|What We Are
|Why It Matters
|Northgate High School 425 Castle Rock Road Walnut Creek, CA 94518 Principal - John McMorris Director - Jeff Spoden jSpo33@gmail.com ( 925) 938-0900 x2132
|What's Happening Now
|Model United Nations
Students will represent Northgate High at
local and national Model United Nations
conferences. Our MUN team will be guided by
the desire to engage in real-world diplomacy
and problem solving. Team members will
practice research, writing, public speaking,
and debate skills as they learn about
countries and important international issues.
GO will bring speakers to Northgate to
educate students in a wide range of areas.
Diplomats, scientists, NGO workers,
businesspeople, authors, scholars, and
activists will bring their knowledge
and expertise to our students. Additionally,
Northgate grads who have done interesting
and important work (there are many!) will
come back to help our current students
develop their own global outlook.
|Sister Schools and Classrooms
GO will work with teachers and students at
Northgate to develop relationships with young
people in other countries. Classes will be
encouraged to adopt “sister” classrooms around
the world and students will have pen (or keyboard!)
pals to communicate with.
We will meet with
and learn from
Since a number of
our students may
since the Bay Area is
so integral to pacific
rim commerce, we
see this as an crucial
component of GO.
GO students will
work in partnership
around the globe.
Students will raise
funds, decide who
with loan recipients,
track repayment, and
make new loans.
We will work with
parents and other
community members to
encourage and facilitate
whenever possible. We
believe that our
students will gain
with other people and
GO students will
become members of
WAC and will attend
some of its seminars,
|Sophomore World Issues Forum
All Northgate sophomores will participate in a Spring culminating activity. This "conference" will
involve students in research, writing, debate, public speaking, teamwork, negotiation, and
problem-solving. Conference topics will include international terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian
situation, environmental concerns, human rights, and many other important global issues.
|Because the world is far more interdependent
than it's ever been before, and success in
today's world requires an understanding of
the many global factors that impact our lives.
As Americans, living in the most
economically and militarily powerful nation,
it has been easy to ignore the rest of the
world. But that insulation no longer serves
our students in a world with increasing
economic competition, shifting global
alliances, and potential environmental
calamity. Global Outlook seeks to connect
our students to the world in ways that will help
them as students, as employees, and as
citizens of both the U.S. and the world.
GO students will receive
recognition of participation in the
program on their high school
|If you're interested in promoting
GO in any way, please contact Jeff
Spoden at jSpo33@gmail.com
or (925) 938-0900 x2132.
Possible help might include:
*Referrals to guest speakers
*Connections to international
businesspersons, diplomats, etc.
*Anything else that you believe would
help us to provide our students with
interesting, educational experiences!
|World Affairs Challenge
Northgate will send teams to this excellent
event, sponsored by World Savvy. Students
research an important global issue, put together
a creative presentation, and perform in front of
judges at an all-day event at San Francisco State.
This year's topic is Food: Feeding the Planet
Sustainably in the 21st Century, and there will be
50 schools and over 500 students participating.
|What We Do