NPHS Activities

 


North Penn High School Activities 


Kyle Berger, Director of Student Activities



MEETINGS:      


NPSD Mask Information: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's administration mandated that all students, staff, and visitors in both public and private schools must wear masks while in school buildings. The state order, which can be found here, is for those in child care centers and kindergarten through 12th grade schools. 
NPSD parents and staff are reminded that the Incidence and Positivity Rates for NPSD Residents (data from the MCOPH) can be found on the district website here. Additionally, on this page you can find confirmed cases in our schools which are tracked on COVID-19 
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North Penn Spirit Week:
Monday, September 27: Maui Monday - Wear a Hawaiian Shirt
Tuesday, September 28: Tie-Dye Tuesday
Wednesday, September 29: Western Wednesday
Thursday, September 30: Throwback Thursday
Friday, October 1: North Penn Friday

Homecoming is Back!  The game is Friday, October 1 at NPHS. 
Tickets include the official homecoming t-shirt, a pregame tailgate dinner in the A-E-F Courtyard, a ticket to the football game vs. Neshaminy and so much more. No tickets will be sold at the door! Any questions, see Mr. Berger or Ms. Young.


5-Star Student: The 5-Star Students App is here! Make sure to downloaded today by clicking on this link or downloading it from your phone's App Store. Get involved, track you participation in clubs and activities and earn points to redeem prizes!

Bowling Team: Any student boys and girls interested in joining the bowling team should please stop by and see Mrs. Law in the Athletic Office. 

ADAPT's SAT Prep program is back. The first class is next Monday, September 27 at 2:55. Classes are held virtually every Monday at 2:55 until December. The class is completely free, and you will have access to lots of practice and study materials and excellent tutors who scored over 1550 on their SATs. If you're planning to take the SAT, this is your chance to learn how to get the best score you can. If you're interested in joining, you can find the google classroom code on the posters around the school, reach out to the Instagram account @npadapt, or contact Mr. Jackson in K125. 


The Key Club and Enact Club are collecting shoe donations. The collection will run from September 6 to October 6. Donated shoes can be new or used but gently worn and must be a pair. Boxes are located outside the Athletic Office, Mr. Collier's classroom, C117. Any questions see Mrs. Law. 

International Friendship Club will meet Monday, September 27 in B107. Please join us to welcome our new exchange students, Eva, Doris, and Justine from Germany and France!

National Honor Society: NHS is extending the deadline to file an application to become a member to September 27, 2021. Any application that is received after that date will not be considered for this year's National Honor Society. An NHS online application and relevant requirements to become a member can be found on the NPHS website under the "Our School" banner and the NPHS "Activities" link. It may also be accessed here. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to address them to Mr. Jackson who can be found in K125. 

Key Club's The Sophomore meeting is September 28 in the Audion at 7pm.

NP STARS: Hey students! Are you the next Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, or Steve Jobs? Join the North Penn STARS to get started with your science fair research career. Fame and fortune await you! The first and only meeting will be Tuesday, September 28 at 2:25 in C15. You must be a NP STAR to enter any science competition. The google class is xxojm4f. If you can't make the meeting, email Dr. Leithold

ADAPT News: The ADAPT Tutoring program is back and better than ever! If you find yourself in need of a tutor for math, science, English, history, or even a foreign language, go to the ADAPT website (npadapt.live) and fill out the form or go to the ADAPT  Instagram @npadapt and find the form in the bio! Our first tutoring session will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:55pm. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you may also reach out to Instagram. Again, the website is npadapt.live and the Instagram is @npadapt! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Jackson in room K125. 

Model Aviation Club will have their first meeting in room H-14 on Tuesday. September 28. Any students interested in joining the club should contact adviser Dr. Voicheck. No experience is needed! The Model Aviation Club meets every Tuesday after school. 


NPHS Theatre and Thespian Troupe 5464 are producing two shows this fall:
1. The Musical Revue All Together Now! as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Performed by the three middle schools, the high school, and Theatre Alumni.
2. And Will Shakespeare's romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
More information can be found at the NPHS Theatre and Thespian Google Classroom, 7vaswjr, including Audition Materials and Audition Information sheet.

Computer Hardware and Software Engineering (CHASE) will have their first meeting in room H-14 on Tuesday, September 28. Any students interested in joining the club should contact adviser Dr. Voicheck. No experience is needed! The CHASE club meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday after school.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Club will meet Tuesday, September 28 from 2:45 to 3:30 in the Cookie Corner of the cafeteria! Anyone is welcome to come even if they did not sign up for the club at the Activities Fair. 

Epics Club: Come learn about engineering while helping your community! The first Engineering Projects In Community Service Club (EPICS) meeting will be held at 2:45 on Wednesday, September 29 in room H-3 across from the Columbia gym. Please contact Mr. Boyer if you have any questions.  

Hispanic Heritage Month:  In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson declared September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. The month aims to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

Japanese Animation and Cultural Club's first general membership meeting is afterschool (2:30) on Wednesday, September 29 in room D107. Students planning to take the late bus will have to inform their home office by 1:30 Wednesday. Contact Mr. Kim in room D107 with questions. 

Muslim Students Association Club (MSA) will hold their first meeting on September 29 in A-33 from 2:15pm to 4pm. We will talk about the whole year's plan and set meeting dates. Please add in google classroom code ubto5uv. Contact Mrs. Mirza with any questions. 

Happiness Club will have its first meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 30 at 2:45 in room E-9. 

Bengali Cultural Club: Interested in the culture of Bangladesh? Come to our first Bengali Cultural Club meeting in Ms. Ruch's room, E8 on Thursday, September 30 at 2:30. If you haven't signed up on the 5-Star app, please do! 

Odyssey of the Mind Program: Thursday, September 30, 6 to 8:30pm, is a open house held at Pennbrook Middle School's cafeteria. This is an opportunity for families to learn about NPOM and how to get involved. Email Joanne Wiernusz with questions.

Auto Club: Have a passion for cars? Want to know more about how a car works? The first Auto Club meeting is September 30 at 2:45 in room H-3 across from the Columbia gym. You do not need to own a car to be in the club. Please contact Mr. Boyer if you have any questions. 

Spanish and Latin Student Association (SALSA) will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 30 at 2:45. This general membership meeting will take place in the main cafeteria. please bring $5 for dues. See Ms. Regan in B116 with any questions. SALSA Club is open to all Students.  
 

Badminton Club: Sign ups are now open in the 5 Star app to join the 2021-2022 Badminton Club. If you are interested in holding an officer position or have any questions, please email Mrs. Panaski.

Ski and Board Club's   first meeting of the season is October 7 in the Audion at 6:30. This is a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in participating in the upcoming season. Please join the 5-Star student app or the google classroom (e4dftnh) for details regarding this trip. Please prepare to make a deposit of the noted amount at the October 7 meeting. Checks can be made out to NPHS Ski and Board Club. A parent or guardian is required to attend this first meeting and attendance will be taken. Any questions please email Mrs. Rebecca

Environmental Action Club (ENACT): The members of the ENACT Club are back in action and wanted to give you an update on sustainability around the NPHS community. 
*Fall Electronics Recycling Day - Saturday November 13, open to the public. Facebook event.
*We're collecting plastic bags throughout the year to be recycled into a bench when we collect 500 pounds. We've partnered with Weis  this Drop off in C117.
*Our shoe drive with the Key Club is wrapping up October 6, please drop off any shoes by next Monday. 
*The green bins in you classroom are for co-mingled recycling (paper, plastic, metal)
*At the end of last year, the club won a Green Difference Maker award for their work on the Green Gazette
*There are several new water bottle refill stations around the building! See me for a Free aluminum bottle to use. 

Parking Applications: Please apply at the link below for a parking tag, use your NP student email. Once you are approved you will receive an email from Mrs. Shaw (K-25) when to pick up your parking tag and pay $50 cash or check (payable to NPHS). The process takes about a week. 2021-2022 Student Parking Pass Application. Any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Shaw at shawma@npenn.org or Mr. Taylor at taylorna@npenn.org.

Senior Portraits, Class of 2022!    Schedule your appointment www.ouryear.com enter school code 415.


Upcoming Events and General Information:


Senior Disney Trip: Join all of your senior friends for the trip of a lifetime down in beautiful Orlando this spring. For all trip information, go to the Disney Learning Module in you Class of 2022 Announcement Canvas course. If you have any questions, see Mr. Fluck or Mrs. Marino in E116.

Academic Discussion and Peer Tutoring Club (ADAPT): Virtual Tutoring Program
Every Tuesday at 2:55, the ADAPT Club offers one-on-one virtual peer tutoring. ADAPT Peer tutoring is a free student-led tutoring program available to all NPHS students. If you need help, please go to our website to sign up for the next session. Early registration ensures that we can provide a tutor match in a timely manner. You can find more information here: ADAPT Club Website


NPHS Theatre and Thespian Troupe 5464The Google Meetings are posted on the NPHS Theatre and Thespian Google Classroom. Haven't joined the Classroom yet? Click here to join

ENACT Club: The Green Gazette, our eco-newsletter January issue, February issueMarch issue,  April issue, and May issue. If you'd like to read future issues, please sign up here or follow our community Facebook page


Troubadour Magazine (Arts and Literary Magazine): 2021's issue of the Troubadour is published and on-line. Check it out! The Troubadour will meet the final Friday of the month, in room A107. Students interested in joining the club should contact adviser Mr. Gillespie.  Please use the 5-Star app to stay up to date. 


Academic Decathlon: Want to make friends while learning things? If so Academic Decathlon is just right for you! Don't worry, your efforts will be rewarded soundly as in previous years awards have been at the regional and state levels. Our Google Classroom code is zfi5jfl and meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3:00 to 4:00pm. If you have any questions, please bombard either zongm@stu.npenn.org or mullardj@npenn.org. 

Mock Trial Team meets every Monday at 2:45 in room D-12. Please contact Mr. Haley in room D-12 if your interested in joining the club or have questions. 


Chromebook Issues:  The Chromebook exchange location has moved inside and is now located in the HS Senior Cafeteria (located in the back of NPHS and most easily accessible using the Snyder Road entrance).

If you have not yet paid the fee, you will need to do so before you can exchange the Chromebook. It will expedite the process if you pay online before you arrive. Please remember to bring your receipt. We cannot take credit card payments onsite, only cash or check. 
This process requires you to sign up for an appointment. Use this form to sign up. Signs are posted to direct you when you arrive. Please be advised that all people entering the building are required to wear a face mask and adhere to our social distancing guidelines. Walk-ins will not be refused but may experience longer wait times.
Contact North Penn Family Tech 7 days a week!

*Monday - Thursday from 8am to 8:30pm
*Friday 8am - 4pm
*Saturday and Sunday daily monitoring and continued support on Sunday evening from 7 to 8:30pm. 
Any questions, email npfamilytech@npenn.org or hstech@npenn.org, and someone will assist you. 

 

IMC (Library): Students may request permission via a Google Form that is found on the Library home page. Library QR code
-Students coming from study hall, lunch, lunch study, before school, or after school should use the form. 


Sports and Spring Concerts, and more can be found at youtube.com/nptv

Working Papers: North Penn School District is now able to process working permits while school is open virtually. Electronic application for working permit can be found here Working Paper Procedure. Please call the K-Pod Receptionist with any questions, 215-368-9800, ext. 0. 

Yearbook Sales: Yearbooks are available to purchase for $80.00 online thru March 1, 2022 at www.jostensyearbooks.com Please know that purchased yearbooks will be mailed directly to the student's home during the summer break. They will not be distributed to students in school regardless of whether students return to the building or not during the 2022-2023 school year. 

Parking Applications: Please apply at the link below for a parking tag, use your NP student email. Once you are approved you will receive an email from Mrs. Shaw (K-25) when to pick up your parking tag and pay $50 cash or check (payable to NPHS). The process takes about a week. 2021-2022 Student Parking Pass Application. Any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Shaw at shawma@npenn.org or Mr. Taylor at taylorna@npenn.org.

School Nutrition Services Free and Reduced Meal: Students attending a school that participates in the National School Meal Programs can receive a meal at school. Children from low-income families are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Participating schools receive federal funds for each breakfast and lunch served. For further information refer to the NPSD Nutrition Services.

Montgomery County's Peer Support Talk Line: When you star to recognize the stressors that you or a loved one is feeling, please call Montgomery County's Peer Support Talk Line at 855-715-8255. It is available, free of charge, 7 days a week, 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Montgomery County also has a Teen Talk Line that can be reached by calling 866-825-5856 or text 215-703-8411. It is available Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 9:00pm. 

Montgomery County Mobile Crisis provides not only immediate support for crisis situations, but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-634-HOPE (4673). This service is available to anyone in Montgomery County, including children, teens, adults, and families.