Welcome to Northwood High School

Northwood High School Local Summer School Information 

July 13, 2020 through July 31, 2020

Hello Gladiators! 
In addition to MCPS regional summer school offerings, Northwood High School will offer the following summer enrichment programming at no cost to students.  Students are able to sign up for multiple classes (up to three).  These are non-credit courses and are contingent upon student enrollment.
Link to School Brochure
Link to Google Form Registration
Registration is open until June 30

Mathematics Boost

High School Mathematics Boost will address learning recovery in mathematics, to help students prepare for their next math course. Students should enroll in the course they will take next year to address possible learning gaps and get a “boost” for their next course.

  • Three week program between July 13 - July 31.
  • Offered to all students
  • Three synchronous meetings of 50 minutes each, per week
  • Curriculum centrally provided through APEX tutorials, which personalize math learning for students.

Enrichment Programs
*Course descriptions linked here

Unique, enrichment programs that match student interest in their communities: 

  • Food and Federalism
    • July 13-July 31
  • College and Career Readiness
    • July 13-July 31
  • How To Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness
    • July 13-31
  • Student Leadership & Teamwork
    • July 13-24 
  • Voices of Change: Readings on #BlackLivesMatter, the Climate Strikes, and #MeToo
    • July 13-31
  • Two to three week program,  between July 13 - July 31
  • Teacher-developed programs
  • Offered to all students

Below is a calendar view of our Summer School Learning Schedule for July 13-July 31. Each week follows a similar instructional pattern and the general schedule is below.  Once registration is complete, you will receive information with your course schedule and class meeting time.

Monday- Teachers will provide the instructional materials for the entire week through the online methods (either Google Classroom or MyMCPS Classroom) they have communicated. You will be able to access the material and begin working through the content on this day. 
Tuesday-Thursday- Teachers will offer live sessions at designated course times. This time will be for you to engage in online discussions or other learning activities with your teacher and peers.
Friday- Teachers will provide end of week culminating instructional materials based on weekly activities and/or provide pre-assessment materials for the next week’s session.

Technology Devices for Students

Students who are in need of a Chromebook or MIFI (Hotspot) device can go to the following address.  If you have a non-working device, please bring it to the same location to exchange for another device.  A parent/guardian needs to sign for a consent form for a MIFI (Hotspot) device.  The consent form is offered in seven (7) languages. 


45 W. Gude Drive, Rockville MD 20850

Monday – Friday

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Summer Assignments

Click here for Summer 2020 Assignments

Yearbook Information

"The Game of NHS" Northwood's 2020 Yearbook
Did you hear about online autographs?
Jostens has created a virtual platform for students and teachers to sign yearbooks. Go to the link listed below and sign up for your free autograph pages and then invite your friends, classmates, and teachers to sign.
Did you miss picking up your yearbook?
There will be a second yearbook pickup date scheduled in August. Once the time has been scheduled we will post it on the website and social media.  We appreciate your patience during this new process.
Do you want to buy a yearbook?
There are less 40 books left. Please email the yearbook adviser to hold a yearbook for you. We can accept cash only payments at the August pickup date. 
Do you still have a balance for your yearbook?
Please call Jostens 1-877-767-5217 and pay via credit card. Make sure to tell them you are paying a balance for your yearbook. If you need a copy of your statement please email the yearbook adviser.
Other questions or concerns contact the Yearbook Adviser:
Iris Schwarz

SSL Information

Students can continue to engage in MCPS SSL opportunities during the summer, including select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). All SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website (www.montgomeryserves.org); these opportunities will be tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. For individual approval to engage in service opportunities not listed on the MCVC website, students should complete MCPS Form 560-50 (https://bit.ly/SSLPreApproval) and email the request to ssl@mcpsmd.org. To learn more about the MCPS SSL program, please view our program overview at https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020After June 5, students should hold on to any SSL forms and turn them into their school’s SSL coordinator in the fall. SSL coordinators will accept any SSL forms that students were unable to turn in at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, as well as any SSL forms for service completed during the summer of 2020. If you have any questions, please email your school’s SSL coordinator or the MCPS SSL office at ssl@mcpsmd.org. Thank you!

Northwood Graduation
Thursday, June 11th

Northwood's school virtual commencement ceremony took place on Thursday, June 11th, at 7:00pm. Graduates were be celebrated and acknowledged with student and staff speakers and a representative from the Montgomery County Board of Education. The link to view the graduation on our YouTube channel is below:

Link to Northwood Commencement: 


Diploma Pick-Up Change #2/Cambio de recogida del diploma #2

Diplomas will now be delivered to the school and students will be able to pick-up directly at Northwood. 
Pick-Up Information 
1. Date: Monday June 22 AND Tuesday June 23 
2. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
3. Location: Cafeteria entrance by Counseling office 
4. Student Identification is required 
5. Social Distancing, Face Masks are required 
6. Only the student or parent/guardian may retrieve diploma 
Cambio de recogida del diploma #2 
Los diplomas ahora se entregarán a la escuela y los estudiantes podrán recoger directamente en Northwood. Información de recogida 
1. Fecha: Lunes 22 de junio Y martes 23 de junio 
2. Hora: 9:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m. 
3. Ubicación: Entrada a la cafetería por oficina de consejería 
4. Se requiere identificación del estudiante 
5. Se requieren máscaras de distanciamiento social, máscaras faciales 
6. Solo el estudiante o padre/tutor puede recuperar el diploma


Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your full attention to one thing, in the present moment, and without judgement. Incorporating it into our lives empowers us to choose the actions and reactions we have to life's circumstances by providing tools and strategies to meet these demands. The purpose of Mindfulness is not to strive for perfection, but to continuously practice it for your overall well-being.

We invite you to enjoy the document linked here with Mindfulness resources and activities to support the Northwood community.

myMCPS Parent Portal

The myMCPS Parent Portal replaced Edline as the primary communication vehicle for schools to share information regarding grades, assignments, scheduling, and more.  The myMCPS Parent Portal is available to all MCPS parents and guardians. You can monitor the progress of all your MCPS enrolled children with one account. If you forgot your password, or need assistance registering for an account, review our NHS myMCPS Parent Resources page, here: https://bit.ly/nhsmymcps

MCPS Community Tech Support Help

For the technical needs of any student or parent during remote learning:              240-740-7022

Online Resources

You can access e-books, videos and online resources from home, anytime! Just follow these steps:

1.) Sign-in to your MCPS Google account
2.) Click here: https://tinyurl.com/nwoodlogin 
3.) Select a database & enjoy!
If you are having issues accessing any of the databases, or need assistance please e-mail: Sarah_Breslaw@mcpsmd.org

Interested in a Trip to Spain Spring Break 2021?

Visit www.eftours.com/2372600AY and contact Mr. Warrington for more details.

Northwood Graduate

Northwood High School Construction Project 

For information, and to see the fly over video that was presented at the board meeting, please go to the following link:
Northwood Construction Project

Board Presentation
or contact:  
Mr. Rob Badstibner, Project Manager  240-367-0913 

MSDE Report Card Info

MCPS Students Ride Buses for Free

All Montgomery County Public Schools' students ages 18 and younger can ride free all the time on Ride On buses and most Metrobuses within Montgomery County. MCPS is excited to have this additional method of transportation available to students. 
Beginning October 1, students must have a Youth Cruiser Smartrip Card to access the Kids Ride Free Program. Visit this webpage for more information on getting a free Youth Cruiser Smartrip Card. Students must fill out a brief application (one card per student).  Northwood students may go to the financial office to obtain a card before school, during lunch, and after school.

Principal's Letter to Northwood Families

 Dear Gladiator Students and Families

 Estimadas Estudiantes y Familias Gladiadores

Letter to Families from Northwood Counselors

Dear Gladiator Families

Estimadas Familias Gladiadores

French Honor Society

The National French Honor Society is currently open for new members. If you are interested, please join our google classroom (code = 1tqjvlj) to read all information about us. Questions? Contact Ms. Shultz at Sonia_E_Shultz@mcpsmd.org.