Student Body News 2-24-20

24 Feb Student Body News 2-24-20

Monday, February 24

“From the Top”, Northview’s a cappella group, is the Midwest quarterfinal champion! Their win at the International Competition of High School a cappella a couple weeks ago punched their ticket to the Ohio semifinal in three weeks. Starting tomorrow, they will be selling $10 t-shirts during lunches to raise money for their travel. Help them seize the opportunity to perform in New York City for finals!

SpartanNash is hiring:
• Part time Order Selectors in their warehouse. Flexible hours. Must be 18. $15/hr.
• Retail stores (D&W and Family Fare). All ages to work in their stores.
Apply online at

Two temporary positions (lasting 2-3 weeks, a couple hours a day) for juniors and seniors, dropping off flyers on Plainfield and the Beltline for a new local business, Paul Thai, located on Plainfield Ave. Pay is approximately $12-$14 per hour. If interested, email Jeff Walker at or text him at 732-439-3533. Do not call.

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.

Attention Juniors: On Thursday, March 26th ALL Juniors MUST plan to attend a mandatory registration session for the Spring SAT, WorkKeys and M-STEP Tests. This registration session will take place in the cafeteria from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Please bring a #2 pencil to this session.

Attention all baseball players: There will be a mandatory meeting in the PE classroom this Wednesday at 2:45. You must attend or confirm your absence with Coach Denton.

Attention Juniors and Seniors! The Northview Writing Center will host another Scholarship Writing Session during lunches, this Wednesday 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 this Wednesday during lunch if you are interested!


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.

For any Freshman, Sophomore or Junior who is interested in the NYC trip, we have great news! Until this Saturday, February 29th, the price has been lowered to $1,169. A savings of $40. See Ms. Rogers or Ms. Michewicz for more information.

The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship application needs to be postmarked by this Saturday, February 29th. For any senior going into the field of science, this is an opportunity for college. See Guidance or Mr. Burba if you are interested in applying.

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.


• 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

There is no school for students or staff on Friday, March 13.

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.

LEGO mania is back! Don’t miss out on this awesome night of LEGO fun! There’s something for everyone who loves LEGO. The Speed Building Competition is for people who can build a brand new kit really fast. The Creation Competition is for people who love to use their own LEGOs to build amazing original designs. The LEGO Love Exhibition is your chance to show off your favorite LEGO sets from your personal collection. Register now at the Northview band booster’s website: LEGO mania will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 5-8 pm. See you there!

FEBRUARY 24, 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

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 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.

U.S. Army Tue., Mar. 11th 10:00am

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.