Greetings Fellow Titans –
 
At this time of year, one of the items we all look forward to is the PTSA directory. This gives all PTSA members easy access to their friends’ addresses and phone numbers and has proven to be a fixture in all of our homes!
 
As we prepare to go to print this year, our database has been greatly reduced by the number of parents who have asked to have their names withheld from the publication. This was done in signing the paperwork that you removed from the Fulton County Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook on the first day of school. The wording was associated with the section dealing with disclosing the students’ information to the military and it was perhaps an unintended consequence that you would not be included in the school directory.
 
Students/families who had opted out were given the option last Thursday to have their parents sign another form and be included in the directory. Only a few students returned the form – possibly a result of our kids not remembering to give the sheet to their parents when they went home that evening. We want to give you one more chance to be included in this year’s PTSA directory. If you opted out or are unsure whether you did or not, please print out the Release for Directory form and return it to Vivian Elliott in the front office by Tuesday, October 27th. If your student is 18 or older, he/she must sign the form instead of the parents.
 
Due to the delay, the PTSA expects the directories to be printed by the beginning of November and delivery will take place shortly thereafter. This will also give you the opportunity to, if you have not already done so, join PTSA. The directory is only one of the wonderful benefits of supporting this worthwhile organization.
 
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
 
 
Pamela Spalla
Principal
Northview High School

Upcoming Events

November 11th
Veteran's Day Assembly

November 12th - 13th
Balfour here during lunch
(Order Graduation Announcements)

November 16th
Bring Mom to School Day

November 18th
Early Release Day

November 25-27
Thanksgiving Holidays

Important Links


PARENTS OF JUNIOR CLASS 2011

You will be receiving a letter to attend a Junior Status Meeting with your child's counselor sometime between October and February.  On some of the recent letters mailed, the time of the appointment time is listed as an "AM" time.  Take note and rest assured this should read "PM" for the afternoon appointments.

If you can make it, we look forward to seeing you.  In any case, we will be meeting with your child at the appointed time.  In summary, this meeting will cover graduation courses left to take senior year and some preliminary college planning.

FUTURE FOCUS FAIR

Fulton County Schools to host first-ever “Future Focus Fair”

Many parents struggle with how to help their middle or high school student prepare for a life beyond high school. You've guided them this far – What other things can you do to ensure they choose the right post-secondary path?

On November 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Georgia Tech’s Student Center, middle and high school parents can learn about the many opportunities awaiting their children after graduation and how to prepare them today. Representatives from several of metro Atlanta's top colleges and universities will explain the college admissions process and other entry requirements through a panel discussion. Following the discussion, parents can attend small group, break-out sessions with other organizations to learn about classes and other courses their children should take to prepare for a successful post-secondary experience.

Learn more or to register: www.futurefocusfair.eventbrite.com. The Future Focus Fair is free but space is limited, so register today!

DRAMA DEPARTMENT - "KRISHNA HARE"

Northview Drama Department presents “Krishna Hare” directed by B. Paul McClain on October 21, 22, and 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Northview auditorium.

LSC COMMUNICATIONS

The Local School Council has a new “Bulletin Board” on the Northview HS website. This area will allow us to quickly post information for sharing “Critical Updates” with the Northview school community.  You may find the Bulletin Board at the Northview website, www.northviewhigh.com, (upper right corner of home page) and then Local School Council.

The LSC Home Page will continue to have LSC calendar, roster, monthly meeting minutes and resource links to other community and system-wide information.  The LSC home page is located under Support Organizations, http://northviewhigh.com/community/LSC.php

Additionally, current news and critical updates will be sent via the LSC section of the Northview electronic newsletter.  Watch for important local school, system-wide information, and answers to your questions!

Junior Year College Process Information – Several parents have asked LSC members about the steps for junior students in the college search and application process.  The following information has been provided by Clair Greenaway, Counseling Chair.

1. Last month, the Counseling Department met with all juniors in their Language Arts classes and conducted a classroom advisement. Counselors distributed advisement handouts, graduation checklists, SAT Online Course Access Code Card Information, and other pertinent information. Items discussed included graduation requirements, Georgia High School Graduation Test, End-of-Course Tests, PSAT and importance for juniors, SAT, ACT, AP Exams, NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse, college planning, GPA, HOPE scholarship, etc.

 2. Counselors will set up appointments with juniors and their parents during school hours at Northview High School to discuss GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. Theses meetings will take place between October 2009 and February 2010. During the meeting, the student will be informed of credits and courses which still need to be taken for ON TIME graduation in May 2011. Also, the discussion will include information on college & career planning, SAT/ACT, HOPE scholarship & other financial aid options, and many other relevant topics. In preparation for the meeting, the student and parent should review the information on Junior Graduation Status meetings under Academic Counseling on the Northview High School – Counseling Department website:  http://northviewhigh.com/staff/academic_counseling.php, which includes a PowerPoint Presentation, Advisement Handout, College Profile Summaries, GPA Calculation Cheat Sheet, Important Websites, Example of a Resume Example, and much more. Through research (www.GACollege411.org, www.gcic.peachnet.edu - User ID: nviewhs and Password: gcis1890, www.gocollege.com, www.collegenet.com, college websites which end in “.edu”, i.e., www.nyu.edu, etc.), the student is expected to bring in their list of 7 to 10 colleges of interest and a resume.

Clair Greenaway, Counseling Chair
Northview High School, Home of the Titans
10625 Parsons Rd
Johns Creek, GA  30097
(770) 497-3828 ext. 134; FAX (770) 497-3840

SAFETY ISSUE

The Northview HS Local School Council has been informed of a safety issue for which we need ALL DRIVERS on the Northview HS campus to be aware of and mindful ...

Teachers and students have complained about the speed of cars traveling from the Abbotts Bridge Road entrance into the curve near the 600 hall (near the portables), and that the drivers often do not stop to allow safe passage of walkers from the parking lot to the building, especially during the morning carpool hours.  This driving behavior is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.  Walkers are advised to use the crosswalks and drivers are reminded that walkers have the right-of-way.  We ask that all drivers travel no more than 10 miles per hour on campus.  Be considerate of others.  The Local School Council will be contacting the school system and police department(s) to determine how violations will be dispensed and what safety options can be implemented in this area to require a change in driving behavior.

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