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           what our students were doing fraternizing with our league rival schools this week,

  Š           how our Freshmen have been exploring their new environment,

  Š           what our computer whiz kids are up to,

  Š           why kids are running around in circles in Pre-Calculus,

  Š           how our English teachers are both teaching content and helping seniors with their college search,

  Š           how the 1-to-1 Chromebook program is being used in classrooms,

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


Here are a few important messages for parents and students:


  Š           Our iMedia students added this video to the College Prep Pathway this week, covering ACT advice.  Check it out.


  Š           Speaking of ACT preparations, Juniors will be able to prepare to shine on the college preparedness test by taking the College Prep Challenge this year.  More details coming this fall.


  Š           If you would like some information regarding what parents might want to be thinking about when it comes to their kids, drugs, and alcohol and the return to school in the fall, check out this article from the Ohio Department of Education.



  Š           The Northview Athletic Boosters are rolling out a new online spirit wear store with Dan Rodgers.  They are still at every home football game, but wanted to give parents, grandparents, friends, and alumni a chance to order online as well.  The on-line store will be open for two weeks at a time, and delivery will be around the end of every month.  You can choose to have free delivery to Northview, which will be available for pickup in the main office, or pay to have the items delivered directly to your house.  


The first on-line store session is open until September 16th at midnight.  You can choose different colors for the items, and even add your child's sport, choir, band, etcetera, for an additional fee.  If you have questions, please contact Jen Matuszewski at





Are you new to Northview? Do you want to learn more about our school, how to stay connected and ways to get involved?

Please join us for NV 101-A parent's perspective at the first Northview Parent Organization meeting of the year.

Our 1st meeting is Wednesday, September 13th at Noon in the guidance area conference room. 

The presentation will include Q&A with parents who will address questions in an open-forum format.




  Š           From our school counselors


Northview Guidance Office Highlights & Happenings

Week of 9/11/2017



  o     PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test registration begins – check & form need to be turned into the guidance office. The test date is 10/11/2017.  Students will be receiving the below flyer soon.

  o     Individual Senior Interviews run 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!

  o     Many College Rep Visits – the full list can be found on the guidance websiteClick on the College Tab.  Check it often because more colleges and universities are added daily!


Mon. 9/11

  Š           University of Mount Union Rep visit (2nd period)

  Š           BGSU Rep visit (4th period)

Wed. 9/13

  Š           NVPO meeting  @ noon

  Š           Walsh University Rep visit (2nd period)

  Š           Ursuline College Rep visit (5th period)

  Š           Art Institute of Michigan Rep visit (7th period)

Thurs. 9/14

  Š           Defiance College Rep visit (6th period)


  o     Scholarships to check out:

All scholarships can be found under the college tab at


  o     New Scholarships this week:

The Toledo-Sylvania Elks Lodge No. 53 would like to bring two scholarships to your attention. The Most Valuable Student Competition is a scholarship available to any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States ( ). The Legacy Award is available to high school seniors who are the child or grandchild of an Elks member ( ).


  o     Tips:

Check out the College Prep Pathway (go to the For Parents or For Students tab at ). The road to college entrance is a process that begins now.


For the month of September:


Freshman:  *Join clubs at Northview  and consider extracurricular activities; consider leadership and volunteer opportunities.  *Potential College Athletes: Sign up for NCAA’s Core Course Calculator *Create a portfolio to keep track of accomplishments/recognitions.


Sophomores: *Print out standardized test dates and registration deadlines. Stay ahead of the curve! *Join clubs, and explore leadership opportunities in extracurricular activities to build your college resume. *Register to take the PSAT.


Juniors: *Register to take the PSAT. *Enroll in a Fall ACT prep class. *Print out test dates and registration

deadlines for the year. *Decide when you’re going to take the SAT/ACT. Think about prep options.


Seniors: *Fill out a “Brag Sheet” to give to your recommenders. *Last time to take ACT/SAT for scholarship deadlines.




  Š           Attention Freshmen interested in leadership development: Leadership Toledo is hosting a conference at the University of Toledo in October.  You can sign up here.


Finally, if you happen to see hundreds and hundreds of rowdy teenagers, roaming around Sylvania tonight, caked in fluorescent powder, I am in no way responsible for them.  FYI.


Have a GREAT weekend!


Go Cats!

Steve Swaggerty




Previously Announced Important Information…


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


  Š           For our future Cats…


  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.


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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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