4th Grade Math & Musical Recap

Fractions in 4th Grade Math

Mrs. Besgrove’s 4th grade math students are currently working on adding and subtracting fractions using number lines and drawing pictures of area models. Students are discovering that fractions are important because they can tell us what portion of a whole we have. Mrs. Besgrove explained, “Fractions are a part of our everyday life in many ways such as baking, using a ruler, and telling time.”

During this unit, students have really enjoyed using the iReady math interactive videos to reinforce their learning of fractions. Along with the interactive videos, students have used other technology, such as the Clevertouch Board and their iPads to help reinforce their learning! 

Our “Guys and Dolls” Rocked the Stage

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the NLS Spring Musical, “Guys and Dolls.” Our Rangers earned themselves three consecutive nights of standing ovations with their fantastic performances. Check out some of the highlights below!

Penta Expo

Tuesday, March 10th, our 8th grade Rangers attended the Penta Expo. This allowed students to participate in fun activities along with learning more about the programs available at Penta Career Center. Check out some of the highlights below!

Alumnus of the Year Nominations

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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

  • 3/13: End of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/23-3/27: Spring Break

Spring is Upon Us with Very Busy Rangers!

Our “Guys and Dolls” are Ready to Light Up the Stage! 

**Please note new start times for this year’s show!**
Big Jule (Dalton Dempsey) shooting crap with Nathan Detroit (River Emmert) and the other gamblers.

Opening night for our spring production of Guys and Dolls is one week from today! Our high school Rangers have been hard at work preparing for this classic musical set in the 1940’s. Gambler Nathan Detroit (River Emmert) needs $1,000 to hold his crap game at the Biltmore Garage. So, he bets gambler Sky Masterson (Cayden Schober) that he cannot convince the Save-A-Soul Mission’s very own Sarah Brown (Kennedy Brossia) to go on a date with him. Meanwhile, Hot Box star Adelaide (Sierra Braddock), wants Nathan to finally marry her after a 14-year engagement!

Logan Urbanyi working on laying carpet for this year’s set.

Our Rangers had several different reasons as to why they decided to participate in this year’s musical. Junior Isaac Hoffer, who will portray the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson made a simple choice, stating, “I’ve done it [musical] the past three years and it was very enjoyable.” Sophomore Faith Jones who is part of our paint and moving crew also based her decision on her past experience stating, “I did it last year and made great memories, so I decided to participate again!” This is junior Breanna Herrera’s first year on stage, as she portrays the role of a Hot Box girl. She explained, “I thought stepping out of my comfort zone would be a fun experience.” 

Our Hot Box girls practicing their choreography.

When asked what they found most surprising about their musical experience this year, sophomore Cameron Brice, our co-crew chief this year, said, “I was surprised with the amount of time I’ve spent working on a project out of school and even on the weekends.” Freshman Ashley Jones who is also part of our paint crew stated, “Everyone is friendly and there is always work to be done.” Sophomore Sapphire Smith, who will be working up in the booth during the show on our lighting, added that she was surprised at how well everyone gets along. Senior Tori Flahiff, who is back on stage as a Hot Box girl this year stated, “Loving the whole process, practices, rehearsals, and spending quality time with Slater, Toflinski, and James along with my friends!” 

The crapshooters dance is not one to be missed!

Our actors and actresses are very excited for the audience to see this show. They are particularly excited for the audience to see the Hot Box girls in their featured songs, “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Take Back Your Mink.” Other exciting scenes will feature well known numbers “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Luck be a Lady.” Finally, the crapshooter’s tunnel scene is one that definitely should not be missed! 

Our Havana dancers practicing their couples choreography.

It seems that every year, we have Rangers that are unsure about whether or not they would like to be involved in the musical production, only to wish they had participated once the show has reached completion. When asked to give advice they would give to their fellow students regarding participating in the musical, senior Cayden Schober said, “Do it. Like seriously do it. If you think you might like it, just give it a shot.” Senior Anya Rau, who is a member of our Mission Band, added, “Definitely do it! It’s always a great way to make friends and feel like you’re a part of a family made up of community members.” Our Adelaide, played by senior Sierra Braddock, concluded, “Do it; you don’t realize how much fun it is backstage and behind the scenes until you do it. The bonds you build with everyone are great, and the atmosphere is just welcoming and fun.”

Reserve your tickets today! Call the office at 419-691-3888 or order you tickets online via the following links:

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Wood County Spelling Bee

On Saturday, February 8th, Alexa Urbanyi (seventh grade) and Lainee Partin (eighth grade) participated in the annual Wood County Spelling Bee in Bowling Green. Sixth grader Kynsey Montague also competed. To qualify, the girls had to study hundreds of spelling words and beat their classmates in the local spelling bee, which is no easy feat!

Valentine’s for Soldiers

Elementary art students made valentines and thank you cards for the troops that deployed to Iraq. In coordination with Operation Gratitude, students created amazing art and kind messages for our troops, which will be mailed out with care packages in coordination with Way Public Library and NES art teacher Gwen Diamond.

Figurative Language Lessons

Ms. DiTommaso’s 6th grade language arts students are currently learning about figurative language, mood, and tone, poetry structure, story structure, and point-of-view. Ms. DiTommaso explained that this unit is important because the students are able to understand who the speaker of a text is, who the targeted audience is, how the speaker feels about the topic, the mood the reader feels while reading it, and why the poets and authors use figurative language to further the meaning of their words. 

“Students have enjoyed the many different types of figurative language we have talked about and being able to create their own examples,” said Ms. DiTommaso. She added that students have enjoyed getting to use their creative side and write their own poetry about whatever topic they are interested in! 

3 Classes, 3 Projects, 1 Common Space!

Have you ever wondered how we use the pod areas in our building? Check out the photo below of the junior high pod. The removable wall, allows a more open area, while three different classes were able to work on their various projects all at the same time! Thank you to Mr. Lewin for sharing this peek into the school day!

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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

  • 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!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Guys and Dolls” Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are now available for this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls!” Call the office at 419-691-3888 or order you tickets online via the following links:

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Coming Home 2020

Congratulations to our Coming Home Court and our newly crowned King and Queen River Emmert and Ploy Vayavong!

Students Create History Board Games 

Students in Mr. Donegan’s 9th grade Modern World History Class recently learned  about the Great Depression. Mr. Donegan explained that learning about the Depression Era helps students to understand how difficult life was during that time. He stated, “Ultimately, the students learn how people became desperate and lost faith in democracy, which led to a rise in dictatorships across Europe and eventually World War II.” 

During this unit, students created a board game about their knowledge of the Great Depression for their peers to play during class. “They seemed to enjoy being creative during the construction of the game, but they also enjoyed playing their peers’ games,” said Mr. Donegan. He concluded that the students did a very good job being creative and making their games unique! 

Using Microscopes in 6th Grade Science 

Students in Mrs. Welker’s 6th grade Science class are currently learning about cell theory and cell organelles. Mrs. Welker explained, “Students are learning about cell cycle and how illnesses can be transmitted from place to place. Students will soon be using microscopes again for a lab to practice identifying plant and animal cells.” 

Students started out learning about microscopes and the different power of lenses. After learning the parts of the microscope, they practiced using different lens powers by locating a single letter of print that was mounted on a slide. Students were able to use their iPads to take pictures showing what they saw at each lens power. Then, students dove into all the parts of the cell, looking at the differences between animal and plant cells. Students even learned the “cell rap” as a fun way to learn the organelles. Mrs. Welker stated, “We have also discussed the scientific strides made in cell regeneration and its application in medicine today. Next, we compared healthy versus unhealthy cell growth and how cancers can grow in the body, also looking at what can cause these cancers to grow.” 

Mrs. Welker concluded, “Students love working with the microscopes! They also like the cell rap as a way to remember the organelles and how they function!” 

CBI Cooking Challenge

Several of our Rangers recently participated in a cooking challenge as part of their program at CBI. Our very own Emily Bires played an integral role in helping these students learn their way around the kitchen. Check out some of the highlights below.

Working Hard in Spanish Class

Check out these photos of our Rangers hard at work in Profe Genson’s class!

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2020-2021 School Calendar

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  • 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!

“Mary Poppins” Will be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

This year, the Northwood High School Drama department is taking on a musical classic with a production of “Mary Poppins.” While many of our community members will be quite familiar with the scenes and music made famous by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, for some of our Rangers, participating in this production is their first experience with the musical. River Emmert, a junior who is playing the role of George Banks, stated, “I’ve never watched it, but I knew of the songs because of Disney.” Cayden Schober, a junior who is playing the role of Bert, said, “If I’m being honest, I only knew about ‘A Spoonful of Sugar.’” However, some of our Rangers did have a bit more background of the musical. Senior Philip Brice, the student director for this year’s show said, “It’s my grandmother’s favorite musical, so I know it well. Plus, I’m a huge fan of Dick Van Dyke, so I know it well because of him.” Senior Alex Hoffer, who will be playing the role of Mary Poppins explained, “My father was in the Oregon Community Theater production of ‘Mary Poppins.’ I knew the show pretty well after watching him perform as Mr. Banks.”

Over the years, Northwood High School has become well-known for the musicals produced under the direction of choir and drama teacher Annette Slater. When asked what will make this year’s production stand out from the rest Alex stated, “Mrs. Slater has a lot of ideas for this show.” Many of these ideas, are surprises that won’t be revealed until the opening curtain! River added, “My cast members, Alex and Kennedy are great at their roles and strong leads, Cayden is incredible with what he does, Carson Dickey (a third grade NES student) and Brielle Closson (a sixth grade NES student) are just outstanding for how young they are, and I join the mix and bring what I have to the table and it all comes together amazing.” Sophomore Mitchell Hurley who is this year’s crew chief said, “This year’s production is larger than life. The set looks beautiful, we have a good crew who’s very efficient, and the cast members are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. The main thing that stands out to me is just the positive energy that everyone in the entire production has.”

When asked what they are most excited for this year, Senior Sarah Frey who is a chorus member and new to the stage this year, stated, “The show itself, and the makeup, and just bonding with the other people.” Our Jane, better known as Brielle said, “I have always wanted to sing and dance in a musical, so actually being on stage is so much fun!” Carson agreed, stating, “I just can’t wait to perform in front of everyone!” Senior Rylee Hazlett, who is new to the stage this year and will be portraying the role of the Bird Woman, expressed, “I’m just excited to see how the whole show will turn out. So far, I am loving the musical and I’m excited to see all of the scenes fit together.” Senior Kylie Grant who will be playing the role of Mrs. Brill added, “I am most excited to see the ‘Step in Time’ dance because it is very difficult, but the dancers are doing a great job at performing the dance onstage.” From a crew perspective, sophomore Usa Vayavong, who has been integral to our painting crew, stated, “I am mostly excited to see everything come together, especially since we have so many sets this year and little fun surprises!”

Each year, the NHS musical production encompasses the largest variety of students of any of the student groups at NLS. Time and time again, students express that the best part of being involved with the musical is the bonding experience and becoming one big family. Alex stated, “I really enjoyed picking up the younger kids for practice. They were excited and were fun to chat with.” She continued, “The best part of musical is the relationships that are made. I, for one, can say it was a lot of fun getting to know Brielle and Carson these last few months. They are such a wonderful addition to this year’s musical. They are so bright and fun and have worked so hard. I can’t wait to see how they do when they are in high school.” Kylie added, “The best part about being involved with musical is getting to make new friends from different social groups that I may not have talked to otherwise. All of these different people come together to make an amazing production.” Rylee added, “Being with all of my friends and trying something new. Originally, I tried out for a smaller speaking role and then when I got a call back for a singing role as Bird Woman I pretty much had to be dragged to the audition because I never thought I would sing alone in front of so many people. I’m  just glad everyone pushed me so far out of my comfort zone because at first I was nervous and I regretted it because I was so scared, but now I’m a lot more comfortable on stage and I’m glad I accepted a singing part.” Kennedy Brossia, our Winifred Banks, added, “The absolute best part about being involved with musical is the people you meet and the friendships that you make. I’ve gotten extremely close with people who I’ve never had a good friendship with. This time of the year brings so many different types of people together that you would never guess would come together. It’s an amazing thing that you don’t see very often. I’m so happy to be a part of this family.”

When asked for concluding thoughts, River expressed, “I couldn’t be more thankful for everyone participating in musical and showing up. I really want this musical to make Mrs. Slater proud and I know we’ll give her our all because that’s what she deserves and this musical will be great.” Cayden added, “If you’re thinking about joining the musical, but aren’t so sure, stop thinking about it and just do it. Unless you’re the busiest human in the entire world or if acting, singing, or dancing isn’t your thing (which is fine), join the musical. You won’t regret it.” Mitchell stated, “The people behind the scenes are just as much of stars of the show as the cast are. Philip Brice is an extremely inspiring and dedicated Student Director. Usa Vayavong is so talented and did a magnificent job alongside Mrs. T and Mrs. James with running the paint crew. Cameron Brice and Logan Urbanyi have been immensely helpful assistant crew chiefs to me and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. And most importantly, Mrs. Slater has outdone herself this year. Her hard work and dedication to this production is unmatched to anyone I’ve ever met. The amount of time and care she puts into musical is the main reason we put on such an amazing show!”

When reflecting on it being the last show for our seniors, Philip stated, “It is going to be difficult to say goodbye to musical. The growth and friends I’ve earned is the best thing I could’ve asked from my high school career.” Alex concluded, “I want to say that if you’re in high school you should at least try musical once. Every person that I know that has done musical their senior year regrets not participating the first three years of high school. You experience something different. You make a second family and bond. It’s something magical.”


NORTHWOOD/WCESC PRESCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2019-20 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 ages 3–5 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 2019-20 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION:

NES CARNIVAL INFORMATION:

PROJECT RUNWAY PROM:

  • Fri. March 15th: End of 3rd Quarter / NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” (opening night) at 7:30pm
  • Sat. March 16th: NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” at 7:30pm
  • Sun. March 17th: NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” (final show) at 2:30pm
  • Mon. March 18th: NEO Meeting, 8am
  • Tues. March 19th: HS Winter Sports Banquet, 6pm
  • Wed. March 20th: 5th-12th grade Band-O-Rama Concert, 7pm
  • Tues. March 26th: 7th-12th grade Choir Concert, 7pm
  • Fri. March 29th: NES Carnival, 6pm
  • Mon. – Fri. April 1st – 5th: NES Testing Week
  • Tues. April 2nd: NEO Marcos Pizza Night
  • Mon. – Fri. April 8th – 12th: NES and NHS Testing Week
  • Fri. – Mon. April 19th – 22nd: Spring Break
  • Tues. April 23rd: Teacher In-Service Day – No School for Students
  • Tues. – Sat. April 23rd – 27th: Junior and Senior NYC Trip

Greek Mythology and the Art of Debate

Fourth Graders Study Greek Mythology

Mrs. Chrysochoos’ fourth grade Language Arts students are currently studying Greek Mythology! During this unit, students read different myths and determine the theme – retelling the main idea of the myths – while also learning different facts about Greek history.

Mrs. Chrysochoos explained that Greek Mythology is part of the common core standards for fourth grade. She added, “Greek/Latin roots are an important part of this unit as well. They sound so boring to study, but we try to make it fun by having the students earn beads for a bracelet they are making for each week that they master their list of Greek and Latin Roots.” The students even have a Rap song that they learn to go along with the roots as a fun way to remember them!

The fourth grade Rangers have enjoyed making the bracelets and adding beads each week. They have also enjoyed looking at actual pictures of Mrs. Chrysochoos visiting family in Greece!

Soon, fourth graders will be starting the novel The Lemonade War and hosting a lemonade stand in the Pod!

8th Graders Learn the Art of Debate

Mr. Myers’ eighth grade students are currently partaking in a debate unit. During this unit, students write speeches using logic, evidence, and persuasive language. Students also focus on critical thinking and logical fallacies to make sure the arguments make sense. Additionally, students practice public speaking skills by holding mini-debates and presenting short, extemporaneous speeches.

Mr. Myers explained, “This unit challenges students to look at all sides of an argument, encourages critical thinking, and helps to develop their argumentative writing and public speaking skills. Additionally, students work with partners throughout the entire unit, which allows them to collaborate and help to build interpersonal communication skills.”

Students have enjoyed the mini-debates where they practiced responding to their classmates’ claims about a variety of topics. The mini-debates were very informal, so students felt more comfortable sharing their opinions, which encouraged many students to speak up!

Reserve your tickets for “Mary Poppins!”

Ticket Information:

Tickets for this year’s show are $10 each for students/seniors and $12 each for adults. Tickets can be reserved online by using the url’s below. Tickets can also be reserved by calling the school office at 419-691-3888. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Friday:  https://bit.ly/2RYOtEf

Saturday:  https://bit.ly/2U7yukL

Sunday:  https://bit.ly/2CC8SFd

OHIO DENTAL OUTREACH PROGRAM:

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP:

  • Fri. Feb. 22nd: Senior Night
  • Wed. Feb. 27th: NES Spring Picture Day 
  • Sat. March 2nd: Lift-a-Thon
  • Tues. March 5th: NES Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Sun. March 10th: Daylight Saving Time
  • Fri. March 15th: End of 3rd Quarter / NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” (opening night) at 7:30pm
  • Sat. March 16th: NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” at 7:30pm
  • Sun. March 17th: NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” (final show) at 2:30pm


Everybody Cut, Footloose!

Everybody Cut, Footloose!

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It’s an 80’s classic! It’s the story of Ren McCormick, who must make an abrupt move from the bustling metropolis of Chicago, to the small town of Bomont. As Ren struggles to find his way in this new town, he is further distraught when he finds out that the town has banned dancing! With the help of his new friend Willard, and Reverend Moore’s daughter, Ariel, Ren decides that he will address the town council to ask for an end to the ban on dancing and to allow Bomont High School to hold a IMG_6455dance! With popular 80’s tunes “Footloose,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and “Let’s Hear It For the Boy,” it’s a show that will bring back nostalgic memories for many, and will have the younger audience dancing in their seats!

This year, the Ranger Roundup caught up with the cast prior to the show to ask a few questions about what makes the musical such a special experience. When asked why they chose to participate in this year’s musical, senior Mackenzie Fullenlove, who plays the role of the Reverend’s rule breaking daughter Ariel, explained she’s being doing musicals since she was little, and that it’s always a fun thing to do. Sophomore Cayden Schober, stated, “I was a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz and I really love it and loved acting so I continued to be a part of the musical every time I got the chance.” Senior Brandon Hayes, who plays the role of Ren McCormick is taking the stage for the very first time this year! He said, “I thought it would be a fun new experience and my friends and teachers helped me make the decision to actually get involved with musical this year!” He added, “I’d like to thank every one of my friends and teachers who encouraged me through this process of musical because this being my first year, it’s been tough, but everyone around me really helped me to do my best and give it my all. So, thank you!”

Moores3When asked what they have enjoyed the most about this year’s musical experience, many students expressed how special musical is in bringing together so many different students, from so many different backgrounds, for a united experience. Student Director and chorus member Katie Reichow said, “I’ve always enjoyed learning the dances and talking to people I normally don’t talk to.” Senior Skylar Kyser, who plays the role of Ariel’s best friend Rusty, stated, “The incredible relationships that are created from the art of performing” has been her favorite aspect of the show. “I have really enjoyed how close I have become with some of the cast members. There are people I wouldn’t Wrestling2have necessarily talked to outside of musical and I gained many friendships,” said Junior Alex Hoffer, who plays Vi Moore in this year’s production. Assistant Director Kris James added, “Unlike any other activity, the musical brings together completely different groups of students and adults and creates a community. It showcases the talents of so many people, talents that may have been a surprise to many before the curtain opens. For instance, the leads for this show are seen by many as athletes, yet their prodigious musical talents will be obvious from the first. Our sets are outstanding and were created by students, some who haven’t taken an art class in years. The crew members aren’t particularly ‘techie’ in other areas of their lives. Yet, the show brings all those talents from across the school landscape into this amazing production!”

IMG_6457Many participants often find that they didn’t realize just how much work it takes to put HGarno1on a live show for a one-weekend event! First year participant, Senior Cody Allen, explained that preparing for the show was much more stressful than one might originally expect. Brandon Hayes continued, “The amount of time and effort required to really be involved in the musical fully, as well as the little things like creating sets or just the slightest little acting tweaks required to make the show a great one.” Alex Hoffer added, “People don’t realize how much time and effort it takes to put on a musical. We spend hours everyday after school to try and perfect our parts. We do this on top of sports, homework, and other activities. Then we have to paint the set, build the set, finds costumes and makeup — there is so much to do in very little time.” Junior Kylie Grant, who plays Ren’s mother Ethel McCormick added that stage crew is an integral part of the process explaining, “Stage crew does a lot of difficult work behind the scenes and they deserve more appreciation than they receive.”

This weekend’s production of “Footloose” will take place Friday and Saturday night at MahoneyThompson7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. So, why should you come to this year’s show? Skylar said, “The songs from this musical are ones that everyone knows! So, it will be fun for the audience to sing along.”  Cayden added that this show has a lot of energy! Brandon stated, “I think this year’s cast is amazing! Everyone is vibrant and outgoing and everyone plays their characters so well. This musical will be one to remember!”

Looking back at the last three months of hard work, Mrs. James stated, “Annette Slater is a force to be reckoned with! If she can envision it, she can get it done!” AssiLockers8stant Director Cristina Toflinski added, “I always wait for four little words from Mrs. Slater ‘We – Have – A –  Show!’ it’s the culmination of so much hard work and let’s us all know that it’s showtime!” Mrs. T continued, “Preparing for this show has been a labor of love — and lots of hot glue! I’m so excited to see our students shine on stage. I’m so proud of every single one of them!” Alex concluded, “Musical is something special. I don’t know how else to describe it. You have to experience it to truly understand!”

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Class of 2018 Cast and Crew Members!

 

Thank You, Lady Ranger Managers!

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Oftentimes in a sports program, the attention gets placed on the wonderful athletes who give up countless hours preparing for games. However, the Lady Rangers Basketball team would like to formally thank their wonderful team managers, who also sacrificed time behind the scenes to make sure that the season ran as smoothly as possible. Mr. Dickey stated, “Originally, we started out with two freshmen managers, Kaitlyn Huber and U-sa Vayavong. But, after about three games, sophomores Anya Rau and Kennedy Carey, were also recruited. These ladies traveled with the team to each game and worked together to help manage the squad!” These ladies not only recorded each game (and added hilarious commentary) but helped keep stats for both junior varsity and varsity, kept the official game book for both junior varsity and varsity, carried the team gear and water, and completed research for the annual alumni game.

Anya Rau stated that she accepted the team manager job because she wanted to learn more about basketball and wanted the chance to help and contribute. Kennedy Carey stated that the job seemed interesting. While she has never played basketball personally, she has always found the sport interesting and enjoys keeping records and simply helping out during the season.

When asked about what she enjoyed most this season, Anya stated, “It was very fun to help out and it was a great way to get involved! It was fun and I enjoyed going to all of the games and I really liked getting to learn how to do stats and book!” While Kennedy enjoyed how kind and supportive everyone was she also acknowledged that being a team manager was definitely not an easy task. “You had to always be paying attention because you could miss even the slightest detail such as who scored or who received a penalty. You also had to know how to work the camera stand because there were times when it would break down and you had to get creative as to how to record the rest of the game,” stated Kennedy.  Both Anya and and Kennedy would suggest that students volunteer their free time helping with school activities. Kennedy added, “The school helps out with so much, so it’s nice just to return the favor!”

Mr. Dickey concluded that these young women were shining examples of selflessness. “These young women sacrificed hours of their lives volunteering their time to help out their school and peers. They won’t get their name posted in the newspaper or earn a varsity letter, but their contribution to the team is not taken for granted or unnoticed.”

 

 

“Between the Wars” and Analyzing Bacteria

“Between the Wars” in Modern World History

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Mr. Donegan’s Modern World History students recently completed a project titled image3“Between the Wars.” This project focused on the Great Depression. It is an important focus for students because as Mr. Donegan explains, “through studying the time between the wars, students will understand why twenty years after World War I, another, more deadly, war began.”

image2For the “Between the Wars” class project, students had the option to create board games, parody songs, videos, posters, blog/journal entries, and websites about the causes of the Great Depression, life during the Great Depression, and the effects of the Great Depression. Students enjoyed the ability to use their creativity to display their knowledge about the subject. One group made a board game with rules similar to the game of “Life,” however, it typically had a much more bleak ending. Another group made a “Headbands”-style game that provided words or phrases about the Great Depression. The other members of the group had to offer clues to help them solve the problem. Finally, another group made a poster illustrating the causes of the Great Depression!

Analyzing Bacteria in Mrs. Geerken’s Class

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Mrs. Geerken’s sixth grade gifted students have been putting their focus on a Bacteria mini-unit. During this unit, students used the Scientific Method to find the places and things that harbored the most bacteria and the least bacteria in our school. In order to do 2Observing Growththis, the students collected samples from places and things around the school. Mrs. Geerken explained, “We each inoculated our own nutrient agar petri dishes and labeled the dishes with the areas we collected our samples from. Over the next couple of days, we observed and documented the growth of bacteria (and fungi). We then analyzed our results and compared them to each of our hypotheses and learned that the samples we thought would grow the most bacteria sometimes did not grow the most. We each created our own graphs of the data we collected using the Numbers app. In the end, we came together and compared our results and discussed the reasons why we got the results that we did.”

Students really enjoyed watching the bacteria grow, taking pictures of the petri dishes, and taking pictures through the eyepiece of the specimen stereoscopes to get a picture of a colony up close!

 

 

 

NLS District Updates

“Footloose” Tickets On Sale Now!

Footloose Official Poster

We hope you are excited for this year’s NHS musical production of “Footloose” The Musical. Please use the Google Form Links below to reserve your tickets for the show!

Friday, March 16th 7:30pm

Saturday, March 17th 7:30pm

Sunday, March 18th 2:30pm

 

Samantha June Memorial Basketball Tournament:

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Kindergarten Registration Packets:

Kindergarten Packets can be printed directly from our district website at Kindergarten Packet

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Northwood Easter Parade:

 

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Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, March 9, 2018 – Samantha June Memorial Basketball Tournament 

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – Daylight Saving Time Begins

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – NEO Meeting, 6pm

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Opening Night of “Footloose” The Musical, 7:30pm / Fueling Our Schools at Circle K

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – “Footloose” The Musical, 7:30pm 

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – “Footloose” The Musical, 2:30pm 

 

Inspiration in Art III & Kindergarten Tackles Letters and Sounds

Artist Wayne Thiebaud Inspires Art III Students

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Ashley Crampton uses a palette knife to apply thick layers of paint.

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Collage of Thiebaud paintings

Art III students have recently found themselves inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud! Thiebaud is an American painter who is known for his colorful paintings of commonplace objects. Students have been focusing on composition, creating an illusion of a 3-D object using highlighting, shadow, and cast shadow, adding halation (an outline of bright contrasting color), and using unexpected color combinations.

“Students chose an everyday object as the subject of their painting. A large number of Thiebaud’s paintings are focused on sweet treats like cupcakes, ice cream, candy, pies and cakes. Students like to choose their favorite snacks or things they use in their everyday life such as earbuds, chapstick, lip gloss, pens, and calculators,” explained Ms. Rohloff.

After choosing the subject the students must decide on their composition. In class, students discuss symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial composition. The objects are drawn and then ready to be painted.  Students discuss mixing several values of color to use as highlight and shadow to give the illusion of a three dimensional object. Cast shadows are also added to anchor the objects on the paper. The final touch is adding halation, a pop of bright color outlining some of the object.

Ms. Rohloff concluded, “The students always enjoy painting, but experimenting with a new technique involving thick layers of paint and pops of unexpected color makes it even more fun! The students also enjoy being able to pick their own subject and composition!”

 

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Kindergarten Students Tackle Letters and Sounds

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This long, cold winter finds Mrs. Susor’s kindergarten groups (regular class and Switch-A-Roo groups) hard at work. Mrs. Susor said, “We did a super-duper job learning our letters and sounds. Now we are sliding them smoothly together to tackle new words we IMG_4161want to read and write.” Coming soon, will be a fun unit on maps and globes where students will make their own paper mache globes and highlight features of the globe. Mrs. Susor added, “We will also cover an annual favorite when we do our Kindergarten Market for the goods and services unit.” 

Math brings changes and goals as well. “We are so good at our numbers and values we are now learning addition and subtraction,” explained Mrs. Susor. Students are doing story problems on the iPads and using other tools like number lines, objects, and mental math.

Mrs. Susor concluded, “So much is happening and our students are learning sooooo much; it’s like a snowball rolling downhill…our skills just keep growing and getting bigger!”

 

 

NLS District Updates

 

“Footloose” Tickets On Sale Now!

Footloose Official Poster

We hope you are excited for this year’s NHS musical production of “Footloose” The Musical. Please use the Google Form Links below to reserve your tickets for the show!

Friday, March 16th 7:30pm

Saturday, March 17th 7:30pm

Sunday, March 18th 2:30pm

 

 

Northwood Local Schools Parent/Community Meeting:

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College and Career Night:

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Samantha June Memorial Basketball Tournament:

Sam June 2018

Northwood Easter Parade:

 

2018 Easter Parade

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, March 2, 2018 – Ranger Pride Day! Wear Blue and Gold! 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Power Lifting Meet

Sunday, March 4, 2018 – OASSA State Cheer Competition 

Friday, March 9, 2018 – Samantha June Memorial Basketball Tournament 

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – Daylight Saving Time Begins

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – NEO Meeting, 6pm

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Opening Night of “Footloose” The Musical, 7:30pm / Fueling Our Schools at Circle K

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – “Footloose” The Musical, 7:30pm 

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – “Footloose” The Musical, 2:30pm 

 

 

Math Equations, Ice Experiments, and Musical Tickets On Sale Now!

Math Equations in History Class!

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IMG_20180205_075843Oftentimes, people get down on math, claiming they’ll never use Algebra or Geometry anyplace else. So, in an effort to show students that math is everywhere, Mr. Dickey gave his American History students a chance to combine their knowledge of World War I with past math classes. Mr. Dickey explained, “Since World War I is hit up a lot both in Modern World History and American History, when it comes to assessing student knowledge, I really don’t need for them to take a test or create something about the war. I like to utilize this little project as a way to show how you can find math in just about every aspect of learning.” Mr. Dickey continued, “For instance a lot of my students utilize proofs and ‘if then’ to make connections between the main causes of the war and its part. Others utilize general Algebra equations to calculate the percentage of soldiers lost and the cost the war had on all the countries.” Most students found creating the math was hard at first, but once they were able to get a handle of it, it was a lot easier for them! Mr. Dickey concluded, “The best part is when students really try to go outside of the thinking box creating questions that determine bullet velocity, calculating the position of the Lusitania when it sank, or even fun things like when Erik Marazon tried to create a box 6 Algebra 2 problem he learned in Ms. Blausey’s class. For me it’s a great combination of class work!”

 

Ice Melting Experiments in 1st Grade!

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Mrs. Linkey’s first graders are currently completing science experiments using the scientific method! Mrs. Linkey explained that in first grade, students learn that the sun is a primary source of energy and energy changes that occur to land, air, and water. She added, “We discovered properties of water and how water changes with heat energy.”

During their first energy experiment, students used the scientific method to answer the IMG_0713question, “Will snow melt faster in the sunlight or in the darkness?” Students formed their hypotheses and began testing their theories. “We placed two buckets filled with three inches of snow, one in the sunny window and the other in a dark enclosed cabinet. Each hour we checked the buckets and observed their changes by measuring how many inches of snow were in the bucket. After our second observation, some students began to re-think their hypothesis as it was becoming clear that the sun bucket was melting faster than the bucket in the darkness,” said Mrs. Linkey. After further testing and discussion (and some thermometer reading), it was concluded that heat (energy) from the sun was the reason for faster melting.

IMG_0714During the next experiment with ice, students drew from the snow melting conclusion and tried a five minute ice cube melting challenge. Students were placed into groups and asked to strategize how to quickly melt ice cubes inside the plastic bag. They had to listen to each other’s ideas, problem solve, and work as teams. Once they had their plans, baggies of ice cubes were distributed and the challenge was on! Mrs. Linkey said, “It was a fantastically chaotic ice melting frenzy! I saw students who tried using their body heat. Baggies of ice were under hands, sat on, under sweatshirts, even breathed on! Another student decided to find a pair of mittens! If mittens kept hands warm in winter, why not warm ice, too?! Students placed bags in the sun recalling what occurred with the snow. Some even smashed the ice trying to make it smaller to melt faster. The ultimate melting strategy was running hot water from our classroom sink over the bag of ice. SUCCESS!” After the ice melting experiment, students had a concluding discussion in which they shared why they tried certain strategies and when they didn’t produce quick enough melting results, used teamwork (another success!) to try a different approach!

Mrs. Linkey added that observing the “mitten melting the ice” theory, led to another class question: Do mittens or gloves keep your hands warmer in the winter? “I can’t wait for the kiddos to find out” concluded Mrs. Linkey!

“Footloose” Tickets On Sale Now!

Footloose Official Poster

We hope you are excited for this year’s NHS musical production of “Footloose” The Musical. Please use the Google Form Links below to reserve your tickets for the show!

Friday, March 16th 7:30pm

Saturday, March 17th 7:30pm

Sunday, March 18th 2:30pm


Red Party!

Alumnus of the Year Nominations!

new nhs logo (1)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!

Friday, Feb. 16th – NES Wears Red! / Jump Rope for the Heart! / NES Valentine’s Day Parties

Monday, Feb. 19th – No School! President’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 20th – No School: Teacher In-service Day / Marco’s Pizza Night 

Friday, Feb. 23rd – NES Pajama Day! 

Tuesday, Feb. 27th – Band-o-Rama Concert (Grades 5-12), 7pm

Wednesday, Feb. 28th – NES Spring Pictures 

Spelling Bee Winners, ACT Information, & More!

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These three 6th graders: Lainee Partin, Jordyn Martinez, and Ava Ciboro, competed against Mr. Meyers’ 7th and 8th graders to earn their spot in the next spelling bee. They will compete on Saturday, February 17th at the Wood County Bee against students from other school districts in the area. To prepare, they will study around 1,000 words from all different languages and word origins. Congratulations to Lainee, Jordyn, and Ava!

 

NHS Juniors to take the ACT

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On February 27th,  all 11th grade students will report to NHS for the state required ACT test.  This includes all students at NHS, Penta and CBI.  This test is paid for by the State of Ohio and is one avenue toward graduation for all of our juniors.  All students should report to the school by the regular start time of 7:50am. Mr. Kozina and Mrs. Reid will help juniors complete pretest information on February 14th, both at NHS and at Penta.  The February 27th,  testing time is approximately 7:50am–1pm.  Juniors will be dismissed after testing if they have their own transportation home.

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Be a Musical Patron!

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Support Northwood High School’s cast and crew by being a patron for our school musical production.  Our musical this year is “Footloose, The Musical”.   This year’s production will be held Friday and Saturday, March 16 & 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 18 at 2:30pm in the Northwood Schools Auditorium (Arts, Athletics, and Administration building).

By becoming a musical patron, you can help support the students in a variety of ways: giving encouraging words in the program, aide in the development of the production, and provide monetary support and encouragement.  It takes a great deal of time, money, and volunteers’ efforts to make the production a success. Become a musical patron today! Footloose Patron Form

Coming Home Spirit Week

Coming Home Spirit Week is next week, Jan. 29 – Feb. 2nd. Be sure to use the hashtag #OneRangerNation on social media to show your Ranger Spirit!

 

 

Coming Home Ceremony & Dance Information:

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NHS Rangers, Do you have your dance guest form completed? Dance_Guest_Form

 

Red Party!

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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!

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

Friday, Feb. 9th – NES Hat Day! 

Friday, Feb. 16th – NES Wears Red! / Jump Rope for the Heart! / NES Valentine’s Day Parties

Monday, Feb. 19th – No School! President’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 20th – No School: Teacher Inservice Day / Marco’s Pizza Night 

Friday, Feb. 23rd – NES Pajama Day!