Daily Bulletin – Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Click here to reach the Bellevue School District website or here for the Newport High School website

No School, All Levels: Friday, March 16, 2018 and Monday, March 19, 2018


This Week’s Student Events and Activities 

Do you like Mario Kart? Come to Sepia Club and the first ever Mario Kart Tournament on Thursday, March 22, 2018, room 2124, at 3:45 pm. There is an entry fee of $10. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!


TOLO, Newport’s Semi-Formal dance, will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30pm. Ticket sales have begun outside of the Accountant’s office during lunch and will continue until Thursday, March 22nd. They will also be sold after school from March 20th to the 22nd. Tickets are $11 with ASB and $13 without ASB. Guest request forms are due to Mrs. Woodard in the main office by 4pm on Thursday, March 22nd. Hope to see you there!


Students, are you interested in the WANIC/Skill Center programs being offered through the Bellevue School District?  If so, please bring your parents, or come alone and visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and see what is available to you before registering for the class.  There will be an open house at the following schools:

March 15, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. @ Interlake – Construction Trades, Welding Technology, Design and Fabrication, and Nursery and Greenhouse Operations.

March 20, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. @ Sammamish High – Graphic Design and Production Studio and Health Science Careers (2 and 3 hour program)

March 20, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. @ Bellevue High – TV/Radio Broadcasting and Automotive Technology 1 and 2 (2 and 3 hour program)

Come check out the many opportunities available to you.  If you have questions, please see your College and Career Advisor, Ms. López-Kopp in the library or email her at LopezK@bsd405.org


New PowerPuff dates have finally been set.  Practices will be March 26 to 28 and the tournament will take place at 7pm on March 29th.  If you have not yet turned informs, a new set will be available outside of room 2123.


Get ready to SHOUT! – Sistas Having Outstanding Uniqueness Together, that is! NHS is reaching out to all of its female Black, Latina, Native American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander or a mix of any female students in grades 9-12 to encourage participation in SHOUT- an event opportunity for students to connect, be inspired, find support and to be lead and taught by women who also racially identify like them. Students will spend the day learning and engaging in discussion around race, culture, leadership and self-empowerment. SHOUT will take place at Bellevue College on Tuesday, March 27th from 8 am to 4 pm.  Students will be excused, receive free transportation, as well as breakfast and lunch for this all-day event. To register and for more details, check out The SHOUT Experience. For further questions, please see Grad Coach Peter Shin or Mrs. Lopez-Kopp in the Library. Field Trip forms are due by Tuesday, March 20, 2018


General Information 

WANIC and Skill Center Programs: Registration for high school classes will begin shortly. Please take time to look at all the elective offerings available throughout the Career and Technical Education Department. Go to http://www.bsd405.org/programs/cte/ for more details about these programs. If you or your student is interested in any of our 2-hour WANIC programs or 3-hour Skill Center programs, please register for these classes while registering for your other classes. If you are interested in seeing the facility at Newport High School, please contact Vanessa Lopez-Kopp, Newport – lopezk@bsd405.org, College and Career Advisor. For all WANIC and Skill Center programs located at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Issaquah SD, or Northshore SD you must apply through WANIC at https://wanic.lwsd.org/ (On the left side of the page find “How to Apply”).


Course Requests for the 2018-19 School Year: Middle school and high school students will use StudentVUE to request courses for the 2018-19 school year. Students will receive additional information about course offerings including how to use StudentVUE during counselor-led presentations between late February and early April. Parents and guardians will be able to use ParentVUE to view and monitor their student’s course requests for next year. We encourage students to have a thoughtful dialogue with their families about their course requests as well as their academic plans for the upcoming school year and beyond. For more information: https://bsd405.org/nhs/counseling/registering-for-courses/


The Boys and Girls Club offers a free ongoing academic support program for students who are struggling with their grades. Students check in with a mentor once a week during the school day at Newport High School and come up with a plan for how to bring their grades up. Each week the mentor conducts grade checks and works with students to set goals. Interested? Please contact Rachel Brown at rbrown@bgcbellevue.org OR in the library Fridays. http://www.bgcbellevue.org/Programs/Teens/BE-Great-Graduate


Get a Hot Breakfast Every Morning at Newport – Remember that our cafeteria serves hot breakfast every morning starting at 8 AM for a small fee paid with your district lunch account. Students using the free and reduced-price meal program can use that for breakfast.  An Express Lunch is offered on Wednesday during the nutritional break at 11:35 AM.


Dates to Remember:

What Does Racial Equity Mean to You?: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at WISC-Baker Room at 9am

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at WISC-Adams Room at 9am

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Sammamish HS at 6:30pm

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Bellevue HS at 6:30pm

No School, All Levels: Friday, March 16, 2018 and Monday, March 19, 2018

Knights of Pi Math Tournament: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:30pm

Choir Concert – Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Newport High School Performing Arts Center at 7pm

PowerPuff Practice: Monday, March 26th – Wednesday, March 28th

PowerPuff Tournament: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7pm

No School-Spring Break: Monday, April 9, 2018 – April 13, 2018


KCLS News 

The King County Library System (KCLS) offers free support for high school students and families. Check out the course descriptions, locations, dates and times using this link: King County Library System-Life After High School Resources.


With a KCLS student account your student ID now provides you with instant access to all of the online resources that KCLS offers. Use your student account to download an eBook or get homework help! Questions? Contact schoolcards@kcls.org


Counseling Center 

Visit the Counseling Center webpage for resources and information. Scholarship – Go to Naviance.

Community Service Opportunities – Click here for a listing: NHS Community Service Listings


College & Career Center News

Visit the College & Career Center webpage for news and information.


NHS Clubs 

Clubs and Activities – http://www.bsd405.org/nhs/knights/activities-clubs/


Athletics & ASB Activities 

Website Links: http://www.kingcoathletics.com/index.php?pid=


PTSA – Notes 

PTA website: http://newportptsa.org/


Knight Valor is a Newport High School PTSA program designed to recognize students who have completed at least 100 community service hours ‘above’ the 40 hours required by the Bellevue School District for graduation.  Guidelines regarding acceptable community service hours for Knight Valor is consistent with those of the Bellevue School District.  Community service is any service that is done for schools, non-profit agencies and/or religious organizations.   More information on community service can be found using this link: http://www.bsd405.org/nhs/counseling/community-service/


Community service hours must be recorded, submitted, and approved in Naviance.  Students may reach out to Mrs. Aldridge in the counseling center for assistance before school or during lunch if assistance is needed when using Naviance. All community service hours must be ‘approved’ by May 23, 2018.  The PTSA may not be able to recognize students who submit their hours after this date. Beginning in 2018, students are no longer required to ‘apply’ for Knight Valor awards.  Juniors & seniors who have a minimum of 140 community service hours by May 23, 2018 will automatically be recognized unless the student specifically requests not to be recognized.  Juniors who qualify for Knight Valor will receive a certificate.  Seniors will receive a certificate, a pin, and they will be recognized in the graduation brochure.


Note: If community service hours are not entered into Naviance or if hours have been submitted to supervisors but have not been approved, those hours will not be considered.   Thus, only approved hours will be considered. Students who does not wish to be recognized as a Knight Valor award recipient must send an email to knightvalor.nhsptsa@gmail.com Questions or inquiries should be sent to knightvalor.nhsptsa@gmail.com.


Newport High School PTSA is enrolling all members on-line using PT-Avenue.  No more forms to complete.  Please click here to self-register.  Questions? Contact NHS PTSA.


Parents: Sign up to receive class specific information from your PTSA Class Liaison. Contact your liaison via the email below:

Class of 2018 (Senior) – newporths2018@gmail.com 

Class of 2019 (Junior) – newportclass2019@gmail.com 

Class of 2020 (Sophomore) – nhsclassof2020@gmail.com

Class of 2021 (Freshman) – newporthighptsa@gmail.com