The 2012-13 school year is off to a great start! Staff spent the week of August 27 preparing for the upcoming school year by attending several workshops, planning curriculum, and setting up their rooms. The students were busy their first week back as well. During the week they got to know their advisors and the other advisees, they familiarized themselves with the new schedule, participated in activities designed to help them design authentic projects, started their Personal Learning Plans and ended the week with an all school cookout. This week students will begin to create their individual projects, start the new workshop schedule and engage in their first session class.
Whether your student is a returning veteran or brand new to NWPHS there are many ways you can help them to be successful this year. One of the most important factors leading to student success is regular attendance. Please remember students must be in school by 8:00 a.m. Or they will be dismissed for the day. Be sure to keep in mind we will be having school one Friday a month this year. Fridays are not optional, employers should allow students off on those days and they count towards students required days of attendance. Another way to help your student be successful is to monitor their progress using our online student management system - Project Foundry. You can access Project Foundry from the school website nwphs.org using your students log in and password. If you would like more information on Project Foundry and its uses, we will be offering a training for parents October 2 from 6:00-7:30.
A final thought as we begin the school year; you as parents and guardians are our best source of recruiting for new students. If you or your student knows of other students for whom their home school is not working or they are currently not attending school please take the opportunity to connect them with NWPHS. I would be happy to meet with them, give them a tour and discuss the options available.
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