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


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.”



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! 



Red Party!

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


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! 


“Speed Dating,” Studying Communities, Homecoming 2017 & More!

“Speed Dating” in Mr. Myers’ Class


IMG_0110Mr. Myers’ 8th grade language arts students are currently diving into short stories! IMG_0117During this unit, students focus on analyzing short stories by looking at literary elements such as plot and conflict. Mr. Myers explained that thus far, students have enjoyed reading their stories in the new common area, reviewing terms using Quizlet Live, and of course “Speed Dating!”

IMG_0118The “Speed Dating” activity required students to create fake dating profiles using examples of indirect characterization. Their “dates” had to guess which traits they were trying to represent! This was a wonderfully engaging activity that helped students with understanding what can sometimes be a very difficult language arts concept. The next stop for Mr. Myers’ students is a focus on theme!


3rd Grade Students Study Communities

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Mrs. Bates’ 3rd grade social studies students are currently studying communities. The focus of the unit is to discover the types of communities there are and to learn the three branches of our local government, including the jobs of these branches. Students discovered the characteristics of the three types of communities (urban, suburban, and rural). During their research they wrote about each type and created pictures for each of them.

Mrs. Bates explained that students enjoyed creating posters for the communities, and are looking forward to a class field trip to the municipal building where they will talk with former city councilwoman, Connie Hughes (who also serves as one of our library aides), and current city councilwoman, Kelley Wills, who is our very own government teacher! Students are hoping that they will also be able to meet, Mr. Schimmel, our mayor of Northwood!


Homecoming 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming King and Queen, Gabe LaPlante and Allison Vogl! Thank you to our NHS Student Council for planning a great first Homecoming Dance in the new building!

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District Reminders

NES Author Visit:

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Northwood Fall Festival:

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Mark Your Calendars for Financial Aid Night:

IMG_5751The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:


Wood County Youth Empowerment Project:

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Trunk or Treat

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Mark Your Calendars:

Friday, Oct. 13th: NES Author’s Visit Day

Tuesday, Oct. 17th: Marco’s Pizza Night

Wednesday, Oct. 25th: Fall Choir Concert / Trunk-or-Treat

Friday, Oct. 27th: NES Pumpkin Run / End of 1st Quarter!

Thursday, Nov. 2nd: Marching Band Concert

Wednesday, Nov. 8th: NES Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 9th: NHS & PK Picture Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Nov. 10th: No School for NES / NES Parent-Teacher Conferences

Consumer Math, P.E., Preschool, and Welcoming Officer Sabo!

Consumer Math Students Study Car Loans

Budgets…we all have them! Ms. Blausey’s 12th grade Consumer Math students have been focusing on the importance of budgeting when buying a new car. Additionally, students have looked at the pros and cons of buying vs. leasing a vehicle. Students have learned how to calculate what their monthly payment would be for a new car of their choice, as well as how to use Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets to create an Amortization Schedule for the length of the car loan. Ms. Blausey explained, “Using Excel, you can easily see what would happen to the length of your loan if you made more (or less) of a down payment, if you made extra monthly payments, or both.” She further explained that this topic allows for great discussions on prioritizing items for future budgets. Ms. Blausey concluded, “I really think they took a lot from the lesson and how they can put this knowledge to use in the future. I think it is important to be an educated consumer to avoid financial traps or getting into a bind financially because you didn’t understand what you were signing up for.”


Spring Time Brings Softball to Phys. Ed. Students

Students in Mr. Hess’ Physical Education classes participate in a variety of of activities from bowling to team handball. They also participate in other team activities such as basketball, soccer, flag football, and plenty of cardio with running the mile or running the pacer test. Currently, Mr. Hess’ students are participating in a unit on softball. Mr. Hess explained that with the beginning of baseball and softball season, some students have already been practicing and preparing for games. He explained that students like to participate in softball during Phys. Ed. this time of year, as it allows students to get more practice and to relearn the rules. Mr. Hess added that students are now actively involved in playing softball during Phys. Ed. class.


Welcoming Officer Sabo!


Recently, we added a new member to our school community in Officer Jolene Sabo, who is now serving as our School Resource Officer (SRO). Officer Sabo has been with the Northwood Police Department for nearly three years, and began serving as our SRO in January after graduating from a two week D.A.R.E. training in New York.

Jump RopeAs the School Resource Officer, Officer Sabo’s responsibilities include helping to ensure that students and teachers are in a safe environment. Additionally, she is another resource for teachers and students to talk to when in need. She added, “I work the lunch duties at the high school and NES, often times eating with students at NES and answering questions they have about me and what I do. Next year, in the new school, I will be in the classrooms teaching D.A.R.E. to 5th and 7th graders!”

Officer Sabo stated that the interaction with students is by far, the most rewarding aspect of her new SRO position. She explained, “Interacting with the students has been a fun and rewarding experience, full of questions, high fives, and hugs. I have been SRO 1st Dayinvited into classrooms to discuss who I am, what my uniform consists of, what I do as a police officer, and what my police cruiser looks like on the inside.”

When asked about any fun facts about herself that students might not yet know, Officer Sabo said that when she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spontaneous day trips and adventures! She also added that in addition to being the SRO/DARE Officer, she is also the Community Officer in Northwood. She explained, “I work in the schools during the school year and will be planning community events, attending community events, and will be hosting Safety Town this summer, which will happen in June for children ages 4-5 who live in Northwood or attend Northwood Schools (scroll down, and check out the flyer in the district reminders!).

On behalf of Northwood Local Schools, we would like to officially welcome Officer Sabo. Additionally, we’d like to wish Officer Sabo a very Happy Birthday!

We are so happy to have her with us and we are excited for her future as the SRO/DARE Officer at NLS!

Preschool Rangers Learn About Community Helpers



This week, we were able to catch up with our youngest Rangers, in Mrs. Johnson’s pre-school 20170315_112350class. NLS preschoolers attend classes for two full days per week, either on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday. These Rangers are ages three, four, or five-years-old. Currently, preschool students are working on their “Community Helpers” unit. Within this unit, the preschool students explore various jobs such as mail carriers, firefighters, police officers, and park rangers. Mrs. Johnson added that while dramatizing the mail carrier’s job, “we wrote notes and pictures to each other, focusing on writing and reading our friend’s names.”

20170302_112836Our School Resource Officer, Officer Sabo, and several members of the Northwood Fire Department, came to visit the preschool classrooms and to tell about their jobs in which they work to keep our community safe. The preschoolers got to sit in the police cruiser, as Officer Sabo showed them her computer and other equipment. Mrs. Johnson added, “We marveled as the firefighters showed us the 102 foot ladder extension!”

Lastly, Mrs. Johnson explained that the students currently have a “Nature Center” within the 20170315_150155preschool room. She explained that students are growing plants on the windowsill, examining animal artifacts, and using the Smartboard to keep tabs on the eagle nest located in a tulip poplar tree at the national Arboretum in Washington D.C. Also, Mrs. Johnson has turned their loft into an eagle’s nest, which just happens to be a new favorite spot for the preschoolers to play and read!

There are currently preschool openings for next school year. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them call Naomi at the WCESC (419) 354-9010.


District Reminders

Weekly Update from Principal Krontz

Check the following link for important elementary reminders including information regarding Kindergarten registration! https://www.smore.com/muqtu


Northwood McDonald’s Family Night

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Music Boosters Trivia NightFullSizeRender (54)

Northwood Easter Parade 

Mark your calendars for April 8th!

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Join Us For the Final Walk-Through of the Olney Buildings

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Northwood Night at Funny Bone

Northwood High School Government 11 and English 12 students are planning a trip to NYC April 18-23 and are requesting your help in fundraising for the endeavor. The Funny Bone in Perrysburg has offered an awesome opportunity by letting us sell the tickets for Guy Torry’s show on April 9th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 each, but Northwood students will receive $10 of that sale. Each person attending the show will need a ticket and must call to make reservations prior to the night. Also, there is a two item minimum order for each guest. This information can be found on the tickets. A 50/50 raffle will be done prior to the show.


All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the NYC trip costs. 


Guy Torry @ Funny Bone

April 9, 2017


6140 Levis Commons Blvd.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


(419) 931-3474

*Two item order minimum

*Must call for reservations

*Check-in 30 minutes before show time



 Northwood Safety Town

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NHS Cheerleading Keeps Competitive Tradition Alive



In the past eight years, the Northwood High School Cheerleading Squads have qualified for the state competition six times! Those six times include the following:

2010 – 4th Place
2013 – 2nd Place
2014 – 2nd Place
2015 – 2nd Place
2016 – 3rd Place
2017 – 2nd Place

Recently, we were able to sit down with Coach Naomi Smith and several of the NHS cheerleaders to discuss the cheerleading program at NHS and the road to this year’s state competition where our Rangers earned their place as state runner up!  

IMG_4602This year, the NHS squad consisted of 22 athletes. Additionally, this is the first time that NHS has had two males on the squad. Of the 22 athletes, 16 of them cheered both seasons and 21 of the 22 competed at the state competition. Twelve of the 21 athletes had never competed at the state competition before. Furthermore, this year’s squad is a relatively young squad, as there are only two seniors this season. Coach Smith returned as the cheer coach after a very short hiatus. When asked if there was anything difficult or stressful about returning, she responded that there was nothing stressful about her return. In fact, she stated, “I felt like I came home.”

When asked to explain the time commitment it takes to be a competitive cheerleader at NHS, Coach Smith explained that the squad usually starts working at the end of the summer. They spend a weekend with their choreographer in order to learn their routine. During football season, they dedicate one practice per week to the routine. Once basketball begins, they begin the process of seeing who will continue on during basketball season and begin dedicating all of the practices to the competition routine. The cheerleaders take advantage of home basketball games to practice competition stunts, cheers, and chants. Coach Smith added, “With moving into the new building and practicing in the same building as our games, we are hoping that we will be able to set up our mats during halftime of the varsity basketball games and work on the whole routine in front of a crowd a little more often.” This would really help the team practice and perfect their performance.

Though we are used to seeing our cheerleaders at football and basketball games, there is IMG_4600much about cheerleading that many do not realize. Coach Smith explained that cheerleading is a very physical sport. Practices usually run about three hours long, with the student athletes working on stunts. Junior Taylor Hawkins explained, “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication; most people think it’s really easy because you just throw some girls in the air and catch them, and that’s that, but it’s not.” Freshman, Kylee Peart added, “A lot of hard work and dedication goes into making a routine and getting everything to look the way it should. Hours of practice goes into it. It takes a lot more work than the average person might think it does.” Finally, junior Madison Mahoney explained, “It’s not as easy as it looks. Many believe cheerleading isn’t a sport, but it takes a lot of athleticism to throw/lift a girl in the air and catch her and do it properly on the right counts.”

Also, many may not realize that local competitions do not divide the squads like the state competition. The state competition divides squads based on the number of girls in the school district. Local competitions divide the squads based on the number of participants on the squad, the number of males on the squad, or whether or not the team stunts. Coach Smith further explained, “We always want to do our best, but we look at the local competitions like scrimmages to get us ready for the big show.” In order to qualify for the state competition, the squad must perform well at the regional event. The judges scores determine qualification for the state event.

IMG_4605When asked about the best part of being a Ranger cheerleader, junior Delaney Genson, explained, “The best thing about being a Ranger cheerleader is the support we have from our school. Not everyone thinks cheerleading is a sport or even hard. The staff and student body give the cheerleaders so much support. It really makes our team want to be on the sidelines at the games and show everyone what we are capable of because they want to see it, not because they have to watch.” Sophomore Isaiah Bolyard added, “The best part is being in front of so many people and being able to do something unique. Also, for a small school, it’s really great to have such a vast and skilled team. Our team has a lot of potential.” Junior Rashalle Jeffries concluded, “The best part is being able to get the crowd pumped up for football games, basketball games, and also being with the group of girls. We bond; we’re like our own little family and it’s going to be one of the best memories I’ll ever have.”

Coach Smith stated that she is so thankful that our athletes have such a supportive administration and Board of Education that allows them to prepare for the collegiate level in the sport. Currently, we have three alumni cheerleaders cheering at the collegiate level, and there have been many others throughout our NHS cheer history. Coach Smith believes that much of this is attributed to the success of the feeder program – Little Ranger Cheer. The volunteer coaches do an amazing job of getting the fundamentals down so that when they reach the high school level, more time can be spend focusing on stunting.

Asked what they are most proud of this season, junior Kaylee Schultz said, “I am proud of IMG_4603the obstacles we have passed. We had some injuries this season, and we had some people leave the team. We had to change some stuff around multiple times, but it all came together in the end with a great outcome. That great outcome being runner-up at the state competition.”  Sophomore, Ariel Heise added, “I am most proud of how I’ve seen everyone grow so much from start to finish. Many new girls (and two guys) had never cheered before, but they came into the team and learned lots of chants and techniques. Also, our team as a whole did a great job being flexible and adjusting to the many changes that were made to our routine during nearly every practice. I’m very proud of our team growth.”

While Coach Smith has had many proud moments with this year’s squad, her proudest moment of the season, might surprise some. “My proudest moment of this season was when the team performed a solid routine in front of the students and staff the Friday before the state competition. The team was way more nervous to perform in front of their peers than competing in front of a packed St. John Arena,” said Coach Smith. Finally, when asked about the most rewarding part of being a coach, Coach Smith explained that it is the lifelong relationships that are built with the athletes. “I always tell the team at the beginning of every season, ‘Once you have cheered for me, you will always be one of my kids,’ and I truly mean that. I will always want the best for them and I will always care for them. I love when the alumni come back and I am able to reconnect with them.”

Congratulations to our Ranger Cheerleading Squad on their many accomplishments this season!

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District Reminders

Interested in Open Enrollment at NHS?

Thursday, March 30th from 6 – 7:30pm, NHS will be hosting a Community Open House for those interested in open-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. More information can be found at http://www.northwoodschools.org/article/14102

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Teen Institute 2nd Quarter Event

This event will take place Saturday, March 25th from 12pm – 3pm at NHS!


Join Us For the Final Walk-Through of the Olney Buildings

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Preschool Registration 


Weekly Update from Principal Krontz

Check the following link for important elementary reminders including information regarding Kindergarten registration! https://www.smore.com/j0vnt



Northwood Easter Parade 

Mark your calendars for April 8th!

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NLS Bus Drivers & Probability and Statistics Class

NLS Bus Drivers Provide Safe Transportation

Do you remember your favorite school bus driver from your childhood? Maybe you remember their smile every time they opened the door for you to get on the bus, or the fact that they always greeted you with an energetic, “Good Morning!” Our NLS bus drivers are those we entrust to get our students to and from school safely each day; but, they are so much more than that! This week, the Ranger Roundup  took some time to catch up with four of our NLS bus drivers.

FullSizeRender (27)Beth Hanthorn has worked for NLS for two years, Julianna Reutz has worked for NLS for four years, Pat Hanthorn has been with NLS for eight years, and Jami Murray has been part of our transportation department for over 13 years! When asked about daily responsibilities as a bus driver for NLS, Jami explained that she comes in at 6 a.m. to start her bus, complete her walk-through, do her pre-trip, and start the other buses if those have not been started yet. Additionally, it is part of her responsibility to make sure that her bus is in safe running condition, has plenty of fuel, and is warm for the students. She added, “I am responsible for the safety of each child that gets on my bus. I consider them ‘my’ kids. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously.”

Pat explained that the upkeep of the buses is also very important. IMG_0829She added that at least three times a week, she wipes down seats and cleans windows for visibility and safety. Other items include driving special needs students to Lake Schools daily, preparing “Student Conduct Reports” when necessary for student behavior, driving students and coaches on field trips to other school districts for various activities, keeping records on field trips for payroll, keeping accurate work time daily via time card, and securing buses in the garage nightly. One of the most important aspects of the job according to Pat is to “Be a team player every day.”

IMG_0830When asked about stressful aspects of the job, Julianna explained that she is responsible for traveling on I-75 daily, and that distracted drivers, or those who swerve into lanes at high speeds, can be very nerve wracking. Beth added that the elementary afternoon pick-up line is always a bit stressful, while Jami added that trying to keep disruptive students safe while on the ride home, is one of the biggest stressors. Pat added that it can be very challenging having so many different personalities on one bus, but that the bus drivers strive to remain professional at all times.

However, all of the bus drivers agree that the connections made with students make all the stress worth it! Pat explained that it is wonderful when she can make a student smile, especially when they seem to be having a bad day. IMG_0832Jami added that she cherishes the bond with her kids and that the hugs can make each day so much better! Julianna agreed that it is incredibly rewarding to see kids grow and mature and to witness their accomplishments, whether they be academic, sports related, or simply learning to be kind, concerned, and considerate human beings. She added, “We celebrate our uniqueness, grades, missing teeth, other accomplishments, and birthdays on Bus #5!”

Finally, when asked about the best part of working for Northwood Local Schools, Pat explained that it is the relationships made with those in our district, from students to parents, to teachers and other staff personnel. Jami added, “We are like a family…dysfunctional at times, but, still a family!” Beth added that she has the very best boss and co-workers, while Julianna agreed that the students and staff are surely the best part of NLS!

Clearly, our bus drivers are so much more than drivers of buses. Our NLS bus drivers strive everyday to make sure our students are transported safely, and are an integral part of the Northwood Local Schools Community. On behalf of Northwood Local Schools, the Ranger Roundup would like to thank our bus drivers for all they do each and every day!


Probability and Statistics Students Study Population Trends 


Mrs. Elinski’s Probability and Statistics students just completed projects on a country of their choice. This project involved researching many different types of population statistics associated with their country. For example, students researched recent population trends, age distribution, religious statistics, crime rates, and so on. Once the data was collected, student put together presentations to share with the class.

Mrs. Elinski explained that the purpose of this project was for students to see how relative and commons statistics are in their everyday lives. She stated, “It is important for stIMG_4509udents to be able to read statistical data and have a good understanding of what it is telling them. There are a lot of skewed statistics on the internet, so spending time researching these statistics on their own, students can gain a better understanding of reliable sources and gathering information that makes the most sense for their project.”

This project gave students the opportunity to take a break from the typical statistics “number crunching” in order to see how these numbers are used in the real world. Mrs. Elinski concluded, “They enjoyed researching a country that they picked and wanted to learn more about; it is good for them to see how different countries compare to the United States in these specific areas such as religion and crime.”



District Reminders

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Samantha June Memorial Basketball Tournament – TONIGHT! 

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Musical Tickets Available Now! 


Tickets available at the NHS office or online:

March 17, 7:30pm @ http://bit.ly/FridayWonka

March 18, 7:30pm @ http://bit.ly/SaturdayWonka

March 19, 2:30pm @ http://bit.ly/SundayWonka

Join Us for the Final Walk-Through of Our “Olney” Buildings

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Preschool Registration:



Superintendent’s Message

As we finish our third week of school and are about to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend with friends and family, it is my hope that everyone has successfully settled into this new school year. A new school year is ripe with promise and I very much enjoy the annual return to school with all of the catching up on everyone’s summer, the smiling faces of our students who all have grown so much, and the plethora of fresh sneakers in the hall.

A new school year also introduces new schedules and new routines and cartloads of new information which often create some stress in all of our lives as well. I hope your experience this year was manageable even as we ask so much of all of you to get off to a good start. It is our goal to have everything work and when the inevitable glitches do come along, have good folks willing and able to help you navigate the waters. If you have questions or comments on any of it, let us know!

Effective two way communication makes life work better for all of us and here at school, we continue to work to improve our methods to both provide and receive information. One of the major perks of living in a small community with a small school is the ability to simply call and have that call returned in a timely manner. We can be reached at 419-691-3888 and we still have a physical address to which the United States Postal Service delivers mail.

In addition to those more traditional methods of communication, as a school, we have email, we have Schoology, and we have our school website. We also endeavor to provide information through social media. The school has a Facebook account, a Twitter account, The Ranger Roundup blog, as well as a district Instagram and a second Instagram dedicated to our construction project. Many of our staff also have individual accounts on social media that you may to choose to follow as well.

For some of us (and by that I mean at least me), there is too much stuff to try to keep a handle on. We are working on that too.  This year, along with our new website, which works well with computer browsers, we have a brand new smartphone app that I encourage everyone to download from your app store. It is our hope to make this the “go to” place for what you need to know from our school. As I see the content increasing everyday, I believe you will find this to be the case. I will include more detailed information on our communication channels at the end of the message.

I also want to share with you all, that the new school is on schedule to open for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. We are planning for the first day of school for students to be shortly after Labor Day. So, if your family has always wanted to take some time away from home in August, next summer is a good time to plan for that!

As the new school progresses, I get increasingly excited about the possibilities it has for the education of our children and I can’t wait to show it to you all in about a year from now.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and thank you for entrusting your child’s formal education to us.


Greg Clark


App Info:  Available on Android and iTunes:



School Website:


Athletic Calendar:


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Goodwill “Pass It On” Challenge

In the mood for a little friendly competition? The week of August 29th, Goodwill will be hosting the “Pass it on Challenge” just in time for the Battle of Lemoyne Road as our Rangers travel to Lake High School for Friday Night football.

During this week, the Goodwill trailer will be parked outside the gym and manned by a Goodwill employee each day from 9am – 5pm. Goodwill attendants will accept donations of clothing, household items, and computers (no tires, chemicals, or tube TV’s). Receipts for the tax deductible donation will be available for attendants. The trailer will be picked up Thursday night, just in time for the weigh in!

The winning school will be announced on Friday, September 2nd and will receive a $500 scholarship from Goodwill and 13abc!


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Updates to the start of the year forms/fees

The PayForIt.net company is completing some server updates that have delayed the loading of school fees into their system.  We apologize for this unforeseen issue as parents attempt to pay school fees.  We will post again as soon as this issue is resolved and fees are uploaded and ready for payments to be accepted.  Fees DO NOT have to paid prior to picking up student schedules/iPads.  You can continue to check the site periodically as well, as we do hope this process will be completed quickly.

Forms on the school website for the iPads and Emergency Medical Forms are ready and working.  Many parents have already completed that process.  Thank you!
Open House is in one week on August 9th:
– Elementary 5:30-7:00pm
– High School 6:30-8:00pm
School begins on August 16th and we are looking forward to another great year!

Preschool Interaction & Business Professionals of America

Peer Interactions in Mrs. DeGasto’s Preschool Class

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Preschool students in Mrs. DeGasto’s class are currently focusing on social and emotional development as well as peer interactions and relationships. Students are interacting with their peers in complex pretend play including planning, coordination of roles, and cooperation. Additionally, students are learning how to demonstrate socially competent behaviors with their peers. Mrs. Degasto explained that students have enjoyed listening and responding to their peers’ ideas, feeling part of a group, participating in teamwork to accomplish a task, and creating as well as following through with the plan selected.

Logan and CarterFor one special activity, students decided to use wooden blocks, wooden road signs, and plastic transportation vehicles to create a city that included roads and bridges. The students were hard at work contemplating where and how to create the roads and bridges as well as where to include the road signs. Mrs. DeGasto concluded by stating, “The students in my class have been showing great progress toward modeling and demonstrating socially competent behaviors with their peers, such as helping one another, sharing, and taking turns.” Great job preschoolers!


NHS Rangers Learn Business and Marketing Skills

BPA Regionals

Leadership ActivityDid you know that Business is the most declared major in post-secondary education? Mrs. Kara Myers explained that even those that do not go on to study business in college, should be informed consumers. She added that marketing is one of the most visible forms of business activity. As consumers, students are exposed to marketing activities every single day.


In Mrs. Myers’ Business Foundations course, students have been working to create logos, slogans, and commercials as they study marketing strategies. Students conducted taste tests and gathered data which was then analyzed and reported. Additionally, students created a marketinCommercial 3g mix using the Northwood Yearbook to help promote sales.  When asked what students enjoyed most, Mrs. Myers said that it definitely had to be taste-testing and creating surveys to gather data. CommercialShe explained that artistic students were able to apply their expertise to creating logos, commercials, and slogans, while more analytical students enjoyed working with the data they collected.


Commercial 2Along with new business courses, Mrs. Myers has worked to establish Northwood’s first ever, BPA program! Business Professionals of America (BPA) is the leading Career and Technical Student organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. Mrs. Myers explained that there are over 7,000 BPA members in Ohio and Northwood is the largest region in Ohio. While this is the first time NHS students have had the opportunity to compete in BPA competitions, our students have been doing incredibly well. Below are the BPA regional competition results for Extemporaneous Speech, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Concepts, Video Production, and Small Business Management:

Extemporaneous Speech:

  • 3rd Place: Ethan Barnes

Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Concepts:

  • 1st Place: Ethan Shover
  • 4th Place: Maia Hardiman
  • 6th Place: Ethan Barnes
  • 7th Place: Dara Artino
  • 9th Place: Tim Zielinski
  • 10th Place: Allyah Haynes

Video Production Team:

  • 10th Place: Hunter Wolff, Logan Carroll, Jocelynn Dunbar

Small Business Management:

  • 6th Place: Anthony Arzuaga and Jacob Lowry

Regional Finalist

Congratulations to Mrs. Myers and our Rangers who are helping to establish BPA at Northwood High School!


The Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, will soon begin pre-registration for the 2016-17 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). On March 16, 2016, Pre-Registration Forms for toilet-trained, typically developing children will be mailed to the local elementaries and the local library, or parents may obtain one by contacting Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.



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