This week at Northview…


In Mrs. Schloegl’s sophomore English class, students presented character analysis from Orwell’s 1984. They shared both their thoughts on the characters themselves, and analysis on why Orwell included the character and presented them the way he did.

Mrs. Cafferty’s Medical Technologies students played with fire this week, literally.  Part of their certification relates to fire safety in the workplace.

Mr. Davis’s A Cappella Choir students are setting the foundation for future pieces by solidifying the fundamentals.

Our FTC Robotics teams are hard at work, getting ready for the upcoming season.

More than 200 Northview Juniors sacrificed sleeping in during the 2 Hour Delay yesterday to begin to prepare for the ACT.  Mrs. Joan Sadowski helped them cover the bullet-pointed items below.

The Girls Golf Team, which has had a tough season due to injuries to top golfers, competed in the NLL Championships this week.  Lexi Knight, who can be seen below ripping a drive much further than her principal is capable of, was named the NLL Player of the Year.  She was also featured as the Toledo Blade Spotlight Athlete of the Week, which you can read about here.

The Boys Golf Team won the NLL League Championship on Monday, defeating Perrysburg on the 5th scorecard after a tie for total score.  This youthful squad replaced a loaded Senior Class of 2018 with depth and clutch play.  Congratulations men!

Mrs. Thiel’s top orchestra students are staying after the final bell to work on more complicated pieces.

Several students will be helping our freshmen Health classes learn about life issues through Teen Pep, which they were trained for this week.

Mr. Word’s computer science students are busy designing their own games.  This one involves creating a Pong-like game where players move end pieces to keep a white ball bouncing back and forth to the best of their ability.

If you stop in Mr. Keller’s classroom, you might catch him daydreaming.  His students have made a habit of sending him postcards from their vacation destinations.  The resulting bulletin board spread is inviting.

His current Anatomy students, on the other hand, are busy learning the language of medicine.

The Girls Tennis Team had a nice weekend, finishing 2nd at the Michael’s Doubles Tennis Tournament in Fremont.  Sophomore Jillian Turner and Senior Claire Irwin won the 2nd Doubles Tournament.  Way to go ladies!

If you were at the football game on Friday night, you saw a colorful display.  Both from the band (and their directors)…

…and the student section.  It started off nice and tidy…

…and then this happened…

The kids had a blast with their annual color cloud, sponsored and organized by Student Council.  The end result was that they were named the BSCN Student Section of the Week.

The Boys Soccer Team kicked off (pun intended) this week with a 5-0 victory over the Anthony Wayne Generals.  Check out the highlights below.

The Volleyball Team hung tough with Perrysburg, before falling in four games.

Wildcat Weekly, 9.12.18


Northview’s Global Education program aims to give students opportunities to experience the world beyond their textbooks and Chromebooks.  Many teachers have organized overseas trips to advance student cultural, historical, and language learning.  This summer, our growing Mandarin Chinese program branched out of the classroom and traveled to China.  As you can see, it looks like they had a blast!


The Girls Soccer Team had a solid week, defeating Springfield 3-0, and tying perennial power Notre Dame Academy (highlights here ) in a hard fought battle on Saturday.

Two weeks ago, weather could not put a damper on the LadyKats Soccer Team, as girls from several of the teams at the tournament in Indiana came together for an impromptu karaoke concert.


Our department chairs are hard at work, pouring over data from 2017-18, looking for opportunities for improvement in 2018-19.


The Boys Cross Country Team competed over the weekend at one of the largest races in the country, the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival.



The World Language Club delighted their taste buds this week after school with crepes from Lyle’s food truck.


The library on Silica and Monroe reopened this past Friday, and one of Mrs. Thiel’s orchestra quartets was there to perform in honor of the occasion.


English students in Mrs. Benard’s class are making lists with specifics for improvement in their writing.


If you wondered why your child was digging up soil from your yard this week, it could have been part of their experimentation in Ms. Bogue’s AP Environmental Science class.  Students tested their soil for various elements, which will help them evaluate its health.


Mrs. Blue’s iMedia students were learning to isolate an image from a larger landscape this week using Photoshop. [thorns not pictured]


Mrs. Werner charged her AP Biology students to figure out what a substance was.  With limited information, students used chemicals, background knowledge, and deductive reasoning to attempt to figure it out on their own.


Mrs. Seal-Roth’s young artists helped decorate for the Friday Night Red Bird Art Walk in downtown Sylvania with some sidewalk chalk.


The Northview Volleyball Team fell out of a tie for 1st place in the NLL standings last night after a close loss to SV in five sets.  The girls will look to rebound against Perrysburg on Thursday.


Just before the big volleyball game, our Project Unify Volleyball Team took the floor, and competed in front of an enthusiastic crowd.


Speaking of Project Unify, Northview Intervention Specialist Jessica Minard was selected as one of the 2018 Voya Unsung Heroes for her work to bring this inclusive program to our community!  Way to go Ms. Minard!


Our Boys Soccer Team tied Medina 1-1 over the weekend.

They followed that up with a victory over Southview on the road last night, by a score of 4-1.  Check out the video highlights below.


Lexi Knight captured the NWOGGL Championship for the fourth straight year last week.  Way to go Lex!


On Friday night, under the lights, the Wildcat Football Team defeated Bowsher.  Check out the video highlights below.

The Cats are home this week, and are preparing to take on Maumee.  Check out the BCSN preview of the game below.


Before Friday night’s game, Northview Student Council will be hosting their annual Color Cloud event.  As a parent, here’s what you need to know:

  1. It is messy.  Be ready to do laundry.
  2. If you sit near the student section during the game, you will be blanketed by the occasional puff that rises from the student section when they jump around with each score.
  3. We’re sorry.  They’re only young once?
  4. For highlight footage from last year’s Color Cloud, click here.


Our final update is from the Northern Lakes League Sportsmanship Workshop.  Students from all eight NLL schools came together last week to define their expectations for sportsmanship from each other, their coaches, and family and friends in the stands.  This is the second annual workshop focusing on making the climate and culture in our gyms and in our stands better reflect our shared values.  Last year’s attendees at this workshop returned home to help inspire a message of appreciation for referees that was read over the speakers before the start of volleyball and basketball games.  This group of young leaders is working on their own ideas to continue to improve our culture.


This and that from the week that was on Silica Drive in Sylvania, Ohio…


Congratulations to senior Lauren Smith for being selected to the NfAME All-National Choir and junior Chyenne Smith for being selected to the OMEA All-State Choir.  If you have spent any time in the Performing Arts Center over the past year for shows or concerts, you understand the immense talent these two bring to the table.  Matching their talent is the drive they demonstrate to develop their natural gifts.  We are so proud to call them Wildcats!


Mr. Davis’s Pop Music students were learning this morning about the connections between America jazz musician Louis Armstrong and modern day pop and rap.


Global warming and evolution are theories that have been hotly debated in recent years.  Ms. O’Shea used those examples, and others, to help students understand the difference between a theory, a hypothesis, and a fact.


Mr. Christy’s AP Statistics students prepared for a quiz tomorrow in class today, applying their knowledge to practice problems relating to statistics gathered from their class.


The Girls Cross Country Team had their own neon-out this week…


Ms. Stefango’s students are analyzing one of Truman Capote’s novels through the lens of another book that is teaching them how to read literature on an advanced level.  They collaborated to develop their analysis and were sharing with peers in class this week.


Wait, why aren’t these students in desks?

Well, if you follow Mrs. Stewart’s blog, you may have noticed that she is experimenting with a deskless classroom this year.  She made this move to be able to better maneuver around her students, thus allowing her to better observe where they are in the growth process, and to be able to interact with them more.  Students seem to have taken to the concept; when she gave a quiz last week, and students had the option to go where they are most comfortable, none of them chose the few remaining desks in the room, electing rather for more flexible options.


Language gives us an opportunity to express ourselves.  Mrs. Benard’s English students started that journey this year with a word…


Members of the N-Compass, Northview’s diversity council met last week to begin their work to make Northview a more inviting, welcoming place for all students in 2018-19.  Student leaders started the conversation with an exercise that helped students explain both what makes them unique and what they all have in common.


Maiya Black came out to play with the Ultimate Frisbee Club after school on Friday for her first experience with the sport, and scored three touchdowns, leading her team to victory.  We are looking for more players!  If you are interested, meet us at the bottom of the hill on Friday after school.


The opening meetings for the Leadership Academy were standing room only.  Students interested in joining us should come to the Main Office to get signed up, as it is not too late.


The Wildcat Football Team jumped into the win column at Oregon Clay on Friday night after an exciting comeback win over the Eagles.  Check out the BCSN highlights below, including junior Trent Sims’s nomination for BCSN Play of the Week, and junior DeAnte Armour’s double block, earning him the BCSN Collision of the Week.  The final video captures our traveling student section, band, and cheerleaders singing along with the players to celebrate their victory.


The Boys Soccer Team defeated the Knights of St. Francis de Sales on the road last week, 2-1.  Senior Alec West started the scoring with this below header, and fellow senior Ryan Storey capped off the winning campaign with a one-timer.  Senior Ryan Bules made several key saves in goal to preserve the victory.


Sophomore Jillian Turner was spotted on the tennis courts, battling it out with a General from Anthony Wayne…


There is no truth to the rumor that junior Hannah Frame and senior McKenna Hall were in Dean Monheim’s office this week for assault with a deadly volleyball, in spite of the below evidence…

Speaking of fantastic volleyball, sophomore Clare Kwiatkowski has been nominated for a statewide award for her performance over the past week.  You can vote for Clare here!

8.29.18 Wildcat Weekly Update…



Mrs. Stewart’s freshmen scientists learned this week about using observation and creativity to make inferences, examining water passing through her magical water box.   Clear water was poured into three in tubes and four out tubes.  The water exited the box different colors and from different tubes.  It was up to the students to determine what the inside of the box looked like.  Mrs. Stewart was impressed with her students’ creativity and dialogue. She will use this lesson to teach students about theories, hypotheses, laws, observations, and inferences.

Representatives from Little Women attended the Sylvania Rotary chapter meeting, wowing the Rotarians with a couple musical numbers from the show.

The show itself was a smash hit!  Mr. Wachowiak and Mr. Davis started our summer musical series a few years ago, with the support of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission and our Theatre Boosters, with the idea being that we would able to give a smaller group of thespians a chance to perform more advanced shows.  Years later, this move has proved to be a great one for our directors and students.

Once again, our fantastic music department provided all of the show’s selections.

The Northview Volleyball Team is off to a great start, earning victories this week over Central Catholic, perennial NLL powerhouse Bowling Green, and an always gritty Clay Eagles squad.  You can see them in action tomorrow at home, as they take on the Napoleon Wildcats.

Ms. Janecko’s students are learning the science of observation and categorization, helping to set the foundation for their learning this year.

Mrs. Rhine’s Geography students constructed a giant world map on the wall in the Social Studies hallway, and are currently identifying all of the places to which they have traveled over the years.

Mr. Campbell’s Spanish II students are using dialogue and collaboration to build linguistics skills.  This week, he posted pictures, and students discussed in the present tense what they were seeing.

Thursday night’s home football game gave us some exciting moments, including the debut of the 2018-19 NV Drumline, which is always a hit with the packed student section.

Mrs. Jude’s Cosmetology students welcomed home alumna Lauren Kieninger, who now owns and runs her own business in the heart of Chicago.  She shared with them what her journey has looked like from the same lab they work in each day to successful entrepreneurship.

The Boys Cross Country Team earned the runner-up spot at the South Lyon Invitational in Michigan last weekend.

The Girls Cross Country Team won their first meet of the year, which was also at South Lyon.

Mrs. Cafferty’s are getting ready to storm into local healthcare facilities all over northwest Ohio this school year, as they will volunteer for and shadow the professionals in all types of medical careers.

Ms. Huey’s students read The House on Mango Street this summer, and are now in the process of analyzing it.  They created poems from the words on the page using art to highlight the main points of the literature.

Ms. Stefango’s CCP Composition students are learning to read in 3D, sort of.  They shared their summaries and analysis of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, as Ms. Stefango used the opportunity to relate literature they know well to advanced analysis techniques.

Mr. Hazel’s freshmen read The Most Dangerous Game over the summer, and spent time this week mapping out the landscape of the setting in the story, among other analytical techniques.

The week that was at Northview…


Students were welcomed to school and to individual classes in a variety of ways this week, with many of those focused on building relationships that will help lead to success on the journey ahead.  The Class of 2022 was welcomed by our upperclassmen who serve as LINK Leaders, and our Counselors on Monday.

The LINK Leaders also decorated many freshmen lockers…

So did our Orchestra leaders…

…and Coach Sayre.

Our parents, too, are helping to welcome our kids back.

…as is Student Council.

Many teachers welcomed their students in unique ways.  Here, you can see new Spanish teacher Mrs. Whitlow’s students introducing themselves to one another in Spanish.

Madame Liske’s AP French students used the knowledge they gained from their summer assignment to unlock a box that welcomed them back to her class with treats.

Finally, Mr. Creech broke the ice with his 3D Art students by putting on a contest to see who could build the tallest tower that met certain requirements relating to artistic principles.

Mr. Sayre kicked off his Introduction to Business class with a water taste testing.  Students blindly sampled three kinds of bottled water, including Kroger brand, smart water, and Fiji water.  The consensus among the students was that the store brand tasted as good as the costly Fiji water.  Mr. Sayre used the results to introduce the basics of marketing and other business concepts.

Two of our special spaces opened this week.  The Learning Center (TLC), located in A4, was revamped to give room for both mathematics tutoring and general extra help.  All students are able to use their free time throughout the day, be it their study hall or lunchtime, to access free tutoring in the TLC.

The other space opening this semester is the Think Tank.  This maker space is equipped with a 3D printer, a high powered Mac with all of the design software you could want, a green screen, virtual reality goggles for field trips, movable whiteboards and even tables with whiteboard tops.  In the coming months, we will be adding more equipment at the request of teachers and students that will allow students to tinker, explore, and collaborate on bigger projects and problems.

Ms. Diehl is helping her students get into the right frame of mind by helping to rephrase their thoughts about the challenges they face in a positive, can-do way.

Teachers are thinking about how to help students stay focused on their studies by inventing ways to wrangle cell phones during classtime.

Beyond the books, the LadyKats Golf Team defeated the Southview Cougars yesterday, in part, thanks to this birdie put from Senior Lexi Knight.

The Northview Band performed for family and friends at their annual concert on the hill.

Members of the cast from Little Women were in attendance as well to perform and help advertise for their upcoming show.

Junior Lauren Loss and Senior Claire Irwin finished second at the Ottawa Hills Doubles Tournament last weekend, with victories over Anthony Wayne and Southview, before falling to host Ottawa Hills.

The Northview Boys Soccer Team hosted the Pacesetter coaches in a charity match benefitting ChadTough, an organization tied to former Michigan Football Coach Lloyd Carr, whose grandson Chad passed away after a battle with pediatric brain tumors.  Honored at the match was Colt Delverne, nephew of our boys’ head coach, Mark Delverne.  Colt has been fighting bravely, as he, too, is dealing with tumors.  For a complete story on the game and the organization, click here.

The LadyKats Volleyball Team brought home a victory from the road, as they defeated the TRAC’s Findlay this week.

Finally, Mr. Jeremy Davis, Northview Choral Director, was honored as Sylvania Schools’ Teacher of the Year at our opening district meeting late last week.  If you have been around the Northview Family for a few years, you know what Jeremy’s energy and passion have done for his program, and beyond.  He has grown his program immensely, enhanced our theatre program, and helped our faculty connect, both with one another and with the community.  We are fortunate to call him a Wildcat.

Building momentum as we roll into the 2018-19 school year…


The LadyKats Golf Team has started their season on the right foot, bringing home hardware from the Sylvania Invitational and the Eagle Invitational. They also started NLL play with a win over the Anthony Wayne Generals.

The Cheer Team attended the Cheer Ohio camp at Dennison University, where they were Camp Champs, and are ready to bring their energy and enthusiasm back to our campus to help support our Wildcats.

Ms. Nelson’s AP Capstone students had the opportunity to conduct academic research this summer through the University of Toledo and Project Seed.  They invested time in a  laboratory working on developing analytical methods with Thin Film Microextraction.

Northview’s final Camp Creative of the summer gave students the opportunity to build their own 3D printers at the Sylvania STEM Center.

Several LadyKat softball players had the opportunity to travel to Italy this summer to continue to work on their craft.

Many of our fall athletes took advantage of an offering from Core Committed that put them in front of a Navy SEAL for education and training. Core Committed is aimed at helping our young people understand how a comprehensive approach to making positive lifestyle choices can improve performance across the board.

The LadyKats Soccer Team invested time into some team bonding, and goal setting for the upcoming season…

…we saw a preview of that season in recent days, as the Kats took on our alumni (pictured below), and the Central Catholic Fighting Irish in a special scrimmage that served as a fundraiser for mental health-related charities.

60+ Juniors spent time last week at the 7th annual Junior Retreat, sponsored by the Leadership Academy and Sylvania Rotary. Students explored The Value of Me, The Power of We, coming to better understand how they are wired, and how they can better partner with people who think differently than they do.

Summer update from Sylvania Northview…


It has been a couple months since we updated you on all things Northview.  Here are a few sights and sounds from the final weeks of the 2017-18 school year and the first month of summer…

Our engineering students traveled to Wisconsin to compete in a rocketry contest.  One of the groups finished 3rd, good enough to qualify them to go back to the NASA Student Launch Initiative in future years.  Way to go Cats!

The NLL Track and Field Championships yielded several pieces of hardware for our Cats.  On the girls’ side, Senior Jenna Kill won the 800, freshman Emma Steingass won the 3200, and the relay team of Meghan Vandenbroek, Emma Steingass, Erin O’Donnell, and Jenna Kill won the 4 x 800.  For the gentlemen, Dorian Hooker II won the 100, 200, and 400, and Thomas Hosler won the Discus.

At the District Championships, Hooker won the 200 and 400, and Kill won the 800.

Both Jenna and Dorian walked away as champions at Regionals, winning the 800 and 100, respectively.

Both completed their accomplished careers on the All-Ohio podium at Jesse Owens Stadium at the Ohio State University after placing at the Track & Field State Championships.

For complete results of the NLL Championships, click here, Districts click here, Regionals here, and States here.

The LadyKats Lacrosse Team won a share of the NLL Championship, splitting with Perrysburg.  This senior group came on strong, with several of them earning all-league honors.  Congratulations to the girls, and Coaches Carter and Nowak!  Highlights against Maumee Valley Country Day here and Southview here.

Our students work hard all year.  Class Olympics is one day they get to let their hair down a bit, and have some fun together.  Students competed with their classmates in more than fifty events, highlighting their athletic, creative, intellectual, and teamwork skills.  They ended with lip sync routines that brought the house down.  Congratulations to the Juniors on their lip sync victory, and the Seniors on their Class Olympics Championship.

Juniors Anish Karnani and Dominic Ciucci made a late-season run in tennis and earned 1st Team All-District Honors.

The Science Olympiad Team won their 4th straight Regional Championship, and earned 7th place at States, medaling in a record six events.

Seniors Dan Draheim and Mitali Dalwalla earned scholarships from the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce…

Seniors Kiran Kodali and David Mulligan had the opportunity to honor Mr. Roth and Mr. Eckhart at the I Make A Difference Breakfast at the Toledo Club…


Sophomores in the Northview Leadership Academy designed and executed a “Mini-Masters” Golf Tournament to raise money and collect food for a local food bank.  They welcomed scores of elementary, junior high, and high school students from across Sylvania for the event at Quarry Ridge, and were able to collect $1,200 to donate to the food bank.

The Northview Boys Lacrosse Team defeated Southview, retaining the coveted Reed Trophy…

Senior Nora Kaushy Gera submitted her scientific research to the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia in Maryland and came home with some hardware…

The final Choir Concert of the Year started with a breathtaking version of Let It Be, and continued to impress all the way through…

Not to be outdone, the final band concert of the year gave the audience some powerful pieces…

Mr. Christy’s statistics student developed a theory related to gender equity when it comes to involvement in high school athletics.  They found that we have great opportunities for both young men and women at Northview.  We appreciate their curiosity and examining whether or not we are doing all that we can to offer our boys AND girls a great experience.

The Baseball Team gained momentum down the stretch, defeating crosstown rival Southview.  For video highlights, click here.

A couple more students signed on to be student-athletes at the collegiate level, including Rachel Phalen, who will continue to learn and play volleyball at D-II University of Charleston in West Virginia.

The end of the year meant several rites of passage for our graduating seniors, including Prom, our annual Senior Assembly, and Commencement.  You can see the entire Commencement ceremony here.  Class of 2018: we hope to see you back here soon.  You will be sorely missed.

Summer kicked off at Northview with our annual Camp Creatives, giving students a chance to learn for fun, far away from grades or standardized tests.  Here, you can see Mr. Eckhart’s campers learning the basics of rocket launching.

Sophomore Ana Pacheco, who earned her black belt,  will be traveling abroad this summer to Argentina, representing the United States in the International Taekwon Do Federation’s World Championships.  Safe travels and good luck Ana!




Sophomore Cecile Shreidah competed at the National History Day national competition this summer.  She won second place in her room and she placed in the top 20 of the entire nation.  She also won an award for Outstanding Entry!  Way to go Cecile and a big thank you to her teacher, Mr. Ian Malcolm!

Fifteen Business and Computer Science students from Northview and Southview made it to Nationals in Texas this summer, and eleven of them finished on the podium as top ten in the country in their respective contests!


Several Northview students are sprucing up Plummer Pool, painting a mural.  Thanks to Sophie Muir, Brookelyn Duhamel, and Lindsey Ingle for using your talents to make our community more beautiful.

Coach McDonald hosted his first ever backyard basketball tournament for both current players and alumni, and it looks like the kids had a blast!

Alumna Brooke Robbins followed through with the Brooke’s Blankets campaign by delivering toys to the Toledo Children’s Hospital this summer thanks to the donations from our student body and broader community.  Who did she run into when she was delivering toys?  Cody, the young man from Liberty Center battling cancer who visited our students at our All School Academic Awards Assembly to thank them for his fleece blanket, and helped present the True Gold Cup to Brooke for her efforts and leadership with the Fleece and Thank You campaign this year.  Life is awe-inspiring when it comes full circle!

Brady & Brooke

Our rising Seniors in the Leadership Academy kicked off their summer by envisioning what they want next year to look like.  They met for our annual Senior Retreat to set a vision for 2018-19, and then set concrete goals to increase the likelihood that their visions will become reality.

A great school starts and ends with its people.  Students ready to learn, teachers who take great pride in the experience they provide kids, and parents who support all of the above behind the scenes.  Northview is a great learning community because it has all of the above.  We want to extend a huge thank you to our parent boosters who donate much time, talent, and treasure to elevate the Northview experience.  Below, you see a few of our involved parents at a thank you gathering hosted and sponsored by Element 112, and our Athletic Boosters at their annual golf outing.  Thank you all!

Summer mailers were sent this week, and have started to arrive at homes.  Soon enough, you will see yard signs all over town welcoming our largest freshmen class in years.  Here are a few more signs that we will be rocking and rolling on Silica Drive again soon…

The Marching Band’s uniforms are dry-cleaned and ready for pick up…

The drumline crew is back at it, working to perfect their craft before those Friday night lights are switched on this fall…

We will finish with a couple Northview alumni stories you may have missed if you were on vacation when the stories ran this summer.  First, for an update on Eamonn Reynolds’s quick rise in the Detroit Lions organization, and the details of his belief that his time with the Northview Hockey Team and in Ms. Huey’s and Mrs. Blue’s classes helped his ascent, click here.


University of Toledo runner Janelle Noe has continued her stunning comeback, making her way to the NCAA National Championships in the 1500m run this season.  For a full article in Runner’s World on her story, click here.