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

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

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

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

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

 

NLS Welcomes New Teachers to the District:

NES Welcomes Chelsea Lord as Intervention Specialist

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

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

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

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

Haley Eaton to Join NHS Science Department

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

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

Nicole Schmeltz Joins the High School Social Studies Department

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

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

Matthew Shirey Chosen as Leader of Northwood Bands

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

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

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

Classroom Spotlight:

Mrs. Canaday’s Students Learn Letters and Numbers

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

 


NLS District Updates

NHS FALL CHEER CLINIC:

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BUS DRIVERS NEEDED AT NLS:

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

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

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ATHLETIC BOOSTERS BINGO NIGHTS:

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MASTER DRIVING SCHOOL COMING TO NORTHWOOD:

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HELP BUILD OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY:

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Mark Your Calendar!

Thurs. Sept. 13: Key Club Blood Drive

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

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

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

Tues. Oct. 2: NEO Marco’s Pizza Night

Fri. Oct. 5: Homecoming 

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

 

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

NLS Welcomes a New Chapter with Superintendent Jason Kozina

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

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

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

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

 

Mrs. Tracey Petteys Switches Gears as New NLS Assistant Principal

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

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

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

 

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

 

11th Graders Study The Crucible

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

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

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

 

 

NLS District Updates

GOODWILL PASS IT ON CHALLENGE:

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HELP BUILD OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY:

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GIRL SCOUTS INFORMATION:

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 Mark Your Calendar!

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

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

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

Thurs. Sept. 13: Key Club Blood Drive 

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

Welcoming a New Chapter at NLS

Northwood Parents, Students and Community,

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

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

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

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

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

Go Rangers!

Jason Kozina

 

Athletic Boosters Serve Our Ranger Athletes

The Ranger Roundup recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Athletic Boosters President Joel Whitmore to discuss the role of the Athletic Boosters within Northwood Schools. Mr. Whitmore explained that while many people believe that the Athletic Boosters is part of the school’s athletic department, the boosters are actually a group of parent volunteers who help raise funds to support all of the sports teams and athletics in Northwood. Mr. Whitmore stated, “The booster program has been around as long as I can remember. Thinking back to when I was in school, I remember going out with other athletes helping with booster membership drives.” He added that the number one fundraiser for the boosters is where they are most visible, working the concession stands at all high school sporting events. All of the money raised is directly reinvested into our Northwood athletes!

When asked to discuss some of the accomplishments of the Athletic Boosters, Mr. Whitmore explained that, since 2014, the boosters have supported the athletes by spending over $55,000 on various items, not limited to, but including: uniforms, equipment, and field improvements. The boosters also help pay for “The Hudi,” which is a web-based video editing service that allows coaches to improve the team’s performance by watching and editing game and practice film. Additionally, this service has been used by several athletes to build recruitment videos as they prepare for college.

This past fall, the boosters partnered with the school to split the cost of the installation of sprinkler systems in the baseball and softball fields. The boosters helped to coordinate the manual labor that was required to do the installation. Last year, the boosters also paid for new outdoor batting cages for baseball and softball. The boosters have helped offset the cost of the Senior signs for athletes. Additionally, for the last two football seasons, the boosters have partnered with Summit Rehabilitation, a locally owned physical therapy business, to provide a shuttle service for people who have difficulty walking from the parking lot. In the fall of 2016, the boosters began a new fundraising opportunity with monthly bingo at the high school. The next dates are: February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, and May 8th! Mr. Whitmore added, “We are looking for volunteers to help and more players to play!”

Looking ahead, the boosters are really hoping for successful turnouts for the monthly bingo nights. If the bingo nights are successful, the boosters plan to work with the athletic department and Penta County to construct new dugouts for the baseball and softball teams. The boosters are also attempting to secure pricing for special designer windscreens for the outfield fences on the baseball and softball fields. There are plans to follow up the installation of the other sprinkler systems with other systems at the football practice field and the soccer field (once the field is rebuilt, after completion of the new school building is finished). Next, the boosters are working to partner with Summit Rehab and other potential sponsors to purchase a cart to move fans around campus at all sporting events. The current cart that is used for football is rented only for Friday night home games. Finally, the boosters will continue to provide the teams with great uniforms!

Mr. Whitmore explained how integral the Athletic Booster volunteers are. Over the years, the dedicated booster volunteers have worked at Mud Hens games, the Toledo Air Show, and the US Senior Open Golf Tournament, in an effort to increase fundraising opportunities for our Northwood athletes. Mr. Whitmore emphasized that anyone can participate as an athletic booster. He added, “Over the years we have had students, parents, grandparents, and other family members assist with things such as concessions. In the past, we have had some volunteers who worked games after their kids graduated from school. We are looking at expanding our fundraising opportunities. To do this, we need more people to get involved and help with working to improve the athletic experience for our kids!”

If you are interesting in volunteering as an Athletic Booster,  please contact Joel Whitmore at 41-265-8022 or at jwhit172@hotmail.com

 

District Reminders:

Is There Someone You’d Like to Nominate for Alumnus of the Year?

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 2016, 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 24th.   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

700 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619

jkozina@northwoodschools.org

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Biology Students Study DNA & District Announcements

University of Findlay Professor Visits NHS Biology Students

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Prior to Winter Break, Mr. Shumaker’s sophomore Biology students welcomed a guest speaker from the University of Findlay. Professor Christopher White joined the class to discuss marine biology research and to show students how biologists copy DNA in the lab when conducting scientific tests. The Nobel Prize winning technique, called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), is used in many applications from paternity testing, crime scene investigation, genetic blood tests, and cancer research.

img_0016Mr. Shumaker explained that this is the first of three visits from Professor White. The next visit will be at the end of March, when he will bring all the lab supplies to have Mr. Shumaker’s classes conduct a PCR reaction right within the classroom! A field trip is also in the works, to have a few NHS Biology students travel to the University of Findlay to conduct further experiments and to visit the campus!

Thus far, Mr. Shumaker’s Biology students have found the study of DNA and genetics quite interesting. They have enjoyed getting to learn about real-world techniques and look forward to getting to complete the experiments themselves. The Ranger Roundup will be sure to stay in touch with Mr. Shumaker’s Biology class for further updates once students complete the PCR experiment themselves!

 

NHS Announces Cast for Spring Production of Willy Wonka the Musical

This year’s production of Willy Wonka the Musical, will take place March 17th and 18th at 7:30pm and March 19th at 2:30pm. This year’s student directors will be Seniors Aaron Grant and Reyann Haynes! Mrs. Slater, Mrs. Toflinski, and Mrs. James would like to thank everyone for auditioning. Congratulations to the cast! 

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Is There Someone You’d Like to Nominate for Alumnus of the Year?

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 2016, 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 24th.   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

700 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619

jkozina@northwoodschools.org

 

 

Support the Athletic Booster’s BINGO Nights!

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NES in Search of 5th Grade Camp Counselors for Next School Year

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Appreciation for our Administrative Professionals

Who is the person that greets you when you come into our buildings or answers your phone calls during the school day? Chances are it is Lynn Schumaker, Shelly Sherman, Karen Donegan, or Linda Canaday! In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, we here at the Ranger Roundup, wanted to share a little more about the fantastic ladies who keep Northwood Local Schools running each and every day!

 

Lynn Schumaker is a secretary at Northwood High School. Prior to having children, Lynn worked at a Stock Brokerage firm and Advertising Company. While there, she gained many experiences handling money and juggling paperwork. After having children, she started subbing at NLS. Each year her work load increased a little bit more until she was a regular in the district. She has been working at the high school full-time for the last two years. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Lynn explained that she enjoys that every day is different. She explained, “The office is a revolving door with constant traffic and you really never know what the day will bring. You ‘may’ have great intentions on what you ‘want’ to get accomplished, but it can change in a heartbeat.” She expressed her gratitude for the dedicated staff and great group of students that keep things interesting! She added that she loves that Northwood is a small school and that she gets to know so many students. Lynn stated that the most rewarding part of her day is being able to help whoever is in need, whether it is a question about field trips, paperwork, or planning an event. She added, “We try to provide answers to all those big and little questions.” When Lynn is not at NHS she enjoys fishing, especially saltwater fishing! She also enjoys cooking Mediterranean cuisine!

 

Shelly Sherman is also a secretary at Northwood High School. Shelly explained that her current position was somewhat accidental! She began substituting at NLS for different positions and one thing led to another! Shelly worked at a bank prior to having children. She stayed at home for about 14 years before beginning to substitute. This year is a big year for Shelly as it is her first year as an “official” NLS employee, as she subbed for Rachel Wixey for two years prior. Shelly expressed that she enjoys working with students and fellow staff. An added bonus is being able to work in the school district that she lives in. The most rewarding part of her position is helping students with what they need throughout the day. When not in the NHS office, she enjoys getting lost in a good book. She also enjoys seeking out new recipes on Pinterest!

 

Karen Donegan can be found at Northwood Elementary School. Prior to her secretarial position at NES, she worked at AT&T for 20 years. Throughout the years she has subbed at NLS as a study hall monitor, secretary, and in the cafeteria. Eventually she was asked to fill in for a secretary and was hired that June. Karen worked at Lark Elementary for 12 years and the Middle School for 3 years, prior to her current position at NES. Karen explained that even though she has lived in Northwood her whole life, it is still nice to get to know more community members and their families through her job. She added, “I also enjoy the friendships with staff that have developed over the years.” When asked about the most rewarding part of her position, she stated, “making sure that when there is a need, our staff makes sure that those needs are met.” A fun fact about this Northwood native is that in the 1970 Yearbook there is an aerial view of the school on the front cover. Karen’s dad actually took one of the yearbook staff members up in his plane to take the picture. There is also a picture of the plane and a thank you to her dad in the yearbook! Finally, Karen expressed her gratitude for all those that have made NLS such a great place to work!

 

Linda Canady is the secretary who works with our youngest Rangers at Olney Elementary. Linda worked as a secretary for 10 years. She explained that she “retired” to be a stay-at-home mom. But, once her children were at Olney, she was active in the parent group and also worked as a substitute for the secretary, librarian, and playground aide. At this point, she has worked for Northwood Schools for about 15 years, including being a teacher’s aide in all three buildings. She returned to Olney, where her Northwood career began, to become the Olney secretary! Linda explained, “I love working at Northwood Schools because I can use my skills as a secretary on a daily basis and no two days (or hours!) are ever the same! Making a difference has always been my goal. I had a student come to me a few years ago and say, ‘I told you I’d graduate.’ That is something that I will always cherish!” Additionally, Linda expressed the most rewarding part of her position is the opportunity to help others. She enjoys being the first person that others come in contact with when they enter the building and making everyone feel welcome. A fun fact about Linda is that she and her husband share the same birthday. She kiddingly added that this year, they will turn 113 years old! She also enjoys telling people that since she works at the PK-2nd grade building, that she has “225 grandchildren!” Linda and her husband have two children who are both Northwood Alumni. She added that she also loves to cook, bake, and read. She is a firm believer that a potluck is never complete without her famous Mac n’ Cheese!

 

When asked about Karen and Linda, Ms. McVey had much to say. She explained that Karen greets students with a smile every morning. She added that she is polite, helpful, and understanding. She added, “Most of all, she is very compassionate and does all she can to make others feel good. She is great to work with and helps me out so much!” Ms. McVey said that Linda interacts with students and parents in a positive manner. She knows all of the students names and enjoys talking with them. She added, “Linda makes people laugh and adds a sense of positivity to our office. I really appreciate all that she does for me and our students!” Mr. Kozina expressed that Shelly and Lynn provide our NHS office with a positive, welcoming atmosphere. He added, “No matter how busy they are, they will drop everything to help a student in need. They keep our building organized and every teacher and administrator in the building depends on them more than they realize.” He stated that our recognition of these ladies should never be about one day, ending with, “we all realize how lucky Northwood is to have these ladies helping to head our building!”

 
On behalf of all of us here at Northwood Local Schools, the Ranger Roundup would like to thank Lynn, Shelly, Karen, and Linda for all they do. NLS simply wouldn’t shine as bright without them!

NHS Open Enrollment Message

Parents in the state of Ohio have many choices on where to send their children to school. Here at Northwood Schools, we are very proud so many parents from Northwood and our neighboring cities, townships and villages choose our community’s school for their children. Northwood Schools has been participating in the State of Ohio open enrollment process providing students who live outside our district boundaries the opportunity to attend our school since 2009.  Over that time, Open Enrollment has been a successful endeavor through the best of all advertising, word of mouth.

At Northwood High School, we currently have just over 100 students who are open enrolled from other school districts.  We continue to find that no matter a student’s home address, there are striking similarities in attendance rates, discipline rates and even achievement results. Our experience has shown that a Northwood student is a Northwood student no matter the zip code.  We have found that students who want to attend Northwood High School show great success and are some of our best artists, musicians, students, athletes, and all around citizens who we are lucky to have as fellow Rangers.

Northwood High School offers so much opportunity from clubs, to honors courses, college courses, and technology. We believe our district is second to none for the students we serve everyday.  

Knowing this and knowing that we are in an era where public schools are in competition for students with other public schools, charter schools, and even with colleges, we must continue to find new ways beyond word of mouth to get our message to our community and beyond, so that our school may serve students from the area who truly want to be a part of Northwood High School.  

For our newest communication effort, we have partnered with a very talented student from Penta Career Center’s Digital Video Production lab to create a video commercial promoting our school and an Open House we are hosting on March 23rd at 7pm designed for area families interested in Northwood High School. We believe he has done a fantastic job.  See for yourself:  Northwood HS Open Enrollment Commercial

Please contact Mr. Kozina if you have questions.

 

Publicity credits: This advertisement was created by Jon Grieger, a Bowling Green High School junior who is a member of Penta Career Center’s Digital Video Production Lab under instructor Mr. Russell Grycza.

 

An Important Calendar Message & Studying Conic Sections with Mr. Moore!

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As you review the attached calendar for the 2016-2017 school year please note that the school year has been designed with shorter breaks to complete the year earlier than normal in May of 2017.  This earlier end to the school year is planned to allow for our construction project to have ample time in the Summer of 2017 to finalize the new building.  There will be time needed in the Summer of 2017 to create parking lots, tear down existing buildings, and have our campus ready to open the new facility in August of 2017!  Next year’s schedule has the same number of school days and we anticipate having all of our normal events during the school year.  If you have any questions, please let us know!

 

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Honors Pre-Calculus Students Study Conic Sections

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The students in Mr. Gordon Moore’s Honors Pre-Calculus course are currently studying Conic Sections with circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas. Mr. Moore’s students recently completed an interesting introductory, hands-on activity in class. Students worked to create three ellipses using cardboard, string, push pins, and graph paper. They then worked to discover some of the properties of the ellipses. Mr. Moore explained that this activity helps students to familiarize themselves with properties of ellipses and is a nice break from Pre-Calculus lectures!

Alumnus of the Year Award

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 2015, 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, March 18th.  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

700 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619