SSD held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 31 for the new building that will replace the current Northview High School.
Construction of the new school, which will open in fall 2015, is among the repairs, updates and renovation projects made possible by voters’ approval of Proposition S in 2012.
The students at Northview are very involved in several Service Learning projects in our community and beyond. Below are 5 examples of projects that our classes are working on to make it a better world.
Shoes For Kenya – Gently used shoes are sold in Africa and proceeds from sales purchase water purification systems for needy areas. Parents may send in gently used shoes that are in decent condition.
Food Pantry – Parents may send in canned goods and nonperishable items used to make up food baskets at Christmas and other times that a bit of assistance is required for needy families.
Operation Gratitude – Classes donate $15.00 each to pay for postage for one care package sent to a soldier in harm’s way (like Afghanistan). Parents may send in money to assist with donations. Also, if you have a family member who is serving in one of the branches of the military send in a picture of them and we will place the picture on our world map recognizing our active duty military.
St. Patrick’s Center Casserole Program – Parents may send in brownie mixes, canned icing, marshmallows, rice krispies, cake mixes for monthly bake sales that raise money to buy ingredients for casseroles. These casseroles are prepared by the students monthly for St. Patrick’s Center for homeless people located downtown.
House of Hope – This is an organization which makes up care packages of toiletries and personal hygiene items for children in Haiti. We are looking for these items as well as pennies which are collected in all classrooms throughout the school year.
Stray Rescue – Some classrooms collect plain Milkbone dog biscuits, dishwasher detergent, bleach, nylabones, 13 gallon and 50 gallon trash bags used at the Stray Rescue shelter.
Here’s a great way for you to be of service to your own school at Northview. Room 106 collects, counts and submits Boxtops for Education on behalf of our school. You can find these boxtops on many products such as cereal, soup and cake mixes to name just a few. Last year, we collected 2,285 boxtops. Since 2004, Northview has earned over $2000 to purchase educational items that make our school a better place for learning. Remember to look for the Boxtop symbol on products you use, clip those symbols and turn them in to Room 106! We are collecting Campbell Soup Labels also!
Northview is involved in Schnucks’ Community escrip program. Ask for a card at your local Schnucks’ store. Everytime you shop, a percentage of your purchase is donated back to Northview. If interested in getting a card through school, please contact us at 989-7300.
Friday, November 15th is the date for another great Northview Tradition: Harvest Fest. Our students love this day which includes a tug-of-war competition, cookie decorating, needle in the haystack search, pumpkin seed spitting competition, and turkey (teacher) races. The weather has been perfect for this afternoon activity for the past few years and with fingers crossed, this date will provide perfect weather as well.
National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from Feb. 4–8, 2013, to focus on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive
school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.
More than 30,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in this week of recognition.
As part of its celebration of school counselors, Northview students will be focusing on ‘Kindness’ this month. You might wonder what that means. Kindness is defined as “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” And showing kindness means being aware of others and how they feel before you act. So this month we will explore ways to express kindness toward others and accept kindness ourselves. There are so many opportunities at school, at home and in our communities to show kindness to others, but sometimes these opportunities are not easy to see! My job is to help each of your students find small ways to show kindness wherever they are, no matter the situation. That’s what school counselors do: We help.