Greetings Fellow Titans –
 
It is hard to believe that we have hit the halfway point in the semester! With the Georgia High School Graduation Test taking place this week and Spring Break just around the corner, it is time to gear up for year-end activities.
 
Please make it a point to keep an eye on the homepage at www.northviewhigh.com. Upcoming events will let you know what to plan for and the daily announcements provide additional information about scheduled activities. If you look at our website today, you will see that the Music Man will be performed this weekend by our extremely talented drama and chorus students. March 24th will be our last Early Release Day, and annual favorites like VIP Night and Hands on Northview are already in the planning stages.

Congratulations – 
Special recognition to our staff members who were recently selected for Employee of the Year awards.
Teacher of the Year: Dot Kemptner – German Teacher
Employee of the Year: Donagh Sender – Front Office Secretary
 
After such a long and dreary winter, we know that many of you are making plans for a getaway in April. Please remember that academic activities are planned up until the minute students are released for Spring Break on April 2nd. In order to spread out assessments, the teachers plan testing dates for that last week.
*Thursday, April 1st will be testing in Language Arts, World Languages, and Social Studies.
*Friday, April 2nd will be testing in Math, Science, and all other subjects.
 
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have.
 
Ever onward and upward!

Pamela Spalla
Principal
Northview High School

Upcoming Events

Musical: Music Man
March 18-21

Early Release Day
March 24

Academic Honors Banquet
April 1

Important Links


The Counseling Department is pleased to welcome Mrs. Jennifer Gibbs as the Counselor Substitute for Mrs. Allison Leja (Counselor of students’ with last names Leo-Pat) who will be on maternity leave until May 21. Mrs. Gibbs has 6 years experience as a Human Resources Generalist and holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology.  Additionally, she will graduate from Georgia State University this May with a Master of Education Degree in School Counseling.  Currently she serves as a Counseling Intern at Northview High School.  She is the proud mother of two elementary school children and has lived in Georgia since 1997.  We are confident that you will find Mrs. Gibbs to be knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. You can reach Mrs. Gibbs in place of Mrs. Leja at 770-497-3828 ext 135 and/or via email at  GibbsJ2@fultonschools.org.

Hear ye, hear ye!  Come one, come all to the first ever Johns Creek Shakespeare Festival!  The event, held on March 22, at 7 PM in The Hanger/On the Bricks at Perimeter Church, will feature student performances from famous scenes of Shakespeare’s plays.  Each of the Johns Creek high schools (Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, and Northview) will be featured and the evening will open with an appearance by the Bard himself. A dessert reception at 8:30 hosted by the production’s sponsors: Beyond the Applause, Actorboy Production, and The Etiquette School, will conclude the evening. The event will be open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door for just $3.  Developed by the English and Drama departments of the area high schools, along with the support of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, the event will benefit Habitat Aid Initiative.  This local charity supports sustainable projects in western Kenya, and our event will help fund a library and computer lab for the Ekambuli Secondary School in Musalaba (Kwishero), Western Province, Kenya. 

Relay for Life Johns Creek on April 16th, 2010, at Johns Creek High School!
 
Support Northview High School’s teams! 
Northview High School is committed to raising money for cancer research!  
 
How does Northview plan to raise money?
   · For starters, teachers have donated hundreds of dollars to wear jeans this week. 
     Thank-you!
   · Students will purchase the allowance to wear a hat on one day.
   · Case sales of Coca Cola drinks for all to purchase (see below)
 
All for the cause of cancer research!
 
For more information please go to www.johnscreekrelayforlife.org and donate today.
 
How can you remember a loved one through an inspiring Luminaria celebration? 
 
A luminary is a small candle placed in a white bag. The bags are labeled with the name of a person who is fighting cancer, in honor of a caregiver, or in memory of someone who has lost their battle.  Many are labeled simply with the word HOPE—it is entirely up to the person who purchases the luminary.
 
Later in the evening the candles are lit and there is a procession around the track in honor of those people. The $10 spent on the luminary goes to the total raised for the event and can be directed towards a team total.  For instance, if a student from Autrey Mill MS  wanted to purchase a luminary, he/she could purchase it on-line or by submitting a check or cash and designate those funds go towards a specific team.  (Last year, the teams from Abbotts Hill and Taylor Road did almost all their fundraising via luminaria sales.) This is a great way for students to become involved and support their school teams—particularly for students who may not be able to participate directly.

Have you had cancer and have overcome it? Join the walk for the first lap of the relay! 

Coke for Cancer!
 
NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS FUND RAISER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE!                                                                    
 
What: Order Coca-cola Products during our Case Load Sale
When: Friday 19 March – Thursday 1 April
Pick-up: Wednesday, April 14, 4 – 8 pm. 
Where: In front of the gym side of the building, the top of student parking.

HOW:
 Order forms are available online or in the front office. Complete the form and bring with cash or check to the NHS front office in an envelope, labeled RELAY FOR LIFE CASE LOAD. Ask friends and work associates if they would like to order also.
**The order form is available here.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Dot Kemptner, Northview High School
American Cancer Society
Phone: (770) 497-3828 ext. 165
Email: kemptner@fulton.k12.ga.us

Attendance Policy
 
Please remember, if you decide to check your child out early on April 2nd (the day before Spring Break), phone requests will not be honored. A parent must personally sign-out students if an appropriate written request was not brought to the attendance office prior to the start of the school day.

Your Opinion is Important to Us!

The Fulton County School System invites you to spend a few minutes giving your input during its annual Parent Perception Survey. The survey runs from March 1 through April 2, and the answers you provide will be used for school improvement planning.
 
A perception survey measures how you feel about different aspects of your child’s overall education in Fulton County, rather than gathering information about individual teachers or your school’s performance.  Please be assured that your identity and that of your child cannot and will not be shared with any school official.
 
The survey will be available online at www.fultonschools.org. If you prefer to fill out a paper survey, copies will be available in the front office.  Surveys in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese are also available at the school. Your answers will be combined with those of other parents and shared with teachers and the principal for school improvement planning.  Your identity and that of your child will remain confidential. 
 
If you have questions about the survey, please call the Assessment and Accountability Division at 404-763-4598. Thank you for your feedback.

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