Student Body News 2-19-20

19 Feb Student Body News 2-19-20

Wednesday, February 19

CONGRATULATIONS WILDCATS on a successful fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society! We raised a total of $1421.00! The class collecting the most amount for the Change War and winning the Northview Spirit Cup bragging rights is the FRESHMAN! Thank you to everyone for all your support!

Congratulations to Caleb Felker for his 1st place finish at Saturday’s Regional Powerlifting Tournament. With a combined 3-lift total of 790 pounds, Caleb has qualified and will be representing Northview at the State Powerlifting meet in early March.

Good Luck Megan Paasche, Alex Ambrose and the Girls Ski Team as they compete at the State Ski Race on Monday at Nubs Knob – Ski Fast Wildcats!

Girls Who Code Club is open to all High School girls wanting to learn more about the field of computer coding. This is a career field seeking more involvement from women, and we are providing you with the tools to help you learn more about it. Please join us in the Fishbowl every Monday from 2:45 to 4:00. There is a minimal club fee of $10 to help cover snacks and other expenses.

Mr. Wiersma’s Online Classes will be in the Collaboration Room this Friday.

Attention Juniors and Seniors! The Northview Writing Center will host another Scholarship Writing Session during lunches, on Wednesday, February 26th in the Writing Lab. We will explore scholarship opportunities with approaching deadlines and review scholarship applications you have already written. Be sure to bring your work, and feel free to check it out on Wednesday, February 26th during lunch if you are interested!

The Roger B. Chaffee scholarship deadline is Saturday, February 29th for seniors going into science. If you are at all interested, please see the Counseling Office or Mr. Burba.
Attention all spring student-athletes planning to play boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, softball and girls soccer: We will be holding open lab times on the following dates to complete required baseline concussion testing:

• Thursday, February 27
• Wednesday, March 4
• Thursday, March 5

Testing will begin promptly at 2:50 PM in the Media Center/Fishbowl. Students that produced a valid test during the fall or winter season do not need to repeat testing; a list of valid tests is posted outside the athletic office and the SRC. Any questions see Mr. Brinks or Mr. Killinger.

After school CATS will be held in the Writing Lab on all the above dates.

The Army will visit during lunches on Tuesday, March 3rd.

KCTC is holding their “Spring Open House” on Thursday, March 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity for students and their families to explore the various programs that KCTC has to offer.

KCTC Criminal Justice applications for the 2020-2021 school year, are now available in the Counseling office. Deadline to apply is by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 6th.

KCTC applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and interested 10th and 11th grade students can pick them up in the Counseling office. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 20th.

KCTC is now offering Program Visits for students interested in attending KCTC for next fall. Students must reserve a spot ahead of time. Stop in the Counseling Office for the form and more information.

Grand Rapids Police will be hosting their Summer Youth Police Academy. This is open to 10th through 12th grade students who have a 2.0 GPA and interested in law enforcement. Stop in the Counseling Office for more information.


• Monday, March 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – NO after school CATS
• Thursday, March 12 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – NO after school CATS

FEBRUARY 19, 2020


• Seniors are encouraged to check out the scholarships listed on Naviance. Several Northview scholarships are now posted.
• Please be sure you have completed your NHS Senior Interview Sheet. This is a REQUIRED task in Naviance Student. Please see the Counseling office if you can’t find the task in Naviance Student.
• FAFSA NOW OPEN!: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. Go to website or download the myStudentAid app.


GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS: is hosting an evening information night on Tue., Mar. 10th from 6:00-7:00pm at the GRCC Tassel M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW, Grand Rapids. Excellent opportunity to learn about their various programs.

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: is hosting their Spring Open House on Sat., Mar. 14th from 10:00am-1:00pm. To reserve a spot and learn more, visit

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER: in Rockford is offering a FREE SAT or ACT practice test on Mon., Feb. 17th. Space is limited. Stop in the Counseling office for more information.

KCTC APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR: are now available in the Counseling office. Criminal Justice applications are due by Fri., Mar. 6th. Regular applications are due by Fri., Mar. 20th.

KCTC SPRING OPEN HOUSE: is being held on Thu., Mar. 5th from 5:00-7:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity interested students and their families to explore the various programs KCTC has to offer.

KENT CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER (KCTC): is now offering Program Visits for students interested in attending KCTC for next fall. Students must reserve a spot ahead of time. KCTC gives preferential treatment during the enrollment process (Feb./Mar. 2020) for students who make a visit. Stop in the Counseling Office for the form and more information.

COLLEGE VISIT REMINDER: if students are planning on taking a day off from school to do a college visit, you must pick up a form in the Counseling office prior to your visit. The absence cannot be excused without the required form turned into the attendance office.

KUYPER COLLEGE: is hosting Kuyper Experience Days on the following dates: Feb. 21st and Mar. 27th. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what Kuyper has to offer.

CALVIN COLLEGE: is hosting “Fridays at Calvin” to give students an authentic experience of life on campus. “Fridays at Calvin Plus” includes the option to stay overnight in a dorm. For more information visit or call 800-688-0122.

Kent ISD Career Readiness Events for Students & Parents
Designed for students in grades 7-12, these free career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Students & parents can hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Space is limited. Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year.–tour-career-series/
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT: is hosting a variety of preview events this fall. Visit for great opportunities to see what UM-FLINT has to offer.

LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY: is hosting a variety of admission events for high school students. Visit for a listing of all the events and to register.

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY: is hosting a variety of campus events for high school students. Visit for a listing of all the events and to register.


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 account or see the guidance department announcements.

Smith College (Northhampton, MA) Virtual Information Sessions (click on links below)

March 3 (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
March 17 (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
March 31 (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
April 14 (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
April 28 (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

Students can find a current list of scholarships on their Naviance account.

BIOTECH EXPLORER AT VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE: Grades 9-12 students investigate the field of biotechnology and perform various lab techniques. Jun. 15-19, 8:30am-12:30pm. FEE: $100.00 Excellent opportunity!!! Register at

LENA MEIJER CHILDREN’S GARDEN PAL PARTNER: is looking for volunteers to help in various areas this summer and fall working with peers, staff and guests. Application available at

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA & INFORMATION: is hosting a variety of summer camps for students interested in video game design, 2D &3D animation, and eSports broadcasting of Super Smash Bros gameplay. For more information and to register visit

STANFORD PRE-COLLEGIATE STUDIES: Various programs for students in Grades 7-12. Visit

Students can find all current job posting information on the bulletin board outside the media center.

FROSTY BOY is now hiring for the spring and summer. Must be 16 years old, have reliable transportation, a positive attitude, and available to start early March. If interested, apply online at

PAUL THAI on Plainfield Ave is hiring a PT Server. Anyone interested can stop in to the restaurant or call Julie at 616-805-5159 or 732-379-9946.

SCHEPPERS CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION: now hiring summer concrete construction laborers. Complete and application on location at 10578 Linden Dr. NW, Grand Rapids

CHUCK E. CHEESE: no hiring all positions at the Alpine location. Apply in person at 3108 Alpine Ave. or online at

CELEBRATION CINEMA NORTH: is hiring Cast Members. Apply online at

TJ MAXX: is for Merchandise Associates all hours and schedules. Apply online at

NORTHVIEW LIFEGUARD: The Northview Aquatic Center is looking for lifeguards. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Interested students should see Suann at the pool if interested or email at

TACO BOY: on Plainfield Ave. is now hiring. Stop in directly to apply.

KUMON LEARNING CENTER: on Plainfield is looking for after school tutors. Contact Northview student MaryHelen Prince at for more information.