Joining the Newman Smith High School Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA) allows you to become a voice in one of the largest youth advocacy groups in Texas. Membership is open to anyone concerned with the education, health, and welfare of our students.

Students are encouraged to join the Newman Smith PTSA to make a difference in their educational experience. PTSA offers students volunteer, leadership, and scholarship opportunities that are available to PTSA members only



Ask your friends and neighbors to support Newman Smith High School by joining PTSA at

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Interested in taking an active role in the Newman Smith PTSA? Contact our PTSA President, Judy Meine (469-556-8211), jlmeine@yahoo.com.



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As a member you will also receive the PTSA e-share newsletter by email.


Newman Smith Parent/Principal Coffee

Don't miss Monthly Parent/Principal Coffees with Mr Arreola!

On the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. the Newman Smith High School Parent/Principal Coffee is held at Newman Smith High School. Join Mr. Arreola for an update on Newman Smith and questions and answers with parents! 

Below are topics and valuable information from previous Parent/Principal Coffees:

March 3
Ms. Taylor, NSHS Assistant Principal, presented an update on AP Testing and Campus Safety and upcoming building improvements to enhance safety. 

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain qualifying scores on the examinations. 

Newman Smith students in every grade can take AP exams.  

Ms. Taylor reviewed the current campus safety measures in place and Newman Smith.  The entrance of the building is scheduled for improvement after the school year ends and several safety measures will be implemented including additional cameras in the building and enhanced safety drills. 

February 3
Mr. Arreola highlighted grading procedures and how to calculate Grade Point Average (GPA). Research consistently shows that a student's high school grades are the best predictor of their likelihood of success in college.

The GPA ranked third among important factors considered for admission.
  1. Grades in Advanced Courses (College-Prep Courses)
  2. Strength of Curriculum
  3. GPA
  4. Admission Test Scores
What should Newman Smith students do?
  • Take AP/Dual Credit Courses
  • Work for the highest grades possible
  • Reassess every time possible
  • Attend tutorials regularly
January 20
At the Parent/Principal Coffee on January 20, 2018, Mr. Arreola provided helpful information about steps students in each grade (and their parents) can take to prepare for college and identify financial aid/scholarship opportunities.  

9th grade: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/checklists/9th-grade
10th grade: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/checklists/10th-grade
11th grade: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/checklists/11th-grade
12th grade: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/checklists/12th-grade

Other resources for students and parents include:

At the Parent/Principal Coffee on December 9, 2017 Mr. Arreola provided important information about grading policies for Newman Smith and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Mr. Arreola urged all parents to help their students to prepare for these exams by taking advantage of the tutorial sessions and other resources at Newman Smith.

See the following Educational Planning Guides in English and Spanish for the explanation of the grading policies:



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FAFSA Application

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the first step toward getting federal aid for college!

Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in grants, work-study funds, and loans each year, but you must complete the FAFSA® form to see if you qualify. For the 2018–19 year, you can apply between Oct. 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019.


Volunteer

Attention Newman Smith parents, remember to apply to volunteer at Newman Smith High School through the Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) website.  

Volunteer in three easy steps:
  1. Apply Online
  2. Background Check
  3. Receive your Background Check confirmation email – this will take up to 4 business days