What is applied technology? (PDF)

Phil Klein –

  • Wood Tech 1 – First and Second Semester
  • Wood Tech 2 – Second Semester
  • Wood Tech 3 – Second Semester
  • Intro to Engineering & Architecture – First Semester
  • Architectural Draft 1, 2, 3, 4 – First Semester
  • Residential Structures 1 – First Semester
  • Engineering Draft 1, 2, 3 – Second Semester
  • Intro to Technology – Second Semester

The high school art room provides many experiences with various materials. Arts & Crafts finished their research and clay cultural dwellings . The Intro to Art students are just starting their “Stories in Clay” unit where students found a piece of literature they want to make come to life in a functional design. Even our Art Club students are experiencing the wonders of throwing clay on a pottery wheel.

In the Fashion Design class, students are creating their “Empowering Designs”. You will be able to see their creations come to life as they use dolls for the mannequin.

The AP Art Class has been working on building class culture by creating collaborative displays.  They are excited to be showcasing their Artist Research Project that they will be finishing up next week Friday

Thank you to Mr. Frank for opening up the auditorium to our Photography Classes to experiment with Long Exposure Light Painting.  They were especially excited to see the infamous “basement” to the auditorium –   Students have been learning the manual camera settings and created these very cool Light Painting photos using a long exposure setting – no photoshopping involved!

Tricia Erickson
 – – website

  • Creative Problem Solving – First Semester
  • Digital Photography – First Semester
  • Fashion Design – First Semester
  • A.P. Art Studio – First and Second Semester
  • Drawing – Second Semester
  • Graphic Art – Second Semester

Tanya Lockwood – – website

  • Introduction to Art – First and Second Semester
  • Painting – First and Second Semester
  • Ceramics & 3-D Ann. – Second Semester
  • Creative Problem Solving – Second Semester

Kendall College of Art & Design Dual Enrollment

Kendall DE classes are offered to highly motivated art students interested in receiving college credit as Juniors or Seniors.  These courses include:



2D Design

3D Design

One class is offered each semester and each course is worth 3 college credits.  If a student takes one course each semester for both their junior and senior years, they have the potential of receiving 12 college credits before they graduate high school.  These are very rigorous two and a half hour classes that take place after the normal school day twice a week for 15 weeks of the semester.


Challice Dixon –

Matt Howe –


Michelle Hamersma –

French 1

French 2

Megan Martin –

Taylor Joliffe

Spanish I

Spanish II

Robin Paredez – – website

Excitement in the English Department (PDF)

This year English Department teachers continue their work on writing standards, which will strengthen and enhance teaching and learning. Our readers and writers workshop approach will be the common thread throughout all general, honors, and AP courses and will promote the love of reading and writing. All English students will have daily opportunities to independently read and to talk about their favorite books. While settling into this first full month of learning, students will hear about the English Department European Trip to Italy and Greece. Parents and community members will also receive information about the upcoming October 23 parent meeting at the Open House and through the Northview News. For more information and to RSVP, check our online Eventbrite link.

Megan Martin –

Karen Michewicz–

English 11–Common 1

English 11–Common 2

Sara Pitt –

English 9 & 9A

AP Macroeconomics


Dr. Sheridan Steelman –

AP English Literature and Composition

English 11–Common 1

English 11–Common 2

Rachel Truelove-Tedham – – website

English 12 First Semester

Betsy Verwys – – website

English 10/10A

Kevin Weber –

English 11–Common 1

English 11–Common 2

Northview’s Music Department offers experiences for all levels which helps create a welcoming environment for all students.  Our instrumental and vocal departments have a long tradition of excellence and have been recognized both statewide and nationally. This could not happen without the endless support of the entire Northview community.  Thank you for your part in this amazing culture and climate in the music department at Northview!  If you’d like more information about our departments, performance schedules, and how to get plugged in, please click on the specific website(s) linked below.

Marching into the Northview Community (PDF)

Greg Wells – – website

Beginning Guitar (PDF)

Concert Band (DOC)

Jazz Band (PDF)

Symphonic Band (PDF)

Wind Ensemble (PDF)

Junior Gateways (PDF)

Its great seeing students enjoying fitness in ways that directly relate to their interests.”   – Mr. Kerry

Our new facility has revolutionized our program opening up options for our kids to thrive because there are different choices.”  – Ms. Antrim

I’m happy to see students excited to come to class.  It seemed as though that was fading the past couple years as more and more kids were becoming less and less interested in the traditional sports based PE classes.  The new facility and course offerings allow for fitness outside of the gymnasium – which is a great option for many kids .” – Mr. Baker

Jesse Brinks –


Intro to Sports Medicine

Trip Gallery –

According to the Next Gen Science Standards, the new aim/vision of science education in the United States is for ALL students to become proficient in science by the time they finish high school. Science proficiency is defined by four aspects:
Knowing important scientific explanations about the natural world, to be able to use these explanations to solve problems, and to be able to understand new explanations when they are introduced.
Be able to generate and evaluate scientific explanations and scientific arguments.
Understand the nature of scientific knowledge and how it develops over time.
Be able to participate in scientific practices (designing and carrying out investigations, constructing explanations, and arguing from evidence) and communicate in a scientific manner.
Science proficiency, in other words, involves more than an understanding of important concepts; it also involves being able to do science! Modeling Instruction is a research based approach used to accomplish these goals. Northview has teachers that have recently participated in extensive training in Modeling Instruction. In Biology, it is Kris Walendzik. In Chemistry, it is Derek Smith. In Physics, it is Erin Berryhill. Erin Berryhill and Brian Hendricks are also piloting a new curriculum this year in Chemistry and Physics developed by the CREATE for STEM institute at Michigan State University. This pilot is part of a study called Crafting Engagement in Science Environments (CESE). The new units that they will be piloting allow students to explore questions important to them while they develop models to help explain everyday phenomenon.

Modeling instruction gives students more opportunities to learn how to participate in the practices of science. With this knowledge and these abilities, students will be able to engage in public discussions about scientific issues related to their everyday life, to be a consumer of scientific information, and will have the skills needed to enter a science or science-related career, if they choose to. The emphasis will be on “how we know”, in addition to “what we know” about science.

Model building is a tool scientists use. Model building is a repetitive practice that helps you acquire knowledge, generate predictions, explanations, analyze and interpret data, develop communication skills, and make evidence-based arguments through active participation. A model helps us organize the information we gather as we identify patterns and processes in the natural world over time. Models are sets of ideas that explain natural phenomena. A model is based on evidence and supported by data. Models are shared and discussed among scientists and are continuously tested. A model can be challenged and revised when new evidence is found. Models can be physical (2-D or 3-D), mathematical (symbols, graphs), or conceptual (communicated verbally, visually).

Science Department Teachers

Mark Baker –


Derek Smith –

Criminalistics (PDF)

Honors Chemistry (PDF)

Accelerated Chemistry (PDF)

Kris Walendzik –

AW Biology

Accelerated Biology


Ted Burba –

A.P. Psychology (PDF)

Psychology (PDF)

Jim Haveman –

Developmental Psychology (PDF)

Matt Howe –

  • US History (PDF)
  • Yearbook- First and Second Semester

Bob Nowak –

Mark Spetoskey –

A.P. US History (PDF)

US History (PDF)

Mark Thrall – – website

World History (PDF)

Jeff Vargo –

Economics (PDF)

Kevin Weber –

U.S. History (PDF)

Robyne Bailey –

Academic Support

Consumer Math

DLS English/Soc Studies


Kassandra Darling –

Kylie Herzog –

Julie Haveman –

Consumer Math

Government (PDF)



Cheryl Johnson –

Academic Support


U.S. History/World History

Karen Michewicz –

Academic Support

Applied English

English 12 First Semester (PDF)

English 12 Second Semester (PDF)

Christina Miller –

Academic Support

Algebra (PDF)