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MONDAY, March 20, 2017

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Photographed by Joseph H. Garcia (2017)


Student News

New Rollover Audition Date for Madrigals Auditions

There's a mandatory lunch rehearsal today.  Be on time after school and if you tried to sign up for this afternoon and couldn't because the schedule was full, we have added a rollover day - Wednesday (March 22nd) after school.  Sigh up on the Choir Room door. 


Make-ups for Level 1 & 2 Choir Auditions

If you missed trying out for Concert Choir, Cantiamo or Il Coro, we will hold one set of make up auditions next Wednesday, March 29th, after school.  Sign up on the Choir Room door.  Auditions open to ALL students.


Singer/Songwriter's "Who We Are: A Benefit Concert"

Come support Bay Area charities while enjoying student performances.  Doors open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7:00 PM on March 24th.


Come to the Northgate Benefit Concert

Northgate's Singer/Songwriter Club is hosting their 3rd annual concert for charity.  Student artists, speakers and musicians of all kinds will be there! Tickets are $3 and all proceeds will be donated.


                                                                                  Date:  Friday, 3/24/17

                                                                                   Time:  7 - 8:30 PM

                                                                               Location:  Little Theater


Spring Donation Time

It's time for spring cleaning! Donate gently used items/furniture, books, clothes, toys, sporting equipment to our NHS Annual Garage Sale April 22nd 7am-3pm. Please drop off your donations to the main NHS Parking Lot on 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 from 9am-12pm.


NHS Dance Team Auditions will be help April 17, 18, 19 from 3:30pm-5:30pm in the Dance Studio. Show your Bronco Spirit and Pride, have some fun and dance like no one's watching!


Seniors - Grad Night Tickets


Grad Night 2017

Date:  Thursday, June 8 – 9:30pm – 4:30am

Location:  Centre Concord (adjacent to Clayton Valley Bowl)


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


Ticket price - $150


Buy your tickets and register early

·      Go to the Grad Night Website for detailed information

·      To purchase Grad Night Ticket  - Ticket Purchase & Registration

·      To volunteer - Grad Night Volunteer Sign Up


The Sentinel:  March Edition

Pick up your March issue of The Sentinel in news stands in central corridors.  Also, check out the online paper at


Summer School Applications

If you have received a D or an F in any of your classes, see your academic counselor located in the library to pick up an application for summer school.


Leadership Application Extended - Info Meeting

Interested in being in Leadership next year but don't really know what it's all about?  Come to A period Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14, and/or at lunch in Gym.  Come see what we do - Open House!  We want you! 


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.


College Now

For more information on College Now see your academic counselor.


Bronco Apparel

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

Early Release

For the most current release listing visit BRONCOS EARLY RELEASE


Senior Ads

Senior Ads are due Thursday, March 30 for the Yearbook.  Those interested should log onto and enter 6921 as the order number.  Click "Create a Yearbook Ad" and follow the directions in order to create and order a message for your senior.  Be sure to include your student's full name in your ad.


Senior Parents typically put a childhood and/or recent picture of their graduating senior with a note from the family.  


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)


$130 Ticket price extended to Friday, March 10.  Price goes up to $150 on March 11.


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

For SCHOLARSHIPS scroll below.


For Resources on Free AP, SAT, and ACT Preparation, Testing and Study Skills click here


Join Contra Costa County Sheriff "Search & Rescue"!

If you are interested and age 14-18, attend one of the these New Member Orientations on Thursdays April 6th or May 4th, 7:00-8:30 pm, at the Office of Emergency Services, 50 Glacier Dr., Martinez.

For more information visit the College and Career Center.


Volunteer Opportunity!!

Special Olympics of Northern California is currently looking for a volunteer to assist with projects in its headquarters office in Pleasant Hill.


- Experience with standard Microsoft Windows PC software including Word and Excel

- Knowledge of standard office procedures and telephone etiquette

- Available 5-10 hours per week for at least 3-6 months, during normal office hours

- Must complete volunteer online orientation

- Must provide two references

- Minimum age: 16

For more information visit or the College and Career Center


Summer Job Opportunity!!

The City of Pleasant Hill Park and Recreation is offering the following positions for ages 15 and up:

- Cashier, starting at $10.50/hour

- Lifeguard, starting at $11.00/hour

- Swim Instructor, starting at $11.00/hour

Deadline: May 22, 2017 (by 5 pm)

For more information visit the College and Career Center and to apply call (925) 682-0896


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: April 22 (1.5 hrs each)

Cost: $20 per workshop

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

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.




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 


EPIC (Engineering Possibility in College) at Cal Poly

One week summer camp for all students (except seniors). EPIC introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals.

Tuition for session 1 Day camp is $650 and $1,620 for all residential programs. Need-based scholarships are available

Transportation from Oakland is provided at no extra cost.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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




"Rotary Club of Walnut Creek Scholarship"

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: March 24, 2017


- Senior in good standing Min 2.5 GPA, with improving grades 11th & 12th grade years

- Extracurricular activities

- Community Service 1 page essay on Rotary club topic (see application )

For more information and for an application visit the College and Career Center, and bring BACK completed application to the College and Career Center.


"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.


"California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation"

Deadline: March 24, 2017

Amounts: $2,000 (2 year college) or $8,000 (4 year college) renewable yearly

Who May Apply: Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California vineyard during the 2016 - 2017 winegrape growing season are eligible to apply.

For more information visit


"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


"Soledad Fernandez Scholarship"

Scholarship for students going to a 4 year college is $5000. For students going to a 2 year college is $2500.

Deadline: April 1, 2017


- Filipino descent (full to 50%)

- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher - Reside and attend school in the SF Bay Area

- Cover Letter - Essay

- Official Transcript - FAFSA

- Letter of admission to 4 year college or 2 year college.

For more information visit and for an application visit


"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!