|First name||Last name|
What year did you graduate from Northglenn?
|Why did you decide to come and work here?||What do you think has changed at Northglenn since you have graduated?||What has stayed the same?|
|9/18/2017 8:45:41||Nick||Kosovich||98||Comfortable with the staff and community||Cooler technology||Teacher's passion for student learning|
I was offered a position and the thought of being able to come back and give back to a community that I was very proud of was very exciting.
I think kids are still kids. I love the tradition of NGHS. I think NGHS has become more diverse which is great. When I graduated there were 2400 students in 3 grades so it was huge and it was the school of choice for the North Denver area. People had pride in NG and the students and I think we have gotten some of that back.
The traditions, the building, a staff that is invested and cares.
|9/18/2017 8:56:33||phyllis||musk||1978||I love Northglenn and it was close to where I lived.|
A lot of things have changed. More diversity, the building, how the students are taught, only 10th - 12th in the building, and things were more strict.
|Parts of the building and traditions.|
I have a passion for the school and teaching. I always dreamed of coming back here to teach.
|STEM is new. No more pool. Schedule. Less Mobiles.|
Spirit. Some of the clubs. Lots of the teachers. Traditions.
|9/18/2017 9:17:10||Cindy||Hilliard||1985||I love the area & the other teachers here are fabulous!|
The general socio-economic environment of the students at NHS is different. The community used to be primarily white, upper-middle-class, college-bound. Now we have more diversity!
Students are students are students -no matter where we go. People need the same basic things to prepare for the future -support, patience, guidance.
Wanted to keep a strong education and community tradition going.
|Increased population; number of HS; busy-ness;||Norse Pride|
|9/18/2017 9:55:25||Brad||Greening||2008||Sense of community and school spirit were major factors.|
The STEM program is obviously the biggest change, but with the change in administration I also feel like there's a stronger sense of community at the school now.
Caring, honest staff that are in it for the students. We have so many people that have returned to Northglenn and stay for such a long time that the continuity has made the building feel like home.
I wanted to work here because I wanted to help and encourage students just like my teachers helped and encouraged me. If it wasn't for the staff at Northglenn, I wouldn't have known that I could go to college or what steps to take in order to be a well rounded person in society.
I also wanted to be part of a community that was truly there for one another.
The STEM mentality of how our school is shaped has been a huge change since I graduated.
The hallways, classrooms, and building have stayed the same for the most part. Northglenn's old building smell is still the same. Most of the campus supervisors are the same. Getting in trouble for not wearing IDs, still the same.
Northglenn offers a sincere, vibrant, supportive community. It was also easier to get a job here because I had contacts here.
The biggest change was the adoption of the STEM program. It has drastically changed the way things get done here at Northglenn. I think it has been an incredibly positive change.
The traditions and the family-like atmosphere. It's hard to stay away from Northglenn High School!
|9/18/2017 11:15:04||Rene||BeVier Dill||1994|
I valued the education I received here, and I wanted to have the opportunity to give back to this community.
Students are required to take more classes and have less time in their schedule for electives.
A lot of the traditions are the same, such as burning the N at the homecoming game, and the drama productions and traditions.
I wanted to work in Adams12 because I wanted to give back to the district and community that inspired my career choice in the first place. Northglenn wasn't necessarily on my radar as a "must", I was really just looking to apply anywhere in Adams12. Of course, once I got the job at Northglenn, Michael James can attest to my "jumping for joy" and "uber excitement" for the opportunity to come back to the school I actually graduated from in order to give back directly to this community and work alongside some of the teachers who inspired me to choose this career path.
When I was a teenager, I was the opposite of out-going. I was shy and reserved, I enjoyed hanging out in the library and in my teacher's classrooms, I always did more than the required homework assignments, and I loved learning new content in any and every class. I am always ashamed and embarrassed to admit that I was not really accepted by any "click" in the social spectrum of this school. For being 6' 2", I was probably bullied and picked on more than any of the shortest or dorkiest kids in school. I am excited to say I believe the "clicks" have changed a ton. Many students are a part of several "clicks" and so many of our shy and reserved students appear to be more accepted than they were back in my day. The popular and top-performing kids do not shut out anyone who does not fit in their perfect bubble. Every day, I see random students introducing themselves to peers they have never met and accepting them for who they are. The traditional clicks and social norms are still around, of course; however, I feel like I would have had more true friends in this version of Northglenn than in my former world.
School pride. Sure, the number of students who participate in games, assemblies, and spirit days fluctuates like a sine curve every year, yet the drive and desire by student council and the majority of the staff to encourage school pride has always been there.