Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,
Each year, I find myself thinking: how could it possibly be such and such a year? The same goes for the 2016-17 school year. Life seems to scoot along so quickly. Here’s to hoping that we are able to slow it down in our minds this school year, to notice and appreciate the individual moments.
By now, you have taken some time to sort through your summer mailer and fill out your Student Information Verification form (or maybe you will tomorrow J). We are looking forward to seeing everyone, old friends and new ones, in the next couple days.
Here are a few announcements for parents and students:
Š Mr. Fahim is still desperately looking for some helpers (students or parents) to make Wildcat Welcome Days run smoothly! We need your help. Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time. Simply click on the link below to sign up! Thank you for your support.
Š Looking to save time on your Wildcat Welcome Day? Click here to check out the below opportunity from our school photography portrait folks. When it asks you to enter a Homeroom, you can simply enter NV.
Š Thousands of people will visit our campus this fall for a variety of events. In a case of a health emergency, AED devices can be found in the following locations:
o Near Cafeteria in E Hall
o Near Main Gymnasium in F Hall
o In Natatorium Office
o Near main front entry to building in A Hall near Senior (C) Hall
o Cats Stadium
o Timberstone concessions/storage area
o Performing Arts Center Lobby
Š Is your family new to Northview? Would you simply like to learn more about our school? Are you looking for ways to get involved and support your student?
NV Parent Organization/Academic Boosters presents: "Northview 101-A Parent's Perspective"
Wednesday, September 14 at Noon in the Guidance Department
Learn more about Sylvania Northview and what it has to offer students and families. Some of the many topics we will discuss are ways parents can get involved, communication, how to stay connected, and resources for students. The presentation will include a Q&A with parents who will address questions in an open-forum format.
Š Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendars:
o Summer mail packets have arrived home. In there you will find everything you need to successfully register for the 2016-17 school year during your Wildcat Welcome Day session.
§ Wildcat Welcome Days
Š Monday, August 8th
o Seniors 2-4 p.m.
o Freshmen 4-6 p.m.
Š Tuesday, August 9th
o Juniors 2-4 p.m.
o Sophomores 4-6 p.m.
o Junior Retreat sponsored by the Leadership Academy – Wednesday, August 10th
§ All juniors are welcome to attend. Students should check their school e-mail accounts for details.
o Freshman Orientation Day – Tuesday, August 16th
o First Day of School for All Students – Wednesday, August 17th
o NV Summer Musical, Urinetown – August 18th – 21st Get your tickets here.
o NV Parent Open House – Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Postcards with details will be mailed this week.
o First Varsity Football Game – THURSDAY, August 25th (we will be live on BCSN and the only game in NW Ohio)
o Bubble Soccer Tournament, sponsored by the Senior Class Government – Friday, August 26th under the lights at Cats Stadium
o First annual NV Celebrity Softball Game benefitting Dance Gold – Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
o All event dates and times for the 2016-17 school year, right up through Graduation for the Class of 2017, have been posted to DynaCal.
Š 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 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. On Friday, we established our first few study groups, which will begin this week. For the remainder of the semester, 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!
Š 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!
Š 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 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
Š 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!
Š 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.
Š 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, life-long learners.
Northview Core Values
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
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