Sunday, December 15, 2019

IPSF - December

December IPSF information
Further questions? Please contact our PTSA IPSF Representative Madhavi Holay at

Screenagers Movie

PTSA presents the screening of  “SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  This is a follow up and second chapter of our first screening of “Screenagers” in 2017.  This film continues the topic of screen time for teenagers, but in this next chapter it furthers discussions on the effects of screen time and social media on teenagers and how parents deal with it.  Please mark your calendar for this special screening!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Next PTSA Meeting

Tuesday, January 14th at 7p.m. in Room 906, See you there! #NHSbettertogether

PTSA Lunch Time Presentations for Students

Please consider sharing your career with our NHS students in 2020!  PTSA organizes lunch time presentations for our students to learn and hear about a variety of careers and professions.  In the past we have had Civil Engineers, Air Traffic Controller, Attorneys, Accountants, Doctors, Aerospace/Mechanical Engineers, Private Detective and a former member of the Military speak with our students to share some insight into what careers are out there. This is a wonderful way to bring information directly to our students about possible careers they may be interested in! If you are in the industry of manufacturing, food, the arts, retail, fashion, restaurant, or the profession of law, medicine, science and/or education, our students would love to hear from you!

If you are interested, please contact Anita Raman at  Thank you for your consideration and time!

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.