3.1.19 Wildcat Weekly


March is here!  Of course, this is a sign that spring is getting closer.  As we look forward to more daylight and sunshine, that means the winter season is starting down its final stretch.  The Wildcats had a great couple weeks, as they start to wind down the 3rd Quarter academically, and wrap up the winter activity and athletic season.

First, in the classroom, Ms. Bogue’s AP Environmental Science students are designing their own energy efficient model homes.  They were given parameters, for example, what percentage of their home’s surface needed to be windows, and then released to use the scientific knowledge they have gained to see who could design the house which would retain heat the best.


Mr. Steele’s freshmen Health students measured out the amount of sugar in many of the products they consume daily, including soft drinks, candy, energy drinks, and even barbeque sauce and a Chick-fil-A sandwich.  They then calculated how much exercise they would need in order to work off the calories in each of those products.


Ms. Hage’s musicians prepped for their concert this week…


Mrs. Cafferty’s Medical Technology classes, as a part of their HOSA program, have been educating community members on various mental health issues.  Check out a piece by WTOL on their work here.



Mrs. Ireland’s Forensic Science students learned how to incorporate trigonometry into a crime scene, using angles and mathematics to analyze blood splatter.  Their mission was to determine at what height the damage to the victim was done, and what type of injury probably took place.


Ms. Janecko’s freshmen scientists are learning about kinetic and potential energy.  They started off a lesson sharing with her what they believe to be true about a roller coaster’s energy based on previous learning.  She followed that up with an exercise utilizing bouncy balls, where students collected data and calculated different types of energy.


Valentine’s Day was a treat for many, as the Harmony Road Show serenaded students and staff members alike.  Soon-to-be-retired Head Custodian, Jeannie Donovan, says she was not crying during this song, you were crying.


In addition to the Speech & Debate State Qualifiers that will be competing this weekend, Junior Cecile Schreidah found out that she qualified to compete the National Championships.  She may or may not have been a little excited about the good news…


Mr. Irwin hosted another Signing Day for some of our student-athletes, including standouts in squash (yes, you read that right), dance, and swim.  Way to go Cats!


The Sophomore Class effort to collect and donate shoes netted 1,700 shoes, which will go a long way towards helping people in our region.  Way to go Cats!


Senior Night gave Mr. Lefevre a chance to honor soon-to-be four-time player of the year for our area Quiz Bowl league, Patrick Andres.  The Wildcats soundly defeated Pettisville, cheered on by The North student section…

The Quiz Cats then defeated St. Francis de Sales to seal a league title this season.



The Science Olympiad Team is inching closer to Regionals, and used their time at the University of Michigan’s Science Olympiad Invitational to prepare and to catch up with former SciOly captain and current U of M freshman Kiran Kodali.


This week brought both band and choir concerts, as our musicians prepare for their regional contests.  Enjoy some sights and sounds below…



Speaking of our musicians, ’tis the season for collegiate honor bands and district level honors ensembles.  Congratulations to all of our young musicians who are putting in the extra time and effort to grow their skills and knowledge.


Congratulations to Jimmy Duwve, Max Kelso, and Sheridan Scott, all of whom placed in the American Legion Post Americanism Test and essay writing contest!


Cat’s Meow gives our seniors a chance to write their own theatrical production, and the Class of 2019 helped return this age-old Northview tradition to a bit of its glory days, performing before two healthy, enthusiastic crowds on Saturday night.  Congratulations cast and crew on a job well done!


Some of the Northview Majorettes traveled to Walt Disney World to compete in Twirlmania, and came away with a 4th place finish in this international competition.  Sophomore Chloe Schalk finished 2nd in the High School Classic Solo Event.  Well done, ladies!


We launched our first two Think Tank Challenges, giving students an opportunity to compete for gift cards to local hot spots, including Starbucks, Chipotle, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  Between now and spring break, students have time to use the green screen and related computer design software in the Think Tank create a promotion related to Northview.  The other challenge is to create “A Day in my Life” video using the GoPro camera.





Ken Haas, CEO of Reverend Guitars visited our students recently to deliver a Leadership Lunch, where he shared his journey from aspiring musician and waiter to sales rep to guitar salesman to, now, CEO if his dream company.  He shared with students that the people skills he developed waiting tables and as a sales representative led him to be the type of listener and servant-leader that has carved out a niche for him in the guitar industry.  Their company has a loyal following from musicians who were frustrated with larger guitar manufacturing operations that would not make the adjustments to the instruments that they were requesting.  Mr. Haas and his team have dramatically increased sales by listening and being responsive.  In addition to the cool factor of working with the Smashing Pumpkins, two of the Jacksons (yes, those Jacksons), Fall Out Boy, Jefferson Starship, Dire Straights, the Black Keys, the Decemberists, Bernie Williams, and more, Mr. Haas explained to the kids that there is no college major for what he does.  His passion, people skills, and ability to serve others’ needs has led to their company’s success.


The Northview Swim and Dive Teams competed in their postseason meets, starting with  Districts, where Kevin Gaynor and George Peuhl qualified for the State Championships!

Kevin competed in the preliminaries at States, and earned spots in the Finals of both the Freestyle and Backstroke events, finishing 11th and 15th!  He broke his school record in the 50 Freestyle along the way.  George took 19th at the State Diving Championships.  Amazingly, this was George’s first year as a diver.  His training as a gymnast translated quickly to the pool, and George is excited to see what he can do next year!

Congratulations to all of our swimmers and divers on a successful season!


The Wrestling Team walked away from the NLL Championships with two individual titles, and several more in the top four spots:

  • 1st place Conner Liber- 152 lbs
  • 1st place Cole McKinley- 106 lbs
  • 4th place Kyle Mitchell- 113 lbs
  • 4th place Kayne Woods- 170 lbs
  • 3rd Place Jay Martinez- 220 lbs

After NLLs, the Cats competed at Sectionals, and are proud of their two qualifiers: Conner Liber and Tucker Garn…


The Northview Basketball Team wrapped up their regular season without a loss, defeating Anthony Wayne at home, and Maumee on the road.  Below, you can see images and highlight videos from Senior Night for our dancers, Cheer Team, and Basketball, their final games, and NLL Commissioner Richard Browne awarding the Wildcats the 2018-19 championship trophy.

Post-season honors are starting to roll in for the winter athletic season.  Congratulations to the following Boys Basketball players who made All-District:

  • Alek West – 1st Team and District Player of the Year
  • Sam Clear – 2nd Team
  • Billy Biggs – Honorable Mention

Alek was also named Player of the Year for the NLL, and chosen to represent divisions 1 and 2 in the prestigious Ohio North/South All-Star Game.  Sam was named 1st Team All-NLL, and Billy made 3rd Team All-NLL.  Congratulations gents and best of luck against Central Catholic tonight!



Not to be outdone, the LadyKats put together a great season, and have the honors to prove it…


After defeating Springfield in the first round of the tournament, the Kats fell to a good Start team.  Congratulations LadyKats and Coach Sayre on a great season!


Speaking of the LadyKats, Alumna Kendall McCoy returned home, and helped her Miami Red Hawks defeat the UT Rockets on their home court…




The Next Nova’s 120-poundrobot robotics team earned a spot in the Worlds Competition in late April.  These students competed at the Ohio FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship in Cincinnati recently, winning 3 of their 5 qualifying matches.  They earned the “Connections Award”, earning them an advancement spot at the Worlds Competition in Detroit.

In addition, Engineering mentor, Jessica Bollin-Smith nominated two members as Dean’s List candidates, respecting their leadership and guidance to the team.  Adam Burnworth, Lead Captain and a junior at Sylvania Northview High School was selected to be a finalist representing Ohio and will be competing to be a Dean’s List Winner at the Worlds competition.  There are only 158 youth across the country chosen as finalists and  Adam was selected.  The Dean’s List recognizes the leadership and dedication of FIRST’s most outstanding FIRST Tech Challenge students.

Congratulations to Next Nova’s Northview team members: Adam Burnworth, Andrew Megeath, Ryan Brown, and Maddilynn Henderly!


Finally, the Northview Hockey Team is one of eight left in the state of Ohio playoffs.  After a 6-3 win over Anthony Wayne, and an overtime win over Findlay, the Wildcats will take on St. John’s Jesuit tonight for the District Championship and the right to go to the Frozen Four.  You can be there to cheer them on at 6:30 at Tam-O-Shanter.  Go Cats!

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