Sunday, December 1, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! PTA Reflections Award Winners

The following Northwood High School students received awards from entering the PTA Reflections program with this year’s theme “Look Within”:

Award of Excellence:  Kevin Sohn, Freshman – Literature, Title of Entry:  Specks and Places

Award of Excellence:  Kaitlin Blam, Junior – Photography, Title of Entry:  The Unseen Healer

Award of Excellence:  Audrey Harjanto – Music Composition, Title of Entry:  Kindling Flame

Thank you to all our following NHS participants:

Peiying Tsai, Junior – Visual Art, Title of Entry:  Within the Artist

Ellie Lan, Sophomore – Visual Art, Title of Entry:  Beauty in Chaos

Karen Wang, Freshman – Visual Art, Title of Entry:  Within the Ocean

Seo Yeon Chung, Senior – Literature, Title of Entry:  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

Vritti Chopra, Freshman – Literature, Title of Entry:  Beyond the Reflection

Nicole Fassett, Sophomore – Photography, Title of Entry:  Equanimity Awaits

Bethany Huang, Senior – Photofraphy, Title of Entry:  The Heart of Piano

PTSA Career Lunch Presentation

Tuesday, December 3th 2019 at the College & Career Center in Room 1035

Career: Civil Engineering

Come and ask the professionals in the field about their careers. What are the necessary qualifications? What are the salary and growth options? What are the positives and negatives of the profession? What should you do to prepare for this career?              

As the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Irvine, Scott Smith oversees a $70M+ annual budget and a team of 130+ staff members who have the responsibility of building and maintaining the City’s road infrastructure, public parks, public buildings, and public amenities within the Great Park. Mr. Smith previously worked for the City of Oceanside, owned his own Engineering and Construction business, and worked at various engineering firms creating designs for undeveloped land. He is a licensed Civil Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Land Surveyor, and General Contractor. Mr. Smith obtained his Masters and Bachelors degrees from California State University - Fullerton and the University of California – Irvine, respectively. He lives in Irvine with his wife and two teenage sons, who attend Northwood High School.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

IPSF Events

Please see the flyer
Questions, please contact our PTSA IPSF Representative, Madhavi Holay at

PTSA Advocacy

California State PTA Legislation Conference registration is open!
For more information and details about this conference, please visit the following web page:
Questions, please contact our PTSA Advocacy Chair, Jyoti Bhagavan at


Dear Northwood Families, Students, Teachers and Staff,

We would like to wish each of you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy your holiday with friends and family. We are thankful to have such an amazing community who supports our PTSA at Northwood.


The NHS PTSA Executive Board of 2019-2020

President, Isabelle Mah

Executive VP, Archana Gima

1st VP of Membership, Tina Zhao

2nd VP of Programs, Anita Raman

3rd VP of Grad Night, Connie Stone

Recording Secretary, Ginger Kawanami

Treasurer, Natalie Wang,

Financial Secretary, Marisa Blam

Historian, Rajesh Narayanan

Parliamentarian, Julia Stark

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Great News, We are almost There! Help Us to Beat our Highest Record

Total PTSA Memberships to date are 823! We are close to reaching our PTSA Memberships from 2011 of 874!
Thank you to all our 823 PTSA members and all our donors so far! Thank you for supporting the NHS PTSA!
If you haven’t turned in your PTSA membership, how is the time! EVERY bit helps our school! Parents, Teachers and Students can join! Membership is $25 for first member and $5 for additional members. Memberships are Parent, Teachers and Students! Every membership counts and together brings in the funds to help our Northwood! Added bonus, being a member gives you access to the free school directory coming soon this month!
Become a member today and fill out the online membership form.
All donations are greatly appreciated! Please Donate Now!

All Things Grad Night 2020

Next Grad Night Meeting - Tuesday, November 19 at 7PM in Room 906, instead of 11/26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Grad Night Tickets – Price now is $160! PRICE INCREASE to $175 on December 1st! Don't miss out on the best Class of 2020 Party of the year! Online purchase only (no fees) at the NHS PTSA website: PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.
Grad Night 2020 on Instagram - Follow at @nhsgradnight2020
Questions? Email