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

 

 

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Ranger Art, Classroom Spotlights, and a Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater Coming Soon!

Take a Peek at High School Art Projects

Ms. Rohloff’s students have been very busy creating art in their fantastic new art space. Below is a preview of the art produced by our Rangers. Be sure to click on the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zaQVChG1xCv71WypD4o-btD6HfsXOfQMHeZanH_9HBc/edit?usp=sharing to see all of the completed art projects our Rangers have produced this fall!

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NHS Drama and Choral Departments To Host Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater!

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Northwood HS Drama and Choral Departments will be hosting a Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday, November 4th at 6pm in the school’s cafeteria. What is a Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater? Think of a giant game of CLUE, but the audience is directly involved in the problem solving to find out who the murderer really is.  The main characters of the theater will be professional actors from The Magical Mystery Theater Company from Michigan.

The story is “A Dance with Death” (a 1950’s Sock Hop that’s gone sour) rated PG-13. This 1950’s prom is a doo wop disaster! When a death on the dance floor makes this prom night a party foul, it is up to you to figure out “whodunit” and get this dance back on track. Trade clues with your guests, gather information about the crime, and reveal the one that made the dance go sour. This night of laughter and dancing is now too heavy to razz anyone’s berries, so it’s up to you to find the murderer!

Word from the bird is this is one show you will not want to miss. This night is shootin’ to be swell despite the disaster. Ladies and Gents feel free to dress in costume for the Sock Hop, or come as you are! Get ready to put on your thinking caps; you’ll need your wits about you to solve this crime!

This event is sure to be a night of fun, laughter, and great food. The food will be catered by Emily Bires of Northwood. Tickets are available by contacting Annette Slater at aslater@northwoodschools.org or by calling 419-691-3888 ext.2159. Advanced tickets are only $20 including dinner. Tickets at the door will be $25. Profits from the dinner theater will go towards the choir’s trip to Chicago and the Drama department’s spring production!

Physics Students Study Constant Velocity with Buggies

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Mr. Kohring’s Physics students have been focused on objects moving with a constant velocity. Students were asked to represent the motion of an object moving at a constant velocity in the following ways: via a written description, a position vs. time graph, a velocity vs. time graph, a motion map, and a mathematical model (or equation). With these representations, students were able to make predictions and solve complex problems.

Mr. Kohring stated that students enjoyed working with the buggies  to collect data and report information on their motion. As a wrap-up to the unit, students were asked to collect information on the motion of a fast moving buggy along with a slower moving tank. With this information, students were asked to predict an exact position in which the two vehicles would collide when starting from given positions. Different prediction methods were used to accomplish this. Mr. Kohring concluded, “The students did great with this as all had predictions close to where they actually met!”

 

2nd Graders Investigate Service Dogs

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Mrs. Reiter’s second grade language arts students are working on their research skills  Mrs. Reiter explained that students are focusing on the author’s purpose for writing a story, finding evidence to support, and analyzing and evaluating details to decide which are important to the story. The students will then take their facts and turn it into a piece of writing with a topic sentence, details, and a closing sentence!

IMG_2588Students have been researching and collecting facts on different breeds of dogs as well as how dogs are used for individuals who have an illness or disability. Mrs. Reiter explained, “We have read nonfiction stories about dogs that were heroes and we have read about different types of service therapy dogs provide people.” When asked what students have enjoyed most about this unit, Mrs. Reiter stated that students have really enjoyed looking at the different ways that therapy dogs are used to help people through their nonfiction books and informative videos!

 

DISTRICT REMINDERS

NES Author Visit:

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Northwood Fall Festival:

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Spirit Wear Sale:

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Financial Aid Night:

IMG_5751The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:

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Trunk or Treat:

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Mark Your Calendars:

Friday, Oct. 13th: NES Author’s Visit Day

Tuesday, Oct. 17th: Marco’s Pizza Night

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

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

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

 

 

 

Calculus, Daily 5, Marching Rangers, and District Reminders!

Honors Calculus

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IMG_0021Honors Calculus students have begun studying limits and their connection to Calculus. Mr. Moore explained that students have enjoyed seeing the connections from Algebra to Calculus. He added that his class is very excited for a great school year in our new building!

 

Kindergarten Students Focus on

Reading-Daily 5!

Mrs. Calmes’ kindergarten students have been focusing on the Reading – Daily 5! Mrs. Calmes stated that students are working on building stamina during read to self, work on writing, listen to reading, and word work. “The students are building stamina for Daily 5, so that eventually they can work independently and choose which area they will work on first to practice the skills they are learning in class,” said Mrs. Calmes. The students have enjoyed exploring each of the components of Daily 5. They have especially enjoyed working on the app Epic during read to self and they have enjoyed completing each of the activities during work on words.

 

Anthony Wayne Showcase of Bands

The Marching Rangers recently participated in the Anthony Wayne Showcase of Bands. Eleven marching bands participated in the showcase. The night ended with a mass-band performance of “God Bless the USA.” Below are photos of the event, courtesy of Mr. Kozina.

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Homecoming 2017 Reminders:

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Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Homecoming Court:

 

District Reminders:

Kevin Hines Presentation

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Picture Day Reminder

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Ranger Rock Garden, Homecoming Festivities, and More!

Welcome Mrs. Huntley!

IMG_5750This year we welcome a new school counselor in Mrs. Stephanie Huntley. Mrs. Huntley is originally from Napoleon, Ohio, and received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University.  She and her husband Shane then moved back to Northwest, Ohio, when she decided to pursue her Masters in School Counseling from Bowling Green State University. The Huntley’s currently reside in Perrysburg, Ohio with their puppy, Sonny. One interesting tidbit about Mrs. Huntley is that she was involved in throwing shot put for eight years (5th – 12th grade)!

Mrs. Huntley feels that the most rewarding aspect of being a school counselor is working with students and helping them achieve their highest potential. The most challenging part is not having all of the answers. She explained that there are many times when she wishes she had a magic wand that would give her all the right answers!

When asked what she is most looking forward to during her first year at Northwood Local Schools, she stated, “I am most looking forward to seeing the ways in which students progress from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I am also looking forward to being a part of the Northwood community!” Mrs. Huntley concluded by saying, “I am so excited and grateful to have this opportunity to work in this community and with the staff and students at Northwood!”

 

Mrs. Elinski’s Students Take Advantage of the Modified Block

IMG_5723Students in Mrs. Elinski’s Honors Algebra 1 and CP Algebra 1 classes have been busy practicing various types of equations. In Honors Algebra, students are working on solving equations for a specific variable. In other courses, the students have learned how to solve basic equations, but these equations are more challenging because they contain more than one variable, making the answers more complex. These are helpful when working with formulas and will become very important when students begin working with linear and quadratic equations. The CP students are currently working on analyzing and interpreting data and graphs. They are learning how to read different types of graphs and how to properly use the information from these graphs. These are important skills for them to have outside of the math classroom for science class as well as real life applications.

IMG_5727Taking full advantage of the new modified block schedule, students had plenty of time to learn the new material, and incorporate both group and individual practice! One activity involved students circulating the room to practice the various types of equations. While the students were circulating, they were able to ask each other questions, and ask Mrs. Elinski for help as well. Mrs. Elinski stated, “It is great listening to the students help one another and give detailed explanations in their own words.” Mrs. Elinski continued by explaining that students have enjoyed being able to get out of their seats for a while to practice their equations. They also seem to really like being able to help each other as they rotate. “Every student sees things a little differently, so it is great to be able to give them time to explain topics in their own way; both to their peers and to their teacher,” said Mrs. Elinski.

 

 

Elementary Art Students Begin Rock Garden Tradition

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20170908_103132Elementary Art Teacher, Ms. Diamond, has been surrounded by rocks as she started the new year with K-6 Art classes! All students in Pre-School through 6th grade have painted a rock for a special installation to be placed outside in the flower beds alongside the gymnasium by the playground. Each student has their name on the stone, as well as their graduation date. Soon, the 7th –  12th grade student rocks will also be added. Each coming school year, the new Kindergarten class will add to the installation!

20170908_101642The project was directed by NES Principal, Mrs. Lindsey Krontz. The project was inspired by the book, You Be You, by Linda Kranz, which encourages creativity and individuality. It is an inspirational message for the children to remember how unique they are, yet how they are part of a very special community of 20170908_102127people. Ms. Diamond added that students love to paint! She added, “The excitement was palpable! They shared their ideas for creating the ‘fish’ stones!” Ms. Diamond concluded, “Many thanks to Mrs. Krontz for bringing an enjoyable experience to the children. All supplies were provided by her generously. Thank you also to the custodial staff for moving big bags of rocks!” Be sure to stop by our new Ranger rock garden soon!

 

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Candidates! 

 

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Spirit Week is next week for our NES and NHS Rangers! 

 

Maui Monday

Touchdown Tuesday

Workout Wednesday

Tie-dye Thursday

Blue & Gold Friday

 

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Welcome Back Alumni!

We hope to have many of our Ranger Alumni return for the Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 29th! #OneRangerNation

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NLS Welcomes Ranger Alumni as New Teachers!

Ms. Chelsea James

21314854_10209745934346458_7750835606845044680_nThis year, NES welcomes a new sixth grade Intervention Specialist, Ms. Chelsea James. Ms. James is an alumna of Northwood High School  and Bowling Green State University. Ms. James has taught at Toledo Public Schools for the last three and a half years. When asked what she is most looking forward to this year, she stated, “Encouraging a new group of students to be the best they can be!” Ms. James explained that the students can count on her being around to help them when they are in need. When not in the classroom, Ms. James enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society and fostering animals! Ms. James concluded by saying, “I am very excited to be back at Northwood as a teacher after attending school here!”

 

Mrs. Laryn Wheeler

IMG_5707NHS also has a new face in Health and Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Laryn Wheeler. Also a Ranger alumna, Mrs. Wheeler received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo. Mrs. Wheeler stated that she is looking forward to getting to know the students and being able to share with them the joy of the Northwood community that she had when she was a student at NLS.

Students in Mrs. Wheeler’s classes can look forward to learning to have a better understanding of physical activity and better overall health for themselves. As a 2006 Ranger graduate, Mrs. Wheeler stated that she is very excited to be back with her fellow Rangers!

 

#OneRangerNation

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #OneRangerNation “First Day of School” photos! Many in our community emailed, tweeted, and posted photos on Facebook using our hashtag. Please continue to use the #OneRangerNation hashtag throughout the school year, as we continue to celebrate the first school year in our new building!

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An Important Message from Supt. Clark

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With Open House behind us and the Labor Day Holiday upon us, the #Fallof2017 is here! School starts on Tuesday the 5th of September for our students in the new school and we are not only very excited by all of the possibilities, everyone here has been working very hard to make it a great start to our new era for Northwood Schools!

In my message to our team here at school, it was stressed that this opening of a beautiful new facility designed to promote collaboration is a unique opportunity for all of us in the Northwood Community. New is very exciting. New also comes with some fears for most of us as human beings. And this new is more than the usual new school year. This year, almost everything we are doing to open the new year is new for every student in the school, for every parent sending us their most precious people to educate, for every teacher charged with those duties, and for every member of our team supporting our great school staff so our mission can be accomplished. It is a whole bunch of new!

As we kick off this new school year in our beautiful new school, I ask that everyone in our community try to remember that everyone is experiencing a lot of new things. There has been a great deal of planning and practicing and working with the new school to try to have everything go off like clock work, but we are all humans so it won’t be perfect on day one. Even without as much new as we are about to experience this coming Tuesday, the first few days of school create wrinkles that get solved as we all get into the routine of school.

We are going to experience some bumps…probably with transportation and drop off and pick-up by parents. I can guess this because no matter how much we work to communicate everything with everyone, it takes a few days of practicing with everyone to get to where we want to be. Please be patient with one another and with our school team as we work with you all to get it “right” over the next few days.

With regard to transportation, it always takes a few days to shake out to the times we will end up with. The first few days are impacted by all of us getting used to a new school year so boarding at each stop before school and getting everyone loaded after school takes a little longer than it will once everyone gets used to the routine.

Please remember Student Drop Off will be in the Front of the new building.  Pull up to the doors using a single file lane on the right side of the loop.  Allow your child to exit the car and enter through the front doors where a staff member will greet them.

Elementary Students may enter the building starting at 8:30 for breakfast.  If they are not eating breakfast, they are to arrive between 8:40 and 8:45.  School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:10.  Elementary Students should be picked up at 3:10.  When picking up your child at 3:10, you will need to park your car in a designated parking spot in the parking lot.  Walk up to the front doors and enter the building (Parents may not enter before 3:10).  Check in with the staff member.  Please have your ID to assure student safety.  Then take your child back to your car with you.  

The loop in front of the building is for active loading and unloading ONLY.  No cars should be parked in the the loop at anytime.  

If you have any questions you need answered, please call the office at 419-691-3888 and we will do our best to assist you and make the start of the school year a productive one for everyone.

Welcome Back Rangers!

Greg Clark

Superintendent

Acapella, Shakespeare, “Sneak Peek” Video, & End of the Year District Reminders

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Northern Lights Acapella Members

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Mrs. Slater recently held auditions for next year’s acapella members. We would like to formally congratulate the 2017-2018 members!

Soprano 1                                                                            Soprano 2

Zoe Sherman (Soph)                                          Alexandra Hoffer (Junior)

Anya Rau (Soph)                                                 Ashley Crampton (Junior)

Mackenzie Fullenlove (Senior)

Alto                                                                                        Tenor 1

Kylie Grant (Junior)                                            Philip Brice (Junior)

Nevada Knisely (Junior)                                     Isaiah Bolyard (Junior)

Alivia Rohloff (Freshman)

Tenor 2/Baritone                                                              Bass

Joshua Bown (Junior)                                         Armando Rodriquez (Freshman)

River Emmert (Sophomore)                              Colton Falk (Junior)

                                                                             Cayden Schober (Sophomore)

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Cayden Schober

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Shakespeare on a Sunday Afternoon

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Mrs. Toflinski and Mrs. Slater recently took a small group of students to see a live Shakespeare production of 12th Night at Bowling Green State University. Students from Sophomore Honors English and Drama class, traveled to Bowling Green on a Sunday afternoon to see the production performed by BGSU students. The directors of this production made changes to the time period of the play, and set the hilarious Shakespeare comedy in the Roaring 20’s. Students were able to enjoy 1920’s era music and dancing as well as to see acting  on a “raked” stage. Students explained that seeing Shakespeare live made the story-line so much more funny. They were also impressed by the singing, dancing, and the synchronized scene changes. Mrs. Toflinski added, “It was fantastic to hear students discussing the show after the performance. They were impressed by all aspects of the show, and they picked up on many little details in regards to the content of the play as well as the production aspect.” She concluded, “I am so impressed that these students were willing to take time out of a Sunday afternoon, to include some Shakespeare into their day!”

 

NES Student Council “Sneak Peek” Video

NES Student Council members recently created a “Sneak Peek” video of our new PK – 12 building! The NES Student Council wanted to say “thank you” to the workers for putting so much care into building the new school. With the help of Mr. Clark, the Student Council members organized large “thank you” cards signed by the elementary students and planned to  deliver them with goody bags. NES Student Council Advisor, Mrs. Turner, explained, “It snowballed into a visit to the new building and delivering the items personally.” The Student Council took two groups of students through the building with an ipad in hand to take pictures. Over the next couple of weeks students created a video with the pictures and made sound clips for each slide with the help of Miss Ritter.  Mrs. Turner concluded, “We are sad to leave our old buildings, but are excited to begin next year in a new building with a little bit of the old displayed as a reminder. We hope you enjoy the tour!”

Take a look  at the wonderful final product here:

 

 

parent info District Calendar Reminders:

The end of the school year is fast approaching! Check out this list of Ranger events so that you can plan accordingly!

April 28th – NES Carnival

April 29th – Prom / After Prom

May 1st – NHS Academic Awards Banquet / National Honors Society Induction Ceremony

May 2nd – NEO Meeting @ Olney 1 -2:30pm / Kindergarten Screening

May 3rd – ACT Testing for Juniors / Kindergarten Screening

May 4th – Seniors Last Day of School

May 5th – NHS Battle of the Classes / Circle K “Fueling Our Schools” from 4-8pm

May 8th – 3rd – 5th Grade Awards / Athletic Boosters Bingo

May 9th – Grades K-2 Field Day / Senior Awards

May 10th – 3rd – 6th grade Olympics

May 11th – Last Day of School for Students / 6th Grade Send Off

May 14th – NHS Graduation for the Class of 2017

 

 

Weekly Update from Principal Krontz

Check the following link for important elementary reminders including information regarding Kindergarten registration! https://www.smore.com/epbgd

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Northwood Elementary Carnival 

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Northwood Day of Beautification

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STARS Summer Enrichment Program

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Northwood Safety Town

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Claire’s Day and Life Cycles!

“Claire’s Day” Annual Reading Celebration

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Saturday, April 8th, several of our Northwood Rangers took part in the annual “Claire’s Day” celebration at the Toledo Public Library – Main Branch. Twenty-one students were nominated by their respective teachers to receive the C.A.R.E. award (Claire’s Award for Reading Excellence), which recognizes students for increasing their reading skills. The students were awarded certificates and vouchers for a free book of their choosing. The day included free creation stations with hands-on art activities for students and their families, guest readers, author/illustrator demonstrations, and special characters in costume. The event is held annually in memory of Claire Lynsey Rubini by her parents Brad and Julie Rubini, who began the award ceremony and book festival. Below is a  list of our recipients from Olney and NES:

Sarah Xaiyarath

Hailey Carey 

Julien Chappell 

Drew Cuevas

Logan Dale 

Samantha Forbes 

Garren Hannum 

Meghan Horton 

Taylin Kretz

Ethan Leonard

Audrey Miner 

Kadence Newman 

Tyler Osley 

Jolyn Powell 

Ethan Powell 

Trenton Scaggs 

Adrian Schimmel 

Seline Starnes 

Maelyn Vendt 

Marcus Zattau 

Logan Rivera 

 

1st Graders Learn Life Cycles

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Mrs. Duckett’s first grade students have been taking a look back at their “younger” years by comparing their baby pictures to how they look now. This unit even includes a guessing game of “Who is Who?” Students have noticed that some of them haven’t changed very much and are easy to tell, while others have changed a lot! Mrs. Duckett stated, “It isIMG_1011 fun to look back and see how much we have grown and all the things we can do now!”


Mrs. Duckett explained that the current first grade unit is all about the cycles of life, including plants, animals and us! First graders have learned that living things grow, change, and reproduce, while non-living things do not. Students have also been discussing recycling and caring for the earth. Students went as far as to “re-purpose” old, mismatched socks by turning them into grassheads! Mrs. Duckett concluding that students have really enjoyed “realizing how much they have changed and grown so far, and how much they have accomplished in first grade!”

 

District Reminders

Weekly Update from Principal Krontz

Check the following link for important elementary reminders including information regarding Kindergarten registration! https://www.smore.com/jfg6n

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Kindergarten Registration

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Northwood Elementary Carnival 

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STARS Summer Enrichment Program

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Northwood Safety Town

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NHS Ranger Art Show Awards

We are so fortunate to have such artistic students at NHS! Check out the NHS Art Instagram at @nhsrangerart for photos of this year’s outstanding works of art!

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Ranger Construction Instagram 

We have updated photographs of our construction project on Instagram. Check out the progress at @ranger_construction

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4th Grade Scientists and Mayor Schimmel

Mrs. Sheets’ 4th Grade Scientists

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Mrs. Sheets’ 4th grade Science students are currently studying the state of matter characteristics and changing matter. Students are utilizing interactive websites, class imagediscussions, and hands-on experiments during this unit as they begin describing physical and chemical characteristics of matter. Mrs. Sheets explained that during a chemical reaction, students look for evidence of a change in matter. For example, they might notice changes in light, heat, or gases being produced. They might see a whole new substance being formed during a chemical reaction. Students often see that such changes are often irreversible.

image (2)Students have really enjoyed participating in Science experiments during this unit. For example they were able to see the reactions when vinegar and baking soda are combined (a gas is produced) or when steel and wool are combined (gas, light, heat, and color changes), as well as what happens when sugar is heated (gas is produced and color changes).

Upon completion of the studying of matter characteristics and changes, students will move on to their last unit of the year, focusing on electricity. Students will learn how to complete a circuit using batteries and wires. As a culminating activity, these fourth grade scientists will read directions and work together to make an array of circuits with kits of Snap Circuits!

 

Mayor Schimmel: A Lifelong Ranger! 

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The Ranger Roundup recently took some time to catch up with our Mayor of the City of Northwood, Mr. Edward L. Schimmel. Mayor Schimmel attended Northwood Local Schools from kindergarten through his senior year, graduating from Northwood High School in 1995. Mayor Schimmel lives in the City of Northwood with his wife Carolyn (Howard) Schimmel, who graduated from Northwood High School in 1996. All three of their children attend Northwood Local Schools. Mayor Schimmel comes from a long line of Rangers, as both his father and grandmother both attended Northwood, as well!

Upon graduation from Northwood High School, Mayor Schimmel attended the University of Toledo, where he received a degree in Political Science (99’) as well as his law degree (03’). He currently practices law in the Toledo area. He was elected to serve on the Northwood City Council for two terms (8 years) prior to running for mayor in 2015. In his free time, Mayor Schimmel enjoys farming and fishing!

Reflecting on his experiences at Northwood Local Schools, Mayor Schimmel stated, “Attending Northwood Schools helped make me who I am today. I enjoyed the small class sizes and the one-on-one treatment I received from teachers.” Mayor Schimmel was very honest in explaining that he wasn’t the best student in high school, mainly because his focus seemed to be on things other than school work. However, when he attended college, he turned his focus to school. He explained, “The skills that the staff at Northwood had taught me, helped me to succeed in college. I graduated with honors, went on to graduate law school, and passed the Ohio and Florida bar exams.”

When asked about anyone who made a specific impact on his life, he mentioned the legendary Mr. Roger Fisher. “Mr. Fisher taught me a great deal. He was definitely one of the greatest teachers I have ever had,” said Mayor Schimmel. Additionally, when asked about his best memories as a Ranger, Mayor Schimmel stated, “Playing sports and establishing lifelong friendships. Going to a small school like Northwood, offers an opportunity to participate in many sports. I enjoyed playing baseball, wrestling, and golf. I made lifelong memories and learned about teamwork and perseverance.” Finally, when asked to give advice to our current Northwood students, Mayor Schimmel, who also stated how fortunate he feels to be able to serve the community of Northwood, concluded, “Aim high. Never give up. Everyone has failures in life, and those failures should teach you what to avoid in order to succeed in your future endeavors.”

 

District Reminders:

Weekly Update from Principal Krontz

Check the following link for important elementary reminders including information regarding Kindergarten registration! https://www.smore.com/4254w

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Music Boosters Trivia Night

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Northwood Easter Parade 

Mark your calendars for April 8th!

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Join Us For the Final Walk-Through of the Olney Buildings

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Northwood Night at Funny Bone

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Guy Torry @ Funny Bone

April 9, 2017

7:00pm

6140 Levis Commons Blvd.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

www.toledofunnybone.com

(419) 931-3474

*Two item order minimum

*Must call for reservations

*Check-in 30 minutes before show time

Northwood Safety Town

Safety Town Flyer

 

 

Consumer Math, P.E., Preschool, and Welcoming Officer Sabo!

Consumer Math Students Study Car Loans

Budgets…we all have them! Ms. Blausey’s 12th grade Consumer Math students have been focusing on the importance of budgeting when buying a new car. Additionally, students have looked at the pros and cons of buying vs. leasing a vehicle. Students have learned how to calculate what their monthly payment would be for a new car of their choice, as well as how to use Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets to create an Amortization Schedule for the length of the car loan. Ms. Blausey explained, “Using Excel, you can easily see what would happen to the length of your loan if you made more (or less) of a down payment, if you made extra monthly payments, or both.” She further explained that this topic allows for great discussions on prioritizing items for future budgets. Ms. Blausey concluded, “I really think they took a lot from the lesson and how they can put this knowledge to use in the future. I think it is important to be an educated consumer to avoid financial traps or getting into a bind financially because you didn’t understand what you were signing up for.”

 

Spring Time Brings Softball to Phys. Ed. Students

Students in Mr. Hess’ Physical Education classes participate in a variety of of activities from bowling to team handball. They also participate in other team activities such as basketball, soccer, flag football, and plenty of cardio with running the mile or running the pacer test. Currently, Mr. Hess’ students are participating in a unit on softball. Mr. Hess explained that with the beginning of baseball and softball season, some students have already been practicing and preparing for games. He explained that students like to participate in softball during Phys. Ed. this time of year, as it allows students to get more practice and to relearn the rules. Mr. Hess added that students are now actively involved in playing softball during Phys. Ed. class.

 

Welcoming Officer Sabo!

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Recently, we added a new member to our school community in Officer Jolene Sabo, who is now serving as our School Resource Officer (SRO). Officer Sabo has been with the Northwood Police Department for nearly three years, and began serving as our SRO in January after graduating from a two week D.A.R.E. training in New York.

Jump RopeAs the School Resource Officer, Officer Sabo’s responsibilities include helping to ensure that students and teachers are in a safe environment. Additionally, she is another resource for teachers and students to talk to when in need. She added, “I work the lunch duties at the high school and NES, often times eating with students at NES and answering questions they have about me and what I do. Next year, in the new school, I will be in the classrooms teaching D.A.R.E. to 5th and 7th graders!”

Officer Sabo stated that the interaction with students is by far, the most rewarding aspect of her new SRO position. She explained, “Interacting with the students has been a fun and rewarding experience, full of questions, high fives, and hugs. I have been SRO 1st Dayinvited into classrooms to discuss who I am, what my uniform consists of, what I do as a police officer, and what my police cruiser looks like on the inside.”

When asked about any fun facts about herself that students might not yet know, Officer Sabo said that when she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spontaneous day trips and adventures! She also added that in addition to being the SRO/DARE Officer, she is also the Community Officer in Northwood. She explained, “I work in the schools during the school year and will be planning community events, attending community events, and will be hosting Safety Town this summer, which will happen in June for children ages 4-5 who live in Northwood or attend Northwood Schools (scroll down, and check out the flyer in the district reminders!).

On behalf of Northwood Local Schools, we would like to officially welcome Officer Sabo. Additionally, we’d like to wish Officer Sabo a very Happy Birthday!

We are so happy to have her with us and we are excited for her future as the SRO/DARE Officer at NLS!

Preschool Rangers Learn About Community Helpers

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This week, we were able to catch up with our youngest Rangers, in Mrs. Johnson’s pre-school 20170315_112350class. NLS preschoolers attend classes for two full days per week, either on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday. These Rangers are ages three, four, or five-years-old. Currently, preschool students are working on their “Community Helpers” unit. Within this unit, the preschool students explore various jobs such as mail carriers, firefighters, police officers, and park rangers. Mrs. Johnson added that while dramatizing the mail carrier’s job, “we wrote notes and pictures to each other, focusing on writing and reading our friend’s names.”

20170302_112836Our School Resource Officer, Officer Sabo, and several members of the Northwood Fire Department, came to visit the preschool classrooms and to tell about their jobs in which they work to keep our community safe. The preschoolers got to sit in the police cruiser, as Officer Sabo showed them her computer and other equipment. Mrs. Johnson added, “We marveled as the firefighters showed us the 102 foot ladder extension!”

Lastly, Mrs. Johnson explained that the students currently have a “Nature Center” within the 20170315_150155preschool room. She explained that students are growing plants on the windowsill, examining animal artifacts, and using the Smartboard to keep tabs on the eagle nest located in a tulip poplar tree at the national Arboretum in Washington D.C. Also, Mrs. Johnson has turned their loft into an eagle’s nest, which just happens to be a new favorite spot for the preschoolers to play and read!

There are currently preschool openings for next school year. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them call Naomi at the WCESC (419) 354-9010.

 

District Reminders

Weekly Update from Principal Krontz

Check the following link for important elementary reminders including information regarding Kindergarten registration! https://www.smore.com/muqtu

elementary

Northwood McDonald’s Family Night

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Music Boosters Trivia NightFullSizeRender (54)

Northwood Easter Parade 

Mark your calendars for April 8th!

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Join Us For the Final Walk-Through of the Olney Buildings

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Northwood Night at Funny Bone

Northwood High School Government 11 and English 12 students are planning a trip to NYC April 18-23 and are requesting your help in fundraising for the endeavor. The Funny Bone in Perrysburg has offered an awesome opportunity by letting us sell the tickets for Guy Torry’s show on April 9th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 each, but Northwood students will receive $10 of that sale. Each person attending the show will need a ticket and must call to make reservations prior to the night. Also, there is a two item minimum order for each guest. This information can be found on the tickets. A 50/50 raffle will be done prior to the show.

 

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the NYC trip costs. 

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Guy Torry @ Funny Bone

April 9, 2017

7:00pm

6140 Levis Commons Blvd.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

www.toledofunnybone.com

(419) 931-3474

*Two item order minimum

*Must call for reservations

*Check-in 30 minutes before show time

 

 

 Northwood Safety Town

Safety Town Flyer