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Patty Charron - Director of Student Activities

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NMHS Canned Food Drive

November 1- December 20 Bring donations to your 3rd period class!





NMHS Bulletin

 NMHS Bulletin

  December 13, 2017


General Announcements  

Grad Order Day for caps and gowns, etc. is tomorrow, December 14, 2017 at lunch outside the Commons in the Quad.


The Winter Assembly is Friday, December 15th – 11:39 a.m. – 12:39 a.m.

We will be on a Single Assembly Schedule for that day.

Performances by Band, Choir, Cheer, K-Pop, Tahitian Officers, Creators University and Showtime Dunk Team! Wear your Ugly Sweater – sign up in the Activities Office if you would like to be judged in the official contest.


Winter Week Dress-Up Days – 12/18 – 12/21

  • Monday, Dec. 18: “Hibernation Day”
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19:” Family Photo Day” – Wear your favorite flannel shirt and meet in the Quad at lunch for our family photo!
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20: “Bright Lights Day” –

Freshmen wear Green, Sophomores wear Yellow, Juniors wear Blue, Seniors wear Red and Staff is Silver & Gold!

  • Thursday, Dec. 21: “NMHS North Pole” – Dress up like anyone who lives in the North Pole! Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, elves, misfit toys, etc.


All 3rd Period Classes! The NMHS Canned Food Drive ends this Friday, December 15th!

 Have you gathered together your 30 cans yet?

Please bring your cans to class!

LOV will be picking them up Friday morning.

Who will win the Pizza Party? We will announce it on Friday!

Can Totals:   

Choir/Band – 150+ from the Daniel Pearl Peace Concert

Bhatia – 41

Bollwerk – 11

Collins – 132

Goldsmith – 10

Howell – 6

Huizar – 141

Knoop – 39

Matsumoto – 18

Mendoza - 10

Sisneros – 242

Slocum -

Varesio – 106

Vieira – 25

Yopp - 61 


Update for Grad Nite:  All paperwork is now due for Grad Nite.  If you did not turn in a registration form, please pick one up in the Main Office and turn it in to Ms. Destowet in the Main Office before we leave for break.


Did you know that the two biggest needs for the homeless are socks and underwear?  For the second year Chef Chris will be collecting “Socks and Uns” for the homeless.  They must be new, preferably with tags and bags.  Please help those that need it most with what they need most.

Look for the red can in room 443.  Thanks.


Applications are also available for Lincoln and Snow Schools Science Camps – See Mrs. Charron for those applications. There is a mandatory interview/selection & training day on January 10th.


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)


Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities! Time slots

Please come and sign up to work the snack bar for Schilling Homework Club, basketball snack bar, see Mrs. Charron today in the Activities Office during brunch, lunch, or after school!


College and 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


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.


Scholarships! 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. 


Chick Fil-A (Auto Mall Location) is hiring for part time positions. They have an employee scholarship program which awards up to $25,000 dollars per year. Please go to the College and Career Center for details.


The Ron Brown Scholar Program is now available in the College & Career Center. To be eligible, students must be U.S. Citizens, Black/ African-American, and current seniors at the time of their application. This opportunity is NOT for current college students. This scholarship is a chance to win up to $10,000.


Looking for Scholarship Money?----Enter the 2017-2018 Optimist International Essay Contest
The Newark Optimist Club (Club #20261) invites Newark Memorial students to participate in their 2017-2018 Essay Contest.  This year’s topic for the 700-800 word essay is:  “Can Society Function Without Respect?”  Students who are under the age of 18, as of October 1, 2017, and have not already graduated from high school, are eligible, and encouraged to enter the contest.

At the club level, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medallions and cash prizes ($200, $100, $50) will be awarded.  The first place essay will also be sent to the District competition, where the winner will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship.

For more information and application, that includes the official rules, students may go to 
www.optimist.org (click on Programs, Scholarship Contest, and Essay Contest) or email Essay Contest Chairman, Darryl Reina, at [email protected] for application and contest information.

Completed essays may be emailed to Essay Contest Chairman, Darryl Reina, at 
[email protected], or sent by mail to:  Newark Optimist Club, PO Box 402, Newark, CA 94560.  The final deadline for entries to be received is January 26, 2018.  Local club winners will be announced on February 9, 2018, and will be recognized at a special breakfast meeting on February 14, 2018


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) andSummer 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 [email protected] or (408) 554-4728.


Class News 

Ohlone College Connection Winter break begins the Dec. 18 – Jan 5. Classes resume on the 8th January 2018

Ohlone Connection students are instructed NOT to enter NMHS campus on the week of 18-22nd December (unless they have an afternoon class.)


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!


Update for Grad Nite:  All paperwork is now due for Grad Nite.  If you did not turn in a registration form, please pick one up in the Main Office and turn it in to Ms. Destowet in the Main Office before we leave for break.


Senior Quote Form – see link below and the deadline is on December 22nd

Here’s the link: tinyurl.com/nmhsseniorquote


Seniors, just a reminder... senior quotes are due by 11:59 pm on Friday December 22nd.  The link can be found on school loop.  Just type "senior quote" in the search box to get to the google form.  Please note... QUOTES WILL BE DENIED IF THEY ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR PUBLICATION!  A $5 fee will incur if your quote is denied and you would like to resubmit.




Club News

There is an Autowerks meeting this Wednesday at lunch in 401.


SAAC Meeting today at lunch. Please be on time


There is a Technical Theatre Club meeting today during lunch in the Black Box.


MEDClub is having a meeting this Wednesday at lunch in room 332. We’ll be announcing our Christmas bonding event and new volunteering opportunities for freshmen and sophomores. 


Many of us are blessed with warm clothing during the chilly winter months. However, not everyone can afford such simple luxuries. Please join MEDClub spread the warmth and help crochet (crow-shay) hats and scarves for patients at Washington Hospital. We are having an info meeting this Friday at lunch in room 332. No crochet experience is required and community services hours will be granted. 


FCA will be having their next meeting this Friday Dec.15th at lunch in the Old Gym.  Join us for some fun holiday activities and treats.


Sports News

For anyone interested in playing Lacrosse this year we will be having a meeting at 2:30pm on Wednesday. Meet in front of the weight room and bring a pencil.



Optimist Club Lady Cougars Basketball Classic
December 28, 29, 30
Event Center


LADY COUGARS WIN OVERTIME THRILLER OVER SANTA CLARA---Congrats to the NMHS Girls Varsity Basketball Team who defeated Santa Clara by the score of 60-56 in overtime on Tuesday night at the Event Center. Highlights: Senior Haylee Nelson led all-scorers with 25-points. Senior Kylie Chan added 11-points, while junior Savanna Swickard and freshman Maleia Colker each scored 8-points in the win over the Bruins.

Next: The Cougars (3-0) play at Hayward High on Thursday, December 14
, with the JV game set for 5:30 pm
, with the Varsity tip-off scheduled for 7:00 pm. GO COUGARS!


Off-Season Football Weights


3:20 pm to 4:20 pm



Marquee Requests

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Mrs. Charron


Patty Charron | Director of Student Activities 

Newark Memorial High School

39375 Cedar Blvd. | Newark, Ca. 94560

(510) 818-4334 | (510) 818-4498 fax

[email protected]


Location: Cougar Commons



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Winter Ball

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Winter Ball Guest Pass 2016



Jr./Sr. Ball

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