Standing room only at @NVdance_GOLD 2016 info meeting today

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Some students sat, some students stood, but everyone showed up and listened intently because they see the value in lending a helping hand it to others.  This year’s danceGOLD, NV’s version of a dance marathon, will benefit people who live in our neighborhoods and during a battle with cancer and the body ravaging treatments that go along with it.  In the end, our students are hoping to write a big check to The Victory Center. #GoCats

Who really runs this place?

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They may be kicking back now, but earning National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist or Commended Student status is not easy. Congratulations to Hrishi, Mark, and Feross, whose PSAT scores put them in the top handful of senior high school students nationwide. 

La construcción de una comunidad conectada

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Spanish II and IV students demonstrated one of our core values, building a connected community, recently when they volunteered for Sylvania Area Family Services at their Hispanic heritage celebration.  Students practiced their linguistic skills by leading the loteria, or bingo game, at the festival, speaking in Spanish.  Bueno!

 

All NV Juniors to Take ACT in Spring, Offered Crash Course to Prepare

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All Northview Juniors will take the ACT on March 21st, 2017.  There will not be a cost for the administration of this test.  In order to prepare our Juniors for this college readiness test, we will be bringing them into the building during the already planned two hour delays in October, December, January, February, and March.  Juniors will gather in the cafeteria for a structured crash course on the ACT.  They will take practice tests, receive feedback on their performance, and learn to use several tools to help them prepare further on their own time.

Juniors: I know, sleeping in on those days is a nice treat.  However, look at it this way: you have invested more than 11 years of your life into your formal education to this point.  Putting a few more hours into preparing to do your best on a test that will largely determine which colleges and universities admit you, in addition to how much scholarship money you are offered is worth it.  We will help you prepare by helping you set aside time to do the work to maximize your score.  We’ve got this!  See you on October 25th in the cafeteria at 7:30.

What do teachers do during 2-hour delays anyway?

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Each school year, students hit the snooze button a few more times on select days, knowing that we are starting school late.  Our teachers, on the other hand, report as normal.  You might wonder: What do they do with that time alone?  This year, our Northview teachers are working in small teams to target areas in which we could use growth.  Above, you can see what our “Focus Groups” will be doing during many of our late start sessions in 2016-17.  Teachers sharing in the responsibility of leading the continuous improvement process is a recipe for long-term success!