Northgate High School Orchestra
and Band On the Run Fundraising Musical Event, February 24
With lights low
and excitement high, the 4th annual "Orchestra and Band on the Run"
fundraiser presents a musical nightclub experience, featuring three student-led
jazz combos and the exquisite Northgate string quartet offering classical music
during dinner. This year's event takes place 6 -10:30pm, Saturday, February 24,
at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette.
The evening not
only features a catered dinner, fabulous music, and the chance to mingle with
friends, it also includes fine wine by Duvin Wine Bar in Oakland and craft beer
by Calicraft Brewing Company in Walnut Creek, as well as a silent auction, our
popular dessert auction, and music provided by DJ Scott Haney. Tickets are $50
and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com
. Proceeds benefit the
Northgate Instrumental Music Program.
MDUSD Driver’s Education
Unified School District is pleased to offer an online driver’s education class
for their high school students
that are least 15 years old and are currently enrolled in one of our high
schools. This is a DMV-approved, 30-hour course. There is no cost for students
to register for this class.
send an email to: email@example.com with your full name, birthdate,
and school you attend. Please type in “Driver’s Ed” in the subject line. After the
district has verified your information, you will receive an email back with
additional instructions on how to register for this online course, typically
within 3 days. If you do not receive an e-mail back, feel free to contact
Michele McKimmie at 682-8000 x4027.
Vehicle codes make distinctions between driver education and driver training.
Driver education refers to the 30 or more hours of classroom instruction a
student must complete with a qualified instructor (EC Section 51851). Driver training
refers to the minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training a student must
complete with a qualified instructor in an approved vehicle (Vehicle Code
12814.6). Individuals cannot take the driver training until they have completed
the education portion.
it is the parent’s/student’s responsibility to go to the DMV for the learner’s
permit test. Students
must be 15 1⁄2 to apply for
learners permit and must bring their original Certificate of Completion.
It is the parent’s responsibility to register their child for the behind- the-wheel
training required to obtain their driver’s license. For more information, visit
MDUSD High School Creative Arts Honor Roll Information
Mt. Diablo Unified School District is proud to recognize and honor the
achievements of students who sustain a commitment to excellence in the creative
arts. Creative arts experience is increasingly in demand in the modern
workforce, and having four years of visual or performing arts on your high
school transcript is a strong asset for college applications and scholarships.
The district encourages students to stay actively enrolled in arts classes, and
as an incentive, they offer a special honor roll program specifically for
students who are working hard in the creative disciplines. This is an honor
awarded to seniors based on their continuous and successful participation in
visual and performing arts classes. There are two levels of recognition under
1. CREATIVE ARTS HONOR ROLL For high school seniors who have successfully
completed THREE YEARS (e.g. in
grades 9, 10, and 11) of college preparatory arts classes with an average GPA
of 3.5 or above and an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. The names of students who
qualify for this honor are placed on the MDUSD Creative Arts Honor Roll,
maintained on the MDUSD website page for Visual and Performing Arts. Awarded in
fall of each year, this honor roll recognition is granted in time to use on
college applications. Students apply for the
Creative Arts Honor Roll by the end of 1st quarter of their senior year.
2. CREATIVE ARTS GRADUATION HONORS For high school
students who will successfully complete FOUR YEARS of enrollment in college preparatory arts classes with
a GPA of 3.5 or above and an overall GPA of 2.5. In addition to being named on
the Creative Arts Honor Roll, students approved for the Creative Arts
Graduation Honor will receive an honor cord to wear at commencement ceremonies.
Students must apply for Creative Arts Graduation
Honors by Feb. 15th of their senior year.
Contest’s Finalists Announced
Shell sponsored an essay
competition to challenge students to examine the meaning of the phrase
"diversity and inclusion.” They asked elementary, middle and high school
students to “Identify what makes you and others unique and how we can be more
inclusive.” Three different prompts were given to each of the grade schools.
Finalists have been determined, but unlike previous
years, the winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will not be announced until
February 5. Shell congratulates all finalists and thanks all students who
participated. “The judges had a hard time choosing from such a strong pool of
essays! Great job, MUSD students!”
Below are the finalists for each category, listed in alphabetical order:
High school finalists: Dylan Gregory, Simarpreet Kaur, and Brianna Rivera
Jr. high school finalists: Emily Romero, Kayla Welch, and Shauna Wiebalk
Elementary school finalists: Ethan Carr, Chiara Ke, and Elizabeth