Don’t blink. So much has happened at Northview over the past couple weeks.

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Mr. Kwiatkowski’s American History students spent time debating whether or not Martin Luther King’s dream has been realized.  Students were organized into teams, conducted research, organized evidence to support their arguments, and then articulated their reasoning.  Worth noting for the adults reading this was one quote overheard during the debate from one side to another when one team captain thought the opposing debater made a good argument, “That’s a good point.  I agree with you.”  Where would we be as a country if the adults learned to listen to each other the way kids do?

Ms. Diehl’s Biology students are conducting their own research, learning about bacteria and super bugs.  Students chose four household cleaners, including hand soaps and bleach, and applied them to bacteria growing in a petri dish.  They repeated the application over a series of weeks, documenting how effective the cleaning agent was at killing the bacteria, noticing that each generation of bacteria became more resistant than the last to the agent’s strength.  They used this as a catalyst to talk about how we have changed what we put in cleaning agents to try and decrease the likelihood that a super bug develops.

Congratulations to the following Business Technology, Financial Management, and Computer Programming students who represented Sylvania at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Columbus, March 8 & 9:

Joshua Bader – Fundamental Accounting

Alex Vasquez, Kyle Chesher – Banking & Finance

Noah Larimer, Asher Kripke – Economic Research Individual

Reilly Johnson – Personal Finance Management

Candice Reno – Basic Office Systems & Procedures

Lawrence Maurer – Advanced Office Systems & Procedures

Tyler Kujawa, Jacob Ruehle – Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

Lauren Norden, Aydan Minor – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Bridgette Stirn, Lily Dung – Administrative Support Research Project

Jared McCoy, Charlie Richmond, Joey Okeke – Business Law & Ethics

Gabriel Weston, Maxwell Clausius, Maxwell Fojtik – Java Programming

Zahraa Kashen, Ethan Ward – Entrepreneurship

Riker Thomas, Andrew Riggs – Interview Skills

Mia Momsen, Bailey Rayoum – Advanced Interview Skills

Lila Crowe – Extemporaneous Speech

Joseph Burns – Human Resource Management

Zachary Kalas – Prepared Speech

Jamie Johnson – Presentation Management Individual

Preston Fischer, Kyle Schiel, Nolan Johnson – Financial Analyst Team

Nicholas Holtfreter & Ritik Patel – Economic Research Team

Camden Murphy & William Sykes – Economic Research Team

Grace Burnard, Jessica Degen, Molly Schroder, Connor McCann – Global Marketing Team

Brookelyn Duhamel, Ayah Mansour, Ryan Bules, Andrew Crooks – Global Marketing Team

Donya Esterson & Abigail Honisko – Small Business Management Team

Oscar Fuentes, Colton Powaski, Jeremiah Luke, Paul Thomas – Small Business Management Team

Anne Barchick & Breanna Fangman – Presentation Management Team

Placing in the top ten in the state of Ohio:

Joshua Bader – Fundamental Accounting

Noah Larimer – Economic Research Individual

Asher Kripke – Economic Research Individual

Lauren Norden – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Hayley Durbak – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Aydan Minor – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Bridgette Stirn – Administrative Support Research Project

Lily Dung – Administrative Support Research Project

Jared McCoy – Business Law & Ethics

Gabriel Weston – Java Programming

Maxwell Clausius – Java Programming

Maxwell Fojtik – Java Programming

Zahraa Kashen – Entrepreneurship

Ethan Ward – Entrepreneurship

Riker Thomas – Interview Skills

Andrew Riggs – Interview Skills

Bailey Rayoum – Advanced Interview Skills

Preston Fischer, Kyle Schiel, Nolan Johnson – Financial Analyst Team

Grace Burnard, Jessica Degen, Molly Schroder, Connor McCann – Global Marketing Team

Brookelyn Duhamel, Ayah Mansour, Ryan Bules, Andrew Crooks – Global Marketing Team

Donya Esterson & Abigail Honisko – Small Business Management Team

Anne Barchick & Breanna Fangman – Presentation Management Team

Qualifying for the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX from May 9-13 are:

Aydan Minor – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, 2nd Place

Lily Dung – Administrative Support Research Project, 3rd Place

Bridgette Stirn – Administrative Support Research Project, 4th Place

Maxwell Fojtik – Java Programming, 1st Place

Gabriel Weston – Java Programming, 3rd Place

Zahraa Kashen – Entrepreneurship, 3rd Place

If you were not counting, we had 55 competitors, 32 Top-Ten contestants, and 5 National Leadership Conference qualifiers!  We have a few virtual event finalists that interviewed this week as well.  Congratulations to all!

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How do you earn the top scores possible at the OMEA District Band Contest?

Prepare.  Prepare.  Prepare.

Here you can see Mr. Heath working with his students on site reading, which is a component of the adjudicated event.  Students are given a piece of music to perform in front of judges with virtually no prep time.  Mr. Heath is teaching them to read music and be ready to perform at a moment’s notice.

Our ensembles also held a concert to perform one last time before they saw the judges.  Check out clips of their final preparations here…

A BIG congratulations to Mr. Heath, Ms. Hage, and all of our musicians for personifying excellence at OMEA District Contest!

Speaking of crushing it at OMEA Districts, the Northview Choirs earned a spot at States after earning top ratings as well.  Northview Women’s Chorus and the A Cappela both earned Is.  A special shout out to the A Cappela Choir, who competed in the highest class (difficulty), AA, and still came home with perfect scores!

The Party Pandas are going to Worlds.  Yes, you read that correctly.  One of our FTC Robotics Teams, the Party Pandas, will be competing at Worlds in Detroit April 25-April 28th.  If you have yet to see an FTC Robotics competition, imagine a combination of the television show Battle Bots, danceGOLD, and the Super Bowl.  It is awesome.  Congratulations to Party Pandas team members Avinash Singh (NV), Jared Emerson (NV), Bailey Gillen(SV), Nina Echelmeyer (NV), Emma Johns (NV), Chrissandra Price (SV), and their coaches Mr. and Mrs. Burnworth!

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Sylvania Northview and Southview hosted the Ohio State Speech and Debate Championships a couple weekends ago.  2,000 of the very brightest minds in our state gathered to see who was best.  A huge shout out to the Northview and Southview coaches for pulling this off; it was a large undertaking, all while they were coaching our students who qualified.  Special congratulations for Jeremiah Luke for breaking into the Octafinals, and Meghan Hanley and Madison Brixey who qualified for the Congress Quarter-Finals.

The Region 1 National History Day competition took place a couple weeks ago.  A group of Northview students created a variety of history based projects that they then presented to judges at BGSU.  The students created projects about elements of history that interested them, and then they displayed and defended their projects to panels of judges.

Below is a list of the students who competed and their projects.

Category Title Students
Individual Exhibit The “End” of Slavery Nina Echelmeyer
Group Exhibit Reshaping the Balkans Ariba Fatima, Elena Stoycheva
Group Performance The Women’s Educational Equity Act of 1973 Charley Sullins, Taryn Wachowiak
Individual Performance Cesar Chavez: Helping Farm Workers and Consumers…One Grape at a Time Cecile Schreidah
Individual Documentary The Great Emu War Dylan Bush

These students all worked exceptionally hard on their projects and deserve our praise.  Also, Mr. Malcolm is proud to announce that two of our projects impressed the judges enough to move on to the State competition!  Cecile Shreidah’s Individual Performance, and Charley Sullins and Taryn Wachowiak’s Group Performance will be representing Northview at the State National History Competition which takes place at Wesleyan University on April 21st!  Way to go ladies!

What do you typically do with your Sundays?  Mr. Eckhart and a group of five students took on the national Moody Math Challenge, working 14 hours on complex mathematics to author and submit a 20 page paper.  The topic this year centered on food waste in the United States.  David Mulligan, Gabe Weston, Casey Ruckman, Jenna Kill, and Erin O’Donnell are impressive young scholars!  They are now awaiting the results of their submission from the judges.

The annual Superintendent’s Art Show took place this week at Highland Meadow’s Golf Club, giving our artists a platform to display their impressive work.  Congratulations to those chosen to be a part of the show.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our students’ pieces at the Northview Art Show in May.

The danceGOLD beans have been counted, and Senior NHS leaders took a check for nearly $20,000 to The Victory Center this week.

Madame Fischer and several colleagues welcomed guest teachers from several African countries this month.  Here, you can see her French students learning about Rwanda from Jean Marie, our expert from Rwanda.

Thanks to generous donations from the Academic Excellence Foundation, the Classes of 2016 and 2017, and the senior parents of both class, we are getting close to opening our Think Tank, a maker space designed to allow Northview students to create and collaborate on projects, complex problems, and research.  Northview teachers spent time after school last Friday sorting through teacher requests for STEM related equipment requests for the lab space, prioritizing so that we can begin to equip the space for student use.

Our AP Capstone students presented their original academic research this week at the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (OJSHS).   Nora Kaushy Gera has had a good couple weeks, placing at both the Northwest Ohio District Science Day, and the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.  She presented her research, the “Development of Mathematical Algorithm to Track Dynamic Subcellular Signaling by Computing Intensity-thresholded Fluorescence Compactness”.  Her research involves using MATLAB, which is inexpensive, to solve the same problem that $55,000 laboratory equipment is designed to do.  Nora has been working on this research for some time, working with both Ms. Nelson through AP Capstone, and the University of Toledo’s Dr. Ajith.  She also presented her research in front of an American Chemical Society sponsored symposium at UT.  Nora Kaushy Gera earned perfect scores at the NWDSD at UT, qualifying for OAS States & BSEF in Columbus, and winning the Governors award!  At the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (OJSHS), Kaushy finished in the top three of a pool that included some of the very best high school minds from around the state, earning her scholarship money and a chance to move onto Nationals.  Way to go Kaushy!  All of Mrs. Nelson’ s AP Seminar students had a great time learning at the OJSHS and are looking forward to completing some fabulous AP Research Projects next year!

From Madame Liske…and the Oscar goes to…. French IV and AP French! Students enjoyed the end of the quarter by watching “Les Vlogs de l’Algérie” prepared by their classmates. Some lucky students took home Oscars for their performance!  Last week French III students wrapped up our unit with their own representation of something they learned about in French history. C’est magnifique!

We have had two students honored by the Toledo Blade as Students of the Week over the past month or so.  Click here to see Jenna Kill’s Blade profile, and here to see Kayla Thielen’s.  We are very proud of these young ladies for both their academic prowess and their involvement and leadership at Northview beyond the books.

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Northview’s Student Council welcomed teachers and staff members to an appreciation breakfast this week, thanking them for all that they do to make Northview a great place to be.

Senior Riley Runnells was honored by the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce as their Student of the Month.  From her work in the performing arts programs, to her leadership demonstrated through the Student Prints and STUCO, Riley has added much value to our learning community.  She does it all with an eternal smile on her face and an all-in, team player attitude.  Congratulations Riley!

Intro to Computer Programming students are problem solving and writing code to make their Finch robots complete challenges and navigate mazes in Mr. Word’s Finch Olympics.

The Northview Science Olympiad Team won their fourth straight Regional Championship this weekend!  They are now on the the State Championships.

Dozens of Northview students spent part of their day Friday at Whiteford Elementary’s enrichment day, teaching them how to make movies, about cosmetology, and taking them through team building exercises and discussing leadership.

Each year, Sylvania Rotary sponsors a speech contest for Northview and Southview students that challenges them to reflect on Rotary’s four-way test to use when considering whether or not to say or do something.  The test focuses on honesty, respect, fairness, and common good.  This year, the speech contest winner that will be headed to the district contest representing all of Sylvania is Northview Freshman Regan Fordham.  Also finishing in the top three, earning cash prizes, were fellow 9th graders Jordan Slutsky and Donovan Elder.  Congratulations Regan, Jordan, and Donovan!

Have any extra socks you can spare?  If so, help out our Junior class with their philanthropy project…

Friday night, the Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation inducted several alumni into the Hall of Fame, including Gus Mancy, Carol Contrada, and Larry Wilk.  Their stories and tributes to family and teachers were heartwarming and entertaining.  At the same event, Educator of the Year Ryan Creech was honored, as was Senior Ben Bostater, recipient of the Babiak Award for Service.

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It is still cold outside, but signs of spring are here.  Teams are forming, holding training sessions, and even early season team dinners.  We wish all of our Wildcats in action this spring the best of luck!

Finally, our summer musical, Songs For A New World, was selected as one of the handful of high school musicals to perform at the State Thespian Conference this coming weekend.  They are running an encore performance to prepare for States tonight at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Center.  This is a talented crew.  Come check out one of the best high school musicals in the state of Ohio tonight!

NV Cheer earns 4th at OASSA State Championships!

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They spend most of the year supporting the Wildcat Football and Basketball Teams, leading cheers, painting signs, and much more. Here and there, however, they spend time getting ready for their own competition. The Northview Cheerleaders had their moment in the sun this weekend at the OASSA State Championships in Columbus, and came away with a 4th place finish. #GoCats

Boys Basketball wins Sectional Championship, readies for final showdown with Southview in District Semi-Final

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The last one in Sylvania on Thursday evening – please turn out the lights.  The Northview Wildcats will be squaring off one final time with Southview at 6 p.m. at Savage Hall at the University of Toledo for the right to play in the District Championship.  The Cats earned a spot in the District Tournament be defeating Madison High School, who had defeated Perrysburg in the Sectional Semi-Final.  With their latest win, this team has now set the school record for wins in a season.  Prior to the tournament run, the Cats finished off their home campaign with a thrilling comeback victory over Springfield, and were excited to learn that Junior Alek West has been named Co-Player of the Year in the NLL.  Check out pictures and videos of the latest on Northview Boys Basketball below.  Come out and cheer them on on Thursday at 6 p.m. at UT’s Savage Hall! #GoCats

Cats bring home hardware at OATCCC Track Indoor State Championships; Dorian Hooker wins two titles

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A few Northview Track & Field athletes are getting a head start this season, participating in the indoor track and field season.  This weekend, the OATCCC held their annual Indoor State Championships, and there is some hardware coming back to Silica Drive.  Senior Dorian Hooker won both the 60m Dash, and the 200m Dash, with times of 6.89 and 21.53 seconds.  Senior Jenna Kill finished 8th in the 800m Run with a time of 2.16.  Freshman Emma Steingass came in 19th in the 3200m Run with a time of 11.44.  We are looking forward to seeing Dorian, Jenna, Emma, and the rest of the Wildcat crew outdoors real soon!  Congratulations everyone!

Northview Dance Team: State Runners-Up!

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The only people that move at halftime of our basketball games are the people relocating so they can get a front row seat to witness the NV Dance Team take the floor. Now you know why; for the fourth year in a row, the Northview Dance Team took home a State Runners-Up trophy! This goal oriented and athletic group of young women finished 2nd at the OASSA State Championships today in Pom, 3rd in Jazz, and 10th in Hip Hop. When you see these girls and Coach Erin Stedcke walking around town this week, give them a high five! Check out the girls’ work below…

Differences are a blessing…

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Several Northview sophomores accompanied Mr. Czerniakowski, and traveled to the Valentine Theatre on Tuesday to take part in a diversity appreciation program, sponsored by the Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo.  86 year old Irene Miller was the guest speaker.  As a child, Mrs. Miller escaped the Holocaust and lived as a prisoner in work camps in the Soviet Union.  For a complete recap of the program, check out the Toledo Blade’s coverage here.

L-R Adam Czerniakowski, Cassie McCloskey, Ryan Kahan, Irene Miller, Brett Hagan, Maddie May, Cheyenne Smith, Alex Couturier.