Student Body News 2-5-20

05 Feb Student Body News 2-5-20

Wednesday, February 5

The Roar is out this week! Some articles include “stay humble, hustle hard” by Nevaeh Downs and “reach for the rafters” by Calvin Hyde. Read these, among others at or on The Roar app.

The Love Project is coming!

To raise money for the Dave Witucki Scholarship fund, there will be a special canvas painting event taking place at the boys’ and girls’ home basketball games this Friday.

For $20 a person (or $60 a family) you will get to create an 8×10 canvas painting, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the scholarship fund created in honor of our former high school counselor Dave Witucki.

There will also be a variety of activities taking place during the basketball games to help raise additional money, and “The Love Project” buttons will be sold for a $1 each.

The girls’ game starts at 5:30 and boys’ game starts at 7:00 PM.

We will see you on Friday!

After school CATS TODAY and TOMORROW will be in the Writing Lab.

Mr. Wiersma’s Online Classes will be held in the Collaboration Room on Friday,
February 21st.

Thru Monday, March 30th, after school CATS on Mondays will be held in the Writing Lab.

MANDEX players will practice TOMORROW in the small gym as follows: Seniors from 7:30-8:30 PM and Juniors from 8:30-9:30 PM.

Fling Tickets will be on sale next Monday thru Thursday, during both lunches. Cost is $15. NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR. Dance Guest Permission Slips are in the Main Office, and are due back to Ms. Charland by next Wednesday.

• The Marines will visit during lunches TOMORROW.
• The Grand Rapids Police Department will visit during lunches on Tuesday, February 11th.
• The U.S. Army will visit during lunches on Thursday, February 13th.
• Douglas J Aveda Institute will visit during lunches on Monday, February 17th.

The “Pennies for Patients” fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is taking place through Thursday, February 13th. Students and staff are encouraged to drop their change in the coin bags located in classrooms and offices. The competition is among grade levels. Also, if we raise $1,000 by Thursday, February 13th, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Dickerson and Mr. Marsman have all agreed to take a pie in the face! For every dollar you donate, you can put your name in a drawing to be the person who gets to do the pie in the face to the administrators. Stop by the Counseling Office to buy a raffle ticket. Help us raise funds for the LLS!

On Friday, February 14th, Northview High School will conduct a school-wide Practice SAT for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Students will report to their 1st hour teacher and remain in their 1st hour class the entire Practice SAT.

Seniors will have the option to get volunteer hours, go on a college visit, or attend a job shadow on the morning of Friday, February 14th. Forms will be available in the Counseling Office and must be turned into the Main Office for attendance purposes.

Any student that would like to take the practice SAT, but does not have a 1st hour in the building may report to Mr. Wiersma in the Media Center and participate in the Practice SAT.

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 5, 2020


• Please be sure you have completed your NHS Senior Interview Sheet. This is a REQUIRED task in Naviance Student. Without the completion of the Senior Interview Sheet, your transcript and Letters of Recommendations will be delayed. 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.


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/
Upcoming Events:
Construction & Engineering Careers @ Elzinga & Volkers, Tue., Feb. 11, 6:00-7:30PM
Health & Rehabilitation Careers @ Mary Free Bed, Tue., Feb. 11, 6:00-7:30PM SCECH
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)

February 18 (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
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.

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.

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.