Social Issues Projects, Musical Updates, and District Reminders!

Seniors Study Social Issues

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Senior English students are currently partaking in a “Social Issues” unit. Mrs. Moses (formerly Ms. Heidenburg) explained that this unit really tries to get students into research topics that are up and coming issues. Mrs. Moses continued, “When creating the topics, I tried to envision what would be largely debated during the next two presidential election, in 2020 and 2024.” Examples of some of the topics being researched are: Spin/Bias or Real vs. Fake: The Fake News Epidemic, The Future of AI: How Will  Artificial Intelligence Affect the Future?, Media Streaming: The Effect of Media Streaming on the Next Generation, Climate Change: Cyclical or Catastrophic Risk?, Net Neutrality: Internet Censorship and its Potential Effects on Democracy, and Global Unemployment: How it Affects the Global Economy.

During this unit, students not only researched a relevant or social issue, but also created annotated bibliographies, rationales, delivered 8-10 minute presentations, and wrote a reflection. Mrs. Moses stated that students have enjoyed learning about new and relevant issues as well as finding their voices and opinions on globally important topics. Mrs. Moses concluded, “The seniors have been working really hard on these projects! With the two snow-days taking away time last week, they really buckled down to get these presentations finished on time for the end of the semester. They deserve a round of applause!”

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Congratulations to the cast of Footloose the Musical!

Ren McCormack – Brandon Hayes

Ethel McCormack – Kylie Grant

Rev. Shaw Moore – Austin Ebel

Vi Moore – Alexandra Hoffer

Ariel Moore – Mackenzie Fullenlove

Lulu Warnicker – Sierra Vendt

Wes Warnicker – Colton Falk

Coach Dunbar – Cody Allen

Eleanor Dunbar – Megan Goins

Principal Clark – Derek Braden

Cop – Antonio Garcia

Betty Blast – Delaney Genson

Rusty – Skylar Kyser

Urleen – Alivia Rohloff

Wendy Jo – Nayvee Dewar

Wanda Su – Kennedy Brossia

Chuck Cranston – Anthony Williams

Lyle – Dalton Dempsey

Travis – Josh Bowen

Ron – Tyler Hughes

Willard Hewitt – Cayden Schober

Jeter – River Emmert

Bickle – Isaac Hoffer

Garvin – Gabe LaPlante

Cowgirl #1 – Bri Garza

Cowgirl #2 – Lyndsey DeSelms

Cowgirl #3 – Sarah Steenbergen

Cowboy Bob and His Band Members: Staff

Townspeople, High Schoolers, Chorus:
Noah Thompson, David Smith, Obel Garcia, Philip Brice, Michael Titta, Aubrey Brown, Becca Brittian, Rashalle Jeffries, Zoe Sherman, Olivia Randol, Brooke Schmidt, Lamai Fox, Kirsten Dombrowski, Kennedy Carey, Anya Rau, Ashley Crampton, Shelby Lopez, Jazmine Negrin, Tori Flahiff, Alicia Zablocki, Mikayla Miller, Madison Mahoney, Meagan Mahoney, Ashlyn Vasko, Sierra Braddock, Amber Elliott, Usa Vayavong, Briana Garza

Student Director – Katie Reichow

 Support Northwood High School’s cast and crew by being a patron for our school musical production. Footloose Patron Form

 

Red Party!

Do You Know a Student Interested in College Credit Plus?

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Alumnus of the Year Nominations!

Northwood High School is seeking nominations for its Annual “Alumnus of the Year” award.  Nominees must have graduated from Northwood High School in or prior to spring of 2017, and the recipient will be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet in May. Letters of nomination should include the nominee’s name, current address, year of graduation, and a description of his/her accomplishments since graduation.  These can include, but are not limited to, post-high school education, honors or awards received, employment history, and any other relevant information to support the nomination.  Deadline for applications is Friday, February 23rd.   Letters of nomination must include the name and address of the person making the nomination and should be sent to:

Jason Kozina, Principal

Northwood High School

600 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619

jkozina@northwoodschools.org 

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, January 15th – No School, MLK Day

Tuesday, January 16th – “Fuel Our Schools” Event at Circle K

Friday, January 19th – End of Second Quarter/1st Semester

Monday, January 22nd – Records Day

Friday, February 2nd – Coming Home (HS Dance to begin after the game at 9pm)

 

 

 

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Career Research Projects

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Mrs. Metzger’s Family and Consumer Science students are currently completing Career Research Projects. These eighth graders took a variety of Career Assessments to assist with discovering which Career Clusters and Careers might be a good fit. They chose one career to research more thoroughly and created a presentation to teach other students about that career. Students used a variety of credible resources to gather information. Students were also encouraged to create a commercial to “sell” their career! Mrs. Metzger added that during this unit, students really enjoyed learning about how much money they could earn as well as what kind of education, training, licensure, certification, and experience they needed for each career.

 

Red Party!

 

Betty’s Spaghetti Dinner TONIGHT:

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Music Department Events:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Holiday Break

Wednesday, January 3 – School Resumes

Friday, January 19th – End of Second Quarter/1st Semester

 

Puppet-Theater & Rock Races

Drama Students Begin Puppet-Theater

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The first year of drama class is all about learning to be creative and allowing yourself to go outside the box. Mrs. Slater’s first year drama students are currently beginning a unit on puppet-theater. This will challenge them to develop a voice for their puppet that is not their own, learn how to create and make a puppet as real life as possible, and memorize lines.  

IMG_1915The class of 28 students will be divided into groups of 3 or 4. Each group will choose a children’s story to re-create using puppets as the characters. They will design and make their own puppets out of socks, sticks, spoons, and other creative materials. They will create a backdrop for their story and continue to rehearse together learning cooperation and responsibility.  In the end, they will perform their re-created children’s story for the first graders.  The puppets you see included in this article were their first attempt at being creative.  They are very much looking forward to begin the ‘real’ puppet stories for the children.  Mrs. Slater encourages everyone to follow the drama students’ progress on Twitter in the weeks to come!

4th Graders Study Changes in the Earth’s Surface

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Mrs. Sheets’ 4th grade science students are currently studying changes in the Earth’s surface. During this unit, students have created charts and researched landform images. Mrs. Sheets explained that students have really enjoyed the erosion tables as well as the “rock races,” and the culminating project. She added, “Students were fascinated while researching landform photos.”

For the erosion table, students built a river and saw how water causes weathering, erosion, and deposition. Mrs. Sheets said, “They enjoyed seeing an Oxbow Lake and Delta being formed in their river. Students also created a graph for the “rock races” showing the time required for different types of soil to settle. Finally, for the culminating project, students were able to choose whether they wanted to create a song, Google Slideshow, or write a paragraph illustrating the difference between weathering, erosion, and deposition.

 

Red Party!

 

Music Department Events:

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Music Despicable Me (1)Music Greek Town (1)

 

Betty’s Spaghetti Dinner:

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Fall Leaf Clean-Up Assistance:

2017 Fall Leaf Cleanup

City of Northwood Tree Lighting Ceremony:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, Dec. 1st – Midterms

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – NEO Winter Wonderland 

Friday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Holiday Break

Wednesday, January 3 – School Resumes

Friday, January 19th – End of Second Quarter/1st Semester

Musical Announcement & Classroom Spotlights!

This Spring, Northwood High School Drama Department Will Present………..

  • Interested in watching the movie before auditioning? Mark your calendars for Wed. Dec. 6th at 3:15pm – location to be determined!

AUDITION INFORMATION:

All auditions will take place in the AAA building. Audition sign-ups will be available outside of the music room. Audition materials will be available outside the music room as well as in the F-Pod. Have questions? Feel free to ask Mrs. Slater or Mrs. Toflinski.

Auditions will be held on the following dates:

Monday, Dec. 11th, 2:45-6pm

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2:45 – 6pm

Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2:45 – 5:30pm

CALL-BACKS – Friday, Dec. 15th, starting at 2:45pm

Kindergarten Students Learn Sounds

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Mrs. Canaday’s kindergarten students are beginning a unit on sounds. Sounds are the first part of learning how to read and write words! Mrs. Canaday explained that all of kindergarten is divided into six groups to work on a specific skill. Mrs. Canaday’s group is focusing on what letter a word starts with. Additionally, each group has a high school mentor who comes to help! IMG_8603

Kindergarten students have enjoyed hands on games and activities that are at their level. They especially enjoy their high school helper, Brendon, who comes to play games and help them learn. Brendon even joins them for recess sometimes! Mrs. Canaday added, “We love having high school students come to be mentors for the younger kids and help them get excited about learning!”

 

First Graders use MATH

Mrs. Anderson’s first graders are currently learning about additional strategies. Students will learn different strategies to help them add to 20! Mrs. Anderson explained that, “Instead of whole group math instruction, we do something called MATH. M is for meet the teacher: students meet with the teacher for the lesson. A is for at your seat, students complete their math workbook independently. T is for technology time, students work on a math app. H is for hands on, students work with a partner or alone to complete various math games and activities.” Mrs. Anderson continued, “This type of instruction lets me meet the needs of all of my learners. I am able to differentiate their work. Some may be completing first grade work, some may need additional support through repeated teachings, or some may need to be challenged. Our high school mentors really help our students complete their math as well! The students enjoy seeing the mentors!”

IMG_0524During this unit, students have enjoyed doing their math using the MATH rotation system because it fast-paced and everyone is doing something different! Additionally, Mrs. Anderson concluded, “My students enjoy using the pod common area to complete their work as well. We use it to record ourselves reading and more!”

 

7th Graders Conquer Algebra Expressions & Equations

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Mrs. Semler’s 7th grade math students are currently focusing on Algebra expressions andIMG_1165 equations, including multi-step equations and using the distributive property. This unit involves lots of partner activities. Mrs. Semler encourages peer teaching if students are not understanding. She added, “Many students started out with little understanding about algebra and have done an AWESOME job with it! Understanding is through the roof!”

IMG_1168One activity that students participated in was performing a “partner swap” activity. This involved having to solve five different equations, each with a different partner in the room. “I love seeing the kids teach each other and maybe talk to someone they wouldn’t talk to on a typical day,” said Mrs. Semler. She concluded, “Grades on this unit have been higher than I have ever had before! The kids are really invested in conquering this unit! I’m a SUPER PROUD teacher!

Fall Sports League Honors:

Ranger Football:

Football All-League, All-District
1st Team TAAC
Brandon Hayes- O and D
Jon Lucas-D
2nd Team TAAC
Zac Heuser-O
Anthony Williams-O
Honorable Mention TAAC
Tim Romstadt
Dave Chappell
Donte Dixon
Austin Cole
All District
2nd Team
Brandon Hayes
Jon Lucas
Honorable Mention
Zac Heuser
Anthony Williams

Lady Rangers Soccer:

2nd Team all District

Rylee Hazlett

Honorable Mention All District

Becca Brittian

Kennedy Carey

Brooke Schmitz

1st Team All TAAC

Rylee Hazlett

Becca Brittian

Kennedy Carey

2nd Team All TAAC

Emily Bowen

Corey Fry

Brooke Schmitz

Sarah Steenbergen

Honorable Mention All TAAC

Tori Romstadt

Angelina Nagel

1st Team All NWOHSSL

Rylee Hazlett

Becca Brittian

Kennedy Carey

2nd Team All NWOHSSL

Brooke Schmitz

Sarah Steenbergen

Honorable Mention All NWOHSSL

Emily Bowen

Corey Fry

 

Ranger Golf:

Honorable Mention

Allen Powell

Ranger Cross-Country:

Trinity Fowler– TAAC Champion, First-team all league, District 5th place finish, Regional and State Qualifier.  Holds school individual record at 19:07 (1:57:35 at Maumee Bay State Park on 10/17/2015)

Girls Varsity team record: Trinity Fowler, Jocelyn Dunbar, Delaney Genson, Megan Goins, Adrienne Wasch (1:57:35 at Maumee Bay state park on 10/17/2015)

Boys Varsity team record: Phil Ottinger, JJ Poiry, Zak Sherman, Antonio Garcia, Gabe LaPlante (1:39:08 at Owens CC/Findlay on 10/21/2017)
Dale Balister- holds the school individual record at 17:19 (2007)
Harvey Wilson-holds the two mile record at 10:15 (1975)
Red Party!

PENTA Career Night:

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Music Department Events:

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Betty’s Spaghetti Dinner:

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Fall Leaf Clean-Up Assistance:

2017 Fall Leaf Cleanup

 

NHS School Guidance Website:

Did you know that our Rangers have access to the NHS School Guidance website? Be sure to check this site frequently for information regarding the ACT, scholarship opportunities, and more! NHS Ranger Guidance

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A Special Message from Supt. Clark

All:

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Break and this Cyber-Monday finds you well.

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, I want to remind everyone to have their Plan B and Plan C for childcare in the event of school delay or closure ready to go as the long Ohio Winter is knocking on our door.

In the event of a school delay or closing we will attempt to communicate through multiple sources, but please do not rely on any one exclusively as sometimes technical glitches get in the way.

Our delay or closing messages will always be attempted to be delivered the following ways:

  • My Twitter Account: @NLSSuptClark

  • Our School Website: NorthwoodSchools.org

  • Our School App which can be found in both Android and IPhone versions when one searches for Northwood Schools

  • Our School Facebook Page

  • Our School Twitter: @RangerRoundup

  • We will also autocall all of the phone numbers that we have on file (Do we have yours?)

  • Local TV: Channels 11, 13, 24

 

If you have not updated your contact information including phone numbers with us recently, please do so with our school office.

Thanks so much for being prepared and flexible as the inevitable weather events come our way.

Have a joyous holiday season!

Greg Clark

Clothespin Dolls & NaNoWriMo

Clothespin Dolls in Mrs. Hammel’s Class

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Mrs. Hammel’s third grade language arts students just read the book Molly’s Pilgrim. In Carl Ashton Native Americanthe book, the children were instructed to make a Pilgrim or Native American doll by using a clothespin. Mrs. Hammel assigned her students the exact assignment, and the product can be seen on display in Pod C! Mrs. Hammel stated, “We are in awe at the creativity that many children used when constructing the dolls!”

Emma PendreyMrs. Hammel went on to explain further that Molly’s Pilgrim not only discussed the traditional Thanksgiving, but it also introduced students to modern day Pilgrims. In the story, Molly and her family were from Russia, so Molly’s clothespin doll was dressed like a young Russian girl. Students learned that it takes all kinds of Pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving!

When asked what students enjoyed most about this unit, Mrs. Hammel said that the students enjoyed receiving a bag with a clothespin, a few pieces of cloth, and two pieces of yarn. Students were allowed and encouraged to use any supplies from home to construct the Pilgrim or Native American doll. Mrs. Hammel concluded, “Each doll is unique in its own special way, just like the clothespin dolls in the book we read.”

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NaNoWriMo Takes Over Creative Writing 11-12

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Have you ever tried to do something new for 30 consecutive days? It’s not an easy task, but it is exactly the challenge that the juniors and seniors in Mrs. Toflinski’s Creative Writing class have taken on in the month of November. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and people all over the world take on the challenge of writing a complete novel, start to finish, in the 30 days of November. Mrs. Toflinski explained that the adult goal is set at 50,000 words while the young writer’s goal is more flexible. For this year, the students have individual goals of completing 35,000 words each during November. That’s a total of 805,000 words for the entire class!

IMG_6073Students spent the entire month of October planning their novels for NaNoWriMo. Students completed various graphic organizers and writing activities to get them thinking about their protagonist, setting, and major conflicts. They even had a guest speaker, 2017 alumni of the year and published author, Sean DeLauder, who spoke to them about the rules of writing and how to successfully break them!

“Because NaNoWriMo is a month long project, all of our assignments IMG_6068are associated with NaNoWriMo. Students use the Schoology discussion board to update word counts and to answer exit slips. Writing assignments involve turning in about 500 to 1,000 words at a time,” said Mrs. Toflinski. She added that students have also been using FlipGrid to record video reflections regarding their NaNoWriMo progress. “It’s fun for the students because the videos only have to be about a minute in length and students can use SnapChat filters while recording the videos. Once the videos are uploaded to the grid, they can see everyone else’s video reflections.” Students were also able to use the Canva app to create their own book covers and back of the book “blurbs.”

IMG-0059Students have gone through an array of emotions through the first half of the month. “Some students started out very excited and some were very unsure of the entire project, but everyone has been writing!” Mrs. Toflinski added that she is very proud of the progress that students have made in the first half of the month. “It’s great to see their excitement when they reach a mini goal!” Mrs. Toflinski encourages everyone to check out the F Pod where the NaNoWriMo progress chart is located and to continue cheering on the Creative Writing students. A little encouragement goes a long way when taking on such a unique challenge!

Check out a sampling of the NaNoWriMo book covers below:

 

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“Don't worry about a thing,every little thing is gonna be alright”

Fall Leaf Clean-up Assistance:

2017 Fall Leaf Cleanup

NHS School Guidance Website:

Did you know that our Rangers have access to the NHS School Guidance website? Be sure to check this site frequently for information regarding the ACT, scholarship opportunities, and more! NHS Ranger Guidance

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5th and 6th Grade Holiday Concert:

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Kevin Hines at BGSU:

Were you unable to attend the Kevin Hines presentation at NHS? Kevin Hines is returning to Northwest Ohio and will be speaking at BGSU!

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NLS Dedication Ceremony:

If you are planning on attending this very special ceremony, please RSVP by Nov. 10th to Kelly Modlinski at either kmodlinski@northwoodschools.org or 419-691-3888 .

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The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Tuesday, Nov. 21st: NLS Building Dedication Ceremony 

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd – Friday, Nov. 23rd: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 27th: School Resumes

Tuesday, Nov. 28th: Marco’s Pizza Night

Friday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 2nd: Derr Memorial Tournament

Adventures in Reading!

4th Graders Read 43 Cemetery Road

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IMG-3261Mrs. Chrysochoos’ 4th grade Language Arts students just finished their October unit where they focused on theme, main idea, and summation. Students read the book 43 Cemetery Road and then wrote persuasive essays where they took the point of view of realtors trying to sell the haunted mansion that was in the story.

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“Every year the students love 43 Cemetery Road,” said Mrs. Chrysochoos. There are seven books in the series and every year they fly off of the Northwood Library shelves as soon as the class finishes the first book!

 

Ms. Holcomb’s Freshmen Begin an Epic Voyage

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Ms. Holcomb’s freshmen English students are currently gaining background knowledge about the time period in which The Odyssey was written, learning about some of the characters, and understanding what makes an epic. She added that during this unit, students practice identifying character traits, specifically traits that are heroic. Students will be comparing and contrasting heroic traits Odysseus displays with someone in their life who they feel is a hero, and will create a blog post about their hero, as well. IMG_0062

One of the pre-reading activities that students really enjoyed was going on a class odyssey/voyage. Ms. Holcomb explained, “We traveled around the school to fight a supernatural creator! Students chose a weapon, location, and some assistance to take with them into battle to get them thinking about the battles Odysseus will have to fight and the obstacles he will have to overcome!” Students enjoyed the opportunity to take their lesson outside of the classroom walls and to take on the persona of an epic hero!

 

“Don't worry about a thing,every little thing is gonna be alright”

NHS School Guidance Website:

Did you know that our Rangers have access to the NHS School Guidance website? Be sure to check this site frequently for information regarding the ACT, scholarship opportunities, and more! NHS Ranger Guidance

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5th and 6th Grade Holiday Concert:

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Kevin Hines at BGSU:

Were you unable to attend the Kevin Hines presentation at NHS? Kevin Hines is returning to Northwest Ohio and will be speaking at BGSU!

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Food Giveaway 2017:

Food Giveaway 2017

NLS Dedication Ceremony:

If you are planning on attending this very special ceremony, please RSVP by Nov. 10th to Kelly Modlinski at either kmodlinski@northwoodschools.org or 419-691-3888 .

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The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Tuesday, Nov. 21st: NLS Building Dedication Ceremony 

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd – Friday, Nov. 23rd: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 27th: School Resumes

Tuesday, Nov. 28th: Marco’s Pizza Night

Friday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 2nd: Derr Memorial Tournament

 

Booms, Bonanzas, and Pep Rally & Field Trip Highlights!

Booms and Bonanzas

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Mr. Dickey’s sophomore students just completed an activity covering the Mining, bb3Farming, Oil, Ranching Bonanzas and the Railroad Boom. Students were divided  into two separate groups, which were created based upon their expertise thus far in their studies. Both groups were tasked with creating a matrix of information that all students could use to determine the causes and the impacts of each Boom or Bonanza. The students in Group A, after reading more about each Boom and Bonanza, used their matrix to create an acrostic  poem that highlighted all the positive aspect of the Booms and Bonanzas. Then, the small group took it one step further and created an acrostic poem that rhymed. Sophomore, Anthony Williams, even put his version to a catchy beat! The students in Group B took their matrix information and created billboards and commercials to draw attention to the West, giving the public information or to just entertain the public. These students created personalized scripts tailored for their billboard and recorded them. Justyce Luna’s farmer character was a big hit in the 8th period class!

 

6th Graders Study Theme

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Ms. Murphy’s 6th grade Language Arts students are currently studying theme and main idea. Ms. Murphy explained that this is important for students “because it helps them IMG-0844read with purpose and take away meaning from any text.” She continued that the lessons learned by identifying themes in a text can be applied to real life, as themes should be universal.

IMG-0851Students just finished a fun mini-project on theme. They worked in groups to analyze a Disney song and find a theme that was appropriate for the song. They also had to find evidence using the song lyrics to support their theme. Finally, students created a poster to illustrate their theme and evidence.

Ms. Murphy stated that students have really enjoyed reading different kinds of texts to determine theme, and they especially enjoyed the mini-project, as it incorporated many different kinds of learning styles!

 

Holocaust Memorial Center

Our 8th grade Rangers recently visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. This field trip is the culmination of an in-depth study of the Holocaust and the memoir Night.

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Pep Rally Highlights!

Check out highlights of our recent Pep Rally. Thank you to Mrs. Fish for putting together this great footage for us!

 

 

 

“Don't worry about a thing,every little thing is gonna be alright”

 

NLS Dedication Ceremony:

If you are planning on attending this very special ceremony, please RSVP by Nov. 10th to Kelly Modlinski at either kmodlinski@northwoodschools.org or 419-691-3888 .

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Murder Mystery Dinner Theater This Saturday!!!

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PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE for Financial Aid Night:

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Support These Great Local Events:

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The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Sunday, Nov. 5th: Daylight Saving Time Ends

Wednesday, Nov. 8th: NES Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences / Financial Aid Night / HS Fall Sports Banquet

Thursday, Nov. 9th: NHS & PK Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Nov. 10th: No School for NES / NES Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 21st: NLS Building Dedication Ceremony 

Rangers Stay Active with Physical Education Classes

2nd Graders Practice Locomotor Skills

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20171019_083613_resizedMrs. Phillips’ 2nd grade Physical Education students are currently in their 20171019_083539_resizedLocomotor Skills unit. Locomotor skills are all the different ways we move our bodies, such as walking, running, jumping, galloping, skipping, and so on. These are essential skills for daily living and are benchmarks on the Ohio Physical Education Assessment that are expected of all 2nd graders.

During this unit, students have participated in locomotor skills review, including games and relays that promote skill improvement. Mrs. Phillips expressed that students love the many games played that involve locomotor movement. Mrs. Phillips concluded by adding, “As a whole, the 2nd graders at Northwood are excellent listeners and direction followers!”

 

8th Grade P.E. Students Focus on Basketball

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Mrs. Wheeler’s 8th grade Physical Education students are currently participating in their basketball unit. Students have been practicing their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills, as well as passing the ball with defenders and keeping possession of the ball. Mrs. Wheeler added that during this unit, students have enjoyed playing small 3-on-3 games against their classmates.

 

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NLS Dedication Ceremony:

If you are planning on attending this very special ceremony, please RSVP by Nov. 10th to Kelly Modlinski at either kmodlinski@northwoodschools.org or 419-691-3888 .

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Annual Halloween Parade:

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Murder Mystery Dinner Theater:

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Annual Pumpkin Walk, Jog, Run:

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PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE for Financial Aid Night:

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The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:

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Mark Your Calendars:

Friday, Oct. 27th: NES Pumpkin Run / End of 1st Quarter!

Wednesday, Nov. 1st: Powder Puff Game at 6pm

Thursday, Nov. 2nd: Marching Band Concert

Sunday, Nov. 5th: Daylight Saving Time Ends

Wednesday, Nov. 8th: NES Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences / Financial Aid Night / HS Fall Sports Banquet

Thursday, Nov. 9th: NHS & PK Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Nov. 10th: No School for NES / NES Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 21st: NLS Building Dedication Ceremony 

Identifying Minerals, BPA Career Day, and District Reminders!

6th Graders Identify Minerals

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Mrs. Welker’s 6th grade Science students are studying how to identify minerals and all of their properties. Mrs. Welker explained, “This lesson was a good way for students to understand the importance of how to collect and organize information.” She added that students also reviewed the scientific method and practiced using different senses when exploring an unknown.

IMG_20171013_093116440The 6th grade students really enjoyed the hands-on activities in this unit. One activity which helped with following directions had to do with writing out directions to build something with legos. The students then traded instructions and had to build from the directions given. This exercise helped students to understand how difficult it can be to create directions from scratch.

One of the most exciting activities in this unit involved students participating  in a lab of identifying minerals! The lab consisted of students evaluating minerals, looking at their color, streak, magnetic properties, and hardness. Then, students charted the information, trying to determine which minerals they had been working with during the lab. At the end of the lab, students looked at the list of minerals proposed. This information was then broken down by class and then grade, before revealing what the minerals were. Students were excited to see if their investigation came up with the correct answer!

 

BPA Officers Participate in BPA Career Day at Cedar Point!

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Our NHS Business Professionals of America officers recently participated in the BPA Career Day at Cedar Point! 

cedar 3 (2)Mrs. Myers explained that the focus of BPA is to provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn how the business world works. Students attend competitions with other schools that allow for the students to showcase their business skills in a more realistic environment. Allowing opportunities for students to get business experience, will help them tremendously when they make that next step into the professional world. Business students at Northwood are learning about Career Exploration in various business careers and discovering how careers in areas such as medicine, engineering, trades, and education have a strong business connection.  Mrs. Myers explained that encouraging freshmen and sophomores to participate on the BPA leadership team this year has been critical to Northwood BPA president, Tim Zielinski. She explained, “It’s important to him that the foundation this new student group is establishing, will be easily transitioned upon the graduation of the senior leaders.”

For the BPA Career Day, executives from Cedar Point (marketing, human resources, culinary, engineering, hospitality) developed a leadership/career day for students interested in enhancing leadership skills, discovering the possibilities of in demand career paths, and connecting real-world experiences into the classroom. Students participated in an educational presentation and behind-the-scenes view to learn interesting points regarding the process for how a new roller coaster is made, how concessions are handled and marketed (how theme parks get people to buy more food), and the marketing strategies involved in promoting the park, which can be a five year process.cedar 4 (1)

The students who participated on this trip enjoyed the chance to see how Cedar Point is run from a business perspective. Mrs. Myers added, “Cedar Point provided an excellent educational opportunity for students to learn about key positions within the Cedar Point organization and to witness it’s not all fun and games. Students were provided networking opportunities and have created possibilities for future internships!”

Northwood students will be participating in the BPA Fall Leadership Conference this year. Please watch for other activities sponsored by Northwood BPA this school year!

 

“Safety Kids Calendar” Contest Winners

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Election Day Information:

Election Day is Nov. 7th. Use this link to find out more about the statewide issues on the ballot: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/electio…/voters/statewideissues/

 

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Spirit Wear Sale:

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NHS/NJHS “We Love Our Military” T-shirt Sale:

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater:

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Annual Pumpkin Walk, Jog, Run:

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PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE for Financial Aid Night:

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The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:

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Trunk or Treat:

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Mark Your Calendars:

Wednesday, Oct. 25th: Fall Choir Concert / Trunk-or-Treat

Friday, Oct. 27th: NES Pumpkin Run / End of 1st Quarter!

Thursday, Nov. 2nd: Marching Band Concert

Wednesday, Nov. 8th: NES Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences / Financial Aid Night / HS Fall Sports Banquet

Thursday, Nov. 9th: NHS & PK Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Nov. 10th: No School for NES / NES Parent-Teacher Conferences