Hello? Do kids get on social media on snow days? 1.23.19 Update from Silica Drive…


Well, with one day of classes in the books so far, it has been a light week.  Here are a few highlights from our abbreviated time together over the past week…

Senior Grant Perry spent last weekend working on the All-Ohio theatrical production.  This is Grant’s third time being selected from production experts from across the state as the student to help make happen the show with Ohio’s best young actors.  Congratulations to Grant!


Mock Trial, in its second year in existence, had their district competition on Friday.  Congratulations to Maiya Black for winning Star Lawyer and Eddie Garcia for winning Star Witness.  Congratulations to the entire team for a job well done.  Mrs. Rauscher is looking forward to watching you continue to build this program!


Sophomores dipped their toes into the career pool last week, learning about career options and career interest resources from counselors.  They then toured our engineering, business, computer science, education, iMedia, medical technology, cosmetology, and family and consumer sciences program facilities.  With course selections due on Friday, this quick look at what Northview offers was helpful for our students.


Friday brought an end to the school work and a chance for students to have some fun, as hundreds gathered to root on the LadyKats and Wildcats!  Our student section “The North” planned a new way to welcome our basketball teams to the floor for games, and used their Homeroom time to teach the student body the plan,  which they dubbed “The Northern Lights”.  They used the practice introductions to highlight our undefeated Quiz Bowl Team, which is led by 3-time player of the year for our regional quiz bowl league, Patrick Andres.  The Quiz Cats enjoyed their moment in the sun, so to speak.

You can see the finished product for the boys game here, which, along with the “Fill It Up” effort orchestrated by Mr. Irwin, won “The North” the BCSN Student Section of the Week.

We finally got around to playing the actual game, and the #4 state ranked Wildcats delivered, again, defeating the Maumee Panthers to remain undefeated on the season.


Saturday was a mess on the roads, but that did not stop our senior parents from continuing to collect household items to sell in their annual Garage Sale that will make the Northview After prom a success.  Thank to Julie Sample and her committee, and to all of our parents who dedicate hours and hours of their time to make the Northview experience a GREAT one!


Speaking of donations for a good cause, consider helping the National Honor Society with their campaign, Snuggles for Sylvania: a warm items drive for Sylvania Area Family Services!  You can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, socks, earmuffs or bands, and any other small warm items.  NHS will be donating them to Sylvania Area Family Services when the drive is over.  Students, bring these items to your homeroom through February 1st and the homeroom with the most items will receive a sweet treat during their next homeroom!  Contact Sara Lewandowski or Mackenzie Lutz for details.




1.16.19 Wildcat Weekly…


Winter has finally set in, and our Medical Technology students are decorating their display case accordingly…

Congratulations to the NV QuizCats who continued their undefeated season yesterday, besting Maumee Valley Country Day School 285-210.  As always, the Cats were led by senior captain, Patrick Andres with plenty of support from the “twin towers” of Lucas and Zack Burton, Ben Gravelle, and George Hajjar. Congratulations as well to the Quiz Bowl JVs, who defeated MVCDS 225-145.  Valentines Day will be our QuizCat senior game as NV hosts Pettisville in room G-5.  Be there!

Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Barber’s freshmen scientists are researching nuclear energy and constructing reasoned cases for either its continued use or abolishment.


Spanish students, ranging in developmental level from Spanish I to AP Spanish, collaborated this week create videos that included information they found on college websites that related to programs and careers students could pursue related to international relations.


Mrs. Seal-Roth’s Art Foundations students drifted from their two-dimensional learning, and wandered into the world of 3D, creating clay pieces this week.  They discussed craftsmanship and form, and work to create dynamic pieces.


Ms. Hage’s musicians are gearing up for their next gig, paying particular attention to the tempo of their play…


Mr. Creech’s 3D Design students are playing with fire (not a typo).  Students filled metal garbage cans with sawdust and slow-burned it over nearly a week’s time to add color to their clay pieces.

* disclaimer: no students or Creeches were harmed in the making of this video.


This last weekend brought 48 teams and nearly 1,500 competitors, coaches, and judges to Sylvania for the 2019 Sylvania Rotary Invitational.  Speech and Debaters from all over the state (and beyond!) braved the polar vortex and descended on our community.  This tournament is a highly anticipated and attended the event every year, and 2019 was no exception.  With students orating and debating at Northview, Southview, and McCord, the contest was fierce, as competitors gear up for state and national qualifiers.  With the support of our parent organization, student competitors, student volunteers, Northview alumni, and members of our community, they were able to keep the mass of students, judges, and coaches well-fed and happy.  Northview’s ever-expanding team brought forth a mighty showing, proving their Wildcat Spirit.  All of our competitors debated decisively and spoke spectacularly, and our own Cecile Schreidah and Nina Liebes placed 3rd in their respective categories of Original Oratory and Declamation.  Their coaches could not be more grateful for the support they have received, and are excited to finish this season on a high note!


The Wrestling Team continues to show well, both in dual meets and in the large tournaments.  Below, you can see Conner Liber handling his Anthony Wayne opponent.  Congratulations to Tucker, Conner, and Cole on placing at the Perrysburg Invitational Tournament.


Congratulations to Lexi Knight, who was the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce January Student of the Month.  Mrs. Rhine said about her, “Lexi’s conscientiousness and determination have propelled her to being first and foremost an excellent student and pleasure to have in class.  She may not have a lot to say in the classroom but she is processing everything, soaking it all up like a sponge.”


The Swim & Dive program bid farewell to an accomplished group of student-athletes on Senior Night…


The Northview Mathematics Department welcomed professors from the University of Toledo last week, as students learned about new career opportunities in the world of information management and analysis, and their relation to what these young people are and will be taking in mathematics courses.


The Northview Hockey Team is on a roll.  Racking up wins over St. Ignatius and St. Francis in back-to-back weeks, these young men are hungry to earn their way back to the top of the mountain in our area.


The LadyKats Basketball Team is quietly putting together a nice season.  Recently, they knocked off Napoleon, who was expected to vie for the league championship.  They also went on the road to Anthony Wayne and earned a season sweep of the Generals…

Lily Sweeney earned a BCSN Player of the Week nomination along the way…


Speaking of the LadyKats, Northview Alumna and Miami of Ohio senior Kendall McCoy surpassed 1,000 career points for the Red Hawks, an impressive milestone.


The Gymnastics Team is working hard and gearing up for the NLL Championships, which are quickly approaching…


The Northview Boys Basketball continues to build momentum.  Over winter break, Coach and Mrs. McDonald welcomed not only the boys but several basketball alumni into their home for a little reunion and bonding.

The Cats scratched out a tough one versus Napoleon at home…

…keeping their undefeated record intact.  That record earned them the #9 ranking in the state of Ohio.

They then turned their attention to Anthony Waye, who was also undefeated in the NLL heading into last Friday’s showdown…

The Cats started strong, and held on to earn a statement road victory.

They returned home the next night to face a tough-minded Bryan team, winning on a buzzer-beater from freshman Sean Craig.

(photo credits to Mrs. P.)

Their streak continues and has allowed the Cats to inch up to #7 in the state.


The Golf Team is not sitting around, complaining about the cold temperatures, they are out working on their craft, and preparing for the warmer weather to come.


If you are having a rough day, Mrs. Blue and her Student Council leaders have a message for you…