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…
Form Jacob Disher’s Facebook page:
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.