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ASB Elections

Just a reminder that ASB elections will be held Friday, February 24. Make sure you know who is running!


Annual Garage Sale % E-Waste Recycle

Northgate's annual garage sale and E-waste drop off is coming up.  Donation drop-off days will be starting Saturday, March 18 until Saturday, April 22.


Junior Prom - A Night on the Bay w/ Hornblower Cruises 

Junior Prom tickets are on sale now through March 15th.  Activity Contracts and Guest Bids for this event are outside the Treasurer's Window.  EVERYONE attending must have an activity contract.  Non-Northgate students must fill out both the Activity Contract AND the Guest Bid.


The event will take place Sat. March 25th  from 6-10 p.m.  Last day to purchase tickets is March 15th.  No contracts will be given out on this day - a parent will need to come in person to the school to sign the form.


Individual ticket pricing is as follows:

Feb. 14-17        $90 with ASB / $95 without

Feb. 21-24        $100 with ASB / $105 without

Feb. 27-Mar 3   $110 with ASB / $115 without

Mar 6-10           $120 with ASB / $125 without

Mar 13-15         $130 with ASB / $135 without

(ASB discount is for NHS students only.  Outside guests must pay the "without" price)


Counselor Announcement

Attention seniors, juniors, and sophomores!  Cabin counselors are needed at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor School!


                                                             April 10 - 14  or  April 17 - 21 with Lafayette 




                                                                             April 24 - 28 with El Monte


If you are responsible, enthusiastic, and energetic, then you can apply for this great week of fun and hard work!  For more information please pick up an application from Ms. Duchene in the library or your academic counselor.  Applications are due at the Interview and Training Workshop on Thursday, March 9th room 62 at 3pm.


Senior Banquet

Buy your senior banquet tickets from February 15 - March 1st.  Pick up an activity contract by the Treasurer's Office. Tickets are $35 and the senior banquet is on Sunday, March 5th from 6-9 pm at the Heather Farms Lakeside Room.


Chess Tournament Meeting

Chess tournament to be held in March.  Prizes $25 for first and $15 for second place.  Come to a meeting at lunch on Wednesday, February 22nd to sign up.  All chess players are welcome!


College Now

For more information on College Now see your academic counselor.


Leadership Applications

Interested in showing your Bronco Pride?  Do you like to plan activities and events?  Leadership Class applications are now available at the front office.  Incoming freshmen applications are due Fri. March 3rd.  Leadership applications for 9th - 11th graders are due Fri. March 10th.


Bronco Apparel

Come and get your Bronco apparel - hoodies, windbreakers, t-shirts, beanies - every Wednesday at lunch in the forum.



Seniors - Grad Night Tickets are on Sale Now


Grad Night 2017

Date:  Thursday, June 8  Time:  9:30 pm - 4:30 am

Location:  Centre Concord (adjacent to Clayton Valley Bowl)


Immediately following Northgate Graduation - June 8th (Concord Pavilion)


Tickets are $130 and will go up in price on March 5th.

Buy your tickets and register early!


·      Go to the Grad Night Website for detailed information.

·      Register and buy tickets On Line Registration & Ticket Purchase


Contact Lisa Lamm or Cathy Escobar with questions or email



College & Career Center

MIT Opportunity

Do you know of a high school student who loves to solve real world problems, build things for fun, takes initiative, thinks creatively?  Help LAUNCH their entrepreneurial career at MIT.  Learn more about the MIT Launch programs and apply for Summer 2017 at  Application materials needed are: video (how would you describe yourself to your Launch class?), involvement in activities, entrepreneurial questions (see application), transcripts, portfolio (optional) for hacker and designer types.  Important - Start your application early to know how to submit these components.

Regular Deadline: February, 20, 2017


USA Gap Year Fair

Thinking of taking a gap year before your next education step? Consider attending the USA Gap Year Fair in San Francisco, at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay on Sunday February 26, 2017, 1:00 - 3:30 pm (Speaker 1-1:45 pm, Fair 1:45-3:30 pm).

Address: 1835 Ellis St. (Parking: 1227 Pierce St. Garage).

For more information visit,

and to register


Growing Up Asian in America

The Asian Pacific Fund presents a Student Art, Essay and Video Contest.

Prizes: 3 Art and 3 Essays winners $500/each, and 3 Video iPad minis winners.

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017


- Students of of all background and multiracial ethnicity are invited

- Grade K-12

For more information visit the College and Career Center. (announced)


Workshop: Life Hacks: Interviews Resumes, and More!

Walnut Creek high schools have partnered with the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce to present  this workshop for high school students to build their resume, know how to dress for the workplace, participate in mock interviews, and develop skills in professionalism.

This event is being held on Monday, March 13th at Berean Christian HS. Check-In begins at 6 PM in the Student Center. The event will be 6:30-8:30 PM. Students, please use the following link to register by Wednesday, March 8th:


The UC DAVIS School of Education-Young Scholars Programs offers summers research opportunities in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of 2017. Selected on the basis of a competitive application, successful applicants will reside in university dormitories from June 25 to August 5, 2017.

Participants in this program work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. Participants will enjoy weekend field trips to points of interest throughout Northern California, lectures on current issues in scientific research, and opportunities to work and live with other talented students with similar interests.

Please, note, substantial fee reductions (up to 90% of cost) are available for students on a needs-based sliding scale.

Deadline: March 16, 2017

For more information and to apply online visit or the College and Career Center (announced)


College Prep Academy

Diablo Valley College is offering a workshop series to map your pathway to college.

Workshops include:

- Note-Taking and Study Skills

- Conquering Math Trauma

- Building Your Resume

- Time-Management

- Financial Aid

- Choosing a College

- College Admission Application Process

- Transitioning from High School to College

- Building Online Portfolio

- College 101

Date: March 18 and April 22 (1.5 hrs each)

Cost: $20 per workshop

To register visit or the College and Career Center (announced)


Juniors, get a head start with college!!

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives high-achieving, low-income juniors an early advantage in applying to top colleges.

To the selected students, QuestBridge offers full scholarships to college summer programs at Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn, and many others. The scholarship also covers travel, tuition, room and board and many more honors.

Deadline: March 22, 2017

Visit to apply or the College and Career Center


Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)

Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.


Students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be college-bound high school students who are current sophomores.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

CLAE will take place July 8-15, 2017

For more information visit or email Brian Swann at 


National College Fair in San Francisco

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites sophomores and juniors to the National College Fair in San Francisco. Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities are available to speak with students on-on-one concerning the college admission.

Cow Palace (in Daly City), Saturday April 29, 2017, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

To register and for more information visit or the College and Career Center.




USC Summer Programs

The USC Summer Programs offer students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. The programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.

USC Summer Programs offers 4 and 2 week courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study, and receive 3 units of transferable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-week program.

For more information visit and visit the College and Career Center.


Duke University Summer Session

Make the dream a reality this summer at Duke Summer College!  Whether you want to study black holes or the human genome, it has a course for you.  For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.


Pre-College Program at Barnard College in New York City!

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!

For more information and to apply visit




"Asian Pacific Fund"

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 13 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $20,000 and many are renewable.

Deadline: February 24, 2017


- Incoming or current college students of any ethnic background

- Must plan to enroll full time for Fall 2017

- U.S. Citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated

For more information on the various programs, please visit or the College and Career Center.


“Youth on Course Scholarship”

Twenty $4,000 – $20,000 scholarships are available!

Deadline: February 28, 2017, at 11:59 PST.


- High School senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited high school 

- Minimum GPA of 3.0. 
Scholarships are both need and merit based. 
You must be accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded. 
You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course members and/or golfers will be given first priority during selection.

To apply visit


"Safe America Credit Union Scholarship"

Ten $1,000 scholarships awards

Deadline: March 6, 2017


- 3.0 GPA

- College-bound seniors

- Completed application

- Academic achievement

- Financial need

- Quality of composition

- Letters of recommendation

- Community involvement

For more information and to pick up an application visit the College and Career Center.

For any questions email or call (916) 971-8744


"Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship"

Amount: $800-$2,000

Deadline: March 6, 2017

- Academic good standing (GPA minimum 2.5)
- African American senior, full-time status in an accredited high school
- Declared intention to enroll in: 1) Four-year accredited college 2) Two-year community college 3) Accredited business school (for business school, major must be in Computer Science or related to the Telecommunications industry)
Application package must include the following: 
1) Scholarship Application
2) Official Grade Transcript sent electronically
3) Essay question (on application-must be a minimum of 2 pages but not more than 3 pages, typed, doubled spaced, font no larger than 12 pts)

4) Two letters of recommendation (from Professor, Counselor, Teacher, Coach, Employer)

5) Digital photo of applicant, graduation headshot preferred. Photo will not be returned and cellular photos will not be accepted.
Email application and attachments to with “2017 Community NETwork Scholarship - First & Last Name” in the subject line. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Community NETwork from the author of the letter. Email submissions must be received by Sunday March 6, 2017. Receipt confirmation e-mail will be sent on all application packages received by the deadline. No faxed, hand written, picture images or scanned applications will be accepted.
For more information visit: or visit the College and Career Center


“Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship”

The 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is pleased to announce the 30th year of their annual Scholarship program for graduation seniors of Japanese descent in Northern California.


- Graduating seniors of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a grade point average minimum of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0

- Actively involved in her or his local community.

- Written essay


Two $2,000 cash

Deadline: Postmarked no later than Saturday, March 11, 2017, and sent to the Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship Committee: 2441 Farrol Avenue, Union City CA 94587-5258.

Applicants may also hand deliver the application package to the National Japanese American Historical Society, 1684 Post Street, San Francisco, 415-921-5007, no later than Friday, March 10, 2017.

For further information, please call Steven Hirabayashi, 510-471-7324 or email at

For more information visit

To pick up an application visit the College and Career Center.


"Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship"

200 scholarships in the amount of $400 renewable.

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Eligibility requirements:

- Graduating senior must be a Roman Catholic (no need to be of Italian descent)

- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 (9th through 12th)

- Transcript and faculty letter of Recommendation. 

- Award based on grades, financial need, leadership role, faculty recommendation, and extracurricular activities. 

How is to apply: pick up application at College and Career Center. For more information, visit


"State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship"

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Amount: $500


- Must be of Portuguese descent and  USA citizen or permanent resident

- Minimum 3.5 GPA weighted for grades 9-12

- Entering a 2 or 4 year college, a trade school or university

- Must present 3 letters of recommendation (one of which from a counselor or principal)

- Must fill out paper application with questionnaire

- Written essay

For more information and a copy of the application visit the College and Career Center

Also visit 


"Blackhawk Women Scholarship Fund"

Deadline: March 18, 2017

- Female, residing in Contra Costa County
- Have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA
- Be active in community service
- Be in need of financial aid
- A graduating High School senior, or Junior College student ready to transfer, who will be attending a 4 year college/university in the fall
- Award recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during the period in which they are receiving the scholarship money.
- Recipients are required to complete the school term for which the award is paid out.  Failure to do so will require re-payment of the amount awarded.
- Scholarship checks will be written out directly to the college or university you are attending.  The scholarship money can be used for school expenses only (tuition, room & board, books).
Apply at or visit the College and Career Center for an application.


"Assistance League of Diablo Valley - Foster Youth Scholarship"

Deadline: March 15, 2017

- $500 to $4,000

- Current or former dependents of the court in the foster care system

- Financial need

- High School graduate, GED recipient or students eligible to attend 2-year, 4-year or vocational program

- Community college graduate transferring to a 4-year degree

- Has work experience and/or community/school involvement

- Personal statement on career and educational goals

- 2 letters of recommendation

- Must maintain a 2.0 GPA

To apply, go to


"Assistance League of Diablo Valley - High School Seniors Scholarship"

Deadline: March 22, 2017

- Up to $6,000

- Graduating High School senior entering a two or four year college

- Financial need

- Community and school involvement

- Minimum GPA 3.0

- Resident of Contra Costa County

- Personal statement

- 2 letters of recommendation

- SAT/ACT scores

- Has work experience and/or community/school involvement

- Renewable with a min of 2.8 GPA

To apply, go to


"Assistance League Diablo Valley - Spotlight on You, Scholarship for Vocational and Technology Programs"

Deadline: March 24, 2017

- Up to $3,000

- Planning to enroll in vocational or technology program

- Has work experience and/or community/school involvement

- Financial Need

- Minimum 2.8 GPA

- Personal statement on career and educational goals

- Renewable with min of 2.8 GPA

To apply, go to


"CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program"

Deadline:  March 24, 2017

Amount: $1,000-$7,500.

For children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the state of California.  11 regional, 1 statewide and 2 national awards.  


- excelled academically and are

- active in community service and extracurricular activities in High School

- write an essay about how your parent/guardian helps secure your community

- SAT/ACT scores, letter of recommendation and transcript

To apply visit or the College and Career Center.


"The California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation" (CACESF) is offering 3 scholarship awards ($2,500, $2,000, $1,000) to juniors and seniors who are legal California residents and will be attending any accredited public or private college

within 12 months of the scholarship award. Awards will be determined in October 2017.

Deadline: March 30, 2017


- Essay: 700-1000 words in length, 12-point font, double spaced, and word count at the top of the document;

- Topic: “The importance of establishing and maintaining a good financial credit during your college years”

For rules and online application visit


“Bay Alarm Medical "Seniors Helping Seniors" Scholarship”

1st place: $2,500; 2nd place: $2,000; 3rd place: $1,000

Deadline: March 31, 2017


- Must be involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly


- Participate in caregiving duties for an elderly relative living in your home

- Must be a graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for the 2017-18 school year

- 500-1,000 word essay that answers the following questions:

1. What is the most important lesson you've learned from the senior you work with?

2. How would you encourage others to spend more time with their grandparents or seniors in the community?

3. How would you encourage others to spend more time with their grandparents or seniors in the community?

Submit your essay in a word document along with a picture of you and the senior discussed (as attachments) to

Use the following filename format for your word doc essay and photo:

1. Full name and school

2. Ex: John_Smith_SFSU

For more information visit


"Walnut Creek Historical Society Scholarship"

Amount: $1,000.

Deadline: March 31st, 2017


- graduating Senior

- must have attended NHS all 4 years

- minimum 3.0 GPA

- interest in History, Economics, Political Science or Government

- Active volunteer in school and community

- 2 letters of recommendation (one of which from a history teacher)

- college/university acceptance letter

- high school transcript

- resume including community service, leadership, work experience and extracurricular activities

- 3 short 300 words max) essays

- Application packets are available at the College and Career Center


"Annual Massage Therapy School Scholarship"

The MTSI Institute is announcing the Annual Massage Therapy School Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000.

Deadline: March 31, 2017


- Aspiring massage therapist (or considering massage school)

- Essay, 750 words minimum

- Financial need

For more information and an application, visit the College and Career Center, or


"Society of Women Engineers - Mt. Diablo Section"

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 4, 2017

- Be a female in her senior year of a local high school
- Apply to an accredited engineering school
- Submit proof of acceptance in an accredited school for the Fall 2017
- Declare an engineering major. Double majors are not eligible for this scholarship if one  is outside an engineering discipline
- Use this one-time scholarship during the 2017-18 school year
For more information and to pick up an application visit the College and Career Center, or 


"Aspiring Nurse Scholarship"

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30th, 2017


- A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

- A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

- High School student who plan to pursue college education in nursing, LPN/LVN, AND, and BSN programs

- Short 500 word essay

- Non-renewable

To apply visit



2016-2017 Online Sports Registration – Winter and Spring Student Athletes

In order to try out for the upcoming winter and spring seasons, ALL student athletes are required to complete an online registration.  At the conclusion of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation that you have completed step 1 of the tryout registration.  The 2nd step is to turn in your completed and signed Athletic Activity Clearance form and Medical History and Exam form to the Athletic Department per the date schedule provided.


Winter Sports – CLOSED

Spring Sports – CLOSED


For more information, go to  Please don’t wait to register, the AD office and coaches rely on the registrations to prepare for the upcoming season that includes scheduling, number of teams to participate and equipment inventory.  Thanks for your follow up and GO BRONCOS!