Class of 2016
Freshmen book of information
Northview High School
5403 Silica Drive
KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
IN HIGH SCHOOL
Courses to Choose From
Extracurricular Activities/Athletic Programs
Greater Emphasis on Academic Achievement
KUDER and College/Career Planning
Testing and Exams
Name_________________________ I.D. #__________________
Single Period Math Double Block Math Band Schedule
- English 1. English 1. English
- World Studies 2. World Studies 2. World Studies
**3. P.E/____(.5) **3. P.E/___(.5) **3. P.E./___(.5)
- Science 4. Science 4. Science
- Math 5. Math 5. Band/____(.5)
- Lunch 6. Math 6. Band
- ____________ 7. Lunch 7. Lunch
- ____________ 8. ___________ 8. Math
- ____________ 9. ___________ 9. ___________
* Choose 2 semester electives OR 1 year long elective for each empty period*
** If you completed summer PE, please select a semester elective (.5) **
Year Long Electives (1.0)
Arts and Communication
· Art Foundation
· 3D Design
· 2 D Design
· NV Women’s Chorus
· Symphonic Choir
· Symphonic Chamber Choir
· French I
· French II
· French III
· German I
· German II
· Spanish I
· Spanish II
· Spanish III
Semester Electives (.5)
§ Reading Lab
§ Study Skills
Arts & Communications
§ Arts & Comm. Foundation
§ Computer Graphics Foundation
§ Drama I
§ Advanced Drama
§ Theater Workshop
§ Public Speaking
§ Intro to Journalism
§ Popular Music
§ Art Appreciation I
§ Art Appreciation II
§ Western Geography
Health & Human Services
§ Health Careers Foundation
§ Teen Issues
§ Child Development
§ Nutrition and Healthy Living
§ Intro to Education
Business Systems Technologies
§ Business & Management Found.
Industrial & Engineering Technologies
§ Engineering Systems
§ Engineering Applications
§ Technical Sketching & Drawing
§ Alternative Energy Technologies
§ Information Technology Foundation
§ Software Applications
§ Advanced Software Applications
§ Programming I
§ Programming II
· French Conversation Honors I
· French Conversation Honors II
4 YEAR PLAN for CLASS of 2016
Name: Student Number:
Phone Number: Career Cluster:
English, Math, Science, P.E., Health, World Studies
2. Science 9 Chemistry/Science 9 Physics
3. World Studies
5. Math _______________________________________________
English, Math, Science, P.E., American History
2. American History
4. Math ________________________________________________
5. PE/ __________________________________________________
American Literature, Math, Science
1. American Literature
2. Math _________________________________________________
3. Science ______________________________________________
English, American Government, Math, Science
2. Math ________________________________________________
3. Government/ ________________________________________
Fine Arts Class:
Social Studies Class:
Future plans and/or programs of interest:
The following is a list of activities
(month –by- month)
that typically happen
(Please check your school calendar for more specific dates)
· Band Camp Begins
· Fall Sports tryouts (check with coaches)
· Wildcat Welcome Days (2 designated days in August for orientation)
· Senior Picnic
· Band Car wash
· 1st day of schoolJ
· Senior Parent Meeting
· Open House
· Band & Orchestra Tag Day
· Parent Meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month)
· Sophomore Ring order
· Freshmen student government elections
· Freshmen t-shirt orders taken
· Freshmen magazine Sale
· Senior Panoramic Picture
· Counselors meet with all seniors about College/graduation
· Mid-Term distribution (end of month)
· Senior orders for graduation placed
· Homecoming Game/Dance
· Fall Festival Parade
· OGT make-ups
· Spirit Week
· End of 1st quarter
· Marching Band Tour
· 1st quarter grade cards distributed to students
· Fall Play
· Thanksgiving Break
· Winter Sports begin
· National Honor Society Blood Drive
· Choir Concerts
· Mid-term distribution to students
· Winter Break
· Speech and Debate Tournament at NV
· Exams (3 days)
· Grade Card distribution
· HSTW Assessment for Seniors (even calendar years)
· 8th grade Open House
· Scheduling for the next year begins
· PSEO & Junior College Planning - evening
· After Prom Garage Sale
· Orchestra Concert
· Mid term grade distribution
· Foreign Language Week
· Individual Conferences with students for scheduling
· OGT Tests (all week is on 2 hour delay)
· Toledo Area College Night
· 9th/10th Honors Banquet
· Turn-A-Bout Dance
· 3rd Quarter Grade Card Distribution
· Spring Play
· Spring Break
· 11th/12th Grade Honors Banquet
· Mid-Term Distribution
· Choir Banquet
· AP Tests
· Senior Breakfast/Practice
· Grade Cards Mailed home
Club Name Advisor
Art Club Terri Seal-Roth/Ryan Creech
Challenge Cats April McGough
Chess Club Jon Engel
Drama Club Carol Sharp
Earth Club Michelle Bogue
French Club Kim McElroy/Mary Goodwin
German Club Christina Forster
Harry Potter Club Kathy Benya
Peace Club Joyce Williams
LiteraryMagazine Club Kathy Benya/Fran Borchers
Math Club Greg Christy
Musicals/Plays Don Wachowiak
National Honor Society Fran Borchers
Paw Pride Carolyn Kaminski/Dan Dick
Quiz Bowl Perry Lefevre
Rocket Club Ed Schwerkolt
Science Olympiad Andy Roth
Spanish Club Chris Monday
Speech and Debate Joe Drouillard
Table Tennis Club Brian Blakeman
Thespians Don Wachowiak
Ultimate Frisbee Jeremy Holloway
Whispering Wildcats Stewart B. Jesse
Business Professionals Sue Briddell
FCCLA Terri Morris
Med Tech VICA Pat Johnson
Newspaper/Yearbook Sarah Huey
Future Educator’s Wanda Snyder
Skills USA VICA Chris Jude
Band, Band Auxillary Gene Bohlnad
Jazz Band Gene Bohland
Orchestra Pam Theil
Symphony Orchestra Pam Theil
Choirs Dawn Kingman
Student Government/Class Advisors
Student Government MaGee Wilson/ Katherine Jensen
Freshmen Rick Schneider/Amy Schloegl
Sophomore Paula Werner/ Perry Lefevre
Juniors Fran Borchers/Karolyn Nowak
Seniors Sue Briddell/Jodi Hess/Peggy Keller
Time management is the way you regulate or schedule your time. Successful time management
allows you enough time to complete your work while still finding time to take advantage of
other important activities such as clubs, sports, and volunteer work. In fact, these activities
will be enjoyed more fully when you know that you have your class work completed.
Three of the basic time management strategies every student must integrate in their life are:
planning, prioritizing and focusing
Step one: Planning
USE YOUR AGENDA BOOK or start very basic with just a notebook and a pen. At the
very start of your day, jot down your to do list of the day. If you are making big tasks,
break it down in steps and put some of these smaller steps as part of your day.
Step two: Prioritize
When you are coupling time management and studying, you'll have to know which ones are
the tasks that are truly important and put them first on the list. Experts recommend doing the
task that is more time consuming and boring first. This way you'll be mentally freer the rest
of the day!
***DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!!!! Procrastination is the habit of putting off
planned activites for activities of lesser importance. All of us procrastinate to some extent!
But when procrastination becomes a habit that causes stress, reduces the quality of your
work, and impedes your ability to achieve goals then overcoming procrastination becomes
Step three: Focus
Finally, you'll need to focus. During teenage years this can be pretty hard. Text message, IM,
calls, they all contribute to losing focus. However, when the time comes to do what we have
to do, focusing will have to be exercised. Turn down all elements that distract you and get to
the task at hand!
***Remember, time management is a learned skill, and it might be a new skill for you. If you
try to organize your time and it doesn't go flawlessly at first, never fear. The more you manage
your time, the easier this habit will become. Best of luck students!
STUDENT TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES
Preparing for Tests
• Maintain good study habits: Do your class work.
º Have a clear understanding of homework assignments before leaving class.
º Keep a record of assignments received and completed.
º Make a study schedule and follow it.
º Tell your parents about schoolwork and homework.
º Turn in homework on time.
º Get make-up assignments when returning from an absence.
º See teachers for additional help.
• Seek and use past homework assignments, class notes, and available review materials.
• Follow directions.
• Find out when tests will be given out.
• Get a good night's rest and eat a normal breakfast before testing.
• Read and pay careful attention to all directions.
• Read each passage and accompanying questions.
• Read every possible answer--the best one could be last.
• Read and respond to items one at a time rather than thinking about the whole test.
• Reread, when necessary, the parts of a passage needed for selecting the correct answer.
• Don't expect to find a pattern in the positions of the correct answers.
• Don't make uneducated guesses. Try to get the correct answer by reasoning and
eliminating wrong answers.
• Decide exactly what the question is asking; one response is clearly best.
• Don't spend too much time on any one question.
• Skip difficult questions until all other questions have been answered. On scrap paper,
keep a record of the unanswered items to return to, if time permits.
• Make sure to record the answer in the correct place on the answer sheet.
• Only change an answer if you are sure the first one you picked was wrong. Be sure to
completely erase changed answers.
• Work as rapidly as possible with accuracy.
• After completion of the test, use any remaining time to check your answers.
• Keep a good attitude. Think positively!
MORE WAYS TO STUDY . . .
» Review your notes
» Highlight your notes
» Practice with Flashcards
» Ask someone to quiz you
» Organize your papers so that you are working with everything you need
» Outline or make a graphic version of written work (lists, columns,
Venn diagrams, etc.)
» Quiz yourself
» Use a worksheet as a quiz by covering over the answers and re-doing it
» Look over old quizzes and try to figure out why you're making mistakes
» Look over returned assignments for the unit
» Answer study guide questions
» Look up the parts of the assignment that you didn't understand the first time
Taking Notes in Class
In classes, your teachers will talk about topics that you are studying. The information they
provide will be important for you to know when you take tests. You must be able to take
good written notes from what your teachers say.
Taking good notes is a three-stage process in which there are certain things you should do
before class, during class, and after class. Here are the threee stages of notetaking and what
you should do during each stage.
1. Get Ready to Take Notes (Before Class)
• Review your notes from the previous class session before you come to class. This will
help you remember what was covered and get you ready to understand new information
your teacher provides.
• Complete all assigned readings before you come to class. Your teacher will expect that
you have done this and will use and build upon this information.
• Bring all notetaking materials with you to class. Have serveral pens and pencils as well as
2. Take Notes (During Class)
• Keep your attention focused on what your teacher is saying. Listen for "signal statements"
that tell you that what your teacher is about to say is important to write in your notes.
Examples of signal statements are "The most important point..." and "Remember that..."
Be sure to include in your notes information that your teacher repeats or writes on the
• Write quickly so that you can include all the important information in your notes. Do this
by writing abbreviated words such as med for medicine, using symbols such as % for
percent, and writing short sentences.
• Place a ? next to information you write in your notes, but about whose meaning you are
3. Rewrite Your Notes (After Class)
• Rewrite your notes to make them more complete by changing abbreviated words into
whole words, symbols into words, and shortened sentences into longer sentences.
• Make your notes more accurate by answering any questions you had when writing your
notes in class. Use your textbook and reference sources to obtain the information you
need to answer your questions. If necessary, ask your teacher or other students to help.
• Check with other students to be sure you did not leave out important information.
Having good class notes will help you to be better prepared for tests.
Tests that you will be taking during high school:
Every year you will be required to take certain tests. Some of the tests are optional (but suggested),
and many are required. Please refer to the list below as your guide and if you have any questions,
please feel free to contact your guidance counselor.
During this year, you will take a practice Ohio Graduation Test (not to be used for any other
reason than for tutoring/help)
1. Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). This is a test that is required by the state to pass in order to
receive a diploma. It is administered in March of the sophomore year. Students will then be
given 6 more chances to pass prior to senior year.
2. PSAT (Pre SAT): This is an optional test, however, recommended for college bound students.
1. ACT Assessment Test—This is a test to be taken for the first time spring of junior year. It is
recommended for all college bound students.
2. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude test). This is a test to be taken the 1st time during the spring of junior year.
***For both of these tests, please check with the college for entrance requirements.
3. PSAT—same as sophomore year, however, the scores during the junior year could enable a student
to become eligible for National Merit Scholarships.
1. ACT and SAT: both tests can be retaken during the fall of the senior year.
Please be aware that these are tests for each year. As you approach the next level, please be sure to check
with your guidance counselor to verify the tests for the upcoming year.
1. KNOW your teacher’s email and extensions.
2. Contact your counselor immediately if there is a problem.
3. STAY INVOLVED!!!
4. Use your Agenda Book.
5. Keep a resume of activities.
Grade Cards/Mid-Term Distribution:
Grades: Mailed Home 6/14/13
1st Semester Exam Schedule:
1/15/13: Periods 1,2,3
1/16/13: Periods 4,5,6
1/17/13: Periods 7,8,9
2nd Semester Exam Schedule:
6/4/13: Periods 1,2,3
6/5/13: Periods 4,5,6
6/6/13: Periods 7,8,9
Students will be able to log on to the new Course of Study
All signed course selections will be due to counselors
All students will meet individually with their counselor to finalize schedule
Any schedule changes or adjustments will be made for final schedule
Individual Registration and Login Instructions:
Please follow the instructions below to begin using KUDER Navigator—an online
educational and career planning system for today’s high school students.
· Go to Ohio Career Planning System at http://oh.kuder.com
· Select New Users from the Login Area to begin the registration process.
· Select Student and choose your grade level from the drop down menu.
· Click Continue to create your account.
· During the process you will need to create a unique user name and password.
Write down your user name and password in the space provided for future reference.
User Name: _______________
You will be asked to enter your N Activation Code provided by our school
N Code: See your counselor
· Be sure to check the box next to “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of use”
· Click Create New Account to complete the process