Thank You to our Ranger Community

Thank you to our Ranger Community!

As this is the last edition of the Ranger Roundup for the 2020-2021 school year, we would just like to thank all of our students, parents, staff, and community members for supporting our school district during this unprecedented school year. Though we had our bumps in the road along the way, we are so thankful that we are able to end the school year together! If anything, this school year has proved that we are indeed, #RangerStrong!


Plants Are Our Best Friends 

Mrs. Bates’ third grade science students are currently focusing on a unit on plants. Mrs. Bates explained, “Plants are our best friends. They produce the oxygen we breathe and are the first link in all food chains.” During this unit, students have enjoyed planting seeds and watching them grow! Mrs. Bates continued, “They [students] love to do the different experiments to see what plants need in order to survive (sunlight, water, and soil). We’ve explored different types of seeds and have looked at the different parts of plants to find out how they help a plant to grow.” 


Peter and the Wolf

Third graders had the opportunity this year to complete a special Peter and the Wolf unit as a collaborative project between Art and Music classes.  The purpose of this lesson was to introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra using the story of Peter and the Wolf. They learned about the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev,  had to decide which musical theme goes with each of the seven characters and matched the instruments to the characters. 

For a hands-on learning experience, students either painted or colored their beautiful background scenery in Art Class with Ms. Diamond’s expert guidance.  She creatively devised a way for their backdrops to stand upright.  Then, while listening to the orchestra in Music Class, students colored all the characters, cut them out and attached cardboard to them so they could be dimensional and maneuvered as the story was acted out.   Mrs. Dunlap enjoyed seeing the vivid colors and student’s creativity.   She asked students to act out the orchestral story again at home for their families and hopes everyone enjoyed this unique experience. A HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Diamond for all her amazing assistance and tutelage!  We are very proud of our third graders talents and hard work.  


CLC Summer Camp Job Opportunity

Claire’s Day Book Giveaway


Mock Trial Updates & NLS Reminders!

Mock Trial Updates:

Dangerous Things are Happening Right Now!

Since our last update, a lot has changed. There has been more information getting out. Currently we just had our pretrial and we have more information for you guys. The jury will be hearing the charges and the prosecution may have had some miscommunication.

Prosecution Feeling Confident

During the pretrial, Wednesday, the prosecution had some successes. All of the motions were passed, and the charge of voluntary manslaughter was dropped by the judge. After an objection from the defense in an attempt to drop Mrs. Stephen’s testimony, the court ruled in favor of the prosecution.

After the trial, one of our members interviewed the lead prosecutor, Max Closson. He states that the trial went very well, and that they had a rocky start but that the trial was in the prosecution’s favor. Mr. Closson felt that they were successful in accomplishing all of their goals, and that he was very confident in their motion. The pretrial was very successful, but there is more to come!

Mock Trial Video Update:

Watch the Mock Trial video update at: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2162007621


Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 3-7th with National Teacher Appreciation Day being Tuesday, May 4th. Throughout the week you can look forward to social media posts in which our administration, parents, and students help us in celebrating the efforts of our Ranger Teachers. To kick things off, here is a very special message from Superintendent Kozina!


NHS AIR Testing Continues Next Week

Junior High and High School students will continue AIR testing next week in JH Math, Algebra I and Geometry. Please see the reminders below:

Baby Photos Needed for Senior Slideshow

To the Parents of the Members of the Class of 2021, We are pleased to once again be creating a Senior Slideshow showcasing the members of the graduating class to present at the Graduation Ceremony. We love including the Senior portraits as well as a baby/toddler/child photograph of each student in the slideshow as a wonderful way to reminisce. Parents, we are asking for your help by submitting a baby/toddler/child photograph of your student. Thank you for your help in creating a great memory!Photos can be emailed Mrs. Blausey at ablausey@northwoodschools.org or to Mrs. Reid at mreid@northwoodschools.orgPlease be sure to include your student’s full name in the subject of the email.

NES Spring Fundraiser

NHS AIR Testing, Achievement of Excellence Banquet, and More

NHS AIR Testing

Next week begins Ohio AIR Testing for our Junior High and High School Rangers. Please see the information below regarding testing dates and schedule information. Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any additional questions.


Wood County Achievement of Excellence Awards:

Last night, Logan Urbanyi and Christina Zielinski were honored at the Wood County Achievement of Excellence Banquet. Along with their parents, Principal Johnson, and Superintendent Kozina, Logan and Christina were able to bring their chosen favorite teachers, Mrs. Cristina Toflinski and Mr. Roger Myers. After a dinner provided by the culinary students at Penta Career Center, Mrs. Toflinski and Mr. Myers had the opportunity to speak about these excellent students and their achievements.


Government Mock Trial Update:

Keep up with the Mock Trial happening in Mr. Dickey’s Government class! Here are the newest updates from the Public Relations Teams:

Enraged Woman Shoots Husband

Main Suspect: Dominique Stephens

As you know, the death of Donovan Stephens has carried over to a case trial. Mr. Stephens was shot three times in the back, and died on the scene, as explained by Detective Hughes. The main suspect is his wife, Dominique Stephens, who had made the 911 call to the Metropolitan Police. Detectives claim that the enraged woman shot her husband while asleep in their bed. Donovan and his wife — the number one suspect — have two children. The father of two will be unable to care for his children, leaving them in the hands of the woman’s sister, Jordan Bright, seeing as Dominique Stephens is the main suspect. What other horrifying evidence will the trial bring?

Threats to Safety

Since our last update not much has changed but there are still updates. Today, we will introduce the women being questioned. Dominique Stephens has reported to us with some information from her side. She stated “Threats to her safety were made to her and her children.” Dominique is still being questioned and there will be more information coming soon.


Vaccine Clinic This Saturday!


Last Day to Purchase Prom Tickets!

Tickets can be purchased in the front office until 4pm today (4/23).


Baby Photos Needed for Senior Slideshow!

To the Parents of the Members of the Class of 2021, We are pleased to once again be creating a Senior Slideshow showcasing the members of the graduating class to present at the Graduation Ceremony. We love including the Senior portraits as well as a baby/toddler/child photograph of each student in the slideshow as a wonderful way to reminisce. Parents, we are asking for your help by submitting a baby/toddler/child photograph of your student. Thank you for your help in creating a great memory!Photos can be emailed Mrs. Blausey at ablausey@northwoodschools.org or to Mrs. Reid at mreid@northwoodschools.orgPlease be sure to include your student’s full name in the subject of the email.


Spring Choir Concert Next Wednesday!


NES Spring Fundraiser


NES Gets Back to the Basics

4th Graders Master Fractions

Mrs. Besgrove’s fourth grade math students have been learning about fractions! Mrs. Besgrove explained, “Students are exploring addition and subtraction problems involving mixed numbers. They use pictures and number lines to help solve the problems. Then, they will revisit these problems and solve them by using equations and fractions greater than one. The students will be able to explain to others the process they used and also be able to apply this process to other problems.” During this unit, students have really enjoyed learning about fractions and learning about how many different ways they use fractions in their daily lives! 


Mrs. Duckett’s Class Focus on the Basics

Mrs. Duckett’s first grade students have been busy studying animals, seasons, and the jobs of their parents! Mrs. Duckett explained that students are focusing on the basics – reading, writing, and math and are working hard to catch up on topics and skills after such a crazy year. 

During this current unit, students have enjoyed nonfiction and learning about what is happening in the real world. Families have sent in responses about their jobs, including what they learned in school that helps them be successful at work (reading, math, science, following directions, and doing your best!). They also shared their favorite part of their job as well as their least favorite part. Mrs. Duckett stated, “Our families have some very important jobs in the community, such as the food service industry, community and family services, health care, transportation, manufacturing, and pastoral care.”


Mr. Dickey’s Government Students Prepare for Mock Trial:

Mr. Dickey’s Government students are currently preparing for a mock trial. The classes are divided into the prosecutors and defense team. Students are split into groups within each class and given specific responsibilities for the trial. Several NHS staff members will participate as the jury in later weeks. You can keep up with the mock trial through the “Ranger Roundup.” Check out the two very different newspaper articles put out by the “public relations” groups below:

Man found dead

Breaking news: man found dead in his house at 1799 Lamont Street, N.W. Detective Hughes was first to respond to the call and first to reach the house. The police are still investigating a suspicious death. A woman is being questioned about the situation. The victim is Donovan Stephens (age unknown). He was found shot and killed. There will be more updates coming soon! 

Husband found dead. Wife sus?


On June 17th, 2009, at 10:32 p.m., a 911 dispatcher received a call of shots fired at the
Metropolitan Police Department in New Columbia. A female caller gave her address and
Detective Dana Hughes arrived at the scene. They were let into the house to find the wife and a
newly deceased man, laying face down on the bed. Detectives and authorities are questioning
her involvement in the death. The woman being questioned by the police is Dominique
Stephens, his wife. She was found with the victim, Donovan Stephens, who was deceased and
possibly slain. At this point, motives are still unknown, but are being investigated.


Prom 2021 Information:


Spring Choir Concert Information:


NES Spring Fundraiser


Grandma Betty, Our Hometown Hero!

Grandma Betty Derr Receives Humanitarian Award

Last Thursday, March 11, everyone’s favorite grandma, Betty Derr, was honored with the Northwest Region Humanitarian Award by the Ohio School Boards Association. 

Below is the beautiful write-up by Mrs. Kris James, who along with Naomi Smith, Lynn Schumaker, Annette Slater, and Ken James, took the reins in nominating Betty for this award. 

Perhaps the most evocative way to show how important Betty Derr is to the Northwood Local School community is to share her community moniker: she is known to everyone as Grandma Derr. This is not just a measure of her age; Grandma Derr just celebrated her 88th birthday. This nickname shows far more about how she treats all members of the school community, from staff and administration to students, regardless of their grade and how we all view her. She provides the love of a stereotypical grandma, delivered in chocolate chip cookies and hugs (though she is a bit more stingy about those since COVID hit) and we always feel a shot of unconditional acceptance when we see her enter the building. But Grandma Derr’s love language extends much further. Her dedication to the community and the school is visible in nearly everything she does.

Grandma Derr became affiliated with Northwood Schools when her husband Jim taught here in the 1960s. He established Northwood’s wrestling program and started a tournament that is the longest continuous wrestling tournament in the state of Ohio. After Jim died, the school renamed the tournament, which is now known as the Jim Derr Memorial Wrestling Tournament. Grandma Derr was so grateful to the school for remembering and honoring her husband that she took on much of the planning and behind-the-scenes hospitality responsibilities. In lean times, the motivation for continuing the tournament came from her work and dedication. She promised herself that Jim’s legacy would live on, and she pushed and prodded (in her sweet, grandmother fashion) to ensure that it did. 

But more than that, she dedicated herself to the entire school. Ten years ago, she took on primary responsibility for taking tickets at virtually all Northwood varsity events. Not only do administrators appreciate her consistency and reliability, Grandma Derr’s warm greetings and wide smile are a highlight for the wide array of students, parents and even visitors from other schools who meet her at the gate of each event, making her a perfect ambassador for Northwood Schools. Both Music Boosters and Athletic Boosters have benefited from her generosity in the countless versions of ‘Betty’s Spaghetti’ fundraising meals she has organized and cooked for. Student athletes on every team look forward to Grandma Derr’s cookies at least once a season. Musicians get the same treatment. Several times each musical season, she provides a meal for the entire cast, knowing that many come to rehearsal directly from sports practice. And it’s not just her food that makes an appearance. Grandma Derr comes to every concert or performance, knowing that her proud grin makes a difference for many students who may not have a family member in the audience.

Grandma Derr’s pride in “her” students shows in other ways too. She walks at the senior recognition ceremony with a senior every season, every year –  at the student’s request. She attends every awards ceremony and provides a scholarship of some type for every senior who participates in some extracurricular activity. Her tiny but mighty presence at the podium as she shares these gifts with dozens of students is a highlight for seniors and community members alike. She’s the source of many anonymous donations to the school food pantry and student groups and remains an active member of her church and the Alzheimer Association. The fact that – 88 years strong – she continues to build such warm and positive relationships with students and to exert such a positive force on the larger community inspires us all. 

Many parents and even some grandparents log long hours working to support their children and grandchildren’s school activities.  Most of those leave the volunteer ranks when their children graduate. Not so with Betty Derr. Her dedication and hard work have carried her to the impending graduation of a great-granddaughter – but no one believes that her graduation will mean that Betty graduates too. It’s not the biological link to her kids and grandkids that keeps her here. It’s her bottomless compassion and commitment. Grandma Derr is our honorary grandparent, one who has taught us not only how to work hard but how to love hard too. 


Spring Basketball Clinic 2021

The Spring Basketball Clinic is coming up next month! All students in grades 2 – 5 are invited to attend this clinic that will take place over three consecutive Saturday mornings. See the flyer below for additional information. Questions can be directed to Coach Dickey at adickey@northwoodschools.org.

PENTA to Offer Summer STEM Camps

Penta Career Center will be holding STEM Camps this summer for students in grades 3-5 and 6-9. Many of our Rangers have enjoyed these camps in the past. Check out the information below!



  • Tues. March 23: Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Mon. March 29 – Mon. April 5: Spring Break for all students
  • Tues. April 6: School Resumes for ALL students ***Change in schedule***
  • Fri. April 23: 4th quarter Midterms
  • Wed. April 28: Choir Concert
  • Wed. May 5: HS Band Concert
  • Fri. May 7: JH Breakfast of Champions
  • Sat. May 8: Junior/Senior Prom
  • Tues. May 11: Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Wed. May 12: 6th and 7th grade Band Concert
  • Wed. May 19: HS Academic and Senior Awards
  • Fri. May 21: Graduation Practice
  • Sun. May 23: Graduation Day
  • Wed. May 26: Last Day of School for Students
  • Thurs. May 27: Teacher Records Day

Nutrition Award, Classroom Spotlights, NLS Updates, and More

Children’s Hunger Alliance Child Nutrition Award

Northwood Local Schools was selected to receive the Children’s Hunger Alliance Child Nutrition Award. The Child Nutrition Award is a recognition of our school district’s pandemic emergency feeding response including receiving a “Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry” grant.

Two framed Child Nutrition Award certificates were presented to our Food Services staff this past Wednesday, March 3rd. One of the certificates is a recognition of food service workers for providing meals during the pandemic. The second certificate is to recognize district leadership for coordinating a pandemic feeding response.

In March of 2020 our food services staff were packing and delivering thousands of lunches per week. During the summer of 2020, the summer feeding program shifted to a pandemic-friendly pick-up option at multiple sites. From Fall of 2020 to Winter of 2021 our food services staff have opened a second cafeteria, maintained two kitchens, lunch pick-ups on Wednesdays, breakfast delivery in halls and pods, lunches delivered to individual elementary classrooms, as well as creating a weekend meal option available through the kitchen.

Clearly, our cafeteria staff have been amazing and are truly deserving of this award!


Energy and Rates in Chemical Reactions

Students are performing a simple calorimetry lab. In this lab, the students are given the task of determining how many calories are released by a food sample. A can containing a known amount of water is used to collect the heat given off by the food sample. Based on the temperature change of the water combined with its mass and such, the students can calculate the energy, in calories, given off by the food item. Students used caramel popcorn, flaming hot Cheetos, and marshmallows as our food samples.

Mr.  Kohring’s Chemistry students are currently focusing on a unit on Energy and Rates in Chemical Reactions. This unit is important because it gives students the opportunity to learn how different substances hold energy differently. In this unit, students also learn what is going on behind the scenes when talking about how many calories are in a food sample. 

During this unit, students have learned how energy is transferred and how to calculate how much energy is released or absorbed in a certain situation. Students enjoyed a lab in which they were able to light different food samples on fire to determine how much energy (how many calories) they released. 


8th Graders Practice Food & Kitchen Safety

Mrs. Metzger’s 8th grade FCS/Principles of Food class recently completed lessons on food and kitchen safety. They have now moved onto learning about cooking vocabulary, reading recipes correctly, and how to measure different ingredients. Simultaneously, they are learning about nutrients and food labels. 

Mrs. Metzger explained that reading a recipe and measuring ingredients are important for students to learn to prepare meals for themselves. “It’s a valuable life skill that could lead to a career path for students interested in Culinary Arts,” she added. 

Students have enjoyed completing a variety of hands-on learning experiences during this unit. Recently, to practice reading a recipe and choosing correct size measuring tools, students prepared a trail mix snack for themselves in class. Mrs. Metzger said, “It was a simple recipe that allowed each student to work one at a time with teacher assistance. We would normally work in pairs or small groups, but are much more limited because of the extra precautions this year. We will continue using this activity to practice reading food labels and analyzing the nutritional value of their trail mix snack.” 


Coming Home 2021

Coming Home 2021 took place on Friday, Feb. 12th between the JV and Varsity Basketball game. Congratulations to all of our senior candidates and to our newly crowned King and Queen, Logan Urbanyi and Tori Romstadt!


Updated Cafeteria Menu

Please note that while Wednesdays are listed, those options will not be available until students are in school 5-days a week.

Today is the Last Day for Sun Federal Credit Union’s “Extraordinary Teacher of the Year” Award Nominations

The Sun Federal’s “Extraordinary Teacher of the Year” nominations are open.  Nominations can be submitted by students, fellow teachers, parents, and administrators for teachers that go above and beyond for their students. Last year, our very own Mr. Myers received the honor of being named the “Extraordinary Teacher of the Year.” Nominations are open from now until March 5th!


  • Fri. March 12: End of 3rd Quarter/FULL REMOTE DAY for all students
  • Sun. March 14: Daylight Savings Begins
  • Tues. March 23: Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Mon. March 29 – Mon. April 5: Spring Break for all students
  • Tues. April 6: School Resumes for all students ***Change in schedule***

Top Honors, Signing Day, and Coming Home Week

NLS Selected as Top Workplace for 2021

For the second year in a row, Northwood Local Schools has been selected as a Top Workplace by The Blade. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”   

Only 45 companies made this year’s list and we are honored to be among them. A huge thank you to our administration, faculty, staff, parents, students and community members who make Northwood such an amazing educational community! We are #RangerStrong 


Signing Day 2021

Kyeon Neal, Brayden Fulkert, Demond Marks, and Jay Moten

Four very special Ranger athletes participated in Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. Jay Moten has signed with Tiffin University where he will attend college and play football for the Tiffin Dragons. Demond “Mookie” Marks, Kyeon Neal, and Brayden Fulkert will be taking their skills to Hocking College where they will attend college and play football for the Hocking Hawks.

We are very proud of these young men. They have surely left their stamp on Northwood Local Schools and we look forward to being spectators on this next chapter of their academic and athletic careers!

Coming Home Week 2021


Congratulations to our 2021 Coming Home Candidates!


Sight Words in Kindergarten

Mrs. Canaday’s kindergarten Rangers are currently focusing on learning how to read and write sight words. Mrs. Canaday explained, “Sight words are the foundation skills for reading. Knowing sight words helps students read more fluently and write more efficiently.” In Mrs. Canaday’s class, students have the opportunity to practice their sight words through a variety of hands-on learning activities. Some of these activities include building the words with play-doh, tracing the words with paint, and even playing a full “Roll and Read” game with a dice. “Students get to pick how they want to practice which makes learning more fun, engaging, and meaningful,” concluding Mrs. Canaday. 


Mrs. Fish Receives Water Grant!

Junior high science teacher, Mrs. Fish, recently wrote a small grant and will receive $500 towards the 7th grade environment and water quality/conservation curriculum from Northwestern Water and Sewer District! We want to thank Mrs. Fish for her efforts. We know our Rangers will most definitely benefit from this grant!

Check out this special message sent to Mrs. Fish and her Rangers from the NWWSD:


NLS Schedule Update


Financial Opportunities for Students and their Families

All students and their families are now eligible for membership at Sun Federal Credit Union. To get more information about the services that Sun FCU has available visit https://sunfederalcu.org/northwoodschools

Any questions can be directed to Gretchen Fisher at gretchen.fisher@sunfcu.org. We are very excited to see what future financial education opportunities this partnership will bring to the district and community!


Make Your Name Part of Northwood History

We are preparing for the third round of engraving this spring.  Once again we have THREE (3) opportunities for our community & alumni to have a lasting acknowledgement to your family or business.  Engrave your name plate / brick today in our Auditorium, at our Stadium or on our Dugouts!  See the link below for more information and pictures.  Remember, Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger!  

https://www.northwoodschools.org/resources/engraving-fundraiser-25/


  • Mon. Feb. 15: President’s Day – No School
  • Tues. Feb. 16: Group A students in session / Group B students remote ***No longer an in-service day***
  • Fri. Feb. 19: Full Remote Learning Day for all students ***Change in schedule***
  • Tues. Feb. 23: ACT Testing for Juniors / Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Fri. March 12: End of 3rd Quarter
  • Sun. March 14: Daylight Savings Begins
  • Mon. March 29 – Mon. April 5: Spring Break for all students
  • Tues. April 6: School Resumes for all students ***Change in schedule***

Elective Spotlight: Sports in American History and Culture

The History of Basketball 

Students scan QR codes to match questions with the information provided about basketball.

Did you know that we have a “Sports in American History and Culture” elective? This class is open to juniors and seniors and is taught by Mrs. Schmeltz. Currently, students in this course are completing a unit on “Basketball.” Through this unit, students study the overall history of the sport and how the sport has grown over time. Mrs. Schmeltz added that students spend time doing a run down of the history of the sport. Students create newspaper articles on scandals that have taken place within college basketball, and take a look at the professional aspect of the sport and how it has turned into a huge industry.

In order to complete a thorough run-down of the history of basketball, QR codes were placed around Mrs. Schmeltz’s room for students to discover more information. Students used the QR codes to figure out bits of information that helped to provide the full picture of the history of basketball. Mrs. Schmeltz explained, “It includes how the sport was started, rule changes, equipment changes, and how women became involved and the differences between men’s and women’s basketball.” 

Mrs. Schmeltz added that the first third of this semester-long elective is dedicated to studying the history of five different sports. She concluded, “I think students have enjoyed learning more about the activities that they enjoy watching on the weekends and participating in themselves.”  


Financial Opportunities for Students and their Families

All students and their families are now eligible for membership at Sun Federal Credit Union. To get more information about the services that Sun FCU has available visit https://sunfederalcu.org/northwoodschools

Any questions can be directed to Gretchen Fisher at gretchen.fisher@sunfcu.org. We are very excited to see what future financial education opportunities this partnership will bring to the district and community!


Make Your Name Part of Northwood History

We are preparing for the third round of engraving this spring.  Once again we have THREE (3) opportunities for our community & alumni to have a lasting acknowledgement to your family or business.  Engrave your name plate / brick today in our Auditorium, at our Stadium or on our Dugouts!  See the link below for more information and pictures.  Remember, Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger!  

https://www.northwoodschools.org/resources/engraving-fundraiser-25/


  • Tues. Feb. 2: Picture Retakes (NES & NHS)
  • Fri. Feb. 5: Picture Retakes (NES & NHS) / 3rd quarter midterm
  • Mon. Feb. 15: President’s Day – No School
  • Tues. Feb. 16: Teacher In-service Day – No School for Students
  • Tues. Feb. 23: ACT Testing for Juniors / Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Fri. March 12: End of 3rd Quarter
  • Sun. March 14: Daylight Savings Begins
  • Mon. March 29 – Mon. April 5: Spring Break for all students

Students Start the Semester #RangerStrong

Seventh Graders Study The Diary of Anne Frank

Students creating a Tableau of an important scene in the play.

Seventh grade ELA students in Mr. Myers’ class are currently focusing on reading the play The Diary of Anne Frank. Mr. Myers explained, “this unit is important because it helps students to familiarize themselves with the qualities of a drama, teaches valuable lessons about life and humanity, and gives them a chance to get active in the classroom.” He added that during this unit, students get to complete various activities including acting out lines from the play, creating their own versions of the set, and researching the Holocaust. Students have enjoyed taking on the different character roles. Some students have found roles they connect with, and others chose roles who differ wildly from themselves, thus providing an opportunity to act out of character. 

One fun activity that students have completed during this unit are Tableaus meant to capture crucial scenes of the play. Mr. Myers stated that during a normal school year, students would create their own set and actually act out the lines and interact with one another. However, due to the Covid19 limitations, Mr. Myers had to get extra creative in creating the lessons for this unit. He added, “The students have been positive and are doing their best to make light of a difficult situation. They’re also finding many similarities with Anne Frank’s situation, as she had to essentially ‘quarantine’ herself, and this helps to deepen the students’ connection to her story.” 


Honors Geometry Update

Students use a combination of hands-on activities and technology for this Geometry unit.

Honors Geometry students are currently focusing on Special Segments of Triangles. This unit helps to show students the importance of geometry in engineering. During this unit, students participated in the hands-on activity of creating a triangle, drawing three medians, identifying their point of concurrency, and proving that the point of concurrency is the balancing point of any triangle. 


Financial Opportunities for Students and their Families

All students and their families are now eligible for membership at Sun Federal Credit Union. To get more information about the services that Sun FCU has available visit https://sunfederalcu.org/northwoodschools

Any questions can be directed to Gretchen Fisher at gretchen.fisher@sunfcu.org. We are very excited to see what future financial education opportunities this partnership will bring to the district and community!

Make Your Name Part of Northwood History

We are preparing for the third round of engraving this spring.  Once again we have THREE (3) opportunities for our community & alumni to have a lasting acknowledgement to your family or business.  Engrave your name plate / brick today in our Auditorium, at our Stadium or on our Dugouts!  See the link below for more information and pictures.  Remember, Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger!  

https://www.northwoodschools.org/resources/engraving-fundraiser-25/


  • Mon. Jan. 18: MLK Day – No School
  • Tues. Jan. 26: Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Tues. Feb. 2: Picture Retakes (NES & NHS)
  • Fri. Feb. 5: Picture Retakes (NES & NHS)
  • Mon. Feb. 15: President’s Day – No School
  • Tues. Feb. 16: Teacher In-service Day – No School for Students

Real World Learning at NHS

Rangers Learn the Importance of Personal Finances 

“I wish I had learned that in school,” is a common mantra among adults regarding financial literacy and personal finances. But, thankfully for our Rangers, Mrs. Myers’ Finance Class helps students with all of those imperative real life financial topics. Students begin the year learning about their spending and saving behaviors and end the year with the ability to read basic corporate financial statements with enough knowledge to wisely invest in publicly traded funds in an effort to meet retirement and other savings goals!

Students in Finance Class are currently covering topics that are applicable to real life situations. Students in this class range from sophomores to seniors, and they have recently been learning about filing a 1040 tax return for federal and state taxes using TurboTax software. They have also completed an online banking simulation using online tools such as bill play, transfer, virtual deposit, and account notifications. Mrs. Myers explained, “Each online tool is an example of how students can manage their real life personal finances.” 

Finance students have enjoyed learning about how to be proactive with their own personal finances. “They came in with the idea that it was going to be stressful because of hearing what adults have said about topics,” said Mrs. Myers. “But, once they got started, they felt much more confident in their abilities and were excited to eventually put these lessons into practice.”  After winter break, Finance students will focus heavily on applying their financial knowledge to a public or private business context. 


2020 Yearbooks are Here!


Penta Virtual Career Night

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Financial opportunity for students and their families

All students and their families are now eligible for membership at Sun Federal Credit Union. To get more information about the services that Sun FCU has available visit https://sunfederalcu.org/northwoodschools

Any questions can be directed to Gretchen Fisher at gretchen.fisher@sunfcu.org. We are very excited to see what future financial education opportunities this partnership will bring to the district and community!

Make Your Name Part of Northwood History!

We are preparing for the third round of engraving this spring.  Once again we have THREE (3) opportunities for our community & alumni to have a lasting acknowledgement to your family or business.  Engrave your name plate / brick today in our Auditorium, at our Stadium or on our Dugouts!  See the link below for more information and pictures.  Remember, Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger!  

https://www.northwoodschools.org/resources/engraving-fundraiser-25/


  • Sun. Dec. 13: Live-stream Band Concert – 7pm (See Facebook for details)
  • Mon. Dec. 14: Penta Virtual Career Night
  • Tues. Dec. 15: NES Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Thurs. Dec. 17: End of 2nd Quarter/1st semester
  • Fri. Dec. 18: Records Day – No School for Students
  • Mon. Dec. 21 – Sun. Jan. 3: Holiday Break – No School
  • Mon. Jan. 4: School Resumes (beginning of 3rd Quarter)
  • Mon. Jan. 18: MLK Day – No School