Northwest News
Turkey Drive Results
Many families will have a nice dinner next week because of the generosity of the Northwest High community.  We donated 477 turkeys, 1608 side items, and $600 to the United Methodist Open Door Turkey Drive!  As an added bonus - the highly-coveted “large high school” turkey trophy will remain at Northwest for the 4th straight year!  Thank you to everyone for your help.

NWHS Turkey Drive Statistics
Year Turkeys Side Items Money
2011 747 n/a $135
2012 507 565 $500
2013 691 534 $575
2014 477 1608 $600

The Silvertip Staff Awarded
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Silvertip Yearbook staff for receiving the Gallery of Excellence award from Walsworth Publishing Company. The Gallery of Excellence is a showcase of the best yearbooks published by ​Walsworth. Yearbooks in the Gallery demonstrate comprehensive coverage, innovative design and superior copy and photography.

Pictured above: seniors Kayla Schenck, Sarah Crigler, Riona Freeman, Amanda Smith, Cody Kretchmar and Walsworth Representative John Kelley
Not pictured: graduates Lyndi McIntyre (Editor-in-chief), Ruth Kindel, Mariah Fields, Brooke Rothwell, Grace Buckingham,  Hannah Howe, Mikaela Harman, Kira Crafton, Amanda Bustamante and Mia Kurtz, seniors Taylor Allen, Baylee Filippello, Rosa Ford and Rebecca Heberly

Turkey Drive
The 24th Annual Turkey Drive will be this Friday, November 21, 2014, from 7-9:30 a.m. at the AMAC parking lot. Starting this month, we will once again compete in the District Turkey Drive Competition. This includes collecting turkeys and/or money and competing against other high schools. Let’s bring in the turkeys!! This is the 24th year for the turkey drive and the 7th year that students have been involved and totally revolutionized the drive! NW won last year in the big school category so we want to win again!! Of course the real winners are those families in our community that benefited from all the money raised and turkeys donated. Here is a list of activities for the week:

Turkeys for Extra Credit. Some teachers have agreed to give extra credit to students who donate a turkey. Teachers need to request that students show them the turkey on Friday, November 21 before 8am. We will begin accepting turkeys on Friday, November 21 at 7am at the trucks in the parking lot. We will track turkey donations for COTY points, but not for individual teachers.

Canned food collection boxes will be in front of pupil services Monday-Thursday next week.

Turkeys for Tardies – 2 Tardy passes for each turkey or 15 canned food items donated on Nov. 21.
4th hour competition – Dimes and Dollars for Doughnuts. Begins Monday Nov. 17 and ends on Wednesday Nov. 19. (Fourth Hour that donates the most $ gets a doughnut party). Grizzlies for Change students will come to your 4th period on Monday and Wednesday to pick up your class donations.

Grizzzlies For Change - Gingerbread House Competition
Congratulations to our Grizzlies for Change team who won 2nd place at the Wichita Gingerbread House competition: Anahí Arce-Gross, Taylor Webber, Emerson Ross, Jordan Hawk, Mikayla Gardea, and Cali
Godwin.  Great job Grizzlies!

FEA Holiday Market
Please help Northwest Future Educators earn our way to the National Conference by coming to our Holiday Market in the Northwest Commons on November 22 from 9-3.  We will have more than 100 vendors with booths for your shopping convenience.
November Newsletter
The November Principal's Newsletter is online.  Click here to read it.
NW DECA Results
Congratulations to the following Northwest DECA members for placing in the top 5 at the recent Wichita Area DECA Competitions:
Georgia Anderson-3rd Place-Matt Colborn-5th Place -Marketing Management
Louise Babb-1st Place-Bria Tucker-4th Place-Retail Merchandising
Pazia Bledsoe-4th Place-Kylie Harris-5th Place-Food Marketing
Marissa Haugen-1st Place-Kaylee Clark-5th Place-Apparel and Accessories
Sage Williams-1st Place-Lenore Warne-3rd Place-Katie Darnell-5th Place-Principles of Marketing
Agustin Mariscal-3rd Place-Dylan Gates-4th Place-Drew Darr-5th Place-Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Maggie Dungan-2nd Place-Nate Listerman-4th Place-Human Resource Management
Colton Tucker-3rd Place-Jamie Gallagher-5th Place-Business Services Marketing
Malcolm Graham-1st Place-Automotive Services Marketing
Broc Headley-3rd Place-McKenna Martin-4th Place-Restaurant Full-Service Management
Carson Quillen-3rd Place-Principles of Hospitality
Angel Santana-5th Place-Accounting
Amanda Underwood-3rd Place-Quick Service Restaurant
Kyle Wegleitner 3rd Place-Nicole Watson-5th Place-Hotel Lodging Management
Future Educators Visit Dodge Elementary
Northwest’s “Teaching as a Career” class visited Dodge Literacy Elementary Magnet on October 21.  The students read “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells to groups of students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes as part of Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” campaign.  “Teaching as a Career” is a Career and Technology Education elective credit course for students who are curious about a career in education.  Students also have the option of enrolling with Friends University for reduced tuition college credit.

National Merit Semi-Finalist
Congratulations to Hannah Day for being honored as a National Merit Semi-Finalist.  ​Students become National Merit semi-finalists by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year and scoring in the top one-half of 1 percent in the state. Students become National Merit finalists through an application process and completing the SAT.

WPS Mobile App
This dynamic new resource will take advantage of leading technology resources to connect with parents, students and other stakeholders – using existing tools, streamlining access to information under one umbrella, allowing parents and the community to customize the information they receive, and engage stakeholders with timely and responsive news and conversation about our schools and students.

The WPS Mobile App is free, and available for both Apple and Android devices. Just search for Wichita Public Schools in the App Store or Google Play, or click on the convenient links below to get directly to the app download.

Mission and School Info

Our Mission:
- To provide a safe, positive learning environment; where
- All students are challenged to achieve their personal best and
- Become responsible, productive citizens in a changing world.

Core Values:
Pride, Respect, and Excellence

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