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NTHS Leadership & Volunteer Interest Request

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Dear New Tech High Families,

With spring upon us, Friends of New Tech (FONT) and the Penguin Parent Club (PPC) are busy with events and activities to support our students and staff. Our success in achieving this depends heavily on the volunteer time and donations from our New Tech Families.

Please help us know more about your respective interests and talents, as there may be a potential need or role that fits you or interests you in one of our activities. Kindly take a few minutes and complete the short form below.

Link to the Leadership and Volunteering Interest Form

Thank you for your ongoing support!



Tracy Schuler              Theresa Comstock              Riley Johnson

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La Strada Reminder & Volunteers

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La Strada dell’ Arte is fast approaching on April 29th!  We hope to see you all there to enjoy the amazing chalk art, great food, and student booths.  La Strada is looking for parent volunteers.  If interested please fill out this form or email Brandie Dugan at


Saturday Academy!

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This year our attendance at Saturday Academy has been lower than previous year’s.  Saturday Academy is a great forum for students to:

  • Recoup attendance from absences
  • Get targeted support from NTHS staff
  • Collaborate with group members on projects

We hope to see your student this Saturday, March 25th at 8:15 am.

Super Saturday Academy

Senior Trip Snack Donations

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Hello Penguin Parents,

For our Senior Trip this year (June 2nd-June 4th), we would like to ask for donations of drinks and snacks.

On the nine hour drive to Anaheim, students generally want to have something to drink or snack on to keep them comfortable. The problem with Senior Trips in the past, however, that allowing students to bring their own snacks has occasionally led to inappropriate and illegal substances being brought along initially undetected.

Because our goal is to ensure that our students have a fun and safe time on their trip, we would like to bring snacks for them that we know to be safe.

If you are willing to donate, please bring your donations to the office between May 15 – May 31st. It’s important that you do not send your snacks with your student the morning of the trip because it will be too difficult to differentiate parent donations from student-brought snacks (which will not be allowed).

Senior Teachers

June Field Trip Chaperones Needed

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On June 1st, Ms.Wolf’s advisory group will be walking to Alta Heights Elementary school to lead a field day and card board design challenge with elementary students. I’m seeking 3 parent chaperones to join us. It should be a beautiful, fun day! We will leave school at 8am and return around 2:30pm. Please contact Christie Wolf at if you are able to volunteer on this fun day. Thank you! – Ms.Wolf

Principal’s Message

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Can you believe that we are already a couple week’s into March?  Projects are in high gear at New Tech High and we are excited to hit this home stretch running.  Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us this morning for our WASC accreditation visit.

We are excited to invite you on Monday, March 27th at 6 pm for our Open House.  All students, families, and even community members are invited to attend!

We would also like to update you on a couple situation for 2017-2018.  We are excited to announce that Ms. Provenza, Mrs. Dennett, and Mr. Carlton have made the decision to retire.  We are honored for their service at New Tech High!

As well, if you have not heard, the school district is facing around a $12.4 million shortfall for next school year.  This is largely due to a projected decline in enrollment across Napa County and reduced funding from the state.  This will effect our site budget for 2017-2018 and make our efforts in fundraising through FONT even more vital to sustain the amazing experiences we are able to offer our students.  If you have not participated in this year’s Family Giving, I encourage you to participate in support of your students and their classmates.

Thank you for all you do to support the staff and students of New Tech High.

Principal Johnson

Community Events Update

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Please stay up-to-date with many of the local community events that we encourage students and parents to attend on our Calendar page.  Some upcoming events worth noting:

  • March 15 – 6:30 pm, NTHS – Freshmen Welcome Night for Incoming 9th Graders
  • March 16 – 5:30 pm, Napa High Lecture Hall – Napa Valley Forum – The Heartland and the Coast (for students). Register here.
  • March 18, 10:00 am, NTHS – Napa Valley Student Film Workshop (for students). Register here.
  • March 22 – 6:30 pm, NTHS – Transfer Welcome Night for Incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
  • March 23 – 6:30 pm, NTHS – Immigration Information Night
  • March 28 – NVUSD Auditorium – Challenge Success: The Well-Balanced Student (more info here)

SAT Prep Classes for 10th and 11th Graders

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In partnership with SurferMath, we are able to offer a SAT Prep Course here at New Tech High for a discounted price.  Last year, 30 NTHS students participated and their average scores went up by 100 points!

The first workshop is underway and the next one begins on March 20th and targeted at Sophomores and Juniors.  Visit SurferMath to learn more about the program.  Spots for all three workshops will fill up fast, so if interested, please fill out the form and return to the office.  Scholarships are available and no student will be turned away!

SAT Prep Course Flyer (English)

SAT Prep Course Flyer (Spanish)


Saturday Academy Workshop on March 25th

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Hello, Parents of 11th, 10th, and 9th Graders!
The next workshop in our College Support Series is being held on Saturday, March 25th, from 9 a.m.-12 noon in Room 13 at New Tech High. The workshop will be facilitated by local college counselor, Heidi Hamler, and will be focused on helping 11th graders and their parents get started on actively planning for college. The workshop will also be beneficial for 9th and 10th grade families. Students, parents and guardians are all welcome and encouraged to attend!  A Spanish translator will be available during the entire workshop.
To register, simply fill out the attached interest form and return it to Mr. Johnson at New Tech High.
The cost of each workshop is $25 per family. If the cost is a problem for you, please let Mr. Johnson know; money is available to help you. You may call New Tech High at 707-259-8557 to speak with Mr. Johnson or email him. His email:
We hope to see you at the upcoming workshop!

College Going Workshop Flyer (English)

College Going Workshop Flyer (Spanish)