BPA Regionals and NLS Preschoolers!

Center Time with Our Preschoolers

 

 

This week, our NLS Preschoolers are talking about bears! Additionally, Mrs. Walker explained that the preschoolers are learning to work in small groups with a 15 minute rotation. This is called “Center Time.” Through Center Time, the students learn to stay with a task until it is completed, work and play with a variety of peers, and follow a teacher directed schedule. Currently, preschoolers are working in three small groups with an adult to reinforce cooperative play and basic concepts. Mrs. Walker continued, “Students enjoy working with sand, using iPads to reinforce letters, numbers, and following directions, as well as working in small groups to practice sorting by color.”

 

Northwood BPA Competes in Regional Competition

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Our Ranger business students recently competed in the Business Professionals of America Region 6 Competitions on Tuesday, January 23rd at Bowling Green State University. Business Professionals of America (BPA)  assesses the real-world business skills and problem-solving abilities of business students in the areas of finance, business administration, management, and information technology. Mrs. Myers further explained, “The program’s goal is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate and apply these skills through business courses. Through BPA, members learn how to go from student to professional in knowledge, skill, and ability.”

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5 Fun BPA Facts:

  1. Region 6 is the largest competitive region in Ohio!
  2. BPA ranks the top ten places in all competitions and recognizes the top six during the award ceremony; 980 students (mostly juniors and seniors) competed this year.
  3. Each year our Rangers continue to thrive and improve; although our Rangers were not able to advance to the state competition, our Rangers significantly improved!
  4. This year, 14 Ranger business students placed in the top ten!
  5. Logan Bouk, Christina Zielinski, and Usa Vayavong were the youngest team of competitors at this year’s competition. The team competed in Presentation Management, which had the most contestants, and placed 4th in the competition! They were the youngest among the competitors and they were competing in the biggest competition of the day!

Congratulations to all of our Ranger BPA Students:

Dylan Rodriguez Administrative Support Team 3
Alyssa Danyi Administrative Support Team 3
Philip Ottinger Administrative Support Team 3
Timothy Zielinski Administrative Support Team 3
Logan Bouk Presentation Management Team 4
Natnicha Vayavong Presentation Management Team 4
Christina Zielinski Presentation Management Team 4
Derek Braden Business Meeting Management Concepts 4
Timothy Zielinski Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts 2
Philip Ottinger Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts 3
Alyssa Danyi Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts 6
Mason Sakac Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts 7
Ethan Robles Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts 8
Derek Braden Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts 8

 

See You at COMING HOME 2018 This Evening! 

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College Credit Plus Meeting:

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new nhs logo (1)Alumnus of the Year Nominations!

Northwood High School is seeking nominations for its Annual “Alumnus of the Year” award.  Nominees must have graduated from Northwood High School in or prior to spring of 2017, and the recipient will be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet in May. Letters of nomination should include the nominee’s name, current address, year of graduation, and a description of his/her accomplishments since graduation.  These can include, but are not limited to, post-high school education, honors or awards received, employment history, and any other relevant information to support the nomination.  Deadline for applications is Friday, February 23rd.   Letters of nomination must include the name and address of the person making the nomination and should be sent to:

Jason Kozina, Principal

Northwood High School

600 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619

jkozina@northwoodschools.org 


Mark Your Calendar!

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

Friday, Feb. 9th – NES Hat Day! 

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

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

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

Friday, Feb. 23rd – NES Pajama Day! 

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Spelling Bee Winners, ACT Information, & More!

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

 

NHS Juniors to take the ACT

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

Boy’s Soccer Coming to NHS!

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Be a Musical Patron!

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

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

Coming Home Spirit Week

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

 

 

Coming Home Ceremony & Dance Information:

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

 

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Alumnus of the Year Nominations!

Northwood High School is seeking nominations for its Annual “Alumnus of the Year” award.  Nominees must have graduated from Northwood High School in or prior to spring of 2017, and the recipient will be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet in May. Letters of nomination should include the nominee’s name, current address, year of graduation, and a description of his/her accomplishments since graduation.  These can include, but are not limited to, post-high school education, honors or awards received, employment history, and any other relevant information to support the nomination.  Deadline for applications is Friday, February 23rd.   Letters of nomination must include the name and address of the person making the nomination and should be sent to:

Jason Kozina, Principal

Northwood High School

600 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619

jkozina@northwoodschools.org 


Mark Your Calendar!

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

Friday, Feb. 9th – NES Hat Day! 

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

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

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

Friday, Feb. 23rd – NES Pajama Day! 

 

Ranger Bands, Math Black Belts, & Coming Home 2018

Ranger Band Members Prepare for Band-O-Rama!

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Our Ranger band members are currently focusing on preparing for the Band-O-Rama Concert that will be held on February 27th. Mrs. Petteys explained that, “This concert is our only concert that consists of all Northwood bands in one spot at one time!” Band members and the audience will have the chance to see the progression of the bands, starting with beginning band all the way up to the high school band. Mrs. Petteys added, “This is great for beginners to see where they will be in the years to come, and great for the high school students to reflect on how far they’ve come!” Additionally, the NHS Jazz Band will also take the stage at this concert!

Currently, band students have been working on a variety of different styles of music. Students have been playing marches, jazz music, along with movie and video game music! Mrs. Petteys stated that fifth grade band (beginning band) is now beyond the point of just putting their instruments together and holding out one note for a long time. They can now play quarter notes and eighth notes while playing independently from each other. This gives them the ability to start playing more recognizable music!

When asked what students are enjoying the most, Mrs. Petteys said, “I think they are enjoying the selections of music because they are recognizable tunes and they range in a  variety of styles of music. It’s fun being able to start rehearsal by playing a slow lyrical piece with a rich, full sound (“Simply Gifts”) and then switch 10 minutes later to a piece of music that makes you want to dance in your seat (Disney’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”).”

It surely is an exciting time for Northwood Bands! Be sure to look out for pictures of our high school band members who traveled to Cleveland yesterday evening for an opportunity to perform before the Cleveland Cavs game!

3rd Graders Earn Math Black Belts!

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Third grade students are currently focusing on two of the basic operations used in math, multiplication and division! During this unit, students have participated in a variety of learning activities, including multiplication and division mastery of facts, songs, pictures, and arrays. Mrs. Turner explained that students have enjoyed participating in the multiplication mastery timed tests and also love the skip counting songs! She further explained that students practice together daily and then take a test at each level until they reach a “black belt” level. Students receive stickers and beads as they master the levels. Students continue to practice facts and are rewarded with their black belts as they achieve their math goals! Mrs. Turner concluded, “Third Grade Math Rocks!”

 

 

 

Congratulations to our Coming Home Court!

 

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Coming Home Spirit Week!

 

Coming Home Ceremony & Dance Information

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Red Party!


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Alumnus of the Year Nominations!

Northwood High School is seeking nominations for its Annual “Alumnus of the Year” award.  Nominees must have graduated from Northwood High School in or prior to spring of 2017, and the recipient will be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet in May. Letters of nomination should include the nominee’s name, current address, year of graduation, and a description of his/her accomplishments since graduation.  These can include, but are not limited to, post-high school education, honors or awards received, employment history, and any other relevant information to support the nomination.  Deadline for applications is Friday, February 23rd.   Letters of nomination must include the name and address of the person making the nomination and should be sent to:

Jason Kozina, Principal

Northwood High School

600 Lemoyne Road

Northwood, Ohio 43619

jkozina@northwoodschools.org 

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, January 19th – End of Second Quarter/1st Semester

Monday, January 22nd – Records Day

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

Investigative Learning at NES

Mrs. Geerken’s 5th Graders Study the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Mrs. Geerken’s fifth grade students have been studying the wreck of the Edmund 5th-grade-map-and-ship-displayFitzgerald, which happened on Lake Superior in 1975. Students each wrote a report that included the latitude and longitude of the wreckage, weather and storm information that caused the wreck, people involved, and more. Then, students created a museum display for the glass case outside of the gifted resource room.

This unit focused on this important historical event involving the Great Lakes and the people affected by the wreck. Mrs. Geerken explained that there are many locals who either knew someone who worked on the Edmund Fitzgerald at one point or who knew relatives of people that were on the Edmund Fitzgerald that fateful night.

Wh5th-grade-display-ship-drawingen asked what students enjoyed most about this unit, Mrs. Geerken explained that 5th-grade-songstudents definitely enjoyed creating the museum display. She added, “Three students created a scale design and model of the ship made out of cardboard and duct tape. “ Two other students created a map showing the path the ship traveled and where it went down, including the latitude and longitude to the degrees, minutes, and seconds. Another pair of students included information about the height of the waves, the stormy weather, and what experts think happened to cause the wreck, as well as the name of the Captain, and people aboard that were lost. Finally, another pair of students wrote and recorded an updated song that showcases the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald!

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Miss Murphy’s Students Learn Life Lessons in Argumentative Writing Unit

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img_2226Miss Murphy’s sixth grade language arts students just finished an argumentative writing unit.  Students wrote argumentative essays, created PSA posters for their topic, used surveys and interviews to collect evidence, and evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of arguments from other writers. Miss Murphy explained that this is a very important unit because it teaches students how to responsibly and respectfully give their opinion on a certain topic. It also teaches them that people can have different opinions than their own and still have strong points for their beliefs. Additionally, students learn the difference between valid and invalid evidence and reasoning and how to spot the difference. An example of this would be an opinion piece that students might see posted on social media in the future. Students also had the opportunity to work on animg_2229 issue that is important to them and to research current events concerning those issues.

“My students have enjoyed creating their own arguments,” said Miss Murphy. She added that students have been very excited about exploring their topic and doing the necessary research to make their arguments strong. Students have also enjoyed creating the visual element, the PSA Poster, to pair with their essay. Be sure to check out all of the sixth grade argument posters and essays that will be hanging around the NES building in the near future!

 

District Reminders:

Coming Home 2017

This evening, February 17, 2017 is our “Coming Home” Ceremony. Come on out to support our JV/Varsity boys basketball teams as they take on Toledo Christian. Be sure to stay for the crowning of our “Coming Home” king and queen. Also, we will finally reveal the new name of our Ranger Mascot from the “Name the Ranger” competition! The “Coming Home” dance for our high school Rangers will take place directly following the varsity game. Congratulations to all of our “Coming Home” candidates!

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Ranger Construction Instagram 

Have you checked out our “Ranger Construction” Instagram page? Be sure to follow us @ranger_construction https://www.instagram.com/ranger_construction/ for the most up-to-date photographs of our construction project!

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Northwood Fire Department to hold Chili Dinner

Don’t miss out on a great chili dinner and the opportunity to support our Northwood Fire Department!

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Northwood Soccer Club Spring Registration

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Alumnus of the Year Nomination Information

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

Free Children’s Dental Exams

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Bowling Green Curling Club

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OMEA Honors Festival & NLS Custodial Staff Feature

OMEA District 1 Honors Festival To Take Place This Sunday

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This Sunday, more than 600 middle school and high school students from more than 40 school districts across Northwest Ohio will participate in the annual Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 1 Honors Festival at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo, Ohio.

img_4377Six of our Northwood Rangers were selected through an audition and application process to participate in the band and choral ensembles. Dustin Ashton (Grade 7), Sapphire Smith (Grade 7), and Alivia Rohloff (Grade 8) will represent Northwood as part of the Junior High Honors Choir. Randi Wilson (Grade 7) will represent Northwood as part of the Junior High Honors Band. Austin Ebel (Grade 11) will participate in the High School Honors Choir and Alex Hoffer (Grade 10) will participate in the High School Honors Band.

img_4363-1The junior high honors orchestra, choir, and band performances will take place at 2:30pm, img_4359-1with the high school honors orchestra, choir, and band ensembles performing at 7pm. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Congratulations to Dustin, Sapphire, Alivia, Randi, Austin, and Alex on this wonderful accomplishment!

 

Custodial Staff Keeps NLS Shining Bright

You may have heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In the same vein, it takes an amazing team to help keep our schools clean and running appropriately. Thankfully, at NLS we have a wonderful team of custodians who take incredible pride in their work and spend their days and evenings, making sure that our school buildings are clean and properly maintained. The Ranger Roundup took the opportunity this week, to sit down with a few of our custodians to learn just a little bit more about about their responsibilities at NLS.

img_4372Joyce Fuller and Vicky Rivers can both be seen in the Olney Building. Fuller has worked for NLS for 18 years, while Rivers has been at NLS for three years. When asked about their daily responsibilities, Fuller explained that cleaning bathrooms, getting students off of the bus, stocking paper, and most importantly trying to meet the needs of the students and staff are part of the everyday tasks. Simply said, “There is a lot to do!” Fuller added that an interesting part of her job is simply listening to the students, as they always have stories to tell. img_4370When asked about the most stressful part of their jobs, Rivers stated that classroom parties can be a bit stressful. Fuller added that seeing a child crying is always stressful, as there is an immediate need to comfort them and get them to the office for help. However, both Fuller and Rivers agreed that laughter and seeing Little Rangers smile and say “Hello” is a very rewarding aspect of the job.

img_4369Connie Webster and Patrice Frazier spend the majority of their time at the NES building. Frazier has been with NLS for almost a year and Webster has been with NLS for five years. Webster commented on the vast responsibilities of a custodian explaining, “During the day you are on call for anything that may and will happen during the day — like clogged toilets, spills, and sickness.” Additionally, Webster explained that the custodians assist electricians, plumbers, glass installers, and many other companies. img_4373The custodians must be able to explain to these companies what is going on within the school so that they understand what needs to be done and what repairs need to be made. When asked about an aspect of the job that many might not be aware of, Webster explained, “We go to cleaning shows all over the city. We get to see the newest cleaning equipment, from ride on floor scrubbers to mop buckets. We also get samples of the newest cleaning products.” She also added that while it is not mandatory for custodians to work games, many use the evening and weekend opportunities to get in extra hours. Frazier stated that she enjoys knowing that teachers will have a smile on their face when they walk into a clean room each morning, while Webster enjoys helping people and the sense of accomplishment when everyone is able to see how nice the building looks after all of the hard work put in by the custodians.

img_4367-1Sheri TenEyck, who has worked for NLS for 10 years, is part of the NHS custodial team. TenEyck’s responsibilities include keeping the floors scrubbed and cleaning the cafeteria after lunches. She stated that she is always amazed by the amount of items that end up in the “Lost and Found” areas of each building. TenEyck agreed that clogged toilets are one of the most stressful parts of the job, but that one of the most rewarding aspects is when a student notices the hard work that has been put in and acknowledges the work of the custodial staff.

Jeff Deal has worked for NLS for almost two years and spends his time in each of our img_4368current three buildings. Deal spends his days doing “a little bit of everything,” from fixing things around the buildings, maintaining equipment, and cleaning. He added, “I am a jack of all trades. If I don’t know how to do something, I can probably figure it out!”  While cleaning up from events and games can be stressful at times, Deal takes pride in having a clean and well-maintained campus.

Finally, when asked about the best part of working for Northwood Local Schools, everyone was in agreement about the amazing Northwood community. Frazier said that everyone is caring and nice. Fuller and Rivers agreed that they truly enjoy their co-workers. Webster explained, “Everyone is friendly. It is a smaller school system and you feel like family!” Deal concluded that taking part in making the community he resides in, an even better place to live, is by far the best part of working for NLS!

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

Free Children’s Dental Exams

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NHS “Coming Home” Spirit Week

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