Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

 

I hope this e-mail finds you enjoying the summer months, and with it extra quality time with family and friends.  We are officially a month removed from Graduation, and a little more than a month away from Wildcat Welcome Days.  Behind the scenes, our custodians and support team in the office are hard at work preparing for what will be an exciting 2016-17 school year.

 

Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendars:

 Š          Summer mail packets should be arriving around August 1st.  In there you will find everything you need to successfully register for the 2016-17 school year during your Wildcat Welcome Day session.

 Š          Wildcat Welcome Days

 o    Monday, August 8th

 §   Seniors 2-4 p.m.

 §   Freshmen 4-6 p.m.

 o    Tuesday, August 9th

 §   Juniors 2-4 p.m.

 §   Sophomores 4-6 p.m.

 Š          Junior Retreat sponsored by the Leadership Academy – Wednesday, June 10th

 o    All juniors are welcome to attend.

 Š          Freshman Orientation Day – Tuesday, August 16th

 Š          First Day of School for All Students – Wednesday, August 17th

 Š          NV Summer Musical, Urinetown – August 18th – 21st

 Š          NV Parent Open House – Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

 Š          First Varsity Football Game – THURSDAY, August 25th (we will be live on BCSN and the only game in NW Ohio)

 Š          All event dates and times for the 2016-17 school year should be posted to DynaCal within the next couple weeks.

 

 

In the meantime, check out the Wildcat Weekly blog, pictured below, by clicking here for details, videos, and images of the end of the 2015-16 school year so far this summer at Northview.

 

 

Here are a few important pieces of information for all parents and friends…

 

 Š          We Want to Hear from You!  At Sylvania Schools, we want to know what we’re doing well and how we can continue to improve our schools. To do this we want to hear from you, our valued stakeholders.  We’re using an online stakeholder survey to help us better understand your thoughts and priorities at this time. Please take this quick opportunity to share your thoughts to help us build the future of Sylvania Schools. Please know that your identity will remain private throughout this process and your name will never be associated with your input. We greatly appreciate your time spent engaged in this process. Thank you for your support!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SylvaniaSchools

 

 

 

 

 

 Š          Graduation 2016 Pictures:

 

 o    You will find the cap toss photo attached to this e-mail.

 

 o    Pictures of students crossing the stage:

 

 §   Hello Class of 2016 Parents!

 

As the excitement of graduation slows down I have the information you will need to order prints from Commencement of your child walking across the stage to receive their diploma. There are a few other shots of speeches, choral selections, recognition.

 

Go to: http://www.kurtnphoto.com

 

Click on "Client Viewing"

 

Scroll down to bold black print ("to view and purchase...) line and click on 'click here' in blue off to right side.

 

Click on either:

"NORTHVIEW Class of 2016 Commencement Stage Left" OR "NORTHVIEW Class of 2016 Commencement Stage Right" **

 

** This is determined by which side of the stage your child walked from. Keep in mind diplomas were handed alphabetically when looking for your child's pic. (i.e. my Jacob was 2nd from last so it was easy to go to the last page of pics to find him!!)

 

Once you've selected your photo select print size & qty then follow as any other shopping cart to checkout.

 

Any questions feel free to email me at address below.

 

Judy L. Younger, Consultant
THIRTYONE GIFTS
mythirtyonegifts.com/judyyounger
419-392-0748
makeupcookies@bex.net

 

 

 

 Š          The Sylvania Arts Commission’s Summer Youth Theater Workshop. This is a two-week Theater Workshop being held at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University and is open to students 10-17 years old.  The workshop will run two consecutive week series (Monday – Friday), Monday July 25 - August 5. The series will run from 9 am – noon, with an on-stage performance during the second Thursday of the workshop.  Learn more…

 

 

 

 Š          A special thank you to all our local businesses and individuals who donated to this years after-prom prize committee.  Donations included food, prizes, donations, gift cards & tickets.  Without the support of our community, the after-prom would not have been a success.  Please support these businesses and say a kind word of thanks to them so they know their support is appreciated.

 

 o    ABC Warehouse

 o    Ace Hardware – Sylvania

 o    Amie's Pizza Factory

 o    The Anderson's

 o    Applebee's

 o    Arby's

 o    B. D. Mongolian Grill

 o    B&W Auto Paint? (BW Auto Supply)

 o    Barry Bagels

 o    Bed, Bath and Beyond

 o    Bennett Enterprises (Frisch's/Ralphies)

 o    Bhatti Family

 o    Biggby/Beaners Coffee

 o    Bob Evans

 o    Brookview Dental

 o    Brown Automotive

 o    Brondes Ford

 o    Buckye-Cablesystem

 o    Buckeye Store and More

 o    Buffalo Wild Wings

 o    Canberra Corporation

 o    Chandler Cafe

 o    Charlie's Pizza

 o    Charlie's Ice Cream

 o    Chic Happens

 o    Chick Fil'A

 o    Chipotle Mexican Grill

 o    City of Sylvania/Sylvania Police

 o    City Q BBQ

 o    Classic Cafe

 o    Cleveland Browns

 o    Cold Stone Creamery

 o    Dairy Queen

 o    Dave White Chevrolet

 o    Dave's Running Shop

 o    David Fairclough Fine Jewelers

 o    Denise Brown

 o    Dental Health Assoc of Sylvania

 o    Directions Credit Union

 o    Dr. David Lenhart, DDS

 o    Dr. Matthew Lark, DDS

 o    Dura Temp Corporation

 o    Edible Arrangements

 o    Element 112

 o    Expresso Car Wash

 o    Family Video

 o    Fifth Third Bank

 o    Firehouse Subs

 o    Fitness Shack

 o    Five Guys Burgers & Fries

 o    Floyd's Barber Shop

 o    Forrest View Lanes

 o    Fowl & Fodder

 o    Great Clips

 o    Hafner Florist

 o    Hanson Aggregates Midwest, LLC

 o    Harmony in Life

 o    Hooters

 o    Impact Products

 o    J.C. Reynolds Builders

 o    J Cups Pizza

 o    J Foster Jeweler

 o    Jameson Audio Video

 o    Jamba Juice

 o    JCC/YMCA

 o    Jets Pizza

 o    Jimmy Johns - Sylvania

 o    Joanna Hillton Kirchhoff

 o    Kay & Paulus Orthodontics

 o    Kevin Charles

 o    Koala Berry

 o    Kroger

 o    Legacy Golf Course

 o    Lourdes University

 o    Lowes

 o    Mark Feldstein & Associates

 o    Merle Norman

 o    Midwest Construction

 o    Mr. Freeze

 o    Office Max

 o    Olive Garden

 o    Overcashier & Horst

 o    Paddy Jacks

 o    Papa Johns

 o    Penn Station

 o    Personal Eyecare

 o    Pop Grille

 o    Pot Belly

 o    Premier Designs

 o    Q-Zar

 o    Quarry Ridge Golf Course

 o    Rachel Michael's Popcorn

 o    Scott Hall Photography

 o    Scrambler Marie, Ten Star Enterprises

 o    Shorty's BBQ

 o    Soft Touch Car Wash

 o    Southwyck Lanes

 o    Splash Universe

 o    Spoke Life Cycles

 o    Steak N' Shake

 o    Stough & Stough Architects

 o    Sundown Cantina

 o    Sylvan Studios

 o    Sylvania Area Federal Credit Union

 o    Sylvania Community Action Team

 o    Sylvania Fire Fighters

 o    Sylvania JCC/YMCA

 o    Sylvania Moose Lodge #1579

 o    Sylvania Recreation

 o    Sylvania Twp. Police

 o    Taco Bell

 o    Tam-O-Shanter

 o    Target

 o    Timbo's

 o    Tireman

 o    TK Lane Boutique

 o    Toledo Coin Exchange

 o    The Toledo Mud Hens

 o    Toledo Walleye

 o    Toledo Zoo

 o    Tomase Dental

 o    Tony Packo's Café

 o    Tropical Smoothie

 o    Valentine Theatre

 o    Valo Dentistry

 o    Verizon Wireless

 o    Walmart

 o    Werners Hallmark

 o    White Water Car Wash

 o    Willow Creek Salon

 o    Zero Gravity Trailer Sales

 o    Zoup

 

 

 

I hope your June and 4th of July holiday were as relaxing and rejuvenating as they have been for the Swaggertys (click here for a peak at Rylan, and Grady is on the left below, hanging out with his cousins Jackson and Max, who are also future NV Wildcats).  We are looking forward to more family time in July, and hope for the same for all of you.

Go Cats!

Steve

 

 

Important Information…

 

 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    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

 

 

 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

Personal Growth

Respect For All

Ingenuity

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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