Northwest News
Bearlesque 2015
Take a trip to Times Square next week and join us for Bearlesque 2015 – On Broadway!  Thursday and Friday 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the NW Auditorium, featuring the students of the Performing Arts department.   Tickets available at the door:  $12.00 Gold, $10.00 Silver Reserved Seating and $8.00 Bronze Open Seating.  $2.00 discount for Seniors 60 and over, children 3 and under and for NW Staff or Students.  Pre-orders for tickets are available until Wed., 4/29 by mail with the ticket order form and payment to NWHS, by emailing abrown2@usd259.net and sending payment by 4/29.  Contact any NW Choir student today to reserve your seats for this terrific show!

Click here for the ticket pre-order form.

2015-2016 Athletic Physicals

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
WHERE:    NW High School Pupil Services
TIME:    6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
C
OST:    Only $10.00

 ** State physical forms will be provided**
 
In order to participate in any interscholastic sport during the 2015-2016 school year, student-athletes must have a physical completed after May 1, 2015. 
 
Parents are invited to join the student-athletes for the exam, or the parent/guardian should sign the physical form prior to attending exam night.  Forms are available from the Athletic Director in Pupil Services.

Buy your yearbook by April 24
This is the last week to purchase a 2015 Silvertip Yearbook! Be sure to visit jostensyearbooks.com by Friday, April 24, to make sure your child can pick up his or her copy on May 8. We currently have fewer than 50 books for sale, so time is of the essence. Seniors will get their books during Senior Breakfast and underclassmen who purchase will be invited to a signing party in the courtyard during Advocacy that day.
Please contact Rebekah Morse, yearbook adviser, at rmorse@usd259.net if you have any questions. 
April 2015 Principal Newsletter
The Principal's Newsletter for April can be found under Parent Links in the navigation pane on the left side of the page.
CTE 12th Grade Survey
It’s time to begin having your seniors complete the CTE 12th Grade Survey.  The State requires follow-up information and this survey is used to help meet that requirement.
 
  • Except for Financial Literacy, ALL SENIORS enrolled in a CTE class should complete the survey.
  • Students who have multiple CTE classes should only take the survey once.
  • The survey link is located on the CTE website in the right-hand column under “More About CTE.”
  • Students will need their district ID number to complete the survey.
See your CTE instructor for details.
Congrats to the following journalism students for placing at the KSPA regional journalism contest at WSU on Feb. 26.

Madison McCollum: 2nd in news writing
Taylor Allen: honorable mention in news writing and 2nd in headline writing and design
Cody Kretchmar: 3rd in photo illustration
Sarah Crigler: 3rd in yearbook layout
Kayla Schenck: 3rd in yearbook theme and graphics
Haley Cooper: 3rd in feature writing and 3rd in news page design
Taylor Webber: honorable mention in yearbook sports writing and 3rd in academic photography
Emily Dulohery: 2nd in news page design

They will all compete at the state journalism contest in Lawrence on May 2. Great job, Grizzly Journalists!
Wichita Northwest’s Management team received 2nd place, and multiple scholarships from various culinary institutes totaling over $20,000, on the at the Kansas ProStart Invitational March 4th.  The team included: Marcus Wooley, Cheyanne Sanders, Haleigh Lovings, and Autumn O’Conner.  The team put together a mock restaurant named Royal Soul Food.  Royal Soul Food included three recipe costings, pictures of the three recipes, the restaurant’s interior design, kitchen layout, staffing positions, menu, and marketing tactics.  The team also had to present their idea in-front of business judges, answer restaurant related and critical thinking questions.

Bond Construction Update
Our next phase involves construction at the Tyler St. Main entrance which will become a secure entrance where visitors will have to enter into the main office before stepping foot into the building. Due to construction, the Tyler Street main entrance will be closed throughout the remainder of the school year beginning THIS Friday, February 27th. The new entrance from Tyler will be the southwest entrance through the doors labeled door number 2. Please continue to check into the main office or pupil services when using this new entrance. In the end, it will make NW a safer building for our students and staff. Thank you for your continued support.
Anna Griekspoor Recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology
Congratulations to Anna Griekspoor for being recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology for her outstanding work and initiative in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Anna volunteers at Franklin Elementary and teaches students how to program and build robots.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields. Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

 

Megan Keller Named Kansas Top Youth Volunteer
Megan Keller was named Kansas top youth volunteer of 2015 by The Prudential Spirit Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 20th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals.

Megan, a senior at Northwest, helped create an annual teen fashion show (Models for Miracles) that has raised more than $50,000 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals over the last four years.  Megan was inspired by the generosity of the CMN after her younger brother was born prematurely.  

Megan will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, an an all-expense paid trip in May to Washington D.C., where she will join other honorees from across the nation for four days of national recognition events where 10 students will be named America's Top Youth Volunteers of 2015.
 

Northwest Wins 48th Straight City League Duals
Congratulations to the Grizzlies Wrestling team! They finished the City League Dual season undefeated for the fourth consecutive year!  They defeated Kapaun and Southeast and now need to win the City League tournament to stand alone at the top of the City League race! JV also finished an undefeated season as well, and now look to this weekend’s South Freshman Sophomore tournament to gather more medals. Way to go Grizzly wrestlers!

Click here for match highlights on catchitkansas.com.

Click here to read the article on VarsityKansas.com.
 


Photos by Fernando Salazar (The Wichita Eagle)



 
February Principal Newsletter
The February Principal's Newsletter is online.  Click here to read it.
Senior Selfie

FEA Club and the Wichita Annual Homeless Community Project
The Northwest High School Future Educators club is working with community partners to reach out to those in need by collecting basic clothing and hygiene items to assemble iCare packages. You can help by donating various items throughout the month of February.  Look for the collection boxes near the front office inside Northwest High.  Thank you for supporting the Wichita Annual Homeless Community Project with your contributions!


 
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WPS Mobile App
This dynamic new resource will take advantage of leading technology resources to connect with parents, students and other stakeholders – using existing tools, streamlining access to information under one umbrella, allowing parents and the community to customize the information they receive, and engage stakeholders with timely and responsive news and conversation about our schools and students.

The WPS Mobile App is free, and available for both Apple and Android devices. Just search for Wichita Public Schools in the App Store or Google Play, or click on the convenient links below to get directly to the app download.

Mission and School Info

Our Mission:
- To provide a safe, positive learning environment; where
- All students are challenged to achieve their personal best and
- Become responsible, productive citizens in a changing world.

Core Values:
Pride, Respect, and Excellence


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