Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,
For a few highlights this week from beyond the books, click here to read our Wildcat Weekly blog (pictured below).
Š 1st Quarter interim grades were posted by teachers as of Friday evening. You can see how they are doing on PowerSchool.
Š Our first 2-Hour Delay for teacher professional development will take place this Thursday.
Š As you read about on the Wildcat Weekly blog (link above), we met with our Seniors and Freshmen this week (Sophomores and Juniors this week). One of the resources we encourage them to visit each month to make sure they are doing and thinking about everything necessary to set themselves up for success for the next level is the NV College Prep Pathway. This resource is a month-by-month guide for students to help them get on and stay on track. You can find it here.
Š Alex Clarkson will be offering advice on writing college entrance essays to our Seniors on Wednesday during all lunches. If my son were a Senior, he would be there. I would be sure of it. Encourage your son or daughter to be there on Wednesday during their lunch period.
Š 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.
Š Speaking of apps, if you and your child have not downloaded the Sylvania Schools app (free and available for all platforms), you should consider it, if for no other reason than one of the features allows you to report immediately when something is going on that should not be (bullying, safety concerns, etc.) Tips shared via the app come directly to our administrative team’s phones, allowing us to respond in a timely fashion when there is an issue.
Š PSAT Information for parents of juniors, sophomores and freshmen:
The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be given during the school day at Northview on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The cost of the test is $15 with checks being payable to Northview High School. Registration for the test will begin for juniors on September 19th and for sophomore/freshmen on Thursday, September 22nd through Thursday, October 13th. Checks can be brought to the Guidance Office. If paying in cash, please bring exact amount, no change will be available. It is important to note that juniors will be given preference followed by sophomores then freshmen. There are no refunds for canceling or changing your mind about taking the test.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT and ACT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
Critical reading skills
Math problem-solving skills
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
Students in the eleventh grade of high school enter NMSC competitions by taking the PSAT/NMSQT, which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year, and by meeting published program entry and/or participation requirements.
Information on the Score Report
The redesigned PSAT will be scored on a scaled between 320 and 1520. You can score on a range from 160 to 760 for math and 160 to 760 for Reading and Writing. In addition to these section scores, your score report will also tell you subscores for Math, Reading, and Writing and Language between 8 and 38. This will give you a sense of which sections you're best at and where you need improvement. Unlike the old PSAT, the redesigned PSAT gives no penalties for wrong answers.
The PSAT scale doesn't go up to 1600 exactly since the SAT is a more difficult test than the PSAT. While a 1300 on the PSAT suggests you might score around a 1300 on the SAT, a perfect PSAT score doesn't necessarily guarantee perfection on the SAT. The two scoring scales coincide with one another, but the PSAT is shifted down to account for its differences in difficulty level.
Score Reports are sent to the school and students will be able to access their scores via their college board account using their email they provided on their registration sheet.
Š Picture Retakes will take place on Tuesday in the Athletic Hallway. If you wish to purchase pictures, order forms will be available in the Main Office. You can also click below.
Š The first annual NV Teacher/Celebrity Softball Game benefitting Dance Gold and The Victory Center, sponsored by Paddy Jack’s, will take place Monday, October 3rd at 6 p.m. at the NV Baseball Stadium. Northview teachers will be teaming up with local celebrities Dane Sanzenbacher, Joe Nugent, Jordan Strack, Chris Vickers, and more to compete in a softball game under the lights. Mark this sure to be entertaining event on your calendar now! More details coming soon.
Š This year, Ms. Jessie Minard and our Interact students will be bringing Project Unify to Northview. This program will give our students who live with disabilities an opportunity to play in an athletic contest on a big stage, in front of a big crowd. It will give our students who do not live with disabilities an opportunity to build bridges to a portion of our student body that does not always feel a part of the mainstream. The plan is to host our first Project Unify event in between the JV and Varsity Girls Soccer games vs. Southview on October 10th in Cats’ Stadium. If your son or daughter lives with disabilities, and is interested in signing up to be on the team, click here and fill out the registration form.
Š Parent Homecoming Bid Sale volunteers needed!
Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Thursday, Oct. 6 during all lunch periods (10:30 - 1:00 pm)
If you are able to volunteer on any of the days, please contact Andrea Davis (email@example.com) or Amy Schloegl (firstname.lastname@example.org). We need at least one parent each day, but would prefer two!
Š Homecoming Parade Convertibles and Drivers Needed!
NV's senior class is in need of six convertibles and drivers (18 years and older) to transport this year's Homecoming Court during the Homecoming festivities on Friday, October 7 from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. If you are able to provide a car or serve as a driver, please contact Andrea Davis (email@example.com) or Amy Schloegl (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Š Get your yearbooks!
Š Senior Parents: Below and attached you will find senior yearbook information from Ms. Huey.
Š Northview night at the Toledo Symphony is coming. The Performing Arts Department is hosting an outing for our students and families on Saturday, October 1. We are going to the Toledo Symphony, and we would like to invite you to join us.
The Symphony is offering $10 tickets for this event, and has generously offered to pass this price along to you. (Tickets for this event start at $35.)
As a bonus, our Junior String Quartet will be performing in the lobby of the Peristyle before the concert.
If you are interested in joining us, fill out the attached form, and return it (along with your payment) to me by Thursday, September 15. Finally, if you are so inclined, check the box that says 'Allow the TSO to contact you.' You will receive this $10 offer for 3 more Classics Concerts.
Thanks, everyone! We are looking forward to a fun night out with our kids!
Š Come join us to celebrate everything right about our schools…
Š 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.
I hope the start of the school year has been a smooth one for you and your student. To think that we are 1/8 of the way through the 2016-17 school year is mind boggling.
Have a great week,
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Sylvania, Ohio 43560
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