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Looking Forward 2/28/22


The Cadets of the General Battalion performed almost flawlessly during the JROTC Program of Accreditation this week receiving a score of 99 out of 100 percent. Excellent job cadets! And many thanks to our wonderful JROTC instructors!

Congraluations to Hannah Drouilhet for having her artwork exhibited in the Youth Art Month 2022 exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art from February 27th through April 24th.

NCTHS Speech and Debate competed at Samford University in the Mockingbird District Tournament and received the following awards.  Ella Duus placed 1st in Senate and 2nd in International Extemporaneous Speaking.   She is a National Qualifier in both events and will be competing at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in International Extemporaneous. Jane Brennan placed 2nd in Humorous Interpretation and 2nd in Programmed Oral Interpretation. She is a National Qualifier in both events and will be competing at Nationals in Humorous Interpretation. In addition to the above individual awards, NCTHS Speech & Debate team placed 3rd overall in Congress, thanks to Ella placing first in every single round in the Senate competition. Congratulations to Ella and Jane!

Black History Month Celebration

No Place for Hate wants to thank the students who participated in Black History Month Spirit Week last week!

New Century Spring Open House

The PTSA invites all families to the Open House/Club Fair on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00. Meet the teachers who sponsor the many clubs at New Century and learn more about the options for your students. Next year's New Century families are invited, too. There will be door prizes and a food truck. Enter through the back doors near the theater off of Quietdale. 

Women in Construction

Are you a female student? Have you ever wanted to design a building or lead a construction crew?  Join Holder Construction in Ms. Reed's room on Friday, March 11 during zero period to celebrate Women in Construction Week! Two interested students will be selected to attend Building Camp at Auburn University this June. 

Order Your Yearbook

Only 70 copies of the 2021-2022 yearbook remain unpurchased. Pre-order now to reserve your copy by going to the Balfour website. In addition, if you have school-related photographs that you would like to submit for consideration by the yearbook staff, please upload them for review.

Registration for 2022-2023 Courses

Course registration for next year is currently taking place.  We ask that students and parents carefully consider all options before selecting courses.  Applications for travel career tech programs and work-based learning are now open.  Student must apply and be accepted to these programs to participate next year.  Any student interested in participating in an internship next year (primarily designed for Seniors) should apply to work-based learning now.  There are many dual enrollment programs that support our strands and students are encouraged to invest those opportunities now if they are interested.   

Curriculum Showcase

The 2022 Curriculum Showcase will be Saturday, March 5th from 9 am until noon at the VBC North Hall.  Come learn about the programs available in Huntsville City Schools.

Parent Access to Student Information

Parents are able to access their student’s grades and attendance by logging in to PowerSchool.  Login information was distributed at the beginning of the school year.  If you need assistance accessing PowerSchool for your student, please email Mrs. McGehee or Ms. Roby and we can send you a parent login letter with instructions and login details. Parents are also able to access Schoology to view all students assignments and class information.  If you have not set up your access to Schoology and would like to, please email one of your student’s current teachers to request a student code which will link you to your student (not a course code). 

Current COVID Precautions

If your child tests positive or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please contact the nurse immediately for further instruction on a return date for your child. The school nurse can be reached at 256-428-8150 ext. 277 or 177.

Please contact a doctor or urgent care if you or a family members experience the following symptoms: fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, or sudden loss of taste or smell.

Attendance Note

COVID absences do not count against a student’s attendance. If a student is unable to attend class due to COVID concerns (such as exhibiting COVID symptoms or being excluded), please email Mrs. Lightfoot to let her know so attendance can be marked appropriately.  All classwork will be posted in Schoology so students can keep up with their schoolwork. 

Please send all notes for absences and check-outs to Mrs. Lightfoot.