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Wednesday inside at the STEAM Showcase -

 students promote the SpartanHacks Hackathon



 Outside at 10am, earlier on Wednesday, Spartans respectfully gather in support of lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, FLA.

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Principal's Parent Update

    March 19 , 2018

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Dear Parents,

Last Wednesday, NSCHS students participated in a student-led assembly as an expression of support for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida.  Students gathered at the front flag pole for 17 minutes, where student leaders gave speeches about gun violence, read the victim's names, and then had a moment of silence. Our students were respectful and demonstrated a level of maturity and leadership that should make the community proud.

STEAM Showcase

Last Wednesday we also hosted the 8th annual STEAM showcase for SSEF (the Sandy Springs Education Force). Thanks to all faculty and staff involved in helping coordinate and supervise this big event that showcased wonderful, interactive science, technology, arts, engineering and math ehibits to our students and the community that evening. Thanks also to our student performers at the exhibitor reception and student ambassadors who helped throughout the day.

Freshman Academy Community Service Project

Also Wednesday -North Springs Freshmen Academy teamed up with CNN's Freedom Project and CNN's international #myfreedomday, to culminate a cross curriculum learning opportunity and meaningful service project around the global problem of modern day slavery and human trafficking.  The 9th graders collected toiletries and other personal items for care packages distributed by the local charity Street Grace.  Lisa Cohen, Senior Supervising Producer for CNN International, who spearheads the Freedom Project, brought the idea to her son's AP Human Geography teacher, Kelly Olson.

"We decided to make it a project for all our 9th graders rather than just one class," said Olson, "and we were even more excited when English teacher Christine Pekatos contacted her friend and fellow NS classmate ('07) Laura Hackney to speak to our students."  The day ended with Tyler McMahon being interviewed live on CNN as part of this project. Read more in the Sandy Springs Patch

American Idol -Victoria McQueen auditions tonight!

Tonight on ABC beginning at 8pm, sophomore Victoria McQueen will audition before American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katie Perry and Lionel Ritchie and the waiting will be over! Spartans are invited to join Victoria and her family at Hudson Grille at 6317 Roswell Rd. in Sandy Springs for a viewing party from 7-10pm. We all hope the answer is yes, she's on her way! More in Saturday's Patch!

The Week in AVID

In promoting college readiness, AVID is hosting a MARCH MADNESS COLLEGE WEEK beginning Monday March 19th-23rd. We would like not only the entire student body to join us in participating, but also the faculty and staff. The following spirit days are school wide:

Monday- wear your favorite college gear

Wednesday- dress to impress by dressing as your future career

Thursday- we will play college trivia games during each lunch period

Friday- wear North Spring colors

**Tuesday will be an after-school social in the courtyard for current and invited upcoming AVID students.

North Springs Track 4x400 Relay - #1 in GA; #2 in USA

Congrats to the amazing girls' track team - the 4 x 400 relay of Saran Kouyeth, Kayla Tolbert,  Jayda Drake Howard and Kennedi Weston Shields are #1 in Georgia and #2 in the USA after their meet last Friday! Wow- way to Go Spartans!!

North Springs Drama Department Presents…. Into the Woods

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods intertwines the plots of several classic fairy tales. This Tony-award winner has over 60 students participating and a fantastic set!  Performances March 22-24 @ 7pm and March 24th @ 3pm.  Tickets http://www.nstheatrecommunity.com/shows.html

School Governance Council Voting began today

Fulton County Schools is sending parents and faculty your own personal link to vote. Parents vote for 1 parent; faculty for 1 faculty member. When you click the candidate's name in the link you can read their statements and learn more about each.

College and Career Center (CCC)

Want to know what is happening in the College and Career Center, check out the CCC newsletter for more information. March 2 2018 Newsletter.pdf 

Registering for Courses Next Year

The following information pertains to the 2018-2019 scheduling timeline for your students' courses (core and electives), as well as some details of each event.

  • March 16, 2018: Anticipated advisement date for students to receive their first course recommendations report. The student turns in the recommendations form, with or without changes, by Monday, March 19, directly to the Counseling Center.
  • March 30, 2018: No additional changes can be made to schedules after this date.
  • April 9, 2018: Final course recommendations will be sent home.

We hope these resources will assist you and your student in making the best decisions for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. If you need help, please contact your child's counselor.

When Love is Not Enough: Saturday, March 24

We cannot talk about school safety, without addressing mental health issues. Please plan to join FCS for an in-depth conversation about the mental health crises affecting children and families at this special free event from 10am-1pm at the Tri-Cities HS auditorium. Donna Lowry will moderate a panel of amazing experts and the Kaiser Permanente Mobile Helath Van will be on site to conduct adult screenings. Please  attend and help us spread the word. register at https://whenloveisnotenoughknowwhentoseekhelp.eventbrite.com


Weekly reminders:

Online Payments

Would you rather make a payment anytime from the comfort of your own home?

If so, please visit our new payment site where you can now pay your student's school fees by debit or credit card online using a web browser from any location, 24 hours a day.

Non Refundable Convenience Fee: 4% of transaction plus .35cents http://osp.osmsinc.com/fultonga

MARTA CARDS NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON LINE FOR $15.40 PLUS FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME.  *Cards are still available to purchase with cash in the Media Center.


Students Ordering Food for Delivery at School

Students are not allowed to order food to be delivered to school throughout the day by delivery drivers, i.e., Uber Eats.  In addition, students are not allowed to leave the building to meet delivery drivers either on campus or just off campus. This is a violation of Fulton County policy, but more importantly raises safety concerns with students leaving the building without permission, and propping doors open to get back inside.  Administrators will begin cracking down on this, with disciplinary consequences being issued to students who leave the building.

School Dress Code

 Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandannas, or other non-religious headwear in the building. This also included hoodies. Students will be asked to remove them when entering the building.

School Checkout Procedures

A reminder that all students who are picked up by parents must check out through the attendance office before leaving school.  Failure to check out can result in class absences and discipline consequences.

Building Opens at 7:30

Just a reminder that the building opens up for students at 7:30 each morning.  Students are to remain outside the building until 7:30 when supervision starts.

Congrats 2018 National Merit Scholars! 


Jared Coffsky, Daniel Lopez, Eric Miller and Claudia Chu!

​Our Top 10 with all 10!



This photo now includes #9 Jacob Lewis

Perfect legacy gift for your grad Class of 2018!

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The perfect gift for birthdays or graduation. Order @  www.bricksrus.com/order/nschs and you'll support our ACDC* students who  install them in the brick plaza around the flagpole. *Architecture, Construction & Design!


Follow us on Twitter @ NSSpartans or

 click this link right from the home page to see all that goes on in Sparta! Twitter is also linked to our school Facebook page. Follow us on Instagram at northspringshighschool!
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Scott Hanson, Principal

North Springs Charter High School



Spring Musical Thurs - Sat!

IMG_5347.PNG  Nearly 60 students are involved in this year's spring musical which continues:

March 22-24 @ 7pm & 3pm March 24th Tickets at http://www.nstheatrecommunity.com/

Don't mss it!


American Idol Viewing Party tonight 


Tune in to ABC tonight at 8pm or come and share the excitement with Victoria and her family at tonight's viewing party at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs. Read her story in Saturday's Patch.


Tonight's Catastrophic Thinking

 Parent workshop is again cancelled due to weather - so sorry!


When Love is Not Enough

March 24 @ 10-1pm @ Tri-Cities HS 

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Welcome to 9th Grade is tomorrow @ 6pm

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    Vote March 19-23 for SGC     


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 Marc Effron and current SGC chair Miriam Salpeter are the 2 parents;   Career Academy Dept. Chair Scott Greb, drama teacher Joel King and dance teacher Andrea Smith are the 3 teachers - running.


Twins sign full track scholarships 


Track standouts Maya and Mikayla Dunn were deservedly the center of attention Tuesday when they signed full academic and athletic scholarships to run at Brenau University. As their new coach said, the quality pipeline to Brenau from NS has begun!

They're #1 in Georgia, #2 in USA 


CONGRATS - Saran Kouyeth, Kayla Tolbert,  Jayda Drake Howard and Kennedi Weston Shields!

 Register now SpartanHacks!

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3/30 is FCS Dual Enrollment deadline 

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April 20th Prom Tickets 

March Options:

3/1-3/30: Online for $80; 3/26-3/30: CASH ONLY, during LUNCHES – D101

April Options:

4/1-4/19: Online for $90; 4/16-4/19: CASH ONLY, DURING LUNCHES – D101 4/20 - $100 @ the door

ALL guests from another school require permission forms are located outside D101 (copy of photo ID required when turning in)


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