Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,


For a few highlights from this week from the classroom and beyond the books, including details on

 ·         sounds from the Marching Band Fall Concert,

 ·         pictures and video from the Powder Puff Football Game and bonfire,

 ·         how our students are beginning to look at ways to encourage their peers to make healthy lifestyle choices,

 ·         why Mr. Eckhart is encouraging his students to “embrace the struggle,”

 ·         what teenagers say and do when you force them to get up before 5:00 a.m.,

 ·         and how our Boys Soccer and Girls Cross Country Teams managed to advance in their respective tournaments,


…click to see our Wildcat Weekly blog:


Important Information…


 ·         We want to thank the 122 Juniors who attended the first of five ACT Crash Course sessions this week, as well as the parents who helped transport them.  It was a good start, as students had the opportunity to take times practice tests in Reading and English.  We had some WiFi difficulties, but are confident that those are now fixed and should not be an issue for the December 7th session.  We will meet with Juniors again during the regularly scheduled 2 hour delay on December 7th in the Cafeteria, and take a practice mathematics exam.  Students will take a timed test, get a score for their performance, and be able to see which questions they answered incorrectly and what the correct answers were.  If you want to make sure you score well on the ACT, take practice tests that are timed, and review what you missed.  We are excited to continue to grow this program.




 ·         IMPORTANT!!!  We are short parent volunteers that are imperative to run the Seniors’ Finances 101 event.  We need 27 more station helpers to volunteer to take a station, or, unfortunately, we will need to cancel the event.


Seniors, Welcome to LIFE!        

Parents; we NEED you!  Our teachers are working together to once again offer our Seniors a seminar in financial literacy before they graduate from high school and head off to the real world.  Senior students will get an advanced look at what it is like to manage household finances on Friday, November 11th through our Finances 101 program.  In order to pull of this gigantic seminar, we need twenty-seven more parent volunteers if we are going to run this event for our Seniors to help oversee stations (training is provided) from 7:15 -1:45.  In addition, we are asking for food donations.  Please click here to sign up, and spread the word:

You can also contact Amy Schloegl at or call ext. 5177.

Again, please note that if we do not have enough parent volunteers, the event will be cancelled.

Consider this a small investment of your time that will help your child’s (and your) pocketbook for the long run!



 ·        If you child is in need of any help in an class, we have lots of free, extra help available for students.  Below you will three programs that can help improve academic achievement.


Learning Center/Writing Lab (A4)

Period 1: Mrs. Chiapetta (A4)

Period 2: Ms. Davis (A4)

Period 3: Mr. Hazel (Writing Lab – A4)

Period 4: Mrs. Heffernan (Writing Lab – A4)

Period 5: NHS tutoring in the Media Center (Monday - Wednesday)

Period 6: Mrs. Schloegl (Writing Lab – A4)

Period 7: NHS tutoring in the Media Center (Thursday only)

Period 8: Mrs. Werner – Science (A4)

Period 9: Mrs. Loyd (Writing Lab – A4)


Math Lab (G2)

Period 1: Mr. Christy (Monday-Friday)

Period 2: NHS (Monday-Wednesday)

Period 3: NHS (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Period 4: NHS (Tuesday & Thursday)

Period 5: Mr. France (Monday-Friday)

Period 6: NHS (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Period 7: NHS (Wednesday only)

Period 8: NHS (Every day except Thursday)

Period 9: Mr. Smith (Monday-Friday)


Study Groups

1-on-1 tutoring opportunities based on subject areas and availability that are organized through the guidance office.  Students should see their guidance counselor to get started.




 ·         Secondary Open Enrollment begins on Monday, November 14 and ends on Wednesday, December 21st 2016.  This is for the 2017-18 school year for all 6-12th grade students.  These dates are for ALL NEW and RENWALS of current Open Enrolled students.




 ·         Speaking of enrollment, our 8th Grade Open House is set for this Thursday, November 3rd.  If you know of an 8th grader who lives in Sylvania that is interested in learning more about the Northview experience, encourage him or her to attend this event.  Any 8th grader living in the Northview district received a postcard with a QR code and web address to access the Open House program and map, all of which are pictured below.  If you know of an 8th grader who might be interested in Northview, whether they received an invitation at their house or not, encourage them to come get a glimpse of all that we have to offer.




Ohio State and Michigan.


Yankees and Red Socks.


Army and Navy.


Some rivalries run deep.


The one between the Wildcats and the Cougars is unique in that while we will wear different colors tonight, and cheer loudly for the kids from our own neighborhoods, this rivalry puts on display the very best characteristics about our entire Sylvania community.


We are looking forward to seeing the entire city and township out at Cats Stadium tonight, as we root on the Wildcats!  Join us starting at 5 p.m. for the free Mercy Health Partners Community Tailgate on the practice field.

Go Cats!

Steve Swaggerty




More Important Information…


 ·         An announcement for Dads…




 ·         Upcoming events to support our wonderful Theatre program…




 ·         If you want to see Mr. Swaggerty in an apron, here’s your chance.  Don’t worry about cooking on Election Day.  Come out to SV and let the Sylvania Rotarians feed the family, and help us raise money for local charities.



 ·         Because we know it is hard to keep up with them and their devices…




 ·         Get your lawnmower ready for the winter months and help our students learn about robotics…



 ·         The Athletic Boosters’ annual reverse raffle tickets are on sale now for Saturday, Nov 12th.  The $65 ticket includes food and drinks all night, and a chance to win $5000!  Come join us for one of the most enjoyable nights of the year, and enjoy the silent auction, the live auction, gambling, and college football on big televisions. Don't miss it! Contact us for tickets! {Last year we sold out}. Email




 ·         Northview High School Theatre is proud to present the epic musical “Les Miserables School Edition” November 17-20 at the Northview Performing Arts Center.


Seen by more than 65 million people, “Les Miserables” boasts one of the most memorable scores of all time and has earned more than 100 international awards.  Set in 19th century France, “Les Miserables” tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who is released from prison and works to become a respectable citizen and businessman.  His journey of redemption leads him to adopt an orphan girl, Cosette, and provide a stable life for her.  But Police Inspector Javert, who doesn’t believe criminals can change for good, makes it his life’s mission to capture Valjean and jail him once again.   Complicated and tender relationships are developed against the backdrop of revolution in Paris.  “Les Miserables Student Edition” will leave audience members moved, inspired, and cheering for more.


“Les Miserables Student Edition” is presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 17-19 at 7:30 PM and Sunday November 20 at 2:30 PM.  All seats are reserved in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased through the Northview Theatre website at  Adult tickets are $12 and students/senior citizens are $10.  



 ·         If you are receiving this e-mail, and you would like to be removed from this listproc, follow these directions:

 o    Send email to

 o    Make the subject: SIGNOFF SYLVANIA-NORTHVIEW

You should be all set.  If you are a parent of an alumna or alumnus and are signing off because all of your kids have graduated, thank you one final time for everything you did over the years to help support our teachers, coaches, and advisors to make the NV experience a great one.



 ·         Important facts about which our parents and students should be knowledgeable…

 o    Since 2010, state funding to Sylvania Schools has been reduced by over 16 million dollars.

 o    The depreciation of property values in the district has resulted in a loss of 10.3 million since 2010.

 o    The last levy for additional funds was in 2011.

 o    Sylvania is now deficit spending to keep programs for kids.




 ·         Normally, roughly 85% of our seniors take the ACT.  The state of Ohio is requiring that all juniors take a college readiness test.  We will administer the ACT to all Juniors on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.  The test will cost our families nothing.  In order to ensure that our Juniors are prepared to do their best on this test, which will go a long way towards deciding which schools to which they are admitted and how much scholarship money they are offered, we will host a crash course during the already planned late starts this year.  The bad news Juniors: you will lose a few days of sleeping in.  The good news: you will go through a structured program that will have you take multiple practice tests and learn to use several tools to help you further prepare to do your best on the ACT.  We can do this!




 ·         Here is the new website for the Homework Matrix App (thanks to Mr. Word for fixing it for us) to type into your phones to have homework pulled from the NV Homework Matrix (which all of our teachers are using this year) directly to your phone.  Yes, if you save this “webpage” to your phone, it will serve like an app.  Once you select your son or daughter’s classes, you can see what they have for homework each day with one click.  Easy peasy.



 ·         You may have noticed that the Sylvania Schools calendar switched from DynaCal to Google Calendar.  You can find all the information you need on how to set up your Google Calendar to fit your needs, depending on which schools your students attend and the activities in which they participate here and here.


 Sylvania Schools Calendar Guide

This user guide will help you access and customize the Sylvania Schools building and district calendars through Google Calendar. If you would like more guidance beyond these questions, go to the Google Resources. If you would like visual demonstration of these actions, go to this visually-enhanced user guide.



Basic Questions


How do I access the district calendar?

 1.         Go here.

 2.         At the top of the calendar, pull the drop-down menu next to “Agenda.” Check the building calendar(s) you wish to view by clicking on the checkboxes next to the name of the calendar.

 3.         Select the month, week, day or agenda view as preferred.

 4.         Hover the mouse cursor over an event to see quick information. Click on it for more details.


How do I subscribe to a Sylvania Schools calendar?

 1.         Go to the calendar on the district webpage.

 2.         At the top of the calendar, pull the drop-down menu next to “Agenda.” Check the building calendar(s) you wish to subscribe to by clicking on the checkboxes next to the name of the calendar(s).

 3.         Scroll down to the bottom-right of the calendar and click the “+ Google Calendar” button.

 4.         A tab will open showing your Calendar account and ask if you wish to add the school calendar to your own. Click “yes.”



Calendar on the Web

If you are managing your own Google Calendar on the website version, you can subscribe to school calendars, add events from them to your own calendar, and receive notifications. Here’s how.


How do I view events from various calendars on the website version of Calendar?

 1.         Look at the left sidebar for “My Calendars” and “Other Calendars.”

 2.         Find the calendar you wish to view on the screen.

 3.         If the box next to the calendar name is white, the calendar is turned off. If the box is colored, the calendar is turned off.

 4.         Click the calendar to turn it on. The events will appear on the screen. Click the title again to turn those calendar events off, or just leave it on all the time.


How do I set up notifications on the website version of Calendar?

 1.         In the top-right corner, find the gear icon, click on it and select “Settings.”

 2.         Click the “Calendars” tab.

 3.         Find the calendar you wish to set notifications for and click “Edit Notifications.”

 4.         Set the notifications as you’d like and click “Save.”


How do I add events to my Calendar on the website version of Calendar?

 1.         Find the event you wish to add on the calendar.

 2.         Click on the colored space without text in the event block. Do not click the title.

 3.         In the pop-up window that appears, click “Copy to my calendar.”

 4.         The event edit window will appear. Make changes if you wish and click “Save.”

 5.         The event will appear in your calendar and the original calendar side-by-side.



Calendar on a Mobile Device

If you wish to keep up to date with school events through your smartphone or tablet, you can do so. Once you’ve accessed your calendar through the website version and logged in to the app on your phone, you’ll find that all events synchronize. Here are more details.


How do I access a calendar on my smartphone or tablet?

 1.         Download the Calendar app for Android (Droid) or iOS (iPhone, iPad).

 2.         Open the app and log in with whichever account you wish to use.


How do I view events from various calendars on the mobile version of Calendar?

 1.         Pull out the left sidebar by dragging from the left or clicking the three-line icon on the top-left of the screen.

 2.         Look at the calendars listed, clicking “Show More” if necessary.

 3.         If the box next to the calendar name is white, the calendar is turned off. If the box is colored, the calendar is turned off.

 4.         Click the calendar to turn it on. The events will appear on the screen. Click the title again to turn those calendar events off, or just leave it on all the time.


If you do not see a calendar you have subscribed to . . .

 1.         Scroll down in the left sidebar and select “Settings.”

 2.         Scroll to find the calendar, clicking “Show More” if necessary.

 3.         Click on the calendar.

 4.         Make sure “Sync” at the top is turned on.

 5.         Go back and try the sequence above again.


How do I set up notifications on the mobile version of Calendar?

 1.         Scroll down in the left sidebar and select “Settings.”

 2.         Scroll to find the calendar, clicking “Show More” if necessary.

 3.         Click on the calendar.

 4.         Set notifications by selecting “Add a notification” where necessary.




 ·         Our mission is to help ALL of our students find success in the classroom.  To that end, we are expanding our extra help this school year by establishing a Math Lab (located upstairs near the Media Center) and a Writing Lab (located in The Learning Center (TLC) in A Hall).  Our student surveys tell us that students are needing extra help with writing and math more than other subjects.  So, we are establishing two places that students can go anytime to get help with these subjects.  Even better, students will be able to go immediately there when they need the help.  In the past, students had to have a pass from their math teacher to go to TLC.  Let’s say you get stuck on #17 of your homework during study hall.  In the past, without a pass, you were stuck in study hall with no help.  Now, students can sign out of study hall and go the Math Lab to get help on #17.  This will help students to get the help when they need it during the school day.  We are excited that these two new extra help centers will increase opportunities for student learning and achievement at Northview.  This past spring semester, over 50 of NV’s Sophomores and Juniors helped us launch a new Study Group program this week.  We have several “drop in” options for extra help at Northview, including our Math and Writing Labs, and TLC, where students can come during free time to get extra help from NHS Seniors or from teachers.  After crunching the numbers on who is using those options, and speaking with students, we realized that inhibitions were keeping students from asking for help from those options.  Students are nervous about asking someone they do not know for help.  So, to offer another option for extra help, this one founded on the power of relationships, we are setting up Study Groups, generally led by sophomores and juniors who were nominated by their teachers who told us they would make great tutors.  These nominees signed up to help their peers this week, and we now have a database of who is willing, when they are available (including study halls, lunch periods, before and after school), and in which subjects they think they would be able to help other students.  Students can let their counselor know if they would like extra help, and we will do our best to form a Study Group for that student.  Parents and teachers can also make requests to counselors to initiate the process.  In the end, we hope to increase student achievement with this effort.  A big, huge thank you to our students who signed up to help their classmates!




 ·         The Northview College Prep Pathway: Thanks to our counselors, Steve Kwiatkowski, and Kasey Vens, Northview students and parents now have a one-stop resource to help with planning for the college preparatory, application, and selection process.  Check out the details below…



To access the NV College Prep Pathway, click here.  For periodic updates and tips on preparing to be successful at the collegiate level, follow the NV College Prep Pathway Twitter account by clicking here.  Be sure to follow the above directions for monthly updates from the counselors.  Finally, this tool is a work in progress.  If you have ideas for improving it (adding resources, tips, etc.), please share them with us!



 ·         Looking for information?  The following links may be helpful to you:

 o    Northview High School website

 o    Northview Faculty and Staff communication vehicles

 o    Cat Tracks newsletters

 o    Wildcat Weekly e-mails

 o    Homework Matrix website

 o    NV Parent Organization website

 o    Parent access to grade portal

 o    Northview Guidance Counselors’ Website

 o    NV College Prep Pathway website

 o    NV College Prep Pathway twitter page

 o    2015-16 Program of Studies

 o    Northview daily PA announcements blog

 o    School calendar of events

 o    Opportunities for extra help at NV

 o    Extracurricular clubs and organizations contact information

 o    School newspaper

 o    Athletic calendar

 o    Athletics website

 o    Service and volunteerism information for students

 o    E-flyers from the school district

 o    School Facebook page

 o    School Twitter page

 o    Mr. Swaggerty’s Twitter page

 o    List of Northview related Twitter accounts to follow

 o    Mr. Swaggerty’s YouTube channel

 o    Mr. Swaggerty’s Instagram page

 o    To receive text message updates from Northview by texting @northview to the following phone number: 81010



 ·         Sylvania Schools has gone mobile.  There is now a free (and very useful) app for Sylvania Schools.  It gives you one launching point for everything you need as a student or parent regarding anything related to Northview.  You can download the free app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and have everything for your child(ren’s) school(s) at your fingertips.  Calendars, PowerSchool, Twitter and Facebook feeds, Teacher Directory, Sports Scores and more. Also, note that students and adults can report incidents as they happen anonymously through the mobile app – simply select the Tip Line and scroll through the listings to report responsibly.  Download it today!





 ·         Do you ever shop at Target?  If so, we need your help.  Over the years, Target has donated over $15,000 to Northview.  However, many of the parents who were once part of the program have had students graduate and move on.  So, we are in need of our current parents to sign up to help us raise funds to benefit our school community and our students. Please help Northview earn money for our students by signing up on-line by clicking here and enrolling, or stopping at their customer service counter and signing up for their customer rewards program.  Our school ID with Target is 83342.  If you know of other companies that offer similar programs that we can join to help us support our students, please send those Mr. Swaggerty’s or Julie Klein’s way.





 ·         Speaking of, if you shop at Kroger, please consider signing up for their customer rewards program to help the Northview Athletic Boosters, who work diligently to clothe and equip our Northview Wildcat athletes!







Sylvania Schools' Mission: We educate students to make a difference.


Sylvania Northview High School is dedicated to providing a respectful, caring, secure environment that empowers students with the analytical and creative skills and strategies necessary to be productive, lifelong learners.


Northview Core Values

Personal Growth

Respect For All


Courage to Persevere

Building a Connected Community

Tradition of Excellence






Northview High School

5403 Silica Drive

Sylvania, Ohio  43560

Phone: 419.824.8570  ext. 5101

Fax: 419.824.8598

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