Congratulations to the girls on qualifying for States with this routine. It looks like all the girls at the competition had a good time. Best of luck next weekend in Columbus. We will help send off both our Dance and Cheer Teams to States this Friday with an assembly at the end of the day.
No, these fans are not being used because of our HVAC system. Mrs. Rauscher’s Senior Humanities students practiced the nonverbal communication of the Victorian Era last week by creating their own fans and learning code actions. People used fans to communicate all kinds of words, expressions, and phrases to each other during this time frame.
The Swim and Dive Teams sent several individual qualifiers to the District competition: Liz Liber, Sammie Young, Kevin Gaynor, Michaela Reynolds, Kaitlyn Dieringer, Baylie Horvath, Emily Walkovich, and Adrienne Palmer. In addition, both medley and 400 free relays, and the girls 200 free relay qualified, including some of the above, plus Collin Maple, McKenna Burke, Jessica Walkovich, Georgia Powell, Conrad Weisner, Ashley Houtteikier, and Charlie Delmonico. Earning a trip to the State Championships were Senior Kaitlyn Dieringer, a three time state qualifier headed to Eastern Michigan on a diving scholarship next year, and Emily Walkovich, a sophomore making her second trip to the States. Both girls advanced to the semi-finals, and Kaitlyn earned a spot in the finals. In the end, Kaitlyn finished 11th in the state, in spite of battle injuries all season. Emily’s spot in the semi-finals bested her result during her freshman campaign. Below, you can see several of their dives at the State Championships, held at Canton McKinley High School this week. Way to go girls!
The Northview Engineering Rocketry Team had a very successful training run last weekend. They used an L-1000 rocket motor to push their rocket to an altitude of 5196 feet. They only missed our target altitude of one mile by eighty-four feet. Best of luck to these Wildcats in the coming weeks as they finish preparations for their mission to Alabama, and well beyond.
View from the Rocket Cam/ Go Pro (fast forward to 8 min, 30 sec):
View from the drone:
View of the rocket launch from the ground:
Big thanks to Mr. Ulrich for being a guest presenter in Zoology recently. Students are learning about fishes, so to help them connect the information learned about ray-finned bony fish (Class Osteichthyes) with their every day lives and the vast resources the Great Lakes offer us, Mr. Ulrich showed them how to filet rainbow trout. The focus was on how to remove the fatty tissue and skin where persistent nonpolar pollutants can accumulate, thus reducing exposure to minimize harmful biomagnification effects of eating higher on the food chain.
After that, Mrs. Ireland showed them how to sauté the fish and prepare a healthy meal for themselves, friends, or family! Each of the four filets was prepared differently: one coated in paprika, one in oregano, one in seasoned Panko bread crumbs, and the final in red pepper flakes. Some students tried fish for the first time – and liked it!
Students walked away with an appreciation for a new, healthy food source, simple steps to take to reduce exposure to persistent pollutants, and a “go-to” recipe to make at home or college!
What makes a school more than a school? What transforms a school into a community? It’s the little things like we saw today at Northview. Over one hundred students, teachers, and staff members were serenaded today by the Harmony Road Show, on this Valentine’s Day. The choir used it as a fundraiser for an upcoming workshop they want to attend, but their talent put smiles on lots of faces today. Thank you Mr. Davis and the Harmony Road Show!