Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Would You Like To Talk About Your Career?

To provide NHS students exposure to a variety of career paths after high school, the PTSA, with the help of our counseling department, began Lunchtime Career Speakers five years ago. We target careers based on interest data gathered from the students through Naviance, the counseling department, as well as various surveys conducted at our PTSA events.

Lunchtime Career presentations are done on a volunteer basis.  They are about half an hour, happen twice a month, and run from October through May - plenty of time to plan ahead! 

The lunch times at NHS for 2018-2019 are as follows:

Monday and Friday -11:35 a.m. -12:10 p.m., 

Tuesday and Thursday -11:50 a.m. -12:25 p.m. and 

Wednesday -11:55 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Usually, the students are interested in knowing about a career, its path- academic requirements, day to day realities of the career, salary info, growth prospects, job satisfaction, different options available in the field, etc.  

If you are available and interested in sharing your career with the students and/or need more information, please email

Price Change for Grad Night Tickets

SENIORS! If you still haven't got your ticket for Grad Night 2019 purchase it online here before the price increase on March 31.

A huge thank you to all those families that have already donated to help make Grad Night 2019 a night to remember. There is still time to do so if you would like to do so. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Proposed NHS 2019-2020 PTSA Executive Board

We are pleased to announce the following proposed slate for the 2019-20 NHS PTSA Executive Board. The slate will be voted on Tuesday March 19th PTSA meeting at College and Career Center. Please make a note of date and location change for March PTSA meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the day of the election.

President – Isabelle Mah
Executive Vice President – Archana Gima
1st Vice President Membership – Tina Zhao
2nd Vice President Programs –  Anita Raman
3rd Vice President Grad Night – Connie Stone
Recording Secretary – Ginger Kawanami
Treasurer – Natalie Wang
Financial Secretary – OPEN
Auditor – Hai yang Liang
Historian – OPEN 

A big thank you to the members of the Nominating Committee: Leslie Roach (Advisor), Parisa Amiri (Chair), Brenda Rossberg (Parliamentarian), Connie Stone, Isabelle Mah, Tina Zhao, Hai Liang and Mindy Baker.

ZUMBA / UJAM fundraiser!

Joins us for a fun time working up a sweat and supporting our SENIORS for their upcoming Grad Night 2019! Students, athletes, parents, friends, staff, everyone is invited. We will have food, drinks and vendors too. 

When: Sunday, March 24 from 1pm to 2.30pm. 

Where: Northwood High School gymnasium.

Tickets: $10 ($15 at the door)

Questions, or if you are a vendor that would like to join us email

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Northwood High School PTSA Meeting

You are invited to join us at the next PTSA meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm in Room 906.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Northwood Baseball

Please support the Northwood Baseball Team at Buffalo Wild Wings on 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019.  Come any time and present the flyer  
with your purchase. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Northwood Baseball.  

Help us kick off the season with wings!!!

UNI High Speaker, Dr. Michele Robinson

University High invites you to hear a powerful speaker, Dr. Michele Robison, on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m

Dr. Michele Robison is a Psychologist and has specialized in working with youth for over 2 decades. She uses the science of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Neuroscience to help her clients flourish. She is the author of a book called “PERMA + HR2, A Model of Well-Being”. Dr. Robison has a passion for the youth of our world to become resilient, responsible, flourishing leaders of the next generation. She has had the honor of being a keynote speaker at schools, universities and youth conferences, and has conducted seminars and workshops in the USA and internationally. See the flyer 

Career Nights at Irvine High

Irvine High PTSA would like to invite your students and parents to the following Career Talks.

Space is limited. please RSVP to Shirley at or Cecilia Lee at

1-     Special Engineering sponsored by Irvine High Society of Women Engineers
When: Wednesday, February 13th at 5:30pm7:00pm
Where: Irvine High School HLG Building   Please see the flyer

Patti DueƱes Miyake - Mechanical Engineer
Kelvin Miyake - Mechanical Engineer
Jeff Hsu - Principle Engineer, Flight Controls
Cristiano Bazzani - Principle Engineer, Electronics
Archana Jain – Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Teacher

2-     Physical and Occupational Therapy
When: Wednesday, February 20th at 5:30pm
Where: Irvine High LIFE CENTER.

3-     Environmental Career
Career Talk with an Environmental Nonprofit Founder and a President/CEO of Environmental Planning Firm
When: Wednesday, March 20th  at 5:30pm
Where: Irvine High LIFE CENTER.

4-     Marine Biologist Career
When: Thursday, April 18th  at 5:30pm
Where: Irvine High LIFE CENTER.

Would You Like to Have a Better Communication with Your Teen?

In ongoing efforts to promote student wellness, The Northwood ASB along with the Northwood PTSA are pleased to host a night for parents with guest speaker Jeff Eben on March 5th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. The Students will have their own session during school time.

Jeff Eben is an author and speaker with 30 years of experience as a principal and community leader.  Most of his experience was at the high school level and his ability to work with high school students earned him a lot of attention.  He credits own high school story for allowing him to communicate effectively with teenagers and he will share his story with you. After his trip to Irvine, he hopes to leave behind some vocabulary that will help teachers, students, and parents communicate better. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Irvine Unified Council PTA Scholarship – Seniors Only

Seniors, each year Irvine Unified Council PTA offers an annual Scholarship to IUSD Senior Scholars. IUCPTA awards a $500 scholarship to a top qualified Nominee at each IUSD  High School. Please find the application form on the Irvine Council website below:

As noted in the Application, nominees must be PTSA/PTA members. They may register at the time of application to ensure eligibility. The Principal and one Teacher at each Unit may be asked to help choose the Scholarship recipient. All submissions are due APRIL 1, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.