Student Body News 2-7-20

07 Feb Student Body News 2-7-20

STUDENT BODY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday, February 7

Thank you to all the students who came out during our MLK “Week of Giving Back”.

– The Women’s Power Up group made and donated 35 cards and period kits.
– WAVE and Peer Listeners assembled and donated 52 pounds of snack bags to Kids Food Basket.
– The Art Club made and donated 34 pet toys, and
– Student Government and National Honor Society painted 48 frames which will be given to veterans at the Veterans dinner this month.

These donations and the care that went into them, make our community a better place. We are Northview!

Congratulations to the Varsity competitive cheer team for their amazing performance last night at the OK White Conference finals! The girls had a record high score of 623, which is the highest score on record for Northview!

Girls Who Code Club is open to all High School girls hoping to learn more about the field of computer coding. This is a career field that is 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.

The Love Project is here!

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

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 TONIGHT!

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting their Spring Open House on Saturday, March 14th from 10:00am-1:00pm. To reserve a spot and learn more, visit www.grcc.edu/openhouse

Sylvan Learning Centers in Rockford is offering a FREE SAT or ACT practice test on the following dates: Saturday, February 15th and Monday, February 17th. Space is limited. Stop in the Counseling office for more information.

Next week is Spirit week! Here’s the theme line-up!
• Monday is Jersey Day.
• Tuesday is Class Colors:
Seniors wear blue
Juniors wear purple
Sophomores wear pink
Freshman wear green
• Wednesday is Meme Day
• Thursday is College Day
• Friday is Spirit Day

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.

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

Anyone interested in playing softball this year should attend a meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, February 12th at 2:45 in the cafeteria.

The “Pennies for Patients” fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is taking place through next 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 next 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.

MARCH PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

• 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 7, 2020

ATTENTION SENIORS

• 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. 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov website or download the myStudentAid app.

9TH-12TH OPPORTUNITIES

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 www.grcc.edu/openhouse

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER: in Rockford is offering a FREE SAT or ACT practice test on the following dates: Sat., Feb. 15th and 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 www.calvin.edu/visit or call 800-688-0122.

Kent ISD Career Readiness Events for Students & Parents
TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
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. https://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk–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 www.go.umflint.edu/visitus 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 www.ltu.edu for a listing of all the events and to register.

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

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

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 https://student.naviance.com/northviewhs 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)

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Students can find a current list of scholarships on their Naviance account.
COLLEGE BOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM199403-&rid=167713963

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

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 www.cas.mse.edu/camps

STANFORD PRE-COLLEGIATE STUDIES: Various programs for students in Grades 7-12. Visit www.spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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 www.chuckecheese.com

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

TJ MAXX: is for Merchandise Associates all hours and schedules. Apply online at www.tjx.com/careers

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 sfoust@nvps.net.

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 maryhelen945@nvps.net for more information.