Bake Sale & Halloween Dance

Students are holding bake sales on two Mondays in October (14th & 21st) during 1st & 2nd periods. Donations are welcome and should be sent to school with students. Items such as cookies, cupcakes, and specialty treats welcome. Vegan and gluten-free options appreciated!

The Halloween Dance is coming Friday, OCT 25 at Nova. Spooky, silly, fun is ahead with the Nova Halloween Dance. Sign-up to provide food and beverages. See our sign-up link HERE. Chaperones are also needed - get into the spirit of the season and move your bones.

Curriculum Night Open House

Curriculum Night Open House is THIS THURSDAY, October 10, 6:00 - 7:30 PM


Connect with Nova Teachers, Staff and other Nova Families! This is a great opportunity to meet your students coordinator, to sign-up for November family meetings and to learn more about Nova. Nova Roots will be present to share information about how to get involved in our community. Your can talk with rep’s from Seattle Promise and State Colleges. There will be the possibility to work on FAFSA with Jennifer or sign up for appointments to work with her individually on any college and career related support. Families can learn about Nova’s Family Life & Sexual Health curriculum and lesson opt out options. Join us at 6:00 or come when you can!

Alumni Tres Leches: Redefining Seattle Music

Tres Leches - Nova alumni Zander Yates and Alaia D'Alessandro with Ulises Mariscal - were included in KUOW’s recent article Beyond Grunge: 15 Artists Redefining Seattle Music. Congratulations to Tres Leches and a big thank you to Zander for coordinating the music and AIAIA for performing at this year’s Novaplosion. Stay tuned for the 3rd Annual Novaplosion in Fall 2019!

Seattle band Tres Leches. What Are You Doing. Film Crew: Ace Wilson, Ulises Mariscal, Anonymous


When translated from Spanish to English, Amorfo means changeable, amorphous. That's not just the name of Seattle punk trio Tres Leches' debut album, but also its entire M.O. During their riotously fun shows, members Alaia D'Alessandro, Zander Yates and Ulises Mariscal frequently switch instruments on stage. Their songs are bilingual diatribes, skeptical of capitalism and invested in the power of community. Describing their brand of punk requires a lot of prefixes like art-, pop- and noise-; the band even has an incredible ska-punk iteration of the Leadbelly children's song "Ha-Ha This Away." Few bands in Seattle are as thrillingly unpredictable. --Martin Douglas

Nova's 2nd Annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

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Nova Project High School students raised the Trans Flag and Philly Pride Flag to recognize the origins of the LGBTQ+ movement at its 2nd Annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, June 6th.

Student remarks:  “Thank you for coming to the Nova Projects 2nd annual pride flag raising, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. This year we have put up the Trans Flag and the Philly Pride flag to recognize the origins of the LGBTQ+ movement, which was started by courageous queer and trans people of color.

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We are celebrating 50 years of Pride, of revolution, and of fighting for our rights. There are many ways to celebrate and get involved.  We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go, so while you’re celebrating at Volunteer Park, Trans Pride, or Pridefest, also try and get involved in activism in any way you can.”

In honor  of Pride Month, the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, our LGBTQ+ youth and the adults who support them, please consider a donation to Nova High School:

Important Info for Graduating Seniors


Very Important REMINDERS to complete in order to graduate:

1-Complete your FAFSA since aid does run low at colleges/univ/programs.

Limit your loans by applying now.

It’s Free to apply for this student aid.

Go to  to start your application

You will need your and parents/guardians 2017 tax info.

If you have any questions, then please contact Jennifer at 206-252-3470 for assistance.

If you have done it already, kudos!


2-Complete all your 60 Service Learning hours (state graduation requirement) by Monday, June 10th

Turn in your completed Service Learning Forms (front and back page) to your Coordinator.


3-Complete your High School and Beyond Plan (state graduation requirement) by Friday, May 24th. Make appointment with Jennifer to complete.


4-Check-in with your Coordinator to ensure you know what you need to complete or if you have any questions, etc.


5-Complete and turn in all your coursework for classes to your teachers by Monday, June 10th


6-Continue to apply to scholarships


7-You’re almost there and you can do it!

Summer Orca Cards

Dear Parent or Guardian:                                                                                             

This message is to inform you of changes to your child’s ORCA card through the Seattle District and City of Seattle’s ORCA Opportunity Program. The ORCA program is funded for the 2018-2019 school year to offer ORCA cards to eligible middle school and all high school students.  ORCA cards will now be extended through the Summer, with an expiration date of August 31st, 2019 in which cards will deactivated.

This Summer extension only applies to those students who have claimed their ORCA card by June 20th, 2019. 

Replacement ORCA cards during the Summer may be acquired by contacting one of the following:

ORCA card requests will be processed weekly and must be picked up at the Seattle Public Schools Building located at 2445 3rd Ave. S Seattle, WA 98134. ORCA cards will not be mailed, no exceptions.

Students are responsible for keeping their assigned ORCA card in good condition through the Summer. Reporting a lost, stolen or damaged ORCA card should be done immediately so we can deactivate the card to prevent unauthorized use.

Nova Alums in the News (1.21.19)


Bridge Week is Jan 31, Feb 1, 4,  and 5. Also called Nova Con, this 4-day long series of workshops and classes hosted for the students of Nova High School. Nova Con happens twice a year, at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. During the first four days of each semester, students engage with workshops and community building events. Facilitators teach one-hour classes that allow teachers the time to meet individually with students to craft their unique educational experience. For Nova Con teaching details and a volunteer form, see the FoN Events page. Nova can’t provide this individual educational experience without the support of folks like you!  Can't take time to teacher? Consider providing fuel to teachers and students. Refreshment sign-up HERE.


Our alumni are making the news. Max Paradiso wrote an article recently about preserving the sound of the Stradivarius by quieting the town of Cremona, Italy. It was featured in the New York Times. Read about it here.

Congratulations to Azura Tyabji, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate. Not only does she represent her city—she now represents the West Coast! Azura was just named a national ambassador for the National Youth Poet Laureate Competition. She will be performing at the National Commencement at the Library of Congress April 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Read more about the Youth Poet Laureate organization at

Take Action for Levies

The levies passed! Now what? While the McCleary decision that requires the state to fund schools itself did not cap levy distribution, there are caps that the won't lift to allow SPS to access the money it needs to meet the basic education requirements, which decreases what we can spend per child.

Lifting the levy lid - #liftthelevylid - is requesting that we change our formulation to receive funding from the renewed levies.  Our taxes for our students.


6:30 - 7:30pm
Nova High School Cafeteria

Come write postcards to send to our legislators urging them to LIFT THE LID. Read more about levies at SPS site, and also in Stranger article.


10:00 AM
Ethiopian Community Services
8323 Rainier Ave South

Get together with your community to learn and talk about next steps for the Nova Legislative District.



Thank you to all the Nova Students who worked on the content for the Seattle Public School page for Nova High School. This content is student created -- possibly unique for SPS -- and gives a firsthand account of Nova with very helpful information that families need and students are looking for when considering enrollment in a Seattle public school. Nova for the win!

Also, THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Winter Starry Night dance a success, and who came to enjoy music, laughter, and dancing.  Looking forward to prom this year, and more Nova fun.