So much has happened in three weeks. Where do we start?


Bethany McCarthy renamed our statue out front, which was created in honor of her father, longtime Northview Hockey Coach Jim Cooper, the Coop-brrrr Cat, yesterday.  True, it was too icy for the Wildcats to make the trek to school. We are back in action today, as our students are working hard in the classroom and beyond, achieving all that they can with what is left of this third quarter and winter season.

The Northview Swim Team had a great outing in Fremont for the Sectional Championships last weekend. All three boys and girls relays qualified plus the following individuals: Sammie Young (100 free), Zoe Briggs (100 back and 200 free), Leah Smith (100 breast), Maya Crooks (100 breast and 200 IM, Sammi Briggs (100 fly and 200 IM), Olivia Zeisler (200 free relay), Sophie Holt (400 free relay), Kevin Gaynor (50 free and 100 back), Conrad Weisner (50 & 100 free), Gavin Burke (500 free), Brandan Harshman (200 & 400 free relays), Charlie Delmonico (200 Medley Relay), Colin Kill (200 Medley Relay), Adrian Alemeida (200 free relay). A total of 14 (7 boys and 7 girls qualified for the District Championships. Kevin Gaynor is a Sectional Champion, and set a new school record in the 100 back. Divers who qualified include Kassidy Gall, Hailey Joyce, Gabbie Schinharl, George Peuhl, who was Sectional Champion, and Eli Humeniuk.

Senior McKenna Burke had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall last weekend. Congratulations McKenna!


The NLL Gymnastics Championships took place last weekend, and we are proud to announce that Senior Grace Schlageter earned 1st Team All-NLL honors. Way to go Grace!

The Northview Competition Cheerleading Team qualified for the OASSA State Championships in Columbus in March this past weekend with this routine at Regionals…


The Northview Dance Team also qualified for the OASSA State Championships in Columbus in March with the two performances you see below…


Sophomore Emma Steingass raced to a second place finish at the indoor track meet at the Ohio State University last weekend. If you look out your window, it may not seem like it, but spring is right around the corner. Soon, we will get a chance to see Emma and her teammates running through the warm, spring air.


The Northview Hockey Team has quietly put together a solid season, with wins over some big programs. Below, you can see them putting in the work during a practice session…

They had the opportunity to play outdoors in Michigan this season…

This past weekend, they lost a nailbiter against SJJ, and are hoping to have a chance to settle the score in the playoffs.

Senior Night gave us a chance to honor a class that is helping to put Northview hockey back on the map….


The following Medical Technology Juniors qualified to compete in State HOSA Competition this April by placing in the top 3 of their competition category at Regional HOSA Competition Monday February 4, 2019. The competition categories included Forensic Science, Health Career Display, Public Health, Sports Medicine, Community Awareness, Public Service Announcement, Medical Math, and Veterinary Science.

Rayah Alsayed

Bailee Borgerson

Angelina Delbosque

Kelsie Finkbeiner

Justin Glowski

Kayla Harris

Caitlynn Henderly

Ryan Kahan

Camryn Kelley

Yasmina Maaraba

Alexa Menard

Hannah Mitchell

Fait Semler

Birahna Syroka

Sarah Tetreau

Molly Thomas

Michaela Watson

The following Med-Tech Seniors also qualified to compete in State HOSA Competition this April by placing in the top 3 of their competition category at Regional HOSA Competition. The competition categories included CPR/First Aid, Community Awareness, Researched Persuasive Speaking, Veterinary Science, Medical Innovation (Existing), Medical Terminology, Health Career Photography, Personal Care, and Sports Medicine.

Kevin Archambault

Steven Barry

Alexander Braman

Dakota Cecil

Paige Emerson

Janean Farah

Marissa Lechlak

Roshni Panchal

Ry Pinski

Madison Schalk

Morgan Traband

Lillian Volmerding

Samantha Young


Patrick Andres was named the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month.  Ms. Huey had this to say about Patrick, “Patrick Andres is one of those rare students a teacher will never forget, and for all the best reasons. He is a talented and humble sports writer, a highly motivated student, and an incredibly respectful person.  In the time he has been on the newspaper staff he has attended two different sports writing conferences for high school journalists. The first was two summers ago at the Carolina Sports Journalism Workshop where he had the rare honor of having his work peer-reviewed twice. The second was this past summer when he attended the Michigan
Interscholastic Press Association summer workshop for high school journalists where
he participated in a press conference with professional basketball player Desmond
Ferguson. Patrick asked a question that not only showed he knows sports, and boy
does Patrick know sports, but that he knew about Ferguson’s basketball history
including his college years. Ferguson literally looked shocked at the quality of Patrick’s
question and his breadth of knowledge. None of this came as a surprise to myself or the
Co-Editors who were there, we have seen how well versed Patrick is in sports.
When we started training the newspaper staff this year Patrick asked if he could create
a presentation on how to write sports stories. I have never in my 20 years of teaching
seen a student create a better presentation, and he made it in one night! He not only hit
on all the major topics I would want, and some I had not even thought of, but he was
witty and related to the students through humor, video clips from Friends, and a stats
writing game.”  Congratulations, Patrick!


Speaking of Students of the Month honors, Senior Hayden Bolden was selected by BCSN as their Scholar Spotlight for February.  You can see the clip that is running on BCSN here.



Congratulations to Seniors Claire Irwin, Marissa Lechlak & Junior Lauren Loss winning Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Gold and Silver Racquet Awards. Seniors receive Gold and Juniors Silver for two varsity letters and a minimum GPA of 3.75.


At a recent meeting, the NV Drama Club hosted a special guest, Mary Boyer, a local actress with a recurring role on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.


The Girls Basketball Team has put together a rock-solid season, which continued on the road at Springfield a couple weeks ago…


Their winning ways continued on Senior Night, when the LadyKats, led by these three hardworking, competitive seniors, defeated the Bowling Green Bobcats.


Ms. Davis and Mr. Sayre’s students competed locally to see who could earn spots in the Business Professionals of American state-level contest.  Congratulations to the following qualifiers…



Mrs. Cafferty’s Medical Technology Juniors are learning CPR in class, and are using new dummies that are equipped with a sensor, alerting the student when the amount of pressure they are applying is correct.  AJ’s green lights mean he is in good shape.


The Speech and Debate Team is proud of its State Qualifiers:

Cecile Schreidah (Original Oratory

Dakota Cecil (Informative Speaking)

Jeremiah Luke (Lincoln Douglass Debate)

Maiya Black (Lincoln Douglass Debate)

Michael Spinelli (Lincoln Douglass Debate)

Ayah Mansour (Lincoln Douglass Debate)

Evangelina Louis (Student Congress)

Jack McGranahan (Student Congress)

Daniel Klein (Student Congress)

Kai Richmond (Student Congress)

Daven Sarikonda (Student Congress Alternate)

Northview Wrestling is another group that continues to build momentum.  These seniors have contributed significantly to that process.  Kudos, gentlemen.

Ms. Janecko’s freshmen scientists are learning about Radioactive decay, and were using (and later eating) Skittles to help illustrate how long a matter’s half-life is.


The Boys Basketball Team is still ranked in the top ten in the state of Ohio, and is still undefeated, with a huge home game coming up this Friday against Anthony Wayne.  A home win this Friday, which is also Senior Night, will lock up the NLL Championship for the Wildcats.  The North (student section) will be taking over the lower bowl for a tie-dye Fill It Up, as they are hoping to create a great atmosphere for the Cats.  Over the past few weeks, there have been some neat moments for the Cats.  First, Alek West scored his 1,000th point on the road at Springfield…

He was properly honored the next night at home, as the Cats took on and defeated Bedford handily.

The Cats then went on the road to earn a season sweep of the Southview Cougars…

The Cats then returned home to defeat the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets for the second time this year, thanks to some clutch defensive plays down the stretch by Sam Clear and Billy Biggs…

If you have traveled to Napoleon to see a basketball game, you know that it is a tough place to win on the road.  The Wildcats had no problem bringing home a big victory…

…and Senior Billy Biggs played so well there, he was named the BCSN Player of the Week!

The North, our student section, continues to build a sense of pride and community in our student body, organizing efforts here and there that give our kids a chance to come together.  They have helped bring home the BCSN Student Section of the Week a couple times this winter season (first time here).  The most recent was when they joined forces with Southview to support an SV Cougar who is battling cancer.  You can see glimpses of their Sylvania Cares campaign here.
BCSN noticed the strong sense of community and awarded their first-ever joint Student Sections of the Week…
All of their combined efforts, stretching back to the fall season has earned them a finalist spot for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Student Section of the Year.  Check out Commissioner Snodgrass’s announcement here.  They have been invited down to the Columbus to be honored at halftime of one of the boys’ basketball state final four games, where they will find out if they won best student section in Ohio.
Northview had several students who were selected to be a part of the All-State Choir and Orchestra.  Junior Chyenne Smith joined Mr. Davis in Cleveland for the choral performance…
…while Sara Lee, Danny Lee, and Samuel Kim were selected to be a part of the All-State Orchestra.
Our teachers were excited to reconnect with several Northview alumni who played at the OMEA conference with their colleges and universities…
Speaking of Northview’s Choir, recently, students participated in the District 1 OMEA Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event.  Here are the results:
Superior Ratings in Class A
Isabella Litzer- Mezzo Soprano
Chyenne Smith- Alto
Isabella Olzak- Alto
John Slattery- Tenor
Emma Jurski- Soprano
Peyton Siegel- Soprano
Sara Lewandowski- Soprano
Jessica Weaner- Mezzo-Soprano
Excellent Ratings in Class A
Blake Schiffel- Baritone
Lauren Smith- Mezzo-Soprano
Maria Hiltner- Soprano
Good Rating in Class A
McKenze McGrew- Alto
Superior Ratings in Class B
Luke Westphal- Bass
Jack Daschbach- Bass
Excellent Rating in Class B
Grace Slomka- Mezzo Soprano
Juliana Monroe- Soprano
Brandon Hensley- Baritone
Sydney Johnston- Alto
Grace Miller- Soprano
The Harmony Roadshow also received a Superior Ranking in Class A
Our first-year FTC Robotics Teams have spent their snow days building complicated machines that will be ready to do battle in an arena soon, competing to outmaneuver robots built by other schools’ teams. These machines need to be able to demonstrate agility while throwing object at targets, earning points for their squad.
Mrs. Rauscher’s freshmen English students reviewed for an upcoming assessment on ethos, pathos, and logos recently by engaging in one-on-one debates.  The topics were simple, allowing students to easily construct arguments.  They then analyzed how their opponents chose to build a case, looking for examples of ethos, pathos, and logos.
Members of the Earth Club met recently with Food Services Director, Joe Shamy, sharing ideas with him on how they believe we can be more earth-friendly with how we operate in the Northview cafeteria.
The 2018-19 Winter One Acts took place a couple weeks ago, and gave students an opportunity to address the stark topics of school violence and bullying.  Kudos to these young people for tackling the tough issues.
Ms. O’Shea used balloons to help illustrate atoms’ electrical charge in her freshman science class…
Mrs. Ireland’s forensic scientists spent time recently using a lab kit to test for different drugs “confiscated from a suspect”.
Our fledgling Mock Trial Team participated in only their second district tournament and came away with some positive results from a young crew.  They defeated Maumee Valley Day School in their first round.  Maiya Black won Star Lawyer, and Eddie Garcia earned a Star Witness Award.  They researched and acted out a case from the OCLRE: State of Buckeye v. Quinn Woolf.  It challenged students to consider an individual’s right to privacy in our increasingly technological world.  In September of 2018, Quinn Woolf was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and telecommunications fraud for stealing $120 million from the State of Buckeye’s pension fund.  The state alleged that Quinn used a private, alpha-numeric code to hack into the state’s digital wallet and drain the funds. The state based its claim on drone footage captured from 400 feet in the air. The footage was enhanced to show Quinn Woolf sitting under a gazebo in the backyard of the Woolf residence with a notebook and a laptop. The enhancement revealed an alpha-numeric code written in Quinn’s notebook that matched the code needed to access the state’s account. The defense filed a motion to exclude the drone footage, claiming that police violated Quinn’s Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure. The motion hearing focused on the need for a search warrant; specifically, if the contracted drone operator qualified as a state actor and if Quinn had a reasonable expectation of privacy.  The experience, as you can image, was a fantastic one for our students.  Thank you to our volunteer coaches, John Schlagater and Lucinda Weller, and of course, head coach Elizabeth Rauscher!


The Quiz Bowl Team is still rocking steady, competing recently in the WNWO Academic Challenge with the area’s other top teams: Ottawa Hills, Maumee Valley Country Day, and St. Francis.  Led by Senior Patrick Andres, the Quiz Cats won the final four formatted challenge, defeating Ottawa Hills and then beat quite handily St. Francis, who had beaten Maumee Valley.  Way to go Quiz Cats!

The Glamour Gals Club is rolling again this year, reaching out to our elderly neighbors who live in

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…

12.26.18 Wildcat Weekly…


We hope that all of our families have enjoyed a rewarding holiday season.  As the first semester wound down over the past couple of weeks, our students were busy wrapping up final projects, 2nd Quarter academic work, and preparing for semester examinations.  In fact, if you visited a Sylvania library in the days before exams, you would have seen scores of Wildcats, packed into the study cubicles and quiet spaces, working to review everything they learned this past couple of months…


The Random Acts of Kindness Club made exams more palatable, creating exam survival kits and greeting nervous students at the door last week to give them a little hope in a Ziplock baggie.


Mrs. Rauscher’s freshmen English students wrapped up their work on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by creating stop-motion animation videos, illustrating key scenes from the work.


Sylvania Rotary honored two members of our Swim and Dive Team for their leadership and achievement.  Community members were delighted to hear about the two school records recently set by Kevin Gaynor.


Mrs. Loyd’s Academic Strategies students invested time in building their vocabularies, examining root words and making connections between them.


Mrs. Thiel’s musicians were treated to a training session with the DePue Brothers professional band this past week.  She equated this opportunity to the Cleveland Indians coming to Northview to work with our baseball team.  Our students enjoyed their play, in addition to big group and sectional instruction.  Mrs. Thiel taught some of the band members when they were high school students in Bowling Green.  Her lasting relationship with these gifted professionals led them to come to Northview to work with our kids.


Our band and orchestra students hosted their annual winter concert, shortly before the break, treating audience members to a variety of holiday and ethnic music.


Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Saverstrom’s students joined the holiday spirit by making cookies, alongside some of our Interact volunteers.


Student Council used their platform to nourish those in need this holiday season, donating 500 cans of food to Sylvania Area Family Services.



The Northview Choral program put on a wonderful holiday concert last week.  Check out some of the highlight videos below.  You will be glad you did.


Our Speech and Debate Team traveled to Wauseon a couple weeks ago, finishing 4th as a team.  Several students earned individual honors:

  • Angie Louis and Jack McGranahan – 1st and 4th in Congressional debate
  • Nina Liebes – 3rd in Declamation
  • Cecile Schreidah – 1st in Original Oratory and 6th in Dramatic Interpretation
  • Ananya Kodali and Grace Slomka – 6th in Duo Interpretation
  • Ayah Mansour and Maiya Black – 3rd and 6th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Ryan Brown and Avi Singh – in Public Forum debate
  • Emily Thielen and Lindsey Hubay – 5th in Public Forum debate


Mr. Eckhart’s classroom decor is now blending student holiday wishes with mathematics…


The Boys Basketball Team is still on a roll, racking up wins over Southview, Perrysburg, and Waite.  These young men will travel to Scott High School this weekend, and attempt to remain undefeated on the season.  Check out the game highlights below…


At halftime of the Northview-Southview game, Senior Alek West was honored with a plaque, commemorating his distinction as First Team All-Ohio in soccer this season.

The Northview Band helped fill up the stands for the game against the Cougars, welcoming home dozens of alumni to play…


The Wrestling Team continues to build, earning a 63-12 win over Southview.  They lost a tough contest with Anthony Wayne last week, but had a great showing at the Findlay Wrestling Tournament.  Freshman Cole McKinley was tournament champion, Sophomore Conner Liber finished as runner-up, and several more Wildcats ended up on the podium.

12.12.18 Wildcat Weekly…


Mr. Malcolm’s AP World History students are freshmen, both in high school and college.  The key to earning college credit for this course is to shine when the AP test rolls around this spring.  Mr. Malcolm’s students were hard at work this week, building the reading, thinking, and writing skills necessary to excel on the essay portion of the test that gives students several historical documents related to a writing prompt, and requires them to include these pieces as they write a collegiate level essay.  We have some smart cookies at Northview, and they are lucky to have teachers, like Mr. Malcolm, who know how to coach them well to earn college credit while they are still in high school.

…also seen in Mr. Malcolm’s classroom were 3D printed historical objects.  Some of his students are learning to use the 3D printer while reinforcing the material they are learning in history class.

Congrats to Grant Perry, who was named the Production Manager for the All-Ohio Company this year, which means was selected as the best around the state of Ohio, and will now help produce the All-Ohio show this winter, which will include the rest of Ohio’s best thespians.  This is Grant’s third time making the All-Ohio show.

The Wrestling Team won the St. John’s Jesuit Bill Urban Invitational Tournament this past weekend.  Check out the BCSN highlights below…


Senior Alek West was selected by 13abc and BCSN as their Athlete of the Week, following some dominating performances on the hardwood.  Check out their spot on Alek below.


Speaking of the Wildcats Basketball Team, here are the BCSN highlights from the last couple of games…


The Wildcats will take on Southview on Friday night.  Parents should be advised this will be a Fill It Up game in the lower section of stands opposite the team benches.  Before the varsity game, Project Unify will return to the court, and Ms. Minard and Ms. Darah are working to get the troops ready.


On the LadyKats side, the girls have put together several nice league wins, including this one over Maumee…


The QuizCats took on and crushed Ottawa Hills this week by a score of 475-100.  Senior Captain Patrick Andres was honored before the match began, as he has been the most valuable member of the area quiz bowl league for three years running.


Sophomores in the Leadership Academy spent time pitching ideas to each other this week for potential service projects for the spring.  They were charged with identifying a problem in society and then coming up with a way that they and their classmates can be a part of the solution.  They are currently voting on which ideas they think are the best, and will begin work after winter break to plan out their project.


Mr. Steele’s physical education students played 3-on-3 basketball this week.  He had them thinking and building skills, as he created a unique set of rules for the games.  Students who used their dribble could then not shoot the ball.  The parameters forced students to think and move without the ball in their hands, looking for ways to get open.


The Northview Cheer Competition Team took first place last weekend at the Anthony Wayne competition, with Sophomore Emily Knapp winning the Varsity Jump Competition.


The Northview Dance Team, which finished as State Runners-Up last year, is back and entertaining the masses during halftime of the basketball games.  Here is their opening routine…


Mrs. Rhine’s AP Psychology students hosted their first ever Brain Fair this past week, showing off their research.  Students connected physical parts of the brain to case studies and working mechanics that helped represent the parts of the bain on which they focused their studies.  Student groups articulated their findings to judges, who in turn rated the students.


Student Council hosted their annual Santa Breakfast a couple weekends ago, led by Seniors Emma Swanson and Bree Fangman.  These leading ladies were honored at the Sylvania Rotary chapter for their service.


The Northview Science Olympiad Team hosted some of the best SciOly Teams from around the state and beyond this weekend.  Mr. Roth tells us that there were 73 teams from 48 school from four different states, including Florida…

…1,200 students competed in sores of events, demonstrating their academic prowess.  Below, you can see a few of the events offered.

The defending NCAA National Champion Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team played the UT Rockets this past weekend, giving Northview Alumna Katie Cole a chance to come home.  Due to an injury, Katie is currently sidelined, but that did not stop dozens of our current LadyKats from going to the game to support her.
Senior Kevin Gaynor had a fantastic weekend, breaking two school records in our meet with St. John’s and Notre Dame.  Kevin’s name will now go on the record board on the wall of the natatorium for the 100m butterfly and the 50m freestyle.  Way to go Kev!  Below, you can see him out in front early on his way to one of those record-breaking performances.


Finally, we have a big holiday concert tomorrow night.  Mrs. Thiel and company are getting ready.  We hope to see you there!

What’s good, Northview? The 12.6.18 Wildcat Weekly…


A couple weeks ago, we shared a couple highlights from the Band’s trip to Chicago.  Here are some more from a different perspective: the kids’…

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Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Barber’s freshmen scientists are learning to balance equations using candy and a Clevertouch screen, which gives teachers a platform to integrate live video of what they are doing at their stations so students can see them model work.  They can also freeze the screen and highlight key points.  You can see both in action in the videos below.

Ms. Janecko’s freshmen scientists are learning about genes and DNA.  This week, they flipped coins to determine the traits of a hypothetical offspring, coming to better understand dominant and recessive traits.

You know the holiday season is in full gear when the Jazz Cats and Jazz Band’s December concert rolls around.  Here a few numbers from our jazz musicians, and our North Covers electric orchestra.

The LadyKats Basketball team is off to a positive start, earning victories over Anthony Wayne and Clay.  They also dropped a close one to Perrysburg on the road.  Check out the highlights below…

The Boys Basketball Team has also started hot, defeating Woodward and Clay to start the season…

The Northview Wrestling Team had a good showing at the Jim Derr Invitational in Northwood last weekend, bringing home several pieces of hardware.  Check out the BCSN highlights of Conner Liber below.

Teen Pep spent time in our freshmen Health classes recently, educating them on the specifics of bullying and what they can do about it…

Our December Leadership Lunch took place yesterday, as we welcomed home Janelle Noe, 2013 Alumna.  She brought her Head Track and Cross Country Coach, Linh Nguyen with her.  Janelle shared with students that having the courage to persevere is important.  Her journey took a turn after her junior year in high school when a college coach told her she was not good enough at distance running to earn a scholarship.  She used that rejection to fuel her training heading into her senior year, when she won the NLL, District, and Regional Championships in Cross Country, and went on to finish second in the State Championship race.  She now had her scholarship offer for distance running.  In fact, she improved so much that she could have gone to almost any college or university in the country.  She chose to stay home at the University of Toledo.  After a couple years of running at UT, she suffered severe burns over good portions of her body, and, again, she was faced with questions about her career.  Laid up for months, it looked like her window of opportunity was closing.  Slowly, she worked her way back, training to run competitively again, and she surprised herself with her times here and there, and she was beginning to show glimpses of her former self.  Her season culminated with UT and MAC records, and with a spot in the NCAA Championships.  She was invited to run with U.S.A. Track and Field, and now has offers to run professionally after college.  Two key incidents could have given her excuses to shut it down and move on with her life: the initial scholarship rejection, and her burn incident.  Instead, after climbing these mountains, she used the momentum she gained racing down the other side to change her life for the better.  Coach Nguyen shared with students the progression of his understanding of leadership, from his experience as a team captain in high school and college, to now working to develop leadership characteristics in his assistant coaches and student-athletes.  He was honest with students about his misperceptions when he was young, and the consequences he faced because he thought leadership was something it was not.  Today, he serves, and thus leads, and as a result, is much more successful.  A BIG thank you to Janelle and Linh for sharing your journies and wisdom with our young people!  We will be rooting for the Rockets this track season!


Mrs. Kwiatkowski, and many of our teachers, are taking the time to prepare students for the ACT by, on occasion, starting class with a practice question.  She has students then organize their practice questions in a binder for future reference.

Honors Algebra II students followed up their ACT bell ringer activity with group work on solving polynomial equations, as they continue to prepare for their semester examinations.

Mrs. Langendonk teaches math, but she taught writing this week t her math students.  One of our building goals this year is to focus on improving our students’ writing skills.  Our teachers are using a writing strategy consistently across subject areas to help students grow.  Here, Mrs. Langendonk’s students are creating a graphic organizer to plan to write a paragraph, articulating their understanding of the math they are currently studying.

Mrs. Donnelly’s freshmen Health students used cereal boxes to display their research on various issues people face, including sleep deprivation.

We have a new student organization this year, the Respect Club.  They are currently promoting a national campaign to encourage people to not use the r-word…

Our N-Compass Club took the time to author and send letters of support to members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, who recently dealt with a hate-based shooting in their temple.

Senior Ryal Bules was recognized by the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce as their December Student of the Month this week.  Mrs. Rhine shared with the Chamber, “Ryan Bules is the sort of student who elevates the class and the other students within it. Ryan is charismatic, easy going, and very kind. He has a sense of groundedness and humor about him that make interactions with both peers and adults relaxed and engaging. Ryan is not boastful or rude but a genuinely good person who demonstrates sincerity and leadership in his everyday life. I think of it as a privilege to teach such decent human beings like Ryan, it’s students like him who make my job so enjoyable.”

Mr. Keller’s Anatomy students are learning about what the various holes in the skull are, and what purposes they serve.  They compared animal and human skulls are part of their research.

Our FIRST Robotics Teams competed in the regional tournament in Austintown, Ohio, and earned several awards.  The Party Pandas won the Rockwell Innovation Award for the exceptional CAD designing of their robot.  Next Nova won the Connections Award and 2nd place in the Inspire Award category, which advances them to the state competition in February. 

Senior Lauren Smith spent time in Florida recently, performing with the All-National Honor Ensemble.  A big congratulations to Lauren on being recognized as one of the best high school vocal performers in the United States.

Finally, Northview is proud to welcome several new members into our chapter of the National Honor Society!  Way to go Cats!

Wildcat Weekly: 🙏🏻👍🏽👏🏼🦃 Gratitudegiving Edition…


In a week that has us reflecting on all that we ought to be thankful for, we were reminded often of our blessings at Sylvania Northview…

The family time this week, the freedom and peace here at home come at a cost for those who choose to stand in our place on the front lines.  Several of the soldiers who received letters from our students for Veterans Day have started to receive them, and sent their own messages of appreciation on social media…

Form Jacob Disher’s Facebook page:

From Jenna Kill’s Twitter page:

Colleen Reed’s response:

From Kendall Isley, wife of Greg Isley:

Mr. Sayre’s Intro to Marketing students are learning to design a marketing campaign, conducting market research related to muffins, and making plans to bake and sell to targeted demographics.  We are fortunate to have a faculty that believes in authentic, experienced based learning, like Mr. Sayre.

Senior Brookelyn Duhamel was honored by Sylvania firefighters this week for her efforts to design a logo for Station #1.  We are blessed to have talented students who work to develop their gifts, teachers who push them do and be more, and to have a community that is so supportive of our young people.

Our Speech and Debate team competed at Notre Dame Academy last weekend, articulating arguments based on in-depth research.  Our young people are fortunate to have so, so many opportunities beyond the 2:25 bell to continue to invest their time into developing their minds, bodies, skills, and positive habits.

The Northview Baseball Team spent time last Saturday helping to set up for the Girls on the Run race, giving young girls a chance to grow their physical fitness and belief in themselves as future leaders.  We are fortunate to have coaches, teachers, and advisers to challenge our high school students to connect with the broader community and give back.

Last Saturday, our Athletic Boosters hosted their annual reverse raffle, giving parents, staff members, and community supporters a night to enjoy each other’s company.  Ticket sales, live auctions, and silent auctions brought in more than $30,000 to equip and clothe our student-athletes.  The Northview experience is much more than it would be if we did not have parents willing to invest themselves back into their kids’ experiences.

Several of our Orchestra musicians participated in the Northwest Regional Orchestra for the Ohio Music Educators Association.  We are fortunate to have teachers, advisers, and directors like Mrs. Thiel, encouraging our kids to play, present, act, sing, and perform on big stages.

The Northview Marching Band took on the Windy City last weekend, seeing the sights, and marching in the Magnificent Mile Parade in front of a million people.  In addition to the being featured on television in the parade, students had the opportunity to check out the Shedd Aquarium, see a Broadway Show, and tour the Museum of Science & Industry.  We are fortunate to be led by educators, live in a community, and be supported by parents who see value in educational experiences that go well beyond the textbooks and music sheets.

Finally, we will be blessed to be constructing a new home for our student-athletes, come this spring, when we break ground on a new wellness center.  The ProMedica Health, Wellness, and Strength Complex will feature a 5,000 plus square foot weight room upstairs, and a training room, and new locker rooms for volleyball, basketball, and wrestling downstairs.  In addition to providing our students with a facility to match their talent and dedication, we hope to be able to expand community access to our swimming pool and exercise equipment by partnering with the Sylvania Senior Center and other community groups.  On this holiday, we are thankful for community partners, like ProMedica, who are using their platform and resources to give others a lift.  For a clip from the local news on this donation, click here.

Whatever you are grateful for on this holiday, we hope that you have time to express your thankfulness to those responsible for your blessings.  Here at Northview, we are humbled by the students, teachers, staff members, parents, and community partners who help make this an awesome place to be each day.

Happy Thanksgiving, Northview Family.