Programs and Clubs

Adventure Leadership Program

A student run program for the Northview High School and our community. The club’s members work hard to keep NHS and our community green by recycling, cleaning campus, participating in Adopt-A-Highway, and other events to continue making our school beautiful.

Advisors:
Mrs. Nicole Mulheisen at nmulheisen@nvps.net
Ms. Sarah Snyder at ssnyder@nvps.net

Art Club

The mission of the Northview High School Art Club is to promote quality opportunities for individual artistic growth, personal expression, and understanding of how art relates to oneself and the world.

Advisor:

Ms. Tanya Lockwood at tlockwood@nvps.net

Band Council

The Band Council and/or leadership team is a collection of band students that help in a leadership role and as a liaison for the high school band program at large. They aide in logistics of the band program, give the directors a sense and pulse of the students’ needs, attitudes, and desires, and help maintain a positive culture within the band’s membership. These leaders are nominated and voted on by the band students.

Advisor:

Mr. Greg Wells at gwells@nvps.net

Campus Life

Campus Life is a weekly club meeting on Monday nights at 7:17 PM, where Northview High School students can come and hang out with friends, eat snacks, and talk about what is really going on in life! There is no membership, any student can come anytime!

Advisor:

Mr. Dylan Mason at dmason@wmyfc.org

Debate Club

Debate Club is different than one might think. Debate Club does not simply argue. Debate Club will teach you to logically develop a thesis, based upon a specific topic, with evidence to defend that thesis. Debate will teach you to attack a thesis and evidence. Debate club will teach you to present information in a manner that will win policy debate competitions. Debate club will teach life skills like: thinking logically, public speaking, RESEARCH, teamwork, and ORGANIZATION. You are asked to demonstrate these skills while in the club.

Advisor:

Mr. Mark Thrall at mthrall@nvps.net

Diversity Youth Partnership Program

The Diversity Youth Partnership (DYP) program trains students how to increase their inclusive leadership skills. Four years after its development, we continue to build capacity in our students as well as our organization through the DYP program. This program has not only increased understanding of inclusion for our students, but we have witnessed a change in the way that students value inclusion. We are currently one of the only district in the West Michigan area to sustain such a program and it is our hope that our students’ commitment is contagious. To date more than 400 students have taken part in the Diversity Youth Partnership.

Advisors:

Ms. Sarah Gammans at sgammans@nvps.net

Ms. Tamber Bustance at tbustance@grcc.edu

Drama Club

Drama Club is for anyone interested in Theater–onstage or off. Our goal is to create a fun environment to learn new acting skills, to build better relationships and characters, and to work together to write mini plays and scenes. We’re so proud to announce this year’s fundraiser will be The Haunted Theater! The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Tickets are $7.00 at the door; $5.00 for students.

Advisor:

Ms. Malia Huffman at maliahuffman@gmail.com

Fashion Club

​The mission of the Northview High School Fashion Club​ is to inspire students interested in pursuing careers or personal knowledge in the field of Fashion.

Advisor:

Ms. Tanya Lockwood at tlockwood@nvps.net

Fly Fishing Club

The Fly Fishing Club provides opportunities for students to acquire new skills and have fun while experiencing many aspects of the art of fly fishing. The club will focus on teaching skills in a classroom setting and on-the-water instruction to promote learning of a personally rewarding sport.

Advisor:

Mr. Rich Youngberg at ryoungberg@nvps.net

French Club

French club is for students who enjoy all things French! Our goal is to explore the culture of France and other Francophone countries through food, music, movies, and more. French Club meets once a month. The schedule and events are decided by membership.

Advisor:

Ms. Michelle Hamersma at mhamersma@nvps.net

Gay Straight Alliance

The Gay Straight Alliance is a safe space to talk about current events and topics in and about the LGBT community. Meetings are held in Room 2114 in the English wing every Tuesday after school from 2:40 to 4:00 PM.

GSA Student Organizers:
Lydia Brubaker (President)
Sam Roberts (Vice President) at Samuel.Roberts@student.nvps.net
Savannah Ward

Math Club

Math Club is for students who enjoy math and enjoy solving challenging problems. This is available for any interested High School students and usually involves a couple Math competitions at GVSU and GRCC (9th and 10th graders only). We also have meetings throughout the year to discuss competition strategies or to solve challenging and fun math questions. There is no cost or long time commitment for this club, so come once a month or every week!

Advisor:

Mr. Andrew Otten at aotten@nvps.net

National Honor Society

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

Advisor:

Ms. Christine Atchison at catchison@nvps.net

Peer Listeners

Northview Peer Listeners is a student run organization at NHS. Our mission is to foster emotional well-being through peer to peer interaction. Peer listeners are trained in a variety of areas including listening, communication skills, problem solving and crisis management.

Advisor:

Ms. Nichole Mulheisen at nmulheisen@nvps.net

The Roar (Student News)

The Roar is a student led publication of Northview High School. The Roar is dedicated to our readers, the students of NVHS, above all else. Our staff is committed to reporting worthy local, national and global news, using our website to update our community on local and pressing stories. We have made a pledge to only publish what is both true and fair. It is our mission to represent our school, community and the individuals of NVHS while maintaining the utmost levels of journalistic integrity, passion and discipline.

Advisor:

Ms. Betsy Verwys at bverwys@nvps.net

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Northview SADD began 32 years ago as Students against Drunk Driving but now has evolved into Destructive Decisions as there are many more actions that can affect the students in today’s society. Our members try to exemplify wise decision making in what can lead to bad life consequences. By their actions and examples to their friends and school member they also will think before they make decisions that could put them in harm’s way or lead to bad life changing outcomes

SADD holds 3 blood drives each school year at Northview High School, and encourages students, staff and the Northview Community to ‘Give the Gift of Life’. Since 2002, Northview High School as collected 3,472 pints of blood, saving 10,281 lives! This does not take into account the pints of blood collected and lives saved prior to 2002.

In the spirit of giving back to the Northview Community and West Michigan, SADD sponsors a Toys for Tots drive each fall, to help Northview families in need enjoy a brighter Christmas.

One of the most impactful events SADD is involved with is our Distracted/Drunk Driving Crash Simulation, which is held each spring and involves only 11th grade students and SADD students. This is a very powerful and realistic portrayal of a teen car crash scene directed by the Plainfield Fire Department in conjunction with the Kent County Sheriffs Department, the Kent County Prosecutors Office, and Life EMS

Advisor:

Mr. Ted Burba at tburba@nvps.net

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. The team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set. The events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology with a emphasis on active, hands-on group participation.

Advisor:

Mr. Brian Hendricks at bhendricks@nvps.net

Spanish Club

Spanish Club is a student run organization that gets together to sing Spanish songs, dance, share delicious food, and play games. It also allows students to meet people from different levels of Spanish. The students are in charge of generating and planning the meetings.

Advisor:

Mr. Marsh at cmarsh@nvps.net

Student Council

Student Council is a group of students elected by their peers who are responsible for various activities at the high school. Student Council members are required to volunteer in and around the NV community. Student Council members also are responsible for planning assemblies, dances, and other service projects within the high school.

Advisor:

Ms. Julie Haveman at jlhaveman@nvps.net

Volunteer Committee

The Volunteer Committee volunteers for various activities in and around the Northview Community. Activities vary from year to year.

Advisors:

Ms. Julie Haveman at jlhaveman@nvps.net

Ms. Sarah Snyder at ssnyder@nvps.net

WAVE

We are WAVE which stands for Welcoming, Accepting and Valuing Everyone. Our purpose is to bring heightened awareness of and appreciation for diversity in the school by embracing differences and exemplifying unity through classroom and whole school activities.

WAVE Vision Statement: As a body of interracial and distinct individuals, we choose to break down the barriers of hate and discrimination that divide us. We commit ourselves to creating unity and unleashing the power of greater understanding, building awareness, and embracing difference.

Advisor:

Ms. Sarah Gammans at sgammans@nvps.net