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



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

 




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




Emily Arrow is Coming to Northview!!

Emily Arrow is coming to Northview!  Wednesday, March 29th, 6:00 pm at the Northview High Schools Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are on sale NOW at northviewhs.seatyourself.biz.  Tickets are $5.00/each – all seats.  (Service charge of $0.50 for each ticket). Questions?  Contact Mrs. Carrie Davies, Teacher Librarian, at cdavies@nvps.net or (616) 361-3450.  Thanks to the Northview Education Foundation for their support of this program!!




North’s Helping Hands

CLICK HERE to read all about North Oakview helping families during the holiday season.  We care at North!




Parenting Support at North Oakview

Mrs. Havey, North Oakview School Social Worker, came to speak about ANXIETY IN CHILDREN at the PTC meeting tonight. It was AMAZING because I felt a great, real bond with the other parents who attended the meeting, quite simply because we were LEARNING together. Thank you, Mrs. Havey. Read on if you want to find out what I learned.

-All kids need to eat, sleep, and to have something they ENJOY DOING: a sport or any hobby. Girl scouts…
-Kids ages 2 years – 2nd grade are MAGICAL THINKERS, which is awesome! They truly believe that ANYTHING could happen. The flip side is that when things DO happen, they think that everything that happened is their fault.
-Often anxiety in children manifests as AGGRESSION.
-Mrs. Havey read us the book YOU’VE GOT DRAGONS by Kathryn Cave, which is a book she often reads to students who experience anxiety. The book emphasizes the most important thing to do when a person is faced with anxiety: NAME IT. Validate it.
EXAMPLE: Your kid has a bit of extra aggression one night, and you find out that there was a substitute teacher at school that day. First of all, know that you are doing a GREAT job parenting because your kid knows they are SAFE with you and CAN let their guard down, finally, after holding it in all day. To validate your kid’s anxiety, you could say something like, “I’m wondering if it was really frustrating that you had a substitute teacher today because he probably didn’t know the routine, or how to do lunch count…” (Even though of course our amazing teachers do a great job prepping our kids and their subs for their time together. You get my point about validating, right?)
-Bibliotherapy is what it is called when you READ to your kids to help them cope with issues. Love. We aim to post lists of books to help kids cope with various issues as we receive recommendations.
-As parents (and teachers) we need to show children that WE think they can do it. (Support them; don’t do it for them.)
-The goal is for parents to be in tune with their children. You are on their team. Your face lights up when they walk in the room. YOU ARE THEIR FIRST CHEERLEADER.
-Seek additional support when your child’s anxiety interferes with their sleeping, eating, or school performance.

PTC Board




Parent Teacher Conferences Survey

Parents, please click on the link below to take a brief survey on Parent Teacher Conferences. Thank you for your feedback!

 

Click HERE to take the survey.