Greetings Fellow Titans –
Veteran's Day Assembly
November 12th - 13th
Balfour here during lunch
(Order Graduation Announcements)
Bring Mom to School Day
Early Release Day
PARENTS OF JUNIOR CLASS 2011
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.
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?
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
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.