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!

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