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Northview Earns National School of Character Honor

national school of character badgeNonprofit organization Character.org has named Northview High School as a 2017 National School of Character.
 
Northview is one of 83 schools and four school districts being recognized nationwide in 2017. It is the only one of 17 schools honored in Missouri that serves an entirely special education population.
 
Each year, Character.org selects schools and districts that demonstrate through a rigorous evaluation process that their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and their communities.
 
“The students and staff really put forth their best effort when it comes to character education, from activities in the classroom to reaching out to the community, mentoring at elementary schools and providing character education lessons at the local elementary schools,” said Northview Principal Brian O’Connor. “They’ve really gone above and beyond to make this happen. So congratulations to the staff and students.”
 
Selected schools will serve as models for other schools, helping them to achieve the same results.
 
“We are extremely proud of this year’s National Schools of Character as well as our district recipients. Their dedication to character development has proven over time to increase the well-being of so many students, their families and their communities across the United States and beyond, " said Doug Karr, president and chief executive officer of Character.org.
 
Northview is one of 17 schools being honored in 2017 that are former National Schools of Character reapplying for the national designation.
 
Character.org will honor the 2017 National Schools of Character at the National Forum on Character Education, to be held Oct. 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia.
 
For more information about Character.org and the National Schools of Character program, visit www.character.org.

Service Learning at its Best

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.

Harvest Festival


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.

Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4–8, 2013

 

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.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime at 989-7348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Miss Sarah Kimmel