May 2nd - 13th
AP Exams
May 9th - 13th
EOCT Testing
May 25th - 27th
Final Exams
May 27th
Last Day of School
May 29th
Graduation at
Verizon

Greetings Fellow Titans –

It is May! Where has the year gone?
 
This week brings the last of our AP exams and all of the EOCTs. During this testing window, it is important to make sure that the students arrive to school on time and that there are as few interruptions as possible to their school day. With literally thousands of tests being given this month, this monumental task is made much easier if everyone is here during their assigned times and that no one needs to do make ups unless there is an emergency.
 
Information about year end activities, graduation, and Project Graduation has been sent out to all seniors. Please contact the front office if you have not received the letter that was mailed home last week.
 
If you are in the area this week, stop by the school Wednesday evening to cheer on the Boys Lacrosse team as they continue their run for the State title. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. and should be a lively match as we take on Walton High School.
 
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ever Upward and Onward!

Pamela Spalla
Principal
Northview High School

Vote for the Fulton Education Foundation to receive $400,000 in Microsoft software!

The Fulton County School System has a chance to earn up to $400,000 in free software from Microsoft! You can help by visiting www.microsoftstore.com/giving (which redirects to Microsoft Store’s Facebook site) before May 26 and casting your vote for the Fulton Education Foundation. Microsoft will donate $20 for every vote, and if voters post a message on their Facebook wall, Microsoft will donate an additional $20.  It’s that easy! Please vote today and share with all of your Facebook friends!
 
For more information, contact Susan Hale at HaleS1@fultonschools.org.

Parent and Student Perception Surveys

The window for the 2010-11 Parent Perception Survey will open on Monday, May 9th, and run through Tuesday, May 24th.  The survey will be administered online.  The link for the survey will be posted on the main page of the FCS website.  Copies of the Parent Survey in pdf format are available on the Assessment and Accountability Employee Portal site, if needed. Translations in Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish are also available on the portal site. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Jaffe at jaffe@fultonschools.org or 404-763-5508.

Redistricting Maps

The final redistricting recommendation for 2012-13 North Fulton HS and MS boundaries has been posted on the County website at: http://www.fultonschools.org/redistricting/.
 
As a means of collecting community input for the Board, a web form  has been created and posted on the website as well.  Parents are encouraged to use this means of communication rather than email to ensure all Board members receive the feedback. 

Clinic Information

As the end of the year approaches, it is important to remember that medications need to be picked up at the school clinic.  Parents should stop by the clinic before May 23, 2011. Any medications left after that date will, according to FCBOE policy, be discarded.

May 16 is deadline for Open Enrollment applications

The Fulton County School System has identified Northview as one of 16 schools in the district that can accept transfer students next school year as part of the “public school choice” legislation (H.B. 251). Approved in 2009, the law gives parents the option to choose a school outside of their attendance zone, provided it has available classroom space to accommodate transfer students.

A transfer application is available online. The application deadline is Monday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m., and parents will be notified of their child’s transfer status by June 30.

Printed forms also can be picked up from six administrative locations:
·     Fulton County Schools Administrative Center (786 Cleveland Ave. SW, Atlanta)
·     Jo Wells Center (554 Parkway Drive, Hapeville)
·     Milton Center (86 School Drive, Alpharetta)
·     Professional Learning Center South (3121 Norman Berry Drive, East Point)
·     Teaching Museum North (793 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell)
·     The Meadows Operations Center (5270 Northfield Boulevard, College Park)

For more information, visit the Open Enrollment page of the Student Assignment Office’s web site.

Well, we know the end of the year is almost here; Spring Football starts today and it’s the hottest day of the year so far. How does that always seem to happen? As we’re winding down the school year, so are all of our spring sports.
 
Let’s start with Tennis and a big congratulations to both the boys and girls teams for a very successful year and both making it to the State Playoffs and the boys for making it to the State Semifinals this past weekend. It was an unfortunate loss for them but a successful season nonetheless for both.
 
Baseball had its ups and downs this season and we all know with baseball that when you play so many games in a season, one game can be a determinant in making it into the dance—as was the case this year with our Varsity team. A lot of talent, some close games, some unfortunate “rescheduled games” due to weather and a few injuries were the biggest contributing factors in a very close hunt this year. Next year looks very bright though.
 
Boys and girls lacrosse are yet another success story for our spring sports with the girls making into the state playoffs and making it to the second round and the boys still playing for a state championship title; Wednesday night, home, v. Walton for the semi final game. Winner of that will play either Milton or Harrison for the State Championship! Good luck boys!
 
Track and Field also saw several of its athletes prevail at the county level and a few at the state meet last week. A very strong region performance by several runners and field athletes put Northview’s track team on the map as strong contenders for a team region title in the near future.
 
Boys and girls soccer ended their season last week with the girl’s team making it to the second round of the state playoffs and the boys getting knocked out in the first. Although last year’s season would have been tough to beat, both teams had success and look forward to a very talented future ahead.
 
Not to be outdone, believe it or not, we have a pretty good gymnastics team too. Our girls finished up their season last week with a strong third place finish overall at the Westminster meet.
 
Congratulations to all teams, coaches, and athletes for their commitment and hard work this year. A special thanks to the entire senior class who have participated in Northview athletics over the years. Whether this was your first year playing sports at Northview, or your fourth, we wish you luck in all of your future endeavors and appreciate all of the blood, sweat, and tears you have put in over the past years helping to build our athletic programs.
 
Regards,
Tony Cianciola
Athletic Director

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