afternoons, but we want our student drivers to be safe.Seniors-Herff Jones will be here this Thursday to hand out senior cap and gown order information during WIN.  Seniors will be signed up to attend.  If your student is a GTCC student, they can come to the front office to get a packet.Senior Order Dates will be Oct 21st, during all lunches or Oct 22nd, 10am-12pm in the front commons.The Northwest Learning Hub is back! Come for tutoring or just a place to study and get your assignments done before going home. Hub days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 6PM in the Media Center. You must register using the QR codes which are posted around the school and on Dr. Farrow’s office door.The deadline to enter the annual PTA raffle has been extended! All donations received by November 4th will be eligible for the drawing. Don't delay, there are some great prizes this year and you don't want to miss out! Visit nwhsptso.org/donate for details. Thank you for supporting our students and staff as we Fund the Viking Voyage!Did you hear that the PTA is raffling off some great prizes?...- Apple AirPods Pro- Apple Watch- Lululemon $200 Gift Card- Megaboom Speaker- Thompson Minifridge- and a 50" Smart TVDon't miss your chance to win! Remind your parents to make a donation, or go online and donate for yourself. The deadline is Friday, November 7.Check out nwhsptso.org/donate for details.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

October 2, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.We had a great Homecoming week!!!  Thanks to all of the students and staff that participated in the events.  We will be meeting Monday to reschedule the  Homecoming Dance, and we will share out information about buying tickets or issuing refunds soon.   10th grade parents—we will sell parking passes to your students tomorrow at 8:00am in the front commons.9th and 10th grade students will be taking the MAP test on Tuesday.  We have adjusted our schedule, and it is posted under Quick Links on our website.  Students--please make sure you bring your charged Chromebook and charger to school that day.  11th and 12th grade students will attend class as usual. We have a teacher workday on Wednesday.  There will be no school for students. Parents please do not park in the student lot to pick up your students.  Help us maintain safety for our student drivers by using the pick up line.  We understand the line is long in the afternoons, but we want our student drivers to be safe.Seniors-Herff Jones will be here October 13th to hand out senior cap and gown order information during WIN.  Seniors will be signed up to attend.  If your student is a GTCC student, they can come to the front office to get a packet.The Northwest Learning Hub is back! Come for tutoring or just a place to study and get your assignments done before going home. Hub days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 6PM in the Media Center. You must register using the QR codes which are posted around the school and on Dr. Farrow’s office door.Our 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on October 12th.  9th and 12th grade students will be virtual that day.The fall application window for National Honor Society is open from September 26th until October 21st for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.The deadline to enter the annual PTA raffle has been extended! All donations received by November 4th will be eligible for the drawing. Don't delay, there are some great prizes this year and you don't want to miss out! Visit nwhsptso.org/donate for details. Thank you for supporting our students and staff as we Fund the Viking Voyage!Did you hear that the PTA is raffling off some great prizes?...- Apple AirPods Pro- Apple Watch- Lululemon $200 Gift Card- Megaboom Speaker- Thompson Minifridge- and a 50" Smart TV Don't miss your chance to win! Remind your parents to make a donation, or go online and donate for yourself. The deadline is Friday, November 7.Check out nwhsptso.org/donate for details.There will be a pre-season Men's Lacrosse Parent meeting on October 3rd at 6:15 in the cafeteria.  Parents for all returning players as well as those interested to play in the spring are expected to attend.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

September 25, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.Homecoming is this week!!!  Monday is Jersey Day, Tuesday is Y2K Day, Wednesday is Generation Day, Thursday is Preppy Day, and Friday is Anything but a Backpack Day.  We are also celebrating our 60th anniversary and we have a special edition t-shirt on sale!  We will be selling tshirts in the commons next week during lunch, or you can email our Athletic Director at allredd@gcsnc.com.    Our Homecoming Dance is Saturday, the 1st from 7:30-10:30 here at NW.  Tickets will be available online until midnight tonight, on the K-12 payment center. GCS sent a message about a change to the entry procedures for district athletic events.  Purses, backpacks and other traditional bags will not be allowed at sporting events.   Acceptable bags must be made of clear plastic or vinyl, including gallon-sized or smaller zip storage bags. Small clutch bags, diaper bags and bags used for medical supplies, such as insulin pumps, will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.  Screeners will be used at all large athletic events as well.  Due to the changes, our gates will be open beginning at 6:15 on Friday night, and there will be no entry into the game after the end of the 3rd quarter. Juniors and Seniors—make sure you get parking passes this week.  We have 801 parking spots, and almost 1000 Juniors and Seniors.  Whatever passes aren't sold by September 30th will be opened up to 10th graders.  10th grade parents—we will sell parking passes to your students starting October 3rd at 8:00am in the front commons.Parents please do not park in the student lot to pick up your students.  Help us maintain safety for our student drivers by using the pick up line.  We understand the line is long in the afternoons, but we want our student drivers to be safe.Seniors-Herff Jones will be here October 13th to hand out senior cap and gown order information during WIN.  Seniors will be signed up to attend.  If your student is a GTCC student, they can come to the front office to get a packet.Some seniors will be receiving a letter in the mail if they are missing the MCV vaccine documentation and it is urgent that we receive proof before this Thursday; students will not be permitted to come to school without documentation at that point.  The form will be in the mail, but students can always stop by the office to pick up the form too.The Northwest Learning Hub is back! Come for tutoring or just a place to study and get your assignments done before going home. Hub days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 6PM in the Media Center. You must register using the QR codes which are posted around the school and on Dr. Farrow’s office door.Our 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on October 12th.  9th and 12th grade students will be virtual that day.This week, we will be competing against the middle school to collect donations for Guilford Backpack Ministry! We will be collecting donations the entire week of homecoming!  We will have collection bins at the main entrance to the school, at the entrance to the Powder Puff game, and at the Homecoming game as well. Let’s show our Viking Pride and collect as many donations as possible!  Remember, the "competition " starts Monday and ends Friday.The fall application window for National Honor Society is open from September 26th until October 21st for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.There will be a pre-season Men's Lacrosse Parent meeting on October 3rd at 6:15 in the cafeteria.  Parents for all returning players as well as those interested to play in the spring are expected to attend.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

September 18, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.Homecoming Dance tickets go on sale this coming week.  Our Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 1st from 7:30-10:30 here at NW.  Tickets will be available online, on the K-12 payment center starting Monday at 8am.  They will be on sale all week.  We are encouraging students to purchase tickets online, but tickets will be sold Thursday and Friday during lunches.  This Friday is the last day to buy tickets. Juniors and Seniors—make sure you get parking passes this week.  We have 801 parking spots, and almost 1000 Juniors and Seniors.  Whatever passes aren't sold by September 30th will be opened up to 10th graders.  10th grade parents—we will sell parking passes to your students starting October 3rd at 8:00am in the front commons. Seniors-Herff Jones will be here October 13th to hand out senior cap and gown order information during WIN.  Seniors will be signed up to attend.  If your student is a GTCC student, they can come to the front office to get a packet. Some seniors will be receiving a letter in the mail if they are missing the MCV vaccine documentation and it is urgent that we receive proof before September 23rd; students will not be permitted to come to school without documentation at that point.  The form will be in the mail, but students can always stop by the office to pick up the form too.Students have been doing a great job of arriving to class in the mornings.  A reminder to be at one of the screening locations by 9:15 in order to make it to first period on time.  Please keep in mind that traffic remains very heavy in the mornings.  Students will be marked tardy to all classes, and our tardy policy will be in effect moving forward.    Students arriving late because of buses will be given a note to first period and will not be marked tardy.   Our 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on October 12th.  9th and 12th grade students will be virtual that day. Free and reduced lunch applications can still be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.GCS sent a message about a change to the entry procedures for district athletic events. Starting on Friday, Sept. 23, purses, backpacks and other traditional bags will not be allowed at sporting events.   Acceptable bags must be made of clear plastic or vinyl, including gallon-sized or smaller zip storage bags. Small clutch bags, diaper bags and bags used for medical supplies, such as insulin pumps, will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.  Screeners will be used at all large athletic events as well.  More information about this process can be found on the GCS website at www.gcsnc.com/athletics.   Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

September 12, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.Senior Parent Night is tomorrow, Monday, the 12th at 6pm. We will go over senior information and financial aid. This is for all senior parents and for students who do not have an English 4 class at NWHS.Some seniors will be receiving a letter in the mail if they are missing the MCV vaccine documentation and it is urgent that we receive proof before September 23rd.  The form will be in the mail, but students can always stop by the office to pick up the form too.Juniors and Seniors—make sure you get parking passes this week.  We have 801 parking spots, and almost 1000 Juniors and Seniors.  Whatever passes aren't sold by September 30th will be opened up to 10th graders.  10th grade parents—we will sell parking passes to your students starting October 3rd at 8:00 am in the front commons.Students have been doing a great job of arriving to class in the mornings.  A reminder to be at one of the screening locations by 9:15 in order to make it to first period on time.  Please keep in mind that traffic remains very heavy in the mornings.  Students will be marked tardy to all classes starting tomorrow, and our tardy policy will be in effect moving forward.    Students arriving late because of buses will be given a note to first period and will not be marked tardy.   Students will get their new One Cards tomorrow as well during homeroom. Students will need to have those with them daily to swipe in as they arrive on campus.  There is a $5.00 fee for lost cards this school year. Parents, we need your help to update phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as who can pick up your child for early dismissals. There is a Google form on our website under quick links; please go there to update those items so we have updated contact information.Free and reduced lunch applications can still be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com. Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

September 4th, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.We had a fabulous first week!!!  A reminder that there is no school tomorrow in observance of the Labor Day holiday.Club Rush is this week; students may walk through the front commons during lunch and take a look at all of the clubs that are available for students to join. Underclassmen yearbook picture day will be this Thursday, the 8th.  Students will have pictures taken during their English classes.  GTCC students can come to the old gym anytime between 8 am-4:15.  Picture forms can be picked up from their teacher, and in the front office.  Underclassmen Retakes will be on October 27th. Senior Pictures will be Friday, September 16th and 17th.  A SignUpGenius is on our school website.  Students will be able to access the sign-up via Canvas as well.Mr. Watkins will be in the commons during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday; students can sign up for a locker then if they wish.Students will get their new One Cards on Monday the 12th during homeroom. Parents, we need your help to update phone numbers, email addresses, as well as who can pick up your child for early dismissals. There is a Google form on our website under quick links; please go there to update those items so we have updated contact information.Free and reduced lunch applications can still be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.  

A reminder that our bell schedule is on our school website.  Students have been doing a great job with the new screeners.  A reminder to be at one of the screening locations by 9:15 in order to make it to first period on time.  Please keep in mind that traffic remains very heavy in the mornings.  Students will not be marked tardy again this week, but our tardy policy will start next Monday the 12th.  Students arriving late because of buses will be given a note to first period and will not be marked tardy.   Seniors who are interested in being considered for a NW endorsement for the Morehead-Cain full ride scholarship to Carolina can now complete the NW interest application. This document can be found on the NW website under quick links. The deadline is this Tuesday the 6th.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!

August 29, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.We are so excited about welcoming our students tomorrow for the first day of school!!!  It is going to be a fabulous year!  A reminder that students will report directly to their homerooms upon arriving to campus.  There are posters throughout the school directing students where to go, and staff will be in the hallways assisting all day as students transition to each class.  Weaver students will not go to Weaver on the first day of school.  They will report to NW for the day. If students have not picked up their Chromebooks, they will be able to receive those tomorrow. Free and reduced lunch applications can be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.  Additionally, students will receive paper forms in homeroom tomorrow.  Students will be bringing home important documents for your review. A reminder that our bell schedule is also on our school website.  It is important to note that 1st period will begin at 9:25.  However, students will need to arrive to a screening location by 9:15 in order to walk through the new screeners that GCS has put in all high schools.   There are four locations across campus that each student will have to report to each morning.  This process will be lengthy the first few weeks of school.  Again, students need to arrive by 9:15 at the latest in order to make it to homeroom and first period on time.  Please keep in mind that traffic is very heavy in the mornings.  Students are dropped off by entering the parent line by our tennis courts. Seniors who are interested in being considered for a NW endorsement for the Morehead-Cain full ride scholarship to Carolina can now complete the NW interest application. This document can be found on the NW website under quick links. The deadline is September 6th.Thanks so much, and we can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!!h

August 22, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with an additional message about tonight's Open House.  Students received an email with their schedule this afternoon.  Please have your student check their email before attending open house to follow the correct schedule.  Directions to check emails are on our website, under the media center tab at the top right.A reminder that we will see freshmen and new to NWH students and parents beginning at 4:30. All other grades may come at 6:30.  The schedule and maps are also on our website under quick links.  Parents, you may park in any of the parking lots on our campus; traffic will be heavy.We can't wait to see you tonight!

August 21, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders. 

If your student was not able to pick up schedules or buy parking passes last week, you may come by the front office Monday through Thursday this week from 9-4, or at Open House tomorrow night.

Drop/Add is tomorrow, the 22nd; remember that only the schedule issues listed on the form can be addressed.   

Open house is tomorrow night!  Freshmen and new to NWH orientation will be from 4:30-6:00, with tours starting at 6:00.  Please see our website under quick links, "Open House 2022" with specific locations and times for the new student orientation.  Parents and students are welcome!  Then Open House will be from 6:30-7:30 for all grades.   We will have a short parent meeting at 7:15 in the auditorium for returning students. 

This year, we will be distributing Chromebook devices before school starts. Students may stop by the Media Center during Open House on Aug. 22nd or between 10am and 3pm August 23rd through August 26th. Students who are not able to visit the library during that time frame will be able to pick up their devices the first two days of school.

Free and reduced lunch applications can be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.  Additionally, Seniors need to make sure their immunizations are up to date before they return to school.  There are multiple vaccination clinics during the month of August.  Look on the gcs website for dates, times, and locations.

Our bell schedule is also on our school website.  It is important to note that 1st period will begin at 9:25.  However, students will need to arrive to school by 9:15 in order to walk through the new screeners that GCS has put in all high schools.  The new screeners assist us with keeping our campus as safe as possible, and all students who attend will have to be screened.  There are four locations across campus that each student will have to report to each morning.  This process will be lengthy the first few weeks of school.  Students need to arrive by 9:15 at the latest in order to make it to first period on time.

Our wonderful group of parent volunteers are already planning some amazing activities for the students, staff and parents at NWHS and they are still looking for volunteers to help.  If you are willing to help, please reach out to our new President-Melisa Graves at misgra822@yahoo.com   Please go to their website at nwhsptso.org and visit/like their new social media pages on Facebook@Northwest Guilford HS PTSO, Instagram@Northwest Guilford HS PTSO & Twitter @Northwest Guilford HS PTSO @Nwghs_ptso to connect, sign up for membership and stay up to date.   Spiritwear is on sale now.  You can get a great deal now before our amazing new designs come in for the 2022-2023 school year.  You can order online and pick up your order at our school front office.  Please visit the website at nwhsptso.org for your selections.

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you tomorrow night!!!


August 14, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of NW High School with the weekly reminders.  We have lots of important dates coming up, and all of the following information is on our school website.  Scroll to the bottom, and click on the calendar link.

Those new to Northwest:  Come get a student-led tour August 16th. You may come at 10am or 1pm. No sign up necessary.   

If your student was not able to pick up schedules or buy parking passes last week, you may come by the front office Monday through Thursday this week from 9-4. 

Drop/Add is August 17th and 22nd; remember that only the schedule issues listed on the form can be addressed.   

Open house will be Monday, August 22nd.  Freshmen and new to NWH orientation will be from 4:30-6:00, with tours starting at 6:00.  Please see our website under quick links with specific locations for the new student orientation. Then Open House will be from 6:30-7:30 for all grades.   We will have a short parent meeting at 7:15 in the auditorium for returning students.  Come and meet your teachers and get additional information about NWH and the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

This year, we will be distributing Chromebook devices before school starts. Students may stop by the Media Center during Open House on Aug. 22nd or between 10am and 3pm August 23rd through August 26th. Students who are not able to visit the library during that time frame will be able to pick up their devices the first two days of school.

Free and reduced lunch applications can be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.  Additionally, Seniors need to make sure their immunizations are up to date before they return to school.  There are multiple vaccination clinics during the month of August.  Look on the GCS website for dates, times, and locations.

Our bell schedule is also on our school website.  It is important to note that 1st period will begin at 9:25.  However, students will need to arrive to school by 9:15 in order to walk through the new screeners that GCS has put in all high schools.  The new screeners assist us with keeping our campus as safe as possible, and all students who attend will have to be screened.  There are four locations across campus that each student will have to report to each morning.  This process will be lengthy the first few weeks of school.  Students need to arrive by 9:15 at the latest in order to make it to first period on time. 

Our wonderful group of parent volunteers are already planning some amazing activities for the students, staff and parents at NWHS and they are still looking for  volunteers to help.  If you are willing to help, please reach out to our new President-Melisa Graves at misgra822@yahoo.com   Please go to their website at nwhsptso.org and visit/like their new social media pages on Facebook@Northwest Guilford HS PTSO, Instagram@Northwest Guilford HS PTSO & Twitter @Northwest Guilford HS PTSO @Nwghs_ptso to connect, sign up for membership and stay up to date.   Spiritwear is on sale now.  You can get a great deal now before our amazing new designs come in for the 2022-2023 school year.  You can order online and pick up your order at our school front office.  Please visit the website at nwhsptso.org for your selections.

We are so excited about the 2022-2023 school year, and we can't wait to see you all very soon!!!


August 9, 2022

Good evening this is Ms. Young, Principal of NW High school with a few reminders.  Again parking passes will be sold to seniors only tomorrow, from 9am-4pm in the front commons.  Juniors and seniors may come on Thursday from 9-4.   Students need to bring the parking pass form, which is on our website, a receipt for the $50.00 fee paid via the K-12 app, a copy of insurance card and driver's license. All grades may come to pick up schedules, starting at 9am, until 4pm.  Parents and students can come to the front commons to pick up schedules.The Northwest High School PTSO is excited host a “Parade of Mobiles” this coming weekend, Saturday, August 13th, and Sunday, August 14th, from 11am to 1pm, respectively.  Swing by the campus and take a look at the newly remodeled mobile units!  The PTSO, and so many donors, have worked hard this summer getting these classrooms ready for your new school year.  You can peek inside and see the new floors, lighting, paint colors, etc.  You won’t believe how amazing they look!Thank you again to the Northwest Community for your unwavering support of your NW Vikings!Volunteers Needed for the Parade of MobilesPlease consider signing up to be a classroom babysitter(watcher) this coming weekend!  We will have the classrooms open for the general public to come in and see all of the work done to the mobiles over the summer.  We need volunteers to stand at the door and just make sure people to do not walk out with any of the furniture.  :)  You do not need to be able to answer questions as we will have information for this for the public to take with them.Student Volunteers are welcome and can receive hours for their time!Times:Saturday, August 13th, 10:40am to 1pmSunday, August 14th, 10:40am to 1pm 

Signup Genius Link: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnwhsptso.us13.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db9e32e36f5e26601325398c24%26id%3Dca28494819%26e%3D8e62a243ca&data=05%7C01%7Cyounga%40gcsnc.com%7C65f44ea13a0f4edf2fc708da7a3ea9ed%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C637956706809883506%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=M6YMaBA0yWVvvpS7vQ9v97jFG%2B7ZzhFvzW1%2B%2B%2FqBqVg%3D&reserved=0Thank you so much, and have a great night!!!

August 7, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of NW High School with the weekly reminders.  We have lots of important dates coming up, and all of the following information is on our school website.  Scroll to the bottom, and click on the calendar link.Those new to Northwest:  Come get a student-led tour August 9th or 16th. Each day you may come at 10am or 1pm. No sign up necessary.   Schedule pick up is this week, August 10th and 11th from 9am to 4pm.  All grades can come either day.  Students and parents--come to the front commons.Parking passes will be sold in the front commons on August 10th to Seniors only, from 9am to 4pm.   Seniors and Juniors can come August 11th from 9am to 4pm.  Parking spots will be assigned again this school year.Drop/Add will be August 17th and 18th. More information about that process will be included when schedules are picked up.   Open house will be Monday, August 22nd.  Freshmen and new to NWH orientation will be from 4:30-6:00, with tours starting at 6:00.  Then Open House will be from 6:30-7:30 for all grades.  Come and meet your teachers and get additional information about NWH and the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.This year, we will be distributing Chromebook devices before school starts. Students may stop by the Media Center during Open House on Aug. 22nd or between 10am and 3pm August 23rd through August 26th. Students who are not able to visit the library during that time frame will be able to pick up their devices the first two days of school.Free and reduced lunch applications can be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.  Additionally, Seniors need to make sure their immunizations are up to date before they return to school.  There are multiple vaccination clinics during the month of August.  Look on the gcs website for dates, times, and locations.Our wonderful group of parent volunteers are already planning some amazing activities for the students, staff and parents at NWHS and they are still looking for  volunteers to help.  VP, Spiritwear, Membership as well as Student Activities are the areas most needed.  If you are willing to help in one of those positions, please reach out to our new President-Melisa Graves at misgra822@yahoo.com   Please go to their website at nwhsptso.org and visit/like their new social media pages on Facebook@Northwest Guilford HS PTSO, Instagram@Northwest Guilford HS PTSO & Twitter @Northwest Guilford HS PTSO @Nwghs_ptso to connect, sign up for membership and stay up to date.  They are also looking for 21 students to be student delegates. Any student can sign up; they will be responsible for helping to decide events & activities for students and staff, helping to plan & execute them, and they can obtain up to 100 service learning hours.  We already have a few students signed up, so if you want to participate, please reach out to our President Melisa Graves.  Spiritwear is on sale now.  You can get a great deal now before our amazing new designs come in for the 2022-2023 school year.  You can order online and pick up your order at our school front office at 5240 NW School Road.  Please visit the website at nwhsptso.org for your selections.We are so excited about the 2022-2023 school year, and we can't wait to see you all very soon!

July 31st, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of NW High school with a few reminders.  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and we are looking forward to seeing you all very soon.  We have lots of important dates coming up in the next few weeks, and all of the following information will be on our school website this week.  Scroll to the bottom, and click on the calendar link.  

Those new to Northwest:  Come get a student-led tour on August 2nd, 9th or 16th. Each day you may come at 10am or 1pm. No sign up necessary.  
 
Schedule pick up will be August 10th and 11th from 9am to 4pm.  All grades can come either day.  Students and parents--come to the front commons.
 
Parking passes will be sold in the front commons on August 10th to Seniors only, from 9am to 4pm.   Seniors and Juniors can come August 11th from 9am to 4pm.  Parking spots will be assigned again this school year.  
 
Drop/Add will be August 17th and 18th. More information about that process will be included when schedules are picked up.  
 
Open house will be Monday, August 22nd.  Freshmen and new to NWH orientation will be from 4:30-6:00, with tours starting at 6:00.  Then Open House will be from 6:30-7:30 for all other grades.  Come and meet your teachers and get additional information about NWH and the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
 
This year, we will be distributing Chromebook devices before school starts. Students may stop by the Media Center during Open House on Aug. 22nd or between 10am and 3pm August 23rd through August 26th. Students who are not able to visit the library during that time frame will be able to pick up their devices the first two days of school.
 
Free and reduced lunch applications can be completed by visiting  lunchapplication.com.  Additionally, Seniors need to make sure their immunizations are up to date before they return to school  There are multiple vaccination clinics during the month of August.  Look on the gcs website for dates, times, and locations.

We are so excited about the the 2022-2023 school year, and we can't wait to see you all very soon!!!

June 27, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with a few important summer reminders. A Transportation Preference form is now available and must be completed to request transportation.  To ensure transportation for the 1st day of school, transportation requests must be submitted by this Friday, July 1st , 2022.  Requests made after July 1st, 2022 will be processed after the 15th day of school in the order received.  Bus routes are not changed for the first 15 days of school.To locate the form, please visit the GCS Transportation webpage, and click  "requesting transportation" under the 2022-2023 Transportation tab. You will need your student's ID to begin the application.The Transportation Preference Form should NOT be completed for students who qualify for special transportation.  Families should contact the EC School Support Coordinator at their child's school for any transportation requests or changes.For further assistance, you may contact Mrs. Burnett-Collins before the deadline.Seniors--the summer senior portrait dates are July 12,13,14, 18 and 19.   Go to our website to schedule an appointment.  Scroll down to School News and there will be a link for Senior Portraits, Class of 2023.  If you don't have the code, you can do a search for our school and the website will guide you through the process. If you are unable to schedule online for some reason, call Lifetouch at  800-343-5735.Parking permits will be sold to Seniors and Juniors in August; we will send additional information out soon!I hope you are enjoying your summer!

May 15, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with the weekly reminders.We will not have homeroom tomorrow to allow more time to review for exams.  We will follow the normal Tuesday through Friday schedule. As a reminder, EOC testing begins this Friday, the 20th.  A reminder that students only come to school on days that they have an exam.  Students will need to bring their charged Chromebook, Chromebook Charger, OneCard or Photo ID, Calculator, and pencil with them for testing.  If your student wishes to be dismissed for early release once testing is complete for the entire school, there is a Google Form on our school website under the testing tab and under quick links that guardians must complete.  Please encourage your student to get a good night’s rest and eat a good breakfast in preparation for testing.  There are lots of important reminders and deadlines for seniors.  Please refer to Ms. Garner's connect ed call from last week, or the senior emails.  If you have any questions, please also refer to our website.  A reminder that we have our graduation walks this week.  Students that are signed up--please be at school by 8am in the upper lot.  We will have a second raffle for seniors who have completed their FAFSA and/or SAY YES applications. The raffle includes a 32 inch TV and gift cards and will be held at the senior picnic on May 26th. It is not too late to complete either application. Do so before May 26th and you are automatically entered.The priority deadline to submit scholarship offers to the counseling office is May 23rd. This allows us to acknowledge students during the senior award ceremony. The final deadline is Wednesday, June 3rd. Details are on the Scholarship Canvas course under modules.Seniors-- don't forget to come by the front office to pick up Cap and Gown orders.Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/monthNorthwest Guilford High School / Calendar

 

May 8, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with the weekly reminders.

We will not have homeroom this week and next to allow more time to review for exams.  We will follow the normal Tuesday through Friday schedule. 

AP testing continues this week. We still need a few parent volunteers to assist!  Please see the sign up genius in the connect ed email, or on our NW website.   

Ms. Pinyan is offering extended library hours for AP students during the AP exam period for quiet and study group times.  The Quiet Study Night this week is May 9th from 6pm to 8:30pm, and Study Group Night is May 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm.  Snacks and fun study breaks will be provided.

Seniors--don't forget to come by the front office to pick up Cap and Gown orders.

Yearbooks will be distributed this Thursday, May 12th during all four lunches in the Old Gym.  If students are not sure if they purchased a yearbook, they can check with their 3rd period teacher to see if their name is on the sales report.  Parents, you can also check your email to find out if you have a receipt from Walsworth Publishing Company. Yearbooks will be on sale starting this Thursday at lunch as well.  There are not many left and they will be on sale for $80 on a first-come first-served basis.  Checks should be made payable to Northwest High School.

We have 9 instructional days left before final exams start May 20th.  Students' last day of instruction is May 19th, and students only attend on the days they have an exam.  For instance, the Biology EOC is May 20th.  If your student does not take Biology, they do not attend school on the 20th.   As a reminder, final exams count 20% of a student's final grade in the class.  There is a testing tab on our school website.  Visit that tab for all testing details.

This Tuesday, 18 year old students have to option to register and vote.  Permission slips were handed out in English classes.  Students can sign up if they are interested.  There will be bus transportation provided. 

Parents--please make sure students re dressed appropriately for school.  As the weather continues to get hotter, we need students to be dressed appropriately for school.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month
Northwest Guilford High School / Calendar

May 1, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with a few important reminders. 

AP testing begins tomorrow.  We still need a few parent volunteers to assist!  Please see the sign up genius in the connect ed email, or on our NW website.   

Ms. Pinyan is offering extended library hours for AP students during the AP exam period for quiet and study group times.  Quiet Study Nights: May 2, and May 9 from 6pm to 8:30pm, and Study Group Nights: May 4, and May 11 from 6pm to 8:30pm.  Snacks and fun study breaks will be provided.

The CTE Department will be conducting a make-up session of the WorkKeys Assessment on Monday, May 2 at 9:25am.  Students should report to Room 135 with their photo ID, calculator, and charged Chromebooks for testing.  This is a regular school day; students will be dismissed to class when they have finished testing.

Seniors--don't forget to come by the front office to pick up Cap and Gown orders.

Yearbooks are still available for sale.  Don't forget to order your son or daughter's yearbook before they sell out.  You can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place your order.

We have less than 3 weeks of school left before final exams start May 20th.  As a reminder, final exams count 20% of a student's final grade in the class.  There is a testing tab on our school website.  Visit that for all testing details.

The PTSO will be hosting a community yard sale on Saturday May 7th in order to raise more funds for the mobile makeover project. Do you have some closets and cabinets you need to clean out? Maybe you have furniture or kitchen items you no longer want. Donate and/or consign them to our PTSO for the upcoming yard sale.


Link to help with AP testing:

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.signupgenius.com%2Fgo%2F20f0e48aca728abfb6-20221&data=04%7C01%7Cyounga%40gcsnc.com%7C23129f94022540e23c4d08da1d6347d2%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C637854609485800893%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=gf%2BRUbIHeNiDefiaykSp6u90bbJt917qHIbcvqwn4b8%3D&reserved=0


https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month
Northwest Guilford High School / Calendar

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

April 26, 2022

Good evening, this is Ms. Young with a few important reminders.  Parents--please check your student's grades by this Friday as we are at the midterm point for the 4th quarter.  As a reminder, final exams start in less than 4 weeks, so work with your students to make sure they are prepared.  

The PTSO is having drop off times for the yard sale on Thursday the 28th from 9 am to 11am, and then on Saturday the 30th from 8am to 4pm.  They also need volunteers to help in the mobile that day.  If you are interested visit the PTSO website for the signup genius.  

The last day to purchase prom tickets through the K-12 payment center is tomorrow by midnight.  Tickets are available for pick up in the front office.  

A reminder that early voting starts on the 28th.  The ballot will include a proposal for a school bond that will address critical safety and maintenance needs in our schools.  Guilford County Schools currently has more than 2 billion dollars in facility needs, including more than 800 million in deferred maintenance. The ballot will also include a question about a fraction of a penny sales and use tax. . which will help keep property taxes low and spread the cost of the bond to those who visit Guilford County.  Learn more at SchoolBondFacts. com

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

April 24, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

I hope everyone had a restful and fun spring break!

Prom Tickets can be picked up on Monday during all lunches.

Seniors--don't forget to come by the front office to pick up Cap and Gown orders.

Yearbooks are still available for sale.  Don't forget to order your son or daughter's yearbook before they sell out.  You can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place your order. 

We have less than 4 weeks of school left before final exams start May 20th.  As a reminder, final exams count 20% of a student's final grade in the class.  It is important that students are attending school every day, and are preparing for those exams. There is a new testing tab on our school website.  Visit that for all testing details.

The PTSO will be hosting a community yard sale on Saturday May 7th in order to raise more funds for the mobile makeover project. Do you have some closets and cabinets you need to clean out? Maybe you have furniture or kitchen items you no longer want. Donate and/or consign them to our PTSO for the upcoming yard sale.

AP testing begins May 2nd, and we need parent volunteers to assist!  Please see the sign up genius in the connect ed email, or on our NW website.   Ms. Pinyan is offering extended library hours for AP students during the AP exam period for quiet and study group times.  Quiet Study Nights: April 25, May 2, and May 9 from 6pm to 8:30pm, and Study Group Nights: April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 6pm to 8:30pm.  Snacks and fun study breaks will be provided.

Link to help with AP testing:

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.signupgenius.com%2Fgo%2F20f0e48aca728abfb6-20221&data=04%7C01%7Cyounga%40gcsnc.com%7C23129f94022540e23c4d08da1d6347d2%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C637854609485800893%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=gf%2BRUbIHeNiDefiaykSp6u90bbJt917qHIbcvqwn4b8%3D&reserved=0

A student has organized a drive for new or gently used hiking/hunting boots to have delivered to Ukraine.   There is a collection box outside of the front office.

We have a lot of important dates coming up!!  Please continue to refer to the school website for all of the up to date information!

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month
Northwest Guilford High School / Calendar

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

April 17, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder that Spring Break is all this week.  Students will return on Monday, April 25th.  Our front office will be closed all week as well.  I hope each of you has a restful and enjoyable break! 

Prom Tickets can be picked up when we return from Spring Break during lunches. 

Seniors--don't forget to come by the front office to pick up Cap and Gown orders.
Yearbooks are still available for sale.  Don't forget to order your son or daughter's yearbook before they sell out.  You can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place your order.  

The PTSO will be hosting a community yard sale on Saturday May 7th in order to raise more funds for the mobile makeover project. Do you have some closets and cabinets you need to clean out? Maybe you have furniture or kitchen items you no longer want. Donate and/or consign them to our PTSO for the upcoming yard sale.

AP testing begins May 2nd, and we need parent volunteers to assist!  Please see the sign up genius in the connect ed email, or on our NW website. 

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.signupgenius.com%2Fgo%2F20f0e48aca728abfb6-20221&data=04%7C01%7Cyounga%40gcsnc.com%7C23129f94022540e23c4d08da1d6347d2%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C637854609485800893%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=gf%2BRUbIHeNiDefiaykSp6u90bbJt917qHIbcvqwn4b8%3D&reserved=0

We have a lot of important dates coming up!!  Please continue to refer to the school website for all of the up to date information!

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month
Northwest Guilford High School / Calendar

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

April 10, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder about the SAT and Work Keys assessment this Wednesday the 13th.  The only students that will be on campus are 11th graders, and the select 12th graders taking the Work Keys; all other students will learn remotely.  Students should bring a photo ID, calculator and pencils to their testing site.  If you wish for your student to be dismissed early after testing is completed for the entire school that day, please visit the quick links tab on our website to complete the form.  Make sure your students have a good breakfast before arriving to school that day; the test session is at least 4 hours. 

Tickets for the Junior/Senior Prom will be on sale online through the K-12 payment center starting April 4th.  We will be selling prom tickets during lunches on April 11th-14th.  Students that bought tickets online can pick up tickets during lunch.  Please bring guest forms with you.  The tickets are $40.00, and students wanting to bring an outside guest will need to complete the guest form before picking up tickets.  The guest form can be downloaded from our website or Canvas.  As a reminder, prom is at Southern C's Farm in Summerfield on Saturday May 21st from 7:30-10:30.

We would like to invite students and parents to our College Panel Night this Tuesday, the 12th at 6pm in our auditorium.  We will have representatives from NC State, NC A&T, GTCC, UNC Greensboro, and Elon.  The representatives will be here to answer your questions and discuss the college admissions process. 

Please make sure your student is focused, and finishes the school year strong!  We only have 5 weeks of school left before final exams start May 20th.  As a reminder, final exams count 20% of a student's final grade in the class.  It is important that students are attending school every day, and are preparing for those exams. There is a new testing tab on our school website.  Visit that for all testing details. 

A reminder that Spring Break starts this Friday the 15th; students will not be in school from the 15th until the 24th.  Students will return on Monday the 25th. 

Yearbooks are still available for sale.  Don't forget to order your son or daughter's yearbook before they sell out.  You can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place your order.  The yearbook staff will be in the front commons next week during all four lunches to answer questions and verify current orders.

The PTSO will be hosting a community yard sale on Saturday May 7th in order to raise more funds for the mobile makeover project. Do you have some closets and cabinets you need to clean out? Maybe you have furniture or kitchen items you no longer want. Donate and/or consign them to our PTSO for the upcoming yard sale.

The PTSO is hosting drive thru drop off times this weekend for your convenience. You can drop your items off from 10am to 1:00pm this Saturday and 2pm to 5:00pm Sunday. Please enter at the middle school entrance and follow the signs. 
More drop off days will be coming soon!  Mark your calendars for the big sale on May 7th!

We have a lot of important dates coming up!!  Please continue to refer to the school website for all of the up to date information!

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month
Northwest Guilford High School / Calendar

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

March 23, 2022

Good evening, this is Ms. Young with senior announcements and reminders.

 
A reminder that on April 7th Herff Jones orders can be picked up during lunches, and then also from 4:15-5:15 that night.  If you have a balance, be prepared to pay that before picking up materials.  

We are also excited to announce the return of graduation walks.  Our graduating seniors will have the chance to celebrate their achievements by parading through Oak Ridge, Pearce, and Stokesdale Elementary schools in their caps and gowns while being applauded by the elementary schoolers and staff the week of May 16th.  It is a great opportunity for them to visit the places where it all started as they prepare to finish high school and continue on to their next steps.  All graduating seniors are invited to participate in this fun event.  The signup link will be located in Canvas and distributed through English classes as we get closer to the event.

A reminder to continue to submit scholarship offers. Instructions for submitting are on the scholarships canvas course.

The Counseling Department is raffling off a 32” TV, a pair of prom tickets and a gift card on March 31st. Seniors with completed FAFSA and Say Yes applications prior to March 31 will be automatically entered. Special thanks to EXP Realty for their generous donations and support of the class of 2022.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!!!

March 20, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder about the end of the 3rd quarter this Thursday.  There is a teacher workday on Friday, so students will not be in school. 

We have MAP testing coming up a week from tomorrow, on March 28th.  Our schedule is altered again, and is on our website.  9th and 10th graders will be taking the tests, but 11th and 12th graders will have class as usual during the altered schedule. 

Please email or drop off early dismissal notes before noon.  It does take some time for our office staff to process the notes they receive each day.

We do not have any additional parking passes.  Unfortunately they are are sold; we will be selling parking passes for next school year during the summer.  Our parking lot is very full; please make sure your student is parking in the correct spot.

Please do not use the middle school parent line to drop off or pick up students.  They are having difficulty managing the extra traffic there, and anything that high school parents can do to minimize the volume is helpful.

A reminder that lost One Cards will have a replacement fee of $5.00.  Please encourage your student to keep track of their card.

We have a lot of important dates coming up!!  Please continue to refer to the school website for all of the up to date information!

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

March 16, 2022

Good morning, this is Ms. Young. Some of you may have heard about a social media post that makes a vague reference to school violence.  One of our students shared a post from New York that was completely unrelated to Northwest High.  I want to assure you that we take any potential threat seriously and that we work closely with law enforcement to keep students and staff safe. It is important that students and families know that sharing rumors and unsubstantiated threats on social media, texts or other means is not helpful. Rather, students and parents should report any concerns to an administrator, our SRO or law enforcement. Working together, we can keep our school safe while minimizing disruptions. Again there is no threat to NW High School.  Thank you.

March 13, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder about Spirit week this coming week!!  Monday is Hawaiian Theme and Pi Day, Tuesday is College Gear Day, Wednesday is Superhero Day, Thursday is Green Out for St. Patrick’s Day, and Friday is Generation Day.

Please email and/or have students drop of early dismissal notes before noon.  It does take some time for our office staff to process the notes they receive each day. 

We only have 2 parking passes left to sell.  Our parking lot is very full; please make sure your student is parking in the correct spot. 

Please do not use the middle school parent line to drop off or pick up students.  They are having difficulty managing the extra traffic there, and anything that high school parents can do to minimize the volume is helpful. 

The spring application window for National Honor Society is open until tomorrow, the 14th for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.

A reminder that lost One Cards will have a replacement fee of $5.00.  Please encourage your student to keep track of their card.

We have a lot of important dates coming up!!  Please continue to refer to the school website for all of the up to date information!

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/150#calendar78/20220311/month

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

March 6, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

Your student received registration materials for next year's courses on Friday. 
The PowerSchool portal to register for next year's classes is open now and closes Friday, March 11th at 4pm.  Please remember that all students must also return their signed registration form to their English teacher after registering online.  

Our annual curriculum fair is this Monday, the 7th, floating from 5:30-7:30pm.  All departments will be represented, as well as Weaver Academy. Starting March 15th, counselors will meet individually with students to review their course selections and answer any questions they may have. Therefore, please have your student hold all questions until their one-on-one appointment.

You can also see all registration and GTCC dual enrollment documents on our NWHS website, under Student Services, Counseling Department, Registration & GTCC/CCPI. 

Lost One Cards will be a fee of $5.00.  Please encourage your student to keep track of their card.

The spring application window for National Honor Society is open until March 14th for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.

Seniors considering attending a two or four-year college are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.  Students may qualify for grants and merit scholarships through FAFSA completion. NW Counseling will be sponsoring a raffle for FAFSA completers. Dorm items, gift cards and even prom tickets will be raffled off. 

College financial packages are being awarded. Seniors should bring copies of all official scholarship and grant offers to the counseling office. This includes offers students are not accepting as well. Details and instructions are available on the Scholarships Canvas course under modules. Please contact Ms. Lucas in counseling if you have questions.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

March 3, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Mrs.Young with an announcement.  There was a controlled burn across the street from school at the new construction site.  As the wind picked up, the fire department was dispatched.  There were never any safety issues for students or staff: however, there are additional fire personnel on NW School Rd.  This may cause some traffic delays at dismissal as your students are driving home or riding the bus.  

Thank you, and have a great night!

February 27, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder that the ACT is this Tuesday, March 1st; all 11th graders will take the ACT.  All other grades will learn remotely.   Students need to bring a photo ID, pencil and a calculator.  Students should be in their testing locations in the two-story building by 9:25.  If you wish for your student to be dismissed early, after the entire school is finished testing, there is an early dismissal form to complete on our school website under quick.  Students will not be dismissed until testing is complete for the entire school.  Your student should have received ACT information in their English class last week. Students must setup a MyACT account to have their ACT scores sent to colleges of their choice by the given deadline.

The Cap & Gown picture day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd. The new sign up genius is on the website under quick links. Please contact Ms. Herrick if you have questions.

Our student parking lot is getting full!  Please make sure your student is parking in the correct spot.

The spring application window for National Honor Society is open from February 14th until March 14th for eligible juniors and seniors with a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher. Please check Canvas announcements or the school website for more detailed information.

Seniors considering attending a two or four-year college are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 1, which is a common priority filing date.  Students may qualify for grants and merit scholarships through FAFSA completion. NW Counseling will be sponsoring a raffle for FAFSA completers. Dorm items, gift cards and even prom tickets will be raffled off. More details are coming.

College financial packages are being awarded. Seniors should bring copies of all official scholarship and grant offers to the counseling office. This includes offers students are not accepting as well. Details and instructions are available on the Scholarships Canvas course under modules. Please contact Ms. Lucas in counseling if you have questions.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

February 13, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

Herff Jones will be on campus Thursday to take orders from 4:30-6:00. 

Friday is cap and gown picture day for seniors.  There are still spots left.  The sign up is on our main webpage.  

Our student parking lot is getting full!  Please make sure your student is parking in the correct spot. 

Spring sports tryouts begin Monday, February 14th. For athletes to participate, eligibility requirements, including a physical and concussion form must be uploaded to dragonflymax.com

We have lots of important dates coming up.  Our website calendar is updated if you want to see those dates through May.  Prom, Final exams, senior awards, AP exams, and more are all listed on the main page, at the bottom.  Important events coming up to take note of include two teacher workdays on the 21st and 22nd, and the ACT will be given on March 1st to all 11th graders.  All other students will be learning remotely.  

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

Febrauray 6, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

All students will be given a OneCard on Monday.  Students need to make sure they do not lose their card because it will be used for school check in and early dismissals. 

A reminder to send in a note if your student needs an early dismissal at any time during the school day. Your student will be given a pass, and can show that to the assistant principals as they leave campus.  All club meetings, tutoring sessions, and other activities during Flex will follow the same weekly schedule.  We want to encourage students to continue taking advantage of all of the same activities that are continuing to occur.

MAP testing for 9th and 10th graders is this Wednesday. All other students will attend all classes, and the bell schedule for that day is attached to the email, and is on our website. 

Herff Jones will be on campus Friday for a Junior class meeting.  Orders will be taken on February 17th from 4:30-6:00 for parents. 

Spirit week is next week.  Monday is dress as your favorite season, Tuesday is business attire, Wednesday is wacky day--students dress as teachers, and teacher dress like students. Thursday is Love day--wear your red, pink, and white.  And then Friday is jersey day; any jersey will do.

We have lots of important dates coming up.  Our website calendar is updated if you want to see those dates through May.  Prom, Final exams, senior awards, AP exams, and more are all listed on the main page, at the bottom. 

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

Bell Schedule for MAP testing on February 9th

0 period 8:20 – 9:15 (55)
1st period 9:25 –11:00 (95)
2nd period 11:06 – 11:56 (50)
3rd period 12:02 – 1:32 (90)
1st lunch 11:56-12:20
2nd lunch 12:20-12:44
3rd lunch 12:44-1:08
4th lunch 1:08-1:32
4th period 1:38-2:30 (52)
5th period 2:36– 3:28 (52)
6th period 3:34 – 4:25 (51)

January 30, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

2nd quarter report cards were given out last week. If you did not receive a copy from your student, or in an email, let us know. 

A reminder to send in a note if your student needs an early dismissal at any time during the school day. Your student will be given a pass, and can show that to the assistant principals as they leave campus.  All club meetings, tutoring sessions, and other activities during Flex will follow the same weekly schedule.  We want to encourage students to continue taking advantage of all of the same activities that are continuing to occur. 

Parents, please continue to use the pick line to pick up students. Do not utilize the front of the school or the middle school drop off line, as they have morning and after school activities occurring as well.

We apologize for the district-wide technical difficulties Friday during the MAP test.  9th and 10th grade students will take the Math portion of the test the week of February 7th. We will communicate the specific date in next week’s connect Ed.  

Juniors and Seniors--interested in the GAP program?  The Guilford Apprenticeship Program application is due by January 31st, and it can be found on their website at gapnc.org.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

January 27, 2022

Good evening, this is Ms. Young with a reminder about the MAP testing.  The MAP test has been rescheduled due to the weather last week for tomorrow for our 9th and 10th graders. All other students will attend class as usual, with a slight adjustment in our schedule to allow time to complete the test. Please also remind your student to bring in their charged Chromebook.  The schedule is on our website, and is copied in the Connect Ed email.  Thanks, and have a great night!

January 23, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

I hope everyone had a safe and healthy virtual week.

The last day to order a yearbook with a name engraved is Friday, January 28th.  You can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place your yearbook order and add namestamping to the yearbook.

2nd quarter report cards will be given out Monday.  They will also be emailed to parents and students.

Virtual Transcript Audit Night is tomorrow, the 24th at 6pm for Parents & Students. 2022-2023 Course Registration starts soon. Please join the NWHS Counseling Department to get a preview of what classes your student needs to take next and review your student’s high school transcript. This night will walk you through the GCS graduation requirements and allow you to track your student’s progress. Please go to the NWHS website and scan the QR code on the image or see the attachment in your email from Counseling last week. You can also look at our website on the Transcript Audit Night image in the scrolling banner to see how to access the materials for the event.

Flex Period has been moved from after 4th period to after 6th period.  All club meetings, tutoring sessions, and other activities will follow the same weekly schedule.  The rest of the daily bell schedule remains the exact same, and the day still ends at 4:25.  If your student does not need to attend a meeting or tutoring session on a particular day, they may leave after 6th period.  We want to encourage students to continue taking advantage of all of the same activities that are continuing to occur. 

Parents, please continue to use the pick line to pick up students. Do not utilize the front of the school or the middle school drop off line, as they have morning and after school activities occurring as well.

The MAP test has been rescheduled due to the weather last week for this Friday the 28th for 9th and 10th graders. All other students will attend class as usual, with a slight adjustment in our schedule to allow time to complete the test. The schedule is on our website.


Juniors and Seniors--interested in the GAP program?  The Guilford Apprenticeship Program application is due by January 31st, and it can be found on their website at gapnc.org.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

January 9, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

As you may have heard, some high school bus routes have been temporarily suspended starting Monday morning  in light of a severe school bus driver shortage. This call is to let you know that our school is NOT one of those affected by that change. Students here will continue to receive school bus transportation. Parents of those who are affected will receive a separate notification and instructions. We look forward to seeing your child at school on Monday morning. 

The last day to order a yearbook with a name engraved is Friday, January 28th.  You can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place your yearbook order and add namestamping to the yearbook.

If you are a parent to a senior, the Yearbook staff will extend the deadline for the senior ads to Sunday, January 16th due to the numerous power outages that we experienced in our area. 
Parents can go to www.yearbookforever.com to place the ad for their senior. 

Juniors and Seniors--interested in the GAP program?  The guilford apprenticeship program application is due by January 31st, and it can be found on their website at gapnc.org. 

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

January 7, 2022

Good morning, this is Ms. Young with an important message about our schedule today.  You received a call from GCS last night regarding the bus driver shortages due to the surge in COVID-19 cases across our community.  As a reminder, high schools will start an hour and half late today.  Our schedule is on our school website, and also in the email you will receive as well if you are signed up for emails.

However, buildings will be open and teachers will be on site.  Parents can drop off students at the normal time and walkers can arrive at the normal time, if needed.

Please check the Here Comes the Bus app for the most up to date bus information because many buses will be delayed.  Dismissal will be at normal time today, but many buses will be late.  If you are able, you may use the car rider line to pick up your student.

GCS will continue to work over the weekend to come up with a plan for what next week will look like given the surge in Coronavirus and increased bus driver shortages.  I will communicate any additional changes this weekend. 

Thank you so much for your flexibility and understanding as GCS is working hard to keep schools in person during this time. 

January 2, 2022

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

I hope all of you had a restful and safe Holiday Break!!  A reminder that we have a teacher workday tomorrow, and students will return to school on Tuesday, the 4th.   

Senior parents-- The yearbook staff is extending the deadline for parents to submit a Congratulatory Ad for their senior to January 3rd.  All ads can be ordered through www.yearbookforever.com.

It is important that students park in their assigned spots when they return on Tuesday; we have a lot of new students with parking passes, we have had some situations where students can't park in their assigned spots.

Juniors and Seniors--interested in the GAP program?  The guilford apprenticeship program application is due by January 31st, and it can be found on their website at gapnc.org.  GCS is also sponsoring virtual SAT and ACT prep courses on Canvas.  Please visit Canvas to register your student.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

 

December 12, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder that students' last day before the winter break is this Friday, December 17th.  Students will then return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.   

We have lots of holiday spirit activities again this week; students can look on Canvas or our school website for dress up days this coming week.

It is important that students continue to park in their assigned spots; we have had some situations where students can't park in their assigned spots. 

Please join us for our Holiday Concerts!!!  Viking Voices Choir Concert is on Monday at 7pm, Orchestra Concert is Tuesday at 7pm, and the Band Concert is Thursday at 7pm.

Senior parents-- The yearbook staff is extending the deadline for parents to submit a Congratulatory Ad for their senior to January 3rd.  All ads can be ordered through www.yearbookforever.com.

Juniors and Seniors--interested in the GAP program?  The guilford apprenticeship program application is due by January 31st, and it can be found on their website at gapnc.org.  GCS is also sponsoring virtual SAT and ACT prep courses on Canvas.  Please visit Canvas to register your student. 

A reminder to please utilize the drop off line for drop off and pick up from school.    Please do not use NW School Rd. for pickup.  Thanks for making arrival and dismissal safe.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

December 5, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder that students' last day before the winter break is Friday, December 17th.  Students will then return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.   

We have lots of holiday spirit activities again this week; students can look on Canvas or our school website for dress up days this coming week. 

A reminder to please utilize the drop off line for drop off and pick up from school.  Thanks for making arrival and dismissal safe.  To clarify about tardies: students receive flex or afterschool detention on the 2nd tardy.  The policy is not new, and we are continuing the tardy policy that has been in place for several years.  We had increased tardies to 1st period, so that was the reason for the tardy sweeps.
Tardies were much improved towards the end of the week.  Thanks for arriving to school on time daily.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

November 28, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

I hope all of our students and families had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and break! 

Students' last day before the winter break is Friday, December 17th.  Students will then return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.   

A reminder that we will be conducting tardy sweeps this week.  We have had a lot of students tardy to 1st period.  Students will be assigned after school detention if they are late to class.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

November 21, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder about tomorrow and Tuesday: these will be remote learning days, and students are also out Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Students will be able to complete missing assignments and review activities on Monday and Tuesday, but there will be no live instruction.

Due to the virtual learning days, our school building will be closed.  Please visit our website for a list of staff with email addresses if you need to get in touch with anyone here at school. 

When students return on the 29th, we will be conducting tardy sweeps.  We have had a lot of tardy students to 1st period.  Students will be assigned after school detention for tardies. 

Thanks so much, and I hope all of you have a restful and enjoyable break!

 November 14, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A few calendar reminders: Next Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd will be remote learning days, and students are out that Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Students will be able to complete missing assignments and review activities on Monday and Tuesday. 

Parents--please help us during afternoon dismissal--- there are high school parents using the middle school parking lot in front of the school in the afternoons for pick up.  The middle school has requested that parents please refrain from using their parking lot due to afternoon activities that they have going on there; they have clubs and athletic events, and need that parking space.
Additionally, please refrain from using the neighborhood across from the school for pick up.  Many neighbors have complained that they cannot get out of their street, and it is creating a safety hazard with students crossing the street.   Thanks for helping us keep afternoon dismissal safe.

We want to invite more students to our Learning Hub. Students can get one-on-one tutoring, access online learning, learn study skills, and complete coursework. Our Hub operates from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and bus transportation is available for students who need it. Science and Math tutoring is offered on Tuesdays, and English and Social Studies tutoring is available on Thursdays. We also offer enrichment opportunities, like art lessons, icebreaker activities, and leadership exploration with community organizations. In addition, students will be offered snacks, drinks and dinner when they attend. On Thursdays, gift cards will be awarded to students who have attended both days that week! All activities and services are free of charge to participating students. This is a great opportunity for your student’s academic and personal growth, so please have your student register for the Learning Hub. More information about the Hub and access to the registration link is posted in the Front Office and can be found on our website under School News.

Women's Lacrosse will have a second interest meeting during FLEX on Thursday the 18th in mobile 222. Any player who is interested in playing this spring should attend the meeting.

Seniors and senior parents, need help with the FAFSA? NW Counseling is hosting a FAFSA open work session on Tuesday, 11/16 between 5:30 & 6:30pm. Come to the media center with your FAFSA questions or use this time to begin your FAFSA. Please bring: student and parent FSA ids and pins, 2020 tax documents and W2s, social security numbers, and student chrome book with log in information. This will be the last work session prior to winter break.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

November 7, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High School with the weekly reminders.   

A few calendar updates:  There will be no school this Thursday the 11th for Veteran's Day.    Also, GCS just announced last week that Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd will now be remote learning days, and students are out that Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

A reminder about the Movie Night for Saturday, November 13th at 7pm.  The NWHS PTSO is hosting a FREE movie night at the High Point Rockers Stadium for all of our NW Staff, Students and Families.  Grab your favorite blankets, your lawn chairs, and experience Top Gun like you never have before!  Gates open at 5:30pm and the movie begins at 7pm.  Concessions will be open as well.

Parents--please help us during afternoon dismissal--- there are high school parents using the middle school parking lot in front of the school in the afternoons for pick up.  The middle school has requested that parents please refrain from using their parking lot due to afternoon activities that they have going on there; they have clubs and athletic events, and need that parking space.
Additionally, please refrain from using the neighborhood across from the school for pick up.  Many neighbors have complained that they cannot get out of their street, and it is creating a safety hazard with students crossing the street.   Thanks for helping us keep afternoon dismissal safe.

Northwest HOSA organization is collecting new or gently used blankets, comforters or bed spreads to donate to Cover the city organization. This charity donates blankets to the homeless shelters and to those in need in warmth during the cold months. The charity’s goal this year is to donate 10,000.  Our goal is to collect at least 120 blankets to donate . There are collection bins throughout the school until November 15th.

Senior Families: GCS announced Graduation and Rehearsal dates; Rehearsal is June 1st at 11am at the Greensboro Coliseum, and Graduation is Friday, June 3rd at 7pm, also at the Greensboro Coliseum. 

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

October 31, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   

Report cards will be distributed to students tomorrow, and a copy will be mailed home as well.   

All 10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT on Tuesday, November 2nd.  All other grade levels will be completing assignments from home that day on  Canvas.  All 10th graders will need to be at school by 9:25 and bring their calculator, pencil, and GCS Chromebook.  Students taking the PreACT will not be able to be dismissed from school until after testing for the entire school is completed, which will be sometime between 1:00 and 1:30.  There is an early dismissal form on our school website for any students needing an early dismissal after testing is complete for the entire school.  Please complete this form, if you haven't already.  Students will need to be picked up in the car rider line near the mobiles; there is no need to come to the main office to check your student out if you complete the form online.   Buses will run as normal that day. All other students not testing will complete assignments at home that day.

Herff-Jones will be on campus for our senior presentation this Thursday at 10:00.
Seniors that attend GTCC, there will be packets in the front office if you can't make the presentation.  Lifetouch is holding a tri-county senior picture make-up day for surrounding schools at their Kernersville location on November 11th.  This is the absolute last opportunity for our seniors to have their senior portrait in the yearbook.  The link to sign up is on your Senior's Canvas page under Global Announcements.

Northwest HOSA organization is collecting new or gently used blankets, comforters or bed spreads to donate to Cover the city organization. This charity donates the blankets to the homeless shelters and to those in need in warmth during the cold months. The charity’s goal this year is to donate 10,000.  Our goal is to collect at least 120 blankets to donate . There are collection bins throughout the school until November 15th.

Thursday, November 11th is Veteran's Day; there will be no school for students. 

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

October 24, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   

We have teacher workdays tomorrow and Tuesday the 25th and 26th.  Report cards will be distributed to students and mailed home on November 2nd. 

All NHS applications for juniors and seniors are due this Friday the 29th. Please check the school website or the announcement in Canvas for more information.

Wednesday is club picture day.  Students should check with the club advisor to confirm when and where their pictures are. 

All 10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT on Tuesday, November 2nd.  All other grade levels will be completing assignments from home that day on  Canvas.  All 10th graders will need to be at school by 9:25 and bring their calculator, pencil, and GCS Chromebook.  Students taking the PreACT will not be able to be dismissed from school until after testing for the entire school is completed, which will be sometime between 1:00 and 1:30.  There is an early dismissal form on our school website for any students needing an early dismissal after testing is complete for the entire school.  Please complete this form, if needed, by Friday, October 29th. Students will need to be picked up in the car rider line near the mobiles; there is no need to come to the main office to check your student out if you complete the form online.   Buses will run as normal that day. All other students not testing will complete assignments at home that day.

The deadline to submit a Senior Congratulatory message in the 2022 yearbook is October 31st.   We know you are proud of your teen’s accomplishments. Tell them how great they are by purchasing a senior recognition ad in the our NW yearbook. Parents can go to www.yearbookforever.com to purchase a special ad for their senior.  Lifetouch is holding a tri-county senior make-up day for surrounding schools at their Kernersville location on November 11th.  This is the absolute last opportunity for our seniors to have their senior portrait in the yearbook.  The link to sign up is on your Senior's Canvas page under Global Announcements.

Parents please make sure you are using the parent drop off line.  Parents that are trying to pick up students in the student parking lot are creating issues for our students trying to get out.  We also have parents parking along Northwest School Rd blocking lines of sight.  Please help us make dismissal as safe as possible. 

Northwest HOSA organization is collecting new or gently used blankets, comforters or bed spreads to donate to Cover the city organization. This charity donates the blankets to the homeless shelters and to those in need in warmth during the cold months. The charity’s goal this year is to donate 10,000.  Our goal is to collect at least 120 blankets to donate . There are collection bins throughout the school until November 15th.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

October 17, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   

A reminder that the end of 1st quarter is this Friday the 22nd.  Teacher workdays are Monday and Tuesday the 25th and 26th.  Report cards will be distributed the first week of November.  It is important to remember that students have 30 minutes each day during Flex Period to make up assignments, tests, quizzes, and attend tutoring.  Our tutoring schedule is on our school website, and we have posters all around school for students. 

Additionally, all 10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT on Tuesday, November 2nd.  All other students will complete assignments at home that day. 

The Viking Voices Choir Concert is tomorrow, Monday, October 18 at 7PM.  Entry is free, but donations are accepted!

Make up Pictures are this Thursday the 21st.  We want to make sure all of our students have their picture taken for the yearbook. 

We still have yearbooks available for purchase if you didn't get a chance to order one last year.  The books are $80 and checks should be made payable to Northwest High School.  If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you can pay under the school fees on our K12Paymentcenter.com.

Applications for National Honor Society are still open through October 29th, at 11:59 p.m. Any junior or senior who has a 3.75 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply for membership. Selection is based on four pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and character. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hahn at hahnh@gcsnc.com.

Guilford Backpack Ministry makes monthly deliveries of shelf stable meals and snacks to our school. If you are experiencing food insecurity and would like to fill out an application, please contact Stacy Paschal at 336-209-5609.  The program is confidential and food can be picked up once per month her at school to eliminate any stigma a student may feel.

Seniors and senior parents, need help with the FAFSA or simply have questions? Come to the media center on Wednesday, October 20th from 5:30 -6:30 for personalized help. Bring student and parent 2020 tax documents, W2s, ss#, FSA id and pin, and a laptop. Go to www.studentaid.gov to request your FSA ids and pins prior to attending the meeting.   Also, join us in celebrating “College Week” next week; this is exciting for seniors because during the week college application fees are waived!  Look on our website for what to wear each day this week. 

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

October 12, 2021

Good evening, this is Ms. Young with a reminder about the PSAT test tomorrow.  All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT tomorrow in their homeroom classes.  Students need  to report to their homeroom testing location by 9:25.  It is important that all students are on time; students will not be admitted into testing locations late.  Students need to bring a #2 pencil and a calculator. We will not be able to call into classrooms for early dismissal during testing, therefore all students who want to leave school early will be dismissed once all testing is complete, which will be sometime after 1:15.  A grab and go lunch will be provided to all students once testing is complete.  The daily schedule is on our website and on Canvas.  Thanks so much, and have a great night!

 

October 10, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   

We are very excited about the Homecoming Festivities this week!!  Wednesday night is the Powderpuff game, which starts at 6:30.  The bonfire will start immediately after the game.  Thursday night is the NWHS Woods of Terror night.  Woods of Terror will donate a portion of ticket sales back to NW High School for any Viking family or friends that visit this Thursday night.  Be sure to tell them you’re with NWHS when you buy your tickets.  The Student Council will host a tailgate starting at 6:00 before the football game this Friday.  The first 100 students will get food at the tailgate courtesy of our Student Council.  Homecoming Court will be presented at halftime. 

The Homecoming dance starts at 7:00 on Saturday.  And students, don't forget to dress up all week for spirit week, and check in with your grade level during lunch to be counted.  The PTSO will also be selling homecoming t shirts during lunch Wednesday and Friday, and at the powderpuff game. 

2020-2021 Yearbooks are finally here, and will be distributed during homeroom classes on Monday for all students who ordered a yearbook.  We do have yearbooks available for purchase if you didn't get a chance to order one last year.  The books are $80 and checks should be made payable to Northwest High School.  If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you can pay under the school fees on our K12Paymentcenter.com. 

A reminder that all 9th, 10, and 11th grade students will take the PSAT this Wednesday.  Seniors will get their form during homeroom Monday so that they may do college visits or service learning.  Forms are also available to print on our website under Quick Links. The schedule for that day is on our website, and was shared with students last week.  

The NWHS and NWMS PTSO will be hosting their second annual Food Drive Competition this coming week with all donations benefitting the Guilford Backpack Ministry.  Please drop off food donations all week this coming week to help feed children in our school district.  Boxes will be stationed around the campus for you to place your donations into.  You can also bring your donations to this Friday’s night’s Homecoming Football game too!  All donations received Friday night at the game will receive a Chick-fil-A gift card (with limited quantities available)!  Please visit the NWHS PTSO’s website for a list of needed items.

Applications for National Honor Society are still open through October 29th, at 11:59 p.m. Any junior or senior who has a 3.75 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply for membership. Selection is based on four pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and character. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hahn at hahnh@gcsnc.com.

Guilford Backpack Ministry makes monthly deliveries of shelf stable meals and snacks to our school. If you are experiencing food insecurity and would like to fill out an application, please contact Stacy Paschal at 336-209-5609.  The program is confidential and food can be picked up once per month her at school to eliminate any stigma a student may feel.

NW will be sponsoring three FAFSA help sessions with representatives from UNCG’s financial aid office. Participants should bring their student and parent 2020 tax returns, W2s, social security numbers, FSA IDs and PINs, as well as their student chrome book and NW log in information. The help sessions are being offered on October 14th, 20th and November 16th in the media center from 5:30-6:30pm.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

October 3, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   

Homecoming dance tickets are now on sale!  Please visit the PTSO website to purchase your student’s ticket or your student can purchase in the commons area during their lunch break. Tickets are $15 each. Cash and check payment are preferred.

Only one week until Homecoming festivities begin. Purchase a red NW Viking tee and or order a red hoodie for the “Red Sea” Homecoming Football game. Limited edition homecoming tees will be available during lunch Thursday and Friday for purchase.
Shop ‘til you drop on the PTSO website and during lunch all week!


We are adding a Flex period back into our daily schedule beginning tomorrow.  Students gave feedback last week, and teacher shared the schedule this past week.  It is also on our website and on Canvas announcements. 

Our 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the district NWEA tests on Tuesday.  Our 11th grade students will take the practice ACT, and we have a ton of activities planned for our seniors.  Seniors need to report to the stadium at the beginning of school for breakfast and the senior picture.  The altered testing schedule is also on our website, and was shared with students last week.

Applications for National Honor Society will be open from Friday, October 1st through Friday, October 29th, at 11:59 p.m. Any junior or senior who has a 3.75 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply for membership. Selection is based on four pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and character. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hahn at hahnh@gcsnc.com.


Guilford Backpack Ministry makes monthly deliveries of shelf stable meals and snacks to our school. If you are experiencing food insecurity and would like to fill out an application, please contact Stacy Paschal at 336-209-5609.  The program is confidential and food can be picked up once per month her at school to eliminate any stigma a student may feel.

NW will be sponsoring three FAFSA help sessions with representatives from UNCG’s financial aid office. Participants should bring their student and parent 2020 tax returns, W2s, social security numbers, FSA IDs and PINs, as well as their student chrome book and NW log in information. The help sessions are being offered on October 14th, 20th and November 16th in the media center from 5:30-6:30pm.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!


September 26, 2021

Good evening, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   

Parents please check PowerSchool by Tuesday evening to see your student's updated grades. If you need assistance getting into Powerschool, please go to our website, and there are detailed directions there to guide you.

Homecoming dance tickets are now on sale!  Please visit the PTSO website to purchase your student’s ticket or your student can purchase in the commons area during their lunch break. Tickets are $15 each. Cash and check payment are preferred.

Only two weeks until Homecoming festivities begin. Purchase a red NW Viking tee and or order a red hoodie for the “Red Sea” Homecoming Football game. Limited edition homecoming tees will be available during lunch Thursday and Friday for purchase.
Shop ‘til you drop on the PTSO website and during lunch all week!

Applications for National Honor Society will be open from Friday, October 1st through Friday, October 29th, at 11:59 p.m. Any junior or senior who has a 3.75 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply for membership. Selection is based on four pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and character. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hahn at hahnh@gcsnc.com.

Parents, the PTSO needs volunteers to assist with selling spirit wear and planning/hosting the upcoming Powderpuff football game.  If you have time you can spare, please consider volunteering.  These events cannot happen without our awesome parents.

We will have an adjusted lunch schedule this coming week.  The schedule is on our website, and is also in Canvas for students.  Teachers reviewed the schedule Friday as well.   

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

September 19, 2021

Good evening, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   As part of Covid protocol, please do not send students to school if they have symptoms, and report a positive Covid case to the attendance office as soon as possible.

Senior parents--a reminder that we have senior parent night tomorrow, Monday the 20th at 6pm.  Come learn about important items to take care of for your senior this year.

Thank you to all the families who have donated to the Viking Voyage Fundraiser so far.  The PTSO has raised just over $11,000!  Just 5 more days until the end of the fundraiser and $9,000 left to go in our goal.  Please donate if you haven’t already done so!  The prize drawing will take place on Friday, October 8th.  You don’t want to miss out on the drawings.

Parents, the PTSO needs volunteers to assist with selling spirit wear and planning/hosting the upcoming Powderpuff football game.  If you have time you can spare, please consider volunteering.  These events cannot happen without you.

Finally, I want to thank all of our parents for the support in keeping our campus clean and safe.  Many of us are on edge after the recent events at high schools surrounding us, and those concerns are natural and understandable. But they can also lead to unnecessary panic when misinformation is shared on social media and in other ways. To help keep false rumors from spreading, please only share information that you can personally verify, and make sure you share it with the right people. If you hear or see something of concern, tell a school administrator, SRO or law enforcement, who will fully investigate the matter. And please remind your children that making untrue remarks, even if intended as a joke, can lead to serious consequences.   Again, thank you so much for the support.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

Please see below for an important message from our awesome PTSO:

NWHS PTSO
The NW High School PTSO is a unique organization that benefits all of the NWHS Staff and Students.  By becoming a member of the PTSO, you are joining a group dedicated to making Northwest High School the best it can be! Membership dues and donations will help to fund:
Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

Your membership also entitles you to receive the exclusive weekly Viking Voyager e-newsletter, chock-full of info about the Viking Nation!  (Nowhere else will you get all the inside scoop on the happenings of your child’s school!)

The NWHS PTSO designed our annual Fund the Viking Voyage to be a “no fuss” direct donation campaign and is our main fundraiser benefiting the faculty and students at Northwest. Each year, the PTSO works with educational departments and administrators to identify supplies, technology, and equipment needed to enhance and improve our children’s education experience as they make the “voyage” through their high school years at Northwest.
​Please consider donating to our direct cash fundraiser today!  All donations are tax deductible.

​​Please feel free to mail in your membership and donation to our school (5240 NW School Road, Greensboro, NC 27409) or visit our website, nwhsptso.org.

​Thank you to TireMax for their support of our 2021-2022 Viking Voyage Fundraiser!  Thanks to TireMax, the PTSO is offering a chance to win fantastic prizes: an Apple Watch, a Whirlpool Mini Fridge, Record Player and gift card to Ed McKays, Lululemon gift card, Apple AirPods Pro, and an Outdoor Adventure featuring a kayak, hammocks, cooler bag and lounge chair!  All donors will have a chance to win a Samsung 50” Smart TV too!

September 16, 2021

Good evening Northwest parents, this is Ms. Young with an update about yesterday and today's events so that everyone is on the same page. Again, we have had MULTIPLE issues with vandalism this week due to TikTok challenges that are happening nationwide. Our custodians work entirely too hard to continue to have to clean up vandalism, feces, food, and destruction of school property. Students that are creating disruptions are being handled, and have received severe consequences. It is a crime to vandalize school property, and we will not tolerate this behavior at Northwest High school. Additionally, we have students that are understandably anxious about school violence at other schools, and they are in a heightened state. We paused transition to 3rd period today to investigate these concerns. The school was never in a lockdown, and we resumed normal activities after a brief time.

I appreciate everyone's cooperation and support, and we encourage parents and students to be vigilant and report any issues or concerns that you see to an Administrator or teacher. Thanks again, and have a great night!!!!

September 16, 2021

Good morning parents. This is Ms, Young with an important message. A few parents have expressed concerns about a rumor indicating a threat of violence on our campus. Law enforcement has been involved and we can confirm that this is strictly a rumor and there is no credible threat. To help keep rumors from spreading, please only share information that you can personally verify. If you do hear or see something of concern, tell a school administrator or law enforcement, who will fully investigate the matter. By working together, we can keep our school safe while minimizing disruptions.  Northwest High is all safe, and there are no concerns.  Thank you.

September 15, 2021

Good evening, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with an important announcement.  Due to some escalating behaviors, we have decided to immediately suspend our Flex Lunch schedule.  We are extremely disappointed, and we hope to start the schedule back up in a few days.  We will be speaking with all students to explain behavioral expectations during class changes and Flex Lunch.  We understand that the transition back to school has been an adjustment for all students, and that there are some behavioral challenges across the state and nation, but we have high expectations for student behavior at Northwest.  Currently, there are multiple TikTok challenges that are circulating nationwide.  Students are vandalizing bathrooms, stealing school items, and creating intentional disruptions to the school day.  This will not be tolerated at NWH.  Additionally, we will be very closely monitoring bathrooms during class time and class changes.  We are working to support students in all ways, and we expect that this will improve quickly.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.  Thanks, and have a great night!

September 12, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   As part of Covid protocol, please do not send students to school if they have symptoms, and report a positive Covid case to the attendance office as soon as possible.

We started Flex lunch last week; students need to be reminded about attending tutoring that is available daily.  Additionally, students can make up assignments during this time as well.  We are excited about all of the opportunities our new schedule will afford us, but students will have to abide by certain expectations.  Students must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose whenever they are not eating.   Students will have to remain on campus, and keep 6 feet of social distance when their mask if off eating.  Breakfast and lunch are free for all students, but students may bring lunch from home if they wish.  Outside food is not permitted to be dropped off in the front office during the school day.

Parents if you need to pick up your students during Flex lunch, please plan on texting them so they are aware of the pick up time. 

Senior parents--a reminder that we have senior parent night next Monday the 20th at 6pm.  Come learn about important items to take care of for your student this year. 

Please complete your PTSO membership today.  Membership dues and donations will help to fund: Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

Please see below for an important message from our awesome PTSO:

NWHS PTSO
The NW High School PTSO is a unique organization that benefits all of the NWHS Staff and Students.  By becoming a member of the PTSO, you are joining a group dedicated to making Northwest High School the best it can be! Membership dues and donations will help to fund:
Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

Your membership also entitles you to receive the exclusive weekly Viking Voyager e-newsletter, chock-full of info about the Viking Nation!  (Nowhere else will you get all the inside scoop on the happenings of your child’s school!)

The NWHS PTSO designed our annual Fund the Viking Voyage to be a “no fuss” direct donation campaign and is our main fundraiser benefiting the faculty and students at Northwest. Each year, the PTSO works with educational departments and administrators to identify supplies, technology, and equipment needed to enhance and improve our children’s education experience as they make the “voyage” through their high school years at Northwest.
​Please consider donating to our direct cash fundraiser today!  All donations are tax deductible.

​​Please feel free to mail in your membership and donation to our school (5240 NW School Road, Greensboro, NC 27409) or visit our website, nwhsptso.org.



Thank you to TireMax for their support of our 2021-2022 Viking Voyage Fundraiser!  Thanks to TireMax, the PTSO is offering a chance to win fantastic prizes: an Apple Watch, a Whirlpool Mini Fridge, Record Player and gift card to Ed McKays, Lululemon gift card, Apple AirPods Pro, and an Outdoor Adventure featuring a kayak, hammocks, cooler bag and lounge chair!  All donors will have a chance to win a Samsung 50” Smart TV too!

Slide slide slippity-slide, donate and show your school pride!

September 5, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with the weekly reminders.   The building is open for students beginning at 8:45, and parents please use the drop off line that begins near the tennis courts.   School is dismissed at 4:25, and parents will use the same line when picking students up. 

As part of Covid protocol, please do not send students to school if they have symptoms, and report a positive Covid case to the attendance office as soon as possible.

We are starting Flex lunch tomorrow; students were given a club and tutoring schedule last week.  We are excited about all of the opportunities our new schedule will afford us, but students will have to abide by certain expectations.
Students will have to remain on campus, and keep 6 feet of social distance when their mask if off eating.  Breakfast and lunch are free for all students, but students may bring lunch from home if they wish.  Outside food is not permitted to be dropped off in the front office during the school day.

Picture day is this Thursday.  Parents will be able to purchase pictures online; students will bring home information on Thursday. 

Please complete your PTSO membership today.  Membership dues and donations will help to fund: Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

The PTSO will also be offering a Fall SAT/ACT Prep Course. The course will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, beginning September 9th.  The course will be held after school on site at Northwest from 4:45-7:15 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive instruction and feedback in preparation for the upcoming tests. The cost is $210, and a minimum of 10 participants will be required for the course to be held. To register, please visit the PTSO website.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

Please see below for an important message from our awesome PTSO:

NWHS PTSO
The NW High School PTSO is a unique organization that benefits all of the NWHS Staff and Students.  By becoming a member of the PTSO, you are joining a group dedicated to making Northwest High School the best it can be! Membership dues and donations will help to fund:
Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

Your membership also entitles you to receive the exclusive weekly Viking Voyager e-newsletter, chock-full of info about the Viking Nation!  (Nowhere else will you get all the inside scoop on the happenings of your child’s school!)

The NWHS PTSO designed our annual Fund the Viking Voyage to be a “no fuss” direct donation campaign and is our main fundraiser benefiting the faculty and students at Northwest. Each year, the PTSO works with educational departments and administrators to identify supplies, technology, and equipment needed to enhance and improve our children’s education experience as they make the “voyage” through their high school years at Northwest.
​Please consider donating to our direct cash fundraiser today!  All donations are tax deductible.

​​Please feel free to mail in your membership and donation to our school (5240 NW School Road, Greensboro, NC 27409) or visit our website, nwhsptso.org. 



Thank you to TireMax for their support of our 2021-2022 Viking Voyage Fundraiser!  Thanks to TireMax, the PTSO is offering a chance to win fantastic prizes: an Apple Watch, a Whirlpool Mini Fridge, Record Player and gift card to Ed McKays, Lululemon gift card, Apple AirPods Pro, and an Outdoor Adventure featuring a kayak, hammocks, cooler bag and lounge chair!  All donors will have a chance to win a Samsung 50” Smart TV too! 

August 29, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with a few important announcements and reminders. 

We had a great first week of school, and I want to remind families of a few important items.  The building is open for students beginning at 8:45, and parents please use the drop off line that begins near the tennis courts.   School is dismissed at 4:25, and parents will use the same line when picking students up.  We will have barrels and directional signs up this week to assist with dismissal.  Our lines improved as the week went on, and we appreciate your patience; we have a large increase in the number of students that are being dropped off this year. 

All students should have received their laptops last week.  Please make sure your students is taking care of the device, and brings it to school charged each day. 

A reminder that students and staff will wear masks while indoors.  It is important that masks are worn over the nose and mouth.    Additionally, please do not send students to school if they have symptoms, and report a positive Covid case to the front office. 

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students, but students may bring lunch from home if they wish.  Outside food is not permitted to be dropped off in the front office during the school day. 

Please complete your PTSO membership today.  Membership dues and donations will help to fund: Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

The PTSO will also be offering a Fall SAT/ACT Prep Course. The course will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, beginning September 9th.  The course will be held after school on site at Northwest from 4:45-7:15 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive instruction and feedback in preparation for the upcoming tests. The cost is $210, and a minimum of 10 participants will be required for the course to be held. To register, please visit the PTSO website.

The PTSO has 58 planners left to sell for this school year. Members will be onsite tomorrow morning during car drop off to sell them. Each planner is $5 and they will only be accepting exact change to keep the line moving swiftly. Look for a PTSO volunteer in a red shirt walking the car rider line.

 Please see below for an important message from our awesome PTSO:

NWHS PTSO

The NW High School PTSO is a unique organization that benefits all of the NWHS Staff and Students.  By becoming a member of the PTSO, you are joining a group dedicated to making Northwest High School the best it can be! Membership dues and donations will help to fund:

Mini-Grants for teachers who need classroom supplies, Campus beautification projects, BRAVO! student recognition for Honor Roll each quarter, Hospitality events and treats for our teachers and staff, Student Scholarships, technology and curriculum enhancements, and student activities throughout the school year.

 Your membership also entitles you to receive the exclusive weekly Viking Voyager e-newsletter, chock-full of info about the Viking Nation!  (Nowhere else will you get all the inside scoop on the happenings of your child’s school!)

 The NWHS PTSO designed our annual Fund the Viking Voyage to be a “no fuss” direct donation campaign and is our main fundraiser benefiting the faculty and students at Northwest. Each year, the PTSO works with educational departments and administrators to identify supplies, technology, and equipment needed to enhance and improve our children’s education experience as they make the “voyage” through their high school years at Northwest. 

​Please consider donating to our direct cash fundraiser today!  All donations are tax deductible.

​​Please feel free to mail in your membership and donation to our school (5240 NW School Road, Greensboro, NC 27409) or visit our website, nwhsptso.org.  

​Thank you to TireMax for their support of our 2021-2022 Viking Voyage Fundraiser!  Thanks to TireMax, the PTSO is offering a chance to win fantastic prizes: an Apple Watch, a Whirlpool Mini Fridge, Record Player and gift card to Ed McKays, Lululemon gift card, Apple AirPods Pro, and an Outdoor Adventure featuring a kayak, hammocks, cooler bag and lounge chair!  All donors will have a chance to win a Samsung 50” Smart TV too!  

 Slide slide slippity-slide, donate and show your school pride!

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

August 22, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with a few important announcements and reminders. 

I want to thank all of our students and parents for coming to Open House last week, and we can't wait to see all of our students tomorrow for the first day of school!  A reminder that students will report to homeroom first thing tomorrow morning.  The building will be open beginning at 8:45, and parents please use the drop off line that begins near the tennis courts.  Our bell schedule and homeroom locations are on our school website.  There are posters around school as well directing students to the correct homeroom location.  Students will receive a green schedule in homeroom, and that is the final schedule that students should use.   School is dismissed at 4:25, and parents will use the same line when picking students up. 

A reminder that students and staff will wear masks while indoors at school. 

Additionally, a reminder that breakfast and lunch are free for all students, but students may bring lunch from home if they wish.  Outside food is not permitted to be dropped off in the front office during the school day. 

Anyone interested in purchasing athletic tickets may do so on our school website under athletics tab.  All athletic events will be paid using passes or pre-ordered tickets.  You may pay with a credit card in person as well, but no cash is accepted. 

Again, we are so excited about the first day of school, and we can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!!

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

August 20, 2021

Good morning!!  This is Ms. Young with information about our vaccination clinic today.  There is a QR code on our website to sign up for a time between 2:00 and 6:00 in NWHS cafeteria for a covid vaccine.  Anyone can sign up, and refer to our website with any questions. 

Additionally, visit the NWHS website to purchase tickets for our football game.  From this point forward, all games and season passes are digital, and can be purchased by going to our website, then click on athletics, then purchase tickets or passes.  No cash will be accepted at the gates for admission.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

August 15, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with a few important announcements and reminders. 

Student schedules will be emailed to both students and parent email addresses tomorrow by noon.  This is the schedule you should follow for the Open House tomorrow.  We had to balance some classes and due to drop/add a few changes were made.  A reminder that open house is from 2:00 to 7:00 tomorrow.  We will l have grade specific information in a few different locations tomorrow.  11th and 12th grade documents will be in the cafeteria, 10th grade documents will be in the old gym, and 9th grade information is in the media center.  A map will be on our school website tomorrow morning, and we will have copies available when you arrive as well.  You may also come in the auditorium for a brief meeting to meet me, and all of our Assistant Principals at 3, 4, 5 or 6.   All participants in Open House will be required to wear a mask while indoors.

I want to thank all of our awesome students, parents, community members, and of course our amazing PTSO for a great campus beautification this weekend.  We accomplished a lot of projects, and the campus looks great!

The Board of Education voted last week to mandate masks for students and staff while inside GCS buildings.  Students will not need temperature screenings or will not need to answer Covid screening questions at this point.

Again, we are so excited about the upcoming school year, and we can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!!.   

Thanks so much, and have a great night

August 10, 2021

Good evening, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school, with a few important announcements and reminders. 

A reminder that schedule Pick-Ups and parking pass purchases were held last week, but students may still come and pick them up.   Schedules will also be emailed to student and parent email address before open house on the 16th.   

Drop/Add schedule changes will take place tomorrow and Thursday.  A reminder that the only schedule issues that can be addressed tomorrow are on the the drop/add form.  If you have additional requests, those will be looked at the first week of school.  We have to prioritize higher level issues first.   

SENIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 9-12:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
JUNIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 12:30-4:30pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
SOPHOMORES: Thursday, August 12, 12-3:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
FRESHMAN: Thursday, August 12, 3:30-6:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

All information regarding schedule changes, procedures, and times can be found on the NWHS website-Quick Links-Scheduling Information.

Open House will be Monday, August 16th from 2pm until 7pm.  We will not have a separate Freshman Orientation, but we will have grade specific information that will shared throughout the day on the 16th.   We will have a "meet the principal and assistant principal meeting at 3, 4 5, and 6pm in the auditorium.  Additionally, grade specific information will be as follows: 11th and 12th grade information will be in the cafeteria, 10th grade information will be in the old gym, and 9th grade information will be in the media center.   All participants in Open House will be required to wear a mask.

We will have our campus beautification this weekend, on August 14th and 15th.  A sign up genius is on the PTSO and NWH websites; we would love to have tons of volunteers here to help us get our campus spruced up for the 2021-2022 school year.

Students and staff will be required to wear masks at school based on the Board of Education decision a couple of weeks ago.  Students will be required to wear their OneCard student IDs daily at school.  Those will be distributed during the first week of school.  We will share tons of information about these items, as well as others at our Open House.

Again, we are so excited about the upcoming school year, and we can't wait to see you all soon.   

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

August 2, 2021

Good evening, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest High school with a few important announcements and reminders.  We are getting very excited about the upcoming school year, and we are busy preparing for what we know will be an amazing year!!   

A reminder that schedule Pick-Ups and parking pass purchases will be held August 4th from 9:00 to 5:00 for 11th and 12th graders and August 5th for all students, also from 9 to 5.  The schedules that students receive this week are drafts, and there could be some changes when we balance classes further next week.  Parking passes are 50 dollars, and will be paid online, on the K-12 payment center.  The link to the payment center, along with the contract, are on our website.  Students must bring the completed contract, driver's license, car registration, and proof of insurance on Wednesday or Thursday to be able to receive a pass.   

Drop/Add schedule changes will be held August 11th and 12th.  SENIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 9-12:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
JUNIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 12:30-4:30pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
SOPHOMORES: Thursday, August 12, 12-3:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
FRESHMAN: Thursday, August 12, 3:30-6:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

All information regarding schedule changes, procedures, and times can be found on the NWHS website-Quick Links-Scheduling Information.

Open House will be Monday, August 16th from 2pm until 7pm.  We will not have a separate Freshman Orientation, but we will have grade specific information that will shared throughout the day on the 16th.  Students will be able to pick up their schedules at Open House as well.  More Open house information, along with a schedule and maps, will be forthcoming this week or next.   All participants in Open House will be required to wear a mask. 

We will have our campus beautification on August 14th and 15th.  A sign up genius is on the PTOS and NWH websites; we would love to have tons of volunteers here to help us get our campus spruced up for the 2021-2022 school year.

Yearbooks have still not been delivered; we will communicate pick up times for those as soon as we receive them.

Our bell schedules will be on our website this week as well.  Students will be assigned a homeroom, and we will attend that class the first week of school, and then once per week after that during the school year.  We will also be shifting to an hour-long period in the middle of the day where students will eat lunch, attend tutoring, club meetings, intramurals, and other awesome opportunities.  This will help to alleviate the after school conflicts that we have had in the past.  Students will also be required to wear their OneCard student IDs daily at school.  Those will be distributed during the first week of school.  We will share tons of information about these items, as well as others at our Open House.

The Board of Education voted last week to mandate masks for students and staff while inside GCS buildings.  Students will not need temperature screenings or will not need to answer Covid screening questions at this point. 

Again, we are so excited about the upcoming school year, and we can't wait to see you all soon.   

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

July 26, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with a few important announcements.  We are getting very excited about the upcoming school year, and we are busy preparing for what we know will be an amazing year!!   

We have finalized important upcoming dates, so please take note. Schedule Pick-Ups and parking pass purchases will be held August 4th from 9:00 to 5:00 for 11th and 12th graders and August 5th for all students, also from 9 to 5.  Parking passes are 50 dollars, and will be paid online, on the K-12 payment center.  We have a link on our website, and that will be active, along with the parking pass contract next week.
 
Drop/Add schedule changes will be held August 11th and 12th.  SENIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 9-12:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
JUNIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 12:30-4:30pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
SOPHOMORES: Thursday, August 12, 12-3:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office
FRESHMAN: Thursday, August 12, 3:30-6:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

Open House will be Monday, August 16th from 2pm until 7pm.  We will not have a separate Freshman Orientation, but we will have grade specific information that will shared throughout the day on the 16th.  Students will be able to pick up their schedules at Open House as well.  More Open house information, along with a schedule and maps, will be forthcoming. 

We will have our campus beautification on August 14th and 15th.  A sign up genius will be sent shortly; we would love to have tons of volunteers here to help us get our campus spruced up for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Yearbooks have still not been delivered; we will communicate pick up times for those as soon as we receive them. 

We will also share information about our bell schedule on our website this coming week.  Students will be assigned a homeroom, and we will attend that class the first week of school, and then once per week after that during the school year.  We will also be shifting to an hour-long period in the middle of the day where students will eat lunch, attend tutoring, club meetings, intramurals, and other awesome opportunities.  This will help to alleviate the after school conflicts that we have had in the past.  We will share tons of information about this, and other items at our Open House. 

The NWHS library will be open from 10am to 2pm on Thursday, July 29, for book checkout.

Again, we are so excited about the upcoming school year, and we can't wait to see you all soon.   

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

July 23, 2021 

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with a few important announcements.  We are getting very excited about the upcoming school year, and we are busy preparing for what we know will be an amazing year!!    

We have finalized important upcoming dates, so please take note. Schedule Pick-Ups and parking pass purchases will be held August 4th from 9:00 to 5:00 for 11th and 12th graders and August 5th for all students, also from 9 to 5.  Parking passes are 50 dollars, and will be paid online, on the K-12 payment center.  We have a link on our website, and that will be active, along with the parking pass contract, next week.

Drop/Add schedule changes will be held August 11th and 12th.  

SENIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 9-12:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

JUNIORS: Wednesday, August 11, 12:30-4:30pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

SOPHOMORES: Thursday, August 12, 12-3:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

FRESHMEN: Thursday, August 12, 3:30-6:00pm, NWGHS Counseling Office

Open House will be Monday, August 16th from 2pm until 7pm.  We will not have a separate Freshman Orientation, but we will have grade specific information that will be shared throughout the day on the 16th.  Students will be able to pick up their schedules at Open House as well.  More Open house information, along with a schedule and maps, will be forthcoming.  

We will have our campus beautification on August 14th and 15th.  A sign up genius is on the PTOS and the NWHS website; we would love to have tons of volunteers here to help us get our campus spruced up for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Yearbooks have still not been delivered; we will communicate pick up times for those as soon as we receive them.  

We will also share our 2021-2022 bell schedule on our website this coming week.    We will be shifting to an hour-long period in the middle of the day where students will eat lunch, attend tutoring, club meetings, intramurals, and other awesome opportunities.  This will help to alleviate the after school conflicts that we have had in the past.  We will share tons of information about this, and other items at our Open House.  

The NWHS library will be open from 10am to 2pm on Thursday, July 29, for book checkout.  Come out to visit us then!

Again, we are so excited about the upcoming school year, and we can't wait to see you all soon.  

Thanks so much, and have a great night!