Back To School

2012 Back2School IDEAS Packet

IDEAS 10-12 Summer Reading ’12

August, 2012

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to the 2012-13 school year. I hope you have been enjoying the summer so far and taking advantage of the beautiful weather.

This summer has seen some changes to NEHS: a new irrigation system has been installed in the front of the building, the student parking lot has been repaved, some hallways and classrooms had new floors installed and some offices have been moved (Laurie Fierling and I are now in the front office area along with the new campus principal). The floors are being waxed as I type in preparation for the upcoming school year. In pursuit of improving our teaching practice and refining our rigorous curriculum, teachers have been busy this summer attending professional development trainings related to Project Based Learning, math and science curriculum. I know that they are excited to come back and make use of their new learning by implementing it in the classroom.

The Back to School packet has important dates and papers for registration. Most importantly are the following, which pertain to the School of IDEAS:

Registration is on Tuesday, August 28 from 9am – 1pm; it is important for students to attend, as this is when yearbook pictures are taken, photo IDs are issued, and most importantly students (grades 10 – 12) can pick up their schedule. In addition to registration, seniors are expected to attend a senior seminar on Tuesday August 28th from 9am – 11am.

9th grade orientation is on Wednesday, September 5th from 8am – noon; during this time students will spend time with IDEAS “Link Crew” students who are upperclassmen that help the 9th grade students get to know the school and be ready for the first day. We have some great activities planned so be sure to wear clothes that allow for active movement. This is also the day 9th grade students will receive their schedules.

Following 9th grade orientation will be a back to school BBQ hosted by NEHS Associated Student Body. This event is open to all students from all small schools and grade levels.

Finally, remember to complete your summer reading assignment before school starts so you can hit the ground running toward a successful school year.

I am looking forward to the upcoming year with all of you. See you soon.


Casandra Kamens,
Instructional Program Administrator, School of IDEAS


IDEAS Seniors!

Let’s start the year off right!


Tuesday, August 28th 9am-11am

(following registration) Topics include:

Senior Projects Applying for College

 Scholarships Q&A about the senior year See you there!