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Looking Forward 9/23/19

Monday, September 23rd is an A day.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the New Century Speech and Debate Team, who had an excellent showing at the season's first tournament! The 10 competing team members were among 269 entries to the Vestavia Hills novice competition Saturday. Congratulate the following students when you see them (and see Mrs. Hyatt in Room 314 if interested in joining!)
  • Jane Brennan -- 1st place Dramatic Interpretation
  • Jane Brennan & Mary Phillips -- 1st place Duo Interpretation
  • Monique Treasure -- 1st place P-Cubed Speech 
  • Ben Eason -- 5th place P-Cubed Speech
  • Ella Duus -- 8th place Lincoln Douglas Debate (with a record of 3-2)
  • John Beranek & Django Sarow -- 3-2 in Public Forum Debate
  • Ben Langford -- 3-2 in Public Forum Debate

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – WE NEED YOU HELP!

We are in the process of writing the school’s Continuous Improvement Plan.  We need your input to help determine our priorities.  Please take a few minutes to complete ACIP the survey.

TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

The Alabama State Department of Education is conducting a statewide survey concerning some of the perceptions on public education in the state.  The compilation of this data will be instrumental in the development of a Strategic Plan for Alabama’s public schools. The TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey was designed to allow officials at the ALSDE to have a glimpse into the vantage point of Alabamians from every walk of life. The survey may only take 10 minutes to complete, but the impact on the department’s Strategic Plan will resonate for years to come. Take the ALSDE survey.

COUNSELORS' PARENT OUTREACH MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:00pm - District-wide meeting: Columbia HS Library - District College Counselors’ Parent Outreach Topic “Understanding Financial Aide and the FAFSA"
Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 11:15am in the Counseling Resource Center at NCTHS - Daytime meeting on the topic of “Understanding Financial Aide and the FAFSA"

STUDENT PICTURES

Underclassmen photo makeup day will be September 30. No sign-up required. 

MADRID AND BARCELONA - Spring Break 2021

The Barcelona and Madrid trip sign-up form is now open. Click it to sign up, see the tentative itinerary and pricing. Contact Ms. Haecker if you need more info! 

PTSA MEMBERSHIP

Do you want your child to enjoy a student end of year party with movies, game trucks, free food and an afternoon with no classes?
Do you want your child to have free pizza and learn valuable life lessons?
Do you want to support student presenters by providing dinner during STEM Showcase?

If the answer is yes JOIN PTSA. CLICK HERE for online form - tinyurl.com/JoinNCTHSPTSA and pay through PayPal or send in completed form and check to the school office 

Reflections

Are you artistic, poetic or short story writer, love to make films or create dances or you may love music? Then we need you to LOOK WITHIN and submit an entry into the National PTA Reflections Competition. Submission deadline is November 4, 2019.
PTA is looking for a parent to be the Chair for this program, if you are interested please email the NCTHS PTA

Hassle Free Fundraising

Amazon Smile – sign into amazon through amazon smile and select New Century Technology High School PTSA and every time you make a purchase an automatic donation will be made to our school.
Publix – create an account at publix.com, go to My Account and under My Publix Partner type in New Century Technology High School PTSA then use your phone number at checkout for automatic corporate donation.

Corporate Sponsors

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen – locations at North Parkway, University and Jordan Lane, and US 72 at the Kroger shopping center.  Big thanks to Debra and Jeff Lindy.
Domino’s Pizza – sponsors of Success by the Slice

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please email the NCTHS PTA.