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


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!


Kindergarten Registration

NES Kind Reg

Northwood Elementary Carnival 

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STARS Summer Enrichment Program

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Northwood Safety Town

Safety Town Flyer


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!


Ranger Construction Instagram 

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

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Rangers to Participate in Tech Trek


Seventh grade students Lydia Long, U-Sa Vayavong, and Kaitlyn Huber have been chosen to participate in this summer’s Tech Trek at Bowling Green State University! Tech-Trek is an exclusive and competitive all-girls weeklong, overnight camp program sponsored by BGSU in conjunction with the American Association of University of Women. Tech Trek works to engage 7th grade girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with hands-on activities, group collaboration and team building, and meetings with women who are role models in the field of study related to STEM.

Students must complete an extensive application process, prior to being chosen for this opportunity. First, students must be nominated by their 7th grade science and/or math teacher. Then, the girls are required to write a 500-word essay telling how they would use science and math to change the world. Finally, the girls interview for one of the limited spaces in the program.

Participants can look forward to STEM activities, meeting with women role models in the STEM field, collaboration, great food and fun, and creating lifelong friendships. Congratulations to Lydia, U-Sa, and Kaitlyn on this prestigious accomplishment and wonderful learning opportunity!


STARS Program Offers Summer Enrollment

Did you know that the STARS program has started enrollment for their summer program?

STARS is a unique program offered through the Wood County Educational Service Center. This program provides safe, enriching activities and academic support for children in grades K-6. STARS is offered before school begins at 6:30am and after school until 6pm. STARS is a licensed program through the ODE with a highly qualified staff certified in First Aid and CPR.

Students have a chance to participate in over 400 Challenge Centers that stimulate children to learn and gain knowledge to promote a healthy lifestyle, support academic success, and encourage imagination. These challenge centers are designed for STARS that meet Ohio academic standards.

STARS provides services at a reasonable rate. Most families qualify for reduced rates. All families qualify for a sibling discount if more than one child attends the STARS program.

STARS is currently offering enrollment for their summer program! The summer program is available Monday through Friday, from 6:30am to 6pm. Summer program activities include swimming, a field trip every Tuesday (including The Toledo Zoo, Neil Armstrong Museum, and bowling), and a field day every Friday!

If you are interested in signing up your child for the STARS summer program, you may do so through:

  1. Signing up online at
  2. Contacting Northwood’s site supervisor: Holly DeSelms at  419-308-2596
  3. Contacting Susan Youngpeter at 419-354-9010 or


Summer STARS flyer 2016