Academic Advisement Night for Parents of 9th – 11th Graders
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Northview High School Theater

Counselors and administrators will deliver a presentation on graduation requirements, course registration and selection process, and other high school topics. Counselors and administrators will be available after the presentation to answer specific questions that parents may have about their child’s high school course registration.
 
ALSO, REMEMBER TO ATTEND NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL’S 8TH ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR, MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 FROM 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM IN THE NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL FOOD COURT. COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES FROM OVER 100 COLLEGES ARE ALREADY REGISTERED! ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!

Dear Northview HS Community:

During the Cluster Council meeting on January 14, 2010, we were informed of organizational changes in the Division of Instruction approved by the Fulton County Board of Education Tuesday night, January 12th. These organizational changes modify our alignment with schools feeding into Northview HS, Chattahoochee HS, and the new Johns Creek HS. The revised structure essentially creates new "Areas," with our area being comprised of Northview HS, Banneker HS, Riverwood HS, Independence HS, and McClarin HS along with their feeder schools. We now will be aligned with schools far from the Johns Creek area with issues and needs quite different from those in the current Northview HS Area. The school system has indicated that the primary objectives are to promote a "system-wide" approach, to share techniques for instruction and school improvement, and additionally, and to equalize assignments for area superintendents. We believe these objectives can be accomplished without completely turning our established area inside-out. Students in the other schools in our new area have significantly different issues and needs. We believe that it is important to continue working on issues with schools in our geographic area, schools that have similar issues, needs, and objectives as Northview HS.

The area superintendent assignments for the new plan are as follows:

Operations Area Superintendent:  Len Box

Instructional Area Superintendents:

Area 1Bob Lynch: Tri-Cities, Roswell Cluster Schools, (21)
Area 2Iris Moran: Banneker, Northview and Riverwood Cluster Schools, Independence HS and McClarin HS (18)
Area 3Randee Nagler: Westlake, Chattahoochee, Crossroads North Program, Centennial Cluster Schools (20)
Area 4Sam Taylor: Langston Hughes, Milton, and Johns Creek Cluster Schools, and South Crossroads Program (20)
Area 5Emmett Shaffer: Creekside, Alpharetta, North Springs Cluster Schools (18)
(The number in parentheses indicates the number of schools in the area.)

Late yesterday, we were told that we can continue to work with our geographic area schools, though we don’t have details as to how that will be facilitated given multiple Area Superintendents. Another concern is how our new Area Superintendent will have "time" for our school in light of the other schools which have such dissimilar and time-consuming issues.  Lastly, this decision was made without community/public/parental input, which we believe is in the best interest of our children.

Please consider this information and provide your input/concerns as soon as possible to all members of the Fulton County Board of Education and Area Superintendent, Randee Nagler. Additionally, please copy the Northview HS Local School Council, Susan Auerbach, Northview/Chattahoochee/John Creek Cluster Chairperson, and Bob Miller, Chairperson, Superintendent’s Community Council. For easy reference, please use the email distribution list below as a copy/paste.
bryantlp@fultonschools.org, bernath@fultonschools.org, schultzl@fultonschools.org, reevesk@fultonschools.org, deang@fultonschools.org, widenera@fultonschools.org, maddoxc@fultonschools.org, loec@fultonschools.org, skokey78@hotmail.com, spalla@fultonschools.org, upton@fultonschools.org, brickle@fultonschools.org, margolf@fultonschools.org, mharrisbarfell@gmail.com, dawgs84@bellsouth.net, andraconway@gmail.com, klpotts@comcast.net, kmelutz@bellsouth.net, randymuench1@yahoo.com, lorrenwest6216@comcast.net, mjperpich@comcast.net, susan_auerbach@yahoo.com, 5bob5@bellsouth.net

Greetings Fellow Titans –
 
Please accept my belated New Year’s greetings. The new semester is off to a wonderful start and the coming months hold a lot of excitement.
 
This edition of our e-newsletter contains a lot of pertinent information, so please take the time to go through each of the different sections. We have a report from our Local School Council as well as an update from Counseling about registration activities for next year.
 
Remember that Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and all Fulton County schools will be closed.
 
Please note that our Prospective Students Open House scheduled for Sunday, February 7, 2010 has been cancelled.
 
As always, please feel free to contact me with any concerns you might have.
 
Upward and Onward!

Pamela Spalla
Principal
Northview High School

Upcoming Events

January 18th
MLK Holiday

January 21st
Blood Drive

February 12th
Student/Teacher Holiday

Important Links


Channel 24 Survey
Fulton County Schools is conducting a survey to gather feedback regarding current programming and potential new programming for FCS TV - Fulton County Schools TV station (Channel 24). Your input is important to the future success of this station and we would appreciate your time in responding to the questions. Please take a few minutes to log on at: http://www.fultonschools.org/other/surveys/fcstvsurveywinter2010.htm. The survey will be available until February 5, 2010.


Ashley Widener’s Community Meeting

School Board member Ashley Widener’s Community Meeting scheduled for January 19th has been cancelled. If you like, you are welcome to attend Katie Reeve’s meeting which will be held on January 19, 2010 at 9:30 am at Lake Windward Elementary School. The schedule for other community meetings is available at www.fultonschools.org

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