Congratulations to the Class of 2018

NHS Class of 2018 Val and Sal

Each year, Northwood High School names the two seniors with the highest cumulative G.P.A. as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the class. Both Jonah Shover and Philip Ottinger will speak at this Sunday’s graduation ceremony. Congratulations to these incredibly hardworking students!

Jonah Shover –  Valedictorian

Jonah ShoverJonah Shover will attend The University of Toledo this fall and will major in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at NHS Jonah has served as a member of the Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Pep Bands as well as serving as a member of the Key Club and Student Council. Additionally, Jonah was the recipient of the Victor Thapor Award during his junior year of high school.

When asked what he will miss most about his time at NHS he listed both his Chemistry and Physics Labs! He is most looking forward to his internships as he begins his college career. Jonah explained, “I hope to become an aerospace Engineer at NASA and work on rocket engines.” Jonah concluded, “I’d like to thank Mrs. Moses for helping me discover what I’m passionate about when I did my presentation on colonizing Mars and Mr. Kohring for helping me build on those passions in his classes.”

Philip Ottinger – Salutatorian

Philip OttingerPhilip Ottinger has kept busy during his time as a NHS Ranger. Philip is a member of the track and cross country teams, as well as Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, BPA, and government club. This fall, Philip will continue the next chapter of his academic journey at The University of Toledo, where he will major in Electrical Engineering.

Philip stated that he is honored to call himself a Northwood student and that he will miss the students and staff, “who’ve all been extraordinarily helpful and kind to me.” Philip expressed that as he begins college he is most looking forward to the knowledge and the certification to work toward solving the issues that he is most passionate about. In the future, Philip hopes for three things: to make an impact, avoid complacency, and to take part in his community.

In conclusion, Philip stated, “I cannot thank Northwood Enough for all the fantastic years, all the ‘average’ years, and even the few bad years. For all those who’ve made a difference in my life, hopefully I’ve made it abundantly clear how much that difference has meant to me. Thank you!”


New Recruits!

Three very special Rangers have enlisted for military service. We are so proud of them and wish them all the best in this next chapter of their lives!

for details call 917-824-1994 or visitwww.standrews.com


2018 Senior Acceptance

Congratulations to our seniors who have been accepted into numerous colleges and universities!

2018 Senior Scholarship Recipients

At the May 22nd Senior Awards Assembly, many of our seniors received scholarships and accolades. Congratulations to our Rangers!


NLS District Updates

SEATBELT CHECK:

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KIDS EAT FREE – SUMMER 2018:

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RANGER FOOTBALL YOUTH CAMP:

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AAA BUILDING RENTAL:

Looking for a banquet hall_ Senior graduation party space_ Family reunion coming up_ Check out the Northwood Local Schools AAA building cafeteria rental!Rental fees do apply. ($50hr p

FREE EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENINGS: 

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

 

SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

 

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Community Driven Rangers!

Alumnus of the Year 2018

JBarton Alumnus 2018

At our annual High School Academic Banquet, Mr. Jeff Barton was named the recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award.

Jeff was born and raised in the Toledo / Northwood area and graduated from Northwood High School in 1993. He earned a BBA in Human Resource Management from The University of Toledo in 1998 and an MBA from the University of Toledo in 2016. Jeff recently relocated back to Northwood with his wife of 17 years Lisa and two son Vincent (12) and Brody (10).

In 2006 while working for Josina Lott Residential & Community Services, he completed the Leadership Toledo Program.  Over the nine months in the Leadership Toledo program, he gained a higher sense of community needs and issues and began to identify the role he could play in addressing those needs. Then in 2006 with the support of Lisa and assistance from close friends and Leadership Toledo classmates, he established the Miracle League of NW Ohio, a non-profit baseball league that includes kids with special needs that is located in Northwood’s Brentwood Park.

In 2009, after three successful years of fundraising, the Miracle League of NW Ohio opened its barrier free baseball field. The field is designed to allow any child the chance to play baseball in an organized league and its rubberized surface allows children in wheelchairs, walkers, or any other adaptive device, to move around the field with ease.

The success of the Miracle League field campaign opened up new career opportunities and in 2008, Jeff joined the development staff at the University of Toledo with the college of Pharmacy. While there he lead several fundraising campaigns including a $5 million building campaign, a $1 million Medication Therapy Management Fellowship program, and a student lead P4 scholarship that is provided to every UT Pharmacy student in their final year of the program.

Currently, Jeff is the Department Administrator for the Pediatric and OBGYN departments within UT’s College of Medicine and Life Science. As a volunteer, he maintains his President / Founder role on the board of Directors of the Miracle League of NW Ohio. He is also the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Toledo Clinic Foundation.  

 

Community Projects with Junior Government Students

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Ms. Wills’ Junior Government students have been hard at work on a unit that gets students actively engaged in government processes and provides a structure for introduction into community involvement! This year’s students were able to finish the IMG_1584disc golf course at Brentwood Park, initiated and participated in a city-wide Ranger Earth Day Clean-Up, joined Northwood City Council in a discussion forum for renovating the old Woodville Mall space, visited many council and special community meetings, and researched electoral college processes, the military branches, veterans’ affairs, and legislation regarding food choices in school cafeterias!

IMG_1559Clearly, the juniors have been very busy and many have enjoyed the ability to create their own project. The Ranger Earth Day event was a favorite among students as well as the opportunity to shadow members of the Northwood Police and Fire Department.

Ms. Wills concluded, “Every year our Rangers make me proud with their choices, growth, and enthusiasm for the project!”
        

 

 

Chocolate Chip Fossils in Mrs. Limon’s Class

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Second grade students in Mrs. Limon’s class have been learning about fossils! Students have learned that fossils are physical traces of living things that are preserved in rock. Students have also become familiar with the job of a paleontologist, by trying to excavate chocolate chip “fossils” from a cookie. Within the unit, students will also learn how fossils are formed and even make a “fossil” of their own. So far, students have enjoyed looking up and recording facts about fossils, but of course, their favorite part has definitely been excavating chocolate chips!

 

 

 

 

 

Claire’s Day C.A.R.E. Award Winners

Recently, several of our NES Rangers in grades K-6 participated in Claire’s Day, a Celebration of Life, Authors, Illustrators, and Reading Excellence, which is also
Northwest Ohio’s Largest Children’s Book Festival! Our Rangers were awarded the C.A.R.E. Award for demonstrating marked improvement in reading skills over the course of the school year!

 

 

 

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NLS District Updates

NES Carnival 2018:

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

 

SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

The Northwood Outdoor Classroom Bluebird Trail

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Thank you to Special Guest Columnist: Mrs. Lara Fish

IMG_2796It is National Birding Week and while there are thousands of people out at the local marshes and metroparks viewing all the various species of birds, why not stay on school grounds to view and be part of continuing the survival of one of the most beautiful species of birds— the bluebird?

Capture2That’s what some of our students have been doing in the past couple of months out at the Northwood High School Outdoor Environmental Science Lab and outdoor classroom.

In cooperation with the Green Creek Wildlife Society headed by former Gibsonburg teacher Tom Kashmer and local birding enthusiast Lisa Rock, junior high science teacher, Lara Fish, helped coordinate the establishment of a “bluebird trail” on the 20 acres of restored farmland and infinity trail at the intersection of Curtice and Bradner Road.

In March, Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Semler, our custodian Mr. Crofts (who is an avid birder), student Nick Genzman (and several family members of these people), Tom Kashmer, and Lisa Rock, all met out at the outdoor classroom to install ten bluebird nesting boxes. It was a chilly afternoon, but full of excitement as they all worked to get the bluebird nesting boxes up and available for bluebird nesting.

CaptureStudents then went to the outdoor classroom with Mrs. Fish on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March and April, monitoring nests. In the first week of May, students noticed some nest building. On May 8th, students were excited to find a nest full of eggs! Students sat back and watched the nest for the parent bluebirds and were able to get some beautiful photos thanks to Emma Veres, Landon Beckman, and Nick Genzman.

When the eggs hatch, students will have the opportunity to band the birds to monitor their migratory habits!

If you are interested in being part of the Northwood High School Outdoor Environmental Science Lab, please see Mrs. Fish.

Thank you to the following students who have assisted with bluebird monitoring: Davit Vayavong, Cecil Neiderkorn, Logan Mobis, Anya Danyi, Anya Rau, Nick Genzman, Toby Cufr, Emma Billman, Emma Veres, Nolan LaFeir, Landon Beckman, Joziah Smith, and Casei Wilson.

Follow us on Twitter @nhsoesl and the hashtag #bluebirdairbnb

 

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NLS District Updates

NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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LADY RANGER VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL CLINIC:

VB and BB Clinic 2018

Summer Cheer Clinic:

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NES Carnival 2018:

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Tuesday, May 15: Rescheduled NEO Meeting, 6:00pm 

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

Northwood Food Pantry & ZAP and Xtramath

Northwood Food Pantry

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Recently, Mrs. Emilia Bires has been heading up a new initiative to create a food pantry for our students and community members in need. This food pantry will be located in the AAA building. The “Ranger Roundup” was able to catch up with Mrs. Bires to learn a little bit more about this initiative.

20180410_122156Mrs. Bires explained that during the Summer Feeding Program she was approached from families for the need for food supply and resources. Additionally, several times, staff has reached out to her in regards to families that were having hardships and needed help with food and other resources. In the new food pantry, canned and dry food items will be available for families to make meals as well as a variety of hygiene products. Items that have already been collected are dry items such as spaghetti noodles, macaroni and cheese, rice and beans, as well as box meals such as beef stroganoff, Tuna Helper, Rice-A-Roni, scalloped potatoes, and cake mixes. Canned items that have been collected include tuna, vegetables, fruit, soup, peanut butter, and jelly.

Initially, the pantry will be available on an as needed basis. Those in need may contact Emilia Bires at 419-691-3888 ext. 2217 or Nichole Macknight at 419-691-3888 ext. 1005. The Food Pantry will open its doors at the end of May. 20180410_122148

The current food drive is taking place now and will continue through May 11th. those that would like to continue to donate to the pantry, even after the food drive, can call and schedule a time for drop off to Emilia Bires or Nichole Macknight.

Mrs. Bires wanted to leave one additional reminder, that a new initiative has begun to start a Community Garden this summer! Please contact Ms. Bires for additional information on that project.

Keep a lookout on our social media outlets as information will be published regarding these initiatives as it becomes available.

ZAP and Xtramath in Mr. Boos’ 5th Grade Math

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Brandon Clair and Aubree Lamb are Xtramath Xperts!

The fifth grade students in Mr. Boos’ math class have been focusing on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students IMG_0018 (1)have partaken in several review games such as the game “ZAP” in which students work in teams. Teams can earn points for correct answers and also by pulling a card from the board. By pulling a card, teams can earn points for themselves or take away points from other teams. Some of the cards also say “ZAP” which means that may have to take away the points from their team or another team. A mystery  box is also put into play at some point in the game. If a team picks the box instead of a card it may have a positive or negative impact for the team. Mr. Boos explained, “By reviewing math in game format, students are engaged and sharpen their math skills for the state test.”

Additionally, 5th graders have also been working on fact fluency with the online Xtramath program. Students begin a 3 second program on multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting. Once they complete the 3 second program, they move on to a 2 second program, and then a 1.5 second program. Once a student has completed all the programs, they become an Xtramath Xpert!

 

 

 

 

 

NLS District Updates

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE:

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LADY RANGER VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL CLINIC:

VB and BB Clinic 2018

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

Walk to School Day:

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NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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NES Carnival 2018:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 9-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: NES Bike to School Day! / 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: JH Breakfast of Champions (grades 7 & 8) 7am AAA Building / K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program at 10:00 am (Parking lot available @ 9:00)

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

Yearbook Students Capture History

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Sophomore Mary Paengrord has worked hard this year to master both the technical and artistic elements of photography — and she has been successful! Her photos are publication-ready!

Did you know that for the very first time, a junior high yearbook is being created for students in grades 7 and 8? Mrs. James is extra busy this year, advising both the high school yearbook staff who publish the Aurora each year, and the junior high school staff on their fantastic new endeavor!

For both of these yearbooks, the students determine the theme, take the photographs, conduct interviews, lay out the pages, proofread the content, and sell the books. Both books are student-created publications! Currently, the high school staff is completing the layout for winter activities and beginning the photography and reporting for spring events, including our upcoming graduation for the Class of 2018. The junior high yearbook has been submitted for publication and will be distributed in mid-May!

Mrs. James stated, “Most students seem to get the greatest enjoyment out of taking photos. However, the biggest kick comes when we crack the spine on the completed book for the first time! We are published authors!” The yearbook is one of the most authentic and student-centered projects in which our students can participate. Mrs. James concluded, “No other class project has the potential to be seen by as many people in as many places for as many years as our yearbooks are. We capture history!”

 

 

 

 

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NLS District Updates

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE:

revised pantry

LADY RANGER VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL CLINIC:

VB and BB Clinic 2018

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

FAMILY FUN DAY 2018:

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BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY:

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Wednesday, May 9th, our NES K-6 grade Rangers will participate in the national “Walk and Bike to School Day!” Students are encouraged to “strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year’s event!” According to walkbiketoschool.org,  “Participants kicked off last year’s ride in record breaking numbers! Thousands of students pedaled their way to school during the 2017 Bike to School Day celebration! Over 3,000 schools across the country, from D.C. to Hawaii participated.”

NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Tues. and Wed. May 1 & 2: Kindergarten Screening 

Wednesday, May 2: 7th grade & NHS Band Concert and Awards at 7pm 

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 7-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: NES Bike to School Day! / 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

Project Based Inquiry Science & Life Cycles

Project Based Inquiry Science with Mrs. Fish

Mrs. Fish’s 7th graders are currently working on a STEM unit with a focus on engineering and the science of potential and kinetic energy, mechanical energy, and energy transformations. This is a Project Based Inquiry Science unit in which students are asked to consider, “How can I use my understanding of energy to simplify or enhance the world around me?” In addition, during this unit, students are challenged to complete one of three different tasks at the end of the unit to answer the big question. The first option is for students to create a Rube Goldberg contraption. For this option, a student or group of students creates a Rube Goldberg that is videotaped or presented at a Rube Goldberg competition. The second options allows for students to invent something to simplify or enhance one’s life. For this option, a student or group of students invents something that uses this unit’s energy concepts to make something they do in school more simple. These inventions can be presented to the community or school via YouTube video, or students can enter their invention into a competition in order to share it with the world. The final option is for students to create a minecart and rail energy system within Minecraft. A student or group of students use a “sandbox” game (like Minecraft – carts and rails, etc.) to design a roller coaster, Rube Goldberg, or a system that will solve a task. Students then screen-cast their design and share it as a video on YouTube or with the school. Mrs. Fish also reminds that while these three tasks are options, if a student comes up with a project that the teacher thinks will meet the intent of this unit, they can, in fact, create their own project challenge.

During this unit, the 7th graders engage in benchmark lessons that involve a variety of hands-on labs, virtual labs, and activities aimed at scaffolding their understanding of energy. Project days are provided for students to not only work on their own project, but also to see what others are doing. These days often include conferencing with Mrs. Fish and gallery walks so that students can share progress and gain feedback from their peers. Finally, during this unit, students are expected to blog about their understanding of energy as they progress through the unit. Using a blog as a journal allows students to add photos, drawings, and possibly video, as well as allowing them to share their ideas with an audience larger than their classroom, which gives meaning to the project they are developing. Students thoroughly enjoy creating their final projects and sharing them with others!

Check out this great final project video created by 7th graders Hailey Carey, Emily Carey, and Nevaeh Wojnowski!


First Grade Students Study Life Cycles

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Mrs. Duckett’s first grade students have been looking at life cycles, food chains, plants, the environment, and how interdependent they all are with one another. Mrs. Duckett explained, “We are looking at changes over time, such as seasons, things we use, things that grow, and US!” In fact, one of the most exciting activities during this lesson was one in which students brought in baby pictures to display for the class. Students participated in an activity in which they guessed who they thought was in each picture. The reveal of names was fun because, while some were easy to guess, others were a bit more challenging. “We all enjoyed seeing the adorable baby pictures,” said Mrs. Duckett. Soon, students will be cutting strips of paper the same length of when they were born and another strip of their current height. Mrs. Duckett concluded, “It’s so fun to see how good we are growing and all we can accomplish now!”

 

 

 

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NLS District Updates

 

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Preschool Updated

 

FAMILY FUN DAY 2018:

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BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY:

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Wednesday, May 9th, our NES K-6 grade Rangers will participate in the national “Walk and Bike to School Day!” Students are encouraged to “strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year’s event!” According to walkbiketoschool.org,  “Participants kicked off last year’s ride in record breaking numbers! Thousands of students pedaled their way to school during the 2017 Bike to School Day celebration! Over 3,000 schools across the country, from D.C. to Hawaii participated.”

NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Tuesday, April 24: Marco’s Pizza Night 

Tues. and Wed. May 1 & 2: Kindergarten Screening 

Wednesday, May 2: 7th grade & NHS Band Concert and Awards at 7pm 

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 7-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: NES Bike to School Day! / 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

***Please note, the NHS Talent Show has been cancelled due to lack of interest. 

 

Learning about Penguins and Preparing for Spring Testing

Second Graders Learn about Penguins

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Penguins are the hot topic for second graders in Ms. Nice’s classroom.  
“We learned a lot about how mother and father penguins work together caring for a brand new penguin egg in Penguin Chick by Betty Tatham,” said Ms. Nice.  She explained that the book is a narrative nonfiction book, which is a true story about a topic.  20180328_131737_resized (1)

Did you know that female emperor penguins lay their egg and then the father penguins keep it snuggly warm and safe from the cold in their brood patch over their feet for two whole months?  After that, mom comes back with lots of food and takes over caring for the young penguin while the father goes to get more food. What teamwork!!!
20180327_132719_resized (1)Ms. Nice continued, “We have practiced teamwork too, working together to research 14 different kinds of penguins on our iPads and in books so that we could write research reports about their characteristics and habitats.  When our research was completed, we wrote books using the facts that we learned about our penguins.” Students had a lot of fun working together, reading books for one another, and finding out lots of new information about these birds!  The second graders also loved watching videos of penguins living on the land and swimming underwater in their natural habitats! “Penguins are a big hit in our classroom,” concluded Ms. Nice.

 

5th Graders Prepare for AIR Testing

Mrs. McKanna’s fifth grade ELA students are currently focusing on preparing for the Spring AIR tests. Students are spending time reviewing the skills that they have been working on all year. Mrs. McKanna explained that students have collected notes in their interactive notebooks throughout the year. Now, they are going through the table of contents and reviewing the skills listed. Additionally, students are working on an opinion essay using the OREO format in order to remember all of the aspects required to write an effective opinion essay. The “O” stands for opinion, the “R” for reason, the “E” for explanation, and the final “O” is for restating the opinion. Students have even gotten creative enough to pack two additional “R’s” and “E’s” to make a triple-stuffed OREO! Of course, students have also indulged in a few delicious OREO cookies along the way!

Additionally, students are doing other review activities such as using pairs to work their way around the room where short stories are placed on the wall. Students work together to determine main idea and theme. They work in small groups to read other cards in which they have to create a summary. Students also play “I Have Who Has” as a class. Additionally, students have found various apps whose format for questioning closely matches that of the AIR tests. Students read short stories, read paired texts, and sometimes listen to embedded videos before answering questions. Students have been able to share short answer responses from their iPads to the Clevertouch so that they can learn from one another about what makes a great response. Students have enjoyed their opportunity to “be the teacher” as they share their work on the Clevertouch board.

Mrs. McKanna added that as the testing days draw near, it is important for each student to remember to get a lot of rest each night, eat a great breakfast, and come to school prepared to focus. Each student will need headphones for the testing weeks, and they will need to have their iPads fully charged every day! Mrs. McKanna concluded, “We have worked so hard all year and soon we will be able to show what we know!”

NLS District Updates

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:

The Northwood/Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, is pre-registering for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

PreSchool

NHS TALENT SHOW:

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NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY CARES MAGIC SHOW:

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HELP! CALLING RANGERS OF ALL AGES:

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SUMMER STARS PROGRAM 2018:

Summer Stars Program 2018

 

Mark Your Calendar!

 Tuesday, April 10: NEO Meeting at 6pm

Friday, April 13: Senior Citizens Luncheon at 11am

Monday, April 23: Marco’s Pizza Night 

Wednesday, April 25: NHS Talent Show at 6pm

Tues. and Wed. May 1 & 2: Kindergarten Screening 

Wednesday, May 2: 7th grade & NHS Band Concert and Awards at 7pm 

Saturday, May 5: NHS Prom 2018

Monday, May 7: Academic Awards Banquet (grades 7-12) at 6pm

Tuesday, May 8: NEO Meeting at 6pm 

Wednesday, May 9: 5th & 6th grade Band Concert at 7pm

Friday, May 11: K-2 Field Day

Saturday, May 12: Drew Murray Magic Show, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd grade Music Program

Friday, May 18: NES Carnival

Sunday, May 20: High School Choir Concert at 7pm

Tuesday, May 22: Senior Awards at 1:30pm / JH Choir Concert at 7pm

Thursday, May 24: 4th Grade Music Program

Friday, May 25: NES Olympics Grades 3-6

Sunday, May 27: NHS Graduation 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1: End of 4th Quarter – Last Day for Students

NHS Choir Takes on Chicago & a Spring Update from Supt. Clark!

The NHS Choir recently returned from a whirlwind 3-day trip to the Windy City. Students traveled by chartered bus to Chicago, early Thursday morning. Upon arrival they visited IMG_6513the Museum of Science and Industry, where they were able to IMG_6511 (1)participate in various interactive exhibits including the U-505 Submarine, Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery, Science Storms, Farm Tech, and the popular Mirror Maze. Students then traveled to VanderCook College of Music for a vocal workshop with adjunct faculty at VanderCook and Director Emeritus at Glenbard East High School, Mr. Ross Heise. Reflecting on the workshop, one student expressed, “It helped me become a better soloist, and gave me the confidence to sing higher.” Another student explained that Mr. Heise was able to help with vocal control and range. All of the tips and constructive criticism were lessons that students are now able to implement in the classroom with Mrs. Slater.

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Students stopped at Millennium Park for pictures at “The Bean” prior to a sit-down dinner at Giordano’s Pizzeria, where some students were able to experience their first taste of Chicago-style deep dish pizza! with full bellies, students then traveled to the CIBC Theatre, to end their first evening in Chicago with the Broadway-hit and Tony Award Winning Musical, Hamilton! For many students, the opportunity to see this show live, was the best part of the entire trip!

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Day Two allowed students to put what they had learned at VanderCook into action, as they traveled to the Field Museum of Natural History for a performance. Both the choir and acapella were able to perform in the Stanley Field Hall. After the performance, IMG_6593students were able to tour the various exhibits including Dinosaur Hall and Inside Ancient Egypt. Next, students traveled to Water Tower Place for lunch and time to explore the city’s 7-story mall. Students then traveled to Willis Tower (formerly called the Sears Tower) for a chance to see 360-degree views of Chicago. Students were also able to step out on “The Ledge,” a glass floor, 1,353 feet above street level, for unforgettable pictures!

As the second evening set in, our traveling Rangers were quite hungry, and headed to the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament for a chance to eat a medieval dinner (no utensils included) while cheering on the Red & Yellow Knight! This was a favorite of many of the students as they were able to eat with their hands while shouting and cheering for jousting knights!

Though students were getting progressively more sleepy on Day Three, they were ready to take on their last few hours of Chicago with a morning visit to the Shedd Aquarium. Students were able to visit one of the most popular exhibits the “Wild Reef” and were able to see the Aquatic Show. Junior Kylie Grant, even found herself as a contestant during the Aquatic Show, where she answered trivia questions and led the audience in waddling like a penguin!

 

IMG_6952.JPGSince one simply can’t leave Chicago without visiting Navy Pier, the last stop of the day was the 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, eateries, and attractions. It was cold and windy but that didn’t stop a few of our students from riding the world-famous ferris wheel. Senior Lyndsey DeSelms was pleasantly surprised to find out that the ride was actually heated, which made it an even better experience for a mid-March adventure!

Exhausted and full of new memories, our Rangers arrived home Saturday evening. One student stated, “For as short of a trip as it was, I had an amazing time, I wouldn’t have wanted to share it with any other group of people!” Another choir member expressed, “I’d like to thank the chaperones, Bob Rogers Travel, and the teachers for making this trip even possible! It was truly an amazing experience!” Finally, one last student stated, “Thank you, Mrs. Slater, so much for bringing us all to Chicago and for all of the activities and experiences you gave us! Also, thank you to all of the chaperones. I really enjoyed this trip!”

 

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All:

As we end our third grading period this week and take a long weekend as our Spring Break this year, I realize that warm weather and all of the wonderful things that brings to our part of the world is just around the corner and as that all approaches, I have a few items to share.

As hard as it to believe, prom, graduation and the end of another school year will be here before we know it. Please take a little time with the young people you care about to remind them to celebrate these wonderful experiences with safety in mind and without the use of alcohol or other drugs. Our vigilance as adults around these issues make a difference. Let’s make this wonderful time of year the safest yet for our young people.

We are a number of  years into the school choice, testing and accountability era here in Ohio and in the last few weeks legislation to completely revamp the education governance in our state has been introduced in Columbus. As citizens, I encourage each of you to be informed around these issues. Just as you hold our school accountable for providing great opportunities for all of our children, hold our Governor and State Legislators accountable for the public policy they implement that impacts every single child and family in our state. From funding formulas to testing and curriculum, the policy choices made in Columbus that appear to be corporate driven rather than citizen driven do have an impact at the local level on actual individual people. Our kids and our families opportunities are at the mercy of our elected officials making good public policy choices.

An informed and engaged citizenry is the best solution we all have to the issues that face us as a state and as a nation. All of our engagement is required to achieve the best outcomes for all of us.

Last, but not least, Our Ohio primary election is coming Tuesday, May 8, 2018. I encourage everyone to exercise that critical right that has been secured through the efforts of those who have come before us and left us with a Republic that is ours to maintain. Here is the link to the Wood County Board of Elections to get more information about that: http://www.co.wood.oh.us/boe/ .

As always, questions and comments are welcome!

Supt. Greg Clark

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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!

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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:

 

2018 Easter Parade

 

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