Mr. Johnson to Lead NHS, New Faces, and Mrs. Canaday’s Kindergarten Class!

Mr. Erik Johnson to Lead NHS in the 2018-2019 School Year

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Erik Johnson is no stranger to the hallways of Northwood Local Schools. In fact, Mr. Johnson has spent his entire 18 year professional career helping to educate and lead our Rangers. Mr. Johnson was first hired as a Social Studies teacher. Since then, he has acted as the Athletic Director, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. This year, he is taking on his newest role as the Northwood High School Principal.

Mr. Johnson plans to continue the joint efforts between our community and schools, to grow young people into successful contributing adults. He is looking forward to working with students in a different capacity and helping them to set and reach their goals.

Mr. Johnson added, “Northwood is a special place. A place where there is a strong sense of community. A place where students have a wonderful support network, both at home and school. A culture that helps to lift one another up when needed and to celebrate all of our victories, both individual and group. I look forward to continuing to have a role in our community, being part of our support network and growing our culture here at Northwood High School.”

 

NLS Welcomes New Teachers to the District:

NES Welcomes Chelsea Lord as Intervention Specialist

IMG_3439This year, NES welcomes Chelsea Lord as our new second grade Intervention Specialist. Mrs. Lord is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Most recently, she completed her student teaching experience in K-2 Intervention at Anthony Wayne Schools.

When discussing special units, projects, or lessons that her students can look forward to, Mrs. Lord said that Telling Time is one of her favorite units to teach in the second grade. She explained that her students can look forward to a fun twist on the traditional math topic, including the use of props, games, and even a rap song or two!

Mrs. Lord also shared that at her previous teaching placement, she was well-known as the teacher that would trade Pokemon cards. She explained that during arrival and dismissal, students would read her the cards that they wanted to trade. “This was a really fun, high interest activity that allowed me to interact with all students while working on basic reading skills,” said Mrs. Lord.

When asked what she is most looking forward to this school year, Mrs. Lord replied, “I am looking forward to collaborating with such a knowledgeable staff. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming. I can’t wait to share some of my favorite teaching strategies and lesson ideas while learning what the other educators have to offer.” She added, “This beautiful new school has so many resources available. I can’t wait to put them to good use and give my students an amazing year!” She concluded, “I am just so excited to be here!!!”

Haley Eaton to Join NHS Science Department

Mrs. Haley Eaton will be joining the NHS Science Department this year, teaching Biology, IMG_3435Anatomy, and Environmental Science. Mrs. Eaton, who is entering her first year of teaching, received her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Toledo. Last year, she student taught Chemistry and Physical Science at Rossford High School. When asked about a fun fact about herself, Mrs. Eaton stated that she played flute and piccolo in band from 5th grade to senior year of college!

Mrs. Eaton is most looking forward to getting to know all of the students and being a part of the Northwood community. Some of the things students can look forward to in her class will include dissections for Anatomy, outdoor lab work for Environmental Science, as well as interactive lab work and peer teaching for Biology.

Nicole Schmeltz Joins the High School Social Studies Department

IMG_3533.jpgWe welcome Mrs. Nicole Schmeltz as she begins her first year of teaching! Mrs. Schmeltz recently completed her studies at Huntington University. She is quite familiar with Northwood, as she explained that growing up, she had a Northwood address, but lived within the Lake Local School district.

Mrs. Schmeltz will be teaching Modern World History, Psychology/Sociology, and Economics/Contemporary World Issues. When asked about her new classes, Mrs. Schmeltz stated, “I am super excited for Psychology/Sociology and Contemporary World Issues because we can focus on what the students are interested in, for instance, different personalities! For Modern World History, I am excited for the World Wars because that seems to be what students enjoy most!” Above all, Mrs. Schmeltz is looking forward to building relationships with the students, as well as staff and faculty. Mrs. Schmeltz concluded, “I am so excited to be a part of this community and can’t wait to get to know you all better!”

Matthew Shirey Chosen as Leader of Northwood Bands

Mr. Matthew Shirey brings with him five years of experience as he takes on the role of IMG_3436band director to our Rangers. Mr. Shirey begins his sixth year of teaching as he begins his new journey in Northwood. Previously, he taught K-6 Music and was the Assistant Band Director for Sandusky City Schools. This year, Northwood Band students can look forward to participating in parades, Friday night football games, the Vermilion Band Festival, a Cavs pregame performance, the winter concert, Band-O-Rama, and the annual spring concert. Mr. Shirey said, “We will be performing a lot this year!” He added, “I also have several guest artists lined up to work with the students throughout the year, such as Dr. Younglove, Vandoren Artist and Professor of Saxophone at Wayne State University.”

When asked to provide a fun fact about himself, Mr. Shirey shared, “I was supposed to play the trumpet, but after telling my band director that I was about to get braces, he told me to pick a new instrument. My dad then told me to play the saxophone because then I could ‘be Clarence Clements’ from the Bruce Springsteen Band. I ended up loving it and even made a career from it!”

Mr. Shirey concluded, “I am looking forward to working with some great students and building upon the excellence of the Ranger Bands.”

Classroom Spotlight:

Mrs. Canaday’s Students Learn Letters and Numbers

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Mrs. Canaday’s Kindergarten students are learning letters and numbers, the building blocks of all learning! These students are using centers to learn all about letters and numbers. Within these centers they have especially enjoyed using various manipulatives, such as snap cubes, play doh, play foam, and tan-grams, to form all of the different letters and numbers! Mrs. Canaday said, regarding her newest class, “They are a great group of kiddos who are eager to learn and they try their best!”

 


NLS District Updates

NHS FALL CHEER CLINIC:

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BUS DRIVERS NEEDED AT NLS:

To view the posting and to apply with a letter of interest, click on the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/northwoodschools/onlineapp/

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ATHLETIC BOOSTERS BINGO NIGHTS:

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MASTER DRIVING SCHOOL COMING TO NORTHWOOD:

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HELP BUILD OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Thurs. Sept. 13: Key Club Blood Drive

Mon. Sept. 17 – Fri. Sept. 21: 5th Grade Camp

Mon. Sept. 17: NEO Meeting, Conference Room, @ 8am

Mon. Sept. 17: Music Boosters Meeting, Music Room @ 7pm

Tues. Oct. 2: NEO Marco’s Pizza Night

Fri. Oct. 5: Homecoming 

Sat. Oct. 6: NHS Homecoming Dance @ 8pm

 

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

NLS Welcomes a New Chapter with Superintendent Jason Kozina

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Our students and community members have seen lots of new changes in our administration as we start the new school year. Mr. Jason Kozina, was selected to be the 13th superintendent to serve Northwood Local Schools. During his time at Northwood, Supt. Kozina has had the privilege of serving two years as the middle school principal and the past eight years as the high school principal. The 2018-2019 school year marks Supt. Kozina’s 20th year in education, 16th as an administrator, and 11th at Northwood Schools.

Supt. Kozina is very excited about his new position and his ability to serve our Rangers in a larger capacity. He states, “We have a wonderful team of administrators leading our school with dedicated teachers and staff in every area.” At the staff Back-to-School Welcome Breakfast, Supt. Kozina spoke about his hopes moving forward and making all decisions through the lens of what is best for student performance, student growth, and student well-being.

“Northwood’s success is shown every year as our students cross the stage at graduation,” said Supt. Kozina. He continued, “Our student speakers this May spoke about how important their school connections were, and they spoke about a feeling of family and connection to teachers and friends. That aspect of Northwood Schools is more important than any standardized test and we need to continue the focus on relationships and connections that make our students feel valued and supported.” While we do this, Supt. Kozina also hopes to have more opportunities to build upon our alumni relations and explore ways to focus even more on classroom curriculum and increasing performance. Supt. Kozina concluded, “If we can accomplish a few of these goals in the coming years, we will only make our school stronger.”

Be sure to look this October for our first Alumni Newsletter! Sign up to receive the newsletter here: https://goo.gl/forms/uNHmGevZAvvi4n8H3

 

Mrs. Tracey Petteys Switches Gears as New NLS Assistant Principal

For the past 16 years, Mrs. Tracey Petteys has been known as the Director of Bands at IMG_3441Northwood Local Schools. However, this year, Mrs. Petteys has welcomed a big change as she takes on the role of  NLS Assistant Principal.

When asked what she is most looking forward to in her new administrative position, Mrs. Petteys stated, “Working with our students in the music department and being involved with many of our Northwood activities through the years, I have had the opportunity to see and appreciate how amazing our Student Body, Community, and Staff truly are. As Assistant Principal, I look forward most in continuing to build those relationships and build new relationships among the entire district while promoting a safe and positive building culture.”

Among her new responsibilities, Mrs. Petteys will continue to build upon our PBIS program that was initiated last school year. In conclusion, Mrs. Petteys left us with this final message, “Our district provides a variety of opportunities for our students. If you have the chance, get involved! The more you can be a part of in your school and community, the better your relationships and overall experience. Northwood is a great place to be!”

 

*Stay tuned for a feature on new NHS Principal, Erik Johnson!*

 

11th Graders Study The Crucible

IMG_4424 (1)Mrs. Moses’ 11th grade English classes are currently reading Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. During this unit, students act out the play and make comparison to McCarthyism.

Mrs. Moses explained, “Throughout The Crucible unit, I want students to focus on the parallels between the real ‘witch hunt’ that occurred in Salem and the figurative ‘witch hunt’ that took place during the Red Scare.”

Mrs. Moses stated that plays are always great in the classroom because everyone gets involved. Plays help keep students moving around and really work well with the new modified block schedule. She concluded, “Students love plays! They love acting in front of the class and really take on the roles of the characters.”

 

 

NLS District Updates

GOODWILL PASS IT ON CHALLENGE:

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HELP BUILD OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY:

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GIRL SCOUTS INFORMATION:

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 Mark Your Calendar!

Monday – Sept. 3: Labor Day, No School!

Tues. Sept. 4 – Thurs. Sept. 6: Goodwill Donation in school parking lot 

Fri. Sept. 7: Announcement of Goodwill “Pass It On” Challenge Winner at home football game

Thurs. Sept. 13: Key Club Blood Drive 

Mon. Sept. 17 – Fri. Sept. 21: 5th Grade Camp

Welcoming a New Chapter at NLS

Northwood Parents, Students and Community,

I am truly humbled and honored to be selected as the 13th Superintendent to serve Northwood Local Schools beginning August 1st.  In my 10 years at Northwood I have had the privilege to serve two years as Middle School Principal and then as High School Principal for the past eight years.  What is most noticeable in Northwood is the true desire of all staff members to take care of students. From our bus drivers and custodians, to the aides and office staff, students come first at every level of our school community.  Also consistently noticeable in Northwood is the wonderful support from our parents and community. We truly have a school community of which we can be very proud.

On a more personal note, many years ago, my grandfather attended Northwood for elementary school.  This was before Northwood had a high school in town, and thus he transferred to Rossford High School, where he eventually graduated.  My father’s family has been involved in Northwood Schools for decades, both as previous board of education members, and graduates of our wonderful school.  As a proud Ranger parent of AJ, (class of ‘22) Caitlin (class of ‘24) and Quinten (class of ‘27) my perspective provides great insight into just how wonderful our staff truly is in Northwood.  My wife, Melissa, recently joined our office staff as a part-time secretary in the new building and could not be happier. We are a family of Rangers and we are invested long term in Northwood Local Schools.

#OneRangerNation was the phrase we used bringing our buildings together last year, but it means so much more.  Everyone who walks in our school should see the commitment and effort that our entire staff has towards making sure students find success.  Thank you to everyone who reached out offering well wishes the past few weeks, but please know that this transition for our school is truly about #OneRangerNation and how we can continue to build on our successes, while making improvements in areas of need.  Northwood’s success is shown every year as our students cross the stage at graduation. Our student speakers this past May spoke about how important their school connections were, and they spoke about a feeling of family and connection to teachers and friends.  That aspect of Northwood Schools is more important than any standardized test and we need to continue the focus on relationships and connections that make our students feel valued and supported. While we do this, we will also be looking at opportunities to build upon our alumni relations and exploring ways to focus even more on classroom curriculum to increase performance.  If we can accomplish a few of these goals in the next few years we will only make our school stronger.

Finally, I want to thank Greg Clark for his tremendous leadership of our school over the past 12 years and wish him the best in his retirement.  I am proud to call Greg a friend and mentor, and appreciate his efforts to make this a smooth transition over the summer.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions moving forward at 419-691-3888 or jkozina@northwoodschools.org.  I look forward to the start of the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, August 21st, which is only a short 67 days away!

Go Rangers!

Jason Kozina

 

A Final Farewell from Supt. Clark

Students, Staff, and Community:

Thank you!

As we end this school year, sincere thanks to each of you for the efforts made to make this year a productive learning experience for our students as we opened our new school and transitioned everyone to the new spaces created across our renovated campus.

Also, thanks to each of you for all of the support you have provided me over the twelve years I’ve served as the leader of our community’s school, as well as to my family as we have made Northwood our home.  Thank you!

My heart is filled with gratitude as I approach my last day as Superintendent of Schools on July 31st. Northwood is special. Our community culture is a welcoming and caring “putting people first in a data driven world,” one that I love and that is worth continuing to nurture for generations to come. As a member of our community, I hope to continue to contribute to our brand of “Northwood Nice” during the next phase of my life.

I am very much looking forward to seeing the great progress our school will make through the leadership of Mr. Jason Kozina beginning later this summer. I am committed to doing my best to make the leadership change seamless so that when everyone returns for the 2018-2019 school year, our school will be ready to provide our students the best of educational opportunities.

Thanks again and Go Rangers!

Supt. Greg Clark

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

NHS Class of 2018 Val and Sal

Each year, Northwood High School names the two seniors with the highest cumulative G.P.A. as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the class. Both Jonah Shover and Philip Ottinger will speak at this Sunday’s graduation ceremony. Congratulations to these incredibly hardworking students!

Jonah Shover –  Valedictorian

Jonah ShoverJonah Shover will attend The University of Toledo this fall and will major in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at NHS Jonah has served as a member of the Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Pep Bands as well as serving as a member of the Key Club and Student Council. Additionally, Jonah was the recipient of the Victor Thapor Award during his junior year of high school.

When asked what he will miss most about his time at NHS he listed both his Chemistry and Physics Labs! He is most looking forward to his internships as he begins his college career. Jonah explained, “I hope to become an aerospace Engineer at NASA and work on rocket engines.” Jonah concluded, “I’d like to thank Mrs. Moses for helping me discover what I’m passionate about when I did my presentation on colonizing Mars and Mr. Kohring for helping me build on those passions in his classes.”

Philip Ottinger – Salutatorian

Philip OttingerPhilip Ottinger has kept busy during his time as a NHS Ranger. Philip is a member of the track and cross country teams, as well as Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, BPA, and government club. This fall, Philip will continue the next chapter of his academic journey at The University of Toledo, where he will major in Electrical Engineering.

Philip stated that he is honored to call himself a Northwood student and that he will miss the students and staff, “who’ve all been extraordinarily helpful and kind to me.” Philip expressed that as he begins college he is most looking forward to the knowledge and the certification to work toward solving the issues that he is most passionate about. In the future, Philip hopes for three things: to make an impact, avoid complacency, and to take part in his community.

In conclusion, Philip stated, “I cannot thank Northwood Enough for all the fantastic years, all the ‘average’ years, and even the few bad years. For all those who’ve made a difference in my life, hopefully I’ve made it abundantly clear how much that difference has meant to me. Thank you!”


New Recruits!

Three very special Rangers have enlisted for military service. We are so proud of them and wish them all the best in this next chapter of their lives!

for details call 917-824-1994 or visitwww.standrews.com


2018 Senior Acceptance

Congratulations to our seniors who have been accepted into numerous colleges and universities!

2018 Senior Scholarship Recipients

At the May 22nd Senior Awards Assembly, many of our seniors received scholarships and accolades. Congratulations to our Rangers!


NLS District Updates

SEATBELT CHECK:

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KIDS EAT FREE – SUMMER 2018:

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RANGER FOOTBALL YOUTH CAMP:

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AAA BUILDING RENTAL:

Looking for a banquet hall_ Senior graduation party space_ Family reunion coming up_ Check out the Northwood Local Schools AAA building cafeteria rental!Rental fees do apply. ($50hr p

FREE EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENINGS: 

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool two full days per week (either Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri).

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

 

Community Driven Rangers!

Alumnus of the Year 2018

JBarton Alumnus 2018

At our annual High School Academic Banquet, Mr. Jeff Barton was named the recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award.

Jeff was born and raised in the Toledo / Northwood area and graduated from Northwood High School in 1993. He earned a BBA in Human Resource Management from The University of Toledo in 1998 and an MBA from the University of Toledo in 2016. Jeff recently relocated back to Northwood with his wife of 17 years Lisa and two son Vincent (12) and Brody (10).

In 2006 while working for Josina Lott Residential & Community Services, he completed the Leadership Toledo Program.  Over the nine months in the Leadership Toledo program, he gained a higher sense of community needs and issues and began to identify the role he could play in addressing those needs. Then in 2006 with the support of Lisa and assistance from close friends and Leadership Toledo classmates, he established the Miracle League of NW Ohio, a non-profit baseball league that includes kids with special needs that is located in Northwood’s Brentwood Park.

In 2009, after three successful years of fundraising, the Miracle League of NW Ohio opened its barrier free baseball field. The field is designed to allow any child the chance to play baseball in an organized league and its rubberized surface allows children in wheelchairs, walkers, or any other adaptive device, to move around the field with ease.

The success of the Miracle League field campaign opened up new career opportunities and in 2008, Jeff joined the development staff at the University of Toledo with the college of Pharmacy. While there he lead several fundraising campaigns including a $5 million building campaign, a $1 million Medication Therapy Management Fellowship program, and a student lead P4 scholarship that is provided to every UT Pharmacy student in their final year of the program.

Currently, Jeff is the Department Administrator for the Pediatric and OBGYN departments within UT’s College of Medicine and Life Science. As a volunteer, he maintains his President / Founder role on the board of Directors of the Miracle League of NW Ohio. He is also the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Toledo Clinic Foundation.  

 

Community Projects with Junior Government Students

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Ms. Wills’ Junior Government students have been hard at work on a unit that gets students actively engaged in government processes and provides a structure for introduction into community involvement! This year’s students were able to finish the IMG_1584disc golf course at Brentwood Park, initiated and participated in a city-wide Ranger Earth Day Clean-Up, joined Northwood City Council in a discussion forum for renovating the old Woodville Mall space, visited many council and special community meetings, and researched electoral college processes, the military branches, veterans’ affairs, and legislation regarding food choices in school cafeterias!

IMG_1559Clearly, the juniors have been very busy and many have enjoyed the ability to create their own project. The Ranger Earth Day event was a favorite among students as well as the opportunity to shadow members of the Northwood Police and Fire Department.

Ms. Wills concluded, “Every year our Rangers make me proud with their choices, growth, and enthusiasm for the project!”
        

 

 

Chocolate Chip Fossils in Mrs. Limon’s Class

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Second grade students in Mrs. Limon’s class have been learning about fossils! Students have learned that fossils are physical traces of living things that are preserved in rock. Students have also become familiar with the job of a paleontologist, by trying to excavate chocolate chip “fossils” from a cookie. Within the unit, students will also learn how fossils are formed and even make a “fossil” of their own. So far, students have enjoyed looking up and recording facts about fossils, but of course, their favorite part has definitely been excavating chocolate chips!

 

 

 

 

 

Claire’s Day C.A.R.E. Award Winners

Recently, several of our NES Rangers in grades K-6 participated in Claire’s Day, a Celebration of Life, Authors, Illustrators, and Reading Excellence, which is also
Northwest Ohio’s Largest Children’s Book Festival! Our Rangers were awarded the C.A.R.E. Award for demonstrating marked improvement in reading skills over the course of the school year!

 

 

 

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NLS District Updates

NES Carnival 2018:

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool two full days per week (either Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri).

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

 

SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

The Northwood Outdoor Classroom Bluebird Trail

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Thank you to Special Guest Columnist: Mrs. Lara Fish

IMG_2796It is National Birding Week and while there are thousands of people out at the local marshes and metroparks viewing all the various species of birds, why not stay on school grounds to view and be part of continuing the survival of one of the most beautiful species of birds— the bluebird?

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In cooperation with the Green Creek Wildlife Society headed by former Gibsonburg teacher Tom Kashmer and local birding enthusiast Lisa Rock, junior high science teacher, Lara Fish, helped coordinate the establishment of a “bluebird trail” on the 20 acres of restored farmland and infinity trail at the intersection of Curtice and Bradner Road.

In March, Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Semler, our custodian Mr. Crofts (who is an avid birder), student Nick Genzman (and several family members of these people), Tom Kashmer, and Lisa Rock, all met out at the outdoor classroom to install ten bluebird nesting boxes. It was a chilly afternoon, but full of excitement as they all worked to get the bluebird nesting boxes up and available for bluebird nesting.

CaptureStudents then went to the outdoor classroom with Mrs. Fish on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March and April, monitoring nests. In the first week of May, students noticed some nest building. On May 8th, students were excited to find a nest full of eggs! Students sat back and watched the nest for the parent bluebirds and were able to get some beautiful photos thanks to Emma Veres, Landon Beckman, and Nick Genzman.

When the eggs hatch, students will have the opportunity to band the birds to monitor their migratory habits!

If you are interested in being part of the Northwood High School Outdoor Environmental Science Lab, please see Mrs. Fish.

Thank you to the following students who have assisted with bluebird monitoring: Davit Vayavong, Cecil Neiderkorn, Logan Mobis, Anya Danyi, Anya Rau, Nick Genzman, Toby Cufr, Emma Billman, Emma Veres, Nolan LaFeir, Landon Beckman, Joziah Smith, and Casei Wilson.

Follow us on Twitter @nhsoesl and the hashtag #bluebirdairbnb

 

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NLS District Updates

NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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LADY RANGER VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL CLINIC:

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Summer Cheer Clinic:

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NES Carnival 2018:

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool two full days per week (either Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri).

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Tuesday, May 15: Rescheduled NEO Meeting, 6:00pm 

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

Northwood Food Pantry & ZAP and Xtramath

Northwood Food Pantry

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Recently, Mrs. Emilia Bires has been heading up a new initiative to create a food pantry for our students and community members in need. This food pantry will be located in the AAA building. The “Ranger Roundup” was able to catch up with Mrs. Bires to learn a little bit more about this initiative.

20180410_122156Mrs. Bires explained that during the Summer Feeding Program she was approached from families for the need for food supply and resources. Additionally, several times, staff has reached out to her in regards to families that were having hardships and needed help with food and other resources. In the new food pantry, canned and dry food items will be available for families to make meals as well as a variety of hygiene products. Items that have already been collected are dry items such as spaghetti noodles, macaroni and cheese, rice and beans, as well as box meals such as beef stroganoff, Tuna Helper, Rice-A-Roni, scalloped potatoes, and cake mixes. Canned items that have been collected include tuna, vegetables, fruit, soup, peanut butter, and jelly.

Initially, the pantry will be available on an as needed basis. Those in need may contact Emilia Bires at 419-691-3888 ext. 2217 or Nichole Macknight at 419-691-3888 ext. 1005. The Food Pantry will open its doors at the end of May. 20180410_122148

The current food drive is taking place now and will continue through May 11th. those that would like to continue to donate to the pantry, even after the food drive, can call and schedule a time for drop off to Emilia Bires or Nichole Macknight.

Mrs. Bires wanted to leave one additional reminder, that a new initiative has begun to start a Community Garden this summer! Please contact Ms. Bires for additional information on that project.

Keep a lookout on our social media outlets as information will be published regarding these initiatives as it becomes available.

ZAP and Xtramath in Mr. Boos’ 5th Grade Math

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Brandon Clair and Aubree Lamb are Xtramath Xperts!

The fifth grade students in Mr. Boos’ math class have been focusing on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students IMG_0018 (1)have partaken in several review games such as the game “ZAP” in which students work in teams. Teams can earn points for correct answers and also by pulling a card from the board. By pulling a card, teams can earn points for themselves or take away points from other teams. Some of the cards also say “ZAP” which means that may have to take away the points from their team or another team. A mystery  box is also put into play at some point in the game. If a team picks the box instead of a card it may have a positive or negative impact for the team. Mr. Boos explained, “By reviewing math in game format, students are engaged and sharpen their math skills for the state test.”

Additionally, 5th graders have also been working on fact fluency with the online Xtramath program. Students begin a 3 second program on multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting. Once they complete the 3 second program, they move on to a 2 second program, and then a 1.5 second program. Once a student has completed all the programs, they become an Xtramath Xpert!

 

 

 

 

 

NLS District Updates

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE:

revised pantry

LADY RANGER VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL CLINIC:

VB and BB Clinic 2018

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool two full days per week (either Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri).

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

Walk to School Day:

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NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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NES Carnival 2018:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 9-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: NES Bike to School Day! / 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: JH Breakfast of Champions (grades 7 & 8) 7am AAA Building / K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

Yearbook Students Capture History

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Sophomore Mary Paengrord has worked hard this year to master both the technical and artistic elements of photography — and she has been successful! Her photos are publication-ready!

Did you know that for the very first time, a junior high yearbook is being created for students in grades 7 and 8? Mrs. James is extra busy this year, advising both the high school yearbook staff who publish the Aurora each year, and the junior high school staff on their fantastic new endeavor!

For both of these yearbooks, the students determine the theme, take the photographs, conduct interviews, lay out the pages, proofread the content, and sell the books. Both books are student-created publications! Currently, the high school staff is completing the layout for winter activities and beginning the photography and reporting for spring events, including our upcoming graduation for the Class of 2018. The junior high yearbook has been submitted for publication and will be distributed in mid-May!

Mrs. James stated, “Most students seem to get the greatest enjoyment out of taking photos. However, the biggest kick comes when we crack the spine on the completed book for the first time! We are published authors!” The yearbook is one of the most authentic and student-centered projects in which our students can participate. Mrs. James concluded, “No other class project has the potential to be seen by as many people in as many places for as many years as our yearbooks are. We capture history!”

 

 

 

 

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NLS District Updates

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE:

revised pantry

LADY RANGER VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL CLINIC:

VB and BB Clinic 2018

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool two full days per week (either Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri).

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

FAMILY FUN DAY 2018:

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BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY:

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Wednesday, May 9th, our NES K-6 grade Rangers will participate in the national “Walk and Bike to School Day!” Students are encouraged to “strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year’s event!” According to walkbiketoschool.org,  “Participants kicked off last year’s ride in record breaking numbers! Thousands of students pedaled their way to school during the 2017 Bike to School Day celebration! Over 3,000 schools across the country, from D.C. to Hawaii participated.”

NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Tues. and Wed. May 1 & 2: Kindergarten Screening 

Wednesday, May 2: 7th grade & NHS Band Concert and Awards at 7pm 

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 7-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: NES Bike to School Day! / 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

Project Based Inquiry Science & Life Cycles

Project Based Inquiry Science with Mrs. Fish

Mrs. Fish’s 7th graders are currently working on a STEM unit with a focus on engineering and the science of potential and kinetic energy, mechanical energy, and energy transformations. This is a Project Based Inquiry Science unit in which students are asked to consider, “How can I use my understanding of energy to simplify or enhance the world around me?” In addition, during this unit, students are challenged to complete one of three different tasks at the end of the unit to answer the big question. The first option is for students to create a Rube Goldberg contraption. For this option, a student or group of students creates a Rube Goldberg that is videotaped or presented at a Rube Goldberg competition. The second options allows for students to invent something to simplify or enhance one’s life. For this option, a student or group of students invents something that uses this unit’s energy concepts to make something they do in school more simple. These inventions can be presented to the community or school via YouTube video, or students can enter their invention into a competition in order to share it with the world. The final option is for students to create a minecart and rail energy system within Minecraft. A student or group of students use a “sandbox” game (like Minecraft – carts and rails, etc.) to design a roller coaster, Rube Goldberg, or a system that will solve a task. Students then screen-cast their design and share it as a video on YouTube or with the school. Mrs. Fish also reminds that while these three tasks are options, if a student comes up with a project that the teacher thinks will meet the intent of this unit, they can, in fact, create their own project challenge.

During this unit, the 7th graders engage in benchmark lessons that involve a variety of hands-on labs, virtual labs, and activities aimed at scaffolding their understanding of energy. Project days are provided for students to not only work on their own project, but also to see what others are doing. These days often include conferencing with Mrs. Fish and gallery walks so that students can share progress and gain feedback from their peers. Finally, during this unit, students are expected to blog about their understanding of energy as they progress through the unit. Using a blog as a journal allows students to add photos, drawings, and possibly video, as well as allowing them to share their ideas with an audience larger than their classroom, which gives meaning to the project they are developing. Students thoroughly enjoy creating their final projects and sharing them with others!

Check out this great final project video created by 7th graders Hailey Carey, Emily Carey, and Nevaeh Wojnowski!


First Grade Students Study Life Cycles

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Mrs. Duckett’s first grade students have been looking at life cycles, food chains, plants, the environment, and how interdependent they all are with one another. Mrs. Duckett explained, “We are looking at changes over time, such as seasons, things we use, things that grow, and US!” In fact, one of the most exciting activities during this lesson was one in which students brought in baby pictures to display for the class. Students participated in an activity in which they guessed who they thought was in each picture. The reveal of names was fun because, while some were easy to guess, others were a bit more challenging. “We all enjoyed seeing the adorable baby pictures,” said Mrs. Duckett. Soon, students will be cutting strips of paper the same length of when they were born and another strip of their current height. Mrs. Duckett concluded, “It’s so fun to see how good we are growing and all we can accomplish now!”

 

 

 

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NLS District Updates

 

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool two full days per week (either Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri).

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

 

FAMILY FUN DAY 2018:

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BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY:

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Wednesday, May 9th, our NES K-6 grade Rangers will participate in the national “Walk and Bike to School Day!” Students are encouraged to “strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year’s event!” According to walkbiketoschool.org,  “Participants kicked off last year’s ride in record breaking numbers! Thousands of students pedaled their way to school during the 2017 Bike to School Day celebration! Over 3,000 schools across the country, from D.C. to Hawaii participated.”

NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Tuesday, April 24: Marco’s Pizza Night 

Tues. and Wed. May 1 & 2: Kindergarten Screening 

Wednesday, May 2: 7th grade & NHS Band Concert and Awards at 7pm 

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 7-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: NES Bike to School Day! / 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

***Please note, the NHS Talent Show has been cancelled due to lack of interest.