Sustainability in Environmental Science
Prior to winter break, Mrs. Eaton’s Environmental Science students (students in grades 10-12), completed a unit on Sustainability, Waste Management, and City Planning. Mrs. Eaton explained, “This unit is important for students to learn how to meet their survival requirements without sacrificing the needs of future generations.”
The main part of the students’ portfolio project for the semester was to build their own cities through sustainable means. Students enjoyed planning their cities as well as learning about agriculture in an effort to provide food for themselves. Students included plans for planting various herbs including cilantro, basil, and even lavender!
Linear Equations and Algebraic Expressions
Mrs. Larson’s 7th and 8th grade math classes have been very busy in the new semester learning about linear equations and algebraic expressions. Mrs. Larson explained that linear equations and algebraic expressions lay the foundation for algebra in high school. She added, “Providing students with many different opportunities to explore and develop these skills in seventh and eighth grades will lay the groundwork for math in later grades.”
Seventh graders are starting a unit on algebraic expressions. They are learning that letters represent numbers in algebra and sometimes we can solve an expression and other times we can only simplify them. Students will begin using algebra tiles this week. Mrs. Larson said that Algebra tiles are a type of manipulative that allow students to model how to simplify expressions and solve equations.
Eighth graders are finishing up a unit on linear equations. They are learning how to plot lines using slope, y-intercept, x-intercept, and write equations when given the graph. There is tons of new vocabulary so getting students comfortable with these words in an added challenge. Mrs. Larson stated, “The eighth graders enjoy learning through digital activities/games on Desmos, which is a fantastic and free website with a plethora of super challenging and engaging math tasks.”
Mrs. Larson concluded, “Anytime I can incorporate group work and movement into a lesson, students are happy! Kids love to talk and collaborate with one another. I think students learn so much from each other and giving students opportunities to listen to one another and share solution strategies is priceless.”
On January 23rd the Lady Rangers will be traveling to Toledo Christian. That night the Lady Eagles will be hosting a PINK OUT to help 6th Grader Bryson Quinn and his family as they battle against cancer. Though we may be rivals on the court. the Lady Rangers plan to stand by the Lady Eagles and Toledo Christian in their time of need.
Throughout the school are flyers for the event. Attached is a link to purchase a Pink Shirt for the Game. Donations from the purchase of the shirts will go to the family of Bryson Quinn. If you’d like to simply make a donation, Mr. Dickey will be collecting money starting on Tuesday 1/14 and ending on 1/22.
Holiday Door Decorating Contest
Prior to the winter break, Mrs. Blausey organized a Holiday Door Decorating contest for the staff at NLS. She even organized some special community judges including our beloved “Grandma” Betty Derr. Thanks to all who participated in what we hope will become an annual tradition at NLS. Take a look below at all of the great doors!
2020-2021 School Calendar
The 2020-2021 NLS School Calendar has been released. You can download the calendar via our school website: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/556440/NLS_2020-2021_School_Calendar.pdf
NLS Brick Orders
Make your name part of Northwood History! Orders are being accepted now! https://buff.ly/33STml4
CCP Information Night
- 1/17: JH Dance 6-8pm, D-Pod
- 1/20: MLK Day, No School
- 1/31: NLS Alumni Night
- 2/3: CCP Meeting 7pm, NHS Commons
- 2/7: Coming Home and Dance
- 2/15: Military Night at Basketball Game
- 2/17: President’s Day, No School
- 2/18: Teacher In-service Day, No School for Students
- 2/25: ACT Test for all Northwood 11th grade students
- 3/6 – 3/8: Musical Weekend “Guys & Dolls”
- 3/13: End of 3rd Quarter
- 3/23-3/27: Spring Break
- 3/30: School Resumes
- 4/3: Senior Citizens Luncheon
- 5/4: High School Academic Awards Banquet
- 5/9: NHS Prom
- 5/19: Senior Awards
- 5/24: NHS Graduation Ceremony
- 5/28: Last Day of School for Students!