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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: May 4

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day:  May 4, 2017

Did you know?
–   One in five children suffer from a mental health challenge. Yet less than 20 percent of those affected get
the supports and services they need.

–   Over 50 percent of students aged 14 or older with severe mental health challenges drop out of high
school – the highest dropout rate of any disability group.

-Mental health challenges get better with care that is individualized, family-driven, youth-guided, trauma-informed, coordinated and comprehensive.

The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s’ behavioral health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.  (facts from Association of Children’s Mental Health,

Northview Public Schools maintains strong partnerships with local behavioral health organizations
recognizing the importance of integrating mental health and education for all youth, so all students are
successful in school and in life.

Northview Mental Health Team includes master’s level trained clinicians at all buildings
who are ready to provide prevention services, support, direction, and resources for
Northview students and families. Northview also partners with high quality resources in
Kent County to reduce barriers and increase rapid access to the help our children and
families need.

Call your local Northview school to talk with a mental health professional.


High Schools

Sarah Gammans, Counselor
Michael Kapustka, Counselor
Cindy Morris, Counselor
Dave Witucki, Counselor
Roger Kooi, Social Worker

Audrey Eckerly, Counselor

Middle Schools
James Vanden Heuvel, Counselor
Allison Dykhouse, Social Worker

Becky Turner, Counselor
Lindsay Haveman, Social Worker

Elementary Schools

Meghan Burrows, Social Worker

Laura Havey, Social Worker

Elizabeth Maher, Social Worker


Parker Penney, Pyschologist
Todd VandenAkker, Pyschologist
Pine Rest Behavioral Liaison
Eric VanBuskirk, Social Worker



2nd Semester Exam Schedules

Information regarding Northview High School’s 2nd Semester Exam Schedules for all grades is now available. It also includes information pertaining to locker clean-out, and transportation for KCTC and KIH students.
Click on the Link below for details:

2016-2017 2nd Semester Exam Information


YES was the result!  Thank you to all the Kent ISD residents voting to support the students at Northview.  The Strong Schools, Strong Communities enhancement millage passed 39,996 YES to 34,193 NO on May 2, 2017.  As we believe in Northview:  People working together toward common goals can accomplish anything.


May 2 is the day!  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


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



♦  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


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

Student Body News 3-3-17



Congratulations to the JV boys basketball team who finished off their season with a solid 57-38 win over Greenville last night. Ethan Klaiss led the team win scoring with 14 points. Congrats to the whole team for a great defensive effort.

The boys varsity basketball team defeated Greenville last night 50-43 to finish their regular season. Paul Castle led the team with 10 points. The team finished 9-11 and 6-6 in the OK White Conference. For the tournament next week, Northview drew a bye in the first round of districts and will play the winner of Greenville and Lowell 5:30 PM on Wednesday at Rockford.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT TRIP TO EUROP THIS SUMMER: If you are still interested in going to the Southern Mediterranean Coast in June, please stop by and see Mrs. Steelman TODAY for information.

A reminder to any JV or Varsity boys golf candidates, that indoor hitting times are open TODAY after school. Stop in Mr. Tull’s room to reserve a spot.

Applications for the KCTC Criminal Justice program are due by 2:30 PM TODAY in the guidance office.

Thursday, April 18th is the last blood drive of the school year! This is the chance to begin donating or to finish out your high school year by giving the gift of life. If you are 16 you can begin to donate; you will need to get a sheet from Mr. Burba when you sign up. We are beginning sign-ups in Mr. Burba’s room from now until the drive. Let’s break the record of 161 sign-ins and 107 pints of blood.

Attention all National Honor Society members: There is a meeting next Wednesday, March 8th at 7:25 AM in the PAC.

DYP members will have one last practice next Wednesday, March 8th during third hour in the Collaboration Room.

Attention WAVE members: We will have a quick meeting next Thursday, March 9th at 2:45 PM in the Collaboration Room. See you there!

Kent Career Tech Center is hosting an Open House next Thursday, March 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the various programs KCTC has to offer.

Reminder DYP members: Upcoming presentations will be on Friday, March 10th at Crossroads. We ask that you arrive at Crossroads by 7:20 AM to go over a few things before we begin. See you there!

North Oakview is looking for volunteers to help with their Family Fun night on Friday, March 24 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The fun night will be held at the high school. Any student that is interested please email Principal Cotter at North Oakview (

Applications are now available in the guidance office for 10th and 11th grade students interested in attending KCTC next year. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 24th.

Don’t forget to check out the Guidance department announcements throughout the year for various opportunities for students including college programs and visits, job opportunities and more!

DATE: MARCH 3, 2017

MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY: is hosting “Women in Computing” visit day on Fri., Mar. 31st from 9:00am-5:00pm. Register at or call 1-888-688-1885.

LAWRENECE TECH UNIVERSITY: is hosting their Exploration Day on Fri., Mar. 24th from 8:00am-1:00pm. Register by Mar. 17th at

AQUINAS COLLEGE: is hosting “Fine Arts AQDay” on Fri., Mar. 17th from 8:30am-2:00pm. Register by Mar. 13th at or 616-632-2900.

KENT ISD’S HEALTH SCIENCES EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY: is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Tue., Mar. 14th from 5:30-7:00pm for 10th and 11th grade students. The event will take place at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, 435 Ionia St. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a health care profession.

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: is hosting their SPRING OPEN HOUSE on Sat., Mar. 25th from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Tech Center. For more information, visit

KENT CAREER TECH CENTER: is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Thu., Mar. 9th from 5:00-7:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the various programs KCTC has to offer.

KCTC 2017-18 CRIMINAL JUSTICE APPLICATIONS: are now available in the Guidance office. Application deadline is Mar. 3rd.

KENT ISD TALK AND TOUR SERIES: This is an opportunity for students (grades 6-12) and their families to explore future career options by visiting an industry location and engaging with professionals through a panel presentation and brief tour. Visit–tour-career-series.html for a complete list of businesses and dates or stop in the guidance office for more information.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY: Leadership Camp from May 14-16 or May 19-21. Admitted seniors for the fall of 2017 should visit for more information. Deadline to apply is Mar. 15th.

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: is hosting a Performing and Fine Arts Preview Night on Wed., Mar. 15th at 6:00pm. RSVP at

Students can find a current list of scholarships on their Family Connection (Naviance) account.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: visit Northview High School throughout the school year. These are excellent opportunities for students to learn more about college’s admissions process and other general information. To find a current list and to sign-up to attend a visit, students need to sign into their Naviance/Family Connection account or see the guidance department announcements.

NHS –What we’re all About

The following two articles show why NHS is so grateful for what they represent…