Dear Students, Parents, and Friends,


For a few brief glimpses into the classrooms and at student life here at Northview from this past week, including…

  Š           the Math Club’s quest to figure out if you are more likely to get a vertical or horizontal BINGO,

  Š           how our freshmen scientists are building their own mathematical models for their favorite songs,

  Š           what our Juniors and Seniors in the Leadership Academy are up to,

  Š           what the theme for the yearbook will be,

  Š           how some teachers are using a new grading system,

  Š           how current and alumni Wildcats helped my son today,

  Š           video highlights of the Boys Soccer Team’s win over the St. John’s Jesuit Titans on the road,

  Š           videos and images from the big Friday night football victory at defending NLL Champion Springfield,

  Š           which Northview Teams brought home NLL Championship trophies this week,

  Š           and more, click on the link to see our Wildcat Weekly blog


Here are a few important messages for parents and students:


  Š           Senior Parents: I will be at the senior parent meeting Monday night with an update on steps we are taking to allow more friends and family members to be able to attend graduation.  We are confident that every graduate will now receive 6 tickets for graduation and think many will receive 7, which has been the norm in the past.  We also have some other ideas that we are working on that would help better meet demands.



  Š           Homecoming bids go on sale starting next Wednesday September 27th! The theme this year will be Hollywood nights! Don't miss out on your chance to attend!



  Š           Calling all parents! Seniors Class Government is in need of at least one parent volunteer per day during all lunch periods (10:30a - 12:55p) to assist in selling Homecoming bids, Wednesday, Sept. 27 - Thursday, Oct. 5. Please contact Andrea Davis ( to with any questions or to sign up!

Additionally, we are in need of chaperones for the Homecoming dance on October 7, 8-11 p.m. We are in need of at least ten chaperones. Please contact Andrea Davis ( to with any questions or to sign up!



  Š           From our school counselors


Northview Guidance Office Highlights & Happenings

Week of 9/25/2017


  o     PSAT/NMSQT registration continues in the guidance office. (Test date is 10/11/2017)

  o     Individual Senior Interviews through the month of September (students sign up w/ their counselor) Parents are welcome & encouraged to attend, if available – Be sure to get the date/time from your senior! Not many seniors have signed up yet…

  o     Many College Rep Visits – the full list can be found on the guidance website ( ) Click on the College Tab.  Check it often because more colleges are added daily!


Fri. 9/22

  Š           Last day to sign up for the Oct. 28th ACT (Go to ) to sign up.


Thurs. 9/28

  Š           Eastern Michigan (3rd period)

  Š           Capital University (4th period)


Scholarships to check out:

All scholarships can be found under the college tab at


New Scholarships this week:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (see scholarship drawer for requirements)

Free Speech Essay Contest ( )



High school is crazy, especially for involved teens.  Sleep needs to be a priority. Students are frequently staying up late into the night on social media – many experts suggest a centralized charging station that is not in a child’s bedroom. It can be a struggle balancing activities, homework, and sleep… Here is an article regarding sleep & teenagers:




  Š           If you would like a weekly text reminder of the big ticket items happening for the upcoming week at Northview, text @northview to the following phone number: 81010




  Š           You are invited to come out and watch our 2nd annual celebrity softball game involving Northview parents and teachers, including Doug Downing, Barb Pawlak, Tom Runnells, Chad Hall, Doug Carter, Charlie Bolden, and more.  All proceeds from this game will be donated to danceGOLD 2017, which will be writing a big check to The Victory Center.



  Š           SCAT continues to find ways to connect parents so we can share thoughts and experiences…



  Š           Senior Brooke Robbins, who is continuing to battle cancer, will be the beneficiary of a benefit dinner on September 30th


Speaking of Brooke, if your son or daughter threw a hat on his or her head on the way out of the door this morning, know that they were not going to be violating the dress code by wearing it in school today.  Students and staff members are allowed to wear hats on Fridays this first semester as a show of support for Brooke and the battle she is waging against her cancer.


Go Brooke!  Go Cats!

Steve Swaggerty




Previously Announced Important Information…


  Š           For our future Cats…


  Š           Picture retakes will take on October 4th.



  Š           Project Unify will continue this school year, starting with a big soccer game in October.  For more information, see the attached flyer.



  Š           Several parents has asked how to see the PA announcements each day.  Here are the steps you can take to have our daily PA announcements e-mailed to you:

  ü    Go to

  ü    Mouse over the School Info tab

  ü    Click on Announcements

  ü    Now that you are on the site where announcements are posted, click on the Follow button in the bottom right corner of the page (see below), and enter your e-mail address.


  Š           From our Senior Class Government:

If you still need to get your senior pictures taken, consider using Relics Imaging.  If you show them this post card, 10% of all sales will go to our Prom!



  Š           We hope that all of our students chose classes that will challenge them to grow in ways they did not expect.  Along the way, all of us struggle to master new concepts and skills.  Thankfully, we have the resources at Northview to help our students overcome those speedbumps.  One of those resources is the Learning Center (TLC).  Here, students are able to access tutoring any period of the school day.  Each class period is staffed with both a teacher and National Honor Society seniors.  So, when you encounter an academic challenge that seems like you might need some help working through, know that you are WELCOME to come to TLC in room A4 to get the help you need to conquer it.



  Š           Graduation requirements handed down from the state of Ohio have evolved with the new Ohio State Tests in recent years.  Historically, students had to earn the required course credits and pass all of their OGTs, and they were good to go.  Now, starting with the Class of 2018, students must continue to earn their course credits, AND earn enough points on the Ohio State Tests to qualify for a diploma in Ohio.  Our counselors and Mr. Chris Fahim, our Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction, will be sending letters home to parents of seniors by October 1st that we are concerned about in terms of meeting the requirements.  If you do not receive anything by 10/1, your student is in good shape with their Ohio State Test standing.  For those who do receive a letter, know that we will be working with your son or daughter to take the necessary steps to qualify this year. 




  Š           Our Band Boosters have purchased a large trailer to help transport equipment to games, parades, and more.  If your company has an advertising budget, and would like to reserve space on the trailer, check out the details below and in the attached flyer.


  Š           There is only one spot left on the summer 2018 Leadership Summit trip to Berlin, Germany!  For more info, check out the tour website at or email Mrs. Stewart at  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow as a leader, student and global citizen!



  Š           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.



  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           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.


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  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.




  Š           The Northview College Prep Pathway: Northview students and parents 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     2017-18 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     You can receive weekly text message updates on upcoming big ticket items from Northview by texting @northview to the following phone number: 81010




  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.


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Respect For All


Courage to Persevere

Building a Connected Community

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Sylvania, Ohio  43560

Phone: 419.824.8570  ext. 5101

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