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Kuei, Nancy
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Torres, Sonia







  NMHS Bulletin

  January 17, 2018


General Announcements  

Are you ready? Memorial's Got Talent auditions are after school, February 13 through 16. Sign up in the Choir Room starting next week, and perform like you're already in the finals! All types of talents are welcome. See Mrs. Hong if you have any questions.


If you love singing with other people in beautiful harmony, consider auditioning for choir! Come after school February 5 through 9 ready to sing part of a song of your choice, then stay to sing a short piece in harmony with others. Sign up in the Choir Room starting next week.


Grad Nite is currently sold out!  Please turn in your registration packets to Ms. Destowet as they are now overdue!  Deadline for final payment is Thursday, February 1st.


There are still NMHS school planners available for sale. They are $10 each and can be purchased from Ms.Destowet in the Main Office for students to keep track of all of their assignments and help stay organized. Support MCA, Ink!


Library Hours:  

Monday through Thursday:  Lunch and After School until 4:00 pm

Friday:  Mornings (7:00 am to 7:40 am ) and Lunch

Bookroom Hours:  

Every day: Brunch (students are still coming in to switch books and turn in old textbooks)


Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities! Time slots

Please come and sign up to work the snack bar for Schilling Homework Club, basketball snack bar, see Mrs. Charron today in the Activities Office during brunch, lunch, or after school!


College and Career Center

The City of Union City is now hiring. We will have additional information posted in the College and Career Center.


The 2018 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival community Scholarship is now available to graduating seniors of Japanese descent. Students must have an average GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 and be actively involved in their community. 


Details and applications are posted in the College and Career Center. 


Grand Canyon University will be coming here during lunch on January 29th for a presentation. 


HOURS: 7:15 am until 3:30 pm (open before school, brunch, lunch and after school)

We have Computers for students to use or to print out work (NOT DURING CLASS) Students can obtain Work Permits, Job information, College information, and ROP information (please do not send students during class) Students can also pick up Volunteer forms and Recommendation letters here

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or call us at Ext 4333 or 4332


Work Permits: Students inquiring about obtaining a work permit will only be available for pick up or drop off during brunch, lunch, or after school. No work permits may be processed during class time.

InspirASIAN (formerly APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2018 National InspirASIAN Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that at least 22 $2000 National InspirASIAN scholarships will be awarded for the 2018 academic year.  Besides the national scholarships, we are also offering 7 $1000 state scholarships to Northern California students.  The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Information about our scholarship program, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at our web site https://inspirasian.us/scholarships .  All scholarship applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 31, 2018.

Scholarships! The Sons of Italy Western Foundation and the South Bay Chinese Service Club Scholarship. Check out our school website.


Washington Hospital Service League Health Care Scholarship applications are now being accepted. The deadline is April 2nd, 2018 so students have plenty of time to submit their application. If students have questions or want to pick up an application, they may come to the College and Career Center. It will also be available on our school website. 


Chick Fil-A (Auto Mall Location) is hiring for part time positions. They have an employee scholarship program which awards up to $25,000 dollars per year. Please go to the College and Career Center for details.


The Ron Brown Scholar Program is now available in the College & Career Center. To be eligible, students must be U.S. Citizens, Black/ African-American, and current seniors at the time of their application. This opportunity is NOT for current college students. This scholarship is a chance to win up to $10,000.


Looking for Scholarship Money?----Enter the 2017-2018 Optimist International Essay Contest
The Newark Optimist Club (Club #20261) invites Newark Memorial students to participate in their 2017-2018 Essay Contest.  This year’s topic for the 700-800 word essay is:  “Can Society Function Without Respect?”  Students who are under the age of 18, as of October 1, 2017, and have not already graduated from high school, are eligible, and encouraged to enter the contest.

At the club level, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medallions and cash prizes ($200, $100, $50) will be awarded.  The first place essay will also be sent to the District competition, where the winner will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship.

For more information and application, that includes the official rules, students may go to 
www.optimist.org (click on Programs, Scholarship Contest, and Essay Contest) or email Essay Contest Chairman, Darryl Reina, at darryl14r@aol.com for application and contest information.

Completed essays may be emailed to Essay Contest Chairman, Darryl Reina, at 
darryl14r@aol.com, or sent by mail to:  Newark Optimist Club, PO Box 402, Newark, CA 94560.  The final deadline for entries to be received is January 26, 2018.  Local club winners will be announced on February 9, 2018, and will be recognized at a special breakfast meeting on February 14, 2018


The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University is pleased to present three programs in 2018 available to current high school sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about the field of engineering. Each program brings students to Santa Clara University’s campus to participate in various workshops or courses facilitated by our faculty. The goal of these programs is to provide students with a chance to explore the possibilities of engineering as a career with the hope of fostering a deeper interest in future engineering study.

Our program offerings vary in format and eligibility criteria to suit students across all levels of engineering exposure and need. We invite interested students to explore and apply for the program that is the best fit for them. The Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs) andSummer Engineering Seminar (SES) programs are geared towards students who have not yet committed to future engineering study and who have had minimal exposure to engineering topics due to lack of access, whereas the Young Scholars Program is open to students with any level of interest in and exposure to engineering. Due to the high level of student interest and limited space, SEEDs and SES program acceptance has become highly competitive. Please see additional information about each program below.

Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs)
: The 2018 SEEDs program provides Bay Area high school students with a unique opportunity to explore introductory engineering topics. Selected participants come to Santa Clara University over the course of three April Saturdays (April 7, 21, 28) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 to participate in workshops spanning several engineering disciplines. Workshops are presented in a typical university format, with a mix of lecture and interactive experiences. There is no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from the university, and lunch will be provided. Program applications and recommendations are due by February 2, 2018.

Summer Engineering Seminar (SES): In its 29th year, the SES program is an outstanding, five-day experience in July offering specially designed introductory workshops taught by our engineering faculty. Workshops are presented as a mix of lecture and interactive laboratory work, spanning several fields of engineering. The SES program also provides students with a taste of university life, as they stay in university residence halls for the duration of the program, eat meals on campus, and take part in afternoon recreational activities and evening projects. There is no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from the university. Program applications and recommendations are due by March 2, 2018.

Young Scholars Program: The Young Scholars Program provides local high school students the opportunity to enroll in college level courses during the university’s first summer session (June 20-July 27) at a 75% tuition discount and receive college credits upon completion. Engineering offerings include: Intro to Engineering and Intro to Logic Design. The College of Arts & Sciences is also offering Intro to Computer Science. Applications are due by April 13, 2018. Students are encouraged to apply early as space is limited.

Full program details and applications can be found at: www.scu.edu/engineering/outreach. We have also enclosed copies of our Pre-College Engineering Programs postcard to share with interested students. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at UGEngineering@scu.edu or (408) 554-4728.


Class News 

If you'd like to enter the Cougar ticket raffle, please place your Cougar tickets in the raffle bin located in the College and Career Center, to the left of the Library door. Raffle winners will be announced every other Friday.  The bin will be emptied after every raffle in order to have a new batch of tickets to choose from every week. We’ll have different prizes throughout the year, including the possibility of winning a yearbook and tickets to school events.  Remember to wear your Cougar blue and gold every Friday!


Club News

If you would like to order a BSU t-shirt, please submit your payment to Mrs. Cranon-Jones by January 19th. T-Shirts are $25


There is an Autowerks meeting this Wednesday at lunch in room 401. 


There will be no Drama Club meeting Thursday due to finals.




Happy New Year, MEDClub members! We will be collecting all crocheted scarves and hats during our meeting this Wednesday in room 332. Please make sure to bring your community service hour form. If you don't have a form, then no worries; we will provide you with one. If you haven't yet completed your scarf or hat, then please feel free to turn it in during our meeting Wednesday


Tahitian Club Girls Practice today (1/17) during lunch @ the Dance Studio.

Sports News

There will be a Swim Team Sign up Meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at Lunch in Room 485 for all interested in competing in swimming. If you have any questions please see Coach Crosby.


There will be a softball sign up meeting on Wednesday, Jan 17 at lunch in the team room for all girls interested in trying out for the team.


Badminton Information Meeting in the team room at the Event Center Thursday Lunch 1/18/18.



  1. Spring sports registration is open!  All students who plan to participate in badminton, baseball, softball, swimming, track and field, boys tennis, golf or lacrosse MUST register online at familyid.com AND turn in a copy of a current physical to Coach K, before February 2nd or you will not be allowed to participate.


Again, the Registration deadline is Friday, February 2. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS OR PHYSICALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Link: https://www.familyid.com/programs/2018-spring-athletic-registration-4

        Submit a sport physical either on Family ID or to Coach K in the Athletics Office by Friday, February 2.

A Team Donation of $50. Donations can be made online on Family ID via PayPal during checkout or cash/check    (made out to “Newark Memorial Athletics”) turned into your coach or the Athletics Office


2.  The mandatory Spring Sports Orientation will be held on Wednesday Jan 31 at 6:30 pm in the Old Gym.  This meeting is mandatory for all participating students and families as important information will be discussed.


3.  Sports physicals will be held on campus on Thursday 2/1 from 3:30-6:00 for anyone who needs one, the cost will be $20 cash or check






Off-Season Football Weights


3:20 pm to 4:20 pm





Yes, You Can Afford to Go to College!

Some students never realize their college dreams because paying for college tuition seems impossible. The reality is that there are several financial resources available to help students.


Financial aid is monetary assistance that helps you pay for college. There are four basic types of financial aid that come from the state and federal governments as well as private sources.

Grants: Both state and federal grants are awarded to eligible students. This type of financial aid does not have to be repaid.

Loans: Loans can be applied for from several federally sponsored loan programs. These are usually repaid after a student has graduated from college.

Scholarships: Any student can apply for individual scholarships. Like grants, these do not have to be repaid.

Student Employment: Students may qualify for work-study programs where they can work in certain on- or off-campus jobs to help pay for school.


Students can apply for grants, loans and work-study by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available at your local high school or college or online.

Students from California should also fill out the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to be considered for state aid. This form should be available at the student's school or online.

Many private colleges are also asking for a CSS/Financial Aid Profile Form.


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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Latino College Dollars
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
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Scholarship Resource Network Express
United Negro College Fund

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College Admissions

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