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Kuei, Nancy
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Torres, Sonia






 NMHS Bulletin

  December 8, 2017


General Announcements  

Our three Cougar Raffle winners today are: 

Destiny DeLeon 

Rozilyn Caliz

Yvette Ho


The name of this winter's production is ”Check Please!" by Jonathan Rand: a rollicking comedy set in a restaurant about a series of increasingly terrible dates. The audience seating is built on the stage for an extra immersive and humorous experience. As a result seating for this weekend's performance is limited, so buy your tickets in advance here:




12/8 - Friday at 7pm

12/9 - Saturday at 7pm

12/10 - Sunday at 5pm

P.S. VIP tickets are front row seating that comes with a complimentary beverage and food item delivered to you by the Restaurant waiters.


The Winter Assembly will be next 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 competition! Each class should try to come up with at least 30 cans, and then we can make a significant contribution to our local food banks. Please bring your cans to class and we will come and pick them up as needed. We are donating this year to LOV Newark.

The winning class will get a 3rd period pizza party, sponsored by ASB.

Can Totals:   

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

Huizar is in the lead with 127

Collins – 65, Yopp – 61, Varesio – 59, Sisneros – 46, Bhatia – 41, Matsumoto – 18, Goldsmith - 10


Senior Sweatshirt Second Order is in – pick up in Activities Office.


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


American Swim Academy here on Friday 12/8 during lunch


ACT Test this Saturday 12/9 - This is the last test for seniors to take!!


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.


There are currently 2 scholarships open for applications. One is for The Sons of Italy Western Foundation and one is for the South Bay Chinese Service Club Scholarship. Both are available on 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. 


Cold Stone Creamery is hiring!

Please see Ms. Laily in the College & Career Center for more info! 


Mountain Mikes Pizza is hiring in Newark. They are looking for cashiers & pizza makers. Applications are in the College and Career Center! 


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


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: https://goo.gl/forms/T9GDyicw8j4qH8lm1


Club News

Newark Improv is having a show this Friday 12/8 at 6:30 PM

It will be in the Black Box Theater and completely free


Interact and Speak Easy will be holding another open mic, Expressions Over Espresso, at Slap Face Coffee this Friday from 7-9 PM. Come to speak or to listen to poetry, spoken word, song and more!


The name is "Check Please" and the dates are 12/1, 12/2, 12/8, 12/9 at 7pm
Matinee at 12/10 at 5pm. $15 for VIP. General seating is $10 and Students with ID $5. VIP get front row seating and one complementary item from the concession stand each act. Don't forget to include that there is a student preview show on Thursday 11/30. Seats are limited so show up early


Sports News


Next: The Cougars (2-0) host Santa Clara on Tuesday night, December 12, at the Event Center. The JV game begins at 5:30 pm, with the Varsity contest to follow at 7:00 pm. GO COUGARS!


Congratulations girls JV Soccer for defeating Pittsburg 2 -1 last night

And Congratulations Girls Varsity  Soccer for defeating Pittsburg in their home opener 8 - 0 with goals from  Laura Fuentes, Kristina Alvarez, Priscilla Alvarez, Brianna Santillan, and Selena Santillan; assisted by Lissette Mason, Emily Loaisiga, Laura Fuentes, Jessica Novak, and Kristina Alvarez.

Great team effort!


Off-Season Football Weights


3:20 pm to 4:20 pm




Hello Senior Students!


The link for the Senior Quote Form is below.


The deadline is on December 22nd.





Yes, You Can Afford to Go to College!

Some students never realize their college dreams because paying for college tuition seems impossible. The reality is that there are several financial resources available to help students.


Financial aid is monetary assistance that helps you pay for college. There are four basic types of financial aid that come from the state and federal governments as well as private sources.

Grants: Both state and federal grants are awarded to eligible students. This type of financial aid does not have to be repaid.

Loans: Loans can be applied for from several federally sponsored loan programs. These are usually repaid after a student has graduated from college.

Scholarships: Any student can apply for individual scholarships. Like grants, these do not have to be repaid.

Student Employment: Students may qualify for work-study programs where they can work in certain on- or off-campus jobs to help pay for school.


Students can apply for grants, loans and work-study by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available at your local high school or college or online.

Students from California should also fill out the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to be considered for state aid. This form should be available at the student's school or online.

Many private colleges are also asking for a CSS/Financial Aid Profile Form.


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