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NUI Students Receive Commendation from 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

October 12, 2021
By High School Office

Alhamdulliah, three Noor-Ul-Iman School seniors have earned the distinction as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The Commended Scholars placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students nationwide who entered the 2020 scholastic competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  The students have received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. 

The students are:
Daniya T.
Ali Y.
A third student also received the award but prefers not to be named.

“We are proud of our students who continue to excel on so many levels,” said Leila Shatara, NUI Head of School.   These students not only do well in their classes and on the PSAT, they are also leaders in our community, school activities, and sports.  Recognitions like these help our students stand out from among the many college and university applicants.  Some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. 

Congratulations, we wish you the very best in your future!

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

August 30, 2021

June rolls around and all we can think about is: School is out for the summer!  We start planning vacations, family get-togethers, backyard BBQs, and how to keep our children busy. It definitely looks different for the NUI faculty and staff.

For the NUI Administration Team, it means planning for the upcoming school year.  The administration works throughout the summer finalizing admissions, drafting schedules, completing the school calendar, and countless meetings.  The administration also works on updating school policies, handbooks, and planning workshops.

The NUI IT Team works throughout the summer by installing, maintaining, and supporting all the existing and new servers, systems, and networks.  They work to back up school data from the online systems, help generate report cards, and promote the databases for the new school year.  The team provides any updates and patches to the network, computers, and Chromebooks. IT inventories equipment throughout the school and its software licenses.  IT also works on training for staff members.  All of this is done with the intent of a smooth reopening in September.  

The NUI Facilities Team also works in the summer preparing for the upcoming school year.  The team works on deep cleaning the floors, carpet, and bathrooms.  They paint and buff the floors.  The team also tidies up the surroundings of the school building.  They check all the classrooms and do any necessary repairs.  The team checks the heating and cooling systems to make sure they are working efficiently.  Inspections of the roof, windows, sprinkler systems, fire prevention systems, electrical and plumbing are also checked. All these are maintained according to local, state, and federal codes for school buildings.

The NUI Teachers also work throughout the summer.  Teachers spend time reviewing curriculum, revamping lesson plans, and working on professional development.  The NUI teachers returned onsite the week of August 30th.  During that week, the teachers were busy attending trainings, workshops, and setting up their classrooms for their new students.  

We are all eager to welcome our students back!

Class of 2021 Valedictorian

August 21, 2021

Presenting the NUI Class of 2021 Valedictorian

MashAllah, we are so proud of her achievements, and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors.  You make NUI proud!

2021 Commencement Ceremony

August 17, 2021

The Class of 2021 had a beautiful commencement ceremony.  The students received  spiritual advice from the remarkable Shaykh Yasir Fahmy.  Students were recognized for their amazing accomplishments.  Alhamdulillah, the entire graduating class will be attending college in the fall.  Best of luck to our graduates!

To view the Commencement Ceremony click here.