Before & After School Care @ East,North,West & HL

Northview is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids to provide expanded childcare offerings for our families.  BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL programs take place directly in our schools (East Oakview, North Oakview, West Oakview, Highlands Middle).  Hours are Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 – 6 p.m.

More details (including enrollment forms and payment options) are available at

Contact Northview’s NICHOLETTE DRIGGS (


New: RESIDENT Bus Registration for 2017-18

NORTHVIEW RESIDENTS: You MUST Sign Up your Child for School Busing for 2017-18

If you are a Northview resident and want your child transported by the Northview Transportation Department for the upcoming school year, you must register using our new online registration system.  Whether your student rode the bus in the past or is new to the district, please sign up BELOW.  For transportation registrations submitted by August 1, 2017, routing information will be shared with the family by mid-August.  If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 616 361 3480.


Transportation Letter to Families Summer 2017

Connecting with Northview

Please join us for a focused discussion on how well Northview is connecting as a diverse learning community.

DETAILS:  Connecting with Northview

Loved One’s Day


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



Green Team


Our Green Team would love your help! If you have any of the following that need to be recycled, please drop off in the office.

  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • mouthwash
  • floss containers.

We will have a bin by the library soon!

2017 Summer Fun Booklet

2017 Summer Fun Booklet