Field Trips, NES Book Fair, Hoco Info, and More!

Classroom Routines and Butterfly Life Cycles!

Mrs. Duckett’s first grade students are currently learning all about friendships and getting classroom routines established. “First graders can tell you that it is ok to make mistakes! No stress, just try your best! We are also learning what it means to do your part – so you can be super smart!” said Mrs. Duckett.

Additionally, the students are watching the life cycle of a butterfly as eggs on milkweed have turned into caterpillars, then made themselves into chrysalis’, and finally hatched into beautiful butterflies! Mrs. Duckett’s students have released several already, and are waiting for more to hatch!

Juniors & 3rd Graders Visit the Northwood Municipal Building

Mr. Dickey’s 11th grade American Government students recently took a field trip to the Northwood Municipal Building. Mr. Dickey explained, “The trip is centered on one of the state standards that requires your child to identify and explain roles that Ohio’s citizens can play in helping state and local government address problems facing their communities.” Additionally, this trip was part of the Government Portfolio Project, which allows students to incorporate the class into their everyday lives.

20180921_134058During the trip, students met with the mayor, a city councilman, as well as having discussions with both the fire and police chiefs. Additionally, students looked at the various offices at the administration building to learn about some of the things citizens need to be aware of when they turn into adults. For example, students learned where to go to file taxes, register to vote, pay tickets, etc. The Wood County Board of Elections also provided a voting booth to show students how to use the new booths.

The juniors were accompanied by the 3rd grade Rangers to work as peer mentors, helping our younger Rangers to learn more about the community at large and the roles we play as citizens. This was the first time for this particular field trip collaboration and it was a fun and educational experience for all!  

The Northwood Local Schools libraries are holding a Book Fair during Parent-Teacher Conferences in October!

The Book Fair will turn the Lark Gym into our very own bookstore. Students, parents and staff will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, not to mention fun! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here readingfrom October 23 to October 26, and everyone is invited!

All students in PreK through 6th grades are invited to preview our Scholastic Book Fair. Those who choose to purchase books or other reading materials will be able to return on Wednesday and Thursday during school. In addition, the Book Fair will be open to all during Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 24-26.

Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

Book Fair Shopping hours:

Tuesday, October 23: Class Previews during school;

Wednesday & Thursday, October 24-25: 9:15 AM – 6:30 PM;

Friday, October 26: 9:15 AM – 2 PM

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from October 17 to October 30.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school libraries. For more information, contact any library staff member (Kris James, Library Media Specialist; Connie Hughes, Library Aide; or Martha Willey, Library Aide).

All for Books!

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Since reading is such an important skill, one that translates into improved standardized test scores and access to virtually anything, the Library staff wants to get books into the hands of as many students as possible. The Book Fair will help pump up our collection of new books, but we also want students have books of their own.

All for Books is a program that will help us achieve this goal. Elementary classrooms will compete to collect the most loose change and dollar bills that will go into our All for Books fund. We are also inviting Northwood community members and businesses to make donations towards All for Books. Every penny of the funds we raise will go into providing books to Northwood students. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Connie Hughes at chughes@northwoodschools.org for more information.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Pre-Sale benefits Northwood Libraries

The thirteenth book in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series goes on sale on October diary of wimpy kid30, but you can pre-order your copy and help the Northwood Book Fair at the same time. In The Meltdown, a wintry blast closes Greg Heffley’s middle school and turns his neighborhood into a battleground, complete with snow forts, alliances, betrayals, and epic snowball fights. The book retails for $13.95, but Northwood students can preorder theirs for $9. You can pre-order on Northwood’s payforit.net site or send a cash or a check (to Northwood Local Schools) and the books will be delivered after October 30. Preorders for The Meltdown are due on October 25 by 2:30 PM. Please email Kris James at kjames@northwoodschools.org for more information.

NLS District Updates

HOMECOMING 2018:

Congratulations to our Prince – Lucas Kachenmeister and Princess – Hadlee Young

NORTHWOOD FALL FESTIVAL – OCT. 13TH:

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ENCOURAGING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS:

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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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Mark Your Calendar!

Tues. Oct. 2: NEO Marco’s Pizza Night

Fri. Oct. 5: Homecoming 

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

Tues. Oct. 9: 7-12 Choir Concert, AAA Building Auditorium @ 7pm 

Mon. Oct. 15: BOE Meeting @ 6:30pm

Tues. Oct. 16: NES Picture Day

Wed. Oct. 17: NHS and PK Picture Day

Fri. Oct. 19: End of 1st Quarter 

Tues. Oct. 23: Book Fair Begins 

Wed. Oct. 24: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thurs. Oct. 25: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences & Financial Aid Night @ 5:30pm

Fri. Oct. 26: NES Parent/Teacher Conferences (No school for NES/NHS in session)

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Calculus, Daily 5, Marching Rangers, and District Reminders!

Honors Calculus

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IMG_0021Honors Calculus students have begun studying limits and their connection to Calculus. Mr. Moore explained that students have enjoyed seeing the connections from Algebra to Calculus. He added that his class is very excited for a great school year in our new building!

 

Kindergarten Students Focus on

Reading-Daily 5!

Mrs. Calmes’ kindergarten students have been focusing on the Reading – Daily 5! Mrs. Calmes stated that students are working on building stamina during read to self, work on writing, listen to reading, and word work. “The students are building stamina for Daily 5, so that eventually they can work independently and choose which area they will work on first to practice the skills they are learning in class,” said Mrs. Calmes. The students have enjoyed exploring each of the components of Daily 5. They have especially enjoyed working on the app Epic during read to self and they have enjoyed completing each of the activities during work on words.

 

Anthony Wayne Showcase of Bands

The Marching Rangers recently participated in the Anthony Wayne Showcase of Bands. Eleven marching bands participated in the showcase. The night ended with a mass-band performance of “God Bless the USA.” Below are photos of the event, courtesy of Mr. Kozina.

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Homecoming 2017 Reminders:

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Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Homecoming Court:

 

District Reminders:

Kevin Hines Presentation

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Picture Day Reminder

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Ranger Rock Garden, Homecoming Festivities, and More!

Welcome Mrs. Huntley!

IMG_5750This year we welcome a new school counselor in Mrs. Stephanie Huntley. Mrs. Huntley is originally from Napoleon, Ohio, and received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University.  She and her husband Shane then moved back to Northwest, Ohio, when she decided to pursue her Masters in School Counseling from Bowling Green State University. The Huntley’s currently reside in Perrysburg, Ohio with their puppy, Sonny. One interesting tidbit about Mrs. Huntley is that she was involved in throwing shot put for eight years (5th – 12th grade)!

Mrs. Huntley feels that the most rewarding aspect of being a school counselor is working with students and helping them achieve their highest potential. The most challenging part is not having all of the answers. She explained that there are many times when she wishes she had a magic wand that would give her all the right answers!

When asked what she is most looking forward to during her first year at Northwood Local Schools, she stated, “I am most looking forward to seeing the ways in which students progress from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I am also looking forward to being a part of the Northwood community!” Mrs. Huntley concluded by saying, “I am so excited and grateful to have this opportunity to work in this community and with the staff and students at Northwood!”

 

Mrs. Elinski’s Students Take Advantage of the Modified Block

IMG_5723Students in Mrs. Elinski’s Honors Algebra 1 and CP Algebra 1 classes have been busy practicing various types of equations. In Honors Algebra, students are working on solving equations for a specific variable. In other courses, the students have learned how to solve basic equations, but these equations are more challenging because they contain more than one variable, making the answers more complex. These are helpful when working with formulas and will become very important when students begin working with linear and quadratic equations. The CP students are currently working on analyzing and interpreting data and graphs. They are learning how to read different types of graphs and how to properly use the information from these graphs. These are important skills for them to have outside of the math classroom for science class as well as real life applications.

IMG_5727Taking full advantage of the new modified block schedule, students had plenty of time to learn the new material, and incorporate both group and individual practice! One activity involved students circulating the room to practice the various types of equations. While the students were circulating, they were able to ask each other questions, and ask Mrs. Elinski for help as well. Mrs. Elinski stated, “It is great listening to the students help one another and give detailed explanations in their own words.” Mrs. Elinski continued by explaining that students have enjoyed being able to get out of their seats for a while to practice their equations. They also seem to really like being able to help each other as they rotate. “Every student sees things a little differently, so it is great to be able to give them time to explain topics in their own way; both to their peers and to their teacher,” said Mrs. Elinski.

 

 

Elementary Art Students Begin Rock Garden Tradition

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20170908_103132Elementary Art Teacher, Ms. Diamond, has been surrounded by rocks as she started the new year with K-6 Art classes! All students in Pre-School through 6th grade have painted a rock for a special installation to be placed outside in the flower beds alongside the gymnasium by the playground. Each student has their name on the stone, as well as their graduation date. Soon, the 7th –  12th grade student rocks will also be added. Each coming school year, the new Kindergarten class will add to the installation!

20170908_101642The project was directed by NES Principal, Mrs. Lindsey Krontz. The project was inspired by the book, You Be You, by Linda Kranz, which encourages creativity and individuality. It is an inspirational message for the children to remember how unique they are, yet how they are part of a very special community of 20170908_102127people. Ms. Diamond added that students love to paint! She added, “The excitement was palpable! They shared their ideas for creating the ‘fish’ stones!” Ms. Diamond concluded, “Many thanks to Mrs. Krontz for bringing an enjoyable experience to the children. All supplies were provided by her generously. Thank you also to the custodial staff for moving big bags of rocks!” Be sure to stop by our new Ranger rock garden soon!

 

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Candidates! 

 

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Spirit Week is next week for our NES and NHS Rangers! 

 

Maui Monday

Touchdown Tuesday

Workout Wednesday

Tie-dye Thursday

Blue & Gold Friday

 

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Welcome Back Alumni!

We hope to have many of our Ranger Alumni return for the Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 29th! #OneRangerNation

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Mrs. Limon’s Second Grade & District Reminders

Mrs. Limon’s Students Study the Life of Helen Keller

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While reading about Helen’s life, students needed to determine between fact and opinion, and put events from Helen’s life in order on a timeline. When writing about Helen, students generated a topic sentence, used transition words throughout their paper, and finished with a concluding sentence. Mrs. Limon stated, “Students enjoyed researching facts about Helen and sharing their own timeline, but I think they really enjoyed writing their names in braille!”

 

Congratulations to our “Coming Home” Court:

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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

February BINGO Night! 

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City of Northwood Baseball/Softball

Sign-Up:

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Northwood Baseball/Softball sign ups are online at CI.NORTHWOOD.OH.US.  Just click “summer ball registration”.  The last day to sign up is February 10th.

 

 

Box Tops for Education

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“Don’t Stress Over the Dress”

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Northwood Local Schools To Hold Tour Prior To Building Demolition

Northwood Local Schools invites members of the community, alumni, and guests to tour the buildings currently in operation on our campus prior to their demolition.  On Friday, October 7th those interested will be welcomed to the Northwood Elementary Building beginning at 4:00 PM in the cafeteria. There will be light refreshments, student projects, and historical memorabilia on display during that time.

The tour will travel through the Northwood Elementary building and then on to Olney Elementary. Following the tour, guests are welcome to tour Northwood High School on their own and are invited to the alumni tent, sponsored by the National Honor and National Junior Honor Society that will be adjacent to the football field.  October 7th also marks our annual homecoming festivities and football game which also takes place that evening.

For further information please call Kelly Neundorfer at 419-691-3888

Homecoming Candidates

Congratulations to the following senior homecoming candidates:

Dillan Cathers

Collin Gutekunst

Paul-Michael Stevens

Jonny Wheeler

Sean Whitmore

Dara Artino

Allyah Haynes

Brianna Mansberger

Preciosa Rios

Lexi Rymers

The homecoming ceremony will take place on the football field on Friday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to get to the stadium early so that you can attend the crowning of our next king and queen!

Homecoming Week: Groundbreaking Ceremony & Homecoming Festivities

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The Northwood Local Schools ground breaking ceremony will take place on Friday, October 2nd at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the High School Stadium (In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place in the Northwood High School Gym) . During this time, there will be several speakers including : Denise Niese (School Board President), Superintendent, Greg Clark and Naomi Smith (Treasurer, Citizens for Northwood Schools). In addition, one of our own Northwood students will speak about what this new building/facility will mean for our students. Senator Randy Gardner will also be in attendance with a special presentation that day.  In addition, there will be performances from our Acapella group, choir, band, and cheerleaders.  Finally the ceremony will conclude with several community and leadership groups taking part in the ceremonial “turning of the earth”  and our student body will join together to sing the Northwood Alma Mater.

Northwood Spirit Week:

Homecoming Week will take place from Monday, Sept. 28th – Saturday, Oct. 2nd. Below are the Spirit Days. We encourage all students (PK-12) to participate:

Minion Monday 

Twin Tuesday 

Wizard of Oz Wednesday

Team Thursday 

Ranger Nation Friday

Homecoming Game:

  • Come out and support the Ranger Football team as they take on Edon.
  • Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at 6:30pm
  • Kick-off at 7pm!

Alumni Band and Cheerleaders:

  • Alumni Band will take place during the Homecoming Game. Dust off your instrument and join the Marching Rangers! The alumni will practice before the game on October 2nd at 5:30pm. If you can’t get to NHS right at 5:30, just arrive as soon as possible. The band will march out to the stadium at 6:15pm. Also, please let Mrs. Petteys know if you need a school instrument. Contact Tracey Petteys at tpetteys@northwoodschools.org with any questions.
  • Alumni Cheerleaders are needed for the Oct. 2nd Homecoming game! Cheerleaders will practice Thursday October 1st from 4:30 to 6:30 at Olney Elementary. Alumni Cheerleaders will meet at the high school gym on October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. and will cheer the first half of the homecoming game. Please contact Erin Szuch at eszuch@northwoodschools.org for more information!

Homecoming Dance: “Enchanted Autumn”

When: Saturday, October 3rd

Where: NHS Cafeteria

Time: 8-11pm

Cost: $10 at the door