Friday, March 27, 2020

Grad Night 2020

Grad Night Tickets - 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

Next PTSA Meeting TBD in May

Stay In

NHS PTSA will continue to follow our school and district on when and if PTSA items can resume. When we learn more, we will share. As we head into spring break, savor this time with your families and please continue to stay in your homes except for essential needs and keep exercising social distancing. Wishing everyone to stay safe and stay well. We will get through this together. #NHSbettertogether

The following are links to IUSD, the City of Irvine and for the most updated information on COVID-19.

IUSD COVID-19 Resource:

City of Irvine COVID-19 Resource Guide:

COVID-19 in California

Appreciation for NHS Teachers, Administration and Staff

Thank you to our teachers, administration and staff at NHS for setting up communications so quickly with our students and families. Keeping connected is so important during these day to day and ever evolving times. Some districts are struggling to continue instruction, but the hard work put into distance learning helps our students to continue the semester as best as possible. We are lucky and grateful for you all.

Remembrance of Ali Gholamrezaei

It is with a profound sadness to hear about the passing of our fellow student, Ali Gholamrezaei. Our hearts are heavy and go out to his family and friends during this most difficult time. To virtually honor Ali and support his family during this time of tremendous loss, please consider giving to the GoFundMe page set up at

We mourn the sad loss of Ali with our community at Northwood HS.

With deepest condolences,


Sunday, March 8, 2020

IPSF Innovative Grants Program Award - Northwood High

Letter from IPSF Director of Marketing & Communications, Kellie Pendergest:

Good morning! 

I wanted to extend our congratulations to your school community! As you may have already heard, your school received a grant award as part of IPSF’s 2020 Innovative Grants Program. The grant recipients were recognized last week at a special reception in their honor. Your school received the following grant:

Northwood High School - $4,716.8

Hope Squad: Preventing Youth Suicide

Megan Keller

A peer-based suicide prevention program to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training, building, and creating positive culture change in schools and communities.

Please help in spreading the news to your PTA board and sharing with your parent community when possible. IPSF grants are funded through corporate sponsors and the Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff (PATS) program. Parents who purchase PATS are helping to promote innovation in classrooms across the district and make grants like this possible. We have launched the PATS campaign and appreciate your help in making that connection so that your parents understand how their support benefits your school directly! PATS are available now at 

To learn more about this grant and how your school will implement it, I would encourage you to contact the teacher(s) listed above and/or your principal for more information. 

Thank you!!!


KELLIE PENDERGEST | Director of Marketing & Communications

Irvine Public Schools Foundation 1 Post, Suite 250 | Irvine, CA 92618

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Lunch Career talk

College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: March 20, 2020

Career: Law

Come and hear about a career as a Lawyer. Sue Collins is a seasoned corporate attorney with significant expertise in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, corporate governance, executive compensation, FDA regulatory and general corporate matters. Ms. Collins has extensive experience gained from more than 20 years of practicing both in-house at public companies and at reputable law firms. In addition to a law degree, Ms. Collins also possesses an MBA.