3.6.19 Wildcat Weekly


Rumors that Sylvania Northview is being relocated to Columbus, Ohio are unfounded.  While our Wildcats are familiar with the region and will be invading that town in the coming days, weeks, and months, we love it right here in Sylvania.

All kidding aside, it was a great week for the Northview Wildcats, both in the academic/co-curricular and athletic realms.  We are very proud of our students, mostly for the time and effort they have invested in bettering themselves on these platforms…


We will start with last Friday night, when the Northview Hockey Team defeated the Toledo St. John’s Jesuit Titans in the District Championship game by a score of 4-2.  This earned them a spot in the OHSAA Frozen Four, the State Championship Tournament.

The Cats continued to train this week, and are using a positive outlook on the journey this season to get better each day…

We are sold out of our ticket allotment here at Northview for Friday’s 1PM game, but know that you will be guaranteed tickets at the door at Nationwide Arena.  Let’s migrate South Friday and show our team we are behind them!


Two of our wrestlers, Tucker Garn and Conner Liber, competed in the District Championships this weekend in Mentor, Ohio.  Conner managed to secure his own trip to Columbus this week, finishing on the podium.  Conner is the first Northview wrestler since 2001 to qualify for the OHSAA Wrestling State Championships.  Good luck Conner!


Also headed to States and other impressive destinations will be several of our AP Research students after a great showing at the Northwest Ohio District Science Day at the University of Toledo.  Claire Gray, who will attend Brown University on a full ride next year, was chosen to present her paper at Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (OJSHS).  Liz Mertens was chosen to present her poster at OJSHS.  Rachel Avina was chosen to present her paper at OJSHS next week, present her poster at the OAS Professional Annual Meeting.  Her abstract will be published in their journal.  Rachel also won a UT Chemistry Department Outstanding Chemistry Award and qualified as a Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair alternate. Ryan Brown won a NWDSD Environmental Award and will be presenting his poster at OJSHS.  Several of these students took home scholarship money.  All of these students are enrolled in our AP Capstone program, where they are learning how to conduct original, collegiate-level academic research.  We are proud of them for taking on this challenge, and for the impressive results they are producing!


The Dance Team spent the weekend in Columbus, competing in the OASSA State Championships.  We are proud to announce that these girls were declared the 3rd best in the state in Jazz, and the 4th best in the state in Pom.  Check out their magnificent routines below.


Logan Strebler and Josh Vaculik (SV) won 1st place in the “Children’s Literature Pre-K”
competition at the State Educators Rising conference last week.  They authored a children’s book about the Toledo Zoo, complete with photographs.  Wish them luck at the National Competition this June in Dallas.  Congratulations, gentlemen!


The Speech & Debate Team also competed at the State Championships this past weekend.  If you want to see the biggest collection of IQ points in one place, check out this tournament next year.  Congratulations to Angie Louis, Jack McGranahan, and Kai Richmond for breaking to the Quarter-Finals in Congress, and a big tip of the cap to Kai for making it all the way to the Semi-Finals!


The Boys Basketball Team took on the Fighting Irish of Central Catholic this past Friday and brought home a District Championship.  Check out the highlights below, and then come check them out in person Thursday as they take on the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets in the District Semi-Finals at 8PM in Savage Arena!


This past Sunday, Erin O’Donnell, Anthony Ellis, Avinash Singh, and Andrew Megeath spent 14 hours writing a 20-page mathematics paper.  Seriously.  The brilliant young minds, mentored by Mr. John Eckhart, competed from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, modeling a current national problem using mathematics as part of the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge.  Below, you can see a few excerpts from their paper, which related to vaping.  Last year’s team advanced to the finals of the nationwide challenge.  We are crossing our fingers for these students and Mr. Eckhart that their work is well received.


Senior Jayden Bolden was recognized by the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce today as their student of the month.  His teachers had this to say about Jayden:

Jayden Bolden is one of the most well-rounded students I have had in my 30+ year career. He is as natural a musician as he is an athlete and scholar (Jayden is a gifted cellist). More to the point and certainly more important, Jayden is truly kind to the core. We all feel better and brighter when Jayden is in the room, so central to our spirit is he. Jayden is the first to cheer for each of us, when one of us succeeds on the field, in the pool, in quiz bowl, in an audition. No matter how small an accomplishment may seem to the masses, Jayden seems to understand the importance of such an accomplishment to the ‘one.’ When I announce the accomplishment of a student, I consistently watch as, easily, genuinely, Jayden makes that student feel like he or she has just won a state title. Simply put, Jayden Bolden is a gentleman. A Gentle Man.”

– Pam Thiel, Orchestra

“Jayden is gifted academically and is very humble about his skills. He is one of the first young people to volunteer to mentor or tutor students that are struggling academically. His presence is comforting and respectful and students never want to quit working with him because he’s just the type of person you want to be around.”

– Crystal Burnworth, Counselor

Professor Carol Schwartz delivered March’s Leadership Lunch today, and challenged our students to be authentic, persistent, empathetic, and team-oriented.  Interestingly, she talked to the kids about what it takes to be a leader of leaders.  Before she became a professor, Carol was Mr. Creech’s favorite teacher in high school and the main reason he chose this profession.

Mrs. Omey took time away from running the Media Center and Think Tank this week to work with the students in the Northview Pre-School, providing storytime.


Finally, if you have not signed up for the Harmony Road Show Fan Club, you are missing out.

Yes, this is what Northview is like, every day.  We are basically High School Musical in real life. 🙂


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