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Kuei, Nancy
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Torres, Sonia






   NMHS Bulletin

  February 23, 2018


General Announcements  

We have had a few spots open for Grad Nite!  We are offering them on a first come first served basis.  If you want to go, please see Ms. Destowet in the Main Office as soon as possible.  There will not be another opportunity to go once these sell out.


Juniors:  Remember to turn in your application for Ohlone College Connections to the counseling office today! They are due, so do not delay! Be an Ohlone Connections Senior Today!


The deadline for turning in PTSA scholarship applications is April 9th and they are available in the College and Career Center. 


Come enjoy the comedic stylings of Newark Memorial Improv this Friday 2/23 at 6:30 PM in the Black Box Theater.

Admission is free but the seating is limited so first come, first serve! 


Sophomore & Juniors, the next college app workshops will be on Monday and Wednesday of next week during lunch in Ms. J's room. There will be no workshop today due to the ASB Election and the Special Olympics.

Students - Are your parents coming to watch you perform at the HATS Multicultural Assembly on March 9?  Please inform your Parent/Guardian that due to limited seating they must RSVP their seats by March 2, on a first come, first serve basis. Call the Main Office to reserve your seats. 

On March 2, 2018 Snow Elementary will be having “Taco Bingo Night.” The event starts at 6pm and would end around 8:30pm. We would need students for set up, food distribution, clean-up and other tasks that may arise. Sign up in the Activities Office.



If you'd like to enter the Cougar ticket raffle, please place your Cougar tickets in the raffle bin located in the College and Career Center, to the left of the Library door. Raffle winners will be announced every other Friday.  The bin will be emptied after every raffle in order to have a new batch of tickets to choose from every week. We’ll have different prizes throughout the year, including the possibility of winning a yearbook and tickets to school events.  Remember to wear your Cougar blue and gold every Friday


From the Kitchen

Every Wednesday we will now be serving Domino's pizza. There are three different kinds Cheese, Pepperoni and Hawaiian. It will be served in the quad and across from the vending machines. For brunch we now have two new scone flavors Lemon drop and Orange passion. 


There are still NMHS school planners available for sale. They are $10 each and can be purchased from Ms.Destowet in the Main Office for students to keep track of all of their assignments and help stay organized. Support MCA, Ink!


Library Hours:  

Monday through Thursday:  Lunch and After School until 4:00 pm

Friday:  Mornings (7:00 am to 7:40 am ) and Lunch

Bookroom Hours:  

Every day: Brunch (students are still coming in to switch books and turn in old textbooks)


College and Career Center

Ohlone Applications workshop will be on March 8th, from 2 pm-3 pm in the Library...and also the Ohlone Placement Test will be on March 22nd from 2pm until 4pm in the Library. Students must sign-up in the College and Career center to save a spot! 


The Newark Community Scholarships are now open! Seniors, come and pick up the scholarship applications from the College & Career Center. 


HOURS: 7:15 am until 3:30 pm (open before school, brunch, lunch and after school)

We have Computers for students to use or to print out work (NOT DURING CLASS) Students can obtain Work Permits, Job information, College information, and ROP information (please do not send students during class) Students can also pick up Volunteer forms and Recommendation letters here

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or call us at Ext 4333 or 4332


Cal Poly is presenting the 11th annual Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC) fun summer residential camp for students that are currently 6th-11th grade. Campers will explore the world of engineering in hands-on labs at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. This year's program offers four residential sessions

-July 8-13 (middle school grades 6-8)

-July 15-20 (high school grades 9-11)

-July 22-27 (high school grades 9-11)

-July 29-August 3 (high school 9-11)


We have flyers available in the college and career center as well as posters posted in the library entrance and counseling center for students that are interested. 


Work Permits: Students inquiring about obtaining a work permit will only be available for pick up or drop off during brunch, lunch, or after school. No work permits may be processed during class time.


The City of Union City is now hiring. We will have additional information posted in the College and Career Center.

Kiwanis Turnaround scholarship is now out, Applications due February 23rd 

The 2018 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival community Scholarship is now available to graduating seniors of Japanese descent. Students must have an


The Sons of Italy Western Foundation and the South Bay Chinese Service Club Scholarship. Check out our school website.


Washington Hospital Service League Health Care Scholarship applications are now being accepted. The deadline is April 2nd, 2018 so students have plenty of time to submit their application. If students have questions or want to pick up an application, they may come to the College and Career Center. It will also be available on our school website. 


The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University is pleased to present three programs in 2018 available to current high school sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about the field of engineering. Each program brings students to Santa Clara University’s campus to participate in various workshops or courses facilitated by our faculty. The goal of these programs is to provide students with a chance to explore the possibilities of engineering as a career with the hope of fostering a deeper interest in future engineering study.

Our program offerings vary in format and eligibility criteria to suit students across all levels of engineering exposure and need. We invite interested students to explore and apply for the program that is the best fit for them. The Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs) and Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) programs are geared towards students who have not yet committed to future engineering study and who have had minimal exposure to engineering topics due to lack of access, whereas the Young Scholars Program is open to students with any level of interest in and exposure to engineering. Due to the high level of student interest and limited space, SEEDs and SES program acceptance has become highly competitive. Please see additional information about each program below.

Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs)
: The 2018 SEEDs program provides Bay Area high school students with a unique opportunity to explore introductory engineering topics. Selected participants come to Santa Clara University over the course of three April Saturdays (April 7, 21, 28) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 to participate in workshops spanning several engineering disciplines. Workshops are presented in a typical university format, with a mix of lecture and interactive experiences. There is no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from the university, and lunch will be provided. Program applications and recommendations are due by February 2, 2018.

Summer Engineering Seminar (SES): In its 29th year, the SES program is an outstanding, five-day experience in July offering specially designed introductory workshops taught by our engineering faculty. Workshops are presented as a mix of lecture and interactive laboratory work, spanning several fields of engineering. The SES program also provides students with a taste of university life, as they stay in university residence halls for the duration of the program, eat meals on campus, and take part  in afternoon recreational activities and evening projects. There is no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from the university. Program applications and recommendations are due by March 2, 2018.

Young Scholars Program: The Young Scholars Program provides local high school students the opportunity to enroll in college level courses during the university’s first summer session (June 20-July 27) at a 75% tuition discount and receive college credits upon completion. Engineering offerings include: Intro to Engineering and Intro to Logic Design. The College of Arts & Sciences is also offering Intro to Computer Science. Applications are due by April 13, 2018. Students are encouraged to apply early as space is limited.

Full program details and applications can be found at: www.scu.edu/engineering/outreach. We have also enclosed copies of our Pre-College Engineering Programs postcard to share with interested students. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at UGEngineering@scu.edu or (408) 554-4728.


Class News 

Class Elections!

If you would like to run for a Class Officer position for the 2018-2019 school year, please come to the Activities Office and pick up the paperwork.

Deadline for Class officer Petitions Is next Friday, 2/23 at 3:15 p.m.


Next cap & gown order day on campus will be _________________

There are limited sizes of Senior Sweatshirts still available! Check with Mrs. Charron or Ms. Destowet for size information…


Club News

Tahitian club,

Mandatory Solo Girls / Boys practice Friday (2/23) will be during lunch at the tennis courts. 

All practices are mandatory, those barely attending will be cut. 


East Asian Student Union is having mandatory dance practice for H.A.T.S. in the dance studio during lunch on Friday.


Indo American is having dance practices at lunch this Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and after school.

 Every practice is held at the MCA building. Please try to turn in your costume money by Friday (you can give it to any of the officers). 


Special Olympics is today in the Event Center!


Interested in playing boys tennis?  Open courts will be held at the tennis courts on Tuesdays @ 3:30pm and Thursdays @ 2:30pm.



Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams both win their NCS opener, advance to quarterfinals on Friday.

The Boys beat De Anza, 85-80 in 4-overtimes.  While the Girls edged Livermore by the score of 72-70.  

The Boys will play at Moreau Catholic on Friday
, beginning at 7:00 pm.

The Girls will take on Redwood High in Larkspur, with the tip-off set for 7:00 pm.  Go Cougars!


Off-Season Football Weights


3:20 pm to 4:20 pm




Yes, You Can Afford to Go to College!

Some students never realize their college dreams because paying for college tuition seems impossible. The reality is that there are several financial resources available to help students.


Financial aid is monetary assistance that helps you pay for college. There are four basic types of financial aid that come from the state and federal governments as well as private sources.

Grants: Both state and federal grants are awarded to eligible students. This type of financial aid does not have to be repaid.

Loans: Loans can be applied for from several federally sponsored loan programs. These are usually repaid after a student has graduated from college.

Scholarships: Any student can apply for individual scholarships. Like grants, these do not have to be repaid.

Student Employment: Students may qualify for work-study programs where they can work in certain on- or off-campus jobs to help pay for school.


Students can apply for grants, loans and work-study by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available at your local high school or college or online.

Students from California should also fill out the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to be considered for state aid. This form should be available at the student's school or online.

Many private colleges are also asking for a CSS/Financial Aid Profile Form.


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