Jazz Concert: Saturday, April 29

Max Colley Jr. Performing Arts Center (inside Northview High School at 4451 Hunsberger NE) is the place to be on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.  The evening’s program begins with a couple of numbers by the Crossroads Middle School Jazz Band followed by selections by the award-winning Northview HS Jazz Ensemble with guest artist saxophonist Chris Vadala.  Vadala also performs in a combo with Steve Talaga (piano), Tom Lockwood (bass) and Fred Knapp on drums.  The cost of admission at the door is $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults.

Mr. Vadala is well-known for his saxophone work with the Chuck Mangione Quartet, which included performances in all 50 states and more than 20 countries.  He graduated from the Eastman School of Music and currently serves as director of Jazz Studies and Saxophone Professor at the University of Maryland.  He is one the country’s foremost woodwind artists in jazz and classical music.  Vadala has performance credits on five gold and two platinum albums, plus two Grammy awards, two Emmys, one George Award and one Golden Globe.  He has either performed or recorded with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, BB King, Quincy Jones, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Placido Domingo, Sarah Vaughn, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross.

Sponsored by Northview Band Boosters and West Michigan Band Instruments.  Questions?  Contact gwells@nvps.net




Schools of Choice Applications: Thru May 12 (4 p.m.)

KENT ISD SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

FORM:  2017-18 Schools of Choice Application – (English)

FORM:  2017-18 Schools of Choice Application (Spanish)

Northview Public Schools participates in the Kent Intermediate School District’s Schools of Choice program. This plan is open to all families residing within the Kent ISD.  Students are eligible for the Kent ISD Choice Plan, regardless of grade level, ethnic background or student ability. The only limits on movement between school districts are the space available at Northview or the Choice student’s suspension or expulsion record.

If you have further questions, contact Kathy Maas at (616) 363-6861 or kmaas@nvps.net.

2017-18 School Year Kent ISD Schools of Choice Openings:  220 in grades DK/K – 11
Application Period:  April 10 – May 12, 2017 (4 p.m.)

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS OPEN 7:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (MONDAY-FRIDAY) AT 4365 HUNSBERGER NE  (NEXT TO NHS).

105C SCHOOLS OF CHOICE (ALLEGAN, BARRY, IONIA, MONTCALM, MUSKEGON, NEWAYGO & OTTAWA ISDs)

Northview Public Schools participates in the 105C Schools of Choice program.  This is open to all families residing within the Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa ISDs. The only limits on movement between these intermediate school districts are the space available in the desired district, the Choice student’s suspension/expulsion/felony conviction record and for special education students an approved cooperative agreement.  If you have further questions, contact Kathy Maas at 363-6861 or kmaas@nvps.net

APPLICATION PERIOD:  April 24, 2017 – May 12, 2017 (4 p.m.)

 




VOTE: May 2, 2017

May 2 is coming quickly!  Local school districts, including Northview, are seeking an enhancement millage to help close funding gaps. Learn more about this proposal that will be on the ballot on May 2, 2017 by checking out the documents/websites below.  We will be adding items as they are released between March and May 2, 2017.  100% of all funds generated by this millage proposal will go to our local schools to maintain existing programs and improve services offered to students.  If you have questions, concerns or thoughts, please contact our Superintendent Scott Korpak at 616.363-6861 or skorpak@nvps.net.

EVERY VOTE COUNTS

♦ Superintendent’s Letter to Parents on April 26, 2017

CHECK OUT THIS GREAT WOOD-TV STORY REPORT

♦ CHECK OUT THIS GREAT INFORMATIONAL VIDEO!

♦  Superintendent’s Letter May 2017 Northview News

♦  Superintendent’s Letter April 2017 Northview News

♦  Superintendent’s Letter to Northview Families Week of 3.6.17

♦  Frequently Asked Questions about the Millage Vote 3.6.17

♦  Strong Schools, Strong Communities Flyer 3.17

♦  Superintendent’s Letter to Parents Regarding Voter Registration & Absent Ballots 3.17

♦  Below is a link to the Strong Schools, Strong Communities website at Kent ISD

 




Summer Fun & Learning Activities at Northview

Summer Fun Booklet 2017

Summer Transportation Authorization & Photo Release Form 2017

Register for camps, classes, and lessons in person on Wednesday, May 3 in the NHS Athletic Lobby or drop –off payment/registration at the Special Ed/Community Ed Building (4561 Hunsberger) or by mail.

 

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER SCHOOL STUDENT LEARNING ACTIVITIES




GRASP: K-8 Summer Math & Reading Program

G R A S P:  HELPS MAINTAIN K-8 MATH & READING SKILLS

Northview has made arrangements to acquire the GRASP program for your child this summer.  GRASP is a correspondence program for grades K – 8 helping students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer break.  It should take your child approximately one hour to complete each weekly lesson.  It is suggested parents order the grade just completed.  If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level appropriate for your child.

Lessons are completed, mailed to a scoring center where they are analyzed and then returned to you.  Instruction sheets found in each packet provide all the necessary information.  There is an online version of GRASP for students in 4th to 8th grade, too.  The enrollment fee is $26 for one subject and $46 for both for each child.  You may enroll your child by completing the form sent home with your student or download the form from the Northview website (nvps.net).  DEADLINE for ordering is March 27, 2017.  Packets will be sent home with your student in May.  If you have questions, please contact the Community Education Office (616 361-3444 or jhigdon-bovo@nvps.net.)

GRASP Enrollment Form 2017

GRASP Trifold Brochure 2017

 




Jellybean Run 2017: Sat., April 15

This Fun Run/Walk with an I-Spy twist is for all ages.  The paved 3K course is stroller- and wheelchair-friendly.  Anyone needing a shorter course may loop around the track.  The race begins and ends on the track at NHS on Saturday, April 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Cost:  $5/individual, $10/family

Proceeds benefit NHS Cross Country

To register, go to eventbrite.com and search:  Jellybean Run

Paper registrations available by request.  Contact Lyn at lynjameyson@gmail.com or 616.242.7744




MUSICAL: March 23, 24 & 25

NHS PRESENTS:

“Legally Blonde The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical presented by the talented students at Northview High School explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances.  Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it’s often said it should be illegal.  Shows are Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.  On Saturday, March 25 performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for adults.  Tickets may be purchased in the NHS cafeteria during lunches or online by going to https://nvps.net/PAC.  As per tradition, senior citizens are invited to come for the open dress rehearsal on Wednesday, March 22 (7:30 p.m.) for free admission.  Non-seniors will be $6.  Questions?  Contact Michael Frank at (616) 365-6114.  Enjoy this performance at the Max Colley Jr. Performing Arts Center.

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