Sunday Night Howl
Weekly Announcements sent every Sunday Night at 6pm



Good evening New Tech Students and Families.  This is Principal Martin with your Sunday Night Howl.


We want to thank all of our families and students who came to our Campus Clean-up event to help us get our campus in tip top shape just in time for our WASC visit.  The campus looks amazing!


I’d also like to thank our parents who participated in the WASC Parent Focus Group.  Your input and feedback are greatly appreciated and so important to us.  We know that your weekends are important times for a break from the week and a time we spend with your families.  So thank you for spending this weekend with us.


The WASC visiting committee will be on our campus this week visiting classrooms, talking to our students and also talking to our staff.  On Tuesday afternoon, they will present the results of their visit and recommendations to our staff.  We are looking forward to receiving this feedback so we can begin to make plans for improvements in the next couple of years.


Parents, we have one more very big event happening this week for our school community.  The PTSA would like to invite our entire school community to the in-person PTSA General Meeting this Thursday at 6pm.  There will be free shaved ice for all attendees provided by the Kona Ice Shaved Ice Truck.  The PTSA will be hosting a very special program called “Create for Kindness”.  This program was developed by the National PTA in association with TikTok and aims at creating a kinder environment within social media platforms. Our PTSA was awarded a $1000 grant from the program and we are excited to share it with you all and hear from our panel of students about their experiences with social media.  This is a great opportunity for families to talk about social media with their kids.  As a bonus incentive, all families who attend this event will automatically receive triple hours of parent participation time (6 hours for a 2 hour event!).  Students who attend will also receive community service time.  As a reminder, community service is a graduation requirement so we encourage our students to get involved every chance they get.  For more information about the PTSA Meeting, please see the attached letter from our PTSA President, Dr. Valerie Hanley.


Also, this week and next week, our 10th and 12th graders will be presenting their Defense Of Learning (DOL) Projects.  The DOL for 12th graders is their Senior Project so every senior must successfully complete this project in order to be eligible for graduation.  For 10th graders, this is an introduction to what the DOL process is all about.  This is their opportunity to practice before the big event during their senior year.  During DOL, students will be presenting their projects to a panel of teachers and community members.  If you have a 10th or 12th grader, please be sure to ask them about their DOL Presentations.


Lastly, this coming Friday night we are excited to finally provide a Prom for our juniors and especially our seniors!  The Prom is in collaboration with 5 other small schools in our district and will take place at the Dante Event Center on Fair Oak Blvd.  Prom will start at 7pm and the doors will close at 9pm.  Students who arrive after 9pm will not be admitted.  We want to remind students who are attending to make sure they create plans that allow them to arrive at the Prom before 9pm.  Prom will end at 11pm.  There are NO in and out privileges so students who leave early will not be allowed to re-enter.  This is a formal event so students must come dressed to impress.  Beverages and desserts will be provided at the event.  Prom photo packages will also be available.  For more information about the prom, please visit our school website.


This will conclude your announcements for the week of April 24th through April 30th.  And just like that, its May!  Our quote of the week is “all the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”  Keep shining bright Timberwolves!  The end of the school year will be here before we know it!