12.12.18 Wildcat Weekly…

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Mr. Malcolm’s AP World History students are freshmen, both in high school and college.  The key to earning college credit for this course is to shine when the AP test rolls around this spring.  Mr. Malcolm’s students were hard at work this week, building the reading, thinking, and writing skills necessary to excel on the essay portion of the test that gives students several historical documents related to a writing prompt, and requires them to include these pieces as they write a collegiate level essay.  We have some smart cookies at Northview, and they are lucky to have teachers, like Mr. Malcolm, who know how to coach them well to earn college credit while they are still in high school.

…also seen in Mr. Malcolm’s classroom were 3D printed historical objects.  Some of his students are learning to use the 3D printer while reinforcing the material they are learning in history class.

Congrats to Grant Perry, who was named the Production Manager for the All-Ohio Company this year, which means was selected as the best around the state of Ohio, and will now help produce the All-Ohio show this winter, which will include the rest of Ohio’s best thespians.  This is Grant’s third time making the All-Ohio show.

The Wrestling Team won the St. John’s Jesuit Bill Urban Invitational Tournament this past weekend.  Check out the BCSN highlights below…

 

Senior Alek West was selected by 13abc and BCSN as their Athlete of the Week, following some dominating performances on the hardwood.  Check out their spot on Alek below.

 

Speaking of the Wildcats Basketball Team, here are the BCSN highlights from the last couple of games…

 

The Wildcats will take on Southview on Friday night.  Parents should be advised this will be a Fill It Up game in the lower section of stands opposite the team benches.  Before the varsity game, Project Unify will return to the court, and Ms. Minard and Ms. Darah are working to get the troops ready.

 

On the LadyKats side, the girls have put together several nice league wins, including this one over Maumee…

 

The QuizCats took on and crushed Ottawa Hills this week by a score of 475-100.  Senior Captain Patrick Andres was honored before the match began, as he has been the most valuable member of the area quiz bowl league for three years running.

 

Sophomores in the Leadership Academy spent time pitching ideas to each other this week for potential service projects for the spring.  They were charged with identifying a problem in society and then coming up with a way that they and their classmates can be a part of the solution.  They are currently voting on which ideas they think are the best, and will begin work after winter break to plan out their project.

 

Mr. Steele’s physical education students played 3-on-3 basketball this week.  He had them thinking and building skills, as he created a unique set of rules for the games.  Students who used their dribble could then not shoot the ball.  The parameters forced students to think and move without the ball in their hands, looking for ways to get open.

 

The Northview Cheer Competition Team took first place last weekend at the Anthony Wayne competition, with Sophomore Emily Knapp winning the Varsity Jump Competition.

 

The Northview Dance Team, which finished as State Runners-Up last year, is back and entertaining the masses during halftime of the basketball games.  Here is their opening routine…

 

Mrs. Rhine’s AP Psychology students hosted their first ever Brain Fair this past week, showing off their research.  Students connected physical parts of the brain to case studies and working mechanics that helped represent the parts of the bain on which they focused their studies.  Student groups articulated their findings to judges, who in turn rated the students.

 

Student Council hosted their annual Santa Breakfast a couple weekends ago, led by Seniors Emma Swanson and Bree Fangman.  These leading ladies were honored at the Sylvania Rotary chapter for their service.

 

The Northview Science Olympiad Team hosted some of the best SciOly Teams from around the state and beyond this weekend.  Mr. Roth tells us that there were 73 teams from 48 school from four different states, including Florida…

…1,200 students competed in sores of events, demonstrating their academic prowess.  Below, you can see a few of the events offered.

The defending NCAA National Champion Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team played the UT Rockets this past weekend, giving Northview Alumna Katie Cole a chance to come home.  Due to an injury, Katie is currently sidelined, but that did not stop dozens of our current LadyKats from going to the game to support her.
Senior Kevin Gaynor had a fantastic weekend, breaking two school records in our meet with St. John’s and Notre Dame.  Kevin’s name will now go on the record board on the wall of the natatorium for the 100m butterfly and the 50m freestyle.  Way to go Kev!  Below, you can see him out in front early on his way to one of those record-breaking performances.

 

Finally, we have a big holiday concert tomorrow night.  Mrs. Thiel and company are getting ready.  We hope to see you there!

What’s good, Northview? The 12.6.18 Wildcat Weekly…

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A couple weeks ago, we shared a couple highlights from the Band’s trip to Chicago.  Here are some more from a different perspective: the kids’…

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Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Barber’s freshmen scientists are learning to balance equations using candy and a Clevertouch screen, which gives teachers a platform to integrate live video of what they are doing at their stations so students can see them model work.  They can also freeze the screen and highlight key points.  You can see both in action in the videos below.

Ms. Janecko’s freshmen scientists are learning about genes and DNA.  This week, they flipped coins to determine the traits of a hypothetical offspring, coming to better understand dominant and recessive traits.

You know the holiday season is in full gear when the Jazz Cats and Jazz Band’s December concert rolls around.  Here a few numbers from our jazz musicians, and our North Covers electric orchestra.

The LadyKats Basketball team is off to a positive start, earning victories over Anthony Wayne and Clay.  They also dropped a close one to Perrysburg on the road.  Check out the highlights below…

The Boys Basketball Team has also started hot, defeating Woodward and Clay to start the season…

The Northview Wrestling Team had a good showing at the Jim Derr Invitational in Northwood last weekend, bringing home several pieces of hardware.  Check out the BCSN highlights of Conner Liber below.

Teen Pep spent time in our freshmen Health classes recently, educating them on the specifics of bullying and what they can do about it…

Our December Leadership Lunch took place yesterday, as we welcomed home Janelle Noe, 2013 Alumna.  She brought her Head Track and Cross Country Coach, Linh Nguyen with her.  Janelle shared with students that having the courage to persevere is important.  Her journey took a turn after her junior year in high school when a college coach told her she was not good enough at distance running to earn a scholarship.  She used that rejection to fuel her training heading into her senior year, when she won the NLL, District, and Regional Championships in Cross Country, and went on to finish second in the State Championship race.  She now had her scholarship offer for distance running.  In fact, she improved so much that she could have gone to almost any college or university in the country.  She chose to stay home at the University of Toledo.  After a couple years of running at UT, she suffered severe burns over good portions of her body, and, again, she was faced with questions about her career.  Laid up for months, it looked like her window of opportunity was closing.  Slowly, she worked her way back, training to run competitively again, and she surprised herself with her times here and there, and she was beginning to show glimpses of her former self.  Her season culminated with UT and MAC records, and with a spot in the NCAA Championships.  She was invited to run with U.S.A. Track and Field, and now has offers to run professionally after college.  Two key incidents could have given her excuses to shut it down and move on with her life: the initial scholarship rejection, and her burn incident.  Instead, after climbing these mountains, she used the momentum she gained racing down the other side to change her life for the better.  Coach Nguyen shared with students the progression of his understanding of leadership, from his experience as a team captain in high school and college, to now working to develop leadership characteristics in his assistant coaches and student-athletes.  He was honest with students about his misperceptions when he was young, and the consequences he faced because he thought leadership was something it was not.  Today, he serves, and thus leads, and as a result, is much more successful.  A BIG thank you to Janelle and Linh for sharing your journies and wisdom with our young people!  We will be rooting for the Rockets this track season!

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Mrs. Kwiatkowski, and many of our teachers, are taking the time to prepare students for the ACT by, on occasion, starting class with a practice question.  She has students then organize their practice questions in a binder for future reference.

Honors Algebra II students followed up their ACT bell ringer activity with group work on solving polynomial equations, as they continue to prepare for their semester examinations.

Mrs. Langendonk teaches math, but she taught writing this week t her math students.  One of our building goals this year is to focus on improving our students’ writing skills.  Our teachers are using a writing strategy consistently across subject areas to help students grow.  Here, Mrs. Langendonk’s students are creating a graphic organizer to plan to write a paragraph, articulating their understanding of the math they are currently studying.

Mrs. Donnelly’s freshmen Health students used cereal boxes to display their research on various issues people face, including sleep deprivation.

We have a new student organization this year, the Respect Club.  They are currently promoting a national campaign to encourage people to not use the r-word…

Our N-Compass Club took the time to author and send letters of support to members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, who recently dealt with a hate-based shooting in their temple.

Senior Ryal Bules was recognized by the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce as their December Student of the Month this week.  Mrs. Rhine shared with the Chamber, “Ryan Bules is the sort of student who elevates the class and the other students within it. Ryan is charismatic, easy going, and very kind. He has a sense of groundedness and humor about him that make interactions with both peers and adults relaxed and engaging. Ryan is not boastful or rude but a genuinely good person who demonstrates sincerity and leadership in his everyday life. I think of it as a privilege to teach such decent human beings like Ryan, it’s students like him who make my job so enjoyable.”

Mr. Keller’s Anatomy students are learning about what the various holes in the skull are, and what purposes they serve.  They compared animal and human skulls are part of their research.

Our FIRST Robotics Teams competed in the regional tournament in Austintown, Ohio, and earned several awards.  The Party Pandas won the Rockwell Innovation Award for the exceptional CAD designing of their robot.  Next Nova won the Connections Award and 2nd place in the Inspire Award category, which advances them to the state competition in February. 

Senior Lauren Smith spent time in Florida recently, performing with the All-National Honor Ensemble.  A big congratulations to Lauren on being recognized as one of the best high school vocal performers in the United States.

Finally, Northview is proud to welcome several new members into our chapter of the National Honor Society!  Way to go Cats!

Wildcat Weekly: 🙏🏻👍🏽👏🏼🦃 Gratitudegiving Edition…

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In a week that has us reflecting on all that we ought to be thankful for, we were reminded often of our blessings at Sylvania Northview…

The family time this week, the freedom and peace here at home come at a cost for those who choose to stand in our place on the front lines.  Several of the soldiers who received letters from our students for Veterans Day have started to receive them, and sent their own messages of appreciation on social media…

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From Jenna Kill’s Twitter page:

Colleen Reed’s response:

From Kendall Isley, wife of Greg Isley:

Mr. Sayre’s Intro to Marketing students are learning to design a marketing campaign, conducting market research related to muffins, and making plans to bake and sell to targeted demographics.  We are fortunate to have a faculty that believes in authentic, experienced based learning, like Mr. Sayre.

Senior Brookelyn Duhamel was honored by Sylvania firefighters this week for her efforts to design a logo for Station #1.  We are blessed to have talented students who work to develop their gifts, teachers who push them do and be more, and to have a community that is so supportive of our young people.

Our Speech and Debate team competed at Notre Dame Academy last weekend, articulating arguments based on in-depth research.  Our young people are fortunate to have so, so many opportunities beyond the 2:25 bell to continue to invest their time into developing their minds, bodies, skills, and positive habits.

The Northview Baseball Team spent time last Saturday helping to set up for the Girls on the Run race, giving young girls a chance to grow their physical fitness and belief in themselves as future leaders.  We are fortunate to have coaches, teachers, and advisers to challenge our high school students to connect with the broader community and give back.

Last Saturday, our Athletic Boosters hosted their annual reverse raffle, giving parents, staff members, and community supporters a night to enjoy each other’s company.  Ticket sales, live auctions, and silent auctions brought in more than $30,000 to equip and clothe our student-athletes.  The Northview experience is much more than it would be if we did not have parents willing to invest themselves back into their kids’ experiences.

Several of our Orchestra musicians participated in the Northwest Regional Orchestra for the Ohio Music Educators Association.  We are fortunate to have teachers, advisers, and directors like Mrs. Thiel, encouraging our kids to play, present, act, sing, and perform on big stages.

The Northview Marching Band took on the Windy City last weekend, seeing the sights, and marching in the Magnificent Mile Parade in front of a million people.  In addition to the being featured on television in the parade, students had the opportunity to check out the Shedd Aquarium, see a Broadway Show, and tour the Museum of Science & Industry.  We are fortunate to be led by educators, live in a community, and be supported by parents who see value in educational experiences that go well beyond the textbooks and music sheets.

Finally, we will be blessed to be constructing a new home for our student-athletes, come this spring, when we break ground on a new wellness center.  The ProMedica Health, Wellness, and Strength Complex will feature a 5,000 plus square foot weight room upstairs, and a training room, and new locker rooms for volleyball, basketball, and wrestling downstairs.  In addition to providing our students with a facility to match their talent and dedication, we hope to be able to expand community access to our swimming pool and exercise equipment by partnering with the Sylvania Senior Center and other community groups.  On this holiday, we are thankful for community partners, like ProMedica, who are using their platform and resources to give others a lift.  For a clip from the local news on this donation, click here.

Whatever you are grateful for on this holiday, we hope that you have time to express your thankfulness to those responsible for your blessings.  Here at Northview, we are humbled by the students, teachers, staff members, parents, and community partners who help make this an awesome place to be each day.

Happy Thanksgiving, Northview Family.

This week at Sylvania Northview High School…

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Monday, our Seniors had an eye opening experience, as teachers, dozens of our parents, and community partners from CCU and Yark Automotive teamed up to facilitate Finances 101.  This program assigned each student an occupation, a family situation, and then sent them through the ups and downs that life brings to the bill payers of each household.  Students tracked their spending, with many being forced to make tough choices regarding wants when the needs burned up all of their cash.  We followed up by sharing a budget spreadsheet with each senior to keep and use in the future that will help them set a budget and track spending.

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Mr. Sayre’s business students are learning to build formulas into their spreadsheets to help them calculate large amounts of data.

 

Ms. Diehl’s Biology students are learning about DNA by cutting, coloring, and categorizing the types of DNA that are compatible.

 

Mr. Keller challenged his Anatomy students to create a system for categorizing the bones found in a human body.

 

13abc came to Northview yesterday to report on our Sophomore class service project/fundraiser.  You can see the story here.

 

Ms. Davis’s Business students participated in mock interviews with local business leaders, and heard honest feedback from people who are in charge of hiring in the real world.

 

Mr. Kwiatkowski’s American History students are exploring the 1920s.  This week, they discussed life for black Americans in the post-slavery era.

 

Our counselors are meeting with all of our freshmen in small groups to talk about their transition to high school.  The feedback and opportunity nudge them in the right direction to have been great so far!

 

Mrs. Morgan’s students spent time this week working on identifying shapes and colors…

 

Ms. Janecko’s freshman scientists are learning the difference between conduction, convection, and radiation.  They designed containers, based on what they learned, that they believed would retain heat the best.

 

Northview Speech and Debate had a great weekend, finishing in 5th at the Findlay Tournament.  The Wildcats made ten trips to the podium for individual events, and Cecile Schreidah took a first place win in Original Oratory, beating the 2017 national champion!

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If you missed Mamma Mia!, well, you missed it!  The acting, the voices, the dancing, the live music, the set, the special effects…it was magnificent!  Bravo cast, crew, pit, and directors!

 

The Northview Marching Band is packing up, and gearing up for their trip to Chicago on Friday.  Our musicians will march and perform in the Magnificent Mile Parade on Saturday night.  We wish you safe travels, everyone!

Wildcat Weekly update for 11.7.18

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Education in western civilization is centered on the idea that we want our young people to grow to be well-rounded human beings.  To that end, we teach language, the sciences, mathematics, the arts, physical fitness and much more, each and every day at Northview.  In addition to these disciplines, we hope our students leave us with a set of soft skills relating to human interaction and connection.  We want them to be able to listen well, explain their own thoughts, and ultimately be good citizens, willing to use their time and talents for a greater good.  We attempt to teach these things in a variety of ways, but maybe none is more powerful than what took place on our campus on Saturday night: danceGOLD.  For six hours, 400 Northview students stayed on their feet, fulfilling a promise to people who pledged them money to do so.  Students danced, played, and sang their way through the evening, ultimately raising $25,000 for our friends, family, and neighbors battling cancer.  Feeling a sense of pride is a common occurrence when you have the privilege of working with this faculty and these students, and I was beaming on Saturday night thanks to their effort to give and serve.

Thank you to the volunteers and donors who made the event a success…

…and a big tip of the cap to the NHS student-leaders who, under Mrs. Omey’s guidance, planned every detail of this event from start to finish.

Speaking of our students connect with the community, we spent some time last Friday writing letters of appreciation to soldiers and veterans across the globe.  With Veterans Day coming up next week, we had a chance to explain exactly what it is about our lives and daily routines that we appreciate thanks to the sacrifice being made by our volunteers serving in the armed forces.  To the dozens of Northview families who shared their sons’ and daughters’ profiles with us to share with students, thank you.
Mrs. Liske’s students used cardboard virtual reality goggles to take a “field trip” to Switzerland.  With her phone, she was able to guide their trip, pointing out different features that they could instantly see on their screens.
The 2017-’18 Newspaper learned last week that they received a Silver Medalist award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  To our returning staffers and our alumni who were part of the staff last year, congratulations!
Now that the marching season is over, our musicians break into several different bands and prepare for concert season.  Their work for the December concert is underway…

 

As a faculty, we set a goals each year after reviewing data from the ACT, Ohio State Tests, and more.  One of our building goals this year focuses on improving writing.  During our last in-service, our English teachers led the rest of our team in exploring a strategy that can be used on all classes to help students write well.
We had a first this past weekend in the world of cheerleading, as the Northern Lakes League hosted the first ever league championships.  We are proud of our cheerleaders and coaches for pushing to provide this opportunity for these squads and hundreds to come in the future.
This past Saturday, our Boys Soccer Team’s historic run came to end, as St. Ignatius earned a spot in the State Final Four.  This group of seniors have made the final eight teams in the state three years in a row, won three District Championships, and multiple league titles.  Their run is unprecedented in Northview history, and we are proud of them as we could be.

Student Council, our cheerleaders, and various members of our senior class collaborate to help organize our student section on Friday nights and beyond each fall.  BCSN has made these efforts across northwest Ohio a big deal with our kids, honoring a school each week and another at the end of the season for their energy, enthusiasm, and school spirit.  Well, on Friday, BCSN awarded our student section their season end award.

We have several new clubs this year that have been initiated by our students, including the Baking Club.  If they share, I may have a disproportional number of updates from this club.  My apologies in advance.
Halloween gave the faculty and staff a chance to show students our human side…

 

Mamma Mia! will open tomorrow night, and whether you realize it or not, you do not want to miss it.  Click here to get your tickets.

Finally, 2016 Alumna Kathleen Duwve is having a fantastic senior campaign with the BGSU Falcons, earning 1st Team All-MAC honors, and leading her team to a league title.  This past weekend, Kathleen and her Falcon teammates also won the MAC tournament, earning a spot in the NCAA tournament.  Congratulations and good luck Duv!

Halloween 🎃 👻 Wildcat 😺Weekly

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Ms. Janecko’s freshmen scientists are learning about DNA, and demonstrated their understanding by creating “stop motion” videos.  You can see an example below.

Mr. Roth’s chemists are examining molarity, light, and absorbance in their lab this week, measuring how much light gets through a liquid, depending on the concentration of the solution.

Mr. Keller’s Anatomy students are using high powered microscopes to get a closer look at their hair follicles.

Mrs. Werner’s biologists are looking at the permeability of cell membranes by measuring how much of a solution escaped a container, moving into another, over time.

 

Mrs. Stewart’s freshmen learned about the insulative properties of various materials, and then faced the challenge of constructing a container that would compete with containers created by other groups in the class.  Here you can see them using a thermal imaging device that, when connected to their iPhones, allowed them to see where heat was escaping from their container.  Finally, they poured hot water into their creations, and measured which one could retain the most heat.

Our students involved in Core Committed attended a fundraising breakfast for SCAT, helping to articulate how their focus on healthy lifestyle choices has helped them.
The Boys and Girls Cross Country seasons came to an end at the Regional Championships race in Tiffin.  A big congratulations to our young men and women on a successful season.
Sadly, the volleyball season also closed last week, as the LadyKats were defeated in a very close match with Notre Dame.  These girls came home with the district runner-up trophy.  We are proud of them for making it further in the tournament than a Northview team in sometime.
Still rolling in the tournament is the Boys Soccer Team, who defeated Anthony Wayne to earn a District Championship on Saturday.  Through the rain and blurry camerawork, you can see Spencer Montz’s winning goal.  Room on the bandwagon is filling up.  Come see if the boys can knock of the Knights of St. Francis tonight, which would put them in the Regional Championship on Saturday.  The Wildcats play at 7PM at Lake High School tonight. Go Cats!

We were treated to two Leadership Lunches last week.  First, the President and CEO of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Zak Vassar, and the Musical Director for the symphony, Alain Trudel, shared their philosophies with our students.  Mr. Vassar talked about communicating vision, showing evidence that vision is working, sharing credit, and building momentum.  Mr. Trudel, who leads an eclectic group, reminded students that the days of the autocratic conductor, and leader, are over.  He said we live in the era of collaboration.  Aside from working with people, as opposed to telling them what to do, Mr. Trudel stressed the importance of technical knowledge, personality, helpfulness, honesty, sincerity, and simply being a good person. These men are intelligent, driven, engaging, and humorous. It is easy to see why the Toledo Symphony Orchestra is on the upswing.

 

Second, Northview Alumna Heidi Burkhart, who has developed a real estate company in New York City that has done over $2 billion in transactions, told our kids to not take no for an answer. As a 20 year old The University of Toledo graduate, she took off for the big apple, and basically worked for free for two year, living off of bread and Ramen noodles, eating sugar packets to mask her hunger. This sacrifice gave her two years to learn from the very best in her industry, and she is now using that knowledge effectively. She encouraged our students to start now. They can afford to work for free, given that they have little to tie them down in this world. Go work for free for the best and brightest, learn from them, and one day they will be ready to forge their own paths. Our students are so very fortunate to be growing up in a community where they have access to people like Zak, Alain, and Heidi. Thank you to all three of you for coming to share your journeys with our kids!

 

The Marching Band played their season-ending concert last week, and we happened to capture a bit of their rehearsal for it…

 

Rivalry week went the way of the Cougars on the field, but we honor our boys for the way they played the game, and the fun they brought us this season.  The student body had a lot of fun all week, including a big pep rally, Powder Puff Football, and a large bonfire.  Check out the videos that Student Council produced last week to get everyone in the right frame of mind.

Congratulations to Mr. Creech on being inducted into the Sylvania Schools Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame!  He was recognized, along with several other alumni at halftime of the game.

It was a great fall under the Friday night lights.  Thank you to our football team, band, cheerleaders, and Student Council for making Cats Stadium a wonderful place to call home!

Speaking of calling Northview home, our 8th Grade Open House will take place tomorrow night.  If you know a young man or woman who is looking for academic rigor, and experiences beyond the books that are hard to match, encourage them to come join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Go Cats!

10.24.18 Wildcat Weekly

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This week marks the start of a new quarter, and our students are plugging away, making sure their fresh start is a positive one.  Mr. Creech’s 3D Design students are going back to 2D, sketching out their plans for future sculptures.

 

Mr. Roth’s students are watching things dry.  Seriously.  Students timed how long it took for different liquids to evaporate, which gave them a clue as to how strong the chemical bonds are holding the elements together that make up those liquids.

 

Mrs. Benard’s freshmen readers and writers are learning about voice, and, ironically, did so this week in silence.

 

Ms. Davis’s business students communicated to her what they have mastered from their first quarter studies via a Google survey in class last week.  She is using this information to determine where to go next with her instruction.

 

Mr. Davis’s choirs prepared last week for their fall concert…

…which took place on Thursday evening, and was kicked off by these two fantastic numbers from the Harmony Road Show.

Thanks to the Choir Boosters, our students’ wonderful sound is better heard with the new sound system they purchased last year.  below, you can see Mr. Davis controlling the system from an iPad in the back of the auditorium in real time, making slight adjustments to make sure the sound is what it should be.  Thank you parents!

 

Geometry is easier to comprehend when you can work it out visually…

 

Last Wednesday, two of our own staff members were honored by the Sylvania Area Family Services organization with Ray of Hope Awards.  Jessie Minard, pictured on the right, has made Project Unify a staple in the Northview and Sylvania communities.  Crystal Burnworth, on the left, along with her husband and a gaggle of volunteers from the community, run the Sylvania STEM Center, making STEM education more readily available for students of all ages in Sylvania and the broader northwest Ohio community.  These two women are making the Northview and Sylvania experience richer, and more well rounded.  These honors are very well deserved.

 

Our Juniors attended their second ACT seminar this week.  Mrs. Sadowski focused on getting faster and more crafty in their approach to the test.  Students answered practice questions under the time constraints they will see on the ACT.

 

Our students had a little fun with Homerooms last week, competing to see who could create the best Halloween costume.  Here are the results.

 

In the world of athletics, Senior soccer player Alek West was featured in the Toledo Blade as their spotlight athlete.  Alek and his teammates defeated Springfield last evening 3-1, earning a spot in the District Championship game against Anthony Wayne on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Findlay High School.  This is a special senior class of players; come out and root them on against a league rival this weekend!

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Speaking of deep tournament runs, the Northview Volleyball Team defeated Ashland last night to earn a spot in the District Championship tomorrow night.  The LadyKats will take on the Eagles of Notre Dame at Napoleon at 6:00 p.m.  We have one of the best volleyball squads in the area.  Make the short drive to Napoleon tomorrow to support our girls!

 

Senior golfer Lexi Knight earned a spot at the OHSAA Golf State Championships, where she finished in the top 30.  Our student body sent her off in grand style…

Here, you can see her hit a green in regulation shortly after making the turn on day one of the tournament.

 

Friday brings our annual football game against our crosstown rivals.  BCSN is ready for the action, and highlighted the epic 2005 battle to help their viewers get ready.

 

It has been a busy, fun, and productive fall.  The heavy traffic on our stage, fields, courts, and more can be measured by the amount of signage we see on our lockers.

 

On a personal note, you do not have to look far or long for evidence that Sylvania Schools teachers are passionate and dedicated to our kids.  My wife, LeighAnn, and I were were reminded of that on Friday night when our son’s teachers surprised us by attending a fundraiser for Penrickton School for the Blind in Detroit, Michigan.  My experience in this community, as a teacher, principal, and now parent, has been that our schools are filled with people who treat their jobs more like vocations.  We are a lucky bunch.