Spring Student Testing

Spring State Assessments

It’s that time of year!  The yearly spring state assessment window is opening soon for schools across Michigan, including Northview.  Each school building will be communicating directly about student schedules (by grade level) and important dates for the M-Step, PSAT, SAT and ACT Workeys.

Attached below is a letter from State Superintendent Brian Whiston regarding this year’s assessments as well as a long-range view of state testing.  It includes a link to the State of Michigan website (www.michigan.gov/mstep) where you can learn (1) what you as a parent can do to help prepare your child and (2) what Michigan’s student assessments are all about.

Please contact your building principal or Liz Cotter (lcotter@nvps.net) with any questions.  Thank you for your support as we work together to prepare students for life’s next step.

 Parent Letter From State Superintendent of Schools 2017

GRASP: K-8 Summer Math & Reading Program


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


MUSICAL: March 23, 24 & 25


“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.





VOTE: May 2, 2017

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.

♦  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


Little Cats Night: Saturday, March 25

Little Cats Night

Saturday, March 25 (6-9 p.m.)
Northview High School

Sponsored by NHS Softball

Enjoy a night away as your kids (ages kindergarten – 6th grade) enjoy Little Cats Night at NHS.  Activities include basketball, face painting, karaoke, movies, volleyball, swimming, organized games, dodge ball and board games.  That’s just a few!  Pizza, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.  Cost is $6 for one family member and $4 for each additional child.


1st Day of School for 2017-18

The first day of school for Northview for the 2017-18 school year will be Monday, August 28, 2017.  The ENTIRE school year calendar will be published at a later point in time (after teacher contract negotiations).

2017-18 Calendar Superintendent’s Letter to Parents

Parent Teacher Conferences: March 13 & 16

DK/K – Grade 4

Monday, March 13 (4:30-7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, March 16 (4:30-7:30 p.m.)

Grades 5-6
Grades 7-8
Grades 9-12

Monday, March 13 (5-8 p.m.)
Thursday, March 16 (5-8 p.m.)